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Edwin Lyons

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Lyons, Edwin.  (Lebowitz, Ed or Irv; Leibovitz, Edwin), b. February 4, 1910, Brooklyn, New York; Pilot(?); received passport# 340985 on August 25 1936 which listed his address as 1854 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain on September 24, 1936; Served with the Republican Air Force, pilot flew transports later moved to bomber duty.  November 11, 1937 he moved to Groupo 15 (a Russian unit) flying Rasantes.  Flew both bombing and strafing raids.  Later promoted to SB-2s; d. May 18, 1991, Bronx, New York.

 

Source: SACB, John Carver Edwards, Airmen Without Portfolio, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1997.

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Additional Notes [From Jewish List] stocky, dark, swarthy, with thin moustache, husband of Pearl - pilot , former shoe salesman, head of Loyalist Bombing Sqdn for 6 months, later specialised in ground strafing - founded the Palestine Flying Service 21.12.38, flew with Chinese Air Force , own Flying School in USA and retired as a Colonel (Sunday Worker Magazine, USA, April 1937). 1854 Ocean Ave Brooklyn; born 2.4.10. Lived later in West Hempstead, LI.