Albert Guérisse Major-General Comte Albert-Marie Edmond Guérisse, GC, KBE, DSO (5 April 1911 – 26 March 1989) was a Belgian Resistance member who organized escape routes for downed Allied pilots during World Wa...
Albrecht Gaiswinkler Albrecht Gaiswinkler (October 29, 1905 – May 11, 1979) was an Austrian civil servant, social democrat (SPÖ) politician and resistance fighter, who, some believe, saved the Mona Lisa from d...
Alfred Gardyne de Chastelain Alfred George Gardyne de Chastelain, DSO, OBE (1906–1974) was a British businessman, soldier, and secret agent, noted for his actions during World War II. He was the father of Canadian General J...
Alix D'Unienville Alix d'Unienville, MBE, LdeH, CdeG (born 8 May 1918) was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II and worked as a courier for the French Section.
Allyre Sirois Allyre Louis Joseph Sirois was a Canadian judge of the Court of the Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Alv Johnsen Alv Marius Johnsen (26 January 1919 – 14 January 1986) was a Norwegian resistance member, physician and military leader.
Amédée Maingard Amédée Maingard was born in Mauritius, then a British colony.
Andreas Aubert (resistance member) Andreas Aubert was a Norwegian resistance member during the Second World War. He joined Norwegian Independent Company 1 in 1942 where he later became an ensign Aubert was born in Oslo.
Andrew Croft Colonel Noel Andrew Cotton Croft DSO OBE (30 November 1906 – 26 June 1998), was a member of the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, with operations in Norway and Corsica,...
Andrew Gilchrist Sir Andrew Graham Gilchrist, (1910–1993) was a Special Operations Executive operative and later a UK ambassador.
Andrzej Kowerski Andrzej Kowerski was a Polish Army officer and SOE agent in World War II. From 1941 he used the nom de guerre "Andrew Kennedy.
André Girard (1901-1968) André Girard (25 May 1901, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire – 2 September 1968, United States of America) was a French painter, poster-maker and Resistance worker.
André Girard (1901–1968) André Girard (25 May 1901, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire – 2 September 1968, United States of America) was a French painter, poster-maker and Resistance worker.
Andrée Borrel Andrée Raymonde Borrel (18 November 1919 – 6 July 1944) was a French heroine of World War II.
Anne-Marie Walters Anne-Marie Walters MBE (16 March 1923 – 3 October 1998) was a WAAF officer recruited into the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
Anthony Brooks Major Anthony Morris "Tony" Brooks (4 April 1922 – 19 April 2007) was a British undercover agent in World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, Croix de guerre, an...
Anthony Quayle Sir John Anthony Quayle, CBE (7 September 1913 – 20 October 1989) was an English actor and director.
Arne Kjelstrup Arne Kjelstrup, MM (30 October 1913 – 5 May 1995) was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II, especially noted for his role in the heavy water sabotage 1942–1943, and for ...
Arthur Christie Arthur Christie (1921-2003) was seconded into Special Operations Executive on 22 April 1940 at Aston House Stevenage, where he was to become one of the founding members of SOE. He was originally...
Arthur Frederick Crane Nicholls Brigadier Arthur Frederick Crane Nicholls GC, ERD was awarded the George Cross for gallantry and leadership on active service with the Special Operations Executive in Albania in 1944.
Arthur Halestrap Arthur Halestrap MBE was one of the last surviving British soldiers of the First World War.
Basil Davidson Basil Risbridger Davidson MC (9 November 1914 – 9 July 2010) was a British historian, writer and Africanist, particularly knowledgeable on the subject of Portuguese Africa prior to the 197...
Benjamin Cowburn Benjamin Hodkinson Cowburn Croix de Guerre, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (1904–1994) was a SOE Officer sent into occupied France on four separate occasions during World War II. He was neve...
Bill Murray-Wood William Murray-Wood (30 June 1917, Dartford, Kent – 21 December 1968, Southwark, London) was an English cricketer.
Bjørn Rørholt Bjørn Arnold Rørholt (27 August 1919 – 3 May 1993) was a Norwegian engineer, military officer, Secret Intelligence Service agent and resistance member during World War II.
Blanche Charlet Valentine Blanche Charlet MBE was a member of the Women's Transport Service who served with the Special Operations Executive during World War II and worked as a courier for the French Section.
Brian Stonehouse Brian Julian Warry Stonehouse MBE (29 August 1918 – 2 December 1998) was a British painter and Special Operations Executive agent during World War II.
Brooks Richards Sir Francis "Brooks" Richards, DSO, DSC (18 July 1918, Southampton - 13 September 2002, Dorchester), was a British diplomat and, during the Second World War, a director of operations for the Sp...
Cecil Vandepeer Clarke Cecil Vandepeer Clarke (1897–1961) was an engineer, inventor and soldier who served in both the First and Second World Wars.
Cecily Lefort Cecily Lefort (30 April 1900 – February 1945) was a British SOE agent during the Second World War.
Charles Fraser-Smith Charles Fraser-Smith (26 January 1904 – 9 November 1992) was an author and one-time missionary who is widely credited as being the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond quartermaster Q. Duri...
Charles Hyde Villiers Sir Charles English Hyde Villiers, MC (14 August 1912 – 22 January 1992) was a British businessman and chairman of British Steel from 1976 till 1980.
Charles Jocelyn Hambro Air Commodore Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, (3 October 18971963) was a merchant banker and intelligence officer.
Christopher Burney Christopher Arthur Geoffrey Burney MBE (1917 – 1980) was an upper-class Englishman who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II.
Christopher Hutton Christopher William Clayton Hutton (1893–1965), called 'Clutty' and also known as Christopher Clayton-Hutton, was an intelligence officer who worked for MI9, a subsection of British Milita...
Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and singer.
Claude de Baissac Claude Denis Boucherville de Baissac, DSO and bar, CdeG, known as Claude de Baissac or by his codename David (born 28 February 1907, Curepipe, Mauritius - died 22 December 1974) was a ...
Claus Helberg Claus Helberg was a Norwegian resistance fighter and mountain guide.
Colin Hercules Mackenzie Colin Hercules Mackenzie, CMG (1898-1986), scholar, soldier, industrialist and aesthete, was a Special Operations Executive spymaster who led Force 136 throughout the period of its existence dur...
Count Manfred Beckett Czernin Manfred Beckett Czernin (18 January 1913 – 6 October 1962) was a World War II Royal Air Force Pilot and later in the war an operative with the Special Operations Executive.
Czernin, Count Manfred Beckett Manfred Beckett Czernin was a World War II Royal Air Force Pilot and later in the war was an operative with the Special Operations Executive.
David Smiley Colonel David de Crespigny Smiley, LVO, OBE, MC & Bar (11 April 1916 – 9 January 2009) was a British special forces and intelligence officer.
David Tree David Tree (born 15 July 1915 in London — died 4 November 2009 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) was an English stage and screen actor from a distinguished theatrical family whose career in ...
Denise Bloch Denise Madeleine Bloch (1916–1945, Ravensbrück, Germany) was a French secret agent working with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in World War II.
Dennis Ciclitira Dennis Ciclitira was a British soldier and businessman of Greek descent.
Diana Rowden Diana Hope Rowden MBE (31 January 1915 – 6 July 1944) was a Special Operations Executive (SOE) member who was executed in a Nazi concentration camp.
Dick Franks Sir Arthur Temple "Dick" Franks was Head of the Secret Intelligence Service from 1979 to 1982.
Dick Zeiner-Henriksen Richard "Dick" Zeiner-Henriksen (born 1 August 1924) is a Norwegian businessperson and resistance member during World War II.
Donald Stott Major Donald John Stott, DSO & Bar (23 October 1914 – 20 March 1945) was a New Zealand soldier and military intelligence agent during the Second World War.
Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Arthur Douglas Dodds-Parker (5 July 1909 – 13 September 2006) was, successively, an imperial administrator, a wartime soldier involved in irregular warfare, and British Conservative Pa...
Duane Hudson Colonel Duane Tyrell Hudson DSO OBE (1910−1995) was a British SOE officer who fought in Yugoslavia during World War II.
Eddie Myers Brigadier Edmund Charles Wolf Myers more commonly known as Eddie was a British Army officer who fought in World War II. Myers was an officer in the Royal Engineers.
Edgar Peacock Edgar Peacock was born in Nagpur, India on 11 February 1893.
Edvard Tallaksen Johan Edvard Tallaksen MC & Bar (17 August 1918 - 29 November 1944) was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II, serving as an ensign in the Oslo Gang and Norwegian Independent Company 1.
Edwin Hardy Amies Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO (17 July 1909 - 5 March 2003), was an English fashion designer, founder of the Hardy Amies label and best known for his official title as dressmaker for Queen Elizabe...
Eileen Nearne Eileen Mary "Didi" Nearne MBE (15 March 1921 – 2 September 2010 (date body found)) was a member of the UK's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. She served in occupied F...
Eilert Eilertsen Eilert Eilertsen (25 February 1918 – 24 February 2014) was a Norwegian footballer, physician and politician for the Conservative Party.
Einar Riis Einar Riis, (1922 – 2006), Norwegian Consul in Rome, aircraft broker, husband of Mrs. Amelia Riis, daughter of shipowner Kristoffer Olsen.
Einar Skinnarland Einar Skinnarland DCM (27 April 1918 – 5 December 2002) was a Norwegian resistance fighter during the Second World War.
Eliane Plewman Eliane Plewman (1917 - 13 September 1944) was a French SOE agent and member of French resistance.
Elizabeth Devereux-Rochester Elizabeth Devereux Rochester (20 December 1917, date of death between 1981-1983 in St. Malo, France) was a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry who served with the Special Operations Executi...
Enzo Sereni Enzo Sereni (17 April 1905–18 November 1944) was an Italian Zionist, co-founder of kibbutz Givat Brenner, scholar, advocate of Jewish-Arab co-existence and a Jewish Brigade officer who was...
Eric Maschwitz Albert Eric Maschwitz OBE (10 June 1901 – 27 October 1969), sometimes credited as Holt Marvell, was an English entertainer, writer, broadcaster and broadcasting executive.
Erik Gjems-Onstad Erik-Ørn Gjems-Onstad, MBE was a Norwegian resistance member, officer, lawyer, sports official, politician, author and anti-immigration activist. Gjems-Onstad joined the Norwegian resistance movement after Nazi Germany invaded Norway in 1940.
Erling Halle Erling Halle (16 March 1918 – 20 February 1988) was a Norwegian resistance member.
Erling Lorentzen Erling Sven Lorentzen (born 28 January 1923) is a Norwegian businessman who has lived in Brazil for decades.
Erling S. Lorentzen Erling Sven Lorentzen is a Norwegian businessman who has lived in Brazil for decades.
Erling Welle-Strand Erling Welle-Strand (born 25 October 1916 - May 24, 2013) is a Norwegian writer and resistance member.
F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas Wing Commander Forest Frederick Edward "Tommy" Yeo-Thomas Croix de guerre (with palms), Commandeur of the Légion d'honneur, (17 June 1902 – 26 February 1964) was a British Special Operation...
Finn Palmstrøm Finn Palmstrøm (19 October 1903 – 26 January 1987) was a Norwegian jurist.
France Antelme Major Joseph Antoine France Antelme OBE (born 12 March 1900 – died 1944) was one of 14 Franco-Mauritians who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a World War II British secret servi...
Francine Agazarian Francoise Isabella "Francine" Agazarian was a World War II spy working with the Special Operations Executive.
Francis Cammaerts Francis Charles Albert Cammaerts DSO (16 June 1916 – 3 July 2006) was an outstanding Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who organised French Resistance groups to sabotage German comm...
Francis Nearne Eileen Mary "Didi" Nearne MBE, (15 March 1921 – 2 September 2010) was a member of the UK's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. She served in occupied France as a radio ...
Francis Noel-Baker Francis Edward Noel-Baker (7 January 1920 – 25 September 2009) was a British Labour Party politician.
Francis Suttill Major Francis Alfred Suttill DSO (17 March 1910 – 23 March 1945) was a British special agent who worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) inside France.
Frank Nelson (politician) Sir Frank Nelson KCMG (1883 – 11 August 1966) was a British civil servant and Conservative Party politician.
Frank Pickersgill Frank Herbert Dedrick Pickersgill is a Canadian hero of World War II.
Frank Thompson (SOE officer) Major William Frank Thompson (17 Aug 1920–10 June 1944) was a British officer who acted as a liaison officer between the British Army and the Bulgarian communist and antifascist partisans during...
Freddie Spencer Chapman Frederick Spencer Chapman, DSO & Bar, ED (10 May 1907 – 8 August 1971) was a British Army officer and World War II veteran, most famous for his exploits behind enemy lines in Japanese occupied M...
Frederick Cardozo Frederick Henry Cardozo MC (1 December 1916 – 7 October 2011) was a British soldier and SOE veteran.
Fredrik Kayser Fredrik Thorbjørn Kayser, MM (25 May 1918 – 2 February 2009) was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II. He was especially noted for his role in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage, an...
Gavin Maxwell Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGS (15 July 19147 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters.
Geoffrey Hallowes Geoffrey MacLeod Hallowes (15 April 1918 – 25 September 2006) was an officer of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War.
George de Relwyskow George Frederick William de Relwyskow (18 June 1887 – 9 November 1943) was an English sport wrestler who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.
George Lane (British Army officer) George Henry Lane, MC (18 January 1915 – 19 March 2010) was a British Army officer in the Commandos during World War II, achieving the rank of lieutenant.
George Psychoundakis George Psychoundakis was a Greek Resistance fighter on Crete during the Second World War. He was a shepherd, a war hero and an author.
George Reginald Starr George Reginald Starr DSO MC (6 April 1904 – 2 September 1980) was a British mining engineer and one of the Special Operations Executive's best secret agents during World War II.
George Rudolf Hanbury Fielding George (Rudolf Hanbury) Fielding DSO (3 July 1915 – 23 January 2005) was a Major in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War.
Georges Bégué Georges Bégué or George P. Begue (22 November 1911 – 18 December 1993) was a French engineer and agent in the Special Operations Executive.
Gerald Templer Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer (11 September 1898 – 25 October 1979) was a British military commander who fought in both World Wars.
Gilbert Norman Gilbert Maurice Norman (7 April 1915–6 September 1944) was a British Army officer who served in the Special Operations Executive in France during World War II.
Gordon Nornable Gordon Nornable MC won the Military Cross and Croix de Guerre in 1944 fighting with the French Maquis in eastern France.
Gregers Gram Gregers Winther Wulfsberg Gram MC MM (15 December 1917 – 13 November 1944) was a Norwegian resistance fighter and saboteur.
Gunnar Syverstad Gunnar Bryde Syverstad, BEM (6 February 1910 – 11 March 1945) was a Norwegian resistance member.
Gustave Biéler Gustave Daniel Alfred Biéler DSO MBE (26 March 1904 – 5 September 1944) was a Special Operations Executive agent during World War II.
Guy D'Artois Major Lionel Guy d'Artois (9 April 1917 - 15 March 1999) was a Canadian Army officer and SOE agent.
Hannah Szenes Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chana Senesh; חנה סנש; Hungarian: Szenes Anikó; July 17, 1921November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachu...
Harald Sandvik Harald Sandvik is a Norwegian military officer and sports administrator.
Hardy Amies Hardy Amies, Ltd. is a British-based fashion house specialising in modern luxury menswear.
Harry Hodgkinson (writer) Harry Hodgkinson (15 March 1913 – 2 October 1994), born Kirkham, Lancashire, was a British writer, journalist, naval intelligence officer and expert on the Balkans.
Harry Peulevé Henri Leonard Thomas Peulevé DSO, MC (29 January 1916 – 18 March 1963) was an agent of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), who undertook two missions in occupied France and escaped from Buch...
Harry Rée Harry Alfred Rée, DSO, OBE (15 October 1914 - 17 May 1991) was a British educationist and wartime member of the Special Operations Executive.
Haviva Reick Haviva Reick was one of 32 or 33 Palestinian Jewish parachutists sent by the Jewish Agency and Britain's Special Operations Executive on military missions in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Haviva Reik Haviva Reick (alternately, Havivah Reich or Chaviva Reich) (1914–1944) was one of 32 or 33 Palestinian Jewish parachutists sent by the Jewish Agency and Britain's Special Operations ...
Henri Déricourt Henri Dericourt (September 2, 1909 − November 21, 1962) was a French agent for Special Operations Executive.
Henri Frager Henri Jacques Paul Frager was a member of the French Resistance during World War II.
Henrik Palmstrøm Henrik Palmstrøm (22 July 1900 – 1 February 1998) was a Norwegian actuary and statistician.
Henry Benson, Baron Benson Henry Alexander Benson, Baron Benson GBE (2 August 1909 – 5 March 1995) was a British accountant best known as a partner of Coopers & Lybrand, an advisor to the Bank of England, his work organis...
Hugh Seagrim Major Hugh Paul Seagrim GC DSO MBE (1909–1944), nicknamed "Grandfather Longlegs", was a famous leader of Karen rebels, fighting Japanese invaders in Burma during the Second World War.
Hugh Verity Hugh Beresford Verity (6 April 1918, Jamaica – 14 November 2001) was a Royal Air Force officer of the Second World War.
Ibrahim Ismail (military) General Tun Ibrahim bin Ismail KBE SSM (19 October 1922 – 23 December 2010) was a Malayan soldier who served in the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II, subsequently ...
Inge Steensland Inge Steensland (26 November 1923 – 18 September 2010) was a Norwegian resistance leader and shipping magnate.
Ivor Porter Ivor Forsyth Porter CMG, OBE (12 November 1913 – 29 May 2012) was a British Ambassador and author.
Jack Agazarian Jack Charles Stanmore Agazarian (27 August 1915 – 29 March 1945) was a British espionage agent who worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) inside France.
Jacqueline Nearne Jacqueline Nearne MBE was a secret agent for the British Special Operations Executive in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
James Joll James Bysse Joll FBA (21 June 1918 – 12 July 1994) was a British historian and university lecturer whose works included The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.
James Klugmann Norman John Klugmann (1912–1977), generally known as James Klugmann, was a leading British Communist writer who became the official historian of the Communist Party of Great Britain Born N...
James Marshall-Cornwall General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB, CBE, DSO, MC (27 May 1887 – 1985) was a British Army officer and linguist.
Jan Baalsrud Jan Sigurd Baalsrud, MBE (December 13, 1917 in Kristiania, Norway – December 30, 1988 in Kongsvinger, Norway) was a commando in the Norwegian resistance trained by the British during World War II.
Jasper Rootham Jasper St John Rootham (21 November 1910 - 28 May 1990), was a civil servant, soldier, central banker, merchant banker, writer and poet.
Jean Coleman Jean Henri Coleman was a member of the British Special Operations Executive during World War II.
Jean Savy Jean Savy (b. 4 December 1906 - d. unknown) was a French citizen and a commander in the French army.
Jean-Pierre Wimille Jean-Pierre Wimille (26 February 1908 – 28 January 1949) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver and a member of the French Resistance during World War II.
Johannes S. Andersen Johannes Sigfred Andersen (9 July 1898 – 29 July 1970) was a Norwegian resistance fighter during the Second World War, a member of the Norwegian Independent Company 1 (NOR.I.C.1).
John Dolphin John Robert Vernon Dolphin CBE TD was a British engineer and inventor who became the Commanding Officer of the top secret Second World War Special Operations Executive 'Station IX' where special...
John G Goldsmith Major John Gilbert Goldsmith, DSO, MC, was a British agent for the Special Operations Executive during World War II.
John G. Goldsmith Major John Gilbert Goldsmith, DSO, MC, was a British agent for the Special Operations Executive during World War II.
John Hind Farmer John Hind Farmer was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War.
John Kenneth Macalister John Kenneth Macalister (July 19, 1914, Guelph, Ontario, Canada - September 14, 1944, Buchenwald) was a Canadian hero of World War II.
John Murray Prain Lieutenat Colonel John Murray Prain DSO OBE TD DL(1902–1985) was a British Yeomanry officer in the Second World War and prominent Scottish businessman.
John Pendlebury John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury (12 October 1904 – 22 May 1941) was a British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II. He was killed during the Battle of ...
John Renshaw Starr John Renshaw Starr (died 1996), was one of two sons of Alfred Demarest Starr (an American) and Ethel Renshaw (English).
Juliane Aisner Julienne Aisner, nee Simart was a World War II resistance agent, working with the Special Operations Executive.
Julienne Aisner Julienne Aisner, née Simart (30 December 1899—15 February 1947) was a World War II resistance agent, working with the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Kasper Idland Kasper Idland MM, was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II.
Knut Haugland Knut Magne Haugland, DSO, MM, (23 September 1917 – 25 December 2009) was a resistance fighter and noted explorer from Norway who accompanied Thor Heyerdahl on his famous 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition.
Knut Haukelid Knut Haukelid (born May 17, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, United States; died March 8, 1994 in Oslo, Norway) was a Norwegian resistance movement soldier during World War II, most notable for participating in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage.
Knut Wigert Knut Wigert (3 October 1916 – 14 June 2006) was a Norwegian actor, known for his many Ibsen roles and the establishment of an Ibsen museum in Oslo.
Krystyna Skarbek Maria Krystyna Janina Skarbek, also known as Christine Granville, GM, OBE, Croix de guerre (1 May 1908 - 15 June 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent.
Leif Tronstad Leif Hans Larsen Tronstad DSO, OBE (27 March 1903 – 11 March 1945) was a Norwegian scientist, intelligence officer and military organizer.
Leo Marks Leopold Samuel Marks (24 September 1920 – 15 January 2001), MBE, was an English cryptographer during the Second World War.
Leonard Appelbee Leonard Appelbee, (13 November 1914—12 June 2000), was an English painter and printmaker.
Leonard Willmott Leonard "Len" Richard Douglas Willmott, MM, BEM was a British soldier who saw active service as a signaller with the Special Operations Executive during World War II. Willmott joined the British Army whilst in his teens and rose through the ranks to gain a commission.
Leslie Manfield Leslie "Les" Manfield DFC was a Welsh rugby union international.
Lilian Rolfe Lilian Vera Rolfe (26 April 1914, Paris, France - 5 February 1945, Ravensbrück, Germany) was an Allied secret agent in World War II.
Lise de Baissac Lise Marie Jeanette de Baissac MBE was born in Mauritius of French descent and British nationality.
Lorraine Copeland Lorraine Copeland (born Elizabeth Lorraine Adie, 1921, died April 27, 2013) was an archaeologist specialising in the Palaeolithic period of the Near East, who was a secret agent with the S...
Madeleine Barclay First Officer Madeleine Bayard, WRNS, (21 February 1911 — 1 January 1943), who served as Madeleine Barclay aboard on agent-running operations into Vichy France, was a French agent of the ...
Madeleine Damerment Madeleine Zoe Damerment (11 November 1917, Lille, France – 13 September 1944, Dachau concentration camp) was a World War II spy and Special Operations Executive agent.
Malcolm Munthe Major Malcolm Munthe MC was a British soldier, writer, and curator, and son of the famous Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe and his second wife Hilda Pennington-Mellor.
Marguerite Knight Marguerite Diana Frances "Peggy" Knight MBE was a member of the Women's Transport Service who served with the Special Operations Executive during World War II and worked as a courier for the Fre...
Mark Norman (banker) Mark Richard Norman CBE (3 April 1910-1994) was an English banker from the Norman family.
Martin Linge Martin Jensen Linge (11 December 1894 – 27 December 1941) was a former Norwegian actor who, in World War II, became the commander of the Norwegian Independent Company 1 (NOR.I.C.1), formed in Ma...
Mary Katherine Herbert Mary Katherine Herbert was a member of the Special Operations Executive during World War II and worked as a courier for the French Section.
Maurice Buckmaster Colonel Maurice James Buckmaster OBE (11 January 1902 – 17 April 1992, Forest Row, Sussex) was the leader of the French section of Special Operations Executive and was awarded the Croix de Gue...
Maurice Southgate Maurice Southgate (20 June 1913—17 March 1990) was a British RAF officer who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. Under the codename "Hector", he organised the S...
Max Manus Maximo Guillermo "Max" Manus DSO, MC & Bar (9 December 1914 – 20 September 1996) was a Norwegian resistance fighter during World War II.
Milton Wolff Milton "Milt" Wolff (October 7, 1915 – January 14, 2008) was an American veteran of the Spanish Civil War, the last commander of the Lincoln Battalion of XV International Brigade, and a pr...
Montague Woodhouse, 5th Baron Terrington Christopher Montague "Monty" Woodhouse, 5th Baron Terrington DSO, OBE was a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Oxford from 1959 to 1966 and again from 1970 to 1974.
Muriel Byck Muriel Byck (4 June 1918, Ealing, London, England, UK – 23 May 1944, Romorantin, France) was a heroine of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II.
N. G. L. Hammond Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond CBE, DSO (15 November 1907 – 24 March 2001) was a British scholar of ancient Greece of great accomplishment and an operative for the British Special Ope...
Nancy Wake Captain Nancy Grace Augusta Wake AC GM (30 August 1912 – 7 August 2011) served as a British agent during the later part of World War II. She became a leading figure in the maquis groups of the F...
Neil McLean (politician) Lieutenant-Colonel Neil Loudon Desmond McLean DSO, known as Billy McLean (28 November 1918 – 17 November 1986), was a British Army intelligence officer and politician who led a celeb...
Nicholas Bodington Nicholas Redner Bodington OBE (6 June 1904 – 3 July 1974, Plymouth) was, during the Second World War, a head of F section of the Special Operations Executive.
Nils Uhlin Hansen Nils Uhlin Hansen (6 May 1919 – 11 January 1945) was a Norwegian long jumper and resistance member during World War II. He had a successful athletics career before the war; holding the Nor...
Noor Inayat Khan Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, GC, (Hindustani, (Urdu): Devanagari: नूर इनायत ख़ान) (2 January 1914 – 13 September 1944) was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War who was awarded the...
Norman Lind Norman Lind (1920/1921 – 23 October 1985) was a British-Norwegian military officer and consul.
Odd Starheim Odd Kjell Starheim, DSO (14 June 1916 – 1 March 1943) was a Norwegian resistance fighter and SOE agent during the Second World War.
Odette Hallowes Odette Sansom Hallowes GC, MBE, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur (28 April 1912—13 March 1995) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War.
Oliver Churchill Major William Oliver Churchill DSO MC (1914–1997) was an SOE officer during World War II. Shortly after the Italians had switched allegiance to the Allies in September 1943, he was parachuted in...
Paddy O'Sullivan Maureen Patricia "Paddy" O'Sullivan was a member of the Special Operations Executive during World War II and worked as a wireless operator for the French Section.
Patrick Gibson, Baron Gibson Richard Patrick Tallentyre Gibson, Baron Gibson was a British businessman in the publishing industry, and later arts administrator.
Patrick Leigh Fermor Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), also known as Paddy Fermor, was a British author, scholar and soldier who played a prominent role behind the l...
Pearl Witherington Cecile Pearl Witherington Cornioley CBE (24 June 1914 – 24 February 2008) was a World War II SOE agent born in Paris to British parents.
Peggy Knight Marguerite Diana Frances "Peggy" Knight (later Smith) MBE (19 April 1920 – 2004) was a member of the Women's Transport Service who served with the Special Operations Executive (SOE) ...
Peter Churchill Peter Morland Churchill DSO Croix de Guerre (1909 – 1972) was an SOE Officer in France during World War II.
Peter Deinboll Peter Vogelius Deinboll, DSO, MC (29 July 1915 – 1944) was a Norwegian engineer, and resistance member during World War II.
Peter Fraser (academic) Peter Marshall Fraser, MC, FBA (6 April 1918 – 15 September 2007) was a classical scholar and historian specialising in the Hellenistic age of Greece.
Peter Kemp (writer) Peter Mant MacIntyre Kemp (born Bombay 19 August 1913 - died London 30 October 1993), known as Peter Kemp, was an English soldier and writer.
Phyliss Latour Phyliss "Pippa" Latour MBE, was a heroine of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
Pierre de Vomécourt Pierre de Crevoisier de Vomécourt was, during the Second World War, a Special Operations Executive agent, who founded and headed SOE's first Resistance network in occupied France, the AUTOGIRO n...
Ragnar Ulstein Ragnar Leif Ulstein MM (born 19 April 1920) is a Norwegian journalist and writer.
Raphaël Bretton Raphaël Bretton (7 February 1920 – 20 February 2011) was a French set decorator.
Rehavam Amir Rehavam Amir (Zabludovsky) (1 January 1916 – 4 April 2013) was an Israeli ambassador, civil servant and former parachutist with the Hagannah.
Richard Harry Heslop Major Richard Harry Heslop (23 January 1907-17 January 1973), DSO was a British agent for the Special Operations Executive during World War II.
Richard Rubinstein Major Richard Arthur Rubinstein MC TD (29 August 1921 - 23 February 2005) is a retired British Army officer who earned the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre for organising guerrilla resista...
Richard Thornton Hewitt Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Thornton Hewitt OBE 1917–1994 was a distinguished British Army Officer in World War II, and subsequently held senior positions in the Royal Society of Medicine in both...
Richard Wattis Richard Cameron Wattis (25 February 1912 – 1 February 1975) was an English actor.
Robert Benoist Robert Marcel Charles Benoist (20 March 1895 – 9 September 1944) was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver and war hero.
Robert Charles Zaehner Robert Charles Zaehner, or Robin Zaehner, (1913–1974) was a British academic who specialised in Eastern religions.
Robert Clark (businessman) Sir Robert Anthony "Bob" Clark DSC (6 January 1924 – 3 January 2013) was a British naval officer and businessman.
Robert de La Rochefoucauld Comte Robert Jean Marie de La Rochefoucauld (September 16, 1923 - May 8, 2012) was a member of the French Resistance and Special Operations Executive during World War II, as well as the mayor of...
Roger Landes Roger Landes, MC & Bar was an agent and radio operator in the Special Operations Executive, F section.
Roger Leney Sergeant Roger Anthony Leney MM (4 May 1923 – 4 May 2008) was a British radio operator with the Royal Armoured Corps during World War II.
Roméo Sabourin Lieutenant Roméo Sabourin was a Canadian soldier and spy during World War II.
Ronald Holmes Sir David Ronald Holmes, CMG, CBE, MC, ED, JP (26 December 1913 – 14 June 1981) was a British colonial government official who served in Hong Kong from 1938.
Sara Braverman Sara Braverman (1918 – 10 February 2013) was a member of the Jewish Parachutists of Mandate Palestine, one of the first female fighters to serve in the Palmach, and a founding member of t...
Selwyn Jepson Selwyn Jepson (1899–1989) was a British author, of the Far House, Farther Common, Liss, Hants.
Sir James Hutchison, 1st Baronet Sir James Riley Holt Hutchison, 1st Baronet, DSO, TD, JP (10 April 1893 – 24 February 1979) was a British army officer, company director and politician.
Sir Robert Clark Sir Robert Anthony "Bob" Clark DSC was a British naval officer and businessman.
Sonya Olschanezky Sonya Olschanezky or Sonia Olschanesky (25 December 1923, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany – 6 July 1944, Natzweiler-Struthof, Germany) was a member of the French Resistance and SOE during World ...
Sue Ryder Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw and Baroness Cheshire, CMG, OBE (3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000), best known as Sue Ryder, was a British volunteer with Special Opera...
Svein Blindheim Svein Lavik Blindheim (29 August 1916 – 17 March 2013) was a Norwegian military officer, known for his resistance work during World War II.
Sverre Granlund Corporal Sverre Granlund, DCM (9 November 1918 – 10 February 1943) was a Norwegian commando during the Second World War.
Theodor Borchgrevink Theodor Borchgrevink is a Norwegian engineer of transport and highways. He worked in the United States during the advent of the Interstate Highway System, and returned to Norway in 1963 where he advanced to the upper echelon of the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads.
Thomas Cadett Thomas Cadett CBE (June 7, 1898March 31, 1982) was a British journalist for The Times and later a Paris-based BBC Radio correspondent who worked for the Special Operations Executive.
Thomas James Dunbabin Thomas (Tom) James Dunbabin DSO (1911–1955), was an Australian classicist scholar and archaeologist of Tasmanian origin.
Tom Gehrels Anton M.J. "Tom" Gehrels (February 21, 1925 – July 11, 2011) was a Dutch-American astronomer, Professor of Planetary Sciences, and Astronomer at the Universit...
Tommy Macpherson Colonel Sir (Ronald) Thomas Stewart Macpherson CBE, MC and Two Bars, TD, DL (born 4 October 1920) is a Scottish businessman, having previously been a much decorated British Army officer during a...
Torfinn Bjørnaas Torfinn Bjørnaas (1 August 1914 – 15 September 2009) was a Norwegian resistance member.
Vera Atkins Vera Atkins, CBE, nee Rosenberg (16 June 1908, Galati, Romania − 24 June 2000, Hastings, England) was a Romanian-born British intelligence officer who worked in the French Section of the S...
Vera Leigh Vera Leigh (born Vera Glass on 17 March 1903 in Leeds, England - died 6 July 1944) was a member of the French Resistance and a British SOE agent during World War II. In 1944 she was captu...
Violette Szabo Violette Reine Elizabeth Szabo, GC, née Bushell, (26 June 1921 – c. 5 February 1945) was the daughter of an English father and French mother, and widow of a French army officer kille...
Virginia Hall Virginia Hall Goillot, MBE, DSC (6 April 1906 — 8 July 1982) was an American spy with the British Special Operations Executive during World War II and later with the American Office of Strategic...
W. Stanley Moss Ivan William Stanley "Billy" Moss MC, was a British army officer in World War II, and later a successful writer, broadcaster, journalist and traveller.
Walter Freud Anton Walter Freud, (April 3, 1921 in Vienna - February 8, 2004 Oxted), was a chemical engineer and a member of the Royal Pioneer Corps and the British Special Operations Executive.
William Deakin Sir Frederick William Dampier Deakin (3 July 1913 – 22 January 2005) was a British historian, World War II veteran, literary assistant to Winston Churchill and the first warden of St Anton...
William Frank Thompson William Frank Thompson (1920-10 June 1944) was a British officer who acted as a liaison officer between the British Army and the Bulgarian communist and antifascist partisans during World War II.
William Grover-Williams William Charles Frederick Grover-Williams (born William Charles Frederick Grover, 16 January 1903 – February or March 1945), also known as "W Williams", was a Grand Prix motor racing...
Xan Fielding Major Xan Fielding DSO (26 November 1918 – 19 August 1991) was a British author, translator, journalist and traveller, who served as an Special Operations Executive agent in Crete, France and th...
Yolande Beekman Yolande Beekman (7 November 1911 – 13 September 1944) was a World War II spy.
Yvonne Baseden Yvonne Jeanne de Vibraye Baseden (born 20 January 1922) was one of approximately fifty female Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents.
Yvonne Cormeau Yvonne Cormeau, born Beatrice Yvonne Biesterfeld (18 December 1909, Shanghai, China – 25 December 1997) was a heroine of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War who wa...
Yvonne Fontaine Yvonne Fontaine (3 August 1913 - 9 May 1996) was a member of the French Resistance working with the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Yvonne Rudelatt Yvonne Rudelatt (January 1897 – 23 April 1945) was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II and worked as a courier for the French Section.