Roy Henry Christenson

'Chris', was a Minnesota boy born 20AUG1920 in Brandon (population 292), to a first generation Minnesotan of Danish descent and a Swedish mother. His father was the manager of a general store where he and his sister worked as clerks in 1940. He joined the 118th during the last hectic days at Liuchow and gave a good account of himself during that brief time. At Suichwan, he repeatedly drew the tougher missions and his work was spectacular. He developed into one of the more capable pilots and led several flights with excellent results. Lt Christenson was killed 12MAR1945 during a routine training flight. According to Everson Pearsall, Christenson was dog-fighting with a P-38 and crashed.