Pilot Officer Dugald Geoffrey RIMMINGTON

Service No: 428413
Born: Alphington VIC, 31 October 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1942
Unit: No. 103 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Elsham Wolds
Died: Air Operations: (No. 103 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM682), Germany, 14 February 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayer, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dugald Cameron Rimmington and Bertha Lucy Elizabeth Rimmington, of Alphington, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Alphington VIC
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flying Officer Colin Arthur Rimmington (400821)

Lancaster LM682 took off from Elsham Wolds at 2140 hours on the night of 13 February 1945 detailed to bomb Dresden, Germany on operation Thunderclap. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at Winterkasten, 12 kms south east of Darmstadt, Germany, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LM682 were:

Sergeant George Ross Gilfillan (162644) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Albert Harry Pettman (1892292) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Dugald Geoffrey Rimmington (428413) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Alfred Rushworth (3006069) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Edward Voster Staples (1622882) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant William Henry Swan (1895002) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant George Turner (1594612) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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, 166/35/462


Charlwood, D.E.C. (Donald Ernest Cameron) (408794) No Moon Tonight (Angus and Robertson 1956), Penguin Ringwood VIC, 3134, 1991

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