As part of the Operation Torch landings in French North Africa, the 60th Regimental Combat Team landed on the beaches in the Mehdia area. Detachments from Company A, 1st Battalion were sent several miles southward to forestall any French reinforcements from Rabat interfering as the balance of the regiment came ashore. The Americans successfully turned back the first French probe. The French, having never seen bazookas, thought that the Americans had artillery support. A second more powerful probe supported by tanks moved to push the Americans back.
Attacker: Vichy French (Garde Marocaine, 7eme Regiment du Tirailleurs Marocains, and Regiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique)
Defender: American (Company A, 1st Battalion, 60th Regimental Combat Team)