481. JACK JOHNSTON6 EVANS (HELEN VERA5 JOHNSTON, LARKIN SLAUGHTER "DOCK"4, JAMES FRANKLIN3, GEORGE GREGORY ("G.G." OR "GREG")2, LEWIS1) (#320) was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, March 16, 1922. JACK died June 25, 1943 near Messina, Sicily (WW II), at 21 years of age.
He married MARY ETHEL SCOTT in San Diego, California, 1941. (MARY ETHEL SCOTT is #473.) MARY was born in San Diego, California, March 4, 1921.
Notes: Jack Evans graduated from high school in San Diego, California at the age of 16. By the time he was 17, he already had a private pilot's license, and tried to join the Navy, to be trained as a fighter pilot. The Navy turned him down, saying he was too young to be a pilot. His Uncle Keith got someone at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company (later General Dynamics), to hire him and he worked there until the U. S. entered the War in December 1941. He married Mary Ethel Scott sometime during 1941, at the age of 19. Mary was 20. Shortly after the war broke out, Jack joined the Army Air Corps (now US Air Force). They were sent to Montana, where Jack trained to be a B-17 Bomber pilot. Near the end of 1942, Jack received orders to be stationed in England. Before departing for England, Jack took his pregnant wife back to San Diego. Bobby Jack Evans was born on May 2, 1943, in San Diego. A couple of months later, Mary received word from the Government that Jack was missing in action, somewhere over Sicily. He never came back, and subsequently was declared killed in action. His plane was hit while on a bombing run over Sicily. It crashed into the sea off of Messina, Sicily, on June 25, 1943. Neither the plane nor the bodies were ever recovered. He never saw his only son.
JACK JOHNSTON EVANS and MARY ETHEL SCOTT had the following family:
+ 650 i. ROBERT JACK "BOBBY JACK"7 EVANS was born May 2, 1943.
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