World War II News

Lawsuit Filed Against Charter Firm Over Fatal Crash of WWII-Era Plane

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners and operators of a World War II-era airplane that crashed at a Connecticut airport last October, killing seven people. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state Superior Court by survivors of the crash …

Former Police Officer, Insurance Analyst Among B-17 Victims

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport, officials and relatives said Thursday. The World War II-era plane with 13 …

Court Revives Oil Firms’ Claim Over WWII Toxic Cleanup in California

A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday revived efforts by oil companies to force the federal government to reimburse them for the cost to clean up a southern California site where they had dumped toxic sludge during World War Two. …

Indiana WWII Factory Radiation Workers, Survivors Owed Compensation

The work lasted only eight years, but the effects scarred a generation for decades. In 1944, the Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. in Fort Wayne, Indiana began work on a contract with the Manhattan Engineering District to turn short, stubby …