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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 […]

AIR SHOW IN BEAUMONT, TX BRINGS WARPLANES AND MEMORIES: Clyde DeFrates Jr., a 90-year-old World War II veteran from Beaumont was hoping to see a B-17 Flying Fortress last month at Jack Brooks Regional Airport. DeFrates flew 33 […]

INVESTIGATORS REPORT P-47 THAT CRASHED INTO THE HUDSON RIVER HAD ENGINE DAMAGE: Federal investigators report that a damaged engine cylinder was found on the World War II era Republic P-47 Thunderbolt that crashed into the Hudson […]

WWII VETERAN’S UNIFORM AND MEDALS STOLEN FROM FAMILY: The family of WWII veteran Louis Read was stunned on Tuesday morning to find his uniforms and medals stolen. Louis Read was a veteran of the 31st Infantry […]

ESCAPE TUNNEL USED BY JEWISH PRISONERS FOUND IN LITHUANIA: A team from Israel, America, Canada and Lithuania used mineral and oil exploration scanning technology to find a 100-foot-long tunnel located in the Ponar forest about 10 kilometers […]

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POLICE RETURN VETERAN’S MEDALS TO FAMILY

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by:

POLICE RETURN VETERAN’S MEDALS TO FAMILY Police in Oregon have returned the World War II medals of Lt. Colonel Frank Brad Wilson to his family after finding them at his home in Gladstone. The medals included […]

SECOND TO LAST SURVIVING DOOLITTLE RAIDER PASSES AWAY: David Jonathan Thatcher, age 94, of Missoula, Montana died of complications from a stroke on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Thatcher was born on July 31, 1921 in Bridger, […]

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