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Can you name the Famous people from the 1940s II

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German, later an American, aerospace engineer credited with inventing the V-2 and the Saturn V rockets
Indian independence activist and poet known as The Nightingale of India. The first woman to become the governor of an Indian state in 1947
Australian pharmacologist who shared the Nobel Prize for his role in the making of penicillin, and who carried out the first ever clinical trials of it
Indian nationalist hero who left a troubled legacy because of his connections to Nazi Germany, to rid India of British rule
Japanese commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during WWII until he was killed when his plane was shot down in 1943. Led the attack on Pearl Harbor and Midway
Austrian SS-Hauptsturmführer and the commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, and depicted in Schindlers List
Chairman of the Soviet of the Union 1946–1947. Was thought to be the successor-in-waiting to Stalin, but died before him
Hitler's personal lawyer and Governor-General of occupied Poland. Instituted a reign of terror that caused the Nuremberg trials to sentence him to death
The founder of Pakistan, and the leader of the All-India Muslim League 1913-47, who fought for Pakistani independence from Britain and India
German WWII field marshall who orchestrated the 'sickle cut' manouver in the Ardennes in 1940 and led the Germans in the battle of Kursk
Turkish-American businessman best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records in 1947
Japanese Army general during WWII, led the successfull attack on Malaya, Singapore and the Philippines
Finnish American architect and industrial designer. Known for numerous furniture designs and for designing the Gateway Arch in 1947
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Fleet admiral of the US Navy during WWII, especially known for the Battle of Midway in 1942
Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of, the Fortune Global 500 conglomerate company, Bombardier. His most famous invention was the snowmobile
Field Marshall who in the Soviet invasion commanded Army Group South, responsible for the largest encirclement in history, the Battle of Kiev
American diplomat who as a Vice Consul in Marseilles helped over 2,500 Jews to flee from France as Nazi forces advanced
French WWII general, who became Marshal of France posthumously. Fought Vichy-France in French Equatorial Africa and Tunisia
Female Soviet sniper during WWII, credited with 59 confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. KIA 1945
German Lutheran pastor whos writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential. Hanged in a KZ camp in April 1945
English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 1900s. Suffered from bipolar disorder and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59
German General who planned and commanded the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940
German female film director widely known for directing the Nazi propaganda film 'Triumph of the Will'
Communist general during the Chinese Revolution. He was Mao's designated successor until he died in a plane crash of a failed coup in 1971
Finnish sniper during the Winter War who killed at least 505 men, the highest confirmed in any war. Nicknamed 'White Death'

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