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.
Folke Wulf-190 All Shined Up
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