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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.
BUSHELL, ROGER JOYCE(90120) age: 33 AuxAF
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.