During the war, John Ford was the head of the photographic unit for the Office of Strategic Services, creating new aerial filming techniques for the military, directed many of the U.S.’s wartime propaganda films, and filmed the D-Day landing himself. He also informed the agency about a suspected Japanese presence near the coastal areas of Baja.
James S. Plaut (1912-1996) In November 1944, the American art historian was appointed director of the Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU), which was part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). From June 1945 to spring 1946, Plaut and his staff, operating out of Altaussee, interrogated former members and suppliers of "Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg".
Eric Anthony Sykes. Joined the Shanghai Municipal Police in 1926 and became an Inspector in charge of a unit of specialist police snipers. He is most famous for his work with William E. Fairbairn in the development of the Legendary Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and British Close Quarters Battle "Defendu" during WWII. Sykes now SIS trained SOE agents at the various Special Training Centres before being assigned to train the joint UK/US Jedburgh teams to conduct Sabotage and Guerrilla…
Secrets Of War, Espionage 08 -The OSS. The story of the formation of the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the CIA. From the recruitment and training of secret agents to undercover missions, OSS agents played an important role on the “Invisible Battlefield” in WWII.*
The captured OSS agent who convinced an entire German Army to surrender! | 2nd Lt. Frederick Mayer, the real "inglorious basterd," impersonating a Nazi officer behind enemy lines during World War II with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). (PRNewsFoto/The OSS Society, Inc.) http://www.warhistoryonline.com/living-history-news/the-captured-oss-agent-who-convinced-an-entire-german-army-to-surrender.html