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Veteran Posthumously given Purple Heart 72 Years later: On August 12, 1943 while fighting in The Battle of Sicily, Arkansas WWII veteran Walter Corley of Prattsville, received a severe concussion after a German shell exploded only […]

WWII Veteran Set to Marry his Teenage Sweetheart 70 Years Later: Roy Vickerman, of Hartshill, Staffordshire, first met Nora Jackson in the 1940’s while attending school. The two dated and after Vickerman proposed, they decided to […]

Ex-Prisoner of War Honored with Medal for Escaping Nazi Camp Edward Shifrin landed in Normandy as a member of Charlie Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He took part in some of the biggest battles in France […]

Purple Heart Awarded to WWII Veteran 70 Years later On April 19th, 1945 Electrician’s Mate Third Class Frederick Stone was wounded in an attack on his ship, the Destroyer USS Butler (DD-686). Though hurt, Stone helped […]

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WWII Rockets found at bus stop in England

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by:

WWII Rockets found at bus stop in England Responding to a call on Epping Road in Coopersale, Essex, Police found a box of what turned out to be six World War Two era artifacts. Though rusty, […]

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Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by:

Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family: Thomas E. Davis was the hard worker of his family. He grew up with six siblings on a farm in Indiana where he milked cows and threw bales of hay. […]

  Holocaust Perpetrators Face Justice 70 Years Later: More than 70 years after the end of WWII, some perpetrators of the Holocaust are facing justice for the second time. In what might be the last set […]

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Ball Turret Sheds Light on Wartime Romance

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by:

A WWII Ball Turret Sheds Light on a Wartime Romance: Seventy years after World War Two, Italian historians found a Sperry ball turret in the cold depths of the lake. A ball turret alone would be […]

150 Lost WWII Aircraft Found in the Pacific

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

150 Lost WWII Aircraft Found: A treasure trove of over 150 WWII US aircraft have been found 130 feet underwater in the Marshall Islands. Brandi Mueller of Cameron, Wisconsin discovered the wrecks while diving off the island of Roi-Namur. She […]

Refugees of WWII reach out to Syria

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

WWII Refugees reach out to Syria Refugees from an old war are reaching out to new ones thanks to CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting poverty. CARE which stands for Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere was […]

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair: On March 18th, 1945 nineteen F4U Corsairs from Fighter Squadron 10 took off the from the USS Intrepid to bomb a naval base on the island of Kyushu, Japan. […]

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