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BOMBER COMM.

AND

ANALYSIS or
FAILURES TO BOMB
JUNE 1~45

JJFm STATISI'ICAL ca.:rROI. UN:::T


10 .ruly 1~45
F'LO'iN DtmllC JUliE, ] Cl4i

1. D\n"ing Jme the low pcrcenu_go of abort-ive slr.t1"s gxnl"yit>ncoo


established a new reCor'd for the XXI BodJer common::!.. ~81:\;rc:, tc bom'l
primRry tOJ'«ets for all. rensons tIIIIO\l'lted to ooly 9.4' of ~ '.Ie:; l'i:'bo~e
ngninst 10.6S for Yny and 15.~ for April; _hile fnilw'c!J t') blX.lh ~
tOJ'get d1lrlnished to ff1, of totfol aircrnft I!.1rborne as CCJ1ltyreL with 7.ff1,
for ~ end 7.~ for April.
in
2. Rensms for failures to bodJ nro outlined by DSjor entegQ:7
the tcble below:
XXI BalDER C'J,.."Wrn
1" of pL,nc8 Airborne Fcll... ng to Bom
_ffi1MARY TARGET _ k·n....1AJ~""I......-_

!!!JL Jmc ~El":! '. liry J.~


!Ell
Mnintenance ond Materiel Fo.il~e8

• !Jlgine Feilures

Mechanical Failures

Mnintenance Personnel Fnilures


'.8
1.9
1.3
'.8
2.4

1.5
4 ,

1.7
1.0
,.2
1..:.;
1.1
).2
1.8 1.1
1.4
'.2

.9

'rotal 7.1 7.7 7.1 5.7 6.4 5 2

Air Crew Failuros 2.1 1.9 1.0 .6 .8 .5

"eathor '.8 .5 .7 .1 .1 .02

mom Action .10 .2 .2 .2 .1 .1

Other Rell;Sons 1.9 .5 .4 .3 .2 .2

Grtlnd Totnl 15.3 10.6 9.4 7.0 7.6 6.0

J. All entegorics of foilurcfl shoovd n favorable trend for the r.!onth


excapt engina fnilures "hieh incronsoo sdghtly 10. rolntion to tho nlLber
of nircraft nirborne. An unusually lC'.~gr, nu;.bor of valves cc.u:;(,d failures
to bodl primnry targets for the month. w:'il'J evidences of internal 01510.-
tegrntiCl'l of the engine (metel 10. sum" ~.lso incroosed sharply.

':S of Airborn Fc.iHng to Banb


P:"lDlnry ltIrget,s Ih:o To:

Metal in
lIon'h Sl.mp

...,.,h .62 .08

....
April

J~.
.72
.70
.96
.21
.39
.67

-1-
• 1,. .111' __•••• , ... T-. jil~


4. Apc'.rt from the engine, tt) principle> S"/EtCtlS ct'using fcilures
to bOClb prUmry tl'rgets were tho eloctric:.l ~.lId pr"1poUer. r.htle pr:)pellcr
control tlssedllies seomed to fUlCtion llit.h 1 ;5S Clt.fflcul;;y in !un::lo tht'L 1[,
Mn)", fnilures !fere still relntiyoly biKb. c.nt: prop pove.rnor ft'.ilt:es sl::n i
eo =ked incroose.

% of Airborne Fniling to Boob


PriMry Tnrgets Due to:

Electric'\! Prop Prop


SysteJr. Control GoYe::'nor

lIDrch .19 .23 .08


April .12 .39 .03
IIny .il .50 .il
J~. .22 .28 .22

• 5. In Yiewing
~~bo~k~~~~~~~~~~J~~~~
failur~s tc bOlllb priJluu"y u-rgets by :ring, tne 73rd

tlYernge of 7.8% of its nirborne nircrr.ft fdling to bonb pril'1f'-l7 t~.:"r<)~e.


The 3ll.th Wing hnd th.;! highest percent or rirbom.e fniling to b:lClb pr-!aC::")
tnrgats mth tm nyernge of 11.5% for th.::: month. Dot~ilcd T(;~6onS :('11
failures to bO!:lb primnry t'U'g.:::ts {'.lid folilures to 1:000 ('fly tf'TCet ('.!'O 1--
dicated by wing in the tr.bles fWJ.arlng.

- 2 -
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FJlWJP.E TO B'!'.R
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"" = .An:Ci::' Mi.:U1.
"""" A:'ll..~ 111:£ ~ ~~
""'"' 5397
916 1.30.3 1296 1155 1392 1104 116.3 1346 943 1182 1285 71 3343 44"
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--
t'.aintcno.~e ",10. ht..tc!lel Failures
,----------
• Eneinu railures
Mechanioal Failures
Maintenel ce PersOIUlel Fa.ilures
'l.·o~al
29
17
17
63
47
22
7
76
46
18
16
80
45
32
15
92
67
15
16
98
49
28
2l
98
42
36
23
101
47
30
15
92
33
18
8
59
51
21
10
25
18
82 113
7' 3
1
..
4
128
64
45
237
167
106
65
33 8
234
93
56
383

1.1;.' :::'-:r.£.~~_:~~-:.J.

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15. 11 2 1° 10 10 38 35 40
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10 23 4 4 5
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82
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Total 12 27 8 7 lO 32 37 5 27

• Weather

En!'!!!!. ~..cHcn

Oth~
1
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1
67
2
1
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46
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&na11 Fol'tlJ:ltion 1
1
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27
2 1
5

-
.pitched Enroote
Circled Survivcrs 2 2 2 1 1 1 " 1 3 3 5
2 4 2 2 27 4 4 33 16 14
Uokno= " 21
Total 4 6 5, 5 3 51 8 D 9 4 :> 1 65 23
84 117 164 108 109 235 152 130 112 126 148 6 5ll 470 510

• •
TOTAL
-.3 -'


l.1IbURE TO BOMB. PRIUAE'i T.bJ9.EI' N3 A PE~ _I#'.~RNE

113th I7g 114th i"g 1l5t~ '18 Total


58th We 73rd \16
.t..oril !l!>: June
A2ill~ Aprillm ~ April ~ lune ~
~ June -"""
Me.intenarc~J!Il~MaterielFailures
4.8 4.4 3. 6 3.5 3·5 4.3 5.4 4·2 3.8 3·8 4.3
3.2 3. 6 3·5 3·9
Eng;lne Fdilures 2.2 1·9 1.8 1.9
.,
1.4 1.9 2·4 1.7

• 1·9 1.7 1·4 2.8 1.1 2.5 3·1


Mechanical Failures
1.2 101 1.9 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.4 1·3 1~5 1.0
Mair.teni3.~e Personnel Failures 109 0.5 103 7.1
5.8 6.2 8.0 7.0 8.9 8.7 6.8 6.3 6.9 8.8 506 7.1 7.7
I'otal 6.9

!J.r ere" Failures

··., 0.8 0.7

-- 0.1 2.0 0.8 0.8 1·3


1.1 1.7 0·3 0·3 0·4 1.4 0.9
. ., · 0·3· ·· 0.1· .
A/':, CY."lIflIlder
Co I--'.:~;
· · ·., ·
0.1
0.1
0.2 1-4 0.2
··., · 0·9 0.1 ., 0.6
0"'"
0.1 0.1

., · 0.1·-
En8).neeJ· 0.1 0.2 0.5
0.1 005 0.1 0.1 0.1 0,,°4
Bom":lanUer
· ... 1.1 0.5 0·3 ·
·· · ·· -.,
lo4
.,
0.1 004 0• .:>2

-
0.1 0.1 001
Nartgator
Rad8l."'"Radio Operatcr
., 0.2
0.1
.: ·.: ·· · _,0.1
• 0.2
0.1
0.1
004
0.1
209 201 0.9 lo4
-
201
0.04
109
0.02
100
Total 1.3 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 2.9 3.2

Weath'S 0.1 0.5 502 0.1 0.1 4.2 0.4 1.5 ,'- 1.2 0.9 -, 308 0.5 0.7

-
• ~
Enemy Act ion 004 0.1 0.2 0.2
· 0.7 0.1 0.2 004 0.1 0·7

.,
0.4 0.2 0.2

- - ·
·-
0.02 0.1
small FOI'IIIltion ·· ·· 0.1· 0.1 0.1
·
••0
. 0.1 0.5
· ·. ·
0.8
0.1 0.02
-
O.G-
0.1 0.1
Ditched Enroute . · 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Circled ~ivors
UnknO'll'n
Total
0.2
0.2
0·4
002
0·3
0.5
0.2 0.1
0.2 0.2
004 004
0.1
-:
0.2
0.1
2.4 0.7
4.6 0.7 0,;;
004 0.3
'.0 0·3
o.a
0.2
-
104
104
1.0
109
0.4 0.3
0.5 004

GRIlNDTarAL 9·2 9·0 12.7 9.J, 708 21.3 13.1 9·7 11·9 1007 U.s. s.s 1503 >0.6 9.J,


... 4 ..


• FAIl,!.,J,"E TO 8C~,!B jJ,T'[ T.Jif}]",T ;.,~ \ % OF HFl:90RNE

_.15-~'£h .'i!J.~_ 75fd \1g J:.Jth Vlg 314th I7g 315th (IS Total
!Jgy Iill:1l. . '1P. ril h.!!!:.Y. June Wi!. ~y ~~ April l:1!r ~ lune ~M& l!!!!<

_~_ 0::~::::~~ ':U"::'.J:· '""r i '.u:o:-es


nt...;i "1,-: :"'10'" 1'\'-<'><' 2.6 2.8 2·5 3·2 3·3 4·2 3·4 2·9 3·2 305 4.0 4.2 3·2 3·2 3·2

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Ma~ntenal'_::"l

r.rew
Totel

Failure~
:Pez'sonnel Failures
1.1
1.7
5.5
1.2
0·5
4·4
0,9 2.2 0·9
1.1 1·3 1.1
4.5 6.7 5.3
2.0 2.2 1.0
1·4 1·7 0.9
7.6 7·3 4.8
1.1
0.8
5·1
1.6 1·3
.a
Q.. 1.2
509 6.;;,
·
·
402
1.3
1.1
5.7
1.8
1.4
6.4
1.1
0.9
5·2

1'1 "~ f;nmnarrler 0,3 0,2 0·4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 · 0.4 002 0.3

-- -
0·5 0·3
.. 0.1 - .
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- -. - .- 0.1· · 0.02

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.l:X'Ol"ee:..- 002 0·3 0.1 0.1 0.04
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0.1
·
·-0,1
•. ·- 0.1 0.2
.. -- · 0,9 -·
0,,03 0-.3 0.,",
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.. 0.1 0·3 0.1 1.4
. .0.1 0.1 0.,",
0.1
.- 0.1
- 0.1 0.1 ··
- 0.6··
0.1
- - 0.1 0.1
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T..,tdl 0·5
· ·
0_.5, ·
0·3 0.5 0·5
(
- 0.1 0.1
0·5 0.8 0·4 1.2 1.2 1·4
0.02 0.02
0.6 0.8 0.5
'!leath'3r · 0.1 · 0.1 · 0·4 0.1 . 0.1 - · · 0.1 0.1 0,,02

• l'n....:!!!'L.$.tt£l!!.

Oth.~.r _
0·3 · 0.2 0.1 0.1 · 0.1 0.4 0.1 0·3
· 0.2 0.1 0.1

Smell Fo~t1on
Ditched Enroute
Circled Survivors
·
0.2 0.1
· 0.1 0.1
·0.1
·
·
0.1
0.1
·
· -- .
-
.
- -· -
1·4
0.05 0.02
0.03 0.1 0.°4
Unknown
Tota],
·
0.2
002
0.2
0.2 0.2
0.2 0·3 ..· 0·5 0.2 0·3
0.6 002 0·3
0.1
0.1
0·3
0·3
0.1
0.1 ·
1.4
0.2 002 0.1
0·3 0.2 0.2
6.6 5.1 5·2 7.7 5.8 9.2 8.3 5.6 6.9 7·4 7.5 7.0 7.0 7.6 6.0
.6.

• •

58th Ug ...13rd ':1g 3l3th Vlg 'Uh.th i'78 315th \18 Total
!!!lIt: June April M!!.Y. June b.pri1 ~ lune April 1&1 June JUn. April 'loy ...-!!!!l§.
No.. % of N~ % of No. %af


Ai,.. :.:1r- Ai,...
borne borne borne
------
Cyl1rders 3 7 15 11 18 12 12 10 13 20 22 1 40 1.20 46 1.04 58 1.07
Valves 3 9 11 12
-- 16 6 5 12 5 11 15 -- 24 0.72 31 .70
-7 --9
Carbureter 1 1 52 0.96
Oil Leake
Metal in SUmp
3
-1 -
3
6
3
2 5
-
11
1
1
5
1 1
-- -34 - 3
10 -- 3 0·°9
4 0.12
7 0.21 17
7
-
0.16

1
- 0,-13
-
liagna'.o & Spark FlUBs
Pll'lt'.X\S 15< RU18S
1
2
4
1
2 3
2
1
4
2
-
5
- -
- 3
-1
1 2
1
-1 7 0>21 10
0·39
O~23
36
7
0.67
O~13

-2
-- --- -- ---
2 4 0.12 6 O.:L4 7 0013
Push ROO3 2 1 ""
2 1 1 2 2
Crank: Cwe Section
Accessory Drives
-- -- >
1 -2 -2
-. 1 1
-2 -1 -1- 3 4 O.. lP.
2 0 ..06
4
3
0,°9
0.. 07
7 0,13

--- -- - --
1 0.03 1
-.-
0.02
011 Pw:iIp '" SUmp _.4 1

-1- ---: --
2
-- ---- 1-
2 0.06 6 6
Rocker Lrmi& 2 1 1 -. -. 0·14 0.... .:.

--- --- -- -- -- ---


1 0.02
Cam Ii Cam Dri. ve
Crankshaft - - -- -- - - 3 0.06

- 6- 1 - -8 - 2 1


1 0·°3
. Air Detlectcr8
Miscellaneous, Unknown 10 13
"
10 15 11 10 9 11 1 - - - - 46
29 0,87 35 0.79
4
1
0.07
0.02
0..65

TOl'LL 29 47 46 67
45 49 42 47 33 51 70 3 126 167 234
;( OF JillIDOR.'E 3·2 3.6 3.5 3·9 4.6 4·4 3.6 3·5. 3.5 4.3 504 4.2 3.63 3.78 4.34


• . ,.<I'd.
,.
MPp;,c.:r:~. .:.rI.T;;;'tJKCTiom CI.IJS::J:l Fl,nmm TO BOUB PRJ?,;!,.:!

-.28...1llJL'L _.1..~!!.J]B.... __ Jl.5.t.!J._P'.6- Total


1,by .J.illl~ J.l.Pril ~ June JUr.3 April ~ 1l!!l!
Propeller , 2
-
Prop Control J"Ssemb ly
Prop Govt!rnor
3 3
·3
6
2 2
2
4
5
>3 , 22
5
'5
l2


Total 3 2
:c 4 9 '5 2') 27
of Airborne 0.33 0.46 0.21 0.34 0.70 ,. 0.45 0.66 0.50
ED1l.1l1st Ring &: Stacks 5 6 , 4 3
Turbo Slpereharge.r
Total
% of Airborne
- -6
5
0 • .55 0..46
,- -4 3-
0.12 0.34 0.23
8
1
9 15 -
'5

0.27 0.34 0.31


>4
3
17

Aldl .E;;',Jt.x:· w~ral


Fuel 'f.l·aT'~(i;i'· Pvlnp
, - , • 1 3 2
2 4 2 11 6 2
T'Jtal
3 4 3
% 'of .t.irborne 0.32 0.34 0.23 '" 9
0.36 0,.20
4
0"",
Electrical SystEm. General
Electric Motors
.Flap .Actuator
Land ing Light5
2 >
,
> 2
•1 -
2

2
6
3
2

• Total
1 1
2 2 > 4 5 l2
% of J.1rborne 0.21 ... 0.16 1-41 0.J.2 O.U 0.22
Bcmb Racks 2 2 2 5 1
Banb Bay Doors >
Total 4 2 2
3 2
% of Airborne,
, ,
0.32 0.17
- 6 7
0.J.8 0.16
3
0.06
Landina Geara ,
Ne.vlgation Instt"ulQf:ot,s
"""or 2
>
2
, -
4 2 - .--
>
>
2
8
>

2
2
2
1

.9
4 >0 4 3 l2 14 14
other Meohanical 4 4 2 6 > 7 3 3 6
5 5 23
0,.,.
.<YrlJ. >7 22
1.86 1.69
,8 32
2.n
>5
1.08
28 36 3°
2.54 30J.0 2.22
lB
1.9
21
-.r
25
78 1.95

'.Ill
61,>06
1.91 2.40
"
9''-72
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