The Kassel Mission of Sept. 27, 1944, was one of the great tragedies in U.S. military history. Ira Weinstein survived the mission, in which 25 B-24 "Liberators" of the 445th Bomb Group were shot down near Kassel, Germany, in a matter of minutes.
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.
On a recent late autumn morning, an international group of volunteers dressed in orange jumpsuits fanned out across a small section of the Bannholz Woods looking for the remains of two Americans missing in action since World War II. It didn’t take long for the metal detectors to start pinging.
Lynn O’Shea, whose advocacy for the families of missing U.S. servicemembers caught the attention of Congress and led to changes in the POW/MIA accounting system, died Dec. 5 after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 65.
More than 400 pounds of bombs and rockets, left over from a World War II-era testing range, were unearthed at Odyssey Middle School eight years ago, and for many area residents, the shock still lingers.
Ana Pacheco, the city of Santa Fe’s official historian, was not surprised when she had her father’s DNA tested and found it could be traced back to Spanish Jewish families who were probably expelled from the region during the government-led Spanish Inquisition.
Before the 1946 Army football team stepped onto the field for its annual matchup with the Naval Academy, the game was already thought to be over. Army hadn’t lost in three years and was just a few weeks removed from a legendary 0-0 tie against Notre Dame, a match-up dubbed one of college football’s “games of the century.”
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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.