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Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothersCoast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.
  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers

    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.

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  • NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe

    Dec. 5, 2019 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018. It's on a bold mission to the Sun. No spacecraft has ever flown this close to the Sun. The Sun is a cauldron of hydrogen atoms that fuse to form helium. It's a powerful chemical reaction. It emits enough light and heat to give light and heat to Earth. Yesterday NASA announced the probe's first findings.

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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary

    Aug. 26, 2019 - The D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) was a success. It led to the liberation of Paris that summer. In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.

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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech

    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. Enemy lines were in Nazi-occupied France. Paratroopers would then mark seven drop zones. The markers were for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

    May 8, 2019 - During World War II, 16,112,566 American soldiers served worldwide. They served in the US Army, Navy or Marines.* They each have a story to honor. At the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, there is a wall of 4,048 gold stars. The stars honor the 405,399 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Seventy-four years ago today, the Allies declared Victory in Europe (V-E) after liberating Europe from Hitler's Nazi Germany.

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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 2)

    Vito Pedone and Geraldine "Jerry" Curtis were both US Army Air Force officers during WWII. They met in England while training for D-Day.

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  • USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    USS Iowa played role in D-Day

    March 12, 2019 - Four mighty, Iowa-class battleships were built during World War II - the USS Iowa, USS Missouri, USS New Jersey, and USS Wisconsin. All four are now living history museums.

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  • Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    Pathfinder pilot recalls D-Day

    May 24, 2019 - First Lieutenant David Hamilton was 21 when he climbed into a C-47 airplane on June 5, 1944. It was the night before D-Day. He was at the North Witham Air Field in England. He was the pilot of plane #14 of 20 Pathfinder aircraft. They were preparing to depart for a stretch of the Normandy coast.

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    WWII 'Gooney Birds' depart for Normandy

    May 20, 2019 - Ten C-47 "Gooney Bird" airplanes, flown during World War II, left Sunday from Connecticut. The planes are returning to Normandy, France for the 75th D-Day anniversary. The flights honor the sacrifice of millions of soldiers, sailors, pilots, paratroopers, flight nurses, and the civilians who supported them. It's being organized by the D-Day Squadron.

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  • People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    People of D-Day: 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

    Feb. 25, 2019 - The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion was the only unit of African American soldiers to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

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  • Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jan. 27, 2019 - On this day 74 years ago, the Soviet Union liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. In spring 1945, British soldiers liberated the Bergen-Belsen camp in northern Germany. And United States soldiers liberated Dachau, the first camp Nazi Germany opened in 1933 in southern Germany. The Soviet Union, Britain and the United States were Allies.

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  • Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears

    Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears

    Jan. 11, 2019 - The 75th anniversary of D-Day is June 6, 2019. Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.

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  • Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000

    Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000

    Jan. 9, 2019 - In 1942 and 1943, copper was needed to make war materials. World War II (1939-1945) was raging. In the United States, millions of pennies were made by coating steel with zinc. The pennies were called steelies. A small number of copper pennies were made in error. In 1947, Don Lutes, Jr., a sixteen year old student in Massachusetts, received one. It was in his change after purchasing lunch at his high school cafeteria. That coin will go up for auction Thursday by Heritage Auctions. It could fetch more than $200,000.

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  • Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve orbiting the moon. They were the Apollo 8 astronaut crew. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.

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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Imagine operating a ship on the Great Lakes in 1898. August and Herman Schuenemann, brothers, annually made the treacherous trek on icy waters to sell and give away Christmas trees at Chicago's waterfront.
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  • NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe
    Dec. 5, 2019 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on its audacious mission to the Sun in 2018. No spacecraft has ever flown this close to the Sun. The Sun is a cauldron of hydrogen atoms fusing to form helium. It's a powerful chemical reaction that emits enough light and heat to keep planet Earth habitable some 93 million miles away. Yesterday NASA announced the probe's first findings.
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.
    Read More
  • NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe NASA announces first findings of Parker Solar Probe
    Dec. 5, 2019 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018. It's on a bold mission to the Sun. No spacecraft has ever flown this close to the Sun. The Sun is a cauldron of hydrogen atoms that fuse to form helium. It's a powerful chemical reaction. It emits enough light and heat to give light and heat to Earth. Yesterday NASA announced the probe's first findings.
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