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Lewis Elton Lyle

379th Bombardment Group (H)
Commander 10/11/1944 - 5/5/1945

 
 
Lewis Elton Lyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Lewis Elton Lyle Marker
Inscription.

The 379th led the 8th Air Force in all
categories under commanders Colonel
Maurice Preston and Colonel Lewis Lyle.

Colonel Lyle led the Grand Slam Group
through a period of excellence that
established it as one of the elite
fighting units in Military History.

Our gratitude to Major General Lyle for
his dedication to perpetuate our heritage.

The 379th Bomb Group WWII Association

 
Location. 32° 6.941′ N, 81° 14.216′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Avenue. Touch for map. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102,US 80 east, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Resistance (here, next to this marker); 379th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); B/G John S. Allard (a few steps from this marker); WW II Bombardiers (a few steps from this marker); Lace's Aces (a few steps from this marker); 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Lewis Elton Lyle Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Lewis Elton Lyle Marker (right)
Seen in the Memorial Gardens
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum



(a few steps from this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 491st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Regarding Lewis Elton Lyle.
In May 1944 it was announced that the 379th had made an unprecedented "8th Air Force Operational Grand Slam" during the preceding month. This meant that during April the 379th was first in every phase of bombing in which Bomb Groups of the 8th Air Force were graded. The 379th Bomb Group was the only unit ever awarded the 8th Air Force Grand Slam, a very unique honor that included recognition of the following achievements:
1 - Best Bombing results (greatest percent of bombs on target)
2 - Greatest tonnage of bombs dropped on target
3 - Largest number of aircraft attacking
4 - Lowest losses of aircraft
5 - Lowest abortive rate of aircraft dispatched.
(379th BG Association)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Lewis Elton Lyle image. Click for full size.
By 303rd Bomb Group Assc., `
3. Lewis Elton Lyle
Lewis Elton Lyle Marker image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Lewis Elton Lyle Marker
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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