DATE Wed. 11/4/42
COMBAT FLYING HOURS 10:50 (Total tour 224150)
TARGET Benghazi. Libya HOME BASE Lydda. Palestine
BRIEFING 0515 TAKE OFF 0715 LANDING 1805
CREW Capt. T. D. Brown PLANE NO. 11 (S/Sgt. Solen- Radio Operator)
BOMB LOAD 5-1000 lb TARGET TIME 1300 BOMBING ALTITUDE 24000' NO. OF PLANES Not shown
BOMBING RESULTS—Visibility excellent ... hit at least 2 ships in harbor and blasted jetties.
ENEMY ACTION--Very heavy anti-aircraft fire, hit by shrapnel. One ME-l09 made two passes at us. Five 109's attacked the last element. All planes returned safely.
OTHER REMARKS--Heard British advanced 30 miles in new desert drive.