Paul Royle


Age: 101

Summary: Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prison-of-war camp during World War II remembered as the Great Escape, in which the escape was the subject of a 1963 Hollywood movie called The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen (a work of artistic license that Royle loathed), but who along with former squadron leader Dick Churchill of Great Britain were only one of the last two remaining survivors of the 76 men who escaped from Stalag Luft III near Sagan about 100 miles southeast of Berlin, Germany.

Cause of Death: After surgery

Born: January 17, 1914

Died: August 23, 2015

Perth, Australia