World War II

A high frequency sonar image of the flagship Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi is shown aboard the research vessel Petrel on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 off Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The crew of the Petrel confirmed the ship was the Akagi based on its measurements and location. The ship sand during the 1942 WWII Battle of Midway. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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October 21, 2019 - 5:02 pm
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval...
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October 20, 2019 - 8:19 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction. The news agency ANSA said the bomb was defused during a three-hour operation Sunday morning. An alarm signaled the all-clear to...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, photo, Vulcan Inc. director of subsea operations of the Petrel, Rob Kraft looks at images of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga, off Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are honing in on a debris field deep in the Pacific. The research vessel called the Petrel is launching underwater robots about halfway between the U.S. and Japan in search of warships from the Battle of Midway. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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October 18, 2019 - 7:14 pm
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly...
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FILE - In this Feb 23, 1945 file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marine Corps has corrected the identify of another of the men who were photographed raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. The Marines said Thursday that after questions were raised by private historians who studied photos and films, it determined that Cpl. Harold P. Keller was among the six men who raised the flag. The Marines say Pfc. Rene Gagnon had helped in the effort but for decades was mistakenly identified by the Marines as one of the flag-raisers. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)
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October 17, 2019 - 12:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Marine Corps has corrected the identity of another of the men who were photographed raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. The Marines said in a statement Thursday that after questions were raised by private historians who studied photos and films, it...
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October 10, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding a posthumous pardon to a leading metal scientist whose work helped secure an Allied victory in World War II. The White House announced on Thursday that Trump was granting clemency to Zay Jeffries, who grew up in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. He...
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US actor and director George Clooney speaks to the crowd during the Nordic Business Forum business seminar in Helsinki, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
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October 10, 2019 - 3:37 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — George Clooney says he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds "didn't help us with Normandy" during World War II. The politically active Hollywood actor, director and producer told a business seminar...
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October 07, 2019 - 4:28 pm
( Connecting Vets ) -- World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2002, file photo, the Nine-O-Nine, a Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress, flies over Thomasville, Ala., during its journey from Decatur, Ala., to Mobile, Ala. A B-17 vintage World War II-era bomber plane crashed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, just outside New England's second-busiest airport, and a fire-and-rescue operation was underway, official said. Airport officials said the plane was associated with the Collings Foundation, an educational group that brought its "Wings of Freedom" vintage aircraft display to Bradley International Airport this week. (John David Mercer/Press-Register via AP, File)
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October 04, 2019 - 9:37 pm
The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that helped smash the Nazi war machine. "It made you feel like...
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A Delta commercial airline plane taxis to take-off behind investigators at the wreckage of World War II-era bomber plane that crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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October 02, 2019 - 11:48 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era plane with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven B-17 bomber struggled to get into the air and slammed into a...
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October 01, 2019 - 9:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a groundbreaking decision, an appeals court in the Netherlands ruled Tuesday that the statute of limitations does not apply to allegations of colonial era crimes committed by Dutch forces in what is now Indonesia. The Hague Court of Appeal issued rulings in two...
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