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 2 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 2 of 2. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 9 Nov 1942
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Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Dec 2021 02:30:01 PM

Ranger launched three O-59As this day for duty with combat forces ashore at Fedala, French Morocco (now Mohammedia, Morocco).
Note that this aircraft has the National Insignia painted on the underside of the right wing but not the left. This would become standard 3 months later in Feb 1943 but at the time of this photo, regulations called for the insignia to be on the tops and bottoms of both wings.

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