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Nguyen Quy An Facts

Nguyễn Qúy An (born January 18, 1943) is a former Major in the Republic of Vietnam Air Force who risked his life to rescue four Americans in a downed chopper while he was on a different mission. For his actions he was awarded the United States Dis

Tsunamasa Shidei Facts

Tsunamasa Shidei (四手井 綱正, Shidei Tsunamasa, 27 January 1895 – 18 August 1945) was a lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.

Ignacy Oziewicz Facts

Ignacy Oziewicz (pseudonyms: Czesław, Czesławski, Netta, Jenczewski; 1887 – 1966) was a Polish military colonel. During the First World War, he served in the Russian Tsarist army in various NCO and officers’ posts. In 1919, he joined the Polish A

Roderick Borden Gray Facts

Flying Officer Roderick Borden Gray, GC (1917–1944), known as Cy Gray, of the Royal Canadian Air Force was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his self-sacrifice in putting the lives of his comrades ahead of his own.

Louis François, Baron Lejeune Facts

Louis-François, Baron Lejeune (3 February 1775, Strasbourg – 29 February 1848) was a French general, painter, and lithographer. His memoirs have frequently been republished and his name is engraved on the Arc de Triomphe.

Otto Skorzeny Facts

Otto Skorzeny (12 June 1908 – 5 July 1975) was an Austrian SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the German Waffen-SS during World War II. After fighting on the Eastern Front, he accompanied the rescue mission that freed the deposed Ita

Franciszek Karwowski Facts

Franciszek Karwowski (10 December 1895 – 12 April 2005) was a Polish World War I veteran. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army, and then in the Polish Army.

Lim Kim Choon Facts

Lim Kim Choon is a Singaporean civil servant and former air force general. He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force from 2001–2006 and held the rank of Major-General. After retiring from active military service in 2006, Lim served as

Robert Burton (V) Facts

Robert Burton served in the first and second Nile campaigns (Gordon Relief Expedition 1884-85), and had been wounded at Ginnis, Sudan in 1885. He also served in the Boer War (1889 – 1902). He re-enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the 18th Augu

Rudolf Gerhardt Facts

Rudolf Gerhardt (26 March 1896 – 10 November 1964) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise ex

Vitaly Popkov Facts

Vitaly Ivanovich Popkov (May 1, 1922 – February 6, 2010, Russian: Виталий Иванович Попков) was a Soviet fighter pilot in the Second World War, an ace credited with 41 victories and a two-time Hero of the Soviet Union.

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