Service Details
Name:
BUSHELL
Given Name:
ROGER JOYCE
Initials:
R J
Service No:
90120
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Squadron Leader
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
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Unit:
601 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-03-29
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Date of Birth:
1910-08-30
Age:
33
Cause of Death:
Executed by the Nazis for his roll in the Great Escape. One of the 50.
Decorations:
Mentioned in Despatches (twice)
Citations:
LG Sup 8 June 1944 pg. 2615; LG Sup 13 June 1946 pg. 2817
Additional
Information:
Son of Benjamin Daniel and Dorothy Wingate Bushell, of Mossel River, Cape Province, South Africa. B.A. (Cantab.); Barrister-at-Law, Lincolns Inn. Known as "Big X" during his time as a prisoner-of-war. Headed the Great Escape. Shot down 23-May-40, Spitfire I, N3194, recaptured at Saarbrucken, murdered 29-Mar-44 by Schulz, cremated at Saarbrucken. On Hermanus War Memorial
Commemoration
Country:
Poland
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Cemetery:
POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Coll. grave 9. A.

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