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....
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...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
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....
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was born in May 1921 in the Bronx, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. After...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
Johnny Ngai was almost killed three times. He was lucky. He was with a guy from Chicago [Annotator's Note: Chicago,...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. received the Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the fourth-highest award a United States service...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Robert Tyler Oakes was a radio operator [Annotator's Note: on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in the 340th...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
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...

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