This nice meeting took place more than 72 years after that former U.S. Marine Corps and WWII Veteran Lt. Col. Ferrill A. Purdy, 94, flew on it for first time on June 24, 1944. The plane is the F4U-1 Corsair, most known by its nickname “Whistling Death". Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the...read more
The documentary 'Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story' is a tribute to Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Price Ramsey from Illinois. He was a United States Army officer and guerrilla leader during the World War II Japanese occupation of the Philippines. During the early...read more
Melvin Rector was a gunner on the famous Memphis Belle. He returned to England for a visit, the first time since he left in 1945, where he passed away aged 94 on his first day of the trip. According to...read more
When a teen and his aunt found a World War II soldier's dog tag on the banks of the Mississippi River, they wanted to find its owner and return it. With a little help from the local newspaper, they did.
Dr. Ed McAninch, a longtime Camas physician, a 90-year-old WWII veteran this month received the French Legion of Honor medal – France’s highest honor -- 70 years after he aided an assault on a French farmhouse that was later revealed to be a high-value...read more
Brave and distinguished servicemen Flight Lieutenant Eric Clarke died at 102 in Doncaster (UK). He was part of the Bomber Command during World War II. As a RAF bomber’s crew member his role was as wireless operator and air gunner. He took part in 26 bombings...read more