Wills served in the Persian Gulf Command, a strategically important but little-known operation that supplied arms and material to the Soviet Union through Iran from 1942 to 1945. He was second-in-command of the 454 Engineers Supply Depot.
“I personally believe the mission to Iran probably shortened the war about two years,” Wills said in a 2008 interview.
Upon his return to Spokane, Wills founded Abadan Inc., named for the city in Iran near where he was stationed.
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