Kenneth DeLong Mission September 13, 1942

MISSION #18

DATE Sun. 9/13 & Mon. 9/14

COMBAT FLYING HOURS 11:40 (Total tour 172:10)

TARGET Benghazi, Libya HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

BRIEFING 1300 TAKE OFF 1600 LANDING 0340 (9/14)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 11

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb. TARGET TIME 2130-2325 BOMBING ALT. 25000' NO. OF PLANES 9-B24's

BOMBING RESULTS--MADE 4 long bomb runs. Unable to see results due to cloud cover.

ENEMY ACTION--Counted 18 searchlights; anti-aircraft fire was heavy and accurate. Saw no fighters.

OTHER REMARKS--Three elements of 3 each 24's took off at 1 hour intervals for this mission. Spent long time over target area in deathly cold temperature. Next morning BBC News stated paratroop commandos had raided TOBRUK Sunday night.

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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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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