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RADM W. LEWIS CHATHAM, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 3820


Service Date In: 06/01/1956
Service Date Out: 06/01/1987
Date of Birth: 10/26/1934
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: Rice University
City, State: Tucson, AZ

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Legion of Merit (6)

Theaters/Campaigns

Vietnam

Aircraft

F4D
A-4
A-7
F4H
F11F

Ship/Units/Deployments

VA-56 C.O.
USS Kitty Hawk C.O.
CTF

Associations/Service Organizations

Early & Pioneer Aviatiors Assn.
Blue Angels Assn.
Tailhook Assn.
Assn. of Naval Aviation
Order of Daedalians

Significant Achievements

Approx. 5,000 flt. hrs. (4700 VA/VF jets). 1,100 carrier landings (300 night). 366 combat missions (Vietnam). C.O. VA-56, Air Wing Five, USS Hassayampa (AO-145), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), Carrier Group Six, Task Force 70/77/Carrier Group Five. Member Blue Angels 1961-63.

Additional Photos

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