Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
When his crew got to Italy, Edwin Sved said they lived in tents in a farm field, and flew out of a makeshift airstrip...
Raymond Cauble just wanted to fly. There was a boy with them on the train to California. When they graduated, he went...
Darrell Welch was assigned to the 1st Fighter Group [Annotator's Note: 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group]. There...
The area Norman Raner was in was where the eight-inch howitzers [Annotator's Note: M1 eight inch, 203mm howitzer; heavy...
For Thomas Michael Holt, the worst part about being a prisoner of war was not having food. One American officer was a...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room [Annotator's Note: in their barracks at Stalag III-B in...
Earl Ervin Clark [Annotator's Note: while serving as a supply officer for the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
One of Ralph F. Lafferty's friends had been a ski instructor before the war. He was a wonderful skier, and they became...
There was a barber in Ivan Van der Pool's company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment,...
Carl Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him. He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him...
Donald Louis Duffy was born in February 1924 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His father worked in a factory until he...
William Edwin Howard says the fighting on Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] beach was terrible. The Germans had a...
Edgar De Pue Osgood loved Great Britain because they had very attractive girls in the Red Cross. They were put in...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Roland Chaisson was born in 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
[Annotator's Note: An off-camera male interjects throughout this clip.] Carl Robert Gatlin and his regiment [Annotator'...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
[Annotator's Note: An off-camera male interjects throughout this clip.] Carl Robert Gatlin and his regiment [Annotator'...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Johnny Ngai did not do any special training for the landing in Southern France. They were physically fit. He only had...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
During the Korean War, Harry Baughman was a battalion commander at Fort Polk, Louisiana and searched for a way to keep...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
After the bridge [Annotator’s Note: Nijmegen Bridge] was secured, T. Moffatt Burriss and his outfit were moved to a...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
Alfred Dietrick thinks the Germans had a well disciplined Army. The German soldier had it drilled into his mind that...
Thomas Michael Holt [Annotator's Note: a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Ranger Battalion who was taken prisoner by the...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Sichler about different German weapons used against him.] Every night...

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