Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

Jun 6, 2014

Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

The flight log of Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sold for $86,500 (about ¥8.87 million) during an auction of World War II memorabilia in New York on Thursday. The log of one of ...

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

Jun 5, 2014

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

France on Wednesday dropped restrictions on live video coverage of ceremonies this week marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, ensuring that millions of viewers across the world will be able to watch the event as it unfolds. The French president’s ...

Frenchman recalls D-Day invasion as a U.S. soldier

Jun 4, 2014

Frenchman recalls D-Day invasion as a U.S. soldier

When he left Paris at age 18, the plan was to go to New York for a year and learn his father’s sewing machine trade. Six years later, Bernard Dargols found himself crossing the English Channel in a U.S. Army uniform, sloshing ashore on ...

Jun 4, 2014

World prepares final salute to D-Day heroes

They are on their way again. Seventy years on, the dwindling band of D-Day survivors are making what, for all but a few of them, will be one last pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy. At the time, many of them were too young ...

Filipino woman meets Japanese kin for first time

May 26, 2014

Filipino woman meets Japanese kin for first time

On May 16, a 73-year-old Filipino-Japanese woman from the southern Philippine province of Davao met her Japanese relatives from Okinawa for the first time ever. The meeting between Conchita Miyazato Basilan, a second-generation Japanese descendant in the Philippines, and four of her Japanese father’s ...

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

Apr 23, 2014

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary. Bourne, Massachusetts-based Hydroid ...

Dresden cashes in on German unification

Apr 19, 2014

Dresden cashes in on German unification

by Michael Roddy

American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, has a scene in “Slaughterhouse Five” where time-traveling hero Billy Pilgrim sees the city’s firebombing in reverse, with phosphorous bombs sucked back into warplanes. Today, visitors to the German city ...

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

Apr 17, 2014

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

by Kaori Shoji

“He is most interested in having contact with you for he has lived with many unanswered questions all these years, questions to which perhaps only you can help him to find the answers.” So wrote Patricia Lomax in a letter sent from her home ...