There are more stories of heroism out of World War II than can ever fit in a school textbook, but hundreds of those stories are written down somewhere for those who want to find them. Over 100 million military personnel participated in the war, including many women. Here are the stories of eleven of these brave women in an article I posted at mental_floss.
It's part of mental_floss' 11-11-11 celebration, in which a new list of eleven things are posted every hour, at eleven minutes past the hour. You can see them all ( or at least the ones posted so far) here.