Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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When Albert Porche returned from the war, he had no expectations of being treated differently from the way he was...
T. Moffatt Burriss spent two and a half years overseas. The Waal River crossing [Annotator’s Note: during Operation...
The war changed Richard Field. Field was used to being away from home but nothing prepared him for combat. After he...
William Leo Spaetgens had his life changed by the Second World War. If a person could not work for something or pay for...
Erwin Blonder remembers the events of the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment,...
Dominic Martello thinks Kasserine Pass should be remembered as a screw-up. It was a mess. Generals got captured. In an...
Raymond Wells' younger brother was an Armed Guard on a Merchant Marine ship in the Pacific. Wells recognizes what a...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari the day after the attack. It appeared that the Abbott may have been the...
Erwin Blonder recalls the tactics that the Germans used in France. They would use small scale hit and run tactics. They...
Erwin Blonder had no idea who was trying to rescue them, but as soon as the 442nd [Annotator's Note: 442nd Regimental...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS George Gayle sailed alone before reaching...
Charles Radford was put in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator's Note: after being wounded...
Lawrence Yatsu has attended some reunions over the years. He had joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 100th...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machine gun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Theodore Finkbeiner and the interviewer discussing the interview they did three...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Edward LaPorta was born in Italy in 1917. He grew up and was educated in Italy as well. His dream was to be a...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
John Vessey goes by Jack. His father was John and his son is named John and his grandson is named Jack. They all...
Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
David A. Dennis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1919. He was living on a farm when the crash came. His father was a...
Freddie Ohr was born in Portland, Oregon in 1919. When he was four years old they moved to Idaho where Ohr grew up. Ohr...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Alex Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M...
Crain was born in northern Louisiana. He grew up on a farm. During the depression everyone in his family had to work in...
Charles Scheffel was born in Eden, Oklahoma in 1919. His father was an illegal immigrant from Sweden and passed away...

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