20. “Mad” Anne Bailey
Anne Bailey (or”Mad Anne” as she was also known) is known forher heroic act during the Northwest Indian War in 1791 whereshe made a legendary 100 mile ride to Fort Savannahat Lewisburg in order toretrievemuch needed ammunition for the Colonial soldiers trapped in Fort Lee. Her path took her through dangerous wilderness but she rode both directions successfully and is credited with saving Fort Lee.
15. Knud Christiansen
Christiansen was part of the Danish Freedom Fighters in WWII. He engaged in sabotage in order to slow down the Nazi war machine. He was also a member of the Danish Resistance, where he worked in a rescue network that saved numerous escaping Jews.
10. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Ricthofen
You’ve probably never heard ofManfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen. At least not by that name; However, Richtofenwas a German fighter pilot with the Luftstreitkrafte, or Imperial German Army Air Service, during WWI. He is often considered the top ace of WWI having had 80 air combat victories but was eventually shot down and killed near Amiensin 1918. His name lives on, however, and you may recognize him as the Red Baron, arguably the most widely known fighter pilot of all time.
5. White Vision
Another animal war hero, White Vision was a WWII homing pigeonwho served with the National Pigeon Service. She was responsible for delivering information regarding the location of a crashed British plane during WWII to rescuers, saving 11 lives.