World War II http://wkms.org en Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action http://wkms.org/post/paducah-funeral-held-world-war-ii-soldier-69-years-after-missing-action <p>The remains of a Paducah-native who died during World War II and has been missing for nearly 70 years have finally returned home.&nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) recently announced that the remains of Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, of Paducah, Ky., who has been missing since World War II, have been identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Carneal.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:15:25 +0000 Rob Canning & Lance Dennee 40141 at http://wkms.org Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event http://wkms.org/post/fort-campbell-museum-commemorates-d-day-living-history-event <P>The 101st Airborne commemorates the events of D-Day this weekend at the Don F. Pratt Museum on Fort Campbell with a living history event.</P> <P>June 6th&nbsp;marked the 69th anniversary of the military operation on the beaches of Normandy considered a turning point for the allied effort in World War II. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:02:16 +0000 Rob Canning 31920 at http://wkms.org Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event Fort Campbell Museum Adds to Collection http://wkms.org/post/fort-campbell-museum-adds-collection <p></p><p>The Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell added a set of pillow shams and copies of a military newspaper dating from both world wars to its collection. Kathy Kozlinkski of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, donated the pillow shams that were from Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, where the 101st Airborne Division first activated during World War II. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:41:08 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24898 at http://wkms.org Fort Campbell Museum Adds to Collection WW II Ship Returns to Home Port http://wkms.org/post/ww-ii-ship-returns-home-port <p>A World War II-era landing craft that spent two days stuck in Lake Barkley has arrived back to its Indiana home port. The LST 325 pulled into its Evansville dock Thursday after being freed just one day earlier. The ship’s captain says the ship was not damaged after being grounded for two days. The LST 325 was returning from a trip on the Cumberland River. The historic ship landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:22:58 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22887 at http://wkms.org WW II Ship Returns to Home Port Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325 http://wkms.org/post/tug-boat-helps-free-lst-325 <p>A World War II landing ship is on its way back to port, after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days. U. S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a commercial tugboat helped free the U.S.S. LST 325 around 6:20 last night. McQuate says the ship’s crew used the anchor to help push the ship out of shallow water near Kuttawa. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:01:06 +0000 Angela Hatton 22854 at http://wkms.org Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325 Grounded WWII Ship Dislodged http://wkms.org/post/grounded-wwii-ship-dislodged <p>A World War Two-era landing craft is on its way again after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days.&nbsp; The LST 325 was freed from shallow water near Kuttawa yesterday evening.&nbsp; U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Dan McQuate says a salvage expert directed a commercial tugboat to try to dislodge the boat, but it remained stuck through the afternoon.&nbsp; The LST ran aground Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons.&nbsp; The LST 325 landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction based in Evansville, Ind.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:03:49 +0000 Angela Hatton, Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22833 at http://wkms.org Grounded WWII Ship Dislodged Attempts to Move Grounded Ship Unsuccessful http://wkms.org/post/attempts-move-grounded-ship-unsuccessful <p>Two attempts to free the U.S.S. LST 325 from shallow water yesterday afternoon were unsuccessful. The World War II transport ship is stuck in Lake Barkley near Kuttawa. U. S. Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a salvage expert directed a commercial tugboat to try to pull the ship out, but it remained stuck. The LST crew also attempted to back up under the ship’s own power. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:07:34 +0000 Angela Hatton 22823 at http://wkms.org Attempts to Move Grounded Ship Unsuccessful Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding http://wkms.org/post/salvage-expert-site-lst-325-grounding <p>A salvage expert is surveying the site of a grounded World War II-era ship in Lake Barkley. U. S. Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a salvage plan could be submitted today, depending on how complicated moving the ship will be. The U.S.S. LST 325 ran aground in shallow water Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:06:28 +0000 Angela Hatton 22805 at http://wkms.org Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding WW II American Military Vessel Stuck in Lake Barkley http://wkms.org/post/ww-ii-american-military-vessel-stuck-lake-barkley-0 <p>A World War II-era ship will remain stuck in Lake Barkley for the time being. Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says the U.S.S. LST 325 ran aground in shallow waters around 7 p.m. Monday after it left the main navigation channel. McQuate says it’s unclear why the ship was off course. He says the 42-person crew will remain on board as officials plan what to do next. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:27:52 +0000 Angela Hatton 22756 at http://wkms.org WW II American Military Vessel Stuck in Lake Barkley London Olympics, 1948 and 2012: Local Brits Remember http://wkms.org/post/london-olympics-1948-and-2012-local-brits-remember <p>The 2012 summer Olympic Games are underway in London, and millions around the world are expected to tune in over the next few weeks to watch the international athletes. This is the third time Great Britain has hosted the games. The last was in 1948, in the wake of World War II.</p><p>But at least two former British residents in our region say the games then weren&rsquo;t the spectacle they are today. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:42:46 +0000 Angela Hatton 19907 at http://wkms.org London Olympics, 1948 and 2012: Local Brits Remember