Skip to main content

Charles Woodin Bretland

Graduating Class of 1942
Served in World War II

Lieutenant
Charles Woodin Bretland

Navy
USS Enterprise

Hometown

Montclair, NJ

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Manila, Philippines

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, National Capital Region, Philippines

More About Lieutenant Bretland

Lieutenant Bretland was the pilot of a Grumman Avenger and is credited with sinking a Japanese naval tanker. Lt. Bretland was lost after a mission over Manila Bay when his plane became caught in a hurricane on the return flight. He is memorialized on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.