This 12-Year-Old Boy Fought on a World War II Battleship and Became the Nation's Youngest Decorated War Hero
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Updated: April 10, 2024 | Originally Published: December 19, 2012 ..read more
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To Help the Allied War Effort, These Scientists Got Drunk on Nitrogen
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During World War II, British researchers conducted tests on themselves to gauge how submariners' brains would function at extreme depths ..read more
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A Young Sailor's Remains Have Been Identified Eight Decades After He Died at Pearl Harbor
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David Walker was a 19-year-old mess attendant aboard the USS "California" when Japan launched its surprise attack ..read more
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This Museum Lets Visitors Talk to A.I. Copies of World War II Veterans
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Eighteen Americans who participated in the war effort each answered up to 1,000 questions on camera to create their interactive video likenesses ..read more
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'Oppenheimer' Opens in Japan Eight Months After Worldwide Release
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The acclaimed biopic of the Manhattan Project's leader has been met with mixed reviews by Japanese audiences ..read more
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Manhattan Project Report Signed by J. Robert Oppenheimer Sells at Auction
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The document was "likely the very first publicly available report on the creation of the bomb," according to RR Auction ..read more
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Family Finds Stolen Japanese Artifacts While Cleaning Out an Attic in Massachusetts
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The FBI has returned the rare objects to Okinawa, where they were looted during World War II ..read more
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Mysterious World War II Plane Propeller Found in Scottish Peat Bog
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The object likely broke off a doomed plane during a crash on the isle of Arran ..read more
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World War II 'Rumor Clinics' Helped America Battle Wild Gossip
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Newspapers and magazines across the United States published weekly columns debunking lurid claims that were detrimental to the war effort ..read more
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Climate Change May Unearth Cold War-Era Nuclear Waste Stored by the U.S. in Other Countries
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A new report finds that melting ice and rising sea levels could disturb radioactive contamination left over from American nuclear tests after World War II ..read more
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