Celebrating victory – the end of World War II

  • Published
  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Japan formally surrendered to the Allied Forces on Sept. 2, 1945, after six years of fighting.

To commemorate that, Robins Air Force Base Public Affairs is looking for service members who survived the war and the family members they left at home to interview about the second world war. Their stories will run in September.

The war started in 1939 when Adolf Hitler's Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1.

The U.S. entered the war on Dec. 8, 1941, a day after Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. World War II was the deadliest in history. It involved more than 30 countries and resulted in between 35 to 60 million civilian and military casualties.

Editor's note: To submit photos of veterans, email submissions to Photos must be at least 1 mb. in size to be published. Include the name of the person in the picture as well as the date, rank, if applicable, and where the person served. Call reporter Angela Woolen at (478) 222-0805 or email to schedule an interview.