Dai Zijin was born on March 26, 1916, in Shanghai and died on May 18, 2017. He was a Chinese aviator. Zijin survived the World War II as one of the few native Chinese aviators. Zijin was in the Flying Tigers. He hailed from a decent background, Dai spent his early life in Shanghai. After ..
Shulamit (Shula) Cohen-Kishik (also Shulamit Kishik-Cohen) was born in 1917 and died on May 21, 2017. She was an Israeli spy. Cohen-Kishik worked to rescue Jews from Arab countries. Cohen-Kishik was noted for her missions in Lebanon and work for the Mossad. During 2007, on the 59th Independence Day of the State of Israel, Cohen-Kishik ..
Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko was born on December 3, 1934, and died on May 17, 2017. He was a Soviet cosmonaut. He flew on the Soyuz 7, Soyuz 24, and Soyuz 37 missions. He was raised in the Northern Caucasus settlement of Ventsy-Zarya in the Gulkevich district. He had four siblings, an older brother, Boris, two ..
Major General David Crichton Alexander was born on November 28, 1926 and died on January 5, 2017. He was a senior Royal Marines officer. Alexander was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and joined the Royal Marines in 1944. He served in the East Indies Fleet, and with 45 Commando, and in Malaya, Malta, and the ..
Wilburn Kirby Ross was born on May 12, 1922, in Strunk, Kentucky and died on died May 9, 2017. He was an American WWII veteran. Ross was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Wilburn K. Ross pased ..
Chen Tingru was born on January 1914, in Lianshui, Jiangsu, China and died on April 27, 2017, in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. He was a Chinese veteran. n Lianshui, Jiangsu In the 2015 China Victory Day Parade, he was well known for sitting in the first row of the veteran formation as the most senior veteran. ..
Leo Keith Thorsness was born on February 14, 1932, and died on May 2, 2017. He was a colonel in the United States Air Force. Thorsness received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War. Thorsness was given the medal for an air engagement on April 19, 1967. Thorsness was shot down ..
Heinz Kessler or Heinz Keßler was born on January 26, 1920, and died on May 2, 2017. He was a former East German communist politician, military officer and a convicted felon. Kessler was known for his role in political repression in East Germany prior to the communist regime’s downfall in 1989. While in East Germany, ..
Édouard Le Jeune was born on February 20, 1921, and died on April 9, 2017. He was a French World War II veteran and politician. Édouard Le Jeune was the mayor of Dinéault from 1953 to 1989, and a senator for Finistère from 1971 to 1998. Édouard Le Jeune was the founding president of the ..
Julio César Etchegoyen was born in 1926 and died on March 23, 2017. He was an Argentine military officer and politician. Julio Etchegoyen was the de facto military Governor of Chubut Province from 1976 to 1978 and Governor of La Pampa Province from 1978 until 1981 during the National Reorganization Process dictatorship. Julio Etchegoyen passed ..