U.S. Navy Clears Names of Black WWII Sailors Wrongly Convicted in 1944 Port Chicago Blast

Washington, D.C. – Nearly eight decades after an egregious injustice, the U.S. Navy has officially cleared the names of 40 Black sailors who were wrongfully convicted in the aftermath of the 1944 Port Chicago disaster. This historic event not only marked one of the deadliest munitions explosions during Worldwell War II but also a significant legal and civil rights battle over racial discrimination within the U.S. military. On July 17, 1944, a devastating explosion at …

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Orillia Honors WWII Hero with New Waterfront Monument, Sole Survivor Recounts Fateful Day

Orillia, Ontario — A poignant chapter in Orillia’s history was honored on Sunday as the city commemorated the unveiling of a new World War II monument dedicated to the tragic explosion of the Fairmile Q116. This event was particularly significant as Norman Johnstone, the last living witness and survivor of the incident, was present among the hundreds of spectators and officials gathered at the scenic waterfront ceremony. The monument serves as a somber reminder of …

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Royal Navy Veteran recalls near-death experience during WWII tragedy involving 31 casualties

Bath, UK – A former Royal Navy veteran, Stan Ford, celebrated his 99th birthday on May 7th with memories of a harrowing experience during World War II. Serving on HMS Fratton just off the coast of Normandy shortly after D-Day, Ford survived a devastating explosion that claimed the lives of 31 crew members, leaving him with life-long injuries. The tragic incident occurred when a suspected midget submarine targeted HMS Fratton, causing a massive explosion that …

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Navy Safely Detonates WWII Bomb on Seaham Beach – Watch the Controlled Explosion!

Seaham, England – A potentially dangerous situation unfolded on a beach in Seaham when the Navy detonated a Second World War bomb. The Navy was called in to carry out a controlled explosion at Noses Point car park after emergency services were alerted to the presence of the unexploded ordnance. The A182 road was briefly reopened before authorities closed it again to ensure the safety of the public during the detonation process. Police confirmed the …

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Beloved WWII Veteran’s Cold Case Murder Finally Solved After 50 Years

Vero Beach, Florida – A decades-old cold case has been solved as the killer of WWII veteran turned Florida milkman, Hiram “Ross” Grayam, has finally been identified. Grayam went missing in April 1968 after delivering milk and was later found dead along with his milk truck deep in the woods of Vero Beach, Florida. It took over 56 years for authorities to unmask the person responsible for his “execution style” murder. The breakthrough in the …

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Unexploded WWII Bombs Pose Risk in Residential Area, Company Reports

Plymouth, England – St. Michael Avenue, located approximately 800m west of HMNB Devonport, is an area with a historical significance dating back to World War II. During the war, the city of Plymouth was a major target for the Luftwaffe, resulting in over 2,500 high explosive bombs being dropped, many of which struck residential areas. According to 1st Line Defence, a company specializing in managing risks associated with unexploded bombs, it is estimated that around …

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Unexploded WWII Bomb Evacuates Thousands in Plymouth: Bomb Squad Prepares for Removal

Plymouth, United Kingdom – Thousands of residents in Plymouth, United Kingdom, have been forced to evacuate their homes as bomb disposal experts prepare to remove an unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in a residential back garden. The discovery of the 500kg German bomb, known as an unexploded ordnance (UO), prompted Devon and Cornwall Police to declare a major incident, leading to the evacuation of over 3,000 people from properties within a 309-meter radius of …

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