Kenneth DeLong Mission July 15, 1942

***MISSION 9

Wed. 7/15/42 HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

TARGET Benghazi, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HRS (this mission) 10:55 total tour   86:20

BRIEFING   1230   TAKE OFF 0645 LANDING 0820 (Fayid)

                            TAKE OFF 1415 LANDING 2335 (Lydda)

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

BOMB LOAD 6-1000 lb. TARGET TIME 1815 BOMBING ALT. 25000'

NO. OF PLANES 6 Of our B-24's and 7 British Libs

BOMBING RESULTS Salvoed bombs and started dock fires.

ENEMY ACTION No mention made of resistance.

OTHER REMARKS Flew near Crete on return trip over water … spent three hours on oxygen ... crew slept in plane after return ... removed flying clothes and parachutes in the morning.

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