Colonel Warren R. Lewis

Colonel Warren R. Lewis (HM2AEZ)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Horry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 41.04', W 78° 55.084'

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Colonel Lewis was born on Christmas Eve, 1919, in Superior, Iowa. 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.
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Date Added Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 692987 N 3729064
Decimal Degrees33.68400000, -78.91806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.04', W 78° 55.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 2.3999999999999" N, 78° 55' 5.0400000000002" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Harrelson Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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