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Don F. Pratt Museum, Ft. Campbell Kentucky

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The Don F. Pratt Museum tells the history of vertical envelopment, Airborne Warfare as well as the history of Ft. Campbell starting in 1942 when Camp Campbell was established as an armor training center, training three Armored Divisions for WWII, the 12th, 14th and 20th Armored Divisions. In 1948 Camp Campbell was designated a permanent installation and designated Ft. Campbell. At that time Clarksville Base was established that held almost 1/3rd of America's Nuclear Arsenal. Clarksville Base is now a national historic monument with a self-guided driving tour. Also in 1948 the 11th Airborne Division came to Ft. Campbell. In 1950 the 11th Airborne Division sent a Regimental Combat Team to Korea, the 187th RCT, the "Rakkasans" where they made 2x combat jumps During the Korean War. In 1956 the 101st Airborne Airborne Division was re-activated at Ft. Campbell after brilliant service in WWII where the 101st made combat jumps at Normandy on D-Day the 6th of June and in Operation Market-Garden on 17 September 1944. In December the 101st was trucked into Bastogne and history during the Battle of the Bulge.

In 1965 the 101st met it's next "Rendezvous with Destiny" when it sent it's first brigade to Vietnam. The entire Division deployed to Vietnam in late 1967 and stayed until 1972, the last Division to leave Vietnam.

The Pratt Museum is named for BG Don F. Pratt who was the assistant Division Commander who died leading the glider element into Normandy on D-Day.

The Pratt Museum exhibits include an original WACO CG-4A glider, a variety of armor from WWII, and an extensive collection of aircraft used in vertical envelopment ranging from the WWII C-47 to the UH-60 "Blackhawk" helicopter.

The hours of the Pratt Museum are Tuesday-Saturday 0930-1630. The Museum is closed on all Federal Holidays. The Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Restored WWII CG-4A Glider.
WWII CG-4A Glider
MG Lee, the first commander of the 101st Airborne.
MG William C. Lee, "Father of the Airborne".
A small tactical nuke.
The Davey Crocket, a small tactical nuke.
The OH-6 "Cayus" is still used by the 160th SOAR
A 160th SOAR "Little Bird"
In 1985 the 101st Airborne Division suffered it's worst peacetime tragedy when 248 soldiers form 3/502nd returning from the Siani Peacekeeping mission died in a plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland.
Gander tragedy exhibit.
Temporary exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of Operation "Market-Garden", the invasion of Holland.
Temporary exhibit for the 75th Anniversary of Market Garden. A "Glider Rider" (327th GIR) figure with an M1 rifle with grenade launcher attached and other artifacts, maps and pictures from the 101st Airborne's participation in Market-Garden.
Don F. Pratt Museum, Ft. Campbell Kentucky

5702 Tennessee avenue
Ft. Campbell, KY 42223
Clarksville, TN 37040

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This is a Free Museum.
Dates Closed
All federal holidays.
Open Tuesday- Saturday 0930-1630

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