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Bushell, Roger Joyce

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rank: Squadron Leader
status: kia
airforce: RAF    (no: 90120 )
born: 1910-08-30 Transvaal South Africa

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Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (30 August 1910 – 29 March 1944) was an Auxiliary Air Force pilot who organised and led an escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner of war camp. He was a victim of the Stalag Luft III murders. The escape was used as the basis for the film The Great Escape. The character played by Richard Attenborough, Roger Bartlett, is modelled on Roger Bushell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Bushell

29-Mar 1943

BUSHELL, ROGER JOYCE(90120) age: 33 AuxAF

Sqn Ldr

He was captured whilst flying in Spitfire I, N3194 'N' of No 92 Sqn, on 23 May 1940 but was executed by the Gestapo following The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III at Sagan on 24 Mar 1944. He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 92 1940-03-30
RAF 92 Squadron 1939-10-15
RAF 601 Squadron 1932-08-10

Aircraft:

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N3194 GR-Z 1940-05-23
N3194 GR-Z 1940-05-23
P9373 1940-05-01
N3285 1940-05-01
N3249 1940-05-01
N3193 1940-05-01

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