Richard Anthony Bethell, known as Anthony (or "Tony") Bethell, (9 April 1922 - 17 February 2004) was born in Dar-es-Salaam in the British territory of Tanganyika. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. After his Mustang was shot down he was taken prisoner and held in the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III at Sagan where he actively participated in the Great Escape, being one of the 76 officers to break out and make some distance across enemy occupied territory before being recaptured. His name was not one of the 50 who were picked to be executed and he, with 25 others, went back into captivity. He retired from the RAF in 1955 and worked in financial services in Canada. He died in Canada in 2004.

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  • Richard Anthony Bethell, known as Anthony (or "Tony") Bethell, (9 April 1922 - 17 February 2004) was born in Dar-es-Salaam in the British territory of Tanganyika. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. After his Mustang was shot down he was taken prisoner and held in the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III at Sagan where he actively participated in the Great Escape, being one of the 76 officers to break out and make some distance across enemy occupied territory before being recaptured. His name was not one of the 50 who were picked to be executed and he, with 25 others, went back into captivity. He retired from the RAF in 1955 and worked in financial services in Canada. He died in Canada in 2004. (en)
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  • 1922-4-9
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  • 2004-2-17
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  • 1945-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 120413
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  • 1941-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • United Kingdom
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  • One of the "Great Escapers"
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  • Aviator, farmer
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  • "Tony"
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  • Lorna Bethell
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  • Richard Anthony Bethell, known as Anthony (or "Tony") Bethell, (9 April 1922 - 17 February 2004) was born in Dar-es-Salaam in the British territory of Tanganyika. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. After his Mustang was shot down he was taken prisoner and held in the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III at Sagan where he actively participated in the Great Escape, being one of the 76 officers to break out and make some distance across enemy occupied territory before being recaptured. His name was not one of the 50 who were picked to be executed and he, with 25 others, went back into captivity. He retired from the RAF in 1955 and worked in financial services in Canada. He died in Canada in 2004. (en)
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  • Tony Bethell (en)
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  • Tony Bethell (en)
  • R. Anthony Bethell (en)
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  • Bethell (en)
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