Admiral Chester Nimitz, Rear Admiral Marc Mitscher, and others salute the National Anthem during Sunday morning colors at Kaneohe Naval Air Station, Hawaii, 8 Nov 1942American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942American troops landing from LCA 26 at the beaches of Azreu, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942Anti-aircraft gunfire seen above American ships against French fighters, off Casablanca, Morocco, early morning of 8 Nov 1942; seen from the after deck of battleship Massachusetts
Admiral Chester Nimitz, Rear Admiral Marc Mitscher, and others salute the National Anthem during Sunday morning colors at Kaneohe Naval Air Station, Hawaii, 8 Nov 1942American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942American troops landing from LCA 26 at the beaches of Azreu, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942Anti-aircraft gunfire seen above American ships against French fighters, off Casablanca, Morocco, early morning of 8 Nov 1942; seen from the after deck of battleship Massachusetts
Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer MayrantJean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 3Jean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 3Jean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 3 of 3
Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer MayrantJean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 3Jean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 3Jean Bart viewed from an aircraft of USS Ranger, Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, photo 3 of 3
Map showing Operation Torch landings in North Africa, 8 Nov 1942Map showing the United States Army landings at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942.Patton and Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt aboard USS Augusta, off North Africa, 8 or 9 Nov 1942Personnel aboard HMS Formidable observing the invasion beach at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 2
Map showing Operation Torch landings in North Africa, 8 Nov 1942Map showing the United States Army landings at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942.Patton and Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt aboard USS Augusta, off North Africa, 8 or 9 Nov 1942Personnel aboard HMS Formidable observing the invasion beach at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 2
Personnel aboard HMS Formidable observing the invasion beach at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 2Residents of Arzeu, Algeria greeting American troops on the beach, 8 Nov 1942Track of Beach Approaches for the Western Task Force during Operation Torch, 8 Nov 1942, prepared for the United States Navy Office of Naval Intelligence Combat Narrative report.United States Army troops landing near Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942. Note the large American flag they carried in the hopes French troops would not fire on it.
Personnel aboard HMS Formidable observing the invasion beach at Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 2Residents of Arzeu, Algeria greeting American troops on the beach, 8 Nov 1942Track of Beach Approaches for the Western Task Force during Operation Torch, 8 Nov 1942, prepared for the United States Navy Office of Naval Intelligence Combat Narrative report.United States Army troops landing near Algiers, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942. Note the large American flag they carried in the hopes French troops would not fire on it.
United States Army troops making their initial landing at Safi, Morocco south of Casablanca, 8 Nov 1942. Photo taken from an airplane flying from the USS Santee.USS North Carolina in drydock No. 1 of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Nov 1942View looking forward from battleship MassachusettsWildcat fighters testing their machine guns aboard Ranger off North Africa, Nov 1942
United States Army troops making their initial landing at Safi, Morocco south of Casablanca, 8 Nov 1942. Photo taken from an airplane flying from the USS Santee.USS North Carolina in drydock No. 1 of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Nov 1942View looking forward from battleship Massachusetts' after deck during lull of battle, off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942Wildcat fighters testing their machine guns aboard Ranger off North Africa, Nov 1942


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