Lyle J Curtis

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 35204 - The crew of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number42-31322 ) nicknamed "Mi Amigo" of the 305th Bomb Group. Photo taken Pendleton Field, Oregon,...

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, UK returning from Aalborg, Denmark mission 22-Feb-44 in B-17G 42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-535000
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mi Amigo
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 452nd Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Teton, ID 27 March 1921 Son of Elmer Curtis.

Enlisted

Salt Lake City, UT 30 December 1942

Died

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield 22 February 1944 Battle damaged on Aalborg, Denmark mission; attempted force landing Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Killed in Action. MACR 15190

Buried

24 February 1944 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried

Ucon Cemetery Ucon, Bonneville County, ID Re-Interred Ucon Cemetery Ucon, Bonneville County, ID
Idaho Falls, Idaho Husband of Erma P Lyle. Married 31.08.43 pre-ETO deployment. One daughter born while he was overseas. He never saw her. Pre-war occupation: farmer.

Based

Chelveston 22 February 1944 Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8F USAAF.

Revisions

Date14 Feb 2021 15:09:45
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date12 Mar 2020 15:40:39
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date19 Jan 2020 08:21:04
ContributormiAmigo
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Personnel file.

Date19 Jan 2020 08:09:27
ContributormiAmigo
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Personnel file.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:26
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 85., Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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