Details are here at RAF Commands, in the Awards db, top row tabs
DFM: Roy DIXON RAFVR (1432466)
"One night in February, 1944, this airman piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Schweinfurt. It was his first operational sortie: During the operation his aircraft was attacked by a fighter. Displaying great skill, however, Sergeant Dixon manoeuvred to a position from which his gunners were able to open fixe with telling effect. The following night. Sergeant Dixon took part in an attack on Augsburg. Whilst over the target the aircraft was heavily hit by anti-aircraft fire. A large hole was torn in the fuselage and itihe hydraulic gear was rendered unserviceable. Almost immediately the bomber was struck by bullets from a fighter. One of the petrol tanks was pierced, the starboard elevator was shattered and a large hole was 'torn in the starboard main plane. Nevertheless Sergeant Dixon succeeded in evading the attacker and afterwards flew the damaged bomber to base where he effected a successful crash-landing. In trying circumstances, this airman displayed skill, courage and determination of a high order"
London Gazette No. 36439, Dated 1944-03-24 (p1390, 1391)
[typos as OCR scanned]
For future ref, as the db entry link shows, London Gazette search on name and service no also finds such records.
Also for further ref, if of interest, the 101 Squadron Operations Record Book for the time are free to view or download at the UK National Archives
Feb 44 Summary of events https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink
Feb 1944 Record of events https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink
See also AIR 27 Squadron Ops Record Books db listing for other dates, eg from the db here:
Further details of the loss of Lancaster III LM464 are recorded on the AM Form 1180 Aircraft accident card, images held by the Bomber Command History site,
see images 86 & 87 here: http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.co...4/March/1.html though for some reason, only Dixon recorded.
Addnl details of the crew, all killed incl P/O R Dixon, all in the Aircraft loss db here:
Using the Sqn Ops Rcord Book, you could find the Lancaster serial no & date of his safe return & crash-landing for which he was awarded the DFM: Using the BC History site above Form 1180 set, you can find the details of damage for that a/craft, too.
Casting around online for 101 Squadron LM464 finds these addnl refs which may be of interest
101 Sqn LM464 SR-E image:
Brief bios + some photos of crew members at IBCC Losses DB (Bryan eg and follow the lnks for the others, plus ORB links):