Kenneth DeLong Mission July 15, 1942


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.


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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2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

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