Remains of 7 UK WWII military buried at cemetery in Albania

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — It was Sgt. John Thompson's ring that enabled searchers to locate his remains and those of six other British military personnel from a plane that crashed in Albania during World...

Norway hero behind WWII sabotage of Nazi plant dies at 99

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister says World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed the four-man team that blew up a plant producing heavy water which Nazi Germany could have ...

Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 10,000 people have marched through the capital of Ukraine in an annual nationalist commemoration of the formation of the World War II-era Ukrainian Insurgent Army. ...

Polish leader honors WWII diplomat who tried to help Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president and descendants of Holocaust survivors have held a graveside ceremony to honor a Polish diplomat in Switzerland who helped Jews escape Poland during World War ...

Submarine search ends for WWII remains in Italy's Lake Garda

MILAN (AP) — An underwater search expedition in Italy has come up empty-handed after a small submarine scoured the bottom of Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, to look for any remains of the 24 U.S. so...

WWII remains buried 74 years after 'Bridge Too Far' battle

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army paratrooper killed in World War II have been returned to his Pennsylvania hometown, 74 years after he died in the battle chronicled in the 1977 film "A ...

Prague's fabled astronomical clock returns in former beauty

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's fabled astronomical clock is returning to the Czech capital's picturesque Old Town Square after a complex repair operation restored the medieval landmark to its former glory. ...

WWII codebreaker buried in Nebraska with UK military honors

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence...

Historic WWII raid lives on with Doolittle survivor, now 103

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones that have been passed down to younger generations. ...

Baptist pastor finds calling in post-Holocaust cemeteries

ROHATYN, Ukraine (AP) — Steven Reece pulls a shield over his face, takes a weed whacker in hand, and begins trimming tall grass in an overgrown, tick-infested Jewish cemetery in western Ukraine where ...

Video shows Japanese nationalist kick comfort woman statue in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Less than a month after statue dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” of World War II was unveiled in Tainan, surveillance video footage has emerged of a ...

Arkansas man identified as Marine killed in WWII battle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Defense Department says the remains of a U.S. Marine killed in a World War II battle in the Pacific have been identified as an Arkansas man. The Defense ...

Poland counts WWII damages it wants to seek from Germany

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says it lost over 5 million citizens and over $54 billion dollars (46.6 billion euros) worth of assets under the Nazi German occupation of the country during World War II....

Last reunion for famed US WWII unit, Merrill's Marauders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's the last reunion for members of the famed U.S. Army jungle fighters called Merrill's Marauders . Three thousand volunteered for a dangerous secret mission during World War II —...

Russia's Putin visits site of decisive WWII battle in Kursk

KURSK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk, in which the Red Army routed the Nazis. The July-Au...