World War II http://nwpr.org en In Leap From Page To Stage, UK's Take On 'Catch-22' Gets It Right http://nwpr.org/post/leap-page-stage-uks-take-catch-22-gets-it-right <em>Catch-22</em> is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. Though Joseph Heller adapted his work for the stage decades ago, every production had been a failure. Now, however, a new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It is touring the UK and receiving strong reviews. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 47056 at http://nwpr.org 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open http://nwpr.org/post/they-deserve-honor-oregons-world-war-ii-memorial-set-open <p>June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon. The state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman spoke with one veteran of the conflict who plans to attend the dedication ceremony. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:23:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 46902 at http://nwpr.org 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open World War II In A New 'Light': Empathy Found In Surprising Places http://nwpr.org/post/world-war-ii-new-light-empathy-found-surprising-places In the world of fiction, World War II is well-trod territory. Author Anthony Doerr will freely admit that.<p>"There are so many books written about the war, supposedly if you drop them on Germany it would cover the whole country," he jokes. He even says that he worried about that as he was writing his new novel, <em>All The Light We Cannot See</em>.<p>His solution was to "dwell, very specifically" on two new, unfamiliar perspectives of war-ridden Europe. Sun, 25 May 2014 22:57:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46550 at http://nwpr.org World War II In A New 'Light': Empathy Found In Surprising Places Scientist's Scuba Trip Sparks Search For 'Vanished' WWII Plane http://nwpr.org/post/scientists-scuba-trip-sparks-search-vanished-wwii-plane More than 400,000 Americans died in World War II, but thousands of them were never found. Some died in a prison camp, and others were lost behind enemy lines — and some were on planes that were lost in the vast Pacific ocean.<p>On Sept. 1, 1944, a massive B-24 bomber carrying a crew of 11 people went down in the South Pacific. Its wreckage remained undiscovered, and the fate of its airmen unknown for decades. Then an American scientist, Dr. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 36843 at http://nwpr.org Scientist's Scuba Trip Sparks Search For 'Vanished' WWII Plane Richland Rediscovers Manhattan Project Era Documents http://nwpr.org/post/richland-rediscovers-manhattan-project-era-documents <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061413AK_Richlandrecords_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>City of Richland workers recently rediscovered many documents from the Manhattan Project era. They are finding old records from when the southeastern Washington city was a high-security government town that sprung up to build the Atomic Bomb.<p>The City of Richland recently hired a public records consultant. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:46:47 +0000 Anna King 29473 at http://nwpr.org Richland Rediscovers Manhattan Project Era Documents Collector To Return Japanese War Flag Nearly 70 Years After Capture http://nwpr.org/post/collector-return-japanese-war-flag-nearly-70-years-after-capture <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040913TB_WarFlag.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>A collector of World War II memorabilia has succeeded in a daunting quest thanks to help from the Japanese government.&#160;The veteran from Clarkston, Washington has found the right person to receive a Japanese war flag taken in battle nearly 70 years ago.</P> <P>Years ago, memorabilia collector George Koller bought an inscribed "good luck flag." It originally belonged to a Japanese fighter pilot killed in combat. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:22:46 +0000 Tom Banse 25626 at http://nwpr.org Collector To Return Japanese War Flag Nearly 70 Years After Capture Rosie The Riveter Had A Sister, Laura The Luthier http://nwpr.org/post/rosie-riveter-had-sister-laura-luthier <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031313TB_Guitars.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">PORTLAND - During World War II, a popular song called "Rosie the Riveter" turned female assembly workers into icons. Women filled in at places like the Boeing airplane factory in Seattle and the Kaiser shipyards in Portland while the men went off to war.</SPAN></P> <P>But one famous guitar company allegedly tried to hide the fact that it was using female replacements to keep making its musical instruments. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:46:23 +0000 Tom Banse 24268 at http://nwpr.org Rosie The Riveter Had A Sister, Laura The Luthier Washington Veteran Having Difficulty Repatriating Captured War Flag http://nwpr.org/post/washington-veteran-having-difficulty-repatriating-captured-war-flag <p>Wednesday will mark the 67th anniversary of the Japanese surrender to end World War Two. With each passing anniversary, there are fewer and fewer living witnesses to the event. Correspondent Tom Banse reports time is also running low for an aging U.S. Marine veteran who wants to return a captured Japanese war flag. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:55:15 +0000 Tom Banse 13330 at http://nwpr.org Washington Veteran Having Difficulty Repatriating Captured War Flag Life at Big Pasco: La Dona Madison and Michael Madison http://nwpr.org/post/life-big-pasco-la-dona-madison-and-michael-madison <p>La Dona Madison worked at the &quot;Big Pasco&quot; military base in Washington during World War II. It was a busy place with soldiers eveywhere but not just American soldiers. She tells her son, Michael Madison, about some unusual guests at the base.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:51:48 +0000 Sueann Ramella 2746 at http://nwpr.org Life at Big Pasco: La Dona Madison and Michael Madison