World War II

Final C-17 Globemaster Flight Marks End Of Era In AviationThe final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet made at the company's Long Beach assembly plant took off Sunday, bound for its new owners in Qatar, and ending a long era of Southland aircraft manufacture.
WWII Fighter Ace, Battle Of Guadalcanal Hero Fritz Payne DiesFrederick 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.
2 Tuskegee Airmen, Friends Who Enlisted Together, Die On Same Day At Their LA HomesRelatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday. Huntley and Shambrey were friends who enlisted together in 1942.
Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95Lowell 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.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany 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.
Thousands Gather In Torrance To Celebrate Late Hometown Hero Louis ZamperiniThe 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.
Graduation For 89-Year-Old Heals World War II Internment WoundsAn 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.
WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart For D-Day Heroics Looks Back 70 Years LaterJohn Shick watched people die to his left and right and never felt he was going to be among the casualties.
Stanford Professor Arrested At LAX Says Grenade Was Old Souvenir 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.
WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers DiesWalter 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.
World War II Vet’s Stolen Medals Replaced Thanks to a member of Congress, a World War II veteran’s stolen medals have been replaced.
Newlyweds Plead For Return Of Family Necklace Lost At Disneyland Wedding 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.
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