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George E Christensen


Killed in Action (KIA) on the attack on the Krupp submarine building works in Kiel, Germany, along with the 4 other enlisted men, all 4 officers captured as Prisoner of War (POW)s for the remainder of the war. Flew on a B-24D, #4124295J, nicknamed 'Wicked Witch' which was 1 of 5 planes the 44th lost on this day. Brought down by flak and fighters, The 44thBG was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for this attack.

Purple Heart


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24295 'Wicked Witch'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.


Event Location Date
Born Bisbee, NorthD 18 October 1921
Died 14 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / nephew