On this day in history, Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack kills 2,403 Americans, launches US into WWII
Japan launched a shocking surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor on this day in history, Dec. 7, 1941. It thrust the United States into World War II and changed history in an instant.foxnews.com
On this day in history, Nov. 30, 1874, indomitable British statesman and WWII hero Winston Churchill is born
Winston Churchill was born to a prominent British father and wealthy American mother in Oxfordshire, England, on this day in history, Nov. 30, 1874. He was voted the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll.foxnews.com
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew di[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events. Safety recommendations made following aircraft accidents at similar events have focused on protecting spectators, pilot medical fitness and aircraft maintenance. On Monday, officials identified the six men killed Saturday when a World War II-era bomber and a fighter plane collided and crashed in a ball of flames at the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show.news.yahoo.com
Dallas air show victims named; NTSB investigation underway
Officials have released the names of the six people killed in a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show. The Commemorative Air Force, which put on the show, on Monday identified the victims as: Terry Barker, Craig Hutain, Kevin “K5” Michels, Dan Ragan, Leonard “Len” Root, and Curt Rowe.news.yahoo.com
6 killed after vintage aircraft collide at Dallas air show
Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground in a ball of flames during a Dallas air show, leaving six people dead, officials said. National transportation officials were investigating the cause of Saturday's collision, which came three years after the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven, and amid ongoing concern about the safety of air shows involving older warplanes. The company that owned the planes flying in the Wings Over Dallas show has had other crashes in its more than 60-year history.news.yahoo.com
Two aircraft collide, crash during Dallas air show
Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground Saturday during a Dallas air show, exploding into a ball of flame and sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky. Anthony Montoya saw the two planes collide. “The videos are heartbreaking,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson wrote on Twitter, adding that the National Transportation Safety Board had taken control of the crash scene with local police and fire providing support.news.yahoo.com
Documentary film crew looking for WWII plane discovers piece of space shuttle Challenger off Florida coast
Part of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger has been found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, NASA announced Thursday. The buried part is believed to be from the shuttle’s belly.foxnews.com
On this day in history, Nov. 7, 1962, transformative first lady Eleanor Roosevelt dies in NYC home
Eleanor Roosevelt, who served as first lady for 12 years, died on this day in history, Nov. 7, 1962, after carving out her own legacy as one of the most influential women in American history.foxnews.com
Radioactive waste found at Missouri elementary school
There is significant radioactive contamination at an elementary school in suburban St. Louis where nuclear weapons were produced during World War II, according to a new report by environmental investigation consultants. The report by Boston Chemical Data Corp. confirmed fears about contamination at Jana Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District in Florissant raised by a previous Army Corps of Engineers study. The new report is based on samples taken in August from the school, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.news.yahoo.com
With far-right leaders, Italy remembers WWII roundup of Jews
Italy’s far-right political leadership marked the 79th anniversary of the World War II roundup of Rome’s Jews on Sunday with calls for such horror to never occur again, messages that took on greater significance following a national election won by a party with neo-fascist roots. Giorgia Meloni, who is expected to head Italy’s first far-right-led government since the war’s end, phoned the leader of Rome’s Jewish community, Ruth Dureghello, to commemorate the anniversary, according to a community spokesman. Meloni said in a statement that the anniversary serves as a “warning so that certain tragedies never happen again.”news.yahoo.com
US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'
The U.S. deputy secretary of state says the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is building closer ties with China.
Bob Dole, WWII hero and former Republican presidential candidate, dies at 98
Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.
Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black veterans who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war.