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One reason The Citadel was able to keep its doors open during WWII was the adoption of the Army's Specialized Training Program. ... Nearly 73 years after World War II ended, the conflict continues to be remembered on campus for the large numbers of cadets who dropped their education plans to ...
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- Back in World War II when the U.S. and Russia were allied against the Nazis, hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained on the North Carolina coast as part of a secret spy project - but now, an effort to honor their mission has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American city. WWII

He was a veteran of World War II and was aboard a ship sunk in the Pacific in a kamikaze attack. After the War, Wallace worked at various jobs, including at Bath Iron Works and building wooden boats. The lawsuit says that Douglas Wallace was in good health when he went for an appointment on Sept. WWII
In honor of the 100th birthday of First Army, 98-year-old World War II veteran Jack Baker was honored in a public event Wednesday in Olive Hill, Kentucky. ... that he had literally been in every place and battle that had defined First Army's own history in WWII," said First Army's commanding general, Lt. Gen.
What in the name of God prompts our pseudo-Churchills to play fast and loose with the Second World War? First of all, it was Theresa May saying that "not since" the Second World War had nerve agents been used in Europe. Then Boris Johnson did his poseur act against Russia under the wing of a ...

Area residents will have the opportunity to see a little piece of World War II history. The Collings Foundation is bringing the Wings of Freedom Tour from March 21 to 23 to the New Braunfels Regional Airport, 2333 FM 758, for the community to see the ins and outs of four planes that played roles in the war.
While women during World War II worked in a variety of positions previously closed to them, the aviation industry saw the greatest increase in female workers — including Vukelich. More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943, making up 65 percent of the industry's total workforce ...
DENVER -- It was one of the most dangerous jobs you could have in the United States Navy during World War II, but Roy Christensen liked it. “Yes, I guess I did. I was just a youngster when I signed up." He wanted an adventure, “I was looking for more or less thrills and excitement, and I certainly achieved ...
Florence “Shutsy” Reynolds, 92, of Connellsville, who served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during WWII, talks with her friend and current pilot Captain Michelle Williams prior to her 15-minute flight in a World War II-era Stearman plane at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport on July 01,2015 in Unity.
That is the day in 1940 when Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas said "Ochi" (No) to an ultimatum from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, a World War II ally of Germany's Adolph Hitler. Mussolini, whose army already occupied neighboring Albania, demanded that Greece allow his army to enter Greece and ...
Everyone knows the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter, representing World War II women on the homefront. Waco resident, 92-year-old Louise Woodall was one of millions doing just that back in World War II. She recalled working in a Fort Worth factory in the 1940s working on one of the final parts of the ...
In this May 23, 2017 photo, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, new propellers wait to be installed as part of the restoration of the World War II B-17 bomber known as the Memphis Belle near Dayton, Ohio. The restored plane will go on public display at the museum spring 2018. (Mitch Stacy/AP).
But the memory of its six-year Nazi occupation still stings—and for years, a spat over whether Germany owes reparations for its actions toward Poland during World War II has threatened diplomatic relations between the two countries. In March 2018 the issue boiled over again when Arkadiusz Mularczyk, ...
BANGKOK -- A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial sea battle, has been discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The expedition team announced that the wreckage of ...
More than 70 years ago, during World War II, a U.S. pilot was shot down as he was flying over the Pacific. Over the decades, sand and sea life at the bottom of the ocean covered the wreckage, further obscuring it from view. But now, members of the U.S. armed forces have retrieved the remains of the ... WWII
To say that World War II Navy veteran Linus Bishop saw action in the South Pacific would be a huge understatement. “It was hell, I'll tell you,” he recently said. “I didn't come home for two years and we were right in the middle of it (combat) the whole time. We saw a lot of action.” Linus, also known as "Casey ... WWII

LAGUNA BEACH — Burying dead soldiers was tough to understand for an 18-year-old Army serviceman, but decades later, the somber task and the liberation that followed became an inspiration to World War II veteran George Ciampa and his efforts to help future generations recognize the cost of freedom. WWII
Battlefield 2018 will be following in the successful footsteps of Call Of Duty: WWII, according to a new report from VentureBeat. The publication says the tentatively-titled Battlefield V will take the series back to its historical roots steeped in the grit and grime of World War II. The information was offered to the ... WWII
Bluffton resident Paul Young piloted 57 missions during World War II. (Photo by Kayleen Reusser for The News-Sentinel). As a chief pilot of a B-25 during World War II, Paul Young of Bluffton flew 57 missions as part of the 12th Air Force. Some of his most treacherous missions were over the Brenner Pass in ... WWII
Harrison, 19, of Detroit, was killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II. (Photo: Department of Defense) ... A Marine from Isabella Township, Mich., whose body was identified 74 years after his death in the Pacific during World War II, will be laid to rest March 2 in Texas. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. WWII
Surely, one of the most obvious results of the WWII was “its unparalleled destructiveness. It was most visible in the devastated cities of Germany and Japan, where mass air bombing, one of the major innovations of the Second World War, proved much more costly to life and buildings than had been the ... WWII
This London Airport Is Shut Down After Workers Found a World War II Bomb Nearby ... In a statement, Robert Sinclair, the airport's chief executive, said, “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday.” Mayor of London Sadiq ... WWII
Something was lost when the World War II generation vanished from the halls of Congress. Originally personified by young veterans like John Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Jerry Ford, who were elected to the House in the 1940s, the torch of memory was later held high by former Senate Republican ... WWII
DENVER -- It's one thing to read about history, it's quite another to hear it from the people who were there. Three World War II veterans and one widow of a World War II Marine, all from the Claremont Park retirement community, spent the morning remembering and sharing memories with students at South ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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. WWII
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. 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. WWII
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. WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
“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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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, ... WWII
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. WWII
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. WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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 ... WWII
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. WWII


 

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