Operation Torch  Nov 7, 1942  The beginning of the invasion of North Africa.

Operation Torch Nov 7, 1942 The beginning of the invasion of 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)

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.

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105mm crew arriving in North Africa during Operation Torch, November 1942.

Artillery Battalions in World War II

105mm crew arriving in North Africa during Operation Torch, November 1942.

Operation Torch, November 1942. Planes of USS Ranger (CV-4) en-route to invade French North Africa. Plane captains check over fighters, preparatory to taking off on another raid while the pilots are below being briefed by intelligence officers. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. Planes of USS Ranger (CV-4) en-route to invade French North Africa. Plane captains check over fighters, preparatory to taking off on another raid while the pilots are below being briefed by intelligence officers. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. U.S. destroyer cuts through the wake of a U.S. aircraft carrier on patrol, first day of fighting off North Africa, November 8. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. U.S. destroyer cuts through the wake of a U.S. aircraft carrier on patrol, first day of fighting off North Africa, November 8. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. USS Chenango (ACV-28) with Army pursuit planes, P-40’s, on the flight deck during the amphibious force invasion of French North Africa. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. USS Chenango (ACV-28) with Army pursuit planes, P-40’s, on the flight deck during the amphibious force invasion of French North Africa. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. Gunnery, 40mm guns, during the U.S. Campaign in North Africa. Gun crews on an aircraft carrier after an “alert” has been sounded on the way to North Africa. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November 1942. Gunnery, 40mm guns, during the U.S. Campaign in North Africa. Gun crews on an aircraft carrier after an “alert” has been sounded on the way to North Africa. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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