Evans, William S., 1st Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 745, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment /E Company
Service Years
1942 - 1944

First Sergeant



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Harris County, Huston

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 84 SITE 25-31

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere 101st Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1944, 745, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  1942-1944, 745, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment /E Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 D-Day Airborne Landings/First wave: Mission Albany
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Easy Co. 506 P.I.R. 101st Airborne


1st Sgt. William Evans was killed in action on June 6, 1944 in the D Day invasion of France. 1st Sgt. Evans was killed with 16 other Currahees when the aircraft they were in was hit and exploded over Ste. Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France.

1st Sgt. Evans was buried with 22 others in Ste. Mere-Eglise. The remains were brought back to the United States in 1952 and reburied in a mass grave at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.

A Memorial was dedicated in France on June 3, 2000 commemorating this D-Day crash.

Easy Company's objective was to secure Causeway #2, which linked to Utah Beach. However, during the drop, the planes, desperate to evade the incoming flak from German anti-aircraft guns, dropped troops far from the designated drop zone (DZ). Lieutenant Meehan's plane, which also included E Company's First Sergeant, William Evans, was shot down during the invasion.
   
Comments/Citation
MOS: 745
2 years of college 
Accountants and auditors 
Divorced, without dependents 
Enlisted in HOUSTON TEXAS  Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 

Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 

Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10 
 
   
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