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LCDR CLAYTON "Lucky" B. WILLIS, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 510


Service Date In: 09/19/1939
Service Date Out: 10/30/1969
Date of Birth: 11/11/1920
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: Univ WI/Univ Iowa
City, State: Pensacola, FL

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Letter of Commendation with Medal Pendant

Theaters/Campaigns

Invasion North Africa 1942.

Germany

Aircraft

HU-16

HUP

SB2C

HO4S

R4D

Ship/Units/Deployments

USS Salem-50thMineDv 1942
USS Roosevelt, VB-75
OINC SERE School

Associations/Service Organizations

Silver Eagles Assn

Hadji Shrine (Masonic)

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Diabled American Verterans (DAV)

Tailhook Association

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Significant Achievements

Established individual rescue record of 50 souls at Putnam, CT, in August 1955 by helicopter. Flew 35 different types of aircrafts (including 5 with modifications). Note:  the record 50 was derived by rescues of 8 in the evening followed by 42 the next morning.

Was youngest Chief Pharmacist Mate in the regular Navy in 1943 at the age of 22.

Honor Student at Hospital Corps School.

Helped to capture kidnapper of Facundito Bacardi in Sierre Madres 2-19-54.

Additional Photos

Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group