Latest World War II News

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Nov. 11, 2019 1:49 PM EST

SHARON, S.C. (AP) — Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments. WCNC-TV reports that Lt. Col. Martin B. Roller on Saturday celebrated his 100th birthday among family, friends and strangers who came by to thank him for...

Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour's Corbyn

Nov. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked Thursday by...

Russia re-enacts legendary World War II parade in Moscow

Nov. 7, 2019 7:31 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops clad in World War II-era uniforms marched Thursday across Moscow's Red Square in a reconstruction of a legendary wartime parade. The Nov. 7, 1941, parade saw Red Army soldiers move directly to the front line in the Battle of Moscow, becoming a symbol of Soviet valor and...

Review: 'Midway' turns the WW II battle into a cartoon

Nov. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EST

The first thing director Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie "Midway" hits theaters is apologize. Apologize to the visual effects crew, the stuntmen, the carpenters, the costumers and artists. He has squandered their considerable visual skill in retelling the crucial World War II battle at Midway by...

In fading ritual, WWII rescuer reunites with Jews she saved

Nov. 3, 2019 12:11 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — One by one, the 40 descendants of a group of Israeli siblings leaned down and hugged the elderly Greek woman to whom they owe their very existence, as she sat in her wheelchair and wiped away tears streaking down her wrinkled face. Clutching the hands of those she hid, fed and protected as...

Remains of Coast Guardsman who died in WWII camp come home

Nov. 1, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty's capture during World War II made him the first Coast Guard prisoner of war since the War of 1812. With his burial in his hometown of Buffalo this weekend, he may end up being the last of the Coast Guard's missing service members to be repatriated, a Coast Guard...

Investigators inspect ruined Okinawan castle for fire cause

Nov. 1, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Fire and police investigators inspected the burned-out ruins of Shuri Castle on Okinawa on Friday to determine the cause of the fire that nearly destroyed the symbol of the Japanese island's cultural heritage and history of struggle. The fire Thursday burned down the three main halls and four...

100-year-old veteran honored for guarding national monument

Oct. 24, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 100-year-old World War II veteran from Michigan has finally been honored for guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Jack Eaton is the oldest living sentinel of the monument, which he protected from January 1938 to December 1939. Eaton viewed his plaque for the first time at the...

Russian commission advises pardon for Norwegian in spy case

Oct. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An official Russian commission has recommended a presidential pardon for a Norwegian serving a 14-year sentence for espionage. The recommendation was reported Thursday, one day before Foreign Minister Lavrov is to meet his Norwegian counterpart in the Arctic city of Kirkenes to commemorate...