Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Evans, W.)

Release No: 20-028 April 6, 2020 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Wayne M. Evans, 21, who was captured and died as a prisoner of war during World War II, was accounted for March 30, 2020.

In late 1941, Evans was a member of Battery G, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands in December. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

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Evans’ personnel profile can be viewed at