Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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During the war, T. Moffatt Burriss encountered an individual nicknamed Eight Ball. Burriss first encountered him in...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
[Annotator's Note: James Nerison served in the Navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotator's Note: 5 April 1945], Tokuji Yoshihashi's company [Annotator's Note:...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
It gradually sunk in to Rothacker Smith that he was a prisoner of war as he believed for the first couple of days in...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
En route to their first German prison camp, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners never discussed the possibility of...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
Leadership attitudes in Charles McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-...
In Vietnam, Van Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room [Annotator's Note: in their barracks at Stalag III-B in...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Carl Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him. He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him...
Roland Chaisson was born in 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...

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