Latest World War II News

Long missing WWII soldier to be buried in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A World War II soldier who went missing almost 75 years ago during fighting in Germany will be buried with full military honors in his home state of Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that services are planned for Monday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis...

Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in NJ

Sep. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — A sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II has been laid to rest in his New Jersey hometown. Hundreds gathered Saturday in Clayton to bid farewell to Fireman 3rd Class Harold Kendall "Bud" Costill, 18, a sailor on the battleship...

France to honor 94-year-old WWII veteran with top honor

Sep. 14, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran from western Indiana will receive France's highest honor later this month for his wartime service. Jimmie H. Royer of Terre Haute will be awarded France's Legion of Honor on Sept. 29 during a ceremony at an American Legion post in the city. The...

Remains of Kansan killed in Pearl Harbor to be buried

Sep. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 78 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett will be laid to rest in his native Kansas. Barrett's remains were returned to Wichita Thursday. He will be buried in El Dorado on Saturday. He was an El Dorado native who...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep. 13, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand,...

Prague to remove monument to WWII Soviet commander

Sep. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, decided Thursday to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander from its site, a move that angered Russia. Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

Sept. 11 The Los Angeles Times on college athletes getting paid: College athletes are required by their schools and leagues to be amateurs, which makes them the only ones not earning money off the vast number of hours they put into honing their craft. In fact, a multi-billion-dollar industry has grown up around...

German official recalls Polish troops who fought Nazi attack

Sep. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II. Speaking Tuesday on the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Wizna, Wolfgang Schaeuble recalled the "heroic defense by a...

Kentucky WWII soldier's remains identified in Germany

Sep. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in Germany during World War II have been identified and will be returned home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Monday that Army Pfc. Jacob W. Givens was officially accounted for in June. Givens was a native of Mount...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2019. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. On this...