4 Dec 1939

French Morocco
21 Jun 1940

French Morocco
  • Destroyer USS Herbert arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Casablanca | CPC]
23 Jun 1940

French Morocco
  • Destroyer USS Herbert departed Casablanca, French Morocco for to Lisbon, Portugal with American refugees. ww2dbase [Casablanca | CPC]
8 Jul 1940

French Morocco
8 Nov 1941

French Morocco
  • Primauguet began a period of refit in Casablanca, Morocco. ww2dbase [Primauguet | Casablanca | CPC]
11 Nov 1942

French Morocco
  • TBF Avengers from escort carrier USS Suwannee, using aerial depth charges, attacked and sank a Vichy-French submarine southwest of Casablanca in what would be the first successful attack of an enemy submarine by aircraft from an escort carrier. ww2dbase [Operation Torch | J. J. Clark | Casablanca | DS]
Photo(s) dated 11 Nov 1942
Aerial photograph from a USS Ranger plane showing three badly damaged French warships beached at Casablanca, French Morocco, 11 Nov 1942. They were damaged in the Battle of Casablanca 8 Nov 1942
15 Nov 1942

French Morocco
  • USS Ancon arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. Later on the same day, she departed as a part of a convoy sailing for Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Operation Torch | Ancon | Casablanca | CPC]
16 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1942
The incomplete French battleship Jean Bart at Casablanca, French Morocco, 16 Nov 1942, with damage from 16-inch shells and 1,000-pound bombs inflicted by US Navy forces on 8 Nov 1942 during the Operation Torch landings.French destroyer Milan beached at Casablanca, French Morocco, 16 Nov 1942 after being damaged in the Battle of Casablanca 8 Nov 1942.
14 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Jan 1943
WRNS, ATS, and WAAF officers receiving instructions from British Royal Navy Paymaster Commander Stanning aboard HMS Bulolo while the ship was off Casablanca, Morocco, circa 14 Jan 1943WRNS, ATS, and WAAF officers at work aboard HMS Bulolo during the Casablanca Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, circa 14 Jan 1943The Anfa House in Casablanca, Morocco, Jan 1943. This house was part of Camp Anfa on the grounds of the Anfa Hotel. Anfa House was Franklin Roosevelt’s residence during the Casablanca Conference.
18 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 18 Jan 1943
US Army Ranger Sergeant Franklin Koons posing for photographers immediately following being presented with Great Britain’s Military Medal by Vice Admiral Louis Mountbatten, Casablanca, French Morocco, 18 Jan 1943President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill confer with the Combined Chiefs of Staff during the Casablanca Conference at Roosevelt’s Dar es Saada villa in Casablanca, French Morocco, 18 Jan 1943.Major General George Patton and Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten at Camp Anfa, near Casablanca, Morocco, 18 Jan 1943. Mountbatten had just presented Britain’s Military Medal to US Army Ranger Sergeant Franklin Koons.US Army Ranger Sergeant Franklin Koons shaking hands with British Vice Admiral Louis Mountbatten immediately following being presented with Great Britain’s Military Medal at Casablanca, French Morocco, 18 Jan 1943
See all photos dated 18 Jan 1943
19 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 19 Jan 1943
Henri Giraud and Franklin Roosevelt at Casablanca, French Morocco, 19 Jan 1943Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten in front of Churchill’s residence in Casablanca, Morocco for the Casablanca Conference, Jan 1943.US Army honor guard presenting the colors outside the President’s villa ‘Dar es Saada’ in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca, French Morocco during the Casablanca Conference, Jan 1943.
20 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Jan 1943
Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Hastings Ismay, and Louis Mountbatten at Churchill
22 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1943
Roosevelt and Churchill at Casablanca Conference, French Morocco 22 Jan 1943; rear row L to R: Gen Arnold, Adm King, Gen Marshall, Adm Pound, Air Chief Marshal Portal, Gen Brooke, Field Marshal Dill, Adm MountbattenFranklin Roosevelt awarding Brigadier General William Wilbur the Medal of Honor, Casablanca, French Morocco, 22 Jan 1943; note George Marshall in background and George Patton assisting. Photo 1 of 2.Franklin Roosevelt awarding Brigadier General William Wilbur the Medal of Honor, Casablanca, French Morocco, 22 Jan 1943; note George Marshall in background and George Patton assisting. Photo 2 of 2.
24 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 24 Jan 1943
Free French leaders Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud at Casablanca Conference, Morocco, 24 Jan 1943; Roosevelt and Churchill in backgroundFranklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill pose for photographs in the gardens of Roosevelt’s Villa Dar es Saada in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca, French Morocco during the Casablanca Conference, 24 Jan 1943.Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill brief war correspondents in the gardens of Roosevelt’s Villa Dar es Saada in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca, French Morocco during the Casablanca Conference, 24 Jan 1943.Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill brief war correspondents in the gardens of Roosevelt’s Villa Dar es Saada in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca, French Morocco during the Casablanca Conference, 24 Jan 1943.
1 Jun 1943

French Morocco
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Card arrived in Casablanca Harbor, Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
4 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1943
On the flight deck of USS Card in front of a TBF Avenger, US Navy Rear Admiral Frank Lowry (center) is flanked by two Rear Admirals of the French Navy, C.A. Ronarc’h (left) and Jacques Missoffe, Casablanca, 4 Jun 1943.
1 Aug 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. Thirteen POWs from U-527 were turned over to shore authorities. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
5 Aug 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
16 Aug 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. Card disembarked the 44 German prisoners of the sunken U-664. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
21 Aug 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group departed Casablanca and resumed their anti-submarine patrols in the mid-Atlantic. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
26 Sep 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
29 Sep 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
18 Oct 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
20 Oct 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group departed Casablanca and resumed their anti-submarine patrols in the mid-Atlantic. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
5 Dec 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
8 Dec 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
15 Dec 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
18 Dec 1943

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group departed Casablanca and resumed their anti-submarine patrols in the mid-Atlantic. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
20 Feb 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
21 Feb 1944

French Morocco
  • While escort carrier USS Card was moored at Casablanca, French Morocco during moderate winds, fleet oiler USS Chicopee fouled Card’s anchor chain when shifting berths. Chicopee then backed into Card’s number two sponson causing minor damage to Card but rendering Chicopee’s 5-inch gun inoperative. Card’s stern mooring lines and fresh water connection were also carried away. With assistance from harbor tugs, Card regained her moorings to the jetty. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
23 Feb 1944

French Morocco
  • As gusty winds continued in the harbor at Casablanca, French Morocco, escort carrier USS Card broke loose from her moorings again and began swinging in her berth. Card’s flight deck smashed against the bridge of British freighter Shirrbank causing minor damage to both. Card shifted to the outer harbor where her anchor was carried away leaving her adrift. Card then got underway to the open sea on her assignment one day earlier than anticipated. Card sailed with her task group, that included USS Trippe in place of USS Livermore. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
18 Mar 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
22 Mar 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
2 Apr 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Card arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco with her load of Army aircraft and personnel. ww2dbase [Card | Casablanca | DS]
5 Apr 1944

French Morocco
  • Loaded with 61 US Army personnel as passengers and 11 P-38 Lightning aircraft, escort carrier USS Card departed Casablanca, French Morocco bound for New York. ww2dbase [Card | P-38 Lightning | Casablanca | DS]
4 May 1944

French Morocco
  • Fleet carrier USS Ranger and escort carrier USS Card arrived at Casablanca in French Morocco. ww2dbase [Card | Ranger | Casablanca | DS]
7 May 1944

French Morocco
  • Fleet carrier USS Ranger and escort carrier USS Card departed Casablanca in French Morocco bound for New York. ww2dbase [Card | Ranger | Casablanca | DS]
29 May 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
2 Jun 1944

French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
25 Oct 1944

French Morocco
  • After 30 days hunting for submarines in the mid-Atlantic without success, Task Group 22.2 centered around escort carrier USS Card arrived at Casablanca, French Morocco for two days' rest and replenishment. ww2dbase [Card | Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Casablanca | DS]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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