Inside the USS Maryland when the Japanese attacked: Lawrence Pearl Harbor survivor recalls Dec. 7, 1941
As Japanese torpedoes pierced neighboring battleships and shells hit his own the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Vincent Muirhead was deep inside the USS Maryland. From his battle station in the Maryland’s fire control center, Muirhead couldn’t see the destruction around him. But through radio headsets and communications from sailors above, he got a "view” of the USS Arizona in flames and the USS Oklahoma rolling over next to the Maryland.
Translated and saved by longtime KU professor, ‘Research Report No. 120’ credited with prompting Japan’s apology to 'comfort women'
Grant Goodman, a longtime Kansas University history professor, naturally had many personal papers. KU’s Spencer Research Library now houses 9 linear feet of them, divided amongst numerous boxes, gathered from Goodman’s home after his death in 2014.
Kansas housed thousands of POWs during World War II; town celebrates history as Guantanamo concerns grow
As political leaders in Kansas speak out against the idea of moving "enemy combatants" from Guantanamo Bay to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, one Kansas town is celebrating its history of housing German prisoners of war during World War II. What remains of Camp Concordia in north-central Kansas has recently been restored and is now open to visitors. By Peter Hancock
Seventy years ago today, during the final stages of World War II, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. American newspaper headlines heralded the bomb as a military triumph and scientific breakthrough. Without question, it was both. On the ground in Japan, it also was a horrific, fiery event the likes of which the world had never seen. Here are reflections on Hiroshima from several Lawrence community members. By Sara Shepherd
Once a month, a group of Presbyterian Manor residents gather at the Lawrence retirement community to swap stories of serving in World War II, whether they were dodging kamikaze pilots or being held as prisoners of war.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this week we are publishing historic columns from noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle, courtesy of Scripps Howard.
As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.
With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy's Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers."
A bill to honor 37 servicemen from a small northeast Kansas town who died in World War II is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature.
About 120 survivors of the Pearl Harbor bombing commemorated the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago by observing a moment of silence on Wednesday.