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Sir William Samuel "Intrepid" Stephenson
Birth: Jan. 23, 1897
Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Jan. 31, 1989

World War II Espionage Figure. During World War II was an adviser to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt regarding Nazi Germany's intelligence and is considered a major influence in ending the German military advance and ending World War II. He employed hundreds of men in an espionage school he founded and funded, and was regarded as responsible for cracking the Nazi German "Intrepid" code (which gave him the code name "Intrepid"). His schools trained 5 future directors of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. He lived a life of seclusion because of his involvement in numerous convert and espionage events during the 20th century. Operatives had given him code names and numbers for his own protection, and he kept his real name, photo, whereabouts, all secret. Hunted and hated by the Nazi intelligence during World War II; German dictator Adolph Hitler himself had put a reward on his head. He lived hidden until the day of his death in 1989, it is rumored that even his grave-site is bobby trapped. His honors include the "Military Cross" and the "Distinguished Flying Cross", a knighthood by the British crown, the "Medal of Merit" (highest United States civil honor at the time) awarded by President Harry S. Truman, and the "Companion of the Order of Canada." He is the only individual in history to receive all such 3 honors from the 3 different countries. (bio by: Jim) 
 
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Pembroke Parish Cemetery
Pembroke Parish, Bermuda
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2012
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Sir William Samuel Intrepid Stephenson
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Sir William Samuel Intrepid Stephenson
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