Who Are the Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators?

Who Are the Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators?

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is officially confirmed, and we even have a few Operators to check out. The thing about the CoD: Vanguard Operators is that, so far, they are all based on real-world people. So, who are the Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators, and who are they based on?
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Are you a fan of history? Are you a fan of learning? Are you a fan of finding interesting stuff out about the video games you love? Well, look. There is more to Call of Duty: Vanguard than just "hey, that gun isn't from World War 2, that's from two months before the start of World War 2!". Let's be real about this – if you're that obsessed with guns that you can literally tell me every detail about every gun in a game... maybe you should be devoting your time to something else? Like actual history? Here are all the known Operators in Call of Duty: Vanguard, and a brief history lesson about each of them...

Call of Duty: Vanguard is looking surprisingly good from what we've seen. It's not just about the Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators, that's for sure! Think about it: the CoD: Vanguard teaser, the cover art, and all the information that has leaked, points towards a pretty solid experience. Need to catch up? Well, we've got just the thing for you...

Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators: Who is Wade?

Wade is rumored to be based on Capt. Vernon L. Micheel, also known as Mike, or the Hero of Midway. Micheel was an instrumental American fighter-Pilot during the Battle of Midway, where he participated in a daring and dangerous assault against the Japanese invasion fleet. The assault was overwhelmingly successful, particularly due to his personal involvement, and for his service, Micheel received the Navy Cross – an incredibly prestigious award in the American Military.

During the battle, Micheel destroyed an entire Japanese carrier and critically damaged another, which sank the next day. He fought in a number of different battles in World War 2, including but not limited to the Battle of Midway, Truk, and Guam. Pretty amazing, right? Other rumors also speculate that Wade could alternatively be based on C. Wade McClusky.

Voice Actor: Simon Quarterman.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators: Who is Lucas?

Lucas seems to be based on New Zealand's greatest war hero, Charles Upham. Upham was awarded the Victoria Cross twice in World War 2, and spent time as a Prisoner of War. He is more-or-less a folk legend down-under, and this is due to a number of heroic acts, including one incident where he charged through enemy machine gun fire to toss a grenade into a truck full of Germans. After being captured by the Germans and imprisoned in Colditz Castle as a Prisoner of War, Charles Upham joined an American unit to continue fighting.

Voice Actor: Martin Copping.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators: Who is Polina?

Polina is supposedly based on Russian Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, nicknamed "Lady Death". This Russian Sniper was so successful that she had 309 confirmed kills during World War 2, making her the most successful female sniper ever. Extraordinary, right? Fighting for the Russians as part of the Red Army, she served during the Siege of Odessa and the Siege of Sevastopol, until she was evacuated to Moscow following a mortar injury. After recovering from her injury, Pavlichenko became a propagandist for the Red Army. A truly interesting character!

Voice Actor: Laura Bailey

Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators: Who is Arthur?

Arthur may be based on Sergeant Sidney Cornell, an American Parachutist who landed behind German lines in Normandy during the 1944 campaign. After parachuting behind German lines on the night of June 5/6 1944, Cornell was in continuous action, and was wounded four times during various altercations. What is extraordinary is that his continued service, and incredible success as a solder meant that he never failed to deliver messages correctly, despite the fact that in many encounters he came across a huge amount of mortar and machine gun fire. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1945.

Voice Actor: Chiké Okonkwo.

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