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Christensen, Henry Billington, 1909-1990

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1909-1990

Biographical Note

Henry Billington Christensen was born September 27, 1909 in New London, Connecticut. Christensen entered the Navy in 1938 and trained as a pilot, mostly flying Consolidated PBY Catalinas. During World War II, Christensen served at Naval Station Treasure Island [San Francisco, California] and was sent overseas to Brazil and various locales in the South Pacific. He never lost a man or a plane from his squadron during the war, and retired from the Navy in 1946.

Christensen's wife, Marilyn (Jenkins) Christensen, also served in the Navy during World War II as part of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program.

After retiring from the Navy, Christensen worked as a farmer. He died in 1990.

Source:

Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry B. Christensen World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-09-04-A
Abstract Henry B. Christensen (1909-1990) was a United States Navy pilot during World War II. The collection contains military records, personnel documents, a pilot's log book, twelve (12) black-and-white photographs, and two (2) New Testaments.

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