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James Francis Clark Hyde
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007

James Francis Clark Hyde (1894-1944)  Born in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts on April 29, 1894. Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1912-1914. B.S. from Colorado College in 1916.

Commissioned in the Corps of Engineers in 1916.  Served with the 113th Engineers in the AEF 1918 - 1919. With the 3rd Engineers in Hawaii 1921-1925. Graduated from Air Corps Tactical School in 1931. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1933-1937. Duty in the Puerto Rican Department 1939-1942.

Brigadier General in September 1942. Commander of Services of Supply for U.S. Army Forces Central Africa July 1942-June 1943. At Headquarters of Services of Supply June-December 1943. Commanding General of Island Service Command December 1943-August 1944. Died of a heart attack on August 7, 1944 while on leave in the United States.


General Hyde died of a heart attack at the age of 50.  He served throughout World War II.  His son, James F. C. Hyde, Jr., Major, United States Army, was blinded in World War II and is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

JFC Hyde Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007
HYDE, JAMES F C
BRIGADIER GEN US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 08/07/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 2004-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted:  5 May 2007 Updated: 6 May 2007