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Don H Christenson


'Corporal Don H Christenson, now Chief Master Sergeant (ret) was assigned to the 1st Base Air Depot, AAF, England at Roayl Air Force, Burtonwood, from 19 September 1943 to 5 August 1945. I was never an aircrew member. My duties were to recover down and damaged aircraft. Some were repaired and returned to flight status, most were used as repair parts for other aircraft, although I was not a crew member, aircraft cannot fly without ground support.'


Associated Place

  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...


Event Location Date
Based Burtonwood 18 September 1943 – 5 August 1945
Lived in Las Vegas, NV, USA


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 12:32:31 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Self, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.