Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th January 2018, 16:04
keith A keith A is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 885
keith A is on a distinguished road
Bobby Oxspring and Sheep Gilroy

I read somewhere that Bobby Oxspring was removed from command of 72 Squadron by Sheep Gilroy in April 1943 when he was became unwell before a mission. Gilroy wanted him court-martialed. Can anyone confirm this (I have lost the reference). Oxspring had been on operations for two years so it wasn't surprising. Tony Bartley had suffered a similar breakdown in January 1943.

regards

Keith
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th January 2018, 16:21
Chris Goss's Avatar
Chris Goss Chris Goss is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 7,413
Chris Goss is on a distinguished road
Re: Bobby Oxspring and Sheep Gilroy

All it says in 'Spitfire Command' is he vomited before a mission due to a diet of cigarettes and "hot greased bully" which was witnessed by the Sqn Dr who sent him to hospital as it transpire he had enteritis. Whilst there he was told he was tourex.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18th January 2018, 09:49
keith A keith A is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 885
keith A is on a distinguished road
Re: Bobby Oxspring and Sheep Gilroy

Yep, got that. But I definitely read somewhere that Gilroy had been angry, believed Oxspring had got a case of cold feet and intended to send him to be court-martialed. It appears the Doctors diagnosis would have headed this off. Given Oxsprings length of service it seemed harsh but then Gilroy had much the same operational tour and may have feared a loss of morale?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net