• AUSTIN, Texas - A family member says the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S. has died in Texas. (fox59.com)
  • The Commander-in-Chief cited the sacrifices of the fallen and the 70 years of democratic movement that spawned in the wake of World War II as aging veterans paid their respects to the tens of thousands of young soldiers who were killed during the opening days of Operation Overlord. (time.com)
  • Before World War II, soldiers died more often of disease than of battle injuries. (navytimes.com)
  • This series, part of Record Group 389, has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. civilians and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees. (familysearch.org)
  • The men, German soldiers captured during World War II, were among more than 400,000 Axis prisoners shipped to the United States and kept in camps where they often were allowed out to work on farms and in factories, replacing Americans off fighting the war. (dailyherald.com)
  • The seemingly endless procession of captured German soldiers during World War II proved too much for the prisoner of war camps in Europe. (dailyherald.com)
  • This provocative documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history: how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. (nfb.ca)
  • He has previously presented on Avon's Civil War Soldiers. (courant.com)
  • In Carrabelle , Camp Gordon Johnston, named for a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Spanish-American War Rough Rider and World War I participant, provided military training for as many as 30,000 soldiers across its 165,000 acres. (visitflorida.com)
  • During the war, Camp Blanding became Florida's fourth-largest city, with 55,000 soldiers at a time spread over 180,000 acres, including the Army airfield. (visitflorida.com)
  • During the war, more than 700 buildings went up, including a hospital and a prisoner-of-war compound which held 1,500 captured German soldiers. (visitflorida.com)
  • Although the narrative trajectory of many demobilization films moves toward the reintegration of the blinded veteran in post-war society, the article argues that this does not simplify the representation of the troubling medical and social experiences of many World War II soldiers. (jhu.edu)
  • War is no longer only between soldiers on a battlefield but between nations and their ideas. (factbites.com)
  • More than four months after an initial exposure of the use of Australian soldiers and civilians in potentially-fatal anti-malaria drug trials during and after World War II, government agencies have issued no response concerning the long-term health impact on those involved. (wsws.org)
  • A lack of awareness that the conventional wars of the past created just as much trauma as that of the present wars does a disservice to the brave veterans of those previous conflicts and also to our young soldiers, who need to realize that their grandfathers had the same invisible wounds from combat that they do. (ips-dc.org)
  • On Feb. 6, the Embassy of the Netherlands marked the 75th anniversary of Dutch liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II by highlighting a lesser-known story of America's involvement in that liberation: the 172 African American soldiers who died in the war and are buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. (washdiplomat.com)
  • Also at the event was 95-year-old James Baldwin, one of the few remaining African American soldiers who fought in World War II. (washdiplomat.com)
  • Tyler Bamford, a research fellow at the National World War II Museum, noted that black soldiers also faced discrimination at the hands of their superiors. (washdiplomat.com)
  • He still had memories of soldiers returning to his hometown in Texas following the first World War. (today.com)
  • The war seemed to be winding down to those who weren't in it, but survival was a day-to-day proposition for soldiers like Neggia as the Germans fought on relentlessly. (nvdaily.com)
  • The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) established the Overseas Service Unit, which consisted of 100 women who went to Europe to assist wounded soldiers after World War I had ended. (medium.com)
  • In "Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths," manga artist and veteran Shigeru Mizuki brings the Pacific front of World War II to life with unflinching realism and a grotesque and sardonic humor. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • My father, a decorated veteran whose war experiences were memorialized in The Longest Day book and movie, had attempted to get assistance from the VA since the 1940s for his war trauma. (ips-dc.org)
  • World War II veteran and Redwood City resident Robert "Bob" Page, U.S. Navy Corpsman, will be a guest speaker at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II being held at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane (Veterans Way), off I-280, in San Bruno. (mercurynews.com)
  • A local dentist and World War II veteran recently donated $100,000 to San Jacinto College's music program. (chron.com)
  • Richard Overton, the nation's oldest living World War II veteran and a beloved figure who credited smoking cigars and drinking whiskey for his longevity, died at 112 on Thursday. (today.com)
  • Richard Overton, who was the nation's oldest living World War II veteran, has died at 112. (today.com)
  • The decorated Army veteran was born on May 11, 1906, and was eight years old when World War I started. (today.com)
  • The Australian authorities have even denied them the free medical treatment available to war veterans. (wsws.org)
  • Dickens and Hendrix were among a group of aging 120 World War II veterans who flew aboard the last "honor flight" to Washington from the military-heavy state of North Carolina. (bellinghamherald.com)
  • In the weeks leading up to Wednesday's flight, eight of the World War II veterans who'd been booked on the trip had to cancel for health reasons. (bellinghamherald.com)
  • It took 60 years after World War II ended for the memorial to be built, and many of the war's veterans have never seen it. (bellinghamherald.com)
  • Although the number of World War II veterans is dwindling, the honor flights may continue, in a way. (bellinghamherald.com)
  • Groups such as Triangle Flight of Honor and the Honor Flight Network have considered turning their attention to a younger generation: veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. (bellinghamherald.com)
  • The impact on the children of the World War II combat veterans, as well as on the 183,000 American daughters and sons who were rendered fatherless during the war, has for the most part been ignored. (ips-dc.org)
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III (center) presented nine Prisoner of War Medasl to Army Air Corps veterans and family members during a ceremony April 30, 2014, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. From the left are Tech. Sgt. (af.mil)
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented the Prisoner of War Medal to Army Air Corps veterans and family members who served in World War II during a ceremony April 30, 2014, at the Pentagon. (af.mil)
  • The public - World War II veterans in particular - is invited to attend the brief ceremony that the cemetery is holding to honor the more than 16 million members of the Greatest Generation who served during World War II. (mercurynews.com)
  • Offering a wide range of preventative and primary care to veterans, the San Bruno VA Clinic is the result of many veterans partnering with American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other organizations years ago to advocate for a clinic to open in San Bruno - it was officially dedicated Oct. 26, 2005. (mercurynews.com)
  • The Veterans History Project is honored to share these stories of heroic women who played a pivotal role in World War II," said Veterans History Project Director Bob Patrick. (loc.gov)
  • Civil servants during the war, they have since been rightfully recognized as veterans. (loc.gov)
  • Margaret Ray Ringenberg and Virginia Shannon Malany Meloney are two of the veterans featured. (loc.gov)
  • Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 as a national documentation program of the American Folklife Center ( www.loc.gov/folklife/ ) to record, preserve and make accessible the first-hand remembrances of American wartime veterans from World War I through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. (loc.gov)
  • Left to right, Marshall Golliday, John Neggia, Louis Lepore and Doug Butler are among World War II veterans marking the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Germany and Japan this year. (nvdaily.com)
  • Four veterans gathered around a table in Stephens City recently to talk about what they saw and heard as the guns of World War II fell silent 70 years ago. (nvdaily.com)
  • Fravel said he would be especially pleased if World War II veterans attend. (nvdaily.com)
  • Lieutenant Kelly's bombing mission on March 11, 1944, was part of an American effort to disrupt Japanese shipping and supply chains ahead of attacks that spring on a Japanese airfield nearby and another 360 miles northwest, said Michael J. Claringbould, a historian in Australia who specializes in World War II-era aviation in the Pacific. (nytimes.com)
  • She was writing from London in June 1944, where she and other women war correspondents gathered in anticipation of the Normandy landings on the French coast which marked the start of a major offensive against Germany. (bbc.com)
  • This article examines the social, medical, and military contexts that shaped the cycle of World War II demobilization films released in the United States between 1946 and 1951. (jhu.edu)
  • The discussion specifically concerns two films at either end of the demobilization cycle, Pride of the Marines (1946) and Bright Victory (1951), both of which were adapted from literary texts. (jhu.edu)
  • About 850 Australian military personnel and other volunteers were used as medical guinea pigs, gathered from army hospitals, internee labour camps, and convalescent depots for the clinical trials, which took place at Cairns in northern Queensland between 1943 and April 1946, eight months after the war ended. (wsws.org)
  • The Empire of Japan aimed to dominate Asia and the Pacific and was already at war with the Republic of China in 1937, but the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939, the day of the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 1937-38, during the Sino-Japanese war that preceded the Second World War, as many as 300,000 people were killed - and many more raped and assaulted - in the Japanese-occupied Chinese city of Nanking alone. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • On July 7, 1937, Japan invaded China to initiate the war in the Pacific. (ushmm.org)
  • The featured 1937 letter from a Japanese primary school student apologizing for the sinking of the USS Panay by Japanese aircraft provides an entry into the study of U.S.-Japanese relations before World War II. (socialstudies.org)
  • Asked what characteristics best summed up the Heisei Era (1989-2019), 79 percent of Japanese people thought it would be best remembered as being "peaceful and without war. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • As 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, there will be a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday honoring those who participated in this historic event. (valleyforge.org)
  • The war continued primarily between the European Axis powers and the coalition of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth, with campaigns including the North Africa and East Africa campaigns, the aerial Battle of Britain, the Blitz bombing campaign, and the Balkan Campaign, as well as the long-running Battle of the Atlantic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even before the Tripartite Pact, two of the three Axis powers had initiated conflicts that would become theaters of war in World War II. (ushmm.org)
  • As the United States became the "arsenal of democracy" during World War II , economic mobilization brought a double victory for the American people by ending the decade-long Great Depression at home, as well as playing a pivotal role in defeating the Axis Powers abroad. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Alabama National Guard in World War II In the late 1930s the aggressive actions taken by the future Axis powers-Germany, Italy, and Japan-led President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to urge Congress and the American public to support sharply increased defense spending, expanding the armed forces, and establishing military conscription. (encyclopediaofalabama.org)
  • In the inter-war period, the Netherlands had continued to pursue its "Independence Policy", even after the rise to power of the Nazi Party in Germany in 1933. (wikipedia.org)
  • It got me thinking, though, about the important role gold played in how the war was financed, as well as the U.K.'s daring efforts to prevent its gold holdings from falling into Adolf Hitler's hands, should Nazi forces successfully invade the island and ransack its central bank. (forbes.com)
  • From April 19 to May 16, 1943, during World War II (1939-45), residents of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, Poland, staged an armed revolt against deportations to extermination camps. (history.com)
  • Greek entry into the war and victories in northern Greece and Albania allowed the British to open a Balkan front against the Axis in Greece that might threaten Romania's oil fields, which were vital to Nazi Germany's invasion plans. (ushmm.org)
  • One of the most horrific chapters of the war was the Holocaust , the systematic annihilation of about 6 million Jews, as well as millions of others who did not conform to Nazi Germany's racist ideals. (factbites.com)
  • The invasion succeeded in punching a massive hole into the Nazi war machine's western defenses and marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's reign. (time.com)
  • Europe was primarily carved into two ideological camps in wake of the collapse of Nazi Germany, pitting Washington against Moscow. (time.com)
  • The war ravaged civilians more severely than any previous conflict (bringing to its first fruition the concept of total war ) and served as a backdrop for genocidal killings by Nazi Germany as well as several other mass slaughters of civilians which, although not technically genocide, were significant. (factbites.com)
  • The country had agreed to take back Nazi perpetrators discovered in the United States after the war. (yahoo.com)
  • The authors highlight the Carter G. Woodson award winner Dear Miss Breedwhich recounts the stories of 19 children of Japanese descent interned in U.S. camps during World War IIas an excellent resource for studying the Japanese American wartime experience. (socialstudies.org)
  • Grunden's overview of major scientific developments in Japan during World War II contributes to the historiography of Japan's wartime mobilization, the evolution of bureaucratic systems of economic control, and the development of science in Japan. (jhu.edu)
  • From the sexual timidity of the 1930s, when homosexual behaviour 'was even more unmentionable than cancer,' spring these stories of sexual awakening amidst the brutality of war. (nfb.ca)
  • It's conventional wisdom that the government spending wrought by World War II ultimately sparked our emergence from the 1930s downturn, but the evidence suggests otherwise. (realclearmarkets.com)
  • Her first experience of war reporting was in Spain in the 1930s when she covered the civil war with her future husband Ernest Hemingway. (bbc.com)
  • The weekend will offer an exciting step back into the 1940s, with World War II encampments set up throughout the 42-acre Medal of Honor Grove, mock battles, period fashion shows and concerts, and more. (valleyforge.org)
  • A startling World War II-era US propaganda film shows how Americans were spurred on to support their country in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Mobilizing the population to contribute to the war effort was a battle in itself requiring a special weapon: propaganda. (nfb.ca)
  • Catherine Saouter, author and professor of Visual Communications, explains the context and strategies of the propaganda films produced by the NFB during the Second World War. (nfb.ca)
  • Written at the request of the War Production Board and entitled "Sloppy Joe," this bit of musical propaganda was intended to help reduce a high incidence of on-the-job accidents through an effective use of humor and ridicule. (factbites.com)
  • Profiting from German national resentment of World War I peace terms and international aversion to new armed conflict, Hitler began driving a new German war machine across Europe in 1939. (countrystudies.us)
  • Stalin felt that the USSR was carrying the main burden of the war against Hitler and constantly pressurised Churchill and US leader Roosevelt for a second front against the Germans. (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
  • Hitler realized that after a whirlwind victory in Poland and France that his three biggest obstacles in his course of world domination would be, England, Russia, and the United States. (everything2.com)
  • When I read here and in the article the quotes from Churchill and the 'west' praising Russia's conduct of the war against fascism I can't help but translate them into praise for Hitler should he have won. (moonofalabama.org)
  • The idea of inserting a large body of troops inside enemy territory was first proposed during World War I by commander of the U.S. Air Corps in France-Brigadier General Billy Mitchell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Historian Keith Jeffery has pointed out that although enlistment rates fluctuated according to events at home and abroad - such as the increase which occurred after the evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk - enlistment figures never managed to approach those seen during the First World War. (qub.ac.uk)
  • This looks quite normal, until you realize that two days after the puzzle ran (and one day after its solution was given), Allied troops launched a deadly assault on the French port of Dieppe. (listverse.com)
  • After France's swift and surprising fall during World War II, what remained of the French Army, along with British and Belgian troops, retreated from the mainland to the port of Dunkirk. (listverse.com)
  • An assault on the Allied troops at Dunkirk would have had an unforgettable effect on the war. (listverse.com)
  • Warm weather, plenty of rugged, empty land and miles of beaches for troops to practice storming ashore made Florida a top military training site during World War II. (visitflorida.com)
  • John Persons, a Birmingham banker and commander of the Thirty-first Dixie Division, which fought in the Pacific theater, was one of only two National Guard generals to lead troops into combat in World War II. (encyclopediaofalabama.org)
  • Prof. Booker (St. Augustine's College, N.C.) opens this work with a short look at the role of "Colored" troops during the First World War and in the interwar period. (strategypage.com)
  • The Taylorcraft L-2, dubbed "the Grasshopper" by pilots during the war, was only used for enemy reconnaissance. (upi.com)
  • The Pensacola Naval Air Station trained 1,100 fledgling pilots per month during World War II. (visitflorida.com)
  • While the Japanese began the war with a superb set of naval aviators, trained at the Misty Lagoon experimental air station, their practice, perhaps from the warrior tradition, was to keep the pilots in action until they died. (citizendium.org)
  • Two lost their lives as pilots during the war, and the eldest, John, served as flight officer on the carrier Enterprise and later as chief of staff of a carrier task force. (encyclopediaofalabama.org)
  • the OWI] depicted life and culture in the U.S., with a focus on factories and women employees, railroads, aviation training, and other aspects of World War II mobilization. (academicinfo.net)
  • Prior to United States entry into World War II, a request for Pennsylvania Hospital to sponsor the 52nd Evacuation Hospital came from the U. S. Surgeon General as part of the War Department's Protective Mobilization Plan. (upenn.edu)
  • For the war generation of women, the high demand for female labor brought about by mobilization leads to an increase in labor supply that persists after the war. (repec.org)
  • To what extent can the greater "success" of government mobilization of postwar science be attributed to lessons learned from the war rather than a simple thinning of the bureaucratic herd as a result of occupation reforms? (jhu.edu)
  • At 11 a.m. on both days, Mae Krier, of Bucks County, will speak about her experiences as a Rosie the Riveter during the war. (valleyforge.org)
  • One leading economic historian has argued that such American economic dominance was perhaps "the most influential consequence of the Second World War for the postwar world. (encyclopedia.com)
  • World War II thus brought the return of good times for the American people and laid foundations for the unparalleled prosperity of the postwar era. (encyclopedia.com)
  • We argue that one major cause of the U.S. postwar baby boom was the rise in female labor supply during World War II. (repec.org)
  • Postwar, my two fathers walked starkly different paths. (ips-dc.org)
  • The impulse to mythologize our last declared war and ignore postwar problems created a culture in which the needs of today's military children have taken too long to be recognized. (ips-dc.org)
  • During the last 20 months of World War II German U-boats made operational use of acoustic torpedoes, which were first employed in September 1943. (ibiblio.org)
  • By the end of 1943 escort vessels were equipped to tow one or two noisemakers about 200 yd astern. (ibiblio.org)
  • In 1943, at age 18, Doris Smith joined the Army Nurse Corps, signing the required pledge to stick with the corps for the duration of the war, plus six months afterward. (allpeoplequilt.com)
  • After the war , many high-ranking Nazis were prosecuted for war crimes, as well as the mass murder of the Holocaust committed mainly on the area of General Government, in the Nuremberg trials. (factbites.com)
  • It is appropriate to note that operating underneath its comic surface the sketch was a reminder to the workers that Russia was bearing the brunt of the ground war in Europe and at a critical stage in her struggle against the Nazis. (factbites.com)
  • Zamperini joined the Army Air Forces during the war and was shot down over the Pacific. (bpnews.net)
  • As the short film - titled My Japan and produced by the United States Office of War Information - the 'host' paints a picture of the Japanese as bloodthirsty, cold killers. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • War was declared (Dec. 8) on Japan by the United States, the Commonwealth of Nations (except Ireland), and the Netherlands. (factbites.com)
  • This paper analyzes how Japan financed its World War II occupation of Southeast Asia, the transfer of resources to Japan, and the monetary and inflation consequences of Japanese policies. (repec.org)
  • This technology actually dates from the time of World War II, where, besides the U.S. and England, Germany and Japan too tried to develop atomic bombs, since the basic physical laws were well known. (newsmax.com)
  • Why did Germany go into war with Japan in World War 2? (answers.com)
  • The war left its mark not only on relations between Japan and its neighbors, but also on class politics within these countries. (thenation.com)
  • With this record of atrocities, one would have expected that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent remarks on the war-in which he admitted that Japan had caused "immeasurable damage and suffering" but asserted that "generations to come" must not be "predestined to apologize"-would elicit the same negative reaction in the Philippines that it did in China and Korea. (thenation.com)
  • Indeed Grunden makes it abundantly clear that Japan was by far the least successful in mobilizing the human and research potential of its major universities, which were left largely to pursue their own work during the war. (jhu.edu)
  • This evolution would forever alter the way the world thought about Japan , and started to dig the chasms over which the Pacific War would start. (worldwar2database.com)
  • Japanese aviation pioneers, at the Misty Lagoon in Kasumiga-ura, were confident, and with reason, that they had developed the finest naval aviators in the world. (citizendium.org)
  • Mahafee and eight other World War II aviators were recognized during the ceremony. (af.mil)
  • Mahon and eight fellow World War II aviators, all bomber crew members, were shot down flying missions over Germany and were held in a prison camp in Wauwilermoos, Switzerland. (af.mil)
  • But to what extent was this a sober analytical conclusion rather than an effort to deflect [End Page blame from a government and bureaucracy that had recklessly plunged into war without regard to its costs or dangers? (jhu.edu)
  • After the war, the USS Tills (DE 748) was converted to a training vessel and in 1969 the ship was sunk in a training exercise off the U.S. east coast, according to Navy historical records. (blueridgenow.com)
  • 2] As such, Northern Ireland's contribution to the British armed forces would rest, as it had done in the First World War, on voluntary enlistment. (qub.ac.uk)
  • Louis Lepore, 88, of Stephens City comes from a family that made a distinctive, maybe unique contribution to the war effort. (nvdaily.com)
  • By the end of the war in November, 1918, there were over 11,000 World War I female yeomen and 300 marinettes in the U.S. Marine Corps who received the same benefits, responsibilities and pay grades as their male counterparts. (medium.com)
  • During the defensive actions near Moscow, the Soviet forces also carried-out two offensive operations: one in the Tihvin area (near Leningrad), and the second in the Rostov area. (everything2.com)
  • Combat Command is Boku Strategy Games World War II operational game. (matrixgames.com)
  • World War II saw the last wide-scale use of pigeons as agents of combat intelligence. (nytimes.com)