Flight Sergeant Marshall Edmund PARBERY

Service No: 402750
Born: Bega NSW, 11 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 October 1940
Unit: No. 457 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 457 Squadron Spitfire aircraft BM159), Lille area, France, 27 April 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Percival and Merle Edith Parbery, of Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bega NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Bega Valley Shire Council War Memorial, Bega NSW
Remembered: Bega Soldiers Memorial Gates, Bega NSW

At 1430 hours on 27 April 1942, Spitfire BM159 flown by Flight Sergeant Parbery took off as one of 12 aircraft to fly at 15,000 feet on a bomber escort duty to Lille, France. The Squadron was heavily engaged by enemy aircraft before reaching the target. BM159 which failed to return to base was on the tail of the formation and it was presumed that it was attacked by one of many Fw190s encountered.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/149/183
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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