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