Helmuth Stieff (6 June 1901 – 8 August 1944) was a German general and a member of the OKH (German Army General Staff) during World War II. He took part in attempts by the German resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler, on July 7 and on July 20, 1944. He was hung for his part in the July 20, 1944 plot against Hitler
Erich Hoepner (September 14, 1886 - August 8, 1944) was a German general in World War II. A successful panzer leader, Hoepner was implicated in the failed July 20 Plot against Adolf Hitler and executed in 1944.
Jonathan Mayhew "Skinny" Wainwright IV (August 23, 1883 – September 2, 1953) was a career American army officer and the commander of Allied forces in the Philippines at the time of their surrender to the Empire of Japan during World War II. Wainwright is a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He flew a total of 58 combat missions over Europe and the Pacific during the war and eventually earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like hell for the right to fight for my own country."
Portrait of Goyathlay (One Who Yawns), called Geronimo, Medicine Man, Prophet and Leader, with Medal. Part of Athapascan, Chiricahua and Apache Tribes. Photographer: Delancey W. Gill From the Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology: Native American Portrait Photographs, 1907 Collection Care of the Wisconsin Historical Society archives http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/