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LtJG Leslie Lockhart  Bruce Knox
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LtJG Leslie Lockhart Bruce Knox Veteran

Birth
Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
Death
8 May 1942 (aged 25)
At Sea
Monument
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Plot
Tablets of the Missing - Navy
Memorial ID
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Died in the Battle of Coral Sea May 8, 1942

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United States Navy named a Destroyer Escort Ship after him. USS Leslie L. B. Knox (DE-580) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort in service with the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.

***I would like to thank sandsoftime Find A Grave ID 48370609 for adding their photo of Leslie to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Jack Mandy Find A Grave ID 46520090 for adding his photos to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Tim Cook Find A Grave ID 46481904 for adding his photo to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Buffalo Find A Grave ID 50696055 for updating the death location on this memorial***

Suggested edit: Leslie Lockhart Bruce Knox
DATE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1916
PLACE OF BIRTH: Brisbane, Australia
HOME OF RECORD: Hillside, New Jersey
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION: 1 of 1 Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42)
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)

GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Leslie Lockhart Bruce Knox (NSN: 0-83148), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron FORTY-TWO (VF-42), attached to the U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea. On that evening, as one of the fighters launched to oppose enemy Japanese aircraft in the vicinity of his ship, Ensign Knox attacked a formation of seven enemy aircraft, shooting down one and assisting in the action which resulted in dispersing the others. In this engagement he displayed unusual skill and devotion to duty, carrying out his mission with determination and aggressiveness against great enemy odds and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. He failed to return from this action. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Contributor: Buffalo (50696055)
Died in the Battle of Coral Sea May 8, 1942

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United States Navy named a Destroyer Escort Ship after him. USS Leslie L. B. Knox (DE-580) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort in service with the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.

***I would like to thank sandsoftime Find A Grave ID 48370609 for adding their photo of Leslie to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Jack Mandy Find A Grave ID 46520090 for adding his photos to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Tim Cook Find A Grave ID 46481904 for adding his photo to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Buffalo Find A Grave ID 50696055 for updating the death location on this memorial***

Suggested edit: Leslie Lockhart Bruce Knox
DATE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1916
PLACE OF BIRTH: Brisbane, Australia
HOME OF RECORD: Hillside, New Jersey
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION: 1 of 1 Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42)
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)

GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Leslie Lockhart Bruce Knox (NSN: 0-83148), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron FORTY-TWO (VF-42), attached to the U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea. On that evening, as one of the fighters launched to oppose enemy Japanese aircraft in the vicinity of his ship, Ensign Knox attacked a formation of seven enemy aircraft, shooting down one and assisting in the action which resulted in dispersing the others. In this engagement he displayed unusual skill and devotion to duty, carrying out his mission with determination and aggressiveness against great enemy odds and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. He failed to return from this action. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Contributor: Buffalo (50696055)

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from New Jersey.



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