Flying Officer Thomas Hayward PARROTT

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39112 (RAF)
Born: Kellerberrin WA, 26 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Driffield, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 77 Squadron Whitley aircraft N1366), Germany, 12 May 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Thame Remembers, Oxfordshire, England

At 2025 hours on 11 May 1940, Whitley N1366 took off from Driffield to attack Monchengladbach, Germany. The aircraft crashed in the target area and four of the crew members were killed. This aircraft was the first bomber to crash in Germany while bombing a mainland target.

The crew members of N1366 were:

Sergeant Thomas Todd Atchison (580497) (RAF)
Flying Officer Don Blew (39705) (RAF) PoW
Aircraftman Class II Tudno Jones (624943) (RAF)
Flying Officer Thomas Hayward Parrott (39112) (RAF) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Terence Poad (551624) (RAF)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
WA Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages On Line

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