Ceremonies were held across the United States Saturday to honor the men and women who died on a date that will live on infamy. In Washington, D.C., a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was held at the U.S. Navy Memorial.
The Navajo Code Talkers relied on their their native language to develop a code that helped to turn the course of World War II in the favor of the Allies. Of the original group of 29, only one is still alive: Chester Nez.
A contract with an archaeology company to recover the remains of the last missing American prisoner of war from Stalag Luft III, the German camp made famous in the movie “The Great Escape,” represents a shift in how the Pentagon goes about repatriating missing war dead.
The story of how Clay Bonnyman Evans tracked down his grandfather's remains is almost as incredible as 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr.'s heroics. It involves flamethrowers, radar, drones and a cadaver dog named Buster.
As the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumes the commingled remains of 388 sailors and Marines from the USS Oklahoma who are buried in Hawaii as unknowns, some outside experts are skeptical that DPAA scientists will be able to identify them based on outdated DNA testing methods.
One of the "Ships That Won World War II" will sail into Pittsburgh on Sept. 1, celebrating its historic connection to the region with public tours from Sept. 2 to 8 while docked outside Heinz Field on the North Shore.
Several meters beneath the Owl Mountains' broad peaks lies a network of crumbling, unfinished tunnels, dug by slave laborers for some unknown purpose and then largely abandoned at the end of World War II.
The LST 325, a ship known for making over 40 trips between England and France during World War II to deliver troops and supplies, will make its second trip to Pittsburgh in September to deliver a glimpse of history to locals.
They were little more than skeletons clad in rags, skin stretched over bone. The scars they bore told the story of some of Japan’s most brutal World War II prison camps: Formosa — or modern-day Taiwan.