Tec/4 Harry L. Evans, Hq Hq
was awarded .his parachutist wings on November 6, 1942 as attested to in
this diploma signed by Col. Lindquist.
However, there seems to be a discrepancy
in the date of the document, The date is but one month after
the unit's activation and the stint of basic training at Camp Blanding was
still underway. The unit did not leave Florida for its jump training
phase until February 5, 1943
It should also be noted that Col.
Lindquist (as this document is signed) was but a Lieutenant Colonel during
the time that the 508th was encamped in Camp Blanding. Lindquist was
a stickler for formalities and wound never have signed a certificate that
mis-stated his rank.