Polewarczyk was engaged in numerous battles and campaigns, including the Algeria French Morocco
, Tunsia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Central Europe.
From there he was sent to Europe and Africa where he participated in battles at Algeria, French Morocco
, Sicily, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno River, Southern France and Rhineland.
Meanwhile, powerful military convoys were steaming through Atlantic and Mediterranean surf toward the sunburned beaches of French Morocco and Algeria.
Across French Morocco and Algeria, up to 100,000 soldiers, including crack Foreign Legion units, awaited orders from officers of varying persuasions caught between Hitler and the wildcard Americans.
Targeting Casablanca, Patton's 37,000-man Western Task Force would go ashore at three sites in French Morocco.
Over the ships' loudspeakers," Silveira remembers, "we were told that our objective was to be Casablanca, French Morocco, where a troop landing would be carried out.
Off the coast of French Morocco, meanwhile, the notoriously rough Atlantic seemed to be calming--a good omen for Hewitt and Patton.