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Stories with subject: World War II
  • Dulcie's finest hour: doing her bit to decode war secrets 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:01 am

    BOZEMAN, Montana - At age 92, Dulcie Klusmann still walks without a cane. She still has her bright blue eyes and sunny smile, charming English accent and self-deprecating sense of humor.

  • Milford High School awards diplomas to families of WWII vets 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 3:08 pm

    MILFORD, Utah - Of the 45 students who were granted Milford High School diplomas this month, only two were there to walk across the stage. The other certificates went to family members of the students -- young men who dropped out in the 1940s to fight in World War II.

  • Poland reburies WWII heroes who were slain by communists story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:24 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's highest state officials on Sunday reburied the remains of 35 national heroes, men who fought the Germans during World War II only to be killed after the war by a new communist leadership that felt threatened by their patriotism.

  • Newly identified remains of WWII Marine heading home 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:17 am

    HONOLULU - The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remote Pacific atoll during World War II.

  • World War II veteran pilot finally earns his wings 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:33 pm

    HILO, Hawaii - Despite his heroic service as a bomber pilot in World War II, Walter F. Hughes was not licensed to fly commercially for 70 years after his return to civilian life.

  • Poland gets rights from Germany to iconic WWII song music 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 11:04 am

    WARSAW, Poland - In a strange twist of history, Poland on Tuesday obtained rights from Germany to the music of an iconic Polish army song that was written during a key 1944 victory against the Nazis.

  • Analysis: Japan takes step toward having a 'normal' military 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 10:22 pm

    TOKYO - In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Japan took a step toward having a military in line with most armed forces around the world, one that would be able to take part in combat even when the country is not under direct attack.

  • Pentagon enlisting outsiders to help search for US WWII MIAs story has photos
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:30 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Justin Taylan has been to the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea dozens of times over the past two decades, spending countless hours slogging through crocodile-infested swamps in his quest to document as many World War II airplane wreck sites as possible.

  • Japan enhances military's role as security bills pass story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:23 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country's military by loosening post-World War II constraints, after the ruling bloc defeated opposition parties' last-ditch effort to block a vote.

  • Missing WWII aviator to receive honors in New Mexico 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 3:02 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - More than 70 years after a mysterious World War II disappearance, the nation's highest ranking military officer listed as missing in action is receiving honors in his birth-state of New Mexico as the search continues for his body.

  • Poland's pro-defense forces hold first nationwide rally story has photos
    Updated: Sep-17-15 2:02 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces marched in downtown Warsaw on Thursday to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia's role in it.

  • 100-year-old World War II veteran gets to fly again 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:35 am

    VALPARAISO, Indiana - In 1940, Evelyn Laesch Farley was a 25-year-old beauty shop owner in Flint, Michigan But she wanted to do what few women were known to do at that time - fly.

  • Prince Harry marks 31st birthday honoring WWII pilots 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 10:16 am

    LONDON - Prince Harry marked his 31st birthday on Tuesday at a gathering of vintage Battle of Britain aircraft honoring the pilots who helped protect the country during World War II.

  • Last of Louisiana's surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots dies 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 9:59 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Calvin Moret, a New Orleans native and the last surviving pilot from Louisiana of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 90.

  • Area 'Rosies' recognized for contributions during WWII 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 9:34 am

    MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Although the women haven't sat down to a typewriter or welded aircraft pieces together in several decades, five regional women's contributions during World War II were recognized, when they earned title of "Rosie."

  • Fort Fisher events to mark 70th anniversary of VJ Day 
    Updated: Sep-05-15 7:04 am

    KURE BEACH, North Carolina - Events at Fort Fisher typically mark the historic site's Civil War history. But events this weekend will celebrate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, or Victory Over Japan Day from World War II.