Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Edgar De Pue Osgood was not shot up on any of his missions [Annotator's Note: as a navigator in Patrol Bombing Squadron...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
George Sichler says that his service made him a better American. He did what he was supposed to do. The country has...
A lot Darrell Welch's colleagues [Annotator’s Note: fellow fighter pilots] did not make it. Some wound up in prison...
Darrell Welch returned to the 4th Air Force in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], and was...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
Norman Kinsey felt the operation he was in was not going anywhere. A call came out for a cadre to form a new...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Raymond Cauble stayed in Italy until after Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945...
Bruce LaRose [Annotator’s Note: serving with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry division, veteran of North Africa...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
When Arthur Smith was finishing up in the Mediterranean, they had Mark 8 torpedoes [Annotator's Note: Bliss-Leavitt...
Raymond Cauble got a long leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] when he returned...
LSTs [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank] do not normally land on a beach unless the beach is secure. Robert Jagers...
Merrill J. Clark [Annotator's Note: with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain...
Clifford Smith and his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division] made an...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] knew he was going to Africa [Annotator's Note: in March...
In 1942, Robert Clifford Pryor was sent overseas to Africa [Annotator's Note: with the 92nd Armored Field Artillery...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
[Annotator's Note: A squeaking door can be heard throughout this segment.] Helias Doundoulakis [Annotator's Note:...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat and did not leave any time to be afraid....
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] does not remember much about arriving in Norfolk [...
At the time of Robert Jagers' landing [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS LST-351] at Anzio [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. was loaded into a ship at Naples [Annotator's Note: Naples, Italy] before the invasion at Anzio...

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