World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99.
Legions of women built weapons of war that men fought and killed with. By ensuring production of planes, tanks and other material, they freed up the men sent into combat on all the fronts of World War II.
Thursday may have marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day — which was the largest amphibious invasion ever and laid the foundations for the Allied defeat of Germany in World War II — but maybe you didn’t have the time to tune into this week’s commemorations.
The sea couldn’t have been more peaceful as the sun rose Thursday over Omaha Beach. About 100 people gathered at dawn on the edge of the waters that ran red here on June 6, 1944.
Photos of the D-Day invasion as it happened, from the Associated Press.
Here’s a look at things that have happened on this date in history.
“Anyone that says you aren’t [scared] is not being truthful,” one veteran told those who’d gathered for the send-off at Dulles International Airport.
Surviving members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, an all-black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, will be honored on Memorial Day.
There’s going to be a flyover of World War II vintage aircraft in the D.C. area Friday, May 10 as part of a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during World War II, are up for auction. See photos.
The first Japanese battleship sunk by US forces during World War II has been found off Guadalcanal, the largest of the Solomon Islands and the location of fierce battles during the Pacific War.
The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others during World War II.
To commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary, a wreath-laying ceremony was held Tuesday at the World War II Memorial. Seven thousand were killed in the battle that ended just before D-Day; 36,000 were wounded or went missing.
The Virginia War Memorial will host a special program focused on how families celebrated the holidays during World War II.
Dover, Delaware, resident Brenda Jones has always been fascinated with World War II since she was a little girl. But her biggest passion is writing about the war.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.