WWII

LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2013 at 1:41PM

ALAN CAPPER “I was one of those American soldiers who was put off the landing craft too soon when it was still over 10 feet of water. All around me men were drowning before they could get to the beach. We were carrying packs weighing 45 pounds, and a rifle weighing another 10. I sank [...]

Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/09/2013 at 1:35PM

The Tuskegee Airmen broke the race barrier as they flew through the skies and fought the enemy during World War II. Now, one southeast pol wants to honor them at home. The “Tuskegee Experiment” was developed in the 1940s by the Department of War to assess whether black men could function under pressure and operate [...]