TSgt Cecil Evans, Jr

  • Birth 1922 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 1944 Myanmar (Burma)
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Plot Tablets of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 56782250

T/Sgt Evans was the flight engineer on B-24J #42-100243 assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a formation of planes flying from Pandaveswar airbase to bomb Port Blair in the Andaman Islands when they came under attack by enemy fighters. Their first pass knocked out one of the bomber's engines, the second pass knocked out another. Thereafter the fighters concentrated on the crippled bomber. The plane rapidly lost altitude, crashed into the ocean and exploded. three crew members were able to bail out, but only the navigator survived to become a prisoner of war.

Evans was from Sumner County, TN. He received the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.


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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56782250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Cecil Evans, Jr (1922–15 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56782250, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .