Born on March 24, 1924, in Spokane, Washington, Maj. Gen. Lloyd W. Lamb enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 12, 1942. Following his enlistment, he attended basic and advanced pilot training. He graduated as second lieutenant at Luke Air Base, Arizona on February 8, 1944. He served with the 9th Air Force operating in the European Theater as a tactical reconnaissance pilot in P-51 aircraft. Upon his return to the United States, he was assigned to the 69th Tactical Reconnaissance Group at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. He was discharged on April 21, 1946.
He was appointed as a first lieutenant in the Washington Air National Guard on May 1, 1950. He was assigned to a position of Controller in the 141st Aircraft Control Squadron. The unit was activated on May 1, 1951, and assigned to the Alaskan Air Command. Upon release from active duty on January 5, 1953, Maj. Gen. Lamb continued to participate as a member of the Washington Air National Guard, serving as a staff officer in a communications group and as Director of Operations for the 142nd Air Defense Wing.
On September 2, 1966, the general was assigned to the Headquarters Washington Air National Guard as Inspector General and later as Director of Operations. He was appointed as Chief of Staff for Air on March 1, 1973. He was reassigned as Commander of the 142nd Fighter Interceptor Wing on February 28, 1974. He is currently Commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing after conversion of the 142nd Fighter Interceptor Wing. He was promoted and federally recognized as brigadier general on April 24, 1974. Maj. Gen. Lamb was a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours.
Schools: University of Washington, 1942-43; U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Training, 1944; National Security Management (Corr), Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1973.
Civic Affiliations: Spokane Rotary Club; Masonic Lodge; Spokane Shrine Temple; Elder in the Presbyterian Church; Board of Directors; Aviation Committee, Spokane Chamber of Commerce; National Guard Association of the United States.
Decorations and Awards: Air Force Commendation Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Civilian Occupation: President and General Manager, Travel Service Company.
NOTE: He retired on March 31, 1983, as a major general and commander of the Washington Air National Guard.
General Officers of the Army and Air National Guard, Office of Public Affairs, National Guard Bureau, January 1979.