William Ash

Born in Texas in 1917, William Ash worked his way through school and college during the Great Depression, graduating from the University of Texas, Austin. At the outbreak of war in Europe he rode the rails to Canada and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. A Spitfire pilot, he saw action with 411 Squadron. Shot down over France in March 1942, he was eventually captured and sent to a succession of POW camps, from which he escaped or attempted escape on a regular basis. At war's end, he was...See more