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Judge Charles Evans - World War II

Charles Evans grew up in Illinois, and was working his way through college at the University of Illinois when he joined the Air Force in January, 1943. Following his training as a fighter pilot, he was sent to Europe, and spent the rest of the war flying a P-51 'Mustang' for the 8th Air Force. His combat missions included ones in support of the D-Day landings, and throughout the liberation of Europe. Upon his return from the war, Evans earned his law degree, and eventually became a judge in Springfield, serving in that role for more than thirty years.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life, fighter pilot training, and combat experiences with 8th AF

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

P-51 fighter pilot experiences in Europe, and post-war career


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Charles Evans in his World War II uniform.

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Charles Evans in his World War II uniform.

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A P-51 Mustang.

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Judge Charles Evans during his years in the legal profession.

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Judge Charles Evans spoke to his grandson Chase White’s 7th grade students in May of 2016 about his experiences as a fighter pilot during WWII. Judge Evans was 94 years old at the time.

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Judge Charles Evans at the time of this interview in 2015.

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2015

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