Flying Officer Bruce Aitken EVANS

Service No: 713
Born: Footscray VIC, 29 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 January 1938
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 3 Squadron Tomahawk aircraft AN343), Libya, 25 November 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William de Lacey Evans, and of Elizabeth Agnes Evans, of Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Frankston VIC
Remembered: Column 245, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 November 1941, Tomahawk AN343 flown by Flying Officer Evans was engaged in a Squadron sweep of eight aircraft in the Sidi Rezegh area, Libya. The formation encountered about 60 enemy aircraft and AN343 failed to return from the ensuing engagement.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/30/49

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