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(The "When and If," under full sail, in file photo)

Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront

Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named “When And If” that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.

06/25/2015

(A visitor takes a peek into the nosewheel well of "Fifi." on the ramp at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.  Photo by John McDevitt)

WWII Airplanes Land in Philadelphia For Five-Day Visit From The Past

Rare, World War II-era planes are on display now through Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Aiport.

05/27/2015

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/24/2015

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Univ. Of Delaware Scientist Helps Solve Mystery Of M.I.A.s

A University of Delaware marine researcher has helped solve a World War II mystery: a long-lost warplane, its crew missing in action, now one step closer to home. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington met the man who helped solve the mystery of these M.I.A.s.

05/01/2015

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Teaching About Onlookers’ Role In The Holocaust

The Holocaust Museum in Washington has organized a nontraditional exhibit for classroom instruction: the study of onlookers.

03/23/2015

(Dr. Eugene Richardson speaks to students at William Penn Charter School.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Visiting a Philadelphia School, a Tuskegee Airman Tells World War II Unit’s Story of Triumph

Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Jack O’Connell stars as Louie Zamperini in "Unbroken.")

Movie Review: ‘Unbroken’

We exited the theatre wishing the film had worked us up to a higher emotional plane.

12/30/2014

(Benedict Cumberbatch stars as legendary cryptographer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game.")

Movie Review: ‘The Imitation Game’

It’s five movies in one, and all of them are engrossing and impressive.

12/24/2014

1939:  Steel helmeted German troops marching into Prague during the invasion of Czechoslovakia. By-standers are giving them a Nazi salute.  (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

New Book Reveals Nazi Plot To Blow Up U.S. Targets With Help From Local Minister

This is the culmination of 12 years of detective work by a New Jersey clergyman.

12/07/2014

Edward “Babe” Heffron (credit: Patricia Zarel)

New Efforts Underway To Erect Memorial To Local WWII Hero

Efforts are underway to raise money to erect a statute in South Philadelphia honoring Edward “Babe” Heffron, a World War II paratrooper whose heroism is well documented in the HBO series “Band of Brothers.”

11/10/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

In South Jersey, A Big Thank-You to Decades of Local US Military Veterans

World War II veteran Morris Dworkin, 92, was among those honored at the Kennedy Health System just ahead of Veterans’ Day.

11/06/2014

(Richard Maloney, the former KYW Newsradio reporter and military veteran, visits the US Navy submarine base at New London, Conn.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Memories of Military Service

Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.

11/06/2014

(Julie Wilson, left, transcribes the conversation as an interviewer, right, talks with an unidentified World War II veteran about his military service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Stories of Local US Military Vets Preserved for Library of Congress Project

Volunteer stenographers captured the interviews with military veterans, including those from World War II.

11/05/2014

O'Reilly Vs. Stewart 2012: The Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium

Bill O’Reilly: ‘History Will Judge The Obama Presidency As A Failure’

Dom Giordano talked with Bill O’Reilly about his new book Killing Patton on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

10/21/2014

(Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, and Shia LeBeouf star in "Fury.")

Weekend Box Office Report: Victory For ‘Fury’

The World War II drama starring Brad Pitt took in an estimated $24-million to finish first on its debut weekend.

10/20/2014

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