World War II

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Sherman Tank Delivered To Heinz History Center As Part Of WWII Exhibit

It was an unusual delivery to the Heinz History Center — a 37-ton Sherman tank now parked outside the museum as part of the center’s “World War II — We Can Do It” exhibit.

06/17/2015

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Annual Festival In Butler Co. Pays Tribute To The Invention Of The Jeep

An empty shell of crumbling brick is all that remains of the Bantam car company, the Butler plant which played a huge role in winning World War II.

06/11/2015

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Live Mortar, Likely From WWII, Discovered & Removed From Brighton Heights Home

The bomb squad has been called to the city’s Brighton Heights section after a live mortar was reportedly found in a home this afternoon.

06/02/2015

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New Museum Exhibit Focuses On Pittsburgh’s Impact On WWII

This Saturday, Heinz History Center will open an exhibit called “We can do it! Pittsburgh’s impact on World War II.”

04/23/2015

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Historic WWII Posters Discovered Locked Away At Grove City College

The battlefield stretched around the world for American forces in World War II.

03/17/2015

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2 Veterans With No Next Of Kin Buried With Military Honors

Two hearses make their way through the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

02/03/2015

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Westmoreland Co. Man Finally Receiving Purple Heart

World War II was winding down in the Phllipines, but danger lurked behind each tree, as American soldiers pushed their way through the island nation, driving Japanese forces toward the sea.

01/30/2015

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WWII Vet Determined To Get Fellow Marine Recognized For His Ultimate Sacrifice

A local World War II veteran has dedicated his life’s work to getting his former sergeant from the Battle of Iwo Jima recognized for saving his life during the war.

11/11/2014

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Solider Belongings Displayed Nearly 50 Years After His Death In WWII

A local family waited nearly 50-years for the remains of their soldier to be returns after World War II, now his recently discovered personal items are on display for all to see.

09/29/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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Legendary ‘Memphis Belle’ Arrives In Pittsburgh

Weekend visitors to Allegheny County Airport will get a chance to see the “Memphis Belle.”

08/11/2014

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Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony In Beaver Co.

June 6, 1944. Thousands of lives hung in the balance as young men stormed the beaches. Many would not come back. Of those who did, a precious few remain.

06/06/2014

The Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen behind a sculpture titled 'Final Tribute' at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford, Virginia was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost 19 of its men that day, all were members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“Waking The Sleeping Giant,” A Landmark Change In World War II

Friday June 6 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy to eventually defeat Hitler and the Nazi’s. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the 160,000 troops that this operation is a crusade where “we will not accept anything less than a full victory.”

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World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

World War II Veteran talks about his experience with D-Day.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2014

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Andy Warhol’s Brother Passes Away

Paul Warhola, a World War II Navy Veteran and elder brother of the artist Andy Warhol, has died. He was 91.

01/31/2014

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