The son of Lula (Holtzclaw) and Thomas Lipscomb Shapard, Evander Shapard was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 5 January 1918. Posted to 92 Squadron in 1918, he scored 6 victories flying the S.E.5a.
Contradictory info found for claims 3 and 4 in the list below. No details found for the two claims that would give Shapard six victories as mentioned in his DFC citation.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Evander Shapard. (FRANCE)
On 4th November, in low clouds and heavy rain, this officer led his patrol to attack enemy troops on the ground. Descending to so low an altitude that his machine was marked by his own bombs, he attacked a dense concentration of enemy troops and transport in face of heavy fire at point-blank range. He has accounted for six enemy aircraft, and inspires the greatest confidence in his patrol by his intrepid daring and resource.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 8 February 1919 (31170/2046)