Polish-Buffalonian Matthew Urban served his country gallantly during the Second World War, emerging as the most decorated combat veteran in U.S. history.
Three-quarters of a century ago, the United States was drawn into the Second World War following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Archival documents chronicle the impact of these turbulent years on Western New York.
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.
The Aircrew College Detachment Training Program provided a solution to the huge number of applicants for the U.S. Army Air Forces, while providing future officers with important academic training. Both the University at Buffalo and Canisius College hosted some of these future flyboys.
One of the most unique historical sites and national military treasure is filled with murals documenting the moments in history.
From the turn-of-the-century Aero Club through Curtiss-Wright warplanes and Bell helicopters to news of a new museum in Niagara Falls.
Part I: The early life and times of one of Buffalo's most honored heroes and the founder of the OSS, the forerunner to today's CIA.
Part II of the life and times of one of Buffalo's most honored heroes explores Donovan's pivotal roles as: founder of the OSS, Director of Intelligence under FDR, Nuremberg prosecutor and ambassador to Thailand.