Caruthersville in Pemiscot County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lt. Col. John B. England
Died Nov. 17, 1954
(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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1873.
Location. 36° 10.564′ N, 89° 40.254′ W. Marker is in CaruthersvilleTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caruthersville MO 63830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caruthersville (approx. 1.2 miles away); General John M. Riggs (approx. 1½ miles away); Sterling Price Reynolds (approx. 1.6 miles away); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 17.4 miles away in Tennessee); Capture of Island No. 10 (approx. 17.4 miles away in Tennessee); Tiptonville Presbyterian Church (approx. 17.7 miles away in Tennessee).
Also see . . . John B. England. Wikipedia biography of Lt. Col. England. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.