2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, an event that profoundly reshaped the Asia Pacific region. How each country in the region and Japan in particular are commemorating the historic event has already begun to receive much public and scholarly attention.

We seek to provide up-to-date news as well as academic events related to the 70th anniversary commemorations.

 

Koreas

  • Kim Jong-Un to send North Korea’s nominal head of state to attend Russia’s WWII Victory Day celebration (IB Times, 05.04.15)
  • Kim Jong-un Won’t Attend World War II Celebration in Moscow (New York Times, 04.30.15)
  • President Park turns invitation to Russia down (Korea JoongAng Daily, 04.13.15)
  • The lingering issue of Korean class B and C war criminals (Hankyoreh, 04.02.15)
  • Legacy of patriot Ahn Jung-geun on display (Korea Times, 03.30.15)
  • S. Korea, Japan to hold sex slavery talks (Korea Times, 03.16.15)
  • North Korea Declares 2015 Year of Friendship With Russia (The Moscow Times, 03.11.15)
  • S. Korean parliamentary speaker calls for genuine repentance from Japan (Yonhap, 03.05.15)
  • South Korea seeks better relations with North Korea (Press TV, 02.18.15)
  • Analysis: Japan-South Korea, Antagonism Despite Alignment (Eurasia Review, 02.03.15)

China

  • 92-year-old KMT veteran in Nanjing honored at last for past battles (Want China Times, 04.05.15)
  • China honors veterans ahead of 70th anniversary of anti-fascist war victory (Xinhuanet, 04.04.15)
  • Introspection for a Peaceful Future (Beijing Review, 04.02.15)
  • Chinese World War II veterans to receive medals from Russia (English Eastday, 04.02.15)
  • China, Mongolia pledge to commemorate victory of World War II (ECNS, 04.02.15)
  • China pushing World War II anniversary events, but Western turnout could be low-key (GMA News, 04.01.15)
  • China Is Urged to Confront Its Own History (New York Times, 03.30.15)
  • China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade (The Diplomat, 03.27.15)
  • Beijing invites Shinzo Abe to ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (Asia News, 03.25.15)
  • More than meets the eye to Xi aide’s Moscow visit (Want China Times, 03.22.15)
  • China’s Foreign Ministry Welcomes Putin’s Upcoming Visit (Radio Free Europe, 03.20.15)
  • Putin May Pay Official Visit to China in September – Kremlin (Sputnik, 03.19.15)
  • China wants to scrutinize Abe WWII statement before trilateral summit (Japan Times, 03.17.15)
  • China eyes new venue for end-of-war parade (Japan Times, 03.13.15)
  • Opinion: Japan should express remorse with actions to acquire world’s understanding (Ecns, 03.12.15)
  • China says wants Taiwan to participate in commemoration of end of World War II (Strait Times, 03.11.15)
  • China mum on whether Abe will be invited to military parade marking end of war (Asahi, 03.07.15)
  • Ministry to invite Ma to preside over planned military showcase (China Post, 03.07.15)
  • China to uphold WWII victory: premier (Xinhuanet, 03.05.15)
  • Further Details of China’s World War II 70th Anniversary Event Announced (Yibada, 03.04.15)
  • China to publish records of Japan’s past militarism for WWII anniversary (Japan Times, 03.04.15)
  • Commentary: Time to Reflect on Past, Look to Future (cntv, 03.02.15)
  • Beijing, Moscow put pressure on Japan through the UN (Want China Times, 03.01.15)
  • China hails UN resolution on commemorating WWII 70th anniversary (Xinhuanet, 02.28.15)
  • UN resolution on WWII anniversary carries historical, practical significance: Chinese envoy (English Eastday, 02.27.15)
  • China, World Jewish Congress To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of Shanghai Ghetto Liberation (Jewish Business News, 02.25.15)
  • Chinese envoy calls on Abe to respect Murayama statement (Asahi, 02.13.15)
  • China to Rebuild Iconic Jewish Cafe from WWII (Yibada, 02.05.15)
  • China to Release Coins in Remembrance of World War II (Yibada, 02.03.15)
  • China Military Parade Commemorates End Of World War II, Aims To ‘Frighten Japan’ (International Business Times, 01.27.15)

 

Taiwan

  • Taiwan to show off advanced military hardware at WWII commemoration (Want China Times, 04.15.15)
  • Taiwan says remembering end of WWII won’t hurt ties with Japan (Today Online, 04.15.15)
  • Veterans to attend Taiwan military parade marking 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat (South China Morning Post, 04.14.15)
  • Taiwan to mark 70th anniversary of end of Second Sino-Japanese war (Focus Taiwan, 03.28.15)
  • Taiwan Rebuffs China’s Suggestion of Joint World War II Commemoration (Voice of America, 03.13.15)
  • ROC readies for WWII 70th anniversary (Taiwan Today, 03.10.15)
  • Taiwan to stage military display to mark WWII victory over Japan (Want China Times, 03.06.15)
  • Ministry of National Defense has yet to decide on military parade to celebrate end of WWII (China Post,02.12.15)
  • Taiwan tells China’s Communist Party to ‘stop exaggerating’ its forces’ role in second world war (South China Morning Post, 02.04.15)

 

Japan

  • The tune that Japan wanted after the war (Japan Times, 05.03.15)
  • Abe WWII apology not ‘necessary’ (Japan Times, 04.11.15)
  • Families of crewmen killed in Yamato sinking call for peace on 70th anniversary (Asahi, 04.07.15)
  • 70 years after WWII: The detainee list / Nurse survived ordeal of repatriation camp (Yomiuri, 04.06.15)
  • Paradise lost: War brought hell, starvation to Japanese immigrants in Palau (Japan Times, 04.06.15)
  • American prisoners of war in Japan were used for live experiments during World War II (Business Insider, 04.06.15)
  • 70 years after WWII / Once forgotten, Palau back in the spotlight (Yomiuri, 04.05.15)
  • Japan’s parliament unlikely to pass resolution apologizing for past aggression (Arirang, 04.04.15)
  • Nurse died of tuberculosis in camp / Long after war, Niigata man learns sister’s fate in N. Korea (Yomiuri, 04.02.15)
  • Draft diplomatic bluebook notes Japan’s ‘deep remorse’ over WWII, determination to protect territorial sovereignty (Japan Times, 04.01.15)
  • Japan PM Abe to craft war history comments with eye on U.S. (Reuters, 04.01.15)
  • Behind the Scenes / Abe must choose war anniversary words carefully (Yomiuri, 03.31.15)
  • 54.6% want Abe to say sorry in war speech and half oppose SDF bills: poll (Japan Times, 03.29.15)
  • Osamu Tezuka on war and peace (Yomiuri, 03.29.15)
  • Battle of Palau survivors’ group in Gunma to disband (Japan Times, 03.29.15)
  • Japanese flags begin journey home (from Astoria, OR, U.S.A) (Daily Astorian, 03.26.15)
  • Saitama city blocks ‘one-sided’ exhibit on ‘comfort women’ (Japan Times, 03.25.15)
  • Panel on war anniversary statement have heated debate on word ‘aggression’ (Japan Times, 03.24.15)
  • Reader Mail: “Not surrendering was even worse” (Japan Times, 03.21.15)
  • JFK nephew to join Gunma ceremony to unveil cenotaph for U.S. airmen killed in war (Asahi, 03.20.15)
  • Interview: War-experienced Japanese urge Abe to admit wartime aggression (Xinhuanet, 03.17.15)
  • Footage captures US air raids on Japan in dying days of WWII (Telegraph, 03.16.15)
  • Floating fortress Musashi, symbol of Japan’s naval ambitions, now a war grave (Japan Times, 03.16.15)
  • Statement adviser to Abe: Acknowledge Japan waged ‘war of aggression’ (Japan Times, 03.10.15)
  • Japan marks 70th anniversary of Tokyo firebombing, Abe pledges peace ahead of key war statement (Shanghai Daily, 03.10.15)
  • Japanese crew member of sunken WWII ship Musashi feels ‘sense of destiny’ (Star and Stripes, 03.09.15)
  • Deadly wartime firebombings of Tokyo and other Japanese cities largely ignored (Asahi, 03.09.15)
  • Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship (Associated Press, 03.05.15)
  • LDP vice president urges Abe to uphold past WWII apologies (Japan Times, 02.25.15)
  • A tug-of-war in Japan over Prime Minister Abe’s World War II anniversary statement (Fox News, 02.25.15)
  • Politician Urges Japan’s Premier to Stand by World War II Apologies (NYTimes, 02.24.15)
  • Crown Prince turns 55, calls for accounts of history to be passed down correctly (Japan Times, 02.23.15)
  • Obstacles abound as Abe tries to craft WWII 70th anniversary statement (Japan Times, 02.22.15)
  • Abe confidants among the 16 tabbed for ‘balanced’ panel on war anniversary statement (Asahi, 02.20.15)
  • Japan Post chief to head panel on Abe’s war anniversary statement (Asahi, 02.19.15)
  • Panel named to advise Abe on WWII statement (Japan Times, 02.19.15)
  • 70th anniversary statement must convey Japan’s contributions to world peace (Yomiuri, 02.19.15)
  • EDITORIAL: Opposition must push Diet debate in postwar landmark year (Asahi, 02.18.15)
  • Japan’s premier says he will uphold apology for its wartime aggression (Washington Post, 02.17.15)
  • Komeito urges Abe to retain remorse for ‘aggression’ in WWII statement (Japan Times, 02.17.15)
  • Abe’s Canberra speech set expectations high (Yomiuri, 02.17.15)
  • War-site tours set for Tokyo suburbs (Yomiuri, 02.16.15)
  • Japan, U.S. cooperating on joint document to mark 70th anniversary of war’s end (Asahi, 02.15.15)
  • Toshihiro Nikai a man to watch: Influential LDP politician has inside track with S. Korea (Asahi, 02.14.15)
  • 70th postwar year statement in works / Japan, U.S. to stress stronger alliance (Yomiuri, 02.14.15)
  • Famed Hiroshima paintings to be displayed in U.S. on 70th anniversary of atomic bombing (Asahi, 02.10.15)
  • Japanese government collects video accounts from World War II veterans (Yomiuri/Chicago Tribune, 02.09.15)
  • Editorial: Abe could learn from Weizsaecker (Asahi, 02.06.15)
  • Ruling bloc worried Abe will say wrong thing in WWII anniversary statement (Japan Times, 02.05.15)
  • Analysis: Abe pressed on wording of statement to mark war anniversary (Asahi, 02.05.15)
  • Editorial: Abe Has to Look Beyond World War II (BloombergView, 02.05.15)
  • Ruling coalition asks Abe to discuss war anniversary statement with other parties (Asahi, 02.04.15)

 

Asia-Pacific/Australia

  • USS Missouri hosts Kamikaze exhibit to mark 70th anniversary of attack (Japan Times, 04.12.15)
  • Photographers call on WWII veterans to sit for national archives album, Australia (ABC Sunshine Coast, 04.10.15)
  • Japanese Emperor Mourns World War II Dead on Peleliu (NBC, 04.09.10)
  • VOX POPULI: Imperial couple makes pilgrimage to Palau to show ‘war is wrong’ (Asahi, 04.09.10)
  • World War II veteran tells his story (Clark Fork Valley Press, 04.09.15)
  • Emperor Akihito Visits Former Pacific Island Battlegrounds (WSJ, 04.08.15)
  • 70 years after WWII / Once forgotten, Palau back in the spotlight (Yomiuri, 04.05.15)
  • Bodies of WWII Soldiers Found in Sealed Cave, Palau (Newser, 04.02.15)
  • Okinawa veteran recalls major World War II battle in Pacific (Delaware Newszap, 04.01.15)
  • Okinawa: Remembering all the dead (Maryland Reporter, 03.30.15)
  • No room for ‘snubbed’ Japanese war veteran at Iwo Jima memorial service (The Guardian, 03.30.15)
  • Palau president lauds Imperial Couple’s upcoming visit (Japan Times, 03.29.15)
  • Emperor, empress to visit Palau April 8-9 (Japan Today, 03.29.15)
  • Aussie returns for Ops Semut 70th anniversary, Bario, Malaysia (The Borneo Post, 03.28.15)
  • Sailing into Starvation Island: 70 years after the end of World War II, Peace Boat visits Guadalcanal (Natural Geographic, 03.22.15)
  • China, ROK cautious about 70th anniversary statement (Yomiuri, 03.22.15)
  • Former Enemies Mourn Iwo Jima Dead Together for 70th Anniversary (Bloomberg, 03.19.15)
  • Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa’s World War II history (CNN, 03.13.15)
  • Book Review: The Long Green Shore by John Hepworth, on Australians in WWII (Counter Punch, 03.06.15)
  • Opinion: EDSA, World War II, and generational storytelling, Philippines (Business World, 02.23.15)
  • Japan, Singapore, and 70 years of post-war ties (Strait Times, 02.11.15)
  • In Asia memories of the second world war still bring more recrimination than reconciliation (Economist, 02.07.15)

 

Eastern Europe/Russia

  • Kim Jong-un Won’t Attend World War II Celebration in Moscow (NYT, 04.30.15)
  • Pro-Putin biker gang sparks anger over World War II commemoration (News Talk, 04.15.15)
  • Judy Asks: Should Western Leaders Attend Moscow’s WWII Parade? (Carnegie Europe, 04.15.15)
  • Russia Bans Hollywood Film for ‘Distortion’ of World War II Past (Bloomberg, 04.15.15)
  • Czech president to meet Slovak Prime Minister at Moscow celebrations (Slovak Spectator, 04.13.15)
  • Thousands of Israeli Holocaust survivors still living in poverty, fighting for recognition (Haaretz, 04.13.15)
  • Russian Museum Closes Amid Scandal Over U.S. and British WWII Photos (Moscow Times, 04.12.15)
  • Survivors, veterans remember Buchenwald on 70th anniversary of liberation (photos) (Mass Live, 04.11.15)
  • Ukrainian Parliament Bans Communist, Nazi Propaganda (Radio Free Europe, 04.11.15)
  • Putin Proposes Amnesty For Up To 60,000 Russian Prisoners In Honor Of End Of World War II (International Business Times, 04.10.15)
  • Czech Leader Won’t Attend Moscow Parade After Criticism (New York Times, 04.10.15)
  • At Least 25 States to Take Part in WWII Victory Day Celebrations in Moscow (Sputnik, 04.04.15)
  • CSTO foreign ministers make Great Patriotic War victory anniversary statement (Belarusian News, 04.02.15)
  • Rossiya Segodnya Launches Part of Campaign for WWII Victory Anniversary (Sputnik, 04.02.15)
  • Moldovan president, veterans won’t go to Moscow for 70th anniversary of end of WWII (Star Tribune, 04.01.15)
  • Solberg drops trip to Moscow memorial (News in English, 03.26.15)
  • Bulgarian cabinet approves funds to mark 70th anniversary of end of World War 2 (Sofia Globe, 03.25.15)
  • Estonian World War II Refugee Story (Up North, 03.24.15)
  • Why Putin’s hosting Kim Jong Un (CNN, 03.20.15)
  • Russia Launches Multimedia Campaign to Commemorate WWII Victory (Sputnik, 03.19.15)
  • Russia says Chinese, North Korean leaders to attend WWII anniversary in Moscow (Reuters, 03.18.15)
  • Sisi to attend ceremony for 70th anniversary of Russian WWII end (Cairo Post, 03.18.15)
  • Putin: Attempts to Rewrite WWII History Aimed at Undermining Russia (Sputnik, 03.17.15)
  • Did the Soviets reach Seoul? Film explores the World War II liberation of Korea (Russia Beyond the Headlines, 03.11.15)
  • Bulgaria is the only country in the world where the number of Jews is bigger at the end of World War II than in its beginning: Parliament Speaker (Focus Information Agency, 03.10.15)
  • Some 100 events in ČR to mark end of World War II (Prague Post, 03.10.15)
  • Photography project hope to preserve “Signatures of War” (Russia Beyond the Headlines, 03.09.15)
  • Moscow condemns EU attempts to use Victory Day anniversary for attacks on Russia (Focus Information Agency, 03.05.15)
  • Belarus among initiators of UN resolution on WWII 70th anniversary (Belarusian News, 02.27.15)
  • Putin Orders Payment of $115 to WWII Veterans (Moscow Times, 02.26.15)
  • World War II veteran finally awarded medal recognising his bravery over 70 years ago (itv, 02.24.15)
  • Russia Pushes Patriotic Ringtones for Putin (Voice of America, 02.23.15)
  • Seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army (International Committee of the Fourth International, 02.16.15)
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters Jan. 21 that Kim Jong Un could attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (USA Today, 02.10.15)
  • Poland vs. Russia in a war of words, rents and history (DW, 02.06.15)
  • Putin Slams Attempts to ‘Falsify History’ Over World War II (Moscow Times, 02.04.15)
  • Russia, Poland clash over World War II remembrances in May (Associated Press, 02.03.15)
  • Ankara Discussing Possibility of Erdogan’s Visit to Moscow for Victory Day (Sputnik, 02.02.15)

 

Europe

  • Germany’s war remembrance : Guilt and reconciliation (The Economist, 05.02.15)
  • 12% of current Dutch population witnessed end of World War II (DutchNews.nl, 05.01.15)
  • Germans ‘no longer see World War II as a defeat’ (BT, 04.30.15)
  • Munich documentation center opens 70 years after end of WWII (Global Post, 04.30.15)
  • Letters from a war that ended a happy childhood (Ynet, 04.14.15)
  • Town set to go back in time for VE Day celebration, Doncaster, UK (The Star, 04.13.15)
  • Generations of Polish celebrate the 70th anniversary of Klub Polski (Bedfordshire on Sunday, 04.12.15)
  • Italian Holocaust survivors to skip Liberation Day parade after Jewish group banned (Haaretz, 04.06.15)
  • The Queen to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day at a Westminster Abbey service with veterans on May 10 before Spitfires take to the skies in historic celebration (Daily Mail, 04.02.15)
  • Residents invited to throw a street party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Devon, UK (Devon Gazette, 03.28.15)
  • Kissing Couples Urge End to Germany’s War of Words With Greece (Bloomberg, 03.23.15)
  • Photographer seeks veterans for WWII exhibit (Gloucester Times, 03.23.15)
  • Service to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day will be held at All Saints’ Church in Northampton (Northampton News, 03.19.15)
  • Remembrance: 70th anniversary of Dutch liberation by Canadian troops (The Star, 03.19.15)
  • Former allies to snub Russia’s WWII commemorations (Malaysia Insider, 03.19.15)
  • Who still owes what for the two World Wars? (CNBC, 03.18.15)
  • Record Number of Band of Brothers Actors to Attend 2015 Reunion in Normandy, France Marking the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II (Virtual Strategy, 03.17.15)
  • Street parties and a 1940s concert to celebrate VE-Day during long weekend of commemorate events in May (Daily Mail, 03.15.15)
  • Opinion: Merkel’s symbolic tardiness to Putin’s WWII celebration (DW, 03.12.15)
  • Greece Complains About Schaeuble in Deepening Conflict (Bloomberg, 03.12.15)
  • Merkel Plans to Skip Moscow World War II Victory Day Parade (Wall Street Journal, 03.11.15)
  • Germany: No Negotiation on Greek Compensation Claims for Nazi Atrocities in World War II (Nasdaq, 03.11.15)
  • Germany’s Merkel addresses WW2 reconciliation in Japan (BBC, 03.09.15)
  • VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations, KM Group appeal for wartimes memories and pictures, Kent, UK (KentOnline, 03.04.15)
  • QUIRKY WORLD … Rationing fashions on display at War Museum, London (Irish Examiner, 03.04.15)
  • Controversial German Expellees Group Takes New Tack (Wall Street Journal, 03.02.15)
  • New book alleges Allied soldiers ‘raped one million Germans after the end of Second World War’ (Daily Mail UK, 03.01.15)
  • A 550-pound unexploded bomb was found outside soccer stadium in Germany (Kansas City Star, 02.26.15)
  • Germany braces for first reprint of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto of hate since the end of Second World War (National Post, 02.25.15)
  • BBC to mark VE Day anniversary (Belfast Telegraph, 02.23.15)
  • Events planned throughout Cambridgeshire (UK) to commemorate 70 years since end of Second World War (Wisbech Standard, 02.23.15)
  • Welsh World War Two veterans receive Legion d’Honneur (BBC News, 02.20.15)
  • World War Inches Closer As Germany Intends To Change Defense Posture (Western Journalism, 02.18.15)
  • Hundreds of graves vandalized at Jewish cemetery in France (Mashable, 02.17.15)
  • Dresden bombing 70th anniversary: Archive footage of controversial WW2 campaign (International Business Times, 02.13.15)
  • Berlin films celebrate WWII heroes who resisted Nazis (Agence France-Presse, 02.13.15)
  • VE Day 70th anniversary to be marked with three days of national celebration (Telegraph, 02.12.15)
  • Skye to mark 70th anniversary of Staffin air crash (Scotsman, 02.12.15)
  • Opinion: The speech about history that made history (DW, 02.11.15)
  • Editorial: The Guardian view on second world war commemorations: don’t leave Dresden out of the story (The Guardian, 02.11.15)
  • Champaign World War II veteran to receive France’s highest honor (Wand 17, 02.11.15)
  • Germany rejects Greece’s demands for $200billion in WW2 reparations after country’s new prime minister says they had a ‘moral obligation’ to pay (Daily Mail, 02.09.15)
  • Greece to demand WWII reparations from Germany (Ekathimerini, Feb. 7; Japan Times, 02.09.15)
  • Large-scale 1940s-themed event planned in Boston to mark 70 years since VE Day (Boston Standard, 02.08.15)
  • Hope that new museum at Old Buckenham Airfield could open by November (Diss Express, 02.07.15)
  • Total Destruction: 70 years ago the Allies launched their historic raid on Dresden (Express, 02.06.15)

 

United States/North America

  • Protesters Press for WWII Apology from Japan Prime Minister (NBC Los Angeles, 05.02.15)
  • EDITORIAL: Abe’s speech lacked clear message of sympathy to people who have suffered (Asahi, 05.01.15)
  • Vet goes 6K miles to mark end of WWII (The Times, 04.15.15)
  • Dole Institute announces WWII letters online exhibition (University of Kansas, 04.14.15)
  • WWII slideshow to commemorate liberation of Netherlands, Canada (Campbell River Mirror, 04.14.15)
  • Exhibit at Naval Museum commemorates 70th anniversary of end of WW II (Pensacola Today, 04.14.15)
  • Anniversary of the concentration camps liberation, Dayton, OH (wdtn.com, 04.13.15)
  • New Truman library exhibit shows WWII at home, abroad (Columbia Daily Tribune, 04.12.15)
  • NCCC conference will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (Buffalo News, 04.12.15)
  • The Enola Gay: A Minor Mystery, Solved! (New York Times, 04.11.15)
  • Race against time: State begins World War II history project, Utah (Standard Examiner, 04.10.15)
  • Women in Aviation to be Honored April 19 at WWII… (War Birds News, 04.09.15)
  • World War II veterans remember: Tank unit commander Larry Lantow was lone survivor of three WWII brothers (Tulsa World, 04.06.15)
  • World War II veteran left college to unload ships (Desert Sun, 04.04.15)
  • Trinity atomic test site opening to face protest from residents, NM (Fox News, 04.02.15)
  • WWII veterans share memories on Chincoteague Island, VA (Demarva Now, 04.01.15)
  • Fort Miles to present living history on VE Day April 25, DE (Cape Gazette, 04.01.15)
  • Legacy Washington launches online profiles of World War II vets, WA (Daily Sun News, 03.31.15)
  • WWII vet, who installed first central Alabama telephone lines, reminisces on life’s work (Al.com, 03.31.15)
  • One of the Largest Gatherings of Vintage Warplanes Since World War II Is Coming to DC (Washingtonian, 03.31.15)
  • National Memorial Day Parade (Federal News Radio, 03.31.15)
  • Area World War II vets chosen for Honor Flight to see national memorial, Pittsburgh, KS (Joplin Globe, 03.30.15)
  • Tulsa’s only Medal of Honor recipient used flame thrower in fatal battle with enemy machine gunners (Tulsa World, 03.29.15)
  • Exhibit of women’s wartime clothing on display through D-Day, Columbia, MO (BND, 03.28.15)
  • A first-hand look at war (My Courier Journal, 03.27.15)
  • State seeks World War II veteran photos (Tri-City Herald, 03.26.15)
  • Trio of WWII veterans share their war stories at Kansas City Public Library, MO (Fox4KC, 03.25.15)
  • Maine veteran finally gets service medals for World War II efforts (BDN Maine, 03.24.15)
  • Bollinger donates millions to the National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA (WGNO abc, 03.24.15)
  • World War II veterans remember: Tulsa’s Mary Glass served as an Army nurse in the Pacific (Tulsa World, 03.23.15)
  • ‘Normandy’ writer to autograph books, NC (Fay Observer, 03.22.15)
  • Salem Band headed to D.C. for Memorial Day concert (Winston-Salem Journal, 03.22.15)
  • Exhibit marks anniversary of war’s end, FL (Sun Sentinel, 03.19.15)
  • World War II veteran awarded posthumous Purple Heart, 70 years after being shot down, CA (Fox News, 03.19.15)
  • Coffee Talk to focus on World War II WAC (Women’s Army Corps), Des Plaines, IL (Chicago Tribune, 03.18.15)
  • Like World War II veterans, Rosies are disappearing (The Telegraph, 03.18.15)
  • Daughter to Receive Purple Heart at Los Alamitos (CA) for Father, a WWII POW (Patch.com, 03.16.15)
  • Recently honored 100-year-old World War II veteran passes away (Chicago Tribune, 03.16.15)
  • Atlantic County Veterans Museum may open by end of year, NJ (Press of Atlantic City, 03.14.15)
  • ‘Bulge’ seminar series continues Tuesday, Clarksville, TN (The Leaf Chronicle, 03.13.15)
  • WWII Skiers-Turned-Soldiers Meet Servicemen Slope Side, NH (ABC News, 03.11.15)
  • Holocaust survivor: We will die here, no one will know the truth, NY (Poughkeepsie Journal, 03.11.05)
  • World War II veterans remember: Marine Bill Pummill survived three fierce island campaigns, OK (Tulsa World, 03.09.15)
  • ‘Hudson Valley Honor Flight’ movie documents World War II vets’ memories, NY (Daily Freeman, 03.08.15)
  • 2 area cities housed German, Italian POWs, MN (Tribune, 03.08.15)
  • Live Oak Public Libraries celebrate World War II anniversary, GA (WTOC, 03.08.15)
  • Movie sparks WWII memories, TN (Jackson Sun, 03.07.15)
  • 70 years later, Durham veteran recalls historic World War II battle, NC (WRAL, 03.06.15)
  • World War II pilots talk race then, now (Philadelphia Tribune, 03.06.15)
  • Spokane woman to be honored for role in WWII Dutch Resistance, WA (Spokesman, 03.06.15)
  • Haven Hospice recognizes 2 World War II veterans, FL (Suwannee Democrat, 03.05.15)
  • Service members retrace successful World War II mission (Belvoir Eagle, 03.05.15)
  • Flying through barriers: Exhibit details Muskegon men’s World War II service as Tuskegee Airmen, MI (Michigan Live, 03.04.15)
  • Exhibit tells the story of Lansing in wartime, MI (Lansing State Journal, 03.04.15)
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Says He Found A Sunken WWII Warship (Huffington Post, 03.04.15)
  • Spirit of ’45 Celebration Expands for 70th Anniversary of End of WWII, SC (Tribune, 03.04.15)
  • Program honoring American warriors buried overseas set to end (wthr, 03.03.15)
  • Wilma Foster’s Rosie story on her 90th birthday (Baltimore Sun, 03.03.15)
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket Company to Honor New York Area WW2 Veterans, NY (EPR Retail News, 03.02.15)
  • Tuskegee airman tells students of his long journey (Stars and Stripes, 02.27.15)
  • WWII memories sought for museum, Ashland, KY (Daily Independent, 02.27.15)
  • Past Tense Oregon: War posters go on display Saturday at Oregon Historical Society (Oregon Live, 02.27.15)
  • Park Ridge resident calls for recognition of special World War II anniversary, IL (Chicago Tribune, 02.27.15)
  • The Anne Frank Center USA is pleased to present “Artifacts and Memory: The Drawings of Nancy Patz” (PR Web, 02.26.15)
  • Photos From the Battle of Iwo Jima to Mark Its 70th Anniversary (Smithsonian, 02.24.15)
  • Book highlights Hampton Roads’ vital role in WWII, VA (Daily Press, 02.23.15)
  • Under Secretary Sherman to Deliver Remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on February 27, 2017 (US Department of State, 02.23.15)
  • WWII Journal: Natick’s Symonds helped soldiers find homes, did clerical work in Navy, MA (Metro West Daily News, 02.23.15)
  • WWII veterans series: Kermit George – Army/Pacific (News Sentinel, 02.23.15)
  • During World War II, she left the family farm in Alabama to work for the FBI (Alabama, 02.23.15)
  • WWII veteran remembers war 70 years later, TN (wbbjtv, 02.22.15)
  • 70 years later, Iwo Jima veterans recall the fight of their lives, Canton, OH (Inde Online, 02.22.15)
  • 2014 was record year for National World War II Museum, New Orleans (Fosters, 02.22.15)
  • No ‘Imitation’: Natick Museum Holds Collection Of WWII Enigma Machines (90.9 wbur, 02.20.15)
  • Norwegian, US partnership celebrated at Camp Ripley, Minn. (Duluth News Tribune, 02.19.15)
  • Iwo Jima veteran to share his story on 70th anniversary (Houston Chronicle, 02.18.15)
  • Government of Canada to commemorate 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands in 2015 (CNW, 02.17.15)
  • Spirit of 45: Marking the end of WWII -“Event to celebrate greatest generation” (abc 10 News, 02.13.15)
  • B-24 brings back World War II memories (Herald Tribune, 02.12.15)
  • Benicia museum (CA) to highlight the city’s arsenal during World War II (Times Herald, 02.12.15)
  • Obama to Snub Russia’s World War II Victory Day (Moscow Times, 02.10.15)
  • Iwo Jima veterans share stories on 70th anniversary (Richmond Times, 02.10.15)
  • Woman finds WWII albums; pictures from 1945-1946 (Fox, 02.09.15)
  • Who is the real Tokyo Rose? (Channel News Asia, 02.09.15)
  • Remembrance in Canada (Ottawa Citizen, 02.08.15)
  • World War II-era airplane on display at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FLA (My Sun Coast, 02.06.15)
  • New ‘Mighty Mo’ exhibit chronicles World War II era (Hawai’i Army Weekly, 02.06.15)
  • Elite Canada-US WWII Commando Unit Honoured in Washington (Epoch Times, 02.05.15)

 

Academic and Other Commemorative Events

  • WWII veteran to speak at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Rome Observer, 03.31.15)
  • Homeschoolers to discuss recycling during World War II, IL (Chicago Tribune, 03.11.15)
  • Explore Iconic Overseas World War II Sites with ABMC Apps (DigitalGov, 03.05.15)
  • Pupils are War Detectives, Swaffham Bulbeck, UK (Newmarket Journal, 03.03.15)
  • Nazis’ silence of the bells: Campus researcher speaks out (UC Berkeley, 02.25.15)
  • Discuss World War II Graphic Novel At Des Plaines History Center (Journal Online, 02.15.15)
  • University of California history professor talk on March 4 will explore the effects of the postwar alliance between the U.S. and Japan on collective memories of the war in both countries (California Lutheran University, 02.11.15)