History Stories
CATEGORY: World War II
Dan Rather Reflects on His Emotional Visit to Two Military Cemeteries
November 10, 2017

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This Flamethrower Operator is the Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Pacific Theater
November 10, 2017

How Hershel “Woody” Williams used his flamethrowing prowess to become an American hero. Read More

Why German Soldiers Don’t Have to Obey Orders
November 7, 2017

The country's military is disobedient by design. Read More

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran
November 3, 2017

At age 111, World War II veteran Richard Overton still enjoys his whiskey and cigars. Read More

Meet the Youngest Person Executed for Defying the Nazis
October 27, 2017

When Helmuth Hübener learned the truth about Nazi Germany, he spread the word—and paid the ultimate price. Read More

The Inside Story of Harry Truman and Hiroshima
October 11, 2017

As the fateful bombing mission commenced half a world away, the anxious president waited for news at sea in the Atlantic. Read More

We’ve Been Talking About World War III Since Before Pearl Harbor
October 10, 2017

And worrying about the bomb for even longer. Read More

After 72 Years, Wreckage of U.S. Navy’s Biggest Tragedy is Found
August 22, 2017

The loss of USS Indianapolis was famously memorialized in the movie "Jaws." Read More

Newly-Discovered Blueprints May Allow Legendary WWII Plane to Fly Again
August 8, 2017

It’s been called one of the greatest planes of World War II—and it might be making a comeback. Read More

Meet the Night Witches, the Daring Female Pilots Who Bombed Nazis By Night
July 7, 2017

They were a crucial Soviet asset to winning World War II. Read More