29 Dec 2007
The World War II Database website celebrates its third anniversary on 29 Dec 2007
13 Dec 2007
70 years have passed since the Japanese committed the series of atrocities that came to be known as the Nanjing Massacre or the Rape of Nanjing.
13 Nov 2007
After establishing the Operations section less than one month prior, World War II Database website is unveiling yet another new subsection: WW2 historical documents
1 Nov 2007
US Army Air Forces pilot Paul Tibbets, Hiroshima bomber, passed away at the age of 92.
19 Oct 2007
World War II Database website is unveiling a new subsection: a list of operations and projects that took place in WW2
12 Oct 2007
US Army Air Forces navigator-bombardier Nolan Herndon, veteran of the famed Doolittle Raid in 1942, passed away at the age of 88.
20 Sep 2007
More than 60 years after the end of the Nazi regime, the German government agreed to pay those from the Jewish ghettos who were forced to work during WW2.
24 Aug 2007
During a visit to Kolkatta, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the work of Subhash Chandra Bose, an Indian freedom fighter against British colonial policies while also being a collaborator of imperialist Japan during WW2.
14 Aug 2007
Joseph O'Donnell, who was among those to first document the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a camera, died in his home in Nashville, Tennessee, United States at the age of 85.
20 Jun 2007
Japan changed the pronunciation of the name Iwo Jima to the pre-WW2 Ioto at the urging of its original inhabitants.
22 May 2007
The bodies of two WW2-era Japanese sailors inside a submarine wreck off Sydney will remain on eternal patrol.
11 May 2007
A Japanese journalist reported that new findings from the Dutch government archives included proof that the Japanese military forced women to work as sex slaves during WW2.
8 May 2007
The Dutch airline KLM, now part of Air France, is facing calls for an inquiry into reports that it helped Nazi war criminals escape to Argentina after World War II.
27 Apr 2007
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explains his "misunderstood" comments about Japan's use of sex slaves during WW2. At home, he leads the effort to revise Japan's constitution to allow Japan to become more active in the international community.
13 Apr 2007
WW2DB salutes one of the America's most loved novelists.
11 Apr 2007
Remains of ten American airmen were found and identified after being on the MIA list for 63 years.
2 Apr 2007
Two months away from the annual G8 summit, this year's host realizes Adolf Hitler remains on its list of honorary citizens.
7 Mar 2007
Following last week's controversial comments by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's rule party will hold a new inquiry into the use of sex slaves during WW2.
5 Mar 2007
Prime Minister Abe said the government will not issue another apology for the use of sex slaves in the WW2-era.
26 Feb 2007
Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima follows the Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film honor with an Academy Award for Sound Editing.
25 Feb 2007
New film on special attack pilots, written by Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, is to be released in Japan on 12 May 2007
17 Feb 2007
WW2DB.com contributor John Radzilowski presents a complete history of Poland from the Slavic origins to the death of John Paul II in a clear and readable format.
31 Jan 2007
After winning Best Foreign Language Film honor at the Golden Globe, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima is now nominated for four Academy Awards.
15 Jan 2007
Germany hopes to make Holocaust denial a crime across the EU as part of a package of laws it wants to introduce during its presidency of the bloc.
1 Jan 2007
One of the lessor known aspects of World War II is the art inspired by it; many of the artwork can be found online.
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Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939