World War II
Months before the United States entered the war, Joe Hoppe enlisted in the Navy. He was inspired by seeing newsreels of the Nazi blitz of London.
By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — On this day 70 years ago, Auschwitz was liberated and my grandma Miriam, a prisoner there, was set free. Unlike other prisoners, who were forced on the Death March, my […]
Milton Kaplan finally got his due Friday.
As World War II raged across the Atlantic, thousands of German prisoners of war were held in camps around Chicago.
By Melissa Pierce & Marian Mangoubi, Producers of Born with Curiosity: The Grace Hopper Story CHICAGO (CBS) — On Veterans Day, we honor and remember the brave women and men who fought for and served our country. But […]
A 94-year old World War II veteran who received his Purple Heart 70 years late this August underwent surgery recently, and doctors found a piece of the shrapnel that wounded him.
A 14-year old suburban girl is on a mission to make sure the stories of World War Two veterans aren’t lost when they die, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
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.
President Barack Obama’s great uncle, Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and chemical engineer turned library pioneer, has died at the age of 89.
89 World War II veterans from Chicago just got to make an unforgettable journey, travelling to their memorial in Washington.
They come before dawn to Midway Airport: 89 veterans, most around 90 years old, going on a trip of a lifetime, thanks to Honor Flight Chicago. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.
Several commemorations have been planned throughout the Chicago area on Friday to honor the 70th anniversary of D-Day, bringing together communities and surviving veterans to tell their stories.
One of the last surviving U.S. sailors who helped board and capture the German submarine U-505 during World War II was at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U-boat’s capture.
World War II veterans – the so-called “greatest generation” – had a place of honor in Memorial Day ceremonies.
John Bock survived the Battle of the Bulge and went on to have a distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer, never discussing his bravery on the battlefield. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
David Hockberg escorted veterans of World War II on a journey to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor. It’s a free trip for the veterans arranged by Honor flight Chicago several times a year.
A World War II veteran from Palos Park was honored this afternoon because in the span of two weeks this summer, he is celebrating his 90th birthday and he and his wife are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary.
John Boyle found his path to God after walking into the hell of Dachau. He was a 19-year-old sergeant serving with the U.S. Army forces that liberated the infamous German concentration camp on April 29, 1945.
After spending almost 70 years, submerged in Lake Michigan salvage experts pulled an old World War II fighter plane out of the water on Friday.
A sunken World War II Wildcat Fighter has concluded its final fight–45 miles under the water to a safe harbor in Waukegan.