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Middle East Air Force

4 September 1942

Official description

B-24’s, in conjunction with RAF and Royal Navy, attack convoy at sea. 2 merchant ships are reported sunk and 1 left burning.

B-25’s and RAF Bostons, repelling counterattacks during Alam-el-Halfa battle, hit troop concentrations and vehicles, while P-40’s, operating with RAF, escort bombers and engage in combat over battle area, claiming 1 ftr destroyed.

Description

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Mission details

1. Shipping

Description

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Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Effective 3

2. Battle support

Description

Not yet known

Aircraft type

B-25 Mitchell

Notes

Not yet known

Units

Mission Statistics

3. Fighter escort and battle support

Description

Not yet known

Aircraft type

P-40 Warhawk

Notes

Not yet known

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

Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Fighter Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2019 15:43:01 Emily Created entry with name, date and official description
Sources

Air Force Combat Chronology

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