Tag Archives: World War II

TOKYO, Japan- Sept. 2, 1945- Allied sailors and officers watch Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur sign documents during the surrender ceremony aboard USS Missouri. U.S Army photo

World War II ended 70 years ago on Sept. 2. Here are a few things you may not know about the end of the war.
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The Enola Gay now sits on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. DoD photo by Kevin O'Brien

The Enola Gay and its story continue to fascinate long after Aug. 6, 1945, when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, helping end WWII.
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter leaves a wreath at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial during a trip to Germany. DoD photo by Kevin O'Brien

There are many worldwide tributes to the victims of the Holocaust, but one of the most unique is in the heart of Berlin, where Hitler’s Nazi regime once reigned.
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May 8, 1945, marked the toppling of Hitler’s Nazi regime and the end of World War II on the Western front. It’s a day the world should never forget.
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The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award bestowed upon servicemen and women for personal acts of valor.  Get to know a few of those decorated veterans here.

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award given to service members. Get to know a few of the recipients here.
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