11 Dec 2018
First Lieutenant Allen R. Turner's remains, found in northern India, had been identified via mitochondrial DNA analysis.
1 Dec 2018
George H. W. Bush, WW2-era naval aviator and later President of the United States, passed away in his residence in Houston, Texas, United States.
30 Nov 2018
DNA taken from the bodily remains confirmed the identity of Lawrence Dickson
29 Nov 2018
Fighter belonging to "Great Escape" participant fully recovered and would be restored to flight condition
29 Nov 2018
DNA taken from the bodily remains confirmed the identity of Walter Foley
28 Nov 2018
NS is to form a commission to investigate how it can pay individual reparations for the rail company's collaboration during the Holocaust.
31 May 2018
The Finnish National Archives will embark on a 6-month-long investigation on the role of Finnish troops in WW2-era atrocities committed in Eastern Europe.
17 May 2018
"The American Soldier" project is looking for volunteers to help transcribe 65,000 hand-written WW2-era documents.
17 May 2018
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17 Apr 2018
Katsuo Nishiyama and colleagues successfully persuaded the National Archives of Japan to release the names of 3,607 members of Unit 731 which conducted human experimentation on Chinese and Koreans during WW2.
12 Apr 2018
The wreck of light cruiser USS Helena, lost during the 1943 Battle of Kula Gulf, had been located.
20 Mar 2018
The wreck of light cruiser USS Jueanu, victim of submarine I-26, had been located.
6 Mar 2018
The wreck of aircraft carrier USS Lexington, lost early in the Pacific War, had been located.
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