A glimpse into the past: headlines and celebrations from the end of WWII in Europe

New York City May 8 celebration

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: May 8, 2020

On this 75th anniversary of the ending of WWII, the Warhawk presents a few headlines and photos that captured the world’s attention on May 7 & 8, 1945.

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Profiles in Courage: David Haggard

Profiles in courage: David Haggard

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: May 6, 2020

It takes a certain kind of man to fly over and (purposely) crash-land into Nazi-occupied Europe. That man was David Haggard, US Army Air Corps glider pilot.

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Profiles in Courage: John Hoye

Profiles in Courage: John Hoye

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: April 8, 2020

After volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941, John Hoye served his country in 3 wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and was awarded 2 purple hearts.

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Profiles in Courage: Don Tolmie

Profiles in Courage: Don Tolmie

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: April 3, 2020

Shot down by a German Me-109, news of his newborn daughter, brought by the Red Cross, gave Don Tolmie a glimmer of hope while imprisoned in Stalag Luft III.

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Profiles in Courage: Jim and Nora Durfee

Profiles in Courage: Jim and Nora Durfee

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: March 30, 2020

Jim Durfee spent 3 years in the Air Force during WWII. He completed 30 dangerous missions before reuniting with his dearly missed sweetheart, Nora.

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Profiles in Courage: Tom Young

Profiles in Courage: Tom Young

By: Warhawk Air Museum

Posted On: March 25, 2020

Shot down on a mission to bomb Munich during WWII, Tom Young lifted the spirits of his fellow prisoners of war through his artistic talents.

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