Platz, Martin

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Platz, Martin

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ca. 1920-2007


Martin Platz was born and lived in Winnipeg prior to the Second World War, graduating from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and was on the team when they won the 1939 Grey Cup. He also played for the Regina Roughriders. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. He was held as a Prisoner of War after his plane was shot down over Cologne in July 1941 until the end of the war. He was in several German POW camps, including Stalag Luft III. Upon his return home he was employed as a radio broadcaster.


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Created by Krystal Payne on December 14, 2017.




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