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Escape from Stalag Luff 3 and 6 - Germany

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27 January 2006

Shoe brushes belonged to Jack Gibson and were part of an escape equipment pack.

Jack Gibson was shot down during a raid on Sharnhorst on 24th July 1941. He was captured and held prisoners from July 1941 to April 1944. Jack was a member of the 'Tally Ho' escape club committee.

Jack finally escaped during the closing stages of the war.

In July 1981 the entire crew returned to RAF Lynton for a reunion.

They were greeted with the words 'Welcome home you are 40 years late'

Jack Gibson died on 5th June 1997 aged 80

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