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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155750
Last updated: 21 May 2020
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Date:27-DEC-1941
Time:11:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4722
C/n / msn: 1285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Byass Street, Margam, near Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Spitfire Mk.1 X4722 of 53 OTU, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 27-12-41 when went out of control in cloud and dived into the ground. The pilot lost his life. Glamorganshire Police records give the crash location as "rear of Byass Street, Margam", (which is near Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, at approximate co ordinates 5134'13.5"N 345'30.7"W) and gives the time as 11:25 hours, but omits the date.

Pilot - Pilot Officer James Edward Manners Dixon RAAF (Service number 404930, aged 29) - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p015.html
2. Glamorganshire Police reports for 1939-41 (DCON/279/7)
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/milfield-aerodrome-pilot-losses-in-training.25848/#post-315878
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717371/dixon,-james-edward-manners/
6. https://cartographic.info/uk_street/map.php?id=135836


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-May-2013 01:34 angels one five Added
16-Jul-2015 20:30 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 06:32 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
11-May-2019 23:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2019 11:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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