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World War II - Operation Torch 1942

The 4th image is of World War 2—Amphibious Landings, Operation Torch, 1942. During the war, the Coast Guard played an important role off home shores, and on the high seas. Using more than half of its wartime personnel, the service manned 802 Coast Guard, 351 Navy, and 288 Army vessels, to support land, sea, and air forces, in all combat theaters. Coast Guard troopships, attack transports, cargo transports, fuel ships, and auxiliary vessels, supported Allied amphibious operations, fighting fleets, and land forces throughout the world.

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