Sir William Stephenson (1896-1989 )
- WWI fighter pilot, WWII spy master
- born on January 11 1896 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- died January 31 1989 in Bermuda
- during WWI he was a Sergeant in the Canadian Engineers
- was badly wounded during a gas attack in 1916.
- in1917 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps
- shot down 12 planes before he was shot down and captured by the Germans on 28 July 1918
- during WWII he was made head of British Security Coordination, headquartered in New York
- was knighted and received the Presidential Medal for Merit from the United States for his counter-intelligence work during World War II
- portrayed by David Niven in "A Man Called Intrepid"
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