Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Lawrence Yatsu went to Fort Meade, Maryland when he left Camp Blanding. From there they went overseas on a troopship....
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there [Annotator's Note: in France] shortly after the 442nd...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Roland Chaisson volunteered for the Army when he was 17. He didn't like the Navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Harley Reynolds’s 2nd battalion was in Faid Pass when the Germans made an attack to penetrate their lines and take some...
[Annotator's Note: Dominic Martello served in the Army as a half-track driver and gunner in Cannon Company, 39th...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
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...
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
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...
Van Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June 1983. After retiring, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
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...

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