Kenneth DeLong Mission June 28, 1942


Sun. 6/28 & Mon. 6/29/42

HOME BASE Fayid, Egypt

TARGET Tobruk, Libya

COMBAT FLYING HOURS  (this mission) 6:40             total tour      32:00

BRIEFING 1800 (6/28) TAKE OFF 2215 (6/28) LANDING 0455 (6/29)

CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 17

BOMB LOAD 9-500 lb TARGET TIME 0150 (6/29) BOMBING ALT. 21000'

NO. of PLANES 11 of our B-24's and 8 British Libs

BOMBING RESULTS made 5 runs over the target ... saw bombs hit dock area.

ENEMY ACTION moderate anti-aircraft fire. On last run over the target, an ME-109 attacked us from behind and above(out of a bright moon). He fired and missed ... and so did we .... one pass-swoosh! and he was gone. It was our first experience with German night fighters ... and my first mission in the upper turret over target.

OTHER REMARKS Heard later that a British Lib was badly shot up-two of the crew were killed .... guess we were lucky. On the way to the target, we could see the enemy bombing Mersa Matruh.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


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previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

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


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando