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B-17 wing panel to be enshrined at Hill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 4:11pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week, after a long trip around the country, an important piece of World War II history will arrive at Hill Air Force Base.On Thursday, a wing panel from an old B-17 bomber will arrive at the Hill Aerospace Museum, where it will be displayed in the museum's gallery.

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War's end: WSU student revels in Ogden canteen's history with research

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 6:54am

OGDEN -- One little brown hut.It's hard to believe such an unimposing structure -- long ago lost to time -- could play such a significant role in local history. But the Red Cross canteen, located outside the Union Station train depot in Ogden during World War II, would prove to be an important epicenter in the war effort here at home.

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Wyo. woman recovers class ring lost in WWII B-17 crash in South Pacific

Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal
Jan 26 2014 - 5:44pm

LANDER, Wyo.  -- Betty McAleenan held her high school class ring last week for the first time in 71 years. It was returned to her in a small ceremony held at the American Legion Hall in Lander.Betty, "94 and a half" years old, last saw the ring when she gave it to her first husband, Army Staff Sgt. Robert "Bob" Greibel, before he deployed to...

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VIDEO: Davis man builds B-26 model for his neighbor, a WW II pilot

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 19 2014 - 7:58am

BOUNTIFUL -- Zack Barlow figured the elderly man living across the street who daily raised the flag and saluted it every morning must have an interesting story to tell. So Barlow, who watched the flag going up every morning at 5 a.m. while taking his cat outside, decided to walk over and introduce himself.

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Pearl Harbor: Cadet corps honors memory of USS Utah

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 7 2013 - 10:03am

SALT LAKE CITY - In the early hours of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched their first attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Utah was the first ship to be hit and sunk.Many people may not be aware of her story and the 58 men who lost their lives that day, so the Great Salt Lake Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps will be recommissioning as the...

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Utah man comes across lost WWII Purple Heart medal

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Chris Carola, The Associated Press
Nov 1 2013 - 6:41am

ALBANY, N.Y. -- John J. Capper Jr. was suspicious when he received a call from a stranger claiming to have the lost medals his brother had earned while flying 35 missions in Europe as a tail gunner in B-17 bombers.

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B-17 wing panel to be enshrined at Hill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 4:11pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week, after a long trip around the country, an important piece of World War II history will arrive at Hill Air Force Base.On Thursday, a wing panel from an old B-17 bomber will arrive at the Hill Aerospace Museum, where it will be displayed in the museum's gallery.

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VIDEO: Davis man builds B-26 model for his neighbor, a WW II pilot

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 19 2014 - 7:58am

BOUNTIFUL -- Zack Barlow figured the elderly man living across the street who daily raised the flag and saluted it every morning must have an interesting story to tell. So Barlow, who watched the flag going up every morning at 5 a.m. while taking his cat outside, decided to walk over and introduce himself.

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They're the BOMBers: WWII history on display in Ogden

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A racy emblem adorns a B-17 bomber at Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Monday.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 19 2011 - 11:19pm

OGDEN -- Phil Cordova has spent his entire life around planes, but even he was struck by the history of the two on display in Ogden. On Monday, two restored World War II bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade," flew into Ogden-Hinckley Airport and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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VIDEO: Davis man builds B-26 model for his neighbor, a WW II pilot

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 19 2014 - 7:58am

BOUNTIFUL -- Zack Barlow figured the elderly man living across the street who daily raised the flag and saluted it every morning must have an interesting story to tell. So Barlow, who watched the flag going up every morning at 5 a.m. while taking his cat outside, decided to walk over and introduce himself.

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GALLERY: 71 years ago Pearl Harbor attacked

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, sailors on a small boat rescue a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Dec 7 2012 - 1:22pm

On Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sinking American ships.

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They're the BOMBers: WWII history on display in Ogden

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A racy emblem adorns a B-17 bomber at Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Monday.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 19 2011 - 11:19pm

OGDEN -- Phil Cordova has spent his entire life around planes, but even he was struck by the history of the two on display in Ogden. On Monday, two restored World War II bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade," flew into Ogden-Hinckley Airport and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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GALLERY: World War II veteran Ben Earl Fowler tours Hill Air Force Base on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

Nicholas Draney, Standard-Examiner staff, undefined
Aug 19 2011 - 3:15pm

World War II veteran Ben Earl Fowler tours Hill Air Force Base on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

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