UK's oldest WWII POW has died

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by aghart, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    Alfie Fripp the oldest surviving UK servicemen to have been a POW in WWII has died. He was a member of the crew of a Blenheim bomber which was shot down in 1939. He spent the whole of WWII as a POW. His pilot who was also captured was one of the 50 escapers shot on Hitler's orders following the mass breakout at StalgLuft III, which was made into a movie (The Great Escape)
  2. Akolt

    Akolt Member

    Aww, that's really sad to hear, but so is life. No one is immortal.

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