Western Naval Task Force Marker Morocco

Overview

The Western Naval Task Force Marker in Casablanca, Morocco is located at the Ben M'Sick civilian cemetery. The bronze plaque, mounted on a solid block of Moroccan granite, commemorates the U.S. Western Task Force, which successfully made assault landings in Morocco at Mohammedia, Safi and Kenitra on November 8-11, 1942. This was the first ever trans-oceanic amphibious operation, which embarked from Hampton Roads, Va. and was comprised of American troops that were transported and supported by 100 naval vessels. The landings were made near Casablanca on the Atlantic coast of French Morocco.

Understanding that pieces of our American heritage were being lost, nearly 50 years ago Congress passed the National Historic Preservation...
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the U.S. federal government, manages America's overseas cemeteries from World...
During Memorial Day weekend 2016, ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
ABMC has determined that the Commission has sufficient prior year funds to continue operating in the event of a U.S. Government shutdown...