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Floyd Raymond Jensen (jen7001)

Father: Elmer Marius Jensen (jen6001)
Mother: Lyda Cecilia Nelson




b. b. February 28, 1919 in Oregon


d. March 30, 1990, buried in Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California .


m. March 6, 1943 at Bakersfield, California, Thelma Susette Vanderford, (7008), b. October 23, 1923 in Yuba County, California

Issue: [Thelma]

Kirk Thomas Jensen (jen8005), b. March 28, 1944

Karen Suzette Jensen (jen8006), b. March 7, 1946

Information:

June 4, 1941:
Floyd enlisted as a private in the Army at Portland, Oregon. He is listed as single, with 4 years of high school and employed as a gas and oil man. He was 6'1" and weighed 186 pounds.

Wedding 1943March 6, 1943:
Miss Thelma Susette Vanderford became the bride of Army Air Cadet Floyd R. Jensen in a candlelight ceremony taking place Saturday evening, March 6th, in the Chapel of Sacred Memories Methodist Church in Bakersfield.

June 18, 1943:
Floyd graduated in the Class of 43-F from the Air Force Advanced Flying School at Stockton Field, California.

March 1944 to May 1945:
Floyd flew B-25s during his Southwest Pacific Tour of Duty. His story is here.

July 1, 1944:
Floyd had been promoted to First Lieutenant in the Army Air Force. He had completed 29 missions when he wrote.

August 17, 1944:
Floyd had recently been decorated with the Air Medal for aerial flights in the Southwest Pacific Area from March 14 to May 15, 1944.

1945-90:
Thelma and Floyd moved to the Vanderford Ranch west of Gridley, California where they raised rice, oats and cattle. [Thelma]

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Stan & Carol and Floyd and Thelma    

Floyd and Thelma        Floyd and Thelma

Floyd 1942/3    Floyd


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