Lloyd Jones Mills

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Lloyd Jones Mills
Born (1917-07-03)July 3, 1917
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Died July 30, 1942(1942-07-30) (aged 25)
Aleutian Islands
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Naval Reserve
Years of service 1940–1942
Rank Ensign
Unit Not Stated
Battles/wars World War II
Aleutian Islands campaign
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross (posthumous)

Lloyd Jones Mills was born 3 July 1917 at Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Navy career[edit]

Mills enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as seaman second class 4 December 1940. He was appointed aviation cadet 6 March 1941, naval aviator 22 August 1941, and commissioned ensign 19 September 1941.

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross[edit]

Ensign Mills was killed 30 July 1942 in an airplane crash during the Aleutian Islands campaign, and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in action 1 to 15 June 1942.

Namesake[edit]

USS Mills (DE-383) was named in his honor. She was laid down 26 March 1943 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas; launched 26 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. James E. Mills; and commissioned 12 October 1943, Lt. Comdr. J. S. Muzzy, USCG, in command.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.