John Brooke England

Military

Object Number - UPL 42972 - 357th FG Aces L to R: Richard Peterson, Leonard "Kit" Carson, John B. England, Clarence "Bud" Anderson

Flight leader 362nd FS 357th Fighter Group March 1943 - Feb. 1945
2nd ranked ace of the 357th FG - 17.5 air kills plus 1 by strafing 108 combat missions
Following the War England remained with the US Air Force, training fighter pilots. He formed an all-red Mustang display team called "The Red Devils" and later flew six missions over Korea. In 1953 he was transferred to Alexandria Air Force Base in Lousiana to fly the F-86 Sabre. He was killed has CO of the 389th FBS when the F-86F Sabre he was flying crashed during landing at Toul Air Base, France on Nov. 17, 1954.
England AFB. LA is named in his honor and he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: “U’ve Had It” Toolin Fool
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 361st Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Squadron 375th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Joker
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Missouri Armada
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Caruthersville, Missouri 15 January 1923

Enlisted

Sikeston, MO 1 April 1942

Other

Aerial Victory

near Manheim, Germany 13 April 1944 1- FW 190

Other

Aerial Victories

north of Augsburg, Germany 24 April 1944 3 - Bf 110

Other

Aerial Victory

north of Stasbourg, France 27 May 1944 1- Bf 109

Other

Aerial Victories

in the vicinity of Halle, Germany 13 September 1944 3 - Bf 109

Other

Aerial Victories

Berlin, Germany 6 October 1944 2 - Bf 109

Other

Aerial Victories

in the vicinity of Magdeburg, Germany 27 November 1944 4- FW 190

Died

Toul-Rosières Air Base, France 17 November 1954 ENGLAND RITES HELD TUESDAY IN VIRGINIA Funeral services for Lt. Col. John B. England, 31, killed in the crash of a jet plane in France, November 17, were held in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 30. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh England, also J.R. Hutchison and Jack Hutchison attended the service, going by plane from Memphis. Col. England was born in Caruthersville and entered cadet training in 1942, receiving his commission the following year. During World War II he became an ace fighter pilot by destroying 19 German planes. At the time of his death he was commanding officer of the 389th Fighter Bomber Squadron and was returning from a routine training flight when the accident occurred. Survivors in addition to his parents are his wife, Marilyn, and three children who live in Alexandria, La., where he was formerly stationed and a brother, George England, of Detroit, Mich., who also attended the funeral service. Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, December 3, 195

Buried

30 November 1954 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map Plot Sec: 6, Site: 5810-B

Revisions

Date1 May 2020 01:47:44
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Corrected date of death

Date1 May 2020 01:38:06
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=4845142…
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2345/40014_1821100517_0657-00557?p…
"Mustang Aces of he 357th Fighter Group - Chris Bucholtz, pages 17,18,21,22,23,27,28,40-41,42-43,48, 65-66

Date6 Oct 2017 00:28:36
Contributorfugari
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date25 Nov 2014 15:11:32
ContributorEmily
Sources

Perry R Parker, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Date7 Oct 2014 11:40:26
ContributorEmily
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth, p. 278.

Hess, America's Top Eighth Air Force Aces in Their Own Words, pp. 68-69.

http://acepilots.com/usaaf_eto_aces2.html#England

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A., Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force and Aces and Wingmen II / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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