Flight Sergeant Thomas Frank DIMMOCK

Service No: 405300
Born: Goondiwindi QLD, 20 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 March 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED386), Germany, 23 January 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Kitty Irene Dimmock, of Yeronga, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flight Sergeant Harold Edgar Dimmock (404819)

Lancaster ED386 took off from RAF Wickenby at 1725 hours on the night of 23 January 1943 to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Bedburdyck 4kms north west of Grevenbroich. All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of ED386 were:

Flying Officer Malcolm Wilfred Baxter (50894) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Arthur Sanderson Blagden (944213) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Ernest Campbell (R/85722) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant Henry Dennis Dawes (659048) (RAF) (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Frank Dimmock (405300) (Pilot)
Sergeant Roy Percival (1016163) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Jack Dale Perrett (553248) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/9/17

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