1st Provisional Group

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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-11620) nicknamed "Edna Elizabeth" of the 98th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via J Moulin. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1st Provision Group, AFN 43 (or 1942?) 41-1620.'

Object Number - FRE 8900 - A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-11620) nicknamed "Edna Elizabeth" of the 1st Provisional Group. Image via J. Moulin. Handwritten caption on...

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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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Established

Lydda 1942-07-20

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Halverson Detachment 1st Provisional Group
  • Service Numbers: O-11444
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Edna Elizabeth
  • Unit: 376th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron 512th Bomb Squadron 1st Provisional Group

Mission

  • 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.

Revisions

Date26 Sep 2019 13:31:57
ContributorEmily

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