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1st Provisional 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.


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  • US Army Middle East Air Force

    US Army Middle East Air Force

    US Army Middle East Air Force (USAMEAF) was activated on 28 June 1942 in Cairo, Egypt. It brought together several units which had been operating the area including the HALPRO Detachment, and Lewis Brereton's 9th Bomb Squadron. ...

  • Halverson Detachment

    Halverson 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. ...

  • 9th Bomb Squadron

    9th Bomb Squadron

    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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  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...



Station Location Date
Established Lydda 20 July 1942




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26 September 2019 13:31:57 Emily Created entry with type, category, name, description, aircraft types, unit part of associations, unit encompassing associations, unit became association and stations

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