World War II

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On Sounds Good with Tracy Ross, Constance Alexander and Mike Nutter, Commander of Legion Post 73, discuss the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor event happening today at the American Legion. They also share stories of what it was like to grow up after World War II.

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The remains of an American World War II sailor missing in action for more than 70 years have been identified as Ensign Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr. Ensign Pride was a Madisonville, KY native and the son of Lewis Bailey, Sr. and Nell Wade Pride.

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The remains of a Paducah-native who died during World War II and has been missing for nearly 70 years have finally returned home. 

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. 

Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Carneal. 

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.

June 6th 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.

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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.

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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.

Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325

Oct 4, 2012
Stephen Lance Denee

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.

Stephen Lance Denee

A World War Two-era landing craft is on its way again after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days.  The LST 325 was freed from shallow water near Kuttawa yesterday evening.  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.  The LST ran aground Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons.  The LST 325 landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction based in Evansville, Ind.

Attempts to Move Grounded Ship Unsuccessful

Oct 3, 2012
Stephen Lance Denee

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.

Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding

Oct 3, 2012
Stephen Lance Denee

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.

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