Western Naval Task Force Marker Morocco

  • A bronze plaque with inscribed text serves as the Western Naval Task Force Marker.
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Morocco

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Western Naval Task Force Marker Casablanca
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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 Mohemmedia, 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.

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