Cecil ‘Boz’ Parsons, who flew missions at Dunkirk and over Berlin

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Cecil ‘Boz’ Parsons, who flew missions at Dunkirk and over Berlin

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He was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the DFC for inserting special forces on clandestine missions in the Pacific

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Squadron Leader Cecil “Boz” Parsons, who has died aged 105, flew heavy bombers over Germany and then against the Japanese in the south-west Pacific region before becoming a farmer and a schoolmaster in his native Australia.

He began flying operations in July 1941 as the second pilot of a Halifax bomber with 35 Squadron based in Yorkshire. Over Kiel at 20,000 feet the aircraft was coned by searchlights and the captain began to take evasive action ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/ ... n-dunkirk/
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