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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • D-Day soldier shut out of ceremony

    Lawrence A. Krumanocker of Allentown was with Company G, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, when it stumbled ashore at Omaha Beach in Normandy on  D-Day, June 6, 1944. By day's end, Company G had made itself the pivot point  of World War II....
  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • D-Day at 70: So Much Bravery, So Much Sacrifice

    The D-Day invasion, which happened 70 years ago June 6, was the biggest amphibious assault in history, involving more than 11,000 aircraft, 5,000 ships and 150,000 armed forces. A year in the planning, it was a great effort for a great cause: the...
  • At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505

    At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505
    "Frenchy to Blue Jay: I have a possible sound contact." With that radio transmission from the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal, sent shortly after 11 a.m. on June 4, 1944, the German submarine U-505 began its long journey from deadly deep-sea...
  • Aboard the Midway, a Memorial Day salute to World War II veterans

    Bob Thomas was just 18 when he was sent to join up with Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe, where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forest. Later, as a member of the Monuments Men, he helped rescue cultural treasures stolen...
  • Chester Nez, last of WWII's original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93

    If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap. So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
  • 'Jersey Boys' heads up Ferguson's four-musical lineup for 2014-2015

    The popular musical "Jersey Boys" will head up a four-show lineup coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News during the 2014-2015 season. Subscriptions are now on sale. The rest of the lineup includes "Jekyll & Hyde," opening the season...
  • Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]

    Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]
    Kids' lives these days are filled with superheroes who never did anything because they never existed. Children know all the movies and all the superhuman strengths of such fictional characters, but I wonder how many grandfathers these days tell their...
  • TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'

    TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Returning hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise...
  • Scenes of D-Day revisited in then and now photos

     
    Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid literally followed in the footsteps of World War II combat photographers to re-shoot scenes from D-Day captured in their historical photographs. He wanted to match them as closely to show the changes in 70 years....
  • As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories

    As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories
    Their memories are clear, undimmed after seven decades. John Fletcher can see dead German soldiers stacked in a truck and multicolored parachutes dropping on Bastogne, Belgium, in the desperate winter of 1944-45. A scene from August 1942 plays in...