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Middle East Air Force

30 June 1942

Official description

B-24’s bomb Tobruk harbor during 29/30 Jun; first US combat casualties in ME are recorded as 1 B24 is lost.

Gen Brereton moves his det from Egypt to Palestine, as Rommel advances toward the Suez Canal.


B-24 Liberators conduct a night time attach on Tobruk harbor. They suffer the first casualties in the Middle East Theatre when one aircraft is lost.

Mission details

1. Tobruk Harbour


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Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator


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Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1


Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 15:53:13 Emily Created entry with name, date, official description and description

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