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.