Noor Inayat Khan

Allied Covert Radio Operator
Born Jan 1, 1914
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Died Sep 13, 1944
Death Place Dachau concentrat...
Other Names "Nora Baker", "Ma...

Noor Inayat Khan / Nora Baker, GC, MBE was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan, she was of Indian Sufi origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on January 2, 1914.


1927 13 Years Old After the death of her father in 1927, Inayat Khan took on the responsibility for her grief-stricken mother and her younger siblings. … Read More


1939 25 Years Old In 1939 her book, Twenty Jataka Tales (ISBN 978-0892813230), inspired by the Jataka tales of Buddhist tradition, was published in London. … Read More
1940 26 Years Old On 19 November 1940, she joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and, as an Aircraftwoman 2nd Class, was sent to be trained as a wireless operator.
1941 27 Years Old Upon assignment to a bomber training school in June 1941, she applied for a commission in an effort to relieve herself of the boring work there, subsequently being promoted Assistant Section Officer.
Later, Inayat Khan was recruited to join F (France) Section of the Special Operations Executive and in early February 1943 she was posted to the Air Ministry, Directorate of Air Intelligence, seconded to First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), and sent to Wanborough Manor, near Guildford in Surrey, and from there to various other SOE schools for training, including STS 5 Winterfold House, STS 36 Boarmans and STS 52 Thame Park. … Read More


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She was taken with three others to Dachau Camp on the 12 September 1944. … Read More
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