SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP) — A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.
Visiting a museum may be the last thing on the minds of hardened insurgents in east Ukraine, but a group of them turned up at one in Donetsk -- only to make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers. "They had written authorisation...Show More Summary
Up and atom! It's time to discuss WGN America's latest original series Manhattan. Set in 1943, Manhattan follows a sequestered group of physicists racing to develop the first atomic bombs during World War II. Right now, you're probably...Show More Summary
Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters. Beaufort,
Practice Makes Perfect by Shawn Sheehan The battlefields of World War II were a mighty dangerous place, unless you were accompanied by an inglourious group of basterds handy with a rifle, knife and baseball bat. These misfits were led by a wildman nicknamed "The Apache", a guy who believes the best way to kill Nazi scum is with lots of practice... Show More Summary
Richard Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light: >On any given day now, Army Group B might suffer as many losses as Rommel’s Afrika Korps had in the entire summer of 1942. Only 10,000 replacements had arrived to compensate for 100,000 German casualties in Normandy over the past six weeks. Show More Summary
DPMO has announced the identification of one US MIA from World War II and another US MIA from the Korean War. SSgt. Gerald V. Atkinson, 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, US Army Air Forces was lost 10 April 1945 north of Berlin. He was accounted for 20 June 2014. SSgt. Atkinson […]
Since World War II, America has had a dozen Presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama. According to Quinnipiac, the best president out of that group was one Ronald Reagan by a landslide. Which is surprising given John F. Kennedy’s presence on the list. More interestingly...
For the past few months, Jurgen Klinsmann has been busy downplaying his team’s chances of winning big, making a real run at this World Cup. He was more Rex Ryan II than Rex Ryan I. But then on Friday, after surviving the Group of Death by a shredded hangnail, Klinsmann started talking bigger, brought out the A material.
Source If there’s a moral to be taken away from the trailer for Brad Pitt’s new World War II film, Fury, it’s that wars are violent—but also noble—and they inspire diverse groups of men to find humor and camaraderie in even the darkest of times. Show More Summary
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez’s primary weapon in World War II.
A group of World War II veterans headed to France received a patriotic sendoff before boarding their flight in Detroit. On Monday, gate agents discovered that 12 veterans, including one who was going to an event at Omaha Beach for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, were waiting to board a Delta flight. Show More Summary
The final member of the original Navajo code talkers, the group of 28 Native Americans who played a crucial role for U.S. communications during World War II, has died.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed an unbreakable code that helped win World War II has died.
May 25, 1940 - British General Lord Gort decides to evacuate troops from France (right) beginning the Battle of Dunkirk. On May 24, 1940, Hitler urged General Gerd von Rundstedt to push forward the infantry of Army Group B with the goal of destroying the British Expeditionary Force in northern France. Show More Summary
MY DAY by Eleanor Roosevelt, May 16, 1944: >WASHINGTON, Monday—Sunday morning I went over to the YMCA to speak to their group composed of civilians and Army and Navy men. The new president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Show More Summary
From Salon.com: In the run-up to Earth Day this year, two major reports were released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the largest such body in the world. On March 31, Working Group II released its report, Climate...Show More Summary
From World War II Today: The 450th Bomb Group: >On 5 April 1944, the target was the M/Y and Oil Refineries at Ploesti, Roumania, The main purpose of this raid was to knock out the transportation system so badly needed fuel could not reach the German line to the east; and they did just that. Show More Summary
Secretary of State John Kerry informed a group of students on Tuesday that the administration has drawn a “hard line” against a possible Russian invasion of East Ukraine. He said that such a step would be an “egregious” escalation of tensions in Eastern Europe, but he said that Russia has appealed to tactics reminiscent of another era of history...
The upcoming Crimea referendum is both ordinary and extraordinary.Ordinary because more than 100 times since World War II geographically concentrated ethnic or linguistic groups have voted on the question of independence. Extraordinary...Show More Summary