This RAF pilot escaped from German POW camps 13 times

 

William Ash, an Escape Artist Who Fled Toward Danger, Dies at 96

from the New York Times of 9 May 2014

by Douglas Martin

 

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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.

 

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