Charles S Evans

Military

Object Number - UPL 20022 - Standing: T/SGT Max K. Van Buren – FE; T/SGT Leon C. Huggard – RO; CPT Charles S. “Sam” Evans – P; 1LT Frederick A. Johnson – CP; 1LT...

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Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37658158
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1995867
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36476322
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39306112
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37500921
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Breezy Lady/Superman/Marie
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 859th Bomb Squadron 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Top O The Mark
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 754th Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40281) nicknamed "A Dogs Life". Image via Lieutenant Vincent. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew 24, Sub co-pilot- Unk, Pilot Lt Vincent, Req Co-pilot- Lt Cronkite, Bombiagtor [sic] Lt Halvorsen, Genner- Sgt Johnson, RO- Valenzvela, Sgt, Eng- Sgt Lohr, GRR- Moss, Sgt, Sub Eng- Unk, Sub Gnr- Unk, Reg NT Gnr- wounded in hosp, Sgt Simpson.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: A Dog's Life
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

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Date23 Aug 2016 05:22:55
Contributorleoneranger
Sources

Information and copy of official orders provided by Darin Scorza, historian of the 458th BG:

Captain Charles S. Evans, 0-664988, Captain, Army Air Forces, United States Army.

For extraordinary achievement, while serving as Pilot of a B-24 aircraft on a bombing mission over enemy occupied territory, 18 August 1944. Captain Evans’ aircraft collided with another B-24 at the I.P. causing ten feet of the right wing to hang vertically. After losing 5,000 feet of altitude, Captain Evans successfully bombed a target of opportunity and returned to his home base where he landed the aircraft without further damage or injury to crew. The remarkable flying skill, sound judgment and tenacity of purpose displayed by Captain Evans on this occasion reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of United States. Entered military service from Texas.

Date23 Aug 2016 05:15:29
Contributorleoneranger
Sources

Interview of Charles S. "Sam" Evans by C. Clark Leone, copyright 2016.

Date23 Aug 2016 05:14:04
Contributorleoneranger
Date23 Aug 2016 05:12:45
Contributorleoneranger
Sources

Interviews with Charles S. "Sam" Evans by C. Clark Leone, copyright 2016.

Date2 Jun 2016 00:10:49
Contributor466thHistorian
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458thbg/com/crewevans

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