Stories tagged: WWII
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado
Wed., April 24, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen – one of whom was from Idaho Falls –killed in World War II.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Richard Overton, who was America’s oldest man and oldest war veteran, died Thursday in Austin. Overton, who was honored for his military service and beloved for his propensity to enjoy …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
The 93-year-old passenger who was killed when a World War II-era fighter aircraft crashed in South Texas had been a WWII pilot, according to group that arranges fighter plane rides …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
The group has been meeting every September for over a decade at Nielson’s house to reunite and retell stories. This year, the subtle fear that it may be the last …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
In 2000, WWII flying ace Ralph Wandrey reached out to researcher Henry Sakaida. He was in possession, he told Sakaida, of a flag he had taken from Japanese barracks while …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Ralph Wandrey joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at 20, about a month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At the time of his enlistment he was told he would …
Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Carson had been deputized as what was known as an air raid warden in the Westpark neighborhood (now Bay Vista) during World War II. He was a part of a …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
Dottie Mae sees the skies again: Fly-in offers glimpses of historic World War II aircraft this weekend in Lewiston
A World War II Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter restored after decades underwater will headline the second Radials N’ Rivers Fly-In at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Saturday.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper, his …
Mon., May 28, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Clayton Zolber celebrated his 93rd birthday Wednesday, but the World War II veteran almost did not live to see 20.
Sun., May 27, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
In 2002, Barbara Jo Payne loaded up her dad’s ashes as she was moving to her new home in Vancouver. The small box containing the ashes of Wathen “Curt” Curtsinger …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
His eyes misty and his smile wide, World War II veteran Gordon Van Scotter cradled the white, autographed basketball given to him by his alma mater Friday night.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over – and found a particularly large zucchini.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
The German government said Friday that the question of paying reparations to Poland for World War II has been resolved for over 60 years and there’s no reason to reopen …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Poland’s defense minister accused European critics of trying to “erase” the tragic fate Poles suffered at German hands during World War II “from the historical memory of Europe.”
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. Marvin Strombo, who had taken …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Though he died 75 years ago, airman William “Bill” Gruber continues to watch over his little brother from a framed portrait in the younger man’s Helena home.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Authorities in eastern Poland have ordered an evacuation of some 10,000 people and the temporary closure of the road to Belarus on Sunday to allow for the removal and destruction …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Doug Clark remarks on the passing of World War II veteran Bill Wheatley, one of the nation’s disappearing heroes.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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, 1:35 p.m.
An Idaho woman said she discovered a Nazi explosive as she was helping her parents clean out their shed.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …