Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
Charles Scheffel laid there and must have passed out. His executive officer told him that Morotti [Annotators Note:...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Freddie Ohr learned that his uncle had flown as a top turret gunner in B-25 bombers based in Africa. Ohr did not know...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
Vernon Baker went to Camp Wolters, Texas for basic training and experienced segregation. He got onto a bus when he...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
Leadership attitudes in McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-17 [...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat, fix the engine, and operate the radio equipment. He was also versed in...
Edward LaPorta was a member of the 1st Armored Division. The first tanks they had overseas were riveted together. They...
Blonder remembers Marty Higgins sent a sergeant and 35 men back to battalion headquarters for supplies and to see if...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
Wilburn K. Ross was on a ship heading through the Straits of Gibraltar when an announcement was made that Germany had...
By the time Barney Old Coyote got out of the service the letter [Annotators Note: see Barney Old Coyote Segment 1] had...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
David Dennis does not recall when or how he learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor but does recall hearing that the...
Freddie Ohr and his family moved to a place where they could not find any meat. They had a bunch of cats and his mother...
In 1940 Holloman had attempted to volunteer for the Canadian Air Force. He filled out the application and his father...
During the second Truk raid Alex Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group of...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Charles Scheffel got married on 27 March 1942. He cut his college hours down so he could go on a honeymoon. Scheffel...
An interesting thing happened while Kanaya was there. They had a patient that needed a blood transfusion every day....
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
Perrett was sent on a truck to Little Creek, Virginia. When Mr. Higgins [Annotator’s Note: Andrew Higgins] finished...
Alexander Jefferson traveled from Walterboro to Hampton Roads, Virginia by boat across the ocean to Naples. From Naples...
During the invasion, Martello remembered going down the rope ladders while the waves were around 35 feet high. You had...

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