29 Dec 2009
The World War II Database website celebrates its fifth anniversary on 29 Dec 2009.
18 Dec 2009
The famous "Arbeit macht frei" sign at the gate of Auschwitz Memorial Museum had been stolen.
8 Dec 2009
In a court of law in Germany, former member of Waffen SS Heinrich Boere had admitted to killing three Dutch civilians in 1944, but said he was following orders.
13 Nov 2009
Two WW2-era Japanese submarines I-14 and I-201 had been found off the Hawaii Islands, and CombinedFleet.com's contributor Bob Hackett is among the experts consulted in related projects.
28 Oct 2009
Former member of Waffen SS Heinrich Boere was put on trial for the 1944 killing of three Dutch men.
14 Oct 2009
The Auschwitz Museum launched a Facebook Page to engage visitors interested in the history of the Holocaust.
8 Oct 2009
WW2-era Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was reported by a newspaper to have personally ordered the deaths of Soviet citizens; his grandson sued the newspaper, claiming that the newspaper had lied.
24 Sep 2009
California State University system in the United States decided to grant degrees to students whose education was interrupted by the mandatory relocation of Japanese-Americans during WW2.
1 Sep 2009
Ceremonies held in Poland commemorated the German invasion that began to the European War.
16 Aug 2009
A three-day military history event is to take place in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States from 16 to 18 Oct 2009.
14 Aug 2009
Over 2,000 people discovered in a mass grave were reburied in the Polish village of Stare Czarnowo.
12 Aug 2009
The London edition of Time Out magazine compiled a list of 50 WW2-related films; Come and See came out on top as #1.
11 Aug 2009
Josef Scheungraber is to be imprisoned for life for ordering a WW2-era mass killing in an Italian village.
7 Aug 2009
WW2DB reaches the 7,000 photos milestone, and a winner is named for the contest.
30 Jul 2009
As WW2DB's photo gallery is nearing photo number 7,000, a contest is being held for visitors to guess what the topic of photo number 7,000 will be.
22 Jul 2009
CombinedFleet.com just added book reviews for Clash of Carriers, At Dawn We Slept, Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45, and Pearl Harbor 1941.
11 Jul 2009
WW2DB is building a community for WW2 history enthusiasts on the social networking site Facebook.
2 Jul 2009
President Barack Obama signed a measure to award female pilots of the WASP with Congressional Gold Medals.
26 Jun 2009
Documents made available by the UK National Archives on 26 Jun 2009 suggested that the British considered options of biological and chemical attacks.
26 Jun 2009
WW2 history website WWARII.com has invited WW2DB's C. Peter Chen to contribute as a guest. The two-part series is now posted!
1 Jun 2009
WW2DB opened a new section for WW2-era vehicles.
14 May 2009
Anthony P. Tully's new book Battle of Surigao Strait is now available for purchase.
10 Apr 2009
The World War II Database has been featured by Fox News as the "Website of the Day".
1 Apr 2009
[April Fools] Evidence of Adolf Hitler surviving the war and living in Argentina has been found, according to the FBI.
30 Mar 2009
WW2DB contributor Thomas Houlihan has published a WW2-era German military glossary.
27 Mar 2009
Don Kehn's book A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of USS EDSALL has reviewed by CombinedFleet.com.
25 Mar 2009
Tsutomu Yamaguchi became the first and only government-certified survivor of both the Hiroshima bombing of 6 Aug 1945 and the Nagasaki bombing of 9 Aug 1945.
12 Mar 2009
World War II Database is featured as the "Cool Site of the Day" at the namesake website.
23 Feb 2009
Book reviews of partner site CombinedFleet.com are now indexed at WW2DB.
26 Jan 2009
Steve Wiper's book ShipCraft #9: Kongo Class Battle Cruisers has reviewed by CombinedFleet.com.
13 Jan 2009
Polish construction workers uncovered a mass grave that might hold 1,800 bodies of missing Germans.
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