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.