A Patriot, Not A Loser
Last updated 9/9/2020 at 4:46pm
In the early morning of Feb. 6, 1944, my father, 1st Lt. Clarence H. Parkhurst, took off in a B-25 bomber from a U.S. Army Air Force base in Yang Kai, China. My father was the pilot of one of three planes, and their mission was to fly south to destroy enemy shipping in the Gulf of Tonkin. After bombs were dropped, one plane returned to base, one crash-landed with one fatality, and my father’s plane disappeared in the jungles of French Indochina. It was never found, nor were any of the crew of five. After two years of searching, all members of the crew were declared dead.
My father was no...