Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
Of all the prisoners Gerard Halpern interrogated there is one who really stands out to him. The man was a German Army...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June of 1983. After retiring, Wells moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Harley Reynolds notes that by one in the morning they stopped and rested. The next morning they were in position and...
For Charles Coolidge, success [Annotators Note: success in combat] continued in Italy. His unit [Annotators Note:...
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
Harley Reynolds went through the town of Troina but did not fight there. Company F ran into most of the resistance...
Raymond Wells and his men had periods when they would go 48 hours without rest and only one canteen of water and salt...
Gerard Halpern finished high school in 1943 then took one semester at a City College before dropping out and joining...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Harley Reynolds and his unit disembarked from Sicily near the beach where they landed. There was a convoy on the way...
Walter Barnes and the other American forces in the area moved both during the day and at night. They were constantly...
While Raymond Wells was in the hospital a driver picked him up and when he got back to his company they made him a...
His job was to help get new men settled in, but Raymond Wells had a PFC to help him. Next there were orders to go to...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Raymond Wells’ younger brother was an armed guard on a Merchant Marine ship in the Pacific. Wells recognizes what a...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...

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