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Leo B England

Death: 2014 (95-96)
Immediate Family:

Son of Lee Lumpkin England and Cynthia Caroline England
Brother of MM2c Richard Boyd England

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About Leo B England

L. B. England was a Pearl Harbor Survivor on the USS West Virginia. His brother Richard England was killed below decks in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

L.B. England was born near the Grayson-Collin county line in the community of Mantua in Collin County on September 24, 1918. He was the second child of Lee Lumpkin England and Cynthia Caroline (Callie) Bradshaw England.

L.B. went to school all over Grayson County moving from farm to farm during the Great Depression. His younger brother, Boyd, joined the Navy and L.B. joined shortly thereafter. They were on the same ship, the West Virginia, and were onboard when the Japanese bombed them while anchored in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The West Virginia sank with Boyd below deck in the engine room. L. B. was topside readying to go on liberty and was able to go down the sea ladder and swim to the Tennessee as it was moored to the dock. L.B. was in the Pacific through many battles and was in Tokyo the day that the Japanese surrendered. Later, L.B. went to New York and from there he was deployed on a mine sweeper in the Mediterranean. Eleven mine sweepers left and only three survived, his ship narrowly missing a torpedo. L.B. was honorably discharged after serving 6 years in the U.S. Navy in March 20, 1946. L.B. married Daisy Louise Smith in 1947.

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Age 96