WWII soldier who died in Japanese POW camp identified 81 years later

Military scientists have identified the remains of an Illinois soldier who died in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines during World War II. The remains of Army Pfc. Harry Jerere of Berkeley, Illinois, was identified in December, nearly 81 years after he died of pneumonia at the Cabanatuan POW camp, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting […]

Poland Honours 80th Anniversary of ‘Great Escape’ from Nazi POW Camp

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The 80th anniversary of the “Great Escape,” an elaborate act of defiance in which 76 prisoners of war tunneled their way out of German captivity during World War II, will be commemorated Sunday. The ceremony was held in Poland. A war camp in a snowy forest. The ceremony was attended by […]

Ukrainian POW couple held by Russia is finally reunited

A Ukrainian couple who joined the army to protect the city and were later captured by invading Russian forces are reunited and plan to marry after the groom recovers. Ilya Muzyka, 29, and Alina Panina, 27, were protecting Mariupol in southern Ukraine when Muzyka was captured on April 12, 2022, and her fiance was also […]

Russia claims Ukraine shot down POW plane, Ukraine says there’s no evidence

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Ukraine probing possible war crime tied to purported footage of POW shot dead

Ukrainian authorities have launched an investigation into gruesome footage that claims an unarmed soldier was shot dead by Russian forces shortly after declaring the final roar. The disturbing footage that has gone viral on social media was featured by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his nightly speech on Monday. “Today a video was released showing […]