Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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[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....
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...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
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...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat and did not leave any time to be afraid....
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Dominic Martello had to carry a wounded German soldier after he was captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...
T. Moffatt Burriss and the 504th stayed in Holland as part of Operation Market Garden [Annotator’s Note: the Allied...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
George McGovern had never been in an airplane before he took a civilian course. He was scared but eventually got over...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After third grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in...
Albert Porche learned to take Army life as it came. He was in Jackson, Mississippi after his enlistment. People did not...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
While he was a prisoner, Dominic Martello was leaning over getting a head of cabbage when a German soldier came along,...

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