World War II

Joseph F. Boschetti
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 4:09 pm
The government says the remains of a soldier who died in a Pacific island battle during World War II have been identified as a 23-year-old Philadelphia man. Read more here.
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In this photo provided by Antonio Arreguin, smoke fills the sky after a World War II-era bomber plane crashed, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 outside Bradley International Airport north of Hartford, Conn.
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AP News
October 02, 2019 - 11:42 am
A World War II-era bomber plane crashed in a fireball as it tried to land Wednesday at New England’s second-busiest airport. At least five are dead, officials said. Read the latest here.
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Waverly Woodson Jr. is one step closer to being honored by the Pa. House
Courtesy of the Woodson family
Cherri Gregg
September 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
A resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania House to posthumously honor a black World War II hero from West Philadelphia has overcome its first political obstacle. Read more here.
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World War II Marines reunite
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2019 - 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the men of the Sixth Marine Division, loss has long been a part of their stories. Even in their greatest victory — taking Okinawa in a battle that lasted from April 1 to May 18, 1945 — they lost more than half their comrades-in-arms. The years since have claimed...
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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses for a photo with the artwork for the concept of the new 50 pound notes, after announcing that Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been selected to feature on the new notes.
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July 15, 2019 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so...
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Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate.
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Cherri Gregg
July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate. The World War II veteran was one of the few black soldiers on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Courtesy of...
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A 3D printed recreation of the ancient Lion of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group at the Mosul Museum in Iraq, is displayed as part of the 'What Remains' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Natasha Livingstone/AP Photo
July 03, 2019 - 3:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what's now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many...
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World War II
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June 19, 2019 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio goes in depth with a special podcast presentation on the forgotten heroes of World War II: black soldiers. African-American soldiers played a key role in D-Day, yet their stories remain largely untold. KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri...
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June Robbins
Charlotte Reese/KYW Newsradio
June 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
By Charlotte Reese PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — By now, you know the story of Rosie the Riveter. But more than half of "Rosies" providing a helping hand to the war effort were actually not riveters. Nearly 70 years later, they want modern women to know their stories. "We've come a long way, baby...
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Kenneth Happel's honors
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Ian Bush
June 06, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At dawn on June 6, 1944, and throughout D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed Nazi-occupied France. Normandy's Omaha Beach saw the heaviest losses suffered by American forces. But their sacrifice marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Kenneth Happel...
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