List of Allied airmen from the Great Escape

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The "Great Escape" was a World War II mass escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III.

It was the basis of The Great Escape (book), a book by Paul Brickhill describing the escape and The Great Escape (film), a film based on the book.

Memorial to "The Fifty" Allied airmen executed after the "Great Escape"
Executed by Gestapo Recaptured but not executed Home run


Rank Name Service Notes
Sergeant Per Bergsland RAF Home run via Stettin (now Szczecin), [1]
Flight Lieutenant R Anthony Bethell RAF [2]
Flying Officer Henry "Hank" Birkland RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [3]
Flight Lieutenant Edward Gordon Brettell DFC RAF Executed by Gestapo, [4][5][6]
Flight Lieutenant Leslie C J Brodrick RAF [7]
Flight Lieutenant Leslie George "Johnny" Bull DFC RAF Executed by Gestapo, [8]
Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF Executed by Gestapo, [9][10]
Flight Lieutenant Bill Cameron RCAF
Flight Lieutenant Michael James Casey RAF Executed by Gestapo, [11][12]
Squadron Leader James Catanach DFC RAAF Executed by Gestapo, [13][14]
Flight Lieutenant Arnold George Christensen RNZAF Executed by Gestapo, [15]
Flight Lieutenant Richard S A "Dick" Churchill RAF [16]
Flying Officer Dennis Herbert Cochran RAF Executed by Gestapo, [17]
Squadron Leader Ian Kingston Pembroke Cross DFC RAF Executed by Gestapo, [18]
Wing Commander Harry Melville Arbuthnot "Wings" Day RAF [19]
Major Johnnie Dodge British Army
Flight Lieutenant Sydney Dowse RAF
Flight Lieutenant Bedrich "Freddie" Dvorak RAF
Sergeant Haldor Espelid Royal Norwegian Air Force Executed by Gestapo
Flight Lieutenant Brian Herbert Evans RAF Executed by Gestapo, [20]
Lieutenant Nils Fuglesang Royal Norwegian Air Force Executed by Gestapo, [21]
Lieutenant Johannes Gouws SAAF Executed by Gestapo
Flight Lieutenant Bernard "Pop" Green RAF
Flight Lieutenant William Jack Grisman RAF Executed by Gestapo, [22]
Flight Lieutenant Alistair Donald Mackintosh Gunn RAF Executed by Gestapo, [23]
Warrant Officer Albert Horace Hake RAAF Executed by Gestapo, [24]
Flight Lieutenant Charles Piers Hall RAF Executed by Gestapo, [25]
Flight Lieutenant Anthony Ross Henzell Hayter RAF Executed by Gestapo, [26][27]
Flight Lieutenant Edgar Spottiswoode Humphreys RAF Executed by Gestapo, [28][29]
Pilot Officer Bertram "Jimmy" James RAF [30]
Flying Officer Gordon Arthur Kidder RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [31]
Flight Lieutenant Reginald "Rusty" Kierath RAAF Executed by Gestapo, [32][33]
Flight Lieutenant Antoni Kiewnarski RAF Executed by Gestapo, [34] (Polish)
Squadron Leader Thomas Gresham Kirby-Green RAF Executed by Gestapo, [35][36]
Flying Officer Wlodzimierz A Kolanowski PAF Executed by Gestapo (Polish)
Flying Officer Stanislaw Z "Danny" Krol RAF Executed by Gestapo (Polish)
Flight Lieutenant Patrick Wilson Langford RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [37][38]
Flight Lieutenant Roy B Langlois RAF [39]
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Barker Leigh RAF Executed by Gestapo, [40][41]
Flight Lieutenant James Leslie Robert "Cookie" Long RAF Executed by Gestapo, [42][43]
Flight Lieutenant Romas "René" Marcinkus RAF Executed by Gestapo, [44]
Flight Lieutenant H C "Johnny" Marshall RAF
Flight Lieutenant Alistair T McDonald RAF
Lieutenant Clement Aldwyn Neville McGarr SAAF Executed by Gestapo, [45]
Flight Lieutenant George Edward McGill RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [46]
Flight Lieutenant Harold John Milford RAF Executed by Gestapo, [47][48]
Flying Officer Jerzy T Mondschein RAF Executed by Gestapo, [49] (Polish)
Second Lieutenant Jens Müller RAF Home run via Stettin (now Szczecin)
Lieutenant Alastair D Neely Royal Navy
Flight Lieutenant T.R. Nelson RAF
Flight Lieutenant A Keith Ogilvie RAF
Flying Officer Kazimierz Pawluk RAF Executed by Gestapo, [50] (Polish)
Flight Lieutenant Henri Albert Picard RAF Executed by Gestapo, [51][52] (Belgian)
Flight Lieutenant Desmond Lancelot Plunkett RAF
Flying Officer Porokoru Patapu "Johnny" Pohe RNZAF Executed by Gestapo, [53][54]
Lieutenant Douglas A Poynter Royal Navy
Pilot Officer Paul G Royle RAF
Lieutenant Bernard W M Scheidhauer FFAF Executed by Gestapo, [55]
Flight Lieutenant Michael Shand RAF [56]
Pilot Officer Sotiris "Nick" Skanzikas RHAF Executed by Gestapo, [57] (Greek)
Lieutenant Rupert J Stevens SAAF Executed by Gestapo
Flying Officer Robert Campbell Stewart RAF Executed by Gestapo, [58][59]
Flying Officer John Gifford Stower RAF Executed by Gestapo, [60][61]
Flying Officer Denys Oliver Street RAF Executed by Gestapo, [62][63]
Flight Lieutenant Cyril Douglas Swain RAF Executed by Gestapo, [64]
Flight Lieutenant Alfred B Thompson RCAF [65]
Flying Officer Pawel "Peter" Tobolski PAF Executed by Gestapo (Polish)
Flight Lieutenant Ivo P Tonder RAF
Squadron Leader Leonard Henry Trent RNZAF
Flight Lieutenant Arnost "Wally" Valenta RAF Executed by Gestapo, [66] (Czechoslovakia)
Flight Lieutenant Bram van der Stok RAF Home run to Utrecht.
Flight Lieutenant Gilbert William "Tim" Walenn RAF Executed by Gestapo, [67]
Flight Lieutenant James Chrystall Wernham RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [68]
Flight Lieutenant George William Wiley RCAF Executed by Gestapo, [69]
Squadron Leader John Edwin Ashley Williams DFC RAAF Executed by Gestapo, [70][71]
Flight Lieutenant John Francis Williams RAF Executed by Gestapo, [72][73]
Flight Lieutenant Raymond L N van Wymeersch RAF [74]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Record for Spitfire AB269 on lostaircraft.com
  2. ^ Record for Mustang AP212 on lostaircraft.com
  3. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194196
  4. ^ Motor Sport, July 1944, Page 142: Obituary.
  5. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194200
  6. ^ Record for Spitfire BS313 on lostaircraft.com
  7. ^ Record for Lancaster ED752 on lostaircraft.com
  8. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194204
  9. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194208
  10. ^ Record for Spitfire N3194 on lostaircraft.com
  11. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194214
  12. ^ Record for Blenheim L1141 on lostaircraft.com
  13. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194215
  14. ^ Record for Hampden AT109 on lostaircraft.com
  15. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194218
  16. ^ Record for Hampden P4370 on lostaircraft.com
  17. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194220
  18. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194224
  19. ^ Record for Blenheim L1138 on lostaircraft.com
  20. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194246
  21. ^ Record for Spitfire BS540 on lostaircraft.com
  22. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194274
  23. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194275
  24. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194276
  25. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194277
  26. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194286
  27. ^ Record for Wellington BB483 on lostaircraft.com
  28. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194300
  29. ^ Record for Blenheim T1860 on lostaircraft.com
  30. ^ Record for Wellington P9232 on lostaircraft.com
  31. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194315
  32. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194316
  33. ^ Record for Kittyhawk FR477 on lostaircraft.com
  34. ^ Record for Wellington Z1245 on lostaircraft.com
  35. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194317
  36. ^ Record for Wellington Z8862 on lostaircraft.com
  37. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194321
  38. ^ Record for Wellington R1450 on lostaircraft.com
  39. ^ Record for Wellington W5421 on lostaircraft.com
  40. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194327
  41. ^ Record for Halifax L9516 on lostaircraft.com
  42. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194327
  43. ^ Record for Wellington R1335 on lostaircraft.com
  44. ^ Record for Hurricane BD949 on lostaircraft.com
  45. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194335
  46. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194336
  47. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194348
  48. ^ Record for Boston AL743 on lostaircraft.com
  49. ^ Record for Wellington R1215 on lostaircraft.com
  50. ^ Record for Wellington W5567 on lostaircraft.com
  51. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194371
  52. ^ Record for Spitfire BM297 on lostaircraft.com
  53. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194372
  54. ^ Record for Halifax JN901 on lostaircraft.com
  55. ^ Record for Spitfire EN830 on lostaircraft.com
  56. ^ http://www.bbm.org.uk/Shand.htm
  57. ^ Record for Hurricane HW250 on lostaircraft.com
  58. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194404
  59. ^ Record for Halifax DT796 on lostaircraft.com
  60. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194407
  61. ^ Record for Wellington BK278 on lostaircraft.com
  62. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2761133
  63. ^ Record for Lancaster W4931 on lostaircraft.com
  64. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194410
  65. ^ Record for Whitley K8950 on lostaircraft.com
  66. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194419
  67. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194422
  68. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194432
  69. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194435
  70. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194437
  71. ^ Record for Kittyhawk FR270 on lostaircraft.com
  72. ^ http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2194438
  73. ^ Record for Boston Z2194 on lostaircraft.com
  74. ^ Record for Hurricane BP229 on lostaircraft.com