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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


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.

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

Photo Gallery

Stan & Carol and Floyd and Thelma    

Floyd and Thelma        Floyd and Thelma

Floyd 1942/3    Floyd

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