William Ash, an Escape Artist Who Fled Toward Danger, Dies at 96
from the New York Times of 9 May 2014
by Douglas Martin
William Ash in his beloved Spitfire
Before the war ended, he had attempted 13 escapes and made it outside the barbed wire a half-dozen times. He went under, over and through fences. He walked out in disguise. He tunneled through a latrine. He was always recaptured.