George M. Christeson

Heads Maintenance Shop at Air Base
ATC AIR BASE, Marrakech, French Morocco--Technical Sergeant George M. Christeson, husband of Shirley Christeson, 1105 Bellevue Avenue, is non-commissioned officer in charge of the machine shop at this base unit of the North African Division, Air Transport Command.

Highly trained in civilian life as a machinist, Sergeant Christeson supervised all work in the machine shop at this base, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Rollen H. Anthis, which is an important function of the aircraft engineering section, responsible for maintenance of tactical and transport aircraft arriving here.

This division, famed for the "Skyrocket Fleet," which has brought New York to within 46 hours of India, is operating one of the world's most traveled airlines, having more than 10,000 miles of air routes.

Inducted in November 1942 at Milwaukee, Sergeant Christeson was found not to be requiring Army training in the United States was shipped overseas in February 1943, arriving at Casablanca and transferring here a short time after. He has been assigned to this base since and has always been working in the machine shop, where his experience has proved invaluable.

A graduate of Eau Claire High School, Sergeant Christeson was employed by the United States Rubber Company at Eau Claire prior to entering the service. Sergeant Christeson is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. G. S. Christeson of 534 Cameron Street, Eau Claire, WI.