Lt. Gen. Albert Clark and The Great Escape

While interned there and during initial tunneling escape efforts, Sconiers worked security for Lt. Col. Albert P. Clark, Senior American Officer of the camp. Often called "Ed" (because his middle name was Theodore), Lt. Col. Clark referred to Sconiers as "my security man" on page 102 in Clark’s book 33 Months as a POW in Stalag Luft III .

"The third recipient of the Lt. Gen Albert P Clark Award for significant research and outstanding contributions to keeping the history of Stalag Luft III alive is retired chief archivist for the United States Air Force Academy, Duane Reed.

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When he arrived at Stalag Luft III, Lt. Col. Clark was kriegie (prisoner-of-war) No. 594 and the senior american officer (sao). He served as one of the senior officers on the camp’s Escape Committee ("Big S" – in charge of security) that planned or approved all escape attempts, including "The Great Escape" of literary and film fame.

Retired air force lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a World War II veteran who played a key role in the elaborate breakout from a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp that inspired the movie "The Great Escape," has died.

Lt. Gen. Albert Clark and The Great Escape In England, there exists a strange Christmas tradition. One or other of the nation’s TV networks will invariably air a screening of the classic 1963 movie, The Great Escape.

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 · The group of the American POWs, including Schrupp and Lt. Gen. Clark, visited the censors in 1989 (in Frankfurt) at their invitation. In 1990, the censors were invited by the Americans to the Stalag Luft III reunion in Norfolk, Virginia. They had a great time there, and the Academy has a DVD of their panel discussion.

Lieutenant General Albert Patton Clark (August 27, 1913 – March 8, 2010) was the sixth superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contents[show] Biography Clark was born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 1913. He is a 1936 graduate of the United States.

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