world war ii http://wwno.org en Burden Of WWII Responsibilities Kept Secret For More Than 30 Years http://wwno.org/post/burden-wwii-responsibilities-kept-secret-more-30-years <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty eight years ago this week — May </span>8<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 1945 to be exact — the Second World War ended in Europe with the signing of the official documents in Berlin. But, for one group of British military women, it would be more than 30 years before they were allowed to talk about their secret role in that devastating conflict.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had the chance to speak with one of them for this week's Notes from New Orleans; she filed this report from the back patio of a charming, soft-spoken resident of Covington, Louisiana.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 34969 at http://wwno.org Honor Delayed: WWII Vet Layed To Rest Decades Late http://wwno.org/post/honor-delayed-wwii-vet-layed-rest-decades-late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Hogan was killed in action. But not recently, and not in Afghanistan. He was a young gunner on a bombing mission during World War II when his B-17 was shot down over Germany.<p>Now, 70 years later, Hogan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.<p>Back in 1944, the small, tight-knit town of West Plains, Mo., was knocked to its knees when one of its brightest and most promising young men went missing overseas.<p>Hogan was a dashing 20-year-old, gifted and popular, the ambitious son of a doctor in West Plains. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:49:00 +0000 editor 15742 at http://wwno.org