Stories tagged: World War II
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:11 p.m.
The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising …
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
Greece’s prime minister says his government will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation.
Wed., March 27, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades. Now Bean and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives …
Sun., March 10, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Declassified records from British archives reveal that the origins of the current plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar can be traced to their participation in World War II.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Rosa D. Malone arrived in Spokane as a Works Progress Administration supervisor and founded the Booker T. Washington Community Center in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in 1937.
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Bobi Sussman had all but given up discovering what happened to her biological father. A submission to an online DNA ancestry website revealed not only that Army Cpl. Charles Marse …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.
The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
When nurse Frances Harman learned her older brother, Jim, had been called to Army service during World War II she quickly decided not to be left behind.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The Defense Department announced Friday that it has accounted for the first of more than two dozen black aviators, known as Tuskegee Airmen, who went missing in action during World …
Fri., July 27, 2018
World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …
Sat., July 21, 2018
Lately, I can’t shake the image of a young man on a battlefield in France or the South Pacific. It’s 1944. He’s dying – one more incremental death amid the …
Fri., July 13, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
Seventy-three years after his bomber was shot down over East Germany, Staff Sgt. Charles H. Daman has come home.
Wed., June 6, 2018
D-Day used to be marked on calendars like Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …
UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
On Thursday, the 75th anniversary of its final mission, the lovingly restored Memphis Belle, with the leggy, swimsuit-clad pinup girl freshly repainted on the nose, will be unveiled at the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
On Saturday, hundreds of Filipino veterans and their families will receive Congressional Gold Medals in recognition of their service in World War II.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, noon
A lifelong fear of snakes, acute memories of hunger and an abiding gratitude for the U.S. military is the legacy of Sharon Kromholtz’s time as a POW.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Legislation to criminalize certain statements about the Holocaust in Poland could have been timed and presented better, the country’s prime minister acknowledged Friday, but he insisted that the law is …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
President Vladimir Putin attended commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad, lauding the Red Army’s victory as a shining example of the nation’s …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
Israeli leaders angrily criticized pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
There’s only 1 known Pearl Harbor survivor left in Spokane area. This widow is striving not to let community forget attack.
Vina Mikkelsen, 86, is orchestrating this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance in honor of her husband, Denis, a Navy radioman stationed on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked in …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The newspaper clippings are faded and yellow, but their message is familiar. Christmas is coming and donations are needed to help some of our neighbors have a good holiday.