Evans, Hubert T., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 131X, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
Service Years
1950 - 1953
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greene, OH
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 16, 1953
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph Section Mi Site 404

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VF-93 Blue BlazersUSS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
  1951-1953, 131X, VF-93 Blue Blazers
  1952-1953, 131X, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
 Colleges Attended 
Denison UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
  1945-1946, Denison University
  1946-1950, United States Naval Academy1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 17, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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.

In Korea, he was the pilot of a F9F-2 Pantherjet fighter with Fighter Squadron 93, aboard the carrier USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CVA-47).

On February 16, 1953, while attacking bridges and interdicting railways, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the water. He was listed as Missing in Action.

For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Junior Grade Evans was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. 


Name of Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(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
Squadron: Fighter Squadron 93 (VF-93)
Ship: U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47)
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