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World War II

  • Making a Difference: Richard I. Bong Memorial Center

    Thursday, May 29 at 10:41 PM

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center opened its doors to the public in 2002 in memory of a farm boy from Poplar who went on to become the flying "Ace of Aces."

  • 21 gun salute to departed comrades at Cloquet Memorial Day commemoration

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Northlanders gathered in Cloquet today to remember our fallen war heroes. The Cloquet Honor Guard gave a 21 gun salute to departed comrades.

  • 7th Honor Flight Northland set to take off next weekend

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Honor Flight Northland is set to take off on its seventh flight in just about a week. The special journey to Washington, D.C. gives World War 2 and Korean War Veterans an opportunity for reflection, and in some cases, closure.

  • Fading Glory: Part 4

    Normandy, France (NNCNOW.com) - With the passage of seven decades, this D–Day anniversary may be the last time many of the brave men who participated in that assault may get a chance to visit the beaches in Normandy where they fought so hard and lost so many.

  • Fading Glory: Part 3

    Lagny le Sec, France (NNCNOW.com) - Some 80 million people died in the Second World War. The long and bloody war lasted six years. One group of airmen is attributed with helping to shorten that war through its clandestine efforts to aid the resistance movements in France, Norway, Denmark, Italy and other occupied nations.

  • Fading Glory: Part 2

    Lagny le Sec, France (NNCNOW.com) - Across the Atlantic, in a small French village, an American airman from Duluth is celebrated as a hero.

  • Fading Glory: Part 1

    Lagny le Sec, France (NNCNOW.com) - A decades old mystery is solved as a Northland family travels to France to honor a loved one claimed in World War Two.

  • Major Richard Bong's WWII rivals visit his center in Superior

    A group of World War Two fighter pilots was in the Northland in September, 2013 to hold a reunion. They visited the museum in Superior that's named after America's top gun of all times, Richard I. Bong.

  • Pearl Harbor survivor Gordy Caza in his own words

    In 2007, we talked with survivor Gordy Caza of Cloquet about his Army service at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was a 17 year old Army truck driver and he tells us about that day in his own words.

  • Northland "Band of Brothers” Hero recalls WWII

    International Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- One of the most heroic units in the Second World War is Easy Company of the 101st Airborne known as “The Band of Brothers”.

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