Clifton Williams


Full Name: Clifton Curtis “C.C.” Williams, Jr.
Born: September 26, 1932 in Mobile, AL
Died: October 5, 1967 (plane crash)
Joined NASA: October 17, 1963
Space Flights: 0


Gemini 4
Assignment: Capcom

Gemini 10
Assignment: Back-up Pilot

Gemini 11
Assignment: Capcom


B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 1954

A Marine Corps pilot, Williams graduated from the US Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent, Maryland.

Following graduation worked in the Carrier Suitability Branch as a test pilot until selection by NASA.

Assigned to range operations, instrumentation and crew safety for Project Gemini.

C.C. Williams was killed in the crash of his T-38 jet near Tallahassee, Florida on October 5th, 1967.


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