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LTC Fred Joseph Christensen
Birth: Oct. 17, 1921
Watertown
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2006
East Falmouth
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

World War II Fighter Ace. Captain Fred Christensen was a member of the 56th Fighter Group in the European Theater of Operations, a renowned unit know as "Zemke's Wolfpack" for its commander, Colonel "Hub" Zemke. Flying a single-engine P-47 Thunderbolt he downed 21 German aircraft on his own and shared credit for the 22nd plane. Christensen set a record for an American aviator with six kills for a single day's mission. For his service in air combat, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Silver Star and the Air Medal. After the war he was a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He served as a base commander and flew in the Air Force Reserve. He eventually reached the rank of Lt. Colonel prior to his retirement. (bio by: Dave Jones) 
 
Burial:
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 41, Site 2396
 
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Originally Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Apr 28, 2008
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