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'Great Escape' vet dies at 92

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posted on Dec, 22 2007 @ 02:56 AM
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'Great Escape' vet dies at 92


www.abc.net.au

Mick Shand, a Battle of Britain fighter pilot, was 92.

Mr Shand was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in September 1942 after his 60th sortie, but the same month his Spitfire was shot down while trying to destroy a train in Holland.

Imprisoned in the notorious Stalag Luft 3 at Sagan, southeast of Berlin, Shand took part in the 'Great Escape' of March 1943 when 76 RAF officers tunnelled their way to freedom.
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posted on Dec, 22 2007 @ 02:56 AM
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RIP Mr shand . I have read about the Great Escape as I also have the film on DVD. Although this guy isnt represented in the film I am sure that he was one of the last survivors of the famous mass break out.

On another historical note the last remaining survivor of the Dambusters Raid is a NZder Les Munro.

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