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The Airmen's Stories - F/O D T Parrott


Dennis Thomas Parrott was born on 10th September 1917 in Islington, London, the son of Thomas Arthur and Irene Parrott.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission in June 1937. Parrott was posted to 8 FTS Montrose on 21st August and with training completed he joined 9 Squadron at Stradishall on 11th July 1938.

Parrott was posted to 19 Squadron at Fowlmere on 31st July 1940 and on 27th September claimed a Me109 destroyed.



In early October he joined the newly-formed 421 Flight at Hawkinge. He was slightly injured on the 19th, when he made a forced landing at Clement Street, Old Swanley in Hurricane Z2352, cause unknown.

On 22nd June 1941 Parrott was killed as a Flight Lieutenant with 29 Squadron. His Beaufighter 1F, R2240, cart-wheeled on making a forced landing in Kent following an engine failure. His crew member, Sgt. Stanley Booth, was also killed.

Parrott was 24 and is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.









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