Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Jimmie Kanaya was born in Clackamas, Oregon in 1920 and grew up working on a farm from dawn to dusk. He experienced the...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
Marvin Perrett was born in September 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was on his way home from church with his...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
Kassal was born in Harlem, New York on 28 February 1917. His parents were Polish immigrants. At a young age, his family...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
Alex Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group was...
Crain believes that it is important to have museums such as The World War II Museum [Annotator's Note: The National...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Furstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
The next morning Alex Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Charles Scheffel was wounded twice in Sicily, once in the arm and a fragment in his leg. Scheffel went back to the aid...
Kanaya never tried to escape until after they left camp in Poland in January of 1945. That is when opportunities came...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
Alexander Jefferson returned to the United States on ships, picking up men in England and spending eight days across...
Vernon Baker looked at things differently after the war. He used to think of himself as a killer but then he started to...
Edward LaPorta and his fellow POWs got a lot of things done in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Fursetenberg...
Freddie Ohr came running out of the wave and he did not see the boat anymore. He made two or three passes that low....
During one of his trips back to the United States Alex Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero that had been...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
[Annotator's Note: a different interviewer, Martin Morgan, now interviews Vernon Baker] Vernon Baker had a reputation...

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