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    OSS agent who led WWII rescue of 500 dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Vujnovich, the intelligence agent who organized a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia, has died at his home in New York. He was 96.


    Vujnovich is credited with leading the so-called Halyard Mission in what was then Yugoslavia. It was the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines in any war.


    A long retired salesman of aircraft parts, he died April 24 of natural causes at home in Queens, according to his daughter, Xenia Wilkinson.


    http://news.yahoo.com/oss-agent-led-...002540215.html


    RIP to a true hero!


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    I had to google that. I've never heard of the Halyard Mission, really wild stuff!

    Operation Halyard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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