Josiah Bunting III, chairman of the Friends of the National WWII Memorial, honors veterans who fought in the Battle of Okinawa on April 1, 2015.

DC ceremony marks Battle of Okinawa's 70th anniversary

A handful of World War II veterans were the center of attention Wednesday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the long, fierce Battle of Okinawa.

Guam jungle silently echoes long-ago guns

In a lot of Pacific War histories, Guam is swept aside and banished as insignificant.

How soon they forget, many might say.

Fourteen eyewitnesses to Japan’s 1945 surrender are expected in Hawaii for 75th anniversary

Fourteen U.S. veterans who witnessed Japan surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, are slated to attend a ceremony in Hawaii next month commemorating the historic event’s 75th anniversary.

‘Irresistible weapon’: Historians say American history oversimplifies atomic bombings on Japan

In spring and summer 1945, American politicians, generals and scientists pondered how to best use the terrible power of the atomic bomb created by the Manhattan Project in New Mexico.

A new brew for the USS Indianapolis crew

Those who survived the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis tell some pretty incredible tales – unembellished accounts of four hellish days spent adrift in shark-infested waters, where 880 sailors died.

At long last, a final resting place for two men lost during WWII

Two men who served in the Army Air Forces during World War II were finally laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Nearly 70 years after USS Indianapolis tragedy, survivor tells his tale

Just past midnight July 30, 1945, two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine struck the USS Indianapolis with almost 1,200 people aboard.


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