WWII: USMC. Crew chief at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. He took care of the famous Vought F4U Corsair 'Number 13' that was flown by aces KennetH Walsh and Pappy Boyington. He knew both men very well. Later served on Guam and Iwo Jima
2/2/1911-2/16/1994 US Navy submarine commander WW2, Medal of Honor for service on Tang. Served Wahoo, as executive & approach officer. Participated more successful attacks on Japanese shipping than any other sub officer during war
WWII - Fighter Ace (6 aerial victories, 17 ground victories, 155 missions) of the 2nd Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group; received a citation for his escort action during Operation Tidal Wave (aka 'Ploesti Raid) in 1943
Japanese and American vet, born 1926 in the US. Raised in Japan, fought for Japan in the last days of WWII. Taken POW by Russia,18 months in a Siberian gulag. Released, later returned to the US, Served in the US Army during the Korean War
WWII - His B-24 was shot down on a bombing mission to Ploesti in July 1944 (not the famous Ploesti Raid). For five weeks, with the help of locals and Serbian Chetniks, he escaped Nazis soldiers and was saved during 'Operation Halyard'
American (1915-2008), served in the Spanish Civil War's Lincoln Brigade. Had joined the Communist party in the 1930s, later hassled by the FBI and HUAC. Left the party when he saw Stalin's actions. Worked also in the civil rights movement
(1905-1990) folklorist, author, & professor/Author; 'This Stubborn Soil' 'A Season of Weathering' 'Walking on Borrowed Land'/In 1942 joined the United States Army as a buck private & was assigned to the intelligence branch
Psychiatrist (Born: 1914) who served in the United States Navy. She was one of the first women psychiatrists commissioned in the Navy, and she was one of seven women Navy psychiatrists who served during World War II