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Bobby Oxspring joined 66 Squadron at Duxford on 17th December 1939.
He was still with 66 in early July 1940. On the 29th Oxspring shared in destroying a He111, on 11th September claimed a He111 destroyed, on the 15th a Do17 destroyed and two He111's damaged, on the 18th a Me109 destroyed and another damaged, on the 24th a He111 destroyed, on the 27th a Me110 destroyed and a Do17 damaged, on the 30th a Me109 destroyed and two more on 5th October and 13th October.
Oxspring was shot down by Me109's over Tunbridge Wells on the 25th and baled out, slightly injured. His Spitfire, X4170, crashed into an orchard near Capel.
He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 8th November 1940). Bobby Oxspring went on to have a highly successful career as a fighter pilot. This original pencil drawing with white highlights has been drawn in the Cuthbert Orde style by Steve Teasdale on recycled sepia card. It includes a genuine Bobby Oxspring signature and would look well mounted in his book Spitfire Command.

Battle of Britain Bobby Oxspring Signed Original Drawing Bookplate

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