Ed. Clinton High School, Business College in Clinton and Los Angeles.
prev. m. 1924 Florence A. [Paton] (divorced 1933)
Fined $1,000 and jailed for 3 months in 1925, along with his father E.W. Voelpel, a "wealthy Clinton manufacturer of soft drinks" (who got 1 year), for "illegal transportation and possession of intoxicating liquor."
"He is a friend of Col. Lindbergh."
About the same time that Roscoe Turner had Gilmore the lion cub in his cockpit, in 1931 Lyman had 'Simba', a mountain lion cub. "In three months I'll have to confine Zimba in a cage", he said, "He's growing too fast, and you can't always trust a mountain lion."
prev. an automobile mechanic and salesman; "airplane mechanic by actual experience in 15 years. Trained in barnstorming all over the US. 7 months with China National Air Force."
prev. exp. 2,800hrs
In Hankow, China in 1938, with his "first gunner, a Chinese youth trained to handle machine guns and protect the giant Chinese bombing ships in combat" behind him. (The Courier, Waterloo)
Address in 1940: 714 Park, Independence, MO
Travelled to the UK on SS Antonia, (27 Aug - 6 Sep 1940) with fellow pilots
- Jay Herald Cordner;
- John McDonald (M.92);
- Hubert Timmermans;
- Walter Trimble (M.112) and
- Barrs Whilden.
Postings: 1FPP, 2FPP. Seconded to AtFero.
In 1943, showing his 'Chinese safe conduct pass"
m. 1944 Georgia [Wilson]
Resident in Escondido, CA in 1973
d 1984 - Los Angeles