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1605828 SERGEANT

R. DIXON

FLIGHT ENGINEER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
21 AUGUST 1944
AGE 20


1323192 SERGEANT

N. W. DORLING

AIR BOMBER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
21 AUGUST 1944
AGE 21

AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Additonal information on Sergeant Dixon provided by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission:
178 Sqdn.
Son of George Robert and Eliza Ann Dixon, of Chartham, Kent.


Additonal information on Sergeant Dorling provided by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission:
178 Sqdn.
Son of George William and Violet Emily Dorling, of Ripley, Surrey.


This headstone is one of three to be found under Collective Grave 5.B.6., with each headstone commemorating two of the airman buried there.

According to the Downed Allied Air Crew Database Austria (DAACDA), the six airmen were part of a crew of seven whose plane, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, was shot down by a night fighter over Amstetten, Austria, while on a bombing mission to Warsaw, Poland. Only one of the crew, Sargeant D C Matthews, the navigator, survived. Although the DAACDA records that Sargeant Matthews was subsequently held as a prisoner of war, he is not listed on Ian Brown’s Stalag18A website.

(Last updated 21 June 2023)