At 1000 hours, the 1st Battalion was relieved of its position at La Macta by the 19th Engineer Regiment allowing them to withdraw, along with two batteries of the 7th Field Artillery, and move to Oran in order to speed up the operation and reinforce CT 16’s attack. Orders were drawn up for a co-ordinated attack on the city in a bid to rapidly punch through the French positions with the 1st and 2nd Battalions jumping off line abreast at midday. The attack was preceded by some mechanized units of Combat Command B, which incorporated elements of the 1st Armoured Division, but as the men jumped off from their starting point for the attack, they faced no opposition. By 1 o’clock in the afternoon of the 10th of November, Oran was in American hands and hostilities ceased. Combat Team 16 suffered twenty-five men KIA, two of whom died of their wounds, and a further seventy-nine wounded. On November 11th, Major General Terry Allen addressed the Division at Oran:
You have won your objective on the indicated day and have acquitted yourselves in a most creditable manner. I wish to extend my deep appreciation and thanks to every officer and enlisted man in this Division and to pay homage to our gallant dead and to our sorely wounded.
Following the capture of Oran, CT 16 was put into Corps reserve and training operations commenced on November 11, lasting until December 24, 1942. In this period, the 16th Infantry and the remainder of the First Division participated in numerous training exercises to prepare themselves for the coming Tunisian campaign.