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Field Order No. 1
HEi.WlJ'I'lRr
ERS
T./ENI'IEl'H ;.m FCFCE
Ji.PO 234
T:oCTICf,l. REPORI'
Missions No. 'Zll. 'Z12. V3" 274
Targetsl
Urban area (Honshu); Oita Urban Area (Kuehu); Ku'll'ana
Urban 1.rca (HooaOO); Hiratsuka Urban ,u:ea (Hmabu).
16/17 July 1945
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Section D - Hirateuka

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Annex E .. COl:ISolidated Statistical 5.1_!'J'-

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T1ENl'IEl'H AIR FORCE
.\PO 234
: I:::": II:" Il'" III
I SECRET
IBy .l.\1th or tho e.G.'
:'Z\lont 10th ir Forco I
,
I 16 July 45

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SUBJECTI fIoport of .ltHclcs .lgtlinst 4- lJrb.3n .\rOCl.S on Honahu and Kyuehu


on 16/17 July
TO Cor.1:;t311ding Cotlcral, U.S.rT.tf Str!1tcGic .'ir Forces LPO 234.
Francisco. California.
1. IDENI'IFIC.,TION OF REPORT,
3. 'Ihrsots .,ttackQdI
(1) Pril"l.:lry Visu,1 ,n:i Rnd:u- T:rr'ccts,
Mission Forco
.:.!!.ng N'L-nbor
.lSsigncd

58th 271
4- Groups
I-.\tmazu Urb3D lO,roa (Honshu)
7]rd 272
4 Groups
OJ. ta Urb3n .re3 (Kyushu)
3l3th
273
3 Groups
Kummo. Urban .ore.3 (Ho:lshu)
3l4th
274
4- Groups
Hiratsuka Urban ....co
(&nshu)
(2) lio secondary or resort
,",orc spocified.
b. Directive' Field Order Number 1. Hc3dquArtcrs '1":7catigth
.n.1X Force. dated 16 July 1945. directed the 58th.73rd. 313th and 314th
Bocbardment .lings to t3ke pm-t in effert att3cks on 4- urb:ln aTC.::l!l
on Honshu and Kyushu in Uissions Nunbcr 271 through 274.
2. MISSION PLuOOffi:
Solection of TUrgets:
(1) T.:lrggts Considered: The rernaiDdor of the 180 Jap:mcso
cities origin31ly marked for attack that h3d not been bombed succossfUl
on previous strikes uerc considered in the solection of the tor
these missions.
(2) T:lrk:cts SOlocted 'lM RcasOMl: Tho selection of the
\U'b.:m aroas of Num.:lzu. Oit.:l, Kl.mann. lu1 Hir.:ltsuka continued tho
fr..lentieth .l.ir Force's progr.:m. of att3clts on smill urb"ln industrbl
3.rcas. ..vai13blo intelligence roports. radar, tiI:1C, elnd coordirution
of attacks uere in the selection of these targets. of thes
cities confornod to the b3Sic requirements for night mission
b. Importance of Targets:
. (1) Mission ]Wber 271 Nuoozu has iOport3Dt concontr:.\t
ions of arsen.:ll sctivities electrical metallurgy. oquip-
ment. light and textile factories. It also contains vit.:ll
railro:Jd junctions of the Tokk.:l.ido min linG, an ''"G'' oontor. various
macbADizod :lctivitics and is a harbor for tratfic. The city is
located on the northc'lst side ot Suruga B.3y. about 25 milos aoutho3st
of Ibmt J'Uji 'UId. about 32 mIca northe:lst at
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IAlllll1
(2) Mission 1'.\Jmbp 272 - Olt
a
locatod on tho sOuth ahora
Of the Boppu Del t3 Plain on the south;-;cst coast of Kyushu. is tho
lOIl,gost Kyushu city on tho Inl'l,;d 50::\. It is 8. profccturnl enpit31, Q
district regimental he3dQu;)rtcrS. and a vital naval air depot for 3
K,yushu airfiol.ds (Oit3. S:lolu, Umd. R1.il yards nithin the arell ropres-'
ont an important hub tor tho Idllry line. the East Coast Nippon co.in UIW.
tho li30 to Kuraino, the Hohi lino to KUmacoto. 01ta also
has tho important r3ilnay r81Alr facilities on tho cast C03St of

(3) l.l,1ssion Number' 273 - Kl..tI1;lPA is a highly inclust:d.olhod
situated on the Ibi cstu::\rY. 12.oil09 soutrn70st of Nagoya
rrith a population of approxiJ:l::ltely It is milos nortb of
KuilW18 h6.s a larGO part of Jap--'lnoso anti-friction boo.r1.llg
production factories, 0./3 '11011 as duval shoots and tools
Special stool nnd spinning ;nills loc3tod horo nre probably convortod to
uar uork. Tho its environs nre spr8rrling, but the tOtln propor
1s highly cOll6estcd. roving a population density of 30.000 POl' 8qUJ.rO
cilo.
(4) Mission 1'.Ur:Iber 274 - Hiratsuk!'\ is i1ilportant .:ls .:l
center of aircraft armament and rolated It also contains
0. naval arsenal 'Vld is 30 air technical research '1nd dovolopocnt
center. It is tho anchor of the vital industrial triangle
Of Hiratsuka-Yokosuka-Yokohar.n I1nd is involved in the production of
Balea Hir3tsuka is locatod on the north shore of Sagacl Bay,
just "cst of Se.garni It is approximately 34 miles from tho
Iopcrial Palaeo, Tokyo, and 18 o.ilcs frOl:l YokosukD.
3. TD4E FAC1'ORS:
Seloction of D-Day: D-Day nuS selected as a result of
prodictcd ':7e3ther ever the Japanese Ehpiro.
for
b. Selgction of Target Time: St3ndard Operating Procedure
incendiary bombing missions dotorcined the target time.
4. laJNITIONS.JID FUEL LO..DINGSI
a. Selection of Bombs and Fuzes:
(1)' Bombs: Bombs selected tor all '\lings t70ro M47.02
incendiary boobs. 46 incondiaty clusters and incondiary cluatcrs.
The first 12 aircraft airborne, uith the bost radar to
carry U47 bombs and act as pathfinders to procode the tlain
to the and mark the mean points or im,p3ct. Tbo 10.7
lncendlary clusters "ore carried to obtain panotration of steel
concrete structures in the target araas.
(2) Fuzing;: The M47l'2 incendiary ballbs ",oro to havo
lnstflntaneous fuzes. The :.0.7 and F.46 incondi31"Y clusters :lero to
be set to open 5.000 foct abOve the target.
b.
""'"
Loadill8 :
Groups .i.ssisng4
Bomb' t9 bg earrigd.
(1)
58th '.1ing
4 1 GrouP. l4l.i.7 inaODdlary bCl:lbs and
3 Groups. iocendlgry clusters.
(2 )
7JrU
::'ing
4 M47 incendiary baaba.
(J)
Jl3th
J 1 croup. 1147 incOJdia17 banba.
2 Groups. clua'tora ui'lib Jt)9
incondilU')' bOlllba.
-.-
GrouPS oLSS1.gDQ!1
Bomb 19odin&
4
to bs
1 '447 incendiary berobs, and
3 Groups 1417 incendiary clusters.
c. ....gmition LoadiM: nl!mUDition loo.ding '("/O,s to bo thD.t
preseribod for night incendiarY attacks.
d. GosoHn? lpadins.: Fuel loading \13S to bo 6600 g!'Jollo
M
per airoraft unless ucather reports indioated thot inolcocnt
roquiro larcor reserves.
8. Routo Out: The routo from bnso to 1.10 Jil33 am !rOC
Jieo. to bose on the return trip 'I13S to biJ tho SaQO for aU Biror'\ft.
in accordance uith T2cntieth Air Forco Dootrine. Tho routos
troo It10 Jil33 to t.he targets and back -;Joro planned ClS f0110'1'l's:
(1) Nu.'lzu, llission Nur..bcr 41
1
:.
1\70 Jina
to
J4353
0N
_ l3
B1
40
0E
This oasi1y identified
point on nestern 9lruga Jan
nas to serve as lanM311
and initial point.
to
target
to
1\70 Jima
:I!'tcr tho run on the target.
tho <l.ircraft ";lerc to oalc.e
a right turn.
(2) Qita. Mission Nugber 212:
1\10 rima
to
33
0
9
N
_ E ....._ Thhi oasUy idontified
point on the 8outhoBSt
tip of Shikoku 'R"!!.S to be
to
3330 N- 13220 E
to
Targot
to
landfall.
Initial point gaS to be
peninsula load1118 out traD
to J!ushu. poiDtUW:
41root17 at the tusc
t

.\ft.. tbe run on tho tar-
go' a1Z"oratt vera to =-
a
...
SE of Nascuo. TrGS to be
lont;l.fo..ll mtlkinc tho boat
approach to tho initial
point.
to
3458 N __ 1)555 E--------- This turning point on thO
lcmcr part of Bi7.1 Ko ':f3.S
choson to reduco the turn
at tho initial point.
to
:J.509
l)bo7E This oasily identified
point on tho castern 9ido
of Bifl:l Kc tl'\s to be initial
point just abovo tho to;m
of Ihchi=n.
to
Target Follouing the run on the t3%
get, a right turn 1 l ~ to be
to
oado going out of tbgoya
liTO Jima.
Bay to avoid flak.
(4) Hiratsuka. Mission Mlmbgr 274:
Iuc Jioa
to
344730 N __ 1392200E .This initial point on tho
northern tip of 0 ShiDa. :in
Sagani Bay nould be easily
identifiod by rad,r for a
good banb run.
to anoiA tlak
.38 also cbo
0lIl1.
tlaJl: area as quickly 38
sot tho foroo across 'tJ3D
13921 E-----.. -- Tbis point tr'lS choson to
to
3522. - 1390SE --------- TId. polo<
to
Target
to
3523 If
..
3436 If - 1:J852E ---- TId. po1Idi
..
Ivo 1iD1a..
em R'1;1'1r I
(1) Mission 271. N.1nBzu = Thoro aro no very e;oal
radar Chock points on tho routo to tho Inndall point. 100 Jima hos
rad3r boacon can be utilizod at a rango ot to 150 ailos north
or south o tho Other r<1d3T chock points <;1hich c:m aid th'l n:)v-
19ntor nro Nisho Silica, Sou Gnn, or tho Bnyonnniso Rocks.. Those ial'Ulds
aro 40 r.dlos o the routo and can bo usod if tho cloud cover is
light. Hoavy cumulus clouds around the island liould obscuro any radar
checkpoint bot;roon 1:70 J1en and tho landall point. The uso ot a
distinctivo constal point or both l3Odnll and initial uould mako it
iqpossiblo for fJOst oporators to obtcin good runa.. A
oircraft '\71'th a load cro'\7 oporator Ims to precoda tho C"laiD. roroo'to aske
:7i:'ld cCClputations and tre..'lar:lit thoo to 0.11 oircratt. Tho targot, loc.:ltod
on tho constlino is roadily identified as 0 single return
by all operators. 1Wo:J.zu hos boon usod sucossful4r /1S a radar ini tie.! '
POint tOr oissions into Tokyo. Considering tho
it oas believod th'1t a orossuind axis from tho southuost '\7ould be tho
best to 3void h03t
(2) Miss10n Mn:!ber 272. Dit/] = Although 1';10 JilOO. is the
only r<ldar cr.cckpoint bot7loc' base and ltlrrlfall. roo"ll' n.:1vigation to this
tarsct is easy becauso the is along tho diot1nctive peninsula
COast lines of Shikoku and E,;'ushu. Ttle l'U\df'all point on tho soutlt:::lst.
t.ip of Shikoku nill allon at 108st 2 ru..s beforo reaching
ini Ual point. The ini tial point is Iilidnay of the 21 clIo pcninsul.a
extends into the fungo-S\!ido. Olta is 10C3tcd directly on the
ceast and is f.:lirly difficult to locate beqauso the city return blends
into the hoavy cO.:lstlino on long radar r.:mges. For this rc:lson crC':7S
to be briefed to uso short to identify the city. 0%-
co11cnt chock point for course is tho return froo terrain,
apprcu:inatcly 1 clIo \"lCst of Oi tao
(3) lMssion NUober 273. Kuunn,:il The beacon at 1';70 Jica,
"'ith n. of approxilDtely 125 nautical mles, is tho only radar
chock point for on this cission. The is a dist-
inctive cO:lstal chock point as nell 3S a good point for lDking a
':1ind run. othet uS3ble checkpoints in to the initial
point arc Cs'1ka, IWot6. and Bil7a Ko. 'l'he initial point located on tho
':lost coast of Ko, h3S boen used succossfully on all previous
strikes into the Nbgoya area. KUrrana is located on a distinct.ive river
:test of Nagoya rrhich givosan c.xcellent return on tho aost-east axis
:n. th a good radar returns coming froo the bridges in the northe3.stor:l
section of the city. The bridges ni11 be used as a reference point
for both course and rate in bonbing. Tho city is 31 oiles north of
also aids in identifying tho city return.
(4) NUmber 274. Hiratsukas The routo to
sukn h3S excellent rad<r chock points in the chain
Jina and the mainhnd. Theso islands can bo used not only for tix-
position of tbe but for ..ind detertdnation. Tho
1n1t1al is on the northern tip of 0 Shios, tho
of the Sh1Chito Islandse This is fairly large gives n. seed
::ad U'. Hir:ltsuk-::l is on the coast ot S:lg:lDi &lis. c:m be
ons1lY as a single return in the centcr of the bay coast.
11no. :he initial point selected \70uId make tho azis of flight
to the eoast line. GIld \"Iould nllt'lO DrC'01S" tflo usc .. sicplo
of offset synchronization uith tho ccast as a rate check.
and bridge nest of H)ratsuka be used as reference points
1n identifying the city return.
c. ReM Factors:
mi (1) Four specbl jar.ning nirphnca nero to bo used fer th
asian to HirS'tsuka because of the intenso flak do1'cn80s in th'lt
1boe.:l spocl3.1 aircraft acre to orbit the point j51930N 1392030 E V"1
a f'adlue or 10 t!li.les at tho al ti tudos of 16 000 16 17 000 Ilnd
11 soo tOet Tho ' ......., ,
72 to 84 rl.nd 190 to 210 QCgaoyclo rogioDs 17OrO tc be
JCIIOd and spot 113a to bo oow10)"Gll ega1D.n tJlJ.Y gUD. lq
- 5-
Jima..
or so.'U'chlight-eontrollod radar" Umt t1pPCal"'Cd outside the barrtlge.
ridditiono.l qu;mititios of ropo (1rindGw) l7Ctro to be carried by those
cr.:U't.
('2") The rellnining 3 targets had l'Xlager f'lak am. sOClrchlight
defenses and no spoicn! ReM airplanos tl'oro to be U300. All striko"
aircraft rtore to be oquipped 17ith eloctronic jar:rncrs tuned to barT@go tho;
72 to B4 tlnd 190 to 210 megacycle regions. Rope rtl;lS to bo carried
theso aircraft dispensod in accordance tl'itb existing regulations.
(3) &larch of onQl:lY radars fraJ 20 to 3000 megacycles
<788 to be continued 3n4 cocmunicotions tl'ero to bo rocorded.
d. Flak Factorsl
(1) r.li.ssion Number 271. Urban .\rcal This tarcot
'iTas defended by 6 and 18 probable hoavy antiaircr11.ft guns
and 2] modiwn antiaircraft <"leapons. It ostimated to 2 to 6
so.:lrchlights. Ccncr,:l.11y .:md inaccur.te fhk nas oxpcetl:d free
tbCse defensos in a night attack at tho planned altitude of 10.000
10,800 feet. Very :rager am inaccurate f1:lk had. been eneou:::J.tcrcd
at tho initial point, ond no effectivo flak 'iTas expected free this
arca at night.. The route 173S pL:m.!lcd to avoid other kno:m fl3k
(2) Mission Nw:1ber 272. Oita Oita ';l"as defend-
ed by 19 he.:lvy .:mt1dircraft guns and 54 ccdiun :Antiaircraft tl'capons.
Although only 1 searchlight "as identified, the estioatud nuobcr -;tag
frCt:l. 2 to 6. Bccu.:lse of the very poor soarchlignt defense. only in-
accurate flak expected. The planned altitude of 10,000 to 10,acO
feet :7as believed su.fficient to reMer the mcdiun neapons ineffective
and the routo :7as planned to other flak oroas.
(3) Mission Nu::1ber 273. Xu'iTp,n:1 urban 4tCg,1 The only
apparent defenses in KUaana area 3 to 5 searchlights
part of the outer ring around Nagoya' The fro:n the tlcst tl3.S
planned because lXlagcr and lnaccurato flak bD.d becn cncountered in too
Birt:l Ko arca on nw...crous previeus r:ri.ssions. A brc:llcat1ay to tho south
over Iso trag specificd, The planned base altitude uns 1(,000 fect.
(4) l..;sion Nu.gbcr ZZ4; Hiratsuka Urban elr0:ll The gun
defenscs of Hiratsuko trero forcidablc6 consisting of 73
aircraft guns and 118 tlCdium antiaircraft ,7.a.pons, }Joueferl it uas
knorm "tb have only 6 s6archlighU. It t7as believed th3.t, at tho
planned altitude of 11,000 to feet, ccdiuo'neapons uould h:l?e
little effect. Tho planned attack from the south, using 0 Shic.:l. as
an initial point. uas an flak approach sinco it avoided
other flak arells and uns largely ovef notar. A to the left,
avoiding the flak defenses of NUmazu, uas specified.
e. Assembly Points: The planncd assembly points folllN
SOP for night incendiary attacks and decided on after consider-
ation of flak risks and bombing accuracy.
f. Initial points \7Cre as givon und:rroutcs out. SoctiDn
a. No departure points or rally points uero specified.
go The route back for all oissions uas to bo by tray of Ino
in aecordanco ni th ..ir Force Tactical Doctrine.
h_ Factor;:
Hu:lbcr 271 27(1) Bombioo. eJ.,titudess 'Tho bclnbing altitud08 for Missi
Ills 8 , 2 and 273 \"/ore to'bo 1O.QlX'l to XI,Boo 1-' UIlI.elUtudes
s1011 Huolbcr 274 nere to bo 11,000 12.200 root.
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lli.lU! l T.
,
(2) of
(3) .;.n axis of' 47 degrees tnw ',7:15 selected
f'or this targot to giva tho best tho
number of possible hits in ef nind. and deflection and
errors.
(b) The axos of attack chosen for tho
other J t.rgets: Qita. 247 degrees truo; loe degrees true,
and Hir"\tsuka. 359 degree", truo. Ro':lsona and considerations for
selection of thcao axi;I;J of sttack noro tho SSI:lC as thoso for tho
,,\uxl,zu c.isslon.
(3) .\icdng Pointal (For details of moon points of 1cpaet
see .\tLncx .1, Part III). 7'he follorrlng Can points of ir.lpl.et nero choson
uhich, nith a standard CEP of 4.000 fect, nould givo cocplote s3tur3tion
of targets: (Seo Tucntieth Force Litho MOsaics listed in Field
Order, .\..'mox F).
T.:u-get
Oita
Ku>7ana
MoM Point of
031070 - .\ point just northncst of tho
I:l!lin bend in the Ko:7a River ill.
tho city. The CKP includes all
itlPort.:mt p.n-ts of the city.
0580n - .'l, point just sol1tn:7Cst ef tho
castle nithin 4.000 feot of
or Us oity 61:copt DS!
rou uest extension.
083082 - point ncar the center of tho
city. The CEP nould include
all of the city except 3 nar-
rou portion in the northrrest
$Cction.
Hiratsuka e84080 - point near the center of th
city. Tho CEP uould includo
all of the city.
(4) Co!:lpressibility Factors:' Mini1JLll!l flak daI:l3g0 :mi
caximun saturation of tho t3rgot arens uere the cooprossibility f3ctors
considered in planning thoso oissions. Eacb 3i08 scheduled to
Coopress its attack to 70 cinutes.
(5) other Bocbins Factors:
(a) Mission Mmbcr 271. DmMul Bombing on this
target to direct r::ld3r synchroneus releaso. The 3 groups C!U"%y
108 M[7 clusters nore to drop tbeir bombs an interval-
ClrXtcr scttlng of 50 feet and tbo Group carrying ,.7 incondi:lry bo::]))s
U3 to usc a setting of 75 feet.
(b) Mission Nugbcr 272. Oito& DirOot radar
boobing gas also scheduled for this target, uith all 4
groups releasing incendiary bombs gith an intcrvaloocter setting
of 75 toet.
(c) Mission l!Jmbcr 27j. Kul'lMA' Direct roo'll" ...
ohrclDoutI was to be eeploycd on this target. One group uas to
drop B46 clusters uith an intorvslooctcr aetting ot J5 fcc
TDo vere to drop 1ll.7 inoondiary bODba vi. th a sotting or 50 toc
.'
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(d) Hiss10n Mlr.:b",r 274. llir"tsuKIl' Bot:IbiTIB l"1n tM!!
'1138 to bo by o1"fsot 1''1(1<\1' using tho coast .r-'
as a rato chock. Ono !Voup I7:lS to drop t147 incondi:lry
'I11th an intorvolooutor setting of 100 foot 3 6Toups to ro-
loaso !Jl7 clustors a sotting of 50 foot.
i. fu1"on.si ....o Thctics: D:!tonsive t:lctics for thcso missions
unro in 3llticipation nil to opposition. NO fiBhter
escort 01/18 rOQuired '!:td tho rJission.s -;roro not coordinated :lith LlttLlCklJ
by other forces. Rad:1r COIL".1t=o.Suro/J ';1Oro to bo tho standard used
1"01' all night inCOl1dbry r.lissions. (Soo P-1.ro..:;raph 5 e. Supr'))
.nticipatcd cno::;y fighter opposition ::las nil t'017Q3K for all ::U3sions,
;oitn tho cn..:..v believed c:lp:lb!? of opposil18 tho M1I:::L3-zu l.assion :-tith
10 to 15 f'ighters, the Oita striKe vith 5 to 1(' tishtcrs, tho Y.II":ta."'\a
att.3.ck :li. tn 20 to 30 f'ightcrs, md tho Hirntsulm cission th 25 to 35
L".1 the cTOnt of poer oper:ltienal it belioved
th,t the possible opposition \7ould bo reduced to nCBligiblo proportions.
0-29 crcus ;lore to l7ithfiold Sunfire until fired upon.
j. ."it 39'1 Rescuo: The '1ir-se3 rescue f;J.cilitics to be
<Jrovided by tho fuvy .... 'td the 'I':"to:1.tietll .ix Force .:lre Sh071ll en a ehtrt
in .L.'1,."'l.ex .'1 Part III.
6. EXECln'ION 0]' i.iI3SIOIiS:
theso nissions, see .,"noxes th'1t
(For special roports concerning
1'011011 this n3IT3.ti ve).
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T:lkc-off: T->....ke-01'1' ,'13S '3.S fol10.1s:
. .ircn.ft :1irborne First
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Mission
:l..!M
lIbin Force Pathfinder TAk;)-off T'l..'tc-off
271 58th 116 12 160907Z
161022Z
272
7:Jrd 118 11 160806z 160913Z
273 ]l]th 87 12 16093121 161015Z
274
314th 120
II
160718Z 160845Z
FQrao
441' 47
160738Z 1610223
':"Tind
This total docs not includo 5 Super-IkJ.bos. 6 rtCU. 3.00 4
run airero.ft.
no r::l:::ljor

b. Route out: to the tar3Gt oxeel19nt, ":rith
eourse dcvi3.tions beinG reported. No t.
pri:J.:l.ry t:lrgc.t beeu'Jse of orr_r.
c. .\ssc;:Ib1i(.s: No "\sscr.1blics ,u:.re t:lffcctod. .\tt"\cks -.7crC
by single 'Jirc.n.ft :lith airpl"!.:-los so disp3tohcd !'ron their hene
h1.sCS to nchicvo n""!.XifJUi:1 cO"Jprcssibility over the t::lrgct.
d. T9.r'1cts:
6 . (1) PrLutry T3rrc.;tsl .. tot'll or 473 'lirc.r'\ft (includiD&
1 17100 run) ba.ilbod the prin:u-y on i.u.ssions l'iobor
I 2, 273 274. \7as chiefly by )60
using r1.dar b b' 12'" , ..
d on 1Dg cfJplc-j'i:'Jg sightin..,:. 'JDd 1 bor.lbing by
rockon:'ng. tot:11 of 3682 tons of bOf.lbs dropped on tho
Pl"l::w"y t9.rgcts bct.lcc:n 161752Z ' (For s. bro3kdo'm ct
tODn1.:OC on tho separ t t '
:lmDary). '1 e arGets, BeG -UUlex E, CeI1B_lidatcd St!!tistical
(2) Tsraots of OppertW)i ty:
abo ct banbs on 4, t:!rgcts .r oPportunity.
bcabod a pr1Q.vy t:lrgoto
-t1_
IA .II.U:
Four
Ono
:tircr'!ft dropped 29.2
_t tboBO ::J.1rcr"'lft
CJ) ROlJ.:l.indor ot Forool NinotOOD B-29's '<1oro inottooti'ftl.
o. Roqto Tho routos on return as briefed.
'lUonty-ttl'o .:Jirerat l.:u:dod at I'iI'o 111:13.
r.
L,ndiMI .Ureraft in scattored shoncrs 3t their
bases as fo110'<18;
MiSSiOD
i7ios. First Londioo lAst lagding
271
58th
1622032, 1701442,
272 7Jrd
162108Z 1623152,
273
31]th 162157Z 1700232,
274 314
th 162058Z
1..=
'l'.7entiotb .lir Farce Total: l62058Z 1701442
g.
daoagod and
cissions.
loss .:Ind Ihpago to .ircraft: No 8-29's :lerc
no eloir.lS :7erc ;::ade oaainst onooy aircraft on
lost or
toosc
h. Exocution Vs. Plawing: Tho execution of the masions
v.:1ricd froo the plann.i.n.g only in an increase in 'lltitudes of 7i th-
dra....al far the 58th and 314th Bolilbardaont :1ings. Thoso t7ero deccod
necossar,y to .:avoid aid-3ir collision tho 2 uings to
sive gre3tor spreDd bot\7ocn forces.
7. RESULTS OF M!SSIONSs
n. Prio:::ux Targgt;.,: .l. total of 3.47 aqu'3t'e mlcs of tho
tot3.1 tOU',gct aroas of square oiles dcstrotod. o.t the primary
targets by the 4 strikes. D. III. for details or
dtJnaBC).
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AIRlia!
O<,SR.:..TIOllS
Part I _ Navigation Track Ch:1rt o.nd Report
cart II - Bo;::bing
':1rt III _ ~ a n Foints of Ir;\llact
Part IV _ Flir;ht E:ngiMCrir.g Chnrt and Report
Part V - Radar
Part VI _ Radar ;"pproo.ch Charts
Part VII - Gunnery
Part VIII _ Air-Se::L Rescue Chart
l!issions Hoc 271, 2'72. an 'pi IJt
16/17 July 1$45
1. long accomplished to the
a.realt of' (58th Oitn (73rd "'fing). (:n3th '''ing). :Uld
tt.1ra.tswca (314th Navigation to the ta.rgcts wall excellent with no
major course deviations reported and no pla.ne failing to the pri-
target of' navigation error,
2. Target area. determination. navigation and bOQbing were DC-
by ra.dar. Winds in the target areas varied froo 275 to 295
degrees at 21 to 23 knots respectively. cOntrol wall excellent in
:lJ.l CaseII.
3. Return to base wa.s accomplished
aircraft hnded nt lwo Jiln.a..
!'lotnl.
without navigational error.
briefed routes were
<.
cOntrol
na.viga.tion on this mission wa.s considered cbove averuge,
wa.s especially good.
Time

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MISSION 273
----- 31'th WING
"09'12
TAKEOFF " 10 151.
1'15 49fo
LANOFALl. '.'T021
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P..JlT II _ B01BING
1. l-iuion 271 _ NlU!Io.;u Urb::ll;Lnnd lndqstrh,l J,.rl!g,:
0.. Specified bombing o.ltitudes for the o.tto.ck were from 10.000
to 10,800 fel!t the individual of altitude6 left to tho
discrction or the ''ring. ;'11 aircr3rt of the ,Hng Viera assigned an al-
titudo of 10,600 reet so that the 1nforClation. trlll1=1tted by the wind
run D.1rcrurt could be used by the entire rorce.
b The land consisted of incendiary clusters und bombs.
The following list shows the number of o.ircr)ft oirborne, the number and
type of bombs carried. and the avaro.ge weight of carried per o.ir-
crai't:
lio....._.ircrrU't No. Bombs

;.ve t
pGr riC
1
.0 <46 lC 17,000
.4 3732
Itl7 -J. lC 16.461
33 6052 t. 12.637
""
r.ve ;;;-.;/0 ..irborne 17.000
c. or the aircraft which were airborne, 119 banbed the pr1ll1.o.ry
o.nd 1 o.ircraft bOl!lbed a target of opportun1 ty, o..ro:' eight aircraft o.borted
becoming airborne. total of 1149 tons of bombs o.irborne with
93 per cent released at the primnry target. The bOl:lbing procedure was
the direct ro..dnr.bombsight coordination I:lethod. One hundred thirteen air.
cr::.ft bombed by direct radar and 7 aircro.ft bonbed by DR navigation Bnd
visuo.l sighting when their radar sets becBllle inopertotive.
d" The greatest d1!'Ciculty enCountered 'laS 0.. 10/10 undercO-st in
the target area which prevented visual sighting. with inoper-a.
tive r:::.dar "ere forced to use DR navigation and timing to release bombs,
SonG aircraft used the glow on the undercQ,st !!lode visual corrections
and releo.ses. Eight clircra.ft reported malfunction of bombing equipment.
One bombardier errored in fo..iling to turn on r ;;l.ck selector switches. The
I!l:::.lfunctions were ns follows:
l::l1functlon
No, ';ireraf't
B-10 ShaCkle
BOLlb Doora
Unknown
Personnel
Total
1
3
4
1

465
22,180
17,965
12.660
53,510
;J,1 bombs were jettisoned ineffectively,
f, The initial point Md o.xis of atta.ck were reported
The average drift reported was 5 40&reoa ri&ht,
sib11ity for the wing wa.s 99 minutes,
as very
Coc.prea-
2. Minion 272 - 01ta Urbap Md Industrial er
eae
g, Twelve aircraft were dispatChed as pathfinder aircraft to
light the target for the main force, however, part of the aain force re-
leased bombs ahead of the pathfinder nircraft, Pathfinder aircrn.ft were
at little value beCause of the 10/10 undercn.st

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SpeCified bombing altitudes for tho o.ttack were 10,000 to
1'he aajori ty of the o.1rcraft bombed from an ILItl tude or
..
10,800 ten.
10.800 teet.
b. Tho bomb land consistod enUr&ly of 1neend1nry mun1 t1ons.
The fel10w11\g list shows the numbor of a1rcr:>J't o.1rborne, th& totnl
nnd types of bombs and tho of carried por
aircrntt .irborno.
lLo-. .,..ircraft
132
No BQ:nbs
23,963
T....oe of Bomb
1:47:.2
hVO!l t Per ./e
12,725
c, Of the airernrt nirborne. 124 aircrnIt bombed the pricnry
target. and five airernrt aborted 3fter becomint nirborne, beeau.e of en-
gino A totnl of 826 tons of bombs wall airborne with 95,4 per cent
being released at the primary
d. waS accomplished by rado.r. One hundred
to.",nty-three aircra.ft !:lade radar releosos, 2 :l,ircroft made rad:u o'aprol1Ch
\nth v1$Il.llI correction and 2 bOl:lbed 'lith visuol :sighting only.
e, The greatest difficulty encount,rod ' ..as lil:litod visibility
:::.nd :1,."18/10 to 10/10 undercast in the target J.ron. Visibility in thls
perl:litted n few aircraft to oako visual corrections
tho end of the bo.c::bing run ai'ter definitely idontifying the It
the aiming point was cisidentified by radar and
o,irer::.ft oissed the :liming point.
f. The
le:1tl
J
plnnned.
pressibility for
initial point :lnd ::loris of att::loCk
The Qverage drift reported w=.s 3
the wing "o.s 80 minutes.
1'I'6rC conlSiderad
degrees right.
excel-
Coo-
3. IOissioD 273 _ KU\'1(lnn :l.1Id Ipdustri.;1 :,ren:
0.. The bombing 0.1 ti tude on this miss ion vc.ried from 10.200
to 11
1
300 feet,
b. The munitions employed :.go.inst the to.rget consisted of in-
Cendi:lTy bOClbs and clusters, The following list shov.s the number of
::l.ircraft nirborne, the number a.nd type of incondio.i'Y. nnd the o.vcro.ge
Yleight Carried per c.irera.ft.
tIo. _Ie
No. Bombs
TY'JG
Bo.;jb J"..-e ""t .:ler
_Ie
66
2640 E46 10 1'7.000
II
.2Q21 ..47 1.3
12. '729
99 8707 ;"ve \':t per ;va 15.623
o. or the 99 aircraft airborne. 96 bonbed. the primary o.nd 2
bombed targets of opportunity. aircraft and returned to
base ,hen engine trouble developed. I. toto.l of tona of bombs WG.1I
CLirbornc with 93.1 par cent being released at tho prim-.ry target.
d. The bombing procedure was the direct co-
ordination method. Ninety-three aircraft by radar direct and
3 c.ircrcft used visual sighting. The greatest diffioulty encountered
wua a 10/10 undercallt 1n the target area. which prewented
or bo.cb 1mpacta. Seven aircraft reported malt'unction of bOlllblnr; equip-
ment c.a tollows:
-14-
lIIJl.UII2\1pp No
.ve No. Bopb.
1-10 SMck1e
5
"
a_ .....
1 .l
Total
6
58
., of 80gb.
5100
3!!
8320
bocbs wore jettisoned ineffectively.
e. The mission WOoS considered
ago dr11't reported WIlS 3 degrees right.
2S 1:11nutes.
excellently planned.
COlllprosa1bllit".1 for
The aver_
the wing ...._
4. Mlssion 274 _ Hirg,hukg. Urb:lD Md Ir>dustriol },re9.'
o.
12,200 feet.
12,900 feet.
Speeified bombing altitudo_ for thh torget were 11,000 to
bombin& altitudes flown varied froc 10,900 feet to
b. The bomb 10.:ld consistod of incendiary munitions. The fol_
list Shows the of airborne. the Due r type or
bOl:lbs cQrried nnd the averllgo ",olg.\t of bombs cg.rried per ai
lio.
ele No. Type Bombs ,.ve
'..J per We
.7
381'
1;17.\.1 10 18.250
-'2
7162 1:47.. 2
"
12,854
13. 10,981 ':!t po, .ve 16.923
c. One hundred tlf6nty-nine bombed the prl1:l11ty llnd one Q.1rcraft
bonbcd D. target encountoring an engIne before the
pri::\Q.fy. Two aircruft encountored mechanicnl diffiCulties und abortod
:.. tob1 of 12.017 to:'!s of bombs Wtls a.irborne with 97.6 per cent being
rolea.sed a.t the priJ:l:l.Ty to.rget.
d, The only difficulty encountered \1:1S 10/10 undercast in the
target are.:l, which prevented visuc.l identific:l.tion of the target, Bocbln&
lor-,s D.ccomplished primarily by r3do.r vlith 129 making rado.r direct
rele::.ses. Five cnde visual corrections \ hen the radar sets be-
cane inoperative, Nine aircraft reported mo.lfunction of equip-
cent and the follOWing bombs were jGttisoned ineffectively.
t.:,Ufunction
D-IO Shackle
Bomb Rack
:lectrical System
Totol
No. ;.lrcrq.,ft
3
5

9
!1e of Bocbs
1860
12,585
3255
17.700
e. The ini thl point and o..xia of attflCk were reported
The average drift rdportod ... 7 desreea
81bility for the wing was 100
very
Cccpres-
p.."RT IV _ FLIGHT ENGiN:::;ZtlJG
1. l1tlTrg,tiy"';
a. Cruise to the Mainland: were imme4-
iatcly after take-pff to nltitudes between 4.000 to 6.000 feet where the
initial cruise was flown. No were made. of the
forces was effected by varying altitudes air speeds.
b. Bogb Run: Bombing us conductoi by aircroIt at
altitudes between 10.000 and 15.200 fEet.
c. Return to Base: Return to the base was conducted by in41-
aircraft without difficulty. fuel was used by airplanes
cruising at 14.000 to 16,000 feet descending into the traffic pat-
tern. 1!o.x1t:1.IllI rllnge speeds as specified by this M:1dqullrters gave the
best fuel
ried
Coccepts: No carried
to bomb blly capacity.
bom.b boy tanks.
:"11 wings car-
/),,000
l;OOO
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"'8
/1/7ITu P+;(oflO
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b, or Ale 459 hod operntlve seta,
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I, Equipment Perform"nCe, .:Jl/.:.,pS-l:3:
ThBre 483 operative sets
o.
d.
There were 458 operative sets on landing,
Average range (in nautical alles) of targets:
73 at 5,000 to 10,000 ft
66 at 10,000 to 20,000 ft
e. Average maxioum range (in nautioal ciles) of
119 at 5.000 to 10,000 rt
138 at 10,000 to l.500OO rt
f, Avorage range of Japanese coast: 55 naut1coJ. miles,
There "as 1 equip:nent failure 8/llong lead Ale, and 20 e:r.
on
&
others,
h, There lfll8 no interference enoountered, except for 1 report of
suspected enetly jamming by a seth :'ting Ale,
2, Radar Bombing. AN/AP9-13:
a, .l.11 Ale made ind1 vidull1 radar rele:lses, using either direct
synchronous or direct non_synchronous methods,
b. of landfall and initial points was reported
as good in all casOS,
c, There waS
nean points of impact,
od that misjudging the
no difficulty reported in identifying the various
The only exception waS the 73rd 'ling which r eport-
liPI some shorts,
d, The 58th Wing reported the wind aircraft had been
for their particular mission,
3, RAdQ,r APN'_4 and bPN-9:
a, The average maximum ranges of ground waves Ilhd for sky wave a
570 and 1170 miles Both fixed and trailing
wire antennas were uSl"d,
b. Twelve Ale reported equipment f&ilurea.
4-. IFF. SCR-695 I
&. A"lqb Altimeter. SCS-1181 There were 180 operatin SCR_718'a
tbfou.&bout. the .isa1ona wi th only 1 tdlur. Nias repartee!.
....ry 15
... There were no reported fal1urell of IFP .quiJDont,
b. All winga reported their Ale ChoCld.1lr& U-ir IFF equipment
to :10 .1nutea.
ONFIDENTIAL
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SHEET RM-71
APPROACHES TO NUMAZU
ACTUAL SCOPE PHOTOS
ALTITUDE 10,000 FEET
APPRQIICHES TO OITA
ACTUAL SOOPE PHOTOS
ALTITUDE '0.000 FEET
"Ill r 1 llM "
CONF'IOENTIAL
JULY 194'
_ - - - ~ 7 - - c - = ~ = - = - "
SHEET RM-12
APPROACHES TO KUWANA
ACTUAL SCOPE PHOTOS
ALTITUDE 10,000 FEET
SHEET RM-7
CONFIDENTIAL
~ ~ ..,TN EM_ "VN Tll"O 00 t
.._._0_. __ .__. _ ..._. __
APPROACHES
TO
HIRATSUKA
ACTUAL SCOPE PHOTOS
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ALTITUOE 6500
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JULY 1945 SHEET AM-7
APPROACHES
TO
HIRATSUKA
ACTUAL SCOPE PHOTOS
ALTITUOE 6500 FEET
1. no. ot Ale firing: none.
JI!:
510
J1'
487.5
1:
.00
1E.
300
3. Average No. of rounds ftred in per turret:
JIl:
o
]!A
o
1:
o
M
o
1E.
'0
4. No. of rounds fired in combat1 20.
5. No. of rounds used for te.5t firingl 4175.
6.
Guns Lol;l.ded:
58th l'linr:
Hot
73rd '.Ving
Cold
313th ?ling
Hot
314th Wing
Cold
feed
7. l!alfunctions:
in cha.mber, 1 bent
C.F.e.
round.
_ none. Cal .50 1l.G. _ 2 failures to
C.l
6. Total of equipment
.50 - 98.5%
C.p.C. _ 100%.

This report h based on figures .sublil1tted by 'Jing Gunnery Officer


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Part II _ Chart -- Prediotod VS.
Observed '1e:l.ther
Part III _ Prognostic Uo.p
Part IV _ Synoptic lJap
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Bases a.t
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PAn I - ''iEATH<:R SUlQMRX
purr,U!OG FORECAST
SIlO low clouds. base 1800 ft, tops 8000 ft with 5-7/10 middle
clouds at 1.,000 rt and li&ht to modGrate sDowers in pre-dawn
hours. to 3_4/10 low clouds in nfternoon.
To 20
0
N: As boses.
To coast: 3_S/10 low clouds. bn8e 2000 ft, tops SOOO rt with
to scattered middle cloud8 Empire coast increas-
ed top height to 25,000 ft near 20
0
:1.
Tokyo: 6-8/10 low clouds, base 1500 ft, tops 6000 ft with SIlO
middle clouds. base 12,000 ft, tops 15,000 ft and SilO high
clouds at 26_28,000 ft.
Others: In W;JJ"llI Gector of wave with flow giving SIlO low
clouds on SW slopes and coasts and 4_6/10 low clouds on E and
Nt slopes and Coasts with 4-6/10 middle clouds, 14-16,000 rt
and sCattered high clouds,
SPERA! ION"L FOREC;.ST
SCnttered low and hi&b clouds and Clouds.
There will be sCaUer.,d low, middle ::md hi&h clouds with
::lc.. ttered showers to 22"N. Froo 22
0
}J to there '11111 be
seatter GOd low and high clouds. t'rO!:! 30
0
N to targets there will
be scatUired 10\' clouds and broken oiddle tt.nd high clouds.
5/10 cumulus, base 3000 ft, top 8_10,000 fti 8/10
nltocUQulus, base 12,000 ft, top 16,000 fti 10/10 cirrostratus
at 26,000 ft. :Yinds at 11,000 ft will be 250
0
at 25 knots.
JJumgzu: 5/10 Cumulus. base 2000 ft, top 8000 ft; 7/10 dto-
stratus, base 12,000 ft, top 15.000 ftj e/lO cirrostratus Bt
25.000 ft. 17inds:::.t 11,000 ft will be 24,0
0
at 30 knots.
Kuwp.na: 4/10 cUlllulus, base 2000 ft, top 8'-10,000 ft; 2/10
at 14,000 ttl 6/10 cirrostratus at 26,000 ft.
o.t 11,000 ft w111 be 2(0
0
at 30 knots.
Otto.: 4/10 stratocumulus, base 2000 ft, top 5000 ft; 5/10
altostr:ltus. base 13.000 ft. top 15,000 ft; a/10 cirrostratua
at 25.000 ft. \7inds o.t 10,000 ft will be 2(0
0
at 30 knots.
Scattered 10\lV and middle clow1ll and broken high clouds.
OBSERVID ,1'EJ.THBR
.-6/10 10" clouds. base 2000 ft. topa 5000 tt with mid-
dle clou.ds a.t 14.,000 ft, Visibility unrutricted.
Base Conditions extended to 20. wMre tMre wn. a. hUro. ba.nd
of low clouds with tops to 12,000 tt beyol'lll whicb low clouds
decreo.sed in QmOunt Ilnd height to .-riGhle with tops 4-
5000 ft. This condition extended to otto. but to other targeta'
flight penetr::l.ted weAk n:::Lrrow front a.t 3SOW witb 10/10 low
clouds, top. 8000 tt Q.nd few top. to 12,000 tt with oyerOast
middle cloud at 12,000 rt.
H1ratgykU 10/10 low cloud., balle unkDOWD., tcpa aOOO rt with
overcut 1l14dle clouds a.t 18.000 ft., Vhibllity good bet_OIl
ll.t 11. 000 f" wore 21'0
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1. PurpnSQ I
a. To Diy cnooy radors.
b. To conduct a goncral search in the 20-3000 oogacyclo regioD.i!l.
e. To bnrrago jEllll the enclllY gun-laying searchlight radars in tbe
72-84 and 1']0-2111 megacyele bands and to spot jQ.l:1 arw Gl. or SL signals
that IlP1)e3r outsido the blU'rage.
d. To cflnfU30 enemy sc:u-ehliBhts and gun-layillB radl'lrl5 by the
Usa of rope.
To soarch for frequoncies.
2. Method:
a. Thirty-four ReM observors participated end used (be
equipocnt to the soarcfl and jlll:J:ling: 359 - ..lPI'-I. 172 - .
14 - ...RQ.-8. 20 - AP'I'-3 34 - \RR-4. 3 - ..\PH-5. 2: - ..RR-7. 15 -
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b. Four srocial j=ing airpbnes ';Jore omployed by tbe 31..4tb
:711:18 .. target PJ.rdtcuka, am t}70 spocial Janning \'Iere ecployed
by the 7Jrd 'ing. targat Oits, to rrovido protection the air-
These special 3irplanas circled the target arcs and
loarraged 3nd sDl't j!1l:IllCd searchlight 3nd gun-laying radars ::md infested
tho area tTith r ....pc.
c. ."11 strike aircraft l'Iero equipped \lith at least 1 j<U:l!l.er
3M 50 bundles of rope.
J. Results:
a.. Eighty two intercepts ';Jere recorded and are listed at the
end of this soction.
b. The special jaaning airtllanes appe3red to be successful.
N.1merous radars wore sllOt jaJ:lmGd and sane radars ';Jere reported to ce9.3e
cparation.
c. Strong UIU:1odulatcd C.l signals oore intercepted at 3GJON -
13600E on frequencies of 49. 45. 40.5 aDd 39 mceacyclee.
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1. Strike Reports I There 21 striko roports roceived durins
thaso missions by tho willB rl.ir 'Ground St'ltions. They ;:rere recoived,
by tho as 58th. 7; 7]rd. 6; 313th. 5; and 314th, 10.
2. Fox Tr3nsmissions; .U1 4 .,illBS p3rticipating in those miesioIl3
trIL."lSoitted F" typo 00SS36&8 fra:::l their ground stations to aircr3.tt
., percenta.:;c brGllkdOlm of results in all wings sho:ls th3t 89.2 per cont
of all radio operators copies these uhich averaged 2 per
oission for Ol'ing. Many of tho oper!ltors uho did not copy tbc
nero off and performing other dutios as directed by
tho airplane cCJm:landor. Tho 58th .ling reported 88.5 per cent ot its
operators copied 2 lJOss3gOs; tho 7Jrd had 93.6 per cont logging tho
messagos and 78 por cont of the 31Jth operators copied tho 00Ss3&e3.
Ninoty-five and five-tenths per cont of 314th 'lircraft operators
logged triO ::ICSS9.gos. 1e:lthcr and. time signals '\7cre tr'1nmtted 33
scheduled.
3. Froquencies: Excellent results r/cre rcported in use of all
striko froquencies during those interference
';7as slil;;ht. Folloning is a percentage broakd..o:m of traffic per freq-
ency: 17.1 por cont on 3 mog:.lcyclesi 44.5 per cent on 7 megacycles
38.4 per eont on 11 negacyclcs.
4. Navigational .dds: Five requests tor HF/DY bearings ';lorc
recelvod e 11 nerc obtained. The 58th .ling reported it took only
30 seconds to roceive a class -..},- bearing from .... .cs no
requests for VHF/Dr bearings \lore received. Rangos. hoi:l.ers and bro3.d-
C:l.St shtions ';7cre used successtully. The 313ttl il116 roported cont'lct
';7i th the Flight Control Conter il38 accom;l1shed 8uccessfully by cost
of their aircraft.
5. Not Discipling 1!Itd Socu,rityr Thero tlore no bro3chos ot net
disciplino and no violqtions of security.
6. fIlcgy'l'ran;plnions: The tOllOtJil:l8 incidonts ot J8llIlling.
OJ1OllV tr3llSUissions !uld interforonce "ere reportod duriA8 tboan l"Ii <vJ1
a. 3Q2C Kqs;
in.ottectho.
(1)
'I't7o inah.ncoa of C.1 aign'!l1. at J3OO3 'ullf, 16c()Z ...
(2) C'1 e.t 1630Z gas TOry ottoc1:1"I'0.
(3) BuzzasV' frQll 1500Z to 1600z au
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affective.
(2) Jap voice bet\7con 1100Z l630Z \739 partially
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c. 10,05 Kcs'
(3) C.J from l730Z IlInd 19QOZ \7aS partially effective.
f. 10880 Kes:
(1) Stc'ldy C"J" at 1430Z \73S ineffectiv().
(2) intcrfcroneo at 1600Z p3rtia11y offective.
d. 1145 Kcs: (This froquency \7a.s rcp1'lCod
of rocurrenco of Ja.p not opcratins on frequency).
c. 6055 !CcA:
(1) e)7 at 1500Z \na ineffective.
(3) Radio To1etypc si,snals froc 1000Z to 1500Z 'Jero
partia1l}' effective.
g.. 3410 Kcs and 7110 Kcs:
N:lgHgible.
h. 11160 Kes:
(1) Mixed Cil cede from 1400Z to 1600Z rlas very effGctivl3.
(2) Tone from 1850Z to 21002 nus effective.
i. 3990 Kcs: Keyed Hash atd steady tone at 1925Z, 16412. ::r:d
1916z very effoctive.
j. 7415 Xes: Keyed F.ash between 1830Z 'lnd 1835Z '.735 inoffect-
ivo
.
k. 10820 Kes: BuZZ5'l".7 at 1400Z ".7as very ef-rective.
7. Distress: The 58th .1iog recorded 1 distress message on tho
strike frequencies. 49V66a transmitted th3t he sightcd green
blUe flares and gWI3 their position. The 314th roportod 1 9.ircr:lft
transcitted message the effect he had I ongine on fire and
going to land at 1:"10 Jima. He hndod at 1\10 Jilll9. s3fely. Thero was
no other distress reportcd.
8. Eguip::1Cnt UelfunC'tionsl .illj.JRT-13: 1 keyed conshntlYi I
antenna (fized) broken; 1 no sidetono; 1 tost key inopor3tivoj 1
not tunc. BC-348; 6 inoperative; 30ver:11 of receivers very
1 ?.i oscilhtor cutting out. 6 inopor3.tive; 2 rcc...l'""'n'
lnOper3.tlve; 2 icpropcr chenncling .J:JjJalJ7: 5 SGIl80 :mtenn3S bl"('kcDj
1 antenns. lc3d-in brokon; 2 loop 3ntOnnY broko.D. or torn rroc fus(\},,';Oj
Intcrphonc: 6 cicrophone K.7itchos inoperative; 2&J:U).lticrs 'I10.'\k or
noisy; RL-/.j2; 9 inoperativc; 3 lost aeight.
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!W'EILIGDE
Part I ... EnEmY :.ir Oppoe ition
Part II ... EnEmY .\ntiaircraft
Part III _ Banbicg Resulh &:
D8mage .\l!sessment
JUHiCU Ie. 2'11. 272. .,. '.
PAM" I p'DrY AIB QPPQSUIQ:l
1. Sum,?,ryl :EnEllllY Bir oppClliticn.&IlI negligible Ql. thiB series
et night strikes OQ 16/17 lu1y 1945 against Nu!:lB1:u. Oitll. Ku.llna, mel
Hiratsukll urban areas. J..pprca:imBtely i,4 aircraft "ere eO:Q1Dtered
and 3 1m:Uectua1 attacks ...ere made. No 8-29 'lJall lotJt ar dem.sge oS.
Superf<r'tress crllWS made no olaims. There ..ere repa-tinge cI ligbt
plus se"era1 repcrts d probe.b1e Baka type aircraft.
a. Missim 271. 58th 111M. NumaZUI
(1) AltbQlsh 21 a1rcnft were seen nODB One
repa-ted lIighting an aircraft beliaYed to be a Betty between the initlal
point and the priJ:w"y target. The Betty t18'IJ frOD 7 to 11 o'clcck: !eYel
at lo.80. feet. It .as seen to release what 1Jall beliewd to be a Baka
fra::J about 11 o'clock leTel. The supposed Bake. flashed past the
trOJl. 11 o'clock to 7 o'elook and then lI;'as observed exploding in the
distance. No jet lI;'as observed. The gunners did not tire at the
object.
(2) Qle repa-ted sighting a -ball of tire- in the
Yieinity d the tarset at an altitude of 10,000 feet. The b.all ot t1re-
followed the plane level and seB:l8d to be gll1ning. when it
into smdce to the right ot the B-29.
{J) (he light was 8een. on the banb run at lO.8'Jo teet.
This was obsened 500 feet above the B..29 and seellJ9d to be gaining.
within SOO feet of the 8-29 the light went otf and turned to the
right and disappeared. In the q,inicn of the interrcgatiIlg oftieer
the sharp maneuvers engaged in by the light whioh tollomld the
tailed to suppa-t the Baka theory.
(4) (be aircratt observed a red light high at 6 o'elocJc..
This red light passed to the right cC the B.. 29 makitlg sharp turIJ'!l.
:lot the time of this observaticn tracer fire was being dire::ted at
the 8-29 frOJl. the grcuDd.
b. Mission m. 7Jrd'iliM. Ott
(1) No attacks were sustained alt hOJ,gb 1 51! and 2 TIE
140 ....80 rep<rted O'1er the target area by 2 eren. The 2 T/E aircraf't
flere repcrted at lO,OOO teet at 4 o'clook trClll the obeen-iog airnrart.
They trailed fran 10 to 15 minutes cut r1 tm target area_ then
paased 'be10lll' the aircraft and disapj:flared. Tbe S/Z airplane wall
repa-ted at 13,000 teet OIfer the target heael1Dg CIIla rec1prmal course
to the aircratt.
(2) 4 circular. reel glar, alai_ Co
repcrted tire balls, was repar-ted at 10,000 teet ORr ttll target at 2
o'elcek fran o1:serving airnraft. The object _de no attelllPt to attaok
bJ.t ecminued an e parallel course to ,he 8.. 29 at ttll repcrhd JlCB1t1CDe
500 ;vards awQ'. Mter bolding this CQU'lMI until APP"Cki.-te.1,y 5 aiD-
utes 8f1&7 trca the target area, tbe objeot cUaap.s-.n4 ia 010&4.
Thil 1JU the <Ill,y creo in this wUlg to make alob aD "rqUCD.
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(2) The 1 attock experieneed. i7MI tlear t.he eDtmnca t.o
Ise W/U1 lUI t.bG B-2'9 was 1eaviog the target area. The at.taek \JaB len
!'rQll 2 o'clcek. t.he enem,y aireraft. f'iriDrg a tfP itllllf'Cect.i_ bursts Crall
a tcp turret. The att&ek ,;ras bromtl atC at appr-c:a:l.matel,y 300 yards.
d.. AUS8100 274. 314th il'ips. HirntsuN!.I MCl!It or the 22
aarcratt "lera emQ.Ultered. in the target area. SQll& fighters to110'<7ed
Ql tb& ,;;,ithd.rsml1, 1 of thelll to!IJ 1Il1lell beyond tbo co,.at. There ,;raa
1 cocrdinated attaok (n 1 B-29. The attackilJr6 sU'craft 'lJere Dot oooer'l'ed,
tut bursts ot tracer aam.witim wre seen tired at t.he plan The uaua1
light actiY"lty;:ros reported, including & spotlight err searehlight in
the noae of sane CnDlllY lightors. Ident1!'icatim. or B-29s tor targete
tl'U attem,pted by the bl1Dking l1ghte, apJDrentl,y expocting the B-29s
to 8nSOler.
1. Mission No. 271. l'.\i.rrw.zu Urban :geal
a.. The primary target -as banbed by 119 aircraft of the 58th
iring bet'l1eeo 161JZ _ 175220 frQ:l 10,600 _ 11,600 feet. ioxes ot attack:
varied !'rQll JO
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_ 65. ,leather cCXlsisted of 10/10 unclereast.
belOQ':
b. En route to the target flak eneQJntered as tabulated
Shimada
Cocrdinetes
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io.1rcraft o!' CQU'se. Meager
and inaccurate, heaT!'.
Meager and inaccurate,
heavy and medil.ltloo
c. the target tlak UeS described as meeger,
medium and heavy (mostly medium.) by 44 aircraft. The rfmainder found
tlak as nil. Sn.alll_inettecti'rB searchlights nere trying to
pierce the uDdercast.
d. C'tJ. flak \788 repQ'ted all tabulated belall
La;:aticg
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b:r 1 aircraft
cU.reoted at anetbel' air-
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f. Sen'eTal orCl'l"8 NlparteJ parschute flal'ell bet7een the 1.. 1'.
and tbe target abare the underca6t.. <k1e aircra!'t observed a red flare
ClJ KOZl,i Sh=a. Thinking it clght have been a !'riendl,y plane in di.s\.Je.s"
the alrcrart re1ea9llld the colors c1' tho day.sa it ci:roled the.island..
:. green !'lare appElllTed 1.0 resp<nse to the !:lolora the day. Slgnal..
CreQ:len have suggested the possibility thet tbh :a.r..eident ID.l.ght bave
been a flak baiting' ruse.
2.. Mission No.. ?72. Oita Urban ArcQI
a.. The primary target 'Il'lIS ba::lbed by lZ1 ai..reratt of the 7)rd
!'fiog 15122 _ 16l2Z frCCl 10,000 - 11,550 feet. :.xes of attack
varied frat: 210
0
_ r/eather ':las reparted as 4/10 undercast
land 'Jith a 0/10 area directlY OI7er the target area.
b. Eh rOlte to the target flak ':18S nil.
c. Over the target flak 17as described as reager, inaccurate,
. heavy and medium. Heavy flak ":las barrage type and mediwn t lak 'Jas
c ontinueusly pointed. Approximately 25 per cent at the aircraft ovtlr
the targEt el'XlQ1ntered flak described above. The remainder fc:und it
nil. T:70 searchlights 17Cre observed in the target area.. They ';lere
ineffective.
d. Ql ":tithdrarml
ered at land's end C3247N _ 13155E).
and heavy.
a left break.$1ay flak nas
It 17as very neager, i mccurate
e. No aireraft ';lere last or damaged aa 6. result ot flak on
this tissioo.
f.. Blackeut of the target area ":taS canplete.... fe-;t scattered
searchlights "ere seen in the Nobeoka area and 3 ":tere seen in the
TClkuya,.o.a area.
J., Missim No.. W. Kuaana Urbap i...;eal
r
a. The primary target ';7a5 banbed by 9l- aittraft or the 3l)tb
Ulng bet-:reen _ l740Z frat! 10,200 _ 11,)00 feet . or attack
averaged 101. Wea.ther:res repcrted as 10/10 undereast vitb ttia.ds of
23 kncts fran 310.
b. En rmte to the target flak \1BS eDCcuntered as tabulated
helm;
Locatioo
Cocrdinate; lEgrp
s. Tip ot Bi;;oa lake
.Meager and inaceurate,
heawy.
""ase

351011-13608.
333611-135572
-"" -
1l11l.J11:1
landfall C'l"1cinity at
XatSlWra)
I.P. (Eastern 8h cre
at B128 14_)
0. Onr tll8 tupt flail: was deeoribeld aa aeacer aad lnccurat
aDd _41_. OD.. aircraft sustained flak dazDase \1he,. a bJrst
.... tlaJr: 'barza. bw'at illlllul1ately balm the airontt. CDe ClI' 2
-'''-Iftl.ti_ -arollJ.l8tlts 'I1tlre obaerved in the tars_ area. a:a.
bcIItled Sb1Dgu. ... T.o. enc a.mhring DO nat.
:I.. (h 'R'ithclrol7s1 flalc rrllS encOJ.ntered near Teu.
meager, inaccurate and hoavy.
r

e. 110 ailtraft lO8r1iI 10et or damaged as a result at flak on


thia lllisa1on..
f. One aircraft obsef"ll"ed 12 rocket" mnanating
frCIII the !7estern edge at' KiHJa.n.e.. They 018r1i1 inaccurate.
4. l.:1ss10n No. ?n, H1rat
su
kD Urban :..reOI
a. The primary target ';las banbed by 129 aircraft of the J 14 tb.
Wins bet'.7een 14iZZ _ 1612Z fran 10, S(l0 - 15.20C feet. l.xea c:L sttac k:
varied fr(JJl 336 _ 21)0. ileather ';las repar'ted as 10/10 umercast o:itb.
oinds c:L 42 knots fran VOo.
b. .En rwte to the target meSSer, inaccurate and medium tlak
'l7as eneQ,lnte.red frCIII the 1.1'. (0 Shima). Meager, im.ccurate and heavy
:flak 1'ras also repcrted in the vicinity of Oda\7ara.
c. Over the target area flak ':7aS doacri bed ao measer and
inaccurate, heavy and by appraxim:l.tely Bo per cent or the air-
craft banbing. The rest rep<rted nil. TllO to 4 searchlights
obstlrved in "he tarbct area. They o;;oe:re ineffective thrOJgb. tbe 8011d
unden:ast.
d. Ch ';7itbdr,,::lal flak \las nil.
e. No aircraft \7ere lost or damaged as a result at flak on
tMs m.issi en.
r
They
f. Several parachute flares l1ere <::bserved over the target.
burst at 12,000 feet and drifted slCY.1ly dam into the undercut.
-0\.1-
"'Z
1. &lmmnrY'
&.lilt_up arca. Sq. Mi. Total _ 1.1'1 Sq. 1H. deatr<ucd - L.25
Per cent _ 89.5
targot area. 1.4 sq. mi. (por cent deatraye d: 89.5)
Total damage to date, 1.25 sq. mi. (por cent d bullt_up area: 8'1.5)
Tarsets damaged by current .lltrilaa _ :;, numbered, 7 other.
limitatiQl..ll c: coverage: None
No previms dalltlge to this target.
2. Fepcrt I
a. DAmage within limits of built-up areRI
(1)
.'.rea damage fran current strike:
aroa (Urban)
&ilt-up area (Inwstrial)
D..tilt-up area (Total)
Sq. !..a .
1.02
.J8
1.40
Destroyed
Sq. Mi. Per cent
.98 96
.Z7 71
1.25 89.5
(2) Damage to targets I
JI.\unber
1181
XXI 60.50
Total daW\se
BR Statim, Yards &: RcunClhQ.l86 Miner daJmge
Unidentified Industry . Ab01' 35' destroyed
(arsenal area)
Unident1t'ied Industrial Areas (3)
Unidentified Industrial (1)
Two ea.sternmost bridges uere -
100% destroyed
80% dest royed
destroyed
b. IbmaBe 9J.tside blilt_up eres (within 5 mile radius or center
cL city) I
(1) ;;rea damage trem current strike: .112 sq .mi. cL
Target XXI 60.50 (NE and SE corners) destrqred. .135 sq. mi. cC Industdal
Residential area destroyed. lO::ated E at tte city and on the N bank or the
river.
(2) Damage to targets I
90.18-2116 Ko.llusan Electric Mfg. Co., _ 3 bJ.ildirags destroyed
lhshima Plant
Inclcwnl .MClI9aic annotated to shcg damI!lge rollon this aectica
Reterepqea .\.ir Objective Folder 90.16 5 Au.g\lst 1944
Baaed on 20th cro D\.. Hepc:rt No. 146
- 4
2
..
.lo
MISSION NO. 272
OITA AREA (U..b.-n.J
73rd. Wing
MISSION NO.273
KUWANA AREA (Urbon)
313th. Wing
....""l:I... ....-,Ir;C:;:O:::NFIDENTIAL
,
-
1. Sum::nUI
B.lllt_up areal Sq. Mi. Total _ 2.20; Sq. W. destrcue
d
- .555
Per cen't - 25.
2
Planned target area' 1.4 sq. mi. i Per cen't dostrcuc
d
39.6
Total danuSe to date I .555 sq. mi. Per cent of built-up areal 2.5.2
Targe'ts dama8
ed
by currant strikel 1 =bered; 3 other.
NotlJ.!.ll dac:ege. except 8S is new.
2.
a. Dar;J.6e uithiI1. li!!!ita d roUt-up w",
(1) :.rca MC8ge frcc current strikel
area (Urbln)
Built-up area (Industrial)
atilt-up area (Total)
Damage to tarBets,
Sq. Lli,
2.05
.156
2.20
0e&'trfe4
Sq. 111. FtT cent
.539 26.0
.015 9.6
.555 25.2
9).33-1329 Oita RR Yardll, Shops &: Statim
Oita Oil Refinery Co.
Matsukan &; Co. (Petroleum)
Tinore Refinery Co.
Gas Ccnpany
Telephone
Totl'l.l da:3ge




Nme

b. D:!mage cutside b .. areal (\1ithillo..5 mile radius c1t
center d city).
(1) Area newwe frgn current strilgll None
(2) Panage to targets I
Number Total dMBBS!
9>.33-1308
, 21.'80
2081
Oita Naval .\ir StatiCZl. .\bcut
alta Naval I'dr Depot. Engine S8etlal
Oita Naval .'l.ir Depot_ ..i.irframe SeotiCll
47th Infantry Reg. Replacement Unit
Katakura Silk Mill
bumi Silk Co Oita
l\unping Station
Paper Mill
Bogakoji Silk LUll
Fujino Cotton Spinnie JJUl
Fuji Gas SpinniDS 14111
Japan :.rtiticial 9'001 Co.
Uarine ProduCt8 El:per1mcnt ins St.UCll
eo%:'
90%"
65%"
20"--
Nooe
None
100;&:'
None
100::;"
5:%"
None
10%"
Nooe
klMa CIa 20th A..F. em D.A. Report No.
1IIIIa.a bT pre'liauI8trike
..,..... /WI.:.J.r Object he J'older 90.33 26.:.ucun 1944
Irl'n- JIoMl0 smuu.tea to ahQl damsge toUoaa tbi. aeotice
- ..... -
G.J1IU.l RIIU.l .....
=
-
1. SUc:mrv:
Built-up arca: Sq. Mi. total 0.821 Sq Mi. d08trcucd 0.6J
.Per cent t:lestrqyudl n
nanned tar,Jet areal .8 sq. mi. Per cent destroyed. 79
Total damSBe to date. .6J sq. mi. Per cent or bUIlt-up areal 77
Targets damaged by current strike: 2 numbered; 1 other.
LilDitaticns at' coveraBel Fair 24" coverage - 1/10 clQ1de.
Note: Data in this repcrt supersedes thr:1t listed in all prevlcull repcrtll.
Nate I Bomb craters visibla in built-up area are probably frQQ 20 AF
Missicns No. 285. 266. 24 .July 19115.
20 Report:
Sa Damage within limits at huilt-up nre,l
(1) J.rea dqmsge freg current strike I
Built_up area (Urban)
Built-up area (Total)
Note: No previQJB c!a::lage.
(2) Daoage to targets:
Sq. Mi.
.82
.82

So. lU.. :rer cent
.63 n
.63 77
"""ber
50.20-1779

Yam(CIoto Heavy Inrhstry.
CCIlIVerted Textile Mill
Tote! Dagge

80%
b. Image mt.9ide built-up area: (-;1ithin 5 mile radius ot
center ot city).
(1) Area damage tran current strike,
Very mina danage to su bJrban area.
Bamb notedl N cf city
S of city near Target 90.20-18.14.
!u-ea damage Q1tside the limits d the built-up area fat' all IItrikes totahl
.05 sq. mi.
(2) Damage to hoots;
nunbar lkl!nR.
90.20-1815 Toyo Bearing Co.. DOjima Plant

References; A. Target Informaticn Sheet .. lXunane. UrbaD eo Industrial
.u-ea
l
eo Target Secti9n, A-2, 20.\1
B. J..ir QJjective Folder
WlO!!lJ'!: 4nnotatcd print 8bOJiDB damage follo78 th1.a
Baaed en 20tb .\.7. 010 D..... Bepon No. 1.52.
46
JlJlI1JJlII%JA,l.
.
P,.RI' III _ SE:THlo 0 _ H11'/..TSYK,'._'f!.17_URE'.N - D.J.t.GE :,ssESSL1INr.
1. Sue.:u-y:
Built_up arell' Sq. Ml. total _ 2.35, Sq. tH. - 1.04
Per oe nt dEJa tr eyod _ 44.2
Planned target llrea: o.B .!Iq. I:li. Per oent dclltrQ.fedl 130
Total da.ll:l9ge to date. 1.04 sq. mi. Per oent built-up area' 44.2
Targets danngcd by ourrent .!Itrike. 4 JUi:lOOrod; 1 otr.cr.
II. Il3=ge n'itbin limits of built_up areal
0) Area da."Oge .frOll curront strike: 59. Mi.
(no prcTi roll de.::lage)
Destroyed.
Sq., !oli. Fer cent
Built-up llrell (Urban)
at Ht_up area (lnwstrial)
area (Total)
(2) D:mege to tArgets:
1.46
.89
2.35
.83
.208
1.04
57
23-4
WI.2
Navy :..rsenal .5%
9).17-2015 Japan Internaticnal .ve Co. 10"
90.17-2035 2nd Naval Air :.rsenal 1C1O:lt
90.17-XXI 3011 Probable Naval
5tatiCll .50%
b. Qj,tside wilt_up areal (,Hthin 5 mile radius or
center c city).
(1) .\rea demage fran current strike: None
(2) Damage to targets: J&m;!.Se
Japan Gas wgi.ne Co Samukawa None
90.17-2036 Sagami River Bridges
(3 RR., 1 Highl7ay)
9O.17-XXI3011 Kajima Electric Steel Mfg. Co. None
Seal! Unidentified Industries (8) None
S:nall Unidentified Inlllstl'7 (1)
Reference: AOF 90.17 september IS. 1943
Inclamre: Mosaic annotated to aha;' damage folle-a tbis aeotim
C Based on 20th l"F. oro Do," Rcpcrt No.. 1.58
- 48-
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IOENTIAL
j
;I
l_hr
CONFIDENTIAL
j
;I
E
CCNSOUD.\TED ST:.TISTIC.\L surM'm
Ht sai ep, No, 271, 272. gn ,p' gr'
16/17 1ul>- 1"5

TWEN1' IX'I'H Jl.;m FORCE
XXI BOMBER COMMANO
None
None
None
ISSUIld 24 July 1945
Crelll' Casualties
COST OF MISIOm
Aircrar t Danaged.
Aircraft landing At 1'110 Jitlll.. 22
Aircratt Loat
':;I'
95-5%
72.2il
SECRET
29 Tons
3682 Tons
.503
.. . .
Mission 271.. 58th Wing - NW'!Jl.zu. Urban Area _ NorllBl Eftort
Mission 272.. 73rd Wing - Oi ta Urban Area _ Nornal Ertort
Mission 273 - 3l3th Wing. Kuwana Urban hea NorllBl Effort (J Croups)
Mission 274 .. 314th Wing. Htratsuka Urban Area _ Norml Ertort
Bomba Dropped On Other Targets, ..
Aircraft Airborne ..
Percent Of Jl.ircraft On Hand
BozrbillB HeauUa.. No daaago 8sS0SSDllnt availablo to da to
XflECTI\'ENU OJ!' MISIOW
aircraft Bombing PriDllry Target 466
Percent Of Bombine Ji,ircraft Airborne.
Baabe llI'opped On PriJlllry Targets ..
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34 271 - 274
MISSION NO
'6
Iu", 19.5
Field Order No. 100
4
l
2
J
18
1
,
T=
A/C
lHlN.
Ul't.CTlVI.
42J
46
15
114
10
5
84
12
2
118
12
6
107
12
2
T=
6

2
5
2
15
A/C
EQ,llINC
O'!'llFIl
TARGETS
Zn 211+
LlA.TE l' J\ll.y 1945
1
J
, 2
'/e
BO!4lING
SECU./IWlY
TJoRGET
420
46
117
12
82
12
114
10
107
12
'/C
EO:tllDJG

TJ.1lG1":..T
0144 Z
usr
h.ircraft l\nding i.t Iwo JillPl
MltJsion fi271 - 58th fling 5 aircraft.
li.'tI.ssion fl272.. 7)rd Wing - 2 oircraft,
Mia:lion fl27) - )l)th I'Hng - 4 aircraft.
r.tisoion flZ74 _ 3l4th 111118 - 11 aircraft.
2056 Z
205BZT 2328 Z
i-'DlSf
rm ;:2'
iii3'7z-1 0023 z
saion #2
ssion
2203 Z 01.44 z
PAil'flCIPA'i.'IKG

'1.!.!lt.t
TD,ij:, OF kk:l'UHN
uA'!': lASf
1022 Z I 16.17
July
0845 Z
1015 Z [16-17
July
Is1510n #2f
0913 Z 116 Ju 2108 Z 2315 z
1022 z 116-17
July
AIHCi'lAFT
0931 Z
0806 z
0738 Z
0738 Z
0907 z

'I'D>1. Or r.;.r.;;: CIT

lJ...
16 Ju 116
12
2
120!.
12
6
441 116
47
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116s.
11
5
87
12
2
Ale
AI.1_
LUti,;';
4
2

1
118
11
5
67
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2
120
12
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lJ1.:.lll'tl
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6971445
47
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13
6
I. laWiDdR" ai.l"oatt.
l 1 .....-4umbo a1l'Gl'Qtt, 1 wind run Qlrcrl1ft.
i
Iacludea 2 apcrc
2 .upr_d..unbo 2 ROM aircraft. and
1 wind. run
IDaludea 1 8p:1re :lU...rlJ;"t.
I 1 IIUplr.dumbo aircraft, 4 Rew aircraft. and
1 wiD4 run aircraft.
'/310'
313lO

a1Dte&nee pu'aonnel error.
1 A.1ronW' puo.GllMl _"'01'.

I

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1 I
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-
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orn"

AOIl\bed
coondllJ'1
Non.
P.rt(lett ,
MISSION 271 - 274
04TE 16 July 1945
omrr ACTIOIl
Non- J Bombed ItanLed
Erreeth Sccondc.ry Oll.er

FLIGHT COlmITIONS


Non. I BOll1bel! IBombed
,ffecttn 5econd8ry Othor
BRE.UIDOWN OF .lll AIRCRAFT FULING TO Bam PRIMARY fiRGET
Pm50NNEL SRROR
Hon- l Bcmbe4 I BOlJlbcd
EftectJ.1' Seeond8d Other
.....IClL ra.1UlRE
,
1IOA. I """b" Illambed
Itt.ott.. secondary Other
I'AI, I 18
J41jG I 2
lJIG I 2
5
..
,.
-
1
MISSIONS
mom
BOMBING
RUN
.-r1lOlBED
lA.rnCRAFr TIME OF REl.FJ\SE
DATE
16 Juh 1Q/J
ALT. OF REI..EAsE
TARG1"T V'ISIBLE
.... or 'DtrrroET
I ,mOffllG rl
' I V'Ibtll. TARGET !JOT VISIflU
T'YH: 8010133 FARLIEST lATEST
L RJl.Dlill. RUN mopp
LOWEST HIGHEST SIGH'fIN; WITf! V'ISUiI.L ONm;; RJ.I)J"R DElt.U OROPPWO
Q!1L. l".rmoP,'" '1:'1',Dl'Tl Ino RUN I: all
..,_.............
M no1 1 InDPfl
P 107 1613 z 1752 Z 10600
11600 2
__au I1rblln .vea p
12 .!. 1626 z 1654 z 11200
-
I
-
I
3
\102
1659 Z
11500

.
- 1
10 I
BaobiJo l1J1a TO 1J!

13000
- -
1
-


1
Missi
..JllE
'131&1 ou-. UrbeA Area P 117 . 1522 Z 1632 Z 10000
11450 2
2
I I
01ta urban-Mea P 10 .!. 1512 Z 1549 z 10400
11550
-

1"
3
-
-

10
Um
.jWGI KuaDll lkban Area
p 82 1631 Z 1740 Z 10200
11300
-
I
-
I

I
1
I
Bl
Xu'lil8na urban Area P 12 !. 1625 Z 1648 z 10600 11aoo 1 .

-
11
..&1ngu TO 1 1640 Z

9400
-

- -

1
--
TO 1 1703 z

14000
-
1
UI
121 "11446 Z
1612 Z

116 I I I wzatauka lkban .lAree 10900 15200
5 -

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H1l'atIIuka Orban .:..rea 12 Ihj2 Z 1519 Z 11200 12900
- -
-
-
12
Sb' P""'ia
1 l
r
l:2 Z

8000
- -
-

1
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PriJllu'y Targets
I
I
427 114"" z
1752 Z 10000 15200 9
2
-
4
412
FriJllu'y Targets 46 1.4-32 Z 1654 Z 10400 12900 1
-
1 43 I
1
$thf1nder airct"tl.jt.
l J.lao bcvnb.::lu p-i'..3 it t:J.joato
.! Includes 2 }iC:,f & S1' and 1 wind run
! Includes 4 '=!O..t.,t r aircro.d.


12.!kl1JfI
MulQ;1
"'}'/""1--.2'/""4c--
OIo'
DlwPCI'::'lTIOH

TYPll. 6' FU<::.E LOADED ON 4IR- R-' fASEO a -ll; JuJy
1
945
Ulfl! l:. II TARGETS
"alGlG' II BUoit SETTWC BOR.... &IRCRA.n
Ji:.TTtSotH::O N.1'lJnJt:J)
I Noe. Tail No 'l'ons '0 ---;-;-:
ana 0"'0
ne o. one Q '1' n ''''
0__ i n 0
I
M18S10 /./2'71
58Ira ......70.2 10Q11 loB. ,.... - 6052 206.7 5714 '97.0
50'" I.e. _ 3732 933.0 3323 630.8 92 3.2 195 "7 51 108
W, 500N I.C. ,. 40 8.0 40 8.0 - - 409 102.2 - -
Mis/Jl0 ' l!2?2 - - - -
13'iIG "'''''''70.2 1JJ!l/I I.B. 'M'.
2
39
6
3 6263 22922 790.4 - 10)) 35 6 8
)1.046 jbotatlaah 44 - 4.2 _ _ 2: _ ...3
lJi/J"io 1t2'7>:l
_70.2 10'" LB. 1M'.' 3123 107.7 3077 10(;'.1 46 1.6 _ _
"'-1147"'3 100# loB. 1M'. - 2944 101.5 2760 95.2 - 184 6.) - -
.1.46 500# I.e. 2640 528..0 2460 492.0 80 16.0 100 "" ..
..,''''?4
3l41C _7'" IJJO# I.B. 1M'. - 7162 246.9 6951 - - 184 6,) 21 .9
ioN-W,7l.1 500# I.C. .. 3819 954,8 ;,:,;?: 40 10.0 85 21.2 3 .8
)10.46 R!.Otofla8b 56 5': - 1 - 1.. ..
,"""" IoN.III7:.2 1001/ loB. 40300 '369.6 38664 1333.2 92 3.2 1456 50.2 86 ).0
.....III7M3 100/1 I.B. 2944 101.5 2760 95.2 - 164 6.3 -
"".1117':'1 SOOII I.e. 7551 1687.6 7014 1753.6 40 10.0 494
12
3,4 ) .6
:1.41. 500# I.C. 2680 536.0 2500 500.0 80 16.0 100 20.0 .. -
11046 P!lototlaab 100 _ 96. 1 - 3 - - -
TOT:..t 53575 3914.9 51034 3662.0 213 2'}.2 2239 1999 89 ).6
,"'1 '. p... ,,:; 00 foe above target.
MJSSICii nJ m
IlA.'l'E '6 1,,1.,
PF.RSONNEL CASUALTUs
SECRET
AIRCRAF'I' LOST Am> DAMAGED
AIIlCIWT LOST
AIRCRAFT DAMAGED
CASUALTIES
-
E8t
EIIIJI! ACC.
UN-
EJIDIt ENOII !NDfI Ace. OWN UN- TOTAL
TOTAL
..,
Ale AlA
Ale

OTIID
IUe>J.
TOTAL
Ale VA A{5J & '" CUNS OTIlER KI)WN MAJOR MIfDR PARTICI_ KILLED WOUNDED TOTAL
AlA DCH.
A.1 MECH.
PATII(; II(; & INJlIl.ED CASUALTIts
41331
n "'"

one
Nooo
14
II.
.11oe1 n i12 2
3lIG
lone
Npnc
l53
""
,liss1
n
Nooo II 110
lJiIG one
sci
n "2
None 15 1 1:0
14lIG
one
57
lion
N=e
aJlOL one
.
.iJ<Jl.iI
M I S S I a r 2 7 ~ .. ??I
DUI 16 Jllly 191'5
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1.41531016 271. - 1I74
DA'rE 16 July 19J,5
FLIGHT DA,'A " FUEL C;ON3lUPTION
IIISSIOil lilll.BER 8m
8272 11273 11274
UNIT 58TH wroo
7JRD WU(j J1)TH WING J14TH I7III;
AIRCRAFT CONSIDERED 114 125
8'
12<>
,
I
AVEnAGE FLYIOO TUiE 14:12 13:43 13:18 13:55
I
FUEL CONSUloU:.D:
Averaee
5526 5757 5639 5777
6150 6419 6165 6326 I
Maxi:llUlr.
.LIinic\.l:l 5125 5323 5271 5417
\
FUEL fID,iJ..IlIIOO:
Average 813 849 829 765
MwrimUll 1452 1394 1207 1270
I
M1 nir.l1.1Cl 365 381
335 292
,
AVG. GALS. USED PER HOUR 389.2 419.6 424.0 415.0
I
TOTAL USED ON AIROORNE Ale 691627 753728 562782 843756
I
.. ieipta: 1I-I.7J2 - ?D lba.
1I-17Al - 465 1...
1-4713 - 10 lbo.
E.46 - 425 lbs.
Ihl6 - 52 lb.
F
T!tENI'lE:I'H .\IR FOFCE fIElD CIlDERS
"'Ii. JIg, m. gzg. 1"3. 11
T"J'ENI'L'Tii AUl FCICE
GU:J.f
, 16 July 1'345 _ 0600K
Fu:LD cmJER )
,
NlIMBml 100)
NO. 1 TO FlEW NO. 100
Concurrent with this headquarters being red8lligne.ted Twentieth ,Ur
Farce (1'armerJ,y XXI Banber Ca:u::and). a neu .seriee of Fie14 Orders
nuobers l7ill be used. Thi:l series ';Jill start with No. 1 1'czo tbe
Field Order dated 16 July 1945. as no previOJ." Field Order" were
1esued by 'I":7entieth Air Ferce HBadquarterB. It 113 tbcretcre requested
that yQl. ohange yQl.r ec:py of Field No. 100. dated 16 J'u1 lc;t5.
Headquarters Twentieth loil' Force. to read Field Order No.1. dated
16 J'uly. Hcali;l,uaTters /oil' Foree.
... J KISSNDl:
Brigadier General. USL
Chief of Statt
CFFlCLi.L:
J'<F.N B J,ICI\'I'CCMERY
Colalel. G.S.C.
D CIS. Operatia1S
FI.::LD O?.DERS )
mnrem 100)
SEClL""
Auth: CG 'IW':..,ycth o\ir Fc:reo
Initi.:l.ls: I'
D:lto: 1945
..IR FORC::;
Gu.'11!.
16 July 1945 - 05QCtt
1. Cbi. t. t...:d
2. 'I\ventieth.lir Force nt.ta.eks NUJ.L.,ZU, OlTA, and HIRATSUKA
tfiUVoN AiiE'AS on ni:;ht of 16/17 July 1945.
3. a. 58th WinG:
(1) visun1 nnd tarGet: NUW,zU URBAN MEr,
031070 NorlM.l Effort
urI Rnfcrcnce: XXI BOlll.Com Litho-lloso'lic NUllf.ZU li.?.EJ\
9O.Hl - Urban.
(2) Route:
&sc
Iwo Jir.l:l
J4J5JON - 13Bl4E (IP)
T-<1I"gct
bo Jir.:k!.
fuse.
(3) ;,ltitudes:
(a) Eru-outc to target: 4,000 - 4,800 ft. and -
7,3CXl ft.
(b) Of attack: 10,000 - 10,m:> rt..
. .
(c) Enrouto fran Minimwn 12,500 ft., IDIlXi.nnW
13,500 ft.
(4) Bcmb w.1.d: 1 - Y47A2 m15
3 LTOUPS - : Ies.
(5) Int.:::rv<l.lOQctcr SGttingt -47 ms - 75 ft.
11-17 ICs - 50 ft..
(6) !laobinC Airspeed. 195 CIAS.
(7) Tokooff. 161900<.
b.
(ll -.."'rioaal .,., r ...... ".rect. OlD __ ABa
J1IlCB ee""
w..,..]._
._. III _ t1.tIIo-11oeaic 0l'Il ...
F.0. 1100
(2) :loute:

Iwo J:i=
3309N - 1331JE
33301< - 13220E (IP)

Left 'furn
Iwo Jim.::.
B,:ISc.
(3) f,ltitudcs:
(n) Enroutc to to.rr;ct: 4,000 - 4,000 ft.:md 7,000 -
7,300 ft.
(b) Of 10,000 - 10,000 ft.
(e) Enrcutc fror:l lLbove 12,()(X) ft.
(4) 3acb Load: 4 ry'cups - 1...'-47 15s.
(S) Setting: 75 ft.
(6) BOt:lbin1 J.irspccd: 205 CL\S.
(7) Ttlkooff: 161ro:.JK.
e. )1)th \'/ine:
(1) Pri..r.<cry visu:l1 nnd rndar t.::!.rect: KtT.'IAW... U:m:,N AR3t'.
UP! FORCE REQUmff)
0030$2 3 Groups NoI'I'll..u Effort
urI Reference: XXI DonCom Litho-Uosaic ,.REI. 90.20.
B.::!.se
Iwo Ji.r.la
3335N - 13551lE
3458N - 13555"
3509N - 13601' (IP)

Turn
lwo Jirm
fuse.
() lltitudcs:
(a) Enroute to 5,000 - 5,000 ft. nnd 8,000 -
8,am ft.
(b) or attack: 10,000 - 10,m ft.
(e) Enrouto floQll, t.. ... Above 12,000 ft.
(4) _ Load, l.,.oup - 1147A2 m.
2 lJ:I"oups - C1U!ltcrs contllining 11-69 ballbs.
(5) Iatoroo1........ Set.tinB. 11-47 m. - SO ft.
Cl.ustere - 35 ft..
' 195 ens
..
F .0. #100
(7) 'fukeoff: 1619JOK.
d. J14th
(1) vi,u.:l1 end rad"U" wr'"ct.: HIaATSUKA \JilB:J1 . -::
UE!
084080
FORCE R.i?11J!Rm
NorWl.1 Effort.
UPI ncfcrcncc: XXI BOI:lCom Lit.ho-l!oBaic HIRA'I'SUY.A 1.REh.
HIRATSUKA 90.17 - 1336.
(2) Route:
B."l.5C
!\JI't) Ji::o
Jt.4730N - 13922E (IF)

352311 - 1392lE
3522N - 13908
3436N - 131352E
Iwo
Br'.,e.
(3) Illtitudcs:
(,:!) to t.:'.rgct: 5,000 - 5,300 ft. and 3,000 -
3.SlX> ft.
(b) Of attock: 11,000 - 12.200 ft.
(c) Enroutc frr:m target: 15,000 fl. or above.
(4) Boob Load: 1 eroup -tJ47112 ms
) groups - ),{-17 lCs.
(5) Intcrv:!.lomcter V-47 me - 100 ft.
!.{oo17 lCs - 50 ft..
(6) R.C.M.: Four spcci<l1 jarrmi.rl(; aircraft wUl orbit tho
t,rz,ct in rI ten :nile r.:tdius circlo with tho center r'.t
J51930N - IJ920JOE while bombcr stl!'oaa is fNOI' tMl1et.
(7) Tokooff: 16l7JOK.
x. (1) Mothod of Attnck: By individual :'l.ircratt. with IIllJ.n forco
preceded by 12 pathfinricr aircraft. 'fJngs w1ll
to compress <lltn.ck over Ulrt;cl to wi:thin '10 mnutos.
(2) First twelve ".l.irer:d't ot asch winIt will be doe1r,:n.<\tad
as P'lthtindilrs arrl will bo nc.m by beet radJtlr CNWS.
() 8mb Fuzi.nJ:": K-47 ml!l _ ineto.nt.nneous ftD80
All Clustors - tuzed to open ',000 ft. above
the ltU"get.
4. 'hctJ.oal 1lisB101l Numbers s
- 110. 271
.... 2'/2
- .213
- 274.
F.O.
BY Co...."tJID OF L!..JO:i Le!!lW:
All Win.!;ll ..ill bo equipped to j:J.Cl th<J rel1
i
on
190-210 Spot j.:u:r;dn:" ..ill be conducted aver
t.he frequency :1.<))-190. 210-220 ttnd 72-.1l. meS;l-
cyclos as desired by the \'/ine and \"'5 governod
by the oquipocnt
of the extent nod reli:tbi1ity of the
will be made while over the tar,;ot.
JXlr.IClr5 will be kept in nt ",11 times when closor
thnn 50 miles to the m:linlond. :"nd will bo turned off ",t
other times. except for postfli,ht fre-
quency vlhieh to be m:.>.de on the 'eround while
the in the airpl.::.nes.
(2)
(4)
5. n. (1) The special j'llllllinr m,rcrnft for U\O 314th rin....ill be
cquippod to j.:u;l the 190-210 and 72-84 mcS"!--
cye1o,i:s. Spot jt'r.m1n;;; ..ill be conducted over the frequency
rcnJ;o,i:S }OO-19O end 2l()-,220 cagacyc1es tiS dcsirod by the
rring Cczn,'!l:mdcr tim ,:1.5 ,"::ovcrnod by tho of each win<>.
In c.ddition. all strike aircraft will bo oquippod ..it.h 000
wit.hin tho b..-:rr",,<>c band 1i:lt.od 'lboVo providi.'"C suf-
oquipocnt is ,:lV.:liL'l.b1c.
b. C,,"lld root: IIq., Twentieth Air Force. GU,\!.l.
,\ ,., KlSSNffi
Bri;;;adier General, USA
Chief of Staff
OFFICL'.L:
,
/1/(1
JOHN B /
Colonel, G. S. C.
o cIS, Oper1tions
DISmmUTION:
2 - CGf 51th Boob \'!iIV'
2 - CGi 73rd Bom.b Vline
2 - CG, 3l3th &)I:Ib ''line;
2 - CG, 314th Bomb "ling
2 - CGi 315th Bornb ''ing
1 - CG, VII ...r Cor:1d (CTG 93.4)
1 - COJ 3Td Photo TIccon Sq
6 - J..-3 TRctics
J
Twentieth :.ir Force
2 - 33rd. SCU, Twentieth Air Force
1 - Caalnicetiona, Twentieth :..ir Force
1 - 0;\5, Tweat1.otb Air Farea
2 - CIU, !weIltieth Air Farce
t - 1eporti.De:, 1'went,ioth Air Force
- , Air Force
G
D1SI'RIBtlJ' I CN
lioaim. Ho. 271. 272. 213 19i"l
Copy No.
1
2
3
'-5
6
7
8

10
11
12
13
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15
16
17
18
1.
20
>1
22
23 24
25
26 - 27
28
2. - 53
34
35
37
38 - 67
68 - 69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 - 80
pIsrRIBU'l'ION"
T.\Cl'ICAL MISSION" REPORI'
.::ol:l:11lllding Generlll; Arnv Air Forces
Coi:m:indill8 General; U.S. Arll\Y StrateGic Air Forcea
Cc:Er.larx:ling General. U.S\rnv Strateaic "ir Forcell (Oua:u)
Chief of Steff. U.S .Irr1y Straton1c oI.ir Forces (Ouaet)
General; T\rontieth Air Force
Cor.Jnand ina: Gener!ll; Eigilth Air Force' (Ok:ina...a)
Coonander in Q:lief. U.S. Aru;y forces, Pacil'ic
Chief oj' 1tlval Opal"ations,
Ccm:un.:l.er 1n Chief, Pacific Fleet (nd... 1i1)
Com:l,:Jder in Chief, Pacific Fleet (Rear Hq)
Force, FDcific Fleet
Camlarrlar; Third Fleet
Fifth Fleet
Ccn:1ander, First Carrier Task Force

Ca::mandillo3 General; U.S\rmy Forces, m..:idle Pa.cific
General; Allied Air Forces, S.1PA
Cornm3ndins General; Far East .Ur Forces
CotIt.m.ding General; U.s. Strategic Air Forces in Europe
General; Allied Air Forces
COi:ri:09ooin.7 General; Fifteenth Air Force
General. Seventh Air Force
CooI:laoding General; VII Bol:::J.ber CoI:a:land
Cocrr.anUI18 General, VII Fig!'.ter Coolll.::mi
Commanding General; Eleventh Air Force
Ccan:1nd ing General , JOIst Fi13r.ter Uing
Ca:ma.nd Hq, Allied Air Forces, S'1PA'
ATrH": Senior Intellia:ence Officer. H._l.A.F.
Comoander in Chief. U.S. Forces. Pscific
.UTN: G-2 (For Section 22, RC2Il)
Officer in CharCO, Joint Intelligenca Center
Escific Ocean Areas
General, Air Forces
ATTN; Intelligence
Coan::mdins General. Army Air Forces
ATTN: lC/AS. Intelligence. Collection Jivision
Co::mlanding General. U.S. Army Air Forces (Gu.9t1)
ATTN:
General. U.S. Arnw Str"ltegic .ur Forces (Guam)
xrrN:
FOR: Counter Jeasures Air Analysis Center
Cor.nandinc; arricd. 'IWentieth Air Force lead are. School
Brigadier Genetsl. K.S. Hansell. Jr.
Chief of starf. Twentieth .ur Force
CIS. Opns. Twentieth .lir lorce
.:..c of S .1--2. 'lVentieth .1ir Force
Chemical \iartare Officer. 'I\1entieth .u.r bot
Ordnance Officer. Ttlen'tietb Air Farce
Director of Tactictl, Ao-J, 'I'wentieth A.1r I'oroe
Histcric.!.l Officer. Twentieth Air J'arce
1llllllllll,
8'
82
8J
84
85
86
87
88
8,
90
"
'" 93
'4
95
,6
'7
9B
"
100
'01
102
10J
'04
105
106
107
loB
10,
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117 - 130
Co<=3rx1ins: General; 58th Bomb:u'C!roont line
Ca:Jwndif18 General; 73rd Bombnrdment :11116
Cor:nandil!8 General, 313th Bc:mbardment "Jing
Comm..'lndi!l8 General; ]14th 6omb3l"dment t'iilld
Ca:cJndin,g General, 315th BOIlIbnrdment 11ill6
Com:13ndiog Of'rieer; 3m Photo Roconnaie:uu300e Sq
CoI:Jm3ndin,g Officer; 41st Photo Reconnaissance Sq
Coiln3ndino Officel', 55th Roconnaia331'1Ce Sq, long
.
Comllnndill8 Officer. Tl7entieth Air Force Cor:lbat Sta81ns
Center (ProvisionAl)
Coooanding Officer. 3]rd stntistical Control Unit
Commanding Officer; 6th Bomb Group (VH)
Cor:l::lamill8 Officer; 9th Bo!:tb Group (VH)
Officer; 16th Bocb Group (VH)
Cc:mn(lcclins Officer; 19th Bomb Group (VH)
Ccco::l3llding Officer; 29th Bomb Group (VH)
Cc:m:n3ndiD,3 Officer; 39th Bomb Group (VH)
Caccsnding 40th Group (VH)
Canm3ndilloJ Officer; 330th Banb Group (VH)
Cor:Jm.::mding Officer; 331st Banb Group (VH)
Coona.'1ding Officer; 444th Bomb Group (VA)
Ca:wanding Officer; 462nd Banb Group (VH)
Caimunding Officer; 468th BOl:lb Group (VA)
Cc:on3n:l:ing Officer; 497th 8cr.l.b Group (VIi)
Commandill6 Officer; 498th Banb Group (VH)
C<:mnanding Officer; 499th Bcob Group (VH)
Co!=nding Officer; SOOth Bomb Group (VH)
Co=anding Officer; 50lst Bomb Group (VA)
Co=anding Officer; 50200 Bomb Group (VA)
Camnandit1{; Officer; 504th Bomb Group (VH)
CooDanding Officer; 505th Banb Group (Vii)
Coornanding Officer; 509th Coopoaite Group
Commanding 15th Fighter OrOIlP (VlR)
CocmandinB Officer; 21st Group (VI.a)
C<x!munding Officer. 414th Fighter Group (VIR)
Ca!Jmanding Officer. 'S06th Fighter Group (VLR)
Reporting Unit; A-2; 'l\;tentietb Air Force (File Copy)
Reporting Unit. A-2, Tnentietb -tir Force
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