Isaac Newton was a scientist during the War.
Isaac Newton has most likely been a notable scientist for some time, as a biography was written about him by Max Planck in 1878, while he was still alive. How that is possible remains unknown since he died in our universe in 1726/27. On May 3rd, 1886, he organized an informal conference in Zurich's Zurich Hauptbibliothek, that gathered scientist from all over the world. The conference was so secretive, that the press got almost no information on its goals. Karl von Toten was also there. If this has links to Knowledge for Victory is likely but it remains unknown.