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Flags line the headstones at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Cambridge, England, Friday, May 26, 2017. WILLIAM HOWARD/STARS AND STRIPES

UK honors Americans who died in WWII plane crash

In the two-week buildup toward D-Day in 1944, two American C-47 cargo planes collided over a patch of rural ground in England.

Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, aka Thomas Goode, talks to World War II veteran Robert Shelato at the dedication ceremony for the World War II Rhine River crossing monument in Nierstein, Germany, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Shelato, with the 249th Engineer Battalion, bridged the Rhine in March 1945, letting Patton's 3rd Army cross into the heart of Germany. Goode is a teacher at Ramstein High School. © MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

Monument pays tribute to role of engineer battalion in WWII Rhine crossing

NIERSTEIN, Germany — This small town on the banks of the Rhine witnessed acts of extraordinary ingenuity and courage 72 years ago this week, when...

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