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February 22, 2016
FILE PHOTO:  This Nazi banner was brought home from Germany after World War II by Edgerton, Minn., U.S. Army veteran Art Broekhuis. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)
How WWII German POWs fared in Grand Forks
February 22, 2016 - 7:35am
December 19, 2015
Jean Melby recalls her days as a “Rosie the Riveter” converting B-24 bomber aircraft into photo reconnaissance and radar planes at Holman Field in St. Paul. (Forum News Service/ Steve Kohls)
Brainerd's own 'Rosie the Riveter'
December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
November 18, 2015
John Delmar Anderson was one of about 100 Pearl Harbor veterans who gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2014, for the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Oldest survivor in sinking of USS Arizona during Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 98
November 18, 2015 - 6:30am
October 4, 2015
The family of Lt. Col. Hortense McKay, a nurse who served on Bataan during World War II, help unveil a placard naming Camp Ripley's new Medical Simulation Training Center in her honor during a ceremony Sunday. Zach Kayser/Forum News Service
Minnesota combat medic training center named for famous WWII nurse
October 4, 2015 - 8:38pm
September 19, 2015
WWII veteran Ralph Yeager sits inside the kitchen at his home in Merrifield. Yeager was part of the famous 82nd Airborne Division, which fought in some of the war's most pivotal battles. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota veteran paradropped into Sicily, liberated concentration camp
September 19, 2015 - 7:15pm
September 12, 2015
Edwin "Bud" Nakasone, far left, as an interpreter in the U.S. military after World War II in occupied Japan in 1947. He grew up in Hawaii, attended a secret military language training school at Fort Snelling at the end of the war later settled in White Bear Lake where he raised his family and taught history at high school and community college. Photo taken in Japan in 1947. (Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society)
Secret weapons: Japanese Americans recall WWII language mission
September 12, 2015 - 6:00pm
September 10, 2015
WWII veterans Jerry Joyce, left, and Jim Corbit are assisted by Jill Holwerda, left, and Erica Claus-Numsali filling out questionairres during a workshop Wednesday at the Grand Forks Historical Society. The veterans were registering for the ND Victory Roll Call, a historic roster of WWII veterans living in ND during the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. photo by ERic Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Victory roster aims to preserve names of North Dakota World War II veterans
September 10, 2015 - 6:15am
September 4, 2015
Soldiers inspect a site in an area where a Nazi train is believed to be at, in Walbrzych, southwestern Poland September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Polish soldiers begin inspecting site where Nazi "gold train" may be buried
September 4, 2015 - 9:45pm
August 30, 2015
Henry Leintz, 94 of Fargo, N.D., and Army veteran of WWII talks about a special monument to be dedicated in the desert in Arizona where he completed his tank battalion training. 
Carrie Snyder / The Forum
Fargo WWII vet to return to where he once worked on top-secret Army weapon
August 30, 2015 - 11:30am
August 28, 2015
Poland almost certain it has located buried Nazi train
August 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
August 27, 2015
World War II veteran Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wall Strohfus stands for recognition Nov. 3, 2011, during the Patriotic Day celebration at Farmington High School. Strohfus — who was one of about 1,000 women pilots in WWII — will speak Sept. 30 in Willmar. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Women’s group to bring female WWII pilot to Willmar
August 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
August 2, 2015
On Robert Wieman's wall in St. Paul on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 is a painting of a Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer in 1943 at the "top of the loop" he said. It's the first plane he flew by himself without an instructor. "If I were to have a plane right now this is what I would have," he said. "It's open cockpit. It's like driving a convertible." (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
Minnesota pilot recalls training for the invasion of Japan during World War II
August 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
July 20, 2015
Lester Helmeke, left, a Korean War veteran, and his brother Loren, a WWII veteran, have applied to go on the latest Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C.Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
Minnesota brothers who fought in WWII and Korea hope to take Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2015 - 6:15am
May 24, 2015
A photograph of the Student Memorial Union at North Dakota State University shows it as it appeared in 1953 in Fargo. Image courtesy NDSU Archives
Memorial unions, every college has one - but why?
May 24, 2015 - 9:30pm
Les Schrenk, left, of Bloomington, Minn. shakes hands with the German fighter pilot who spared his life in World War II -- Hans-Hermann Muller. The two met in Muller's home in Heidelberg, Germany in 2012. Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Public Television.
Veteran finds out 68 years later why Nazi pilot spared his life
May 24, 2015 - 3:00am
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