31 May '12, 2pm

2day in @NavyHistoryNews 1944 - USS England (DE 635) sank a record sixth Japanese submarine in 13 days.

was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for sinking six subs in twelve days. On 25 June 1944 the Japanese submarines RO-104, RO-105, RO-106, RO-108, and RO-116 were posted as missing, and presumed sunk. 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...

Full article: http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/635.htm

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