Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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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...
During the invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of North Africa], Dominic Martello went down a rope ladder while...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not hear them [Annotator's Note: the German...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
One of the guys in the group with Dominic Martello went and got a scalp from one of the Germans that crashed in the...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year, men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
[Annotator's Note: Lawrence Yatsu served in the Army as a BAR man in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd...
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...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
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...
Walter Ehlers rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry...
Erwin Blonder feels that it is very important to have a museum that preserves the history of the war, like the World...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
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...

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