Vera Atkins, CBE (16 June 1908, Bucharest, Romania - 24 June 2000, Hastings, England) was a British intelligence officer during World War II. Atkins was given one of SOE's most sensitive jobs - recruiting and deploying female agents. When the allied victory in Europe was accomplished, she went to Germany. Her self-appointed mission was to investigate the fate of the 118 F section agents who had disappeared in enemy territory. She succeeded in every case except one.
Australian spy and French resistance hero Nancy Wake. Australian spy and French resistance hero Nancy Wake has died in London at age 98. Ms Wake's work during the Second World War helped her to become one of the Allies' most decorated servicewomen and led the Gestapo to give her the codename The White Mouse.
Genevieve Feinstein Not every woman in intelligence was a spy as we think of them. Women also played a significant role as cryptanalysts and code breakers. Codes were handled by the SIS or Signal Intelligence Service. Genevieve Feinstein was such a woman and she was responsible for creating a machine used to decode Japanese messages. After WWII, she continued to work in intelligence.
Cecile Pearl Witherington Cornioley CBE (24 June 1914 - 24 February 2008) was a World War II SOE agent born in Paris to British parents. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Witherington http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/world/europe/11cornioley.html
Incredibly brave Anne Sophie Oestvedt was one of the two women of the four leaders of WWII Norwegian resistance. Going deep undercover to lead thousands of fighters, she even stood next to her father on a tram and never let him know. Hunted by the Gestapo, she evaded capture the entire war. Although her mental & physical health suffered, she finished college in the US post WWII and returned to Norway with her husband, the XU leader Oistein Stromnes (km).