Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Our man in Croatia, Sterling Hayden.
Among the surprises coming out of the recent release of OSS files in the National Archives is the report of the file on John Hamilton, aka The Asphalt Jungle's Sterling Hayden, who served in the OSS during World War II. An accomplished sailor, Hayden helped set up shipping routes involving Italy and participated in other clandestine operations. Check out this Washington Post article for more information about his WWII record.