Kenneth DeLong Mission July 25, 1942

***MISSION 12

Sat. 7/25 & Sun 7/26/42 HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

TARGET Tobruk, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HRS.    (this mission) 8:35 total tour 114:45

BRIEFING  1400   TAKE OFF 0745 LANDING 0925 (Fayid)

                           TAKE OFF 1950 LANDING 0245 (Lydda 7/26)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 18 "Black Mariah"

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb. TARGET TIME 2315 BOMBING ALT. 21000'

NO. OF PLANES Not shown (Group history shows 6 B-24's)

BOMBING RESULTS Full moon ... made 2 bombing runs ... Saw large fires in dock area ... counted 8 searchlights ... anti-aircraft fire light.

ENEMY ACTION See above ... no fighter seen.

OTHER REMARKS We were 3rd to land at Lydda upon return Sun. Morning.