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The Liberty Foundation on Saturday will also be displaying a North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, which was a superb single-seat American fighter-bomber in World War II and the Korean War. Mustang pilots shot down more than 4,900 enemy aircraft in ...
She found it in a storage locker, along with a helmet and chest plate from a suit of armor. Those items have since passed from Lauretta Button's possession, but not the box.

Both spent their first few years of life during World War II caught in the crossfire of battlefields where they became exposed to famine, death and loss of their homes.
Seoul (CNN) -- Every single week for the past 22 years, a group of elderly South Korean women has camped outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, enduring the heat and humidity of the region's monsoonal summer and the sub-zero temperatures of the ...
The German government rejected on Wednesday a call by two newspapers to remove Russian tanks from a World War II memorial in central Berlin in protest against spiralling tensions in Ukraine.
Danville, VA - After seven decades, two World War II veterans finally got the honors they deserve in Danville. Brothers Romeo and Jesse Farese of Massachusetts were laid to rest in Danville in 1944.

The man is a highly decorated World War II veteran who had lost his wartime medals and never thought he would see them again.
Most World War II vets have never seen the memorial, which opened in 2001. But all deserve to see it, and the group, reachable on the website www.
Pocatello Airport mortar. Courtesy of Pocatello police Department. This device was found at the Pocatello Airport on April 14, 2014.
Paul Zoeller/StaffClaude James Clifton Jr., 91, a navy veteran of World War II, gets emotional after being surprised with a ceremony Tuesday aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown to replace lost medals.
Commemorations across the Continent are pulling out all the stops this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the last year of World War II, with an expectation that by the next major milestone in five years there might not be many WWII veterans to ...
... takeover by the Soviets, then the Germans, and then the Soviets again; her dramatic escape by ship to Poland with her father, daughter and husband as the port was being bombed; being a refugee in Europe in the last days of World War II and its ...
Mary Rohrer of Chino is looking for World War II veterans, war brides, and the women who worked in factories during the war so they may be honored at the Spirit of '45 event.
NORTH COUNTY - World War II bombers are scheduled to fly into two North County airports April 23-27 as part of a cross country tour.
Seventy years after serving in World War II, U.S. Army veteran and Kenmore resident Carlton Small received the military medals he earned, including a Bronze Star, in a special presentation by Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor ...
Bild and BZ insisted they had no intention of diminishing the "immense suffering of the Russian people during World War II," but said the memory of the Red army soldiers would only be honoured by "not misleadingly linking it to the hegemonic military ...
A World War II-era B-17 bomber, The "Memphis Belle," is in Fresno this week and offering flights through the Liberty Foundation on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

They are looking for "liberators," the World War II veterans who participated in liberating Jewish people from concentration and death camps, he said.
With the exception of the Soviet Union, which had women flying as fighter pilots in World War II, all aces have been men. The exhibit covers a small piece of the much larger history of WWII, which the United States entered in December 1941 following ...
An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a prisoner of War Medal. Frank Dechant, 91, will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony Monday.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a prisoner of War Medal.
A group of Fil-Am WWII veterans joined the wreath-laying ceremony at the Bataan-Corregidor fountain in the World War II National Memorial commemorated by Philippine Embassy officials and Filipino American community supporters in U.S. capital. Almeda ...
Seventy years after serving in World War II, U.S. Army veteran and Kenmore resident Carlton Small received the military medals he earned, including a Bronze Star, in a special presentation by Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor ...
University of Wisconsin students had the unique opportunity to tell the untold stories of 30 Wisconsin soldiers who fought and died in World War II and found their final resting place miles away in a cemetery in France. Professor Mary Louise Roberts ...
Leslie Palmer Cruise, of Horsham Township, chronicled his time in the military as an army paratrooper during World War II with writings, maps, photographs and various printouts stacked in a large binder.
Air Commodore Ronald 'Ras' Berry was one of the RAF's greatest fighters, racking up 30 'claims' on enemy aircraft, including 14 'kills', in the Second World War. The Spitfire pilot was involved in one of the first dog-fights of the war in December 1939 ...
(AP) - An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a prisoner of War Medal. Ninety-one-year-old Frank Dechant will receive the medal from congressman Ed Perlmutter during a ceremony in Lakewood Monday.
Gurlitt, the son of an important German art curator during World War II, turned out to be sitting on a veritable trove of priceless works of art thought to have been lost during or shortly after the war - a fact only discovered because police raided ...
Decades after it ended, the Second World War continues to inspire fiction, and there are thousands of works dealing with some of its significant events or weaving them into their own narratives.
New York City held a ticker-tape parade in 1946 following the end of World War II. In fact, several ticker-tape parades were held during WWII to honor the troops while generals and admirals continued fighting. Ten years after the Vietnam War ended, New ...
Leslie Palmer Cruise, of Horsham Township, chronicled his time in the military as an army paratrooper during World War II with writings, maps, photographs and various printouts stacked in a large binder.
Last year, they began video recording World War II veterans and their stories for a community outreach competition. However, the project grew so quickly and had such an effect that they're now looking to create a non-profit organization to continue the ...
They are looking for "liberators," the World War II veterans who participated in liberating Jewish people from concentration and death camps, he said.
SAN JOSE -- When a video went viral of runners diverting off their racecourse to shake hands with 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell, people were touched not only by the spontaneous tribute but by what Bell said in a story the next day: "I never ...
In what is surely one of the most controversial civil suits ever filed in the United States, the Los Angeles office of Mayer Brown is trying to prove that the so-called comfort women - the sex slaves used by the Imperial Japanese army in World War II ...
Alphonsus L. 'Red' Barron; 1920-2014: WWII vet became a mortgage lender. BY MARK ZABORNEY BLADE STAFF ... He enlisted in the army Air Corps and during World War II served in the South Pacific. He'd been an Erie firefighter and was a former ...
Decades after it ended, the Second World War continues to inspire fiction, and there are thousands of works dealing with some of its significant events or weaving them into their own narratives.
Written on the cake was "Welcome WWII Vets; Have a nice day." George Martin, a resident of the long-term care veterans' home, who helped organize the get-together, said, "We call this event a 'celebration of life' because we've all lived a long time ...
Alphonsus L. 'Red' Barron; 1920-2014: WWII vet became a mortgage lender. BY MARK ZABORNEY BLADE STAFF ... He enlisted in the army Air Corps and during World War II served in the South Pacific. He'd been an Erie firefighter and was a former ...
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Dozens of local World War II veterans will be traveling to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C.
A Purple Heart and other military medals belonging to a Kansas soldier killed in World War II were returned to his family during a ceremony Saturday at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
Columbus, Ohio (AP) - The eighth-graders from Grizzell Middle school were likely to see World War II veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C.
With the two most prominent features of the Oregon World War II Memorial in place, now comes the hard work. Nearly 1,500 granite pavers need to be placed on the concrete surface of the memorial, and on Friday morning project manager Bob Plame and ...
"I've been to Washington before and seen the memorial, but I haven't seen the one for World War II, so that would be the most exciting," said Ruth Lumbra, a WWII veteran making the trip. "It's the most terrific thing I've seen since WWII," said Toler ...
A Bombardier in World War II, LaLonde "pressed the button" to drop bombs from his B-17. "But I was never a warrior loaded with testosterone.
Beijing: China has strongly protested against a Japanese cabinet minister's visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine which honours World War II soldiers. The move comes in the midst of an international campaign mounted by China to expose atrocities ...
(AP) - A Purple Heart and other military medals belonging to a Kansas soldier killed in World War II were returned to his family during a ceremony Saturday.
In a solemn ceremony punctuated by military protocol, the remains of World War II pilot 1st Lt. Louis L. Longman were buried at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Saturday.
Columbus, Ohio - The eighth-graders from Grizzell Middle school were likely to see World War II veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C.
Columbus, Ohio (AP) - The eighth-graders from Grizzell Middle school were likely to see World War II veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C.


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