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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D J Parr


Douglas John Parr of Macclesfield, Cheshire was born on 8th February 1919, the son of John William and Muriel Parr.

He was employed as a flourmill clerk when he joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 29 Squadron, operating Blenheims, in early October 1940.

Parr was serving with 23 Squadron when he was killed on 7th November 1941. Havoc BD124 crashed into the sea off Worthing after stalling during a night flying test.

F/Sgt. D Chapman RCAF and Sgt. JR Sullivan RCAF were also lost.

Parr was 22 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 37.


His brother Stanley was lost in Blenheim IV R3707 GB-U of 105 Squadron when it was shot down on an anti-shipping sortie on 25th May 1941. P/O GEJ Rushbrooke and Sgt. GE Green were also lost.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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