William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans who was portrayed in the popular TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has passed away. Guarnere died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night. He was 90. Source: Barstool Sports … More » The post “Band of Brothers” Vet William Guarnere Dies at 90 appeared first on EveryJoe.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is honoring a late veteran’s wish, by canceling her subscription to the New York Times. Leonard Smith, 86, was a veteran of both World II and the Korean War who was born and raised in New York and apparently wasn’t a fan of the paper, according to his obituary: Leonard […]
Artist Grant Rehnberg's grandfather came out to him at age 90, five months before he died. Writes Rehnberg: We buried my Grandpa Jim one month ago. Baptist pastor, World War II veteran (218th Counter Intelligence Corps), preceded in death by...
Robert Reich writes that, in the three decades after World War II, the United States created the largest middle class the world has ever seen: During those years the earnings of the typical American worker doubled, just as the size of the American economy doubled. (Over the last thirty years, by contrast, the size of [...]
Wikipedia: David Vogel is murdered in Auschwitz: >David Vogel was born on May 15, 1891 in the town of Satanov in the Podolia region in the Russian Pale of Settlement. The family spoke Yiddish.... Moving to Vienna in 1912, he spent his time loitering, sitting in cafes and teaching Hebrew to make ends meet.... Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90 His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere (gahr-NAYR), one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 90.
RIA Novosti: March 2012: >Moscow has condemned a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Estonia that called the Soviet air attack on Nazi-held Tallinn in 1944 an act of "foreign occupation," the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. >“It is regrettable...Show More Summary
According to the Radio Advertising Bureau, radio advertising in the United States topped $16 billion in 2012. While it was much bigger before the expansion of cable television and the advent of digital, it’s still a thriving, profitable business. That said, the success of radio in the US is (and always has been) inextricably linked... Read More
World War II airman Stan Stanley evaded capture for 14 months following plane crash:
An elderly New Yorker has joined the legal fray over the ownership of artwork found in a Munich apartment that was allegedly looted by the Nazis during World War II. In a complaint filed Wednesday in US district court in Washington,Show More Summary
Some 69 years, two months and six days after being shot by a German sniper on a French battlefield in World War II, Martin Medellin, 88, got a long-awaited surprise. Medellin went to his local VFW post for a fundraising dinner. When it was over,...
I have an old friend who grew up in the years before World War II living in the grand hotels of Europe, where his father was a film salesman. He regaled me with tales of his adventures in these fashionable hostelries, with unlimited room service, obliging concierges and lots of raffish characters hanging around the lobbies. Show More Summary
via Keep Talking Greece blog, President Karolos Papoulias raised the issue of World War II reparations to his German counterpart Joachim Gauck currently on a 3-day official visit to Athens. But as expected, Gauck repeated the official legal position of Berlin. Show More Summary
If you haven't played Gaijin's War Thunder World War II combat simulator in a while, it's a good time to return and check out some of the changes implemented over the last couple of months. Beginning Sunday, March 9th, players may receive...Show More Summary
Giovanni’s Island is a tale of family, unlikely friendship, and growing up in the days after the end of the Second World War. It is also, as you might expect, a film as tragically depressing as it is excellent. Read more...
From World War II Today: Group Captain JRD Graham over France: >It was exhilarating to skim just above the fields and trees of the French countryside but we had to be alert all the time, not only for signs of enemy aircraft but also to ensure that we didn’t fly into a power line or a tree. Show More Summary
Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually chalked up on the front fuselage, and is a form of aircraft graffiti. Although wildly painted squadron insignia was common in World War I, true nose art did not occur until the Second World War. Show More Summary
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—The potential for a new world order in which Russia is the main superpower is a potential outcome of the current Ukrainian crisis, a national security panel at Breitbart News's Univited II National Security Action Summit agreed Thursday. Show More Summary
This teaser for the CryEngine World War II shooter Enemy Front throws us into one of Poland's historic battles.