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2LT Sten A R Evans

Birth
Death 16 Sep 1943
France
Burial Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot A Row 18 Grave 1
Memorial ID 56351642 · View Source
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Son of Gustave Evans who resided in Chicago, Illinois.

Sten served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17 #42-29901, 526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

B-17 #42-29901 took off from Kimbolton, England on a bombing mission to Nantas, France. They were hit by an aerial bomb dropped by a German fighter plane and crashed near Nantas, France during the war.

Sten was "Killed In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-733419

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-29901:

Brown, Leonard M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Connolly, Edward F ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IA
Euwer, Walter C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MD
Evans, Sten A R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NH
Hamilton, Louis A ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, MI
Hart, Clifford M ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, WA

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Airmen who became POW's from B-17 #42-29901:

Blatchford, Samuel N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator
Held, Alfred D ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner
Koval, Cyril G ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner
Schroder, Elmer W ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56351642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Sten A R Evans (unknown–16 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56351642, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .