Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Freddie Ohr and his family moved to a place where they could not find any meat. They had a bunch of cats and his mother...
In 1940 Holloman had attempted to volunteer for the Canadian Air Force. He filled out the application and his father...
During the second Truk raid Alex Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group of...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Charles Scheffel got married on 27 March 1942. He cut his college hours down so he could go on a honeymoon. Scheffel...
An interesting thing happened while Kanaya was there. They had a patient that needed a blood transfusion every day....
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
Alexander Jefferson traveled from Walterboro to Hampton Roads, Virginia by boat across the ocean to Naples. From Naples...
During the invasion, Martello remembered going down the rope ladders while the waves were around 35 feet high. You had...
Kassal enlisted in January of 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Forces. He was sent to Camp Upton at Yaphank, Long...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
Freddie Ohr got back for Marie's graduation. He had to clean up a little bit when he landed then he joined them at the...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
They started on their way to Paris but got word that General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army General George Smith...
After the combat that Radford initially saw, a feeling of hatred began brewing towards the Germans. The fact that...
Vernon Baker stayed at Geiger Airfield until October 1942 when they went back to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. One day he was...
Theodore Finkbeiner and the paratroopers he was with started heading toward Gela. Whenever they heard shooting they...
For Henry Phillips Sicily was a cake walk. They landed in Palermo from a big transport. The Germans used aircraft...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: Mustang, American fighter plane] because it had more speed, range, and altitude...
[Annotators Note: James Nerison served in the navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
Blonder was sent to a hospital in Illinois for his trench foot. He remembers another incident regarding his trench foot...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
When Wilburn K. Ross landed on Sicily he landed from a Higgins boat. The beach being laden with obstacles and barbed...
[Annotators Note: Barney Old Coyote’s daughter steps in and asks a few questions.] The government had prohibited the...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Peterson was up in the mountains and could see the...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
Freddie Ohr’s friend Leon asked him to go with him into the Air Corps. Ohr walked into a storefront that had been...
When Holloman got to Ramitelli [Annotator’s Note: Italy] there were no P-47s [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 "...
Alex Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
Crain was 1 of the seaman in the boat. They were on a transport ship originally. When Crain was on the transport ship...
When Charles Scheffel became a platoon leader, he used all of the ammunition that they could teaching his men about...

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