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Thebaud, Leo Hewlitt

Thebaud commanded Destroyer Squadron 27 during the Neutrality Patrol, which included Kearny, the first U.S. destroyer torpedoed by a U-boat during the Second World War. Thebaud later commanded a destroyer squadron and light cruiser Boise in the Mediterranean and a cruiser division during the Marshalls campaign and at the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In late 1944 he returned to Washington, D.C., to direct the Office of Naval Intelligence.

Service record

1918
Lieutenant
Commander, DD Paul Jones
1925-7
Lieutenant commander     
Herndon
1940-11-1
Captain Commander, Destroyer Squadron 27
1941-10-1     

Commander, Destroyer Squadron 13
1943-3-23     

Commander, CL Boise
1944-6    
Rear admiral     
Commander, Cruiser Division 10
1944-10     

Director, Naval Intelligence
1947-7

Inspector General
1949-2

Commander, 1 Naval District
1980-4-18

Dies

References
Morison (1951)
Naval Historical Center (accessed 2009-2-17)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)

Uboat.net (accessed 2014-4-12)


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