A Mustang Over Europe

William Lyons
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DESCRIPTION

Brooklyn-born Bill Lyons enlisted in the Army Air Force within months of graduating high school in 1942. Although he had never learned to drive a car, he was trained to fly a P-51 Mustang, and flew 63 combat missions over Europe with the 355th Fighter Group in 1944-1945, protecting U.S. bombers from German fighter planes. During his tour, Lyons shot down two German fighters and damaged a Me-262 jet.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts World War II
topics Courage War in the Air Nazi Germany
interviewer Mark Frankel

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name William Lyons
service U.S. Army Air Corps
unit 357th Squadron, 355th Fighter Group
specialty P-51 Pilot
service dates 1942 1945
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