Stories tagged: world war ii
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 …
Tue., May 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
Tue., April 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Final submissions are being sought for a World War II memorial planned for Fort Walla Walla Park.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
A possibly unique experimental glass penny made during World War II sold at auction for $70,500.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
A Montana county is preparing to install a bronze plaque honoring women with ties to the region who served in World War I.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
An experimental penny made of glass during World War II is about to be auctioned.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
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 …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
A Massachusetts man says his father’s World War II Purple Heart stolen earlier this year has been returned, perhaps by a thief who had an “attack of conscience.”