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Last of the 39ers: Great Escape hero who was shot down at the start of the war dies aged 98

They were the unseen heroes of the Second World War – the men who risked their lives to help others escape from German prisoner of war camps.

And none did it for longer than Alfie ‘Bill’ Fripp, an RAF navigator shot down in the first weeks of battle to become a veteran of 12 different camps across Nazi-occupied Europe.

His job was to make sure secret consignments of equipment vital for escape were smuggled in under the noses of German guards. for more click here

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