Lee, Willis Augustus, Jr., VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 111X, USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Service Years
1908 - 1945
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Order of the Square Rigger
Panama Canal
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Date of Passing
Aug 25, 1945
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                                              NAME SAKE

                                 U.S.S. Willis A. Lee (DL-4)


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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Bushnell (AS-15)Naval War College (Staff)Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (Staff)
Strategic Systems Projects Office (SSPO), Washington, DCCNO - OPNAVUSS Washington (BB-56)USS South Dakota (BB-57)
  1908-1909, 110X, USS Idaho (BB-24)
  1909-1910, 110X, USS New Orleans (CA-32)
  1913-1913, 110X, USS Idaho (BB-24)
  1913-1915, 110X, USS New Hampshire (BB-25)
  1915-1918, 110X, NOF Port Chicago
  1918-1919, 110X, USS Lea (DD-118)
  1919-1920, 110X, USS Bushnell (AS-15)
  1920-1921, 111X, USS Fairfax (DD-93)
  1921-1924, 111X, USS William B. Preston (DD-344)
  1924-1926, 111X, New York Navy Yard
  1926-1927, 111X, USS Antares (AG-10)
  1927-1928, 111X, USS Lardner (DD-286)
  1928-1929, 111X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1930-1931, 111X, Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (Staff)
  1931-1933, 111X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1933-1936, 111X, Strategic Systems Projects Office (SSPO), Washington, DC
  1936-1938, 111X, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1939-1941, 111X, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1942, 111X, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1942-1944, 111X, USS Washington (BB-56)
  1945-1945, 111X, USS South Dakota (BB-57)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1942-1945 World War II
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1904-1908, United States Naval Academy
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