Retired Lt. Gen. Devol Brett Dies

: Devol Brett, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who commanded Allied Air Forces Southern Europe in the late 1970s, has died at the age of 87. According to a Naples Daily News obituary, Devol Brett, the son of Army Lt. Gen. George Brett, was born in San Francisco on Aug. 1, 1923. He graduated from West Point in 1945 and was commissioned as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He flew 100 combat missions in a P-51 during the Korean War and more than 100 combat missions in F-4Cs during the Vietnam War. He was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967, but rescued before being captured. He later served as senior US military officer in Iran. Brett will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery in December, according to the obituary. He was a resident of Naples, Fla., until his death Aug. 14.