Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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William C. Smith, Junior [Annotator's Note: a forward observer with the 1st Infantry Division] prepared for the French...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with White nurses in a group of all Black officers. The White...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout the clip, Clarence Edward "Ed" Riggs, Jr. refers to papers he is holding as he discusses...
F.M. Richard Simons was a disc jockey for a while and then had enough points [Annotator's Note: a point system was...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Barney Hajiro was involved in major combat prior to the battle of 29 October. [Annotator's Note: On 29 October 1944,...
Dominick Frank Poliseno was born in 1918 in Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: Sharpsville, Pennsylvania]. His father was...
Harold Hall Ashton was born in May 1919 in Shed, Oregon. He grew up in a family with four children. All four siblings,...
Albert Porche was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922. He has spent his life in Houma except for during the war. Life in...
Rothacker Smith served as a medic in the Army in Italy during World War 2 where he was wounded and later captured by...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
Howard T. Maki was born in May 1925 and grew up in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. His parents were from Finland. Maki...
Arthur J. Frongello was born in July 1925 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He grew up in a poor family, but felt rich...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Timothy James Mahoney was born in April 1922 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and lived there for a few years. While still a...
Annotator's Note: There is a loud hum throughout the interview.] Charles William "Tom" Clark was born in September 1925...
William Leo Spaetgens was born on a farm in Roberts Cove near Crowley, Louisiana in 1922. He had eight siblings but one...
Ralph F. Lafferty was born in December 1918 in Portland Oregon. He had to older brothers, but one of them died of...
Frank Mancuso was born and raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans and attended C.J. Colton High School. His father died...
Barney Hajiro was born in September 1916 in Puunene, Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. His parents immigrated from Japan in...
Frank Finklang was born in April 1924 in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri]. He served with the...
Edward Lalande was born in Moreauville, Louisiana in March 1919. He had three brothers and three sisters. He had a good...
Paul Carter was born in Febuary 1922 in Davidson County [Annotator's Note: Davidson County, North Carolina], the son of...
Clarke Langrall was born in December 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up during the Great Depression, things were...
Robert Madison was born in Cleveland, Ohio in July 1923, one of four sons of an educated black man, who held "all sorts...
Frederick Amore was born in 1924 in Bay Ridge, New York and lived there until age 17 when he moved to Rome, New York....
Charles Kitowski was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1923. He grew up during the Great Depression [Annotator's Note:...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
Robert Tyler Oakes was born in March 1922 in New Albany, Indiana. He enjoyed his youth participated in plays in high...
Ivan Van der Pool was born and raised in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He had a normal childhood...
Avon is 60 miles south of Mitchell, South Dakota. George McGovern spent the first three years of his life in Avon. He...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...

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