World War II

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1940 file photo Pope Pius XII receives the special envoy to the Vatican, Myron C. Taylor, who presented a letter from U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 5:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust and not doing enough to save lives. Describing that...
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A sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II.
Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File
February 18, 2019 - 11:03 am
UPDATED: 11:55 a.m. By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where...
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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, attend a group photo during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Michael Sohn/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 9:56 am
UPDATED: 3:10 p.m. ___ JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993 file photo, writer Russell Baker, ponders a reporter's question during a New York news conference where he was presented as the successor to host Alistair Cooke for the PBS series "Masterpiece Theatre."
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
January 23, 2019 - 9:40 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93. Allen Baker...
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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy via CNN
December 18, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Brad Lendon and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday. In its 10-year Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo said it will...
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Ray Chavez, the nation's oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, has died, the White House says. He was 106.
CNN
November 24, 2018 - 8:58 pm
By Nicole Chavez and David Wright (CNN) -- Ray Chavez, the nation's oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, has died, the White House says. He was 106. The veteran passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, CNN affiliate KFMB reported, citing a family statement. Chavez was a...
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Lt James and daughter Dr. Marion Lane
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was a long overdue honor for a World War II veteran, promoted to lieutenant, 75 years after he earned the rank in the army. John James completed officer training school in 1942, one of only 21 African American men in the class of 200. But his commission in 242nd...
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The Wings of Freedom tour has landed at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, where visitors get a chance to see and climb aboard four fully restored World War ll bomber and fighter aircrafts — the ultimate living history experience.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
August 27, 2018 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Wings of Freedom tour has landed at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, where visitors get a chance to see and climb aboard four fully restored World War II bomber and fighter aircrafts — the ultimate living history experience. One of the aircrafts is a B-17...
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In this Nov. 20, 2003 file photo, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, stands in front of a building in the Queens borough of New York.
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times via AP, File
August 21, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said. The deportation of the 95-year-old...
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In this July 31, 2018 photo, Dominic Ragucci poses for a portrait in Philadelphia with a photo of his brother, Emil, who was killed in action during World War II.
Matt Rourke/Associated Press
August 13, 2018 - 12:31 pm
By Claudia Lauer PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed the remains of his brother Emil had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. But on Monday, Dominic, 86, and his brother Victor, 91, will stand on a tarmac in Philadelphia to greet Emil’s...
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