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The 1940s – food in wartime and peace

At the dawn of the 1940s, much of the world was already at war. Less than two years later, the United States would be drawn into the conflict. But by the end of the decade, the U.S. was again at peace – for a few more months, at least – and was well on its way to prosperity. For cooks at home, the change was dramatic.

Obama to visit Hiroshima seven decades after atomic bombing

In a moment seven decades in the making, President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb during World War II, decimating a city and exploding the world into the Atomic Age.

Teen raises $100,000 for veterans Honor Flight program

The money Justin Peterson raised has allowed more than 100 war veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., and visit the memorials. The 15-year-old started his fundraising campaign when he was 9. As part of a school paper on World War II, he interviewed 10 veterans.

Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival

A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have been recently fleeing Western European nations hit by Islamic violence.

Clark County woman sells plane used to spy on Nazis

On Friday, Sally Runyan will say goodbye to a piece of history: a 1936 Lockheed 12A that has a special story. Of the 130 of these planes built, the one Runyan has owned was the same one used to spy on Nazi Germany just prior to World War II.

This week’s free game: ‘Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault’

Before Call of Duty, there was Medal of Honor. Electronic Arts' first-person shooter franchise, which spent most of its time in the World War II era, released Pacific Assault in 2003 focused on the eastern campaign. You can download it for free from EA's Origin service.

World War II veteran relates the keys to happiness

World War II veteran Les Ames is self-publishing his first book at age 96 - “Happiness is Life,” which tells the story of his service in the Pacific, his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and his insights on living a happy life.

Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest

Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart wood from Central America, 46 veterans and one military spouse were laid to rest at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Some of those, placed in the row of niches, served overseas in World War I.

Dispatches from Dachau

I t may have been chance that brought Clarice Wilsey face-to-face with her late father’s role in the liberation of Dachau. Or maybe it was fate. Nearly 10 years ago, Wilsey was visiting the Washington, D.C., area and took the Metro into the city, planning to see the Smithsonian. Instead, she got off at the stop for the Holocaust Museum when she heard other people talking about it.

70 years ago today

On Aug 14, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced to the Japanese people the country was surrendering to the Allies. Washington state marked the occasion at the World War II memorial on the Capitol campus.