DATE Mon. 9/7/42
HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine
COMBAT FLYING HOURS 9:25 (Total tour 160:30)
TARGET 14 ship convoy in the Mediterranean
BRIEFING 1300 TAKE OFF 1405 LANDING 2330
CREW Lt. T. D. Brown PLANE #18 Black Mariah
BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb. TARGET TIME l212 BOMBING ALT. 14000' NO. OF PLANES 12-B-24's
BOMBING RESULTS--One ship got direct hit.
ENEMY ACTION--Heavy anti-aircraft fire from 11 destroyers. Four JU-88's attacked our formation near Crete. Had running fight for 50 minutes. Capt. Adams's co-pilot was wounded. Tail gunner Izzo and drove off 2 attacks from the rear.
OTHER REMARKS--The upper turret sight was out. Our I. F. F. blew up in a wind squall on homeward trip. All planes landed safely.
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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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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
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