Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project: World War II - Interview with Charles P. Settle
At training sites near Belfast, Settle’s unit prepared for the invasion of North Africa, under a British antiaircraft unit. They then moved to a staging area, in Liverpool, England, from which they left for North Africa in October of 1942. Landing on the beach off Arzew, Settle and his unit moved east to an airfield near Tebessa, and then south to the oasis of Gafsa, in Tunisia. They were subsequently pushed back to the north of Kasserine to “Stuka Valley” by Gen. Rommel’s Afrika Corps.