Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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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...
Walter Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on 6...
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...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
On 9 June [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944, during the Normandy invasion], they sent out platoons into a couple of fields...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Rothacker Smith and his comrades in the 366th Infantry Regiment prepared for combat and formed up in the city of Barga...
Roland Chaisson was in the 1st Division [Annotator's Note: US Army's 1st Infantry Division] in Company B, 16th Infantry...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
In addition to making him more alert, the war also improved Walter Broll's outlook on life. In meeting a former Me-109...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Lawrence Yatsu was in the eleventh grade when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. It was one of the worst incidents in...
George McGovern never really used his doctorate. After he finished, he ended up working for the Democratic party of...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotator's Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat....
William Leo Spaetgens was changed by World War 2. He hated school with a passion. After making it to the tenth grade,...

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