National Flight Log Entry
LCDR CLAYTON "Lucky" B. WILLIS, USN
|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 AwardLetter of Commendation with Medal Pendant
Invasion North Africa 1942.
Ship/Units/DeploymentsUSS Salem-50thMineDv 1942
USS Roosevelt, VB-75
OINC SERE School
Silver Eagles Assn
Hadji Shrine (Masonic)
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Diabled American Verterans (DAV)
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
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.