Passenger of SOC Seagull aircraft dropped a message capsule as it flew over cruiser Augusta during Operation Torch, North Africa, Nov 1942
British sailors and British and American soldiers on the beach at Algiers, mid-Nov 1942; note 40-mm Bofors gun and three trucks in background
British troops moving supplies and a motorcycle on the beaches of Algiers, Operation Torch, 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
Dwight Eisenhower, FranÃ§ois Darlan, Mark Clark, and Robert Murphy at Algiers, Algeria, 13 Nov 1942
Sailors pushing an armed Albacore aircraft of No. 820 Squadron FAA into position aboard HMS Formidable, off North Africa, Nov 1942
French destroyer Milan beached at Casablanca, French Morocco, 16 Nov 1942 after being damaged in the Battle of Casablanca 8 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.
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 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.
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945
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