Fred G Evans

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Pilot, Evans Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29950 "Forget Me Not". Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Alternate target hit at the steel works of Vereinigte Stahlworks at Boxham. #2 and #4 engines knocked out/on fire by fighters. MACR 385. Killed in Action (KIA). Hit in the face by a 20mm shell while exiting between the pilot and copilot seats.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19067088
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33234926
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33273367
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15103843
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-797333
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Forget Me Not
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Died

1943-08-12

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Belgium 1943-08-12

Revisions

Date6 Dec 2022 21:59:33
Contributorjmoore43
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Added an association to “Ridgewell” the home base of the 381st BG.

Date6 Dec 2022 21:12:59
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected S/N per MACR 385 at Fold3.com.

SOURCE:  https://www.fold3.com/image/38292696

 

Date3 Nov 2017 03:48:09
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date2 Nov 2017 17:44:38
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:18
ContributorAAM
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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 385 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 385 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database