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Stories with subject: World War II
  • NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:21 pm

    BRUSSELS - In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • The Latest: Germany extends border controls for 3 months story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:16 am

    BRUSSELS - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 11:05 pm

    SYDNEY - A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.

  • Controversy over how to teach kids about 'comfort women' 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 7:17 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Guidelines for California educators on how to teach history students about the use of female sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II have prompted debate in Japanese and Korean communities here and abroad.

  • Missouri WWII veteran says he was exposed to mustard gas 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 pm

    ST. LOUIS - In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas.

  • Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 9:32 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II's Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman's death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other's existence.

  • Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:57 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.

  • Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.

  • Former New Jersey mayor wants brother's remains returned 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:25 am

    CLAYTON, New Jersey - Gene Costill has a lot to be proud of.

  • Upstate NY veterans to honor WWII's heroic Four Chaplains 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:23 am

    MECHANICVILLE, New York - A memorial event is being held at an upstate New York veterans organization to commemorate the sacrifices of a group of World War II Army clergymen known as the Four Chaplains.

  • Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.

  • VA medical center in Ohio honors 4 WWII chaplains 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 7:33 am

    DAYTON, Ohio - A public memorial service in southwest Ohio is honoring four U.S. Army chaplains who died while helping other soldiers in World War II.

  • Filipinos talk about 1st visit by Japanese emperor since war story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:02 am

    Emperor Akihito is making the first visit by a Japanese emperor since World War II to the Philippines, which suffered under Japan's harsh military occupation during the war but now relies on Tokyo as an ally, trading partner and source of aid and investment.

  • World War II Zero fighter flies over Japan story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:06 pm

    KANOYA, Japan - One of Mitsubishi's legendary World War II fighter planes took to the skies over Japan on Wednesday.

  • Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:20 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Philippine leader welcomes Japan's emperor as ties blossom story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan's emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan's World War II aggression.

  • Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am

    JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.

  • VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:47 pm

    PUEBLO, Colorado - The Veterans Administration is allowing a 92-year-old World War II veteran who is dying of cancer to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the agency, but his family says he is probably too close to death to move.

  • Holocaust Museum honoring man who rescued children 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 3:16 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is honoring a man who helped rescue more than 600 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

  • WWII veteran from upstate NY receives overdue medals 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 7:43 am

    FONDA, New York - A World War II veteran from upstate New York who fought in some of the fiercest battles in Europe has been awarded long overdue military decorations for his combat service.

  • Japan FM says Russia key to resolving Syria, N. Korea issues 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:16 am

    TOKYO - Japan's foreign minister pledged Tuesday to continue talks with Russia even though the two countries still lack a World War II peace treaty, saying Moscow is key to resolving international threats from Syria and North Korea.

  • Monitor sanctuary expansion aimed at WWII shipwrecks 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 10:35 am

    NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary has announced a proposal to extend federal safeguards protecting the North Carolina wreck of the historic Civil War ironclad to the largest concentration of World War II shipwrecks in the United States.

  • 92-year-old World War II Navajo Code Talker dies in Utah 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 3:22 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Navajo man who helped stump the Japanese during World War II using a code based on his native language has died in Utah.

  • Daughter of WWII general to safeguard monuments 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 9:28 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The daughter of respected Polish World War II Gen. Wladyslaw Anders has been appointed to head a council that preserves wartime monuments to Polish troops worldwide.

  • Remains of Anaconda man who died at Pearl Harbor identified 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 7:39 am

    ANACONDA, Montana - The remains of a man who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified as an Anaconda man.