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Ensign John Charles England, USNR, (1920-1941)
John Charles England was born in Harris, Missouri, on 11 December 1920. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in September 1940 and received his commission as a Naval officer in June 1941. Ensign England joined the crew of the battleship Oklahoma (BB-37) in September 1941. He lost his life a few months later when that ship was sunk during the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor.
Two U.S. Navy ships have been named in honor of Ensign John Charles England: the escort ship England (DE-635), 1943-1946; and the guided missile frigate (later reclassified as a guided missile cruiser) England (DLG/CG-22), 1963-1994.
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