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VIDEO: WWII pilot flies into family history - The Columbian

VIDEO: WWII pilot flies into family history - The Columbian | World at War | Scoop.it
VIDEO: WWII pilot flies into family history
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World War II bomber pilot Harry Generaux describes regaining control of his B-17 after it was damaged by German anti-aircraft fire.
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World War II  1939 - 1945  Korea 1950-1954  Vietnam 1964 - 1974
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This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten

This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten | World at War | Scoop.it
The North Koreans called him "the king of US spies." But the US military nearly erased the story of Donald Nichols, a US Air Force officer who played an outsized role in the Korean War.
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Why Germany Needs to Put a 94-Year Old Nazi On Trial

Why Germany Needs to Put a 94-Year Old Nazi On Trial | World at War | Scoop.it
t has been decades since Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness was published.
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47 years after Vietnam War secret mission, Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor

47 years after Vietnam War secret mission, Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor | World at War | Scoop.it
A retired Army Green Beret credited with saving multiple lives during a covert four-day mission into Laos to target North Vietnamese soldiers operating there will receive the Medal of Honor next month, 47 years after his heroic actions.
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How the Telegraph's Clare Hollingworth broke the news of World War II – and saved thousands from the Nazis

How the Telegraph's Clare Hollingworth broke the news of World War II – and saved thousands from the Nazis | World at War | Scoop.it
Up in my parents’ attic sits an old shipping trunk, plastered with foreign labels and stuffed with the leftover junk – remnants from the life of my great aunt Clare.
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Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman

Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman | World at War | Scoop.it


When the Military Vehicle Preservation Association 2017 Route 66 Convoy from Chicago to Los Angeles rumbles through Kingman Monday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a time warp or a “Twilight Zone” episode.

There will be approximately 65 World War II era military vehicles with 200 people in the convoy. The vehicles will include a motorcycle, semi-truck, support vehicles and jeeps. The top showcase vehicle is a World War II half-track known as the “African Queen.” The Queen served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Paul De Nubilo, Kingman resident and MVPA member, organized the effort to make Kingman a stop for the convoy as it heads to Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California. The convoy left Chicago Sept. 16 and is averaging 35 miles per hour over 29 days on the 2,500 mile journey.

“This is something else,” De Nubilo said. “The people are just fantastic. We’re excited. I’ve got to tell you, we’ve got a Parks and Recreation Department that is just fantastic.”

The convoy is expected to roll into town between 2 and 3 p.m. and make its way to Veterans Memorial Park with the vehicles parking on Beale Street between First Street and Grandview Avenue. De Nubilo members from New Zealand and possibly Belgium and Australia. The organizer knows the components of it all coming together should function properly because of the hard work from Kingman Police Chief Robert DeVries.

“The police chief picked it up and made this happen,” De Nubilo said. “I’m real happy with him.”

DeVries sees the convoy as a chance for Kingman residents to get an up-close look at American values.

“We have a rare opportunity to have a piece of history rolling into our town on the 9th,” the chief said. “We have the chance to view the vehicles involved in conflicts around the world to defend what we hold most valuable – our freedom.

“This is a chance to view these unique vehicles and thank the owners who have worked diligently to restore and preserve a valuable part of our history.”

Mayor Monica Gates will lead the welcoming ceremony at 4 p.m. that will also honor veterans from World War II and the Korean War.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for Kingman to celebrate our proud military heritage and honor those who serve our country,” the mayor said.

Beale Street is scheduled to be closed from 2-5 p.m. so the public can view and photograph the vehicles, along with having the opportunity to speak with the vehicle owners. The convoy will spend the night at Southside Park.

There are more than 4,000 members of the MVPA, which was established in 1976. The association is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.

The convoy continues on its journey Tuesday morning with plans to visit Needles, California via Oatman before its next overnight stop in Barstow, California.

The next convoy is scheduled in 2019 and will travel the Lincoln Highway, which spans from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The 2019 convoy will the follow the route established by Lt. Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1919.
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The Story Behind Killroy, the Morale-Boosting Meme From WWII

The Story Behind Killroy, the Morale-Boosting Meme From WWII | World at War | Scoop.it
Where did the meme "Kilroy was here," so popular during and after World War II, come from? Here are some likely theories.
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Story of Scots WW2 hero’s D-Day mission retold after medals found

Story of Scots WW2 hero’s D-Day mission retold after medals found | World at War | Scoop.it
The remarkable story of a Second World War hero from Scotland who spearheaded a secret mission on D-Day has been retold after his medal group emerged at auction.
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Neutrality or Not? – How the World’s Non-Combatant Nations Quietly Took Part in WW2

Neutrality or Not? – How the World’s Non-Combatant Nations Quietly Took Part in WW2 | World at War | Scoop.it
“Neutral nations managed to tiptoe through a global conflict, avoiding war while protecting their own interests.” By John Anthony Miller ALTHOUGH MANY NATIONS in the global community proclaimed the…
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Seven brothers saw action across Europe in WWI – and six survived

Seven brothers saw action across Europe in WWI – and six survived | World at War | Scoop.it
From Gallipoli to Passchendaele via the Russian Revolution, a Londonderry-based geneaological researcher has uncovered his family’s remarkable story of tragedy and bravery stretched across the major theatres of the First World War.
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The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of Welsh prison in 1945

The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of Welsh prison in 1945 | World at War | Scoop.it
Jamie Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Engineering & Environmental Geosciences writes for The Conversation (UK).
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Shulkin will decide whether to add more conditions to Agent Orange list by Nov. 1

Shulkin will decide whether to add more conditions to Agent Orange list by Nov. 1 | World at War | Scoop.it
Any ailments Secretary David Shulkin might add to VA’s current list of 14 “presumptive diseases” linked to herbicide exposure would make many more thousands of Vietnam War veterans eligible for VA disability compensation and health care.
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19 Photos to Remember the Korean War 67 Years After it Erupted

19 Photos to Remember the Korean War 67 Years After it Erupted | World at War | Scoop.it
All too often, the Korean War -- and the veterans who fought in it -- get lost in the shuffle, but the USO wants to make sure the conflict wedged between World War II and Vietnam gets the attention that it deserves, especially on the day it began 67 years ago.
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14 Surprising Facts About World War II That Your School Didn't Teach You

14 Surprising Facts About World War II That Your School Didn't Teach You | World at War | Scoop.it
Over 60 million people died in the war which is estimated to be 3% of the world population in 1940.
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World War II Airman identified after 70 years to be buried in Clearwater Saturday

World War II Airman identified after 70 years to be buried in Clearwater Saturday | World at War | Scoop.it
After 70 years, a World War II Airman is finally getting the burial he deserves.
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How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History

How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History | World at War | Scoop.it
How hundreds of thousands of Filipino soldiers fought in the U.S. military and helped win World War II. And how history -- and the American government -- forgot them.
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At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars

At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars | World at War | Scoop.it
Richard Overton has seen much during his storied life, which began on May 11, 1906, the same year President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize. 
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How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War

How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War | World at War | Scoop.it
SmithsonianMagazine gives us a look at the fascinating true story behind Liza Mundy’s new book Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. The first Amer…
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This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis | World at War | Scoop.it
Pioneering codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman, a poet and mother of two, smashed spy rings by solving secret messages.
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US Navy to evacuate 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Irma

US Navy to evacuate 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Irma | World at War | Scoop.it
The US military has ordered the evacuation of over five thousand personnel from a Naval Air Station in Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
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Never Before Seen Photos from Dunkirk Have Been Released to the Public

Never Before Seen Photos from Dunkirk Have Been Released to the Public | World at War | Scoop.it
If you've seen the movie already then these photos may or may not shock you just a little bit. The Battle of Dunkirk was a very messy and nerve-rending aff
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Henry Hall, one of the most decorated naval combat veterans of WWII

Henry Hall, one of the most decorated naval combat veterans of WWII | World at War | Scoop.it
Hall was a range taker in the foremast of HMAS Canberra when she was crippled and sunk on 9 August 1942
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Woman mistake WWII white phosphorous for amber stone on German beach

Woman mistake WWII white phosphorous for amber stone on German beach | World at War | Scoop.it
The woman picked up the bomb fragment on a sandy stretch the Elbe River at Wedel near Hamburg, and put it in her pocket where it ignited once it had dried, setting fire to her jacket.
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These Six Incredible Women Served As Undercover Spies in World War II

These Six Incredible Women Served As Undercover Spies in World War II | World at War | Scoop.it
Author Susan Elia MacNeal of the Maggie Hope mysteries reflects on the importance of female spies in occupied Europe during WWII.
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South Asia's most important contribution in WWII was its labour

South Asia's most important contribution in WWII was its labour | World at War | Scoop.it
Literally millions of rock breakers and road builders, lascars and miners created the foundations for the war economies.
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Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far

Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far | World at War | Scoop.it
Residents in Hiroshima observed a minute of silence today marking the 72nd anniversary of the first atom bomb usage on August 6, 1945 by the US to end World War
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