World War II

65 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, retired Lieutenant Commander Joseph Langdell, a USS Arizona survivor, recalls the experience at a memorial in 2006. (Durova/Creative Commons)

Oldest Survivor Of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 100 In Yuba City

The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

02/10/2015

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Congress Honors Elite U.S.-Canadian Unit From WWII Led By ‘Fighting’ General From San Francisco

The Congressional Gold Medal is being awarded Tuesday to 1st Special Service Force— a World War II fighting group made up of 1,800 Americans and Canadian that also known as the “Devils Brigade” and were feared by the Germans. The unit’s commander was San Francisco-born Robert T. Frederick.

02/03/2015

A boy adjusts the flag on a gravestone at the Presidio Cemetery in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

World War II Airman To Be Buried In Oakland After Remains Found 60 Years Later

A World War II airman whose remains were found more than 60 years after he was shot down over Germany is set to buried in Oakland.

10/20/2014

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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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A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot.

New Bones Discovery Unearths Spinosaurus; Bigger Than T. Rex, Known To Swim

Archaeologists believe some lost dinosaur bones unearthed nearly a century ago of a creature bigger than a T-Rex may have belonged to one of the weirdest creatures to ever roam the Earth.

09/12/2014

Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini (credit: Universal Pictures)

‘Unbroken': First Trailer For Angelina Jolie’s Louis Zamperini Biopic Released

Preview the Jolie-directed film about the late Olympian and World War II hero, here…

07/11/2014

Purple Hears are displayed before a Purple Heart ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center April 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. Six soldiers were awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Palo Alto World War II Hero To Receive Medals Promised But Never Received After Battlefield Injuries

A 90-year-old Palo Alto army veteran will be formally recognized Wednesday evening for his bravery and service in World War II with the medals he was promised by the military, but never received.

06/04/2014

A bomb squad detonates grenades in the front yard of a home on the 15000 block of Chelsea Drive in San Jose, June 27, 2013. (CBS)

WWII Grenades Found In San Jose Home, Detonated In Front Yard

The Santa Clara County sheriff’s bomb squad disposed of three World War II-era hand grenades found in a home near San Jose Thursday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

06/27/2013

Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN, addresses personnel aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Adm. Mountbatten (center) on flight deck. (credit: Wayne Miller/Department of Defense)

World War II Photo/Documentarian Wayne Miller Dies At 94

Wayne F. Miller, who produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II & created a ground-breaking series of portraits, has died…

05/22/2013

Scene from "Lore" (credit: Music Box Films)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Lore’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Lore,” a German-language film that chronicles the Post-World War II journey of a group of children…

03/01/2013

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