First Lieutenant Ronald Berkley Dorrington died when the B-24 Liberator "Flossie" came down on the Isle of Man having taken off from Langford Lodge, Co. Antrim.
First Lieutenant Ronald Berkley Dorrington (O-745647) served in 312th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. Born on 24th February 1918, he was the son of Rayford Ernest Dorrington and Maude Beatrice Dorrington (née Walton) of Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Dorrington died on 6th July 1944 while serving as a pilot on B-24H #42-50762 “Flossie”. The plane crashed on high ground on North Barrule southwest of Ramsey, Isle of Man while en route to Great Britain from Langford Lodge Airfield, Co. Antrim. He had completed 36 missions with 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group, 8th United States Army Air Force.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Dorrington was repatriated to Section I, Lot 648.5, Myrtle Path, Grave 1-B of Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.