Remains of soldier who died in WWII Japanese POW camp ID’dDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Experts have identified the remains of a soldier from Massachusetts who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the the Philippines during World War II, the military said on Monday.
Remains of WWII POW from Massachusetts accounted forDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — An American service member who survived the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II but later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp has finally been accounted for, military officials announced Friday.
Last of Mexico’s World War II veterans dies at age 98December 1, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The last veteran of Mexico’s relatively small contingent of World War II veterans has died, Mexico’s Defense Department announced Thursday.
The department said former Sgt. Horacio Castilleja Albarrán was 98 when he died Wednesday.
Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crashDecember 1, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97November 30, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died.
Soldier killed in WWII to be buried in home state of WVaNovember 23, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia soldier killed during World War II has been accounted for, the military said.
Army Cpl. Joseph H. Gunnoe, 21, of Charleston, was reported missing in action in November 1944 in Germany.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96November 17, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died.
Deadly missile strike adds to Ukraine war fears in PolandNovember 17, 2022 GMT
PRZEWODOW, Poland (AP) — Since the invasion of Ukraine more than eight months ago, Poland has aided the neighboring country and millions of its refugees — both to ease their suffering and to help guard against the war spilling into the rest of Europe.
Remains of World War II soldier from Pennsylvania identifiedNovember 15, 2022 GMT
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities identified the remains of a World War II soldier from Pennsylvania who was killed during an ambush in France in 1945, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said.
Scientists used DNA, dental and anthropological analysis to determine unidentified remains buried in Belgium were Army Pfc.
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rulesNovember 14, 2022 GMT
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events.
Investigation underway over midair crash at Dallas air showNovember 14, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — A national transportation official probing the cause of a midair crash of two historic military planes during an air show that left six people dead said Sunday that one of the key questions for investigators is why the aircraft were seemingly sharing the same space just before impact.
Missing WWII medals found in abandoned safe-deposit boxNovember 7, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four missing World War II military medals found in a Tennessee safe-deposit box have been returned to the soldier's family.
The Tennessee Department of Treasury Division of Unclaimed Property located Joseph R.
Hundreds of anti-fascists march in Mussolini’s birthplaceOctober 28, 2022 GMT
PREDAPPIO, Italy (AP) — About 1,000 anti-fascists celebrated the anniversary of the 1944 liberation of Benito Mussolini’s birthplace Friday, as scattered fascist nostalgics quietly marked the 100th anniversary of the March on Rome that brought the Italian dictator to power in a bloodless coup.
Items from WWII Gross-Rosen camp mass grave go to its museumOctober 28, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 700 daily-use objects from a mass grave found at the World War II Gross-Rosen Nazi German death camp were symbolically handed Friday to the camp’s museum in Poland.
The objects were found buried together with the remains of 92 men in an anti-aircraft ditch used as a mass grave.
US military to begin draining Pearl Harbor pipelinesOctober 25, 2022 GMT
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday it's ready to begin draining 1 million gallons (3.79 million liters) of fuel from three pipelines as part of an initial step toward closing a World War II-era fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year.
Today in History: October 23, Beirut bombing kills MarinesOctober 23, 2022 GMT
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2022. There are 69 days left in the year.
Italy’s Meloni steeped herself in far-right ideology as teenOctober 21, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Her heart steeped in far-right tenets, as a young teen Giorgia Meloni embarked on an ideological quest that has propelled her — 30 years later — to the height of government power.
Mainer killed in WWII to be buried on Veterans DayOctober 21, 2022 GMT
AVON, Maine (AP) — The remains of a Maine man killed in World War II when his bomber was shot down will be buried on Veterans Day.
Army Air Forces Sgt. Zelwood A. Gravlin, of New Vineyard, was a gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber that was shot down in 1943 during Operation Tidal Wave, which targeted oil refineries in Romania.
With far-right leaders, Italy remembers WWII roundup of JewsOctober 16, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy’s far-right political leadership marked the 79th anniversary of the World War II roundup of Rome’s Jews on Sunday with calls for such horror to never occur again, messages that took on greater significance following a national election won by a party with neo-fascist roots.
German minister tells Poland no chance for WWII reparationsOctober 4, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister told her Polish counterpart Tuesday there will be no more World War II reparations because Berlin considers the matter is closed.
Annalena Baerbock directly addressed Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau at a news conference in Warsaw following their talks on subjects that included Poland's request for reparations.
Poland demands $1.3 trillion in war damages from GermanyOctober 3, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister on Monday signed an official note to Germany requesting the payment of about $1.3 trillion in reparations for the damage incurred by occupying Nazi Germans during World War II.
Friend or foe? Japan-China ties complicated after 50 yearsSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Friend or foe? Or both? On the streets of Tokyo and Beijing, the ties between Japan and China remain complicated and often contradictory, 50 years after the two Asian countries normalized relations as part of the process that brought Communist China into the international fold.
Schwarzenegger visits Auschwitz in message against hatredSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Wednesday, meeting a Holocaust survivor and the son of Holocaust survivors and saying it is time to “terminate” hatred.
Abe’s militaristic funeral captures Japan’s tense moodSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The leadup to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial state funeral could seem like a never-ending exchange of heated words — both for and against. But it was the images of Tuesday’s ceremony that most clearly told the story of a nation still deeply divided over the legacy of perhaps the most polarizing leader in its modern history.
WWII soldier from Tennessee to be buried in WashingtonSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee native who died during World War II will be buried this week in Washington state, the Army said.
Tech. Sgt. Ross H. Thompson died Dec. 10, 1942, at age 50. He was reported captured with thousands of U.S.
Politics impede long-advocated growth of UN Security CouncilSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Virtually everyone involved agrees: Almost eight decades after it came into existence, the powerful U.N. Security Council needs to expand, to evolve, to include more voices. But as with so many things, the central question — and the biggest disagreement — is exactly how.
‘Crucial’ vote could move Italy to right; many might boycottSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from the repercussions of Russia's war in Ukraine.
San Diego apologizes for support of WWII detention campsSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council rescinded a resolution it passed 80 years ago in support of the incarceration of Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II.
During a meeting Tuesday, council members called the camps and the 1942 resolution supporting them racist and unjust.
Review: A war story, ‘Mosquito Bowl’ defines courage, dutySeptember 19, 2022 GMT
“The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II,” by Buzz Bissinger (Harper)
U.S. Marines training for the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa didn't know they would face the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II.
Sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried at ArlingtonSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts who died when the USS Oklahoma was struck by multiple torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Queen’s death is reminder of disappearing WWII generationSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The long goodbye for Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder of a broader truth playing out with little fanfare across Britain: The nation is bidding farewell to the men and women who fought the country’s battles during World War II.
Queen’s death is reminder of disappearing WWII generationSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The long good-bye for Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder of a broader truth playing out with little fanfare across Britain: The nation is bidding farewell to the men and women who fought the country’s battles during World War II.
Stories of UK’s disappearing World War II generationSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder that the World War II generation is aging. Like the queen, even the youngest veterans of the war are now nearing their 100th birthdays, and a steady stream of obituaries tells the story of a disappearing generation.
Poland wants Russia to return paintings looted during WWIISeptember 14, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will formally ask Russia to return seven paintings now in a leading Moscow museum that were looted during World War II by the Soviet Red Army, the Polish culture minister said Wednesday.
Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is laid to rest, at lastSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A 21-year-old sailor was laid to rest Tuesday following a decades-long effort to identify remains pulled from Pearl Harbor, more than 80 years after he was killed in the attack that propelled the United States into World War II.
Queen Elizabeth II dead at 96 after 70 years on the throneSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in a turbulent era that saw the decline of the British empire and disarray in her own family, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne.
Today in History: September 8, Ford pardons NixonSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
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Israeli president evokes horrors, ties at German parliamentSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Israel's president addressed Germany's parliament on Tuesday about atrocities committed during the Third Reich, while at the same time praising the close and friendly relations that have emerged between the two countries since the end of the Holocaust.
Gorbachev remembered fondly in Germany for enabling unitySeptember 1, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev was enduringly popular in Germany for enabling the country's reunification after four decades of post-World War II division — and setting the scene for the peaceful collapse of communism that made it possible.
Poland demands $1.3 trillion war reparations from GermanySeptember 1, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country.
Military identifies remains of WWII Army soldier from OhioSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
RUTLAND, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a soldier from Ohio who was killed in World War II have now been positively identified, according to Defense Department officials.
Army Pfc. Worley D. Jacks, 21, of Rutland, was assigned to Company L, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA.
History’s bookends: Putin reversed many Gorbachev reformsSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One stood for freedom, openness, peace and closer ties with the outside world. The other is jailing critics, muzzling journalists, pushing his country deeper into isolation and waging Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II.
Today in History: September 1, Titanic wreckage is foundSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
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4 families sue US over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap waterAugust 31, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy “harbored toxic secrets” when jet fuel contaminated drinking water for 93,000 military members and civilians in Hawaii, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday from four families who say they're still suffering from seizures, gastrointestinal disorders and neurological issues.
Deal reached to address 2 leaking nuke waste tanksAugust 25, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A deal to address two nuclear waste storage tanks that are leaking radioactive materials into the soil in Washington state was reached Thursday between the state and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Poland says grave with WWII soldiers is destroyed by BelarusAugust 25, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government alleged Thursday that authorities in neighboring Belarus were leveling a memorial site containing the graves of Polish resistance fighters who died battling Soviet soldiers during World War II.
Poland begins to dismantle Soviet-era monumentAugust 24, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Wednesday began demolishing a Soviet-era memorial to Red Army soldiers, an unwanted reminder of the power that Moscow once held over Poland and a symbol that grew even more objectionable after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Wolfgang Petersen, blockbuster filmmaker of ‘Das Boot,’ diesAugust 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” has died.
Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public orderAugust 16, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government started removing a Soviet World War II monument Tuesday from near a city on the Russian border as part of a wider effort, prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to dismantle remaining Soviet-era symbols.
S Korea offers North economic benefits for denuclearizationAugust 15, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol offered “audacious” economic assistance to North Korea on Monday if it abandons its nuclear weapons program, while avoiding harsh criticism of the North days after it threatened “deadly” retaliation over a COVID-19 outbreak it blames on the South.
Japan marks WWII’s end, Kishida doesn’t mention aggressionAugust 15, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony Monday as his country marked the 77th anniversary of its World War II defeat, but he did not mention Japanese wartime aggression.
Today in History: August 15, Woodstock opensAugust 15, 2022 GMT
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80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks group’s early daysAugust 14, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese military cryptologists during World War II — and Thomas H.
Today in History: August 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn inAugust 10, 2022 GMT
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Man killed at Pearl Harbor was Navy sailor from CaliforniaAugust 8, 2022 GMT
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Remains of a man killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor have been identified as a Navy sailor from Southern California.
Shipfitter 2nd class Claude Ralph Garcia was 25 years old on Dec.
Polish Auschwitz survivor, novelist Zofia Posmysz dies at 98August 8, 2022 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Zofia Posmysz, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and later became a journalist and novelist, has died at 98.
Today in History: August 8, Nixon announces his resignationAugust 8, 2022 GMT
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