Stories tagged: World War II
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
For 75 years, Charlie and Mable Mitson have enjoyed a marriage of adventure, humor and love
Seventy-five years ago Tuesday, a pastor married Charlie and Mable Mitson. The young couple, both Coeur d’Alene teenagers, were about to embark on lives on the cusp of change: Within …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Richland student recording stories for National World War II Museum
A Hanford High student is in the middle of a yearlong endeavor to record the stories of World War II veterans, merchant sailors, nurses, Manhattan Project workers and home front …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
75 years ago, the United States forced Japanese into internment camps. After World War II, many settled in Spokane. These are their stories.
President Roosevelt’s 1942 order for the internment of Japanese-Americans is 75 years old this year. Decades have passed, but survivors still harber dark memories of the time, possessions and dignity …
Sun., June 11, 2017
Holocaust Survivor to visit Spokane in June
Marthe Cohn, 97, travels the country sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust, and will speak in Spokane on June 14 at the Spokane Convention Center, according to Rabbi Yisroel …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 74 years
More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army bomber plane dubbed “Hot as Hell” was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Unsealed 75 years after the Battle of Midway: New details of an alarming WWII press leak
Six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the June 7, 1942, edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune trumpeted news of a stunning American victory over a Japanese armada …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95
Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Idaho World War II-era internment camp opens visitor center
Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis
Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
World War II veteran receives long-lost love letter
A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany
The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman’s Bavarian-style model house keeps hometown close to her heart
She was just 11 years old when Allied bombs started falling on her hometown of Grafenwoehr in Germany. Home to a large and at the time German military installation Grafenwoehr …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
WWII-era bombers fly over Doolittle Raiders memorial service
World War II era B-25 bombers have flown over an Ohio memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ attack on Japan, credited with helping turn the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Wallet discovered in downtown Spokane building belongs to Women’s Army Corps veteran, dates to 1950s
The effects of Isolde Zitzewitz, who served in the military for decades and attained high security clearance according to her nephew, tumbled out of a pipe in the old Macy’s …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Filipino Bataan Death March survivors mark 75th anniversary
Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
WWII vet, 102, receives high school diploma, overdue medals
A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served with Canadian and American forces and survived captivity by the Nazis has received his high school diploma and overdue medals.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling phone for sale
A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Names being collected for WWII memorial in Walla Walla
Final submissions are being sought for a World War II memorial planned for Fort Walla Walla Park.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies at 95
Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Ownership of Hitler’s house to go to Austrian court, report says
An Austrian newspaper reports that the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is going to high court to challenge the government’s right to take possession of the …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 11:56 p.m.
Navy diver who salvaged bodies from Pearl Harbor dies at 103
Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London
Britain’s Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Bones of Mengele, ‘Angel of Death,’ teaching tool in Brazil
For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WW II and defied gender barriers as war correspondent, dies in Hong Kong at 105
HONG KONG – Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Possibly unique glass penny from World War II sells for $70k
A possibly unique experimental glass penny made during World War II sold at auction for $70,500.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Montana plaque will honor women who served in WWI
A Montana county is preparing to install a bronze plaque honoring women with ties to the region who served in World War I.