On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a propeller tore,
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German diplomatic attaché who warned the Danish Jews about their intended deportation in It is estimated that he prevented the transport and loss of of Denmark's Jews by facilitating their timely rescue.
Marianne Cohn, member of the Mouvement de la Jeunesse Sioniste and Jewish French resistant, also involved in the rescue of Jewish children and young people. In May, she was arrested along with 28 Jewish children under her care and interned.
Klara Hitler, mother of Adolph Hitler was a kind and gentle soul, by all accounts. She died while he was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.
The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system.
Giorgio Perlasca was an Italian who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews by issuing them fake passports to travel to neutral countries. He also personally sheltered thousands of Jews while they were waiting for their passports.