A Dawn Like Thunder
Tornado Squadron EightA Dawn Like ThunderRobert J. MrazekWorld War II Navy PilotsBattle of Midway

Ensign Robert Evarts

Veteran, Saratoga, Guadalcanal, other Pacific battles

Awarded the Navy Cross

After serving with distinction and being credited with helping to sink three Japanese warships, Bob Evarts returned to the States long enough to serve as the best man at the wedding of Gene Hanson and his fiancée, Joy. Always the “hard luck” pilot of Torpedo Eight, Evarts was shot down during the air battle over Saipan in 1944. He and his crew disappeared in the sea.


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