Evans, Halbert Knapp, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 131X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1939 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Granville
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 05, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2017, Korean War Fallen

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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 
 Duty Stations
Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)
USS Intrepid (CV-11)Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)US NavyVA-72 Blue Hawks
VA-75 Sunday PunchersUSS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)COMSEVENTHFLTCTF 77
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1939-1939, 110X, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1939-1939, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1939-1940, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1940-1940, 139X, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1945, 131X, USS Intrepid (CV-11)
  1943-1945, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1944-1944, 131X, CTF 58
  1945-1948, 131X, VA-72 Blue Hawks
  1946-1950, 131X, VA-741
  1950-1952, 131X, VA-75 Sunday Punchers
  1951-1952, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1951-1952, 131X, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1951-1952, 131X, CTF 77
  1951-1952, 131X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


                    LOCATION: NORTH KOREA

Evans was the pilot of an AD-4 Skyraider dive bomber and commanded Attack Squadron 75 aboard the USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA-31). On December 5, 1952, he was leading his squadron in an attack on troop targets in "Cherokee Strike" when his aircraft was struck by automatic weapons fire and heavily damaged. He tried to bail out but could not. VA-75 SQDN Commander, by Buddy Kay

   
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Remembering
CDR HALBERT KNAPP EVANS

United States Navy - SQUADRON COMMANDER VA-75 VA SQDN USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CV-31)

BUDDY (ACE) KAY  2000-04-10


Commander Evans was our squadron commander VA-75. He was an outstanding commander and naval officer. He was sorely missed by myself and my shipmates.

To the family: Commander Evans seemed to know every member of his command on a first name basis. He always seemed to have time to hear anything the squadron members wished to consult him about.He had that rare mixture of being firm,fair and always cheerful.He was sorely missed by every member of the unit.





   
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