Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known. In Zagan there were two camps: Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIII C. . JPG. . . Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known. . He was still languishing in the camp’s cooler when some of his comrades pulled off the most famous POW escape of World War II on the night of Friday, March 24, 1944, while 811 RAF bombers were pounding Berlin. That included captured naval aviators, such as members of the British Fleet Air Arm. . . These statistics included all prisoners of war, but there is not reliable information about presence POW’s in Stalag VIII C before the evacuation, who in main part worked and lived outside. . /sgt. Stalag Luft III was a German prisoner of war camp for Allied aviators during World War II.