Kenneth DeLong Mission July 13, 1942

***MISSION 8- no mission credit

Mon. 7/13/42 HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

TARGET Benghazi, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HRS.(this mission) 7:50 total tour 75:25

BRIEFING  1200  TAKE OFF 0730 LANDING 0920(Fayid)

                          TAKE OFF 1415 LANDING 1835(Fayid)

                          TAKE OFF 2000 LANDING 2140(Lydda)

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

BOMB LOAD 6-1000 lb. TARGET TIME (Did not reach target--diary does not give reason)

NO. OF PLANES 7 of our B-24's

OTHER REMARKS #7 was reported to have been shot down over the target ... no details as to crew who were seen to bailout, but 2 chutes didn't open. The HALPRO roster did not have a crew #7.


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.



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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


Born in Battle