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Sergeant Jack Dix

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Sergeant Jack Dix

Birth
Death
24 Nov 1941
March, Fenland District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot
War Graves Plot. Grave 11.
Memorial ID
142436768 View Source

115 Squadron’s Vickers Wellington (#Z8863) bomber aircraft, with an aircrew of six and also including three members of the ground aircrew (on the flight for flight experience), took off from RAF Marham on a non-operational flying test. Flying at a low altitude, Z8863 crashed 2 miles NW of March after colliding with railway cars on the March-Spalding rail line. All the airmen aboard the Wellington lost their lives in this accident.
The airmen who perished were-
RAFVR Sergeant George Robert BRUCE,
RAFVR Sergeant Percy George CROSBIE,
RAFVR Sergeant Jack DIX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Myrddin EVANS,
RAF Corporal James Crosby FOX,
RAFVR Sergeant Ernest Alfred LAWRENCE,
RAF Sergeant Henry Norman O'SHEA,
RAFVR Sergeant Percival Miles TAYLOR and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Gordon Sydney WAKEFIELD.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Ground Crew
Service No: 936940
Age: 31
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Husband of Lillian Margaret Dix of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

115 Squadron’s Vickers Wellington (#Z8863) bomber aircraft, with an aircrew of six and also including three members of the ground aircrew (on the flight for flight experience), took off from RAF Marham on a non-operational flying test. Flying at a low altitude, Z8863 crashed 2 miles NW of March after colliding with railway cars on the March-Spalding rail line. All the airmen aboard the Wellington lost their lives in this accident.
The airmen who perished were-
RAFVR Sergeant George Robert BRUCE,
RAFVR Sergeant Percy George CROSBIE,
RAFVR Sergeant Jack DIX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Myrddin EVANS,
RAF Corporal James Crosby FOX,
RAFVR Sergeant Ernest Alfred LAWRENCE,
RAF Sergeant Henry Norman O'SHEA,
RAFVR Sergeant Percival Miles TAYLOR and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Gordon Sydney WAKEFIELD.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Ground Crew
Service No: 936940
Age: 31
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Husband of Lillian Margaret Dix of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.


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  • Maintained by: Frontierkoala
  • Originally Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: 10 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 142436768
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142436768/jack-dix: accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Jack Dix (unknown–24 Nov 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 142436768, citing Marham Cemetery, Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England; Maintained by Frontierkoala (contributor 50543487).