National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
- Clifton C. Williams, Jr. (Major, USMC)
- Born September 26, 1932, in Mobile, Alabama. His
parents Mr. and Mrs. Clifton C. Williams, reside in Mobile.
- Brown hair;
brown eyes; height: 6 feet; weight: 178 pounds.
- Graduated form Murphy High School,
Mobile, Alabama; received a bachlor degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn
University, Auburn, Alabama.
- Married to the former Jane E. Lansche of
New Bern North Carolina. Her mother, Mrs. Jane Lansche, resides in New Bern.
- Two children.
- Hobbies include hunting, golf, and water sports.
- An associate member of the Society of
Experimental Test Pilots and member of Pi Tau Sigma
(national mechanical honorary) and Tau Beta Pi (national engineering society).
- Williams, a Marine Corps Major, is a graduate of the
Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland.
He was a test pilot for 3 years in the Carriers Suitability Branch of the
Flight Test Division at Patuxent River. His work there included land based
and shipboard tests of the F8E, TF8A, F8E
(attack), and A4E and automatic carrier landing system.
Of the 2,600 hours flying time accumulated, he has more than 2,200 hours in jet aircraft.
Major Williams was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA
in October 1963. He served as backup pilot for the Gemini 10 Mission.
Major Williams died in a plane crash, on October 5, 1967.
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