Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Robert Ledford was born in December 1924 in northern Missouri. His family moved to Illinois when he was about 12 years...
On Christmas Day 1943 [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1943], Norman Raner was transferred to a little airfield. Mark...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
[Annotator's Note: James Nerison served in the Navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
Carl Robert Gatlin enlisted in the Army and after training, he was sent to Blackstone, Virginia to be shipped overseas...
Howard T. Maki and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
Alfred Dietrick [Annotator's Note: with Company B, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division] went...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
The war had been going on for about three years, and when Bryan Compton landed in southern France [Annotator's Note: on...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotator's Note: 5 April 1945], Tokuji Yoshihashi's company [Annotator's Note:...
Howard T. Maki found that the Purple Heart [Annotator's Note: the Purple Heart Medal is award bestowed upon a United...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
The Germans brought Dominic Frank Poliseno and his fellow prisoners to a camp in Brandenburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag...
F.M. Richard Simons was in the 3rd Platoon, 2nd Squad [Annotator's Note: of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 87th Mountain...
Norman Raner got off the ship in Oran [Annotator's Note: Oran, Algeria]. He went to an old school and billeted [...
It gradually sunk in to Rothacker Smith that he was a prisoner of war as he believed for the first couple of days in...
F.M. Richard Simons and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
Darrell Welch liked to say that he flew from England to North Africa and started a war. Rommel [Annotator's Note:...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
The first couple of bombing missions William Fili was on were "milk runs" [Annotator's Note: slang term used by...
After flight school Darrell Welch joined the 27th Squadron, which is the oldest squadron, and the 1st Group, which is...
En route to their first German prison camp, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners never discussed the possibility of...
Raymond Cauble's first mission was to a concentration camp in Yugoslavia. A general went with Cauble. They dropped...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
Barney Hajiro and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were attached to the 36th Infantry Division when he observed...
Once Darrell Welch decided to become a pilot, he decided it was a good calling. He never had any trouble in flight...
Leadership attitudes in Charles McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Darrell Welch to explain how missions escorting bombers went for him.] They...
In Vietnam, Van Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and...

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