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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G J Evans


George John Evans was born in London on 18th August 1918.He joined 604 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force on 28th June 1937 as an Aircrafthand.

Called up on 24th August 1939, he remustered as an Air Gunner in January 1940. With his training completed, he rejoined 604 Squadron.





With the advent of AI equipment and the Beaufighter, he retrained as a Radio Observer and was awarded the DFM (gazetted 4th July 1941), having then assisted in the destruction of three enemy aircraft.

On 14th July 1941 Evans was posted to 54 OTU Church Fenton as an instructor, remaining there until 29th January 1942 when he went to 1455 Flight.

Commissioned in May 1942, Evans joined 96 Squadron on 17th August 1942 and served with it until being posted to North Africa in April 1943 to join 153 Squadron.

He returned to the UK in October 1943 and was posted to HQ 9 Group for Sector Controller training.

He became a Controller at 21 (BD) Wing in April 1944.

Evans was released from the RAF on 17th December 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died in June 2002 in Lewisham, London.


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