L to R: S/Sgt Larry Matson - WG; S/Sgt Darrell Latch - G; 2LT Walt Cline - N; CPT Sam Evans - P (under cockpit); ground officer (back to camera). Port engine feathered -- out of fuel.
On returning from a mission over Eisenach, Germany, on 20 Jul 1944, the A/C encountered much air turbulence and used up most of its fuel. Upon landing, the nose wheel refused to descend. CPT Evans managed to land the ship with insignificant or no damage.
The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...
Military | Captain | Pilot
The 50-page description of CPT Evans' military service is found at http://www.2ndair.org.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/article/ncc175528.pdf (as listed in http://www.2ndair.org.uk/Second_Air_Division/Wartime_memories/index.htm).
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
Born 13 Nov 1924 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; sent by draft board in March 1943 to army induction center for possible induction; entered service the same month; trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Franklin Technical Institue in Boston,...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
Military site : airfield
Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...