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Harry A. Halverson

Military

Service

People

Units served with

  • 1st Provisional Group

    1st Provisional Group

    Group
    The 1st Provisional Group was established on 20 July 1942 at Lydda. It brought together the existing 9th Bomb Squadron and the Hal Bomb Squadron, which were operating the Middle East.

  • Halverson Detachment

    Halverson Detachment

    Detachment
    HALPRO or the Halverson Detachement was a group of 23 B-24 Liberators originally destined to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India Theatre of operations. ...

Missions

  • HALPRO Task Force

    12 June 1942
    The first Army Air Force Combat mission in Europe during the Second World War, saw 13 B-24 Liberators, originally destined for China, bomb oil refineries in Ploesti, Roumania. While the raid had little impact, it proved the concept that Heavy bombers...

  • RAF Western Desert Air Force

    15 June 1942
    HALPRO B-24's and two Liberators of No 160 Squadron, RAF, attacked the Italian shipping fleet, which had now put to sea. The Beauforts sank a cruiser, and five of the USAAF planes bombed, claiming hits on a Littorio-class battleship and a Trento-class...

Associated Place

  • Fayid

    Military site : airfield

  • Lydda

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born 27 May 1895

Born in Iowa.

Died 11 May 1978

Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 13:41:18 decwriter Changes to awards, events and person associations
Sources

NARA files verified participation in Air Combat, Antisubmarine and Egypt-Libya campaign phases for the EAME Campaign Medal.

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 13:33:57 decwriter Changes to events
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Colonel Halverson flew on the 12 Jun 1942 mission to Ploesti, Romania on B-24D HALPRO #14, Serial No. 41-11616 "Arkansas Traveler" and flew on B-24D HALPRO #1, Serial No, 41-11595 "Ole Faithful" for the 15 Jun 1942 mission to bomb the Italian Fleet in the Mediterranean.

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 12:58:04 decwriter Changes to events
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Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 12:56:27 decwriter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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NARA verified awards.

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