USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by…

Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies

Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday May 31 after suffering from a short illness. Soames was 91 years old. Soames was born…

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Actor, Dies at 95

Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., best known for his roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I., passed away at his ranch in Southern California on Friday. He was 95. In a statement, the actor’s daughter Stephanie Zimbalist…

Bill Guarnere, of Band of Brothers Fame, Dies at 90

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Sr. was rushed to a hospital from his home in Philadelphia Saturday morning. By the time Saturday night had arrived, Guarenere had died from a ruptured stomach aneurysm. Guarnere was 90 years old. Bill Guarnere rose…

Iwo Jima Anniversary Remembered Across The Nation

Wednesday marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima – one of the worst battles of World War II. Across the nation many remembered this day from 69 years ago. In Newington, Connecticut, a memorial was recently built…

Mikhail Kalashnikov Mourned the Deaths Caused by His Invention

The deceased Russian designer of the Ak-47 may have just felt guilty months before his death in December. According to a heartfelt letter to Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch in April 2013, Mikhail Kalashnikov pondered on the notion that he may be…

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Pioneer of AK-47 Dies at 94

Russian gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov died on Monday 23 at the age of 94. He was well known for his creation of the AK-47, which became one of the most abundant machine guns that has ever been used in combat…

Doolittle Raid: Four of Eighty Men Still Living

The “final reunion” of the men that took part in the Doolittle Raid took place at the US Air Force’s National Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday. Only four men of the eighty men that were a part of the…

‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm

Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D movie has now become the highest-grossing Russian release to ever hit the Chinese box office.…

Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Delayed to 2014

Back in September, Pixar’s massive release date pushback gave moviegoers the prospect of a 2014 without a single Pixar movie. Now, with less than two months to go before its original release date, the George Clooney movie The Monuments Men…

Massacre Oradour: German Leader Visits WWII Site

The year is 1944, and it is June 10, a Saturday. It is idyllic and serene in Oradour-sur-Glane, or it would be, if the threat of war had not cast its shadow over the small town’s residents. In an instance…

Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic…

Minnesota: Nazi Commander Found Living in the U.S.

A 94-year-old Nazi commander has allegedly been found living in the U.S. state of Minnesota. According to an Associated Press investiagation, Michael Karkoc lied when immigrating to the U.S. in 1949, claiming that he was not a member of the…

Japan Mayor Apologizes For Sex Slaves Comments

Earlier this month, Osaka, Japan Mayor and co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, Toru Hashimoto caused controversy by referring Japan’s policy of providing “comfort women” to soldiers in World War II as “necessary.” The women he referred to were taken…

Jolie, Coen Brothers Team Up on WWII POW Biopic

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ethan and Joel Coen (the Coen brothers, most known for movies such as Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and The Big Lebowski) will be teaming up with Angelina Jolie on a screen adaptation…

Company of Heroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Released

Company of Heroes fans have been waiting a long time for a look at Company of Heroes 2, and THQ knows it. The publisher earlier this week even saw fit to gratuitously tease gamers with a teaser trailer for the…

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90

Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages…

Nazis Planned to Kill Churchill with Exploding Chocolate

Nazis planned to kill Churchill with exploding chocolate? Apparently so. Although I’d like to think that some talented individual out there could make up a fictional scenario as ridiculous as this, I highly doubt it. According to secret papers exchanged…

Hitler Protected Jewish Vet During World War II

Hitler protected a Jewish Vet during World War II, one historian recently discovered. In order to prevent the World War I veteran from falling prey to the genocide sweeping across the landscape, Hitler wrote a letter which effectively spared the…