HUBERT T. EVANS, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: August 6, 1926
Date of death: February 16, 1953
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

HUBERT "T" EVANS

Jamestown, Ohio

As a result of his years in Naval Aviation, Hub has been able to spin many yarns about how rough it was at Ottuma Pre-flight. He was lured into athletics by Plebe year carry-on table, and became a mainstay on the Baseball and Pistol Teams. Luck was always with him; to many he was "the man with the built-in horseshoe". When not working on his own Drag of the Week list, he might have been found in one of his two weaknesses—gedunks or picture shows. Always neat and trim, Hugh could make even a pair of white works look sharp.

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Hub started his Navy career in the V-12 program at Denison University, Granville, OH. After graduation at USNA, he received his wings at Pensacola, FL and was flying off the USS Philippine Sea when he crashed in a Navy F-9F jet returning from a Korean combat mission.

The date of his loss was February 16, 1953. He was initially listed as missing in action. Hub has a memory marker, but it's unclear where.

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant, Junior Grade Hubert T. Evans (NSN: 0-532783), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron NINETY-THREE (VF-93), embarked in U.S.S. PHILIPPINE SEA (CV-47), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 16 February 1953.

General Orders: All Hands (October 1953)
Action Date: February 16, 1953
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Company: Fighter Squadron 93 (VF-93)
Division: U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47)

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