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Robert D Christensen

Military

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Blown out of A/C. Prisoner of War(POW). MACR 4153

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John McMeekin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Salt Lake 6/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-Z] Rougham 6/1/44; Missing in Action Brandeburg 18/4/44 with John...

Missions

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ely, Nevada, USA 1921

Son of Aaron D Christensen.

Enlisted San Francisco, CA 19 September 1942
Based Bury St Edmunds 1944 – 18 April 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW 4 miles W of Nauen, Germany 18 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . POW. MACR 4153

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 18 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2019 20:13:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28648962
https://www.fold3.com/record/85023077-robert-d-christensen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4153 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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