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USS ENGLAND DE 635

USN Presidential Citation Ribbon

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

The President of the United States has presented the Presidential Unit Citation to the USS ENGLAND for service as set forth in the following citation:

"For outstanding performance in combat against enemy forces from May 19 to 31, 1944. Utilizing to the full all available weapons and equipment the USS ENGLAND skillfully coordinated her attacks with other vessels and with cooperating aircraft, striking boldly and with exceptional
precision at the enemy. In a sustained series of attacks, she destroyed six hostile ships within twelve days effecting this devastating blow to enemy operations during a particularly crucial period and disrupting attempts by the enemy to supply or evacuate key units. By this heavy loss to the enemy the ENGLAND contributed substantially to unmolested advance of the United States Fleet pointing toward subsequent seizure and occupation by our forces. A gallant and daring fighter, superbly ready ready combat, the ENGLAND has achieved an outstanding record of success,
reflecting the highest credit upon her gallant officers and men and the United States Naval Service,"

SUBMARINES DESTROYED BY USS ENGLAND

Date of Attack Submarine Designation
19 May 1944 I-16
22 May 1944 RO-106
23 May 1944 RO-104
24 May 1944 RO-116
26 May 1944 RO-108
29 May 1944 RO-105

Citation provided by webmaster Dennis O'Brien, USS England web site.

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