They played a key role in storming the beaches at Normandy, but they don’t always get the recognition in the history books. On Saturday, dozens of World War II glider pilots from around the country met to share their stories at the Anoka County airport.
Augsburg College helped give a newly 100-year-old man quite the memorable birthday celebration. Edor Nelson was born in Dawson, Minnesota in 1914. He graduated from Augsburg in 1938, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
A paratrooper from World War II got the chance to relive that experience Saturday morning. The 89-year-old made an activities list for this year and the first request was to skydive with his grandchildren.
A Minnesota resident who survived the Holocaust three-quarters of a century ago has died at age 92. A spokesperson for the Jewish Community Relations Council confirmed that Ruth “Margot” DeWilde passed away over the weekend.
Dozens of local World War II veterans are back from a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. They flew out at 6:15 a.m. Saturday morning and returned home around 10:30 p.m.
When I say that “The LEGO Movie” is more subversive than anything Jean-Luc Godard put out after the mid-’60s, it’s because for there to be a subversion, you first have to ambush a group of people that weren’t planning on having their worldview altered.
A German federal prosecutor in charge of investigating Nazi crimes says he is recommending murder charges against a Minnesota man shown in a June AP report to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children.
“Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane,” said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator.
Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.
For most children, the police escort and limo would equal the ride of a lifetime, but for Dawson Parker and Terrique Powell on Wednesday, it was just the start. They got the red carpet treatment at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, riding in vintage World War II planes.
B-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren’t bingo numbers. They’re airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.
Have you ever thought about how you would celebrate your 90th birthday? The way Cocato native Carl Morris celebrated his may have you re-planning your party. Two weeks ago, Morris blew out the candles on his birthday cake. But our soggy weather delayed his birthday wish.
They used to cause startled glances, but now when war planes fly over one Minnesota town, people know it’s just one of their neighbors.
A World War II Veteran with a very unique story got to raise the American flag at Saturday’s Twins game. Sergeant Thomas Ritter and his wife, Peggy, have been Twins fans since the team moved to the Twin Cities from Washington DC.
Authorities are trying to figure out who desecrated the grave of a Minnesota World War II veteran.