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Alvin Vogtle

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  1. the inspiration for the POW character portrayed by Steve McQueen in the movie The Great Escape

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  2. nicknamed "Sammy from Alabamy"

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  3. A Spitfire pilot, Vogtle was shot down and captured in North Africa, then moved to prison camps in Germany

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  4. spent 3 years at camps including Stalag Luft III, Dulag Luft, Offlag XXI-B, Sagan, Nuremberg and Moosburg

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  5. made five escape attempts and on the sixth try made it out to Switzerland in March 1945

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  6. In May 1939, he was awarded a BS Degree in Science and Literature by Auburn University and later studied law at the University of Alabama and at the University of Virginia

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