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  • Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

    May 20, 2017 7:27 PM

    PORT HURON, Mich. - The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended Saturday's funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was... more »
  • Oxford-Cambridge boat race to go on after WWII bomb removed

    April 2, 2017 12:29 PM

    LONDON - British police say the hotly contested annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race will proceed as planned after they removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the race on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge in southwest... more »
  • 92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

    March 26, 2017 12:11 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports Oscar Davis Jr. received the Purple Heart on Saturday. Davis was a private assigned as a radio... more »
  • WWII veteran's stolen Purple Heart mysteriously reappears

    December 22, 2016 10:19 AM

    PLYMOUTH - A Massachusetts man says his father's World War II Purple Heart stolen earlier this year has been returned, perhaps by a thief who had an "attack of conscience." Paul Curtis tells The Patriot Ledger that the medal was stolen along with computers, jewelry and musical instruments during a... more »
  • WWII mystery: Are 'missing' sailors actually in NY cemetery?

    November 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    It's a confounding mystery of World War II: What happened to the 136 missing sailors from the explosion and sinking of the USS Turner? The ship went down while anchored near New York Harbor in 1944, so close to the city that shockwaves from the onboard munitions blasts shattered windows... more »
  • WWII museum adds senior historian to staff

    October 29, 2016 4:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans says it has hired a senior historian designed to strengthen its research and education endeavors. The museum says in a news release that Robert M. Citino has held positions at the University of North Texas, Eastern Michigan University, Lake Erie... more »
  • Man gets high school diploma 72 years after leaving for WWII

    January 28, 2016 7:47 AM

    COVINGTON- A Louisiana man has received his high school diploma, 72 years after leaving his New Orleans high school- and its football team- early to join the military during World War II. Michael Decker, 89, received his diploma and letterman jacket Wednesday during a surprise ceremony organized at the Covington... more »
  • Vets remember WWII 70 years later

    August 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their... more »
  • Vintage seaplane stranded near Gulf beach during movie shoot

    July 1, 2015 12:04 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, AL - A World War II-era seaplane is foundering in the surf on the northern Gulf Coast after a mishap during filming. The vintage PBY-6A flying boat has been partially submerged near the Alabama-Florida state line since Monday. Crews towed it near the beach after the aircraft began... more »
  • Japan PM sidesteps question on apologizing for WWII abuses

    April 28, 2015 1:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sidestepped a question on whether he would apologize for the sexual enslavement of women by Japan's army during World War II. Abe instead said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of "comfort women." He was using a euphemism for tens of... more »
  • USS Kidd honors vets in Kamikaze attack Play Video

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a day of remembrance for the American heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice when the USS Kidd was the site of a Kamikaze attack. It was the 70th anniversary remembering the attack made by a Japanese aircraft that plowed into the ship on April... more »
  • Three WWII vets honored at USS KIDD

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD was filled with people who came to celebrate American heroes, Saturday afternoon. The 70th anniversary remembering the the attack made on the ship, by the Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, was a time of remembrance. On April 11, 1945, the Japanese aircraft crashed into... more »
  • Celebrating Veterans Day, new exhibits at the WWII Museum Play Video

    November 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum. Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Unbroken Valor Play Video

    November 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, the nation will pause to remember and honor our military heroes. Their stories come alive at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The stories of a once-forgotten group of veterans is being preserved. News Two's John Pastorek gave us an inside look Monday... more »
  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945. He parachuted... more »
  • Vintage plane wrecks at BTR airport Play Video

    October 8, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials said no one was hurt when a WWII-era plane wrecked on the runway at the Baton Rouge Regional Airport Wednesday. Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell said the plane "nosed over" on the runway when it was landing, flipping vertical onto it's nose. The plane rain... more »

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