Stories tagged: WWII
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:22 P.M.
Rare experimental WWII penny made of glass headed to auction
An experimental penny made of glass during World War II is about to be auctioned.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
At Pearl Harbor, U.S., Japan look to move past legacy of war
Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where a …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
Hitler’s birth house will be razed, Austrian minister says
The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Front Porch: While the particulars are different, play shows immigrants’ shared story
There is a certain commonality in the American immigrant experience, no matter where you came from. Or where your people came from way back when. Go back far enough and …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 4:09 P.M.
Female World War II pilot finally laid to rest at Arlington
After flying military planes during World War II, raising a family, visiting all seven continents and bungee-jumping in New Zealand at 83, Elaine Harmon had one final, seemingly simple wish: …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942
Memorial Day 1942 was a solemn event for a nation at war.
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 7:26 P.M.
US proposes 17-year delay in start of Hanford nuclear cleanup – until 2039
Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Energy Department has proposed a 17-year delay in building a complex waste treatment plant at its radioactively contaminated Hanford site in Washington state, pushing back …
SUNDAY, AUG. 16, 2015
Akihito offers ‘deep remorse’ over Japan’s WWII actions
TOKYO – Emperor Akihito expressed rare “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, a day after …
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 2015
Japan can’t keep apologizing for WWII, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says
TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing …
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
Review: ‘Boy’ a step above faith-based fare
Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them – heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at …
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008
‘You’re like brothers’
Not a day goes by that Dane Broadfoot doesn’t think about his time in World War II and the roughly 600 days of combat he experienced with the 1st Armored …
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
Voices of War: Doing his duty
David Sullivan spent parts of World War II aboard aircraft carriers in the North Atlantic and South Pacific, but it’s the odd turns of fate and unusual situations that the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008
War offered adventure to young nurse
Dorothy Tarleton didn’t know she was on the same Pacific island as the atomic bombs that would soon devastate Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending World War II. As a U.S. Army …
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2008, 12:01 P.M.
For love of flying
Retired Lt. Col. Bryant Smick is often reminded of the time he spent flying B-24 bombers over Europe during World War II and of the time he spent as a …
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2008
Voices of war: Crucial connection
Few U.S. military operations were as fundamental to the outcome of World War II – and at the same time as little-known – as those conducted by the Persian Gulf …
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2007
War on the Eastern Front
Running through the smoke of a battlefield with the German army behind him, Yevgeniy Sirokhin came face to face with every foot soldier’s nightmare: an enemy tank. The only hope …
FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2007
Eyewitness to a day of infamy
There was a moment 66 years ago – surrounded by smoke on the burning deck of the USS West Virginia, while explosions rocked the ship from below – when Denis …
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2007
Ninety-year-old Frank R. Mace, of Cheney, was a prisoner of war in Japan and an accidental atomic veteran – one of the few Americans briefly exposed to the deadly atomic …
MONDAY, MAY 6, 1996
Remembering May Prevent Holocaust
Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel says the Holocaust always must be remembered because the flames of hatred are always burning somewhere. “We did not prevent the first murder,” he said …