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Edwin Charles "Ted" Parsons
Birth: Sep. 24, 1892
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 2, 1968
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

United States Naval Officer, World War I Flying Ace. A native of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Parsons was an experienced pilot when the war began., He went to France at the end of 1915 and served with the United States Ambulance service before enlisting in the French Foreign Legion. In 1916, he became a pilot in the French Air Service and was assigned to N124 in January 1917. He earned eight air combat victories during the conflict. When the war ended, Parsons returned to the United States and joined the FBI. He was also active as an aviation advisor for several Hollywood movies. As a naval officer during the Second World War, he served was an aviation instructor at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and also took part in the Solomon Islands campaign. By war's end, he had earned a promotion to the grade of Rear Admiral. He was the author of "I Flew With the Lafayette Escadrille." (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
Family links: 
  Frederick Dwight Parsons (1862 - 1944)
  Grace M Steele Parsons (1871 - 1898)
  Catherine Gardner McKay Parsons (1904 - 1985)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 1698 LH
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Jan 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13039037
Edwin Charles Ted Parsons
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