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.


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

Mission Details

Tobruk Harbour

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

Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator


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  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Malicious
  • Unit: 376th Bomb Group 515th Bomb Squadron Halverson Detachment


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