Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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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 [...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got two...
John Vessey goes by Jack. His father was John and his son is named John and his grandson is named Jack. They all...
Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
David A. Dennis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1919. He was living on a farm when the crash came. His father was a...
Freddie Ohr was born in Portland, Oregon in 1919. When he was four years old they moved to Idaho where Ohr grew up. Ohr...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Alex Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M...
Crain was born in northern Louisiana. He grew up on a farm. During the depression everyone in his family had to work in...
Charles Scheffel was born in Eden, Oklahoma in 1919. His father was an illegal immigrant from Sweden and passed away...
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...
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
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...
There are not many men left that served with Charles Radford. Radford at one point ran into Ernie Pyle. Pyle was...
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...
Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him.He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him about...
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...

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