Where Eagles Dare is a novel by Alistair MacLean.
- Major John Smith - A British Army major and undercover spy for MI6.
- Wing Commander Cecil Carpenter - Pilot of the Lancaster bomber that flies Smith's team into Bavaria.
- Lieutenant Morris Schaffer - An American Ranger lieutenant in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
- Colonel Wyatt-Turner - British Army colonel involved in MI6.
- Vice-Admiral Rolland - Assistant Director of Naval Operations and head of MI6.
- Lieutenant General George Carnaby - A top aide of Dwight D. Eisenhower and one of the chief coordinators of planning for the Second Front.
- Edward Carraciola - An MI6 division head and member of Smith's team.
- Olaf Christiansen - An MI6 division head and member of Smith's team.
- Lee Thomas - An MI6 division head and member of Smith's team.
- Torrance-Smythe - An MI6 division head and member of Smith's team. Nicknamed "Smithy."
- Sergeant George Harrod - The radioman of Smith's team.
- Mary Ellison - A top MI6 operative and lover of Smith.
- Reichsmarschall Julius Rosemeyer - The Wehrmacht Chief of Staff.
- Ethel - A British undercover agent who poses as a barmaid named "Heidi" in Zum Wilden Hirsch. Pretends to be Mary's cousin.
- Josef Wartmann - Owner of Zum Wilden Hirsch.
- Captain von Brauchitsch - A Gestapo officer.
- Jaeger Captain - A young officer who has a confrontation with Smith over Smith's behavior in Zum Wilden Hirsch.
- Colonel Weissner - German Heer officer who captures Smith and Schaffer in Zum Wilden Hirsch.
- Anne-Marie - Kramer's secretary and head of the Schloss Adler's female staff.
- Colonel Paul Kramer - Deputy Chief of German Intelligence.
- Helicopter Pilot - The pilot of Rosemeyer's helicopter.
- Cartwright Jones - An American actor.
- Sergeant Hartmann - A guard in the Schloss Adler.
- Colonel Wilhelm Wilner - Field Marshal Kesselring's chief of staff in Italy.
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