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A row of yellow Piper J-3 Cubs

A row of yellow Piper J-3 Cubs

A row of yellow Piper J-3 Cubs (right), the primary trainer aircraft of the United States' Civilian Pilot Training program, line old Hale Field in Missoula in this 1940 photo from Ellis Photo Service.

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Chuck Burruss

Chuck Burruss

Eighty-year-old pilot Chuck Burruss stands near his 1941 Piper J-3 Cub that once belonged to Johnson Flying Service in Missoula, where it was used to train would-be pilots in the Army Air Force College Training Detachment. The flight training was done at the old Hale Field, near where Sentin…

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Piper Cub J-3

Piper Cub J-3

Burruss pulls a door closed at his home airfield where he keeps the Piper Cub and a Cessna 180 he flies. The Piper will soon join other former Johnson Flying Service planes on display at the Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula.

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WWII training plane with long Montana history headed for flying museum

WWII training plane with long Montana history headed for flying museum

CORVALLIS — They came from Houston; and Iron Mountain, Mich.; Jessup, Pa.; and Hollywood.

December 07, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

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For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

BUTTE — On Monday, two members of the Greatest Generation who both served during World War II will do something they’ve never done before: They’ll visit Washington, D.C.

October 20, 2014 10:17 am Photos

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WWII sailor, former forest ranger Karr remembered for multifaceted life

WWII sailor, former forest ranger Karr remembered for multifaceted life

MISSOULA — He was a torpedo man in World War II, a University of Montana graduate, a U.S. Forest Service ranger and a regional forester — Raymond Karr had nearly done it all.

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Finally home: WWII POW laid to rest after more than 70 years

Finally home: WWII POW laid to rest after more than 70 years

HELENA — A block off Augusta’s main street, right by the pool, stands a white building the Augusta Area Historical Society has dedicated as a museum of the history of the town.

September 20, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Evidence of internment remains at T-1 Building

Evidence of internment remains at T-1 Building

Fort Missoula is the largest intact World War II internment site in the United States.

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T-1 Building

T-1 Building

T-1 Building

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Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

In March, Tara Lee Holwegner-Bertucci, a Billings native who now lives in Reno, Nev., received devastating news. 

August 22, 2014 6:13 pm Photos

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Procession route

Procession route

Procession route for Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon.

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Bataan death march survivor dies in Wyoming

POWELL, Wyo. — Bill White, a Powell resident who survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during World War II, has died. He was 99.

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Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon in an undated family photo. Gordon died in France during World War II, and his remains were only recently identified.

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Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon in an undated photo. Gordon died in France during World War II, and his remains were only recently identified.

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Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon in an undated family photo. Gordon died in France during World War II, and his remains were only recently identified.

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Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon

Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon in an undated photo. Gordon died in France during World War II, and his remains were only recently identified.

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Town to honor soldier killed in World War II

Town to honor soldier killed in World War II

CASPER, Wyo. — The remains of an American soldier killed during World War II, buried for more than 70 years in an unknown grave in France, will be escorted on Sunday through Casper, where the fallen solider lived before enlistment.

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Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said.

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David Ignatius: Our cycles of national worry about military power

WASHINGTON — When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished Eisenhower against the backdrop…

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