ROLAND G. GARROS
1888-1918
 
 
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via email from Mike Kane, 8-12-07
Ralph:
Mike Kane here again. Just a few facts about Roland Garros. After capture, Garros was transported to Fort Zorndorf in East Prussia, almost in Poland. Fort Zorndorf, not Fort 9, as many secondary sources claim, was the Germanís highest security prison for key allied prisoners. Persistent escapers were transferred to Fort Zorndorf to cool their heels. Later, Garros was transferred to another less secure prison and escaped back to allied lines. Rejoining his squadron, Garros was shot down and killed in 1918.
Mike Kane
Pittsburg.Pa.
 

 
 
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