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.