Virginia Hall

Virginia Hall was an American spy during WWII who, despite having an artificial leg (and thereby being somewhat noticeable), became one of the Nazi’s most wanted Allied spies. She worked with the underground French Resistance, helping with training, providing maps and organizing safe houses, as well as general intelligence. She used aliases and disguises to thwart detection and was never caught.

The British recognized her efforts in 1943 with the MBE and in 1945 with the Distinguished Service Cross. She was the only civilian woman to achieve this award during WWII.