Evans, Andrew J., Jr., Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 7/13th Air Force
Service Years
1941 - 1973
Major General

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Charleston
Last Address
San Antonio, TX

Date of Passing
Dec 25, 2001
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 4 SITE 49-2

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired Headquarters Command, USAF




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Colonel Andrew J. Evans, Jr. (AFSN: FR-4072), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action against an armed enemy as Group Leader of sixteen F-84 type aircraft of the 49th Fighter Bomber Group, FIFTH Air Force, on 14 March 1953. On that date, Colonel Evans led an attack against heavily defended rail-bridges in northernmost North Korea. Leading the group directly to the target, Colonel Evans set-up his bomb pattern and proceeded to dive onto the target, positively marking it for the others in the group. Pulling out of the bomb run, Colonel Evans skillfully avoided the intense anti-aircraft fire, and proceeded south of the now totally destroyed rail-bridge to further harass the enemy. Sighting numerous boxcars and several vehicles, Colonel Evans called for a strafing attack. This attack continued under his competent direction until fuel consumption necessitated a quick return to the base. During this highly successful mission, the entire rail-bridge was destroyed, sixty-seven boxcars were damaged, one vehicle was destroyed, and four vehicles were damaged. Through his keen leadership and flying ability and exemplary devotion to duty, Colonel Evans was instrumental in seriously hampering the enemy's activity in that area, and reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.
General Orders: Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders No. 262 (May 26, 1953)
Action Date: 14-Mar-53
Service: Air Force
Rank: Colonel
Regiment: 49th Fighter Bomber Group
Division: 5th Air Force
   
Other Comments:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
Colonel Andrew Julius Evans, Jr. (AFSN: FR-4072), United States Air Force, was interned as a Prisoner of War during the Korean War after he was shot down and captured on 27 March 1953 and held until his release on 31 August 1953.
Action Date: March 27, 1953 - August 31, 1953
Service: Air Force
Rank: Colonel
Division: Prisoner of War (Korean War)
   
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 Unit Assignments
357th Fighter Group49th Fighter-Bomber WingPrisoner Of War (POW)414th Fighter Group
65th Air DivisionHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)School Assignments7/13th Air Force
  1943-1946, 357th Fighter Group
  1952-1953, 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing
  1953-1953, 00066, POW North Korea
  1956-1957, 00066, 414th Fighter Group
  1960-1963, 00066, 65th Air Division
  1963-1964, 00066, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1968-1970, 00066, AF Tactical Air Warfare Center (Staff)
  1970-1973, 7/13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
CitadelUnited States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeAir University
Air Command and Staff CollegeAir War College
  1936-1937, Citadel
  1937-1941, United States Military Academy
  1941-1942, Command and General Staff College
  1946-1947, Air University
  1947-1948, Air Command and Staff College
  1951-1952, Air War College
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