Gordon Brown

Betty Ann Lussier, a pilot and World War II Office of Strategic Services counterspy who later wrote of her wartime exploits

Betty Ann Lussier, a pilot and World War II Office of Strategic Services counterspy who later wrote of her wartime exploits

Betty Ann Lussier learned to fly airplanes at a young age and used that knowledge and her inherent moxie to become a pilot during World War II and a counterspy for the Office of Strategic Services.

Her wartime exploits in Europe and North Africa and her postwar life were the stuff of Hollywood movies — yet she dismissed that notion, instead conveying her experiences in articles for The Baltimore Sun and in a book she wrote, “Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier’s Secret War, 1942-1945.”

Ms. Lussier died Nov. 30 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at her Rock Hall home. She was 95.

The daughter of Emile John “E. J.” Lussier, a decorated World War I Royal Air Force ace...

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