World War II wasn’t just about epic battles and influential leaders making big decisions. There are heaps of wild, weird, and downright incredible stories hidden in the nooks and crannies of this gigantic war that have probably slipped under your radar.

We’re talking about double agents pulling off serious spy movie stuff, badass women pilots scaring the pants off enemy soldiers, Hitler’s nephew fighting on the side of the U.S., and even floating ice cream parlors for soldiers in the Pacific. 

Sounds wild, right? But that’s just scratching the surface.