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  • George Vujnovich dies at 96; leader of daring World War II rescue

    In 1944, as head of the Office of Strategic Services in Bari, Italy, George Vujnovich guided a team of agents who worked with Yugoslav guerrilla leader Draza Mihailovich to airlift more than 500 airmen from a makeshift runway carved on a mountaintop in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia.
  • British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desert

    British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desert
    As German Gen. Erwin Rommel chased British forces across the North African desert, a stray Royal Air Force fighter crashed in the blistering sands of the Egyptian Sahara on June 28, 1942. The pilot was never heard from again. The damaged Kittyhawk P-40 --...

    "The Steel Wave," by Jeff Shaara

    Drama? It was the greatest seaborne invasion in history. A beguiling plot? The 20th Century offers no more stirring a story than the Allied landings at Normandy in 1944. Mystery? The British, Canadian and American troops were kept in the dark for much...

    'My weapons were a typewriter and a pen'

    Robert J. Hutchings was working in the office of a Bloomsburg, Columbia County, hosiery mill when he joined the Army in 1942. Skilled at typing and taking shorthand, he became a GI stenographer -- a job that connected him to some of the leading figures of...

    Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?

    Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?
    Today's topic: Some have made the argument that President Obama's nomination of Francis Collins, a born-again Christian geneticist, to head the National Institutes of Health is a disservice to the science community because it promotes someone who is known...