World War II

Society
2:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action

The Patriot Guard conducts a flag folding ceremony. The flag was presented to the Carneal family.
Credit Lance Dennee

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. 

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Society
10:02 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event

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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Culture
8:41 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Fort Campbell Museum Adds to Collection

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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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Society
7:22 am
Fri October 5, 2012

WW II Ship Returns to Home Port

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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.

Society
12:01 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325

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.

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Society
7:03 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Grounded WWII Ship Dislodged

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.

Society
5:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Attempts to Move Grounded Ship Unsuccessful

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.

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Society
12:06 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding

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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Society
3:27 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

WW II American Military Vessel Stuck in Lake Barkley

The LST 325 sits idle Tuesday on Lake Barkley near Kuttawa. The World War II ship ran aground after steering out of the navigation channel Monday.
Stephen Lance Denee

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.

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Sports
10:42 am
Sun July 29, 2012

London Olympics, 1948 and 2012: Local Brits Remember

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.

But at least two former British residents in our region say the games then weren’t the spectacle they are today.

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