|Caption||United States Army Piper O-59A Grasshoppers of the 8th Observation Squadron taking off from the US Navy carrier USS Ranger to spot for the artillery during Operation Torch in North Africa, 9 Nov 1942. Photo 1 of 2. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy|
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|Photos on Same Day||9 Nov 1942|
|Photos at Same Place||Atlantic Ocean|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||14 Oct 2021|
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Famous WW2 Quote"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945
14 Dec 2021 02:27:33 PM
Ranger launched three O-59As this day for duty with combat forces ashore at Fedala, French Morocco (now Mohammedia, Morocco).
Compare with photo https://ww2db.com/image.php?s=n&image_id=2132 to see how the censors painted out the radar antennae on Rangerâ€™s mast.