Frederick J. "Rat Top" Christensen, Jr.

Frederick Christensen


Assigned as replacement pilot at Atcham, Shrewsbury, England, Summer 1943
Assigned to 62nd FS/56th FG, August 27, 1943
Returned to U.S.A., September 1944
Post-War served as Colonel, Massachusetts Air National Guard

First 8th Air Force pilot to destroy 6 enemy aircraft in one mission, July 7, 1944.

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