Trumpeter 05305 USS England DE-635 Escort Destroyer Plastic Kit 1/350
Trumpeter 1/350 USS England DE-635 Escort Destroyer Plastic Kit 05305
Quality plastic construction kit of the Buckley Class Destroyer USS England, that was commissioned on the 10th December 1943, sponsored by the mother of Ensign John C, England, killed on the battleship Oklahoma at Pearl Harbour.
Usual good Trumpeter mouldings with 177 parts to produce a model that is 266 mm long.
Glue and paints are requiredts.
John Charles England was a radio man that served prior to WWII on the USS Oklahoma. During the attack on Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, a Japanese torpedo hit the Oklahoma. Ensign England managed to escape to the deck of his ship, only to realize his colleagues were trapped in the radio room. After rescuing three, he returned yet again to rescue a fourth but was never seen again. Ensign England was a few days shy of his 21st birthday and awaiting the arrival the following week of his wife and 3-week-old daughter who he had not yet seen.
USS England went on to serve with distinction in the Pacific and achieved unparalleled and unequalled success by sinking six submarines in 12 days in May 1944.