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  1. WWII - Navy's youngest beachmaster at Omaha Beach in Normandy during the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion
  2. Russian survivor of Auschwitz. Lives in the Russian city of Ryazan
  3. 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
  4. Vietnam/U.S. Marines Master Gunnery Sgt./On-board last helicopter leaving the U.S. Embassy at fall of Saigon/Lives Vista, CA
  5. 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
  6. World War 2 Veteran Aged: 100
  7. Worked at Bletchley Park during WWII as a code breaker
  8. 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
  9. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, USS California, Korean War
  10. 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)
  11. Famous Astrophysicist with his work in magnetospheric physics. Responsible for helping the NASA Program to get off the ground.
  12. Oldest Person/Netherlands - Deceased 2005
  13. Eighth President 1837-1841
  14. Navy Admiral
  15. NASA lead flight director
  16. WWII: D-Day veteran, 5th Ranger Battalion
  17. astronaut
  18. nobel physics laureate 1984
  19. High profile murder suspect
  20. 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'
  21. Vietnamese General, later minister of Defense, might be living in the USA, in Vietnamese Tran is the lastname and Van Don the first names
  22. One of oldest people in the world. Born 1895 Lives in the Netherlands.
  23. 1950's Quiz Show Scandal Contestant
  24. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Aylwin
  25. Governement
  26. Employee of Gawlers Funeral Home , John helped prepare Pres. Kennedy's body for viewing and burial
  27. Artist, Apollo 15 'Fallen Astronauts' Sculpture
  28. astronaut
  29. Convicted Killer, Member of the 'Manson Family'
  30. 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.
  31. Navigator of the Enola Gay Crew. Born: 02/27/1921
  32. Political Consultant and a candidate to go to Mars
  33. youngest female pilot to fly across america
  34. Bocks Car Crew, Navigator, WW II, Nagasaki
  35. Born: 20/06/1965 (Bornem) Belgium Viroligist
  36. Member of the Ulster County Historical Society's Bevier House Museum. Working to preserve the history of the wonderful town she calls home
  37. Retired Major General of the Air Force. Born 7/8/1915 was deputy inspector general at US Air Force Headquarters in DC
  38. Attorney/Host of 'On the Record with Greta Van Susteren'
  39. WW2 fighter ace from South Africa
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Climate specialist
  43. Navy Admiral
  44. Astronaut
  45. {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
  46. 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
  47. WWII Navy veteran, Battle of Attu, PTO until the end of the war
  48. WW2 Navajo Indian Code Talker, 1 of only 13 remaining
  49. 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
  50. nobel med. laureate 1982
  51. 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
  52. Flight astronaut
  53. Jean Vanier  (2)
    Humanitarian
  54. Retired USMC General
  55. 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
  56. WWII: PTO. Witnesses the Surrender of Japan on the Missouri from the USS Sirona
  57. WWII veteran, born 1924. Served in the Merchant Marines on the SS James Woodrow, including a Murmansk Run convoy mission
  58. medal of honor marines vietnam
  59. Studys Vampires
  60. nobel med. laureate 1989
  61. WW2/Received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, the Women?s Army Auxiliary Corps Service Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal/Age 102
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. (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
  65. 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
  66. Vaughan Medical
  67. JFK - Campaign staffer for Kennedy in the early 1950s
  68. Antarctic explorer, Byrd expedition 1927
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. Director of Air Force Recruiting
  72. Member Of The Flying Tigers (AVG) During WWII
  73. Miss Puerto Rico 1948. That same year she became the first Latina to compete in the Miss America Pageant
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. student protester (in the famous pictures of the shooting of students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State)
  77. Took the Pulitzer Prize winning photo 'Burst of Joy'
  78. Veteran of the Mexican Revolution. Poncho Villa's driver
  79. 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
  80. German Army. Verfied Veteran of World War 2. Lives in Germany. Born: 01/15/1903
  81. WWII: Royal Navy veteran of the HMS Glasgow. Operation Stonewall, D-Day, Battle of Cherbourg
  82. WWII Fighter Ace (11 Victs.), Dive Bomber Pilot at Coral Sea awarded 3 Navy Cross medals during WWII
  83. Escobar Hitman known as Popeye
  84. German World War One survivor
  85. nobel physics laurate 1999
  86. climber
  87. 'Vietnam War'/Air Force & Army/Joined 1966/Worked support to bombers/Chaplin Army Reserve Desert Storm
  88. Navy Admiral
  89. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Detroit
  90. 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)
  91. Child survivor of the Holocaust
  92. french laywer to saddam hussein
  93. co-pilot memphis belle
  94. Bartolomeo Vernace (born around 1950) known as 'Bobby' 'Bobby Glasses' and 'Pepe', is a high ranking mobster in the Gambino crime family
  95. WWII: Atlantic. Served on the USS Block Island
  96. 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.'
  97. WWII: PTO. 5th Air Force, 90th Bomb Group, 320th Squadron
  98. Adventurer. Guinness World Record's Hall of Fame
  99. Russian Lawyer that meet with Donald Trump Jr. to give him damaging material on Hillary Clinton to tamper with the 2016 Presidential election
  100. German politician
  101. 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
  102. army general
  103. army general
  104. WWII: Survivor of the Battle of Coral Sea (1942), USS Sims
  105. Diplomat and WWII veteran. Was Ambassador to the European Union during the Reagan administration
  106. SR-71 pilot
  107. USS Oklahoma survivor - Pearl Harbor attack
  108. Female French aviator, Concorde pilot
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. Member of the French Maquis in WW2
  112. Former President of Argentina 1976-1981, Army General, is under house-arrest
  113. Flight astronaut
  114. 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
  115. Austrian Cosmonaut
  116. Former German Pilot, Member of the Crew of the 'Landshut'
  117. WWII: ETO. Ammunition chief of the 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion 9th Armored Division. Battle of the Bulge
  118. 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
  119. Cosmonaut
  120. South African general born in 1933, last Boer general alive
  121. WW2/RdM2/C, USS Chatelain that captured the U-505
  122. WWII veteran WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot)Flew the AT-10, BT-13
  123. Centenarian (1901-2001). US WWI veteran, enlisted underage. Served in France with the Heavy Artillery/Howitzers
  124. Cosmonaut
  125. WWII: ETO. Battle of the Bulge and other major battles. 740th Tank Battalion ('Daredevil Tankers')
  126. 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
  127. Survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake/Born 1903
  128. 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
  129. astronaut
  130. 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
  131. Italian fighter ace from WW2
  132. Fighter ace
  133. 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
  134. astronaut
  135. One of nine surviving veterans of Spanish Civil War. Born: September 19, 1920. .Esperantist, served with the 26th Division (Spain)
  136. Civil rights leader
  137. WWII: USMC. Battle of Iwo Jima. Later fought in Korea (Chosin Reservoir) and Vietnam
  138. WWWII - Iwo Jima. 23rd Marines, 4th Division. Also fought in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian
  139. Spanish Civil War Veteran 'International Brigade' Born: 01/26/1913
  140. 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
  141. 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)
  142. Fomer U.S. General and Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe
  143. Cosmonaut
  144. Cosmonaut
  145. Russian cosmonaut. Soyuz 7 & 11. Died in the landing of Soyuz 11
  146. 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
  147. Verified German World War 2 Veteran (German Army) Lives in Germany. Born: 09/13/1902
  148. russia cosmonaut
  149. Italian aviator that boasts 80 years of uninterrupted flight activity. Born October 13, 1914
  150. 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
  151. Attempted to assassinate Hitler.
  152. German-born rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, & leading figure in development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II & the United
  153. Former NASA Mission Controller
  154. Naturalist/Ethnographer
  155. 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
  156. German Ambassador in London 1970-77. WWII received Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  157. WWII: PTO. Survivor of the sinking of the USS Liscome Bay in the Battle of Tarawa on 23 November 1943 when 687 got killed
  158. Last survivor of the July 20 Plot that attempted to assassinate Hitler
  159. nobel physics laureate 1985
  160. 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
  161. The Sun Maid raisins girl
  162. 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
  163. German WWII Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  164. Aero-Space Scientist for NASA
  165. German ww2 pilot
  166. German tank ace of WWII (14 victs), Awarded the Knight's Cross - Son of former foreign minister of Nazi-Germany Von Ribbentrop
  167. 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
  168. German attorney and author
  169. The oldest son of Claus von Stauffenberg, a conpirator that attempted to kill Hitler in the July 20 plot
  170. One of the oldest people in the world. Born 1895
  171. 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
  172. German WW2 Resistance Fighter/ Born: 1904
  173. WWII: Marine Corps veteran of the Battle of Tarawa
  174. navy aviator (blue angels) hero
  175. 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
  176. Helped hide Anne Frank
  177. astronaut
  178. astronaut NASA . STS-57 (1993), STS-63 (1995), STS-83 (1997), STS-94 (1997) and STS-99 (2000)
  179. WWII: ETO. Bomber pilot, 100th Bomb Group, 8th AF
  180. Born Feb.14, 1958, 4 Star General
  181. WWII Fighter Navy Ace (19 Victs.)
  182. WWII: PTO. USS Hornet (CV-8). Witness to the Doolittle Raiders taking off of the Hornet for Tokyo
  183. 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
  184. army general
  185. Czech pilot ace who fought for France in the Battle of France and for Britian in the Battle of Britain