World War II

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D-Day’s heroes may be disappearing, but their stories have proved indelible

On today’s 75th anniversary, few of the soldiers remain. But at the 50th, I saw history passed -- often emotionally -- to new generations.

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Inspired by the real-life Soviet female fliers of WWII, a Colorado author rose to great heights in researching her novel

Once she knew she had to build a narrative around the decorated military pilots, Aimie K. Runyan flew mock bombing runs in an open-cockpit plane

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Excerpt: Fascinated by flight as a child, a young Soviet girl feels the calling that will take her to war in the skies

In her historical novel "Daughters of the Night Sky," author Aimie K. Runyan develops a heroine who becomes a decorated combat flier in an all-women unit

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A World War II tank gunner with a story to tell rolled into downtown Denver to pay respects to the general he revered

Gen. Maurice Rose, war hero and namesake of a local hospital, was killed weeks before the end of the war. To Cpl. Clarence Smoyer, his memory lives on.