CATEGORY: World War II
Push Renewed to Award WWII Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal
March 15, 2016

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army, a top-secret unit that engaged in large-scale tactical deception in World War II. Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Begins to Return PT-305 to Water
March 8, 2016

The National World War II Museum launched a Kickstarter campaign today to return a restored PT-305 to the water, and it wants to identify all living PT veterans to invite them on the first ride. Read More

When Dr. Seuss Went to War
March 2, 2016

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by exploring the children’s author’s little-known work penning political cartoons and producing propaganda films during World War II. Read More

British Royal Navy’s Most Decorated Pilot Dies at 97
February 24, 2016

During a more than 30-year career, Royal Navy test pilot Eric Brown survived 11 crashes, became the first man to land a jet on an aircraft carrier and flew more types of airplanes than anyone in history. Read More

This Year in HISTORY: 2015
December 30, 2015

As we close the book on 2015, take a look back at some of the remarkable stories that made history this year. Read More

No Evidence of Nazi Gold Train, Experts Say
December 16, 2015

Scientists have announced that an investigation has found no trace of a Nazi train laden with looted gold, gems and weapons buried in southwest Poland. Read More

Anne Frank’s Diary Now Has Co-Author, Extended Copyright
November 17, 2015

A decision to add Anne Frank’s father as a co-author on her famous diary in order to extend its European copyright is stirring considerable controversy. Read More

Sketches Reveal Nazi Chocolate Bombs
October 5, 2015

Talk about “death by chocolate.” Newly found drawings reveal Nazi booby trap bombs, including an exploding candy bar meant for Winston Churchill. Read More

Nazi “Ghost Train” Loaded with Gold May Have Been Found in Poland
August 24, 2015

Two men have contacted Polish authorities claiming to know the location of a German train packed with gold and other valuables that vanished at the end of World War II. Read More

Oldest Known U.S. Veteran Dies at 110
August 20, 2015

Emma Didlake, a Michigan woman believed to have been America’s oldest veteran, has died at the age of 110. Read More