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Operation Torch, 1942

 
 
Operation Torch 1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 21, 2007
1. Operation Torch 1942 Marker
Inscription. The first major amphibious action of World War II was planned near here in the Nansemond Hotel, HDQ. of Amphibious Force U.S. Atlantic fleet. An Army-Navy staff under Adm. H.K. Hewitt met with Gen. G.S. Patton to plan the movement of Task Force “A” from Hampton Roads to North Africa.
 
Erected 1960. (Marker Number KV-7.)
 
Location. 36° 57.51′ N, 76° 15.467′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on W Ocean View Avenue (Route 60) east of Mason Creek Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flagship Sarah Constant (about 400 feet away); Susan Constant Shrine (about 400 feet away); USS Intrepid (CV-11) (about 500 feet away); First Flight Ship to Shore (approx. half a mile away); Battle, Monitor and Merrimack (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 2 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Operation Torch, 1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
2. Operation Torch, 1942 Marker
Nansemond Hotel from the water. image. Click for full size.
3. Nansemond Hotel from the water.
Photograph is originally and Ocean View scene for Summer Resort Book collected for a Norfolk & Western Historical Photograph Collection, made available in the Virginia Tech Imagebase.
Nansemond Hotel image. Click for full size.
4. Nansemond Hotel
Photograph is from the Norfolk Public Library Historical Photos collection.
Nansemond Hotel Ruins image. Click for full size.
5. Nansemond Hotel Ruins
Photograph is from the Norfolk Public Library Historical Photos collection. The Spanish-style Nansemond Hotel at Ocean View was once the finest hostelry at Norfolk's Chesapeake Bay resort. The 115-room hotel opened June 23, 1928, and was described as `palatial.' It burned in a spectacular fire on Nov. 21, 1980.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,643 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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