Latest World War II News

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

Jul. 15, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense...

Trump pays tribute to Churchill amid strains on US-UK ties

Jul. 13, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the legacy of Winston Churchill on Friday amid questions about whether he's putting new strains on the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K. that was forged more than 70 years ago. During a joint news conference with British...

US Navy dedicates Japan-based destroyer to US Sen. McCain

Jul. 12, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Not just one, not just two, but three generations of McCains are now honored on a U.S. Navy ship in the Pacific. The secretary of the Navy added U.S. Sen. John McCain's name Thursday to a warship that had already been named for the Arizona lawmaker's father and grandfather, both...

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump...

WWII airman from Connecticut is buried at Arlington Cemetery

Jul. 10, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

A U.S. service member killed during World War II when his plane was shot down over France has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty of Winsted, Connecticut, was 22 when his B-26 Marauder with a crew of eight crashed in 1944. His remains were identified by...

WWII bomb defused at Volkswagen site in German city

Jul. 8, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb found on the premises of automaker Volkswagen in the German city of Wolfsburg has been defused after some 4,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area. City authorities said on Twitter that the bomb was defused Sunday lunchtime. People within a 1-kilometer...

Relatives of WWII airman to gather for long-delayed funeral

Jul. 7, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — More than a dozen relatives of a U.S. service member killed during World War II are traveling next week to Arlington National Cemetery for his funeral, seven decades after his plane was shot down over Europe. The remains of Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, recovered from the...

Joint statement on Holocaust fuels anger it was meant to end

Jul. 6, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A joint statement by the prime ministers of Poland and Israel was meant to lay to rest a months-long dispute over how to remember Polish behavior during the Holocaust. Instead, the document has re-opened wounds that go back decades. Prime ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Mateusz...

Where do World Cup fans meet? At Stalin's secret bunker

Jul. 5, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Joseph Stalin's secret bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of fans who have descended on the Russian city of Samara during the World Cup. Emerging from the underground shelter more than 120 feet (37 meters) below, Mexicans donning traditional sombreros and...

Pact made among deploying WWII soldiers finally carried out

Jul. 2, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A group of World War II soldiers from Michigan made a pact when they deployed: Give a bottle of whiskey to the last survivor. The 126th Infantry Regiment was comprised of men from around southwest Michigan, and its Company C was made up of 94 young men just from Kalamazoo County...