Latest World War II News

Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

Nov. 28, 2021 03:03 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a...

Marcella LeBeau, WWII nurse and tribal leader, dies at 102

Nov. 23, 2021 15:08 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Marcella Rose LeBeau, an Army nurse who was honored for her service during World War II and leadership in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has died. She was 102. Family members said she “passed on to journey to the next world” late Sunday in...

Remains of World War II soldier from New Jersey identified

Nov. 23, 2021 11:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the remains of a World War II soldier from New Jersey who was killed in Germany and buried in Belgium. Scientists used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as DNA, to determine the remains were Army Sgt. Larry Wassil...

New Pearl Harbor exhibit opening at National WWII Museum

Nov. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans considers how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was and is remembered. The exhibit is part of the museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack, which took place on...

Alabama town honors brothers who died in Pearl Harbor attack

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

COALING, Ala. (AP) — The town of Coaling hosted a ceremony the morning of Nov. 12 to dedicate a monument honoring two native sons who died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Woodrow Jones, 22, and Daniel Jones, 19, of Coaling enlisted in the Navy in early 1941 and were...

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

Nov. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday. U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, 26, was accounted for in August 2020, according to a statement from...

World War II US veterans recall flying aid to China

Nov. 17, 2021 05:20 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Veterans and officials from China and the United States on Tuesday celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Flying Tigers, American pilots who flew for China in World War II, as a historic example of better relations and cooperation. The online event came...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 15, 2021 10:18 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 14, 2021. Editorial: ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ promotes unity; Ricketts’ criticism is divisive “Shadowed beneath Thy hand / May we forever stand “True to our God / True to our native land / Our...

Photographer races time for World War II veteran portraits

Nov. 13, 2021 00:12 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham photographer Jeffrey Rease, who created the Portraits of Honor website to showcase pictures of World War II veterans, has been in a race against time. Most of the veterans he takes pictures of are in their nineties, some more than 100....

Today in History

Nov. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2021. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1942, the World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began. (The Allies ended up...