World War II
Frederick R. “Fritz” Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.
Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday. Huntley and Shambrey were friends who enlisted together in 1942.
Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.
Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
The public memorial service was held at the Zamperini Stadium at Torrance High School, the legend’s alma mater, and included flyovers, a symbolic lap around the track and public addresses from the late hero’s family.
An 89-year-old man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans has finally fulfilled his dream.
John Shick watched people die to his left and right and never felt he was going to be among the casualties.
A Stanford University professor arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly having a grenade in his luggage says he was returning from his late father’s home with the World War II-era souvenir.
Walter D. Ehlers died Thursday at a Long Beach hospital of kidney failure. He was 92, and his passing leaves only seven surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
Thanks to a member of Congress, a World War II veteran’s stolen medals have been replaced.
A Fullerton couple who married on New Year’s Eve is pleading for the return of a valuable family keepsake lost on their wedding day.
A New Year’s Day Rose Parade float will honor the unsung heroes of World War II—female aviators.
Hundreds gathered at events throughout the Southland in honor of Veterans Day Monday.
A high school in Downey is honoring former students who lost their lives in World War II.
A Costa Mesa great-grandfather was awarded France’s highest civilian honor nearly seventy years after he enlisted to fight in World War II.