History In The Headlines

Category: World War II

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Legendary Admiral’s WWII Diary To Be Released Online

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.

Pisces V submersible at the deck of the I-400 submarine (Credit: NOAA HURL Archives)

Japanese Mega-Submarine From WWII Discovered off Hawaii

Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.

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A Calamity at Sea, 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.

An exterior view of Cornelius Gurlitt's apartment building. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

$1.35 Billion in Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment.

Neville Chamberlain arrives in Germany (Credit: Getty Images)

Chamberlain Declares “Peace for Our Time,” 75 Years Ago

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain received a rowdy homecoming after signing a peace pact with Nazi Germany.

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After 69 Years, Daughter of WWII Soldier Receives His Letter

A Nevada woman finally receives a letter written to her by the father she never met, along with his Purple Heart medal.

Wreckage of WWII DUKW on the floor of Italy's Lake Garda. (Credit: Voluntary Association of Lake Garda)

Search for Long-Lost World War II Dead Heats Up in Italy

A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.

David Cox, Jr holds a replica ring (right) and the original (left) that belonged to his father, U.S. Army Air Corps member David Cox. (Credit: Norwood McDowell)

WWII POW’s Lost Ring Recovered After 68 Years

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.

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Seven Decades After World War II, the Search for Germany’s War Dead Continues

A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.

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Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory

A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan’s Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy.

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English Channel Yields Rare World War II Find

A British museum has recovered the wreckage of a Luftwaffe plane shot down during the Battle of Britain.

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Seventy years after its defeat, find out more about the largest, armed Jewish resistance movement of World War II.

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Remembering V-E Day

As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.