Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Clifford Smith was at home reading a comic book and listening to the radio on 7 December 1941 when the news of the...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
There were two things about a boat of the type [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat, or PT-Boat] that Thomas D....
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was born in May 1921 in the Bronx, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. After...
In May 1944, Walter Henry Barton's regiment [Annotator's Note: Barton was a member of Cannon Company, 361st Infantry...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
Bryan Compton and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 120th Medical Battalion, 45th Infantry Division] attacked 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...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Cauble flew Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers out of Tampa, Florida.]. Before you could...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Norman Raner went home for 30 days and then was transferred down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for R...
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...
Rommel [Annotator's Note: German Army Generalfeldmarschall, or Field Marshal, Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel] was sending...
Edgar De Pue Osgood spent some time on liberty [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time]...
F.M. Richard Simons did not smoke and gave his daily cigarettes away. So many people in World War 2 were given free...
Nicholas John Compagno and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat...
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...
On Christmas Day 1943 [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1943], Norman Raner was told he was receiving a battlefield...
After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
The horrible times for F.M. Richard Simons were mortars and trying not to fall asleep in his foxhole. Once, they heard...
Arthur Smith says that when they were sinking Japanese luggers [Annotator's Note: slang for cargo ships], the often...
William C. Smith, Junior [Annotator's Note: with the 1st Infantry Division] was in charge of a truck and the ammunition...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
When the draft was instituted, Harold Ashton decided to enlist in the Navy with hopes of becoming a pilot. After...
Lee O. McKinnon was born in Valdosta, Georgia in August 1925. He was raised by his mother and grandfather and worked on...
Darrell Welch trained on twin engine aircraft. He was flying bombers in flight school and assumed he was going to be a...
George McGovern had never been in an airplane before he took a civilian course. He was scared but eventually got over...
Basic training was easy for Arthur Frongello because he did not smoke. He grew up running alot and playing games that...

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