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Middle East Air Force

13 July 1942

Official description

During 13/14 Jul, B-17’s bomb Tobruk harbor, and B-24’s hit ships and harbor at Bengasi. Heavy AA fire accounts for loss of 1 B-24.

Description

B-24 Liberators attack shipping and the harbor at Benghazi, losing one aircraft to flak.

B-17 Flying Fortresses carry out a night-raid against Tobruk.

Mission details

1. Tobruk

Description

Not yet known

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. ...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1

2. Benghazi harbour

Description

Not yet known

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...

Mission Statistics

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2019 13:09:54 Emily Created entry with name, date, official description and description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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