List of Allied traitors during World War II

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The following is a list of people from Allied countries suspected of treachery or treason during World War II. It is not a list of Nazi war criminals.

Canada[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • John Amery - Civilian - Guilty of treason, executed on 19 December 1945
  • George Johnson Armstrong - Civilian - Guilty of treachery, executed on 10 July 1941
  • Norman Baillie-Stewart - Guilty of "committing an act likely to assist the enemy", sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • Harold Cole - Soldier - A con man,thief and deserter who betrayed escaped airmen and French Resistance members to the Gestapo - killed by French Police 1945. See http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/rafescape/guerisse.htm
  • Thomas Haller Cooper - member of Waffen-SS - Guilty of treason, sentence of death was commuted to life imprisonment - released 1953
  • Oswald John Job - Civilian - London-born son of German parents - "may well have been an informer" within St Denis internment camp[1]- Guilty of treachery, executed on 16 March 1944
  • William Joyce - Civilian - Guilty of treason, executed on 3 January 1946
  • Roy Walter Purdy - Merchant Navy officer,[2] propaganda broadcaster and informer at Colditz "reprieved on the grounds that [he] had been [a follower] in treason rather than [a leader] ... released from prison ... in December 1954"[3] - died in 1982.[4] Security Service files on him are held by the National Archives under references KV 2/259 to KV 2/261.
  • Theodore Schurch - Soldier - Guilty of treachery, executed on 4 January 1946
  • Duncan Scott-Ford - Merchant seaman - Guilty of treachery, executed on 3 November 1942

Gibraltar (UK Crown Dependency)[edit]

  • Jose Estelle Key - Civilian - Guilty of treachery, executed on 7 July 1942 at Wandsworth Prison, London, England

United States of America[edit]

  • Iva Toguri D'Aquino - Guilty, jailed for 6 years. Pardoned 1977-because of perjured testimony. Died 2006
  • Velvalee Dickinson - Guilty of Spying for the Japanese. Jailed. Died 1980
  • Mildred Gillars - Guilty, jailed, released in 1961. Died 1988
  • Tomoya Kawakita - Guilty, sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, pardoned in 1963 and deported to Japan.
  • Martin James Monti - Guilty and served time in prison post World War II twice 1946-1947 and from 1948 to 1960. Died 2000
  • Ezra Pound - mentally unfit to stand trial. Died 1972
  • Robert Henry Best - Guilty, sentenced to life in prison. Died 1952.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Weale. Renegades: Hitler's Englishmen. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2nd edition, 2014
  2. ^ Weale, Adrian (2014-11-12). Renegades (Kindle Location 1886). Random House. Kindle Edition
  3. ^ Weale, Adrian (2014-11-12). Renegades (Kindle Location 3356). Random House. Kindle Edition
  4. ^ Walters, Guy (22 March 2010). "Hitler's British SS". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 12 January 2015.