Flying Officer Ronald Kingston DORRINGTON

Service No: 419765
Born: Perth WA, 11 September 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 September 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 614 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 614 Squadron Mosquito aircraft LR47), Italy, 16 March 1945, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of David and Irene Rachael Dorrington, of Perth, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Stirke Park Memorial Walk, Kalamunda WA

Flying Officer Dorrington had completed 29 operational sorties when with No. 40 Squadron RAF.

At about noon on 16 March 1945, Mosquito LR47 crashed between Mofetta and Biscegue, Italy, while on a training flight. The crew of two was killed.

The crew members of LR47 were:

Pilot Officer Charles Henry Boston (191425) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Ronald Kingston Dorrington (419765) (Pilot)


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, 166/10/43

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