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FOREWORD
This wu the firat Marlanu...bued
mission participated in by the 58th
Bombardment Y/lng recently transferre4
to this COllUl'\.Q.nd from tbe XX Bomber
Coaunand
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HEADQUAR1ERS
nI IICIlBER couwm
APO 234
TACTICAL lllSS!ON REPORT
Field Order No. 70
Wisslon No. U6
Target: Hiro Naval Aircraft Factory (Target 90.30 .. 660)
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Table of Contents
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Operations..
Part I .. Navigation Chart
Part II .. Bombing Report.
Part III .. Flight Engineering Charts.
Part IV .. Radar Report
Part V .. Gunnery Report
Tactical Narrative.
Annex A ..
Annex B - '7eather
Part I - Weather Suomary
Port II .. Chart .. ?orecQst
Observed weather
Part I II .. Prognostic l!ap
Part IV .. SynoptiC Map

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Annex 0 .. Intelligence




Part I .. Enemy Air Opposition


Part II .. Enemy Antiaircraft and
Air-to-air Bombing

Part III ... Bombing Results tU'ld Damage
';'llsessment
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Section i>. Torget 660

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Soction B
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Target" 730 and 7

Annex C -
Po.rt I .. Redar: Counter
Part II .. Radio

Measures


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;.nnex F - XXI Bomber COIlIllland Field Order
Annex E Consolidated Statistical Summary

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Annex G - Distribution
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A-2 Section
XXI Bombor COllllle.ncl
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HEAIlQUARTERS
XXI COWAND
APO 234
SUBJECT I Report or Opentiona, S 19U
I I I III1 III I II I I II rlill
I SECaE! I
IBy Autb. ot the C.O.'
I XXI BOIlIbel" C....nd I
115 Juno 4S "l) t.... I
I Date Inltl.1al
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15 Juno 1945
TOI Commllndint; Geller-rU, Twentieth Air Porco, 25. D.G.
1. IDENTIFICaTION OF MISSIONI
a. Field Order lumber 10, HeadquarterG xn BOIlIber Commud,
dated .. i.io.y directed the 56th and 131"4 BClilbar4IQllnt Win&' to p"'-
tlcipate in 0. coordlnn:ted ntiEICk ill XXI BOIIIbllr Ca:aaand lUuloD 'e. 165
ngD.in.t II tll.rt;et In tho !Ul'lt .lreo..
b. Tnrtet Specitied:
(1) Prlt!llTY Taust; The Hlro Na.va1 A.iroraft Pa.etory,
TQtgot 660 (o.s sholm on XXI Ba::aber Cocmcmd 90.30-660.
lure Urbo..n Areo.), wo.a .pecified 0.8 the prlmc.ry visuc1 o.nd rlldo.r tllF-
got. The Riro No.vu1 En,;ine Md Turbine P'o.ctory, Target 130, is loco.-
tGd in the northl3rn ond of tbo_priQarY'taJ't;Ot aroa..
(2) No secondo.ry or lo.st rellOr t were apeolt 1.d.
2. STRaTEGY nND PLAN CF CPERATIOH I
n. Seloction of D_Dg.y, '1::o.ther foreco.ats for 5 )lo.y prediot..
od unfavorable conditions in tho Tokyo o.nd tavor-
a.blo conditions in the Xure Area.. On the basis of these foroca.sta, 0.
plnnnod mission to the Tokyo Area. w:J.S co.ncellod o.nd 0. to.rget WQ.S seles...
tod in the KurG Aron. The selGeted wa.s to be c.tto.ckod aimu.lt.o.n
eoudy with 5 strikes on Kyushll o.irfields. Aa 0. divcrslono.ry mOo.S\U'O.
2 of tho northern nlrf101ds wore to be o.ttc.cked o.t 'H_bour .c.imn '1.
b, Importance ef T!l!'getl The Hiro Nnvo.l Aircraft P'o.ctery mtliD
ufo.etured a.lroro.ft enginos o.nd nircro.ft fro.mes. a.nd thoro were In4100.-
tiona tho.t tho faotory ns obo providing third tU'ld fourth echelon mo.1n-
tonnnoe a.nd ropo.lr. It wo.s alao believed the plo.nt well 0. re.eureh
oontor and tho.t it pro4uoed sovoral Navel o.ircrott protot,vpes. Plnnoll
produced at the fo.ctory were tho Emily, tho Chorry, Qnd 0. M:W. unoodea
tw1n-ongino pa.trol bomber.
c.. peto,lh er P1o.nnine=:Opent1.ong,lt
(1) Bombing P10.n"
(0.) Determ1no.tion of Bomb
1. All 73r4 'tang a.1rcroJ'1: were to onrry 2000-
pound general-plU'poeo bombe and o.irorcft or tho seth were to enrry
lOOO--pound genoro.l-purpose bombs. All bombs wore to 'be r\lud wi'th 0.
VIOo-aoeond delay DOse nnd non-de1oy
.i. PriMary or tho tnJ'get wero or the
.aw-tooth roDf. 10ng-llPo.n construction subject to
oollapll8. The 2000_po\lnd bombs 'WOw.d thtf nllceS8!11'Y obArr
_1gh'\: ....s....... .... t:\&r ... l ....11e.po" tr... 10...10 b".r.t:. undeP
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the root ILnd noar tho atru.ctlU"u lIl6mbeu. The IOOO-opowul bedl.
were carriod by the seth Willl; aineo bomb uClca required tel' tho
2OOO-POu.nd bomb. wore not available and 'the lOOO...pound unit, wen
considered the belt .ub.titute. atainst this type of
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1. The l/IOO-s.cond dolay nose fu.&1nt .....
selected in order to produoe boc.b bur.ts IS to 10 feet beneath tho
root and thereby in.uro damate to buildint contento a' well a' to
b1111dings. The non...ctehy tail ful1l'\& inau.rcd m.ax1J1UDt 10ve1
bur.ts to near mi
j.. A minimum intervalometer aettint ..aa ,p
cified for maximWll concentration of bomb. on tho
(b) Bombinl Plannlne:
1. The target aroa was llpproxlmately 1000
by 1500 foet. Slnoo a probable oircular error of 1500 teet in.
olu.dod all important Instlllllltion. and n probable circular
orror of 2000 feot included the Hiro Engine and Turbine Factory at
the ncrthern end of the target area, an aiming point nenr the center
of the plant was aelected.
.3. The initial point plnnnei (342-&" ... l06E)
was .. tood radar check point and enemy antiaircrai't defensC18 neartly
_TO light.
.}. P'rom the initial point, axell of attack ot
246 and 247 detree. wore specified so as to Icoep aircraft in the
boav,y antiaircraft defenso. for the .hortest poriod of time. Other
GOndderations in aelGctil\& axe. of attack weTO tho of anti-
&1rcraft west of the target and tho Japanose fleet u.n1t. in
Hiroshima Bay CUlod lure Harbor. also we.t of tho target., The c!rit't
estimate WUll 5 degroes lett
.i. Specified altitudl) of o.ttack was 18.000
teet. A calibrated air .peed of 206 mile. per bour and a bomb run
or 10 minu.tea wore planned.
(2) "giuttOD PIAnn1ne.
Retlon, ror Choice
Baso
to
lwo Jim&
to
S316H 13410S
to
3USN - 1333330
to
342-&R .. 13305
to
Tllrgot
to
Iwo Jima to Baa.
Aallembly area, per XX! Bombllr Command Tactioa1
Doctrine.
Thh was selected .. the departure point linee
the peninsula at landfall was eas11y identified
yi.ually or by radar.
Thll penlMula. pointing direotly to the in1tl'"
point. Will aelect.4, ... a turning point.
InItial point was &;lbua Bay.
A left turn lfD.. apec1t'ied off tho taJ'tet in or-
der to l;Ot planes out or the brfavy tlDtlo.1rcratt
dotenalll in the shortest poriod of t1me.
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(3) FliCht Engineering:


(a) Altitude. and speeda were to be uled for maxi-
mum fuel econoflly and sarety and wing u.embUos _ro to be made.
(b) Fuel reserve that the seth and
73rd mnr;s would require full wing, cenur wing and 1 b-.ll bay ta.nlc
for n total fuel load of apprOXimately 7300 gallons.
(c) No maximum or minilllUCl bomb loada lftlre specif'1ed.
It was estimated thnt average aircratt of both wing. would be able to
earry a bomb lOad of 10,000 to 12,000 pounds. Amaunition load wa.
ostimnted at 1500 pounds.
(.)
(a) lI'Q.S .elected G.8 tho departure po1ll.t
ainco the radar operator could maintain contact wbile procoodinp; to
the control point beforo the tl1rn nt the intial point. This eontact
lossonod the chances of ofr courso.
(b) Tho control point usedwne nn excellent radar
chock point beceus8 or its 1and-wuter contre.t
(0) The course froll! the inltid point te the tarOt
para1101ed the const 1ino and enabled tho bo=bardier to kill drift
nnd sot up tho bomb run.
(d) Rader could be used on tho ."ithdrBlfal from thO
target because of good check points in tho vicinity.
(5) : Rq,dAt Counter Ir!easurn 1 SO:l.Tch for Jnpo.neao rader
chnracteristics in froquencies frail! 40 3000 megacycles WG.8 planned.
(6) Air-Sea Rescuol
(a) 1i&D.11 The Navy was furnished with details
of tho mission and requested to furnish q,vailo.ble fo.cilities for
nir-soo. rescue purposes. The facilities made available foliowl
1. Four submarines WGre assigned for the
ontiro mission as follows: at l3400E, at 3l00N 13500E.
at 3230N l3230E. and at 2915N - l3300E.
!. ThrGe Dumbo ai rplanos VI"l're allSir;D6d as
follo.... sf nt mOON 13800 frem 050100Z to 050500Z1 llt 2730N
13730 from 050600Z to end of 111lseionj o.nd at 2000" 1(330E from
0506l5Z to 050615Z.
A.. Throe surface vassols wore .ssitned U
followal at 26001 13600E from 042000Z to OS06QOZ i at 2730N
l3730E from 050800% to end of misl10nj and at 180011 14430E till'
tho ontire mias 10n.
ate vicinity
telko-off and.
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of Saipan and
land ing.
Crasb boats .... assigned in the
Tinlan during the critiCal tlooa
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of
(b) X
n
Bomber Command 1 This Command aUip;ned ..
Supcr-DUIIlbo alrcra1't to orbit thG 4 subCllarine positions during the
r3turn of the main force.
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d. Dttp,u s of Planni", _ Iote1l1pOCe r
(1) Enemy Air OppopitloDj It was estimated thkt the
fightor strength for the Kobe...o.aka. arek wOll1d not exceed 60
and that opposition would be to moderate. Tbo route wa. plann-
od to avoid Tokullh1llUl.. on the eastGrn IIhore of Shikoku, sinoe 15
flghters were located there,
(2) Enemy Aptiaircraftl
(a) There were 130 heavy guns ln the i.nuIlodiate
viOinity of the tll.Tget. set up ln an extremely concentrated, close-
in defense, Other heavy gunll were 54 northwest of lure in tho Riro_
sh1tla defenses. 8 acron Hlroshima Bay, west of Xure and near Otake.
and 3 on Mae Island. of Otake. In Kure Harbor and ln Hlro-
shima was a portlon ot the Japanese fleot, capable of offorlnt
heavy conocntratlons of fire,
(b) On the buh cf the aboY" facta it Wall rooom-
I:l.ondod that the route pass over tho undefondod SGctor of Shikoku
and an Imlllodiate bronkaway be m.a.do to the south from the target.
Although tho a.xis of attack rccorn::cndod called for an upwind run,
it was bolievod tha.t the extension of the KllTO defensoll to the 111-
lands west or tho city and the proba.bility of effoetivo tire from
na.vo'! .hips precluded the U$O of an approach from the wost.
(0) A base altitude of 1e,000 toet WlUi reoea-ended
on tho beat to avoid heavy o.rrtio.ircro.f't defensea.
3, EXECprION OF IHE MISSION I
a. Iako=err: Take-off WU3 accomplished o.s follows 1
A!rcro!t Firat li.ircraft La.st Aircraft
JlW
.Altborno Toko.ofr Tlllce.off
Seth
4'
04172420 04.1e1eZ
73rd
..J&.
04171SZ 0418JOZ
TOTAL 170 041'71520 04163020
b, Route Outt Long rango nQvigation to assembly points
wa.s accomplished Q.8 briofed, The S8th Wing mado an overwater a.a.
sombly 35 mUes south of Ilod tho 73l'd 'Ying usod
and Hoki 0..1 assembly points. With the exeeption of 1 plane, DO
nllvigatien difficulties wero encountered 08. rOQte 1;0 a.aaellbly point
o. Oyer Target;
(I) Prlmpry TllT.EOtl Target areo. no.v1gation was
lisba4 vilually. with radar QII.d as an ald. Cloud Yeried
from 3/10 to e/l0 rellulting 1n 121 bombing villuo.lly and 2T
bombing by radar. W1nd in the tll.Tget o.re&. Wl\8 240 degrees at 95
knots, one hundred and forty eight B-ag' s dropped 578 tons of bCllllbll
on tho prilllary 1;argot betwoe.n 05014020 and. 05031120 at alt1tucle. Tatlt-
ing frOID 18,000 to 24,700 feet,
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(2) Iarrt. at Opportunityl Four aircraft dropped 16
tona or bomba Ylsual1y tloa 050017% to OS0130Z at froa
14,600 to 22tOOO foot on 4 targets of opportunity aa follow. 1 R..,aOlea.
Xukl. IUlh1moto. and Iuah1moto RaTal Ba.e.
d. Boute bck I Wa.vlgatlon on the rout. baok .... hUlpered
snloualy by adTerse weather conditions which oxtended from. 200 mU..
north or two Jim" to bu.s. Minimum notice had been &lveD to the 'MOS'
..bout the chan!;. of target frlXll the Tokyo are.. to the lure are. and.
there had been insufficient time to install the bomb bay neoel_
sary for this type of mission. These ( ..otorl, In addition to the
conaumed Ilt assembly poinu and winds that 'ft'Ore str'on,;er than predicted,
co,W1od 68 airoraft to land at Iwo Jim.. en route to bues.
e. Je941ngl Aircraft oi the maIn foree at bas.' wnder
'l'ftl&tbllr conditions that reduced vhlbll1ty from 12 to 2 m11.... tollonl
!lll<
Pint Landing LMt Landip,
58th 050630Z 051028Z
73rd
95
0714Z os09A8Z
UI B.C. 050714Z
051026Z
t. Lones: Two B-29's were lost, I to enelllY aircraft and 1
\las forced into the saa shortly after take.ort. In the tirst iDlitanee
ene&QY tighters shot out 2 and forced the pllll1e to lean tho
forllla:ilon. A wing broke oft and the aircrllf't plunged to earth. Out
of the crew of 11 o.board, 8 paraohutes "",re Qbserved to The
s.ooo4 8_29 lost an engine and the o'ircraft wns forced into the .ea
nou So.1po.n., Four crew members out of 11 aboard were reaoued.
g. OperQtlona Summary!
(I) Navl"tlonl (See Annex AI hrt 1. tor track chart).
No.vigo.tera or the 58th Wing did not tully utlliu Loran 0. navigation
aid due te their recent o.rrivo.l into this a!"ea and insufficient time
for training in ita use. However, 0. tro'ining pregrnm ho.s now been
in! tio.ted.
(2) Bombinc! (506 Annex A. Part II. tor report'- Bombing
accuro.cy was oonsidered tail'. with 31 per cant or the bombs ralling
within 1000 teet ef the aiming point.
t (3) bight Endnuringl (Seo Annex A, Part III, tor por_
tormo.nC6 and Annax Conaolido.tod Statistioal tor
wdditionai lntormatibn).
(0.) BUEltin Or Hda10D !r.a 'lrod
.L Inithi Climbl Iftd,ividuaI drcnft ci1Jllbed
1ill:ae4iato.1Jl' ..rtor take-etf to 5000 ud 9000 teet.
!. Inithl Coli" e.n4 Sayo.dron Auembltea I The
in1thl SOOO-toot and 9000_toot eruiaes wero erfeeted by individual
a.1rcra!'t te the squadron auembly points noo.r Iwo Jimal -.bore ...SOll
bUos were mue without dltfioulty. Tbe tint 2 Groups or tbo 73rd
!tint; tokinr; aft tlew ILt the lower altitude at I!l. calibrated air .peed
or 195 miles pOl' bour. and the lator 2 Group. flew higher and at ca!-
ibrutod air speeds of 200 and 205 miles pOl' hour to tbe point or climb
to bombing altitude. Tbi. procedure was folla.ed in order to oo-pr...
tho roree.
iiJ1l1.U
altitude WIlli
JI.
lI.o.de
.u. Q ll.!< I
911mb to Bgm,b1DC Altitud21
difficulty.
The climb to bOlllbinc
!. Cru1so to tbp Tarcet: Tho tim. of arT!...l
at tbo WIng auombly point wall aathto.otory and tho fuel cOMWllptlon
-.a approximately tho same tor all Groupe.
oopt for tho
Jima.
...
large
Return to Bues I Returns to baul wen norual ox-
number or aircraft that wore forced to land at Iwo
(b) Copnt. on the Hiedon:
1. The 73rd Wing hll.d prepo.red for a Tokyo strike.
Upon receipt of tho field order tor this mi8s1on there wo.a lnautficient
tlI:1.o to In1to.ll 0. bomb bay tank. Two 2000_pound bomb. wore unlonded to
doore3.so the bomb load.
1. Sixty-four plane. of the 73rd Wing and plo.nea ot
the seth 1f1ng landed. at lwo Jim.. because of fuel IIhortuge o.nd ot o.ntlcl-
po.tod bn4 weather &t bo.ses.
(4) BasaL: (See Annex A. Part IV. for equipment portormMOO
40to.11s). T'wenty... seven a.1rcrClft bccbed by Ta.4a.r.
(5) Gunnery: See Annex At Po.rt V. tor deta.1b.
(6) A1r-Sea Rescye: A picket boat re.cued 4 meD or the crow
of 11 that ditched 5 miles northeast of So.1pa.n (l510N-l4S69g) at
04ol755Z.
b. W@stoop
bility during this
(See Annex B tor detdla). Vl'eather rodueed del-
mission. Winds were .tronger than toreco.st.
1. Co;mun1catioD4:
(1) Rady Coynter Meq.syroR: (See Annu C
t
Pa.rt I, for
deto.ile). The geDero.l .urvey of Jnpo.nese ro.du cho.ro.oterist1cs for
frequencies in the region of 60-3000 megacycles continued.
e.ttempte ware made to locllte Jo.pan8e8 Tado.r .tations by the use of .,ir-
borno direotion-finding antennaS.
(2) (See Annex C, Pa.rt II, fOT details). All belU'_
ings requested obtained.
j. Int91l1eeD98 Summgry:
(1) ED!WY Air Opposition:
Forty-one enemy aircraft sighted made
to enemy and. 7 _TO damaged.
ol1ly de.troyod. and 1 damaged.
(See Annex D. Part I, for dot&11.),
16 atto.cks. One B-29 was 10"
were , destroyed. 2 prob-
(2) Ijlnomy antidront't I (See Annex D. Part II. for d.taUs).
No a1rcroJ't was loet to flu; however. 46 ware damG.l;ad. or 'U188$. 5
auatained major
JJll!I
details).
(3) Darn" 4uQumontt (See Annex D, P-.rt IU, tor
(a) Tho Hiro NavLl Aircraft Factory. the prlll:ltry
target, had 71,5 pOl' oent of its tot.l roof area dam&&od. Thirty_
four of the 38 bUildings in the plut rece1ved some damage.
(b) The Hiro Mud Engine and Turbine Faotory
(Target 90.30.130) an4 tho H1ro Arsenal (Target sust.1ned
51,S per Cent damage or desU'QotloD. w1th all mc.1.n build1ngs 1n tho
fomo,." area severely dumaged.

CURTIS E. LellAY
Me-jor Genenl, U,S.A.
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Put III .. Flight Ena;1n....lns Charta:
Part IV _ Re.daJ' Report
Part V .. ~ B ~ Report
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PART II BOMBoo R:f!:P(!lT


1. The Hiro Naval Aircraft PBctory at K\tre was attacked by
4. squadrons of the 58th Wing and 12 squadrons, Of the 7Jrd Wing.
2. 11. The 58th Ving airaraft were first into the target at
altitudes from 18.000 to 19.700 feet. with a general llXis of attack
of 247 degrees. The target and aimi..ng point were easily ldontified
snd all formations except I bombed the primary target with excellent
results.
b. Drifts varied frc.m 2 to 5 degrees right and caused no
trouble. 'Ihe formation not hitting the target area. had an accidental
relee.se 2 miles short at target. 'Ibis was caused when the lead bomb-
ardier rolled the bomb sigbt telescope index past the rate index with
the trigger engaged. 1170 cases of pneumatic bomb bay door ma.lW1c-
tions occured, necessitating the salvoing of bombs fram the rear bomb
bays.
3.. a. Aircraft of the 73rd Wing fo11017OO the 58th Wing over
the target at altitudes varying fran 18..900 to 24.700 feet. 'I'his
Wing had the disadvantage of bcmbina a smoke-obscured target through
5/10 cloud coverage. 'nle liing experienced difficulty in picking up
the initial point; hCJl7cver. the target 'lias identified by the .smoke
over it. 'nle aiming point for the 73rd -;/,ing uas obscurod by Sll:lOke.
b. 'lhree of the 12 formations banbed. by radar. and the rest
dropped visually nith the use of reference points.
c. Bombing accuracy of the 73rd flas considered un-
satisfactory. due primnrilY to the amoke-obacured target.
4. Overall bcmbing accuracy was considered fair .. ';lith 31 per
cent of the bursts identified nithin 1000 fed of the aiming paint.

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PART IV - RADAR REPCRT
6. Bluipooot was 90.2% ollerative over the target and
94.&.c operative ullOn landing.
b. Average lI6ximum range ttas 63.3 nauiiea1 miles at 19.000
teet altitude.
c. Average lI2Ximum range on landfall point 'las .54.1 nau1;ical
miles.
d. Average nmcimum range of the beacon vas 98.1 nautical
miles at 1.5 .500 foet
e. There nas 1 equipment failure in lend aircraft.
2. Radar Navisetion:
a. 'nlere nere 1302 Loran fixes and 126 LOP's taken at an
average lUl.XimUIII range of 712 nautical miles.
b. There nero 10.5 radar Qinds reported, nitb deYietion frOID
the average nind of 9.5 to 11 knots.
c. Average deviation fran axb of attack was 3 degl"eoa.
PAR'!' V GUNNERY REPORT
1. Report}
e. Average rounds of OIl'IDUJlition tired in canbai nere ae
fo11oos: ?'kd WiM: 10 per gun; 56th .1i!!B1 only 120 roUD1s fired
by entire Wing.
a. Rounds ot omnunH ion loaded per turret ttere as follO'1l:u
711'4 lZling: 7500 per aircrof't; 56th \':JiM: upper front. 2000; upper
art, 1000; tail. lOOOj laler oft. 1000; and lcner froni, 1000.
tollQl'1s:
b. Average
7Jrd \1insl
rounds expended
10;, 58th 111M:
per gun
25
in test \?ere as
d. The llDIIIunition expended for each iurre1: 'I7as as tollowst
7Jrd 43; 56th \lina: none.
2. Method. of Loadins G!+gs: '!'be 7)rd ";ling loaded its guns eo1d
and the 58th \:ling hot.
3. Operation at Eguient: Central tiring control systems
'gere 99 per cant operative and .50-oalibcr machine guns Ut;re 98.5
per operative. All C!C malfunctions vere due to improper pre-
flighting.
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Part I - 'ielltbBr S\IlIIIU"1
Part: It - Chart - 70recast W.ther' ys.
01xt8l'Te4 Weather .
Part III - Prognostio Map
Part IV - synoptic Map
II1ssion No. 146
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BI.BES:
ROUI'E:
PIiJIT I - WFi.THR SWU3Y
PlNtiltP mw::AST
3,,5/10 10\lJ oloud, base 1600 f't, tops 6 to 10.000 tt with tw
showers in evening.
4-6/10 10lll cloud .. base 2ooo!'t. tops 6000 ft.
front wave vitb Itl/IO 100 cloud. baS:l 800 rt, tapa
to 3000 it; tbis condition extends to 33CIN in area east of 1380g.
To ooast: (West or 138OX), 6/10 Ie:. cloud decreasing nonbward aD4
westward to coast. (East at 6/10 low cloud. lase 2000 ttl
topa 7000 .. 9/10 middle cloud. baae 15,000 tt, tapa 18,000 ft; 9/10
high cloud, baae 28,000 it, all decreasing to 3/10 10lf, 5/10 mi4I1.,
and 3/10 high cloud by 1400K.
Kobe & "feat: :VlO low oloud, base 2000 rt, top. 5000 ft; light blUe.
Operational forecast
at 4/10 lew cloud. base 1800 n.
Take Off: top 6000 ft; 3/10 high cloud
at 30,000 fi.
Route wt: To 26"N: 4-5/10 100 clow.
base 2000 it, top 4-5000 tt; ]/10 bigh
cloud at 30,000 ft.
26o.N to lOON: 10/10 Iocr a10u4. base
1000 ft. top 8-10.000 ttl occ.asiona1
tops to 15,000 iii 7/10 middle cloud,
base Booo tt, top 15-17,000 it; 5/10
high cloud at 27,000 ii;, visibility
lowering fran 7 miles to 1 mile in rain,
light clear ice in clouds and moderate
turbulence.
lOON to Tnrset Area: 5/1(1 cloud.
base 2000 it. top .sooo It.
TarGet: 4/10 10(1 cloud. base 2500 !'t.,
top 5000 It; visibility }O milee in
light haze.
Route Returning:
Same as Route wtgoil'l8
Base on Return: 4/10 loa cloud, base
1800 It, top 9000 It; )/10 high cloud
at 30,000 ft; visibility 15 miles,
laPerinG to 1 mile in light shOlTGrs.
Weather Encountered
6/10 10'iJ cloud, base 1400 ft, top
12.000 tt lJith oeesaiona1 topa to
25,,000 tt; hea..,. showers and light-
ning in the area.
'1'0 SaJne conditions as basse,
lB"N to 24Oy: 6/10 lQ\1' cloud, baee
1800 ft. top 6.8000 n.
240N to 2BONi 910/10 11 cloud,
te.se 1000 ft. top 9000 n; occaa
ional tapa to 25.000 11; i 10/10
middle cloud. ba"e 10,000 it at
rising to 14.000 tt at 28ON.
topa at 22,000 tt; moderate to
ae'Yere turbulence; mcderate to
heavy SbOll'erSi 7/10 bigh
28CN to Tnrget Area: 3/10 100
clouds. top 5000 ft; sQ.uall line
at 310N vit:b tope to 12-1.4.000 n
l:itb ecattered ahOWBrs.
3-4/10 lCQ cloud, top 5000 It in
the QI'ea and clear over the tar..
set; visibility 20 mUes.
Same as Route Outgoing
7/10 10'l'l cloud" base 1000 It; 7/18
middle cloud, base 10.000 ft. mo4".
rate shO'l<e:n in the area reducing
visibility !rem 12 miles to 2
Iri1le
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Winds Aloft ~ forecast
IPs. to ?ooti
200ff to 30CN 30"! to 32GN ptfget
2.5.000 240/25
_20
245/53
-21
2 5 0 / ~ 5 -23 260/75
-26
20,000 240/20 -04 245/100
-10
250/60 -13 260/60 -15
15.000 23
0
/15
01 240/33
01
260/45
.02
270/45
.05
10,000 230/15
11
~ 5 / 2 3
11
270/30 07 280/30 03
5.000 220/15
20 2 0/20 20
270/'9 15 300/20 12
2,000 200/15
26 .60/17
25 )60/18 21 )60/18 17
Surface 180/10 30 135/11 29
010/12
25 010/1'
21
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2 4 0 / ~ 5
180/15 090/25
110/18
B!8e to 20'" 20ClN' to 25"N 25ot! to J2"t
260/65
280/20
23.000
9,000
5.000
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Part I .. Radar COWlter ),(oalur..
P&I't II .. Radio
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11.11&11
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UBI 1 - MD,1R COUNTER KEMURES
1. PnQg'Q:
a.. To locato Japanese radar stations by means of a1rbona.
If' cn.tennae.
b. To continue .. survey of JapBlloae radar character-
istics for frequencies in the region ,,0-3000 megacycle
2. Metbod: observers oompleted tho mission. The follow
int equipment was used in various comblnatlonll
3. Boaultll
a. The first seven to be DF'd by this oommand werO
0.8 foll0W8l
Location of Rel1o..
CbnuCterlsUc. Intercept; .2u1.D Mathod JZu. .ImI
00095 0950 Ie
00101 0405 18
00105 0508 45
00107 0364 40
00156 0504 05
00158 0520 06
00162 0507 05
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2710H1421oE
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33S0lf 135Q
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EW 001010202
F:I( 001010202
Eii 001010202
E\f 00103
E'IT 00103
Sf 00103
b. Signa.ls heard in the tuget aroa wero as foilowsl
Location of Rsl1e. ...
Characteristig. Intercept Hetbod bil1U .!lu.!n.J.
00150 0505 02
00154 0520 04
00152 0520
00185 1200 05
00190 0000 11
00192 0750 06
00193 0995 14
00195 0000 11
00197 0960 12
00198 1000 OS
OOlga 0750 08
00201 1020 10
00202 3000 03
3425N-133OOE
342SN...13300E
3S24N_13300E
3425N_13300E
34.25W_13300E
34.25W-133OOE
34.2SN_1350OE
342SN_1330OE
34.25N-13300B
3"259_13300E
3425N-13300E
3425N..l:530OE
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GL 004
C. beard to
LoCation or
Oharo.cterl.tlq. Intaroopt
and from. tbe ta get were a. to110W8r
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00069 0500 00 33:50N-13S00S
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00074 0000 33 3240Jf_13300E
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00075 0513 25 3219N'.13510E
21 121 S n CHI
00078 0415 38 3400R-I3345E 21 121 S EW CHI
0007e 1880 U 33301.13.830E 21 121 S
00079 0495 40 3l00N-I3S0OE 21 121 S n
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00080 0475 17 32SSR-13435E 21 121 S ... CHI
0008 2 0505 as 31101.13556E
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00082 0500 38
00092 1000 15
00094 0000 12
00095 0950 18
00096 0000 00
00098 osee 11
00098 0364 20
00099 1010 04
00100 0495 ao
00101 0000 10
00101 0405 18
00101 0400 14
00}01 0000 os
00102 0400 14
OOIDS 0200 14
00105 OSO& 4S
00107 0364 40
00107 O!OO 4S
00109 0'350 SO
00112 0200 06
00112 O36S 40
00141 0909 16
00142 0490 as
0014'1 09).8 07
0014' 0430 04
00147 0.96 16
0014'1 0500 05
00148 OSOS 12
00150 0505 02
00150 0000 15
00150 0495 19
00152 0520 08
00163 0495 32
0506 03
00154 0500 17
00155 0520 17
00156 0525 15
00156 0500 05
00158 as 20 06
00156 0505 05
00160 21
00162 0507 as
00167 0520 10
00216 0700 16
00225 0750 37
00302 0000 16
0030$ 0000 12
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3100N'-13500E
2500N..140458
3350R-1334SE
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3340N-1383(E
3340N_l:}63OE
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2640N_1393oE
3315R_134108
3S28N_13310E
33501_13500&
3233N134S0B
3122N-1353oE

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3350N-13310E
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2603N-14018&
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2603N14018E
3237N_13430E
3145N_13400E

3315N-1363CE
2500N-14Q45E
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E'If 0010101
E'I 0010102
S'I' 001010a
EW 0010101
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EW 0010102
EW 001010202
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Eir 0010102
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f:o.;r 001010202
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d. Ne,at1ve results were obtained in search abon 310 lI'Iesa-
cycle
4. JI..Mlk.: II" antenna- were ftn u.ed ror the rirst tilDe in
thit Ccmmand and should prOYEl to be a distinct for ruture
RCli reconnaissanco by thO Command. .11 intercepts r.cord,"" be-
0607.0 CLn4. OS1380z..
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PARt II - RiJ)IQ
1. Strike Rqport'1 Nineteen atrike re;ort wore re-
oeived by tho Ground of tho 56th T.ing striko ropor'.
,";:.z tocl)1v:;d by tho 313th "int; Orollnd Stationi howeV9r. thh MUa,.,e
17ll.a 1mmed1a.toly re1o.yod to 58th Wins l:onO'01.
2, Pox In addition to the usual Woather
Signals. the 58th Wlnt; transmitting several Ifoz
l
me.-
s:Ioges prior to the tim. .110nco Was to broken. Inoludod in
this t;roup a mos.nge traffic control. Tho 73rd
reportod holcling lwo JillUl. nnd GuCJ:'l woc.ther dnto.. in roo..d.ine .. in Co.
or tu\
3, Frcgyoneiqs I Several Incidenh of unknown interference.
reported during this mission. Howover, interfer_
onco lr-. high o.nd caund more confusion tMn enomy o.ttempta Ilt ja..-
ming, Following is ::l percentage breokdown of tro.frtc per frequency I
10 per cent on 3 met;a.cyelea; 30 per cent on 6 tIOgo.cyele.; cud 60 por
cont on 11 lIIOgacycles.
4, NSv1Cntiopgl A14.: requesta for HP/CP c.nd VHF/OF bear-
ings v.orG obtc.inod, i.ll ro.ngest homGr., "aM brondco..t .tOotion. _re
used, SQQe aircrnft roported the Iwo Jima homor W::lS not c.. effective
CUI it beon cluring previous missions. It Is believed tho.t thO
homer" ineffootiveness 11'0.6 oausod by ntmo.phoric cond! tions.
5, Not Dhcipline ADd SOQUrltyl Tha seth Wing roported one
insto,nee of an llircraft o.ttempting to contact MothOt p10.nG on 6615
ko. a.nd 10305 kQSt using w:i"loo. 'Corrootive been t".kon.
Tho 73rd ''ling roportO'd its dboipl1no poor mth seJ:!o 0.0Tie1
<)pol'c.tora intotfering l1ith .. r.Qh othor' G trc.n;:;nl.dona 0.11 during tho
rn1881on. Thc to bo the nunQor or
o.ircraft bndirlb (\t 1"0 J1I:to.. rwo IftGt,:ncos or IOClU"tty violo.tion.s
VIOr3 recordod by the 73rd. W1l1& Ground Station. Corrective aotion hal
bOQQ taken in eaoh ca'
6, Epemy Trnnsmisiiopol The follOWing inoidents of jwmmlng
o.nd interferonce woro noted:
0., 3145 kCSI Negligiblo,
b, 6055 kcs:
(l) Sundy r:w nt l830Z was pnrt1e.lly effective.
(2) Unre0.4nble OW from takeoff until" houn out
(1700Z..2l00Z) W:-" ineffective.
(3) Jo.p OW at 1S1S7Z wo... inllffootil'O,
(,,) Steady a signal from. 0300Z to. 0322Z wo... o.troct"ln.
0, 11080 kCI I
(1) Ci' jOlll.llling frOlll bombs away until 0600Z wo..s in-
orfoctivo.
(2) StIla4y (y s1r;na.l frOGl onsz to OuSZ ftl partlall1
erfeetiV9. BearlD& from Sa.1paa ground .tation 'hi 3300 .uas DIP
equ!ptlulnt wo..l uled. to tll1ce a bearing on tho on_y atBtion,.
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d. 3020 keSI
e. 6615 &I 10305 kcs: $oventoe.n;;;O rtlportod dotln1to OaJIO'
ot enemy jo.mm1ng by tono. bagplp.o, cusic. :ud volea 9116615 toe ud
10305 kes between 0130Z and 0600Z. This was reportd &II DOt DtI.l.Q&
steady but was on and off at short intervals.
7. Distren I The 58th Wing beard no dhtullI meUa&88, rh8
73rd Wing received 1 emergency message during this m1 10D, Just
previous to bOlllbl away, the Ground Station received an UL Supru
and MOS O/F were notified ..nd the aircraft was given II. true tour.'
to steer and a fix, The dreraft landed ure 1'.: at 111'0 J!ma.
e. Equipment yo1fuDctlongf WART.13: 1 dynamotor burned out;
1 local-remote switch inoperative I 1 fixed antl!lnnll broken. BC-3MI
1 inoperative. AN/ARN-71 3 Inoperati.s; 1 needle hunting I 1 8.n
-.ntenna broken; 1 loop motor burned out. SCR:221 4 inoperative.
1 inoperative. 5 inoperative I 1 lost weight.
5 inoperative; 1 cord inoperative.
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F8rt I - En6m1 Air OPposition
Part II _ EnEmlJ' A..ntiaire.ra1't an4 Air
t o...ur Bombing
Part III ... Bombing Rulh and Demage Aa1IIIIeIl\
Section A ... Tar!:.'et: 660.
Sec.tion.B ... Target. 730 a1'l4 194-
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PARI' I ENEMY AIR OPfCSmON-
1. An esUnated 41 enemy interoeptors ma4e cm1Y 16 attaoka.
against the B-29's. In aMiUon to ahooting dawn 1 en..,
f18htera damaged 7 others. Claiml were 3 destroye4, 2 pz"obab11
destroyed and 1 4annged.
2. The 58th Wing aircraft bcmbed fran 014tE to 0l..41Z and
oxperienced no attO-cks. Their 81ghtings included a possible Jet.
propelled aircraft described 001(&. The 73rd Wing banbed 1ahZ',
beween 0146z 0.D1 02112 and encountered an est:inD.ted 27 enemy
fichter. l'l'hich ItBde 16 o.ttaob. '!tio crippled S.29's vere partie.
ulerly singled out. and 1 'Ws shot dom by a ToJo tbet JIIllde 6 euc
cessive attacks. Fourteen 04ditionnl enocy flghtere wera ai&bted
but did not nttnok.
:5.. Frequent changes of the alert during the day may
have IlCCounte4 for the enemy's failure to intercept: the first "'ling
O'Yer the target. EnElll fighters that 'Pa-e vectored to the tarGet area
to intercept the second formation arrived in a Sr'oup.
4. 'Dl.ree ranming attempts uere reported, with details 101lORing
in this report.
5. Retails elaims:
8. Deatroyed 3l 1 Oscar by nose. 1 ToJo by nose and 1
Zeke by n03e.
b. Frobably Destroyed. 2l 1 Hamp by RB and 1 ToJo by MG.
c. J)Qm!1ged - 1; Tojo by RSG.
6. petails of the attacks:
a. A possible jet.propelled aircraft 'Pas observed 15 mile.
northeaat of the initial point at Olm. Gunnerlll reported uhlie
smoke spurts tran the rear of the fuaelage ot this aircraft. The
plane vas deseribed as having a pointed nose and a 17ingspan of at
least 40 teet. as spQrk!ing in the sun as if new. 800. as being lar
ger than Tony. The plane was apprwimo.tely 2000 yards a"a.y after
having a.pproo.ehed fran 9 o'clock and then having tallen back. It
follQPed in the 6 o'clock position about 3000 feet a.bove the B-29.
No vapor trails 'gore seen frcm B-29's at this time.
b. A number of lisht ...rs 'ilere encountered by 3 fo:nua.t1ona
which failed to tollOll' the briefed route o.tter o.ssembly. These tor ...
Jn8t10n:J pe.a.!lod over A17aj1 IslEUl4 into the target .. thereby drawing
fighters fran the Osnka area. It va.s noted that fightCZ's trCJl1 the
direction of Oae.ko. stayed in thO.tgeneral Q1'e8, indicating that there
probably 11 unintainec1 an. area 4etenae and not an intercetcr argatli_
zation. The same si'tue.tion prevailed in the !.\Ire area until the
lost tormation clelU"ed the t&rBet. at which time a ttm fighter"
tCll"lD6tion: past land's end.
c. In 2 instancea. tighters took ad'rDntage of crippled B-29'.
and mnde assressive and persistent attacks. In both casea 'B\W.d)'"
a...24) 'a pullod out of' tormation to protect tho cripples. This pro.
tection proved effective in 1 inatance 'lihen the 'Bu.4d'" mneu.
vered above the cripple to ward off attacks and prcwide eeoart to
1"0 11m. '}1)e other cripple. atter having 2 encine. shot out b1 a
sins!e-engine tighter and being tONed to leave the tormation.. recei_
ved 6 attaclca in close succession by a black'1'Ojo. Thia result:od. in
the rigllt wing brooking otf
Thill repor1o 1.5 baoed OQ CTQ.l .....1004 l'isurc. 4"ftlliloble e..I'1;cq- l.ba p-o"
po.rotion of the stetistioal SUlIIllllrT
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4. The lD'ojority of attacke CODeisted at etrating dts.b,
with e(lll. There wero no ao0r4inated at'taoka. 'lbe
breakaweys were cbiefly sharp dives and turns the fanmetiea-
"itb a number at spl1t-S's tenrd.nating in frontal QUaclta. '1'bJ"ee
attempted r8lllllings were reported. 1 08.ch by a Zeke .. Oscar. ao4
George. The Zeke and Oscar the attEmpt fran level to high at
12 o'clock; the Oscar fran 10lIl' at 12 o'clock. Ra:aminga wero appar-
ently avoided by the B--29'.e by rapidly increasitl6 81t1\:\I4e at the
last manent, the enClll7 aircraft pall$ing a few feet under the aire:r&t1.
e. and 20ooJllll. cannon fire were rep<rted.
f. Apparently, enemy figh1;ers uere not vectored in waVes
io iniercept the &-29 fCU"lltltiona. This "as indicated by ihtl fact that
the greatest D\:CII.ber of f1ghters observed by middle fcntetions.
Only 2 aircraft 'liera encountered by the last tCl'Jl8t1on

PAl!1' n - ENEMY ANTIAIRCRAFT AID EWmINQ
1. E'pem.y Antiaircraft Fire:
a. 'Ibirty_aeven aircratt of the 58th lling and 111 aircre.tt
of the 7)rd Wing banbed the Hire Nevol Aircraft Factory bcween
02112 frOll1 18.000-24.700 teet. usi1l8 axes at attack bet\1oen 2,&.2620.
'ftLe weather in the torge't area was !rem clear to 4/10 un4ercast:, and
the 'l71nd at ballbing altitude vaa from 2400 e:t 9.5K.
'0. One airoran of the 58th Wing bombed NOge.oka. and one eaoh
01 the nrd bombed IQlki, nnd lQ.lsh1moto Naval Ba.se.
c. 'l!:Ie enE!lllY defenses were alerted trior to Ilttook. Thia
'1765 detinitely established by interception ot early.warning signal_
by ReM operators but no CUD-laying radar intercepts Tlere made.
d. Heavy flak, vnryinc in intenaity tran meager to moderate
to intense. and in ocourllocy frem inaec\U'ste to aec..urate. 'lias repal'1e4
tran tbe I.P. to \Braet. The 1nte1lB1tyand aocuracy dixainiahed on

e. Flak 008 repcrted 8S otiginating trClrll ee..eh of the fol_
looing l008ti.on8: Shingu. lWahimoto. Tola.tah1Jrlo, Mihara. Huo, mae.
P'Ukoc. Oko. lIUga Ol' Shimo-llbbaro. and 5aijo ,. Niih8lJ!l.
1. Heavy ooncenUotiona or antio.irc.!'att fire ,Iae reae1"e4
fran navo.l units in XUre Harbor. A larse J!el'cQn'age or tb18 naft1
flak purpleilo yelloo-. reddish . srocn. orange, an4 violet
bursts.
s. One crt'P ftpcrted obacr,,1ng flak bursts auotbol"
Q1.rcrot't in a turn.
h. The major portion or the fire \16S ClGJlunuousl,. point.
with same and predioted ooncentrations.
i. No aircraft was leat to flak. Thirteen aU-era1'\: of the
56th Wing oId 31 of the 7)rd lIine; roeoived tlak damage. or thee.
lI.i:l'cron. 5 recehod JIltljor 4am&&e.
2. BQDbiM am Rocket,: None \1'81"8 roporied.
3. QuI' T0.2tics vo, M; All tOf'mQtions IMde turne aner baDbe
aoay and tried to l1vcid DOwl crart Os much as poes1ble
Z?
Ji.QJlt.lllilil.11oj,
PART III SECTION A - DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORt-
TARGET 660
HIRO NAVAL AIR:lRAFT FACTORY
1. Summary!
a. This report to Target 660
from )11"810n 146. Good quality reconnduance photohowed d..-
age concentrated in the N three-fourths of the plant. Every build-
ing in this area was destroyed or damaged.
b. Roof are. affected totaled 779,000 .quare r..t. or
71.5 por cent of the total pla.nt root area.
c. Thirty-tour of 36 in tho plant rocei.ed .omo
damage. Twenty.f!vo bUilding. were destroyed or re-
search bullding (2 .) received fOllT direct hits, as .hown 'by fGur
hole. 1n the roof. Theae hits caused internal damage that oannot
be "!leued.
2. 8t.t11t1011 SYmm,rv of Cam'ral
DAmAC! from Qurrent ,trike,
Destroyed a
Structural I
Superficial I
1. Gutted
2. ll1nor roof
Square foot
of roof
160,015
&0,450
530,036
'8,956
Per oent ot
Orginal Roof Ar ...
....
'.5
7l.S
Total roof area (as liated in ctu indu.trial Report Ro. 13 plu. two
build1nta Dot listed)l 1.089.22g s uare feet
nt B.C. C. I. U. D/A. REPORT #61
-..-
IHt.lJl.!lJll.1 10 I.
3.
Itemhation or 1

'"
'10
..
,..
..
'" .
...
...
...
..
...
...
,
Buildln& Root are.. in
: IN
S EllfIICIAL
Per cent
of cOllll:lOnt I
lio. (Ref' a) sq. ft. (Rut .) Dostroyed Structural Gutted nor Total roof.
,. 000
8&orCb-
entitled bld,t:-. - 33% of roof appears 9.
2. 9S 300
54.0 5'0 05 ... 4 bomb holes 1 roof. l111DOll-
2b
00 25600 100 ;",;. rcib1e" +n "'.0;"'1"+'0
.
23 400 2 23 400 00 0

6.100 6 100 100

" "0
100 P
5b
bUilding in proceslJ of being
6 BO 00 a 500 00
20 20
"',,,,0 20 200 100
2.BOO 2890 100
n 3 0 22
7'
66 .hnn' n
Bb
0'20 0 0 30 200
,75
0
Be 2.510 0 00


2 300 0 Darse bldg
6 2 16 230 00 b d
1. 33 000
..

00
..
33 000 0 000 100

11. 40 000 40 000 .0000 00

,
..ll-
46 300 15 400 15 '00 33

,
13 22600 650 0 22 600 100

0 20 0
,
560 70 60
,
I
4b 080 6'040 0.0 2 080 00 'n,
5 64 600 6 000 SA. 600 4 600 100
,
16 20 200 0 2 20 200 00
,
7 6 960 2 0 <0
n.
-
7 6 0 B60 0
..
::
3 00
l'

4,
00 U t1U,d
5 5 0 0
'" 10
..
..
..
'0
...
..
..
..

...
areLl
May 1945
4,0.450 530,036 48.956 179.ol57 160,015 TOTAL I
-Not listed in eru Industrial Report No. 13 but added to the total roof
Referenees: eIu Industrial Report No. 13
Bullding Roof Area
DAnOE IN SQUARE
\
in sq. ft. SUPERFIC

IRA' .; \
Structural 70+.'
n .. , .",
.
3 '00 3. 00 3 00 1

2 0 2 0 2 10 100
2 20
., 200 I Q:\ 200 00
23. 30 Zl 00 I 2.. 3. 00 100
7 7 480 0
0 8 250 100
26
".5
47 00 I 47 500 100
.

70 270 270 100



-,
00 2 00 12900 00
'"
7."'0 7 850 00
0 4 000 lCL 000 33

2' 0 3 00 00 25
250 600 00 0

6 400 6 400 6 4.00 00


'.".
.

7 0 1 200 "1.200 00

"' 10
..
..
..
10
...
..
..
..

...
Q.2!ltlJl. ... Jl.tlAlo.
PART III - SECTION B _ DAMAGE ASSgSSE:UT WORT-
BIRO JAVAL ENGIJIE AID TUJUUN F4CTORX
TARGET 90.30-794
HIRO ARSENAL
1. Summllty:
This report assessed dQJllage to To.rget8 730 aDd. 794 re-
sulting from Mission 146. The two targets oombined In this
because no definite line of demarcation eould be drawn
the two with the information available.
b. The total roof area of the two p1o.nte is 2.429,860 IIquaro
feot. Of this total. 51.5 por cent (1.251,125 equare teet) was dam_
aged or destroyed.
c. The main concentration of damage 15 in the S1 seotioQ..
It was the reported lOCation of Target 730. tho Hire Na.a1 Engine
and Turbine Fll.Ctory. All the ma1n buildings in this area wore
soverely damaged.
2. Statistical WMIary of Daoage t
Square Feet
of ltoof
Per cent of Otig-
inal Roof Area
{
Dostroyod
Structural damage
Suporrtcl3.l:
2. Minor roof dg,mA.le
TOTAL DAW..GE
SolO, 770
11.100
200.940
1,251,125
H.O
.s
"'.6
8.2
- m B.C.,e.I.U. D/A. NO. 68
Jl..2JlIl.lliJll1.lk

ltomJ.la.tion of DMlng! i
'.
-
Bldg. nUlllbor
Roof area D.UJAGE HI SQU.:..RE FEEr

in sq, ft, Dl3stroyed Struotura.l SUPERFTCIAT.
To'

Prl G 0
13. 3 7"<> '00
,
7
,
2 o 200 o 200 10 200 00
2.750 2 50 .2 150 00
3

0200 0 10 200 00

000

00 49000 100
750 g. 750 9"'50 '00
5 060 5 060 5 060 00
7 23"400
23 '00
23 400 100
8 2 200 2 200 12 200 00
43800 26 260 7520 43"600 00
0 .2 GOO 12 200 12 200 00
46 600 34 9 0 0 4.6 600 00
12. 115.500 00 92 400 0
77 200 37 200 77 200 00
500 93 5 0 93 5 0 00
14 750 6 750 8.0001 14 7!';O 1
0
0
O' 50 700 50"'00 '00

2 2 0
. 2 0
00
00 34 500

00
050 5.0 <0 00
100
3300 3 0 . 00
'.300
,.'<M
00
0 50 000 50 000 00
0 00 7 000 00
7.M 7
0M ,.<
.,
83.500 4' oon 001 63 oon 7"


0
"

26 000 000 62
.. ,"
"00
'06
,
00 0
(
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..
...
...
10 .:.
... r
..
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r
on
lo
..
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..
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...
....
1.251,125 200,940 698,315 ll,lW 340.770 rotAL
Bldg. Number
Roor Area
DAlfAGS IN SQU,ARE FEEl'

in sq. ft.
SUPERFICIAL
::r
Pr'
0 .., Ont... '" nnn
T...,

34; 640

.0 6
- 060 060 00
'-'b
060 .060 4 060 00
7 0
7.140 7 .0 00
000 1 000
',<Vi
o 06 o 060 o 060 100
00
1.. 400 14 4CO DO

200 20 000 20000 OS


0 DO 7 00 7 500 75
0'4:50 o 430 10 430 00
.5 0
" 250
, 250
50
o 600 10 600 10 600 100

000 17 flOO 17'000 100


20 5020 '020
10
27 500 27.500 27 500 100
5.620 5'620 5R20 100

6.1 0 6. no
6' 0 '00
o 5 '055 50
'00
4 850 700 14 550 75
M
'1 800
-'-' __ AOO
'-00
67 30: 400 30.4.00 30 400 100
0 00 90 000 gO 000 100
'""""'., .
(
t
on
lo
..
..
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...
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Referenoe. I Air Object1Te Folder 90.30. 22 AUJ!;ust 1944
QU.:.rgo Cl8nt or 31'R5U136.3i 18.' QZl.ll.otQ.ted to show de.rnage.
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AJllU1
OONSCLmAtSp StATISTICAL SMARY
MS"lQD JIg. 1M
S IIq 19&5
0036.
AAll.llil
I
.
SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
146
MISSION NO.
5 ..... 1945
Pr1lrlBl7 Target ... lq.ro lla...al 4fC hcto17. lure
D!!W1'1Zl;S or MISSIOll
.llzol'at& A1I'borne .. .. .. .. .. .. ....
PeI'Cl8D.' Of .A1r.craft On '&ma.


.... 172
. . . .....
cos; or MISSIOIl
A110raft LOI' .. .. .. .. .. 2
Percent Of Atrcraft Al.r'bcrae ........ ......
1.1'
Aroratt Damaget. .. , .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 51
..t.1rcrat. Jlr1M.r7 Target 148:
Peraent of :Bollb1zl& Aircraft j,Uoborue .. .. .. ... .. .. .. srf.
Percent or Alroratt J.lrborn8 ....


Crew Member Casualties 19
:Percent Or 1'0tal ParttctpatiDg ,. .. .. ....
loeb. Dropped On h1mary !Parpt .. .- .. .. .. .. 578 Tons
Dropped. On Other 'larpts .... .. .. .. .... 16 Tons
,
BoIabUl&.. Beeu1,t. _ .lpprO%1mltely 60% of H1ro Navel
.ur-tt 7aotory Deetrqyed. See accuracy page tar
....1D4
SECRET
Aircraft Landlag At Ivo Jlma

.. .. ... .. .. .. 68
11"0 .TATIITleA" CONTROL UNIT
MISSION 146
llri.'l'b 5 1945
SECRET
ll. .L .n u .n J!- '.I.' .t'h.n'J:l.u .LrAT.Lllli-
A/c
I
TIME OF TAKE OFF TIME OF RETURlf
A/c
c:J,C
A/c A/c A/c TOTAL
A/c A/c
,
TOTAL
UNIT ON
SCllED- .
?AILING LAmliN BING BOMBING BCMBING COMPLETINC
A/C
A/C
liAlID IlLED
TO
ORHE
DATE FIllST kiST nATE FIRST L.iST
AT PRHtARY SECONDARY OTHilll OTHER TYPE
EFFECTIVl
Non..
T.iY.E Oil
lIIO JIM! TARGET TdRGET MISSIons
!m'ECTIVE
,
i.
5th
17-
44 2 42
4
1724 Z 1813 Z
5 ,.",. 0530 Z 1028 z 4
37
-
1
-
3S
4
i
C
4 4 ,.",. 0714 Z 0948 Z 64
114 14
I
13rd 85 132 125 1715 Z 1830 Z
5 ''''''
III
- 3 -
i
G
21>
-
2
-
- -
2 2
-
bllC 62 176 6 170 4 ,.",.
1715 Z 1530 Z 5 ,.",. 0714 Z !l.!028 Z 63 145
-
4
-
152 15
2
-
2
- -
-
2 2
-
I
!. 40th and 462nd Ops only. UorE:
XXI BC Field Order No. 70 called for 4 squadrons
It Superd-.mbo J..I C.
from 53th Wing: and 12 equadrona from 73rd 'ling.

I
.
5 E C-R E T
:BREAKDOWN' OF ALL AlRCRA:FT FAILING TO 1ICffi PRIMARY TARGET
Hro:lSIliW 140
DATE
IolEClWilCAL FAILUR!l
PERSONiiEL EEillOR FLIGHT CONDITIONS EN})fy ACTION e>rtlilli
UI'
WH- B""""
BOIIllEIl NOU.. llOI<Il>OD BOOlED NOl<- Ba.(BED
B""""D
nON_
BOOlED B<>mED NON_ liOMBED BCIIIlED
""'OTIv:>:
SEemmAR!' OTHER "meTlVJ SECOHDAR
"'"""
"mc.m SECOlIDARY OTHER EFFECTIVE SECOiTDA.RY 0'l'IlER SECO!!DAll< 0'1'llER
56th 3 -
- 1!\ - IJl
-
-
-
- - -
- - -
vo
7Jllll
10
-
2 2!\
- -
1
- -
1
-
1
- - -
00
21 BC
13
-
2
3
-
1 1
-
-
1
-
1
- - -
_8,
.!. Na.1ntenance per.onnol error.
!!. Air Crew per_onnel error.
!!!!.! .
.
-
-
MISSlON 146
.
DATE
5 !:fay 1945
BOMBING RUN
TJlRGm :BOMBED TU!E C1F J!EI,?ASE
AtT. OF RELEASE TARGET VISIBLE TAR3ET NOT VISIBLE
A I R ~ ~ VISUAL RADAR BUN DROPPm VIS. SIGifl'I!,G
RADAR
= ~ ~ p p -
w'T JWlE OF TARGE'I'
'""'"
DROPPIN EMLIEST LATEST LOUEST HIGHEST SIGHTIL'G VITa VISUAL ON ON B.El""'....RENCE
RUlI
RECK- GON
BQ;lllS
OBLY CORRECTIONS T,EADElI:
OR OFFSET Pr OllIllG
56 VG arc Naval A/C Factory. P
37
0140 z 0147 z 10000 19700 6
- 31
- -
- -
Xure
If'i,'OOlcn TO 1 0221 Z
-
10000
-
1
-
- - - - -
73 UO Hiro liavo.l A/e i'uctory. P 111 .!. 0146 Z 0211 Z 16900 24700 10
-
74
- 3 -
24
Xure
Xukl, IUSh!moto, Kuablmoto TO
3
0017 z 0130 z 14600 22000
3
- - -
- -
- N!l.val Base
21 Be
Hlrc Kaval ~ / C Facto17. P 148 0140 z 0211 Z 18000 24700 16
-
105
- 3
-
24
Xure
.
I
-
I
!. Includ 1 Ale vbleb bombed '.11th 56th Wing t'ormation.
.!!!l!
""
- - ----- -
. _._-
. k
-- -.=--- "'"--
--" 'i-,--,,-,--,,-L=.Ao=-..o=.=._-;;=,--4_.J.& i ,..-----=a"'-i-"'--l.rl:eM t '=-'----=- i ri-
::.:---=.... :-- h,
nn -----

0

MISSION
146
1);.TE
5 Ii
1
945
DISFosITlon OF BOMBS
FUZE LOADED ON AIR-
RELEASED ON TARGETS
JETTISOl!ED llETllJlllED IDlKlTOWN'
SETTING BORNE A.IRCRAT
HIRO NAVAL A/e
LR&TO
UlflT TYPE or 1It.t{B
FACTORY
I
0.. TaU }jo. Tons
'0.
TODe
'0.
Tone
'0.
Tons
'0.
Tons No. TODS No. TODS
58 VG ....1<65 1000 a..p. .01 N.D,
336 168 233 144
-
-
s 4 40 20
- - -
-
73 va .III-Il66 2000 G.p. .01 N.D. 512 512 434 ! 434
- -
12 12 65 65 1 1
-
-
21 :BO 84, 680
722 573
- -
20 16
105 85 1 1 -
-
,
I

aoJ.wt G bombl releneod safe on target witb complete armlIl4!: wiree, .



. ... .
=
=
rid'
2!QS!!
OF Ba.!3ING ON mIm,RY T1IRGET
mssrw _
mTE 5. l.t!.y 19k5

----
Ba.BS RE_
BCJ,B HI'l'S SCORED llM) DIS'IWCE FRCfd ':..n.iIOO POn1I' %HI'IS SCCRID WI'!HIN 1000 I %HITS SCORED \7lTHIN 2000'
W.5./ID ON
UNrr
T-"'G1lT OVER TO Tarlo.L H.E. TO 'l'OI'.u. H.E. TO TO 'l'O'nL H.E.
H.E. TOT.U.
o - 500'
500'-1000' 1000' -2000' 2000'-3000' 3000'
T""''''
nOM3S RELEilSED B01iBS SCORED B 0MlS RELEhSED BOliDS SCClFZD
58 Ws 288 288
-
lJ
9
-
85 2 2 238 51;1% 62.1P. 8103% 98.3%
73 WE; 434 434
-
0
-
55 75 233 423 138% 14.2% 26.5% 27.2%
,
21 BC
722
722
-
2 9
-
140 77 235 661 28.9% 31.6% 48.3% 52.8%
IIOD:. Acouracy tigures tor 73
\ling are based on briefed aiming point. However, only 2 oqUOdronn were nble to WJe the briefed aiming point beoouoe
ot flmolce.
Other oquadrons used unobserved buildings as aiming points.
8gpbiM Results. J..pprox1nl1tely 8az of Hiro Naval ....ireraft Faotory is dostroyed, and the Hiro Naval Engine and Turbine Factory is severely
dauased. aocording to Strike Attaok :Roport ITo. 85.
'!QB!!
..
-
.
AIRCRAFT LOST AND 1lIIM.tl.GED
SECRI:T
------
146
J1\TE__ ? t'lil;Y 1945
PERSom8L CASUALTIES
i AIBCRAFT LOST
AIBCRAt""'T IWtAGED .' _II ._.. CASUITIES
!
,
UBIT EllillY
Elm"
EllEIIY ACC,
TIlEl3 01'-
E!lEIl"I El!i>!Y =>lY1 ACC. 0IIl! :r 1JI<. "'.:.c, .. " 'd.;' I 1,.. ,"V"OUllIlED TO''''"
AI' AlA
OT KNOml
TOm
A/e AlA A{7
A
& GUlIS OTHER !NOtlH MAJOR K1J.....rj)i 100 &: INJ1JRED CASUJU.TIES
1=0.
5S\1
Hone
- 13
- - - -
-
1 12 472
- - -
-
7J11
I.!!, 1 l!.
2
7 30 1
- - - -
4
3
4
1
4
53 7
11 1 19
,
21"
1 1 2
7 43 1
- - - - 5
46 1925
7
11 1 19
,
._--
!. :lntm:Y f1l5hters shot out 2 engines. Ale forced to leave formation; wing broko off and Ale plungod straight to "arth.
11 men atJoard, <3 chutes observed.
10 2 cut out shortly after takeoff and Ale vas forced into Bea five mllos northeast of Saipan.
11 men aboard, 4 eurvivors.
SECRET
SECRET
ENEMY OPPOSITION .AND AMMUlUTION EXPENDITURE
MISS ION_-,1,,46,,-__.
DATE 5 '''''' 1945
ENEIori AI C DESTROYED & nAMAG:s:D 50 CALIBER i,MNmrrTIOlr
"l
IEIDlY
ATTACKS
UNIT A/e
3Y EtA TYPE OR DE&- PHOB FIRED HI TEST ON
SIGETED
D JETTISONED TOTAl
l,iOI!EL TNOYED IESTRID COMBAT FIRED
L05'I: A/e
--
5S ITG
29
- -
- -
120 44)5
- - 4595
73 va- 2) 16
3
2 1 15650 110';4 10454 15000 5215G
,
-
21 :BC 56 16
3
2 1
I
'577"
15529 10454 15000 56753
Tojo 1 1 1
Osc,",
1
-
-
Zeke 1
.-
-
S/E
-
1
-
I
S::r:R'BT
__
DATE 5 Mq 1945
FLIGHT IlATA & FUEL
58TH VIllo. 7Jllll vmo 21 11 C
AI CCONSIDERED
38 50 SS
AVO.. FLYIFo. TIME
15'09
14:43
14'57
AVO.. DISTANCE FLOtIl!
2'J5G 3110 3044
(Nautical Air Mile,)
FUEL CO!iSlIMED:
Average
6499 6314
6394
Naxlnum
6950
6793 6950
lUnit.'l1m 6100
5942 5942
FUEL mu.tNtNG:
Average
7
4
3
442
572
Max""'"
lOSS 1St IOG5
Min""'" 335
121 121
AVO.. GnLS. US"..J1l HOUR 429.0 426.6
427.7
AVO.. GALS. USED PER NILE
2.19 2.03 2.10
!
TOTAL FUEL USED ON AIRBORNE AI
257
4
61 G32360
I 108.661
UEIGIIT DATA
uo. A/C AI1ll3omn;:
42
t
2S

170
AVO.. :BASIC lIT. OF A/C
74654
74GG5 74G27
AVO.. VSEFVI LOAD
59509 56006 56672
AVO.. NO. ar BOMBS LOADED
S-M65(TllT)
4-.66(T"")
AVO.. lIT. OP' BOMl3S LOAllED
;:;320
8220 k 6245
AVO.. FUEL LOADED 7242
6753
6S74
AVO.. \IT. OF :mEL LOADED ., 43
4
52
40516
41244
_,,-Vo. .. MISC. lIT.
7737 7266 7363
AVO.. GROSS \IT. AT TMF-mT 1)4163
130891 131699
n :Excludes Buporducbo A/C..
13rd UiJ'i6 reducod itB bODb load per Ale
by tlto tone due to last clnute change of
tarset. vaB to
bocb b8 tanka.
Bocb Veigh-tal
AN-H65(T;T) =1040 lb_.
""-"'6(Tl..,) =2055 lb
.... __ ..._... _,...-...... ---
IS May 11..
11111. he 1M
111111.1
,

m BOllER gMrn flU 9BPP


b. Enemy antl-aircrcft defenses:
FIELD ORDnR 70
Maps for Plotting: Japan Avlntlon Chart 1:218,880.
1. a. O.o.ltted.
In the immediate vicinity of target at Kure
there are a total of 132 beavy cntl-31rcroft
guns.

I BOMBER COIllWID
GUAM
1200 4 IlAY 4,

By Autb ot CG XXI Be
(1)
!l.H.E.!!
FROM: COl! GEN XXI BOM COli
TO: COM GEt! ,8TH BOIIB "G
COl' GEN 73RD BOMB lie
CO!.! GElI 313TH BOMB WG
COl.! GEt! 314T:-l BOMB WG
INI'O : JRD PHOTO RECON SQ
(2) In the vicinity of Hiroshima north-
west of Kure are an additional 54 heavy guns.
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(4)
(, )
In the vioinity of Otnke on west 9ide of Hiro-
shima Bey oro 16 heavy anti-oircreft guns.
In addition to land emplaced guns 1s n large
portion of the Japanese fleot in Kure Harbor
aod Hiroshlm3 B,y. which should be avoided as
far possible on from target area.
Cit, of should be avoided on roturn
route.
2. Tho XXI Bom Com will attack Thunderhead No.1 ond
fields on with 16 and 6 squadrons respectively.
3. D. 58th Viing:
(b) Reforence: XXI Bam Com Litho-Mosoic Kure
Area (90.30-6601 Urban.
(2) PriDlJry Radar
Visual target will be Hiro Novol Air-
craft (90.30-660).
Axis ot Attack
246 Degrees True
247 Degrees True
4 Squ'3drons
Poroe Required Axis of
Foroo Required
4 Squadrons
(e) IIPI

Altitudo ot Attock: 18,000 feet.
Routo: BOBe
Iwo JiIQQ. (Assombly Zono - l'llOy uso ossero-'
bly rogularly assignod 313th Wing.)
- 13410& lDeparturo Control Point)
341,N - 13,3330E
3424N - 1330,E (IP)
Torget
Loft Turn From TUrget
Iwo Jim
Do,o
UPI
108081
(1 )
(3)
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FIELD ORDER NUMBER 70 CWrIllUED
will be Biro Naval
croft Fnotory (90.30-660).
(b) Referenca: XXI Bom Com Litho-Uosoie Kuro
Area (90.30-660) Urban.
(2) Primary Tnrgct:
Axis of Attack
247 DeGroes True
246 Degrees True 12 Squ.'1drons
Force Required Axis of Attock
Forco Requir ad
12 Squadrons
(a) M?I
107069
Route: Base
Iwo Jimo (Assembly Zone)
3316N - 13410E (Departure Control PoInt)
341,N - 1333330E
3424N - 1330,E (IP)
Torget
Left Turn From TQrset
Iwo Jlma
B:Jsc
t.lPI
108081
Altitude of 18,000 feet.
(5) Bomb Load: 2000 Ib GP's fused 1/100 nose and
non-delay to-il.
(6) Method ot Attock: Column of squadrons.
(7) First squndron will lonve departure point at
D hour plus 4 minutes.
(8) D hour is 0'1100K.,
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(4)
(5) Bomb Load:. 1000 Ib GP's fused 1/100 nose ond
non-delay toil.
(6) Method of Attack: Column of
(7) First squadrons will leave tho departuro point
3t D hour.
(8) D hour 1s 051100K.
b. 73rd Hing:
c.
Omitted.
d.
(1 ) The 314th Wlng attacks airtields on Kyushu.
(2 ) Priml'lfY Target Foroe Reguirod T'\rgot Timo
alta AirfIeld 2 SqundroDs (0,0900-0,1000K)
T"\chl'lrol .hir.field 1 Squadron (0,0900-0,1000K)
KcnoyD Airfield 1 Squ.,dron
10,1600-0,1700K)
Chi ran Airfield 1 Squcdron o,1600-0>l700K)
Ibusuki Airfield 1 Squndron (0,1600-0,1700K)
(3) Altitude of Attock: 14,000 -.18,000 toot.
LEl.lAY
COil GEN XXI BOll COM
Balance of to be instantaneous nose ond
non-delay tail. LO"ld bonbs by fUBe
type - ono doloy one Instzntancous !Used.
of long delay fuse 1s
use fusos in longer delay bracket.
1 bomb - 1 hr dol!!y
2 bombs - 6 hr delay
3 bombs - 24 - 36 hr delay
1 bomb - 2 hr dolay
3 bombs - 12 hr delay
(4) MPI for Ibusukl: O}6062. Reference: XXI Bam
Com Litho-Mos:l.ic "South Kyushu hrea - Ibusuki
Airf181rl."
?iFI for Chir(lD: 090131. Reference XXI Bam Com
Litho-MOS!11c I1south Kyushu Arcn - Chlr"lO Airfield".
(5) Bomb Lond: Chiron and Ibusuki - 500 Ib Opts
Instont3Deousnose non-delay
Tachlnrai, Oitn - 500 Ib opts fused cs
follows:
o. (1) XXI Eom Com SOl SOP for striko roports
contact reports and IFF procoduro. Strike
roport No. 1 will be used.
X. Omitted.
4. c. No chonge.
b. Toctlcnl Mission Number:
Kure Thunderhead ill 146
Chiran Tre')d1e }l 148
Ibusuki lnf'imcry 149
&'!noyn Checkbook ]13 147
T.... chlnral
J.gh.:lst J.1 145
Otto. 144
5.
Conmunlc:J tions:
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TACTICAL MISSIOR REPaSts
1 GoMrcJ.. Twentieth ':"lr Poroe
2 Comm:lndlng Generlll, XXI BombOr COllllllO.nd
3 Deputy CommC'.ndor. Twentioth Air Forco
4. Chiof of Stc.ff. Twentioth r.ir Foreo
5 Chi of of Staff. XXI Bombor Comm':lnd
5 Doputy CIs, Opns. m Bombor COIllll.::l,Dd
7 Deputy CIS, Sup lkint. XXI BombaI' CO:llllUlnd
6 AC of S, A-2. m Bombor Comlllnrd
9 Comcu.ndlng General. Arrrw Air Forc&a
ATTN: AC/AS. Intelligenco
10 CcmmAndor in Chief. Pacific Ocean Arou (Adv Bq)
11 Commandor in Chief, Pacific 0001.0. Arou (Rear Rq)
12 Chi of of Naval Oporations. OP_16"V
13 Joint Intellir;once Cvnwr, Pacific Ocean AroILS
1" COClllundcr Air Force, Pacific Fleet
15 COllllIandcr. Third Fleet
16 CQIlmandcr. PU'tb Fleet
17 Commandor, First Carrier Tut' Porce
18 Commander, lIariana8
19 Commander in Chief. U. S. Army Forcoa, P..elflc
20 COlIImanding CkIneral. U. S. Ar'lllY ForcDa, PacifiC Ocean Aroaa'
2J. Commnnding Cielnord. Allied Air Forc08,
Southwest Pacific Areas
22 Commending Gonoral, Pacific Areal, ATTR: G.2
(For Sootion 22. RCW)
2:5 Commanding General, Far East .\ir Foroca
24 Commanding General. U.S. Stratogic Air Porces in Europa
25 COlllllanding General. Eighth Air Foreo
26 COlllllland1nt; Goneral, aediterranean Alliod A1r Forool
27 Commanding General. Fiftoonth Air Foreo
28 .. 29 Commanding General. Seventh Air Forco
30 COlMIondlng Gonerol, VII Bomber COllll'llMd
31 - 32 Commanding Cenenl. VII Fighter COflllJIo.nd.
33 Gonerlll, Eleventh Air Foroo
34 COllllll.o.nding Gonerlll, XX Bomber Command
35 Comlllun41ng General, 3Sth Flying 'tra.inin& Wing
36 Oommand Rq. Allied Air Forcoa, Pacific !ron,
ATTN, Senior Officor R.io.,A.F.
37 ConaODding General. 58th Bombo.rdm3nt Wing
38 COGlIll0n4ing Gonero.l, 73r4 BOllbo.rdlllont Yil\&
39 COIlllllll.nding Gener-Ill. 313th Bombo.rdlll.ont WinC
'0 COlIlIIo.ndlng OOnoro.l. 314-th Bombardmont Wing
COftLIftO,ndirll; Ooncrd. 31Sth BOIlbnrdment
42 ClJIDtllllnding Offioor, 3rd Photo Recon Squo,dron
Comaandlns otrioer, 4l.t PbctoPRecon Squadron
44 OOtlllland1nt; Of'fioor, 33rd Statllticl11 Control Unit
45 (]holll.ieal "fnJ'fG.n Officer. nI Bcabor COIllllDoDd
46 'tactica and Tro.1n1nt;; S6Ct!OD8, j,..3, nr BOlIblJr COlrllllluld
47 Ordnanco Officer. "nI BOllber CO_Md
48 COIlfllO.nd.int;; Officor, m BOllibor Colll.lll:l.J\Cl. Cotabat
Canter (Provisional)
49 - 50 Historical otrioer. XXl Bomber Command
51 .. eo COlillul.ndlng Geno1"OJ.. Army Air Ferces,
ATTN: ;"0/10.5 Intellir;once. Collection DiYidoll
Copy No.
81 Comlll4ndinl!: General. Army Air Forcl!lO PllCific Ocoan ArOd,
ATTN I JJ,F Evllluo.tion Boc.rd
82 COllllllandinl!: Gonera.!. Army Air Forcoe Po.cific Ocean J.reu,
ATTD, Director of Cammunicatione
Fori Counter Moo.sureo Air hno.1ysle Center
63 Commo.nding Of'ticer. 6th BOIllb Group (VlI)
64 Commanding Of'ficert 9th Bmb Group (VlI)
85 Commanding Officer, 16th Bomb Group (VH)
86 Commnnding Officer, 19th Bomb Group (VB)
87 Commnnding Officer, 29th Bomb Group (VlI)
68 COllllD.ll.nding Officer, 39th BOlIIb Group (VB)
69 COIlUaO.nding Officer. 40th BOlIIb Group (VH)
90 COI:LI:I.llnding Officer. 330th BMb Group (VH)
91 Officer. 331at Bomb Group (VH)
92 COlIIIlo.nding Offioer. U4th Boob Group (VH)
93 Cocmo.nding Officer, 462nd Bomb Group (VB)
94 COClDnnding Officer, 468th BOI:Ib Group (VB)
9$ COlallI.ll.odlng ot'flcer, 497th Bomb Group (VH)
96 CO!lllllMding Officer, 496th Bomb Group (VH)
97 Officer. 499th Bomb Group (VB)
96 Cocmo.nding Officer, SOOth BOlIlb Group (VB)
99 Commnnding Officer, SOlst Bomb Group (VH)
100 C<llllJD.ondlng Officer. 502nd BOClb Croup (VH)
101 CotUllllndiftg Officer, S04th Bomb Group (VH)
102 COClIlIo.nding Officer. SC'Sth BOllIb Otoup (VH)
103 Commanding Officer, 509th Composite Group
104 Comroo.nding Officer, 655th Bomb Squadron (H) (WR)
105 Commr.nding Officer, Twentieth Air Forco Leo.d Crew SChool
106 Commo.nding ot'f'icer. 15th Fightl!lr Group
107 CommQhding Offioer, 21st Fighter Group
lOB Commo.nding Officer, 506th Fightor Group
109 Roporting Unit. A-2. XXI Bomber COiilm:l.nd (Fila Copy)
110 _ 11SReporting Unit. XII Bomber Comm:l.nd