After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot
"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.
Louis Zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand.