A Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant J.E.P.Oxborrow, Royal Air Force,
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A Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant J.E.P.Oxborrow, Royal Air Force,
Sold for £6,110 (US$ 10,269) inc. premium
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A Second World War D.F.C. group of five to Flight Lieutenant J.E.P.Oxborrow, Royal Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1944; 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. With three to his father Private P.C.Oxborrow, Army Service Corps, 1914-15 Star trio (M2-054172 Pte P.C.Oxborrow. A.S.C.). With miniatures and discharge scroll. Extremely fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.F.C. London Gazette 17.10.1944.

    One night in August 1944, Flying Officer Oxborrow piloted an aircraft on a mine-laying sortie. In view of the target, extremely skilled and determined flying was required. Despite heavy opposition and the added difficulty of combating searchlight defences, this officer pressed home his attack. On the mining run his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and one engine was put out of action. Undeterred, he continued the run and placed his mines in the correct position. He then brought his aircraft back to base without incurring further damage. Flying Officer Oxborrow has completed many operations against a wide range of targets and his skill and devotion to duty have set a fine example.

    The lot includes box for WW2 medals and condolence slip, log book, photocopied service papers, a letter from the Air Ministry dated 21.10.1953 confirming return of his log book and a separate letter with his record of service, a copy of Airmail from June 1950 detailing the Runnymede Memorial, a photograph of him in U.S.A. uniform with crew mates whilst traing dated 10.9.1942, photograph of him in Flight Sergeant's uniform with crew mates, another from the Wilcox Studio (framed), two photographs of him in Flying Officer uniform.

    Flight Lieutenant John Edgar Percival Oxborrow was born on 9.1.1922 at Netley Abbey, Hampshire, he was educated at Taunton's School, Southampton. He enlisted on 30.6.1941 and began flight training on 9.3.1942 at No.26 E.F.T.S. Theale. He then continued his training at U.S. Naval Reserve Aviation Base Detroit (Grosse Ile), and then on to Pensacola, Florida. He returned to the UK and went to 1516 B.A.T. Flight at Pershore. In November 1943 he went to Husbands Bosworth and began training on Wellingtons. He converted to Stirlings at Winthorpe in April 1944 and then went to the Lancaster finishing school at Syerston. He joined No.44 Squadron (Rhodesia) in June 1944 based at Dunholme Lodge. He began his missiins throughout the summer including Criel, Stuttgart, Givou, Bois de Cassan, Bordeaux, Givors. His last raid was on 12th September where the plane took off from Dunholme Lodge at 19.03 and was reported to have crashed at 23.45 on the Gueter Bahnhof at Stuttgart. All the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
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