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Noor Inayat Khan
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Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan, circa 1943
Other name(s) Nora Inayat-Khan
Nickname(s) Nora Baker
Madeleine (SOE codename)
Nurse (SOE callsign)
Jeanne-Marie Renier (SOE alias)
Born (1914-01-01)1 January 1914
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died 13 September 1944(1944-09-13) (aged 30)
Dachau concentration camp, Bavaria, Nazi Germany
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Special Operations Executive
Years of service 1940–1944
Rank Assistant section officer
Unit Cinema (SOE)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards UK George Cross ribbon.svg George Cross
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 ribbon.svg Croix de guerre 1939–1945

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan, GC (1 January 1914 – 13 September 1944), also known as Nora Inayat-Khan and Nora Baker, was a British spy in World War II who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE).

As an SOE agent under the codename Madeleine she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during World War II. Inayat Khan was captured after being betrayed, and executed at Dachau concentration camp. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her service in the SOE, the highest civilian decoration in the United Kingdom.

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