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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C R Evans

 

Cecil Roy Evans of Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey was born in 1920, the son of George Herbert Evans and Ethel Clara Evans (nee Webb).

He joined the RAFVR about January 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 2 FTS and joined 235 Squadron, operating Blenheims, on 26th September 1940.

Evans was killed on 23rd March 1941, still serving with 235 Squadron.

Blenheim IV L9404 LA-A was shot down by a Me109 during an anti-shipping operation off the Dutch coast.

Also lost were Sgt. GSM Macleod (also a Battle veteran) and Sgt. EH Harvey. None were recovered and they are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Evans on Panel 43.

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.

 

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