World War II en Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg' <p>At the close of World War II, Adolph Hitler committed suicide rather than face a world not shaped to his liking. So too did high-ranking Nazi officials Joseph Goebbel and Heinrich Himmler. But 23 of the leaders of the Third Reich remained alive to face justice for their crimes.</p><p>From November 1945 to October 1946, the world watched as the Allied forces tried 21 of those leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the background, unnoticed by most, was an army chaplain from St. Louis named Henry Gerecke.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 35121 at Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg' Reflection On A Pastor Who Ministered To Nazis <p>When I saw that Tim Townsend had written a book centered on the Lutheran chaplain at the Nuremberg trials, I knew I would read it.</p><p>The Rev. Henry Gerecke ended his career in Chester, Ill. There he was assistant pastor of St. John Lutheran Church and the chaplain at the state prison and mental hospital. I graduated from the church’s grade school and relatives work at that prison.</p><p>But I have no personal memory of Gerecke. He died the year before we moved from the farm into town. And when we lived on the farm, we went another direction to church.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:43:38 +0000 Donna Korando 34576 at Reflection On A Pastor Who Ministered To Nazis Remembering The Battleship USS Missouri <p>On January 29, 1944, the USS Missouri (BB-63) launched into the sea for the first time, the last battleship of her kind ever built. Harry S. Truman was a senator at the time, and his daughter Margaret christened the ship.</p><p>To mark the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Missouri, <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh spoke with Michael Carr, president and COO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association and two St. Louis area residents who served aboard the ship. He also spoke with former U.S. Senator and First Lady of Missouri Jean Carnahan about the historic ship's silver.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:28:30 +0000 Camille Phillips 33179 at Remembering The Battleship USS Missouri Shutdown Doesn't Stop Missouri Veterans From Visiting WWII Memorial <p>On day two of the government shutdown, it continues to cause headaches, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans that flew to Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>The nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip and the closed National World War II Memorial was the first stop Wednesday. The group was met by many Missouri and Kansas lawmakers, who helped them get inside the memorial where barriers had been set up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:25:20 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 30363 at Shutdown Doesn't Stop Missouri Veterans From Visiting WWII Memorial Navigator Flies Again, 68 Years After Final Mission <p>In September 1944, just nine days before his 23rd birthday, <a href=";id=388-I-NIC04-02&amp;dataType=Person">1st&nbsp;Lt. Don Nicholson</a> boarded the B-17 bomber known as “Little Chum” for a run over Germany. It was his <a href=";id=388-M196&amp;dataType=Mission">26th mission</a> navigating the plane referred to as the "flying fortress."</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:25:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5166 at Navigator Flies Again, 68 Years After Final Mission