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Bomb Squad Detonates WWII Grenade Found In South San Francisco Home

A bomb squad was called to a South San Francisco home on Friday after a live World War II-era hand grenade was discovered in a garage, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

07/31/2012

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Bay Area WWII Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

A Bay Area soldier who died during World War II will be buried near his boyhood home after his remains were discovered on a remote island in the South Pacific.

07/09/2012

Claudia and Charles de Gull, have two eggs in a nest they built atop a 5-inch cannon on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco Bay.

Pair Of Gulls Nesting On WWII Ship In SF Bay Expecting Chicks

A pair of Western Gulls with a nest on a famous World War II ship docked along San Francisco’s waterfront are about to become parents.

07/06/2012

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Sausalito Homeowner Finds WWII Grenade In Front Yard

A Sausalito resident replacing a mailbox post found a potentially explosive surprise on Wednesday – a World War II-era grenade buried in the front yard, police said.

06/08/2012

A woman looks at an exhibit in Richmond's 'Rosie The Riveter' Visitor's Center.

Richmond’s Rosie The Riveter Visitor Center Opens, Commemorates WWII

Richmond’s Rosie The Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park opened a new visitor’s center this weekend that details the city shipyard’s vital role in the war.

05/27/2012

Tuskegee Airmen arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Tuskegee Airmen Honored At San Francisco Documentary Screening

Several Tuskegee Airmen were in San Francisco Tuesday night to attend a screening of a documentary that tells the story…

02/22/2012

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WWII Navy Vet Receives Long Overdue Honor At Moffett Field

In the naval battles of the Second World War, there were many acts of heroism. But what Carl Clark did wasn’t recognized until Tuesday at Moffett Field

01/17/2012

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WWII-Era Hand Grenade Found By San Anselmo Work Crew

A World War II-era hand grenade was found near a creek bed in San Anselmo Thursday, police said.

01/13/2012

USS West Virginia (BB-48) afire forward, immediately after the Japanese air attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Tennessee (BB-43) is on the sunken battleship's opposite side. (US Navy)

70 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Survivor To Speak Aboard Alameda’s USS Hornet

Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which left 2,402 Americans dead and drew the country into World War II. A Bay Area survivor is the main speaker at the remembrance onboard the USS Hornet in Alameda.

12/07/2011

Fred Korematsu, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1998. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Honors Man Who Refused WWII Internment

Californians are observing the first official statewide day set aside to honor Fred Korematsu, who fought the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.

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