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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.

U.S. soldiers, including Jake McNiece, right, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division apply war paint to each other's face in England on June 5, 1944, in preparation for the invasion of Normandy, France, the next day. U.S. ARMY PHOTO

D-Day codewords ended up in British newspaper puzzles a month before operation

In the month leading up to the allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a collection of very particular words started appearing in the...

Countdown to Summer: 5 highlights of Normandy

Perhaps best known as the site of a pivotal World War II mission, Normandy is a beautiful and charming region of France. Here's what you need to see...

5 European war memorials to visit

Europe has been ravaged by war many times over.

Czech citizens carrying American flags gather to watch a memorial to American soldiers, during the Liberation Festival Pilsen, Friday, May 5, 2017.  MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES

Czech city honors American troops at WWII liberation celebration

PILSEN, Czech Republic – The western Czech Republic city of Pilsen is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the city’s liberation by American troops...

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Second WWII bomb found in Einsiedlerhof

Less than two weeks after a 500-pound World War II-era ordnance was discovered and defused in an Einsiedlerhof construction area, another bomb has...

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...

In this photo from the book "The Bombing of Wiesbaden, 1941-1945," by Thomas Weichel, German soldiers man anti-aircraft guns mounted on a truck in late 1944. After losing air superiority to the Allies, Germans increasingly turned to ground defenses to attempt to stop Allied bombings of cities such as Wiesbaden. Courtesy photo

Book documents World War II bombing of Wiesbaden

WIESBADEN, Germany — More than 70 years since World War II ended, it’s hard to tell that Wiesbaden, Germany, now home to U.S.

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