On November 8, 1942, Operation Torch was put in motion. It was the Allied Invasion of Axis occupied North Africa.

On November 8, 1942, Operation Torch was put in motion. It was the Allied Invasion of Axis occupied North Africa.

Map showing Operation Torch landings in North Africa, 8 Nov 1942. (US Military Academy)

[Map] Map showing Operation Torch landings in North Africa, 8 Nov 1942

Map showing Operation Torch landings in North Africa, 8 Nov 1942. (US Military Academy)

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Resultado de imagen de operation torch

USS Wichita, a unique 8 in 'heavy' variant of the Brooklyn class light cruisers: she saw distinguished WW2 service, including in 1942 as an Arctic convoy escort (notably to the ill fated PQ17) and at the Operation Torch landings in North Africa; thereafter in the Pacific, notably at the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

USS Wichita, a unique 8 in 'heavy' variant of the Brooklyn class light cruisers: she saw distinguished WW2 service, including in 1942 as an Arctic convoy escort (notably to the ill fated PQ17) and at the Operation Torch landings in North Africa; thereafter in the Pacific, notably at the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation ‘Torch’, November 1942.

American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation ‘Torch’, November 1942.

American troops of 16th infantry regiment, 1st infantry division on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation 'Torch', November 1942.

American troops of 16th infantry regiment, 1st infantry division on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation 'Torch', November 1942.

Major General George S. Patton, Jr., U.S. Army, Commanding General, Western Task Force, U.S. Army (left); and Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, Commander Western Naval Task Force, (centre) share a light moment on board USS Augusta (CA-31), off Morocco during the Operation "Torch" landings.  Though the original photo is dated 4 December 1942, it was probably taken shortly before MGen. Patton went ashore on 8 or 9 November 1942.

Major General George S. Patton, Jr., U.S. Army, Commanding General, Western Task Force, U.S. Army (left); and Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, Commander Western Naval Task Force, (centre) share a light moment on board USS Augusta (CA-31), off Morocco during the Operation "Torch" landings. Though the original photo is dated 4 December 1942, it was probably taken shortly before MGen. Patton went ashore on 8 or 9 November 1942.

WHO-Tube: WW2 - Operation Torch (The Invasion of North Africa) - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/tube-ww2-operation-torch-invasion-north-africa.html

WHO-Tube: WW2 - Operation Torch (The Invasion of North Africa) - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/tube-ww2-operation-torch-invasion-north-africa.html

American Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower (right) and George S. Patton plan Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Place uncertain, 1942.

American Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower (right) and George S. Patton plan Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Place uncertain, 1942.

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