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World War II


Revisiting an Iconic Image in Construction

A WWII-era poster made in 1942 by Pittsburgh artist Howard Miller for the Westinghouse Company's War Production Coordinating Committee as part of a series to support the war effort has become an iconic image of female know-how and strength....


WWII Bomb Diffused After Construction Workers Report Find

Berlin police evacuated thousands of people from a central area of the German capital April 20 and shut down the main train station as a precaution while they defused and removed an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work....


Indiana to Demolish WWII Bunkers

A southern Indiana redevelopment group is moving ahead with the first phase of the planned demolition of nearly 180 World War II concrete bunkers that were once used to store explosive powder at an Army ammunition plant....


Area Evacuated After Construction Crew Finds Hand Grenades

Construction workers unearthed a box of hand grenades while digging a trench in Ballwin, Mo., Sept. 5. After the discovery, the St. Louis County Bomb Squad was called to check three grenades that a worker found approximately 2 ft....


Russian Fleet Team to Use Restored Crane to Recover WWII Transporter

Russian Northern Fleet specialists plan to retrieve a sunken WWII-era transporter with a restored self-propelled floating crane. According to Fleet Search and Rescue Operations Chief Captain 1st Rank Vladmir Gorban, crews will work through 2018 to restore the crane before using it to recover equipment on the Thomas Donaldson transporter, which sank to the bottom of the Arctic Sea in WWII, Tass.com reported....


Crews Find WWII Bombs on Busy Stretch of German Autobahn

BERLIN – A busy stretch of the German Autobahn near Hannover has been shut down after unexploded World War II-era bombs were located during construction work. Specialists unearthed a British bomb in one location, an American aerial mine in another and unidentified incendiary bombs in a third location, the dpa news agency reported Sunday....






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