Posts Tagged: World War II

Raymond Aubrac, 97, was involved in the French Resistance’s most romantic legend – and bitterest controversy

PARIS – Raymond Aubrac, who has died aged 97, was among the last surviving leaders of the French Resistance in the Second World War and central to the most celebrated, and controversial, incident in the history of the clandestine organisation.

Raymond Aubrac, 97, was involved in the French Resistance’s most romantic legend – and bitterest controversy

PARIS – Raymond Aubrac, who has died aged 97, was among the last surviving leaders of the French Resistance in the Second World War and central to the most celebrated, and controversial, incident in the history of the clandestine organisation.

World War II flying ace James Morehead, 95, shot down 8 faster, superior Japanese Zeros

PETALUMA, Calif. – A genuine American war ace who did his greatest fighting 70 years ago over the skies of Darwin has passed away in California at the age of 95. Colonel James Morehead played a crucial role in the

World War II flying ace James Morehead, 95, shot down 8 faster, superior Japanese Zeros

PETALUMA, Calif. – A genuine American war ace who did his greatest fighting 70 years ago over the skies of Darwin has passed away in California at the age of 95. Colonel James Morehead played a crucial role in the

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, dies in German nursing home

BERLIN – John Demjanjuk died Saturday in Germany, ending nearly 35 years of legal battles with officials in three countries who claimed he was a Nazi death camp guard. The man who became a symbol of the Holocaust’s collaborators to

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, dies in German nursing home

BERLIN – John Demjanjuk died Saturday in Germany, ending nearly 35 years of legal battles with officials in three countries who claimed he was a Nazi death camp guard. The man who became a symbol of the Holocaust’s collaborators to

Mountain outdoorsman Bud Brewster created guest house, lodge at Banff National Park

BANFF, Alberta – Bud Brewster, whose family name has been synonymous with the wilderness experience in Banff National Park for five generations, was a weather-beaten outdoorsman who expanded his family’s holdings to include a guest ranch, a mountain lodge, a

Mountain outdoorsman Bud Brewster created guest house, lodge at Banff National Park

BANFF, Alberta – Bud Brewster, whose family name has been synonymous with the wilderness experience in Banff National Park for five generations, was a weather-beaten outdoorsman who expanded his family’s holdings to include a guest ranch, a mountain lodge, a

WWII medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

WWII medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

At mortal risk to herself, Tina Strobos hid more than 100 Jews in her Amsterdam house

RYE, N.Y. – Tina Strobos, a psychiatry student who joined the Dutch underground during World War II and helped save the lives of more than 100 Jews by giving them refuge on the upper floor of her Amsterdam rowhouse, died

At mortal risk to herself, Tina Strobos hid more than 100 Jews in her Amsterdam house

RYE, N.Y. – Tina Strobos, a psychiatry student who joined the Dutch underground during World War II and helped save the lives of more than 100 Jews by giving them refuge on the upper floor of her Amsterdam rowhouse, died

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was

WWII exploits behind enemy lines brought ‘Band of Brothers’ Buck Compton, 90, recognition late in life.

BURLINGTON, Wash. – As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But it was