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Memorial details

Memorial type
Photograph
District
Swansea
Town
Port Talbot
County
West Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84837
Current location

Civic Centre
A48 Heilbronn Way
Port Talbot
Swansea
West Glamorgan
SA13 1PJ
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS 76525 90282
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Black and white photograph of James Dixon along side a typed caption recounting his bravery. The photograph and caption are framed in an ornate gold frame.
Inscription
Australian Spitfire Pilot/ James Dixon/ Mid-day on the 27th December 1941. Spitfire Pilot James Dixon, an Australian of the/ Royal Australian Air Force, crashed into the back gardens of Bypass Street, Margam./ Eye witnesses account said he chose to stay with his aircraft rather than to bale out./ He diverted his aircraft into the gardens thereby killing himself to save the lives of the/ people of Bypass Street, Margam./ Denys Parsons/ Author
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dixon, James
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, details of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Photograph/s
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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