An Allied convoy, escorted by sea and air, plowed through the seas toward French North African possessions near Casablanca, French Morocco, in November of 1942, part of Operation Torch, the large British-American invasion of French North Africa. ALL ACROSS NORTH AFRICA...THANK YOU DAD.
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.