Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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The interviewer notes that in the last segment Vernon Baker made a comment about an event that was his initiation into...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served as an officer in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry...
The mountain was at the opening of a valley. It was an important valley because of troop movements and positioning. The...
Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during the...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still operated...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
Blonder recalls the tactics that the Germans used in France. They would use small scale hit and run tactics. They could...
Joseph Hochadel was told where the wounded guys were. The GIs would direct Hochadel to where the wounded were and then...
It was dark and they were trying to figure a way out [Annotators Note: after landing on Anzio]. They stumbled upon some...
Twenty minutes out of his home base and Barney Old Coyote was in enemy territory. is first mission was to Rouen, France...
In Sicily they were in a mountainous area. They made an assault on a hill but the Germans were well dug in and beat the...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
Freddie Ohr was given a depth perception test. The depth perception test was kind of tricky. It entailed having Ohr...
When they got overseas to Italy, black and white [Annotator’s Note: African American and Caucasian], they were a team....
Alex Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero at Tarawa while flying with...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
When Executive Order 9066 [Annotator's Note: Executive Order 9066, or EO 9066 led the way for the internment of...
To Dr. Roscoe Brown strafing missions were more dangerous than bomber escort missions because they had a liquid cooled...
After the invasion they left Southern France [Annotator's Note: Perrett means Northern France, in June 1944] and...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Kassal remembers making it to Palermo, Italy after three to four weeks with the 12th Tactical Air Command. He was in...
Ehlers, the interviewer, and a third party are talking during a brief break they took when the interviewer’s cell phone...
Chaisson volunteered for the army when he was 17. He didn't like the navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough for...
They were trained to kill or be killed. They did what they were trained to do and did what they were ordered to do....
Vernon Baker arrived in Italy on around 28 June 1944. His Medal of Honor action did not happen until the following year...
Theodore Finkbeiner went on a patrol to snatch a prisoner one night and came to a bridge that had been blown out. They...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
Inouye helped liberate a village as well. One of the churches in the village had a high steeple. He asked the priest if...
In Vietnam, Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and heard...
Col. Davis became the commander. When the Air Force became a separate service they reactivated the 332nd Fighter Group...

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