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World War II

May 8, 2020
75 years ago, celebrations erupted around the world to mark victory in Europe
May 8, 2020 - 7:30am
February 10, 2020
Bob Riestenberg in his army uniform holding his clarinet in 1945. (Submitted photo)
Minnesota veteran, 97, recalls using his clarinet to boost morale during WWII
February 10, 2020 - 10:22am
February 1, 2020
Don Kinzler, Growing Together and Fielding Questions columnist. The Forum
Victory gardens are back! Here's why
February 1, 2020 - 7:00am
January 8, 2020
2nd Lt. William J. McGowan is shown in an undated photo from the WWII era.
Courtesy of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Remains of missing World War II pilot from Benson identified in France
January 8, 2020 - 7:23pm
December 27, 2019
Maurice Bonemeyer, 95, holds a portrait of himself from just before his discharge from the Army at age 19. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Battle of the Bulge POW says God sustained him, kept him alive for a purpose
December 27, 2019 - 7:30am
November 2, 2019
Remains of Mandan sailor killed in World War II identified
November 2, 2019 - 6:58pm
September 4, 2019
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reaffirmed U.S. neutrality in World War II 80 years ago this week. Wikimedia Commons / Special to The Forum
80 years ago, FDR said US would maintain neutrality in WWII. 2 years later, Pearl Harbor was attacked
September 4, 2019 - 6:30am
September 2, 2019
Neal Martin listens as his wife, Ann, talks about her uncle, Floyd Arthur Wells, in their Grand Forks home recently. Wells was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while serving as a radioman second class in the U.S. Navy. His remains were recently identified by the Navy through DNA testing and will be returned for burial this fall at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.  (Photo by Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald)
DNA tests identify ND native who died in attack on Pearl Harbor; remains to be returned for burial
September 2, 2019 - 8:00am
August 16, 2019
Ethelyn Smedshammer Paulson reflects on her time serving in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. David Samson / Forum News Serviceplay button
'The real Wonder Women': North Dakotans among WWII nurses who could become honorary vets
August 16, 2019 - 6:00am
July 26, 2019
The Patzke family in Cass Lake just before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Two of the Patzke children -- Dick Patzke, 14, and Joan Patzke, 13 -- would be killed in a Japanese Balloon Bomb explosion in May 1945 in Oregon, along with four other people. Betty Patzke, a sister to Dick and Joan, would then go on to marry the man who lost his wife in the explosion. Submitted photo.
Two Minnesota teens killed by Japanese balloon bomb were among the only killed on US soil during WWII
July 26, 2019 - 4:44pm
June 30, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Colleen Gengler, a volunteer with the Murray County Historical Society, presents about her research on World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Minnesota Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society in Willmar.
WWII POW camps helped ease labor shortage in Minnesota
June 30, 2019 - 8:10am
June 8, 2019
Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle series: A long thin line of personal anguish
June 8, 2019 - 7:30am
June 7, 2019
Ernie Pyle with soldiers in 1944.
Ernie Pyle series: The horrible waste of war
June 7, 2019 - 7:30am
June 6, 2019
Point du Hoc is on the Normandy Coast, overlooking the English Channel. U.S. Army Rangers landed on the beach below on D-Day and scaled the cliffs using ropes and ladders. Washington Post photo by Scott Higham.
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, here's a look at the number of living WWII veterans throughout the decades
June 6, 2019 - 2:51pm
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2019.   Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump, world leaders celebrate the Normandy invasion that saved Europe from Nazism
June 6, 2019 - 7:37am