Stories tagged: world war ii
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
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
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.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Filipino veterans of World War II have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, 75 years after they joined with the United States to defeat Japan.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Wilma said she’s been appalled that any American leader would wink and nod at neo-Nazis, considering the lengths her generation went to fight it.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Soviet-Nazi Pact, Aug. 25, 1939
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Will Rogers, RIP, Aug. 17, 1935
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …