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Curtis Lyle J.

Monuments

B-17 42-31322 Monument

 

Name:
Lyle J. Curtis
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-687185
Unit:
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-02-22
State:
Idaho
Cemetery:
Ucon Cemetery, Ucon, Idaho
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

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.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com,