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 […]



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, […]

IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING MARINE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED: A US Marine Corps investigation has concluded that it misidentified one of the six Marines in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The investigation was started after Eric […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by:

USS HERRING FOUND BY RUSSIAN EXPEDITION The USS Herring, a diesel powered Gato-class submarine sunk during World War II has been discovered in Russia’s Kurile archipelago. The ship was found by a joint expedition of the […]

MYSTERY BIDDER PAYS $676,000 FOR NAZI ITEMS IN AUCTION: A man from Argentina paid more than $676,000 this weekend for personal belongings of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering. According to Reuters, the anonymous buyer showed up […]

Magdalena Leones – WWII Silver Star Winner Dies at 95 Magdalena Estoista Leones, winner of the Silver Star for bravery against the enemy has died at age 95. Leones, an intelligence operative and Corporal with the Philippine […]

Medals stolen on way home from veteran father’s funeral: Keith Ridings, 64, has appealed to thieves who stole a bag containing his father’s war medals. Ridings’ father, 90-year-old WWII veteran, Ken Ridings had died a week […]

WWII Aircraft Gather Near Houston to Honor Veterans On Saturday June 18, 2016, four WWII aircraft gathered at the Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas to honor five WWII veterans. The veterans honored all flew combat  missions over […]

Reinhold Hanning, SS Auschwitz Guard Found Guilty Reinhold Hanning, a former SS man and Auschwitz concentration camp guard, was found guilty of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder by a German court on Friday. The 94-year-old […]

WWII Veterans receive decorations from France France honored American WWII Veterans with awards in a ceremony on Wednesday at the Levine Museum of the New South in North Carolina. WWII veteran John “Worth” Newman remembered being a […]

Headstone of WWII Veteran Found at a Mobile Home Park The headstone of a WWII US Army Private was recently uncovered at a mobile home park in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. The owners of the park, Rick […]

George Simmons Returns From the Philippines

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by:

George Simmons Returns From the Philippines: George G. Simmons grew up in the Big Sky Country of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. When he was 18 years old he left home and eventually found his way into the […]

Marine Private John Saini Returns from Tarawa On November 20, 1943, 20-year-old Marine Private John Saini stormed ashore the island of Tarawa. During the fierce three day battle he was killed and buried in one of […]

Christopher Nolan Rumored to Destroy Luftwaffe Plane for New Film: Director Christopher Nolan is rumored to be planning the destruction of an authentic WWII Luftwaffe plane for his upcoming movie Dunkirk. According to Indie Revolver, Warner […]

WWII Bomb Found in Home But Owners Didn’t Want to Wake Neighbors While cleaning out his cellar, Stephen Sin, 44 found an unexploded WWII bomb in his London, UK home. Sin alerted his wife, Janice Hardy […]


Tea Canister That Held a Family Secret

Posted on June 5th, 2016 by:

Tea Canister That Held a Family Secret In 1939, as the Nazis invaded Poland, Guta and Mayer Rak fled their home in Warsaw. The young Jewish couple packed up whatever belongings they could and fled east. […]

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Love Letters of Veteran’s Romance Found

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by:

Love Letters of Veteran’s Romance Found When Zac and Shannon Carter bought a house in Pensacola, Florida last month they didn’t expect it to come with a surprise. While a home inspector was looking over the […]

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