Kenneth DeLong Mission November 4, 1942

MISSION #23

DATE Wed. 11/4/42

COMBAT FLYING HOURS 10:50 (Total tour 224150)

TARGET Benghazi. Libya HOME BASE Lydda. Palestine

BRIEFING 0515 TAKE OFF 0715 LANDING 1805

CREW Capt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 11 (S/Sgt. Solen- Radio Operator)

BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb TARGET TIME 1300 BOMBING ALTITUDE 24000' NO. OF PLANES Not shown

BOMBING RESULTS—Visibility excellent ... hit at least 2 ships in harbor and blasted jetties.

ENEMY ACTION--Very heavy anti-aircraft fire, hit by shrapnel. One ME-l09 made two passes at us. Five 109's attacked the last element. All planes returned safely.

OTHER REMARKS--Heard British advanced 30 miles in new desert drive.

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.

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.

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2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


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Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


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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