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First Name: David

Last Name: LeBreton


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: McDougal

Date of Birth: 12 August 1884

Date of Death: 06 September 1973

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
David McDougal LeBreton

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


David McDougal LeBreton
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

David McDougal LeBreton was born on 12 August 1884.

LeBreton graduated in 1904 from the U.S. Naval Academy. In June of 1940, he relieved Admiral Courtney as Commander of U.S. Navy Squadron 40-T on board the light cruiser USS Trenton at Lisbon, Portugal.

In 1940, Rear Admiral LeBreton was the Commander of Battleship Division Five. He was also the Commander of Task Force 19 which landed the Marines on Iceland on 7 July 1941. That same month he was the Commander of Task Force 1 based at Narragansett Bay and Boston. LeBreton became the President of the Board of Inspection and Survey from December of 1941 to November 1942 and was appointed the Commandant of the Fifth Naval District from 30 October 1943 to 20 August 1945.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral David McDougal LeBreton died on 6 September 1973 in Paris, France. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2747   Created by: MHOH




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