COLONEL FREDERICK J. CHRISTENSEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 284185
Sale Price $126.00
Signed color photo, shown in the cockpit with 22 kills painted on his plane
Photograph signed: "Fred J. Christiansen Jr.". Color, 8x10. Printed caption in lower center lists Christiansen's combat record and names the members of his ground crew. Flying with the 56th Fighter Group based in England, American fighter pilot Christensen, Jr. (1921-2006) scored 21.5 air victories in World War II, the 12th highest among Army Air Corps aces. He flew 107 combat missions in 1943 and 1944. Christensen adopted a stray black cat, Sinbad, which reportedly flew in the cockpit with him on numerous missions and returned to the U. S. as his pet. Christensen was base commander of the Air National Guard unit at Boston's Logan Airport before retiring as a colonel in 1970. He was also a jazz musician. Fine condition.
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