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PARSONS Cecil Edgar Robertson

Service: RAAF – Station HQ Pearce
Service number: 400419
Locality on Enlistment: South Yarra
Duration of Service: 20 Aug 1940 – 17 Apr 1952
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Date and Place of Birth: 12 Sep 1918 Colac
Parents: Cecil Edgar PARSONS and Lena ROBERTSON
Occupation: University student
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NOTES: After training in Australia and Canada, Cecil gained his wings and was drafted to serve in Bomber Command in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in England. Later on he was posted to an operational training unit (OTU) as an instructor until early 1944 when he was drafted back to Australia.  Cecil was then sent on to New Guinea and flew missions with the Americans. The Americans moved north up into the Philippines by the end of 1944 and the Australians were left with the containment job. Cecil received a Mention in Despatches on 14th January 1944. He was awarded the DFC, Gazetted on 5th March 1946. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/z9142.html

Recorded interview with Cecil ParsonsInternational Bomber Command Centre https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/show/314