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Breadner, Lloyd Samuel

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Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Aviators, Marshal

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1894 - Born on July 14th in Ontario, Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force officer.

1915 - Breadner entered military service with the Royal Naval Air Service.

         - Breadner left the family business in Ottawa to enlist in the Royal Naval Air Service.

1922 - After the conclusion of World War One, he left the military and he joined the Canadian Air Force.

1924 - Breadner was one of the first to offer his services and was assigned as commander of Camp Borden, the RCAF training camp.

1928 - He was appointed Director of the RCAF under Lindsay Gordon.

1936 - Breadner received training at the Imperial Defence College.

1940 - Air Commodore Breadner was appointed Chief of the Air Staff.

         - He succeeded G.M. Croil as Chief of Air Staff on May 29th.

1943-1945 - Air Marshal Breadner was re-assigned to the position of Commander-in-Chief of the RCAF overseas, a post he held until his retirement at the rank of Air Chief Marshal, the only Canadian to ever be promoted to such rank.

1952 - Died on March 14th in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

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