Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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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...
Hairston ended up going into artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated however OCS [Annotator’s Note:...
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...
Kassal enlisted in January of 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Forces. He was sent to Camp Upton at Yaphank, Long...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
Freddie Ohr got back for Marie's graduation. He had to clean up a little bit when he landed then he joined them at the...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
They started on their way to Paris but got word that General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army General George Smith...

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