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SQNLDR Thomas H Trimble 260652

Squadron/s21 SQN
25 SQN
457 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Squadron Leader (SQNLDR)
Mustering / SpecialisationPilot
Contributing Author/sPhil Listermann
The Spitfire Association

Tom was posted from Royal Netherlands Indies Flying School. He was a native of New South Wales.

He was a RAAF regular officer. He served briefly with No 21 Squadron RAAF in May 1940. Then, he served with No 25 Squadron RAAF from May to November 1940, before being posted to No 3 Squadron RAAF in the Middle East, from November 1940 to April 1942.

When Tom returned to Australia, he was posted as Commanding Officer (CO) of No 457 Squadron for his second tour of operations.

Tom was finally posted to No 2 (F) OUT in Australia in December 1944.

Tom had two confirmed victories with No 3 Squadron RAAF taking down Messerschmitt ME-109 fighters in 1941.

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