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PILOT STORIES: Lieutenant George Boyle

The Atlantic Ocean and lack of gas prevent him going further.
Major Reuben Fleet on Lt. Boyle's flying error, May 15, 1918

The conclusion has been reached that the best interests of the service require that Lt. Boyle be relieved from his duty.
Fleet to Chief of Air Service May 15, 1918

Lieutenant George Boyle was given the opportunity to fly the first airmail out of Washington, D.C. on May 18, 1918. Unfortunately for him, the rookie pilot got lost not just once, but on two separate attempts. After his first two attempts he was removed from the airmail service.

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  Mail being loaded into Boyle's airplane May 15, 1918
Boyle admiring gift watch  
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(top right) Mail being loaded into Boyle's airplane May 15, 1918

(bottom left) Boyle admiring gift watch
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