Remembering Heroes Of The Second World War
May 31, 2013 — Along with six dozen fellow U.S. Army nurses, Manning was captured while treating soldiers in the Philippines in 1942. The nurses, held prisoner for 33 months, were known as the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor."
May 30, 2013 — While serving in the Army in World War II, Herman Boudreau fought the Japanese resistance during more than two years in the South Pacific. He went on to serve in the Maine National Guard and the Maine State Police, as chief of police in Freeport and as an auxiliary police officer in Brunswick.
May 29, 2013 — George Porter was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and those who supported them, in American history. A mechanic during the war, Porter found ways with his colleagues to keep their planes airborne even as they were denied the tools needed to do their jobs.
May 28, 2013 — A U.S. parachute team dropped into a POW camp in China to liberate the captives after Japan surrendered in 1945. Tad Nagaki was with that team. Prior to the assignment, Nagaki had spent two years requesting combat duty, only to be denied repeatedly because of his Japanese-American ethnicity.
May 27, 2013 — Jake McNiece was the leader of a crack U.S. Army paratrooper unit that dropped behind German lines on D-Day. With their wild antics, McNiece's group was known as "The Filthy Thirteen" and inspired Robert Aldrich's macho film classic The Dirty Dozen.