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BUFFALO, N.Y. (Tribune News Service) — James Vaccarella was treated like a celebrity Thursday at Niagara Falls High School.
HAZLETON, Pa. (Tribune News Service) — A Belgian man never forgot seeing an American B-24 bomber succumb to enemy fire and crash in a field near his family’s farm on Christmas Day 1944.
The Berlin Airlift is remembered today as one of the greatest feats in the history of military aviation, accomplished in the face of overwhelming odds.
Looking for some reading or viewing material to increase your background knowledge of D-Day before the 75th anniversary commemorations this coming June? These top five picks will both entertain and boost your knowledge.
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On June 24, 1948, the Soviets, in one of the opening moves of the Cold War, blockaded all rail, road and water access to West Berlin. Two days later, what is sometimes called the greatest peacetime aerial supply operation in history began — the Berlin Airlift.
Frankfurt, Germany — Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. soldiers and their families followed in the footsteps of the famous Company E when they visited World War II battlefields to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge this weekend.
St. Nicholas Day was approaching in 1944 when Harry Stutz and Richard Brookins, corporals in the U.S. Army's 28th Infantry Division, arrived in newly liberated Luxembourg.
The Bastogne War Museum, opened in the spring of 2014, gives the visitor a personal experience of the Battle of the Bulge, as exhibits trace the history of World War II and what led to it.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The old battle tank arrived at 10:15 Thursday morning, covered in a black tarp and chained to the bed of tractor trailer.
Finally! Spring is here and I realize in Germany that means tons of rain and cloudy skies. However, the temperatures are rising and spring festivals are just around the corner.
Before I even stepped foot in Germany, one of the first things my friends told me about are the flea markets (Flohmarkt). I had visions of Goodwill or Salvation Army stores in my head, so I really didn’t understand what the excitement was about.
Wiesbaden, Germany, May, 1948: Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, left, recently retired as Air Force chief of staff, and Lt. General Curtis LeMay, USAFE commander, review an honor guard upon Spaatz's arrival at the Wiesbaden Airport.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Diplomats, politicians and military leaders gathered at Frankfurt airport Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift – a mission lauded as the greatest peacetime aerial supply mission in history.
 
For years, Sharon Schell tried to get her father to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he kept them to himself.