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LTC Fred Joseph Christensen

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LTC Fred Joseph Christensen

  • Birth 17 Oct 1921 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 2006 East Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 41, Site 2396
  • Memorial ID 26473049

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


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  • Originally Created by: Dave Jones
  • Added: 28 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26473049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Fred Joseph Christensen (17 Oct 1921–4 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26473049, citing Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .