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French village, small N.D. town remember WW II pilot

Published 05/28/2012, Grand Forks Herald

On a wintry day in January 1943, a French girl named Sidonie came upon the body of an American flyer in the woods near her village, not far from where his B-17 bomber had crashed. For nearly 70 years, Sidonie Le Neillion and members of her family have remembered Roy “Christie” Christianson, an American flier, a UND graduate who had planned to be a teacher.

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