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Capt Emery Lane Christensen
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1914
Rorbeck
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
Death: 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.

Was member of Bethel Baptist Church in Harlan.

(Information found on the La Favre family website. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Marinus Lund Christensen (1875 - 1953)
  Anna Marie Christensen (1885 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Darle LaVerne McCord Pedersen (1916 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Earl Marinus Christensen (1910 - 1986)*
  Irma A. Christensen Petersen (1911 - 2001)*
  Emery Lane Christensen (1914 - 1947)
  Arlo Kenneth Christensen (1919 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Eventide, Map 1, Lot 3070, Space 1
 
Maintained by: The Seeker
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Mar 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87353870
Capt Emery Lane Christensen
Added by: Chris Mills
 
Capt Emery Lane Christensen
Added by: Richard Pittman
 
Capt Emery Lane Christensen
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Added by: P. David Eastburn
 
 
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- GLiveoak
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013

- Denny Hopkins
 Added: Apr. 1, 2012
 
 
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