Estonia, Israel mark 1944 massacre of some 2,000 Jews
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonian and Israeli officials have marked the 75th anniversary of a massacre of some 2,000 Jews at a World War II Nazi concentration camp, just three days before the...
LA CAMBE, France (AP) — Make-believe pilots in faded flight suits. Men in steel helmets, driving lovingly restored jeeps. Women dressed as French resistance fighters or wartime factory...
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- Veteran recalls fighting Germans, discrimination
- Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Women didn't get much of a mention in the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day that focused largely on the fighting exploits of men, yet without them Adolf Hitler...
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- AP with D-Day vet as he speaks to French students
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- 'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless
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The ‘Hero of Cologne’ receives his Bronze Star 75 years late
WASHINGTON (AP) — When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington Wednesday, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of "Spearhead," a recent book detailing his exploits as a...
D-Day veterans look forward to Channel crossing
DOVER, England (AP) — It took but a few moments for retired Rear Adm. John Roberts to get back into the swing of military life as he arrived Sunday at the English Channel port of Dover to board a...
CHAMBOIS, France (AP) — In the spring that followed the terrible battle, the grass grew especially thick and green, fertilized by thousands of corpses that had been plowed into mass...
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- Rome News-TribuneWORLD WAR II DIARY: Remembering the summer of '44 ... 75 years laterAugust 3, 2019
- Daily AmericanTending to war: Local women played active role in World War IIJuly 28, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewWings of Freedom Tour brings iconic warplanes to SpokaneJuly 2, 2019
WWII soldier’s remains returned for burial in eastern Iowa
BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the remains of a World War II soldier found in present-day Papua New Guinea will be given final rest in eastern Iowa.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year.
Long missing WWII soldier to be buried in Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A World War II soldier who went missing almost 75 years ago during fighting in Germany will be buried with full military honors in his home state of Missouri.
Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in NJ
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II has been laid to rest in his New Jersey hometown.
France to honor 94-year-old WWII veteran with top honor
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran from western Indiana will receive France's highest honor later this month for his wartime service.
Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander
PRAGUE (AP) — A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, decided Thursday to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site, a move that angered...
German official recalls Polish troops who fought Nazi attack
BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II.
Kentucky WWII soldier’s remains identified in Germany
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in Germany during World War II have been identified and will be returned home.
Albania military defuses 74 World War II shells
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Defense Ministry says 74 World War II shells found at a northern village have been defused.
Minister Olta Xhacka wrote Monday in her Facebook page that the...
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- Globe NewswireBATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND Secures October 2nd Release Date with CinedigmSeptember 6, 2018
- BusinessWireCall of Duty: WWII ‘United Front’ DLC Pack Launches TodayJune 26, 2018
- BusinessWireThe Search for the 172 African-American Soldiers Memorialized at MargratenMay 24, 2018
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Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2019. There are 113 days left in the year.
WWII ‘Screaming Eagle’ veteran Henry Ochsner dies at 96
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government's highest honor for his service, has died....
Sailor killed in WWII Pearl Harbor attack to be buried
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A sailor from New Jersey killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II will be laid to rest next weekend in his...
Hundreds attend service for WWII vet with no known family
PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of strangers have honored a 97-year-old World War II veteran from Oklahoma who funeral home officials say died with no known surviving family.
WWII soldier’s remains are returned home to Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier have been returned home to Mississippi, nearly 77 years after he died as a prisoner of war.
Dutch woman who helped Jews during WWII dies in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman who authored a book chronicling her efforts that helped save hundreds of Jews in the Netherlands during the Nazi Occupation of World War II has...
2 WWII bombs discovered, defused in German cities
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say two World War II-era bombs found in two major cities have been successfully defused and disposed of.
The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that 15,200...
WWII’s start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism...
78 years later, Pearl Harbor victim’s remains back in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will finally be laid to rest in his home state.
The Des Moines Register reports that William James...
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2019. There are 121 days left in the year.
Ukraine, Poland want continued sanctions on Russia
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Saturday he and Poland's president have agreed that sanctions ought to continue against Russia until Ukraine regains the...
WWII: A memory battleground on the 80th anniversary
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Poland this weekend come as the war has become a messy battleground of memory.
AP BOOK EXCERPT: The ‘Enemy of the People’
EDITIOR'S NOTE — September 1st, 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. In March 1933, six years before the war began, Adolf Hitler's storm troopers violently shut down a...
D-Day tour promoter charged with stealing from clients
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts tour promoter charged with keeping as much as $59,000 paid by a dozen people for trips to World War II battle sites that never happened could face several...
Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on
PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an...
75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget
PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.
WWII vets honored in Texas following D-Day events in France
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — More than 50 World War II veterans who were not able to attend overseas events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day have been honored in Texas.
New documents show Japan’s wartime emperor had deep regrets
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese public broadcaster NHK has obtained documents showing that former Emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about World War II and tried, unsuccessfully, to express his feelings...
Holocaust speaker part of living history event
FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — A living history event at Fort Atkinson State Park in eastern Nebraska will feature military vehicles and a presentation on the Holocaust.
France honors African veterans of World War II landings
PARIS (AP) — It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis.