Noor Inayat Khan

Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, (January 2, 1914 – September 13, 1944) was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War.

Noor was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest civilian decoration in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations.

Also known as “Nora Baker”, “Madeleine”, and “Jeanne-Marie Rennier,” she was of Indian and American origin. As an SOE agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.