The Moe Berg and Virginia Hall Stories
© History is a Hoot, Inc. 2003-2014
Two Americans called upon to perform extraordinary acts of heroism
Choose Moe AND Virginia.
Choose Moe OR Virginia.
Virginia's legacy was largely lost until only recently. In many respects, that is the hallmark of a good and conscientious intelligence professional.
Moe was a one-time Washington Senators catcher and a secret agent for Franklin Roosevelt and William Donovan.
Curious about all things scientific; taught himself enough about physics to understand how atoms can be split to create energy; became one of America's foremost atomic spies during World War II.
Honored in Baseball's Hall of Fame for his contributions to American espionage, as well as for his 15-year career in the major leagues.
Called baseball's Renaissance man.
Dubbed "Professor Berg" by newspaper columnists and teammates; enjoyed studying and speaking foreign languages as much as snagging pop flies over home plate.
Served in both British and American intelligence services during World War II.
Refused preferential treatment because of her wooden leg. Codenamed the prosthesis Cuthbert.
Operated undercover in occupied France as a local milkmaid.
Supervised guerrilla raids by elements of the French Resistance.
Declared the most dangerous of all Allied spies by the Gestapo.
Became the first female civilian to receive the Distinguished Service Medal, this countrys second highest military award for bravery after the Medal of Honor.
Selected as one of the CIAs first female operatives during the Cold War.