United States Army Piper O-59A Grasshoppers of the 8th Observation Squadron taking off from the US Navy carrier USS Ranger to spot for the artillery during Operation Torch in North Africa, 9 Nov 1942. Photo 1 of 2.

Caption   United States Army Piper O-59A Grasshoppers of the 8th Observation Squadron taking off from the US Navy carrier USS Ranger to spot for the artillery during Operation Torch in North Africa, 9 Nov 1942. Photo 1 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-0341
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Photos on Same Day 9 Nov 1942
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Oct 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Dec 2021 02:27:33 PM

Ranger launched three O-59As this day for duty with combat forces ashore at Fedala, French Morocco (now Mohammedia, Morocco).
Compare with photo https://ww2db.com/image.php?s=n&image_id=2132 to see how the censors painted out the radar antennae on Ranger’s mast.

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