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Labor Force Participation Overview

From Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Men, as a group, have been less and less inclined to participate in the labor market since at least World War II. From 1970 to 1999, the male participation rate declined from 80 percent to 75 percent. Show More Summary

Skydance & Alibaba Pictures Set Randall Wallace To Script WWII Tale ‘The Flying Tigers’

Skydance and Alibaba Pictures are teaming on The Flying Tigers, a film about the volunteer group of U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines that defended China against Japanese forces before America entered World War II. They were conscripted into the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force. Show More Summary

Taiwan's complex relationship with Japan affects recognition of 'comfort women'

Twelve years ago, a group of activists in Taiwan realized that just a few survivors were left among the island's women taken as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, and they resolved to open a museum about their ordeal. The "comfort women" issue has aroused passionate public anger...

Want to meet Rosie the Riveter? Thirty of them are on Capitol Hill today.

If you see a group of elderly women in red Tuesday on Capitol Hill, you’ve seen the original “Rosie the Riveters.” About 30 women who assisted in the war effort during World War II stopped by the Capitol building Tuesday. The women are on a trip to Washington from Detroit organized to recognize their service. […]

Activists are asking the U.S. for a stamp honoring Japanese American soldiers during WWII

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

To mark the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, a group of California activists is calling on the U.S. government to honor them with a postage stamp. The Stamp Our Story campaign has spent the last decade petitioning the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate...

Army, Lawmaker Clash Over Arlington Exclusion of Female WWII Pilots

The acting secretary of the Army said Wednesday that not even President Barack Obama has the executive power to allow a group of pioneering female World War II military pilots to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lawmakers push to let female pilots' ashes rest at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona congresswoman is criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to allow a group of female World War II pilots to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Speaking Wednesday on Capitol...Show More Summary

After 70 Years, Closure is at Hand for Family of Navy Pilot

The Pentagon agency that searches for missing service members is mounting a recovery this summer for a naval aviator who has been missing in the group's backyard since World War II.

That WWII Shooter You've Been Waiting For Is Releasing Sooner Than You Think

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

There's a large group of gamers clamoring for a World War II FPS. Not only is developer Driven Arts delivering one, but it's almost finished and coming to PC and consoles this year.

The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Heavy artillery wasn't the only weapon people used to fight the Nazi regime during World War II.

Iran's supreme leader released a Holocaust denial video on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN-mandated commemoration of the Nazis' industrial-scale slaughter of 6 million Jews and another 5 million members of various other minority groups during World War II. Iranian Supreme Leader...Show More Summary


A recent video of some World War II veterans at the airport when they encounter The Ladies of Liberty, a singing group a la The Andrews Sisters. You will smile. [HT: Bill Wade]

This Just Doesn’t Seem Right

During the early part of World War II, the US Army Air Forces had a pilot shortage.  A relatively small group of women helped mitigate that shortage through various programs.  The first two such programs were the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS).  In 1943, these two programs and […]

Female WWII Pilots Kept From National Cemetery

A rule change is keeping a group of female US pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The women, known as WASPs, served in a special unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for [...]

Another World War II MIA Returns

DPAA has announced the identification and accounting for of the following formerly-missing member of the US military. From World War II • 1st. Lt. Leonard R. Farron, 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost on 15 October 1942 on Guadalcanal. He was accounted for on 9 December […]

Scientists Say the Nazi Gold Train Doesn’t Exist After All

A group claimed earlier this year that a World War II era train was buried in Poland

Christmas in War - See How U.S. Soldiers Celebrate Christmas during World War II

During World War II there is always an attempt to maintain some of the traditions from home. Group of American servicemen celebrating Christmas eve at midnight mass, singing and lighting candles, on Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Show More Summary

King of Jordan warns ISIS conflict is leading towards ‘third world war’

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity”, describing the Islamic State group as “savage outlaws of religion” in the wake of the Paris attacks. During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said both Europe and Islam were under...

How Europe became a 'magnet for waves of refugees'

Europe is in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. With 60 million people fleeing their homes, over 1 million refugees are set to try and seek asylum in Europe, this year alone. David Folkerts-Landau, group chief...Show More Summary

Surviving Monuments Men receive Congressional Gold Medal

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Last week, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal to the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and cultural artifacts during World War II. The National Archives holds the original records of the Monuments Men. Show More Summary

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