American hero Louis Zamperini has died at the age of Zamperini's life story was chronicled in the best-seller "Unbroken" and a film based on the book (produced and directed by Angelina Jolie) is set to be released in December.
Mikoyan-Gurevich was a Soviet interceptor and fighter aircraft used during World War II. It had been designed for high-altitude combat but combat over the Eastern Front was generally at lower altitudes where it was inferior to other Soviet fighters.
Krystyna Skarbek, GM, OBE, Croix de guerre was a Polish Special Operations Executive agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France.