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GREECE DEMANDS $260 BILLION IN WAR REPARATIONS FROM GERMANY Greece could take legal action to recover more than $260 billion from Germany for reparations from WWII. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who leads the left-wing Syriza […]

PAINTING SENT HOME BY WWII AMERICAN GI UP FOR AUCTION A painting taken by an American soldier at Hitler’s headquarters in the Bavarian Alps will be up for auction in the United Kingdom. The painting, by […]

LAND MINES FROM THE WWII DESERT WAR BEING USED BY ISIS 17 million land mines are buried in the sands of northwest Egypt, remnants of the war between the British, Italian and Nazi Armies that ended […]

Hermann Göring’s Pistol up for Auction One of Hermann Göring’s pistols will be auctioned off in September with an estimated price tag of $250,000 to $400,000. The Rock Island Auction Company in Illinois is putting the gold-plated, semiautomatic Walther […]

HIROSHIMA SURVIVOR REMEMBERS U.S. POW’S WHO DIED IN ATOMIC BOMBING With Saturday being the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, atomic bomb survivor and historian Shigeaki Mori, now 79, prayed the […]

HOTEL DREYEROORD SURVIVED OPERATION MARKET GARDEN NOW HOPES A PETITION CAN SAVE IT The Hotel Dreyeroord survived an intense battle between Allied and German forces during Operation Market Garden. Now the famous Dutch hotel is facing […]

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PEARL HARBOR ATTACK KIA RETURNED TO FAMILY

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by:

PEARL HARBOR ATTACK KIA RETURNED TO FAMILY The U.S. Military’s POW/MIA Accounting Command has identified the remains of Navy Ens. John C. England more than seventy years after he died while saving shipmates on December 7, […]

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DIARIES OF SS LEADER HEINRICH HIMMLER FOUND

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by:

DIARIES OF SS LEADER HEINRICH HIMMLER FOUND The diaries of Heinrich Himmler, leader of the dreaded SS and architect of the Holocaust, have recently surfaced revealing the Nazi leaders last days. The 1,000 pages comprehensively chronicle […]

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CHARLES OETJEN RETURNS HOME FROM TARAWA

Posted on July 31st, 2016 by:

CHARLES OETJEN RETURNS HOME FROM TARAWA On Saturday, a US Marine from Blue Island, Illinois came come from Tarawa. He came to be with his parents  in death after they were separated in life. The Marine was Charles Oetjen, […]

David Beautiful Bald Eagle: Lakota Chief, Movie Star, WWII Paratrooper 1919-2016 : When David Beautiful Bald Eagle was a child he would listen to the elders on the reservation talk of the old days. His grandfathers White Bull […]

HOSPITAL THAT ONCE NURSED ADOLF HITLER IS ABANDONED When Corporal Adolf Hitler was wounded by shrapnel in the thigh during the Battle of the Somme in October 1916, he was sent to the Beelitz-Helistten hospital to recover. […]

RUSSIAN NAVY SALVAGES SHERMAN TANK FROM SEA BED In the afternoon of March 20, 1945, Allied convoy JW-65 was attacked by the German submarine U-968. The submarine torpedoed and sank the British escort ship, HMS Lapwing […]

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ROBOT JAPANESE SOLDIER MADE IN CHINA

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by:

ROBOT JAPANESE SOLDIER MADE IN CHINA Japanese soldiers have returned to the town of Luoyang in China’s Henan province in the form of a rickshaw pulling robot. On July 8, Duan Shaojie, a retired veteran who […]

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B-17G GROUNDED DUE TO ENGINE TROUBLE

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by:

B-17G GROUNDED DUE TO ENGINE TROUBLE The “Yankee Lady” a B-17G owned by the Yankee Air Museum of Van Buren Township, Michigan has suffered engine problems and will be cancelling its stop at the Muskegon County […]

WWII BOMB FOUND IN BERLIN NEIGHBORHOOD

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by:

WWII BOMB FOUND IN BERLIN NEIGHBORHOOD Construction workers in the Berlin neighborhood of Rummelsburg have uncovered an unexploded American WWII 550-pound bomb with its fuse intact during midday work. German police have evacuated homes within a […]

P-47 THUNDERBOLT PILOT COMES HOME FROM HIS FINAL MISSION: On April 17, 1945, Army Air Force Lieutenant Donald Beals and his squadron leader, Lieutenant Hobart Albright were searching for ground targets near Lonnewitz, Germany while flying […]

GRANVILLE HEARN JR. – 98 YEAR OLD WITNESS TO NUREMBERG Granville Hearn Jr. celebrated his 98th birthday Saturday. He is one of the few people alive who witnessed the trial at Nuremberg. His time there only […]

WWII BOMBER RAISED FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO BE RESTORED: A WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan has found a new home at the Air Zoo in Portage, MI and will be restored. The Kalamazoo Gazette states that […]

WWII VETERAN REUNITED WITH DOG TAGS 70 YEARS LATER This Independence Day WWII veteran Bennie Howard Jr. was reunited with his dog tags after losing them on an Italian beach over 70 years ago. Howard, now 92, last saw his dog tags […]

ARKANSAS VETERANS RECEIVE THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR: The French government has awarded 12 World War II veterans the French Legion of Honor Medal in a ceremony in Little Rock. Beatrice Moore of Batesville, honorary consul of […]

ELIE WIESEL, FAMED HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, HAS DIED AT AGE 87: Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner has died on Saturday in his Manhattan home. Mr. Wiesel was 87. Wiesel first gained international attention […]

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