Nov. 18, 1947 Wilmington New Castle County Delaware, USA
Husband of (1st) Darle LaVerne McCord (married 09 Nov 1935 at the First Baptist Church in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Children of Emery & Darle: Emery Lane & Sandra Lin Christensen
Husband of (2nd) Mary Ellen Long (married Fall of 1945) Child of Emery & Mary Ellen: John Emery Christensen
Airline Pilot W.W.II
Fed 4-H calves and showed them at the County and State Fair. After marriage lived in Omaha where he flew and gave flying lessons. Newspaper article (1940) announced his securing an "aviators position".
"He is on the Burbank-Albuquerque run which is 700 miles long and takes four hours flying time.
Christensen started flying five years ago and obtained his instrument rating last spring at Glendale, CA flying school. He then went to Kansas City where he, with a class of 14 took a course in the Transcontinental Western Air Training School.
Out of the group he was one of four to be chosen for further work, and he was also the youngest man selected for the job out of this group. He now flies a 21 passenger Douglas D. C. 3 plane."
He flew for the army 1 1/2 years as first officer in World War II in 1941.
Later he flew Stratoliners and Constellations. As a TWA Captain he flew overseas to London and Madrid, Spain in the Constellations.
On 18 November 1947 he was on a training flight for TWA (not as pilot) and as they came in for the landing the Airliner struck a ditch, went out of control, crashed and burned. The five men on the plane were killed instantly.