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Collecting, Preserving and Sharing Oklahomaís WWII Experiences

Featured Stories

Over the years, The Oklahoman has given much coverage to the veterans of World War II - telling their stories, celebrating their lives and honoring their sacrifices. Below are 12 featured stories from The Oklahoman's archives, as well as a list of all our recent stories on World War II. To submit your story through the formal submission process click here.
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When the man his comrades called "Filthy McNasty" left the Army, he left just the way he came in - as a buck private.
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Scheffe and his 10-member crew documented in photographs a secret mission to drop atomic bombs.
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The last time Chet Peek was aboard a B-17 bomber he was 23 and thankful to be making his way home.
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Alvie Boles' World War II Army unit was 277-men strong. Now, he's ... the last one.
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They wore the uniforms of the USA in WWII. They are in their 80s now, but they donít forget.
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Descendants of wartime heroes recall achievements on the battlefield in debut of history center exhibit.
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Each year, J.Q. Lynd sends greetings to the few old buddies he has left. But it's not for a normal reason.
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With one exception, Bill Odgers' care packages included the usual items mailed from home.
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A black stone memorial will feature engraved sketches of the ship and the names of those killed.
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Joe Harold Britton and his fellow World War II veterans are racing against the clock. Racing to be remembered.
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In the belly of Hitler's Third Reich, Major and Manya Kornblit virtually gave up hope of freedom.
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The dedication of the USS Oklahoma Memorial was an important journey for those who survived the attack.
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In Navy annals, the USS Oklahoma City has an impressive record that goes with it on its last mission.
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While many other Japanese-Americans were in relocation centers, George T. Sakato became a hero.
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The landing diagram he unfolded on the eve of June 6, 1944, called for precision and overwhelming firepower.
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