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.
Location. 36° 10.564′ N, 89° 40.254′ W. Marker is in Caruthersville, Missouri, in Pemiscot County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway U and Park Lane on State Highway U. Touch for map. Located in England City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Caruthersville MO 63830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this 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.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 716 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.