Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Harley Reynolds and his unit were given a specific assignment. The planners were aware that their beachhead was...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
In late April 1944 they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] were put on...
Carl Peterson landed on Omaha beach with the 26th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Of all the prisoners Gerard Halpern interrogated there is one who really stands out to him. The man was a German Army...
The experience of seeing the kids wanting American candy, and the subsequent revelation of the ship that had passed...
James Kemp McLaughlin was born in Charleston, West Virginia in December 1918. He grew up on a small farm and attended...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS George Gayle. He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...
Dominic Martello was in the barracks laying on the floor, unable to walk or get up [Annotator's Note: during liberation...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June 1983. After retiring, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
Rothacker Smith, a medic in the 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division in Italy, was captured by German forces...
T. Moffatt Burriss took out a couple Army Air Forces officers who had requested to see what life was like on the...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
After the combat that Charles Radford initially saw, a feeling of hatred began brewing towards the Germans. The fact...
Rothacker Smith suffered from pains in his foot. In the Army, they would play with the explosives out of hand grenades...
In later years, Erwin Blonder met some of the Medal of Honor recipients from the 36th [Annotator's Note: 36th Infantry...
There are not many men left that served with Charles Radford. Radford at one point ran into Ernie Pyle. Pyle was...
Harley Reynolds notes that by one in the morning they stopped and rested. The next morning they were in position and...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
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 [Annotator's Note: Wells' was a squad leader in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry...
Rothacker Smith began selling root beer to construction workers at projects around Detroit during the Great Depression...
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...

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