Alex Lees
 


 

Age: 97



Summary: 
British war hero and one of the last survivors of the historic (but largely unsuccessful) World War II mass escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III that inspired the 1950 book and the 1963 movie The Great Escape.




Cause of Death: In his sleep



Born: July 11, 1911


 
Died: April 22, 2009



Location:
Bishopton, Scotland