The 5′-6″ orphaned Wisconsin Jew who took on the Nazis

NEW YORK TIMES
Irv Refkin, Brash Accidental Spy in World War II, Dies at 96
by Sam Roberts
November 7, 2017

Irv Refkin, an impromptu but daring spy who served the United States and Britain as a saboteur, assassin and courier behind enemy lines in Europe during World War II, died on Thursday at his home in San Diego…Dispatched from England, Mr. Refkin, a scrappy 5-foot-6 Wisconsin native, was said to have smuggled explosives to the French Resistance in Paris, infiltrated Nazi Germany to kill specific targets integral to the Nazi war machine, and sabotaged train tracks to slow the deployment of German tanks to Normandy before the Allied invasion on D-Day. On his clandestine missions inside Germany, he would disguise himself in a Wehrmacht corporal’s uniform. READ MORE

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