WWII

In England, there's something known as the "Dunkirk spirit," shorthand for coming together in times of adversity. It refers to the heroic evacuation of British troops by British civilians in small boats at the beginning of World War II — and it's a story director Christopher Nolan has wanted to tell for a long time.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

It has been more than 70 years since the end of World War II, but that does not mean debris of the war's industrial production has gone away.

Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, some Americans have never stopped believing that President Franklin Roosevelt let it happen in order to draw the U.S. into World War II.

"It's ridiculous," says Rob Citino, a senior researcher at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. "But it's evergreen. It never stops. My students, over 30 years — there'd always be someone in class [who'd say], 'Roosevelt knew all about it.'"

Heritage Moments: America’s first spymaster and what Buffalo taught him about secrecy

Jul 18, 2016
National Archives and Records Administration

Wild Bill Donovan he was called, the most famous son of Buffalo’s Old First Ward. He was the man who basically invented America’s intelligence apparatus, having founded and directed the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the spy agency that eventually became the CIA.


Office of Congressman Chris Collins

A local World War II veteran received some long overdue honors on Saturday.

World War II veteran honored 69 years later

Nov 10, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A 92-year old World War II veteran who served in the first African-American female battalion has received several military honors. Private Indiana Hunt-Martin was honorably discharged from the military 69 years ago Monday.

WWII aircraft visit Buffalo

Jul 18, 2012
Jim Ranney

The B-17 "Flying Fortress," which belongs to the Liberty Foundation, is on a national tour of more than 40 cities in what it calls a Salute to Veterans. 

This particular plane was built toward the end of World War II and never saw any combat, but has been painted in the colors of the original Memphis Belle that flew countless missions with the 91st bomb group of the 8th Airforce.  It was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions, something pilot Bob Hill says was unheard of. 

Many of the planes and thousands of crew members were lost during the war.