Richard Fazzio was a US Navy Higgins Boat Coxswain (driver) on D-Day. His LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) brought 30+ men of the US 1st Infantry Division into the Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach. Richard’s Higgins landing craft was the 5th boat in the 1st wave at Omaha. Most of the men on his landing […]

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Israel Arbeiter was born in the city of Plock, Poland. The World War II Foundation took “Izzy” back to Poland and Germany a few years ago for a film titled “A Promise to My Father’. This is part of an interview with Arbeiter talking about his younger days in Poland and his journey through the […]

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The World War II Foundation is pleased to announce that three very well-known names will be lending their voices and talents to the one-hour documentary chronicling the incredible World War II Pacific escape of Jefferson, Georgia native Damon “Rocky” Gause. Kyle Chandler, Prime-Time Emmy Award-winning actor for his role in NBC’s Friday Night Lights as […]

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BY ANDY SMITH Journal Staff Writer [email protected] It sounds like a Hollywood thriller, maybe starring Matt Damon or Brad Pitt. It’s World War II. A young B-17 pilot bails out over occupied Belgium after his bomber, the Damn Yankee, is damaged by German flak on a bombing run and swarmed by German fighters. The date […]

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World War II Foundation Chairman Tim Gray appeared on WPRO-AM 630 in Providence, RI recently to talk about the foundation’s latest film and 11th overall WWII documentary, Above and Beyond: The Incredible Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun from Nazi-Occupied Europe in World War II. The documentary premieres on August 21st at the Providence […]

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Listen to a Tim Gray’s in-studio interview with Tara Granahan by clinking here.

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Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd hosting a night to honor the Greatest Generation and raising some dough for the World War II Foundation and its mission chronicling the lives of WWII veterans for Public Television at the Seaport World Trade Center … Dan hitting the Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar with pal John Lyons … The […]

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Hollywood icon Dan Aykroyd (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Coneheads, Tommy Boy, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Spies Like Us, 50 First Dates, Neighbors, Dragnet, Canadian Bacon and many other films and TV series) hosts an evening to honor the veterans of World War II at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, […]

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