Kenneth DeLong Mission June 26, 1942

***MISSION 3

Fri. 6/26 & Sat. 6/27/42 HOME BASE Fayid, Egypt

TARGET Tobruk, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HOURS--this mission 6:50   total tour 25:20

BRIEFING 1800 hrs (6/26) TAKE OFF 2210 (6/26) LANDING  0500 (6/27)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE #17

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb TARGET TIME 0145 (9/27) BOMBING ALT. 20000'

NO. of PLANES 8 Of our B-24's & 8 British Libs

BOMBING RESULTS Libs dropped flares … Cumulus clouds below us made it difficult to see ships in harbor ... bombs dropped at water's edge … unable to assess damage.

ENEMY ACTION saw anti aircraft shells bursting in the distance as we made our way along the coast; over target, neither heavy nor accurate.

OTHER REMARKS Dropped and removed right bomb bay tank on morning of mission--to increase bomb capacity ... slept until 1400 hrs after return from mission, then went back to work on plane.

376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Click here to go to their main website.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle