Lyle J. Curtis was born on March 27, 1921 in Teton, Fremont County, Idaho. He was the son of Elmer Peter Curtis and Grace Matilda Johnston Curtis. He served in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), based at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot of the B-17 #42-31322 "Mi Amigo" during World War II. On 22 February 1944, the heavily damaged USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft Mi Amigo was returning from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark, where it had been attacked by enemy fighter aircraft. Around 5 pm, engines faltering, it emerged out of low clouds and crashed in the park. The entire crew perished.
2LT Curtis is now buried in the Ucon Cemetery, Ucon, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA.
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