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Thursday, May 29 at 9:41 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lagny le Sec, France (NNCNOW.com) - Across the Atlantic, in a small French village, an American airman from Duluth is celebrated as a hero.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Wilber Littler was born in 1915 and grew up on a small farm in the Cass Lake, MN area. Times were tough, especially during the Depression, and survival literally meant relying on your skills as a farmer, hunter and fisherman. Money and jobs were scarce.