Flt. Sg.t J.E. Evans

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Flt. Sg.t J.E. Evans

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:36 am

Looking for home town info on Jack Ellwood Evans, R/98138, R.C.A.F. Assigned R.A.F. No. 71 Eagle Squadron. Killed August 27, 1942. Mentioned on the Runnymede Memorial, Missing in Action. All info truly appreciated on this Warrior !

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Post by Temujin » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:27 am

Akron, Ohio was were he was born
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Post by Temujin » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:37 am

You may have this already, but a little more info on him George
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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:19 am

Awesome as always ! Thank You very much for the added info as well, sounds like a sad story that one will never know what happened.

Cheers Barry

George

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Post by Temujin » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:59 pm

Actually found a photo of the Aircraft
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AD196 SPITFIRE
Ground crew members of No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron pose with Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb 'Miss NORTH DALLAS' of Victor J. France.
Photo taken 1942.

Supermarine Spitfire AD196, Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 38 MU 31-8-41, assigned to 71S 10-9-41, Missing on sweep to St.Omer 27-8-42 Sgt J E Evans killed.

This was the first aircraft (of four) to be named by Capt. Victor France.
He flew this aircraft whilst serving with No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron, RAF.

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Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK August 1941
Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71, UK 31 August 1941
Delivered to No 38 MU 31-8-41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 10 September 1941
Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 10-9-41.

Crashed Saint-Omer, France 27 August 1942
Missing on Circus 208 sweep to St.Omer 27-8-42 Fl/Sgt J E Evans killed.

Nicknames
'Miss North Dallas'
Production block number
Mk Vb
Manufacturer
Supermarine
Markings and paint scheme/livery
Squadron code XR-Q of No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron.

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/19179

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 pm

That is Awesome "Thank You" and just by chance, does anyone have home towns on:

Pilot Officer William Douglas Taylor, died August 31, 1942, R.A.F. No. 71 Eagle Squadron, Acft shot down on Rhubarb mission, mentioned Runnymede
Spitfire BM305, Personnel number 115112

Pilot Officer Norman Dudley Young, died July 31, 1942, R.A.F. No. 121 Eagle Squadron, Acft shot down Berck-Sur-Mer, mentioned Runnymede
Spitfire AA732, Personnel number 116163

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Post by Temujin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:23 am

Norman Dudley Young
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Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:35 pm

Thanks Barry for the info,

Pilot Officer William Douglas Taylor, died August 31, 1942, R.A.F. No. 71 Eagle Squadron, Acft shot down on Rhubarb mission, mentioned Runnymede
Spitfire BM305, Personnel number 115112

I have found where his was the state of Massachusetts, but can not find which town.

Cheers, hope you are enjoying the cooler climate !

George

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