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Bruce Fraley Parcell


Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters

In Memoriam

Remembered by Major General Robert L Delashaw, San Antonio,TX



  • Ralph Jenkins

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, squadron commander | 405th Fighter Group
    Ralph C. Jenkins: Was a 25 year old Flight Commander flying Thunderbolt fighters in the 510th Squadron, 405th Group 9th Air Force. Became Squadron Commander and flew 129 combat missions beginning on D-Day Normandy. After airfield estabished in...

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  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

  • 510th Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA 10 June 1917
Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1944

Plot G, Row 3, Grave 32

Died France 27 July 1944

(aged 27)


Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 21:52:21 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and events

Added Born, Died and Buried events and middle name per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56641607.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 21:42:43 jmoore43 Changes to awards

Added the awards mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 21:38:38 jmoore43 Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and events

Added S/N, Updated Rank and added awards to "Summary biography" per records of the "American Battle Monuments Commission" at

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2014 10:12:00 Emily Changes to surname, middlename, nationality, role and memoriam

Robert L Delashaw, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

History of the 405th Fighter Group (In French)