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  1. American Photographer and WW2 Veteran
  2. WWII - Navy's youngest beachmaster at Omaha Beach in Normandy during the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion
  3. Russian survivor of Auschwitz. Lives in the Russian city of Ryazan
  4. President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
  5. Mexican supercenterian (Born: 1905) One of the world's oldest people. She lived with those who participated in the Mexican Revolution. She lives in San Jerónimo, Guerrero, Mexico
  6. Vietnam/U.S. Marines Master Gunnery Sgt./On-board last helicopter leaving the U.S. Embassy at fall of Saigon/Lives Vista, CA
  7. Finnish WWII Veteran, served in the army in a unit with the specialized task of stringing telephone wire behind the Finnish lines, so the different units could communicate with each other. Lives in Canada
  8. Oldest Living Person in the World. Known as Dona Quita. Born: 07/09/1896. One of four remaining people alive born in the year 1896. Lives in Brazil
  9. World War 2 Veteran Aged: 100
  10. Worked at Bletchley Park during WWII as a code breaker
  11. International scientist, astronomer, UFO expert, author
  12. SSgt, USAAF, 757th Bomb Sqdn. 459th Bomb Group, 15th AF B-24 Gunner European Theater
  13. American judge and lawyer. Was a member of the NYC Council representing the 22nd District, from 2002 to 2013. Served as Chair of the Council's Public Safety Committee. Son of former New York City Council Speaker, Peter Vallone Sr
  14. *Doomsday Mom* accused of murdering her two children
  15. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, USS California, Korean War
  16. Physicist and author
  17. Finnish general. He is the former Chief of Defence of the Finnish Defence Forces from 1983 to 1990. He was the last Finnish Chief of Defence to have served in the Continuation War(War against Soviets during WWII)
  18. Famous Astrophysicist with his work in magnetospheric physics. Responsible for helping the NASA Program to get off the ground.
  19. Oldest Person/Netherlands - Deceased 2005
  20. WWII Veteran, 100 Years old
  21. Eighth President 1837-1841
  22. Navy Admiral
  23. NASA lead flight director
  24. WWII: D-Day veteran, 5th Ranger Battalion
  25. astronaut
  26. nobel physics laureate 1984
  27. High profile murder suspect
  28. 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'
  29. One of Anne Frank's friends lives in Amsterdam
  30. Vietnamese General, later minister of Defense, might be living in the USA, in Vietnamese Tran is the lastname and Van Don the first names
  31. One of oldest people in the world. Born 1895 Lives in the Netherlands.
  32. 1950's Quiz Show Scandal Contestant
  33. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Aylwin
  34. Tulsa Race Massacre survivor
  35. Governement
  36. Born: 21/04/1976 Belgian scientist
  37. Employee of Gawlers Funeral Home , John helped prepare Pres. Kennedy's body for viewing and burial
  38. Artist, Apollo 15 'Fallen Astronauts' Sculpture
  39. astronaut
  40. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Maryland. Later served on different ships in many battles, including Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, Peleliu, Midway Atoll, Solomon Islands and Tarawa
  41. Convicted Killer, Member of the 'Manson Family'
  42. Petty Officer Third Class/Navy Cross/Book written about Nguyen's heroism was later adapted into 1988 movie named 'Bat 21'. In 1999, after classified information released, second book, 'The Rescue of Bat 21' published. Nguyen later emigrated to the U.S.
  43. Navigator of the Enola Gay Crew. Born: 02/27/1921
  44. Political Consultant and a candidate to go to Mars
  45. youngest female pilot to fly across america
  46. Bocks Car Crew, Navigator, WW II, Nagasaki
  47. Born: 20/06/1965 (Bornem) Belgium Viroligist
  48. Member of the Ulster County Historical Society's Bevier House Museum. Working to preserve the history of the wonderful town she calls home
  49. Retired Major General of the Air Force. Born 7/8/1915 was deputy inspector general at US Air Force Headquarters in DC
  50. Attorney/Host of 'On the Record with Greta Van Susteren'
  51. WW2 fighter ace from South Africa
  52. One of the last survivors of The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in American history that occured on Wednesday, March 18, 1925. She is now 98 and lives in Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A with her grandson Timothy Gist
  53. Centenarian American physicist and author of textbooks on thermodynamics. Chair of the physics department at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1972 and President of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, from 1972 to 1987
  54. Climate specialist
  55. Navy Admiral
  56. Astronaut
  57. {1887-1973}Was a general in the U.S. Marine Corps. He Commanded the 1st Marine to victory in its first ground offensive of WWII. For his actions during the Solomon Island campaign, he received the MEDAL OF HONOR. Served as the marines18th Commandant
  58. British Army officer during the Second World War, fought in Operation Market Garden, is portrayed by Michael Byrne in 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977), was born in 1911
  59. WWII: PTO. 34th Infantry Regiment (the 'Leyte Dragons'), 24th Infantry Division (the 'Victory Division'). New Guinea, Philippines. Saw MacArthur return to the Philippines
  60. WWII Navy veteran, Battle of Attu, PTO until the end of the war
  61. WW2 Navajo Indian Code Talker, 1 of only 13 remaining
  62. 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
  63. nobel med. laureate 1982
  64. Convicted Murderer: On November 21, 2004, while on a hunting trip in northern Wisconsin, Vang shot eight people, who were also hunting in the area. Six were killed and two were left wounded
  65. Flight astronaut
  66. Jean Vanier  (2)
  67. World War 2 veteran. Served aboard the USS Seahorse, that was headed to Pearl Harbor when it was bombed
  68. Retired USMC General
  69. Irish Taoiseach, prime minister; first gay man, youngest person, and first member of an ethnic minority to hold that post in Ireland; Fine Gael politician
  70. WWII: PTO. Witnesses the Surrender of Japan on the Missouri from the USS Sirona
  71. WWII veteran, born 1924. Served in the Merchant Marines on the SS James Woodrow, including a Murmansk Run convoy mission
  72. medal of honor marines vietnam
  73. Former Director of the White House Military Office (2021-2022)
  74. Studys Vampires
  75. nobel med. laureate 1989
  76. WW2/Received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, the Women?s Army Auxiliary Corps Service Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal/Age 102
  77. Artist, poet, scientist specializing in linguistics & writer; 'Me & Lee' 'When the Clouds Came Flying By: Poems for Kids & Classrooms' 'A Dangerous Thing to Do: Poems for Intelligent Readers' 'David Ferrie' /Lee Harvey Oswald's girlfriend Summer of 1963
  78. United States Navy rear admiral, a Navy SEAL officer and former member of SEAL Team ON
  79. Last survivor of the SS Chelyuskin disaster. A Soviet steamship reinforced to navigate through polar ice that became ice-bound in Arctic waters during navigation along the Northern Maritime Route from Murmansk to Vladivostok. He is now 87
  80. (1952-2002) Was a Soviet cosmonaut. He flew as the Commander on Soyuz T-14 to the Salyut 7 space station, for part of the long-duration mission Salyut 7 EO-4. He spent 64 days 21 hours 52 minutes in space. He died of cancer at the age of 50
  81. WWII veteran (born 1918), Army Air Corps (1939-46), flew 117 combat missions in Asia and the Pacific. Commander of the 'Show of Force' B-29 fly-over of planes at the Japanese Surrender Ceremony on the USS Missouri in 1945. Flew B-10, B-15,B-17, B-18, B-19
  82. Vaughan Medical
  83. JFK - Campaign staffer for Kennedy in the early 1950s
  84. Antarctic explorer, Byrd expedition 1927
  85. A retired research scientist from the Global Hydrology and Climate Center of the Marshall Center. He received his BSME in 1951, his MSME in 1959 from Clemson University, and continued additional graduate studies in Environmental Sciences at the University
  86. Tuskegee Airmen Born July 7, 1920.He is a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal (in 2007) and of the National Defense Service Medal in 2019, for his service in the Korean War
  87. She was the first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit, and the first woman to reach the rank of brigadier general from the comptroller field. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
  88. Director of Air Force Recruiting
  89. Member Of The Flying Tigers (AVG) During WWII
  90. Miss Puerto Rico 1948. That same year she became the first Latina to compete in the Miss America Pageant
  91. Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 - October 3, 1995) was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He flew on STS-39 & STS-52.Lacy Veach died in Houston, Texas, on October 3, 1995, of cancer. He is interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the
  92. JFK - Veasey drove one of the press cars in the Kennedy Dallas motorcade. Following the assassination, he was assigned guard duty for Gov. Connally at Parkland Memorial Hospital
  93. student protester (in the famous pictures of the shooting of students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State)
  94. Took the Pulitzer Prize winning photo 'Burst of Joy'
  95. Veteran of the Mexican Revolution. Poncho Villa's driver
  96. French lawyer and politician who served as Minister, first president of the European Parlement, former member of the Constitutional Council of France, survivor from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  97. German Army. Verfied Veteran of World War 2. Lives in Germany. Born: 01/15/1903
  98. WWII: Royal Navy veteran of the HMS Glasgow. Operation Stonewall, D-Day, Battle of Cherbourg
  99. WWII Fighter Ace (11 Victs.), Dive Bomber Pilot at Coral Sea awarded 3 Navy Cross medals during WWII
  100. Escobar Hitman known as Popeye
  101. United States Navy rear admiral and surface warfare officer who serves as the commander of Navy Recruiting Command since April 3, 2020. He previously served as the senior military assistant to the 76th United States Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spence
  102. German World War One survivor
  103. nobel physics laurate 1999
  104. climber
  105. 'Vietnam War'/Air Force & Army/Joined 1966/Worked support to bombers/Chaplin Army Reserve Desert Storm
  106. Navy Admiral
  107. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Detroit
  108. Belgian meteorologist Born: 14/01/1987 (Aarschot) Be'lgium He works for the Belgian army and he works also for radio MNM and Television (EEN VRT)
  109. Child survivor of the Holocaust
  110. french laywer to saddam hussein
  111. co-pilot memphis belle
  112. Bartolomeo Vernace (born around 1950) known as 'Bobby' 'Bobby Glasses' and 'Pepe', is a high ranking mobster in the Gambino crime family
  113. WWII: Atlantic. Served on the USS Block Island
  114. Trial attorney, author, and law professor at Louisiana State University. Veron?s earlier works of fiction earned him the title of 'master of fiction' fromUSA Today, andTravel and Leisure Golfmagazine called him 'The John Grisham of Golf.'
  115. WWII: PTO. 5th Air Force, 90th Bomb Group, 320th Squadron
  116. WWII: PTO. Battles of Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima. 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion 25th Marines, 4th Division. 3 Purple Hearts
  117. Adventurer. Guinness World Record's Hall of Fame
  118. Russian Lawyer that meet with Donald Trump Jr. to give him damaging material on Hillary Clinton to tamper with the 2016 Presidential election
  119. Grumman Structural Engineer for the Apollo missions, born 1937. Worked on the triangular cabin windows on the Lunar Module of Apollo 11, as well as the LM's tanks, thermal blanket and wiring
  120. German politician
  121. D-Day. 101st Airborne, 501st PIR. 2nd combat jump at Operation Market Garden (September 1944), also in the Battle of The Bulge. Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  122. army general
  123. army general
  124. WWII: Survivor of the Battle of Coral Sea (1942), USS Sims
  125. Diplomat and WWII veteran. Was Ambassador to the European Union during the Reagan administration
  126. WWII: ETO. Battle of the Bulge
  127. SR-71 pilot
  128. USS Oklahoma survivor - Pearl Harbor attack
  129. Retired United States Army four-star general who last served as the 18th commanding general of the United States Army Materiel Command
  130. Female French aviator, Concorde pilot
  131. WWII Navy vet, born Nov 11, 1915. Participated in Okinawa, Ie Shima, Iwo Jima, New Guinea campaigns. Served as the ship's Chaplain while on the USS Ganymede, possibly the last to work as a full Chaplain in WWII
  132. Spy/Serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in US Department of Defense/Served Army Special Forces as non & commissioned officer & Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operations officer elite Special Activities Division
  133. Member of the French Maquis in WW2
  134. Former President of Argentina 1976-1981, Army General, is under house-arrest
  135. Flight astronaut
  136. BP well site leader from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, pleaded guilty to ?negligently causing the massive oil spill,? /Transocean oil rig Deepwater Horizon that blew up in 2010, the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history
  137. Austrian Cosmonaut
  138. Former German Pilot, Member of the Crew of the 'Landshut'
  139. WWII: ETO. Ammunition chief of the 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion 9th Armored Division. Battle of the Bulge
  140. Living in the Russian city of Minsk when Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union. Vigushin was acquainted with both Oswald & his future wife, Marina Prusakova, & he practiced at the same firing range as Oswald between 1960 & 1961
  141. Cosmonaut
  142. South African general born in 1933, last Boer general alive
  143. WW2/RdM2/C, USS Chatelain that captured the U-505
  144. WWII veteran WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot)Flew the AT-10, BT-13
  145. Centenarian (1901-2001). US WWI veteran, enlisted underage. Served in France with the Heavy Artillery/Howitzers
  146. Cosmonaut
  147. WWII: ETO. Battle of the Bulge and other major battles. 740th Tank Battalion ('Daredevil Tankers')
  148. American attorney
  149. WWII: CBI theater, 'Hump Flyer' (5th Ferry Group ATC Air Transport Command). Completed 174 crossings of the Hump in 650 hours, stationed at Sookerating AFB in India
  150. Survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake/Born 1903
  151. Author & White House correspondent for the New York Post in the early 1960s, Viorst attended press conferences and had contact with President Kennedy. Later he interviewed Marguerite Oswald and Warren Commission chief counsel Lee Rankin
  152. astronaut
  153. Aviator/Writer
  154. 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
  155. Italian fighter ace from WW2
  156. Fighter ace
  157. WWII: PTO. USS Shangri-la. He was a tail gunner on a Helldiver. His squadron flew over the battleship Missouri during the signing of the Peace treaty at the end of WWII
  158. WWII: among a handful of youth from the Hashomer Hatzair. She escaped just as the Nazis stormed the Warsaw Ghetto and executed everyone left. Currently living is Israel
  159. Last surviving participant of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  160. astronaut
  161. One of nine surviving veterans of Spanish Civil War. Born: September 19, 1920. .Esperantist, served with the 26th Division (Spain)
  162. Civil rights leader
  163. WWII: USMC. Battle of Iwo Jima. Later fought in Korea (Chosin Reservoir) and Vietnam
  164. WWWII - Iwo Jima. 23rd Marines, 4th Division. Also fought in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian
  165. Spanish Civil War Veteran 'International Brigade' Born: 01/26/1913
  166. WWII: ETO. Battle of the Bulge, France, Belgium, Germany. 35th Infantry Division, 134th Infantry Regiment, Company L
  167. US Army WAAC/WAC vet of WWII, born 1921. Served stateside, ended up at Lubbock Army Airfield in Texas. Posed for a recruitment poster, but it was unused due to the war ending
  168. Worked for John Kennedy from 1958 to 1963, in his Press Office. Helped with his speeches, occasionally signed his name for him on items, and was waiting on Air Force One when he was shot in Dallas. Appeared on Antiques Roadshow with her mementos
  169. WWII: 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group. Joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. Survivor of the Bataan Death March. Hell ship survivor (Tottori Maru ), POW (Cabanatuan; Mukden, China; Kamioka, Japan)
  170. Military
  171. Fomer U.S. General and Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe
  172. Wwii: pto. usmc
  173. Cosmonaut
  174. Cosmonaut
  175. Russian cosmonaut. Soyuz 7 & 11. Died in the landing of Soyuz 11
  176. WWII veteran, born 1917. A Navy seabee, he survived being buried in an avalanche while on Attu Island in Alaska, and later served in the Philippines and construction on Tarawa. His career as a surveyor into his late 90s led to fame as Indiana's oldest act
  177. Verified German World War 2 Veteran (German Army) Lives in Germany. Born: 09/13/1902
  178. russia cosmonaut
  179. Italian aviator that boasts 80 years of uninterrupted flight activity. Born October 13, 1914
  180. Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first Jewish cosmonaut to enter space, preceding Judith Resnik in the United States
  181. Attempted to assassinate Hitler.
  182. German-born rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, & leading figure in development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II & the United
  183. Former NASA Mission Controller
  184. Naturalist/Ethnographer
  185. German anatomist who invented the plastination technique to preserve specimen and is heavily involved in its promotion. He developed the Body Worlds exhibition of human bodies and body parts
  186. German Ambassador in London 1970-77. WWII received Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  187. Author and historian
  188. WWII: PTO. Survivor of the sinking of the USS Liscome Bay in the Battle of Tarawa on 23 November 1943 when 687 got killed
  189. Last survivor of the July 20 Plot that attempted to assassinate Hitler
  190. nobel physics laureate 1985
  191. German WWII veteran who was taken POW at the fight for the Remagen Bridge,later to escape in the last days of the war. Years later, he immigrated to the US. At a retirement home in Florida, he discovered his friend and neighbor was a US Army vet who fough
  192. The Sun Maid raisins girl
  193. Von Moltke was a member of the the Kreisau Circle, an anti-Nazi resistance group co-founded by her husband Helmuth, who was executed for treason in 1945. Born: 03/29/1911
  194. German WWII Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  195. Aero-Space Scientist for NASA
  196. German ww2 pilot
  197. Joachim von Ribbentrop's daughter
  198. German tank ace of WWII (14 victs), Awarded the Knight's Cross - Son of former foreign minister of Nazi-Germany Von Ribbentrop
  199. Joachim von Ribbentrop's daughter
  200. German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte). He is considered the ace-of-aces during World War I, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.Richthofen was a member of an aristocratic family wit
  201. German attorney and author
  202. The oldest son of Claus von Stauffenberg, a conpirator that attempted to kill Hitler in the July 20 plot
  203. One of the oldest people in the world. Born 1895
  204. WWII: PTO. Navy: USS Bataan. Battles of Iwo Jima, Guam and the of the Philippine Sea
  205. German/American rocket scientist, born 1914. German WWII vet, and last living member of the Werner Von Braun team for the US Army and NASA. Produced the first complete design of the lunar rover while at NASA
  206. German WW2 Resistance Fighter/ Born: 1904
  207. WWII: Marine Corps veteran of the Battle of Tarawa
  208. navy aviator (blue angels) hero
  209. Guinness Book Of World Records Hall of Fame holder for having the highest I.Q. in the world - 228 / 'Ask Marilyn' column - Parade Magazine; married to Dr Robert Jarvik
  210. Helped hide Anne Frank
  211. astronaut
  212. astronaut NASA . STS-57 (1993), STS-63 (1995), STS-83 (1997), STS-94 (1997) and STS-99 (2000)
  213. WWII: ETO. Bomber pilot, 100th Bomb Group, 8th AF
  214. Born Feb.14, 1958, 4 Star General
  215. WWII Fighter Navy Ace (19 Victs.)
  216. WWII: PTO. USS Hornet (CV-8). Witness to the Doolittle Raiders taking off of the Hornet for Tokyo
  217. Record holder surviving the highest fall without a parachute, was flight attendant on JAT Airlines flight 367, which exploded on January 26, 1972 with her on board
  218. army general
  219. Czech pilot ace who fought for France in the Battle of France and for Britian in the Battle of Britain