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Heroes of World War II

25 True Stories of Unsung Heroes Who Fought for Freedom

64 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

They've been called the Greatest Generation, and now their stories will live forever, passed on to the next generation through this new dynamic and engaging biography.

From soldiers to pilots, nurses to factory workers, moms and dads to brothers and sisters, the stories in Heroes of World War II are timeless examples of courage, sacrifice, and selflessness in the face of an unprecedented world conflict. Kids will meet Martha Gellhorn, one of the first female war journalists on the front line; Rosalind P. Walter, the real-life inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter"; Guy Stern, one of the original "Ritchie Boys" who worked to gather intelligence on the front lines; Corporal Ira Hayes, Akimel O'odham Native American who was one of the six Marines to raise the flag on Iwo Jima; plus Navajo code talkers, Tuskegee airmen, and many, many more.

Bushel & Peck's Heroes Remembered Library brings the most exciting time periods in history to life through the stories of the heroes we often don’t remember: the women, the people of color, the poor, the uneducated. These names are brought to the attention of kids everywhere – along with a few people we all remember.

Includes an Author’s Note, Introduction, and a Timeline of World War II


  1. Ira Hayes
  2. Oskar Schindler
  3. Desmond Doss
  4. Dorothy Still
  5. Geneviève de Gaulle
  6. Charles Joseph Coward
  7. Tuskegee Airmen
  8. John F. Kennedy
  9. Joe Foss
  10. Lachhiman Gurung
  11. Abdol Hossein Sardari
  12. Susan Travers
  13. Guy Stern
  14. Audie Murphy
  15. Princess Alice of Battenberg
  16. Indigenous Warriors
  17. Valentina Grizodubova
  18. Jose Calugas
  19. Pedro Augusto del Valle
  20. Violette Szabo
  21. W. Eugene Smith
  22. Irena Sendler
  23. Soldiers from India
  24. Julius Ellsberry
  25. Nadezhda Popova