World War II

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Lithuanian-born director Jonas Mekas attend the Whitney Museum Gala in New York. Mekas, 96, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home, according to the Anthology of Film Archives. He was artistic director of the New York center for film preservation, a leading avant-garde movie theater. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee,...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, enter a hall for their joint news conference following the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Kremlin talks focused on a decades-long territorial dispute between the two nations. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 12:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts...
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In this May 10, 2018 photo Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. Veteran at the age of 111, is back in the east Austin home he has owned since 1948 after a renovation provided by Meals on Wheels of Central Texas and the Home Depot Foundation. A family member says Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S., has died in Texas. He was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard’s cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at a rehab facility in Austin, Texas. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, file)
December 27, 2018 - 9:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Overton, the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., died Thursday in Texas, a family member said. He was 112. The Army veteran had been hospitalized with pneumonia but was released on Christmas Eve, said...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 19, 2013, file photo, Simcha Rotem, the last known remaining Jewish fighter from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland. Rotem has died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
December 23, 2018 - 8:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94. Rotem, who went by the underground nickname "Kazik," took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Emperor Akihito, marking his birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 23, 2018 - 1:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history. "...
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People wave Montengro's flags during the ceremony to unveil the monument to late Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Tito's monuments were removed throughout the former Yugoslavia after the country broke up in the 1990s' and Montenegro's capital has become a rare city in the former Yugoslavia to put one. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
December 19, 2018 - 11:34 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Montenegro Wednesday as authorities unveiled a monument to the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito — a rare honor for communist dictator who was widely denounced after the breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s. The ceremony in Montenegro...
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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at his home in Napa, California. Long was alone on the anchored plane in the middle of Kaneohe Bay, across the island from Pearl Harbor, when the attack happened, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. When the gunfire finally reached his plane, setting the aircraft ablaze, he jumped into the water and found himself swimming through fire to safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 07, 2018 - 7:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded...
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Everett Hyland, seated, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crew member of the USS Pennsylvania, salutes along with his granddaughter Navy Cmdr. Anna-Marie Fine on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 as the USS Michael Murphy passes in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The Navy and National Park Service jointly hosted the remembrance ceremony at a grassy site overlooking the water and the USS Arizona Memorial. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
December 07, 2018 - 5:45 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the...
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Everett Hyland, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crew member of the USS Pennsylvania, salutes on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 as the USS Michael Murphy passes in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The Navy and National Park Service jointly hosted the remembrance ceremony at a grassy site overlooking the water and the USS Arizona Memorial. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
December 07, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the 77th anniversary remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor (all times local): 9 a.m. Pearl Harbor survivors, dignitaries and the public are remembering those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors observed...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 9:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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