Latest World War II News

Georgia county seeking federal designation for its WWII role

Sep. 25, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia community is seeking a special designation from the federal government for its role during World War II. Officials in Glynn County have applied to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be named an American World War II Heritage...

100-year-old World War II veteran defies age in golf

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Guy Ellis, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, recently coasted through 18 holes at Bunn Golf Course. Ellis played on behalf of the Decatur Veterans and Friends golf group in a scramble against the Springfield veterans. ...

Remains of North Carolina World War II soldier identified

Sep. 23, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agency which accounts for missing U.S. soldiers said Thursday it has accounted for a North Carolina man who served in World War II and disappeared during a battle. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Thursday that it...

Group researches Japanese-American interned in Alaska

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The internment of more than a 100,000 Japanese-Americans in the United States under Order 9066 is well known; an abhorrent act that the American government has since apologized and made reparations for. What’s less known in Alaska is where some...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Dutch king unveils Holocaust name monument in Amsterdam

Sep. 19, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander officially unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2021. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a...

Berlin memorial to Polish WWII victims moves a step closer

Sep. 15, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims of World War II has moved a step closer to realization, and Germany's foreign minister said Wednesday that construction should start during the next German parliament's four-year term. The project was mandated...

Alaska Democratic lawmaker apologizes after Nazi comment

Sep. 14, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A member of the Alaska Legislature has apologized for saying Nazi experimentation on prisoners “produced results.” State Rep. Sara Hannan, a Democrat from Juneau, made the comment Saturday when House minority Republicans were attempting a vote...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum, The...