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1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

SEATTLE — Montana native Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.

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Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute

Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute

Bataan Death March survivor Ben Steele picked up another honor Friday when U.S. Sen. Jon Tester stopped by the Billings veteran’s home.

January 17, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Who was Rodney Webber? Missoula man killed in WWII crash stumps investigators

Who was Rodney Webber? Missoula man killed in WWII crash stumps investigators

MISSOULA — Rodney Webber’s fate was sealed the day he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and took a ship to the United Kingdom to serve on a British bomber in World War II.

January 04, 2015 12:07 pm Photos

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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

December 07, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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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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