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 Edwin Charles “Ted” Parsons

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Edwin Charles “Ted” Parsons Famous memorial

Birth
Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
2 May 1968 (aged 75)
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Section 30, Lot 1698
Memorial ID
13039037 View Source

United States Naval Officer, World War I Flying Ace. A native of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Parsons was an experienced pilot when the war began., He went to France at the end of 1915 and served with the United States Ambulance service before enlisting in the French Foreign Legion. In 1916, he became a pilot in the French Air Service and was assigned to N124 in January 1917. He earned eight air combat victories during the conflict. When the war ended, Parsons returned to the United States and joined the FBI. He was also active as an aviation advisor for several Hollywood movies. As a naval officer during the Second World War, he served was an aviation instructor at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and also took part in the Solomon Islands campaign. By war's end, he had earned a promotion to the grade of Rear Admiral. He was the author of "I Flew With the Lafayette Escadrille."

United States Naval Officer, World War I Flying Ace. A native of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Parsons was an experienced pilot when the war began., He went to France at the end of 1915 and served with the United States Ambulance service before enlisting in the French Foreign Legion. In 1916, he became a pilot in the French Air Service and was assigned to N124 in January 1917. He earned eight air combat victories during the conflict. When the war ended, Parsons returned to the United States and joined the FBI. He was also active as an aviation advisor for several Hollywood movies. As a naval officer during the Second World War, he served was an aviation instructor at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and also took part in the Solomon Islands campaign. By war's end, he had earned a promotion to the grade of Rear Admiral. He was the author of "I Flew With the Lafayette Escadrille."

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 16 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13039037
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13039037/edwin-charles-parsons: accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Charles “Ted” Parsons (24 Sep 1892–2 May 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13039037, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .