Kenneth DeLong Mission July 30, 1942

***MISSION 13

Thurs. 7/30 & Fri. 7/31/42 HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

TARGET Navarino Bay, Greece--Convoy

COMBAT FLYING HRS. 11:45             total tour             126:30

BRIEFING Not shown. TAKE OFF 1400 LANDING 0145(7/31)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown (AI Izzo on sick call) Sgt. R. F. Kramer was Tail Gunner. PLANE NO. 23 "Hellsapoppin” (poor 17 had another leak).

BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb. TARGET TIME 2030 BOMBING ALT. 20000'

NO. OF PLANES Not mentioned (Group history shows 9 b-24's)

BOMBING RESULTS Near miss on tanker .... no fires visible(Group history says one direct hit was reported).

ENEMY ACTION Light anti-aircraft fire … no fighters seen.

OTHER REMARKS flew NW over Mediterranean at approximately 700l until near Gialova, Greece ... then climbed to bombing altitude ... Lt. Dwyer made the landing on return to base.

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.

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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

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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2018 reunion details


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The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


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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