Pilot James Dixon

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Reference WMO/281242


Port Talbot Civic Centre

Heilbronn Way

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ


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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Photograph
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: 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. This would not have been the oriignal location as it is quite a new bulding. Original location unknown.
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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

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