Kenneth Eldon CHRISTENSEN

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER38130722
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916 COLORADO
STATETulsa County OKLAHOMA
FAMILYSingle
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTDecorators and window dressersOKLAHOMA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT23 july 1942 Tulsa OKLAHOMA
SQUADRON545th Bomb Squadron
GROUP384th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH04 july 1943christensen kenneth e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHPoillé-sur-Vegre (ferme famille Gouin) Lieu-dit Grand-Breil SARTHE
DATA PLANB-17 Fortress - type F-40-DL - s/n 42-3235 JD*T "Lakanuki"
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Macr: 4495
Mission: Usine Gnome & Rhone LE MANS (72)
Take Off station 106 Grafton Underwood, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - MACR 4495 & 3035
Helped during the escape by: Mr Auduc, Mr Bouvret, André Dubois, Victor David, Mme Heissat etc..
Shot by hunter Focke Wulf 190 -A5 piloté par Uffz Wolfgang Ortlepp du JG2/Stab of 28000 pieds
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

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STORY

42 3235 stèle

In memory of the US aviators that crashed over Poille (Sarthe) 


Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-40-DL - s/n 42-3235 JD*T "Lakanuki"

2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Wayne MYER Pilot Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer
2nd Lieutenant Norman Alton GAUNTT CoPilot Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer
2nd Lieutenant James Claybourne CROUCH Navigator Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Henty BRZOZNOWSKI Bomber Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer
T/Sergeant Jack DAVIDSON Radio Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer
T/Sergeant James Lynn LARUE Mechanic Dead - Colfax Cem. Washington USA
Sergeant Kenneth Eldon CHRISTENSEN Gunner Dead - Cem Am Colleville-sur-Mer
S/Sergeant Floyd C Jr HUBBLE Gunner Dead - Cem Am Colleville-sur-Mer
S/Sergeant David L BUTCHER Gunner

Evasion with network Françoise - Dead in 2004 Ashes scattered around the monument -

Help during his escape: Mr Auduc, Mr Bouvret, André Dubois, Victor David, Mme Heissat etc..

Sergeant James Thomas CARTER Gunner Dead - Fort Sam Houston Nat Cem
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INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.netAad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Findagrave.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud