Millard Fillmore Parsley Jr. was born on 6 April 1914 to Millard Filmore Parsley and Daisy Laurel Garland.
Died non Battle in a airplane accident near Providence, R.I. on 29 May 1943

Second Lieutenant
310th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 31 May 1943
Lt. Millard F. Parsley Jr., 28, of Erwin, was killed in an airplane accident at Greenfield, Providence, R.I., Saturday, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Parsley, were notified by the War Department. No details were given. The body will arrive Tuesday morning and funeral services will be at First Presbyterian Church. Lieutenant Parsley was a graduate of Erwin High, State Teachers College, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and was attending the law college of the University of Michigan when he enlisted as an aviation cadet in August, 1942. He received his commission and wings in April and had visited his home afterwards. Lt. Wayne Parsley was on maneuvers in Mexico when notified yesterday. He left there at 10 a.m. yesterday and reached Tri-City Airport in a bomber 6 p.m. It was reported the largest bomber to land at the airport.

Photo from the East Tennessee State University 1937

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 April 1914
  • Date of death: 29 May 1943
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 310th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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