Kenneth DeLong Mission June 26, 1942


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.


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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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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


Born in Battle