Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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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...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotators Note: 5 April 1945] Tokuji Yoshihashi’s company [Annotators Note: Company A...
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-...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
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....
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...

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