Poster honoring Pearl Harbor hero, Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.
Edward "Butch" O'Hare, who was raised in Chicago, became an early war hero in 1942, when he single-handedly shot down five Japanese planes. O'Hare, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his feat, was killed in 1943. The city later renamed that out-of-the-way airport on the Northwest Side in his honor.