About Brig. General Albert Lyman
Albert Kualiʻi Brickwood Lyman was born May 5, 1885, graduated from West Point in 1909, and served as an officer of the U.S. Army the rest of his life. Over 35 years, he was posted in Panama, France, Cuba and Philippines. In May 1940, as a Colonel, he was assigned to Schofield Barracks, commanding the 34th Engineer Combat Regiment of the 804th Engineer Aviation Battalion and 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 804th Engineers worked to salvage Wheeler Army Airfield, and the 3rd Engineers worked on defenses for the expected invasion.
Albert was promoted to Brigadier General only a few days before his death August 13, 1942, and had the Hilo International Airport named after him (later the name was applied to a new terminal building).