Craig Blewett

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World War II 'Dambusters' hero Les Munro passes away

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last surviving pilot of the RAF's legendary "Dambusters" bomber squadron has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96.<p>"Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association Patron, and well known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro passed away last night following a spell in hospital with heart …

World War II

World War Two

The causes, events and people of the most destructive war in history.<p>World War Two: Key Events<p>World War Two: Summary Outline of Key Events - A guide to the key events of World War Two.<p>The Gathering Storm<p>Had Britain's wartime leader truly stood alone in his opposition to appeasement, or did he …

Remembrance Day

The countdown to Hiroshima

Stephen Walker, the author of <i>Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima</i>, describes the tense hours that led up to the explosion that became the defining event …

Japan suspends work on U.S. base on Okinawa as Abe battles low ratings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it was suspending construction of a contentious U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa for a month to give time for talks between the central government and island authorities opposed to the facility.<p>People protesting the planned relocation of the U.S. …

Japan

Les Munro: Last WWII Dambusters pilot dies in New Zealand aged 96

The last surviving pilot of the top-secret World War II Dambusters raid on Germany has died aged 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association …