Latest World War II News

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Jun. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures announced late Friday by President Yoweri Museveni include a ban on private and...

Remains of sailor killed during World War II identified

Jun. 18, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Kentucky who died in the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, officials said. Authorities used DNA as well as dental and anthropological analysis to identify Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton,...

Experts: Remains near Auschwitz probably post-war German

Jun. 17, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish experts say human remains uncovered this month near the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz date to after World War II, and most probably belonged to German soldiers taken prisoner by Soviet forces. A local resident spotted 12 human...

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Jun. 17, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum opened an exhibition Thursday featuring works by a renowned Polish artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Nazi German forces carried out their destruction of Europe’s Jews and...

German, Polish presidents meet to celebrate 1991 treaty

Jun. 17, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Germany and Poland met in Warsaw Thursday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a key treaty between the two neighbors, focusing on the positive aspects of a sometimes wobbly relationship. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier held...

France honors former mayor in Georgia for WWII service

Jun. 16, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor in Georgia has received a prestigious military honor from the government of France for his service during World War II. Vincent Hommeril, the consul general of France in Atlanta, placed the Legion of Honor on 96-year-old Dennis...

Remains of 3 brothers killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Jun. 16, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. military officials announced Wednesday that the remains of three brothers from Wisconsin who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified. Officials say 22-year-old Navy Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber, 21-year-old Navy...

Officials identify remains of sailor killed in WWII

Jun. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

THOMAS, W.Va. (AP) — The remains of a Navy sailor from West Virginia who died in the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, officials said. Authorities used used DNA as well as dental and anthropological analysis to identify Navy Patternmaker 1st...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Jun. 14, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified U.S. military documents...

Korean 'comfort women' memorial a no-go in Aurora

Jun. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — David Oh has a clear vision for a “Statue of Peace” memorial on Aurora city grounds, but it won’t likely ever materialize. He envisions a girl dressed in a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, sitting on a chair with a bird perched on her...