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  • Date: 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.
  • Date: 17 July 1942
  • Official Description: Halverson Detachment is redesignated Hal Bomb Sq. B-24’s bomb Bengasi harbor. B-17’s hit Tobruk.
  • Date: 19 July 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s hit Bengasi while B-17’s attack Tobruk in continuing effort to disrupt movement of supplies.
  • Date: 22 July 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s bomb Suda Bay claiming hits on 2 vessel. B-17’s hit Tobruk.
  • Date: 24 July 1942
  • Official Description: During 23/24 Jul, B-17’s attack Tobruk harbor. B-24’s hit harbor at Bengasi. A B-24 crashes on return to base, killing 1 crew member.
  • Date: 26 July 1942
  • Official Description: During 25/26 Jul, B-17’s and B-24’s bomb harbor at Tobruk.
  • Date: 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
  • Date: 30 July 1942
  • Official Description: During 30/31 Jul, B-24’s bomb convoy in Pylos Bay claiming hits on 2 merchant ships. B-17’s hit Tobruk harbor.
  • Date: 1 August 1942
  • Official Description: During 1/2 Aug, B-24’s hit convoy in Mediterranean, scoring 3 direct hits on a large merchant ship which last aircraft reports sinking. 1 B-24 is lost in crash-landing at base.
  • Date: 4 August 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s strike convoy in Mediterranean during 4/5 Aug, claiming hits on 2 merchant ships.
  • Date: 5 August 1942
  • Official Description: VIII FC dispatches its first mission—11 aircraft of 31st Ftr Gp on a practice run over France.
  • Date: 6 August 1942
  • Official Description: VIII FC dispatches its first mission—11 aircraft of 31st Ftr Gp on a practice run over France
  • Date: 12 August 1942
  • Official Description: 31st Fighter Group at Westhampnett is declared fully operational and ready for combat operations under RAF control until it gains enough experience to be able to fight as a group. This is first US fighter unit in UK to reach this operational status.
  • Date: 17 August 1942
  • Official Description: 12 B-17’s of 97th Bomb Group, escorted by Spitfires, launch first Army Air Force Heavy Bomber attack from UK against Western Europe. Target is Rouen-Sotteville Marshalling Yard. Sergeant Kent R West shoots down German fighter, thus becoming the first...