Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of 10, served in the 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In 1863, he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commissioned officer in United States history.
In August 1961, Hans Conrad Schumann was a 19-year-old East German non-commissioned officer when, after hearing the calls of Westerns (who had been shouting Komm rüber!) took a running start at the infant Berlin Wall and into the backseat of a waiting West Berlin police car. This photograph, caught at the moment he jumped over the Wall's barbwire, made Schumann into an icon of the Cold War.
One of the most brutal and cruel SS prison guards Gerhard Palitzsch (July 17, 1913 - December 7, 1944), was a German SS non-commissioned officer, notorious for his activities in Auschwitz concentration camp.
Mauthausen concentration camp: An SS-Scharführer wearing a gray-green field uniform. The silver-gray braid on the collar was used by all SS non-commissioned officers. The face is perfect for the barbaric role.
This is the 1946 police ID of Karl Silberbauer (1911-1972), an Austrian Sicherheitsdienst non-commissioned officer, who, when serving in occupied Holland, arrested Anne Frank and her family in 1944. Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was challenged by Holocaust deniers in 1958 to prove the truth of Anne Frank’s story. In 1963, the Wiesenthal Center finally found Silberbauer in Vienna, where he had been reinstated by the Kriminalpolizei in 1954. He confirmed the details of the Frank hiding place.
Karl Josef Silberbauer (June 21, 1911 – September 2, 1972) was an Austrian SD non-commissioned officer holding the rank of SS-Oberscharführer (Staff sergeant), when, serving in the occupied Netherlands, he arrested Anne Frank and her family in their hiding place in 1944