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

May 28, 2012 at 12:00 am in 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. Continue Reading