From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Leonard Lyons, Jr. '21

Date of birth: July 8, 1898

Date of death: January 9, 1945

Age: 46

Lucky Bag

From the 1921 Lucky Bag:


Leonard was lost on January 9, 1945, when the "Hell Ship" he was aboard, Enoura Maru, was bombed in Takao harbor, Formosa.

Unable to find what billet he was in prior to the fall of Corregidor, but he was listed as a member of the 16th Naval District.

His wife, Nelle, was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by a son, Leonard III.

Leonard is buried in Alabama.

Prisoner of War Medal

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Commander Leonard L. Lyons (NSN: 0-56749), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Class of 1921

Leonard is one of 32 members of the Class of 1921 on Virtual Memorial Hall.