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]
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 […]
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 [...]
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 […]
A group claimed earlier this year that a World War II era train was buried in Poland
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
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...
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
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
A U.S. appeals court compared the police department's program to periods of discrimination against groups of Americans — such as Japanese-Americans during World War II.
William E. Broadwater, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots and support personnel who overcame racial obstacles to serve their country in World War II, died Sept. 22 at a hospital in Washington. He was 89.Read full article >>
During his speech at the U.N. General Assembly last month, Vladimir Putin said it was essential that the international organization band together, World War II–style, and fight the terrorist group gaining power and influence in the Middle East — the Islamic State. However, the Russian president also noted that he... More »
Much has been written about the brutal Lost Battalion mission in France during World War II in which Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team rescued a group of other U.S. soldiers cut off by the German enemy. The tales of loss and ultimate victory in the multi-day battle...
The images below come from a group of photos assembled after World War II by an art historian who was working for the Allies to restore looted Jewish art to its owners. The album, which was kept in the German Federal Archives in Koblenz,...Show More Summary
According to the Head of Doctors of the World aid group, the current migrant crisis in Europe is getting out of hand because the Greek state was not prepared.
A Brooklyn-based group is arguing that the displacement of longtime residents meets a definition conceived by the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II.
Hundreds of peacemakers from China and Japan held a rally at the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 15, 1945, as well as to mourn the victims of the massacre and pray for world's peace. [ more › ]
DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 1stLt William O. Pile, 559th Bombardment Squadron, 387th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force, US Army, was lost on 23 December 1944 in Germany. He was accounted for on 13 June 2015. 1stLt Pile was the pilot on the […]
From a World War II–era food wheel in which butter is listed as one of the seven major food groups to today's much-maligned "MyPlate" serving chart, take a tour through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's sometimes hilarious attempts to guide Americans toward healthy eating.