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Pete Tunstall (Peter David Tunstall) was born on 1 December, 1918 in Chadwell St Mary, England. Discover Pete Tunstall's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 95 years old?
|Popular As||Peter David Tunstall|
|Age||95 years old|
|Born||1 December 1918|
|Birthplace||Chadwell St Mary, England|
|Date of death||(2013-07-27)|
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Pete Tunstall Net Worth
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|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million - $5 Million|
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Tunstall died on 27 July 2013 at his home in South Africa.
After the war, Tunstall continued to serve in the RAF until 1958 as a flying instructor on Meteor and Vampire jets. He also served at the Advanced Flying Training School (No. 5 FTS) at Oakington in Cambridgeshire as a chief flying instructor. After leaving the RAF, he joined Laker Airways before emigrating to South Africa, where he worked as an actor as well as continuing to fly. His autobiography, The Last Escaper, was published in 2014.
Tunstall was liberated by American troops on 16 April 1945 and returned to Britain shortly afterwards.
Tunstall was then moved to Oflag VIB, where he tried again to escape dressed as a German soldier. Following this attempt, he was shipped to Colditz Castle on 15 March 1942. Here Tunstall perfected his "goon-baiting" (activities to distract and annoy the German guards). At Colditz, he also developed methods of getting information back to Britain inside photographs and letters. At the end of the war, he was recommended for an award by MI9, but it was turned down by the Colonel Willie Tod, the senior British officer at Colditz.
Tunstall flew combat missions over France during and after the British retreat to Dunkirk. He was captured on the night of 26/27 August 1940, when, due to a wireless failure, his aircraft became lost and crash-landed on the Dutch coast. As a prisoner of war, he was initially sent to a POW camp in Poland. After trying to escape from the camp dressed as a German NCO he was transferred to Spangenberg Castle. It was during his incarceration at Spangenberg Castle that Tunstall, along with Eustace Newborn and Dominic Bruce came up with the escape plan known as "the Swiss Commission". The escape attempt has gone down as one of the most audacious of the war. Using uniforms found in the castle and suits made from uniforms, the three POWs simply walked out of the camp during an inspection by the Swiss Red Cross. They spent ten days at large before being recaptured.
Peter David Tunstall (1 December 1918 – 27 July 2013) was a squadron leader in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and a prisoner of war (POW) held at Colditz Castle. He holds the record for the most time spent by an Allied POW in solitary confinement.
Tunstall was born in Chadwell St Mary, Essex, in 1918 and moved to the nearby village of Orsett at the age of three. As a schoolboy he took his first flying lesson from a local airfield, paid for by shooting and selling rabbits to his local butcher. He joined the RAF in 1937 and trained at No 61 Squadron at Hemswell in Lincolnshire and eventually became a Hampden pilot.