19th March, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:  in Woking, Surrey, England – Flt Lt Gordon Bretell, murdered by the gestapo in a wood in Poland in March 1944  – one of 50  executed as punishment  when recaptured after the “Great Escape”. Aged 29.

http://www.hatfield-herts.co.uk/aviation/brettell.html

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/pow/cSL_3_Fifty.htm

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