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  • Celebrating Veterans Day, new exhibits at the WWII Museum Play Video

    November 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum. Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Unbroken Valor Play Video

    November 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, the nation will pause to remember and honor our military heroes. Their stories come alive at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The stories of a once-forgotten group of veterans is being preserved. News Two's John Pastorek gave us an inside look Monday... more »
  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945. He parachuted... more »
  • Vintage plane wrecks at BTR airport Play Video

    October 8, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials said no one was hurt when a WWII-era plane wrecked on the runway at the Baton Rouge Regional Airport Wednesday. Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell said the plane "nosed over" on the runway when it was landing, flipping vertical onto it's nose. The plane rain... more »
  • Researchers explore Nazi, US shipwrecks off La. coast

    July 15, 2014 10:19 PM

    VENICE- As river boat pilots board ocean-going ships to help guide them upriver, a group of explorers and researchers are working some one-hundred or more miles south, dropping camera equipment nearly a mile to the bottom of the Gulf to look at wreckage that has become a war grave for... more »
  • WWII museum, John Besh to end relationship

    May 29, 2014 3:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five years ago, John Besh opened the American Sector inside the National WWII Museum but officials say the museum is looking for a change. The John Besh Restaurant Group's management agreement with the museum expires July 31 for both the American Sector, known for its playful updates... more »
  • Push is on to capture experiences of WWII vets

    November 8, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Chances for adding to a significant part of the National World War II Museum's collection are dwindling by the day, and the museum is stepping up efforts to capture oral histories it fears will be lost with an aging corps of veterans. The museum's foundation is the... more »
  • Goodman salutes vets with LPO, WWII Museum

    October 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Actor John Goodman says he just wants to give something back to the men and women who fought World War II. On Veterans Day, Goodman will take a break from producing a sitcom in development to narrate a piece as part of the "Honoring our Heroes" concert... more »
  • DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII memorial

    October 13, 2013 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown. WTOP Radio reports that Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday... more »
  • Pilots reenact USS Kidd attack with a bang Play Video

    July 4, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern Heritage Air Foundation made their annual fly-over the USS Kidd, reenacting an air raid on the USS Kidd during WWII. The raid happened in April, 1965 when the Kidd was struck by Japanese forces in waters south of Japan. The reenactment, remembers... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Home celebrates 30 years Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    JACKSON - The Louisiana Veterans Home celebrated 30 years of service to American heroes with aservice to honor the security of the country, and recall the meaning of service for all Americans. WWII veteran Ranger Daniel Farley fought at Normandy. He landed with 73 enlisted men and three officers.... more »
  • Soldier's dog tag returned after 70 years

    November 8, 2012 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Mary Parish soldier's dog tag lost nearly 70 years ago on a beach at Normandy is being given to the National World War II Museum. A French man with a metal detector found John Mack's metal ID tag. He got in touch with the... more »
  • Cassidy honors WWII veterans Play Video

    August 14, 2012 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At the Old State Capitol, war veterans were honored for their service today. Congressman Bill Cassidy and other elected officials were on hand for the annual Spirit of '45 event, honoring those who fought in World War II. Although he's not a veteran himself, Cassidy... more »
  • Vets gather at WWII museum to remember D-day

    June 6, 2012 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sixty-eight years after Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, historians and veterans at the National World War II Museum recall the sacrifices made in June 1944 as troops under the command of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower started the final push that led to the defeat of... more »
  • Surprise of a lifetime honors WWII vet Play Video

    December 14, 2011 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Staff Sergeant Steven Guidry's wife, Leola, got the surprise of a lifetime when she laid hands on the medals he earned more than 60 years ago. She never thought she'd see them, because all his records burned up with thousands of others in a fire at the... more »
  • WWII Bomber crew reburied at Arlington

    September 21, 2011 7:42 PM

    The remains of nine U.S. Army Air Corps fliers killed when their B-17 bomber was shot down over New Britain Island in the Pacific were buried together in a single coffin at Arlington National Cemetery. The men took off in the plane called "Naughty But Nice" in June 1943 from... more »
  • Louisiana WWII hero honored by France

    April 4, 2011 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A hometown hero was honored for his service during World War II by the French government on Monday. Captain Warren Butcher, once a lead bombardier, led hundreds of air strikes over occupied France in WWII. He flew in a B-26 dropping bombs on key targets during the... more »
  • Louisiana Honor Air

    February 9, 2011 9:59 AM

    Louisiana Honor Air is an organization that hosts World War II veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. The World War II Memorial was dedicated in 2004 for a generation who's youngest member is in their late seventies. Many of the men... more »
  • Salute 2 Hometown Heroes: 'Dirty Dan'

    June 21, 2010 7:57 PM

    Leading up to the Fourth of July, News 2 will profile some veterans who have made a difference serving our country in a 'Salute 2 Hometown Heroes.' News 2’s Rob Krieger spoke with an army ranger from Baton Rouge who stormed the beaches of France on D-Day during World War... more »
  • Bell from USS Ponchatoula: dedication May 3-6

    April 26, 2010 5:27 AM

    Navy veterans who served on the USS Ponchatoula will hold a reunion in Ponchatoula May 3-6 and dedicate a bell that once hung from one of its masts. There have been two ships by that name. The bell is from the first - a tanker that served in the Pacific... more »
  • Lake Charles to vote whether to dock WW2-era ship

    March 17, 2010 5:08 AM

    The Lake Charles City Council will vote today on whether to give the USS Orleck, a World War II-era destroyer, a permanent lakefront site. Supporters plan to bring the ship temporarily whether or not the city approves an agreement with the ship's supporters. It's to be towed on Friday from... more »

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