This RAF pilot escaped from German POW camps 13 times

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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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/