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A powerful new Air Force video pays tribute to Brig. Gen. Charles McGee and the Tuskegee Airmen
"[We could have] gone off in a corner with our head bowed. That's not the American way"
A British pilot and a German pilot shot each other down in WWII. Then they became best buds.
Rather than kill one another, the downed crews shared breakfast and decided they would have to cooperate to survive.
Meet the 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman President Trump just promoted to brigadier general
McGee flew 409 combat missions in three wars, and now his great-grandson wants to join the Space Force.
The untold story of how booze soaked the battlefields of World War II
America's battle against alcohol in the 1920s failed to attract many foreign allies and ended in defeat. By the time World War II broke out, the nation's short-lived prohibition experiment...
A fallen soldier’s dog tags finally come home 75 years after the Battle of the Bulge
Pfc. Roger W. Taylor left his family's farm in the Beloit area 75 years ago for deployment to Europe during World War II. He never came home, but the dog tags...
The decorated WWII vet who flew dozens of deadly missions in a balsa wood plane
Thomas Horton flew three generations of the World War II wooden aircraft, formally titled a de Havilland DH.98, but nicknamed the Mosquito, in 111 missions over Germany.
‘All I remember is thinking if I hit the ground, I’m dead’ —Christmas Day at the Battle of the Bulge
It was just after 8 a.m. on Christmas morning, 1944, outside the village of Echternach, Luxembourg, when a bullet from a Nazi machine gun found its way into Lt. James...
A Catholic priest and a Jewish boxer walked into a foxhole on Guadalcanal — and put on a midnight Christmas Mass for the ages
"There were guys who came from every religion and some of them didn't even have one, but they were all crying and thinking about the same thing"
From World War II to Disney World: Navy veteran tours a hidden side of the park he helped build
"The best job I ever had," Nemeth said.
The forgotten nurse who saved hundreds of American lives during the Battle of the Bulge
Students of history know that adversity and dread can turn on a dime into freedom and change, and it's often the most humble and little-known individuals who are the drivers...
Army divers used WWII-era gear to inter a Pearl Harbor survivor aboard the sunken USS Arizona
Two Army divers gave a unique World War II sendoff to USS Arizona crew member Lauren Bruner when his ashes were interred on the sunken battleship Saturday, the 78th anniversary...
A Tuskegee Airman celebrates his 100th birthday with one more flight
Retired Air Force Col. Charles McGee served as co-pilot on one of two flights out of Dover Air Force Base done especially for his birthday
Pearl Harbor veteran to be interred on his sunken ship
Nearly eight decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lauren Bruner's ashes will be delivered to the sea that cradled his fallen comrades, stored in an urn inside the battleship's...
On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, just 3 survivors of the USS Arizona remain
Meet the last three survivors of the USS Arizona, which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941
Memorial dedicated to WWII Army POW who captured his own guards in Germany
"Barry was an ordinary man who really did extraordinary things."
New bills would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Army Rangers of WWII
There are about 41 Army Ranger survivors of World War II remaining from more than 7,000 who served, according to estimates
This WWII training video on ‘How To Behave In Britain’ is a hefty swig of nostalgia — and all that comes with it
Oh, the 1940s, the glory days of military training videos: Back when PME's were produced with a Hollywood director's panache, and a cast of leading men were brought in to...
He was the last Coast Guard POW of WWII. Now his remains are finally coming home
The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard intends to be in Buffalo, New York for Saturday's funeral Mass and burial of Lt. Thomas "Jimmy" Crotty, a World War II legend...
Why ‘Independence Day’ director Roland Emmerich waited 20 years to shoot ‘Midway’
"It's great to remind people that at one point nationalism led to World War II"
Buffalo soldier who became pioneering NASA scientist dies at 93
Emmett William Chappelle Sr., a retired NASA scientist who studied luminescence and once recruited children to collect fireflies for his research, died of renal failure Oct. 14 at his home...
75 years later, a Navy vet learns the name of the XO who saved his life on D-Day
"I had the feeling God kept me alive for some reason and maybe this is it ... As a seaman, having the executive officer's daughter getting in touch with me...
A Marine in this iconic Iwo Jima photo was misidentified for nearly 75 years — until now
Marine Cpl. Harold P. Keller was one of the six men raising the American flag in Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's famous World War II photograph, 'Raising the Flag at...
During WWII, the US Army did a massive survey to get soldiers’ uncensored opinions — here’s what they said
Respondent after respondent to a WWII survey demanded that the US military live up to the principles of democracy for which they were being called to sacrifice
An Army veteran’s family is seeking a proper home for the Nazi flag he brought home from WWII
Pfc. Domingo Urioste Sr. was part of the wave of U.S. soldiers who landed at Utah Beach in the invasion of Normandy
WWII ‘Hero of Cologne’ finally receives Bronze Star nearly 75 years after legendary showdown with Nazi tank
It's about damn time