Famous American bandleader Glenn Miller spent the last few months of his life in the Anglia region.
It was back in 1944 during the Second World War that an aircraft, which was carrying the musician as a passenger, went missing en route to France - having taken off from RAF Twinwood Farm near Bedford.
Glenn Miller also played one of his last concerts at an airfield near Peterborough.
- ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes has been visiting some of the places where the musician is still commemorated
A Second World War aircraft grounded for nearly 80 years after crashing has once again taken to the skies.
The Hawker Hurricane is one of ten saved by a restoration business at Elmsett near Ipswich.
14,000 of the planes were made for the RAF during the war but now only a handful exist.
The latest project restored a plane which crash landed in Dunkirk in 1940 but is now flying again after a painstaking rebuilding process.
- Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer
75 years ago villages and towns across the Anglia region became home to US forces who came here to help in the fight against Nazi Germany.Read the full story ›
A 103-year-old nurse who served throughout World War Two has been awarded one of France's highest honours.Read the full story ›
A man in his 80s was killed and a second man badly injured when a historic Mustang fighter plane crashed in Norfolk.Read the full story ›
In the First and Second World Wars, Nissen Huts were built in their thousands at military bases across East Anglia.Read the full story ›
A secret letter from General Eisenhower highlighting the importance of Bletchley Park's work in World War Two is to go on public display.Read the full story ›
Christmas letters written by a Cambridge academic while he was a prisoner of war have been published for the first time.
John Crook wrote the notes at the age of 22 after being captured in Italy during the Allied landings in 1943.
They are described as "unyieldingly positive" despite the notoriously tough conditions at the Stalag Luft VIII-B camp.
In one letter, he optimistically predicted he and his fellow prisoners would "do all right" over the festive season thanks to a supply of Red Cross parcels, and plenty of fuel and entertainment.
His correspondence is now available to view online through the St John's College archives.
Far East veterans have attended events across the region to mark 70 years since Japanese forces surrendered, ending the Second World War.Read the full story ›
The owner of a rare Second World War jeep stolen while it was on show at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford says he's been left devastated as it belonged to his father.
The American Marine used it while he was stationed at Pearl Harbour during the war.
It was being displayed as part of a classic vehicle event when it was taken on Sunday.
The 73-year-old owner, who doesn't want to be named, says it has 'great sentimental value' and just wants it back.
"It is extremely upsetting to lose the Jeep because it held such fond memories of my father.
"These Jeeps were built to last no longer than a week, or one tank of fuel. Soldiers even had printed instructions on how to destroy them quickly to prevent them falling into enemy hands.”