Kenneth DeLong Mission November 11, 1942

MISSION #24

DATE Wed 11/11/42 (Armistice Day)

COMBAT FLYING HRS 9:45 (Total tour 234:35)

TARGET Convoy N. E. of Benghazi. Libya HOME BASE Abu Sueir, Egypt

BRIEFING 0600 TAKE OFF 0715 LANDING 1700

CREW Capt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 11

BOMB LOAD 6-1000 lb TARGET TIME 1230 BOMBING ALTITUDE 19000'

NO. OF PLANES not shown

BOMBING RESULTS--Saw many hits and near misses on what appeared to be a troop ship. It began listing and stopped.

ENEMY ACTION--Observed 4 fighter aircraft over ship;they did not come up to attack.

OTHER REMARKS--Flew by Benghazi on way to target and saw ship burning fiercely in harbor(tanker). Spent 4 hours under oxygen.