Hello everyone...I thought everyone would be interested in seeing this. I recently acquired a large document collection from the estate of Navy Ensign Lee Fox Jr. Lee Fox is considered one of the first if not the first US KIA during the attack on Pearl Harbor...Lee Fox, Jr. was born on 11 January 1920 at Rock Island, III. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fox of New Cumberland, Pa., and prepared for college at New Cumberland High School. He attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania for two years, and then transferred to Franklin and Marshall for his last year. He began his flight training in the Civil Aeronautics Course as an undergraduate at Franklin and Marshall College. Appointed an aviation cadet in the Naval Reserve 9 January 1941, he won his pilot’s wings at Pensacola and was commissioned an ensign 5 August. After brief service on the west coast, he reported for duty in Hawaii on 17 September and served with Patrol Squadron 12 until his death. Lee was reported lost during the heroic defense of the U.S. Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, during the Japanese sneak attack of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.
The Destroyer Escort USS LEE FOX DE-65 was named for him.
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- Joined: 27 Nov 2007, 08:55
Can't wait to see them. Historic grouping!
The point I was trying to make is that you have to be prepared to give to the people you lead. You must give in every way. You must give of your time, and you must be consistent in your treatment of them. You must never take from people you lead. Later, at Brécourt Manor, Compton did a fantastic job leading his men.
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- Joined: 17 Dec 2017, 03:06
This was an amazing post to stumble upon and I am so grateful to you for posting this! Ensign Lee Fox was my great uncle. My family would love to see pictures or copies of the collection you have. Or possibly purchase them from you if that is an option. I know this post was made quite a few years ago now, but I had to give it a shot. Thank you for this post and for your time.
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