Obituaries

Eldridge Williams

Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, one of the last Tuskegee Airmen, passed away

On Feb. 13, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department honored “not only members of the Greatest Generation” but “the Greatest Generation Plus.” Three South Florida Tuskegee Airmen of the 26 surviving members of the first all-black military flying unit that was formed in 1941 were honored that day at Miami International Airport, reports the Miami Herald. As of …

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Canadian WWII Soldier given proper burial

Canadian WWII soldier given proper burial 70 years after his death

Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein has found a final resting place, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. He was buried with military honours on Wednesday at the Canadian War Cemetery some 70 kilometres from where he fought and was killed. Private Albert Laubenstein was …

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US military to exhume Pearl Harbor attack remains to identify troops

The US military plans to exhume the remains of 388 Americans killed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in an unprecedented attempt to identify troops using DNA testing. The effort will focus on sailors and marines from the USS Oklahoma who could never be identified, more than seven decades since the surprise attack …

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U-Boat Commander and KC-Holder Alfred Eick passed away

German U-Boat Commander and recipient of the Knight’s Cross Alfred Eick has passed away on 12 April 2015 in Bielefeld. Eick was born on 9 March 1916 in Essen and started his naval career in April 1937. Served on the Hermann Beitzen before transferring to the U-Boat force in November 1940, where he accompanied U-176 on her first two …

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