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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Eccentric SUVs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With a lineage dating back to the original rough-and-tumble World War II military Jeep, the sport-utility vehicle market shows no signs of retreating, even if most models have gone soft in the guise of car-based crossover...
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Local Auto Dealership Information

    De Cormier Nissan George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass.  He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High.  He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade.  They were married just after World War II...
  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day

    Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day
    In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted. Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
  • Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons

    Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons
    "The Interview" may not be much of a film, but then again, it doesn't take much to put a Hollywood movie on one or more countries' blacklists. A quick search of the Internet reveals scores of titles that have been censored for one reason or another. The...
  • 70 years later, Battle of the Bulge vet still shivers at memory of battle

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Outside his window, rain threatened to turn to ice. "I thought we might be getting some Bastogne weather," Paul Rogers said, standing in his Overland Park living room but thinking back to his forest foxholes in Belgium during the...
  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
  • Battle of the Bulge veteran, 96, haunted by the cold

    Outside his window, rain threatened to turn to ice. "I thought we might be getting some Bastogne weather," Paul Rogers said, standing in his Overland Park, Kan., living room but thinking back to his forest foxholes in Belgium during the World War II...
  • General's famous reply set tone 70 years ago

    Among the memorable World War II events was the response of Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, commanding American forces at Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. At the time, the war seemed to be grinding inexorably toward a favorable conclusion for the...
  • Jack Ray HammettMarch 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

    Jack Ray Hammett<br/>March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014
    Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.  He wanted to be remembered as a Patriot, “one who supports and defends his country”.  That was his life’s...