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World War II and Korean war veteran Benjamin F. Johnson Sr. of Lady's Island died Friday at age 94. Johnson enlisted in the army soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served two years in England in a segregated unit, driving trucks that ...
Seventy years ago in 1943 during the heat of World War II, Mayme Tanner was a WASP, already a pilot and trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action ...
After a Queens Rabbi discovered that the grave of his relative, a Jewish World War II soldier, was marked with a Cross instead of a Star of David, U.S.
U.S. Army reinforcement troops making an amphibious landing on the coral reef at Saipan beach, Mariana Islands in July 1944. Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for ...
In the navy during World War II, Robert Astey flew combat missions, and later became a commercial pilot, a mutual fund senior vice president, as well as a husband and father to three children.

Auston O'Neill, his wife Bonnie with their dog Barker are touring the states in a motor home as part of the "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!
MANCHESTER - A state police bomb expert removed an inert World War II mortar round from a house on Nye Street on Wednesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON - The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay -- the US plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II -- has died, US media reported Tuesday. Theodore Van Kirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of ...
"During the Second World War, and to an extent the First, this area was a bombing target because of its industrial importance," said Charlie Goulty, of Groundwork.
"I thought I was the Red Baron for a while," said Smith with a big smile after climbing out of the open cockpit of Wright's plane, the type used by the navy as a trainer aircraft in World War II. "It's our way of saying thank you," said Wright, who ...
The Hawthorne school of Aeronautics was a World War II civilian flying school, contracted by the United States Army Air Forces to conduct primary pilot training for aviation cadets.
Seventy years ago in 1943 during the heat of World War II, Mayme Tanner was a WASP, already a pilot and trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in ...
World War II veteran Harold "Diz" Kronenberg had nothing but superlatives in describing his flight Tuesday morning in a P-51 Mustang fighter jet.
After thinking he was going to spend his 88th birthday on his own, a World War II veteran got a huge surprise that made his day even better.
Mayme Lee Knight Tanner, a women Airforce Service Pilot from World War II, accepts a letter, carried by Marine Corps Sgt. Humberto Granados, from George and Barbara Bush to commemorate her 100th birthday celebration on July 25 at Silverado Senior ...

1 marks the 75th anniversary of World War II, when Germany invaded Poland. Rusiecki says Poland formed an important bond with the United States following WWII that continues today. "The Second World War is still a very important chapter for the Poles," ...
On display at the Pueblo Weisbrod aircraft Museum for Wednesday only, is a B-29 bomber made for World War II back in the 1940's.
Born in the province of Parma not far from Verdi's hometown, Bergonzi started his studies at age 16 as a baritone, only to discover later that his musical gifts lay in the tenor range.
The veterans History Project is a valuable endeavor because so many World War II veterans are dying, according to the National WWII Museum. "It's great that they're going to take this down and preserve it," she said. student Amy Quincey said she first ...
The remains of a U.S. Marine Corps soldier killed in the Pacific in 1943 during World War II have been identified as a Boyd County man, and Gov.
"The rate of change for Vietnam was much greater than for World War II," they note. One mind-boggling finding: "A total of 12 books for WWII and 8 books for Vietnam make no mention of casualties whatsoever." Most of the offending books were published ...
They are meticulous down to the smallest detail for the designs of each and every tank in World of Tanks. Treads, weight, penetration, range, all of it is based on real life specs from actual tanks used in World War II and later. So when they show up ...
Mayme Lee Knight Tanner, a women Airforce Service Pilot from World War II, accepts a letter, carried by Marine Corps Sgt. Humberto Granados, from George and Barbara Bush to commemorate her 100th birthday celebration on July 25 at Silverado Senior ...
WWII Purple Heart returned to vet's family. A man tracked down the family of a World War II veteran so he could return the fallen soldier's Purple Heart medal.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Patriots Point is inviting World War II veterans and their families to attend a special Spirit of '45 tour on Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte World War II veteran Ed Haliburtin thinks today's young people are missing the boat when it comes to what Americans went through and sacrificed during WWII. "I hope that it will click in somebody's brain that they will ...
Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against Ukrainian "fascists" in a part of the world that was flattened by Nazi troops.
Bebee was 14 years old and living with her family south of London when the British entered World War II alongside France, Australia and New Zealand.
Mayme Lee Knight Tanner, a women Airforce Service Pilot from World War II, accepts a letter, carried by Marine Corps Sgt. Humberto Granados, from George and Barbara Bush to commemorate her 100th birthday celebration on July 25 at Silverado Senior ...
It was only a lump of molten aluminum and four rusty cartridges. But the story behind the recently unearthed debris from a U.S. bomber plane that crashed in England during World War II traces all the way back to an army ammunitions plant in Minnesota ...
Coffey is barely able to speak and too frail to get around without assistance, but she finally made it to the World War II Memorial constructed in honor of her service and the service of many others.
Operation Recognition is currently for veterans of World War II, Vietnam, and Korea, and state Senator Mark Grisanti, who awarded Lent his diploma, hopes to extend the program's reach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.
A 108-year-old World War II veteran was honored as she visited the Washington, D.C. WWII Memorial for the first time.
The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran, 108-year-old Lucy Coffey, was honored Saturday in Washington D.C.
(Lander, Wyo.) - The Grand Opening of a new exhibit will take place at the Lander Pioneer Museum next weekend. Lander World War Two veteran, author, historian and educator Tom Bell, a Bombardier in World War Two, donated his medals, uniform and ...
This may appear innocuous but to those conversant with Japanese defence policy since World War II (WWII) this could amount to a sea of change.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) - Sunday was the day one local World War II veteran had waited nearly 70 years for. George Talbott was on Omaha Beach on D-Day, as well as another major battle in Belgium.
CRANSTON, R.I. - A 95-year-old army veteran from Burrillville has finally gotten military honors he earned in World War II.
"The effect of these World War II designs are exactly the same as they would be for any other posters. people would still join the rebellion.
The letters - 88 of them - were written by Sgt. Martin A. Paulson to his sister while serving in the army during World War II. The Gettysburg woman, who is related to Paulson through marriage, didn't know what she had until she opened the box one day ...
In this 2004 photo, Michel Rainfroy (at left stands beside Bob Duffy as the two hold a portion of the propeller from Duffy's airplane.
These "dominions" were extremely important to the war effort and again in the Second World War. And that sense of a British world, or Commonwealth, was a very powerful addition to Britain's capabilities.
During World War II, a foe far more insidious than the aggressive Axis powers was felling our boys fighting overseas. Venereal disease had always been a huge problem for US troops, but in 1942 the government got serious about schooling soldiers to be ...
A piece of World War II history will visit Paducah from Wednesday through Aug. 1 at Barkley Regional Airport's Midwest aviation at 200 Hardy Roberts Drive.
During the trip, they listened to an audiotape of a book about World War II. "They'd be talking about different parts of the aircraft, and grandpa knew exactly where everything was," Katrina said.
Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against Ukrainian "fascists" in a part of the world that was flattened by Nazi troops.


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