Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel Warren R. Lewis
Colonel Lewis was born on Christmas Eve 1919, in Superior, lowa. When the war broke out in Europe, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later transferred to the United States Army Air Corps.
He was assigned to fly P-38 aircraft operating from New Guinea in the Far East. He became an ace on April 3, 1944,when he shot down a Zeke, which was one of Japan's front line fighter aircraft. Altogether, he had seven confirmed aircraft shot down, five probable and three damaged.
He also saw combat in the European Theater where he flew the P-38 and the P-51. He remained in the Air Force after World War II and served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing in the mid-1960s.
Colonel Lewis received the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Medal with 26 oak leaf clusters. Colonel Lewis retired from the Air Force in 1971.
Location. 33° 40.183′ N, 78° 56.331′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Deville Street and Lewis Street, on the right when traveling north on Deville Street. Touch for map. Located in Market Common. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 300 feet away); Jack Walker (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 400 feet away); Joe W. Blizzard (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III (about 400 feet away); Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (about 500 feet away); Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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