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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A 92-year-old World War II veteran has been presented with military honors he earned during the war but never received. Willard D. "Bud" Voigt served in the 90th Infantry Division in France as part of the U.S. Army's engagement of German forces.
Under the threat of German invasion during World War II, Britain's Crown Jewels were hidden in a most unassuming place: a biscuit tin, buried 60 feet below Windsor Castle. The new documentary The Coronation, which features rare footage of the Queen speaking about the day she was crowned, reveals ...
The A&D Last Man's Club, a group of World War II veterans from the Stillwater area, is down to the last man. Jean DeCurtins, 99, of Stillwater will be honored at the group's annual Reunion Jan. 20 at the Lake Elmo Inn; longtime member Bob Kunshier, of Forest Lake, died Jan. 21, 2017. World War II veteran ...
Like most World War II veterans, Pete Wiley hasn't talked a great deal about his war record. Unbeknownst to most, Wiley is a three-time recipient of the Bronze Star and spent three years in the Pacific Theater. Additionally, Wiley is the last charter member of the Farmington VFW. At his side for the last 71 ...

Historian Pleads Guilty to Stealing WWII Dog Tags. A French historian has pleaded guilty to stealing dog tags and numerous other documents of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed during World War II. Jan. 11, 2018, at 3:56 p.m.. Historian Pleads Guilty to Stealing WWII Dog Tags ...
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II roots began in the midst of World War II, when a group of scholars led by ethnomusicologist Moisei Beregovsky (1892 - 1961) endeavored to preserve songs that were written by Jewish Red army soldiers, refugees, victims and survivors of Ukrainian ghettos.
We have been campaigning to widen the tours for all WWII veterans, as so many gave so much, and we feel that they all deserve a final tour to lay old ghosts to rest; we're delighted that the Treasury has made this possible." The tours will take place from spring to autumn and will give WWII veterans - now ...
It had taken a long time to find army Pfc. Lonnie B.C. Eichelberger - who enlisted at age 16 and died in World War II at age 20 - but the military had found him. And now, under a gray Texas sky, he was going to be buried in home soil. Descendants could feel a sense of closure. The mantra of "no soldier left ...
Sergeant Major of the army Dan Dailey stands with soldier models wearing the proposed Pink & Green daily service uniform at the Army-navy game in Philadelphia, Pa., December 9, 2017.The U.S. Army will soon make a final decision on whether to switch back to its classic World War II-era dress uniform.
KOHLER - A Kohler high school student will soon embark on an educational journey to help resurrect the memory of a WWII silent hero. Cecelia Zielke has been ... I am confident Cecelia will walk away with a powerful understanding of the sacrifices so many Silent heroes made in World War II." Zielke and ...
The last words heard by Alfie Martin on his stricken Halifax bomber - and the title of the book he later wrote - triggered a remarkable story of escape in Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World War. Having parachuted out of the burning plane in April 1943, the Belfast man landed in fields on the ...
Priscilla Elder, who worked on the home front in the shipyards in Richmond during World War II and was known as a local "Rosie," died Sunday at her home in Tara Hills. She was 97. Elder trained and worked as an electrician at the Kaiser shipyard, and was part of a generation of women who took up ...
A 100-year-old World War II veteran has attributed his long life to just one daily activity, drinking hard cider. Joshua Kelly celebrated the milestone birthday at the same place he goes every other day, hitting the local bar. He joined the military when he was 18 years old and spent years serving in Belgium, ...
A Texas soldier killed during World War II will be laid to rest in Houston Wednesday. (KTRK). KTRK. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:44AM. Houston, Texas (KTRK) --. A Texas soldier killed during World War II will be laid to rest at the VA National Cemetery in Houston Wednesday. The body of army Pfc. Lonnie ...
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP -- 75 years after he was killed in World War II, a Marine from Lackawanna County is finally coming home to be laid to rest. The remains of Harold Hannon were identified by the Department of Defense and are now being returned to his family in the Moscow area. "For the longest ...

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack and Marshall Sutton, taken in 1945. Image from the Minneapolis Newspaper Collection, Hennepin County Library Special Collections. It's easy to look back on World War II and get the impression that America was united in fighting "The Good war." But not everyone fought in the ...
Group restoring WWII aircraft used in Albuquerque trainings ... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Dave McBride held an old, rusty, 4-foot-long bomb and explained how it was used in target practice training on Albuquerque's West Mesa during World War II. It was found, he said, by workers during the ...
19, 2017, supplement, the "Infamy" and Beyond/Remembering Walla Walla's WWII heroes, features 90 of the sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen who died in the fight. Since its publication, the committee confirmed that local Pvt. William D. Lehto, U.S. Army, also died in the war, and his name will become ...
GOLD HILL, Ore. -- A woman found a World War II-style mortar shell in a shed on her property in southern Oregon on Thursday. The mortar had been stored in the shed of her Gold Hill home for more than 30 years, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. She took the mortar shell out to her yard on ...
Late WWII vet receives high school diploma with help of sons. by Amanda Chodnicki. Late World War II veteran Edmund Pickelmann received his high school diploma, thanks to his sons. (Photo credit: ... For his one-hundredth birthday, a World War II veteran, who's now deceased, is getting a special honor. He will finally ...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up to sweep a World War II-era precision bombing area in Green Valley for potentially dangerous munitions debris. The former Palo Alto Practice Bombing Range #3, roughly a square mile mostly northeast of the intersection of Duval Mine and Continental roads ...
Chicago (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A World War Two veteran from Streamwood is being featured on an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary. Opal Waldman of Streamwood made history when she enlisted in the army during World War Two, one of the few women who did. She was 22-years old ...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up to sweep a World War II-era precision bombing area in Green Valley for potentially dangerous munitions debris. The former Palo Alto Practice Bombing Range #3, roughly a square mile mostly northeast of the intersection of Duval Mine and Continental roads ...
CAMDEN - The heart of the battleship New Jersey museum has stopped beating. Its throb belonged to Russell Collins Jr., the last museum volunteer who served as a navy sailor on the ship during World War II. Collins, 92, died of cancer complications a few days before Christmas. A funeral service for the ...
Even so, its leaders were pumped in December to learn that, after seven years of failed attempts, Congress finally recognized as national caliber their collection of 3,000-plus artifacts and working World War II airplanes they have put on display in hangars at the Colorado Springs Airport.
A World War II hero was laid to rest on Jan. 6 in Leavenworth, Kansas. ... Thompson not only served during WWII in Europe, but headed back and served in The China Theatre. Thompson has three sons, ... Both in World War Two and also afterwards," granddaughter Joy Ferguson said. Furguson and her ...
How World War II Helped Give Birth to the Softcover Book ... the United States sought to arm its soldiers during World War II with a weapon that was emblematic of the freedom of expression it was fighting to preserve: the softcover book. ... An example of a typical ASE book that a soldier would have been given during WWII.
"Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII - a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history's most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of ...
Those were just some of the situations that navy veterans during World War II endured. More than 70 years after serving in the Pacific theater, five Naval veterans met at the Millville army Airfield Museum Friday to reminisce about their time serving in the United States Navy. On the frigid Friday sitting, Owen ...
The city recorded in 2017 its lowest number of homicides since the end of World War II -- just under 300 killings in a year that also saw the smallest number of shootings recorded in the five borough's modern history. By midnight of New Year's Eve, police were expected to report 290 homicides, down 12.5 ...
It would be more than a decade after he returned home from World War II before Witek would settle down and get married. He grew up not far from his wife Eileen. "I always had a crush on him when we were younger," Eileen Witek said. "When he finally got around to asking me to marry him, he said, 'Are ...
MILLVILLE - Five South Jersey World War II veterans gathered Friday at the Millville army Air Field Museum to trade stories and share some laughs. For those men, all in their early- to mid-90s, reunions like Friday's are getting harder to come by. More: Nature Labs employees stunned by sudden closure
In any event, Hanson shows that the Second World War hinged to an unprecedented extent upon artillery ("At least half of the combat dead of World War II probably fell to artillery or mortar fire"): the Allies had bigger, faster factories and could produce more guns and shells. "The most significant statistic of ...
A civil rights pioneer in Dorchester County and World War II veteran who was subject to classified army chemical weapons tests and forced to keep quiet about the experience for decades, has died. Rollins Edwards, 95, of Summerville, died Friday, according to his obituary. He was born March 5, 1922.
Walker has been missing since the World War II raid on Rabaul, New Britain, on Jan. 5, 1943. A search for the aircraft, a B-17 nicknamed the San Antonio Rose, that disappeared near a Pacific island during the war is getting renewed attention before the 75th anniversary of its disappearance. The U.S. ...
Jerry Yellin, a WWII army Air Forces bomber pilot who flew B-24s, gives the thumbs up at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on May 8, 2015, ... Disappearing from Yellin's wing, he was presumed dead and considered one of the last Americans to be killed in combat during World War II.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Before the army's 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. The 17 drawings were forgotten after the war and stashed in an attic for decades before being found a year ago by his son. Now, IRA ...
WWII query: Why did France surrender so quickly while Russia held out for years? ... German soldiers beside a tank during World War II (German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons). ... I've read tons of books on World War II, yet I realized the other day that I don't know the answer to this question.
When World War II broke out in 1939, the United States waited and watched afar as objective observers. Most of the country's European allies ... As the U.S. would now be fully involved in WWII, all across the continent American men signed up to go overseas and fight. Scores of men eligible to participate in ...
His father was awarded the medals for his World War II service in the Australian Army, while the dog tags were from his time as a prisoner of war in Changi. "He never really spoke about (World War II) because it was such a traumatic memory for him," Allan said. "The medals were one of the things we could ...
IPOH: A World War II underground air shelter has been discovered on the grounds of the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport here. Malaya Historical Group chief researcher Shaharom Ahmad said the bunker, located 2m underground, was believed to have been built by the British to protect their soldiers and civilians ...
George H.W. Bush World War II navy pilot George H.W. Bush during his time as a Navy pilot, seated in a Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft in 1944. US Navy. A US Navy pilot was shot down after making bombing runs over the tiny island of Chichijima during WWII. He and nine fellow naval aviators had to ...
WWII query: Why did France surrender so quickly while Russia held out for years? ... German soldiers beside a tank during World War II (German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons). ... I've read tons of books on World War II, yet I realized the other day that I don't know the answer to this question.
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS -- World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home next month. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown. 1st Lt. Sconiers was a ...
At the beginning of December, Herbert Hahn hit it big at a casino. The 98-year-old wouldn't say how much he won, but he said it was a "lucky day." The great-grandfather, retired postal carrier and World War II veteran is still very much independent. He walks with a cane but hardly leans on it. "I'm pretty ...
Subsequent searches mostly focused on the waters surrounding New Britain, but new evidence uncovered by World War II experts suggests that the bomber's remains might be found in the island's mountainous interior, according to the Chicago Tribune. "The cause is to bring back everybody," Walker told ...
This past June, Capt. Yellin delivered the keynote address at the Memorial's commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. One of the nation's best-known World War II veterans, Yellin shared his harrowing story of having flown the final combat mission of WWII, in which his wingman became the final ...
MARLBOROUGH - Listening to gripping battlefield tales that World War II vets shared at a conference this summer, Mark Vital continues to be filled with admiration for the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation. Vital - an English teacher and community outreach manager at the Advanced math and science ...


 

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