OBITUARIES OF ROYAL AIR FORCES POWS

Those listed below can be viewed, in some cases by visiting the website of the newspaper where specified.
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The date shown is (o) the date of the obituary or (art)icle or (d) the date of death.
The names
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Best, Jack - Colditz Glider o 26.4.00 The Times
Bethell, Tony - Canada's last Great Escaper o 3.3.04 The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Birtle, Richard - Stalag Luft III o 5.4.12 Daily Mail
Blair, Norman - Stalag 357, Long March o 1.7.13 Dundee Courier
Brickhill, Paul - author o 26.4.94 The Times
Brodrick, Les - Stalag Luft III o 12.4.13 D Tel
Bruce, Dominic, OBE MC AFM - Colditz o 3.3.00 The Times
Buckham, Bob - Stalag Luft III o 24.2.04 D Tel
Cassie, Alex - Great Escape document forger o 21.4.12 NY Times
Clark, Lt Gen Albert P USAF Great Escape team d8 Mar 201 o 15.4.10 The Times
Crawley, Aidan - author, tv, MP o 4.11.93 The Times
Day, Sqn Ldr Frank - Stalag Luft III o 16.7.08 D Tel
Dowling, Eric - Great Escape team art 6.8.08
o 7.8.08
o 7.8.08
o 7.8.08
o 7.8.08
D Tel
D Tel
Independent
Guardian
The Times
Deans, JAG ('Dixie')
A remarkable leader of POWs and a key intelligence coordinator; a founder member and first President of the RAF Ex-POW Association
d 18.2.89 compiled by the editor
Fancy, John d16 Sep 2008 - Tunnelling to Freedom (1957); Flights of Fancy (1986). o 3.10.08 D Tel
Flinn, Francis - Colditz o 6.12.13 The Times
Floody, Wallace - tunnelling expert o 27.9.89 The Times
Fordyce, Bill - Australia's last Great Escaper o 20.2.08 Sydney Morning Herald
Fripp, Alfie - early POW, Stalag Luft III o 3.1.13 The Guardian
Gibb, Matthew - Great Escape penguin o 11.5.08 The Times
Gnys, Wladyslaw o 22.3.00 The Times
Goss, The Very Reverend Tom - 3 years in Changi o 20.12.97 D Tel
Grant, Cy Flt Lt - singer, actor: Stalag Luft III o 15.2.10 D Tel
Harrison, Wilfred - Stalag Luft III o 3.2.11 The Times
Hodgkinson, Air Chief Marshal Sir Derek d29 Jan 2010 o 6.3.10 Scotsman
Ingle, Group Captain Alec - Sagan & Luckenwalde o 31.7.99 D Tel
Jackson, Norman VC - SLIII o 30.3.94 The Times
James, Sqn Ldr BA Jimmy MC- Great Escaper, and got out of Sachsenhausen o 18.1.08
o 22.1.08
The Times
Guardian
Jensen, G/C Frank, CBE DFC* AFC AE o 24.12.99 The Times
Kayll, Wg Cdr Joe - Oflag XXIB & Sagan o 27.10.00 The Times
Kellett, Air Cdre Richard, CBE DFC AFC o 20.1.90 The Times
Lamason, Phil DFC* RNZAF - SBO Buchenwald o 31.5.12 D Tel
Lees, Alex d22 Apr 2009 o 30.4.09 The Times
MacDonnell of Glengarry, Air Cdre Donald CBE DFC o 16.6.99 The Times
Maguire, AM Sir Harold KCB DSO OBE o 16.2.01 The Times
Maskell, Eric - the key aerodynamics for Concorde o 31.10.89 The Times
Maw, Roger - designer of the Wooden Horse o 8.9.92 The Times
Nelson, Bob - Great Escaper o 11.9.99 D Tel
Plunkett, Desmond - Stalag Luft III, copying system for Great Escape o 4.2.02 LA Times
Robinson, Professor Douglas - acoustics expert, POW in Singapore o 18.9.99 D Tel
Saxelby, G/C Clive, CBE DFC AFC* o 30.4.97 The Times
Stapleton, Gerald d13 Apr 2010 o 1.5.10 Herald, Scotland
Starkey, Dick - Stalag Luft III, A Lancaster Pilot's Impression on Germany o 6.1.14 Daily Express
Stone, Frank - Stalag Luft III o 17.10.13 Daily Mirror
Strong, Air Cdre DM 'Dim’, CB AFC - Adjutant N Compound Stalag Luft III o 7.9.11 D Tel
Tonder, Ivo - Czech Great Escaper o 8.5.95 The Times
Van Wymeersch, Raymond - Great Escaper o 14.6.00 by Ian Le Sueur
Yeomans, Wg Cdr John Alan - Fallingbostel, Long March: d 1 Sep 2013 o Sep 13 Speers Funeral Chapel
Younger, Cal - Stalag Luft III, No Flight from the Cage, editor of The Kriegie

A page for Cal based on his Order of Service has been produced with the help of his family and friends
o 3.2.14
o 7.2.14
D Tel
The Times

last updated 7 Feb 14