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Middle East Air Force

28 June 1942

Official description

Gen Brereton arrives at Cairo where USAFIME issues orders placing him in cmd of USAMEAF, which is activated immediately. USAMEAF is comprised of Halverson Det (HALPRO), Brereton’ det (9th Bomb Sq and other personnel which Brereton brought from India), and Air Section of US Military North African Mission. Also activated is ASC, USAMEAF, under Gen Adler.

B-24’s of HALPRO bomb harbor and shipping at Tobruk.

Description

After being brought under the command of USAMEAF (Middle East Air Forces) HALPRO B-24s attack shipping at Tobruk.

Mission details

1. Tobruk Harbour

Description

HALPRO B-24s bomb harbor and shipping at Tobruk.

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • Halverson Detachment

    Halverson Detachment

    Detachment
    HALPRO or the Halverson Detachement was a group of 23 B-24 Liberators originally destined to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India Theatre of operations. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 15:48:41 Emily Created entry with name, date, official description and description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

The Army Air Forces in World War II, Volume 2. Europe: Torch to Pointblank August 1942- December 1943, page 16

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