Kenneth DeLong Mission June 28, 1942

***MISSION 4

Sun. 6/28 & Mon. 6/29/42

HOME BASE Fayid, Egypt

TARGET Tobruk, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HOURS  (this mission) 6:40             total tour      32:00

BRIEFING 1800 (6/28) TAKE OFF 2215 (6/28) LANDING 0455 (6/29)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 17

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb TARGET TIME 0150 (6/29) BOMBING ALT. 21000'

NO. of PLANES 11 of our B-24's and 8 British Libs

BOMBING RESULTS made 5 runs over the target ... saw bombs hit dock area.

ENEMY ACTION moderate anti-aircraft fire. On last run over the target, an ME-109 attacked us from behind and above(out of a bright moon). He fired and missed ... and so did we .... one pass-swoosh! and he was gone. It was our first experience with German night fighters ... and my first mission in the upper turret over target.

OTHER REMARKS Heard later that a British Lib was badly shot up-two of the crew were killed .... guess we were lucky. On the way to the target, we could see the enemy bombing Mersa Matruh.

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.

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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

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


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A Measure of Life


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Stories of My Life


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