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Buckley Class Destroyer Escorts
USS England DE-635

Kit consists of 177 plastic parts on 9 sprues plus a photoetch part.
Completed kit measures over 10" long.
Kit# DC177 - $33.00


MS-21   8/19/43-8/26/43  San Francisco
MS-32   5/11/44-5/17/44  Manus
MS-11   1/9/45-1/12/45    Ulithi
MS-14   6/25/45-6/29/45  San Diego

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1/350 USS Solar DE-221 as a plastic kit 10" long very detailed.
Built by Dave Judy this is a resin kit.
Change the hull#'s and build any ship of the class!

On the morning of December 7, 1941, just four days from his 21st birthday John C. England volunteered to work in the ships radio room for a friend so that he might have more time with his family when they arrived. That morning the Japanese attacked Pear Harbor and the USS Oklahoma was one of their first targets.

Oklahoma was moored Battleship Row 7, outboard alongside Maryland.  USS Oklahoma took 3 torpedo hits almost immediately after the first Japanese bombs fell. As she began to capsize, 2 more torpedoes struck home, and her men were strafed as they abandoned ship. Within 2O minutes after the attack began, she had swung over until halted by her masts touching bottom, her starboard side above water, and a part of her keel clear.

Ensign England survived the initial attack and escaped topside as the ship was capsizing. He remembered the men still in the radio room. He returned three times to the radio room, each time guiding a man to safety. He left to go back below decks for the fourth time and was never seen again. He was one of twenty officers and 395 enlisted men were killed on board USS Oklahoma that morning. Ensign England's gallant effort saved three, but cost him his life.

 

The record written by England is unsurpassed in the annals of antisubmarine warfare. In the last two weeks of May, 1944, England destroyed six Japanese submarines: I-16, RO-106, RO-104, RO-116, RO-108 and RO-105. She was award the Presidential Unit Citation. 

Less than one year later, 9 May 1945, England was severely damaged by a Japanese kamikaze attack. The casualties were severe with 37 crewmembers lost.  Read the names on the Roll of Honor

After a difficult 13,000 mile journey home, she entered the Navy Yard in Philadelphia with her devastated foward section, the crew lining the rails at attention and Old Glory snapping jauntily from her mast. Her charred bridge still showing the scoreboard painted on the bridge face announcing her Presidential Unit Citation pennant and symbols for the six Japanese submarines and three aircraft credited to her service. 

England was decommissioned on 15 October 1945, but her name will never be erased from the history of naval warfare.

 

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The USS Buckley ( DE ) Class
Ships by Hull Number
Alphabetical Listing
  1. DE 51 Buckley
  2. DE 53 Charles Lawrence
  3. DE 54 Daniel T. Griffin
  4. DE 56 Donnell
  5. DE 57 Fogg
  6. DE 59 Foss
  7. DE 60 Gantner
  8. DE 62 George W. Ingram
  9. DE 63 Ira Jeffery
  10. DE 65 Lee Fox
  11. DE 66 Amesbury
  12. DE 68 Bates
  13. DE 69 Blessman
  14. DE 70 Joseph E. Campbell
  15. DE 153 Reuben James
  16. DE 154 Sims
  17. DE 155 Hopping
  18. DE 156 Reeves
  19. DE 157 Fechteler
  20. DE 158 Chase
  21. DE 159 Laning
  22. DE 160 Loy
  23. DE 161 Barber
  24. DE 198 Lovelace
  25. DE 199 Manning
  26. DE 200 Neuendorf
  27. DE 201 James E. Craig
  28. DE 202 Eichenberger
  29. DE 203 Thomason
  30. DE 204 Jordan
  31. DE 205 Newman
  32. DE 206 Liddle
  33. DE 207 Kephart
  34. DE 208 Cofer
  35. DE 209 Lloyd
  36. DE 210 Otter
  37. DE 211 Joseph C. Hubbard
  38. DE 212 Hayter
  39. DE 213 William T. Powell
  40. DE 214 Scott
  41. DE 215 Burke
  42. DE 216 Enright
  43. DE 217 Coolbaugh
  44. DE 218 Darby
  45. DE 219 J. Douglas Blackwood
  46. DE 220 Francis M. Robinson
  47. DE 221 Solar
  48. DE 222 Fowler
  49. DE 223 Spangenberg
  50. DE 575 Ahrens
  51. DE 576 Barr
  52. DE 577 Alexander J. Luke
  53. DE 578 Robert J. Paine
  54. DE 633 Foreman
  55. DE 634 Whitehurst
  56. DE 635 England
  57. DE 636 Witter
  58. DE 637 Bowers
  59. DE 638 Willmarth
  60. DE 639 Glendreau
  61. DE 640 Fieberling Information
  62. DE 641 William C. Cole
  63. DE 642 Paul G. Baker
  64. DE 643 Damon M. Cummings
  65. DE 644 Vammen History
  66. DE 665 Jenks
  67. DE 666 Durik
  68. DE 667 Wiseman
  69. DE 675 Weber
  70. DE 676 Schmitt
  71. DE 677 Frament
  72. DE 678 Harmon
  73. DE 679 Greenwood
  74. DE 680 Loeser
  75. DE 681 Gillette
  76. DE 682 Underhill
  77. DE 683 Henry R. Kenyon
  78. DE 693 Bull
  79. DE 694 Bunch
  80. DE 695 Rich
  81. DE 696 Spangler
  82. DE 697 George
  83. DE 698 Raby
  84. DE 699 Marsh
  85. DE 700 Currier
  86. DE 701 Osmus
  87. DE 702 Earl V. Johnson
  88. DE 703 Holton
  89. DE 704 Cronin
  90. DE 705 Frybarger
  91. DE 789 Tatum
  92. DE 790 Borum
  93. DE 791 Maloy
  94. DE 792 Haines
  95. DE 793 Runels
  96. DE 794 Hollis
  97. DE 795 Gunason
  98. DE 796 Major
  99. DE 797 Weeden
  100. DE 798 Varian Information
  101. DE 799 Scroggins
  102. DE 800 Jack W. Wilke
  • Ahrens DE 575
  • Alexander J. Luke DE 577
  • Amesbury DE 66
  • Barber DE 161
  • Barr DE 576
  • Bates DE 68
  • Blessman DE 69
  • Borum DE 790
  • Bowers DE 637
  • Buckley DE 51
  • Bull DE 693
  • Bunch DE 694
  • Burke DE 215
  • Charles Lawrence DE 53
  • Chase DE 158
  • Cofer DE 208
  • Coolbaugh DE 217
  • Cronin DE 704
  • Currier DE 700
  • Damon M. Cummings DE 643
  • Daniel T. Griffin DE 54
  • Darby DE 218
  • Donnell DE 56
  • Durik DE 666
  • Earl V. Johnson DE 702
  • Eichenberger DE 202
  • England DE 635
  • Enright DE 216
  • Fechteler DE 157
  • Fieberling DE 640 Information
  • Fogg DE 57
  • Foreman DE 633
  • Foss DE 59
  • Fowler DE 222
  • Frament DE 677
  • Francis M. Robinson DE 220
  • Frybarger DE 705
  • Gantner DE 60
  • George DE 697
  • George W. Ingram DE 62
  • Gillette DE 681
  • Glendreau DE 639
  • Greenwood DE 679
  • Gunason DE 795
  • Haines DE 792
  • Harmon DE 678
  • Hayter DE 212
  • Henry R. Kenyon DE 683
  • Hollis DE 794
  • Holton DE 703
  • Hopping DE 155
  • Ira Jeffery DE 63
  • J. Douglas Blackwood DE 219
  • Jack W. Wilke DE 800
  • James E. Craig DE 201
  • Jenks DE 665
  • Jordan DE 204
  • Joseph C. Hubbard DE 211
  • Joseph E. Campbell DE 70
  • Kephart DE 207
  • Laning DE 159
  • Lee Fox DE 65
  • Liddle DE 206
  • Lloyd DE 209
  • Loeser DE 680
  • Lovelace DE 198
  • Loy DE 160
  • Major DE 796
  • Maloy DE 791
  • Manning DE 199
  • Marsh DE 699
  • Neuendorf DE 200
  • Newman DE 205
  • Osmus DE 701
  • Otter DE 210
  • Paul G. Baker DE 642
  • Raby DE 698
  • Reeves DE 156
  • Reuben James DE 153
  • Rich DE 695
  • Robert J. Paine DE 578
  • Runels DE 793
  • Schmitt DE 676
  • Scott DE 214
  • Scroggins DE 799
  • Sims DE 154
  • Solar DE 221
  • Spangenberg DE 223
  • Spangler DE 696
  • Tatum DE 789
  • Thomason DE 203
  • Underhill DE 682
  • Vammen DE 644 History
  • Varian DE 798 Information
  • Weber DE 675
  • Weeden DE 797
  • Whitehurst DE 634
  • William C. Cole DE 641
  • William T. Powell DE 213
  • Willmarth DE 638
  • Wiseman DE 667
  • Witter DE 636

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