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LTC Kermit Arthur Tyler

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LTC Kermit Arthur Tyler

  • Birth 21 Apr 1913 Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 2010 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 48788123

Pilot, Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 1941.

Officer Tyler was the Army Air Forces' first lieutenant on temporary duty at Ft. Shafter's radar information center in Hawaii when two privates reporting seeing an unusually sizable blip on their radar screen, indicating a large number of aircraft about 132 miles away and fast approaching. Aware of B-17's returning. He told two (2) privates: "Don't worry about it."

The aircraft were the first wave of more than 180 Japanese fighters, torpedo bombers, dive bombers and horizontal bombers whose surprise attack on Pearl Harbor shortly before 8 a.m. plunged the United States into World War II.

Hr retired as a lieutenant colonel [LTC] in 1961. After his military career, he launched a career in real estate, and was a landlord.

Mr. Tyler is survived by three children, Carol Daniels of Morro Bay, Julie Jones of La Mesa and Terry Tyler of Temecula; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian, and a son, Michael.

NOTE: Requesting burial info. Please E-mail at ejhenderson@bellsouth.net. Thanks, Eugene


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  • Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
  • Added: 25 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48788123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Kermit Arthur Tyler (21 Apr 1913–23 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48788123, ; Maintained by Eugene J. Henderson (contributor 43440030) Unknown.