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.