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Middle East Air Force

3 July 1942

Official description

B-24’s attack Tobruk harbor during daylight hrs and B-17’s bomb supplies at Tobruk during 3/4 Jul.

Description

B-24s carry out a daylight attack on Tobruk Harbour, this is followed up by a night-time attack on supplies at Tobruk by B-17 Flying Fortresses.

Mission details

1. Tobruk Harbour

Description

Halpro B-24s carry out daylight bombing on Tobruk Harbour

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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2. Tobruk

Description

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 9th Bomb Squadron carry out a night raid to disrupt supplies in Tobruk.

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 9th Bomb Squadron

    9th Bomb Squadron

    Detachment
    A detachment of personnel from the 9th Bomb Squadron, which was a part of the 10th Air Force in the China Burma India Theatre, under the command of Lewis Brereton were sent to the Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations in the summer of 1942 to support...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 16:02:51 Emily Created entry with name, date, official description and description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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