BM2C Lockwood Leonard Butler

Death 13 Sep 1942
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until September 14, 1943, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

Husband of Mrs. Thelma Parks Butler who resided in the District Of Columbia during the war.

Lockwood served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, S.S. Mary Luckenbach, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

Lockwood was declared "Missing In Action" when the Mary Luckenbach, while traveling with a convoy through the Barent's Sea, was attacked by several German aircraft, and was hit by an aerial torpedo which caused the ship to basically vaporize due to their cargo of 1,000 tons of TNT during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2561531


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56288277
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for BM2C Lockwood Leonard Butler (unknown–13 Sep 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56288277, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .