Kenneth DeLong Mission September 7, 1942

MISSION #17

DATE Mon. 9/7/42

HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

COMBAT FLYING HOURS 9:25  (Total tour 160:30)

TARGET 14 ship convoy in the Mediterranean 

BRIEFING 1300 TAKE OFF 1405 LANDING 2330

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown        PLANE #18 Black Mariah

BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb. TARGET TIME l212 BOMBING ALT. 14000' NO. OF PLANES 12-B-24's

BOMBING RESULTS--One ship got direct hit.

ENEMY ACTION--Heavy anti-aircraft fire from 11 destroyers. Four JU-88's attacked our formation near Crete. Had running fight for 50 minutes. Capt. Adams's co-pilot was wounded. Tail gunner Izzo and drove off 2 attacks from the rear.

OTHER REMARKS--The upper turret sight was out. Our I. F. F. blew up in a wind squall on homeward trip. All planes landed safely.

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.

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.

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2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

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