Kenneth DeLong Mission September 22, 1942

MISSION #19

DATE Tues 9/22 & Wed 9/23/42

COMBAT FLYING HRS 11100    (Total tour 183:10)

TARGET Benghazi, Libya HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

BRIEFING 1100 TAKE OFF 1315 LANDING 0015 (9/23)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 22 MALICIOUS

BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb TARGET TIME 1830 BOMBING ALTITUDE 24000'

NO. OF PLANES 8-B24's

BOMBING RESULTS--Saw hits on at least 2 ships in harbor(saw pictures 9/26 confirming 2 sinkings).

ENEMY ACTION--Anti-aircraft fire heavy. Saw no enemy fighters. OTHER REMARKS--Took sea route to target. Skimmed waves at 700', before climbing to bombing altitude. Returned over land. 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.

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