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U.S. troops aboard a landing craft head for the beaches during Operation Torch of the North African Campaign Oran, Algeria. 8 November 1942

U.S. troops aboard a landing craft head for the beaches during Operation Torch of the North African Campaign Oran, Algeria. 8 November 1942

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)

Operation TORCH: Squadron Leader R “Raz” Berry (third from left), the Commanding Officer of No. 81 Squadron RAF, with some of his pilots at Maison Blanche, Algeria, after flying in from Gibraltar to commence operations on the first day of the invasion.

Operation TORCH: Squadron Leader R “Raz” Berry (third from left), the Commanding Officer of No. 81 Squadron RAF, with some of his pilots at Maison Blanche, Algeria, after flying in from Gibraltar to commence operations on the first day of the invasion.

Men of the Royal Air Force Regiment marching inland from the Operation TORCH landing area on the coast of Algeria, to take possession of Maison Blanche airfield.

Men of the Royal Air Force Regiment marching inland from the Operation TORCH landing area on the coast of Algeria, to take possession of Maison Blanche airfield.

US troops of the 1st Ranger Battalion defend a captured German gun position during the first morning of Operation Torch in Algeria, North Africa - 8 November 1942

US troops of the 1st Ranger Battalion defend a captured German gun position during the first morning of Operation Torch in Algeria, North Africa - 8 November 1942

⌛️ 8 novembre 1942 : Opération Torch (nom de code donné au débarquement des Alliés en Afrique française du Nord (protectorat du Maroc et départements français d'Algérie). Ce débarquement marque le tournant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale sur le front occidental, conjointement avec les victoires britanniques d'El Alamein et soviétique de Stalingrad).

⌛️ 8 novembre 1942 : Opération Torch (nom de code donné au débarquement des Alliés en Afrique française du Nord (protectorat du Maroc et départements français d'Algérie). Ce débarquement marque le tournant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale sur le front occidental, conjointement avec les victoires britanniques d'El Alamein et soviétique de Stalingrad).

Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa (Campaign)

Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa (Campaign)

Timeline of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War 2.

Timeline of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War 2.

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.

Operation Torch 1942

Operation Torch 1942

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.

American troops land on the beaches at Surcouf, twenty miles east of Algiers. Operation Torch signalled the American entry into the Mediterranean War.

American troops land on the beaches at Surcouf, twenty miles east of Algiers. Operation Torch signalled the American entry into the Mediterranean War.