Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
After the bridge [Annotator’s Note: Nijmegen Bridge] was secured, T. Moffatt Burriss and his outfit were moved to a...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
After coming back to the United States Raymond Wells took a train to meet his wife in Aberdeen, North Dakota. On the...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
[Annotator's Note: Lawrence Yatsu served in the Army as a BAR man in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Lawrence Yatsu served as a replacement with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion. He...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) converted their Liberty Ship to a...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
Joseph Hairston was born in May 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. He stayed in Virginia for...
Lawrence Yatsu went to Fort Meade, Maryland when he left Camp Blanding. From there they went overseas on a troopship....
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...

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