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70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.

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70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., wipes tears from his eyes after Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Larry Spencer, honored him with the Presidential Unit Citatio…

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70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Larry Spencer, right, stand together as they honor Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., center, with the Presidential Unit C…

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70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., presents Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., with the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Pe…

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

BEIJING (AP) — China opened Tuesday an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

Liu Yunshan, left, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression commemorating the World War II victory over Japan, in B…

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

Soldiers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force division stand in lines during the opening ceremony of the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression commemorating the World War II victory over Japan, in Beijing Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Soldiers and…

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

Chinese soldiers and students bow during a commemoration service outside the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Soldiers and children stood in silence outside the museum at the opening ceremony for the "Great Victo…

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

A visitor takes a picture as he tours the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression after its official opening, in Beijing Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Soldiers and children stood in silence outside the museum in suburban Beijing at the opening ceremony for the "…

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China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

Visitors to the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression look at the weapons used by the Japanese army during World War II, in Beijing Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Soldiers and children stood in silence outside the museum in suburban Beijing at the opening cerem…

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

In this June 29, 2015 photo, Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which mean “Battleship Island,” is seen off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Japanese officials expressed elation Monday, July 6, 2015, over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for…

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

In this June 29, 2015 photo, a forlorn building is seen on Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which mean “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Japanese officials expressed elation Monday over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage sta…

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists visit Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which mean “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Japanese officials expressed elation Monday over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 hist…

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists visit Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which mean “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Japanese officials expressed elation Monday, July 6, 2015, over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage sta…

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Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists take a photo during a visit to Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which mean “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. Japanese officials expressed elation Monday, July 6, 2015, over the U.N. cultural body's appro…

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'Candy Bomber' drops sweets from Utah's air for July 4

OREM, Utah (AP) — A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II parachuted sweets down to Orem to celebrate Independence Day.

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Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

This photograph provided by the National World War II Museum, shows the piece of shrapnel tore through Rothacker Smith’s shirt and into his shoulder on December 26, 1944 in Sommocolonia, Italy. It was not removed from his shoulder until 1954. The exhibit is just one small reminder of the sac…

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Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.

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Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

Taiwan's military special forces "frogmen" pass in front of thousands of spectators in a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, at the military base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern mili…

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