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WW2 - still with us

Displaying 61 - 74 of 74 • Mon 2011 Mar 28, 10:11pm

US FlagCOLLINSVILLE - Hardly a day passes that Harry "Bub" Kaiser doesn't pause in his walker and gaze at a display case in his dining room bearing his World War II medals. He just received them last month, and he remembers vividly the day they came in the mail. "I cried," he said. "I was jubilant. I was so excited I couldn't settle down for three days." The 90-year-old still gets emotional when he talks about his six medals, among them the Bronze Star. "You are looking at one proud man," • Mon 2011 Mar 14, 1:11pm

US FlagDick Biedermann is an 88-year-old who refuses to let age get the best of him. A World War II Navy veteran, Biedermann is on a mission to spread the word that more donations are needed to carry on the Honor Flights program in Oklahoma. The national program provides World War II veterans with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., so they can visit the nation's memorial that honors their generation's fight against tyranny. Also included in the daylong trip are visits to the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Oklahoma joined the program last year, with two flights out of Oklahoma City to the National World War II Memorial. Each flight held 110 veterans, along with about 60 chaperones. • Thu 2011 Mar 10, 9:41am

US FlagIn the middle of a grueling campaign during World War II, the young soldier from Tulsa, desperate for food, had been searching a dead German's body in a foxhole he'd discovered. But when he heard it - the voice like his father's that he swore had called his name - Bell froze. Dropping an unopened can of rations, he quickly climbed out of the hole. Before he could ascertain what he'd heard, though, a deafening explosion knocked Bell off his feet. • Mon 2011 Mar 7, 2:46pm

US FlagArmy medic Gene Day found himself crossing a bridge deep into the heartland of Germany in early March 1945, unaware which river he was crossing in the nighttime darkness. It was only after he got to the other side that he learned he had just crossed the Rhine River. • Sat 2009 Jun 27, 2:40pm

Operation Pastorius was a failed plan for sabotage via a series of attacks by Nazi German agents inside the United States. • Sun 2009 Jun 7, 2:36pm

Eugene Noble was reunited a year ago with the plane, the Snafu Special • Sat 2009 Jun 6, 2:49pm

...They were based together in England and they flew countless sorties together, including the invasion of Normandy, the failed invasion of the Netherlands, the resupply of troops at Bastogne and finally into Germany. When the war ended in 1945, they parted company and didn't keep in touch.... four years ago that Neblett and Hewitt discovered that they both lived in Tulsa.... hardly recognized each other at first. But then they started talking.... • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 5:26pm

Revisionist accounts of the Normandy landings come to the fore on the 65th anniversary of D-Day. • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 5:26pm

British veterans watched Friday as members of the Parachute Regiment dropped into Normandy in the area where they landed 65 years ago. • Thu 2009 Jun 4, 2:56pm

Julius Schaub, Hitler's personal aide and adjutant, observes those around him at a party. After the 1944 bomb attempt on Hitler's life, Schaub is said to have falsely claimed to have been injured in the blast so he would be awarded a special badge by the Fuhrer. Schaub had actually been in another building at the time of the explosion. [Illustration] • Mon 2009 May 25, 2:39pm

Bartlesville native Robert Radebaugh was in the 11th wave. He was drafted at age 19 after having been kicked out of school for beating up the principal's son. "I knew I was going to be drafted," he said. "I was ready to go. There was nothing left here. I had quit school. I had been kicked out of school so I was ready to go." • Tue 2009 May 12, 4:25pm

Survivors of a Nazi death camp were shot at and abused as they gathered to remember their liberation. Masked neo-Nazi thugs screamed 'Heil Hitler!' and 'This way for the gas!' at ten elderly Italian men and women, who returned to the site of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. • Wed 2009 Mar 4, 5:53pm

German police have launched a nationwide search of more than 200 homes and businesses of people suspected of belonging to the country's extreme right.... "The primary aim of the concerted action by crime fighting authorities is to seize and confiscate prohibited items like music in order to move effectively and extensively against the spread of right wing extremism...." [Prohibited items like music??] • Tue 2008 Nov 11, 10:29pm

The original construction plans believed used for a major expansion of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in 1941 have been found in a Berlin flat, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Saturday. The daily printed three architect's drawings on yellowing paper from the batch of 28 pages of blueprints it obtained. One has an 11.66 metre by 11.20 metre room marked "Gaskammer" (gas chamber) that was part of a "delousing facility".