|Painting of Virginia Hall by Jeffrey W. Bass. Oil on Canvas, 2006. Donated by Richard J. Guggenhime. Present location: CIA Museum, Langley, VA.|
For her efforts in France, OSS chief General Donovan, left, personally awarded Virginia Hall a Distinguished Service Cross—the only one awarded to a civilian woman during World War II. The medal is currently on display in the CIA Museum’s OSS Gallery. Hall later worked for the CIA, serving in many capacities as one of CIA’s first female operations officers.