Kenneth DeLong Mission December 7, 1942

MISSION #26

DATE 12/7 (lst Anniversary of Pearl Harbor)

COMBAT HRS 12:20             (Total tour 260:15)

TARGET Tripoli,Libya    HOME BASE Abu Sueir, Egypt

BRIEFING 0515 TAKE OFF 0635 LANDING 0955(Gambut, Landing ground 139)

                       TAKE OFF 1255 (Gambut) LANDING 2155(Abu Sueir)

CREW Major Hahn PLANE NO. 46 Malicious

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb TARGET TIME see remarks BOMBING ALTITUDE 23000' NO. OF PLANES not listed-probably 9 (did show only 5 reached target

BOMBING RESULTS--not shown

ENEMY ACTION--not shown

OTHER REMARKS--My third mission as volunteer with another crew and more problems. The tail gunner had difficulty with oxygen supply. Took portable bottle ... couldn't get his system to work, so pilot made decision to turn back less than an hour from Tripoli (we were at 23000' at the time). Other crews also had problems and only 5 planes reached the target.

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