These several posts are by a friend of mine, a true authority and collector (several of his pistols are pictured in Charles Clawson's books on M1911s/M1911A1s and Commercial Government Models). I found it fascinating.
The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site - U.S. Naval Aviator Cmdr. C.G. Lewis, decorated hero at Gela, Sicily 10 July 1943