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Tunisia – WW-2 (Photos)

Faïd Pass. This opening in the eastern mountain chain was taken from a weak French garrison and held against US and French counterattacks, Jan 30 - Feb 2, 1943. Just before daylight, Feb 14, very strong German forces came...

Algeria – WW-2 (Photos)

The Beach of Les Andalouses, west of Oran (above). The landings here were unopposed. Eastern part of Oran harbor (below). Early on Nov 8, two British ships (ex-US Coast Guard cutters), carrying about 400 US soldiers, entered the port...

French Morocco – WW-2 (Photos)

(Above and Below) Casablanca, the Main Objective on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The landings were made at Fedala, farther north, in order to attack Casablanca overland partly because of its very strong defenses and partly because of the...

North Africa & Middle East – WW-2 (Photos)

Source Document: US Army in WW-2, Pictorial Record Office of the Chief of Military History During WW-2, the photographers of the US Army, USAAF, USN, USMC, and USMC created on film a pictorial record of immeasurable value. Thousands of their pictures...

9-ID (Artillery) – El Guettar – Tunisia

9-ID (Artillery) Report General: Units of the 9-ID Artillery (less the 60th Field Artillery Battalion which had been detached) moved on Mar 25/26, 1943, to bivouac areas in the vicinity of Gafsa. Unit commanders made map and terrain recon on...

1-ID – Z-Y Beaches – Torch

The following archive is the G-3 report of the participation of the 1st Infantry Division in Operation Torch, French Morrocco, North Africa, Nov 8, 1942. It is submitted in compliance with AR 345-105. Mission On Sept 4, 1942, the 1-ID was...

1st Ranger – Djebel el Ank – Tunisia

Col William Orlando Darby (Feb 8, 1911 – Apr 30, 1945) was an US Army officer who fought during WW-2 and was killed in action in Italy. He was posthumously promoted to brigadier general. Darby's first assignment was as...

Love-26 (1-ID) – Maknassy – Tunisia

Operations of Love Co, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Night Raid on Maknassy, Tunisia, December 17, 1942. Personal experience of a Company Commander. Maj Stephen B. Morrissey Official histories of World War II, it has been claimed, will...