Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BAILEY, LAWRENCE LELAND

Chief Electrician, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ada Cooper Bailey, Wife, 316 East 8th St., Tulsa 5, Oklahoma. Born July 13, 1914. Enlisted September 21, 1939. Decorations: Submarine Combat insignia surmounted with three gold stars; Presidential Citation; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; two Battle Participation Stars in Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. Awarded Good Conduct Medal in 1937. First enlisted November 15, 1933, and served four years. Served aboard the Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, and on submarines U.S.S. Sturgeant, U.S.S. Grampus, U.S.S, Escolar. Reported missing in action. on November 13, 1944. Died November 14, 1945 ( official date) in line of duty aboard the U .S.S. Escolar lost at sea.

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