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WINGS AND WASP: Maggie Kennon's interiew with a WASP!

WINGS AND WASP: Maggie Kennon's interiew with a WASP! | World at War | Scoop.it
Of the more than 1102 women who volunteered and flew every type fighter, bomber, transport, cargo, and trainer aircraft in the Army Air Force inventory 68 years ago, only about 200 are still alive. MAGGIE: Thank you for ...
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A brief glimpse into the life of the 'Berlin Candy Bomber'

A brief glimpse into the life of the 'Berlin Candy Bomber' | World at War | Scoop.it
OREM — Gail S. Halvorsen was born in Salt Lake City on Oct. 10, 1920.
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Infamous telegram to Adolf Hitler from deputy Hermann Goering to go to auction

Infamous telegram to Adolf Hitler from deputy Hermann Goering to go to auction | World at War | Scoop.it
The Gestapo founder sent the message asking Hitler for permission to lead the Third Reich and the ''Goering Telegram'' is expected to be sold for upwards of £15,000
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Stories of Omaha Central grads killed in WWII delivered to grateful Dutch town

Stories of Omaha Central grads killed in WWII delivered to grateful Dutch town | World at War | Scoop.it
“Every time we went to a cemetery — the rows of white crosses perfectly aligned for what seemed like forever — it got to me. Every time.” Derek Smith, senior, Omaha Central
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New Orleans exhibit focuses on black WWII vets - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

New Orleans exhibit focuses on black WWII vets - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | World at War | Scoop.it
'Fighting for the Right to Fight: The African American Experience in WWII' runs through May 30, 2016.
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WWII veteran remembers D-Day jump in France

WWII veteran remembers D-Day jump in France | World at War | Scoop.it
Bullets started hitting the C-47 plane carrying the 507th Parachute Regiment as soon as it crossed into France. A couple dozen young paratroopers were strapped to their seats in the
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Exhibit Opens July 4 About Black Experience in WW2

Exhibit Opens July 4 About Black Experience in WW2 | World at War | Scoop.it
About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy. The sacrifice by 1st Lt. John Fox is one of many endured by the 100,000 African-American service members during...
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Ann Arbor-area man helps bring home remains of missing World War II soldiers

Ann Arbor-area man helps bring home remains of missing World War II soldiers | World at War | Scoop.it
For 70 years, dozens of dead American soldiers lay buried in the sands of Betio.
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When America's Librarians Went To War - NPR

When America's Librarians Went To War - NPR | World at War | Scoop.it
During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.
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A soldier's story - The Daily News

A soldier's story - The Daily News | World at War | Scoop.it
Howard Byrd was 22, married and working at the paper mill in Bogalusa when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II.
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Japan's secret navy bunker gives glimpse of war's final days

Japan's secret navy bunker gives glimpse of war's final days | World at War | Scoop.it
YOKOHAMA, Japan — On a hillside overlooking an athletic field where high school students play volleyball, an inconspicuous entrance leads down a dusty, slippery slope — and seemingly back in
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Remains of WWII airman missing since 1944 to be returned to AL for burial

Remains of WWII airman missing since 1944 to be returned to AL for burial | World at War | Scoop.it
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday that a United States serviceman, who went missing during World War II, has been identified as an Alabama man and is being re...
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Former Nazi prisoner of war camp transformed into modern holiday hotspot - Daily Mail

Former Nazi prisoner of war camp transformed into modern holiday hotspot - Daily Mail | World at War | Scoop.it
A £600,000 project has been proposed to transform Cultybraggan Camp in Scotland into holiday accommodation. Fanatical Nazis were locked up at the settlement during the 1940s.
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Stalin's secret railway for war against Japan confirmed in Mongolia - Asahi Shimbun

Stalin's secret railway for war against Japan confirmed in Mongolia - Asahi Shimbun | World at War | Scoop.it
A secret railway in eastern Mongolia and a confidential order by Josef Stalin show that the Soviet Union was preparing for war against Japan in 1942, three years before the actual war started, researchers said.
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When dad’s life rivaled a spy thriller

When dad’s life rivaled a spy thriller | World at War | Scoop.it
Haymarket man writes book about the secret rescue mission that his father undertook during World War II.
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Kamikaze image off mark, survivors say

Kamikaze image off mark, survivors say | World at War | Scoop.it
The pilots filed into the room and were presented with a form that asked if they wanted to be kamikaze. It was multiple-choice, and there were three answers: "I passionately wish to join," "I wish to join," and "I don't wish to join."
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Area man's special WWII missions shared in journal - News Item

Area man's special WWII missions shared in journal - News Item | World at War | Scoop.it
News Item Area man's special WWII missions shared in journal News Item Skokoski served in several missions with the group as countries fought to end Nazi control in Europe but until a recent story was published in a military journal, his family was...
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Australian soldier posthumously honoured for incredible WWII bravery

Australian soldier posthumously honoured for incredible WWII bravery | World at War | Scoop.it
An Australian who lost his life in France after the D-Day landings has been honoured for his bravery.
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Highland secret: The 33 Nazi U-boats that surrendered in one Scottish loch

Highland secret: The 33 Nazi U-boats that surrendered in one Scottish loch | World at War | Scoop.it
ONE historian has discovered a forgotten episode of Scotland's World War II history and uncovered a remarkable Highland secret.
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Germany: World War II Tank Is Seized From Collector - New York Times

Germany: World War II Tank Is Seized From Collector - New York Times | World at War | Scoop.it
The German authorities seized a 45-ton Panzer tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector’s home.
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Shot down in WW2, 91-year-old tail gunner takes flight in bomber for the first time in 70 years

Shot down in WW2, 91-year-old tail gunner takes flight in bomber for the first time in 70 years | World at War | Scoop.it
In honor of his service, George Hartman was awarded two free tickets to ride a visiting B-17 bomber. The Muskegon County Airport is hosting the "Yankee Lady" B-17 throughout the July 4 weekend for ground and flights tours.
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Parades held to celebrate 70 years since WWII’s end - Taipei Times

Parades held to celebrate 70 years since WWII’s end - Taipei Times | World at War | Scoop.it
Elite troops from the nation’s military displayed combat drills yesterday, with aircraft flyovers, attack helicopter maneuvers and a procession of advanced weapons and tanks to mark the 70-year anniversary of the end of World War II.
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Battle of Manila | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Battle of Manila | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines | World at War | Scoop.it
Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines - National Government Portal – Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. 638
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National Archives sees signs of computer ‘compromise’

National Archives sees signs of computer ‘compromise’ | World at War | Scoop.it
The National Archives, which houses the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents, has found signs of possible unauthorized computer activity.
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Bone Chilling Footage Of A B-17 Going Down

Bone Chilling Footage Of A B-17 Going Down | World at War | Scoop.it
The Intercom Dialogue Really Puts You There!
B-17 Flying Fortresses, the most iconic bomber planes according to many, were sent to some of the most dangerous enemy territories during World War II. Designed to travel long distances and drop up to 8,000 lbs. of bombs, they were used extensively in th
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Bodies of Cleveland and Alabama airmen killed in WWII coming home after 71 years

Bodies of Cleveland and Alabama airmen killed in WWII coming home after 71 years | World at War | Scoop.it
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on 11th June that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. HERB, John William, Second Lieutenant, Pilot distinguished with Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart. He was flying "Mary Lou" on that last mission. First of Them is U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John W. Herb, 22, of Cleveland, will be buried June 18
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