Evans, Homer Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Evans, Homer Joseph   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 15327999   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 7 July 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot C Row 6 Grave 52
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #89 dated 12 May 1944.
  • Attached to the 1140th Military Police Company for rations, quarters and administration effective 25 May 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #100 dated 30 May 1944.
  • Relieved from attachment to the 1140th Military Police Company per AAF Station 123 dated 27 June 1944.
Related Documents AR 44-07-07-515 (11.808 MB)
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Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Peterson, Walter ThomasPilotCT
2nd Lt. Malthouse, William ACo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Cunningham, Wilbert PNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Pitts, William LawrenceBombardierCT
S/SGT. Mignano, Anthony (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Barth, Boyd AustinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Coke, Crawford CBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Frederick, Roger RoyceTail GunnerCT
SGT. Evans, Homer JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Flinn, Edward JFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 9 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
96 27 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Did not atack target due to malfunction of bomb bay doors, and mechanical difficulty with release mechanism; jettisoned 7x1000# GP bombs 2 minutes before target and 1x1000# GP shortly after target.
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97178 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102442 High group, 41st B wing. Collided with 44‑6147 over England due to weather conditions; crashed 8 miles NW Ridgewell at Withersfield, Suffolk, UK.
Sortie Report

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