Latest World War II News

Correction: D-Day-Britain-Veteran's Duty story

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a May 24 story about D-Day, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of Allied troops killed on D-Day. It was 4,414. A corrected version of the story is below: 75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty 75 years after George Skipper splashed ashore on Gold...

Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

Jun. 24, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A crater 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) deep has appeared in a field in central Germany, apparently caused by a World War II bomb exploding in the middle of the night. Police said Monday that the crater was discovered on Sunday afternoon near Limburg and there was no...

WWII veteran takes to the air again to honor his late wife

Jun. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah (AP) — A World War II veteran mourning his wife of 73 years has honored her memory with a flight in a plane like he once flew over France and Germany. Bill Willis's wife, Julia, had always encouraged her husband to reflect on his war stories and fly again, but he tended to downplay his...

Oklahoma protesters speak against detaining child migrants

Jun. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Demonstrators including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U.S. government during World War II spoke out Saturday against the Trump administration's plans to house migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base. At a park near Fort Sill, protesters hung paper cranes...

Today in History

Jun. 22, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2019. There are 192 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was...

Court tells Uruguay to sell Nazi eagle from battleship

Jun. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A court in Uruguay ruled Friday that the government must sell a huge Nazi bronze eagle that was recovered off the South American country's coast in 2006. The eagle with a swastika under its talons was part of the stern of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee that sank off...

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

Jun. 19, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility. Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators...

Swastika found at cemetery where WWII soldiers are buried

Jun. 16, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A swastika has been found in a Jackson County cemetery where World War II soldiers are buried. Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies has reported the vandalism at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery to the police department. Authorities believe it happened before the weekend, possibly early Friday...

Remains of US sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for

Jun. 13, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Navy Seaman 1st Class Frank Hryniewicz was accounted for on Jan. 28. Hryniewicz was 20 years old and on the crew of...

Oklahoma base set for migrant site was WWII internment camp

Jun. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A U.S. Army base in Oklahoma that the federal government selected as a temporary shelter for migrant children also held hundreds in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Historical data from the National Park Service and private organizations show Fort Sill was among at least...