HEYWORTH, Lawrence, Jr., RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1973, Commander Naval Logistics Pacific (COMNAVLOGPAC)
Service Years
1942 - 1973
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Buried at USNA Cemetery,
Annapolis, Maryland

Date of Passing
May 04, 2003
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval InstituteNaval Submarine League
  1965, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1974, Naval Submarine League


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Rear Admiral Lawrence T. Heyworth, one of the few to wear both gold wings and gold dolphins.
USS Finback (SS-230) participated in eleven war patrols in the Pacific Ocean WWII.
He was a Navy Test Pilot and candidate for the Mercury space program.
First naval aviator to enter the "Double Supersonic Club" by flying an Air Force F-104A at Mach 2.
First commanding officer of the USS America CV-66.


   
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Naval Aviator Wings
Submarine Officer Badge
Command at Sea
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
Submarine School Officers BasicUSS Finback (SS-230)School Assignments - StaffNAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX
VF-61 Jolly Rogers<B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>/Test Pilot School (TPS)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)VF-81 Freelancers
VA-81 SunlinersUSS Forrestal (CV-59)USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)USS America (CVA-66)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1942-1942, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1942-1943, USS Finback (SS-230)
  1942-1945, USS Finback (SS-230)
  1946-1947, Naval Flight Schools
  1950-1952, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)/Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX
  1952-1955, VF-61 Jolly Rogers
  1956-1956, US Air Force (USAF)/Test Pilot School (TPS)
  1957-1958, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1958-1959, VF-81 Freelancers
  1958-1959, VA-81 Sunliners
  1959-1962, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1963-1964, USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)
  1964-1965, Precommissioning Detail (PRECOMDET)
  1965-1966, USS America (CVA-66)
  1968-1968, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1970-1971, COMFLTAIR
  1972-1973, Commander Naval Logistics Pacific (COMNAVLOGPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 USS FINBACK (SS-230) 7th war patrol
  1944-1944 USS FINBACK (SS-230) 8th war patrol
 Colleges Attended 
University of ChicagoUnited States Naval Academy
  1938-1939, University of Chicago
  1939-1942, United States Naval Academy
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