Stories tagged: world war ii
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Over the years The Spokesman-Review has interviewed many Inland Northwest who had survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of them are gone now, but their words live on.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Deep in the mountains outside Lewiston, Idaho, researchers have uncovered artifacts from the
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Raymond Haerry, one of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died about two months before this week’s 75th anniversary observance. …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The gorgeous stars, sumptuous costuming and exotic period setting that we’re initially promised are a bit of a bait-and-switch from what “Allied” turns out to be. The movie is too …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Willie Rogers, the oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 101.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Stephanie Cates’ mother went to great lengths to memorialize her own father’s service in World War II, becoming a first-time author at age 76.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Swedish authorities have formally pronounced World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
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 …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
A Japanese navy flag that flew on the battleship of the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor was donated Thursday to the National Park Service.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
CONCORD, N.H. – Nearly 75 years after he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Edwin Hopkins are coming home to New …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes wing again, giving vets a chance to remember and, for some, to heal
Inland Northwest Honor Flight left on its 31st journey Monday, taking 92 veterans to tour the nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. For some, it’s a bittersweet trip.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
If the name John Birch sounds familiar, it’s probably because of the John Birch Society, a far-right group founded more than a decade after his death in 1945. Less has …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016
Ben Steele’s hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist’s …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016
Pete Bang, who lost two brothers in WWII and was sent home akin to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ dies at 91
Peter Bang, 91, was the last surviving child of a large, close Spokane Valley family that sent five children to World War II.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
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: …
Sat., July 2, 2016
I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …
Tue., June 28, 2016
MISSOULA – Missoula and America said goodbye Monday to a quiet hero in ground-shaking fashion. First a B-1 Bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota thundered northwest to …
Mon., June 27, 2016
Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered all flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff Monday to honor one of the last members of the Doolittle Raiders, the airmen who helped …
Mon., June 6, 2016
Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies vanquish Hitler.
Tue., May 31, 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected the vast majority of claims filed by veterans who were exposed to mustard gas as part of secret experiments during World War II, …
Mon., May 30, 2016
The Bang family, of Spokane Valley, had five children in the American fight in World War II. Three made it home.
Sat., May 28, 2016
A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank.
Sat., May 28, 2016
Mother received his last letter ten days after receiving the telegram of his death. This was a little hard.
Fri., May 27, 2016
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …
Mon., May 16, 2016
That said, there is a more visceral reason the answer to the second question must be no: Any other answer would defame Americans who endured unimaginable cruelty at Japanese hands.
Fri., May 13, 2016
Thousands of people were evacuated from homes and businesses in the English city of Bath after a 500-pound (225-kilogram) unexploded World War II shell was found under a school playground.
Thu., May 12, 2016
Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery.
Tue., May 10, 2016
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 …
Wed., May 4, 2016
Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.