World War II History

World War II History – WWII News, Photos, Audio & Information

November 14, 2011

Darwin Diggers to be Remembered

Darwin diggers to be remembered Thursday, 10 November 2011 This Remembrance Day the people of Darwin will stop to remember those that lost their lives in the Bombing of Darwin....

September 8, 2011

Lavochkin La-5 Soviet Fighter

Serving on the eastern front during WWII, the La-5 is the production model of the I-301 and later LaGG-1 prototypes first initiated on 29 July 1939. The La-5’s designer was Semyon Lavochkin who would become one of the most famous Soviet aircraft designers during the war.

July 10, 2011

Our General on Crete

It’s seventy years since the Battle for Crete – seven decades since British and Commonwealth forces, mostly New Zealanders of 4 and 5 Brigades, put up a heroic and near-run defence of the island with no heavy equipment or support, all in the face of total German air domination.

June 7, 2011

Normandy Then & Now

Normandy Then & Now: A great presentation that was provided to us showing photos taken during WWII at Normandy, France and photos taken in the modern day same location. It is amazing how so many things are still the same, yet different.

June 7, 2011

Newly Restored B-25J Takes Flight

  PAUL ALLEN’S FLYING HERITAGE COLLECTION BECOMES HOME TO WORLD’S MOST ACCURATELY RESTORED, FLYING B-25J BOMBER On Tuesday, June 7th, the plane will depart on its homecoming flight from Chino,...

June 6, 2011

Eisenhower’s Message

Listen to General Eisenhower’s Message to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

June 6, 2011

Parachute Wedding Dress

This wedding dress was made from a nylon parachute that saved the groom’s life during World War II. Maj. Claude Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew, were returning from a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan, in August 1944 when their engine caught fire. The crew was forced to bail out. It was night and Major Hensinger landed on some rocks and suffered some minor injuries. During the night he used the parachute both as a pillow and a blanket. In the morning the crew was able to reassemble and were taken in by some friendly Chinese. He kept the parachute and used it as a way to propose to Ruth in 1947.

May 27, 2011

The Wereth Eleven

Caught by the SS: The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps of the 11 soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who escaped after the Battle of the Bulge.

May 24, 2011

D-Day & Tico Belle

Distinguished Panel of D-Day Veterans, Author to Take a Nostalgic Ride on the “Tico Belle,” One of Few Operational C-47 “Skytrains” That Flew in WWII

May 18, 2011

Aluminum Overcast Visits Seattle Memorial Weekend

On Saturday May 28th the Cascade Warbirds will join the B-17 with a number of other vintage warbirds owned and operated by local members.

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