Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Raymond Wells and his men had periods when they would go 48 hours without rest and only one canteen of water and salt...
Gerard Halpern finished high school in 1943 then took one semester at a City College before dropping out and joining...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Harley Reynolds and his unit disembarked from Sicily near the beach where they landed. There was a convoy on the way...
Walter Barnes and the other American forces in the area moved both during the day and at night. They were constantly...
While Raymond Wells was in the hospital a driver picked him up and when he got back to his company they made him a...
His job was to help get new men settled in, but Raymond Wells had a PFC to help him. Next there were orders to go to...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Raymond Wells’ younger brother was an armed guard on a Merchant Marine ship in the Pacific. Wells recognizes what a...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
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 machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
[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,...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Edward LaPorta was born in Italy in 1917. He grew up and was educated in Italy as well. His dream was to be a...
Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC [...

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