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Middle East Air Force

2 September 1942

Official description

B-24’s hit docks and jetties at Tobruk harbor. B-25’s bomb aircraft and landing ground and, with RAF, attack troops and vehicles in battle area around Alam-el-Halfa ridge. P-40’s fly escort and sweep missions over battle area in conjunction with RAF.

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Mission details

1. Tobruk harbour

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Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

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2. Battle Support

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3. Fighter escorts and battle support

Description

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Aircraft type

P-40 Warhawk

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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...

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Date Contributor Update
30 September 2019 15:34:19 Emily Created entry with name, date and official description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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