Major General Lewis E. Lyle of World War II Eighth Air Force fame has been selected as the 2004 Warbirds of South Carolina. Inc. Warbird of the Year. Lyle will be honored at a banquet Jan. 22.
Lyle became a pilot in 1941. As a member of the Eighth Air Force, he flew more than 70 combat missions over Europe. Lyle retired from the military in 1967 with more than 7,000 flying hours and many awards for valor and service.
The Warbirds’ annual banquet will be at the Army National Guard Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg. Tickets are $25.
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