Jerome A. Evenson

FLYING COURSE
Technical Sergeant Jerome A. Evenson, son of Mrs. Louise Evenson, Eau Claire, and husband of Mrs. Lou E. Evenson, Route 5, has recently been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement as radio operator of a Flying Fortress engaged in bombing Germany and Germany-occupied Europe, as announced by the Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force.  

Eau Claire Radio Gunner Gets DFC
T/SGT. JEROME A. EVENSON
In a letter written from England, where he is stationed, under the date of  March 23, Technical Sergeant Jerome A. Evenson, radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, and received by his mother, Mrs. Louise Evenson, Route 5, Eau Claire, tells, among other things, of receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross (on that date) and says, "I am pretty proud and happy. It really is a beautiful medal and it's not too easy to get either. Hope I'll be able to show them to you soon. With good luck, I'll get to come home. Won't mind if I have to stay, though, as long as I can finish my missions safely."

He says that he will be done with his missions soon and will let her know when he may be expected home.

Sergeant Evenson entered the service on July 25, 1942, training at Jefferson Barracks, MO; Scott Field, IL; Harlingen, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Boise, ID; and Casper, WY.


Missing in Action
T/SGT. JEROME A. EVENSON
Mrs. Louise Evenson, Route 5, Eau Claire, today received a telegram from the War Department at Washington, DC, stating that her son, Technical Sergeant Jerome A. Evenson, radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, was missing in action over Germany.

Sergeant Evenson was with an American squadron based in England and, only a few days ago, his mother had received a letter from him, in which he stated he would be done with his missions soon and would let her know when she could expect him home. He mentioned that he had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross that day. The letter was dated March 23, 1944.

Sergeant Evenson entered the service on July 25, 1942, training at Jefferson Barracks, MO; Scott Field, IL; Harlingen, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Boise, ID; and Casper, WY.


Jerome Evenson Reported German Prisoner of War

Technical Sergeant Jerome A. Evenson, previously reported missing in action on March 29 last, is a prisoner of war of the German government, according to a telegram received by his wife, who resides at Route 5.

Technical Sergeant Evenson has been serving with the Eighth Air Force in England since July 1943 and was on this last raid over enemy territory when reported missing.