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Middle East Air Force

28 July 1942

Official description

B-17’s hit Tobruk during 27/28 Jul, while B-24’s attack convoy in Mediterranean, claiming hits on 2 merchant ships

Description

B-17 Flying Fortresses carry out a night attack on Tobruk, this is followed up by an attack on convoys in the Mediterranean carried out by B-24 Liberators.

Mission details

1. Tobruk

Description

Not yet known

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 1st Provisional Group

    1st Provisional Group

    Group
    The 1st Provisional Group was established on 20 July 1942 at Lydda. It brought together the existing 9th Bomb Squadron and the Hal Bomb Squadron, which were operating the Middle East.

Mission Statistics

2. Mediterranean Sea

Description

Not yet known

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 1st Provisional Group

    1st Provisional Group

    Group
    The 1st Provisional Group was established on 20 July 1942 at Lydda. It brought together the existing 9th Bomb Squadron and the Hal Bomb Squadron, which were operating the Middle East.

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Effective 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2019 14:32:41 Emily Created entry with name, date, official description and description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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