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Colonel Lewis E. Lyle of the 379th Bomb Group shares a joke with his fellow airmen: Major Edwin H. Millson and Major James G. Edwards. A veteran has written beneath the image: 'Edwards, Millson, Lyle.' The same veteran has written on the reverse: 'Col Lew Lyle, 379BG Second Co jokes with Maj Ed Millson (centre) & Maj Jim Edwards (left) before a mission, late 1944. Lyle flew 69 missions between Nov 42 and Apr 45, a record surpassed by only one other 8AF pilot. Millson was Bombardier, Edwards Group Navigator.' A second veteran has handwritten on reverse: 'Jim Edwards Sq Navigator, Ed Millson Group Bombardier, Lew Lyle Group CO.'
The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...
Military | Captain | Squadron Navigator
Military | General | Commanding Officer
17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F #41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...
Military | Colonel | Squadron Bombardier
Bombardier for Lew Lyles on unit's 300th mission.