Joan-- Here's what was happening in the MTO on July 1, 194, most of which was in preparation for the Invasion of Sicily two weeks later:
MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (Ninth Air Force) P-40's, along with Twelfth Air Force fighters, fly armored reconnaissance of S Sicily and convoy patrol in the Cap Bon, Tunisia area and off Kebili, Tunisia. Royal Air Force (RAF) Halifaxes hit Catania, Sicily railway yards.
WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN (Northwest African Air Force) During the night of 30 Jun/l Jul, Wellingtons bomb barracks and railway station at Cagliari, Sicily. Northwest African Coastal Air Force (NACAF) flies patrol, reconnaissance, and convoy protection. The 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, 62d Troop Carrier Group transfers with C-47's from Matemore, Algeria to El Djem, Tunisia. The 18th Troop Carrier Squadron, 64th Troop Carrier Group transfers with C-47's from Blida, Algeria to Kairouan, Tunisia. The 28th Troop Carrier Squadron, 60th Troop Carrier Group transfers with C-47's from Thiersville, Algeria to El Djem, Tunisia. The 312th Bombardment Squadron (Dive), 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) transfers with A-36's from Tafaraoui, Algeria to Korba, Tunisia. During the month of July: HQ 52d Troop Carrier Wing transfers from Oujda, French Morocco to Kairouan, Tunisia, and HQ 62d Troop Carrier Group transfers from Matemore, Algeria to Goubrine, Tunisia, and The 1st and 2d Antisubmarine Squadrons (Heavy), 480th Antisubmarine Group (Heavy), AAF Antisubmarine Command, based at Port Lyautey, French Morocco operate from Agadir, French Morocco with B-24s.