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Donald C Parrish
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1923
Death: Mar. 24, 1944, England

T/Sgt. Donald C. Parrish KIA
Entered the Service From: Michigan
Squadron: 422nd BS 305 Bomb Group
Service # 16109825
Awards: Purple Heart
Pilot 1Lt William D. Sellers KIA

Target: Schweinfurt
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44
Serial Number: # 42-97578
Aircraft Model: B17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people were killed including the crew of 11, 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village and two civilian children perished in the incident, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips. killed in their families bungalow.

Crew of # 42-97578
1Lt. William D. Sellers
1Lt. Jack E. George
2LT. Myer Silber
1Lt. Charles Wesley Leake
2nd/Lt. David A. Rementeria
T/Sgt. Jessie H. Lehr
S/Sgt. Kenneth I. Mace
T/Sgt. Donald C. Parrish
Sgt. Dale E. Rishel
S/Sgt. Loyde J. Judd
Cpl. Joseph N. A. Grugnale  
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Troy (Oakland County)
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59275134
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Remembering you on this Memorial Weekend 2014
- Lazer
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Bethann
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
With love on your Angel Day,
- Arleta ♥
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