9th Bomb Squadron


Object Number - UPL 47823 - A-20G-25-DO #43-9363 Code: 5C-L 1LT James D. Adams - Pilot 416th BG - 671st BS - 9th AF

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 the Allies Western Desert Campaign. They remained in the theatre until October 1942.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (9th Air Force) US Army Middle East Air Force
  • Service Numbers: O-3132
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General


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  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 404th Fighter Group 387th Fighter Squadron 9th Bomb Squadron


  • Date: 2 July 1942
  • Official Description: B-17’s and B-24’s bomb Tobruk harbor during 2/3 Jul
  • Date: 3 July 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s attack Tobruk harbor during daylight hrs and B-17’s bomb supplies at Tobruk during 3/4 Jul.
  • Date: 8 July 1942
  • Official Description: B-24’s bomb harbor and shipping at Bengasi during 8/9 Jul, while B-17’s hit harbor at Tobruk.
  • 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.


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