Noor Inayat Khan
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Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan (Urdu: نور عنایت خان, 2 January 1914 – 13 September 1944) was a British heroine of World War II renowned for her service in the Special Operations Executive.
She also went by the name Nora Baker and was a published author of Indian and American descent who was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her service in the SOE, the highest civilian decoration in the UK. As an SOE agent she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during World War II, and was Britain's first Muslim war heroine.