Wilhelm Franken
Wilhelm Franken (11 September 1914 in Bielefeld-Schildesche – 13 January 1945 in Kiel) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: ...
Aldo Pontremoli
Aldo Pontremoli was an Italian physicist who held a chair of theoretical physics at the University of Milan from 1926 and who founded and directed the Institute of Advanced Physics at the University o...
Homer L. Wise
Homer Lee Wise (February 27, 1917 – April 22, 1974) was a United States Army soldier who received the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War ...
Homer L. Wise - Wikipedia
Costanzo Picco
Costanzo Picco (1917 – 9 December 2009) was an Italian military officer and skier.
Picco, born in Borgo San Dalmazzo, served in the Italian 4th army in the rank of a Tenente during World War II. A...
Kenneth Barbour Montgomery
Captain Kenneth Barbour Montgomery was an English World War I flying ace officially credited with 12 aerial victories. After gaining his first four wins flying a two-seater airplane, he switched to a ...
Georges Lachmann
Capitaine Georges Marcel Lachmann was a French World War I flying ace. He was credited with nine confirmed aerial victories.
On 21 July 1914, Georges Marcel Lachman was awarded the civil pilot's l...
Arthur Longmore
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Murray Longmore GCB, DSO (8 October 1885 – 10 December 1970) was an early naval aviator, before reaching high rank in the Royal Air Force. He was Commander-in-Chief of the...
Arthur Longmore - Wikipedia
Herbert Studd
Brigadier General Herbert William Studd CB CMG DSO (26 December 1870 – 8 August 1947) was an English cricketer and soldier.
Studd was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was ...
Philip Joubert de la Ferté
Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Bennet Joubert de la Ferté KCB, CMG, DSO (21 May 1887 – 21 January 1965) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the 1930s and the Second World War.
Philip Joubert de la Ferté - Wikipedia
Luigi Rizzo
Luigi Rizzo, Conte di Grado e di Premuda (October 8, 1887 in Milazzo – June 27, 1951 in Rome) was an Italian naval officer. He is famous for sinking the Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István in...
Luigi Rizzo - Wikipedia
Charles M. Maud
Captain (later Wing Commander) Charles Midgley Maud was an English World War I flying ace credited with 11 confirmed victories. After going into business post World War I, he returned to his nation's ...
Heinrich Liebe
Heinrich Liebe (29 January 1908 – 27 July 1997) was a highly decorated German Fregattenkapitän (frigate captain) who served as a U-boat commander during World War II until transferred to Oberkommando ...
Heinrich Liebe - Wikipedia
Giuseppe Fioravanzo
Giuseppe Fioravanzo (14 August 1891 – 18 March 1975) was an Italian admiral.Giuseppe Fioravanzo was one of the "intellectuals" of the Regia Marina; together with admirals Bernotti and Di Giamberardino...
Giuseppe Fioravanzo - Wikipedia
Richard Peirse
Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse KCB, DSO, AFC, RAF (rtd.) (30 September 1892 – 5 August 1970) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.
Born the son of Admiral Sir...
Richard Peirse - Wikipedia
Nelson M. Holderman
Nelson Miles Holderman (November 10, 1885 – September 3, 1953) was an officer in the United States Army most notable for commanding a company of the Lost Battalion during World War I for which he rece...
Nelson M. Holderman - Wikipedia
Wolfgang Lüth
Kapitän zur See (Captain) Wolfgang August Eugen Lüth (15 October 1913 – 14 May 1945), was the second most successful German U-boat ace of World War II. His career record of 46 merchant ships plus the ...
Wolfgang Lüth - Wikipedia
Kurt Thoma
Kapitän zur See Otto Kurt Thoma (4 August 1901 in Staufen – 11 April 1971 in Oldenburg) was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) recipient during World War...
Kurt Thoma - Wikipedia
Władysław Anders
Władysław Anders (11 August 1892 – 12 May 1970) was a General in the Polish Army and later in life a politician with the Polish government-in-exile in London.
Anders was born on 11 August 1892 to ...
Władysław Anders - Wikipedia
Willy Coppens
Willy Omer Francois Jean Coppens (6 July 1892 – 21 December 1986) was Belgium's leading fighter ace and the champion "balloon buster" of World War I.
Coppens was born in Watermael-Boitsfort,...
Willy Coppens - Wikipedia
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr., KBE, DSC (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was born in New York City...
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Wikipedia
Robert Gysae
Robert Gysae (14 January 1911 – 26 April 1989) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German...
Robert Gysae - Wikipedia
Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (11 December 1911 – 18 April 1986) was a German naval officer and submarine commander during World War II. He was sixth among the top ten Aces of the Deep...
Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Wikipedia