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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

    Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site
    Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles. Faint printing shows what...
  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons...
  • Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit

    New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II special troops known as the "Ghost Army." The Ghost Army — whose contributions remained classified for more than four decades...
  • Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
  • Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend

    Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend
    Many of us think of Memorial Day (May 25 this year), as the start of summer vacation season. But it's much more serious than that: It's a time to honor people who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It's possible, however, to...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress, but Wednesday's speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the first by a Japanese leader. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan...
  • In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?

    In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?
    This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century." His acknowledgment — also made by Pope John Paul II in 2001 — was met with praise from Armenians...