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.

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