Passing of Sgt. George Tom Parker

By: Group Historian
On: 03/06/2010
From email:
Sgt. George Tom Parker was a tail gunner in the 401st BG, 612th BS based at Deenethorpe. He was the last living member of his bomber crew. He was shot down on "Lady Luck's" final mission then served on "Sling Shift" until the end of the war. My grandfather passed at 3:30AM this morning; March 6, 2010. I was fortunate enough to have been able to visit the old airbase at Deenthorpe and got to board the B-17 at Duxford when I was 18 years-old. The men of the 401st were all very brave and my grandfather was proud to serve with them. Thank you for honoring and preserving the history of their service with this website.