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We hit the beach on North Africa with the first invasion forces of Operation Torch.
November 8, 1942
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Dogs were not allowed so our Squadron adopted a couple of these little fellows as pets. This burro was called "Ed" and he loved to chew cigarettes.
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My buddie Mitch was a cameraman for the 94th, taking care of the gun cameras as well as taking candid shots of everyone and everything.
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Winter in the desert at Youks-les-Bains, Algeria with all the underground comforts of home! I am standing beside my Buddie Michner in front of our foxhole.
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I "come up for air" to do some foxhole house cleaning between German air raids.
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M. W. Michener loads a gun camera to prepare for a P-38 mission in North Africa.
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One of the better Arab homes in our area. I'm the one on the left!
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This thirsty trio located a wine cellar in Sardinia early in 1943. I'm on the left, closest to the barrel.
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A long day ends at a landing strip in Italy. The mechanic is "putting the P-38 to bed" as the sun sets.
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Irving Berlin and some USO performers visited the troops in North Africa in 1943.
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