Burgess Meredith joined the United States Army Air Corps in February, 1942 and eventually reached the rank of Captain. He transferred to the Office of War Information and was involved in making films for GIs. He was discharged in 1945 to work on the movie, The Story of G.I. Joe.
Hannie Schaft (aka "the Girl with the red hair"). responsible for the assassination of five collaborators. Hitler himself had demanded her arrest, urging the Sicherheitsdienst to find her. Hannie was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands on September 16, 1920. On April 17, 1945, less than three weeks before the liberation of the Netherlands, Hannie was shot by the Germans in the dunes near Overveen. She was only 24 years old.