Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Theodore Finkbeiner and the interviewer discussing the interview they did three...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Edward LaPorta was born in Italy in 1917. He grew up and was educated in Italy as well. His dream was to be a...
Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC [...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got two...
John Vessey goes by Jack. His father was John and his son is named John and his grandson is named Jack. They all...
Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
David A. Dennis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1919. He was living on a farm when the crash came. His father was a...
Freddie Ohr was born in Portland, Oregon in 1919. When he was four years old they moved to Idaho where Ohr grew up. Ohr...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Alex Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M...
Crain was born in northern Louisiana. He grew up on a farm. During the depression everyone in his family had to work in...
Charles Scheffel was born in Eden, Oklahoma in 1919. His father was an illegal immigrant from Sweden and passed away...
Jimmie Kanaya was born in Clackamas, Oregon in 1920 and grew up working on a farm from dawn to dusk. He experienced the...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
Kassal was born in Harlem, New York on 28 February 1917. His parents were Polish immigrants. At a young age, his family...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
There are not many men left that served with Charles Radford. Radford at one point ran into Ernie Pyle. Pyle was...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...

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