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  1. Born in Neustadt-Glewe on 2 October 1923, was a guard at two concentration camps from November 1944 until April 1945
  2. Co-inventor of games, including Twister. Also an author and illustrator
  3. Galician-born American physicist and Nobel laureate born 29 July 1898. Worked on the 'Manhattan Project' (Trinity). Nobel laureate 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance.
  4. Born Williamsburgh, Brooklyn c. 1934, is an Italian-American Bonnano crime family mobster and reputed acting boss or consigliere of the Bonanno family
  5. Vice Admiral within the United States Navy and leader of the project to develop the Polaris missile system. Vice Admiral Raborn was also the 7th Director of Central Intelligence and the 5th Director of CIA
  6. Former Prime Minister of Fiji after leading a series of military coups
  7. WWII: PT boat gunner (PT-81) who saw action in the Aleutian Campaign and later in the Pacific, where he was severely wounded while defending a U.S. ammunition supply ship during a Japanese kamikaze attack, nearly losing an arm and a leg
  8. Lz xray 1965 nam
  9. Private investigative team believe D.B. Cooper is an individual named Robert Rackstraw who flew helicopters in the Vietnam War and is now 73 and living in the San Diego area
  10. Holocaust survivor
  11. American serial killer who murdered 10 people in and around Wichita, Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer
  12. British folk-singer/songwriter, youngest known participant in D-Day landings veteran. Born: 1928. He is now 88 and lives in the UK
  13. WWII: Pearl Harbor Survivor, 7 December 1941, served on the USS California
  14. WWII, German Fighter pilot, Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51)
  15. WWII: B-24 bomber pilot of the 53rd Bomb Group, 753rd Squadron, 8th Air Force, who was instructed by none other than Jimmy Stewart himself
  16. air force general
  17. TWA PILOT/Race and Test Pilot
  18. WWII: Survived the sinking of the USS McCawley (AP-10) off the coast of Guadalcanal Island, 30 June 1943
  19. Retired General
  20. June 15, 1919 - January 23, 2011 Texas lawyer for more than fifty years. She was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County, Texas. She spearheaded a coalition to establish the Marital Property Act of 1967, and the Texas Family Code
  21. American economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur
  22. Nepalese Gurkha awarded the Victoria Cross in June 1944
  23. Unverified World War 1-Era Veteran from Nepal served in Gurkha Regiment. Lives in United States (New Hampshire) Born: 01/01/1900
  24. United States Congress from 1967-1983 for Illinois's 19th congressional district/last surviving members of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Richard M. Nixon
  25. Member of the AVG-Flying Tigers WWII--[3.5 victories]
  26. Spy/March 8, 1971 with her Husband John, took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside
  27. Spy/March 8, 1971 with his wife Bonnie, took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside
  28. Larry Raines  (2)
    Survivor of the 1970 Kent State shooting. Went to the demonstrations with friend Dean Kahler, who was shot and paralyzed. In the moments after the attack, he cradled the bloodied Sand Sheuer as she lay dying
  29. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941, aboard the USS Maryland. Fought the rest of the war in the Pacific front, witnessed the surrender of the Japanese from the deck of the USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103)
  30. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Whitney (AD-4)
  31. WWII air force hero & Ace (275 victories)
  32. 51st Oldest Living Person in the World. Born: 10/17/1899
  33. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Ringling Brother?s Circus Fire
  34. Former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1996-2000); Supreme Allied Commander Europe NATO (2000-03)
  35. Military
  36. WWII Pilot aboard the USS Enterprise - Took part in the 'Marianas Turkey Shoot), Commander of USS Independence, RADM, Navy Cross Recipient
  37. (born 1952, Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, 'for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome'
  38. Engineer
  39. Member of the Munich branch of the student resistance group White Rose. Born: 10/11/1913
  40. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Argonne
  41. WWII: 91st Coast Artillery, Philippine Scouts. POW. Bronze Star
  42. Serial Killer- 'Night Stalker'
  43. 'The Jackal' (assassin)
  44. WWII German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Ace with 46 victories
  45. Author, historian - Unbroken Will
  46. American Physicist.Born:05/13/1913
  47. Nobel peace laureate 1996
  48. British Army officer, served in the Indonesia?Malaysia confrontation and Northern Ireland
  49. World War One Veteran
  50. 1989 Nobel Prize Winning Physicist. Born:08/27/1915
  51. navy admiral
  52. Randall has been variously described as a 'serial killer', despite only having two convictions for murder, and as a 'notorious criminal'.
  53. American theoretical physicist and leading expert on particle physics and cosmology
  54. International Brigade Rakosi Battalion, XIII Brigade
  55. One of two last survivors, and the last female, of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Born: 1915. She recently celebrated her 105th birthday. She lives in the USA
  56. WWII - Local Californian baseball icon; contemporary witness of the Port Chicago, CA, disaster in July 1944
  57. 'Royal Air Force Group Captain Battle of Britain Museum Hendon'
  58. Civil Rights Activist (1889-1979). Founder of Pullman Car Porter union, 1925. Led push to have FDR and Truman end military discrimination and segregation. Official head of the 1963 March on Washington. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1964
  59. Retired Air Force General
  60. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941, aboard the USS Sacramento
  61. WWII Ace (10 Kills) 56th Fighter Group - USAAF - DSC
  62. Inventor, TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year (2020)
  63. Scientist
  64. Flight scientist NASA Flight Director
  65. Veteran of both World War 1 and World War 2
  66. medal of honor army vietnam
  67. Pearl Harbor Survivor (1918-2010) , survived the explosion of the USS Shaw
  68. Human rights activist and advocate of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America
  69. WWII Army electrical engineer (b.1920) assigned to the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos site. One of the last surviving witnesses of the first atomic explosion, the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945
  70. first officer on the D.B. Cooper flight in 1971
  71. British Nobel Laureate physician-scientist. He is best known for his work on cellular reactions to hypoxia, for which he shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with William Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza
  72. German ww2 pilot
  73. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS West Virginia
  74. Scientist
  75. American historian of education and educational policy analyst. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. In 2013, she joined forces with writer and former teacher, Anthony Cody, to create the The Network for Public Education
  76. Iban Scout from Johore in Malaya, who won the British George Cross for gallantry
  77. WW II Sailor; survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis
  78. American criminal convicted of the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Martin Luther King, Jr
  79. One of oldest people in the world. Born:05/17/1895 Lives in New Hampshire. 2nd Oldest Person in the World One of only three people living today born in the year 1895
  80. medal of honor army vietnam
  81. Owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow that was once a sideshow attraction located on the historic Venice Beach in California. Had own reality series known as 'FreakShow' on AMC
  82. WWII. PTO. USS John C. Butler. Battle of Iwo Jima, Battle of Leyte Gulf, a.o
  83. Tuskegee Airmen pilot
  84. WWII - Pearl Harbor. US Navy. The first diver to enter the sunken USS Arizona. Author of the book 'Descent into Darkness'. Born Oct. 18, 1920
  85. 4-Star General: first Chief of Space Operations - United States Space Force. Currently oversees organizational stand-up & transfer of officers/enlisted personnel into the newest service branch. Previously was commander of US Space Command
  86. WWII: ETO. 333rd Squadron, 944th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. DFC
  87. One of six teens that went to JFK Airport to see the Beatles in 1964 and Ringo Starr took a picture of them. Pictured in Starr's book 'Photograph'
  88. Survived both collapses of the twin towers of the WTC while in the Marriot Hotel on the WTC complex
  89. WWII: 1st Bn, 27th Marine Regiment. Served in North Afric and the Pacific Theater
  90. Parachuted into Normandy France as part of the Normandy Invasion 6 June 1944 as well as a 95 year ols 75 years later
  91. Connally's press rep., delivered one of 1st eyewitness reports FK's assassination to media, nationally prominent Texan corporate communications & public affairs counselor part of state's business & political scene for 1/2+ a century
  92. Was the arresting officer of the Kray brothers
  93. Eric Bana played his life story in 'Chopper'
  94. USN Flier. During World War II, he saw action in 11 battles in the Pacific theater and was awarded the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. He became a vice admiral in the Reserve in 1960
  95. Donut Dolly in Vietnam. Author
  96. Flight astronaut sts-42,51,79
  97. JFK - Secret Service 1960-1981, on the right front running board of the follow-up car in the Dallas motorcade, pictured in a series of famous Kennedy assassination photographs
  98. American supercentenarian and currently the oldest black person in the world. Born in 1898
  99. US centenarian, born 2020. Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (1938-39), then in the Air Force in Germany at the end of WWII (1945-46)
  100. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire/Burned but not taken to Hartford Hospital for 4 days. Then taken to hospital run by Army doctors - so could be given penicillin for the infections. It had not yet been released for use by civilians
  101. Air evacuation nurse for the U.S. Army Air Force
  102. Veteran of Polish-Soviet War. Born: 1907 (1920 Battle of Warsaw)
  103. The owner and occupier of the Palmer family home, seen in Twin Peaks. She appears onscreen in the final episode of the series
  104. WWII: US Navy. Aviation machinist mate aboard the escort carrier USS Petrof Bay in the Pacific ; his carrier was engaged in various battles, including Iwo Jima and Okinawa
  105. Battle of Stalingrad survivor
  106. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS San Faancisco
  107. United Airlines Flight 232 co-pilot
  108. WWII - Flying Tiger Ace, 10.5 victories
  109. WWII: D-Day. 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized). Landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, advanced from Normandy to Cape de la Hague, then to Cherbourg, where he was wounded by an 88mm shell that blew his jeep into the air
  110. Born in 1898. Claims to have fought in the Mexican Revolution. Lives in Illinois, U.S.A
  111. Political campaigner
  112. WWII - WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who knew Richard Bong, Top American Ace of WWII
  113. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Whitney
  114. 101st airborne, c co- not band of brothers
  115. Co - founder of the music group The Dramatics. He witnessed the events at the Algiers Motel in 1967 and was harassed and beaten brutally by the police. The movie Detroit was based on these events
  116. Sam Reed  (2)
    'WW2 Navajo Indian Code Talker'
  117. Former Secretary of the Air Force
  118. German Author/Publicist, Victim of the Reemtsma-Kidnapping in 1996
  119. Last man out of the tunnel in the Great Escape during WWII
  120. Scientist
  121. air force general
  122. Futurist, historian, author, keynote speaker, businessman. Books include the award-winning 'Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War.'
  123. Civil rights activist, educator (born 1929). One of the 'Courageous Eight' who helped organize the Selma Marches in 1965, and the man who extended an invitation to Martin Luther King to join them
  124. WWII Pearl Harbor survivor. USS Ward, , which is credited with firing the first U.S. shots of World War II
  125. air ace usaf 475th squadron satan's angels
  126. Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science
  127. World war 2 fighter ace- 6 kills - 530th FS, p-51, pt-22, p-40, c-45, bt-13, c-47, at-6, b-25,pq-13, b-26
  128. Archaeologist and social historian.
  129. Young schoolgirl who was at the 1963 Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed 5 others
  130. WWII: Bataan Death March survivor
  131. German tank ace in World War 2, at least 17 tank kills (was awared the Ritterkreut after his 17th victory)
  132. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Utah. Later served on the USS St. Louis in the Battles of Kula Gulf and Kolombangara
  133. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941
  134. Steve Reich  (2)
    Pitcher for West Point he then pitched in 17 games for the U.S.A. in the 1993 World games. He pitched a couple of minor league games in 1996 for the Orioles but was recalled to military duty. He died in Afhanistan while serving
  135. Former general in the German Democratic Republic's army
  136. Captured Green River Killer; US Representative-Wash.;
  137. WWII - Pearl Harbor veteran. B-17 copilot arriving at Pearl Harbor by chance during the attack. Shot down by Japanese, landed at Hickam Field, the plane broke apart, shown in an iconic photo of the day
  138. Harry Reid  (3)
    Retired rocket engineer, hired to work with Von Braun's team in 1958. Worked on the recently launched Explorer I satellite project, and then a career at NASA, with contributions to the Apollo and Skylab missions
  139. Scottish Flight Lieutenant WW II was awarded the Victoria Cross for action during air combat over Dusseldorf, Germany on November 3, 1943
  140. WWII - contemporary witness of the Port Chicago disaster; largest US mainland munitions explosion, July 17, 1944, Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, CA. As of 2018, she is the oldest National Park Ranger in the United States, born Sept. 22, 1921
  141. WWII Navy veteran; USS Colhoun (DD-801) survivor (6 April 1945, sunk by Kamikaze attack)
  142. First Disneyland Ambassador (1965) and 2015 Disney Legend. She hosted along with Walt Disney the 'Disneyland 10th Anniversary' episode of 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.'
  143. Deemed the 'mother of comfort food,' Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the Green Bean Casserole in 1955, while working as a staff member in the Home Economics department of the Campbell Soup Company
  144. Flight astronaut sts-89,104
  145. WWII veteran. Honored by the President during the 2019 State of the Union Address
  146. Commnader Military Sealift Command
  147. army general chief of staff
  148. Air Force General
  149. JFK - Member of The Old Guard, serving the Kennedy family and also Honor Guard at the funeral of John F. Kennedy
  150. WWII: PTO. 1st Marines Division. Battle of Cape Gloucester , Battle of Peleliu.Wounded twice
  151. Ww2 luftwaffe ace
  152. Survivor of the sinking of the S.S. Andrea Doria in 1956 (Born: 1935) He was 21 at the time and was one of 1,706 passengers and crew on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria . He lives in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  153. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941
  154. Former general of the German Democratic Republic's army
  155. Korean War: Battle of Chosin Reservoir, US Marine Corps
  156. WWII Fighter Ace, F4F Wildcat Pilot - US Navy - 9 Kills - Navy Cross
  157. Niece of Greta Garbo
  158. Astronaut; spent three months in space in 2008, including a seven hour spacewalk
  159. Astronaut
  160. Journalist and author who survived Jonestown
  161. Known as 'Hitler's Favorite Test Pilot'. Hanna was a German Nazi test pilot who tested many different types of German planes throughout World War 2. She is also the author of The Sky My Kingdom
  162. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Neosho (AO-23). Born July 8, 1919.
  163. Former cosmonaut from Czechoslovakia, the first Czechoslovak in space (the first cosmonaut from a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States)
  164. Firearm manufacturer and designer. Founder of the Remington Arms Company
  165. commander 18th wing
  166. Gun Entrepreneur Died 1892
  167. WWII PTO. USS Hornet (CV-8). Doolittle Raid
  168. American polymer chemist, inventor, and professor emeritus. He is noted for his contribution to the development of Teflon. Born: 10/12/1910
  169. Flight scientist NASA Human Space Flight
  170. U.S. Attorney General (1993-2001)
  171. army general
  172. Air Force General
  173. WWII: Soviet pilot during the Second World War, flew 307 missions and was named a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in 1943. Now age 98 and reportedly lives in Russia
  174. Judith Arlene Resnik (April 5, 1949 ? January 28, 1986) was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L
  175. Colombian American Supercentenarian born 1906
  176. Author/Editor at Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security
  177. Adventurer, fist swede to climb Mt Everest
  178. British engineer (Born: 1912) who worked as personal assistant to the creator of TV John Logie Baird in the 1930's. He is one of the great pioneering engineers of British television in the 1930's. He is now 104 and lives in East Anglia, UK
  179. Former FBI Associate Deputy Director/Noted Homeland Security Advisor, Appointed to SuperCom Advisory Board
  180. WWII: Arctic convoy (Murmansk) veteran, D-Day veteran (HMCS Algonquin)
  181. Russian cosmonaut that was selected in 1996, and completed spaceflight training in 1998. He served as a crew member aboard the International Space Station, having launched on his first spaceflight on 15 May 2012 and returned
  182. Russian cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz TMA-04M / ISS-31 / ISS-32. Graduated from Moscow Institute of electronical technics, 1989 with an engineering degree; worked until 1993 for NPO IT, Korolyov, then for the GKB within the RKKE; was selected as cosmonaut on
  183. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Thornton
  184. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor at Schofield Barracks, 7 December 1941
  185. Centenarian - World War I Vet Born: 05/04/1901
  186. WWII - WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) called 'Sexy Rexy'. Last WASP of South Dakota and as an Oglala Lakota, she is the only female Native American to serve in the WASPs
  187. Air Force General
  188. Mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, Author of 'The Autobiography of a Thief'
  189. WWII: US Navy veteran who served on the USS Russell (DD-414); the ship fought in 16 major engagements incl. the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway where she picked up survivors of the carriers USS Lexington resp. USS Yorktown
  190. Retired Navy Admiral
  191. Jim Reynolds  (2)
    Man who claims to be the Sailor kissing a nurse on VJ Day in Alfred Eisenstadt's famous Life Magazine photo
  192. air force general
  193. WWII: Veteran (2nd Marine Division) of the Battles of Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian
  194. Civil rights lawyer and jurist
  195. 'Dr. Werner Von Braun Rocket Scientest Team Member'
  196. Former Executive Director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and now serves as the Cincinnati Reds team historian
  197. American writer and historian. Won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for non-fiction in 2006 and has received awards from the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She won a 2012 Whiting Award
  198. Scientist, founder 'Community of Sant'Egidio'
  199. Tuskegee Airman
  200. WWII: ETO D-Day, Utah Beach, D Company, 359th Regiment (Heavy Weapons Unit), 90th Infantry Division. Also in Hill 122 (the Battle of Mont Castre and Le Plessis-Lastelle, July 3-12, 1944), and The Battle of Chamois (Falaise Pocket)
  201. Labor and consumer rights activist known as the 'Ralph Nader of Harlem' Born 1919,
  202. C-47 pilot that dropped paratroopers near the town of St. Mere Eglise as part of the D-Day invasion of France; later also flew paratroopers into Operation Market Garden
  203. He was the first helicopter pilot to fly Lyndon Johnson as President on the evening of Nov.22/63
  204. U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, California, parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. WWII: ETO. D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Eagles Nest
  205. Air Force General
  206. Saboteur from U.S.S. Barb WW II
  207. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Rigel (AR-11). Later on transport USS Kittson in the Battle of Okinawa
  208. President of Planned Parenthood
  209. Dave Richards  (2)
    Retired Royal millitary
  210. Centenarian. She and her sister Marjorie Ruddles were recognized as the oldest living sisters until her died in December 2012
  211. Archaeologist Presenter, BBC2 Meet the Ancestors, Blood of the Vikings. Mapping the Town, Radio Four.
  212. WWII: MTO. Anzio. Darby's Ranger
  213. astronaut
  214. Flight astronaut sts-28,41,50,64
  215. Retired 4 Star General
  216. 2020 Alliance Party nominee for Vice President
  217. Ex gangster, former rival of the Kray Twins, part of the Richardson gang
  218. Was Attorney General under President Nixon. Resigned, rather than fire Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox.
  219. Civil Rights activist, born 1922. led the Cambridge Movement. One of the few women honored at the 1963 March on Washington, tho the mike was taken from her as she started to speak, due to efforts to keep women in the background at the time
  220. WWII: PTO. Edson's 1st Marine Raider Battalion. Tulagi, New Georgia, and Guadalcanal (Battle of Bloody Ridge, first and second Matanikau, Tasimboko Raid)
  221. Fluconzaole ,anti-fungal drug inventor
  222. Nobel physics laureate 1996
  223. British Army officer during the Troubles, before becoming General Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland
  224. Member of the Flying Tigers (AVG) WWII
  225. Tuskegee Airmen
  226. Flew three sorties over the coast of Normandy on D-Day--the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. About 600 feet below his P-38 Lightning, more than 180,000 Allied troops came ashore in what became known as the ?Longest Day.?
  227. Retired General
  228. Tuskegee Airman, flew P-40 and P-47 aircraft
  229. Was one of the Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, they sat down at a segregated lunch counter in the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's store, challenging the store's policy on segregation. This event was a major milestone in the African-American
  230. Former Surgeon General 1977-1981
  231. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Oklahoma
  232. Nobel physics laureate 1976
  233. American Engineer, born 1927. JPL/NASA Project manager for first US satellite, Explorer I. First person to get it's communication that it was in orbit. Left for private career in engineering and consultation
  234. German ww2 pilot
  235. WWII & Korean War: Navy corpsman
  236. Son of WWI Hero Eddie Rickenbacker
  237. LCDR - US NAVY Blue Angels
  238. Civil Rights activist, born 1943. Worked with SNCC, the Selma march, and the Black Panthers. In Mississippi after James Meredith was shot, he coined the term 'Black Power!' which his friend Stokely Carmichael then helped popularized
  239. President of USA Track and Field, the sport's governing body in this country, from 1996 to 2000competed in discus in the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials
  240. WWII: Survivor of the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales
  241. Lz xray 1965 namwas in johns island,sc but not now
  242. Lz xray 1965
  243. Iditarod Champion 1985 // First Woman to Win
  244. TCU Professor & Author/'Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation' (TCU Press, 2011), 'The Austin-Boston Connection: Five Decades of Democratic House Leadership, 1937-1989'
  245. Sally Ride's mom and advocate for death row inmates to be exonerated
  246. First American Woman in space
  247. Drafted into the Army in 1943
  248. American serial killer known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history
  249. U.S. Army General (World War II, The Korean War)
  250. Pioneer in dolphin behavior and medicine research. Author
  251. Holly Ridings  (2)
    Flight scientist, NASA flight director
  252. American educator, historian, and editor
  253. WW2 fighter ace - 5 Kills - US Navy
  254. Pilot of the shuttle carrier aircraft that carried the Endeavour on its last flight
  255. Sergeant U.S. Armty Silver Star Recipient
  256. American astrophysicist, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt
  257. Tunnel Rat/Vietnam War
  258. Veteran, born 1943, of the 101st Airborne, 327th Division that was called into service by President Eisenhower to protect the Little Rock Nine students integrating the high school in 1957
  259. World War One Veteran
  260. WWII: PTO. Battle of Okinawa. 1st Platoon, I Company, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
  261. Serial killer
  262. WWII - D-Day paratrooper. 82nd Airborne, 505th PIR, General Gavin's staff. His responsibilities included determining the drop zones for the Normandy invasion. 2nd combat jump (Operation Market Garden), also in the Battle of the Bulge
  263. WWII Fighter Pilot Ace-5 victories, USAAF, 352 Fighter Group, 487 Fighter Squadron
  264. Has worked on the Hubble telescope
  265. army general
  266. John Riggi  (2)
    Longtime member of the New jersey mafia and the reputed boss of the Decavalcante crime family
  267. Survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis
  268. WWII: ETO, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Featured in a famous Robert Capa photograph that appeared in Life magazine on May 14, 1945, taken on April 18, 1945, during fighting in Leipzig
  269. WWII: D-Day. 29th Infantry Division. Severely wounded in the Battle of St. Lo (July 1944); returned to combat in the Battle of the Bulge and was Goering's MP at the Nuremberg Trials
  270. Became part of the Texas Rangers in 1947 and was assigned with Company B in Gainesville/After 30 years of service Rigler retired, and lived to be the second oldest living retired-Ranger/His Book; 'In The Line of Duty'
  271. Born 5/1925.Oldest working nurse in the country
  272. Mafia Boss
  273. Retired Astronaut
  274. Was there with JFK after he was shot, transported body to airport via ambulance
  275. 1973 Spingham award
  276. Supercentenarian born 1896. Oldest person in Australia
  277. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Vestal (AR-4). Later served at Italy, France, the Battle of Casablanca, and also was a witness to the a-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll
  278. WWII: Marine Corps fighter pilot; Korea: napalm runs at the Chosin Reservoir; Vietnam: flying for the CIA (Air America); stunt flights for the 2001 movie 'Pearl Harbor'
  279. American soldier in one of Robert Capa's 11 D-Day invasion photos. Private First Class, Company F, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  280. Jack Riley  (3)
    Agent that helped capture El Chapo
  281. army general
  282. Flight Attendant , was a Pan Am stewardess aboard the White House Press Plane during the Kennedy Years , was at Love Field the day of the assassination
  283. Inventor - High resolution radar & sonar. Inducted into the National Inventors Hall Of Fame in 1994. Composer for Broadway & Off-Broadway productions. Retired lecturer from M.I.T
  284. F. Scott Fitzgerald's personal secretary
  285. Author, 'A Game of their Own-Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball', college professor
  286. W.a.s.p. ww2 womens army service pilot
  287. WWII Nazi war criminal; worked as guard with an SS-trained attack dog at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp for women; deported from US to Germany in 2006; only female Nazi war criminal to be caught & deported; now living with her sister in Viersen, Germany
  288. WWII: PTO. Served on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); survived the Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945 (Battle of Okinawa) when 390 sailors and airmen were killed and 264 wounded
  289. WWII German Knights Cross Recipient
  290. Asst Mgr Citibank in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) April 1975- the month that Americans evacuated (then) South Vietnam. Realizing that his co-workers at Citibank would likely face death after a Communist take over-he figured out how to get all 105 of them
  291. An American ornithologist and wildlife conservationalist; Secretary of the Smithsonian (1964-1984)
  292. WWII Luftwaffe Ace 28 victories e.g. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  293. Spanish writer and linguist. 8th Count of Casa Dávalos and Grandee of Spain. President of the 'Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona' since 1965 and one of the last surviving veterans of The Spanish Civil War. He is now 98 and lives in Spain
  294. Born 1925. WW2 Veteran. Navy Guard Veteran. Enlisted at age of 17. Was on Armed Ships And Mercant Vessels. 91st Birthday August 16, 2016
  295. JFK - Doctor on that team that worked to save Lee Harvey Oswald at Parkland Hospital after Jack Ruby shot him
  296. Lz xray 1965 namwas in mt juliet ,tn but not now
  297. Korean War Ace (8 kills) and a long-time POW in Vietnam - AFC x2
  298. Mountain climber
  299. One of only three US Air Force fighter aces of the Vietnam War, and one of only five in total
  300. Navy Seal's Team dog trainer & author
  301. coast guard admiral
  302. WWII: PTO. Alpha Company, 1st battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Solomon Islands, New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa
  303. Lz xray 1965 nam-was in benito, tx but not now
  304. WWII: USS Bunker Hill. Survivor of the Kamikaze attack in May 1945. Also served in the Korean War
  305. WWII: PTO. USMC. Banika Island, Russell Islands, Okinawa
  306. WWII: Roi-Namur, Tinian, Saipan, Iwo Jima. 4th Marine Division
  307. nobel med. laureate 1954
  308. WW II ace with 22 victories
  309. WWII WAVES vet, born 1921. Raised pigeons as a girl, accepted into the Navy's pigeon program. Pigeons used mainly to communicate with blimps used for scouting enemy subs and more, avoiding the possible detection of radio messages
  310. American archaeologist, author, and historian who is known for discovering the site of Henry David Thoreau's house at Walden Pond
  311. Dallas Policeman assigned crowd control on Main St. during Presidential Motorcade and , after Oswald's shooting , guard duty at Parkland Hospital
  312. Youtuber, former NASA and Apple engineer
  313. World War II ace
  314. WWII: USMC. Guam, Iwo Jima
  315. French bare-handed urban climber; AKA 'Spiderman'
  316. Canadian D-Day landings veteran. Born: 1923. He was in the first landing craft ashore and was the second man to hit the beach. He is now 91 and lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
  317. JFK - Secret Service; in front of Presidential Secret Service follow-up car in the Dallas motorcade when Kennedy was assassinated
  318. WWII US Fighter Ace (9 Victs.)
  319. Tuskegee Airman- Pilot
  320. medal of honor army vietnam
  321. Larry Roberts  (3)
    Roberts and his team created packet switching and the ARPANET, which was the predecessor to the modern Internet
  322. Tuskegee Airman- Pilot
  323. One of the last Spanish Flu survivors. As of April 2020, she is 103 and living in Australia
  324. Last surviving Bletchley Park codebreaker who cracked a German cipher machine in WW2. He was among four members of the Testery section tasked with breaking the German Tunny code. Also known as 'Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts'
  325. 1993 Winner for Nobel Prize in Medicine
  326. Real Life Cop portrayed in movie 'American Gangster'
  327. Member of the Little Rock Nine; group of African-American students who enrolled in all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 1999
  328. WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Maryland
  329. Australian Victoria Cross (VC)recipient
  330. American ww2 B-29 Superfortress Pilot
  331. Green Beret presumed dead after his helicopter was shot down in a 1968 secret mission over Laos, has been found more than four decades later in south-central Vietnam/Can only speak Vietnamese
  332. A reporter for WFAA in 1963 , he was present at the Texas Theatre when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested
  333. WWII: St. Lo. One of the two French kids sitting at the top of the destroyed St. Lo watching an US patrol driving through the rubble on June 15, 1944, in a very famous war photograph
  334. WWII: St. Lo. One of the two French kids sitting at the top of the destroyed St. Lo watching an US patrol driving through the rubble on June 15, 1944, in a very famous war photograph
  335. Navy Surgeon General
  336. Bill Robinson  (3)
    WWII Veteran, longest serving Enlisted Man
  337. Author, Major General
  338. Tuskegee Pilot
  339. WWII veteran, born 1922. Pearl Harbor survivor, Schofield Barracks
  340. Ret Colpresent at lz-xay in 1965 vc slapdoawn
  341. WWII: British Arctic convoys veteran ('Murmansk Runs')
  342. WWII: Bataan Death March survivor
  343. world war 2 fighter ace vf-2 - 5 Kills - US Navy
  344. Claims to be Oprah Winfrey's father
  345. Engineer/Scientist during World War 2 and work on The Manhattan Project. Born 2/1924
  346. Astronaut
  347. medal of honor army vietnam
  348. Army General
  349. Vietnam US Army Airborne Infantry Vet/deployed 1969/Bronze Star for valor, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Medal with auto rifle & rifle bars, Marksman Medal with machine gun bar & Parachutist's Badge
  350. American Chemist who studied the effect of temperature on a baseball. In 2017 Rocks conducted an experiment studying the effect temperature has on a baseball, with Paul DeJong as his laboratory assistant.
  351. Flight scientist, Director of the European Space Agency
  352. British WW2 veteran who was captured at the Fall of Singapore, he was sentenced to 15 years at Sakai Prison in Osaka and faced the the firing squad, only to be saved at the last second. Born: 1916. Recently turned 100. Lives in Canada
  353. 94 laureate, medical with Alfred G.Gillman
  354. WW2 fighter ace - USAAF - 8 Kills
  355. Fighter ace world war 2 and korea
  356. Received Medal of Honor 3/18/2014 for his actions in the Vietnam war
  357. WW2 Flying Ace & Flying Tigers Pilot
  358. WW2 Veteran-Anti Tank Gunner 27th Infantry Division On Saipan
  359. WW2 Veteran-4th Marine Reconnaissance Company
  360. Author/Speaker/Widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard 'Dick' Scobee
  361. Wireless operator in the WRNS who intercepted enemy signals
  362. Pearl Harbor survivor - Section Base, Bishop's Point
  363. WWII: CBI. Member of Merrill?s Marauders aka Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), a US Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit
  364. C.G. 82nd Airborne Division
  365. Félix Ismael Rodríguez Mendigutia b.5/31/1941 former CIA officer known for involvement in Bay of Pigs Invasion, in interrogation & execution of Marxist guerilla Che Guevara & his ties to George H. W. Bush during Iran-Contra affair
  366. medal of honor army korean war
  367. Author/illustrator, dancer/choreographer, rapper, environmentalist, teaching artist. Themes range from anti-bullying to understanding children with autism to environmental awareness
  368. Navy Admiral
  369. Former janitor at the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, attacks and was in the basement of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building.
  370. Polish seargeant world war II
  371. Is an Irish clergyman known both for his work as an army chaplain and as a rugby union player, played for London-Irish
  372. Music producer and filmmaker and descendant of Washington and Emily Roebling who built The Brooklyn Bridge. He is now 46 and lives in Brooklyn, U.S.A
  373. WWII Stuka Ace/Roell is credited with 83 victories during the war and is a German Knights Cross Recipient
  374. Scientist
  375. WWII: PTO. Served on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); survived the Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945 (Battle of Okinawa) when 390 sailors and airmen were killed and 264 wounded
  376. USN Admiral
  377. Rosie the Riveter during WW2
  378. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. Hickam Field
  379. Lieutenant, USAAF, 15th AF B-24 Pilot, Ploesti Oil Fields Raid Veteran
  380. USS Pueblo survivor, Korean War POW
  381. army general
  382. Retired General
  383. WWII: Marine Corps, POW, Battle of Wake Island, 8?23 December 1941
  384. Military
  385. Guidence and Control system leader on the New Horizon mission to the dwarf planet Pluto
  386. Tuskegee Airmen Pilot
  387. Mike Rogers  (5)
    Eyewitness to the UFO case where his friend and co-worker Travis Walton was abducted by aliens in the forest near Snowflake Arizona in 1975.
  388. 98-Year-Old nonagenarian athlete born 11/1917 who set the World Indoor 1500 Meter Record. He now owns every age group world indoor track record from the 800 meters up
  389. Paul Rogers  (2)
    WWII - 101st Airborne Division, 506th PIR, Easy Company ('Band of Brothers')
  390. The oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen who became legendary for their service in World War II. He was born in 1915
  391. Lawyer represented the Catholic Church in Sex Scandal case that became the movie Spotlight. Played by Laurie Murdoch in that film
  392. infamous teacher caught in scandal
  393. Former US Mint sculptor; Designer of the reverse side of the United States Golden Sacagawea dollar; also made four of the State Quarter designs
  394. WWII: D-Day, Juno Beach. Royal Engineers, British 21st Army group. Landed in support of the 3rd Canadian Army Div where he would spend over a month under almost constant artillery/machine gun fire, helping bring ashore vital supplies
  395. Former detective sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force, and a convicted murderer
  396. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. Ford Island, Rogo claims he waved at one of the pilots, who waved back. Unbeknownst to him, this pilot was Japanese
  397. World War II veteran pilot who attained the rank of LGen and was the person credited with effectively removing Rommel from the war. Address is Park Place Corporate Centre 15 Wertheim Court, Suite 503 Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3H7
  398. Nobel physics laureate 1986
  399. PSL nominee for NYC Mayor 2021
  400. Soviet Nurse, Word War II, WWII, Stalingrad
  401. air force general
  402. WWII: Veteran of the Battles of Makin Island (1943), Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa. 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division
  403. German born psychologist and parapsychologist who in 1958, alongside J.G Pratt defined a 'poltergeist' as a paranormal phenomenon which consists of events alluding to the manifestation of an imperceptible entity. He is now 85 and lives in Georgia, USA
  404. Lz xray 1965 namwas in columbus ga but not now
  405. WWII vet, born 1913. Served in the Philippines and Australia. In his life, saw Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, and met Martin Luther King Jr and Mother Teresa. At 24, drove himself to see a famous airship land, and ended up witnessing the Hindenburg explode
  406. American astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known to many as the 'Mother of Hubble' for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. First Chief of Astronomy in NASA's Office of Space Science
  407. (born August 1, 1944) is a former Soviet cosmonaut, spening a total of 430 days 20 hours 21 minutes 30 seconds in space and 18 hours in space walks. His son, Roman Romanenko is also a cosmonaut
  408. (born August 1, 1944) is a former Soviet cosmonaut, spending a total of 430 days 20 hours 21 minutes 30 seconds in space and 18 hours in space walks. His son, Roman Romanenko is also a cosmonaut
  409. One of the richest gangsters in mob history, a crooked Wall Street broker
  410. Egyptologist, regular guest on TV programmes such as Ancient Aliens
  411. American economist, a pioneer of endogenous growth theory, and a co-recipient with William D. Nordhaus of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
  412. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Dobbin
  413. American boy who at age 13 became the youngest climber ever to reach the top of Mt Everest in 2010
  414. Busboy at the Ambassador Hotel who was shaking hands with Robert Kennedy as he was assasinated by Sirhan Sirhan
  415. Puerto Rican politician, born 1932. Fifth Governor of Puerto Rico (1977-85)
  416. Medal of Honor Recipient for action in the GWOT in Afghanistan and author of Red Platoon
  417. Activist daughter of British Aristocrat Jessica Mitford, Mother of James Forman Jr
  418. astronaut
  419. WWII Pearl Harbor survivor; chief turret officer USS Oklahoma, calling the crew the General Quarters rather unceremoniously with the words 'All hands, man your battle stations! This is no shit, Goddamn it! Jap planes are bombing us!'
  420. USN Admiral
  421. A Rosie the Riveter during WW2. She worked at a bomber plant in Kansas City, Mo
  422. Norwegian Army officer and broadcaster. He is known for his resistance work during World War II and his post-war war information work. He is also the last veteran of the legendary WW2 'Heroes of the Telemark' raid. He is now 96
  423. astronaut
  424. Mass Murderer
  425. CM Sgt. Ronald Roos 'Air Force Honor Guard/ Death Watch/'I was there when the presidents body was taken off Air Force one, I saw Mrs. Kennedy, still in the blood stained dress, standing in the doorway,' Roos said
  426. Apollo 14 astronaut
  427. Noted archeologist...great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt
  428. Great Grandson of President FDR
  429. First Lady to President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt
  430. First Lady - Late Wife of FDR
  431. American politician (1882-1945). 32nd US President, 1933-45, NYS Governor, 1929-32 Asst Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20
  432. Bloodline/Great Grandson of president FDR
  433. Mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  434. 26th US President, statesman, writer, explorer, 1858-1919
  435. newest DDG
  436. Bloodline/Grandson of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt/Lives in Mill Valley, California
  437. Great Grandson Of Theodore Roosevelt
  438. Born in 1927, a scholar, historian and author; the daughter of Anna Roosevelt Dall; granddaugther of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  439. Great Grandson Of Theodore Roosevelt
  440. US Lawyer, Statesman (1845-1937). Sec. of War under McKinley and T. Roosevelt, NY Senator, and 1912 Nobel Peace Prize winner
  441. Educator, social worker, activist and member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Born November 5, 1907
  442. USS Pueblo
  443. WWII: USS Laffey. D-Day and Battle of Normandy (Cherbourgh) fire support, Battle of Okinawa (Apr 16, 1945 action, hit by 4 bombs and 6 Kamikaze)
  444. American geneticist and chronobiologist. He received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2017
  445. WWII Flying Tiger Pilot 'Joe' Author Flying Tigers Joe Adventure Story Cookbook/(Pilot) (CNAC 1942 - 1945) (Captain - March 1943) (Hump Flights - ???)
  446. Canadian WWII-Fighter Ace
  447. Explorer/Byrd: geographic, air reconnaissance and photogrammetric officer to Admiral Byrd on two antarctic expeditions and served as Byrd's scientific advisor
  448. Centenarian (1900-2003). One of the last living women to vote in the 1920 election, and one of the last to have visited the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
  449. Earl Rose  (2)
    JFK - Doctor at Parkland Hospital who would have been part of the autopsy team if it would have been done in Texas; conducted Oswald's autopsy, as well as those for J.D Tippit and later Jack Ruby
  450. WW2 air ace - 5 Kills - USAAF
  451. Former United States Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran. For his actions during the war, Rose is scheduled to be presented the Medal of Honor on 23 October 2017 by United States President Donald Trump
  452. Nobel prize laureate chemistry
  453. Current NASA Deputy Administrator (Acting), since January 20th, 2017
  454. British Army General during the Falklands Conflict and the Yugoslav Wars; also known as General Sir Hugh 'Michael' Rose
  455. WW2 Battle of Britain pilot. Born in 1920, he claimed three victories during the Battle of Britain and flew three or four sorties each day. He is now 96 and lives in the UK
  456. British born TV presenter and Antarctic explorer. He is also an experienced and popular public speaker, science support and field logistics expert, polar guide, professional diver and instructor, mountaineer and yacht skipper
  457. Rick Rose  (2)
    CAPT - USMC, US NAVY Blue Angels C-130 'Fat Albert' Pilot
  458. 10th Juror on Jack Ruby Trial to the JFK Assassination/WW2 fighter pilot
  459. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Pennsylvania
  460. Known as the father of the geostationary satellite
  461. Scientist in the space programs Apollo and NASA. Key to development of Vanguard and Viking Rocket Programs which led to success of landing on the moon. Born 07/25/1915
  462. Fighter ace
  463. 1950s Army Veteran and gay husband of Hubert Spires. He helped fight for a honorable discharge for Spires and they succeeded in 2017 when Spires got a honorable discharge from the US Military after over 60 years
  464. WWII: Veteran of the Battle of Remagen, March 1945. 9th Armored Division, Purple Heart
  465. Battle of Bataan
  466. Chemist and Bridge Player lives in Mexico
  467. American fighter pilot (Ret.)/As captain in the US Air Force, flew 30 missions in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Persian Gulf War. His book about his experiences in the war, titled Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot
  468. 1896-1973 U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter/Was FDR Special Counsel upon FDR's death Truman asked him to stay on, initially through V-E Day, then through V-J Day, and finally into 1946
  469. Author: 'The Grass Was Never Greener'
  470. The movie Casino was based on him (Deniro's Character)
  471. Commander Of 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group In The WWII. Prosecutor In The Nuremberg Trial After The WWII.
  472. WWII - D-Day, 2nd Battalion, The Glostershire Regiment. Frank's regiment was tasked to take the French town of Bayeux, 12 miles from Gold Beach, and fought in the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles, where some of the toughest combat took place
  473. 1921-2000 co-inventor zeolite catalyst that was commercially useful in petroleum industry for catalytic cracking of petroleum into products like gas. Inventor or co-inventor of 76 US patents & was inducted into the National Inventors HOF
  474. Person in schindlers list
  475. Swedish Rally Driver - One of the most successful rally drivers from Sweden. 1st Female Touring Car Grand Prix Winner
  476. Great Great Grandson of Jesse James
  477. Dennis Ross  (2)
    American diplomat, speaker and author. Served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush and the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton
  478. Officer of the United States Navy who received the first Medal of Honor of World War II. This award was made for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
  479. WWII: PTO. Tech. Sergeant with Unit Co. A. 182nd Infantry
  480. Operating Room technician at Parkland Memorial when President Kennedy brought there after assassination
  481. WW2 fighter pilot ace 7 victories 82/48 PS 78/14PG 14FG - USAAF
  482. Great Grandson of Jesse James
  483. astronaut (STS-61B,27,37,55,74,and 88)
  484. Retired General
  485. Australian World War 1 Veteran Born' 03/11/1899 One of 6 remaining World War 1 Veterans - Deceased 2009
  486. Centenarian of the Gensworth Financial Ad Campaign Born 1906
  487. First known Native - American female Engineer, best remembered for her work on Aerospace design
  488. Great Great Grandson of Jesse James
  489. WWII: Highly decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of Brigadier General. He is most noted for his service with the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Okinawa. He placed the American flag at Mt. Shuri
  490. Comedy Historian & Carry On Films Author
  491. Thurman was a member of the Dallas Police Dept. and served as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Officer J.D. Tippit
  492. Tuskegee Airmen/332nd FG/302nd FS
  493. Medal of Honor recipient: World War II
  494. Great Great Granddaughter of Jesse James
  495. WWII: Survivor of the failed Operation Jubilee ('Dieppe Raid') on 19 August 1942, when 60% of the mostly Canadian landing force were either killed, wounded or captured
  496. medal of honor army korean war
  497. Was one of the last surviving French marine commandos who stormed ashore on Sword Beach, Normandy, on D-Day to initiate the liberation of their homeland