Son of Maggie Butchee and Carl Hensell
Served with the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Flying a P-38J when lost over Holland
MILITARY | SECOND LIEUTENANT | FIGHTER PILOT | 20TH FIGHTER GROUP
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea in P-38 #42-68126 AM
"As we crossed the western edge of the Zuider Zee at about 20,000 ft. Lt. Hensell called that his right engine was on fire . . . .he was apparently having difficulty controlling the plane I told him to bail out ....Lt Henslee then bailed out. That was directly west of Ijmuiden, Holland...."
Statement by Chester A Hallberg, 1st Lieutenant
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