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Henry Sakaida, prolific author and noted aviation historian has passed away at age 66. Henry Sakaida had a lifelong interest in World War Two aviation, particularly in the Pacific war between Japanese and American pilots. His […]

JERRY LEWIS GUN COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED OFF Iconic comedian Jerry Lewis apparently was also a huge gun collector. TMZ is reporting that everything from shotguns to civil war pistols owned by the comedian will be […]

FORD EAGLE SQUADRON MUSTANG GT TO BE AUCTIONED OFF Ford created a special Mustang in honor of the American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force in the opening days of World War II. […]

PEARL HARBOR USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL CLOSED INDEFINATELY On May 6th, vessel operators to the USS Arizona memorial noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, although tourists were allowed to disembark and crews completed interim […]

NAMES FROM JAPANESE BIOLOGICAL WARFARE UNIT 731 REVEALED In April 2018, the National Archives of Japan disclosed the names of 3,607 members Unit 731. Behind the innocuous sounding name, Unit 731 was responsible for some of […]

WWII RESEARCHER HOPES TO FIND MISSING USMC FIGHTER PILOT On July 21, 1945 USMC pilot, Lt. John McGrath took off from Kadena Airfield on Okinawa for a ground attack mission on nearby Iriomote Jima. During his […]

WWII POW’S UNIFORM RETURNED TO FAMILY 70 YEARS LATER Military historian and former naval officer, Bruce Campbell recognized an old army jacket while he was looking over the racks of a thrift store in Spokane, Washington. […]

French Historian Antonin Dehays Caught Stealing From US National Archives Antonin Dehays has been visiting the US National Archives facility in Maryland for more than two years. The 32-year-old Frenchman has a keen interest in the […]

98 year old Minnesota man accused of being Nazi War criminal Poland is seeking the arrest and extradition of a retired carpenter in Minnesota accused of taking part in wartime atrocities against civilians. The Associated Press […]

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FORMER SS SOLDIER LEAVES MONEY TO SCOTTISH TOWN

Posted on February 19th, 2017 by:

FORMER SS SOLDIER LEAVES MONEY TO SCOTTISH TOWN When Heinrich Steinmeier died at age 90,  he made one final trip to Scotland to have his ashes spread over the land that captured his heart as a young […]

Ed Tipper, Easy Company 506th PIR Original Member, Passes Away Edward Tipper, a paratrooper who jumped into Normandy with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment on D-Day has passed away at age 95. Born in 1921 […]

HORN ISLAND’S MILITARY HISTORY IS PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS The military installations on Horn Island played a crucial role in Australia’s home defence in the early days of WWII. Today, these installations and the memory of […]

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WWII MERCHANT MARINE VETERAN LOOKING FOR LOST JACKET

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by:

WWII MERCHANT MARINE VETERAN LOOKING FOR LOST JACKET Frank Antilla, a WWII Merchant Marine veteran is hoping someone will return the jacket that kept him warm during his service. Antilla left home in 1943 at 16 […]

AUTHOR SEEKS RELEASE OF GRAND JURY TESTIMONY LEAKED ABOUT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY Maryland historian and author Elliot Carlson is one step closer in his fight to release confidential grand jury testimony involving a story published […]

Japan and Russian Hope to Reach a Solution to Islands Disputed Since World War Two Russian President Vladimir Putin says that four islands occupied by the Soviet Union more than 70 years ago should be “setting the […]

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BAVARIAN PUB OWNER FACES JAIL FOR HITLER WINE

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by:

BAVARIAN PUB OWNER FACES JAIL FOR HITLER WINE In Augsburg, Bavaria, a pub owner could face jail time after police raids found four bottles of wine with pictures of Adolf Hitler. The police reports state that […]

THE SOLOMON ISLANDS HOPES TO MAKE GUADALCANAL A TOURIST DESTINATION The government of the Solomon Islands is looking to attract more tourists from the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The remote islands are the location […]

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR OLD NAZI RESEARCH SITE

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by:

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR OLD NAZI RESEARCH SITE Researchers became interested when a small number of human bones were found during road work in 2014. The bones were discovered in Berlin’s upscale Dahlem neighborhood on property belonging to […]

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WWII FIGHTER PLANE WRECK FOUND OFF JAPAN

Posted on August 28th, 2016 by:

WWII FIGHTER PLANE WRECK FOUND OFF JAPAN The wreck of a fighter plane shot down during World War II was discovered in the Oshima Strait off the coast of Setouchi, Kagoshima Prefecture. The area used to be […]

DORIS ARLENE SHARRAR – OSS SPY – PASSES AWAY Doris Arlene Sharrar became an employee of the Office of Strategic Services when she was just 20 years old. Starting out as a typist, she eventually spied […]

BRUNHILDE POMSEL: 105 YEAR OLD FORMER SECRETARY TO JOSEPH GOEBBELS Brunhilde Pomsel is 105 years old. Besides a long life she has another small claim to fame. During World War Two she was one of six […]

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