WWII

United States Marines land in shallow coastal waters during World War II at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1942. (photo credit: U.S. Navy/Getty Images)

WWII Fighter Ace, Battle Of Guadalcanal Hero Fritz Payne Dies

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.

08/19/2015

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British Hero Who Saved Children From Holocaust Remembered By Local Survivor

Lux says that Winton not only saved his life, but allowed him to have three children, five grandchildren and further generations to come.

07/01/2015

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WWII Vet Says Burglars Posed As SoCal Edison Subcontractors, Stole Memorabilia

Police say the suspects knocked on the door of Bill Berger’s West Covina home May 30, stealing the 93-year-old’s safe from his master bedroom.

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France Gives Nation’s Highest Honor To 19 WWII Veterans In SoCal

On Friday, the French consul general presented the veterans with the rank of knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor.

05/08/2015

Louis Zamperini presents an award at the 2011 Golden Goggles at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for USA Swimming)

Son of ‘Unbroken’ Hero Louis Zamperini To Land At Flight Museum Aboard WWII Bomber

The son of World War II veteran and subject of the 2014 film “Unbroken” Louis Zamerini will arrive at the Western Museum of Flight on Monday on-board a replica of the aircraft his father piloted.

05/03/2015

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Duo Looks To Locate Former Marine, Return Acquired Box Of Military Keepsakes

The winners of a box of trinkets and mementos that belonged to a former US marine , originally won at a storage facility auction, are attempting to track the former owner down to return it.

01/19/2015

The Tuskegee Airmen arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

2 Tuskegee Airmen, Friends Who Enlisted Together, Die On Same Day At Their LA Homes

Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday. Huntley and Shambrey were friends who enlisted together in 1942.

01/11/2015

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73 Years Later, Survivors Remember Pearl Harbor Attack

Two survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack boarded the USS Iowa Sunday for the 73rd anniversary.

12/07/2014

How one watchtower became a home. (credit: CBS)

How An Old Firefighting Watchtower Got Turned Into A Home

When the Mendenhall-Mahoney family moved in, the tower was cramped, but they made it work.

10/16/2014

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Appeals Court Revives Case For Art Seized In WWII

A federal appeals court has revived a New York woman’s lawsuit against a Pasadena museum to return two 500-year-old paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

06/06/2014

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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.

06/01/2014

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Smithsonian Locates Dive Bomber Flown By Local Man’s Father In WWII

A local man was surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum located the Navy dive bomber flown by his father in WWII.

03/31/2014

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Two WWII Veterans Fly Through LAX En Route To Iwo Jima Memorial

Two elderly World War II veterans flew through the Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning on their way to a memorial ceremony at Iwo Jima in Japan.

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Medal of Honor recipient and D-Day veteran Walter Ehlers relates his experience on D-Day during the 63rd Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, June 6, 2007. (credit: Cherie A. Thurlby/Department of Defense)

WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers Dies

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.

02/25/2014

Four of 24 men being honored next month with the nation's highest military honor. (credit: Pentagon)

President Obama To Honor Soldiers Who Were Overlooked Due To Racial, Religious Bias

For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.

02/21/2014

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