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New York State Military Museum
Oral History Program
Veteran Interviews:
Anthony C.Abilo (Abitabilo)
US Army Air Forces
18th Depot Supply Squadron
World War Two

Memoir

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Front Matter  
Section: 1 Stateside U.S.A.  
1. The Prologue 1
2. The Beginning 7
3. Growing UP 21
4. The Decision 29
5. Induction Center 35
6. Oscar (Ozzie) Coletta 39
7. Basic Training 41
8. School Training Center--Fort Logan, Colorado 45
9. Train Ride Ft. Logan to Paterson Field, Ohio 53
10. Raymond P. Farley 57
Section: 2 Overseas Trip  
1. Port of Embarkation 64
2. Shipboard Santa Elena 72
3. Debarkation at Bizerte No. Africa 86
Section: 3 North Africa  
1. Army Classification: 402 Supply Clerk 103
2. North Africa-Algiers 106
3. First Airplane Crash Farm #5 112
4. The Monkey Climb in the Atlas Mountains 114
5. Guard Duty- Italian Prison Camp 117
Section: 4 Rear Echelon  
1. Army Classification: 402 Supply Clerk 119
2. Job Responsibility 119
3. Infancy Buddy Response 125
4. Pre War Letter 131
Section: 5 Italy  
1. My Italy Campaign 134
2. Panorama Of Italy 135
3. Destruction of Naples Report 138
4. Soldier's Guide to Naples 141
5. Touring Naples 147
6. Air Raid-RECOVERO 150
7. Day OFF in Naples 154
8. Blood Miracle in Naples--St. Januarius 100
9. The Isle of Capri 101
10. A visit to CAMPOBASSO 104
11. The Trip to Sarno 171
12. BRUSCIANO VISIT 174
13. Second trip to Brusciano 177
14. O’Giglio—American Style 181
15. Liberation of Rome -- First Visit 188
16. G.I Guide to Italy 198
A. Castel Sant' Angelo - Rome 198
B. Florence 199
C. Pisa 200
D. Padua 202
17. The Lido of Venice - Venice - Padua 203
18. Trip to Florence - Pisa 225
Section: 6 Special Highlights  
1. The Family 239
2. The Wedding 245
3. Between the Fires 248
4. Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius 249
5.First Anniversary Overseas 257
6. Fulough in Italy 262
7. First Christmas in Naples 266
8. Reminton Ranger from Neil 268
9. The Salerno P.O.W. 270
10. The Infantry Conversion Trainging Project 273
11. Off Limits - Beach Explosion 277
12. My Camera Knew Better 282
13. The Facist 285
14. Shot out Neopolitan Style 286
15. Boys of 106th Street(New York City) 288
A. Caggiano Boys 290
B. Cardinuto Family 293
C. Response —Barney 295
D. Cousin Mike-Carmine 301
16. Italian-German-Japanese G. I.’s 305
17. World War II Death Statistics 307
18. VE DAY IN ITLAY 310
19. VE DAY m NAPLES 314
Section: 7 HOMECOMING  
1. Post War Plans 317
2. The Trip Home-LAKE CHAMPLAIN AIRCRAFT CARRIER 331
3.Repple Depple—Final Phase 335
4.Coming Home 339
5.Post War--50 Years Later 341

 

The State of New York, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs and the New York State Military Museum are not responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions or manner of expression of the veterans whose historical interviews are presented in these videos.  The opinions expressed by those interviewed are theirs alone and not those of the State of New York.

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