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Recent cases have highlighted the difficulties facing families of U.S. servicemen killed in World War II and buried as “unknowns” thousands of miles from home.
Ceremonies are marking the 70th anniversary of “The Great Escape” of 76 Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner of war camp.
The South Philadelphia native and highly decorated veteran was 90 years old.
The newly digitized 4,000-page diary chronicles the daily operations of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.
The sinking of the HMT Rohna 70 years ago today resulted in the greatest loss of troops at sea in U.S. history.
German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment.
On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain received a rowdy homecoming after signing a peace pact with Nazi Germany.
A Nevada woman finally receives a letter written to her by the father she never met, along with his Purple Heart medal.
A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.
In early 1945, U.S. 2nd Lt. David C. Cox traded his gold signet ring to a fellow POW in Germany; now, after 68 years, it has been returned to his family.
A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.
A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan’s Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy.