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Middle East Air Force

1 September 1942

Official description

B-24’s attack harbor at Candia, Crete, scoring several direct hits on 1 vessel and hitting 2 others. 2 Squadrons of 57th Fighter Group fly escort missions and sweeps with RAF. B-25’s, in conjunction with RAF Liberators, hit trucks and tanks in battle area of Alam-el-Halfa.

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Mission details

1. Candia harbour

Description

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Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

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Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Effective 3

2. Fighter Escort and Sweeps

Description

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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...

Mission Statistics

3. Battle support

Description

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Aircraft type

B-25 Mitchell

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Units

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2019 15:28:18 Emily Created entry with name, date and official description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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