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A native New Yorker, Farr was sent to Moorhead, Minn., for training as an Air Force cadet during World War II. According to an article on the DFL's website, after flying B-17s during the war, Farr returned to Moorhead to be with his future wife, Pat, and to major in vocal music at Concordia College with an eye ...
Most of the veterans who go on BGC's heroes Flights have not previously seen the WWII Memorial, which opened in 2004. "We're thrilled for this opportunity to show our company's thanks to the World War II veterans in our Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods and Spring market communities," Brookshire said.
Billy Teague, business development director for Belterra, clips a WWII identification badge from the dedication of the National WWII Memorial to former army Ranger Elmer Johnson's shirt. ... PFC Elmer Johnson served in the Army, 77th Infantry Division, and was a member of the First Army Rangers in WWII.
The 75-year-old yearbook photo of the four young men serving during World War II is spurring an effort to locate the lost airplane flown by John McGrath, ... "I can't say no to a mystery that can be solved," Justin Taylan, a New York-based WWII researcher involved in the project, told The Associated Press.
An unexploded World War II bomb that forced a London airport to close was detonated at sea by the Royal navy on Wednesday. The 500-kilogram, 1.5-metre-long tapered-end shell was blown up with high-grade military detonators off the coast of Essex, where the bomb was transported earlier this week.

She said the report would confirm that the allies knew the names and locations of German Nazi concentration and death camps located in occupied Poland during World War II. "The allies knew what was happening in Poland and did not take any action … they did not bomb a single train line taking wagons ...
The remains of an airman missing in action since 1944 were recovered on Jan. 22 in France. Above, a B-26 Marauder with the 555th Bomber Squadron, 386th Bomber Group, 9th Air Force, flies during World War II. (U.S. Army Air Forces). An airman whose plane was shot down during World War II is finally ...
"Ole Yeller," a restored World War II SNJ-4 aircraft, came to the Aransas County Airport recently to show off her flying ability. "Ole Yeller" was restored by the Tex Hill Wing (THW) of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). CAF is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that restores World War II airplanes to flying ...
HARLINGEN - World War II veterans in the Rio Grande Valley try to make it a habit to meet up and enjoy a good meal. Five veterans recently came together for a backyard barbecue. A sizeable crowd showed up to Raul Treto Sr.'s home in Harlingen; most of them friends and relatives. "I just wanted to have ...
Kiev, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution denouncing a new Polish law on the military offenses and crimes against humanity committed during World War II (WWII). The legislation, which was signed by Polish president Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, criminalizes any ...
In 1941, in a World War II battlefield somewhere in the Middle East, George Hood wrote a letter to Len Green, his former boss at the Taranaki Brewery in New Plymouth. The Green family kept the letter and last week Green's daughter Lynne Laurence tried to find Hood's relatives, so she could pass the letter ...
The words were meant for the World War II Japanese soldier who carried it with him to battle. Typically, relatives, neighbors and schoolmates signed the flags. An untold ... From 2016: Good luck flags from WWII head home to Japan. Hodges' father, Roy T. Hodges, was a chef with the medical unit of the ...
During World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces of the United States, but there was only one to appear on the hundreds of trading cards that depicted various war events, generals, and heroes, between 1941 and 1945. That person was a swimmer by the name of Charles ...
WORCESTER - For the second time in eight months, a vehicle has struck and badly damaged the World War II monument in Billings Square. This time, early Friday morning a motorist in a Kia Optima slammed into the monument. The bulk of the monument rested on wooden planks Monday afternoon as ...
On January 31, the World War II veteran turned 100 years old. Veasey belonged to a battalion of all African American women, the 6888th Central Postal Battalion. Veasey still lives in her long-time Raleigh home. There have been a few recent additions, like an electric chair lift to help her get up and down ...
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans on Feb. 22 will provide a new educational program to students designed to not only shed light on the roles of black soldiers in World War II, but to also illustrate how their roles relate to race issues today. The museum's free 50-minute program, "Fighting for the ...

Paris: It lies hidden deep beneath Paris's bustling Gare de l'Est railway station, its sprawling subterranean rooms and sparse furniture pristinely preserved if a little dusty. Originally built a few years before World War II for luggage storage, the underground space was repurposed as a bunker after war broke ...
World War II hero Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams was Super Bowl LII's "Honorary Captain." The decorated Marine, a winner of the Medal of Honor, stood at the 50-yard line between a handful of the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles players on Super Bowl Sunday inside U.S. Bank ...
He captured some of the most historic and horrific moments of World War II as an official U.S. Army photographer. Irving Feinberg's photos documented the war and its aftermath. From witnessing the concentration camps at the liberation of Buchenwald to the peace treaty signing at the Liberation of Paris, ...
Paris (AFP) - It lies hidden deep beneath Paris's bustling Gare de l'Est railway station, its sprawling subterranean rooms and sparse furniture pristinely preserved if a little dusty. Originally built a few years before World War II for luggage storage, the underground bunker was repurposed after war broke out.
Hong Kong (CNN) The discovery of two World War II-era bombs in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district in the past week has raised interest in the city's largely forgotten wartime history, which saw a blitzkrieg campaign to take the then-British colony, leading to more than three years of Japanese occupation.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLA - A company cleaned a WWII veteran's home Thursday after there was suspicion the house was contaminated with high levels of meth residue. RELATED: Meth lab forces WWII veteran out of his home. Glenn Rieben purchased the bank-owned property less than a year ...
The restored World War II bomber didn't quite fly the same as Ernie Kunz remembered it. The Consolidated B-24J .... Visitors can explore the B-24 and the other WWII aircraft inside and out from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Naples Municipal Airport, 500 Terminal Drive. Tickets cost $15 for ...
Western Pennsylvania's immense impact on the home, industrial and battle fronts during World War II is on display in a special traveling exhibit, ""We Can Do It: WWII," at the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. Visitors to the free exhibit, which continues until March 20, will learn about the ...
There's something to be gained from company newsletters. A little wrinkled by time and water, passed along to me by a reader, Metered Impressions, an eight-page monthly report, gives the real-time report on a Rochester company that transformed itself and its workforce during World War II.
During World War Two, the pilots who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen were the first black enlisted men to serve as military pilots in the U.S. armed forces. The U.S. Army Air Corp created the segregated flight training program after the NAACP had sued the military in an attempt to integrate the corp.
The LST-325 is a World War II amphibious vessel designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops, and supplies directly onto enemy shores. ships of this type proved to be enormously useful during times of war and peace both. This particular LST was originally known as LST-325 during the Second World War, ...
woman searches for World War II couple after finding long lost love letters ... Inside the box was a collection of love letters sent between a Louisville, Ky. couple, Russell T. Hash and Mable Day, during World War II. Advertisement. Gentry read through the letters and was inspired to seek out the couple that ...
And in May of last year more than 50,000 people were evacuated from Hanover when two bombs from World War II were found during a construction project. On Christmas Day in 2016, 50,000 people were evacuated from Augsburg in south Germany after a 1.8-ton bomb was found underneath an ...
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. - The journey to find a missing World War II airman came to a close Saturday in DeFuniak Springs. army Air Force 1st Lt. Ewart Theodore Sconierswas laid to rest with full military honors at the Southwide Baptist Church. Lt. Sconiers was laid to rest with full military honor in his ...
"The fact that The Philippines was under the American flag up until 1946 is lost on a lot of people -- that they fought in World War II under the American flag ... was a military policeman who went to the Philippines from California to fight with the U.S. His efforts would win him the prestigious WWII Victory Medal.
Sylvan Vigness was rescued from the water but suffered an injury to his eye; despite the loss of his vision in one eye, he continued to serve on the U.S.S. Hinsdale during World War II. "That is why it is so important that you and your family are finally receiving your Purple Heart today," U.S. Senator Mike ...
In 1942, the first American Expeditionary Force to head to Europe during World War II arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1950, India proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president. In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the ...
Five days after photos of an Ohio World War II veteran's U.S. Army ID were posted on social media, the dog tag was in the hands of his daughter in Preble County. >> Read more trending news. "I got it this afternoon, it's in my hand right now," Pamela Weadick said from her home. Ronald Sneed and Kathy ...
After 74 years, a missing World War II pilot shot down over Germany has finally been laid to rest on American soil. That resting place is beside his brother, Henry, also a World War II veteran, in the Delaware veterans Memorial Cemetery near Millsboro. The remains of U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Stanley ...
The Long Island mother found a World War II medal and old pictures. She said immediately they knew they had to find the owner, so she turned to facebook, posting a picture of the medal and one photo and asking for some help to find whoever they belonged to. "My friends shared, and then they shared, ...
Walking into Dr. James Kimble's office is like stepping back in time onto the home front of World War II. His walls, covered with numerous Norman Rockwell propaganda posters, is like something out of a museum. Therefore, it is no wonder why the associate professor of communication chose Rosie the ...
A lost World War II medal found its way back to the family of its owner all thanks to a post on facebook. Dina Underwood found some pictures and the medal in a piece of furniture she bought at the Salvation army in Patchogue. "Immediately, we thought that we had to try and find the family," she told News ...
Anita Russell, Lt. Sconiers' niece, said it brings closure. It's a rare moment at the airport, but one with a lasting impression. A casket with a flag draped over it being unloaded out the belly of a plane. The life of the WWII veteran finally coming full circle. Russell said, "We thought that he had been killed over there by the enemy.
Mike Ullery | Daily Call A fifth grader at Piqua Central Intermediate school watches a living history lesson as he listens to World War II veterans Don Verhotz, left, and Paul Holfinger talk about their experiences during the war. The student is holding a program showing photographs of Verhotz and Holfinger ...
The last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient from the Pacific Theater, Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, addresses the West Virginia Senate on Wednesday about Gold Star families. Williams, 94, said the United States has done well memorializing veterans but has not paid enough attention to ...
David's remains were considered lost during World War II. but were recently located due to a DNA matching system, and will be returned for burial in Temple this spring. Staff photo by ... It was nine months later that the Japanese bombed Pearl harbor, launching the United States into the Second World War.
The Kingsburg Historical Society is hosting a new traveling exhibit on the Japanese American experience during the Second World War. The small farming community is known today for its Swedish heritage, but before the interment of citizens in domestic concentration camps during the war, it had a vibrant ...
All surviving World War Two veterans are being offered the chance to return to where they served, and pay their respects to comrades, free of charge. The project is being funded by the Treasury, which has committed over £5m raised through London inter-bank lending rate (Libor) fines. Veterans who avail ...
All surviving World War Two veterans are being offered the chance to return to where they served, and pay their respects to comrades, free of charge. The project is being funded by the Treasury, which has committed over £5m raised through London inter-bank lending rate (Libor) fines. Veterans who avail ...
World War II U.S. Army veteran Paul Pitts, 96 of Austell, accepts a doggie bag of gifts for he and his wife Dora's new dog named Scuffy on Thursday from Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell. Pitts was able to get the animal as part of the Superior Plumbing sponsored Superior Pets for Patriotic Vets ...
14, in honor of Julia Jones, World War II veteran from Kerens during her Memorial Service. Dan Summerall piloted the Squadron's AT-19, with the other planes in the flyover being the Invader Squadron T-34, a Beech Bonanza and an RV-8. These were flown by Gene Hathorn, Steve Richmond, Bobby ...
At 7 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, be assured that World War II U.S. Navy veteran Bob Bray, 91, of Chanhassen will be in front of his television. That's when he'll see himself on the program "Operation fishing Freedom." The cable television series recognizes and celebrates U.S. military veterans from all branches ...
A Second World War Two shell has been found at a building site just hours after another was detonated in a controlled explosion. A 30cm (1ft) artillery device was unearthed at a site in Edgewater Place, Warrington, on Tuesday afternoon. Daylight faded so it was detonated by the bomb squad at about ...


 

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