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Middle East Air Force

31 August 1942

Official description

B-25’s attack aircraft on a landing ground, and B-24’s raid harbor at Tobruk. P-40’s of 66th Ftr Sq, 57th Gp, escort RAF bombers during raid on Maryut. B-25’s, in conjunction with RAF Bostons, attack troop concentrations and military vehicles as battle of Alam-el-Halfa begins along the El Alamein line.

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Mission details

1.

Description

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Aircraft type

B-25 Mitchell

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2. Tobruk harbour

Description

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Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

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3. Fighter Escort

Description

Warhawks provide fighter escort for RAF bombers attacking Maryut

Aircraft type

P-40 Warhawk

Notes

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Units

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 66th Fighter Squadron

    66th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

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4. Battle support

Description

B-25 Mitchells and RAF Bostons provide battle support for the battle of Alam-el-Halfa

Aircraft type

B-25 Mitchell

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2019 15:20:43 Emily Created entry with name, date and official description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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