A World War II veteran will get his final wish to have Juicy Fruit-themed casket

Oakey received a contact to the company’s president from a community member and within a few days he received a call from the vice president granting permission to use the logo. The company’s president also reached out a week later saying he would not only be proud to have the Juicy Fruit logo on casket, […]

America’s oldest World War II veteran celebrates his 111th birthday

In a 2014 interview with the museum, he recounted a terrifying brush with death when he was on board a C-47 cargo jet filled with barbed wire when one of the plane’s motors went out. To lighten the load, he had to throw as much of the wire out as he could.

America’s Oldest World War II Veteran Receives Flyover for 111th Birthday

Happy 111th Birthday to Mr. Lawrence Brooks of New Orleans, LA! While we weren’t able to have our usual birthday party at the Museum this year, we were able to host a socially distanced celebration that he could view safely from his porch. pic.twitter.com/DyzyWc0oCw

World War II Code-Breaking Site Bletchley Park to Become School for Hackers

“Just as technology presents huge opportunities for our economy–so to it poses a risk,” Hammond said in a speech last month at an event in London. “Trust in the internet and the infrastructure on which it relies is fundamental to our economic future. Because without that trust in, faith in the whole digital edifice will […]

Wreckage of German World War II battleship found off Norway

Statnett said the warship was first detected in 2017 only 50 feet away from an underwater power cable that connects Norway and Denmark. The grid operator said it never would have laid the cable in that location in 1977 if it had known of the wreckage, Reuters reported.

How the Warsaw Ghetto beat back typhus during World War II

Nearly 450,000 Jewish residents were packed into the 3.4 kilometers of the Warsaw Ghetto and rationed a meager 200 calories per day, with little soap and water to keep clean. “With poor conditions, rampant starvation and a population density 5 to 10 times higher than any city in the world today, the Warsaw Ghetto presented […]

Trump Compares Downplaying COVID-19 to Churchill During World War II

During a rally in Michigan which featured very little social distancing or mask-wearing, the president railed against the fallout over his February admission to veteran journalist Bob Woodward that he knew that COVID-19 was airborne, highly contagious, and deadlier than “strenuous flus.” Weeks later, after belatedly declaring a national emergency, Trump would tell Woodward that […]

End of an empire: American veteran’s unearthed scrapbook reveals secret photographs of a Japanese officer handing over his sword during World War II surrender ceremony

Dave Reyes first stumbled across the black-and-white images in a scrapbook when he was seven years old and his father Filbert Reyes, who was a U.S. Navy sailor on a destroyer that was part of the U.S.S. Missouri battleship group, revealed how he took the snaps despite a ban.

Lawmakers push to award posthumous Medal of Honor to Black World War II medic

Woodson was a medic with the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion — the only all-Black unit that landed on D-Day, according to a news release from Van Hollen’s office. It deployed balloons that were designed to protect troops on the beach from strafing German fighter planes.

World War II shells found in northeast China

In a separate incident, residents of Dawusili Village in Heihe’s Aihui District found multiple shells when they were fishing along a river on Thursday. Local police rushed to the site and found a total of 16 shells. Police said that days of rainstorms caused flash floods in the vicinity, which could have brought the shells […]