Christiansen, Hans Chris, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 18th Pursuit Group
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Woodland, California
Last Address
Bellows Field, Oahu, T.H.

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION M SITE 147

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School44th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor18th Pursuit Group
  1940-1941, AAF MOS 629, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1941, 44th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1941, 18th Pursuit Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1941-1941, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was shot in the back by enemy strafing while starting to get into the cockpit of his P-40 at Bellows Field.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56117766

https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=365981

https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/index.html?cemetery=N899

https://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/417991/three-44th-pursuit-squadron-pilots-among-heroes-at-pearl-harbor/

https://aviation.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/A-Handful-of-Pilots.pdf

http://thepastpresented.com/index.php/tag/samuel-w-bishop/

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/502831

https://www.ancestry.com

Book: Pearl Harbor, From Infamy to Greatness, Craig Nelson, Scribner, 2016, p239.
   
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