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Fil!Ild Order 110. 98
mssions !lo. 263 thru 267.
Targets I Urban of' Dtsunomiye.. IChlnoiiliya, Tsurugll and Owajbaa;
and the Kaviasu1 ?etroleUl:l Center
12/13 July 1945
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Annex D ... Intelligence.
Part I .. Air
Tart II - Antiaircraft.
Fart III _ Asaeaa_ent.
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Section B Ichincaiya. i!1aa!oa 110. 1186
Section C tauruca. Ulaaioh 10. 855
Section D _ Ka.....kt P.trol... Co.,..
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Annex C - Communications.
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Report or Attacks aJ. 4 Ci ties and 1 Preeisien Target
Hmshu en 12/13 July.
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Canmanding Genoral. Trrentieth Air Forco, ,/asbiIlgtOl, 25, D.C.
IDE21I'IFICAT1Gl' OF lU':::S1mS:
a. Field Order l''u.r:lber 98. P.eadquarters >21 Ea:lber Ctt::D8nd
dated 12 July directod the 58th.73rd, 313th, 314th, and 315th'
BWbardment ,lings to participato in attacks against 4 cities and 1 oil
precision target on Honshu in)OCI BQ:J.oor CCJIDand Missions Nutlt:er 263
thr"'gh 267.
b. Targets
(1) PriJ::2e.rv Visual and Radar Tar.getsl
4 GrQJps
Force
.1ssi.me d
11Ii88ioo
Number
Target
;1i DR;
26
3 Utsuncniya Urban lu'ca
(90.13)
58t.
264 Icblna:li.ya Urban Area
(90.20)
73rd
265
Tsuruga Urban (90.22)
313t.
266
Uwaj iI:1a Urban .Area
(90.31)
3l.1.t.
267
Kawasaki Fotroleuo Center (90.17-128)
315t.
4 ...
3 0.",..
4 er",..
70 Uroran
(2) No secQl.dary cr last res<rt targds vere spoclfied.
2. STRATEGY :.ND PLW$ OF C1fER.T1CNI
a. Selectic:p of D-Day, Tbese D1ght inoendiar7 m1sBICDa 1I'ef'8
a cent1Duaticn (if the plan ':there the different .iiDp cI the Ballbor
Ca:man
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tlere ass:1gDOd separate cities tar aUack blr night radar bcmb1D&
_thods tthioh had prQl7en Sl,Iocesstul en reoent miNiaaa. (1ar detaila
S88 Tacticalllisslcma :Reports ter lI1ssicna 23U thrQlgh CP. 240 tllrQllb
243. 247 thr_ thrWsh m end thr"''' 2U). ....,....
radar precisiCil attack aB81nst an 011 target (S80 'l'aoUoal J41aalC1l
liepcrt tar m1aslcu number 232, 238 and 245 fa: rI p"YiQ&8
aUeolal) 1188 to be aialltaDeQls1y vitA tbe.. maelcah OIl'"
bMJ,a cI II veatber prodiotiem. prcstooted em. 12 lu1l'. tial deoiaiCD ...
-.Ie '&0 at'tecJr.
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(2) r,lission ,,"'uMber 264. Iehingnin.1 Ir.1part'3nt 80S me cL
the main 'feedor- cities into the Nagoya aircraft center, Iehina:11ya
is 9 miles narth.1Ost at' Nagcua en the dQ,l,ble track Tokaido main line,
en the oastern edge of lake Bina. is Z7 miles ,7(lst at Iehlnall178,
Gifu is 9 miles smtheaat of it and Kia 0 Ge.l7a ie 4 I:liles :fest. IcbinO!l1ya
is repartCid to be a 0017 lll..lniticns conter and the plants in
the city had beCQ:le J:l0l"E! impart:lnt due to the d3J:nge dale to r:agO'/a. It
is an old city, l7ith little neOl heusina. The built-up area extends abmt
1 nile en the east-\7est axis llnd 1.2 miles en tho nortb-sOJ.th extensiCZl..
The city is built in II spider-liko fashion. l7ith rends nod railttays
radiating fran a contral point. Nikko Gt:l.\7a encircles tho city at the
north, but thero are no efflctive fire breaks except ter a shrine and
tho park in tho center of tho city,;
. (:) l>.\lmbE:r 265. Tsururn: Tsuruga i8 located 11
ml.lca narth":1cst of tho northerIllloot tip Bi::o Ko. 47 nortbf:!lSt
O!' JCyoto en TSUrua8 .Ian, and has a Pop,11ltion of 31.346. It has a b.lilt-
up area of 1 square mile and the 2 smnll streams in the ci ty are not
c::illSidered to bci adequate fire broaks. Good landDarks at the city are
the brouk';tatcrs and Saki. Tsuruga is ens or the 3 J:1Ol5t i.c.portaD't
of the Korea smttla ports and is en 8 cross-isl!lnd rOJ.te that tics
into the Tokaido.r.uu.D. rallrca.d line. The pre_tlar la7 capadty trartic
has been greatly lnCTC'1Scd because of shiICents ;rbicl:!. CaD be ;:ade ::::aoe
safely in the Japan Sea. The city is ioporhnt beceuse 1n its c.e.U
Ca:lp:1ct area it includes !1 port, \1arcbcuscs, and raibey tc.ciliUC8.
A nm1 chemical plant is located to the seuth.
(4) Ili.ssicn :t:\mber 266. tmaji..n:lI U:faji.m is locll\Cd
en U17ajiJ2 Bay Ql the t7est central ccast at Sh1kcbl. It is c!lpe.t:le d
handling ships up to 1000 tons in good anchorages. 'Il:.e city is also
a pra:1inent silk and textile center.
(5) MiRsion Nupbcr 267. KAt7ASI\Id. ktrolWS Cent8f1 Icce.te4
an the Ka;7asald l7uterfront industrial arcB. the M'ilasald. le.trol.eum
Center is Ql a man-Dade island at apprQICit:lately 2Joo squ5re toet,
looatE<d at the apprca:imate center at 14,000 line3%' teet d in4u8trial
U'ater rrcnt. This refinery is esti.nated to be c3pable d retilUAS Q
to 2,000.000 barrels c crude oil pE:r Yf:M and t.s.s
trr over l,2OCt-OOO barrels.
c. Details or Plonnins:-Qp0ratignall
(1) Baabin
(a) Detemip,UF c( Bcpl!
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for the clullters nas chosen to cet maximw:l. tamage Q'I. the targLt area
and to attain proper density for each aircraft po.ttern.
g. For Vi.issiQ'l. Number 264, the 73rd .ling
instructed to direct a nCln:lal effort Of 4 Grcups carrying clusters
containing ts..69 bQ::lbs to the extent Of availability <r incendiary
banbs. Hooever. the Jine had no flexibility in determining the banb
lead for this misslQl due to the fact nere !!'tallable
f or use at this :P1rticular time. Che hundred per cent use at this bQ!lb
against a Japanese urban area had never been tlOde and ;raB nomally
considered impracticable, sincethere nero insufficient B-7 shackles
in, any lling to prer.1it exclusive usc at the T-l9 cluster adapter.
usc of this bQ::lb l7itb the shackle ...as expocted to result
1.n excossive hang-ups and I':ltI.lfunctions. The b<nb Tfa3 ccnsidered
desirable far use aeainst tbe nixed residential and industrial area
to be attacked, due to tho high charge and l7eight ratio of the bomb,
The lax at appliance fires anticipated expected to exact
maximwn dcstruetiQl of the area to be attacked. 75 toot intEM':lla:.eter
spacinB U:t,S spcx:ified to got a b<nb density rL 225 tens per square Clile
in the target, sufficient to achieve the destructicn dasired
.1. For Missicn Number 265, since t!1lil tarS"-t area
uas small and highly CCZlg:sted, coosisting ch.iefly of industrial and
narehmse areas, 3 Grcups of the )l3th ,ling. s. nOm.::l.l effort, VaB to
attack.. One Grmp '.7<lS to carry B-47 bO:J.bs and 2 Grcups ;rere to carI7
500-pmnd incendiary clusters. This ';las expected to place an average
density of approxinlltcly 250 tens per square oile of the t3.l'gct area
to obtain the maximum destruction. The munitions selected were en the
basis at utilization of available supplies 3nd far the characteristics
as set forth for the other rn.issioos in this series of strikes. Since
the target ';tas smnll .:l.nd () high CCllcentr3tien i183 needed tar destNctiCll,
an intelTalecetcr setting of 50 feet vas specified trz tl:.e 47 ba:lbe
and 35 feet far the clusters to attain the l:l3XmuD density as well aa to
insure unifa:rm. coverage.
l!. For MissiC!!. Nuober 266, the 4 Greu.ps at the
314th :"ling gars to participate in this normal ettert, ,;itb 2 Gr::upa
carrying laS-47 bcnbs end 2 GrQJps carrying B-46 .5Oo-pamd. a.in3ble
clusters ccotainina u..69 bccbs. The target Ul.-3 17M rclatiYCl,y l!Dllll
c CIlsisting at typical Japanose resident leI and industr1.a.l area type
structures, end having sayersl tire brcakS. It.as plo..med to Plt lUl
avorage densityof' 200 to 225 tens per squaro nilo crt. tho tUFt,
bolieved. to be sufficient to insure dcstructicm tbe aroa. The roa8lD1
fer tho sc.lectien8 at the bQ:1bs vere tho SSB B8 thc:ee set tcrtb tlr
the otbc.r miBsiCDS. Tho intcrvala:lOtcr 8CUi.D6 sP'Citic.d. 75 teet ter
tbe banbe and 50 teot ta the clusters, was expoctcd to iD8u.l'O my1_
unitCl'lll density trQII. tbe teroe daigned. a8 well as to lie
10 0 destrqr tho targot arca.
s.. For each at these 4 1JIc(.Ddiu7 lII18s1CD8 ...
tiZ'St 12 airOl'att airbcrn.e, wh14h verc to include "'be 12 beIIt radu'
vere to 08lTJ' 1&-47 1nceD41az7 bQllbe aDd wera ",0 ,pI'eotut!t tile
Mill fCZ'Oe as pathtincler8 to IIIBZ'Ir: tbe tarae\ areu.
.i. JUaiDa8 wwe to be tutmn..Q&II a_
'tI1M ....7 bcmbe aDd tbli olus\va won at '0 CIlU .sooo toet .-. ..
...... !be uee ha1a&'" to ...... to
... ,.. hot til u. ..CDt. to p... .'.0 tile
..._ 1. .... to iDueuII u. IptU_ un "Ie
wU .. u.tzo o..t.v. !.'be tat
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:z., For llisaiQ! Number ?t:q, all aircraft CIt the
3l5th \'ling were to carry 500-po.1Dd general purpose banbs fuzed with
a 1/10 sec end delay noae and 1/40 & 1/100 80cQnd dol"1 ':118. '1'. aOO.pound
bonb was seleoted since the target instal1atioo.s were or both the
stcn"age and refinery type, and the large number or bcmb hits expected
to be attained 'lias expected to cause maxim..un damge to both manutactur...
ing and storage facilities. The 1/40 and 1/100 secOftd delay tail fuze
l1as selected to IBrI;J.it penetraticn or the bcc.b beneath the tank tops
to a SUfficient depth to assure det<natiQl. beloo the cootents level
and thJs causing maxiz:I.uD. damage. This delay ";las also expected to be
most effective llEPinst the multi_stcry buildings included in the target
area. The 1/10 sec end delay nose fuz.e gas selected cnly as an assurance
fuze.
1ceat i Q1 or mean
(b) Bcmbing n:t.ta: (For pictures
points of iI:lpact see Annex A, Fart
or the
III).
targets and
1.. For 111s8ioo. ful!lber 263, a %:lean point at
1mpact near the center of UtsuDcniya ."as selected since a probable
circular error of 4000 feet included the _hole city.
l. For Mission Number 21':4. a mean point t1
impact l7as selected near the oenter of Ichinauiya. A probable circular
errar of 3000 feet included all of the important part of the city's
built_up area.
.1. For l4ission Number 265, the l:1ean point r1
impact selected far Tsuruga '1185 Dear the center at the city and a
probable oircular errcr of 3000 teet included the entire city.
J!. For Mission Number 266, the mean point at
impact selected .,as sQJth or the hill in the center or Uwajima and
probable circular errx or 4000 feet included all at the city, vith
the exceptia:a of the ncrtheast extensiro the area.
,5,. For MiSi91 Jiunber 267, the mean p01nt
itlpact selected U'aB in the center tI the Xa:aasald. Petroleum Center
and a probable circular errcr at 1500 teet included all install:J.tiCllh
.b The miasiQlS were similar to other strilrlU
,"here 4 \lere assigned separate cities tar iDOendiarY D1&bt attaok
using radar or 'bcmbing and the J15tb .11Dg ft8 usigDed a
precisim target. Dete11ainatim or use and altitu4N or 6"eok vas
dep"ulct en the beet radar aDd anUairorat"t oCD81dera:t:icma, whioh
.are 4iaouaaed by thase epeo1&118'" in this It vas p1aDae4
to han apprati.-teb 5SO B-29'. tab part in t.teM a1U1me an4 it
was aIItiolpated tbat 3715 tCDS cI bcmbe 1lQl.ld be pJ.aoed CIl aU tazptae
Jmartau;t bcmb1Dg plalmiDC oc:aai4vaUCIl8 tollCll'I
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314th
266
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315th
267 15,000 to
16,000
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(2) K'svigatiQl: The 5 ,lings nere to U8e Ino Jioa en rO.1te
OJ.t and Ql return as per tne XXI BClr!Iber Ca:Jlland Tacticnl Doctrine. Fran
Ino Jil::la to the target and return. the plans 'ilere as follcoSI
(a)
3545N-14100E
to
J62JN-140JBE (IF)
to
Target
to
3
6
4JN-1404J1l
to
J600N-14119E
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JJ5JN-1J60BE
to
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to
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to
Target
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352N-131loE
to
343Il3011-]J804ooB
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bassioD NUmber 263, Utsupom1ya:
Reasons for Choice
This dead reckoning point east of Ches1 Point
was selected to keep aircraft out .f the Chosi
flak: area.
Initial point was the easily identified mouth
of the Mito River on the e&3tern shore at
&nshu.
A right turn was to be after the attack.
This point was designated to keep aircraft CD
course to land's end. and to a-roid the flak
areas at Hitachi.
lani's end.
Mission Number 264. ICh1ppmiya;
Rea90As for Choice
Landfall was tbis jutting point .t easily
identitied land at Kinocoto.
To make the turn ('l1to the target smaller, tbb
}:Ioiot on the lower part of Bi.a Xc BeI7 ..
designated 88 a turniDB point.
The jutting point ot laDd on \he eastern eJde
at Biwa Ko which made a good radar &rproaob
to the tuset was selected ee Initial Point.
A right turD was to be made after the ..1itack.
Tbis poiDt was dell1gDated 10 aY014 tile t'lalr:
at NasoJ'a.
This wu dellipated .. 1aD4t. eIIl.
lIluism !''DbE 26S. km'"
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(d) russian NUmber 266. !!na H
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Routo Reasons for Choice
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to
(IP)
to
TarBet
(eJ
343
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3ON-1385100E
to
3457"-13909E (IP)
to
Tarbet
to
3524"-14024<
This point north of lklbeoka was choeen tor

This point east of Oita was selected for a
smaller turn at the initial point.
The easily identified tip of the peninsula
jutting out fran Shikoku was selected 88 tbe
point for a approach to the
A r1ght turn was deslgnated after the attack
and then to land's end.
Mission 267, Ka_V,td PgkoltS Captor:
ReASOQS tor Choise
Landfall was the easily identified lc.er polDt
ot the peninsula between Tsuruaa and Sassmi
Bay.
The easily identified Kamma Misaki point OIl
the nestern shore of Sagami Bay that pron4ed
for a straight run between landfall am targe1:
was selected as initial point.
This point 'i7as designated as lam's end 1:0
take the foree over the least defended are.
of the peninsula.
(3) Flight EnBineering:
Ca) For Missions !limber 263. 264, 265 and 266 1:be
plBDDlng "8S 8S follO'lis:
1. .utitudes and speeds were plazme4 tar -xi"
fuel eC0DOD:\Y ao:! safety, as 17ell as for ccmpression ot the strildDB
torces.
Fuel reserTe data 1ndica1:ed that DOne or tile
l'Iings would require bomb bay tanks and tbat a total tUel Ice ot approz...
lmately 6600 gallons would be carried. unless inClemellt ...tber WOIll4
require larger fuel reserves.
3- Job madJDWII. or mini1llll'lQ bee lo.:la .... epul-
tied. It us anticipated. tbat of the poteDtbl O4PfIci V at 18,000
pouI2de per palne tor eacb. Yflug (wi. th 1:b.e ezceptloa at tbe ,S8tJl 1J1.Dc
who.e p"tential 16.000 per aircran) that loe1e wou.ld
....... QPr'OId.mate17 lS,ooo pouDde. 'l'be..w. Uoa. lN4 ... en!-
_tell at 300 pound
(,) __011 _ "'1 _ pi_I.,. _ .. ,.11_..
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(4) Radarl
(a) For Mission Number 263. the planning mlS as followsJ
1. The Radar check points en route to landfall
nere to be I,;;,o Jima and its radar beacon and the chain of islands bet-:reen
1170 Ji...a. and Chosi Point.
2. A reference turn 10 miles east of Chosi Point
selected to avoid antiaircraft defenses in the area and the coast
-;ms to be ':1i thin easy radar ranGEl. landfall ani the
101t181 point. the mouth of the LUto River, nas a prominent projection
along the smooth coast line north of Chosi.
10 nas considered a difficult inland
radar target. but the radar return .!Iha.led \l.p nell abOve 12,000 feet and
for that reason the bombing altitude of 13,000 to 13,800 feet nas
specified. The only good radar approach;/as up\lind and it i7aS directed
that direct radar synchronous bombing be used.
(b) For 1.1issi09 Uwnber 264, the planning ':18S as tolla.:
fall nas Ino Jima.
1. The only radar check point en route to land-
the peninsula
and regular.
Landfall the easily identified poiot CD
projection at Kinomoto, south of nhich the coast is smooth
1. The initial point rras the point on tbe &.u't-
ern shore of Bi;m Xc nhich bad been used successfully on s.ll missiona
to the Nagoya area.
hr.. Ichinomiya nas considered a difficult inlaDd
radar target a1though there nere numerous rOOat reference peints. Tbe
only good radar approach ,78S from _est to east, nbereby the tar,,:et
cot1l(. be identified from the initial point. 'ihe 3 min radar ebeclc
points fonned a triangle. one of' nhich gas am. Clgaki, aoother
rn1S a straight line of 3 signals fraD nortl1i7eet Nlgoya to tbe target
uhich included industrial areElS 310118 the raillt8,f Una aDi the last ..
the return f'rom the tride river "est of the tarset. By utilizins 'thee.
references the tarbst could be found al'Ji bombing could bit accca,pllabed
by f'iJ::ed..angle or synchronous radar release.
(c) lor Mission lbDbor 265, the p1aDD1D1 1188 .. tollo.
1. 1m> lima ml8 the onl3' radar cbect poiAt N'hMa
2.. Lard' all point vaa the _ .. tbat t -'-tv
IlIIIber 264 and tba 1111tid point ... located en. \II...111' 14ea,t1t1ed.
d1a'C1Dc'tlq .bore 6t 81ft, I'D. Bv .ttlDC up aCllJ""
leIIlStal1 1:0 "-'lilt, eood 1'8lIUlta ttere u.Ua1Jte,W. '!'hie - ezpecW
.. .able e1rorat't to Nt! up a sood oour_ .. Jaa.. ...,........... k.
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30 .._ ... __.. _
....... NIIu' nr...... ptlate Co aU ballt1Dse .. Qiu ...
..... l' we eDtia1patell tJaa. tIIIft -W ....
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(d) For Mission 266. the phnnins was as tollows
J
100 Jima \"1as to be the only radar chock point.
en route to landfall.
2. Landfall oss to be made on the distinctive
coastsl point north of Nobeoka. Radar naviaation to the initial point
Ras expected to be GOod, Rith the peninsula coast line expected to give
good check points for radar fixes and ;Iind runs. The initial point nas
on the most prominent point in the area. the peninsula on the >.estern
coast of Shikoku. and -,7as easily identified by radar.
1. umajima uas considered to be a difticult
radar tarset. Al though reconnai ssance routes had been run t'rom the
north. south and ':7est, it -;las decided that a run t'rttl the northaest
t10Uld be best. The hilly terrain a.'1d the IIJJ::lerOU$ islands iJere expected
.:live a confusiO{; radar picture. Use Of an uia from 'the peninsula
hp uas to avoid 'these confusing islands. and Ku-Shica ',"]'as 'to be used
as.& reference point for course determination. The city a fair
return at 107: ranees. i7hile Ku31iraa could be picked up at t.he
l.tl.l.hal point. Direct synchronous release usa to be used tor bccbiD,g.
(e) For Mission Number 267. the plaMing '=las tollO'Q's
1. 1m> Jima Has to be tho first radar check
on i7hich to use the beacon for position detercination. The islaDd
chain uas not expected to be of any assistance since the cen only
see tarGets tTi. thin 30 degrees of heading. The only possible islands
that could be utilized for checking ;;ould be the Nishino Shima 1su.ooa.
2.. landfall uas expected to be easily identitied
because it U6S on the southern tip of the arrO':Jbead-sbaped peninsula
south ot Fuji San. Course for landfall to tbe target V3S to be stra1pt.
using the prominent coastal point on the above-il1eo'tioned peD1nsu.la all
the initial point.
.1. It .188 planned to use 2 aircraft on tMa
missiOn to act as radar -,rind shipe to tranamit their aYersoe uiDd to
all other aircraft. This procedure uss azpected to Bet up accurate
bcmblng data prior to landfall. By usina a straidlt cour.e troc latd-
tall, all uara expected to be abla to check grouIIId speed
aDd retine the drift. Since the target uas built On a aeries of square
jattiaa ot reclaimed land OD the coaat in Tokyo tbe reaolY88
tbeae jetties 8.1 separate t&ro'ets and this 1.188 ex:pecte4 to lDBke it
aUT to pick the exact target locat.ion. Direct radar qncbx"oAOUoS
bQIIbias: Wall to be used tor release..
(5) g.
(a) 19r lIi.siOM lbpb" 263 OMl,'" 266 ..old
J.-1as lIlrp1aDea trere DDt recaaDended aince the tlak '088 u;peate4 to
H ..... at tbeee 4 urban 1lUseta. to ...
s-ta11td 111 Mob atrike a1roratt to bamI8lI tile ...... ...
190410 ....qoa NSl.... _ J-. _....... ooPlClPl J-
.. ..-oblla" or aua-lWias n4era ou.tade ...-
.. '" ourtel .. t11apau811 ill .0000000aa_ ,,1$" ul.aC:I... -.''''0_.
__fr<a200""'_olo-"''''--
....., I ............ to be Z6OQZ'....
The special jammina aircraft qcre to orbit tho position 6t
13942E uith a radius of 10 miles. 1 at an altitude of 17.000 foet
and 17.500 feet for the other. The special janmina aircraft \'Ioro to
be equipped to barra.....e the 72-84 megacycle and 190-210 megacycle reg10aa
and to spot jam aoy f:,'UO-laying or searchlight r ..I.dars appeariDl; outside
the barrl,Je. Rope rlas to be C8ITied by all strike aircraft to be
dispenlJoo ";4'hon protection 'I1as needed from radar-controlled antieir-
guns and
(6) Air-Sea Rescue I The levy ':7a.a furnished 'Z7itb dotai18
of thoso missions and provided the eir-see rescue f8ci11t103 shoqu oc
the chart in Annox A. Part VIII. uh1ch also includes facilities pro.i4ed
by the XXI Bomber Cor:mand.
fighters
10 to 15
effect.
d. Details of
(1) Enemy Air Opposition:
(a) For Mission 263. it uae ant1cip3.tcd that
might oppose the mission to Uteu.na:1iya "71 tb negllo1ble
(b)
15 to 20 interceptors
Ichinomiya.
For niSSiOD l1uPber 264, 1t ':738 esti=.tcl ttut
might offer Desliaiblo to nil opposition at
(c) For Mission 1\.unber 265. it ..-as tbat
10 to 15 fighters might offer nil to naoligible opposition at
(d) For Mission Nl!'P& 266, it tlU uti_ted tbat
5 to 10 fiGhters might present .nil to ncaligible oppcSi tiOD at tbaJPa.
(e) For Mission l'hmber 267, it uas estimated. that
hO to 50 fighters miGht intercept the strike at the Ka:lUaki .Petroleua
Center, nith 10 to 12 of the planes being tmn-engine o.ioht tight....
Opposition uas expected to be to uoak.
(f) The anticipated oontinuod ;JI!iId sbDl11ll& or U.
Japaneso air foroe nas based on the fact that the had comm1tte4
a large proportion or its fighters to an anticipatod inYUion. ADo'....
controlling factor uaa the apparent of aYiatioD gaaoliao.
Although tho Japaneso have night fisbters, tbey U"O te-:l ud tbeir
equipment is tar bolO17 Alliod standards. 1'or that roaeoa a.1dbt-
tighter interception, 8S troll as niBht tipter 4Q tigbtCll' oc.biutu..
remained ":7eak. Most of tbe interception vall upocte4 to OOCllr' in 'M
tsri8t sre. wbS"e tho B-.29's ttQJ'G qpectod to be 8illlG\I8".a b7 r1Ne
or _archllpte. '!here lhl8 DOtblaa to indicate tb8ll tile 1......
vauld tIIIPlo7 DIN tactios. It taB .e.sumed tbat tbe ...... be
able to \lU'D b1s aeteuee .3 to 5 bcure prior to ludtall bT tile ....w... .......
aDd. tbat iD:torceptor. uou.ld. aaet the 949'. aPJII'GZl_wl .so .u- ..
-'... '1be 4b8l'81117 Of \be tuopt:8 aid tbe u.dolpaW polJIr ....uo.
a1 ._t!au' ... apootll4 to reduce tb8 oPJlOSi'101L 11........
(2) D Wi.irertQI
(a) ,. w,,'. It .....
... _til .sr lht... iaa
J
"'''' 20 ......, " se.
... , I. to , II. U'.. _ate,
..... hnn. - "*u
.... .a.U.... III u.MO..... ..
(b) For lqssign Numbor 264. tbere nora DO dofense.
apparent in tho immediato vicinity of Ichinomiya. but the airplane.
l7ere expected' to be ';7i thin ranee of the follo17iIlG Uagoya defonses I
12 heavy guns. 23 'O!!.dilX:iJ 17oapons and an esticated 2 to 15 searchliGht
Tho route avoided flak areas, ...i th tho exception of the southern tip
of Bi:7a Ko. nhcre only and. inaccurato flak had been encountered
on pr03vious missions. At the planned altitude of attack, 10,000 feet.
only lllCaBCr and gonerally inaccurate antiaircraft fire 'i18S anticipato<l.
A to th03 northeast nBS planned to avoid other defenses in tho
Nagoya area. The route to land I B end miS planned to avoid defcnd.9d
areas.
. (c) For Mission I'I\tmber 265. the Tsurusa defensos
l.ncludcd 6 and possibly 12 hoavy guns, 2 medium t/OOPOns and 1 search-
light. '!his meaGer defense presented no planning problEE1e '!'he route
avoided hoavi!y defended &reas and mea_or and inaccurate flak naB
expected on tho approach through the Bi":7a Ko aroa
t
at Tsu and at
Yokkaichi en route to land's ond.
(d) For 'yssign Number 266, photographs of the
tr.7ajit::la aroa had pinpointed 6 medium ';'/eapons and very mcaser and
inaccurate heavy flak had been encountered on prerlous missions. The
route to tho target area ',7as planned to avoid the Oi ta and Saeki
defenses. Flak considerations did not enter into the planning.
(e) For 267, in the
ricini ty of tho Ka,';7asaki Petroleum Center the pIanos ,auld be in r8A9
or 128 heavy SUns and in addi tieD there :iore about .30 buns in the
Yokes uka area ',7hich ;rould be ni thin range. On ihe appro9cb the
pIanos ';7ould pass over tho of tho Hiratsuka defenses. ipproz-
imatoly 50 to 70 searchlights '3ould bo effective on the plalUlOd approach.
It to usc repo, and utilize claud
undercast to decrease soarchli6hi effectiveness. The routes had beeD
deion:U.nod chiefly on the basia 6 the best radar approach. To
ponotrate the dock area. it naa difficult to pleD a route to
avoid rlak. The axis of' attack ',7as planned as closely as possible
to the daan\7ind approach. uhich t18S expected to rod.uce the flak r18k.
Only tAirlt accuratsoUak. ttas oxpoctod at tile p1aDDed altitude of
aUaok, 15,000 to 16,000 foot. On lGadus: tho tarset area, a break-
away to the right soross Tok)"o Bq uaa specified. 'Ibis ":7OUld briQl
tho planos 'l7i thin range of 10 heaVY SUUS north of Kisarezu, but tbis
breslca01ay tulS necessary to awirl the largo flak COAC8IlUati0D3 in
To....,.
3.
BPW9N (I' TH; IIIJSItI'a
a.
TraIm-
9Ctl Taka-ott vae
aooQllPlish8d in tn scattered
.-ora
as tollOD'sl
nr.
len
-..
!l.IIS
bptf.... MaiD lqrM
,....:ert "'tHt1
263
58th
11
11'


12
118 12*5&
woJl.a
26.5
3l3Ul
11 fir 12lII.5P
1IOtl5I
ll66 31lI*
118
--
b. Route Q.lt: Long range navigation mlS tlccomplished by air-
craft proceedin..J individually to the target areas. A frontal system
Over the coast lino made radar navisation difficult and caused over-
runins of the initial point in several instancQs and hindered compreS8i...
bility. Only 3 aircraft had excessive navigation errors at landfall.
A!UlQX E.
c. Over Tarapts:
for details).
(See Consolidated Statistical Summary.
(1) Primary TargQts: Targot area navie;ation. '.1ind
detCrmdnation snd bombing nero accomplished by radar due to the poor
r1oathor conditions encountered. Timo control sho;/oo an imgovem.ont
ovet other previous missions. The 7.3rd \ling accomplished a superior
job, putting 99 per cant of its 124 aircraft evor its primary tarcet
in 70 minutes. Tho 508 aircraft (including 1 uestbcr and I uind-run
aircraft) that bamboo the primary targets bet;7een l400Z and l745Z at
altitudes ranging from 6000 to 16.700 feet dropped a total of 3518.5
tons of banbs.
(2) Tarpets of Opportunity: Fourteen aircraft (includiDg
3 that also bombed primar/ banbed various targets of opportwlito
i7i th 89 tons of bcmbs bct\7een 1429Z and l135Z from altitudes beheen
9900 and 16.000 fect.
(3) Thirty-one aircraft \lere non-effoctive on thOSe
missions.
d. Route Bader
l'lith the oxcoption of 38
Returns to base ',rcre
aircraft t.h:J.t landoc::. o.t- lwo
COS br1ato4.
e. landioo' Aircraft lamed in liGht SbO':"lcrS as follov3:
I.assion
!!i1!B.
first landing
last taming
263 5
8
tb 122136l 130055Z
264 7JrU
122147Z 130104Z
265 31Jtb
122020Z 122324::
266 314tb

lJOO30J.
267 315tb
122221Z 130Q05Z
=B.
C. Total
130104Z
t. Ipos,,: .A. total ot J aircraft uu loat. 2 to _cbIDloal
aDd accidental tactC8'8 am. 1 to UDkDO."I'D reaaou.
(1) Nax'eUOA' See .. Pan I. tot t:NcIC c.....
OIl aU .s.uloae.
(a) 1rrb'P" (See .... '" Pan ". tor detd10II
zo..,arn.). "'iDa reeu.l1:e 011 tu IIdHiau ........S4... _tie-
S"",-.
Isl e- .. - y. -
__.. _w---._- --
____l.
(a) Narrative of MiSSiOM A!! FIOlIDI
1. Cruise to Uainl?D!il Individual climbs
were made iImlodiately a1'ter take-off to altitudes betnoeen 4000 to
&l00 feet. '.7hero the initial cruise nas floan. Ie assec:lblies l1ere
made. Compression ot the forces was effected by varying eru1ains
altitudes and air speeds.
dual aircraft at
g. Bomb Run:" Bo:nbing ";l'BS conducted by iDdi rl-
altitudes betneon 6.000 and 16.700 feet
.3.. Return to HaSG I Return to ba.R lmS e.oDl1uct.td
by individual airplanes difficulty. fuel ";l'as uaed by
airplanes cruising at 14,000 to 16.000 feet and descending lnto the
traffic pattern. Specified maximum range speeds gave the best fuel
consumption.
(b) Comments:' No airplanes carr led bomb bay tanka.
All \Yings, "except tho 3l5th Wing, carried tull loads of bcmbs. The
315th \ling, carrying general purpose bombs. carried an average of 84
por cent of full load capacity aoo landed 17i th an average ot 1175
gallons of fuel. Trrcnty por cent of the aircraft airborne by the 58th
rling landed at liTO Jima due to excessive fuel consumption because ot
tho cold fronts encountered.
(4) Radar:
IIlCnt perfon:Lance). Only
those missions.
(See Annex A. Part VI, for report on
12 aircraft made visual target sigbtin,gs 0lI.
(5) 9unncry: (See Annex A, Part VII, for r8?Orl).
There ";las no important gunnery activity during these missions.
(6) Ait=Sca Rescup: (See Annex A, Part IX tor detaila).
'1':70 aircraft ditched. 1 en route to and 1 on route to baso.
Of the 21 cre17 meobers. 12 7ere rescued, 2 nere killed atd 7 'lle1"8
missing. Another aireraft is missing to unkno17n reasons, 10 er.:::v
aboard..
h, (Sce Annex B. tor details). The veather
encountered on theso missions uaa approximately &8 torocast Bad did
not interfero nith their performance.
(1) (See.Annez C, Part I. tor dek1ls). 'lWD'Q'-
nine ROIl ObSerY81'8 took part in thase missiwaa

(2) (See C, Part II, tar utalla).


If'birtJ-DiDe strike reports were 'tl'8llSl1Ucd aDd recel'fed 4111'iDrc
a1aai....
(1) - .. Air OppoIdU.' Ca. D. I. htr
4ftd.1a). Air oppN;ltioa. __ no,gl1slblo .. tbe mJI' 2
....... beiarl .... "" tho 61 eae:tr a1rantt aip1ed..
(2) Dr ............... (.. _11,_110_
....nJ.w. "'* _ ..'V77'" .. ta-.._. _\It ....
..."",....

(3) (See Annex D, Part III. tor
(13.) Uission Number 263. Utsunomiva1 A total at .94
square miles (34.2 per cent of the built-up aroe) tJas destroyed. Four
utulumbcrod targets danaged.
(b) lI'.dssion ff.nnber 264. Icbinogiva: Damage this
target uas .01 square mile (.8 per cent of the built-up area). One
unnumbered target uag damaged.
(c) Mission Number 265. Tsuruw,!,I A total at .77
square milo (68 por cent of the built-up area) mlS dcstroyod. 1Uo
numbered targets and 1 unnumbered target nere damaged.
Cd) l,,:ission N..1mber 266. U:71lJiIIBl No photo recoana1-
asonae nas available on the damage to this target by this strike.
Dacago to Ubajima nill be included in tbe Tactical
Roport for Missions 297 through. ]02. to be issued in tho ncar future.
(0) Mission liunbcr 207. Kauasalsi Pgtrolgum Center:
Damage scattered. uith 6 per ccnt of tho capacity boiDg
damaQPd. Thirty-seven spocific units nere damaged, including 7
adjacent numbered targets.
) .. r- }I",
.fir t.ur... " <U
CIJR1'IS E. !saul'
r.bjar- Geoeral. U.s.A..
Cbu:m3o:ling
A
OPmATIOKS
Part I - NavIgation Track Chart
Part II Radar Approach Charts
Part III Wean Points or Impact
Part IV - Bombing
Part V - Flight Engineoring Chart
Part VI - Radar
P",rt VII - Gunnery
Part VIII _ Air_Sea Rescue Chart
Part IX _ Air-Sea Roacue lopoz-tII
Section. .A - 58th 1I'1nc Report Wo. IS
SeeUoD 8 _ 31StJI, "'fillS "pm h. 1
P"OI" ., M' = me en1
,
--
PART I NAVIGATION TRACK CHART
SECR:T
MISSION NO
DATE I -I J Y'
XXI BOMCOM.
010'
.
.
..-
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I
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-->5
I
I
I
I
-I
I
I
CHICHI JlMA
I
,
I
1..0 ollilA
I.
,...
.... 1t10"Z 1211411Z
13"
12.1213l 1t1310Z

l21053Z
-20
... 1210305l. 1t114R
,..
t21201! ItI23ll:l
I
I
I
,
,
-.

LAMD" no
... .-
1114361 12116531
11..101 121eo31
1114,.1- 111630i
1214K1 II..oIQI
I! 1'131 12..1.,
....
....
-
-
-
-
TARGET
I" U"
1'141" 1!163'I-
12155S1 1!.l745'
121400Z 1!le071
12""Z I!IeNI
IP IS<MII I!."I
..
I
I
LANDFALL
I. La.
121402' I'1547!
121521'
121!131i! 12t52U
Ll:ISIO! 121S41!
'114HZ 1'1804'
I
I
I
I
I
..
f
LE06END
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5'
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OKINAWA
25'--
PART IV _ BMINe
1. l.I1uion No. 263, Uts
un
IDlva Urban Arol\'
a. The greatest difficulty was a tOn-tontht under_
cast in the target area. Almost all bOClbing Yas accolllpliSMd by ra.dar
and M navigation, In all cases Y!hero rad:lr l1&l1 C1peratlQ'o. tM radar_
coordination synchronization used.
b. The "'ing dispatched a. .,..eather plo.rw a.hea.d or the a&1n
force to obtain and transmit wind direction a.nd voloci ty to tho main
foroo. The practice of dispatching a T.'Oathor ehip ahllad or the aain
force is considered highly sat1sfo.ctory and a. t;rea.t e.1d to Lir..
craft,
c. 1!e.1function of bocbing oquipl!l4nt occurred in 5 aircra.tt,
One aircruft reported malfunction of bocb bay doore. 2 aircraft reported
mo.lflL"'l.ction of B-IO shackles a.nd 2 &.1rcraft encountered caltunctico ot
unknor.n cause,
d. Tho I:Ihsion Was well planned fre;:l 0. bO:Ji.bin,; .t&nd.poiot Ulll
no difficulty WlI.S encountered In oXGcut!ng the plan. exc_pt for _atber
in tho target o.rOa. The IP and a.x1s of nre highly ..
e, COtIprosslbil1ty of this wing 1'1c,.5 140 Il1DQW TbI
drift reported was 7 right,
2, JUnion Ro. 264. Ichinomiva yrbp.o .!reAl
a. The target area was wulorcut wMeb pendtt0e4
onlye visual sight.1ngs. Some difficulty was encountered in 14entity1ac
the targot with radar, because tho target If::l.S sJ:all. The .in4 obta1ned
by tho weather e.ircreJ't We.8 aCcu.rate and oonsidered a p'0at aid to the
a.1reraft of the Illdn foroe. Several e.ircraft reFortod aa1!YDCtioa of
banbing eqUipment as follows: bomb cloora, 11 S-IO abackle., I i
2, A-4 release, 2; and T..19 acle,pter, 3. The boobil1l .... acco.,U.btcl With
ro.dar performing the principa.1 sighting opentlon.
b. Three airoraft bombed targets of opportWlJ,t)' (lot 1IIl1oh
alao bombed tho primary wi thin the empire. fbi a urcnt't tat
bombed cDly targeta of opportunl ty did .0 clu.o to aaiDe tUlare.,
o. The 1I1a810n ..... considered ..n planne4 tbe ..
..t(lftdpotnt. The average drift r-.ported .... I 4.p' leN:. fbe .,.,...-
aibtUty .... very poor lPld .... attributed to aU" ._IU..
em rOllte to the target. COIlpreadbllity .... 112 .tutea.
s. Mi"'eD '9, w rIltMO prla', An'1
.. a.b1q: as 'bT rUar ft..md......
pUoDt la tM ta.re-t area .......
... 1' tAt urtlOU1tr ....-ret ".-:
sa .. tlU'p' shih 4.1111 W 1..-. II .
,. .." 110 .,. v ..
11 II ,,-' ..........
.........................M ..
ip..... .:=:::t: ::: '
1. W.u1on Ho. 266. Uw.. i1mg. Urb,n ;.ref,r
l!.. i.ll bCll:lb1ng -'11$ Q,ccotlpl1shed by ll.II tho t:lrrt U'OC'.
ton-tenths undereo.st. Sovorc 1ICI('.ther wC'.s encountered ::!.t tbe 't:lr_
get =ny o.ircre:J't bombed under instrument conditiol\l.
b. Tho gre:1test difficulty encountered Q, _:::Iother front
lying ever tho t(l,rget c.rea which cc.de it vory d1!'ticult to obt:un a.e-
cure.te WInds. ThO dispc.tched to wInd dlreet10n
velocity proved to b() oroTy beneficic.l.
c. nino :liror .ft reportod ['.c.lfunctlon of eqllipm.ent
M follows: B-10 shnokles. 4; reloo.so. 2, tlJ'Id bOlllb ro.o)[8, 3.
d.
st('cl'ldpolnt.
sibility for
Tho considerod
Tho drift reported
tho ,liDS w:.s lJJ r.:1I1utos.
11011 p1:".nnod from.:..bQlDbll1g
W:l,S :3 degrees lett. Comproa..

5. No. 26', [otro10\l,.':\ Contc.t:


a. accomplished by except tor 3 Q,ircraft
th::-x becbod vlsunlly when thoir 80ts
b. One reported of bomb door.,
o. The greate.t difficulty encountered the ..
1':1\1::-.1' roported by the :u rcrcl"t.
d. The :lvero.ge drift reported Wl18 2
0
right, Ccap,..s.tbUltr
for the wing w:l.8 7:5 m1nutes
/')000
I ),d()(1
;, ...
......
stooo
"i '.' ... ,. ,..... ,
..
;.... _...
..
!
..,....
t-" ..
. "
, )1 -
.'",;'
." .... .... ,:;;... , .,...,!. /",1"1 ... -I
f

'-. . ,;....1, , ..
D' -. . --.. . ,
13'" o.::.r .....".... ' ""'P d
/\- .. f,,?-;xo--':"._
. . . /
: Is" . ..';....:y
.. ... 1'..


.. !.
000
"1'78
!l.l7/TvPE J
(Tin)
': ,

:,..: ....
. \ ',' I -,.-..
:' ..
... ':..._ _..
. .
700
1?E5FbE
(C:o ))

. ...
,
!t_. J/"'}> ,",
.. , '.
, , _. " .' .to ..
/1OE).

(""Y
h , I I . z.. __ * _
, . . j.dK-
6, ODD ....... r.. r ......... .... -,-
......l +---i---+--+-+-i--t-"'f
,
1.
Equipment Parformo.nce - :.FQ_131

Number or seta opera.tlve


.t t""!co-ofr I ...
(OOlll).
b. Number or seta opel":".tive
over <3,
c. Number or acts opera.tive
on b.ndingl
431
d. Number or
plunas using

33' (n.1Sl
".
Number or set fnlluros: 2
f:lll.
r.
This
Interference "'Cl.4 encountered t:.rget II' and 1._
W(l.S due to the w,;;,a.thor c.t theso 110b.ta.
70 at 5000 to 10,000 tt
66 o.t 10,000 to 15.100 ft
11. ;.verc.ge mo..xllllU1D Ta.nge (1n 1lQ,utiC:l.l Idle.) of ber.ooQI
120 ::I:t 5000 to 10,000
132 at 10,000 to 15,000 rt
.!L!1.!l!l1
l w ... wrl:1ge lIl11X1mUIII rttnge of Ja.pnneso COtUIt ... 415 na,.u.t1oIl.1 1II11e.,
j.
(1) Briefing good with tho except10n thAt the
73r4 wang the strip wns of little vnlue a.nd supplemented
by 2 o.dditlonlll short r:::.nge pictures froID. tholr f11ea,
(2) Methods of relo.:'.se:
(0.) Ro.dar direct non-synchronous
(b) Ro.dc.r direct synchronous.
2. R:cdnT Bombing _ .:..N/;J'Q_7:
0.. Nu,lIber of SGts operntive c.t t'lko-orr: 54
b. NUl:lber of sets opere.tive over t:-.rgotl 54
c. Number of sets opero.tive on roturnl 52
d. ;"vero..ge ?:o.xiJ!luc T:lnge (1n b'lutiC:ll mile.)1
SO at 15. 000 tt
100 o.t 10,000 ft
e. Interference: \:etl.ther Md ot.hor J.PQ..., seta.
f. Const of Jo.po.n 1mB picked up a.t 50 nc.utlclll mile
g. Equipment rcllures t 2
he ROlllo.rka:
(1) 50 Indlvll1unl synchrobou, rc.dar releue.; I nll1lGl
(2) Lnndra.l1 WD.tJ easUy 14ontllod 'but ... apvotor....
difficulty w1th the Ii'.
($) Br1lt1'lns was "..t1atll.ctory.
(4) .1mlng pol d:a wero dlttlcutt to 1'1ot.......Ul ali
3. LoI'M. API" AgO ePII-p t
.. ......1' ot rtae_ npOl"bll. 34071
'It............... Ulll ulL1t1. au........ 'II,,!!,'
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(1) _.... as" a-
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b. Number of time cheCked I :52 times.
c. 1 l.lo.ltunetion, dUEl to bllrned out ueLIUlll1ttsr, DO .1P&1
givilin Ollt.
5. Abaolllte hItimetcr - SCR 718 I
0.. Dumbor of opero.ti V6 so'b: 216.
b. Nl.tIlIber or 1nopo1'G\lvo sots; 2
.... ...
P;.RT VII _ GlOOlE:Rr
1. No. or ;.Ie firing I None.
2. ;'vero.go turret lOad:
I
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:5. ;.vera.ge no. of rounds fired in cOiDb:1.t per turrot:
.!!l.
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l!io
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Ho, of rounds tired 10 combat: 0
5. Ho. of rounds used for test tir1ncs
"'70.
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P.)BI IX SECTION .'> _ DITCHING REPORT-
1. l!lsslon No. 263. 12.13 July 45. Date of Reportl 19 July ts.
2. WIng; Group: 458th Squ.o.dron I P1a.ne 42-024055.
3. of Ditching: Fuel transfer systom out
of fu.el from. No. 1 ... Mch lI'!lS feo.thered.

Time er DitChingl 2l5SZ,


13 July 1915. Location I
le3'Tlf.14412E
S. Crell' :
?OS!t19n
J!llll2
!IlllI< klit
Seep
P ; ST....VIN
llIt Lt Rescued
Ci RD Y. ..R.:':ITsrTE:
2nd Lt Rescued
"
RICiL..RD B.
L;,.CROSSE;
2nd Lt Rescued
B DON,;,.lD J. 2nd Lt

FE Robert !.!.
So' Rescued
V .i;.LTER J. BIELSKI 2nd Lt Rescued
R Fr::.nk V. Ortiz. Jr.
So'
Rescued
SG Robert E. Silcox
So' Roacued
LG 'Jlll1ao H. rearce Cpl Drown..
RG Bruce S. (h1br:li tb Cpl Roacuecl
TO ';';111iao ho. Teague Cpl DrO'llrDOcl
S. Na.rro.t1 VEl Report:
Il. trior to Ditching: Over two :lot OSa5 c.irora.ft hod 15'9
of tuol on bOard with conditionS Ii
houra out of Iwo the engineer noted th:l.t 11 low on tuel aDd sao
were tro.nsforred from #1, 2 o.nd 3 tanks into #1. It tball
noticed tho.t #1 was lUling excessive fuel a.nd shortly t.bore:lJ'ter #l Itnr.
tod o.nd SllIoking. #1 wo.s fea.th3rod, then tbe fuel tr:.uter
syatcm fo.iled when the engineer 1fD.S a.ttempting to tr:lDo!tor th! tl,lel trOll
#1 into tho remaining good enginos. ga.llon. or tuol rei'=-' a.wJ.l.
ClJ)10 tor the throe good eD6ine". It wa.' detlcm,lnec1 tha.t: a.1roJ'att W
1nautf:..olfJnt o.va.i1o.1I1e fuel to reo.oh bue :10M wben 0. CODY07 ...1pt04
pilot d.ooided 1;("1 dltoh ncar convoy.
b. i'repa.ro.t!on tor d . ';oh1Z\&J
(1) Pilot conta.ot with cluDO CD VI' .. 4._
wu on .c.ne o.t tbll time of ditoh1rt&. Adto opera.tor dicl lIot a.tt...t to
oonto.ot .aR t.GUttie. or ',"iog Ground Sta.tion.
(2) Ifo oqdpaeat: wu jettboDBd do to twv .,... ..,.
400ra. :Looa was throwD. tato bOllb bq. DStoId.......... --
lD11tCL11... with .10M' 4tttioulty cnr1.DI to poor oODlllt1oa fII ......s.ac
'-oIU. ..trod....... 0.11 oap. bD.1:O we" .,.... priOl' .. Utlofd..
o. Dl'tlOblltC hr...-ll
(l) lilt _u..... ill -. - ..
.................... , .
!L9 .Il l': .1 JH Jl .I .1 .. .t.
hOod Q. 0-1 ro.ft but when difficulty was exp<)('loneod 1n tertia,; the raft
out of tho packet it wa.s abandoned .....11 oren mombers exoept the lett
guanor o.rd to.11 gunnor got into tho lo.rgo ro.fts. The lett &lnMr :ln4
to.l1 gunner wore pa.nicky and wero soen strustling in the water with ua.
Uast inflated but making no progress rafts. It 18 believed by
the surviving crew oembers thnt the left gunnor o.nd to.11 were
under by debris 0.5 the pIIUIG unk or slipped out ot their Uno
\/Oo$t8 which were improperly fittod as por instructions received o.t
Topcko.. Ito.nsas.
!'. Survival:
No ro.t10n1ng waS instituted due to tho immediate presence
of tho Convoy. Survivors were in the 'Iftlter only o.bout 30 minutes befON
baing picked up by tho Fe 1551 o.nd tsu 345.
g. ':':eathcr:
1ind 6 knots frOID 120
0
Ceiling 2000' SCattered cwm1Uo1.
Visibility unrestrictod. Swells about 6' docp o.rd 20' botwoon creata'.
So::l. was modorntoly choppy.
h. Rescue:
vlvorl!l were
Convoy.
I. dumbo WQ.S
picked up in
circling :'..t the
30 minutes by 0.
tiiJ.1l or
sub cht.sor o.ad
.11 aur-
frOll tbD
7, of the Crews
0., CPC Gunner beliews tho.t tUMol is better po-
sition tho.n ngo.lnat turret becauso he 'r.l.1I toned o.round. -.h.,c o.lrcr:l.tt
around. lIuggeats that bombardior tAko position belide h1a
in tunnel.
b. Bombardier'a position unSo.tlstnCtory. Be devillod 0. belt
to hold himself in position but this f0.110d to help o.nd he wo.. thrown
forwnrd,
o. ?roper Inlltruction in tight fitting ot tba an4
wot drill lIhould be given a.t Topoka. other tra1a.1nli .to.t1ou
in thG Contlnonto.l United Sto.t08. (Note thi .... Ii new crow very re-
contly reported in from. the Sto.tos. ileat of the orow bad bad DO ...,
drill prior to thJs mills1on.>
e. J.otioll tlken by -.s.nsl
a., 8-115 S1MI"&Oftoy Bel'ta previou.aly ordo,..d baft -' ...ra....
Qrroup. Mve b IQlltruoWd auutactlll"8 belt. looa11,F,
b. lilt 41"'" 41'111 tOI" all ... orow will ........ ....
la t.t. W1Jt& pl'101' t.o ... 0..... SOl.. oa \ba:1r th.' alu1-.
01 ate. ftl. om U4 poll ". of .at &1.......
.. _ .. 1t7 tIIa ru, ..., -.1. 11 orew ...." ell" .,.....
' __-. """" Of _ lofil _r'" 0011 _
..... :a.. ., r..sll11.11.tr wit-. ...11 .... ..
.........
PMt IX SECTION B _ DITCUnlG
1. l7int;: 315th Group! 16th Squo.dron: 16th 8.29 l.J.rero.1't Ro.
42-63503.
2. lliuIon Number! 267. 12 July 1945.
3. Cause of Bo.I1out: Three runQ.l'I'll)' propelleu. ent,ine. #1. :5 o.n4 4.
4. Timo and :'os1tIoD of Bailout!
80 mUes North of ll'Cstern tip of Orote
H36N _ Ho125E.
193.\1(, 12 July 1945, approxlDately
feninsulo., GullA. Coordlno.tea.
5. Rescue: 13 July 19(.5. Two crew mctlbcrs by LeI 947 o,t 02051
OUOI; one by LeI 603 o,t 0746Il:.
6, Crcw:
:i'os11Ion
1!W
.ooJ: kit Seen
;.C HUORD ;.. BERRY
let Lt 0531331
In .J.rplCUJI
p
J.n..Lo:ES 1RlVEI''IE; SR
2nd Lt
0206966"1' ROI'eued
N K. ROLLInS
1st Lt 0736889
Chrt
B REX E. \tERRlN'G. JR.
lst Lt 0732474 Rescued
VO IRVING '3. i,l:ERI;7G3R
2nd Lt 02068825
Out
FE
l.:orton FInkelsteIn Sgt 32977132
Btlll1ng Out
RO
Robert E.
4'nch Sgt 16135884.
Ba.l1ing Out
RS Harold I. S:ha.cffcr S/Sgt 15068491
In .arp1CU'lO
LS Clarence N. Nelson Sgt 13188055 Raaeuod
TO :i'bll1p G. Tripp Sgt 31426856 IUled
7. Narro,tIve Report:
tL. Hi atory or Trouble: The aircraft o.eted p roped,. durill&
take_or"f (1904l1:) o.nd climb. After leveling oft a.t 6800 ft L""1I ...
reduced but No. 1 remnined o.t 2400. The CommnDder reduced
R?l: of No. 1 to 2000 with tbo feo.tbering button. .o.lao_t
howovor, it and. went wild. COlIIlCUlIdu hit tho
foo.thcrlnt; button but It hod no effect. so he pl.llled the throttlo "Ddt,
told the Bombc.rd1&r 'to an.lvo tho bomba ond bea.4ed tor 011.... Ora tbe turta.
No. :s started buIldIng up clOd o.go.1n the teo.thering 'button .. 1lllOtteoU...
Tho J.1rplo.ne CommMd,er go.ve the order to propo.ro to ditch. "'1aon Ia-
lIlod1o.tely. Ro. 4. ran GIld the order to b:l.l1 Oll:t: ,tWA,. 1'.
I1ltltude .... o.boull &500 feot. QDd tile o.1roraJ't .... 4ropp11l1 .t -.bout
1000 tt per .1Au.te. 'l'ho ;'11ot took OWl' the' plAM while tJIIl "'1JopIue
Om...er t ...teAH hi_ paraoku'te llDIl OM un lito I'Ile I'U" ....
tb. ilJ,Qn "11 0._ oallet tbe lel't QUIIlO" CLIld tdl r .,.....
'b. 'reparat1oa tOl" Batlout;. tIM 1MIIIMI e-lwM ...
.. .... ,..... .. I'u.'" Ide _ JlU
.. """ l1li I.uti ..,...... .. .....
.' ..7"-;' ,. _.1IF Opora_ >tp-.
.QB!:.lQ
d. Bo.il Out"
(1) Exit through Bomb Bay.
The Navigator and Radar Oporator went out first (order
a.nd their chutes were soen to op3n by the who was
third out. The Radio Opero:tor heslto.tod but loft lIol:'lotll1le bet1JOen the
time the Bombnrdier and ?11ot bailed out. Tho Pilot was next out a.nd
sa...,. one ehuto open just he left the oirpl:me. 1:fith tho exception
of the :.lrpla.ne COlMlo.nder. the front of tb3 a.1rpb.no ,,0.. elotl1" when he
left. and tho o.ltlccter Indica.tod SOD feet. no difficulty experienced
in leaving th" ho.tch. Tho BOl:lbo.rdior and .?llot put tho1 r h:ulda the
cdge of the bulkhead door a.nd dovo out in Dna. cation.
(2) Exit through Ronr Bo.y.
The Right Sc:mnor hOod boon briefed to ba.il out first
and wc.s fully goo.:r6d a.nd roady to go. The Left Seann.:.r a;,otionod Mil out.
but he (Right Sco.nner) "looked The Lort SCeuvt&r thon Qslcod h1a
to step l1Sida so ho(Left Seann....r) could go out, thinking tMt 10
tho Right might gain confidenCo. The Rigpt Scannor stepped a3.
ida, still mute. end tho Left SC:lnnor dovo out tm prossl,lTo
door. Tho Right SCo.nner Wa..6 never secn to loo.vo tho airplue.
SOO ft.
=n.
(3) and tine tor Ba.1loutl BetweoD 1500 ft w
Tlr::J.o intervnl a.pproxioo.tely Ii minutos betwoen first aDd lut
e. Survival:
(1) Lt. Trivette:
(a) There w:l.S no shock felt on opon.1ft1 of tbo chute.
He hit the wo.ter almost icmodia.tGly atter pulling tho rip cord.. bit the
quick rdeo.so button c.nd escaped eo..s11y from tho po.ro.cbute. 1be bar...
and started to flOat (tho parachute bad not col1ap.e. ODd
a.pparontly tho snap lo.nyo.rd hed not been bookod to tbe lite ....t).
kickod off hiB shoes nnd lSwtUIl a.ftcr tho p:u-o,chuto.
(b) Ouring this Intcrvo,l he d:l.W II. tl"b Olio the boI'hoa.
when tho drpla.ne blew up. ;.ftor a whilo tno plo.nea circled oYer hi_
o.nel he felt for the flllrGs norma.lly ca.rrlod in the pocket at tbe ._
flying suit. They wore Illissing. (Lt. Trivotte .to.ted thoy _n p10.0e4
I'll. tho pocket, but he wa.s not sure tho pookot WQ' buttClAH.) Tbroe 1.-
dividua.l 2 steLl' tla.to. were tired in a. trhD&1o :l.roand hi..
(0) The .... boe=o.9I"OUlbor eM 'be.. to 'nair: wer Ide
bOa.d.0 be went aJ'ter tbo diD&hY whiob wa.\111 ..'ttaO.... t:. u. ,.,...
a.nd. 'ftubaerpd. Be .:l.thered. the .brod 11 1a Ide ..... ad
won't 4owft, haD4 unar bl:duI Qi"ter the r-tt., "tnnS.. it: .. U. ."rt
a.ttaJlllt. Lt. Trh.tte 10..4 tor ... -.01 to 'barD tlo Sllft.. ... nft
u4. DOt tSDdSac Ul)', 1IU .tao1Ihat Goatu., tlaa11 paUl.. _ .. heM
11or1Dc. fbi. 'tW'.-4 out to .. the np oord. of tu lewr ftl_ ...
... nft 1Dfl..U4. ... d:ltttOGl,," ......n....
.. .1IM 1iD 1NL11 01lt the raft 1Mtt: .tUI' _rkl. _tIM It
u __r ..1...... 1... rapt_ u 1t ...w. .. r_....
o.nd firod another flaro.
and firod II fln.ro just ns
by picked him up,
Soon he SD.W n ehip outlined on tho horiton
it was nbout to run him down. Tho ship sto04
(0.) Lt. ''Terring did not expcrience Elny opening shock.
Upon hitting the water ho infla.ted his J!no 'r:u;t (no recollection of get_
out of the ho.rness) and retrieved his dinghy. :.bout th::J.t time he
tho airplane oxplode about 50_200 feot ::J.bovc tho water in n wing
doun attitude. He heard the N"avlgntor ca.ll for help o.nd could hoa..r him.
COu'::;h1ng. Lt. l'krring tried to svJ11:1 in th:l.t direction o.nd drag hi.
with him but hnd little success. He thon went about Inflo.ting the dinghy
n.rd 11ke Lt. Trivette looked for n wheel vo.lve. He flno.11y 'I=;ro.bbed a.
hnnrlful of string'. nnd infhtod the raft. Hs S::J.W one flo.ro (2 star-red)
b
O
off in whnt seemed to bo tho opposite direction from where the a.irpllUlO
oont down but wo.s not certain of the direction.
(b) ';!hilo attel!lpting to Got in the nft a.n aJrpla.ne
Circled overhend but he couldn't get flares to signal it. Sa took sOIDe
flares from his pocket a....ld shot one off just as the nirpla.ne po.ssed on
n roturn run. The plnne turned :md Lt. shot ::J.nother flo.re uDd 0.
couple of trncers. The plnne dropped 0. SUr!'::lCO fb.re o.bout 15 Y::lrds from
the rnft :md blinked his recognition lights. :.11 in :l.ll the plc.ne 4ropped
:3 surfo.ce flaros. It circled onco mora and then took eff. (The
or"uitln
b
a.bove tho raft h:l.d engine troublo .md had to return to bi1Se.)
(c) Lt. llerring bec:une ill, dozed off, :3J1d SQllletl_
lator was tnmkened by Il. plane overmnd. IJ'tor two misfires be one
tro.COr off. Thero w(lre quite a few plo.nes sO:J.rching with landing l1gbta
on. smo.ll ship CQQe by. running without lights except one small ODe
on the bow. Be yolled but wo.s not heard. Ho thon sto.rted looklns tor
8ignal equipment on the dinghy but WQ.$ undor the iapresslon the rarts
did not contain My. so after only Cl. short sOQ.rch he ga.ve up. (EllCb C.z
ro.tt eonta.1nll two Uo.rk 1, !.!od 0 o..,d two lS-75 distress sigftll.1s or four
!.i0075 signata if the 1.:-1, Mod 0 is not a1ftl.lhblc.) Be a.ttempt04. to bll11
out tho r.U't but found the bailing bucket inoffectivo.
(d) Some time 1cl.ter a.n LeI lIt..rted turning in hi8
direction wi th ser;a.rch lights on. Lt. vterrlng paddled tow:a.rd thO ship,
fiua.lly got in the beam and was picked up.
(3) Set Nelsonl
(0.) The punc:huto openin,g .book W:l8 DlI&lipble llIIIl
CLlmo8t 1JIuIIIdbtely afterwards Sl;t. NeboD hit the wa.tw. Ioap. f'I"c.
the POI'GGhLl.te wa.. nc:ocapl1.hed without diffiOulty bllt tbD aup l&DPoJ'd
ot tbe oneoGCU1 Ute J'Clf't WIllS not hooked lUId thO rort ... SrreU1...u17
lost. Bt. flare. were lost rroa his pOCket ADd oD17 atpt "pal
CLvd1cl.ltle ..... tracer m.unitioD..
(It) Dari. 1:Ile 1l1pt set, ..1_ MWI'a1 UrwIlt'Il
oirol_ ual'by .. tlre4 trQ.OO1' ...w.ttoa to no .s1. .....
t .. wa..t. ,..,.. &rOWac aeo.rbJ' with U'Ob. lip'- .1Itrhc .. - ..
.01. to .ttrllAJ't \:Mil' at_Dt1_ 01' .. 1 -.. .:, ..
.. n..,... CI a1;ar-nd,) ta lUI ..... 4t.u.ot 1 .....
Co) fa ... -.. .. oSrp1aoe _ .. Ina ... -
01 iJ w.JIia 'bI'cIIe on r.h :.='':
pea '1M
... _W __ a.u..
( .)
op=ned
it is Considerod
Q Q l! E 1 J.l 111.1,
The body of tM to.i 1 gunner wall recovered with Ilft_
It is not known he out. but
unlikoly since he wos burnod o.bout the o.nd ho.nda.
8. Suggc.stions by tho cro",:
0.. ..SR vessels should have better search light facilit10s ll.l'Id
usc thee continuously in tho search o.ron whon tho of enemy ac_
tiv1ty o.re slie;ht..
been
b. Corner reflectors on the ono-man life rafts might ho.ve
effective in londing the surfiloe vessels to tho raft.
c. Tho flares should be judiciously usod o.nd not fired o.t air_
cr:U't 'l\1thout sa.ving to surfo.o:;l vossols lJoro tho.n two
flo.ros should bo Co.rried.
tho.t
d. It should be SO? for planes to 'hlink their lights te abow
survivors have been sighted.
e. ..5R. vessels should ho.vc; radio aid:: to nnvig:l.tion. such Q.S
Loran and Rildio COI!Ipo.s::les.
9. Comoonts of Interrogation Board:
a. Thc nood for more intensive tr:.ining is plo.inly indico.ted.
tro.ining that will emphasize inflation 3nd the use ot items
of oquipment. Lecturo work is not suffiCient..
b. The importance of securing the emergcncy equ.ipaent on tho
parson more offectively should bo stressed. :.. pouch or SO:llG sill.1lar
dovice to be carriod on tha person 1'1Ou.ld be prefc:ro.blo to c::LrTylng the
Itocs in the pockets of th3 summer flying suit.
c. Combat crew personnel should bo Inpreuod. wi th tho nIH
of the l!o.e \':est flc.shlight. Tho shorto.ge which now exista U In lo.rp
;post duo to the practico of using the llght in the; qU::l.rton. Thla
pro.ctice must cease.
d.
b::l.d1y noeded
Sinco more fbras co.nnot be carried without roplv.o1ns other
items. tho vll.lue of conserving flOoroa ahould be .tres.ed.

orcnr members
.... 11 strike l:l1rcroJ't
in the wnter.
should GlU'ry lDore tloa.t IIp.u 'to
t. :..11;.sll ",uela should bo equlppct: with tbe .plata poeell11e
nuDbor of s.uchl1Sbta which ahould be u.se'! con8i:Gn1,:17 10 Uae _arob
IIDl... enay ClOt! vlV prevents suoh ueo.
c. .. aJ.1lornattftl C'Il oMlor fttCl trollJ--' 1'"
'bJ' 017 two tor UI 111 ICI'. aperattJIC att ......at new ...
.. 'alae 0nMm4 81o.:"0D,. !'hie fro,_.,. _Q14 M la ..
..,...11 an " ..Unci. to CO WS.. I'UtIO .. .,.. .
... Jt.-.au be , 1. ac:r _ " 1111 ab .,.
... pI'" 1"" 1. ilbD ItU* tIIdI'
?'i, ,u,p'tIha 1S,ptle 'h _ .. nntWN ......
Q Q.B tilL,; J:{ I 1 A11
i. A mature officer I)xperienc.d in work 'houl4 be .tat10ft0l
vessel invQstigcting each incident to coamand
at tho sceno of 0.11 pla.nes a.nd vessel. sea.rehi:'& for sllrvivors.
10. J.ction T:lkon by this
;.11 onC-lan lifo r:d'ts will o.:-..rry only the lover type
vo.lvo 0.5 soon Q.S tho eho.nge ovor Cl.'..n be com,lotOd.
b. Tho proper mea.ns of eserBGftcy oqulp_
cent in tho summer flying suit to provent loss on ba.ilout ho.s beon stres_
sod. A pOUCh to hang from tho belt in which tho equipment might bo
Ca.rried is undor development.
c. '71ng 55_7, which list.::: tho l:l.1n1mum trdnlng J'O_
qUirod of 0.11 crews in emergency proceduros, been "let
dinghy drill is boing Conducted a.nd o.ction h:l.s boen ta.lc&n to prontSe
tro.ining in eSCape from parllChute harness.
4. The personal uso of items of C:1cq;oney equipment bas heea
..
0. ?ercission hes been secured froe CTF 94 tor the Groaa4
St=-.tlon to use 4475 Kcs. to cot'lmunico.te with :..5iI. vouel. seo.rching tor
surn vors of 3l5th Bomb '"ring pinnes.
orr
t.
Northwest
h request for o.dditlono.l soarchllebts on tel',
Field runW:l.Y ha.s bocn sont to CTU' 9/.,7.1.
g.
Q.!!!I!l!!!U.U.
B
Part I .. 'tteat ber SuImar7
Part II .. Chart .. Forooaat TIl ..
Obsened 'iJeatbor
Part III - lTognostic ....p
Part IV .. Synoptic kBp
w",.' Ph. eM ......
Basos I
PoRT I - 'IMTHER SU!4WU
R.ANNING FQRECA'3l'
4-6/10 clouds, base 1500 fect. tope ft. witb tew
to 20,000 ft. and 4-6/10 middle aDd hiGh clouds. Occasionsl
moderate shot7era during day.
Route: To 31
0
NI Base conditions slollly improving to sTerage or
5/10 clouds, base 2000 rt, tops 6000 ft.
To cosst; 6-8/10 loa clouds, 6-8/10 middle am high clOUds
in uarm front oriented Nn-SE over uestern Honshu.
Targetsl Tokyo: 6-8/10 Ion clouds, baso 1500 ft. tops 4-5000 ft.
and 5/10 middle and high clouds, increasins to O't'6rcast
layers in arternnoD am evening.
W,l: Broken to overcast multiple layers of lov. middle
and hiSh clouds except Shikoku and south Yvoushu "blch vi11
bo in ..,ar:n sector and have 8/10 Ion clouds. baso 1500 ft.
tops 7000 ft. ni th scattered upp:lr clouds.
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Broken 10>7. middle am high clouds m th scattered aha:Jars.
There nill be broken Ion. middle and high clouds vith
Bcatteroci light sho"3crs to 25n. FrCll:l 25Dr1 to 300!l' there
t7ill bo lcr.1. middle and high clouds. "'-trontal
zone batuoon JO N am 33N nill gi't'o overcast 10'11, middle
ani high clouds nith moderate rain and aodcrate ri::lB 1c1111:.
From 33U to target there vi11 be broken 107 clouds am
seat tcred middle clouds. '
Tsuruga: 8/10 cumulus. base 2000 rt, top 6000 ft; 4/10
altostratus at 15.000 ft. 17inds at 12.000 ft. m.U bo
280 at 35 knots.
tbs. Jima: 5/10 cumulus. base 2000 ft. top 5000 tt; 3/10
altostratus at 14.000 ft; 8/10 eirrus at 27.000 ft. 9iad.
at 15,000 rt. qi11 be 300
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at 35 knots.'
UtS!.nomiya: 4/10 cumulus. baae 2000 rt. top 5000 tt;
3/10 altostratus base 14,000 ttl top 16,000 ft. 'IiDds at
16.000 ft. uill be 27oo"at 40 knots.
Kavaskil 5/10 cWnulus. base 2000 ft. 'top 5000 tt; 4/10
altostratus at 14.000 ft. '.1inda at 16,000 tt. 'IFill bo
280 at 40 knots. .
Ieh1ncgival 6/10 $tratocWllll1ua, ba. 2000 ttl top SD?O tt.
3/10 I!Iidd10 douds. baso 14,000 ft. top 16,000 n. lIiDde
at 10.000 ft. ltil1 be 280
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at 35 knots.
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shovers.
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.... oa. 4-.5/10 lcnr oloud baeo 2000 n. tope 6000 n. witll ...
TaJr:e.Ott. a.ttared. .hocrera ill U'ea azd pe,tobM fIIl.walle
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Bases on
Return:
To Empire; Overcast 10\7 clouds with tope 10.15,000 tt.
and \J'l.kncmn amounts of upper clOUd. !-1odorate turbulence.
Cloud tops decreased aDd some breaks sppcarod Dear Ibpire
coast.
TsuruA;a: 10/10 lcm clouds, tops 8-10.000 tt. ntb tew
to 12,000 f't. and ovorcast of' thin middlo cloud in layore
ncar 10,000 ft. Winds at 12,000 ft. nore 260
0
at 40 knots.
tba Jima: 10/10 middle clouds abovo aDd beloa f'l1ght
aUi tude of 15.000 ft. other elouds unobserved. l1inda at
15.000 ft. uoro 280
0
at 40 knots.
Kanasak11 5-10/10 variable 1<r.1 clouds uitb tops BooOtt.
am 7-9/10 tbin 1tIi.ddlc clouds in layers bct";7eoD 14-20.000
ft. ;finds at 16.000 f't \7ere 260
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at 40 knots.
Utsunorniva; 10/10 lou clouds. tops'10,OOO f't. tli tb thiD.
layers of middlo clouds based at 15.000 ft. iJinda at 17.000
ft. ~ c r e 250
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at 32 knots.
Ichincmiya: 10/10 1007 and J:1iddlo clouds. '3inda at 10,000
ft. Hore 260
0
at 42 knots.
3-4110 1017 clouds ';7ith scattorod light sbcT:Jera and acaUerocl
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1. Purpose:
a. To D/F radars.
b. To Conduct a general search in the 20-)000 megacycle
regions.
c. Te barrage jam enomy gun-laying and searchlight radars
in the 72-84 megacycle and 190-210 mesacycle regions aDd to spot
jam any GL or SL radar signals appearing outside the barrage.
d. To confuse radar defenses by the uso ot rope.

e. To record enemy cCllIllDJ,D.ieations


e. 'i\7onty-nino RO,1 Observers participated and \l5od the
equiJlllOnt to accomplish the 130arch and ja:lD1ngl 220-
.APr-l. 116 .:. ..\PQ.-2. 16 ,;. 22" APr-3 (tbiitiod). 29 - AI'R-lj..
13 _ 7 APA-24. 1 kRR-1. 2 - APR-5 and 3 -
b. RoPO >las dispensed at the rate of 3 bundles .. t()..
aOCDndl'whon"protootion was nooded from sear.bliGhts.
c. 'fuo special jamming aircraft :rore employed by tho 5
8th
Wing, to eircle the target area during tbe strike. 'fuo special
jflTllTl
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strike of the 315tb l7ing. These special jalZing airplanos 7et'G
equipped to barrage the onemy GL and SL radar trcquoney baa:1a am to
spot jam any signals that appeared outside tho barrage. A4ditiOll&1
quanti t10s of rope Tiero carried aId dispensed to infest the arca.
All striko aircraft except those of tho 315tb \ling 'tl'lU'O oquippod.
m. tb ono or more jarmoers and all carried. rCl$le
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the strike a ircratt had bombed. Becauae or the oloud coqr in t!aU
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1. Strlke Renortsl Thirty-nino Strike Reports. reeeiyea
by tho Wing Ground Stations. Follon-iog is a tabulllt iOn by oJing of
tho strik6 reports received: 58th. 8; 73rd. 8, 313th. 4; 314th. 12
and 315th. 7.
2. Fox Transmissions: In addition to the l1eual noathcr and
timo signals transDittcd from the Ground Station. each :nna: trana-
oitted 2 aod 3 messages to aircraft. The 58th ling roported
85.8 per cont of aircraft received both of thoir
Tho 7)rd ';ling averaged 92.3 per cent of operatora logging 2 mcs!laae
a

Tho 313tb Wing reportod 75 per cont of thoir aircraft receipted far
3 'F' typo messages. The 314th \1il18 reported 86 per cont of l.t:.eir
operators copied 2 from tho Ground Station. Included in
roaAons for not copyi Il{; lhc$sages :Jore inoporatiYc equip:xmt, sloep-
ing. landing at 1\'10 JiIi1a. air sick. bolpina navigat<r on loraD fixes,
roliovod engineer. atmospberic interference. and guarding <dr-Sos
Rescue frequency at the time of tran.s::rlssions. There nero "err tev
operators >litb no reason for not copying these lrsaagea.
3. FreQuoncies: Signal strengths on all re:aiDod
at a high level during tbese mssions. Tl1e 73rd ':7ina; reported Hs
3145kc as usoless. It bas been replaced tiith 3160 kc. .At::lOs;lhcriC
intorference uas reported a3 codcrate to inten.9C. Follo;ril1cl 1a .:l
poreontago'brcakdo-.m of traffic por froqul:nC"/i 13.5 per cent on 3
II1CGacycles. 58.4 per cent on 7 megacycles. and 28.1 per cent 00 11
Il1Cgacycles.
4. Navigational Aids; Tho 314th wins repcrted a llU:Ibcr of air--
craft testod tbo WVT'A: broadcast station at 1\70 JimB a.!I a bc:a:.r. At
a distance ot 100 miles tbe transmissionuaSI hardly audible.
compass indicator gave a course to stoer. althou,sh the indica'cr 11M
not too steady. Thoro >lore 7 requests for Ff'lDF beariag.s 3D4 aU
>lore obtained. Class B bearings nore fur:lisbec1 by the MCS 3c111-
tios. Otncr ranges, homers alll broadcast s'tations wro used 71th
excellent results. There >lere no requests tor VHF/Dr bearings.
Slight Control facilities tJere used during theso tlI1a&iou aDd.
excellent results reported.
5. Not Discipline ,00 Securityl No broe.cboa of DOt diac1p11De
ar violations of socuri ty nera teported on tho etr1ke trequonc101
during thoso missions. Imever, it is reported 111 llIaIU' aerial opal'-
ators that the two lima .A.ir-See Roscue trequeDoioa are J.-04 most
ot tho time bocause of poor Det disoipUao.
6. !nndn' Tr'prphsiQM' The tolloaiDC 1za014='. of ....
tl"aumtUiom.. j82ZlD11l.S and iDtorteronc8 'If01"O reoOl"llod 4uriJtc tlbNe
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started
b. 6615 Kcs I
(1) en bettteen 0940Z and llJ0Z. waa 1nef'fecthe.
(2) Cr1 and u.C",'1 always eamo in \'Thon air e;t'OUnd IlItaUon
sonding and uas partially effectivo.
am
(J) C7f ;tith no identification betl'Toen 12061. aDd l209Z
very effective.
(4) C',1 '\7ith call signs 9Dr and 71K bct>feon 1230
Z
1400Z nas partially effective.
(5) V's fran l.4ooZ to 1445Z f18S very ertective.
(6) Unintelligible code. keying m.tb no idcntU'icat1.on
and uaa partial1] effectivo to yory cftoctiye.
A rnt' zero boating signal fra::l 21003 to 2305Z UM
inoffootive.
c. 10305 Kcs: Negligible.
d. 3145 Xc.; This frequency flU replaced by )160 Kca.
o. 6055
(l) Jap voico at 121105Z gas offective.
(2) Pulsating tono bot'l7oen 1500Z tlII! 153
0
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1al11 effective.
(3) Unkn<mn station sending UAintcllig
iblc
ooclo at
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f. Kcs
(I) Unidentified C'I bot'l'l'eOD 121435Z a1Id 12J4S0Z ':fU
ottectin.,
effective.
(3) -... CI'/ ... 121500Z ... 1217COZ",
(4) J'ap CW, be8inniD& vhoD. #88tbar auoret" taDlI-
mitt04 s,peoial weather mossage to gt"OUD! _UOIl U430
Z
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j. 3999 Xes:
(1) High pi tcb tone at l035Z I18Il1 partial17 et'teetlYe.
(2) Bu';!;';!; san affect at 12J5Z 178S partially ert.ethe.
k. 7415 KcSI
(1) Keyed C;1 at 1420Z and 1130Z U8a partially ortectiYe.
(2) Tono. motor boat otfoct at 20102
effocti1'o.
1. 10820 Kc;: Nagllgib1o..
m. 3810 Keg:
(1) C'J Jap traJlSl:1issions trOQ l4502. to 15)02 -:7ero
effoctivo.
(2) High speed station se:x11ng a scries of doU 1J1tor-
cittontly effective.
n. 6640 Kcs aql 10165 Rca: NegligiblAl.
7. Distross' Thora ;;ere no distress ClCssagoS int.orcop1;ol!
during tOO80 mesions on tho mng strike fToqucnciea. 1bcre 'itOZ"G
SO!OO roports or warning messageS to tho 1\70 Jllllll Air-Soa ReaCWI

8. EguiJ!!mt Malfunctions' ANjART-:3: 1 no aide tClDO' 1
channel 2 inoporativo; 1 inopcrati9'O on voicol 1 antCDll8 c\&lTQ1l\
meter inoporative; I oscillator put out stoaaT tODO; 1 .atcDDa
srritehina rolay inoporativo. BC-J48: 5 iooporatift" UV 7
1 control bO% shortod out; 1 noodle bunted ezooaAve17 ; 3 ....
antenna broken; 1 antenna load in brokoOI SCR-522
1
1 obaDDOl .j.-
inoporative; 1 recoiver inoperativo; :3 anteDDa brokenl :3 CCllIPlote
sots inoperativo. lntorpbonel 2 tDopcrati...
4 inoperativo; 2 tre1ght loss; 1 st1ckiQS; 1 tJlro brckoa.

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INTEWGENCE
Part I _ Opposition
Part II - ,Ene. -..otiaircratt
Part III ll3mago .,ascs8lllCd1t
$cct ion :.. _ Utsuncmi)'a, Mission 110.
Section B _ Mission Ro. 2ftIa.
Socti on C _ Tsuruga. Ja,saiOD. Ho. 26.5
Section D _ Ka';l8saki ccuoleQlll CeDtor,
JI1saion. lb. 267
P:.RT I _ ENEMl .U:R QPPOSITI ON
On this of night air opposition vas
noSl1g1blo. Only 2 attacks 17ere made by approximately 67 OOOlll3' aircrat'
oncountcrod. No loss or damage 17a8 attributod to onC!QY aircraft; hoo-
aver. 1 e",z9 :'lSS lost to unknO:7I1 causes. No claims \'Ioro mado.
2. 'Mission No. 263. 58th Utsunomiy,: Thore no att3ckB
reported. and only 9 enc:ny sircr'lft goro soon. None ot thoso sho ;cd any
tracos or aggrossivonoss.
3. Mission No 264. 13rd ;7ing. lchinor.:liy,,: Tho B-29's through
a layer of broken clouds 'i7itb 10/10 undorcast ar.d overcast. ...lthough
12 ono:!tf aircrai't uero reported. all sightings ot aircraft ';2cre
baaed solely on obscrv'ltion of rod or goon lights and. in 1 in-
stanco. an Reber hght. Tfiese may havo been B-29 running l1.Bht.s aDd
in the exception a B-29 a:cbcr colered recn<Tnition li bt I
l' ....... ...
.;any crC".7S had tnoir li....hts on over the mainland to avoid eo1l1.3iOQ
':lith friendly aircraft. 'i'hc.re aero no attaca.
4.. Mission No. 265! 1l3th 11ing. Tsurug}: 'lVo unidontified
aircraft >loro si gbtod. 1 after bO...lhs a>lay. tho otller O'fCr riB.:.'O'/lI B3,y.
but thoro oere no attacks.
5. Mission No. 266. 3l4th "JiM, fun jim,: 5u aircraM "ore
encounterod, but no attacks :'toro made.
6. No. 267. 11Sth Jing.
a. Poor operational matbor conditions. 8/10 to 10/10 UDder-
cast. sorved to minimize fighter reaction.
. b..on estimated ]8 eaaav aircraft ;Jare obsorved i.D.eluding ,
T/E. 1 S/P. and 28 unidentified aircraft. The majority of tho airersf't
obscrvod worc noted after land's ond. Eight fig..ters picked \l.p tho:
8-29's boloro landfall. The Cl1CUlY aircra.ft obscrvod 'ere 3irborll.O o...er
a poriod of 2 1/2 hours and practica1l,y all bad thoir li.::;hta on.
c. 'Ino attacks wore made by CD.CID,f aircraft against too B-2,".
Ono of tbose ':7:1e a coordinated attack in uhiciJ. tho attacld.ng a1rcraft
tollonod tho 8-29 tbrollgb ovasive action. and poNib4r uaa Oqu.1Ppgd
n1 tJl. airborne radar. Both attacks "oro from taU poet tions.
4. Paaaes vera made bOth at ttlo nose and taU. 'loathes' COll-
4it1ona oporatod to aut don tM past trond of llaa'oS.
e. Tbe first ropa:-tcd bateau of a l1",bt pbolrnoDOO 1..u'8I
oraDlO Usbt, 1JU ohao"e4 by 1 &0.29.
t. .. coardiDate4 auaok WU oarrle4 cu.t blr 2 u14CG:liftoi
fl&bt.u.. Tbo eDiOIQ' aircnn \7OrO 1n tra11 n tb 11.... OIl .... - 1-.
6 o'olock 181'01 .t 12.000 t<Jat. broek1D&."" ., 200"'"
tibe VOZ'O tint 81...1 otiGa ....... lid: ...
....,. airontt toU0va4 t_ &-29 tbJtOUSb ...
... ckOPJOll but .. iDotte"Un. 'I'bo ocrk u.
... _....... __....- 2_.-
... eeadPJl8d ,,1th a1rbOt... ftlIM" tar t ft -..at Ie
........ lIft.-laI'a Old. tolloIIIlaa ...a- ....
tiM'" e1laII .
.. .. _ --... .. .., .-. .... IEat- ...
..... hi = eRA laIIlI' Nt _ .. "..

feot and tho attack uas made from 7 o'clock lovol. The onomr aircraft.
:,i th running lights on. closed in to 300 yards and broko away aftt;r tir
2 bursts. Tho tail gunner did not fire ae his guns uoro inoperatiye
duo to a j6lDll:lod chargor. Tho cnany aircraft bad a red light on each
rring.
7. Passes I
a. One si ngle plano made a pass. het:7ocn ItLDdfa11 and IP. Tbe
unidentified aircraft in frOm 10 o'clock at 15.400 foot.
headod for tho nose of the B-29. closing in to m thin 100 yO'da.
on to 3 o'clock it uent inte 3
b pass uas made bot:7oen target to land'e cnd. A
single unidentified enenw aircraft ca:nc in fran 11 o'clock hib-lot. doyo
for the nose of tho B-29. closed in to loss than 100 yards and b::-oko
auay sb:1rPly to tho loft. Using a climbing turn tbe enm:v 3ireratt
took a rociprocal heading from the B-29 at about 1.000 yards. thOQ dO't'e
and climbed to a parallel heading 71th the B-29 at about 1.000 yards,
still on tho right side.
c. Fifty miles out freo land' s end an unidentified cnCQ;V air-
craft CaI:lC in froc 7 o'clock lovel, clo!cd. in to about 100 yards. broke
S:7ay to the right at 5 o'clock.
d. i.. series of passos by tmnonginc aircraft ;rorc C3TI'iod
out against one of tho B-29's over a period of 28 minutes. Tho en.;;slQ'
aircraft started its pass at 7 o'clock. flerr over the B-29
and turnod in. closing in to about 600 yards ':l'bcrc it. follO':lcd tbo
B-29 for a period of 5 minutes ':Iben it cut across past the hil Of tbe
B-29. turned in again and remained at the 5 o'clock: position far about
1 minuto. breaking a'Jay to the right. Tb;;:ro is a possibility tbat the
encDliY aircraft ':tas trying to fire to deteminc cone at tiro ot
tho tail gunner. Tbe onCDIiV aircraft then follcmed tbe 8-29 for 75 ailoa.
o. .lD unidentified oncrqy aircraft came in from 3 0' cloak: JU.&Il
I!lD.d calIO within"200 yards of thO a.29. passing in front or tbo DO" at
12 o'clock hi(;h. crossed over to tho right s140 aDd f'lOg sloc,g fer 20
minutos from 100 to 150 miles trOll1 land IS end, p81"a110111:18 tho B-29.
doing acrobatics.
t. ...11 at tbo aboyo cnOllW aircraft had their light. OD.
8. Light Pbo!!S!fl1Ot1Onl One CIlCID7' aghtod at 16,000 t .,t
aM obllCrv04 at 3 o'clock appoarod to have a largo oraD&O Usb
t
trs'9Ol-
lua at tbe same spood ae too Dncacr aircraft. It vu DOt
wbotbcr tho oraD8D light la8 on t.bo aircraft or ft8 perallo1 k) U:
ReM aircraft orbited the tlU'gct area fo:t' Bo minutos jamning tho 75 me
and 200 mc radar bands. It cncountered. during this only 15
bursts of inaccurate and hoa'lty flak. One !l.ircratt bOC!.bad Sonda.i as ill
T.O. and oncountered intenso. inaccurate, medium fl3k for t minute.
Clouds ',7ere 10/10. One aircraft bOlDbed Taira (3704N 14054) as 8. T 0
Flak was nil. Clouds were 10/10.
d. On..,i thdrarml very lllCager arn in!l.ccurato. heavy flak waa
encountered at Onhama (J657N 14055).
o. No aircraft lost or da.magod as a rosult of flak Oil
this mssion.
f.' Fran 1 to 5 inc.ffectivc "1ere obeorvod in the
target area. and 1 boam :las observed at Mito.
2. Mission No.. 264 - Ichinomiva Urban .renl
a. The primary target nas banbcd by 121:. aircraft (includias
1 :7eather plano) of tho 7]rd :7ing botucon 155Jz...1745Z fro:l 6000-12.200
fect ...xos of attack varied fra!!. 78.84
0
;o.:1thcr -:las reported 'lS
10/10 undercast :7ith :7inds of 37 knots (rOC!. 2600.
b. Flak nas nil on route to targot.
c. Over
heavy ard ocdium.
tho t31"gct arca.
cast.
the target flak a5.S doscribed 3S meager. iaaccura.to.
estimated 3 to 5 searchlights wero in
:'tero completely ineffocti.o due to solid
,
d. Flak -gas nil on 07ithdraual.
c. No aircraft ;7CrG lost or damaged. o.s a roault of flak CIIl
this mission.
3. Mission No. 265 - Tsurue:a Urban <toI'oa'
a. Tho pritDary target uas bOl!lbod by cP aircraft at &be
)13tb Uing bctflOOD. from tcct, -.\Xes at Ilt
tack var10d from 355 __1. Joathcr consbtod of 10/10 oloud covar.
b. En routo to tho target very dloaaOl' (1 to 9 bUrets) aEll
inaccurate flak 'aU encountered at Nae;oya, Rikoae aDd TClkb.iobl. '017'
meager aId inaccurato flak.' R,$ aDco\lDtored at YolckalclU aDd DeDO. (M
aircrat1i rocehed 1llOderato, inaccurate, boe:". flak rrca l1J1 Yamada.
o. tho t&ract flak nil 4eeorlbe4 .. Q1l to -zr ......
iaaOcurato. ball97 aD4 lIIDdium. No aoarohli&hte waro 0beU'Y04
tbo lIOU4 UDdorcut. One airCZ'8ft bcD04 SbiJtBll !'.o. .. I'CIPCII"
.. flak 611. Ono aUozoaft beabocl UJ! Y'" !'.o. - ......
Re4...... 1Ilaoourato ..u.s u4 boa.,. f1M-
4. ritb4r.-l t1M .. aU.
e. .. airG'at' -.. 10-' _ ._..... .-1' till G* -
......",_.
nd' as pt' "'1M.' I....
b. En route to target flak was nil.
c. Over the target flak >7as described aa meagor. inaccurate.
hoavy aOO aodium by 30 aircraft; the rl3lllllindcr roportod it as nil.
1 to 2 ineffective searchlights observed trying to pierco tho
5011d undercast in the target aroa.
d. On ,lithdrallsl ono aircraft \'faa 'rocked' by IllOdcratc. ac-
curate and heavy flak just aftor leaving tho target area. ..notb...r a1r-
craft oneountcrod r:u:sger. inaccurato and heavy flak at 320511 134001.
e. No aircraft \'lore lost or danagcd as a result or flak OIl
this mission.
5. Mission No. 267 - Ka"1asaki l'etrolou:::l. Centcrl
a. Tho primary targot nae ba:J.bcd by 53 aircr3!t or the 315th
:ling 1506Z-1619Z f1'O:D 15.300-16.700 fe.. t. .l.,Z05 or 9.tt.ack: yu-
icd frem 380-520 (avorago - 44). .,'cather gas reported as 8/1O-in/lO
undorcast.
b. En route to the target flak ms oncountered as tabulated
bolo'ill
Location
Fuji Sa'l18.
Inatori
Hlrasuka
Naval Vessol
Naval Ve880l
Coordinates.
Rtmerlqa
35211< 13923"
Woascr'to cod.cratc ...
,.....
curate. boa...,..
J445lI

14cagcr and inaccun.'ta ....".
3445
N 13655E
I&:agcr and inaccurate ........
35211< 13921
Ik.",.. and
inaccurau ........
35311< 13925
Intcnao aDd aCC'ID'ato. 1leaV.
3502N 13<P6E
Meager' aal inaccurah \0 u-
ourate. bon,..
3522N 13947E
Jttasor az:d iDaOCQf'aCo to ....
ourato. hea..,..
c. Over tbe targot uoa tlak was dOlerlbOll .a 1Ill) '0 -.l-
eratO. inaocurate to accurate. and heavy. Senu i_tootho ....
11gbts won obBOn'Od in the goocral targot aroa.
4. CD wi ib1ft:.l tlak waa eJlOOWl\cre4 .. tdulatoll .low
...r ....- .......
.._.. _.......
ao
., 'M_.... ....,.

Cogrd1patM
....."-'-'.' as .;:......
........1 .....,1 ...... _ I rt.
.0 "a
P.RT III _ SECTION A _ - D,JL.CE
1. SJ.nr:lary ef Damage'
Built-up area: Sq. Mi.. total ... 2.75; Sq. dcstroyed - .94
Porcent destroyed - 34.2
!gOB d2'!!!A179 from curront strike I
Small barraCks area caat ot tbo toon
SlurS.
Sg.!Ji,
Percent destroyed I 67.1
Percent of builtU;l aroql 34.2
&..iilt-up aroa (Urban)
Built-up area (Industrial)
area (Total)
Damago to targets 1
:!!:2!!.. dacap;ed from current strike 1
2. Da:napo l'Iithin limits of built.-up are":
Utsunomiya F!R Station 40% dostroyod
Tobu-Utsunomiya IV\ Station No apP3l'cnt
RR Yards & Freight Depot destroyed.
&imozuki Papcr Mill dostro1
od
Monopoly Bureau 100% dcstroyed
Gov I t Tobacco :7arehousos No apparent ds:-se
.:..t least 23 small unidentified iDdustrioa arc trithill. tbo
bui It-up area - 12 of these arc dcstroyc4.
3., pynaSA outside built-up atoa1 ('.iithin 5 mile radius of oeDtor
of oity).
Targets da.":lagod by current strike: 0 numbered; 4 other
Note: NO provious
Planod target :ueC\: 1.4 sq. mi.
Total da:::e.gc to dsto: .94 sq mi.
Oyg,gn to targgt:!!:
90.13-
16
43
UtSUQ.Cllliye. idr Trainill8 Soboal
(no oovorago current miadon)
MI'-IOEI'ITIAL 1
- ~ . .,'
/.., .-- -
~ - b a n
-Mission 263
13 t1uly 1945
f_C.I.U.-20AF
-

0.. ll:lmago'to the city of Iehinomiya rosulting'from XlI Bomber
Command Mission 264. 12/13 July 1945 totals .01 aq. mi .. llhieh roprosonts
about .B5' of tho built-up portion of tbe ci ty (1.28 I!lq. mi. all detll1"lllilWll
froc raconnaissanco photographs). D:unaso ie seattered in tbo nortb aD!
scctions of tho city.
b. The textilos mills (reported lllUnitiona) in tho north sld
nortlmost parts of th6 01ty recoivod some dacage, ...n tb one building,
about 114.700 sq. ft,. baing gutted. Nino soall buildings vcrc
destroyed.
c.
01ty totaled
fu-nagc outside the limits of tho built-up portion of the
about ,?01 sq. 01.
RclforODco8 l.\.. Target Information Sheet - Ichino=1ya - Target Section,
....-2. XXI Bomber Cotcr.am.
B. ,...F' .>ir Objective Foldor 90.20 )4...11 July 1944,
Inclosure I Blou-up annotated to sh()':;' damage to1103.
Basod on .xxI B.C. oro D..... Report No. 1)8
1.13 Sq.Mi .
.15 Sq,Mi.
DtIi Nippon
TutU' Mill
~ K _ ;
Ai,.,.,,' eo.

<

#
Damage To Ichinomiya
90.20-Urban
XXI B.C.-Mission 264
12-13 July 1945
Damage Assessment Report' ~
~
C.I.U.-XXI Bom. Com.
P:.RT III SECTION C TSURUG.. _ D..M..GE ..ssESS.W.
1. SunllV\EY of I
Built-up aroUI Sq. Mi. total - 1.13; Sq. lli. dcstroyod 77
Percent destroyed - 66
Planned tarl,;ot area. I .. 8 sq. mi.
Total damaao to dato: .77 sq. 01 ..
Per cent dostroyod I 96
Per cent of bu11t-up area: 68
Targcts damo.Sod by current strike: 2 numbered; 1 other
a. DlmMO tri.thin licit.;; of built_up velll:
Mea Dftr.BIl I 59. lU-.
Bullt-up area (Urban)
Built-up area (Tot3l)
Datnago to targots I
(no prO"T1ous da.p)
Destroyed
Sa. LS.. Per ceq'
68
68
1950 TSurug3 Harbor Facilities
electric Sub-station (no
30% dostroycd
100.:4 destroyed
b. J:6rpagc outside built-up area: (;rithin 5 c.ile r:1CU,ua at
center at ci ty)
Ono small area just south of tbe city and 3 scall aro3.S in tbD
vicini ty of Target 1676 destroyed ... total or .062 sq. Qi.
lAlm5lgo to targets l
1676 Tsuruga 1m Yards. Shops. Roundhouse
6126 Chemical or Plant
Coment Plant (no number)
'U"lI\Y Brigado and Rogimental Hq.
9 'IJU'OhoueeS dost.r0)"04
N:! dal:l.ag8
Nod_
Nod.,....
Inclosuro I Mosaic annotated to shalf damago tollows.
Basod em. in B.C. oro D..... Report &. 1&2
Damage Assessment Report 162
Tsuruga
90.22- Urban
XXI B.C.-Mission 265
/2-/3 July 1945
C.I.U -XXI Bom. Corri.
CONFIDENTIAL
~
- Urbon Built Up Ana
I2'lI Sparsely Built Up Area
IIzzi 00 ge
--
p:m liI - SECTION 0 PETROLEUM CENl'ER. KA'7.....s..xI ... D.J4".GE

1. Sw!Iua;rv :
a. rosulting frOD tho abovo strUm is gidol,:,! scattered
over tho target aroa and adjoining targots. Lbst of tho da.."""l.3go 18 in
tho l1arohouso araas of too Stamard Vacu\lJll On Co. (12B :.) and tho
Risina Sun Oil Co. (128 B)
b.. ..t the Nippon Oil Co. (12e C), the only aroa c6ntainina
refining units, tho fractionating area, cocpressor building, and
cracking building all appoar to havo been da::lagod
. c. or a total oil storage capacity of 1,334.000 bgrrols
(42USG), only (117,800 barrels) has beon d3l!l<\...."OO. or this total
84,400 barrols (capacity) is Do:l d8!!l3..;e - 33.400 barrels (capacity)
had been previously (unknocrn
d. Tho rot spur through thc'Stardard Vacuuc Oil Co eonnoet-
ing the cainlaoo. ';lith tho oil bunkcr. has been badly tarll up in t-;o
or three placos.
c. Damaac to adjacent targets is as
90.17-51 Asanb Steel Co. (Ref. B) - largo buildiDg. probable roolas
Dill. gutted. iodditional damago to other miller buildillgS.
90.))-133 Shibaura Engineering ITarks (Ref. B) - 7 t:lJ.llar buildiC6S
dostroyed.
90.17-1343 Ishikauajima l,kltor Co. (Ref. B) - minor building dos'tr07'c4.
90.17-203
8
.rn;y Oil storage (Ref. B) - 1 large storage ta:1k
90.17-20381 Tokunaga Glasa Co... 2 minor buildings destroyed.
9O.17..203
8J
Mi tsubishi' Chccrieal Equipment Co. (Rot. B) ... largo blli14-
ieg gu.ttod. largo bole in ra.f ot second lar,;c buildiIlS.
9O.l7-2038K Nisshin Flour Mill (Ref. B) ... 2 large buildin,;8 cccplotol,J
doatroyod.
2. Sl!!pary of D3.mago to Tankage:
,. ItmiMUop of DuMm,
_.
1
Original Capacity - bbla,
Non DBmaso - bbIs
For cont
Old Damage .. bbls.
Por cont
mWW94"JQB
otti. CII' J1rIIIIJ -- -
.
1334;000
_'.... 800 ...
II beA
.,.............
80. 'I!erehouae 34.000 Sq. Ft.
82, Warehouse 34.000 Sq. Ft.
Ft. Winer Roof
2 ret:o.,ed, prior to
Uiasion. (11.040 Sq.
Ft .)
appear" bedly dacBged.

5ot: of area
Entire area
Destroyed.
Apprax. 3.300 Sq.
Dansge.
Destroyed
1 DestroYed.
DESCHlPI'ION OF DAUJlGE
Apprax. 7,000 Sq. Ft. Minor Roof
DSllI8ge.
Approx. 3.000 Sq. Ft. Minor Roof
Dam.!lge.
Destroyed.

Destroyed.
Apprca:. 25% destroyed t:r bBdly
daUlged ..
Apparently Destroyed.
60% shews minor root dacege.
60% - , -
2 s.l!ll!l.l1 tanks destroyed.
Destroyed.
Approx. 2.500 Sq. Ft. Destroyed.
e.200 Sq. Ft. l'inor Floof
DalOOge.
ApprO%:. 2.500 Sq. Ft. Reof
Dem8ge.
3 Tanr..B. cap. 27.000 bbls. Dest.

Removed or destroyed prior to


mission.
Removed or destroyed prier to
mission.
Removed or destroyed prior to

IDENrrFlCATION
Warehouse 29.200
Ft.

14.500 Sq. Ft.

10.700 Sq. Ft.

4.750 Sq. Ft.


7 Warehouses 25.760 Sq. Ft.
4 Oil Storage Tanks. total
cap. apprax. 35,000 bbls.
Warehouse 9,850 Sq. Ft.
Pipe Still
Pipe Still
2 Oil Storage Tanks. Cap.
6.000 bbls.
Still &: Furnace

Treating Plant 2.580 Sq. Ft.
Primary Distillation
with 63.
Pump House &: 2 small tanks
Storage Tank, Cap, 1040 bbls.
2 Storage Tanks,- 3900 -
Warehouse 34,000 Sq. Ft.
20.
25.
27.
28.
29.
31.
32.
14.
19.
12.
4.
8.
10.
11.
3.
A}J\QT
NO.
45.
63.
64.
67.
69.
73.
78.
Probable Pump Houee.
canning 01' Paekil:l8
12.500 Sq. Ft.

91.
92 ;
94.
97.
98.
100.
Yierehouse

Probable
15.000 Sq.
8,850 Sq.
12,500 Sq.
Offices.
Ft.
Ft.
Ft.
mission.
Approx. 7.000 Sq. Ft.
4.4.00
Destroyed.
Approx. 75 Destroyed, 25% ),tiner
Root Dan:age.
Destroyed.
Apprm:. 10.000 Sq. Ft. Destroyed.
2,500 Sq. mnor Roof
800 Sq. n. Mll:or Roof Dam.
Daflllge.
Approx.
Apprax:. 4.000 Sq. Ft.
Sbc.a boles 1a root, pre,ioue de..
DNtro,.el.

101.
Probable Canning or F&cking
4.300 Sq. n.
Pr'obable canning or Packing
9,800 Ft.
011 Storege T8nk
cap. 33.000 bbls.
011 St 11"88" T8bk
C8;>. 42,joo bbla.
2 horizontal ruel StCll"."
1'-Db;. Cap. APJIl"QIC. 4.000
'bb!e. ACIAS IAtellt-Dee, Repcrt 80. '/A_,.,. 17 J'UUU7 lC)C;.
Ret.....s .. ,.,' --
B. .nc 90.17-)6051'4
I. eA1are---t aborl....... rouc-
108.
102.
112.
111.
-61-
lllla&lll&a:tlU.

-
Damage Assessment R'pl 157
ToroeH'etfoleum
90.17-128
Mission 267
C.1.U.- 20 A.F.
ill
E2'ZI Iol".... Aool
_ Of 5,,,,,,10;<111

E
CONSOLIO;.TEn S T . i . T I S I ' I C ~ &JI"t.RY
Issued 20 July 1945 .
O.:JI'
0.'"
OS'
3
1
263 - 267
Aircraft DamBged ....
Percent or Aircraft Airborne.
Crew l&!Imber Casualties ..... , 1.9
Percent Of Total i'articipetiJ!8.
AJ,reraft. Landing"to I1fo 1il!8. 3
8
Aircraft Los t . . . .
Percent or Aircraft Airborne I
9Q!..9! J4I$Slom
69 Tons
68.(l,g
FORM 34
... 3578 Tons
560
. . .
SC liE T
SECRET
MISSION NO. 12 July 1945
Mission 263 ~ 58th Wing - Utsonomiy8 Urban .i.rce.
Mission 264 ~ 73rd Wing ~ Iehincm1ya Urban Area
Mission 265 _ )13th Wing - Tsuruga. urban Area
Mission 266 _ 314 th Wing ~ Uwajill8 Urban .a..rea
llission 267 _ 315tb Wing KoT18saki Petroleum Center
XXI BOMBER COMMANO
80dlins Results .. No dlUmlge assessment evailablo to do t.a.
BCIIIbe Dropped on Prill8ry Targets.
Balbe Dropped on Other Tar88te .
.Il.1rcrett Bombing pri..l'lar:f Target ... 506
Percent Of Bombing 4ircra!t Airborne . 92.]%
p7JC1'IVl!! OF WSS'OIl';l
A.lrcreft lI.irbtlrne .
rercent ot .ircraft On. Hand
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
_ .


263 267
1.:.lSS1CtJ
AIHCRAFT P A jt 'f 1 C 1 P " '1' I 1\ G DATE
12 July 1945
,
A/C
TIl>k c:r r".Y.":" eFt"
TIM1:: OF HE:l'UlUJ
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A/C A/C

Tow.
F.. n.n:c
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Tow.
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a, ",.u.-
r<:
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A/C
A/C
1:..1,11 UL.JJ
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SECQIDARY O'nlm
lISSIONS "ctI_
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tJ.liG1:.T TJ.RGE'I' T.II1e'l'S
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DThCTlVE
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11

471 31

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46 July
46

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_tllI1Idw a1rWat'.
NQTll,
XXI Be Fiold Order #98 called far the
Landing lao
l l ..u.r It/C. :2 ...
I ... alO. :2 eIIpIr 4\1dlo aircrAft,.
fQllon'ing orrort3,
#263 _ 58th \li.o,s - 27 aircraft.
#263 Norlll11 effort.
11264 _ 73rd l7ill6 - .3 oircro.tt.
I I.':::' abcaft... 1 aupor dtabo aircraft. #264 Uorlll11 etfert.
11265 _ j13th li"ins 2 aircraft.
t a _ alrOl'att, 1 8uper dumo 81rcro.tt
#265 .. Three grOU9D.
#266 314th liing - 601rcratt.
nil a1ronft. .
t s...... 2 aJUe 811'GnU
#266 .. Horml effort.
z.w. 1 81&h 8.11'Ofttt.:
#267 .. 70 aircraft..

.
-

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.
-

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WISSION
''=3
.07
BRFAKDCJWN OF III AIRCRAFT FAILrnG TO BCiIB PRIMARY TARGET
DUE
, J , ~ l'l1y 109li:5
U;:Kl.NICiL FUWRE
PERSONNEL SRROR FLIGHT CONDITIONS ElmeY ACTIo..
Q'nlER
OIn
Noll._ Banbed
BttJlbed Non-
.-
Eombed
Non_
Bombed Banbed llon- Botlbed
tanted N'on- 80l1lbM
eoc..tod
EtCeeUn
seeoDdary
Other l::freeti., "ocand!lr other krr"ctiTe Secondary Othor EffecUv Secondary Oll.er r.U'!ct I" 'eeOOOllI'j
Ctl. 1'--
llias on 1126':1.
SIll
8

2 2!,
-
2]<
-

-


--
1

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7JIII 4

1 1 ~
-
1 ~


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-

-
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J ~ 4

2
- -
.


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.


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-
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'-
J_
5

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-
- -
0
-
0 0
-
I,tios on '267
Jl51ll 4

1
's.
0
1
-
0
- -
- - -
0
-
,
~
26

7
4
J
1
1
I
.

-
-
-

-
I
! 1 _lIIteDollQoel pore 1
l .61r nno orror aM 1 a1r orel'/' pcrllonnol 01'1'01'
.... poraOClDol oITor.
S JlUDtIoAllnCo per.oMO1 orror.
! l ; ~ 1 l ' ! ; 1
.
_.
L<WJID OR J,lJI,..l OR TARGETS
BOJIJII AmClW'! :mIlWiY . IJETTlSODD
'3565 13914.9 I 59036 1357
6
.5

0""'"
No. I fo..
.2

.2

.6
.6
.4
1.2
Ro. I TOni
BJ:1'llmm>
1
5
1
17
22
2
38.0

6.8
25.0
'50
39.6
47.6
23.2
51.0
1074
87.8
51.0
No. I Tou
198
125
438
198
2
1101
1360
ll6
204
!3
11
7
439
204
2
MISSION 263 - 267
'DATE 12 July 1945
9.0
12.6
16.0
8.0
12.6
68.4
8.0
43.4
8<).0 1246.2 124
'ron.

No.
741
32
366
34
2
32
1
4S
80
366
1
217
To.. o.
or 1I0MlIS
"
..
J.I1SSi11 1126'
452.0
l11SSiOP 1126
772.0
f.liSSiOr #26
202.1
477.0
I!iSSiOP J266
393.1
479.4

440.8
!!9.!!!
1729.3
1397.2
452.0
!!!!!
No.
1806
50145
6986
1808
99
10500

15
22367
31
5860
2385
1139
8
2397
53
tul'se t.
82
3.
2
408.1
528.0
209.1
518.2
609.7
507.6
511.0
1650.1
1553.8
511.0
Bo. I TOnJI
US60
253
6
15
23
6
7
1
3
2
6063
2591
11636
26""
55

.025 I 20411
53650
7769
2044
102
.1
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.'P!UI
open }OOO teh 8b
lnat.
Jq I faU
OJ..........
_or ...
...oolt%oJ. ,..., CoR.
......7J02 """ 1,11.
I-lo6 ,..., I.e.
....."1 .5DDI OeP.
IWI6 _
'IWol.
.....,.>2 1llOf Y. I Inst.
1044 !!POll ....
M-U R&oWl..h
......7Y 1GQf1J1. IJu<
H 5/11.0.
11046 ",'1'].,
-..1&2 llII# 1,11. I tu<.
IWI6 ...-au-

MISSION 263 - 267
BOMBInG
RUN
DATE 12 July 1945
TIME OF RELEASE
ALT. OF RELEASE
TARGET VISIBLE TA.ll.CZT NOT VISIllLE
IIlCllAF'r
EARLIESTILATEST
VISUAL RADAR RlnJ DROPPING VIS. SIGHTlllG DEAD IDROPpmG
IDR)PPING
LOlIEST R1GHE:ST
IGHTlllG WITH VISUAL on ON REFLRE'ilCZ RADAR P.ECK- ON
BOMBS ONLY CORRECTIOlIS LEADER OR OFFSET FT. RillJ OUINi
Mi.saio:l 261
p 104 1423 z
1639 z 13500 14600
2
- -
4
95 I
3
P llll
1419 z 1534 z 13300 14200
-
-
- -
10 1
TO
1 1535 z
-
14400
- -
- - -
1
TO
1 1540 Z
-
14000 - - -
- -
1
TO 1
-
13700
-
- - -
-
1
TO 1.!!
own Un mown
- -
- -
1
TO 1

13800 - -
-
-
1
TO
1
own
Un"
-
-
1
Aission
I I I
\
112. 1554 Z 1745 Z
Tooo
12200 8 2
- -
1101 1
1
12! 1553 Z
1629 z 10600 11000
-
-
-
12
1 1735 z
-
11700 -
1
I
-
I I TO 1


11000
- - -
-
-
I
1
TO 1.!!
own Un
In!::;n
-
1
Hi :3sion 26
I

81 1427 Z 1607 z 12200 13400
1
78
2
-
- -
ll!
1400 z 1500 Z 12300 13100 -
-
-
11
-
1 1429 z
9900
-
-
1
-
.
- - I
1 1550 Z
IIH :2000
-
1

osion 266
109
I 2

112 \ 1428 Z
1626 z 10400 10400
-
-
.
1
12
12 !. 141) Z 1440 Z 13900 15500
-
-
. -
1
111 1542 Z
16000
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
1 1505 Z
'" 9700
-
-
a8ion 267 50
t\
53
1.506 z 1619 z 15300
16700
2
1
-
-
1
1 1550 Z 14550
-
-

-
.
.
462
6 433
I
B
1423 z 174.5 z 6000 16100
12 3 -
45
1
46 ! 1400 z 1629 z 10600 15500
-
,
alao b.-.a F1JIIt,17 target.
.a 1010008 1 weathor alrcro.rt.
Inoludoo 1 "ind run o.ireraft
8 CBIT
------
.lIBCIAJ'l' LOS!'
.4IBCRAFT DAMAGED
PJ:RSOliIDL C.6.SUALTIES
DDt ACe.
ENEMY .4CC.
TOTAL
fOTAL
.. 1111- EnMY EREMY OW lIII-
MISS- WOOllDED
--
",e,
,
0....
"""AL
Aie
Ai' '0,'
,
OfllEll PAlI.TICI_ (ILLJ:I) TOTAL
",e
""
D01III
MEeB
OORS KNOlfII
MAJOR MIJIOB
p.4Tlla
IlIG
, IlIJtJIW)
CASO.lLmo,
""
IIICII
I."
sion11/26
15!II<
1!
1
None 15L\ 1
-
2
.

.
-
-
I.ft sio ,.26
13IIll
None
None 149
None
Hi s:on "26
,I.JIlll NOD<
None 1ll
None
,{'
sio 26
'1JjllO
Non
No,," 150
None
Ui S, 0 "26
~ l , 5 l l l 1 ~ 1 J 2
64 1 1 -
17
.

.
-
.
-
- - -
f=
-

.
2 .
1
3
627; 2 1 -
19
-
.
- - -
!
ltche
....:
to t ....
II nob rd, 9 rOflcu d. 1 I 1110 , 1 lltlll'1l
~ ".be
ot
.n
au;e..
o ~ ~
ot. mon boord 3 reo cued 1 k 11od, mis
'ng.
0 11i ~ , 00 bra. 10 o nb d.
SEeBET
.4IBCBAJ"l' LOST AND DAMAGED - PERSONNEL CASUALTIES
!!2!!!
MISSION
....
263 - 267
12 july 1945
!! !!!
DDn' OPPOSITION J.ND AIOOJlftTIOI EXPENDI'l'ORE
MISSION 263 - 267
OlD 12 July 1945
llID
DIItT Ale DlSDODD 1\ D.lJWW) 50 (W,tuB. .1MMU1IfU'IOB UPZRDt'!UBI
IIIIItIAftACD
Ale IT .l PBOUILT rIUD IN 'l':IST ON
ItOll'lD I DJS'lllon:D DESDOnm DAMAGJ:D COKBAT fIRED 'USOHED LOST J.jc
'''''AI.
sa.al 9
73 oK) 1 12
3lJ "" I 2
314 .al 6
315 .. 1 38
TO'IW. 1 67
2
2
iJiaaion # ~
Uiasion # ~
maaton # ~
~ o ~
JJia::sion i t ~
SICBlf
------
55a
80
20
3020
3670
154
154
1600
285a
4450
2304
80
20
5870
8274
MISSIOliS 26) - .267
DATE 12 July 1945
FLIGHT DATA &fUEL CONSUMPTION
iiISSIOl\' IltIWER
#263 11264
11265
1126&
#2'"
UNIT 58TH WG 7)RD I7G
J1JTIl iiC
314TH WG
315TH WG
AIRCRAFT CONSIDEJU:.D
93 121
89
118
f
53
I
AVERAGE FLYING TIME
15:06
13'33
1): 26
14,39
14,19
FUEL COMSWf.D:
Average 5876 5712
5814
5937
5L53
WaxiJ:Im 61.50 6228
6250
6347
6215
MinimUJ:'l
5400 5056 5420
5520
5076
FUEL REW. I NI NG :
Average
664 87)
820
?OO 1175
Maximul)
1175
l444 1290
1099 1660
Minioum 100 279
J42 269
~ ' l I l
AVG. GALS. USED P1R HOUR
389.1 421.5 432.9 5.3 )80.8
TOTAL USED ON AIRBORNE. Ale
752093 742458 561.497 769062 )185'77
WEIGHT DATA
NO. AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE
130 131 98
1 ~
'"
AVG. R-\S!C wr. Of AIRCRAFT
71.901 75048 71. '765 75601
71378
AVERAGE. USE.FUL LOAD
59313 57768 60391 59963
63298
AVG. til. OF BOKBS LOADED
"ixed Load "ixed Load
MixodLoad
"'-' Looo<
)4.'_
AVG. \'IT. OF BOMBS LOADW
14?OO 12769 15567
lS02/>
18226
AVERAGE FIJEL LOADED
65J,6 6598
6627 6638
66JO
AVG. WT. OF FUEL LOADED
39276 39588 397W
J9828
}9?IlO
ADl&GE 1lIISC. WEIGHT
5337 54ll
S062
'109
5292
AVO. GROSS lIlT. AT TAKE OFF
134214 13>8>'
U5156 13'564
u.6'Jl6
Bomb . ~ I 11-47-12 - ?O lba.
_ - <LO, ,,,.
JI-46 - sa ....
_ ( .,) - 535 ....
II.RAU.
F
XXI BCJlBm CC!l12t.."ID FIELD ORDER
..:...._..'::J
FIElD ORDERS )
.
NIDIDER 93 )
IJaps: Japan Aviation Chart 1:21B,S80.
1. Ooittcd.
SEC""I
Auth; CG
Initials: ..
Do.te: 12 j1lVlw
XXI BOHBZR cmnwm
GUAl!
12 July 1945 - OSOOK
2. XXI Bocher Cocuand attacks UTSmW'..ITYA. ICHINCtUYA. TSURUGA. a.l'ld
tHJ.Jn.:A t}iillAN AREAS and tar;;ct 90.17 - 128 on 13 July 1945.
3. n. 58th Hinp,:
(1) Prindry visual and radar tarGet: UTSUNCJ.ITYA URBfJJ AREA
HPI FrnCE R3-'lJIRm
114104 Norr.al Effort
XXI Bo:!Con Litho--l.!osaic UTSlP.:CIITYA ""lEA
90.13 - Urbn.n.
(2) Route:
De.se
Iwo Jir.la
3545N - 1.4100
362311 - 1.4038 (IP)
Tareet
Rirpt Turn to lcndsend
3643N - 1.4043
3600N - 1.4119
Iwo Jir.la
Base.
(3) Altitudes:
(a) EnJ'Outc to t<\rgct: 4,000 - 4,SOO ft. and 7,(YJO -
7,aoo ft.
(b) or attack: 13,000 - 13,000 ft.
(c) Ehroutc fro::l terget: Abovo 15,000 ft.
b. 73rd Winel
(ll Prta17 rl..,l and radar
...
(5)
(6)
(7)
Bomb Load: 2 groups - U-47 m3
2 groups _ Clusters cort.aininC 11-69 balbs.
Intervalcmotor Scttir\1: 1&-47 IBs - 7S ft.
-69 IDs - " n..
Bolllbing Airspc:cd.:. CIAS 19S IIPH."
TMeorfl 1217OCJ{:.
mldllCllJD .-..
r_"'-
--
DI Ball'.. u.= at- 8
M
'8
F.0. 1198
(2) Route:
Base
1wo JiP.la
3353" - l3600E
345"" - 13555E
J51230N - 1360% (IF)
Tar:;ot
J5IDN - IJ710E
31S3J)N - 13004E
two Jir.B
Ba.se
(:3) Altitwcs:
(a) Ef'p,routc to target: 4,000 - 4,300 ft. and 7,0CIJ-
7,000 ft.
(b) or attack: 10,000 - 10,300 ft.
(e) Snroute froo kbOve U,OOO ft.
(4) Bcrl:l Lrod: 4 groups - Clusters conte.ininG
extent of supply; othenrise H-l.7 ms.
(5) D".torvalot:lcter Setting: lCs and 13s - 50 ft.
(6) Dornbine; Airspeed: CIt.S 195 !!PH.
(7) Tcl<eoff: 12l9QOK.
e. 3l3th Wing:
(1) PriImry visual nnd radnr target: TSJROOA AR!A
HPl Foreo ReqJ.1rod
103084 3 Or...".
l!Pl Reference: XXI DanCcm Litho-ol.los&i.c TSlJRI,JGI\ 1.RZl
90.22 - Urban.
(2) Route'
....
11ft) Jima
335411 - 1360sE
35131 - 13601,E (n
Target
Right Turn
3450N - 13636E
r.o J_
Ba.e.
(3) Altitude. I
tal _. to tar .." ,.DOl - ,pn. ... ..--
8.s)o
(1.) or atta*1 12.CXD - 12._":
<.) _. 1'Ioa _. _ upno
F .0. #9s
(I.) Bomb Load: 1 group - M-47 Ins
2 ,;roups - Clust.ers Uoo69 b:lcbs.
(5) Intervalornetcr Setting: lBs - 50 ft.
L.t-69 les - 35 ft.
(6) Bombill: kirsp::ed: ClAS 195 UPH.
(7) Takooff: 1218CX)K.
d. 3lAth Wing:
(1) Pri.r.nry vi9.1ill and radar t<'l.N':ct:
UPI
063062
tNAJIIJ:;. UR3hl1 kREA.
Fcree Required
tlomal Eff<rt
UPI Reference: XXI Ba:oo Litho-Uosaic U:1AJDL\ U?3:i.ll .:.RE.\.
" , (2) Route:
Dase
1110 Jina
32421:i - l3150B
331430N - lJ147E
332030N - 1)201 (IP)
Target
il.if;: ht Turn
Iwo Jima
Base.
(3) Altitu:les:
(a) Enroli.e tc texr;et: 3,000 - 3,0Cl0 f\. and 6,000 -
6,800 ft.
(b) Of attack: 10,000 - 10,ilOO tt.
(e) Enroote from target: Above 12,000 ft.
(4) Boob Load: 2 Jl"OUP' - Y-.47 ISs
2 c;roUp!!I - Incondiar,r clust ere conta1ning 11-69
bonbs.
(5) Interva10mter Sotting: 1f..47 mit - 75 n.
Clusters - 50 tt..
(6) -it>! Airspeed'. ClAS 195 IG'H.
(7) TAke.ft: l21?OO1.
(s) 3J4th "!nil will d1spa'" _ ....clel jsI'''0ll I/C to -
tho tal'$Jt. "ienod to '15th W1l:8 :Ill cd.N1. Gab 10 .u-
rwl1ue with centor at 35_ - 139l2B ., u
1"{,OOO tto. tor ODe ..d 1"1.500 ft. tor tIIIi...... ...
l/C :d.U ...Id> point UDtU - <I - -
anr t.araa'
315tII ....
CJ) we"" te.If - --....
1 'IF...."
F.0. #92
llPI
135150
M?I Reference:
(2) Route:
Foree Rcquiroo
70 IIle
XXI BOClCor.'l Litho-Uosaic YOKOHl.KA trl3.;'Jl
B:lse
11'10 Jime.
34363'" - 1J<l5111
3457" - IJ909E lIP)
Tar:ct
3524N - 1l02kE
Iwo Ji.I:B
Base.
(J) Altiwdes:
(a) Enrcute to t.:uoget: J,OOO - J,OOO ft. and 6,000 -
6,l1OO ft.
(b) Of attack: 15,QCX) - 16,000 ft.
(c) E."1.rC'..lte from tcrget: llini.r:lum 12,(0) fl..
(4) Bomb 1.o:ld: SOD Ib GPS.
(5) ll!inir.lun.
(6) Tokeoff: 1213JQK.
x. (1) i.l:ctho:l. of (ltt<l.ck: Dy individtnl IJe.
(2) 1\.11 wi!l:'s will d the first 12 Ale sdleduled to
take off first as pathfinder A/C fiOYfl, by tho best
bor:lhi.n crews.
(J) Bomb Fusine: M-47 IDs - instantaneous
Clusters _ open 5,000 ft. o.bovO tar"oJt
500 Th GP- 1/10 n05.1 and 1/40 tail.
4. Tactical Wission Nuobers:
UTSUNCIUY/t.
IClIlNaaYA
TSURtiGA

90.17 - 129 -
5. a.
(1)
No. 26)
264
No. 265
No. 266
No. 267.
(4)
Observations of the ertf1t nnd reliability of the barrage
will be made while over the
J<lIl1:11:rs will be kept in operation at all timell wmn clOller
th<n miles to thG .mainland and will be turnod orr at
all othl.'t' ti:ms, except for prefli';l1t llnd postni.,.ht fre-
quoncy mecks, which .:lrc to be m<'ldc on too -round. while
too jaco::rs aro inst<.'.11ed. in the airplanes.
Ca.'IIlo3rrl Post: Hq" XXI Doll'Co.:::l, GOAt!.
A ':1 KISSNER
Brizndier USA
Chief of St.aff
CFFICllL:
,1<.1 _L-
/ W(l ( D"I CTT...,.t9-;1;1 t...e-1 'I
../ JOHN B !!ON'Iffi1..ERY
Colonel, G. '5. C,
o cis, Operations

2 - CG, 50th Bach "ine
2 - CG; 73rd Bomb WinG
2 - CG; JlJth 9or.1b I'linr,
2 - CG
,
J1.4th Danb
2 - CGJ J15th Domb mrr;
1 - ec, VII Fighter Comd (C" 93.4)
1 - CO, Jrd Photo Rccon Sq
6 - A-J Tactics, XXI Be
2 - 33rd seu , XXI DC
1 - Ccmnunicat iOns, XU BC
1 - CAS, XXI BC
2 - cro, XXI BC
1 - A-2 Reportiq;, Y.XI DC
4 - il.-2, XXI DC
XXI BOomER C(JIL.ND
CU.'"
12 ;July .. C9QCIl
FIEID aU>ERS )
NllllBEIl 98 )
:.mlrr:I.!EJ.n' 1
Cbango parZlgraph 3. b. (1) to read:
(1) Prioary visual and r'l.d:lr targl;t: ICHmOIn:. tJRB...Ir .:J:IEI,
095087 !tf<rt
UPI F1eferel'f:e: XXI B<nber CQZl\Dd lltboollce'!.ic
ICliINWIY!l. 90.20 .. DRB..N.
BY CCXM..ND OF M:.Jrn GENEll,;.L IeM..Y:
It. .i Jt.ISSN)lR
Brigadit,;r Genual. tIS&
Chief Stan
OFFICLtLo


Colmel, e.S.C.
D cIs. Operati CI18
G
nrsrRIBUI'!(4'l uS!'
MllIlIt. No. 263. ?felL: 2'5 gf, g67
12/13 1Ul7 1 ~
CoPY No.
1
2
3
4 - 5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23 - 24
25
26 - 27
28
29 - 33
34
35
36
37
38 67
68 - 69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
n
78
79 - 80
DISl'RIBUTION
TAGrICAL MISSION REPORl'
Air Forces
General; U.8. krrtry Strategic Air Forces (Rear)
Cor.manchng General. U.S. ,l,nny Stratellie Air Forces (Gu8lll.)
Chief of Staff. U.5 .d.z'qy Strot061c .lir ForGes (Guatl)
Commanding General; Twentieth Air Foree
Co!:nland ing Ganen1 Eigilth Air Force' (Okill3w.",)
CooDander in Chief, U.S. Arr;;y forces. Pacific
Chief of' &.val Opet'ations. OP.llJ-V
Camn.J.nder in Chief; Pacific Fleet (Ad. !Xl)
car..3::der in Chief,' Pacific Fleet (Rear HqJ
Commander 'Air Foree, Pacific Fleet
Third Fleet
Fifth Fleet
Corncander; First Carrier Task Foree
Cocrn.3nder. 1!arianas
Coomandin,g U.S .u-my Force:3. 'tli.idle Pacific
ComrnandiDti General, Allied .\ir Forces,
Commanding General; Far East .l.ir Forces
Cor:mmding General; U.s. Strategic .ur Force9 in Qaoope
Ccmn.."I.r:ding Mediterranean IDied AU' forces
Fifteenth Air Foree
Ca::maIrl ing General; Seventh Air Foree
Com::laIrling General; VII Bomber Coa:1aD:!
ComnanHng VII Fighter Colzz:l.3.nd
Commanding General; Eleventh Air Foree
Commanding"General, 30lst Fighter 7ing
Comnand Hq. Allied Air Forces. S1PA'
ATI'N: Senior Intelligence Officer, 'R .l..,\,.F.
CoomaDier in Chief, U.S. Ar:by Forces, Pacific
.\.'ITN: G-2 (For Section 22, RW)
Officer in Charge. Joint Intelligenca Center
Pacific Ocean Areas
Conm..'l.Diing General .\rmy .Air ?orces
A'l"l'N; AC/."-S Intelligence
CocJnandins General. Air Forees
AC/AS. Intelligence. Collection Jivieion
Col':IIll8Dding General. U.S. AnDy Stratetl:ic .u.r ror08l!l (Gwa)
ATTN; Intelligence
CarmEndillB General. U.S. JIruw' Str.!ltegiC .l1r JoroN (Guaa)
ATI'NJ Conmunicat ions
?Clh Counter Measures Air .lnalyaie Center
Ca:manding Of'ficet, Twentieth .oUr Foree t.ad ar.- Soboo1
Brigadier Genetsl. H.S. Hansell. Jr.
Chiet t4 Statf. Twentieth .ur Parce
Deputy CIS, Opns, Tlren1iietb Mr Force
.\C ot S.....2. '1'IJent1etb .u.r J'orOe
Cbemical \lartare 'Ot'ticer, TwnUetb .ur
Qttlcer. TtrenUotb .u.r 'oroe
Dino1ior at '.l'ac1iid, "'-3. .oUr l"cIroe
H181ior1oal ClttlC8l", 'l'wen'ti.th AU' 'oroe
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Cor.m3nding General; 58th BolllbY'dmcnt 7ing
C<una1ding General; 7Jrd Bombardmc:nt :'ling
General; 313th Bocbardment
Comt:13.Dding General; 31..4th Bor::l.bardaent "Jillti
Ccr.m3nding General; 315th Bocbardmnt .ling
Commanding Officer; )rd Photo Recoftnaissanoe Sq
Cooroanding Officer; 41st Photo Reeonnaissance Sq
Commanding Officer, 55th SQ. Long Rance
leather
Comc:nnding Officer. 'hentieth .Air Foree Stagit18
Center (Provisional)
Officer. 3Jrd Statistic31 Control Unit
Ca:inandiae 6th Boob Group (VH)
Com:oaIrling Officer; 9th Boob Croup (VH)
Coa:1anding Officer; 16th Bomb Group (VH)
Ca::canding 19th Boob Group (VB)
Canl:aanding Officer; 29th Bccll Group (VB)
Coc!mandiD& Officer; 39th Bar.lb Group (VH)
Co=arx1ing 40th Bonb Group (VH)
Officer; 330th Boob Group (VH)
Ca=3ndins ot'ficer; 3315t Bcmb Group (VH)
Ccm:oodiDg Officer; 444tb Bomb Group (VH)
Ca:Danding 4620d BOOIb Group (VH)
Comm:mding Officer; 468th Banb Group (VH)
Comr.:la:nding 497th Ba!lb Group (VH)
Cotamandine; 49Bth Bomb Group (VH)
Caa:nanding Officer. 499th Boob Group (VH)
Cornm3nding 500th Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 501st Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 50200 Bcmb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer 504th Dccb Group (VH)
Ccmaanding Officer; 505th BaDb Group (V"'ri)
Commanding Officer. 509tb Compos1 te Group
Cormnanding Officer; 15th Fighter Group (VIJl:)
CommandiDB Officer. 21st Fighter Croup (VLR)
Conmanding 41.4th Fighter Qlooup (ViR)
Cornmarning Of'Ucer. 506th Fighter GrOUP (VLA)
Reporting Unit; A-2; Twentieth Air Force (File CoW)
Reporting Unit. A-2. 'J'geotiotb M.r Foroe
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