Col. F. S. Haydon 8th Army veteran

September 13, 1992

Col. Frederick Stansbury Haydon, an author and a member of the Order of the British Empire, died in his sleep at the Meridan Nursing Center in Randallstown on Thursday.

A military funeral for the 85-year-old Great Neck, N.Y., native will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.

Reared in Towson, Colonel Haydon was a graduate of the Boys' Latin School and the Johns Hopkins University, where he completed his undergraduate work in three years.

He joined the Maryland National Guard, where he served with the 110th Field Artillery. During World War II, he participated in the North African and Italian campaigns with the 8th Army and eventually attained the rank of colonel. He was decorated with the Legion of Honor and the OBE by the British Empire.

After his discharge in 1945, he was an associate professor of history at the University of Maine in Orono until 1947. He returned to combat duty with the outbreak of the Korean War.

From 1952 to 1955, he was the chief of staff of the ROTC at Yale University. He retired in 1959 and moved to Beverly, Mass. He returned to Baltimore in 1960 and taught several courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

Considered a Civil War expert and a military historian, he was the author of "Aeronautics in the Civil War," "Combat Lessons of the North African Campaign" and the "Italian Campaign in World War II."

He is survived by two sons, John Page Kenway Haydon of Salem, Mass., and Peter S. Haydon of East Greenwich, R.I.; one daughter, Margaret Kenway Haydon of Boulder, Colo.; three grandchildren, Matthew Robert Haydon and Elizabeth Spahr Haydon of East Greenwich, R.I., and Nora Haydon of Newburyport, Mass.

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