Cpl. Helen Harder, flight instructor specializing in instrument flying.
Second Lt. Robert Ricks, navigator with the 8th Air Force. His plane was shot down near Potenza, Italy August 1943. This photograph is from German records taken from Dachau at the end of the war.
Sgt. Jacquelyn Beyer, Army Intelligence, worked on cracking Japanese code.
Pfc. Robert Fleischer, awarded the Bronze Star for laying a mine under fire near Wuerzburg, Germany
All four of these people served with distinction in World War II.
All were gay.
(all from Allan Berube's pioneering and outstanding book, Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II)