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 an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve. He was born July 3, 1917, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Navy career[edit]

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

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross[edit]

Ensign Mills was killed July 30, 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 June 1-15, 1942.

Namesake[edit]

The USS Mills (DE-383) was named in his honor. She was laid down March 26, 1943, by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas. Sponsored by Mrs. James E. Mills, she was launched May 26, 1943, and commissioned October 12, 1943, with 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.