world war II

West Virginia History
10:20 am
Thu October 23, 2014

October 23, 1943: German POWs Arrive at Camp Ashford

Camp Ashford was built in the summer of 1942 by Italian POWs, who stayed at the camp until the German prisoners arrived the following year.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online; The Greenbrier / The Greenbrier, Camp Ashford, White Sulphur Springs, World War II

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West Virginia History
10:22 am
Tue October 14, 2014

October 14, 1947: Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

Chuck served in California as a test pilot for high-speed planes. A year after breaking the sound barrier, he visited Charleston flying his Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star jet beneath the city's South Side Bridge.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Chuck Yeager, Lockheed P-80, Charleston, Lincoln County, World War II

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History & Culture
11:43 am
Fri February 7, 2014

W.Va. Group to Start 'Rosie The Riveter' Movement

Credit National Museum of American History / Smithsonian Institution

A West Virginia group dedicated to honoring the working women of World War II wants to start a national movement.
     "Thanks! Plain and Simple" executive director Ann Montague says a public meeting will be held Friday afternoon at Huntington's Pullman Plaza Hotel.

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West Virginia Morning
11:03 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Memories of Flying in WWII on this WV Morning

The children of the Appalachian Children's Cantare Chorus of Southern West Virginia perform on the north steps of the Capitol.
Credit Ashton Marra

On this WV Morning, World War II veteran William Sherman Beard of Hillsboro, West Virginia remembers flying B-24s over Europe. West Virginia University's Board of Governors is continuing its search for an interim president, and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin were joined by hundreds of West Virginians at the Capitol complex to celebrate their annual holiday gathering, 'Joyful Night.'

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TV Documentary
4:29 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

West Virginians Remember World War II

World War II Veteran Eddie Jackfert

West Virginia has one of the highest percentages of veterans of any state. And many of those veterans come from the "Greatest Generation," who saved the world from fascism.

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