USS Ancon AGC-4 Sailor's Censored Mail August 17, 1943 - Algiers, Algeria

USS Ancon AGC-4 Sailor's Censored Mail August 17, 1943 - Algiers, Algeria

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USS Ancon AGC-4 Sailor's Censored Mail August 17, 1943 - Algiers, Algeria

Carrying Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, Commander, TF 85, and Lieutenant General Omar Bradley on board, Ancon sailed on 5 July 1943 for the waters off Sicily. She reached the transport area off Scoglitti on the 10th and lowered her boats early that morning. Despite enemy fire, the ship remained off Scoglitti providing communications services through the 12th and then got underway to return to North Africa. At the end of a fortnight there, she shifted to Mostaganem, Algeria, on 29 July. In mid-August, the vessel moved to Algiers. During her periods in port, she prepared for the upcoming invasion of mainland Italy for which she had been designated flagship for the Commander of the 8th Fleet Amphibious Forces in Northwest African Waters