Elizabeth Peet McIntosh
After a career as an intelligence agent with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, Elizabeth "Betty" McIntosh retired to Leesburg and later to the Lake Ridge at Westminster community in Woodbridge.
Backstory and Context
After the war McIntosh wrote a memoir of her OSS experiences, published in 1947 as Undercover Girl. She also wrote two children’s books, Inki (1957) and Palace under the Sea (1959). McIntosh continued in public service and worked on assignments for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Voice of America, the State Department, and the United Nations. In 1958 she joined the Central Intelligence Agency, successor to the OSS, where she worked until her retirement in 1973. Her book Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS (1998) describes the adventures of the brave women who served in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.