WW II Pilot Who Broke Sound Barrier, Inspired Movie 'The Right Stuff' Chuck Yeager Dies, At 97Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97.
Missing Oakland WWII Pilot's Remains Recovered In Papua New GuineaThe Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Earl W. Smith, missing since his plane vanished in 1943, have been recovered at crash site in Papua New Guinea.
Two Injured In Vintage World War II Bomber Crash Near StocktonA vintage World War II bomber made an emergency landing Saturday night in a field near Stockton, injuring two of the three people who were aboard, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
Bay Area Holocaust Survivor Shares His Inspiring Escape Story With ThousandsFor sharing his Holocaust survivor story with tens of thousands of people in the last 16 years, this Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Herbert Heller.
'All-Out Effort': Bay Area Navy Veteran Recalls Vicious Iwo Jima Battle On 75th AnniversaryOn the 75th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima, two Bay Area men spoke about what it was like for those who were there and what it meant to those who followed them into military service.
California To Apologize To Japanese Americans For Mistreatment During WWIIThis week, the State of California is set to offer an official apology to Japanese Americans for mistreating them during World War II.
Speier Demands Benefits For Filipino War Heroes Who Fought For U.S. In World War IISpeier (D-San Mateo) met with veterans and local leaders in Daly City on Veterans Day to demand benefits for Filipino war heroes.
Retirement Home Compiles Stories Of Aging Bay Area WWII VeteransOn Veterans Day, it is hard not to reflect on the fact that one particular group of service men and women is disappearing quickly.
Memorial Service Honoring Lost WWII Submariners Held At Mare IslandA quiet ceremony was held at Mare Island to honor fallen WWII submariners who don't usually get a lot of fanfare.
Campaign To Rename Oakland Airport After Trailblazing Female PilotA grassroots campaign aims to rename Oakland International Airport after Maggie Gee, a pioneering female aviator and member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II.
Pearl Harbor Day Brings Back Memories For Walnut Creek Veteran
Now 97, Napa Navy Veteran Recalls Attack On Pearl HarborRetired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought Nazis As a Girl, Dies in Corte MaderaSonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died. She was 93.
Breed Defends 'Comfort Women' Memorial After Osaka Cuts Sister City TiesSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday responded to the mayor of San Francisco’s sister city, Osaka, Japan, after he cut ties between the two cities on Tuesday over San Francisco’s Comfort Women Memorial.
Bay Area Man Who Survived WWII Bataan Death March Dies At 100A San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II has died at age 100.