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.


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


Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft missing in action: 1

Benghazi harbour

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Halverson Detachment
  • Service Numbers: 12026078 / 0-789038 / 0-388723
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator - Bombardier


Date26 Sep 2019 13:09:54
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