Lt. Col. John B. England

Lt. Col. John B. England (HMOBD)

Location: Caruthersville, MO 63830 Pemiscot County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.564', W 89° 40.254'

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Born Jan. 15, 1923
Caruthersville, Missouri
Died Nov. 17, 1954
Toul, France

(Left Side Inscription)
Colonel England participated in 108 combat missions during World War II. He destroyed 19 German aircraft and on one mission downed four enemy aircraft. For his gallantry in action, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying cross with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters and the French Croix de Guerre.

(Right Side Inscription):
He was Missouri's leading ace pilot of World War II.

Colonel England died heroically landing in fog at Toul, France when he elected to crash into a wooded area rather than risk the lives of other men.

This memorial of Colonel England is dedicated to and represents the highest tradition of American fighting men lost in wars fought for the preservation of our freedoms.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 259787 N 4006783
Decimal Degrees36.17606667, -89.67090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.564', W 89° 40.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 33.84" N, 89° 40' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 766-898 State Hwy U, Caruthersville MO 63830, US
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