Kenneth DeLong Mission October 30, 1942

MISSION #22

DATE Thurs 10/29 & Fri 10/30

COMBAT FLYING HRS 8:45 (Total tour             214:00)

TARGET Melani Aerdrome, Crete HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine

BRIEFING 1330 TAKE OFF 2230 LANDING 0715 (10/30)

CREW Capt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 11 (new crew members: Nav. Lt. Schoonmaker, Bomb. Lt. Matheny, R.O. Sgt. Harley, Armorer Sgt. Barnes, and Tail Gunner Sgt. Carr).

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb TARGET TIME Not shown BOMBING ALTITUDE 14000' NO. OF PLANES Not shown

BOMBING RESULTS--Lt. Matheny did good job--direct hits.

ENEMY ACTION--Over island for long time, flew through almost 2 hours of continuous anti-aircraft fire(most of the shells burst high above us). Capt. Brown wove through it unharmed. Bright moon, saw no night fighters.

OTHER REMARKS--#18 Black Mariah failed to return or call in. After futile search of the area by sea planes, it was listed missing in action.  The Pilot was Lt. Kidd, a favorite with all the air crews. His Radio Operator was Sgt. Venegas; the rest of the crew were new.

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