Kenneth DeLong Mission October 16, 1942


DATE Fri 10/16/42 COMBAT FLYING HOURS 11105 (Total tour 205: 15)

TARGET Benghazi, Libya HOME BASE Lydda, Palestine


CREW Capt. T. D. Brown(on 10/15, all first pilots were promoted to Captain)    PLANE NO. 17 (with 4 new engines).(Radio Op. Patrick)

BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb TARGET TIME 1400 BOMBING ALT. 24000'


BOMBING RESULTS--No mention--bad weather-poor visibility.

ENEMY ACTION--Heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire. One ME-109 attacked formation, made 5 passes before being shot down.

OTHER REMARKS--Took off in rain and low ceiling. Flew formation through heavy rainstorms. Two planes turned back(no reason given). Had problems with both upper and tail turrets. Held formation all the way home through more bad weather. Planes buzzed Lydda in close formation at 500' and peeled off for landing, all safely home. Had less than 150 gallons of gas in our tanks. Most planes had shrapnel holes. Sgt. Powell had bullet wound in little finger.


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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


Click here to read about the reunion details.

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