The B-17G bomber being restored at Barksdale AFB, La., in honor of 8th Air Force icon Maj. Gen. Lewis Lyle, on May 18 got its nose art, “Miss Liberty.” A team of airmen, volunteers, and contractors are fixing up this B-17 to replicate “Miss Liberty,” the aircraft that Lyle flew on a raid against Berlin on March 22, 1944. The B-17 will reside in the Eighth Air Force museum. (Barksdale photo caption by SSgt. John Gordinier)
These are the complete remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Dec. 3, 2022, in Simi Valley, Calif.