Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Barney Old Coyote’s unit received Presidential Unit Citations for the job they did in bombing bases in the...
They landed in Sicily at a little town called Gela. It was still dark when they landed and the Germans were shooting at...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
Michael Doi does not recall hearing about the death of President Roosevelt. Doi made a lot of Caucasian friends on the...
[Annotators Note: David Dennis served as a radio operator in Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st...
Freddie Ohr flew in a P-64 and a P-35. He cannot find the P-64 in modern books about fighters. Both were forerunners to...
A friend of Holloman’s in a MATS [Annotator's Note: Military Air Transport Service] unit needed an operations officer....
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alex Vraciu was...
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
The French Foreign Legion decided to fight with the Allies. Charles Scheffel stayed in the tunnel in Algiers that night...
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
[Annotators Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
The goal of the Allies in Italy was to hold up as many German divisions as possible so that they could not be used...
Alexander Jefferson named his plane “Margot” after his classmate’s sister. She attended graduation when Jefferson...
Martello recalled having to carry a wounded German soldier after being captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...
Kassal recalls the 12th Tactical Air Command's headquarters were setup at Caserta, just north of Naples. They were...
Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator’s Note: during D-Day Normandy 6 June 1944]. They fought...
Chaisson was in the 1st Division [Annotator's Note: US Army's 1st Infantry Division] in B Company, 16th Infantry...
Italy was different fighting then North Africa. In North Africa it was mostly wide open plains with rolling hills. In...
Vernon Baker continues to describe his Medal of Honor actions in Italy. He began cutting wire on the hill. The wire was...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
[Annotators note: Henry Phillips was the operations officer in 3rd Battalion Headquarters, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th...
Inouye respects the United States because they were able to say after the war that it was wrong that Japanese-Americans...
Barfoot has returned to Italy and France, but not back to Vietnam. He went all over France and Germany. He returned at...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
Edward LaPorta does not recall anything special about the battles at Gafsa and El Guettar. Battles are all the same....
Blonder remembers the events of the "Lost Battalion" [Annotator’s Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry...
Joseph Hochadel was wounded in his left leg and had one surgery to fix it. He was in the hospital for approximately a...
Wilburn K. Ross stayed behind because he felt that he was able to stop the Germans. He had confidence in his ability to...
They [Annotators Note: Barney Old Coyote and his older bother] went to gunnery school and did not know where they were...
After the Sicilian campaign was over they moved to a little town where they set up a regimental camp in an almond...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Michael Doi believes that the war did not change his personality. Doi was an athlete in high school. He was a pole...
David Dennis was not there [Annotators Note: on a work detail from Stalag II-B] too long. He had a run in with one of...
Freddie Ohr had an aerial photographer in his group who had just come out of the photography school in Denver. He asked...

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