Leonard Ernest Henry Parsons as a Flight Lieutenant, pilot, 100 Squadron and 8 Squadron, New Guinea and later 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Base, Sale, Victoria, 1940-1945, interviewed by Sandy Clugston.

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Accession Number S03094
Collection type Sound
Measurement 57 min 33 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio tape (DAT); BASF DM 124; 48kHz; 16 bit; stereo
Maker Clugston, Sandy
Parsons, Leonard Ernest Henry
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 17 April 2003
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Leonard Parsons discusses his experiences as a Flight commander of No. 8 Squadron in New Guinea in 1944, his training experiences and his brothers who also received DFCs. His significant postings were to Essendon for training to Number 100 Squadron at Milne Bay, and to No. 8 Squadron. He later became Chief Flying Instructor at 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Base, Sale, Victoria.
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Digital audio tape, BASF DM 34.

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