WWII U.S. Army M-3 Tank Crew in North Africa, 1942

WWII U.S. Army M-3 Tank Crew in North Africa, 1942

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This photo was taken by a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer at Souk el Arba, Tunisia in North Africa on 23 November 1942. The campaign in Tunisia followed Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of French Morocco and Algeria designed to end the German presence in North Africa.

The M3 Lee Medium Tank is identified as number 309503 of the 2nd Bn., 12th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division.

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