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'IWentieth Air Fa' ce I
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T,UlG1!
MISSION NUMBm
,u{ASH!
Kawasaki A/e Plant
(90.25 - 1547)
20, 192, 220 ,
225
Urban Area
(90.25) 252
,lM,<G,0.s.ua
Nippon Oil
Co. (90.25 -
28l.
322
Urban Area
(90.25) 203
AOMORI
Urban Area
(90.5) 298
CHIBA
Hi tachi A/c
Co.
(90.14 - 2145)
198
Urban Area
(90.14) 251
CHOSI
Urban Area
(90.14) 279
FUKUI
Urban Area
(90.15)
277
0l1JKUY;.JIh
Urban Area
(90.29) 321
l'UKOUKA
Urban Araa
(90.35) 212
:jrz
&"'-
.-
T.FlGET
MISSION NuMBEB.
GIFU
:lJrban Area (9.20)
260
HACHIOJT
Urban .h'ea
(9.17)
306
H! t"IMATSU
Urban Area
(90.21) 193.
208
HIMEJI
Kawanishi A/e Plant (90.27 - 2047)
217
Urban Area
(90.27)
249

Urban Area (90.17)
274
HIRO
Hiro Naval Aje Factory
(90.30 - 66o)
146
Hiro Arsenal (90.30 - 794)
146
HITACHI
Orban Area ( 90.14)
278
ICHINOMIYA
Urban Area (90.20) 264. 299
IMAB:J11
(
Urban Area
(9.29) 316
IWO JIM;.
Airfields
4. 5.
11, 15. 23.
25
Heavy AlA <Aln.
31
lSESj(I
Urban Area
(90.13)
330
-2-
.....
..7 ........
wffi!
ltAG.uIIG.A
HARA
Kawasaki Ala Plant
16i tsubish1 AlG Plant
Urban Area
KASUlflw..URA
(90.20
(90.20
(90.38)
_ 2(0)
_ 1833)
MISSION
219, 231
218, 228
82, 206
Sea Plane Base
KAt1.ASAKI
(90.14 - 1491) 195. 199
Hayama Petroleum Center (90.17 - 127)
Mitsub1shi 011 Refinery (90.17 - 116)
Petroleum Center (90.17 - 128)
Urban "'rea (90.17)
291, 310
291, 310
267, 310
57, 68
KoellI
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Urban Area
(90.28) 246

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KOBE
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Kawaniahi ;.jC Go. (90.25 -
1702) 172

Urbo.n Area
(90.25) 26, 43, 188
KOl'lJ
F--
I"
Urban Area. (90.16) 254
KOIZUn
Nok.jimn Chemic.l Co.(90.13 - 1545)
KORIY;.14J.
56
Hod.goyo Chemic.l Cc. (90.10 _ 2025) 64
Koriy.... Chemic.1 P1.nt 65
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KUD;JJ.;rTSU
Nippon Oil Co.
KURE
Nnvo.l .:..rs
en
o.1
Urbo.n J,.reo.
Urban r.ren
Urban ;"reo.
Urbo.n :.reo.
KYUSHU
Chiron
Ibusuk1
hum!
Ktlgoshimo.
Ko.noyo.
Ko.noyo. Enst
Kokubu
Kushiro.
Mo.tsuyo.ma.
M1yokonojo
Miyazaki
Ni tto.go.hora.
Oito.
Cknuro.
So-ski
(90.32 _ 672)
(90.30 _ 675-.:1.)
(90.30)
215
240
329
241
148
149, 152
70, 79. 89, 91, lOB, 114
61
50, 75, 78, 84, 95, 105,
112, 118, 124, 127, 135,
147, 151, 155, 162
61, 73, 83. 12:5,13h ..
72, 80, 86. 104, 106, 1
116, 122, 129,
87, 92, 105, 113, 119. 125
101, 143. 158, 159
107, 111. 117, 121. 135.
156. 171
93, 103, 109, 115, 120.
134, 161, 170
74, 81, 90. 102, 169
46, 82, 98. 130, 140. 142
144, IS3, 167
In
99, 132, 157, 166
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MISSION NUIIBER
46, 71, 76, 66, 133, 145
100, 107, 131
85, 97, 154, 160
Urban Area.
Ra.1lroad Yards
Urbc.n .Area.
lUj[lNG MISSIONS
(90,30 - 2202)
313
327
293

Wo.n
Fukuoko.
Funo.kllWo.
Fuso.n
Fushiki
Ge
nzan
F.llgl
Hamada.
He Sa.ki Anchorage
H1eo.shi
Hiroshima ,Wan
In1o.nd Sea.
IwC\s6
Ko.ro.tsu
Kobe -Oso.ko.
Kure Hiroshima. Wun hreo.
Kure Navo.1 Bo,Se
hreo.
Hollon
lI1ynzu
Iiojl
llokQ VIIl

296
190,204. 221. 268,296.S04
246'
262.282,292
182, Ie 4, 204, 214, 244, 275. 29
269,276
233,324
305,331
179
275
49'1
54
139,150
275
190,204,221.30'"
139,150.205.233,276
49,53
52
175,177,179,213.222,239.
246,262,276,296,331
268
213,262, 276
49,66,165
305
160
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MISSION eBR
w:tl'!llG MISSICNS
(Continued)
ll::!.n:lO
182.21
4
244 ,255,275,292,
'31
N:loestu
259
Nezugn
s
o.kl
275
Nl1gt'.tC.
113,182, 202, 213, 2:21, 233. 25!
269.276. 296
Db""'
262,276,292,296
Oy"""
275
R::.sh1n

:ua, 324
Relsui
268
Soled
221, '305, 316
Sclca.ta.
239
S{!.sebo
49
Selshln
266,215,292,305
Sentoki
214,296
Shimonosekl
Str::tlts
47 t 49 ,62.66, 139,173,175,
177,179 ,180, 182, 184, 185,
190,194,201,202,204,205.
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262,268,275,282,296,304.
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b'
;:;
305,318,331
z

Suo Na.da.
47

Tokuya.ma.
150
o I'"
Tokyo Ba.y
150

Tsrugc. Bay
201,262,276.292
Yugn Seo.
214
Yono.go
305

Yonoha.ma.
276
MITO
UrbQ.1l Area.
(90.14)
309
MOJI
Urban Area.
(90.34)
236
li:.Gl.0L.
Urban
!.re.
(90.9)
308
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MISSION NtTW!ER
!L..aa'i,..
;'1cbi Works, .:.tsuta. Pla.not
(90,20_198/2010 )
;.tsuta. F;;;.ctory, Nagoya. ;,.rserm.l
(90.20 - 197)
Chi&UTc. Pa.ctory, N.:l.goyn ;.rseno.l
(90.20 196)
Eltoku, ;"!chl n/C Co.
(90.20 - 1729)
Fuji Textile Plant (90,20 - 2140)
lU tsublshi r./G Engine Plc'.nt
(90.20 - 193)
Uitsublshi Ale
(90.20 .. ISM)
nt Handa.
(90.20 - 1635)
Nippon Vehicle Co, (90.20 - 211)
Sumltoma. Dura.lumln Co.
(90.20 _ 20<0)
Urb;n hT6(!. (90.20)
ToyoWQ Heavy Industries
(90.20 1111)
Inwnnlshl hie Co,
_ l!IIL'.GE
Urbo.n ;"reo.
NOBEOKi.
Urb:ln Area
Urbo.n
Urbcn J.,reQ.
OGIlllBO
(90.25 - 18)
(90.25)
(90.12 - 356)
193
227
226
229, 287
"'9
13,19
290
13, 19
230
17,41,44.174,176
289
191
314
237
271
301
T..BGET
OIT:.
Urbco.n :.re::-.
OK:.Y:J.::.
O"Ii::.Z:.K!
2 'i
E!SSION N1lMBER
272
234
Urbo.n ;.reo.
D".JIY.....
Nnka.j1mo. ;.fc Co.

Onur.... ;./C Works
Urbo.n l.reo.

:.rrny l.rsenn1
MC'xuzen 011 Refinery
Sum1tomo Light Metn1
Urb:-.n l.ren
OT;.
(90.20)
(90.17 _ 2097)
(90.36-1627)
(90.35)
(90.25 - 382)
(90.25 - 1764)
Industry
(90.25 - 263-1,.)
(90.25)
280
195
46
207,295
223. 284
42, 187,189,203
Nakajima Me Pbnt (90.13 - 1544) 29
OT;.KE
Otoke 011 Refinery
P;.G.'.N ISLAND
.:.ir Strip
Urbo.n .:.reo.
(90.32 _2121)
165
16 Ja.nuo.ry 1945
312
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MISSION NUMBER
s..x..
I
Urbo.n
(90.23)
258
S:.sEBO
,
(90.35)
I
.,'u-en
235
sE.t, SE;.R
CHES
30,32.33
SEliIl'.!
Urban
(90.1
0
)
257
SllIilIZU
Urbc.n .\Ten
(90,18)
253
SIlIilONOSEKI
Urbo.n ;.ren
(90
34
)
243
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te
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Shi zuoko. ;jC
Pl::-..nt
(90.18
2011 )
05
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-
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Urba.n J..ren
(90
18
)
211
T;,cHI;,RI

To.ohir.ri
;jC Works
(90.35
1870)
50
-

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,-
T;.CHIL,w;.
,
l.rmy hir .h.rsen::.\l
(90.17 -
2008)
126,178,200
H1tnch1 ;.jC Co.
(90.17
_ 2009)
96,197
TnChiko.wn .:"/C Co.
(90.17 -
792)
57.178
T."K.i,li.:.TSU
Urbr.n ""reo.
(90.27)
247
t:.L.R;.ZUK;.
lo.w1n1sh1
;.jC Phnt
(90.25 - 2137)
285
T:.l::..s.::rw-
250
:JC (90.27 - '1661) 216
T.RGE...I.
TOKUSHIM:..
TOKUY;j.ii.
and Briquette Fnctory
(90.:52 .. 674) 164
Hiko.r1 :,rsent.l (90.. :32 - 671) :325
ll:::.vo.l Fueling Sto.tion (90.. 32 .. 673) 163
o Sh1mo. oil Stonge (90.32 - 1884) 156
Urb:::.n ;,re:l (90 .. 32) 291
TOKYO
;.rsen:l.l :,ree.
Uuscsb1no ;jC Plo.nt
Urban :.rO:l6
TOllICK:.
TOY.'>ll:.
Arec.
(90.17)
(90.17 - 357)
(90.17)
(90.17 - 1391)
(90.11)'
67
7.8,10,16,18,24.31,39,51,
63,197,320
9,38,40,69.181,183
196
307
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TOYOF.ISHI
Urbnn bran
210
TOYOK..,WA
No.va.l ;"rsen::::.l
(90.21 - 1653)
317
TRUll
Dublon Islo.nd, Submtll'1ne Pens
Moe nIsI o.nd ;JF
1,2,3,6,35
21,27,213,36
265
283,315
212
286
228.288,289.297
lUSSION NUl4BER
(90.24 - 2224)
(90.24)
(90.15)
Factory
..1.ree
.'1 J Em J
Urbo.n ";'rea.
0'0:1.1 Liquefaction Co. (90.32 - 1841)
Urba.n ken (90.32)
T5U
TSURUG;'
UJIY:JI;..n;.
UrbC'.n Areo. (90.29) 300
VTSUNOlIYil.
Urbc.n ",reo. (90.25) 263
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Urbc.n (90.31) 266.302
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Urbo.n :"reo.
(90.25) 259

:::
Yl,l'l.:"T:.
Urbo.n J,..rea.
319
YOrcOlWA;.
Urban
(90.17)
186
YOKKAlc:HI
Urbon l.reo.
(90.20)
209
Utsube 011
Refinory (90.20 _ 1684)
216,232, lllSl
6. Type of Mines and settings:
:SCi::iM
MiSSION hESUME
Number 23 ..,U6ust 1545
1. ')ate: 14/15 1945
2. Target: Nanko, Shimonoeekl (W), Ulyazu bn1 HEl,mbda.
3. PartlcipatinE Unit: Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale J.irborne: 2.9
5. to i./e Bombing primary: 88.251. (2.5 ;../e)
1000 bn1 2000# mine.
with various settln&s.
7. Tons of 1'I!1nes Oroppe1; 223.5 tone
8. T1IDe v,.er Primary: 15004ZK - 150308K
9. 1I1titu-te of ;,ttacK; 8000 - 12.800
10. Weather ever T.rget: 0/10 - 6/10
11. Totbl';v ,-ost: 0
Ii. nesume of nIl 011 thi6
were believe to been Four non-effec-
tive. Forty-two E/. m", Ie 9 end 25-Z5".
eClcounterei ShimonoseKi, medium.
to molerf,;te bn-j inbCC...ln.te ... n1 30 to 75 s!L'&. Het..vi Goonj
um, to to MijbZuru. 10
to 20 siL's reporte.i. ;,ver<:.e.e mine lOad: 1(;.S55 ,lba. -4,verl;;.ge
fu.el reserve: 927 One B-29 lc..:.nie1 at Iwo J lIaa.
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1l01l Di,. Sept. 27, 1958
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iii 1 1. I !!!i Q
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MISSION RESUlAE
Mlsaion 3Z0
1. 14/15 .r.ugust 1945
2. TClrget: Isaso.k1 Urban ",refl (90.1:.3)
3. Participating Unit: 7:.3rd c.nd :.314th BomCtordment '{lings
4. Number ble Airborne: 93
5. 1. "Ie Bombing" rimClry;
6.
Type of Bombs end Fuzes:
52.4710 (86 prlmtory und 2
opportunltj)
M19, 500# cluster
set to open 5000 feet over
the turget (;Ind M47 J lOON 10-
cenrtlbry bombs fuzed with
instantaneous nose.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 614.1 tons on priD'lr.ry 11
tons on opportunity.
8. Time Over Primc.ry: 15'010BK - 150315K
9. hltitu1e of Att.ck: 15,450 - 18,200
10. We.ther Over Target: 7/10 - 10/10
11. Total n/C Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Results ret-'0rted 'Nere unobseryed
to excellent. Five hie were non-effective. seventeen
bombed visue,;lly ani 69 bl r,;;,rH.r. Fh.k wus hei.-vy L.ind nlw calibl:.
meb.ger and inuccur",te. Four EI;" sighted did not atlb.ck. Six
B-29's lauded tit Iwo .hVdruge bomb lo..d: 14,924 lbs.
fuel reserve: 648
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I\:lISSION flESUME
15510n Number 21
1. t)c. ts: 14/1..... .t.ue.ust 1940
2.
BombLrdmenl
Wings.
4. Number ,./e I.lrtorne:
5. it .,1e Bombing t'rimory: 87.09;( (81 ./<:-)
8. Time Cver 150123K - 150239K
9. "ltituie of ,;ttock: 14,000 - 19.000
10. We.ther Over T.ret: 0/10 - 5/10
11. Totol Lost: 0
6.
7.
Type of Bombs t oj F"uzes:
Tons of Bombs I)roppe:1:
M17 M19, 500N
clusters set to open 5000
feet ,-bove t .. rge1. 1447, lOOf;
with .. n-
nose M56. 4000'
G<..P. bombs fuze1 with r'rox-
imlly nose on1
5920.4 tons
12. hesume of .Hesion: nes..tlts were unobserved to EX-
cellent, with smoke rising ,,5 high LoS 15,000 feet. Eil:;ht ./C
were non-elfGclive. Ninateen sightej Lnd 62 bi
rvfe:.r. Five E/Jl sightei .iii not ",ttc..ck. He .... vy t,.nd lit,hl,
mec..ger ",nj In.ccuT<.. te flc..k ellcounterei L.t primbry tL.rgE;t. FiVE
E-29's h.njert Lt Iwo ",imc......ven.. ge bomb 14,717 Ibs.
hVerlge fUfl reoerve: 615 gallons.
2
JwHssion number Z,28 21 ... ugust 1545
1. 14/15 194.5
2. Target; 011 Co. &t Tsuchizbkl (90.6 - 1066)
3. P"rticlp. tin@' Unit: 315th Bombbrdment l'llng
4. Number /L .,irborne: 141
5.
6.
hie Bombing
Type of Bombs Fuzes:
93.61 (lZ,Z i.IC)
M30. 100# M57. 250# G.P.
bombs with
7. Tons of Bombs I)r0rlpej: 952..9 tons on prlm.. ry un1 2..2
tons on opportunity.
8. Time vver Prime..ry: 150048K - 1502.39K
9. nltituie of 10,200 11,800
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10. Vleother Over T"rget: 5110 - W/lu
11. Toto! lAst: 0
.
1(;. Resume of ;.Iir:.sion: ReSUlts were Nine
Ale were non-effective. Only,2 B-29's sie,.bted visu;;.lly. No
E/n siehtej. Heovl, flck encountered
.1 l<.rgetso Thirteen a-,9 I s .... 1 Iwo Jim.. bomb
lOf.d: lbs. Averc.e fuel reserve: 12.40 g ... llons.
MISSION hlSUME
Mission Number 327
21 JUE-usl 19 .. 5
1. '"It.te: 14 .... ueust 1945
2. Tbrget: M&rifu R.R. Yeris
(90.30 - 22J2)
I

4.
pc.rticip<..t1ng Unit: 312.th BO(.1barimenl
Numbe r ./l, .. i rborne: 115
5. 10 4/L Bo;nbing rrim<..ry:
6. Type of Bombs E:.ni Fuzes:
(108 Lni 2
tlportuulty)
M64, 500# G.F. fuze1
with 1/10 s.;c. 1e .... y nose
... n 1 1/100 5';C. t .... i .

7. of Bomas '"'troppeJ: 709.8 tons on priuH. r.t t.nj 12.7
tons on
8. Time uver Prlfl1Qry: 1412ooh. - 14.l.31SK
9 ...,1tituJ6 of .-.tti.>ck: 1;;,800 - 18,500
10. "e.ther OVor TLrget: 0/10 - 5/10
11. Total ,.Ie Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike photos showed excellent
results, with numerous hits on the target. Jill bombing
visul. Five ;,/C were non-effective. Ln1 P-47's
sUtJport. Fh.k w... she.... vy, mOler<..te, genen.. lly <.0,1
continuously poinlei. Forty B-29's Qt Iwo Jlma gni 1
ut l.verage bomb lOt,;: lbs. fuel
reserve: 596 gallons.
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Mission Number 326 21 r.Utust 1945
1. 14 .... ugU!:it 1945
2. Tbrgct: -
3. PBrticip<..ting Unit: 7Z,r'j Wine
4. Number r./L r.irborne; 161
90.06% (145 prlm... ry ... nd 2
0t-/portunlty)
6. Type of Bombs ..n1 Fuzes; M65. 1000# onj 2000#
G.P. bombs fuzed with l/l:oO
sec. noses
10. W.. ther ever Target: O/lD - 5/10
11. Total../e Lost: 0
7. Tons of Bomb> "roppe,i: 706.5 prllI1ary .. ni 10
opportunl ty.
8. Time Over Primerj: 141416K - 141501K
12. Resume of r.usslon: strike photos from 36 #./C showei
excell(;nt results, with 650 hits showing on the tQ.rget. Of ths
843 bombs iroppei 216 hit within 1000 feet of the point.
Fourteen ..-.Ie were non-effective. 4,,11 bombln@ wes visul.l.
Flbk mOierGte Snerallj uni conlinuous1j
pointei. F1 ... k li;m&gei 26 B-29's. No EI#. were sie.htei. p-ol'f
P-47's fihhtei escort. Four a-E9's 1... (1)e1 ... t Iwo
bOlnb 10,294 Ibs. fuel
904 ",,110n5.
25.100 9 .r.ltituie of 4.ttE::ck: 22,100
#_SilEC
MISSION F.ESUME
Mission Number 325
I.
I),S,te; 14 .,UE:.ust 1945
2. Tt.rE!:et: HUt.. r! Ntovt;.l . rsen... 1 (9u.32 - 671)
3. ?articlp.::..tio
e
Unit: 58th Bombt.r:lrnant V/ing
4. Number ./e .... lrborne; 167
5. " . /e BOlllb1n& Prim.ri;
6. Type of Bombs en1 Fuzes:
94.01jl (1;'7 prlmorj onj 4
opportunl tt)
M64, SOON G.P. bombs fuze'
with 1/100 sed. delt;.y nOSE
end
7. Tons of Bombs I)roppei: 885 tons on prim.. ry ... nd 28.5
tons on opportunity.
8. Time Over Prlmery: 141417K - 1415i8K
9. ,ltltude of ,ttack: 15,800 - 17,700
10. Ve;;ther Gver Toret: 0/10 - 4/10
11. Tot,1 A/L Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: photos showed
iestruction of the lerget. Of the 3540 bombs iropped on the
taret hit within 100L> roet of the dmln point. 51,.
r..jl. were non-effective. ,1'111 bambino visub.l. Fl .... i;
het-vj, met-ger to intense on') inc.\Jl:un.. te i..ni 7 B-258.
No E/n sighte1. Twentj 8-29
1
s lwo J1m&.
bomb Ibs. fuel reserve: 736
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MISSICN hESUi'AE
Mission Humber
1.. Oate: 10/11 I.ugust 1945
19 August 1945
2. TarEel;
Genzan, Shimonosekl (W), sakal, Yonego, an1
Nak! Um1.
3. Participating Unit: Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne; 31
5. fo .Ie Bombing Primary: 1001.
6. Type of Mines an'
settings: 1000 ani 2000. mines witb
various seltings.
7. Tons of Mines
Droppe1 : 203 tons.
8.
Time Over Prlmi:lry:
llOOZ,2;\
-
1l0147K
9. I>llilude of .ttttl:.ck: 7500
-
12.90ll
10. Weather Gver Target: 0/10
-
6/10
11. Total r./o Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Of the 269 mines 265 were
believed to be effective. Two ;.!fJ drofJped mines visually.
Twenty-nine were sighte-j om maie no attacks. No claims.
Flak was hef.vy, meiium, moderC:lte to Inaccur6te. Two
hie lenied at Iwo Jima. mine load: 13,145 Ibs
.... verage fuel reserve: 846 gallons.
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MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 323 19 J.ugust 1945
1.. Date: 10 l.ugust 1945
(90.12 - 356) PV
T:1.rget:
2.
.... ircr:-.ft Co. nt Ogikuku
Tokyo Arsonal (90.17 - 3600) PR
3. Pnrticip"'.ting Unit: 314th Bombordmont Wing

Number Airborno: 78
.
5. %;.Ie Bombing Prim::-..ry R:-.d:--r: 89.78% (70 rc.dc.r a.nd 3 opportunlt
6. Typ13 of Bombs nnd Fuzes: rooO# G.p. nnd l!64. 500# G.p.
bombs with nose
non-del:;)' t:-.i 1.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 320 tons on radar and 13.5 tona
on opportunity.
8. Time Over Primary l01050K - 101059K
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9. of httc.ckJ 22.000 .. 26,200
10. Wea.ther Over Torget: 5/10 - 7/10
11. Totcl ole Lost, 0
12. Rosuno of Mission: Results unobservod to good. Fighter
escort providod by 50 P_47
1
S :>.nd P..51' s from 1a.ndfa.ll to l:::md I 5 end.
:jc bombed prima.ry tc.rgct. Nina sighted did not attack.
Flak wa.s he c.vy , to intonse, a.ccura.to to c.nd
29 B-29's. Thirty-threo :jc sighted the brgot nnd 37 by rr--da.r. F1vo
.rore non-effective. Eight B-29's a.t Iwo boob
loa.dt 9646 lbs, ;"verr.ge fuel reserve: 845 g::-.llons.
MISSION FiliSUME
MissioO Number
16 ... uust 1945
1. ():lte: 9/10 J,ugust 1945
2. Target: Nippon 011 neflnery bt ... megssak1 (GO.25 -
Unit: Eombbriment Win&
4.
Number n/C biroorne: 107
5. 10 J../C Eombine Prlrnc.rJ:
88.78fo (95 t;,O 2
opportunity)
6. Type of combs
U64, 500# G.? vith
1/10 bee. del"'j nose Cond
non-delc.i ltli!.
7. TOI1_ of 902 tons on primt>.rj, 16 tons by.
22.Zo tons on 0i"'tl0r-
tunity.
Time Ov;r Primary: 100129K lOOZ,11il.
9. hltituie of .... ttbck: 10,200 - 17,Z.vO
10. Vle.ther Over Target: 0/10 - 8/10
11. Tot.l Lost: 0
12: nesume of Mission: Photo reconnalss",nce iniic6te4 that
this mission ",n'j Mission N o. 281 'Jestroye1 almost 10Of. of the
plC:int. Five hie sighte') visually bni 90 by rc.iar. TEO ;,/e were
non-effective. Two lr1in
4
-Run ../C E;lso bombs'l the prlmE;.ry.
Twenty-seven EI;., sie:hted Hi not attc.ck.. Flak WaS medium Cl.nd
heavy, meager, Inaccurbte to with S/L cone over the
t(.1rget. Genend1J bc.rre.6 type, with some predicted concentr",tiol
One 8-29 WaS damaerJ by ;'/;. ,;-,vere:tge bomb 20,648 Ibs.
fuel reserve: 941 Fourteen B-29's at
Iwo Jima.
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MISSION RESUME
Mission Number z.,21 16 August 1945
1. Dat6: 8/9 "ugust 1945
Target.: Fukl.yamb. Urbc-.n Ini ustrial ....
3. Pt>cticipating Unit: 58th i30mbar:llneol Wing
4
J
lumber J,.le ",irborne: 98

5. Bombing Primary:
(91 prllD6ry enj 1 oppor-
tunity)
6. Type of Eambs ani Fuzes:
il17, SOON inceniiery clusters
set to open 5000 feet ovvr
the target an1 M47, lOON in-
eeni lary bombs wil!l Inst&ntbn-
eous nose.
9. ,;ltituie of I1ttack: 13,100 - 13,800
10. Weother ever Torget: 0/10 - 5/10
11. Total ,.Ie 4.Ost; 0
Tons of Sombs I)roppe-l: 555.7 tons on primf;ry
tons on opportunity.
.01 1.2
OSOO35K
Time Over Primary: 062325K
7.
8.
12. Resume of Mission: Bombing res ..... lts were re!Jortei to
be .gooi to escellent. urge concentrb.tej fires were observe:l
1n the target area, wi th smoKe risine to 20,OUO i eet. Photo
reconnaissance showej of the city WbS iastro/sd. Fortj-
nine sightei visuallj &n.1 42 by Seven were non-
effeotive. Twelve ... /c. bS pathfiniers. Flak Wti.S meager)
inbccurate, meiium, caliber, also rerorted in target
area. Five slghtei did not attack. Two Wini-Run n/C were
also .,/B. Four B-29'5 lan'led at Iwo Jlma ....verage bomb load:
11,6&9 1bs. fuel reserve: 1051 gallons.
i:41SSICN niSUME
11155100 Number 16 1945
1.
8/9 ,{.uust 1S45
2.
1'a r g et :
NakeJlmt- i,l<- Co. ht Tokyo (90.17 - 2.57)
Raiar (Tokyo Arsenbl (90.17-218)
3. p6rticlpt-ting Unit:
4.
5.
6,
Number of b/e ;'irborne:
r.le Primary;
Type of Eom1::s ",n.j Fuzes:
69
86.9510 (51 P'l 0"1 9 i'F<) a
0PPOL tunl ty.
M66
j
2000# G.P. bombs
1/10 _ac. nose gn 1/40 sec.
11.
7. Tons of BO,110b Oroppei;
289 tons on ... ry targets ..
anj 8 tons on Oyporlunlly.
11. Total ;.,f'v Lost: 2t
9. Altitude of httacK: 19,500 - 22,400
10. \Veather Over Target: 0/ HJ - 2/10
081744K
8. 'Time Over Primarj; 081727K
12. Resume of Mission: Cloui cover at pr1ms.ry !orcej
bombing of the primary raiar target, th" Tokyo J;rsenal. One
concentration of bombs fell on the target, while other bursts
were in a 10,000 foot area centerei 6?proximately 5000
feet N of the :;iFI. Other bursts were about 15,000 llE of MFI on
an unlicntifie-l install",tion I::lnd aelproximately 9000 feet 5
1
/"1 of
the M?I. .hl1 was visual. Seven Ell. si,;hte"l -l i1 not
attack. Flak was meager to mostly moierate intense shooting
-lown 2 B-29's ani 26. The other B-29 was lost to
me1hbnical reasons. Seven were non-effective. Twelve 8-29
1
s
16n1e1 at Iwo Jima. "verage bomb lo&d: 9884 lbs. AVeCb-i:9.
fuel reserve: 705 gallons.
rHSsIOj'; RESUME
Mission N..lmber 2.19 16 August 1945
1. f)ate: 6 August 1845
2. Tartet: Urbtl.o ..... ceb
2.. Units:
50th, 7Zr.i, anj Z,lZth Bombarj ...
ment Wings
/
245
4. liUlnber r> l.. Airborne;
5. %;../C Eorntill Prim."ry:
SO.2010 (221 prirn.... rj idtl
6 opiJortunitj)
6. of 20r.10s .. 0.
1
Fuzes: Ml? toni tUg, 500, 1n-
cen
1
1arj clusters set
to open 5000 feet over
the te:. rget.
Tons of Eombs 9roppei: lOtlS on
ani 37.3 tons on opportun1tj
8. 'Time Over Prir.tilry: 081101K -
9. nltitude of Attack.: 19,000
-
24,1500
10. V'leather Over Target: 4/10
-
0/10
11. Tot.l h/e Losl: 4
12.. he6Ume of .>'1ission: ts re!"'orlei bj .rews fiere
unobserve-J to excellent. S...OKe column rose above GU,OOO
feet. 7Zr1 Winb show result., with numerous
f ires in the centt::r of the bUilt-ut-/ aretl, 0.111 lOi;,.l of
the cilj hgl been Fichter cover WbS provijej
bi P1,.7
1
f:j i:.nJ f51
l
s in tlreb .. Eii;hleen nlv were. non-
effective.. Sixlj to 70 iln waje gttacKs anj
shot IOVin 1 FlaK W<.:.S to mOderate anj 1aClagej
20 8-,,5' s. The 56th 'liint, on.1.y off of schejulej
lile lue to runways beine. tlocl\ej by wreckej
flye Ale si
E
hte1 their tClrgets bnj lZ.6 bombs-) by. bit-T.
Three. were lost to rueche:.nic6l rabSOUS. Culims were
One, hun1rei 8-29's lEn1e1 at Iwo Jlmb .. bomb
1112Q8 lbs. hverbE5 fuel 545 g_llona .. 1ft
Z B-29's.
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I,uSSION RESUME
!)btc:
Mission Number
8/9 .August l!;;l45
19 August 1945
2.

Rashin, Shimonos(;kl (W). Miyazu, Meizuru.
TSUruba, SGa
3. Unlt; Bombarjroenl Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 32
5. fo Ale Bombing Prlmbry:
50.6210 (29 l"'rlrnary anj 1
81 tc rna t e)
6. Type of Mines anj $6 t t i ngs: 1000 ani 2000# mines with
various settings.
7. Tons of loes T)roppej: 188.5 on primary ani 7 on
alternate.
8. T1me Over Primsry: 082302X - 090132K
9. ,Hituie of Attack: 1000 - 12,000
10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - e/10
11. Tot.l ;.lc Lost: a
12. Resume of ..'lission: Of the 205 mines 1r0t"'t'e1 were
believei to be effective. All mine laying was by Todar. Two
nlc were non-effective. Bieht of the at Iwo Jlma.
Flak over h6shin was intense. mcjium, ani heQvy cali-
ber. MOierote
J
intense, accurgte, cbliber flaK en-
countered over llbizuru Ei&ht SiLls over seven
made 1 attack. Eleven 6-29
1
5 landed Iwo Jima.
J,veroge, mine 13,156 lbs. 4,vert;.ge fuel reSo;l"ve: 835
gellons.
1. Date: 7 August 1945
2. Target: Naval Arsenal (90,21 - 1653)
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l"ISSION
Mission Number 317 14 August 1945
3. Participating Units:
4. Number Ale Airborne:
58, 73, 313, and 314th
wings.
131
5.
6.
Ale Bombing Primary:
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
94.55fo
M64,
with
nose
(124 A/c)
500# G.P. bombs
1/100 sec. delay
and non-delay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 813.3 tons on primary and
3.5 tons on opportunity.
10. ,Veather Over Target: 0/10 - 4/10
11. Total Alc Lost: 1
12. Resume of ion: Crews reported good to ex-
cellent results. Thirteen planes sighted visually and 111
by radar. Seven IV Viere non-effect ive. One Alc bombed
both the primary and target of opportunity; Two E/A sighted
did not attack. Flak was generally Fighter escort
was present over the target. Flak damaged 21 Alc. The Ale
lost was due to flak damage which forced the crew to bail
out over Iwo Jima. All men ,.i'ere rescued. TwO Wind-Run Ale
were not included in Ale AlB.' Seven 'B-29's landed at Two
Jlma. Avera6e bomb load: 14,518 lhs. Average fuel re-
serve: 894 gallons.
8. Time Over Primary: 0711l3K
9. Altitude of Attack: 16,000
071139K
23,600
RESUHE
Mission Number 316 14 August 1945
1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
2. Target: Imabari Urban Area (90.29)
3. Participating Unit: 58th Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 66
5. "Ale Bomblo@ .96.965< (64 ..Ie)
Tons of Bombs Dr opped: 510 tons
Time Over Primary: 060105K - 060147K
Altitude of Attack: 12,200 - 12,800
"leather Onr Target: 0/10 - 5110
Total A/
G
Lost: 0
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Type of Bombs
and FQzes: Ml9. 500# incendiary
clusters set'to open5000 feet over
target, T4E4,500# fragmentation
clusters set to open 3000 reet below
aircraft and M64, 500# G.P. bombs
with:prox1mlty nose
fuzes.
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12. Resume of Hission: Results were reported as
excellent. with large fires observed throughout target area.
Photo reconnaissance later showed that 76f, of the city had
been destroyed. Two Ale were non-effective. Only 11 Ale
sighted the target. Two Wind-Run Ale not 1n tot.l
niB. Five E/A sighted did not attack. Flak heavy.
medium and light, me'ger to inaccurate. Two SIL's in target
area. T-3 pamphlets were drooped; Five B-29's landed at
Two Jlma. Average bomb load:" 16,986 lbs. Average fuel
reserve: 773 gallons.
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MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 315
14 August 1945
1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
2. Target: Ube Coal Liqueraction Co. (90.32 - IB41)
3. Participating Unit: 315th Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: III
5. f, we Bombing Primory:
95.50 (106 primary and
2 oppor tunity)
9. Altitude of Attack: 10,300 - 12,600
10. '"leather Over Target: 0/10 - 6/10
11. Total A/C Lost: a
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
6.
M64, 500# G.P. bombs with
1/10 sec. 'delay nose and
1/100 sec. delay tail.
938 tons on prillBry and
22.5 tons on opportunity.
8. Time Over Primary: - 060l3lK
12. Resume of 'lission: lOaf, of refinery units and BOf,
of the stores ,nd work shops d3maged or destroyed. Also
the Ube Iron Works Co. (90.32-1878) was 50f, damaged or des-
troyed. Three A/c were non-effective. Only 2 Alc made
visual sightings. Flak heavy. meager and inaccurate.
to 35 E/A were sighted made 1 attack. Two
Wwd-Run A/c took plrt in tt,. mission and bombed ',ith main
force. They are not indicated in the total'A/B. Five B-29's
landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load: 18,704 Ibs. Average
fuel reserve: 969 gallons.
14 August 1945

MISSION -; ESmtE
Mission Number 314
1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
2. Target: Nishinomlya - Mil'C8J;8 Urban Area (90.25)
3.
Participating Units:
73rd and
314th Bombardment
1;Jings
4.
Number Ale Airborne:
261
5.
f. Ale Bombing Primary:
95.78f. (250 primary and
3 opportunity)
11. Total Ale Lost: 1
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes: MIg and M17, 500# incen-
diary clusters set to open 5000 feet above
the target, T4E4, 500# fragmentation'clus-
ters set to open 3000 feet below Ale, M47
lOOj'incenciary bombs instantaneous
nose, M64, 500# G.P. with variable
proximity noses and non-delay tail fuziOGs.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 2003.9 tons on primary and
23.8 tons on opportunity.
Time Over Primary: 0501251( - 050201K
Altitude of Attack: 12,500 - 16,000
"leather Over Tilr!let: 0/10 - 8/10
12. 1esume of Mission: Photo reconnaissance indicated
3210 of the city has been cestroyed. Fifty-fOur Ale made
visual sightings and 196 by radar. Eight Ale were non-effec-
tive. The Ale lost ditched after 2 engines went out.
Twelve on board '-ere rescued. Total Ale airborne does not
include 4 RCM and 2 wind-run '.Ie. Seventeen Ale of the 3l4th
acted as pathfinders. Flak was heavy. medium and light
meager to intense and inaccurate. Gro1nd-to-air rockets
and barrage balloons observed. SiLts were numerous
and ,active. Five bombers "'ere damaged by AlA. T\'18nty-five
to :10 EIA sighted made 8 a,tac's. No cbims. Twenty-four
B-29's hnded at r,o Jima. Average bomb load: 73rd 16,861
lbs. 3l4th, 16,565. fuel reserve: 73rd _ 635
gallons, 3l4th - 555
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14 Augu; t 1945
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fJISSIOIl RESUME
Miss 10n Number 313
1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
2. Target: Maebashi U r b ~ n Area (90.13)
3.
4.
U it 313th Bombardment "ling
Participating n :
Number Ale Airborne: 102
5. %Ale Bombing Primary:
90.19% (92 primary and
4 opportunity)
10. "lea ther Over Target: 0/10 _ 9/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Time Over Primary: 052328K - 060108K
Altitude of Attac': 15,200 _ 16,900
M-19, 500# incendiary
clusters set to open
5000'feet over the target,
T4E4, 500# frag clusters
set to open 3000 feet
below Ale and M64, 500#
G.P. bombs with proximity
nose and non-delay tail
fuzings.
723.8 tons on primary and
30.6 tons on opportunity.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
6.
7.
8.
9.
12. Resuole of Mission: Results were reported as un-
observed to excellent. Eighty-tITO Ale made radar sightings
and 10 Ale made visual Sightiugs. Six Ale were non-effective
Thirty'to 35 ElA made 14 attacks ~ n d damaged one B-29. NO
claims. Flak was heavy and light, nil to meage and in-
accurate. One Wind-Run and 3 RCM Ale also took part in
this mission. Total Ale AlB does not include 3 RCM and 1
11/11. Fifteen B-29's landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load;
16,840 lbs. Averuge fuel reserve: 498 g311ons

14 August 1945
MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 312
1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
2. Target: SaBa Urb3n Area
3. Participating Unit: 58th Bombardment Wing
4. Number Aircraft Airborne: 65
5. A/c Bombing Primary: 96.921. (63 A/C)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
6.
? Tons of Dropped:
M-19, 50011 incendiary
clusters set to open
5000 feet over the tar-
get, T4E4, 500# fragmen-
tation clusters set to
open 3000 feet below Ale
and M64, 500# G.P.
with non-delay tail and
proxlallty nose.
458.9 tons
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0
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8. Time Over Primary: 050041K - 050056K
9. Altitude of Attack: 12,400 - 15,500
10. Over Target: 0/10 - 9/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Flash strike reports indicatec
no area was damaged by this attack. The Ale lost crash
landed at base with no casualties resulting. Fourteen Alc
sighted the target, 1.hile 49 made rad2r sighting. Flak was
heavy, light, nil to meager and inaccurate. Nineteen EIA
were sighted and made 1 attack. No claims. Eleven A/c
acted as pathfinders. Two Ale were non-effective. Two
'Vind-Run A/c not included in total AlB. T-3 pamphlets were
dropped on this run. Sixteen B-29's landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 15,526 Ibs. ruel reserve:
571 gallons.
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MISSION RESUI.!E
Number 311
1. 5/6
14 4.UguSt 1945
2,
Ge1jitsu, Sokai, Yoncgo, Neke Ucct,
nod
5. Fo.rt1cip<:lting Unit: 313th Bornbllrdoont Wing
4, Hueber :/C 30
5. %;/C Bombing Frlcoryz 90% (27 1
6. Type of 1I1nos :lnd Sett iogs : 1000 :-.nd 2000# cinos wi th vo.rlou8
settinbs.
7. Tons of Janes Dropped: 175.5 tons on prilllr'.ry Cl.nd 6 toml on
::'.1 tcrn:lte.
6.
Tirn.G Over rrima.ry:
052332K - 060232K
9.
b.lt1tude of .:..tt:lck: 7500 - 8600
10. Wet.th!::lr Over Cleo.r

11, Totd ;/C Lostl 0


12. Resume of Mission: or the 253 Clinos dropped in the
t.1'CC.S, it believed 251 were effective. T-.,.o J./e wore non.effectivc.
One :./e droppGd mines visu:-.lly. :..;;. mediu.'n, :\ccurate r.nd intense c.t
nod moderate :md to :It Tokuycc:l. Twenty to
25 SILts wore observed. Ten Ell, sighted m.:ldc 1 o.ttnck. Eloven ;/c
le.nded ::.t Iwo Jlmo.. nine 10t.d: Ibs. i.vero.ge fuel
reservez 605 gcJlons.
1.
pate:
MISSION RESUME
Mission Numbee 310
1/2 August 1945
14 Augus t 1945
2. Target:
Kawasaki Petroleum center at Hayama-and"
Mitsubishi Oil Refinery (90.17 -128,127,
and 116)
3. Participating Unit: 315th Bombardment Wing
4. Number A/e Airborne: 128
93.751. 5. We Bombing Primary:
6. Type ot' Bombs and Fuzes:
(120 primary and
2 oppor tuni ty)
M64, 500# G.P. bombs
fuzed with 1/10 sec.
delay nose and 1/40
sec. delay tail.
7. Tons of' Bombs Dropped: 1017.3 tons on
and 26 tons on
9. Altitude of Attack: 16,400 - 18,600
10._ Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Total A/C Lost: 0
8. Time Over Primary: 012314K 020046K
primary
oppor tuni ty
12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconnaissance revealed
the following results of 'iss ions 291 and 510;
116 l'i tsubishi Oil Refinery _ 411. of storage tank capaci ty
destroyed.
127 - Hayama Petroleum Center _ 431. of storage tank capacity
and 351. of intermediate tank
capac i ty dl8l11aged. .
128 - Kawasaki -Petroleum Center _ 351, of storage capacity
and 151. intermediate tank
c ~ p 3 c i t y destroyed.
Six Ale were non-effective. Flak was heavy, medium. meager
to intense and accurate. Flak damaged 22 A/C. Thirty to
35 E/A made 9 attacks. No claims. One Wind-Run AIC is not
included in the above total. Six A/C bombed Visually and
114 bombed by radar. Seven B-29's landed at 1"0 Ji'll8.
Average bomb load: 18,410 lbs. Average fuel reserve:
1039 gallons.
llISSION RESU'"E
fission Number 309
1. Date: 1/2 August 1945
14 August 1945
2. Target: Mito Urban Area
3. Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment rying
4. Ale Airborne: 167
5. A/e Bombing ?rimary:
95.80% (160 primary and
1 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs Fuzes: MI9, incendiary
clusters set to open
5000 feet above target
and M47, 100# incendiary
and whi te phosphorus
bombs with instantaneous
nose.
Tons of Bombs Dr opped:
Over Target:
12,000 - 15,200
8/10 - 10/10

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0
020316K
1144.8 tons on primary
7.3 tons on opportunity.
020142K
Alt ttude of At tac1<:
TiB Over Primary:
Total A/e Lost: a
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconnaissance indicated
551. of the city's built-up area (1.7 sq. mi) had been des-
troyed. Six Ale were non-effective. Fifty-three Ale visu-
ally sighted target 107 hombed by radar. EIA consisted
of 20-25 Ale, m3king 1 attack. Flak was heavy and light,
meager to moderate ,nd inaccurate. Eleven Ale acted as
pathfinders. One RCJI Ale not included in totol P.IB. Six
B-29's landed at 1',10 Jima. t.verage bO:1b load: 15.0'71 lbs.
Average fuel reserve: 724 gallons.
14 August 1945
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MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 308
1. Date: 1/2 August 1945
2. Target: Nagaoka Urban Area
3. participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 136
5. ;! Ale Bombing Pr imary:
91.9110 (125 primary and
5 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs 3nd Fuzes:
M19, 500# incendiary
clusters set to open
5000 feet'above target
and l!47A2, 100# incendiary
and white phosphorous
bombs with instdntlneous
nose.
12. Resume of Missioh: Bombing results reported as
excellent by crews. Fires were visible 100 miles and heavy
thermals up to 25.000. Photo reconnaissance
showed 65.510 of the town (1.33 sc. mil had been damaged.
Six Ale were non-effective. Ale bombed visually
and 70 bO'llbed by radar. ElA opposition 'nos "e"k to moderate
and to 50 E/A sighted made 5 attacks.
Medium "nd light, nil to mea,e" lnd inaccurate flak in the
2rea. 3nd 1naccurlte at
!W0 ground-to-air rockets reported in target One
"Iind-Run Ale not include" in tot"l AlB. Thirty-eight B-29's
landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomh load: 15,791
Average ruel reserve: 558 gallons.
Time Over Primary: 012335]( - 020058K
Altitude of Attack: 12,100 - 13,400
"'eather Over Target: OlIO - 2/10
Total Ale Lost: 0
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 924.3 tons on primary and
36.6 tons on opportunity.
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MISSION RESUlIE
Mission Nwmbor 307
1. Date: 1/2 ....ugust 1945
2. Toyama Urban Area
14 :.ugust 1945
5,
4.
Participating Unit: 73rd Bombardment Wing
Number n!e 182
5. %Ale Bombing 96.11% (113 and 1 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
and M19, 500# incendiary
clusters sot to open 5000 feet
above tho targot. and U47;,,2, 100#
incendiary bonbs nnd white phos-
phorous vnt\ instantaneous
nosc.
7, Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1465,5 tons on Qnd e tons on
opportuni ty.
8,
Time Over Primory: 020138K - 0203271(
9, hltitude of 12,100 - 13.600
10, Weather Over 0/10
11, Total ;'1e Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Reconnaissnnce photos indicated 99.5% aft
the city (1.87 sq. mi) wa.s destroyed. Targ3t 90,11 - 6250, Rnmi
Spinning Mill. WaS destroyed. Eight wero not effective. The
to.rgot was sighted by 55 :-.le :lnd not scen by 118 :,fC. E/;. opposition
V1:lS nil to weo.k. Five E/;" sighted did not o..ttc.ck. Medium :::md hea.vy,
nil to and inaccurate flak in ta.rgct area damaged 1 hlC.
Twolvo acted :lS pathfinders. One Wind.Run :jC not included in
totoJ ,:vB. Eight B29
1
S landed at Iwo Jima.. ;.vc.ra.ge bomb 100.d:
16,094 lbs. fuel reserve: 757 go.llons.
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Mission Number 306
1. Date: 1/2.\ugust 1945
14 August 1945
2. T:lrget: fJnchioji .Urb::::.n
Participating Unit: 58 Bombardment Wing
3.
4, Humber ./e .Urborne: 180
. I bi P i 93.88% (159 and 3 opportunity)
5. Born ng r m::::.ry:
6 Typ
e of Bombs ::::.nd Fuzes:

500# incendiary clusters set


to open 5000 feot abov6 the to.rget
end M47A2, 100# incondiary bombs With
nOS6.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1593.3 tons on pr ima.ry and 29.3 tons
on opportunity.
8.
Time Over Primo.ry:
02014SK 020329K
9.
of 14,600 - 16,000
10, Over Tnrget: 0/10 - 8/10
11.
Total Aje Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Resu1 ts were reported o.s unobsGrved to
excellent. Lo.tcr photo reconno.lsso..nce reveo.10d tho.t 80% of the target
ho.d been destroyed. (1.2 sq. mi) Two numb3rod targets wore do.maged.
Eight hie were non-effective. Nlnty-seven .\le bombed visunlly nnd
72 by radar. Forty to fifty E/A sighted mnde 6 One
wo.s damaged. Flak waS and light, melgcr nnd Ino.ccurate. l/ri
danngod 1 B-29. Two RCM and 2 Wind-Run nra nat included in totnl
Twelve acted as pathfinders. The lost wns due to un-
reasons. Thirty-Six B-29's landed at Iwo J1rnn. bomb
lo:ui1 17.840 lbs. Average fuel reserve; 529 gnllons.
MISSION RESln.:E
liission Number 305
1. D(l.ta: 1/2 .\ugust 1945
14 :.ugust 1945
2.
To.rgot:
Rashin. Soishin. Shimonoscki (W). H:llT1:\dn,
Snkoi. Yonngo. and Nnko Umi.
3. 313th Wing
N
umbor ;/e 43
.
5. %;/e Bombing (37 5
6. Typo of Bombs and Fuzes: 1000 and 2000# with various
slJttings.
7. Tons of BOr.lbs Dropped: 241.5 tons on primnry nnd 32 tons on
0.1 tc rno.te.
6.
TiIlC Over Prir.lory: 020051K - 020223K
9.
Al ti tude of 8000 - 12.000
10. V!e",ther Over Torgot: 0/10 - 10/10
11.
Tot::.l ;jc Lost: 0
12. Resune of Mission: Only 1 of tha mines dropped on the 5
fields was believed to be non_cffoctivo. nines were dropped by
One non-effective. Four sighted did not nttack.
F1:lk ",,,.s meo.ger c.nd inaccun.te. tot:'.l of 15 to .. 0 S/t's w::.re observed.
Seventeen .'jC landed at Iwo Jima. nine f 13.151 1bs.
;.verage fuel reserve: 816 gn.llons.
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MISS ION tlESUME
llission Numbor 30.
14 i.ugust 1945
1.
2.
Date: 29/30 July 1945
Straits (w) Fukuoko. Qnd
3. Po.rticipo.ting Unit: 313th Bornbo.rd,nent Wing

Numbor ;./e ;,!rborne: 29

5. %;/e Bombing Primcry: 82.78% (24 primary and 2 alternate)


6. Type of Uines Settings:
1000 and 2000# mines with various
settings.
7
Tons of Uinas Dropped:

161 tons on primary and 14 tons on


0.1 ternate.
8.
Tice Ovr 300012K
-
310156K
9.
of 7900 - 12,900
10.
Wea.ther Ov0r Target: /10 - 8/10
11.
Totr.1 Ale Lost: 0
12. of Mission: or the 385 minas dropped it WaS Gstimated
tl:nt 380 would be effective. Three ;.;C non-effective. ;.11 mine ..
laying vms by rndo.r. FInk wo.s hao.vy. maagGr, and ino.ccuro.tc. Tan
S/L's were observed nenr Fukuokn 30 S/L's Shimonoseki Stro.lt8
and Y.:lwa.tc. Canst. Nino E/:, sighted made no One RCM :Ie 0.150
..,fB. The force to Rnshin stOoged ft'om Iwo Jimo.. Seventean ;je la.nded
at Iwo JimD-. ;"vernge bomb lO:ld: 13,332 lba, :.vara.ge fuel reservel
788 gc.l1ons,
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arag
1. Do.te: 213/29 July 1945
2. Shlrnotsu Oil Rofinery (XXI 5045)
3, Po.rticlpntlng Unit: 315 Ping
14 '.ugust 1945
MISSION
Mission Numbor 303
rl -/e B bing Primary' 9268% (76 prlr:1o.ry nnd 1 opportunity)
5. i'>. om
6. Type of Bombs c.nd Fuzes: :.N-1i64, 500# G.F. with 1/10 scc, dclo.y
nose nnd non-delo.y
7, Tons of Bombs Dropped: 658.3 tons on primary nnd 16.7 tons
on opportunity.
8.
Time Over Primary:
282302K _
2g0123K
9.
Lltitudo of 10.100 12,000
10.
':'leather Over Torget: 4/10 - 10/10
ll.
Tot::l.I fjC Lost. 0
12. Resume of Mission: Bombing rosults "fere unobserved, All
bombing WaS by ro.do.r. Five l/e were Twelve E/:.
sighted made no :::..ttc.cks. Fb.k was he:.vy. l:l3diumt meager, ina.ccuro.t8
to :lccura.tc. One B-29 was dr'.mllged by flak. Tno Wind-Run ;JC were JIB.
1'no :je th::..t bO.li1bed prim:l.ry, o.lso bombed opportunity. Two B-29' s landed
3.t IV/o Jima. ;.ver:::Lge bomb lo:.d: 18.375 lbs. :.verage fuel reserve.
1145 gallons.
WISSION RESlfaiE
Mission Number 302
1. Do.te: 28/29 July 1945
14 j"ugust 1945
2. Target: uwo.jimo. Urbo.n Aroc.
3. rorticipnting Uni t'i 314th Bombnrdmont 1:iing
4
Number ;jc 32
.
5. % Ale Bombing Primary: (29 \,Ie)
6. Type of Boobs nnd Fuzes:
to open 5000 foet above the to.rget
\'11th 1nstnnto.neous nose.
E-46. 500#. incendiary clusters
nnd 100# incendillI'y bombs
set
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 205.3 tons
8.
Time Over Primc:.ry: 290116K - 290225K
9.
Altitude of ;'tto.ck:
10,400 11,230
10.
We::.ther v(;r To.rget:
4/10 _ 6/10
11.
Total :/e 1oH: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Photo roconn:J.isS:lnce indico.ted 39% of the
city destroyed, raising the total destroyed to 52%. No ElL opposi-
tion and JIYI fire woos meager c:.nd ino.ccurllto. ":'11 bombing WllS by ro.da.r.
One Wind-Run i/e we-s .VB. Two B-29' oS la.nded o..t Iwo Jlmn. bomb
load: 14,960 Ibs. ;'vera.ge fuel reserve: 725 gallons. Threo B-29' s
wero non-effective.
5. %.;./C Bombing Primo.ry: 93.54% (90 i/C)
6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Unit: 314th Wing
14 i.ugust 1945
E-46 and 500# incondiary
clusters sot to opon 5000 foot
above targot M41A2 100# incen
diary bombs instnntnneous nose.
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l,(JSSION RESUliE
Mission Numbor 301
Number 96
1. Date: 28/29 July 1945
2. Target:. Ogaki Urbo.n :.rcQ.
3.
4.
1. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 658.1 tons
8. Time Over Primary: 290152K - 290350K
9......ltitude of .:..tto.ck: 14,000 - 16,400
10. Wco.ther Over Torget: 2/10 ... 5/10
11. TotOol .;fe Lost: 0
12. of Mission: Crews reported unobserved to excellent
bombing results. Photo reconno.iss::'.nce rcvcJ,.1cd 38% of the city had
boon destroyed. Six;..jC were non-effective. The target wa.s visible
to 61 J./e and not visible to 31. Twenty-eight E/L made 21 atta.cks
and da.."aged 2 B-29' B. Fl::tk wo.s reported as heavy, meager nnd In
accurate. also meager to intense. It damaged 3 AlC. ;jw fire which
was o.Ccura.te to ina.ccura.te. Twelve to 35 S/Lls Vl8re ineffective.
One Wind-Run Ale a.od I Broadcast iVC were ;JB. Ten 8... 29' s la.oded a.t
1wo Jimn. ;'vGra.gc bomb 14,971 lbs. :.vero.ge fuel
594 gallons. Claims ware 1-0-0

JdISSION RE5U1!E
Mission Number 300
14 .August 1945
1. Do.te: 28/29 July 1945
2. Target: Urban Area.
.3. Po.rticipa.ting Uni t: .3l3th Wing

Number;.le ;.1rbornc: 99
.
df ,Ie B bing 92.92% (93 prima.ry nnd 1 opportunity)
5. 1b.>I om ..
6.
Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
E46.500#, incendiary clusters sot
to open 3000 foct above tnrget.
7. Tons Bombs Dropped: 734.6 tons on primn.ry :::.nd 7.8 tons on
opportuni ty.
8.
Time Over PrimcJy: 290215K - 290324K
9.
of 12,000 13,800
10.
Weo.ther Ovor Target: 0/10 - 5/10
11.
Totol ;,Ie Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Crews roported unobserved to excellent
results. Firss were visiblo for 120 miles. Roconnnissnncc lc-.tor
39% of the built-up hnd been destroyod. Thirty-five
.;/0 bombed visunlly nnd 56 bombed by radnr. Block-out in torget nroa
wns complete, nlthough some citiss not listod in propognndn
did not blnck-out, Fbk was reported ::lS hcJ,.vy c.nd medium, meager to
mOdCl'o.tc :::.nd genero.lly ino.ccur...o.t:3. 1. grant of ijW fire wns ro-
ported, r. few phosphorous bombs :::.nd bellS or firo were reported.
Twelvo sighted made 2 atta.cks. Five :/G wora non-effectivc. One
Wind.Run :/C wna Nino B-29's landed a.t Ina Jima. bomb
lOC'.d: 16,906 lbs. :.vorage fuel reserve I 174 ga.llons.
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Mission Numbor 299 14 Lugust 1945
E46 and M17, 500# incendiary clustors
set to opon nt 5000 feet above target
nnd M47, 100# incendiary bombs with
instnntnncOU8 nosc.
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28/29 ...ugust 1945
2,
Target:
Ichinomiya
Urban lndustrial l.reo.
(90,20)
3.
Unit:
73rd Bombnrdmont Wing
4.
Numb6r riC Airborna:
127
"e Bo bing ?rirnnry 96.20% (122 primary and 2 opportunity)
5. m
6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 868.8 tons on primary and 16.7 tons on
opportuni ty.
8, Time Ove r Pr imnry: 282356K 2901018K
9.
of 13,500 16.700
10. Weather Over Target: (i/l0
- 8/10
11, Totol ;Ie Lost: 0
12. Resume of U1ssion: Early photos rcvcaled ronny largo fires in
conter of city. twenty-six .;le bombed 96 by Three
..;fe were non-effective. Ninteen made 14 attacks and
4 B-29' s. No claims. FInk was hc f'.vy , mcC!.gor, ina.ccurnto, bnrr::ge c.nd.
continuously pointed. 1.pproxim.:l.tely 20 S/L's were seen. Saven 8-29's
lc.ndod nt lwo Jimn. Averago bomb load t 14,833 Ibs. ,;.von.go fuol
roserVG: 758 gallons.
2. Tar get: ;'omori Urban Aroa.
3. Participating Uni.t: 58th Bombardm;,)nt Wing
4. Number;.le Airborne I 5S
\/ bi P 1m 93.84% (61 IJC primary nnd 3 opportunity:
5. %NO Born ng r arYl
Mission Number 298

MISSION RESUljE
14 August 1945
E48, 500# incondiary set to
open 5000 feat o.bove target.
1. Date: 28/29 July 1945
6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
8. Time Ovor Pr1mory: 282337K - 290048K
9. Altitude of Atto.ck: 14,100 _ 14,700
10. Weather Ovor Target: 0/10 _ 9/10
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 546.5 tons on primary nnd 21.5 tons OD
Ol'Portunl ty.
7.
11. Total i/e Lost:
12. Resume of Uission: were repo1ted COS excellent, with
fires observed surrounding the MP1 1n the NE target area, Smoke was
rising to 20,000 feet, b.ircr.:lft on this mission stnged from 1'0lIO Jilll.a..
1.. rem bursts of inaccurate henay fl:lk: wa.s reportod over the ta.rget.
Eleven sighted did not Thirty-seven bombed visua.lly
24 by ro.do.r. One ;../e w:t.s non-effective. Twelve A/e acted as po.th-
finders. l.ec.f'lets were dropped on this mission. Two Wind-Run ;.jC ware
JjB. Seven B-29's landed at Iwo Jimo.. bomb load: 18.498 lbs.
fuel reserve. 667 gallons.
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Mission Number 297
1. Date: 28/29 July 1945
14 August 1945

2. Tl1rget: Tsu UrbM Area


3. Po.rticipOoting Unit: 58th Bombardmont Wing
4. Number A/G Airborne: 78
5. %AlG Bombing 97.43% (76 Ale)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E48
t
500# incendillry clusters to
open 5000 roet above tor get.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 729.8 tons
8. Time Over Primary: 290047K - 290l56K
9 A
ltitude of 11,000 - 11,600

10. Weather Over Target: 8/10 - 10/10


11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Cre'lTS reported good to excellent results.
Photo Reconnaissanco revealed 57J' of the city hc.d been da.maged
t

the totnl dnmage to date to 71.11. Henvy, medium and light caliber fInk
was menger and E/A sighted did not attack. Two Ale
V/ere non-cffective. Fifty-one )..jC bombod visually and 25 bombed by ro.d:)J'.
A/C acted as pathfinders 2 ndditional Ale were AlB as Wind-Run
.VC. Pamphlets W<lre dropped on this mission. Seven 8_29
1
6 lnnded o.t 1.0
Jlmo.. J.verage banb lOad1 19.979. l_verage fuel resorve: 686 gallons.
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MISSION RESUME
Number 296
1. Date: 27/2l3 July 1945
14 August 1945
2.
Target:
Shimonosckl Straits. Rashin, Fukuoka. Nl1gata,
),faizuru, Fuke. "'Ian, Senzaka,l
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bomhnrdmant Wing
4. NUlIlber AlG Airborne: 30
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 80% (24 primary and 1 alternate)
6. Typo of Mines and Settings:
1000 o.nd 2000/1 mines wi th various
settings.

7. Tona of !Jines Dropped I 161 on =md 7 tons on 0.1 terno.te.


6. Tima Over Primary: .:?80034K - 28021lK
9. Altitude of Attack: 7300 - 10,400
10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Tot.1 Ale Lost, 3
12. Resume of Mi.ssionr Of the 189 mines dropped, it wnS estima.ted
18a ware effective. Five Ale non-effective. All A/e mining
Rashin staged at lwo Jimn. Flak was heavy, menger to moderate and
accurate.. to ino.ccurate. Two B-29
1
S a.t 1wo Jimo.. Two o.ircro.ft
d1 tched and 13 men were rescued. One B.. 29 cra.s.h lC'.nded o.t 1wo .Jimn. .
a.nd VlQ.S surveyod. Average mine loa.d: 13,338 Ibs. Average fuel reserve.
85B ga.llons. All mlne-1o.ylng WOoS by rndt,r. Ten Ell.. sighted mo.do no
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MISSION RESUVE
Mission Number 295
1. Date: 26/27 July 1945
5 August 19,15
2. Target:
Omuta Urban (90.35)
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Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment :nng
Number .;le Airbornes 130
5. %A!e Bombing Primary: 95.38% (124 pr!l!lo.TY :md 1 opportunity)
6
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Type of Sachs and
.,
M17Al. incendiary clusters set
to open 5000 feet above target
:Jr:l!!7A2, IOO} incendiary boml)s with
insto.nta.loous nose.
7.
Tons of Boobs Dropped:
964.6 tons
8. Time Over Primary: 270113K - 270231K
9. Altitude of 13,100 - 16,300
10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Totnl ;jC Lost: l
12. Resume of Mission: Gre,/s reported rosults unobservad to
0::-:0011<- nt. The target nrea was soen by 67 .vC r.nd not seen by 57.
Five C were non-effective. Twenty-five to 30 E/,,':. mo.de 9 o.ttacks.
No chims. 80.118 of fire sighted W miles fro-,. to.rgClt. A/C lost
\'1M bot sc:.on atto.cked by E/A. Medium ::1.l1cl. heuvy flo.k and ;..jW
fiN W,J.S meager to modera.te a.nd inuccurute. Ouo Wind-Run :';C took
pt'..rt. Sixteon 8-29's la.nded :.\t I'i10 Jima. bomb 15,165
Ibs. fuel 526
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Number 294
5 rtugust 1945
1. Data: 26/27 July 1945
2. Tnrgot: Tokuy:::.mn Urbnn :.ro=. (90.32)
3. Unit: 3l3th BombnrdmGnt Wing
:1 Numbar ./C I..irborniJ: 102
5. %:/C Bombing 95.09% (97 prirr.nry 1 opportunity)
6.
Typo of Bombs Fuzes:
E46. 500# incendio.ry clusters set
to open 5000 feet above
l.!47;'2 100# inccndio.ry bombs with
nose 500#
frag. clusters set to open 1000 feet
below .\le.
11. Tetal ;jC Lost: 0
10. Weather Over Target: 3/10 - 10/10
12. Resume of Missien: crews the target reported entire
doc!e c.reo. covered with fire which C".ppeo.red to he-ve ::l. good st!',rt through-
out the city: One E/A I :lttncle. Clnimsl 1_0_0. A Bokc.
reported between tho target end. It exploded after
boing fiNd upon by a. 8_29. \"Ins heo.vy ::'..nd medium, menger to intinsu
and Twelve .\le were Four ;jC
tivo. Target visible to 55 ;jC not visible to Two RCM
1 "'ind-Run ;jc nIso took po..rt. Twelve B-29
1
s l::.nded o..t Iwo Jimo.
.;.vcrngc bomb load: 16.1\06 lbs. :.ve ro..ge fuol reservc: 580 gnll
ons
,
270235K
12,500
751.5 tons on prim::-Iy
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
9.:.ltitude of ;'tto.ck: lllooO
7,
8. Time Over Primnry: 270122K
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tnrgot ll47h2, 100#
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MISSION RESUME
Mi ssion Numbor 293
1. Date: 26/27 July 1945
2. Torg:.t: 1.k.tsuy:lJJlo. Urb::.n .... ron
6. Type of Bombs
7.
Tons of
BOlJ!bs Dropped:
896 tons
8.
Tioo
eve r Pr i ffi::O.ry :
270008K
270218K
9.
;'ltitude of ...ck:
lllOOO 12,350
10.
\'fcQ.ther Over Target: 0/10 -
2/10
11.
TotOol
;)C Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike photos show good tG cxccllent
results. with numerous fires in the built-up
concontr....ticn of fires visible around ::..imin2; point S ::l.Od E of cC'.stlc.
Fires S E sections of city sustainod severG
Reconn:liss:tnce shoY/od 73% of tho city h:ts bOOlt d=:.mc.gcd. The tC'.rget \'t:.S
visible to only 21 ;jC. He:lvy, modium. me::.gcr r.nd ino.ccurntc flak
encountersd. Thirteen SIL's sighted in ta.rgot aroa.. Fivo E/.l m"do 2
Cla.ims 1..0-0. Two ...;e \v<.-ro non_c':"fGctive. Twelve :jc l'IGre
l)2.thfinders. One Wind-Run .'.jC not included in i'/C :jB. Sevan B-29' s
lC'.ndod o.t I wo Jimn:.vero.ge bomb loa.dl 14,786 1bs. :.v<$rC'.ga fuol
reserve: 660
3. Unit: 73rd Wing
4. Number rJC Airborne: 129
5. % :Ic Bombing Primnry: 98.45% (127 . .;e)
t!U 7.
8. Time OV.::lr Primnry: 260050K -
3. P:-.rticlpo.ting Unit: 313th Bombardr.:.cnt t'ilng
4
Number 30
.
5 .i.uCust 1945
LIX 25-35, 1000# nnd UK 25 2000#-
mines with various sottings.
Mi ssion Number 292
MISSION RESUME
Tyye of Mines and Settins:
1. D.-,te: July
'.
5. %:/C Bombing 96.66% (29 and 1 altornate)
g? & 77
7. Tons of Wines Dropped: 195 tons on prill!c.ry and 6 tons on
o.ltern':'l.tc.
2. To.rget: Soishih. Nanno, !"ushiki. Tsuruga and Obo.mQ.
9. of 6900 - 8100
10. Target: 6/10 - 10/10
11. Total Lost: 0
12, Resume of Mission: Of the 243 minus lo.id it WilS believed 240
vrorc offoctive to tho blockade, wo.s bY
rcdo.r. No onarnf opposition was oncountered. Six ;Je through
ITIO an routz to Seishin, B_29's at Iwo Jimo..
mine load I 13,270 Ibs. :.vcra.g:l fuel reSCirve: 779 gallons.
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JolISSION RE;SUl/lE:
),fission Numbor 291
1. Do.ta: 25/26 July, 1945
3 August 1945
Targot:
Mitsubishi Oil Rc:lfinary (90.17 - 116) and
HaYMla. PC3troleum Center at Ka.wo.Solci(90.17 -127)
3. P,:;.rticipo.ting Unit: 315th Bombardment Wing
4
Number AlC Airborne: 83
.
,/C B bi Primary' 90.36% (75 primary and 1 opportunity)
5. il> N om ng .
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN_M64, 500# G.p., 1/10 sec.
nose o.nd 1/40 sec. delay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
650 tons on primnry, 9 tons on
opportunity and 18 tons by Wind-Run Ale
8.
Time Over Primary:
252323K
260003K
9.
Altitude of Atta.ck: 16,500 - 18.100
10.
Weo.ther Over Target: a/Ie - 4/10
11.
Total Ale Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconn:llsso.ncG showed 32% of
storage tank units, and 1 furnace, 1 londing unit, 1 Co.n
mcnufo.cturing plant and 2 warehouses of tho Mitsubishi Oil Refinery
(90.17 - 116) waS destroyed and 36% of the tanks, 5 U/I
buildings, 7 probo.ble office buildings. and 1 maintenance sheds of
Jhy::.mo. Petroleum Co. (90.17 _ 127) waS destroyed. To.rgets ware visible
to only 3 J..IC. Flak waS of he:lvy co.liber, modero.te to intonse, o.ccuro.te
to inaccurate. Intcnss S/L activity waS encountered and rope was used
with borying Success. Two Wind-Run hie bombod Shirr.izu Aluminum Plnnt
at Shimizu. Seven;';C were non-effectivG, Thr0c B-29's landed at Iwo
Jima. The aircroft thnt W:l,S lost suffered a direct f rclc hit over tho
tcrgct. No Average bomb 18.664 lbs. fuel reserve:
1109 gallons.
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7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 537.3 tons on primary and 8 tons on
opportuni ty.
:3 ;,.ugust 19,15
500# G.p. with 1/40 sec.
delay nose and non-delay tail.
MIssION RESU!X
Mission Nu@bcr 290
Type of Bombs and Fuzes;
1. Do.t\!l: 24 July 1945
2. Target: No.ka.jimc. :'/C Plant t.t (90.20 - 1635)
3. Unit: Bombordmcnt Wing
4, Number Airborne: 81
5. %AlC Bombing Pricary: 95.06% (77 primary and 1 opportunity)
6.
11. Total Alc Lost: 0
10. Weather Over Ta.rget: 9/10 - 10/10
12, Resume of Mission: showed 44.4?: of the target
had been destroyed. All bombing was by ra.da.r because the turget was
not visiblv. Three A/C were Flcl< waS hea.vy. meager to
mcd<:ro.to :lnd Two \Ie were do.:nagod by AlA. Four F/A sighted
nude no ntto.cks. Fifteen 8-29'5 landed at Iwo Jimn. Average bomb
lond: 15,499 pounds. Av:.rnge fuel resertT(ol: 525 gallons.
19,700
9. Altitude of Attack: 15,700
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MISSION' RESm:E
l!1!;lslon NumbEr 289 3 r.ugust 1945
1.
2.
;
T:\rget:
24 July 1945
Mitsubishl ;/e Plnnt, (90.20-1141). FUji Toxtl1e
Plant and ToyoWQ Industries at Nagoya (90.20_
2140) City of' Tsu (PR) (90.2';')
3, Participating Unit: 311th Wing
4. Numbsr :.je ;.. irborne: 81
5. %;/C Bombing 92.59% (75 lie)
6.
Type of end Fuzos:
L.C. and
500# G.p. fuzed with Instnn-
nose and non-delay tail.
7. Tons of Boobs Dropped: - 298 tons on nnd 5 tons in
opportunity.
8.
Time Over Primary: 241138K -
2111501K
9.
.;ltitude of Attack: 18,000 -
22,600
10.
Weather Ovor Target: 10/10
11.
Total .;fc Lost: 0
12, Resume of Mission: The 75 ;JC bombed the primr.ry Tr\da.T tc.rget,
since the visual not visible.
this strike Mission 288 .217 sq. mi bring-
ing tho to to .238 sq. mi. Six were non-
effective. In the Nc.goyc. are:.. fl::..l<: was henvy, mo:.ger, nnd ina.ccuro.te.
Mcngcr, heo.vy, Ooccurr-.te nnd ina.ccurc.to firo in Kyoto c.rC:l. Nine I/C
wero dQ./llo.ged by :JA, Four E/;. sighted mnde no atta.cks. Ono Wea.thor
Control not included 1n Fiftcon B_29's lc.ndcd o.t Iwo Jima..
AVOro.gG bomb loed: 9032 pounds. fuel reserve: 676 gc.llons
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3. Pnrtlcipnting Unit: 313th Wing
3 .\ugust 1945
Mission Numbor 288
MISSION RESUME
Tsu Nnvnl ;JC - 2224) (PV)
City of Tsu (90.24) (PR)
Target:
2.
1. Dnta: 24 July 1945
5. Jl ;/e Bombing Primnry: 92.68% (38 priiilo.ry end 2 opportunity)
6. Type of Bcobs end Fuzes: 500# G.p 1/100 sec, delny
nose tail.
7. Tons of Bomba Drapped: 280.3 tons on primcry 14.8 tons on
opportuni ty.
8. Timo Over Prict'..ry: 241127K - 2411511C
9. of 15,800 - 18,500
10. Wen.thsr Over To.q;-'!t: 10/10
12. Rcsums of Mission: ts WGre unobserved, See Resume of
iiission 289 for d:lr.!::.gG to the city of Tsu. The 38 ;jc bombing hit the
prir.l:'.l"y rc..dcr brg",t. ;.11 bombing V!:l.S by T:\d::-.r. WOoS non-
effective. No .enemy opposition WD.S encountered. One B-29 lc.nded nt
Ir;o J1rl'.:".. :.ver:J.gc bomb loo..d: 15,985 pounds. fuel reserve I
767 g:-llons.
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Mission Number 287 3 .:.ugust 1945
1. Do.te: 21 July 194,5
2. Aich! Ale Plant Eitoku (90.20 - 1729)
3. Unit: 313th Wing
4. Number Airborno: 74
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 86.48% (56 and 5 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs nnd AN-U56 2000# G.p. 1/100 sec. delo.y
nose r:.nd non-delo.y tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 451 tons on primary and 35 tons on
opportunl ty.
8. Time Over Primary: 2<11125K - 2-1l152K
9. ;"ltitudc of Attack: 20,000 - 23,800
10. Wee-ther Over Ta.rget: 10/10
11. Total .\le Lost: a
12. Resume of Mission: Results unobserved. No n/C observed
the krget. Henvy caliber flak WaS meager to moderr!.te and inaCcurc.te
to :l.ccurnte. Two;.jC were da.maged by No E/:. sighted. Twenty-
six B-29' s landed at Iwo Jimo.. ;.v"rnge bomb load: 14,273 pounds.
J"vercge fuel resorve: 63-1 go.llons.
Ja:zz:pI;
MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 286
:3 ;,ugust 1945
1. DntG: 24 July 1945
2.
Tcrgat :
Osaka 1.rseno.l
City of
(90.25-382) (Primary vlsu:;ll)
(90.20) (Primary
3. Unit: 73rd Wing
4. Airborne: 170

5. %n/C Bombing Primnry:


go;( (35 pr1i.l::.ry visual, 119 prlco.ry
9 apportun! ty)
6. Type of Bombs cnd Fuzes:
2000# G.P. with 1/40 sec,
dclo.y nose and tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 216 tons on visuo.l, 794 tons
on and S9 tons on
opportunity.
6. Time Over Primary: M1l44K
241227K
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to.r.:,;ct o.rGc. and immedio.tely Sand Yi of the. t::-_rgct. Seve raJ o.dditionnl
bursts do.maged Osuku Castle. Reconno.issnnco Inter revealed thnt 8.4%
of the target wnS damnged, raising the destroyed to 18.1%.
Sight J..'/C were non-effective. To.rget was visjl)le only to 35 .ve. No
sightad, First f1.:lk nt IP WM 8cntterou, mClr.,!!;or. :l.nd in-
nccuro.to nnd continously pointed. Ovor Osak.'\ it Yle.:> modera.te l o.ccura.te
t'.nd continously'pointed. From Osako..to B1wo. Ko it waS henVYI moderOote,
nccura.te, ba.rrego and continously pointed. FInk cnma from Fukido l
YC'.watn, Fushimi, Ogura ../F and Kyo..to. It l"/:"S pC'.rticulc.rly o.ccuro.te in
vicinity of Kyo.to. Forty-six JJC 'M:lr<l d ..i.,::-.ged by :/:.. fire. Totnl
.vB dces not include 1 Wind-Run :jO. Thirty-nine 8.29' s lo.nded ::I.t
Inc Jimo.. .:.vero.ge bomb 10a.d I 14-,301 pounds. :.v::ro.go fuel reserve I
611 gnIlons. Of 216 bombs dropped on ti1 OSo.!,a. .:"rseno.l 28 hit
171thin. 1000 feet of the MF!. The J/O bombin-; the Prlmo.ry Rado.r In-
cluded the Wind-Run ,;/C.
J@
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Nco.rly sofid undercnst.
23,000 19,900
;"ltitude of ;"tt::.ck:
Total .;le Lost: a
9.
10.
11,
'X 2 r
3, Pnrticipo.ting Unit: 58th Bombo.rdmont Wing
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 474.5 tons on primaries and 18 tons
on opportunity.
:3 ;"ugust 1945
(77 primory. 4 primory
3 opportunity)
MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 285
24 July 1945
Ko.winishi :"/C Plo.nt. (90.25-2137)
Ci ty of KUlntn::l. Primllry R:'l.d,:\r (90.20)
Da.te :
Ta.rgo
t
:
2.
1.
4, Number ;/e 88
5. %Ale Bombing Primnry: 93.18%
6. Type of Bombs ::lnd Fuzes: 1000/1 G.p. 1/100 sec.
delny nose non-delny tnil.
8. Time Over Primary: 24ll33K - 241203K
9, Altitude of 19,000 - 20,600
10. Weather Over To.rgl3t: 0/10 - 4/10
11. Totnl AlO Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mlssionl Early strike photos indicnted tho to.r0Gt
"!:;.s vlrtuo.lly destroyed. Workers qunrters N 200."1d S of target \'i6N
:;cv,1roly da.mt'.ged. Photo T(:1<J"(':;,lcd 77% of the ta.rget hud
boen da.mc.ged. The targot not visible +0 I ;jO. Of the 949
bombs on the turget. 418 hit within 1000 feet of MPI. Four
i../C were non-effective. Sixteen E/i. were :lirborne in thCil vicinity of
the tr.rget, but mado no attacks. FInk was hoc.vy, ffic;lo.ger to moderate
c..nd gonernlly accurate. Fifty-one 8_29' s d::<.,nngcd by :j:... fire. Three
tree bo.lloons with dnngling tails were obscl'vcd in o.ssembly plo.nt
vicinity. :. possible smoke cover Wr'.S observod to tho west of the
primary target. Forty 8.29's Iwo Jimn. bomb loadt
12,668 pounds, :.vera.ge fuel reserve: 614 gnllons
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Mission Number 284 :5 August 1945
Target:
1. Dnte: 24 July 1945
Sum1tomo Industry Osckn (90.25 - 263A)
2.
3.
Pn.rticipo.tlng Unit:
58th Wing
4.
Number
90
J../C B hi Primary' 91.H%' (82 primary nnd 4 opportunity)
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Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
AN-li56,. 4000# L.C." with
nose ::lnd non-delay tnil.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:' 488 tons on primnry nnd 26 tons on
opportuni ty
8. Time Over Primary: 241251K - 241322K
9, of 19,900 - 22,100
10. Wcn.ther Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
11. ;jc Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Strike photos indiC0.ted :l majority of bOmbs
foIl on target, which was assumed to be destroyed. A few boobs fell on
:l.djtl.ccnt tnrgets. 264 nnd 53. Roconno.lss:lilcc luter revealed tha.t 76.9%
of the target do.r.lnged, raising the CUlT\J.lo..t1ve to 89,6%. Of the
244 bombs dropped it estimntcd 115 fell uithin 1000 feet of the 1PI.
Four ,:./C were non-effective. bombing V/o..S visuo.l. lieo.vy c:::.liber flo.k cr
from modera.te to o..nd WCl.S o.ccur::o.tc. One 8-29 waS shot
down and 50 d:::.m:.ged by firo. The ..fe lost received n direct hit by
flclc ove,r the target o.nd it broke in two. :.11 11 men missing. No E/A
sC3n. Porty-two B-29's at I
wo
Jimo..
pounds. fuel reserve: 645 go.llons.
1. Date: 23/24 July 1945
2. Target: Ube Gonl Liquefaction Go. (90.32 - 1841)
3. Unit: 3lSth Bombardment Wing
MISSION' RESUME
lUssion Number 283
4. Ale Airborne: eO
.3 August 1945
5.
%.ve Bombing Pr imory:
90% (72 primary and 4 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M54 500# G.P. with 1/10 sec. delay
nose nnd 1/100 sec. delny tail nnd
M-8l. 260# frngmentOo
ry
boM-lis, Awith.
nose and non-delay tail.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped;
619.8 tons on primary and 36 tons on
opportunity nnd 17 tons on special.
8. Time Over Primary: 240l03K - 240240K
9, Altitude of Attack: 12,400 - 15,450
10. Over Target; 5/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Clouds prevented any observations of bombing
results. Five bombed visually 57 by Four AlC were non-
effective. One E/A flew 0. pcro.llel course out of runge, lights,
probably AlA altitude course spotter. No E/A. Flak waS medium, menger
nod inaccurato. nctivity wns nnd generally ineffective
from Shimonoseki area nnd COast of Kyushu. Two wind-run Ale were air-
borne and bombed Nippon Oil Refinery with fragmentation bombs. Eight
8-29's landed at Iwo Jima. bomb lo::,;d: 18,656 pounds. rl.ver::-.ge
fuel reserve; 879 gallons.
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Target: Shimonosekl Straits. Rashin, Pusan-Masan
2.
MISSION RESUlfE
Mission Number 282
1. Date: 23/24 July 1945
3 August 1945
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardnent Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 29
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 79.31% (23 primary and 3 alternate)
6. Type of Mines and Settings: 1000 2000 pound mines with
various settings.
7. Tons of Mines Dropped: 156 on primary and 21 on alternate.
8. Time Over Primnry: 240137K - 240257K
9. Altitude of Attack: 7600 - 8300
10. Weather Over 3/10 - 10/10
11. Tota.! A!e Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: All mines dropped believed to be
effective. Some A/C staged at Iwo Jima. Three A/e were non-effective.
nod inaccurate fInk reported in Straits area. Three
E/A signted did not attack. Eleven crew .neubers picked up approximately
15 Miles from A/c lost due to lack of fuel and mechanical mal-
function. One RCM A/e and 1 Super-Dumbo not included in totals.
Eleven B_29
1
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fuel reserve: 609 gallons.
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5. % A!e Bombing Primo.ry: 98.79% (83 }/c)
1. Dnte: 19/20 JUly 1945
2. To.rget: Nv>pon Oil Co .. at ArDngo.soki (90.25 - 1203)
31 July 1945
AN_M64, 500# G.P. fuzed 1/10 sec.
delay 1/40 sec. delny to.l1.
701.8 tons on primnry nnd 4.5 tons on
opportunity.
MISSIon RESUME
Mission Number 281
Participo.t1ng Unit: 315th Bombo.rdmont Wing
Number AlC Airborne: 84
3.
4.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
6. Type of Bombs Fuzes:
B. Time Over 200020K - 201000K
9
Altitude of 15,410 - 16.900

10. Over a/l0 - 10/10


11. JIC Lost: a
12. of Mission: Scope photos excellent results.
In spite of the fact tha.t 7 Ale did not identify thG proper
tJXget, the remainder n solid bomb pattern.
T-.'clva of 14 buildings of the syntht;;tic oil do.mnged nnd only
3 Sillo.l1 tanks left unduma-gad. Only 2 of Ie lr.rge tanks on the ta.nk
fC'.rm und::lJl\Q.ged. Flo.k wo.s he'vy, nGt'.ger J.nd innccurate.
Fifteen E/il. did not utto.ck. Intonac S/L activity in the to.rget
C\.Too.. One Ale Wo.s non-affective. All bomb1:lg wc,s by ro.dc.r. Two 1V1nd..
Run j./e preceded mdli force. One B-29 landod o.t I wo Jimn. Avera.ge
bomb lo:\d: 17,832 lbs. fuol reserve: 999 g::.l.llons
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Number 280
31 July 1945
1. Date: 19/20 July 1945
2. Target: Okazwc1 Urban Area. (90.20)
3. Participating Unit: 3!4th Bombard.1\cnt Wing.
4. Number Ale Airborne: 130
"/e D b PrLmQry' 96 92% (126 primary and 1 oGportunlty)
5. iI> 1\ am lng . .
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E46 and 500# incendiary
clusters set to open 5000 teet over
tnrget and AM-M47A2 100# incendiary
bombs with instnntaneous nose.
7. Tons of Bombs 850 tons au primn'y nnd 6.3 tons on
opportunity.
6. Time Uver Primc.ry: Z00152K - 200310K
9. Altitude of Attack: 12,700 - 15,300
10. Over Tr.T get : 0/10 - 9/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of ;'iission: Results wcre o.s unobserved to
excellent. with smoke renching to 10,000 f3et. A large explosion
reaching to 2,500 feet in the ta.g=t Reconnaissance
ruvenled 58% of the t:lrget are_ l'!.ad been ?lak Vlo.S heavy and
ffieagor and inaccurate. Surning r3d rocket TIaS observed. Nine
ZIp. ,.,lo,de no attc.cks. Fou.r S/L's Viero obsclrv()d in the target
nrOn. Targ.::.t wa.s visible to 62 l-je ::uid not visible to 64 Ale. One
wind Ale Throe Ale non-effective. Four B-29's
l:..,ded o.t I
wo
Jim:l. hver=.ge bO'ilb lond: 15,021 1bs. Averc.g,e fuel
reserve: 684 gt.llons.
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4. Number A!e Airborne: 97
5. %Alc Bombing Primary: 93.61% (91 AlC)
1. Date: 19/20 July 1945
2. Target: Chosi Urban Area (90.14)
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
31 JUly 1945
E45, 500J incendiary clusters set to
open 5000 feet above target, 500/1
T4g4 frag. set to open 1000
feet below A/C and AN_M47A2 and AN-
M47A3 100# incendiary bombs fuzed
with nose.
MISSION" J\ESm.!E
Missior!. Number 279
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
6.
7, Tons of Dropped: 628.8
8. Time Over ?rimary: 200131K - 20025&\
9. of Attack: 10,200 - 11,400
10. Weather Over Target: 3/10 - 10/10
11. Total A/C Lost: 0
12. Resume of mssion: Good fires were reported with smoke rising
to 10,000 feet. Three E/A sighted made no attacks. The target was
visibile only to 1 AlC. Six A/C were non-effective. Flak at targ6t waS
:16::VY, medium and 1ight. mes_ger to moderate 3,nd inaccurate. Two to 6
groo.nd-to-o.ir rockets Vlere observed Two RCH e..'d 1 '.'i'ind-Run A/c were AlB.
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T.!ree 8-29 s landed at Iwo Jima. Average load: 16,468 lbs.
Average fuel reserve: 852 gallons.

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11i55ion NwnbeT 273
1. 19/20 July 1945
31 July 1945
2. Target:
Hitachi Urban rea (90.14)
3. Participating Unit: 73rd Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborn0: 130
"./e B bin.. Primnry' 96.92% (125 primo.ry and 1 opportunity)
5. : om 0
6.
Type of Bombs Fuzesl
100# incendiary bombs with
instantaneous nose and S46, E36,
AN-U1711, 500# incendiary clusters
set to open 5000 feet above
7. Tons of Bombs Dro)ped: 263.2 tons on primary 7.2 tons on
opportun ity.
8. TImE: Over Pr im:lTy I 200020K - 200153K
9. of 12,200 - 13,650
10. Weather Over 9/10 - 10/10
11. Totcl ;/C Lost: 2
12. Resume of },jisslon: showed .88 sq. mi. (or 64.51)
of tho city's built-up area was destroyed. RCM observed fires from
60. niles The target wns seen by only 5 Three were non-
etfcctive. One sighted did not attack. Flak WaS medium and heavy.
i:lco.(;a and inaCcur:lte encountered by c.ppro;:imc.tely 1/3 of the 8_29' s.
0:10 Wir.d-Run ;.jC ;JB . Five suvlvors from ditching due to ffiGchc.nicc.l
f::'.ilu:.o. One 8_29 lost to unknown Oila 8-29 l(;nded at Iwo
J1mr:.. ;.vernge bomb lo::,.d: 15.214 Ibs. fuel resorve: 910
gc.llons.
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opportunity.
1. Dnte: 19/20 July 1945
2. Target: Hitcchi Area (90.14)
5. Participating Unit: 73rd Bornbardocnt Wing
4. Numbor Ale Airborne: 130
'Ie B bi p. cry' 95.92% (125 primary nnd 1 opportunity)
5. II> .:", om Of; r l1ll
31 July 1945
:..N_U4' .... 2 100# inccndio.ry bombs with
instnntnncous nose nnd E46. E36,
_:;'N_U17.\l, 500# incend1o.ry clusters
set 'to open 5000 fect nbove b.rgot.
MISSION f.ESUl!E
Mission Number 278
Type of Bombs Fuzos
l
6.
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Time. Over Pr imo.ry: 200020K - 2001S3K

9. of 12,200 - 13,650
10. Weather Over 9/10 - IO/le
ll. Totc.l .:/C Lost: 2
12. Resume of Mission: Reconn').isso.ncc showod .86 sq. mi. (or 64.5"'1,)
of the city's built-up Oorea. wo.s dcstroY3d. ReM :.JC observed fires from
60 milcs The wus seen by only 6 hlC. Three Alc non-
oi'fective. One sighted did not Flcl<: was medium a.nd heo.vy,
Elco.[;cr :l.nd encountered by o.ppro::im::.tely 1/3 of the B... 29 , s.
One Wind-Run ;.jC .vB. Five 5uv1vors from :. ditching due to mecho.nica.l
One 6-29 lost to unknown reusons. Ono B-29 la.nded a.t Iwo
Jim::'!.. ":"vernge bomb lO::'td: 15.214 Ibs. fuel reserve; 910
ga.llons.
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5. %;vC Bombing Primary' 97.69% (127 primary 1 opportunity)
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 953.4 tons on primary and 8 tons on
"'pportunity.
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19/20 July
1945
2.
Tor
Fukui
Urban
Area
(90.13)
3.
Participating
Unit:
58'th
Bombnrdmont

4.
Number
;';0
;.irborne:
130
:n July 1945
E46, 50c. clusters set to
open 5000 foci:; ::!.bove to.rgot and ;..N-
100 . incendiary bombs with
nose.
M153101: RESW.E
Mission umber 277
Type or Bocbs and Fuzes:
6.
8. Time Over Prmary: 200024K - 20011!5K
9. of 12
1
400 - 14.000
10. Weather Over 0/10. 3/10
11. .;lC Lost:
12. Resume of Mission: Crews rported r:;:;ults :lS good to excellent.
fires observed in the center of the with smoke to
15,000 feet. Fires Nand S of river in ;:.n c>stimi"'.ted 1 to 3 sq. mi.
reconno.issllnco n .. vGo.1ad the city hOod boon 64.8% destroyed (l.61
sq. roi). The was visible te 114 A/C. Two .VlC were non-effective.
Fl::\k wo.s hco.vy, rn... dium c.nd light
l
.\110. Lla.ccUro.to. Extremely
slight heavy Clnd ffi(;)dium ;';'i/ reported. Two S/L's seen. Eight sighted
ma.dc no c:.ttC\ck.s. Two Wind...::un :';C used in C". dition to main force.
Sixteen B_29
1
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. ,. 1
ver:,gc uo reserve: 752 go.llons.
7. Tons of Mines Dropped: 164 tons.
3. Po.rticipating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
JlUS. 1
31 July 1945
l1( 26-36
1
1000# and MK 25, 2000#
mines with vo.rloU5 settings.
Mission Number 276
MISS ION RESUME
Kobe-OsOoko.. Oy::.mc.. Yo.nohOJ:lo.,. Nl1go.to.. Miyo.zu, Mo.i"7.uru,
Genso.n-Konan, Tsurugc.. Obnmo. cnd
TllTget:
Type of Mines and
1. Dnte: 19/20 July 1945
2.
6.
4. Number .;le hirborne: 31
<Ie B b 1 ? im.. ry 87 09% (27 primary o.nd 2 0.1 terno.te)
5. '" N om ng r ....
8, Time Over 2000D3K - 200247K
9, Altitude of Attuck: 7100 - 8400
10. Weather Over 0/10 - 10/10
11. Tota.l J.'/C Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: It waS estimo.tad that of the 228 mines
226 would bo effoctive. Only 2 ;jc dropped thQir mines visually.
Ono hie non-effective. Seven E/A including 1 BQka wore sighted
nade no attacks. The .;lc lost missins to unknown reasons
otter leaving the target. One RCM hlc waS Eleven AlC landed
at 1'0'/0 Jlmo.. ;"vero.ge mine loud: 13,3441bs. i.verage fU(ll reserve:
852 go.llons.
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7. Tons of 178 tons.
8
Tim<. Over Primary: 180048K - IBJ311K

31 July 1945
MK 26-33 1000# and C 25 2000#
minos with various
MISSION REsm!.E
Mission Number 275
Shimonosoki Strnits. Soishln. No.nno-Fushikl. Hleashi
cnd Iwo.s
e
To.rg.:t:
2.
1. Onto: 17/18 July 1945
6. Type of :lines and Settings:
4
Number Ale Airborne: 30
.
3. Pnrticipating Unit: 313th Wing
5. ;! .ve Mining Primo.ry: 90% (27 prino.ry cnd 1 o.lterno.t<.)
9. Altitude of 7100 - 8500
10. \'fc'\ther Over Tc.rget: 4/10 - 10/10
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12. Resume of Mission: It estim.ltco. tho.t of the 238 mines
dropped. 237 were effective ond TIould continue the desired blocko.des.
Only 1 ).jC dropped mines visually. Two E/_.... mc.de no o.ttc.cks.
!'10 chims, Flak w.:.s he:::.vy o.nd light, me:::.gcr c..ld inaccurc..tQ. Two;.jC
were non-offectivc. One RCM A/e was not includod in totol Seven
3-29
1
5 h.nded ;'t Jim:l. ":'verr.gE'. mine 10;:0.(1: 13,1651bs. "':"ver::ge
fu01 reserve: 707
Ale B bi P im ry 97 72% (129 primary nnd 1 opportunity)
5... om ng r .0
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1162.5 tons on primo.ry o.nd 10 tons on
onnprtunity.
:n July 1945
AN_M47A2 100} incendia.ry bombs with
nose and AN-MI7 500#
cluster fuzed to open
5000 fect the target.
MISSION RESUME:
Mission Number 274
Pnrticipating Unit: 314th Bombardment Wing
Number Ale .Airborne: 132
Type of and Fuzes:
1. Date: 16/17 July 1945
Target: Hirntsuka Urban roQ (90.17)
2.
3.
4.
6.
8. Time Over ?rimo.ry: 170032K - 170212K
9. Altitude of Attack: 10.900 - 15,200
10. "ieather Over Ta.rget: 10/10
11. Rtlsum!l of Results were reportGd as unobserved to
good. Several .\lc crews huge Gxplosions in ta1get area and
51.toka rising to 10,000 feet. Tho target was visiblt3 to only 5 A/e crews.
target ves and light. meager inaccurate. Two to 4
SiLls observed. AlC AlB 4 RCM 1 Wind-Run AlC and 1
Surcr-Dumbo. Elevvn Ale landed o.t Iwo J ima. Average bomb loo.d: 16.923
pounds. Avera.g;:, fuel reserve: 765 gr,llons.
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d AlC a bi Prima.ry' 94.84% (94 primary and 2 opportunity)
5. '" om ng ,
I, Date: 16/17 July 1945
31 July 1945
and Atl-M47A3 100# incendiary
bombs with i:1stantaneous nose and
E46 500# incendiary clusters fuzed to
open 5000 feat a'ove torget.
693.3 tons on primary and 16 tons on
opportunity.
MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 273
U b
Area (90.20)
Target: Kuwana r an -
Participating Unit: 3l3th Bombardment Wing
Number AlC Airborne: 99
2.
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Type of Bonbs and Fuzes:
7
Tons of BOQbs Dropped:
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11.300
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n, Total Ale Lost: 0
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nnd moderate thermals were reported over the tal get. Only 1 pic saw
the target, Three Ale were non-effective. Nine E/A sighted made 1
Flak in the te.lget urea 1'1&5 h$avy o..nct lie;ht, me',ger and 1n-
Twelve ground-to-air rockets observed. Total A/B does
not include 1 Super-Dumbo nnd I :'find-Run Ve. Four A/e landed a.t Iwo
Ji;;:Q.. Average bomb load: 15,623 lbs. fuel reserve: 829
go.l1ons.
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8. Time Over Primary: 170112K - 1702:32K
7. Tons of Boobs Droppedl 790.4 tons.
3 i2
31 July 1945
AN-U4.7A2. 100/1 inoendiary bombs with
instantaneous nose.
Typo of Bombs and FuzeSI
MISSION RESUME
Mission Number 272
1. Date: 16/17 July 1945
Torget: Urban riren (90.33)
2.
3. Unit: 73rd Bombarwncnt Wing
4. Number 129
5. %;.jC Bombing Primary: 96.12% (124 ;,,;e)
9
..:..ltitude of :.ttnck: 10,000 - 11,500

la, ';feather Over Target: 4/10 - 5/10


11. Totol .;;C Lost, 0
12. Resume of Missions Crows reported results were good to
excellent. Enrly strike photos indicated many fires in the
target area. The target was visible to only 4 crGWS. Three B/A
sighted mnde no o.tto.cks. Eleven planes a.ctcd (".5 Pathfinders. Five
.:jC v.ore non-0ffective, FInk in the to..-gst urce. WaS he c.vy, and medium,
and inaccurate. Totc.l does not include 2 RCM jammers, 1
Ale a.nd 2 Super-Dumbos. Two ;,jC landed at Iwo Jimo.. .:.vero.gc
bomb lo::::.d: 12,725 1bs. .:"verage fuel rescrV0: 849 go.11ons.
MISSION RESt.JllE
Participo.ting Unit: 50th Bombardment Wing
Number ;.jC Airborne: 128
:n July 1945
Mission Number 271
16/17 July 1945
Do.te:
Target:
2.
'.
3,
<.
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 82.56% (119
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
;'N_!\47\.2 100# il,'... ondl:..ry bomb "11th
inst:!. ... ,..() ..,"} c.:;" \j: 7 U and
;:t J;'! 'i..lce . y c1:.lst'3r fused
to b(C0 above target.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1035. 8 lS
11. Tob.l Lost: 0
T1 Ov P 1 170213K ..
B. ma er r mary:
10. \\e::lther Ovor Target: 7/10 .. 10/10
11,600
9. ..:..1 ti tude of ":"tto.ck: 10.600
12. of Reconnaissance 89.5 pGr cent
of thJ c1 y was dumageu or destro-yod. The to.rgct V1G.S visible only
to 2 ;,./r: nrc lncludo1 i.1 i::ll'l u')ove tota.ls.
rano J.jr ">''-,:. 00,((0.5 "\-';' "l.o._'get area..
Fla!: at tuigct,v,.s ;,.d1iu'll 0.:1':;' '.ight, mer.ger :)tld inQc,,;urate.
Total ;JB does not 1 Super Dumbo o.4d 1 Wind Run Five hie
lo.ndod at Iwo Jima. l:'veruge bomb loo.d: 17,000 Ibs. ;.vern.ge fuel
roeorvc: 813 gallons. E/A sighted made no attacks.
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1. Date: 15/16 July 1945
Ni
Oil
Go
"t (90.32-657A)
To.rgGt: ppon .....
Unit: 315th
2.
3,
MISS ION Sm.:MARY
Mission l'Iumber
270 17 July 1945
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Number 69
5. %.;le Bombing 85.5% (59 nnd 3 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
;.N_M64 500# C.p. 1/10 dolo.y nose and
1/100 dolO;' toil.
7. Tons of Boobs Dropped:
476.8 tons on primary nnd 28.1 tons on
opportunity, 17 tons on
8. Time Over Prim:lry: 200041K ... 20D20!K
9..;.ltitudG of ...,tta.ck: 10,230 ... 11,700
10. We:lthor Over Target: 3/10 ... 10/10
11. Totol;,le Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Results were unobserved. bnmbed by
R::l,dc.r o.nd 7 visua.lly. Sevt:.1\ :VC v,ere non-effective. Thirty-two EIA
sighted made no atta.cks. Flak wo.s nil to moager, J.nd inaccurc.te.
Estilnllted 10-13 SiLl s, ineffoctive, obsorved in to.rget :Lrp.o.
Two TI1nd-run .1/c o.lso bombed their target, Ube
Liquefaction Co. Five B-29's landed Iwo Jima. Average bomb
17,806 pounds. .r.vero.ge fuel reservo: 1066 go.llons.
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MISSION sun:,.:.RY
l.lission Number 269
17 July 194.5
1. 15/16 July 1945
Torgetl Rnshin. Nnoetsu nnd Niigata.
2.
Participating Unit: 313th Wing.
4.
# ,Ie B bi P' rye 92.85% (26 nnd 1 alternate)
5., "..V om ng r we. .
6. Type of Mines Dropped:
MK 26-3') 10C(# and Jr.{ 25 2 )00# mines
\'fith ,\u='" ':0.1.. 3CttUgr::.
7
T s of kinas Dropped' 172 ton.. on p:a'ima y nnd 6 tons on nlternate.
on .
8
Tim
Ov.
Prl"mnry" 15230BK - .:. ;v3Z:5K
' e r ....
9. :.1titude of .ri.tta.ck: 6900 -
10. '{sather Over Target: a/lO - 10/10
11. Toto.l :..;e Lost I 0
12. Rl3sumc of Mission I It W;lS estimo.tod that of the 244 mines la.id,
241 'I'JGN effective. ;"11 mines wore laid by radur. One :je waS non-
effective. Sixteen were sighted, but mado no a.ttncks.
meo.ger. nnd inuccurotE' .':'b,k encount6red :It Niigo.tc. nnd Fuso.n. Seven-
toen ;../(; l"l.I::;;'Por o.nr1 :!. 1.'':; . lJ:::":-:c
13,068 :l.s :.. i':J.t:) (CSI. IV..:: , gr.:!.lons.
8. Time Over Pric:l.ry: 140012K - 140327K
7. Tons of Mines Dropped' 199 tons primary nnd 1 tons nlternnte.
4 N
wmber .;le 31
.
17 July 1945
.L!K 26-36 1000# nnd lIK 25 20001/
mines Y/i th var ious settings.
MI SSION
Number 268
Type of Mines and Settings:
1. 13/14 July 1945
2. Terget: Shimonoseki Strntis, Seishin, Reisui nod Fukuoko..
Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
3.
5. %;.fe BOlOlbing Primary: 96.77% (30 prLlIo.ry nnd 1 a.lterno.te)
j B Itl"_"
6.
9. Altitude of Attack: 6900 - 8600
10. enther Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Totnl Lost: a
12. Resume of iilssion: It woos estimatod that of the 254 mines dropped,
249 were effective. Fla.k wo.s cnd inaccura.to. Mine I::'.y-
ing by Nine E/A sighted mnde 1 a.ttack. One ReM rl/c wa.s 0.1so
Sighteen .Vlc 1a.nded Iwo Jima.. mine lond: 13,211
pounds. ':"v::rage fuel reserve: 561 go.l1ons.
HISSION SUJ.URY
J.asslon Number 261
22 July 1945
1. Dnte: 12/13 July 1945
Petroleum Centor (90.17-128)
2. 0-
3. ?articipating Unit: 315th
4. Ale jirborne: 60
5. % Bombing Primary: 88.33% (53 and 1 opportunity)
6
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:

AN-M64, G.P., fuzed with 1/10


sec. delay nose and 2/40 S8C. de-
lay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 452 tons 011 primary and 8 tons on
opportuni ty,
8, Time Over Primary: 130105K - 130219K
9! Altitude of Attack: 15,300 - 15,700 feet.
10. Over Target: a/l0 - 10/10
11. Total Ale Lost, 2
12, Resume of M1sa1onJ Radar scope photos indicated fair results.
Only 3 Ale sighted target. Six B-29' s were non-effective. Thirty-
eight :/A sighted made 2 No claims. Flak W&S heavy, meager
and inaccurate, S/L's ineffective tecause of cloud cover. One crew
bailed out en route to target between Guam ai,Q Tinlan. Nine survivors,
OnE> 8-29 wo.s missing to unknown re..,l:>ons. Aver;-.ge bomb load: 18,226
pounds. Average fuel re:;erve: 1175 gallons,
Participating Unit: 314th
3,
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7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 872.5 tons on prim'J.I'y nnd 9 tons on
opportunity.
22 July 1945
100# incendiary bombs
with nose E-46
500# incendiary clusters with tail
sst to open 5000 feet above target.
Mission Number 265
MISSION SUu.:.:.RY
Typ Et of Bombs and Fu :tes :
1. 12/13 July 1945
2
Tnrgst: UVIO,jima Urbo.n _,rea
,
4. NumbClT .;le ;'lrborne: 130
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B bing Pr1m=...ry 9461% (123 primo.ry nnd 1 opportunity)
5. ,.., 00 .
6.
8.
Time Over Primary: 130013K 130226K
9.
of
10,400 16,400 feet
10, Weather Over Target: 10/10
n.
Total I./C Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Results wore unobserved. The ta.rget
nas obscured to all o.ircro.ft. Six ;jc were non-effectivc. Hea.vy
fb.le nnd :.'V fire was mea.ger o.nd inaccura.te. Six E/:. sighted made
no o.tto.cks. Six 8-29' s lo.nded o.t 1\'10 J imu. :'l.vera.gd bomb lond:
15,026 Ibs. ':'vernge fuel reserve: 700 gallons.
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Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
3.
4. Number role ;"irborne: 98
5. %;/C Bombing Pritlo.ry: 93.87% (92 prirn:uy a.nd 2 opportunity)
22 July 1945
100# bombs
with instantaneous nose and E-46
500# incendiary clusters with to.il
set to open 5000 feet o.bove target.
MISSIO:1 SUn.L...RY
Mission Number 265
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
1. Date: 12/13 July 1945
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 679.1_tons primo.ry and 16 tons opportunity.
8, Time Over Prim:lTY:
130000K 130207K
9, of 12,200 13,400 faeot.
10.
Weather Over Terget: 10/10
11.
Teto.l Ale Lost: a
12. ResUJn6 of Uiss ion: Crews reported unobserved to excellent
results. ./, glow from the to. get area. could be seen through the clouds
by 4/C over ta.rget in la.tter stc.ges of a.tt::Lclc. Four Ale were non-
off6ctive. The ta.rget was not seen by a.ny airclaft. Light, me::>.ger
o.nd ino.ccura.te flak VIQ.S encountered at prim::lr:" to.. get. Two E/A sighted
mc.de no ntto.cks. Two 8 ... 29
1
s landed o.t Iwo Jimo.. J.vero.ge bomb load;
15,567 lbs. fuel reserve: 820 go.llons.
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5. om 109 "
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
22 July 1945
;.N-M47;'2, 100# incendbry bombs
with nose.
772 tons on primo.ry 12.6 tons
on opportunity.
MISSION SUUt;.RY
Mission Number 254
Dllte: 12/13 July 19115
Target: Ichinomiyll Lroll
Participllting Unit: 73rd Bombnrdment Wing
Number )./e 130
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
2.
1.
3.
4.
6.
8. Time Over Primo.ry: 130154K - 130345K
9
;'ltitude of Attack: 6000 - 12.200 feet

10. Weather evor To.. get: 10/10


11. Totol .;JC Lost: 0
12. RGlsume of Mission: Photo reconno.iss::o.nce indico.ted .01 sq.
mi., 8% of the built-up of the city, WQS des-
troyod. tGlxtilGl milIa in the N nnd NW p=.t of the city received
some d::'.lll11ge, with 1 being 100% gutted. Nine s;!lo.ll buildings were
destroyed. Five ;"/C WGrG non-effective. Ten crews sighted the torget,
whieh was not visiblo to other ;.,fe. Flak '}ncountorcd wos heo.vy o.nd
medium. nil to meo.ger. nnd ino.ecuro.te. TW31ve sighted mo.de no
ntt::o.cks. Three 8-29's lo.nded 11'10 Jimn. :.varc.go bomb land: 12,769
pounds. h.vernge fuel reserve: 873 go.l1ons

.,g .fC B bi Primo.ry 88 45i' (115 prima.ry o.nd 5 opportunity)


5. ji,f om nb '.
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1. Date: 12/13 July 1945
Torget: Utsunomiya hren
2.
22 July 1945
J,.N-M47;"2, 100# incendiary bombs with
noso and E-46, 500#
clusters with tail set
to open 5000 feet above tho target.
802.9 tons on prima.ry 43.4 tons on
opportunity.
Mission Nu.mber 263
IHSSION SUW.IARY
Number .\lC 130
Participating Unit: 58th Bombardment
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
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6.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
8. Time OV\3r Prima.ry: 130019K - 130230K
9
;"ltitude of Attock: 13,300 - 14,600 feet

10. Over Ta.rget: 10/10


11. Totol '->le Lost: 1
12. Resume of Crews reported 2 la"ge glows about 1 mile
o.part through the underco.st. With the exception of 2 the
was not visible on the bOiilb run. Ten .vC were non-effective.
Hine E/;' sighted made no attacks. Flak WnS hCQvy and medium nnd _:"'W
fire 0.11 were meager and inaccurate. Four ineffective S/Lls were
observed. Nine men vIera rescued ::d'ter ditching 0. B-29. The B-29
lost \'Ie.s en route to base. J.jC landed o.t Iwo Jima..
Lvcr:lge bomb load: 14,700 1bs. :.verage fUGl reserve: 664 ga.llons.
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MISSION SU1.M;'RY
),fission Number 262
1. Date: U/12 July 1945
17 July 1945
2.
Target:
Fusnn, Sh,imonoseki Straits. lliynzu.
end Ot-omo.
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardmont Wing
4. Number A!e Airborne: 30
5. %Ale Mining (25 primary 2 nlternnte)
Type of Mines Planted:
MK 26-36, and MK 25, 2000# mines
with settings.
7. Tons of Minos Plnntad: 15C tonson primary and 13 tons on
0.1 ternate.
B.
Time Ov.;.r Primary: 120032K -
1202<1,7K
9.
Altitude of Attc.ck: 5900 - 9400 fcc..t
10.
Weather Over Target: 4/10 10/10
11.
Total Ale Lost: a
12. Resume of Mission: Of the 199 dropped it was estimated
198 were effective to maintain the blockades and mine the new harbor target.
No E{h sighted. Only 3 reported flak. which was heavy,
and inaccurate. Several ineffective S/L's observed. Seven Ale
IMded o.t Iwo Jimo.. ':'verage mine load: 12,082 lbs. Average fuel
reserve: 558 gallons.

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Mission NUinber 261
1. Date: 9 July 1945
17 July 1945
Number i./C .Urborne: 64
Unit: 315th Bombllrdmont Wing
4.
Target:
Utsube Oil Refinery at
(90.20-1684)
s. % Bombing 95.31% (61 primary llnd 1 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs llnd Fuzes:
AN-M64. 5001) G.p. with 1/40 sec. de-
lily nose llnd non-de Illy tn!l.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 468.7 tons on primo.ry and 8 tons on
opportuni ty.
8. Tillie Over Primo.ry: 092340K - 100036K
11tltude of 15,550 - 16.950 feet.
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10. Over Tnrget: 0/10
11. Toto! Lost, 0
12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconno.iSso.i"lce showed 20% of the
target had been damaged or destroyed. The target visible to 10
_'je. 1''110 lie were non-effectiv<3. Fifteen EI:. si.ghted mOo de 2 ....ttc.cks.
One B-29. hit by 0. 20 mm shell. suffered mino. Flak was
h::::.vy. nil to me;;l.ger, in;J.ccur:;;.te to c.ccuro.tc :li"ld prodict13d Concentra._
tion. Twenty S/L's observed. so,no rCldo.r Two :je In.nded
o.t Iv,o Jimn. Avera.ge bomb loc.d: 16,811 Ibs. ":.vero.ge fuel TGSarvea
1233 go.llons.
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Ussion Number 260
17 July 1945
1. Date: 9/10 July 1945
2. Target: Gifu Urban
3.
Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment Ping
4.
Number ;VG Airborne; 135
%
'IG B b' Primary 95.55% (129 primary and 1 opportunity)
5. om lng .
5.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E46, incendiary clusters with
tail set to open 5000 feet and hN-
M47A2 100# incendio.ry bomb with in-
stantaneous nose.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 898.8 tons on primary and 8.7 tons on
secondary.
9
ltitude of 14,720 - 17,700 feet

11. Total :jC Lost: 1


10. Weather Over Target: 0/10
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12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconnaissance revealed that 1.93
sql!are miles, or 74%' of the cityl s built-up o..rea, were destroyed.
The target was visible to 105 and not visible to 24. Five Ale
were non-effective. Ten E/;. sighted mllde 3 o.ti;acks. Coordino.tion
W:J,S noted between S/;. ... nd SILl s. Flak was heavy, meager to moderate
.:lJld inaceui ate. J...'N fire wo.S me ",ger to int311sG and 1nuecur:lte. Four
to 12 SiLls observed. 111 erew of ditching between Rota. nnd
So.ipo.n vlere rescJ.ed. The B-29 lost caught fire after leaving the to.r-
get. .After the crew bailed out the ;.jC exploded in mid-a1r.
Three 8_29'5 landed ut lwo Jima. bomb
14,676 1bs. ..:..verage fuol reserve: 685 gallons.
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MISSION SUUL\RY
lHssion Number 259
1. Date: 9/10 July 1945
2. Target: Urban Aroo
17 July 1945
3.
4.
Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
Number AlC Airborne: 109
" b P 1 99 9% (108 A/C)
5. % rvC Born ing r mary:
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M47A2 100# lncondlo.ry bombs with
nose and AN-ll17A1, 500#
incondiary clusters with nose set to
open at 5000 fact.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
600.3
B. Time Over Primary: 100058K - 10025BK
9. Altitude of 10,200 - 11,600 feet
10. '-eo.ther Over To.rg:t: 1/10
ll. Toto.l ;.;C Lost: a
12. Resume of Mission: Results WGre unobserved to excellent.
Crens during latter part of strike reported intense fires
throughout the city, '.Yith smok"" columns risin.::; up to 20,000 feet.
L:)J"ge explosions o.nd white flashes .....-ere reported. Severe..
W:lS encountered over th& ta.rget arce-. The to.'-get \'10.5 visible to 97
!.jC :lnd not visible to 11 ;.jC. Fb.k Vias medium <:'I.nd .i.
1
Y fire \'10.S
o.nd ino.ccuro.te. No S/LIS were Ton E/A mude
no 8-29 wnS non-effective, One ilc landed ut lwo Jimo.
. bomb loud I 14,617 lbs. Averuga fu.al reserve: 951 gallons.
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!Ji iSsion Numbor 256
17 July 1945
1. Date l 9/10 July 1945
2, T:1rget: Sa.kai Urban Are;l
3.
4.
Partie 1p ati ng Un1 t : 73rd Bombardment Wi ng
Number Ale Airbonre: 124
'" "e B b' Primaryr 9274% (115 primory a.nd 3 opportunity)
5. p N om 1ng
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M47A2. 100# incendiary bombs wi th
instantanoous nose and E36 46
500# incendiary clusters set with
nose and tnil. respectively. to open
5000 feet a.bove target.
7. Tons of Bombs Droppedl 778.9 tons on primary 19.6 tons on
opportunity.
8.
Time Over Primary: 100233K
_ 100406K
9.
of 10,000 - 11,350 fee t.
10.
Weather Over Tllrget: 1/10
11.
Total AlC Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike phots showed well concentrated fires
in the with a. brisk ground wind from the NE. Crews reported glow
of fires visible 200 miles. Smoke columns were up to over 17,000
fect. The ta.rget was visible to only 5 A/C. Six )jC were non-effective.
Fifteen E/A sighted ma.de 5 a.tto.clcs. One possible a.ir-to-air phosphorus
burst met over tu.rget. Flo.k was hco.vy o.nd modium, meuger to modero.te,
inAccurate, and continously pointed. Approxima.tely 20 Sit's in
o.reo.. Flak damaged 5 B-29's. One Alc, not included in AlB,
proceeded mo.in force to transmit infaTuation. Dropped 6.3
tons on tUlget. Two Ale landed at lwo bomb load: 13.972
pounds. Average fuel reserve: 8IZ gallons.
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Uission Number 257
17 July 1945
1
D.te: 9/10 July 1945

2. Target: Sendal Urban Area


Participating Unit: 58th Bombardment Wing
4.
Number A!e Airborne: 131
5.
%Ale Bombing Primary:
93.89% (123 primary and 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Puzes:
AN-M17Al, incendiary clusters
set to opan 5000 feet above target
and AN-M47A2 100ft incendiary bombs
with instantaneous nose.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 909.3 tons on primary and 6.3 tons on
opportunity.
" B. Time Over Primary: lOOlD3K - l00305K
9
Altitude of Attack: 10
t
OOO - 10,700 feet

10. Over Target: 3/10


11. Total Ale Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Good to excellent reported by
The target waG visible to 86 crews and not visible to 27. Seven Ale
wero non-effective, The 8-29 lost ran off the runway and burst into
flai:.es. Entire crew safa. Ten &lA sighted ml'':.e 1 attack. Flak wa.s
ho::::.vy, meager to i:"odero.te, inaccurate and mediUl:!. and AW fire WOoS meager
:::l.nd inaccurate. Fifteen to 20 S/LI S vl6re observed. not effected by
ro.d:.r j:::mming or 'rope". AlA damllged 6 8-29' s, Thirteen A/e landed
a.t 1\'10 Jirna. Av:.rage bomb loo.dr 14,3721bs. ;.vezrage fuel reserve:
673 gallons.
MISSION'
Jdisslon Number 256 17 July 1945
1
Date: 9/10 July 1945

Target: ShimonosekI StraIts, NIIgOota. and Nanno


2.
ParticIpatIng Unit: 313th Bombnrdmel1t
4.
Number Ale Airborne: :31
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 93.55% (29 primary o.nd 1 alterno.te.)
6,
Type of Mines Used:
MK 26-36 1000#, and 25, 2000# mines with
various settings.
7. Tons of Kines Planted: 193 tons and 7 tons alternate.
8. Tima 07er Primary: 100102K - 100317K
9. Altitude of Atta.ck: 6900 - 8800 foet.
10. Weather Over 0/10 - 9/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 1
12. Resume of It was believed that Feshiki and Niigata.
h:ubors Vlere closed for a.pproximately 4 days nnd "the areas mined in
the stra.its were unusable for I weGk. or the 274 mines dropped, it
estimated 267 were 0ne Ale Uo.s non-effective. gighteen
E/A sighted mz.de 4 atto.cks. Flak was h6Q.vy, moderate to intense and
accurnte ovar Shlmoncoeki and measer o.nd inaccurate a.t others. ThG
.VC lost was shot down by fla.k and E/A over the mining field. Eight
8-29's damaged by flo.k. Nine Ale landed at r'-10 Jima.. Average mine
IO::td: 12,605 lbs. i.verage reserve: 530 g:l.llons.
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MISSION SU1!M;,.RY
Y!sslon Number 25S
16 July 1945
1. D;:Lto: 6/7 July 1945
2. Target: Ua.ruz6n 011 Refinery at Osaka. (90.25 - 1764)
Participating Unlt: 31Sth BombCll'dment Wing
4.
Number Ale 60
5. %J\/O Bombing Prlmory: (59 prlmory and 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN_U64. 500# G.P fuzod with 1/40
soc. delay noso and non-delny tail.
Tons of Bombs DroJped: 441.5 tons on primary and 8 tons on
opportuni ty.
8. Time Over 070019K - 070118K
9. of Attock: 10,200 - 11,500 feet
10. Weo.ther Over To.rget: 10/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Photo reconno.isso.nce on 11 July revealed
that 95% of the plo.nt hod been dostroyed. F'l:ty-eight Ale bombed by
Tfrdar 1 visually., Seventeen were reported. Two ramming
a.ttCIliPts were reported. Flolc waS hao.vy, me:l.ger to nil and lno.ccuro.te.
Onc b:.tlloon was sighted o.t 11,500 feet. }.vero.gc bomb load: 16,071 1bs.
JO.verage fuol reserve: 1386 gallons.
I.fISSION SU1a.I;,RY
Uisaion Number
1. Da.te: 6/7 July 1945
16 July 1945
2. Target: Kafu Urban Area
3. Participating Unit: 314th BombordmGnt Wing
4. Number Ale ....!rbornG: 136
5. %Ale Bombing Primo.ry: (131 primc.ry nnd 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M47h2. 100# incendiary bombs with
instantaneous nose, and ANM17 a.nd
E46. incendia.ry clusters set
to opan 5000 feet nbove the tor get.
7. Tons of Bombs DropedJ 970.4 tons on pr1mcry nod 1 on opportunity)
B. Time Over Primary: 070047K - 070235K
9. Altitude of Atto.ck: 11,200 - 17.100 feet
10. WGo.ther Over Ta.rget: a/10
11. Total A!e Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Photos showed damage caused was 1.3 sq.
railes, or 64% of the tobl built-up area. Fifty per cent of the
buildings in the RR Mo.rsho.lling y'::.rds south of the city were des-
troyed. Ninteen Ale born ed visuo.lly and 112 by radar. Seven .t... /C
vrorc non-effective. Twenth-tv/o E/A sighted made no attacks. One
air-to-air rocket attack was reported. Heavy caliber flak and AW
fire VIas meager and inaccuro.ta. Threo Ale landed at lwo Jima. Average
bomb loc.d: 151 757 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 783 gallons.
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Mission Num er 253
1
Dllte: 6/7 Ju]y 1945

16 JUly 1945
2. Ta.rget: Shimiz.u Urbo.n Aroo.
Pa.rticip::lting Unit: 313th Bombo.rdmcnt Wing
4.
Number A!e Airbonra: 1:36
5. % Ale Bombing Prirllc.ry: 97.09% (133 A/e)
6.
Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
AN_M47A2. 100# incendiary bomb with
instantaneous nose and AN-M17, 500#
incendiary cluster with nose set to
open 3000 f"'6t c.bove tnrget.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
B. Time Over Q70133K - 070310K
9. Altitude of Attack I 7100 - 8300 fect
10. Wea.ther Over Target: 4/10 - 10/10
11. Total Ale Lest: 1
12. RJsums of Mission: CrGws that wera a.ble to observe through
bra aks in the" clouds said tha city Wo.'; o.bla.:se to Y1Q.ter-
front. SeverEl therma.ls were t:mcountered. Reconnc.issnnce indicr'.ted
47%' (.67 sq. mi.) of the Shimizu Urban c.reo., of the docks and
30% of the Honan 011 Plant Vlora d.::uno.ged or dl::lstroyed. FlOok consisted
of he:::.vy. medium o.nd AW fire, me::l.ger to modera.te o.nd generally in-
accurate. Two B-29
1
s vlere damged by fInk. Ground rockets were re..
ported, some in groups of 6. Twelve E/A sighted made 4 o.ttncks.
Twenty-five Ale bClm'?od visuo.lly o.nd 108 by ra.dO-r. Throe Ale were non-
effc.ctive. Two B-29' s lo.nded at IV/a Jimn. Ths Ale lost ran off the
runwa.y beca.use of broke failure. Avera.ge bomb lond: 15, 053 pounds.
:."loJro.gc fuel r&serv,;: 1103 gallons.
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i!ISSION SUU.r.RY
I,
Uission Number 251
1 6/7 July 19/15
16 July 1945
2,
I,

Pe,rticipnting Unit: 53th Bombo.rdmen't Wing
Number l/e 129
,Ie B b' P imary' 95 AB% (124 primary and 1 oppor'tunity)
5. ,. lot Olil J.ng r
6,
Type of BombS and Fuzes:
J.N-M47,.2. 100# incendio.ry bombs
instantaneoU3 nose, E45, 500# io-
cendairy cluster with tnil set to
open 5000 feet o.bove tn.rget. T4Eo.,
500# cluster with
nose set to open lODe feet below
7.
Tons of BOr.1bs Dropped: 889,5 tons on primClry o.nd 6,3 tons
011 opportunity.
8. Time Primo.ry: 070239K - 07040SK
9
of ttack: 9900 - 11.500 feet
,
10, Over 10/10
II, n/C Lost: 0
12, Rdsume of Mission: Interrogation of crews sCattered
fires 'Y,Elre started in the target ar,",a. with S,:iOl:::6 rising to 25 1 000
fe-et. Photo reconnaissance revealed that 43.4% (,86 sq, miles) of
Chibe.'s urban area had been or damaged. Five Ale bombed
Visually and the. remaindsr by radar. Four Ale were non-effective.
Fla2c encountered was hel:lvy, medium and 11 ght, nil to meager and inac-
curate. Eighteen Ell\, sighted madEi 1 attack. Fourteen 8-29
1
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at 1.,.,0 Jirna. Average bomb load: 14,974 lbs .h.verage fuel reserve:
":{2 f,"!'.llons.
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Mission Number 250
1. D".t,) 3/4 July 1945
., Tl'l.rget: Urb::.n :.:-6:\
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3.
4.
Unit: 314tr. Bombnrdmont Wing
Number :Je 137
'" . fC B bing Prim:l.ry 94.16..( (129 primr:.ry [,_nd 2 opportunity)
5, -if . '
6.
Type of Bombs "_nd Fuzes:
incendinry bombs with
nose nnd 500#
clusters with nose set
to open 5000 feet
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1050.8 tons on primn.ry o.nd 12.5 tons
on opportunity.
G. Time Over Primllry: 0402MK - 040419K
9. of 10,200 - 16.940 feet
10. Wav.ther Over Tcrget: C1e:'.T
11. Totv.1 Lost: 0
12. Rasur.lG of Mission: Photo reconna16scnc":!' showed 74% (l.8 sq.
of the built-up area of the city he..d buen destroyed. Fifty-
A/e bombed by radar and 78 vi.::;u:tlly. Six, Ale wer:o non-effectivlJ.
Ten E/A sighted r.l:lde no a.ttacks. Alt. 'NO.5 heo.vYt was menger to
Docterate and inaccurate. Three A/e landed at 1...!0 Jima. Averc..ge bomb
loc..d: 15t 675 pounds. fuel Tdserve: 762 ga.llons.
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Mission Number 249
12 July 1945
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D'l.te:
3/4 July 1945
2.
Target:
Himejl
Urb:m

3.
Particlpnt1ng Unit:'
313th BombnrdmClnt Wing
4.
Number .;le hlrborn
e
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P 1 99 06% (1
0
6 1./e)
5. %:.Ie Bombi ng r mnry: .
6.
Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
E46, 500# incandinry clu3tars with
set to opLn 5000 feet nbove the
100# incendiary
bombs with noso.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
767.1
B. Time Over C400S0K - C40229K
9. of 10,100 - 11,500 feet,
10. Over 4/10 - 7/10
11. Total Lost: a
12. Resume of Mission: Interrogc.tion crews rS-"&nled severe
thcrmds during the l::.tter pr.rts of the bomb run nnd smoke up to
20,000 feet, Photo lr.ter shmfc>d thnt 1,12 sq. miles
(56.3%) of the built-up of the city WnS destroyed. tho
totC'.1 destroyed to d"'.te up to 71.6%. Ninty-rour i./e bombed by rr-.dnr
r.nd 2 visun.lly. One :jC vr.s non-Gffective. '1\'/0 Cl.ttacks were reported
by Br'kc.s. One closed to 300 yrcrds when it n.p:9::'.rcnt1y d1ssip:\ted its
pOTIer sighted 8 No
Flnk weta mr.lnly medium, )1W fire nnd feV! b6rats of hec.vy, mGnger
AlA, One ground-to-nir rocket sighted. Four Ale
l:.ndcd =.t Iwo Jlmr.. Avernge bomb lOlld: 15
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751 pounds. ;.ver::,.ga fuel
reserVGI 676 gnllons.
J: 2 [J7f7
IIISSIOlI SUl.ill..RY
M1s s1 on Number 248
1. Dnte: 3/4 July 1945
12 July 1945
3,
2. Kochi Urbnn
Pnrticipa.t1ng Unit: 73rd Bombc.rdment Wing
4,
Number A1rbonre: 129
5. % 1/e Bombing Primary, 96.89% (125 J./C)
6.
Type of Bombs and
5004 clust6rs with
tul1 set to open 5000 fLet
500#
bombs with nose und
tC'..il.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1060.8 tons
8.
Time Over Prim:Lry: 040252K - 040352.'(
9.
4".lti tude of .:. tto.ck : 10,270 11 t 530 feet
10.
Wenther Over Target: 1/10 2/10
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Total ;Je Lost I 1

12. Resume of Mission: Strika photos revealed concentrations


of fires in tcrget areC. wi th .92 sc!. mile (48% of' bv.il t-up o.rer-.)
destroyed, Fifteen B_29
1
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l/e non-effective. Two no c.tto.cks. Flak was
lig!::: nnd medium. me"\ger nnd gener;l1y inaccurate. The :Jc lost Wl'.S
to unknown re (",sons I no roports having been Nce i vod n.fte r trJce -off.
Six lje at Iwo Jimn. bomb 17,455 pounds.
;.vcrng13 fuel roserve: 791 gc.l1ons.
1115510N 5Ul'1U-..RY
lIission Number 247
1
Co.-tEl: 3/4 July 1945

Target, To.kCL1llo.tsu Urban ArGo.


2.
12 July 1945
t1 U it 58th Bomburdment \"f1 ng
3. Participa ng n :

Number Aircraft Airborne:

128
AI
P 1 I 90, C2% (116 pri mary nnd 3 opportuni ty)
5. % C Bombing r mary
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes!
E46, 500# incendiary cluster with
tail set to opon 5000 feet nbove
targat, AN-M47. 100# incendiory
with nose and
AN-l!64 500# C.P with Insta.nto.neOU5
nose o..nd non-delay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Droppedl
833.1 tons on primary and 22.3 tons on
opportunity.
8. Time Over Primnry: 040356K - 0405421
9. of Attack: 9900 - 11,100 feet.
10. Weathar Over Target: 0/10
ll. Total;jC Lost: 2
12. Resume of Mission: Large portions of '.Vestern, central, ODd
sOl!.tb:lrn portion of city wore destroyed. Da::t;.gc cUes or
78% of built-up ure,J., Eighty-six 8-29' s bombed visually c.nd 30 by
r::l.dcr. Nine.rt/C were non-effective. Eleven E/;" sighted mode no a.tto.cks,
Air opposition wc.s nil, but I BoJea, wo.s seen in target :Lrea.. Medium
co.liber flak :md automatic wee-pons fire wus meager to moderate and
with red trucers to 10,000 fast at target. Two bursts
of possibla flck reported the mostly from
o.irdrome south of Tnknmntsu. One identified over dock
:LI'ec. of primo.ry tnrget :\t 5000 faet. Other possible b:llloons in prl-
mcry t:'lTget CIe:\ o.t 8000 to 10,000 fect. Of the B.29' s lost. 1 ditched
1mmcdi::,.tely nfter tc.ke-off ono TC1.n off the runwo.y. Twenty-seven
AlC lo.nded C1.t Iwo Jimo.. Avert.go bomb 14.999 pounds .'.verage
fuel. I 734 go.llons.
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9. Altitude of Attack: 7200 - 8900 feat
12 July 1945
HE 25. 2000# a.nd MK 2e>... 35. 1000#
mines with V.J.riOllS settings.
Numbor 246
MISSIDrl SUV.Af;.RY
Type of Yines a.nd Fuzes:
1. Do.te: 3/4 July 1945
Target: Shimonoseki Stro.its.-FunnkOowa.. l::a.l2,uru
2.
3, po.rtieipating Unit: 313th Bomba.rdlTLH1t ''ling
4, Number A/C Airbonre: 31
% Bombing Primary: (26 primary and 2
5.
6.
7. Tons of Mines Dropped: 253 tons on primary and 21 tons on
sccondu.ry.
la, Weather Over To.rget: 0/10 - 4/10
11. Total AlC Lost: 0
12. Resume of lUsslon: Results were considered effective. or
the 119 11K 25 and lOB MK 26-36 mines dropped, 232 considered
effective. Three A!C were non ..effective. T;'/onty-e1ght E/A sighted
made 8 attacks damaged 28_29
l
s. Flak barra.ge type and Con_
tinuously pointed a.nd WaS light, m::::dium and heo.vy, mea.ger, inaccurate
to aCCUr::.,te :md damaged I 8-29. Five Ale l::mded o.t Iwo Jimn. Avera.ge
mbe lo:::.dl 13,211 pounds, Avera.ge fuel reserve; 689 go.llons
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lUSSION Sl.F"ID..ARy
Uisslon Number 245
12 JUly 1945
1. Date: Gf3 July 1945
2. Maruzen Oil Refinery at Minoshimn (90.25-1764)
3. Po.rticipati?e Unit. 31Sth Bombardmont Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 40
A!e B bi Primary: 97.5% (39 primary and 1 opportunity)
5.... om ng
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzos:
AN-M64. 50Q# G.p., 1/40 sec. delay
nose and instantaneous tail.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 296.7 tons on primary B tons on
opportunity,
8. Time Over Primary: 030108K - 030207K
9 .Altitude of Attack: 15.000 - 16,000 feet.
10. Weather Over Tw-get: 4/10 - 10/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: One unit 1n the refinery area was severoly
lind fires were seen burning in at least 2 tanks at the Send
of the plant. Thirty-seven Ale by rada.r and 2 visuully. AlA
\'1:lS heavy, nil to meager and inaccurate. Eleven E/A sighted made no
attac!':s. Average bomb load: 16,823 pounds. Average fuel reserve I
1230 gallons.
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Mission Number 244 12 July 1945
.7 2 )1
lar 25, 2000# and MK 26-:36 1000#
mines with various settings.
161 tons.
Type of Bombs and Futes:
Tons of Mines Dropped:
6,
5. % Ale Bombing Primary: 85.71% (24 A/e)
A Number' /e Airborne: 2B
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2. Target: Shlmonosekl Nanao and FUBhiki
Participating Unit: :31:3th Bombardment Wing
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8. Time Over Primary: 020053K - 020233K
9, Altitude of Attack: 7200 - 8700 feet,
10. Weather Over Target! 4/10 - 10/10
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12, Resume of Mission: Results were believed to have been
Of the 119 11K 25 and 84 MK 26-36 released in the primary
,fields, 195 were believed to be effective. Four Ale were non-effective
'I'laS heavy, meager and inaccurate. Only 1 EVA"was sighted. Two
B-29
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fuel reservel 770 gallons
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Mission 21,3
1. OatO: 1 July 1945
2, Target: ShimClnosoki Urban AroC'.
7 JUly 1915
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Particip<lting Unit: 3Hth BOJ:'lbo.rdmcnt 'Ving
Numb<Jr ../C I 141
5. % .IC Bombing Primo.ry: 88.9% (127 :".nd 5 opportunity)
6.
Typo of Bombs eond Fuzas:
incondiary bembs
vnth Inetnntt'noous n080, nnd 45
500# clusters sot to
open 5000fbot o.bovo tc.rget.
Tons of Bombs Droppodl 833 tons on primnry cnd 37.3 tons on
opportuni
8. Over Prlmr.ry: 0400K
9
hltitude of 7,900 19,003 fvnt

10. henthcr Over 4/10 - 9/10


H. Tobl ;';e I..o at: 1
12. Rosuml3 of Mission I Photo recOnno.is3:tncO showed d:...mo.g,)
totn11cd .51 sq. miles or 36% of built-up Sixteen h/e bombvd
vi:::ltc.Hy nnd 111 by Nine A/e were non-cfr.... ctiv0. Me E/....
sightod. Flak wC\s he:\vy, ::>.nd moderc.to r:.ml The
B-29 lost on routo to t .... rgct when 2 enginos fo.llcd for unknovm
rc::'.sons, or the 11 crew members . who bailed Ol1t. 9 were rescued,
T\'fonty.tvlo Me lo.nded :::.t Iwo Jimc.. 1.ver.... ge bOTj!b 10:).11: 13,809 Ibs.
:.vore-go fUGl reSGrvo: 656 gc.llorrs.
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UISSION
Mission Numbor 242
1. Dcto: 1 July 1945
7 July 1945
2. Tcrget: Ube Urban Lrea
3. Participc.ting Un1 t: 313th Bombllrdmcnt ?ling
4. Number :./C Airborne: 112
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P 1 69% (100 Ale)
5, %;. C Bombing r mary:
6,
7,
Typo of Bombs Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
100# incendiary bombs
fuzed nose and E46.
500# clusters sot to
open 5000 foot target.
714.6 tons
B. TiDe Over Primary: 0312K
9. J..ltitude of ..ttuck: 10,000 - 11,600 feet
10. rleathGr Over TC'.rgl:lt: 0/10 - 5/10
11. Tob! .,JC Lost: 0
12, Resume of Mission: Photo rcconno.iss:-.1lce shoWGd 23% of th,a
built-up arCr. hed been destroyed, Seventy.one :.jC bombed visurtlly
29 by rc.d"l.T, Twelve Ale ,.,ere non-effective, Twelve E/A sighted
mnde 3 No clo.1ms. wes heavy medium, meager to
modoTC'.to c.nd 1na.ccurate, 'I'wonty..two;jC l".ndcd a.t lwo Jimn, ;.veTC\gc
bomb lon.d: 11,958 pounds. Avcrn..?;o fuel reserve: 716 ga.llons,
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U1ssion 241
1. Onto: 1 July 1945
T
t KumOIJ\ato Urban .....rao.
2. ergo I
7 July 1915
3. Pnrticipnting Unit: 73rd Bombnrdcant Wing
4. Number ;./0 :drborno I 162
5. % ;";0 Bombing Primnry: 93.9i (154 primc.ry and 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs :,.nd FuzGs:
100# incendio.ry bomb, in-
stc.ntc.noous nnd E46, E36, nnd
E4B, 500, incondinry clusters set
to opon 5000 nbovo
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1113.2 on 7.8 on oppor-
tunity.
8. Time Over Primary: C059K - C230K
9. ;.1titudo of 10,050 - 11,500 r ... ot
10. Ovt-r T!:l"gat: 9/10 - 10/10
11. Tot:ll .;je Lost: 1
12. Resume of liissiont Photc shewed 16% of the
built-up :lrc:,. had destroyed. Eight 1./C bombod vis:.lally -:lid 147
by Seven A/e W(lre non-effective:.. Flclc V/O.S hoc.vy, medium
inuccuro.te. E/A was nil. The crew of the 1/C that ditchod
w::'.s rescued. Four :Je le-nded :::.t 1wo Jim:::.. ;.vcrr.go bomb load:
15,171 pounds. .:.verngu fuel reserve I 781 g:>.l1ons.
8. Time Over 010ZK - 03051
5. %;,/e Bombing Pr1mcry: 94.24% (152 prim::-.ry ::-.nd 2 opportunity)
1.
Do.to: 1
July 1945
2.
T:lrgot:
lure
Aro.
3.
Pnrtic1pnt1ng
Unit:
58th
Bombnrdmcnt rling
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Number ;.;e Airborne s
160
7 July 1945
E46, 500# incendiary clusters sot
to opon 5000 feet f',bovo target o.nd
100# bombs vrlth
noso.
MISSION SUW.1i.RY
Mission Numbor 240
Type of BOlllbs c.nd Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1081.7 on and 14.3 on oppor-
tunity.
6.
9. Altitude of ;.ttc.ck: 10,300 - 11,800 root
10. Over Tnrgct: 6/10 _ 8/10
11. Toto.l .i/C Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Photo showod 46% of the
city's built-up had been destroyed. One hundrod twenty lJe
bOr.lbOd by r:ldo.r and 32 visuC'.lly. Six Jle were non-effl3ctlvo. ;..fA
'71:'.5 mO::-,gor o.nd ino.ccurnte. Ono Ale was by Throe E/..1.
sighted m:;.dG no o.tt.:l.eks. No elo.lms. Sixteon J'JC 1:-.ndcd lwo Jlmo..
bomb loC'.d: 14,869 pounds. fuel resorve I 769
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MISSION
Mission Numbor 239
1. Do.te: 29 June 1945
6 July 1945
2. Tnrget: ''lest Shimonoseki Strc.its, Hnlzuru nnd Snkntn
3.
4.
Pnrticip...ting Unit: 313th Bombnrdmont Wing
Numblr ;.jC 29
5. %;jC Bombing PrimC'.ry: 63.25% (25 i/O)
6,
Type of Mines Planted I
UK 25 2000H :".00 YK 26-36 1000# minGS,
with settinge.,
7
Tons of Wines Dropped: 155
,
6. Time Over Primexy: 0121K - 0243K
9. ,;ltitudo of ;.ttnck: 4200 - 8500 feet
10. Over T:::orget: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Totc.! ;jC Lost: a
12. Resume of M.iSSiOllt Of the 225 mino::; c:.roppCid. 215 were believed
to be crfective in continuing the block=.de of the Str:its :::.nd mining the
Flak wo.s he a.vy , to ::cnd Inc.ccurc.te. Four
;jc nero non-6ffect1ve. Four m::>.de no c.tt:;l.cks. One 8-29 Innded
:.t 1\0,,, J1mo.. :.verc.ge mino load: 13.084 pounds
a
fuel reserve:
708 gdlons.
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Mission Number 238
6 July 1945
1.
D:l.tc:
30' Juno 1945
2.
Targot:
Nippon Oil
Co.
Kudama.tsu (90.20 - 672)
3.
Pc.rticipOoting Unit:
315th Bombnrdmcnt Wing
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Numbor AirbornG:
36
5. %;.Ie Bombing Primc.ryr 66.4% (32 :v'C)
6.
Typo of Bombs Fuzos:
M64, '500# G.P., 1/10 SBC.
n050 1/100 sCC. tnil.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 206.5 tons on
6. Time Over 300106K - 300137K
9. of 15,400 - 16,875 feet
10. Vlo:l.thcr Over T".Tgct: 8/10 - 10/10
ll. Tot,.l :Je Lost: 0
12. of M1ssionr Results were unobserved. bombing
by henvy, S/L's
were ebsorved in the tr.rget Four .:.Ie '116ro non-effElctive. No E/f.
were. bomb 1o:".d: 14,647 pounds. ;.vGro.go fUE:1 rGSGrVG:
1181 g:.llons.
8, Time Over Prlmnry: 0246K - 0417K
3. P
F
.rtic1po.t1ng Uni.t: 3l4th Bomb.... rdmont "ling
4. Numbor _VC .b.irborne: 122
5. % }.jC Bombing Prim:l.rY1 95.94% (117 i.Jc)
6 July 1945
E46, 500a incendlo.ry clusters set
to open 5000 feet above and
100# incondbry bombs w1th
instantanoouG noso.
828.8 tons on pr1m:\TY
Mission Numbor 237
MI 55 ION 5UllM1.R Y
Type of Bombs ond Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1. Data: 28 June 1945
2
Targat: Nobcoko. UrbC'.n :.roo.
.
6.
7.
11. Totol Lost; 0
10. Wanther Over Target: S/10 - 9/10
12. Resume of Mission: Photo showed dnmng,e to
too built up o.ren. wes 515 sq. miles or 36% of the oxen. Twent,r-five
..;jC bcmbcd visually nod 92 Wf;;r<:: by ro.dt.'.r. Fle:.k ho.... vy, me-.gor c.nd io-
nccurr'_to. Six E/i. sighted m:;'l.de. 1 ntt:::.ck. No claims. Five ;,jC weNI non-
effoctiYc. Six 8-29's l;.nded ,.t Iwo Jimn......ve'l':\.gc bomb lOtl.d: 14,984lbs.
fuel resorve: 781
12,000 feet 9. of Attack: 1000

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MI SSION SW.1JJ.Ry
Uls.s1on NUJJ\ber 236
G July 194.5
1. Dato I 26 June 1945
2. Target I Jdoji Urbnn J..ren
3. Po.rtielp"'!.tine Unitl 313th Bembo.rdmont Wing.
4. Numbor;.lC Ai rbornO: 101
5.
6.
%;/c Bombing Prirnr:.ry I
TYPo of Bombs o.nd Fuzosl
91.09% ( 91 primcry nnd 3 opportunity)
.... N_1.l:47;.2. 100# incendiary banbs
t
instantaneous nose nnd non-delay
tnil, end E-46 SOO# ineendiery clusters
sst to opon 5000 feet abovo target.
7, Tons of Bombs Droppod: 625,9 tons on primnry nnd 17.3 tons on
opportuni ty.
6.
Tims Over
OlllK
_ 0243K
9.
l..1titudo of Attnck:
9900 - 11,600 foot.
10.
Ws:'.ther Over Target:
10/10
11,
Totnl :./0
Lost: 0
12. Resumo of Missionr Phota damage to
cl ty totd1cd .32 sq. miles or 28.8% of built up urb:-.n a.rea, Only 1 ;jC
bombed -;;110 target visuo..l1y. Seven ElL sighted :>.rrde 1 o.tt:'.cl<. 10
cldms. Ho.:-.vy. medium '\nd light flnk. nnd [;;enernlly
over tho t.:\Tget. Saven J./C wero nanooeffective. Two 8-29' s l .... nded ".t 1wo
Jim:'.. ;.ve;rnge bomb load: 14.302 pounds. J..vero.gc. fuol reserve: 747
g:1.11ons.
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iJission ;fwtbcr 235
6 July 194.5
1. Do.te: 28 June 1945
2. TClTget: S:lsebo Urban Aroo.
3. Unit: 73rd Bombardm,'nt r{ing
4. Numbor Ale 145
5. %Ale Bombing PrimarYI 95.88% (141 and 2 opportunity)
1ypO of Bombs and Fuzos:
500# bombs.
tancous noso and non-deluy tail end
M17A1. E-4B and E45 incEndiary clustcra
set to opon 5000 feot c.bovo t..'"\J'get.
7. Tons of Bocbs Dropped: 1058.9 on and 16.11 tons on
op,!=!ortuni ty.
8.
Time Over Primcry: 0137K -
0253K
9,
tude of Atto.ck: 10.100 - 11,700 feet
10.
Wduther Over Tnrget: 9/10 - 10/10
11,
Total ;.Ie Lost:
0
) 2. Ri;.sume of Mission: Photo reconno.lssn.nco showed to
.41 sq. mils2 17.9% of urban nnd industrial One
hnr..d:ced thirty-five .ve by ro.dc.r and 6 Flak was henry
..'.1ld medium, mengar to nood6rctc :1.nd inC'_ccuro.te. Nine E/*o. sighted 1
o.-d=-.ck. no Two ;jc Eight :je l.::mded o.t Iwc
Jim:,.. ;.vort'.ge bomb loc.d: 14,706 pounds. ;"ver'1.f:,"O fuel reserve: 692
gallons.
MISSION SU!I)'u'.RY
Mission Number 234
1. Do.te: 2B JW'lO 1945
6 July 194-5
2. Torgot: Oko.yama Urban Area
3. Participating Unit: 58th Bombardment Wing
4. Number A!e Airborno r 141
5. %Ale Bombing Primaryl 96.6% (138 Ale)
6,
Type of Bombs FUZOSI
AH-M41A2, 100# incendiary bombs with
instantanoouo nose and 148. 500#
incendiary clustors sot to open 5000
.('eet o.bovc t:JJ"get.
7,
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
981.5 tons
8.
Time
Over Primnry:
0343K - 0407K
9,
Altitude of Attack;
11.000 _ 13,300 feat
10,
Waathcn Over Tnrget:
0/10 - 10/10
11,
Total Aja Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Crews reported excellent results with
smoke reported us rising to 20,000 feet. One hundred thirty-four A!C
bombed visuo.lly nod 4 by ro.do.r. Three Alc were non-effcctiva. Heo.vy
o.nd medium flak. manger to inodernte nnd generc,lly ino.ccuro.te. The B-29
lost V/o." to unknown reasons, but is to ho.ve baen lost over the
to.. got. Seven E/A sighted mnde 2 a.ttncks. No ol::lims. Four A/e lcnded
o.t I wo Jimn. bomb load I 14,565 pounds. Avero.ga fuel reserve I
853 gallons,
1. Date: 27 June 1945
2. Torget: Hagi. Kobe o.nd Niigatn
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bombo.rdmont '!ing
12. Resume of Mission: or th 275 mines dropped, it wus
261 effective in blockading tne under attnck. E/A
m=.de no o.tta.cks. One B-29 wus non-effective. Two Ale landed ;l.t Iwo Jim,)..
Avcro.go mine load: 12,961 pounds. Average fuel reserve: 709 go.llons.
5 July 1945
1aK25. 2000# o.nd 1m: 26-36. 1000# aU nes
with various
MI SS SU:!Y.;.RY
Mission Number 233
Type of Planted:
4
Number Ale Airborne: 30

5. %Ale Bombing Primcry: 96.57% (29 A/C)


6.
7. Tons of Mines Planted: 186.5 tons.
8. Time Over Primary: 0051K - 0324K
9. Altitude of Attack: 6700 - 8700 feet
10. Wenther Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Total Ale Lost, 0
lfISSION SlrDfJ..RY
Mission Number 232 6 July 1945
1. Date: 26 June 1945
2. Target: Utsube Oil Refinery, Yokkaichi (90.20 - 1684)
3. Participating Uni t: 315th Bombard.nent Wing
4. Number A!e Airborne I 35
5. % A/e Bombing Primary: 92.4% (33 primary and 1 opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
. /
AN-M64, 500ff' G.P 140
nose and non-delay tail.
sec. delay
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 222.8 tons on primary and 6.7 tons on
opportunity.
8.
Time Over Prlmaryl 2623>5K 270!50K
9,
Altitude of Attack: 15,000 16,000 feet
10.
Weather Over Target: 9/10 - 10/10
11.
Total Ale Lost: a
12. Re.sume of Mission: Two strings of bombs were i 1 t.l'. target
within a 2000-foot radiu5 and 3 strings approxim.ltely 7,500 of
aiming peint and 1 strine ::lFproximately 9,000 f3et "Wi''f of aiming point.
T'lirty Ale bombod by rc.do.r and 3 visuLllly. One )Je 'o'.'O.S non-effective.
rQS Leavy, nil to mea&er, and generally inaccurate. Twenty-nine
5/1's obse-rv!ld in target Cll"en. One Ale 1::l.i1ded ;;;.t Iwo Jim:l.
No Average bomb load: 14.631 pounds. Average fuel
reserve: 1320 gallons.
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IrHSSION St,M,L'.RY
11lsGion Numbor 231
." July 1945
1. Do.te: 26 June 1945
2. Target: Knwl1so.ki Ale Co.
,
Ko.gr.miga.horo. (90.20 - 240)
3. Particip:lting Un! tl 314th Bombo.rdmont Wing
4. Number ;/C Atrborn6: 35
5. % Bombing Primary' 70% (25 primo.ry rJd 6 opportunity)
6.
Typo of Bombs Fuzes:
500# G.P.,
nose and non-do lay
Instanto.neous
tail.
7,
Tons of Bombs DroppGd:
143 tons on primary
opportuni ty.
and 24 tons on
8.
Time Over Primary: l026K -
l100K
9.
Altitude of Attack:
14,870 - 17,400 feet
10,
Weather Over Targetl 0/10
11.
Total A/e Lost: 1
12. Resume of Llission: Fair strike photography showed bursts
in and near target area. The building at aiming point appeared well
hit. Smoke hampered observations. Four Aje bombed the primary radar
target, Tsu City. Twenty-one Ale bombed visually. Flak was heavy,
meager to moderate, inaccurate. No fighter escort was provided.
pjC were non-effcctive. Aircraft lost was rwmmed by enemy fighter and
exploded before reaching target. Tvlenty-six B/A sighted made 7 attacks.
Clair.ls were 9-1-2. Four A!e landed at Iwo Jiron. Average bomb load:
12t lOO lbs. Average fuel reserve: 599 gflllons.

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Mission NumbC3T 230
4 July 1945
1. DatC3: 26 June 1945
2. Torget: Sumitomo Light ?ietc.ls Co. (90.25 - 2040)
.3. Pnrtlcip.:l.ting Unit: .314-th Bombo.rdmEmt "!;lng
4. Number n/C Airborna: 33
5. % AlC Pombing Primo.ry: 87% (29 primary 2 opportunity)
Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
500# G.p. 1/40 soc. daley
nose nnd non-dol::ty to.ll.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 150 tons on prlmc.ry o.nd 20 tons on
opportuni ty.
8
Time Over Primary: 0919K - 1034K

9. Altitude of Attack: 17,000 - 25,000 feet


10. !'{s::!.ther Over T.:..rget: 0/10 - 1/10
11. Total .;le Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Incomplete strike photos reve::.led :l
light concentration bomb bursts on south ho.lf of iight
sticks of bombs hit the to.rget. Poor photogro.phy, smoke nnd ,lust
prevented nssessment. Thirteen bombed visually 16
by Two .ve were non-eCfo&cttve. FLl.k Wt-.5 he:.vy, to
intense, in:!.ccuro.te to .o.ccuro.te. No cover vms provided.
Thirty-five made 35 o.ttacks. No claims, Seven landed at
Iwo Jiiilc. Avero.ge bomb lO::Ld: l1,770lbs. Average fuel ressrve:
757 g::..llor.s.
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SUMMJ.RY
Mission Number 229
4 July 1945
1. Do.te: 26 June 1945
Torget: Aichi Ale Co. nt Eitoku (90.20 - 1729)
2.
:5. Po.rticipating Unit: 313th Bombo.rdment Wing
4. Number AlC Airborne: 67
5. %A/e Bombing Prlmcry: 74.50% prlmo.ry 14 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs o.nd Fuzes:
AU-Mo6. 2000# G.P 1/100 sec.
delay nose nnd non-dcla.y tnt!.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 346 tons on primo.ry 98 tons on
opportunity.
B. Time Over Primary: 1013K - 1034K
9. :o\]titude of Attaok: 1',200 - 24,700 i'Qet
10. Wellther Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Tob.! Ale Lost: 2
12. Resume of Mission: A nUillber of bombs fell in the harbor SE
of the target. Smoke and fire 1n to.rgGts 90.20 ... 1800 c.rd
90.20 _ 1829. Throe A/e bombed visua.lly and 47 by Three Ale
wero non-6ffective. FloJc VIaS heavy, menger to modarnte, ina.ccuro.te.
Up to 100 friendly fightors were scen in tho o.rec.. Of Ale
lost, one was dOJllugad by flok over the ta.rgGt o.nd 1 is missiil.g.
Savlmtcc;n E/A made 4 attacks. No claims. .\vorc.ge bomb load: 14.324
pounds. Averc..ge fuel reserve: 574 go.l1ons. Fifteen;.je landed at
Iwo Jirna.
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MISSION SUlQ.V>.RY
Mission Number 228
1
Do.te: 26 June 1945
,
4. July 1945
2,
3,
Target: lofitsubishl AlG Pl;mt. Ko.g::unigo.hnra.
Tsu _ Secondary Target
Participating Unit: 56th Bombo.rdmont Wing
(90.20 _ 1833)
4. Number Ale Airborne:
5. % Ale Bombi ng Pr imary:
79
75.60% (60 primo.ry. 15 Secondo.ry nod
2 oWortuni ty)
6,
Type of Bombs nnd Fuzes:
AN-M64. 500# G.P. note
nnd teil.
7
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
,
411.5 tons on primury, 102.2 tons on
socondGry nnd 13.3 on opportunity,
8. Time Over Primo.ry: lOl2K - lOS5K
9, Altitude of Attack: 15,000 - 16,900 feet
10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
11. Total A/C Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission:
to the ME of MFr. A/F rendered in-
Tsu Urbnn Area wcs oombed by 15 Ale, with photo
shewing bursts from 2 pl:lnes. All bombing \7;_S visual on primc.ry
t.J.l'gct. wc.s hr:; c.vy , to modero.tr:;, c'.lld accuro.te to ina.ccura.te.
Friendly fighters seen in thc> target :l.rr:;o. '1\'1'0 Ale were non-effec-
tivc;. The Ale lost wus to survey ot IV/a Jima. after it hOod suffered
extensive flo.k E/A mede 44 W3re
6-3-3. Eleven Ale lunded a.t Iwo Jimu. Avera.ge bo:nb loo.d 1 15,327
pounds. fuel reserve: 699 gallons.
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Mission Nwn'bor 227
1. Date: 26 June 1945
4. July 1945
2.
Target:
Atsuta Fa.ctory, Nagoya ArsenCLl and Nippon Vehicla
Co. (90.25 _ 197 a.nd 241)
3. Pnrticip::..ting Unit: 314th Bomba.rdment Wing
4. Number .ve Airborne: 32
5. %Ale Bombing Primnry: 77.5% (25 primary and 5 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzesl
AN-M54, 500# G.P 1/40 3eo. delay
nose CLnd non-delay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 143.8 tons en and 35 tons
opportuni ty.
8. Time Over 1010K - 1029K
9. Altitude of 15,500 - 19,910
10. Weather Over 0110
11. Total pjC Lost: 1
12. Resun:.e of Mission: Incomplet': strike photos revealed patt{"rn
of bombs across NE portion of target. Two fortll.'.tions hit the t:lTget
"\Iith i'air results, Sixt,;:en Ale bombed o.nd 9 by radar. Onti
.&JC i'/as non-effectivl3. Flak wa:; he:.vy, me gQr to T:Ioderate inaCcurc.te
to .::.cc.urlite. No friendly fighters observed in target area, The 8-29
lost in the target area Vias to flolk. Twi3lve cr::.w !J1Eimbers bailed out
at sea end were rescued. Twenty-nine Claims
were 4-2-1. Four Alc lo.nded o.t lwo J1ma. Av.:;r;).ge bomb load: 12,573
pounds. Avero.ge fuel reserve I 648 gD.llons.
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llisslon Nu.mber 226
1. Date: 26 June 1945
4 July 194.5
2, Target: Chigu.R Factory Nagoya Arsenal (90.20 - 195)
3, Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment Wing
4. Number .VC Airborne: 35
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 92.4% (33 :ve)
6. Types of Bombs and Fuzes: AN-M64, G.P" 1/40 sec. delay
nose and non-delay tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Fropped: 189.5 tons on primary.
s.
Time Over ?rimary: lOO7K
-
lOllK
9.
Altitude of Attack: 16,400
-
18.400 feet
10.
Weather Over Tal'get: 0/20
11. Total Ale Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike photos revealed bomb bursts
covered almost the entire target area, One group dropped all bombs
oxcept 2 on tar at. All 1Dmbing 'Has .... isuo.l. F"lak was he::;.vy. moaerate
to inaCCuTute to accurate. Two non_effective. Tvrenty-
nine mude 56 attacks. Claims 6-0-1. Two Alc landed at Iwo Jima.
Aver... ge bomb 12.351 Ibs. Averuge 624 gallons.
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Mission Number 225 " July 1945
I. Dnttl: 26 June 1945
2. Target: Kawo.snki Ale Plant nt (90.25 - 1547)
3. Pnrticipc.ting Unit! 313th Bombardment Wing
4. Number 36
5.
6.
%Ale Bombing
Type of Bombs and FuZGSl
(31 primary and 5 opportunity)
AN-M56. L.C
n:>SG cnd non-delo.y tuil.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
184 tons on nnd 30 tons on
opportunity.
B.
;.ltitude of ;.ttack: 16.000
-
26,20e foet
9.
Time Over Primc.ry:
lOOlK
-
1052K
10.
Weather Ovar T:lTget:
10/10
il.
Total
,.;c
Lost: a
12. Reswne of Mission: Strike c.tto.ck photos revGo.l"'d probc.ble
hits on the mo.chinory building. tho ra.llroo.d right ..of-wa.y 3
1
.'/ of the
pIcot, the gun installation on th3 Coast to the SW of the
There wa.s 0. near miss of the find building. but trY wa.ll
sho,red blest dema.ga. Nanr miSses the roof of the pLrts
building. FlcJc we.s heavy, to .i\Oderc..te cnd inr.ccura.te.
flo righter cover W:lS provided, '1\'10 ljC Vlerc non-Elffective, Nine
:jc boab:;d visua.lly nnd 22 by ru.d::r. Six E/A ma.dc 2 a.ttucks. CI::Lims
1-0..1. Eight .;le at lwo Jimn. bomb londl 12.950 Ibs.
fuel reserve I 619 gnl1ons
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1. Ibte; 26 June 1945
2. Target: (90.25 - 382)
3. Participating 73rd

Nu.mh:;:r .ve ":"irborne: 120

5. % Bombing Primnry: 90.47% (109 primary and 3 opportunity)


5 Typ
e of Bombs and Fuz.es:

AN-H66 2000# G.P., 1/40 sec.


delay nose and tail.
7. Tons of Boobs Dropped: 758 tons on prh1C.ry :lnd 25 tonG on
opportuni ty.
8, Time 07er Primary: l018K - 1I16K
9.Htitude of 17,400 ... 29.060 feet
10
Wenther Over Target: 10/10
. .
II, Total ;/C Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Striko reports showed bomb bursts o.nd
tirus irnrcediately mv of C:lstlc and about 200G y!ll'ds S of targ(;t
.All bombing wa.s by radar, Eight "-.lc were nO:l-affcctive. FlrJt: w:lS
hauvy, mec.ger and inaccurate. .;". number 01" P-51':l were seen in the
to..rgct ::..reo.. Twelve sighted In:::.dc 7 Cb.ims were 1-1-0.
8-29 m1ssing waS to reaSons. Fourteen ;jC lo.ndGd at
Iwo Jima. bomb load; 14.402 1bs. fuel reserve:
593 gallons.
MISSION
llJ.ss!on Number 223
4 July 1945
1. Date: 26 June 1945
2. Target: Sum1tomo L1ght Metal (90.25 -263A)
3. ?artic1ptlting Unit: 58th Bombnrdmont lY1ng
4. Number AlC 71
s. %.VC Bomb1ng Prill'.llry: 69.6% (61 primary and 4 opporbn1ty)
5,

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Tons of Bombs Dropped:
4000# L.C.
nose and
382 tons on primo.ry
opportuni ty.
instc.nt::u1eous
tail.
und 26 tons on
8.
Time Over Prlll1o.ry:
1026K -
1202K
9,
Altitude of
19,600 .. 25.300 feet
10.
Over Target: 10/10
11,
Total ),jC Lost:
0
12. Resume of l&13sion: no photos obtained. All
bOlllbing was by radar. Three .VC !l.on-ldfactivE>. i"lak was he'3.vy,
to moderate, inaccurate to Q.ccurate. Escort ':onsistl';;d of 144
P..51
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s and 1 forma.tion obser'ved in t.:.q;et o.reo.. Five E/;' sighted
ma.do 5 attacks. No cluims. ;4'C at Iuo Jiron.
loa.d: 13,065 Ibe fuel reserve: 675 gnllons.
MISSION SUMM;.RY
Mission Number 222
1. Date: 25 June 1945
2 July 1945
2. Target: Shimonosoki Straits, l.!c.izuru, and Chama
3. Participnting Unit: 313th Dombc.rdment Wing
4. Number 27
5. %;.Ie Aaning 96.29l (26 llircrnft)
6.
Type or Mines Plantedt
UK 25, 2000/1- ana 19{ 26.36, 1000# mines,
with
7. Tons of Mines 177 tons
B. Time Over 0111K - 0211K
9. of 6200 - 8700 feet
10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 7/10
11. Total Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: ;"11 of the 201 minl:s dropped were
believed to have been effective and continuad the blockaOe of the
strclts. wo.:s n11 ftnd no 8-29
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B were do.m:::.ged. Thirty E/.=.
6 No claims. B.29's o.t ITIO Jimo.. mine
loa.d: 13,3571bs. ;.vero.gc fuel reserve: 792 gallons.
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Mission Number 221
1, !> to: 24. JUntl 19<;5
2 July 1945
2. Tnrgot: FUKUoko.. Ko.r:r.t:;;u, So.kn1 &: Ho.rbors
3. P.J.rticip:'l.ting Unit: 313th Bornb::J..rdmor.t 'Jiing
4. Numbt'.T;.Ie 27
5. %.JC Mining 96.2% (25
6.
Typo of Mines Ph.nud:
MK25. 2000]. C".nd :UK 26-3oS lOOQ
ra100:;; with ...-:.r l0US s.... tt1ngs.
7. Tons of Mines Plnntod: bons
8. Time Over Prim::.ry: 0132K - 0346K
of Attock: 4200- 8700
10. Weather Ovar 1/10 - 10/10
11. Tot;:l,l .VC Lost: I
12. Resurr.e of Of the 277 mines drogpad; 276 believed
to been effective. The aircraft lest take-off. No
c:'csu:::.ltios. F1:lk wc.s medium o.nd lhtjo.gar to hloda:'nte o.nd 1n-
.:tccur:;.te. Six E/.:' sighted no :lttacks. On3 ;JC landed Cl.t I ..
JiElQ. .....vo:;ro.ge hin" load: 12.717 Ibs. .':"ver:-.go fU131 Nserve: 659
1;::I.11ons.
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Mission Number 220
1. 22 June 1945
2 July 19115
2. Kawasaki AlC Plnnt at Akushi (90.25 - 1547)
3. Participating Unit:, 313th Bombardment Wing
Number JjC Airborno: 30
5. %;JC Bombing Primary: and 1 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs and AN-M56, 4000# L.C. instantaneous
nose and non-delny tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 148 tons on primnry and 6 tons on
opportunl ty.
8. Time OVoilr Primary: 1051:\ - 1053K
9. of 18.000 - 19,600 feet.
10. ifeOothcr Over TOorget: 3/10 - 10/10
11
To+-l '/C Lost: 0
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12. Resume of Mission: Approxim:l.tely of the total original
roof nrea dam::.ged. Total dOomage inflictGd to dc.te is f!.pproximo.tely
45.1% of total original roof a.rea. Bombing was visual. Heavy caliber
fInk of meager to moderute intensity nnd accurate to inaccurate.
Four 8-29's were non-effGctive. 5even E/i, mo.de 11 attacks. No claims.
Avcr:-.go bomb load: 12,920 Ibs. Averago fuel reserve: 531 ga.llons.
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Mission Nu.nbor 219
2 July 1945
1. Dato : 22 Jun6 1945
2. Target: K:..wasakl;.jC Plant at Ko.gJJTlighnra (90.20 - 240)
3, ?(lTticipnting Unit I 313th Bombardment V:lng
4. Number .:..Ie ;.irborno: 21
5. %hie Bombing Primary: 79.9% (17 and 4 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes I
J.N"1I66, .1.000# L. C., and .':'N-M66.
2000# G.?. nose :::.nd
non-dl'>lo.y t::-.i 1.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 116 tons on primary and 28 tons on
opportunity,
B. Time Over 0019K - 0023K
9..... ltitOOe of Atto.ok: 16,100 - 18,200 fc",t
10. Weather Dvor Turget: 5/10 - 7/10
11. Total;.le Lost: 1
12, Rosume of' Ta.rg:;t waS c.bout 35% dtl.nmgcd or
of the first Equudron 700
1
SE of tho briefed }!P! and 9
are visible on the wing building. One squadron
bonbed short and to the right of the briefed FlcJc 'No.s hec.vy,
no.-.ger and gener:llly Clccuro..t.&. .:1.11 bombing W:lS visur.l. Tho 8-29
lost '1'10..5 in tho tCLrget vicinity. Fifteen E/ ... m:J.do 14 r.tta.cks.
0-3_4. bomb loo..d: 15,022 lbs. ivcrc.ge fuel rd5erve;
787 gdlons.
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MISSION SU!liJi;..RY
Mission Number 216
1. Dnto: 22 June 1945
2 July 1945
3.
Ta.rget: Mitsubishi
utsube 011
Participating Unit:
;'./0 Pl::mt at Ko.gamiguha.ra'
Rcfinery.Seconaoxy
313th Bombnrdmont Wing
(90
0
20-1833)
(21. )
4
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Number ;'/C .':'irborne: 28
5. %;.;e Bombing Primary: 59.5% (17 pr!;nary and 6 secondary)
6.
of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M56. 4000# LoC. instantaneous
noso and non-dolay tail.
7,
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 90 tons on primnry. 34 tons secondary.

Tima Over Primnry:


1016K
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IOlaK
9.
Altitude of
16.000
_ 18.100
fOot
10,
Weather Over Targat:
5/10
U.
Tate.l .\le Lost: 0
12. Resume of )lisf;!on: 75% of bombs of the squudron thnt
bombed the were within 1000 ft. of the MPI
o
The
WaS visua.lly und nn photo raconnnissance
b"cn obt:::.ined to what ;-:'>sults 'lJ3re ntt::.incd. Fl:lk wns he::>..vy,
;;ro.:.gor to nnd a.ccurnte, Thirty-three ElF"' 54 o.ttllcks.
Clo.ims: 0-1-2, Five o-29's were non-errectbc. Eleven .:jC
::lot lYlO Jirnt:\. for this mission end 219 o.nd 220. Averc.ge bomb lond:
13,065 1bs. ;"v;:;r ... ge fuel reserve: 835 gullolls.
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Mission Numbor 217 1 July 1945
1. Date; 22 June 1945
Target: Ko.wnnishi Ale Plo.n't c.t Hlmejl (90.27 - 2047)
3. 58th BombnPdmont Wing
4. Number ;jC Airborne: 58
S. %n/C Bombing Primary: 86.4% 52 primary and 4 opportunity)
6.
Type Bombs and Fuzes: AN-M64. 500# G.P., 1/100 sse. nose and
non-delay til.il.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 350.7 tons on primary and 25.5 tons
on opportunity.
8.
Tlee Over Prirnary: l046! -
1137K
9.
of 15.200 - 16,000 feet
10.
WS:lthar Over Target: 0/10 - 5/10
11.
Toto.l ;.;e Lost: 0
12. Resume of llisslon: Photo reconnaissance showed bUildings
in S 3/4 of plant destroyed or structurally with a majority
of these buildings being completely destroyed. 80mb patterns indi-
probable destruction of buildings in the area Qf
target; The target may be considered as being completely destroyed.
All was visual, aircraft werG non-effective. Flak wns
J:leJ.Ssr t inaccura.te at ta.rget. Twalve F/A sight<:ld made 17 attacks.
C1o.im.s 0_0_2. Averr.ge bomb loa.d: 14
t
9641bs. Average fuel reserve:
734 be-l1ons. Eleven B-29' 5 landed o.t Iwo Jillil:\
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Mission Number 216 1 July 1945
1. Date: 22 June 1945
2. Target: l!i tsubishi Aircraft Plant at To.mashima (90.27-1681)
3. Participating Unit: 314th Bomba.rdment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 123
5. % Ale Bombing Primary: 87.48% (108 primary & 10 opportunity)
6. Type Bombs and Fuzes: AN-M64, 500# G.P., 1/40 sec. delay
nose and non-dela.y t:l.il.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 602.8 tons on primary and 58 tons on
oppor tun! ty.
B. Time Over Primary: 0936K - 1030K
9. of 15,400 - 18,300 feet
10. Weuther Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
11. Totu1;.jC Lost: 2
12. Resume ot Mission: Approximately 85% of the total roof area
da.mnged. The MPI building, another sub-assembly building. an assembly
building, 2 shops and 7 other buildings were hit. Ninty-five;.le
combed visually ard 13 by radar. Heavy, meager to moderate,
inaccurate fInk was enCountered und damaged 16 8_29
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s. Porty-
nine made 41 attacks and shot 1 8-29. Claims 1-0-0. The
other 8-29 waS lost to unknown reasons. ThreG AlC at Ivro Jima.
:.vtr::!.ge bomb load: 12,192 Ibs. Average fuel reserve: 778 go.llons.
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Mission Number 215 1 July 1945
1. Date: 22 June 1945
2. Target: Kura No.val .,rsena.l (90.30-657A)
3. Participating Units: 58th and 73rd Bombardment Wings
4. Number J./e .:.irborne: 195
S. %" Ale Bombing Primary: 82.62% (152 prilllD.ry and 12 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes: 1000# G.p. 1/10 & 1/40 sec.
delay nosa 1/40 sec. delay tail;
;.N-1:i64. 500# G.P., 1/40 sec. delay
nose & tail; N-M65. 2000# G.P.,
1/40 sec. dOlay nose and tail.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 795.8 tons on primary and 55.5 tons
on opportuni
6.
Time Over;?rimary: lO31K
-
1143K
9.
":'ltitude of ;,.ttc.ck: 18,000
-
26,250 feat
10. ITeather Over Target: 2/10
-
3/10
ll.
Total J./e Lost: 2
12. Resume of Mission: Photo coverage from 3 of the 5 formations
that bombed the target showed the areo. well hit. 57% of the bombs
dropped hit the target. One hundred thirty five ;je bombed visuOol1i'
and 27 by radar. Twenty sighted attncks. Flak wns hecvy.
intcns$ and accurate. fluk uns experienced. One
of the lost B-29's was hit by flak and the other at Kobler
Field while lltbmpting to land with 2 enginas out. Ninty-six :..;e
VlElre damaged by flak. r"relVe 8-29' s were non-affective. Ten;..jC
lo.nded o.t Iwo Jima.. Avera.ge bomb load: 10,460 Ibs. fuel
reserve: 848 ga.llons.
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l!ISSION sua,.RY
)Hssion NUlIlbor 21<1 28 June 1945
1. Date: 21 Juno 1945
2. Ttllgot: Fushiki. Sen::t1ki, Nnn:'lo ::md Yuga Sen npproo.ches
3. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment 1I.;ing
Number 30
5. %;..je l!1ning Primary: 83.75"l (25 primary and 2 alternate)
6. TypG l!ines Planted: JdK-25, 2000 lb. ::I.nd )K 26-36, 1000 lb.
mines, with settings.
7. Number JUnes Pl::.nted: 56 Y.K .. 25 nnd 2041U< 26_36 mines on
MK 26-36 on
8. rime OVJr Primary: 0048K - 0239K
9. ;.It! tude of ttnck: 6500 - 8600 feet
10. Weather Over Targot: 1/10. 5/10
11. Total ;jC Lost: 0
12. Resume of l:!ission: It V!lJ.S estimo.ted ;nines dropped 'YJGre
effective. Fushiki, nnd Nanao ,rerG closed fer 3 to 4 days. New
attrition minefielda were esta.bl1shed c.t and Senzo.ki. Sever':.l
reported shore battorios used lights to spot the location mines
wont into the wnt r. of medium caliber, menger
a.ccurnte. Threo B... 29' s were non-effective. One 9-29 Ie-nded o.t
1wo J1mo.. No E/A sightod. ;'ver:tge mine 10t.d: 12,755 Ibs. :.vera.ge
fuel reserve: 881 gallons.
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Mission Numbor 213 28 June 19..5
1. Da.te: 19 June 1945
2. Shimonoseki Nllgata, and
3. Uni t: 313th Bombl,l.rdr:\ent 'Wing.
4. Nurr.ber;.jC ;.irborne: 28
5. %Ale Boobing ?rimnry: 100%
6.
Type of ltines Planted:
1:K_25. 2000
lb. mines.
lb. nnd HK-25-36,
Vnrious
1000
i. Number of 151n(:6 Planted: 108 !.:K-25 mii1ss and 144 HK 26-36
minos.
8.
Time Over Primary: 0132K - 021aK
9.
.:,.ltitudo of ':'tto.ck:
8000
-
10,200 foot
10.
Over Tc.rgat: 5/10 - 6/10
11.
Total .ve Lost< 0
12. Resume of Mission: It was th::tt 0.11 tho mines
droryoed vrorc effective. The Shimonoseki Str::tits bloCkade wc.s ex-
tended Miyo.zu a.nd Uaizuru FInk
henvy, oauger nnd Six E/;" sighted m::\dG. no attacks,
1';/0 8-29's landed at Iwo Jima olno 1oo.d: 13,0691bs,
fuel reservo: 761 gallons,
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Mission Number 212 28 Juno 1945
1. Outs: 19 June 19'5
2. Tw-get: Shizuoka. Urb.J.n ;.!"6a. (90.18)
3. Unit: 314th Bombnrdmont Wing
4. Number .../C .... irborne: 137
5. %AlC Bombing Primciry: :91.25% (125 primary a.nd 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E_46 500 lb. incendia.ry clusters
oat to opon 2500' above target a.nd
;'N-M47.:'2 100 lb. incendia.ry bombs
with nos,.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 868.3 tens on primary and 9.6 tons
on opportunity.
6. Over Primury: OlSlK - 035
t
JC
9. ;'ltitude oC ;.ttc.ck: 8000 - 12,000 fact
10. We!:l.thor Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
11. Totnl :JC Lost: 2
12, Resume of Mission: portion of city dOBtroysd. Damage
2.28 sq. miles or 66% of built-up pertion of city. Eighteen
sightad ffi!:l.de 4 attacks. tiGht, medium c.nd to
generally inaccurc.te. Scver!:l.l S/t observed. Both 8-29's
\rorc lost to unknown roa.sons. Elevan were non-effective. Two
B-29's landed at Iwo Jiron.. bomb load: 15,078 lbs.
fuel reserve: 954 gallons.
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Nunlbor 211 28 Jl'.ne 19<'5
1. 19 June 1945
2. Target: Fukuok::l. Urbo.n ..reo. (90.35)
3. Participating Units: 73rd and 313th Lings
4. Number :./e ..irbornEl: 237
5. %.jC Bombing Primary: 92.82% (221 pr1m::lry and 2 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs aLd Fuzes: E_46 and E-36, 500 lb. incendiary
c1ustf$rs sot to op&n 2500' o.bovo
targ<::t, l.N-M47.;,2 incendiary
bombs with i no sa.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1525 on prireary and 13.3 tons
on opportunity.
6. Tioe Over Pril;lary: OOllK - 0153K
9. of 9000 - 10,000 feet
10. WecthGr Over 1/10 - 3/10
11. ;ifC Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: 73rd Wing strike photos good
rosults. with numerous firas in the built area or the sity. 1.3
sq. niles destroyed (20%) built up area. cedium and heavy
me .ger to moderate and gencrc.lly inaCcurc.te. 1\:iolve sighted
'1 attacks. Ton B-29' s lo.nd-:u c.t Iwo Jim<:=.. Fourteen B-29' s
\13N non-effective. ;.VOrc.ge bomb laud: 1'1,399 Ibs. fuel
717 gallons.
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"assion Nu:nbar 210 28 June
1. 19 June 1945
2. To.,get: Toyoho..shi Urbnn !..reo. (90.21..1224)
3. r'CU'ticipating Unit: 58th aOJ:'lbo.rdml3nt Wing
4. Number .;tc
5. %n!C Bombing PriJ:'lo..ry: 95.2% (136 aircraft)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzosl
E_46. ':"N'-M17i.1 llml E-2.8. 500 lb.
incendit1.I'y clusters set to open
2500' above ta.rget and ..
100 lb. bombs with"in-
stanta.neous nose.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
946.4 tons of bombs on primary
B. Time Over Primary: OlS8K -
9. AI titude of .n.ttuck: 6900 .. BBOO foct
10. 1/:so.ther Over Target: 7/10 .. 10/10
11. Tot:ll;.le Los t: a
12. Resume of Mission: Reconno.issance showed 1.7 sq. mllcs
(or 52%) of built up portion of tho city W:l,.S destroyed. Heavy ::too
medium flak. meager :lnd inac.uro.te. Thirtoen sighted
13 o.ttacks. One WaS probably dam:lged. Four J\/G landed at Iwo
Jima. Five B-29's were non-effective."vero.ge bomb lOad: 14.8561bs.
i_vcrage fUG! reserve: 916 grl.llons.
i!ISSION SU}l.1.:,RY
Mission 209 28 June 1945
5.
1. Date: 17 June 1945
2, To.rget: Yokkalch1 Urban . roD. (90.20)
3. P:::'Ttlcip.J.ting Uni t: 313th BombardJ:J.ont
'. NuoboT 94
%A/'C Bombing Primary: 92.56%' (89
Type of Bombs and Fuzes: LN-M17Al 8-15, 500 lb. clusters
set to open 5000
1
above t3rget
c.nd :.N_M47;.2 100 lb. incend1o.ry
bombs, instcntuneous nose.
7.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
567.3 tons on priL.nry
,
8. Time Over Pril:l.nry: 0246K - OiJ.05K
9
of httnck: 7000 - 7800 feot

10. tGnther Over 6/10 - 7/10


11. Total Ale Lost; 0
12, Resune of of city destroyed.
D=.no.tG tota.lled 1,23 sq. miles or 59 per cent of the built..up portion
of the city (excluding industri:ll nr6Cl.) Nine sighted ma.de 1
a.ttr.ck. FInk was (.G c.vy, medium c.nd light c::::.libcr, meo.ger ::md in-
::::.ccuro.to a.t t=l.rget, Twelve S/L observc:d. Fiv3 B-29' oS were n:>n-
cff\..ct1vev:;ro.ge bomb lond: 13.. 217 Ibs. fuel reserve:
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Mission 208 23 June 19<:.5
1. D:tto: 17 June 1945
2. Target: HQ1IIQJno.tsu ;.rea (90.21)
3. Particip:l.ting Unit: 73rd BombardmGnt Wing
4. NurnbGr 137
5. $ ;/C Bombing Primary: 94.90% (130 nircr:ft)
6. Type of Bombs and FUZeE: E-46 incendiary clus-
tGrs with noeGS nnd
sst to opon 5000' o.bove ttl.rg0t; ;.N-
100# bombs with
nosc.
7. Tons of Bombs Droppcd: 911 tons on prirnQry.
8. Time Over Primary: 0159K - 0305K
9. '-.ltitude of 7850 - 9010 feot
10. Weather Over Tc.rgctl 3/10 _ 9/10
11. Total .;le Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Resonnaissc.ncc inciicuted 1.28 sq. miles
or 30 per C..:nt of the city's built-up W:l.S or destroyed.
Henvy o.nd medium, very meager, and flo.k wns U;lcountered.
Fivo Ell, sighted mttde 2 :tttr.cks. No clc.1ms. One B_29 l::mded at Im
Jimc.. Seven Ale WON non-effective.....ver.J.gc bomb load: Ibs.
fuel reserve: 1025 gullons.
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l&is.s1on Nurnb<!lT 207 28 June 1945
1. Do.te: 11 JunO 1945
2. Or.tuto. Urban ;,reo. (90.35)
3. Pnrticip::l.ting Unit: 58th BombardmClnt l-'ing.
,1. Nur.:lber of ;/G .:'irborn13: 126
5. %:VC Bombing Primary: 91.64% (116 primary and :3 opportunity)
6. Typo of Bombs nnd Fuzes: 100 lb. incendiary bombs
with nose, and _46
500 lb. incendiary clusters to
open 5000' &bQve target.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 769.2 tons on primary and 16.2 tons
on opportunity.
8. Time Over Primary: 0200K - 0409K
9. ;"ltltude of . tto.ck: 6550 - 9000 feet
10. Weather Over 10/10
11. Lost: 0
12. R6sume of Mission: ":"bout.11 sq. miles or 2.5' per cent or"
the total built up area of the city was heavy,
light, meager and inaccuro.t&. Eight sighted mo.de no attacks.
Seven 6-29's l=..nded c.t Iwo Jimo.. verage ba1lb 13,928 Ibs.
J.vcro.ge fuel reserve: 709 gallons.
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Mission Numbor 206 28 June 1945
1. D:.t'3: 17 Juno 1945
2. Ta.rg:.:t: Ko.goshimo. Urb!'." ;,r00. (90.38)
3. P:::.rticip:::.ting Un! t: 314th B'omb:lrdr.:ont ":lng
4, Number .:.jC 120
5. $ Bombing Prl@:lry: 97.46% (117 primary and 1 opportunity)
6. Type Sacbs und fuzes: E_46 and AN-Y17Al, 500 lb. incondioxy
clusters set to open 5000' above tar_
got; 100 'lb. incendic.ry
b::-mbs. inst-.ntr-.n6ous noso.
7. Tons or Bombs Droppod: 809.6 tons on primnry and 7 tons on
opportuni ty.
B. Time Over 0006K - 0149[
9. of 7000_9200 feet
10. OVGr 6/10 - 10/10
11. Tot:Ll :.je Los t: 1
12. Resume of Mission: :>howed 2 sq. mi. (or 41%)
the built-up area destroyed. is now 50%. Tho 8-29
lost cr:.shed into sc:). 50 to 75 milc.s off co:-.st of J::..pa.n. reason un-
:cno':m. crew members a.re missing. Two 8-29
1
s .'ere non-effective.
Qutoma.tlc wa.pons ;JA fire. was intense, accurate and in-
a.ccurate in Sixteen E/;.. sighthcd m:..de 1 :lttnc':. Three
3-29's landed o.t Iwo Jimo.. ;.ver=.gc bomb lon.d: 14.508 Ibs. ---rero.ge
fuel 712 ga.llons.
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Number r./C ;.irborno: 28
.
8. Time Over 0024K - 0213K
26 June 19"'5
25, 2COO lb. 26-36
1000 lb. minos vith settings.
CISSIO,I Sffi,lL.RY
NUT;1bor 205
Typo Mines
6.
1. Dnte: 17 June 1945
2. Shimonoscki
3. Partioipating Unit: 313th Bomb,trdmont 'i.-tng
s. % Bombing Primary: 89.25% (25 pr1nory and 2
7. NumbGr of .:],2 l.X 25 :::one 215 MK 26_36 mines
9. ;J. ti tudo of tt:..ck : 6200 - 8550
10. We;.ther Over T:!.rg.t: 0/10 - 8/10
11. Tot:::.l 1ost: 0
12. Resume of iJission: It VinS belic7::zd ';;hc m.Lnlng of the
at Strcits cnd Kobe flush out tho ships
the c.nchorc.gG ....nc. furthur in thoso o.T.:l;:tS.
Of thl 271 !!lines only 1 to be non_ofrective.
Throe E/:. sightzd no Qtt:'ccks. Ono 8-29 \'1::'.$ nor.-oZiffectivs. 'wo
8_29'$ 1wo Jimc.. _'.v;:,rc.gc mine lo.'.d: 12,738 Ibs.
fuel rescrvo: 850 go.l1ons.
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J.iISSION SU:"'U.RY
Mission Numbor 204
1. Do.te: 15 June 1954
28 June 1945
2. Target: Shimonoseki Fushiki.
3. PQrticip::;.ting Unit: 313th Bomba.rdmcnt '!Ving
4. Number n/C ':'irborne: 30
5. % ;..;e Bombing Primo.ry: 100%
6.
Type of Mines Plo.nted: MK25, 2000_1b. minos "nd MK 26-36
10OO-lb. minos with va.rious
settings.
7. Number of Mines 53 MK25 mines tffi26-36 mine5.
B. Time Over 0155K - 0350K
9. ':'ltitudc of 7800 - 9000 feet.
10. Owr Tcrg:.:t: 0/10 - 10/10
11. Totcl Lost: 0
12. l1osur.lo of i!ission: The Shimolloseki b1ock:lde: \'t::lS
continued. FU5hiki c.1so w:::...s re-mincd. ;'ttri tion fields were la.id
at Fukuob., :.ond Ka.rc.tsu. 297 mines dropped werG bclie'I."Gd to be
effective. Flak waS heavy and light maagur and ina.ccurcte.
1\"0 B_29' s were dnmElged by flc.k. Fifteen c./:. sighted m:::.de no :::.tt::lcks.
One B-29 l::.nded at Iwo Jimn. :'veT:lge mine load: 12,755 lbs.
;.vcrC'-ge fuel reserve: 760 gallons.
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MISSION SU;a.,...RY
Number 203 .28 Juno 1945
1. Date: 15 June 1945
2. Torgot: Os::Ucc._Amo.gaso.ki Urbo.n
3. Po.rticip.:::.ting Uni ts: 58th. 73rd, 313th =:ond 314th 'fings
4. Nurnb,-r;.jC . irborne: 511
5. % ;'.'C Primary: (444 prima.ry :l.nd 25 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fu%cs:
E46, SOD-lb. inccn-
diery cluotcrs set to open 5000'
a.bovc to.rgct 100-lb.
bombs with insta.nta.noous
nos.:>.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: on 176.1 on oppor-
tuni ty.
8. Tioe Over 094/J[ - 1155K
9. ;"ltitude of' ;.tt::.ck: 16.300 ... 26,900 fcet
10. Over 10/10
11. Total;jC Lost: 2
12. Resur.:e of' Sloud covarc.g3 h:::.s photo
reconnaissa.nce pictures from baing tokon of the Flok
ho:.V'Jt mc:.ger 0.nd ina.ccurate. On0 hundred P-51' s ....ere
airborne D.S cscort but turned b:,_ck of poor weather cor.rlitions.
One B-29 cro.shed off runwo.y .:::.nd 1 cra.shcd inte the so:;. 4 miles north
of Go.1.:un. Thirty-tvlo B-29' s were non-effective. Forty-three B-29' s
Ie-.micd o.t Iwo Jimn. bomb loc.d: 13,577 Ibs. fuel
708 gallons.
4. Numbor Airborne: 30
""(:iii 22.
9. of 7000 - 7700
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HK25. 2000_lb. mines and llK26-36.
lOCO-lb. mines.
MISSION SUWL:,.RY
Mission Number 202
Typo of Mines PI :mwd:
1, D;J.tc: 13 Junl> 1945
2, Target: Shimonosekl Straits .:tnd Nliga.ta..
3. PCLl"ticipo.ting Unit: 313th Bombardment Y/ing.
5. %we Bombing Prinary: 96.7 (29 o.lrcro.ft)
6.
7. Tons of Bombs Planted: 269 LlK26-36 c.nd 42125 mines.
8, Time Over Primcry: Ol19K - 0243K
10. weather Over 0/10 - 10/10
11. Total Lost: 0
12. RGsumc of Th0 Shimonosoki blocknde. in
effect since 7 extended. Niigatn wns closed for
dnys, ;.;;.. W:;l.S nil, No 8_29
1
oS were domo.ged. Three E/:. sighted
na.do 1 o.tto.ck. No 010.105, J.V03TC.gO min0 lo:.d: 12,686lbs. Avoro.g
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fuel res.:;,rve: 854 g:lllons.
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iJISSION
Number 201 28 Ju.no 1945
1. Dnte: 11 June 1945
2. Ta.rget: Sh1monoseki Straits and TBuruga Bay
3. Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
4. Number role Airborne: 27
5. %;.Ie Bombing Primary: (26 o.ircrnft)
6. Type of Mines P1o.nted: MK25. 2000 lb. mines.
7. Tons 01 Mines 182 in Primo.ry Field.
8. Time Over 0140K - Q239K
9. kltitude of Attack: 7200 - 8500 foct
10. Weather Over Target: 2/10 - 10/10
11. Total hie Lost: 0
12. RasurnG of llission: The Shimonoseki Str;:;.i ts blocko.de was
continued for 3 or 4 more days. Tsurugo. Bay blockaded for
severoJ do.ys. AlA was J:1il. no B-29's being damo.ged. Ten E/J..
sighted mode no attacks. No clci.ims. ;"vero..gc mine load: 13.510 Ibs.
fuel reserve: 854 gallons.
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Mission Number 200 213 June 1945
1. 10 June 1945
2. Target: To.eh1knwD. ;"ir Depot (90.17 - 2008)
3. Pnrtieip::l.ting Unit: 314th Bombo.rdmont "ring
4. Number Airborne I 34
5. % J../C Bombing 87% (29 pril':\::lTY ::l.r.d 3 opportunity)
6.
of Bombs and Fuzos: rlN_M64, 50D#-gcnera1 purpose.
1/100 delay nose
deby bU.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 163.5 on ::md 18 on opportunity.
8. Time Ov6r 0852K 0857K
9. ;.ltitude of ..... tto.ck: 20,100 _.22,000 feet
10. Weather Over Target: 10/10
11. Tetal Lost: a
12. Resuoe of'Mission: Strike o.ttr.ck pictures indicated th::l,:t
3 o.ttacked tho targot and bcmbs of 2 squadrons hit the
torbot. No subsequent pictures have been obtained.
u,s heavy, me_ger and inaccurate at Nine P-5l's
observed north of Tokyo o.long vJithdrawal routz. Twenty-five E/A
::;::;htod r.tade 3S nttacks. Clr.ims were 0-1-3. 1'\"10 B-29' s landed o.t
1"10 ':"vera.go bomb load: 12,950 Ibs. :'overage fuel reserve:
801 gallons.
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MISSIW SUlMARY
J.lission Number 199
1. Date: 10 June 1945
28 Juno 1945
2.
TCLrget:
No.ko.jim::l. .\ircro1't Co. at OgiJcubu (PV)
K::l.sumigucra Basa (pa) (90.14
(90.17 _ 356)
- 1491)
3. P::l.Tt1cipc.ting Unit: 314th Bombc.rdmont Wing
4. Number AlC Airborne: 65
5. %.va Bombing Primary:
(PR) 68.85% (45 radar and 4 opportunity)
(PV) 10,71% (7 oircroft)
6. Type of Eombs nnd Fuzes: hN_H64, 500#-ganer::l.l purpose, 1/100
second dolay nose nnd tnil.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 281.3 on targets and 18 tons
on opportu:1i ty.
8.
Time Over Primary: (R.d.r)
OB37K - 0859K
(Visu.l)
0924K
- 0927K
9, Altitude of Attack: no-der
21, 000 23,000 feet
Vlsud
21,000 21,100 feet
10.
Weather Over To.rget: 10/10
11.
Totn1 pjc
Lost: 1
12. Resume of Mission: Strike attack of bombing on
the rnd"r tnrget indic:,.ted thc.t tn.rgct W:;l,S .:tpproximc.tely 33% des-
troyed. Henvy, meager to moden.te :::.nd innccurate flak at West Tokyo,
Tachiko.wa, Tokyo o.nd 30 P-5l's observed
over the Tokyo hreo. nnd on withdro.w:::.l 39 E/A sibhted mc.de 83 attacks.
were Nine 8-29's at Iwo Jimn. bomb load;
.1,2, lbs. ....ver:..ge fuel reSGrve: 704 ga.llons. elc.lms on
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I4ISSION SUlWARY
Mission Number 196 26 June 1945
1,
D:l.te:
10 June 1945
2,
Target:
Hitachi
Co, :It Chioa (90.14 - 2145)
3,
Participating Unit:
314th Bombo.rdmont Wing
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Number A/e Ai roorna:
27
5. %Ale Bombing 96.5% (26 primary)
6. Type of Bombs end PuzeSl 500# purpose, 1/100
second nose and non-delay
to.il.
7. Tons or Bombs Droppedl 136.2 tons on
a. Time Ovor Primary: 0645K .. 0846K
9. Altitude of .... tt:lck: 15,600 .. 17,200 feot
10. Wee-ther Ovc.r Turgetl 10/10
11. Total J/C Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike o.tto.ck pictures showed that 3
squ::.drons o.tta.cked the tnrget. Photos r.:.veo.led no do.mc.ge to the
plant. Sixteen E/A sighted mnde no attacks. No claims. FInk was
heavy, weak in:lccurc.te. Severc.l Ale believed to be P-51
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scon 5000 feet below the 8_29' s. Two 8 .. 29
1
s lo.ndod o.t Iwo Jima..
Av.:r,,-ge bomb londt 111754 lbs. ;'.vero.ge fuel reserve: 1026 gnllons
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Mission Number 197
10 Juno 1945
28 Juno 1945
2.
Tnrget:
Aircraft Co. at (PV) (90.17_351)
Hitachi EnginG Works KQ.ignn !'1t4)t (eR) (90.11 _ 2009)
3. Po.rticipnt1ng Unit I 73rd Bombardment Wing
4. Number Ale Airborne: 124
5.
6.
% Bombing Primary:
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
(PR) (118 radar and 2 opportunity)
AN.M66 , 2000#_general purpose,
.variable de,lo.y nose l.nd 1/40 6ec.
delny tCLil.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 806 tons on primary radar and 14 on
opportunity.
8. Time Over Primary: (PR) 0957K - 1038K
9. Altitude of Attack: 19,600 - 21,200 feet
10. Weather Over Rado.r TO.l'get1 G/IO - 3/10
n. Total Ale Lost> 0
12. Resume of Mission: Strike report photographs indicated
excellent bombing rasults, with o..pproximo..tely 85 per cent of
Reinforced Concrete buildings center of eastern edge
of sustuined least 10 direct hits. Internal do..muge impossible
to o..ssess, but it is bGlieved to be severe. All other mo.jor buildin&s
gut+-.cd or destroyed. Flo.k (o.t radar) was mec-ger to moderate
and accurate. FInk 19 B-29's.
50 P..51
'
s met the first 8-29 Groups over Aog,), Shima. escorted them
to target urea. Forty-rive E/A sighted made 41 attacs. Claims not
available. Eighteen B..29's landed at Iwo Jimo.. bomb
14,552 Ibs. Ave:rc.ge fuel reserve: 631 ga.llons.
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MISSIOl\j' 3Un.1P,RY
Mission Number 196 28 June 1945
1. 10 June 1945
2. Target: Japan Aircraft Co. o.t Tomloko. (90.11 - 1391)
3. Participating Uni t: 56th Bombt'.rdmont '\:.ilng
4. NUll!ber Ale Airborne: 33
5. Ale Bombing Primary: 96.66% (32 primary and 1 opportunity)
6. Type of Bombs nnd Fuzos:
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:
AN-M64, 500# genernl purpose.
lnstOont'l.l1collS noso nnd non-dGlo.y
tnil.
172.5 tons on primnry and 5.3 tons
on opportunity.
8. Time Over Primary I l0201K - lOZ9K
9. J.ltitude of l..tt'lck: 21,000 - 22,000 feet
10. Over 10/10
11. Total Lost: 0
12. Resuma of )lisslon: Unobserved duo to clouds and no sub-
sequent photo covorr,ge haS been obtained duo to cloud covera.ge. Flak
heavy. meager inaccurate. No P-51 escort observed in
Seven Ell sighted no No claims, bomb
12,100 lbs. fuel reserve: 735 ga.llons,
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1JISSION
Mission 195
1. D:::.to: 10 June 1945
21 Juno 1945
2.
Tnrgot :
Co. at (90.17-2097)
Kaslnigaura Bnso (PR)
Po.Tticiputing Unit: 58th BornbnTdmont \{ing
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tl"'''bcr i'/C ..;.irborne: 29


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R"dnr T:"lrget 79.35% (23 .:;e) ::cod 2 J.je
opportunity.
6.
Type of Boobs Fuzes: purpose, 500#, 1/100
sec. delay nose, non-dol:"ly tnil.
Tons of Bombs Dropped; 123.3 on 11.2 on opportunity
a. Time Over Prim"\ry: Ro.dClr TCtrget: lOOlK - 1012K
9. ;.ltitude of .',tto.ek: 17,700 - 20,100 feet
10. '.Vee-thor Over Tnrget: 2/10 - 9/10
11
0
Tota.l ./e Lost: 0
12. Resume of Mission: the prim::.ry
Visible included 13 buildings or destroyed.
to strike o.tb.ck photogra.phy. 'I\'lenty-scvon E/;" sighted mo..dc
27 a.t"C:'.cks. Cldms 0-4-8. Flc.k 'lJc.s reported as henvy. nil to mc:,.ger
inc.ccuro.te
o
Two B-29' s werc damo.god by 1:-.1<. Fighter escort of
107 P-51' s c.irbornc from Iwo Jimn. J..pproxim'J.tcly 36 P-5l' 05 sighted at
point, but none over target. Three B-29's landed Iwo Jioc
..vcr:,.go bomb loC'-d: 11,910 1bs. fuel reserve: 700
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B. Time Over Primaryl 090101K - 090243K
1, Dl1w: 9 JunQ 1945
2. Target: Shimonosoki Strnits
3. P:1rtlcipo.ting Unit: 313th Wing
4. Number;.le Airborne: 2B
", -Ie B bi" Primnry' 92.8::% (26 prim=-.ry :::md 1 nltornQto field)
S. om no '-'
21 JunQ 1945
MK_25 ::1.00 MK-25-35, Vii th various
settings.
MISSION SUMi4;..RY
Mission Number 194
Typo of Minas Settings:
Tons of Uines Dropped: 90 IOOO-pound minos 125 2000MPound
mines. 18 IOOO-pound mines 1n nltornnte
field.
6.
9. of 6200 - 8400 feet
10. Weather 0VDT T:.rgot: 0/10 - 2/10
11. Total;.le Lost: a
12. Resume of
and tho Inland San
Iwa Jimn. AlA
mine lend:
Mission: Minefields Mike ecnd Love were rc-mlned
WaS ns an ultornate field. Fivo ;jc landed at
nil. Eight E/A sighted did not No claims.
13,179, fuel reserve: 794 gnllons.
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Mission Numbor 193
9 Juno 1945
21 June 1945
2.
Tnrget:
Aircrnft Works, P1nnt a.t Nngoya
City of (PR) (90.20-2010/198)
3. Po.rticipnting Unit: 313th BO"lbnrdmant Wing
Number Ale 44
5. % Bombing Primary' 96.6% (42 primary nnd 1 PR)
6.
Typo of Bombs Fuzes:
hN-M56, 4000#, light ca.se, instan_
taneous nose nnd non-dolay tail and
2000# G.P., instanta.neous
nose and tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
265 tons on primc.ry o.nd 6 tons on PR
8, Time Over Primary: 0910l7K
091023K
9, of ;.. 19,000 - 20,700 feet
10. Over Tc.rbet: 0/10
11. Total hlc Lost:
12, Resume of Mission: Photo rcoonnuissnncG showed the to
be C'.pproximately 95,7% destroyed or The Nagoya Plant of the
i.ichi .VC Engine Works WQ,S 53 per cent dostroyed or dc.rno.ged, Fl:lk
Wc.s hoC'"vy, modera.tc gonero.lly inc.ccura.tc. Thirty-two E/l.. sightad mn.do
87 :1.tt:l.oks. Cbims were 2-3.. 2. Seven 5-29' s landed nt IV/e Jimn
_".vorc.gc bomb loadl 14,233 lbs, l.vcTC'.ge fuol reserver 703 go.llons.
Sm..1lL:.RY
1l1ss1on Numbor 192 21 Juno 1945
1. Dete: 9 Juno 1945
2. Target I Co., at (90.25-1547)
3. Pc.rt!eipating Un! t: 313th Bombc,rdmlnt Wing
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Numbor ;JC Airbornol 26

5. %;../C Bombing Prima.ry I 92.16% (24 primC'.ry a.nd 2 opportunl ty)


6. Type of Bombs nnd Fuzosl
.....N-M56. 4000#, light eo.so, Insto.n-
t:::.naous noso :o.nd non-do1o.y to.l1.
7. Tons of Bombs Droppod: 141 tons on ond 12 tons on
opportunity.
8. Time Over Primo.ry: 091052K - 091054K
9. of 16.700 - 17,400
10. Weather Over 8/10 - 9/10
11. Lost: 0
12. Resumo of Mission: Reconno.issnncc ShOW0d littlc
to tho plant. 80mbing was chiefly by One of
bOlribS WaS in hkushi, about 1000 ynrds SE of No enemy opposition
wns cllcountercd. Four 8-29
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13,065 Ibs. ...vor1.ga fuel rGserve: 615 gallons.
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MISSION SUlID.'"RY
Mission Numbor 191 20 Juno 1945
s.
1. Date: 9 June 1945
2. Tnrgot: Ko:..a.nishi .Urcro.ft Co. at N'o.ruo (90.25-18)
3. Po.rticipllting Unit: 56th BombardlllCnt \'ling
4. Number A/e 46
%Ale Bombing Primary: 96.26% (44 and 1 opportunity)
6.
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
J,..'i-M65. 1000# G,p. ,1/100 sec. delay
nose und non-delr,y tntl.
7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 263.5 tons on 6 tons on
opportunl ty.
8. Tima Over 09093OK 091003K
9. Altitude of J..ttack: 19.400 - 21,200 fc"t
10, Vle:ltheT Over Target I 5/10 - 10/10
11. Lostl 0
12. Resume of POst strike photos showed the almost
completely destroyed. \nth 69% of totnl roof dcmngcd or destroyed,
per cent of the plant is beyond repair. One 8-29 non-
affoctive. Thirty E/;' m:l.dc 54 c.tt::l.cks. Clllims were 3-5-15.
No B-29's were lost. Flc.k wc.s hec.vy, to modorcte innccurnte.
Eight B-29's lo.nded Iwo Jimn. ;'verC'.e;o bomb lor.d: 12.720lbs.
fuel reserve: 778 gc.llons.

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lUsslon Number 190 15 June 1945
1. Date I 7 June 1945
2. Targ6t: Shlmonosokl Stra.lts, Fukuokn K::u-atsu.
3. Participating Unit: 3]3th Bomb.o.rdmont Wing
4. Numbor A/e Airborne: 31
5. % Bombing Prlmnry: 83.82% (26 Ale)
6. Typo Mines and Settings: MK26 and MK 25 mines, with various
settings.
7. No. of Mines Luld: 240, lOOO-pound minos 39 20ne-pound
minos on prima.ry
8. Time Over 07012BK - 070239K
9. of 5700 - 8100
10. 0qJr Target: a/10 - 10/10
11. Tot>1 :jc Lost. 0
12. Resume of Mission: Minofields Mike, Love, und Charlie were
ro-mined. A/A wa.s nil and the 5 E/A sightod mado no attacks, Five
8-29
1
S \'lore non-effectivG. Four In.ndod n.t IV/o Jimo. a.nd 1 l::mded
at Okinawa., Mina Loa.d: 12.713 Ibs. Fuel Resorve:
889 gnll ons.
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liumber Ale .Airborne!:: 449
Perticipo.ting Units: 58th, 73rd. 313th. o.nd 314th
Typo of Bombs Fuzes: E46, tail
settings; T4E4, vnrious nose nnd
tnil settings; E-48. non-delny
various AN-ll47A2,
nose ".,nd non- 'elllY t:rilj
1/10 sec. nose Ilnd 1/100 sec.
taili 1/100 sec. nose nnd
tni1j AN-M64, 1/100 sec. nose nnd toil.
%Ale Bombing ?rirnary: 89.96% (409 and 9 opportunity)
Tons oe Bombs Dropped: 2593.6 nnd 58.6 opportunity,
TIme Primary: 071209K - 07132aK
Altitude of Attack: 17,900
Weather Target: 8/10 - 10/10

1. Da.te: 7 JUDO 1945


2, TD.rget: OSQ.ko. Urban Area
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8,
9.
10.
II, A/C Lost: 2
12. Resume of Mission: Strike o.ttack indico.tcd 2.21
squ:l.Te miles h1.d been destroyed bringing the tot::::..l to dC\te frolJ the
CO:Ji:1.:'.nd's Strikes to 13.46 s'luo..re miles. or the built-up portion
of the city, Thirty-one A/e were non-eff.zctive. Fighter opposition
w....s nil to me:::.gcr. with 10 E/:.. sigh-redoma.king 30 ::ltt::\cks. Clo.ims were
0-0-3. Fbk over the target was heavy. nil to mc:..gcr. r.nd ino.ccurate.
S... vc.n 13-29' s were d:.mo.ged by f1::l.k. Fighter escort wc.s provided by 14.4
P_S1
1
s, claims were 2-0-1. Fiety-nine rile Iwo Jima.
2 _29
1
s wore lost to rc::\sons. Ono P-51 caught fire neo.r
1....0 Jim.:.. ;.v:.ro.ge Bomb La .d: 13.182 1bs. .\.v.rr-ogc Fuo1 Reserve: 544
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MISSION SWJJ.RY
Ulsslon Number 18a
1. Date: 5 Juno 1945
2. T,J.rgc.. c: Kobe Urban Arall (90.25_11)
Jun... 1945
3. Participa.ting Uni ts: 59th, 313tl't 314th '.'lings
4.
Nu!::b,.r Airborne: 530 (inc1udi'H: 7 Super Dumbos)
5. %Ale 30mbing Primary: (473 primary and 8 opportunity)
6.
of Bombc :"ucs:
E_46, Non-dolay nose and vo.ried
tails; T4E4, vo.ricd delay
nosl3 ""nd non-d2lay tail j AN-M47A2,
instantaneous nasa and
tc.ils tlnd AU 7-Al. 24 sac. nose tLIld
non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs 307a.l primary and 54.7 on opportunity
O. Time Jv .;?' t !"im:..ry: 05(;8221{ - 050947K
). Altitude of ':"tt',Gic: 1:;,650 lA,800 .... ct.t.
10. Ueather .:. ....6r Turg. ot: 0/10 - a/lO
11. Total Ale Lost: 11
12. Rcs!.L1io of Mission: About .5.8 squ:.rl. 1Hes of the city wore
destroyed nnd 1/2 mil..:. :.o.st of Nine numbered in-
dustrial t ware. TotJ.l do.rno.ge ... i-:"y is 8 squo.re miles,
:!.bout 51% (If the built up l (.j' B-29
1
s lost. 3
\'lOro dUG to B/AC
I
' 3 to AlA. 3 'b i':/olC cnd A/At 1 o.t Iwo
Jil"o. OYiC. 1 to unlcno,'rr:. c..:.uses. Fort', .. ni.:1c AI'] ....tcro nan-uffGctive.
The E/AC ra .de 672 attacl:-,:. Clo.ims were 86.. 31-78. E/AA wo.s
hc .... to intense, generc.lly :lnd damagod 13'J B_29' s.
Fort: -;; re,:, .:.jC 1 nd->d :It IYIa Jim:!.. Bomb loc.d: 13.178 Ibs.
Fucl 677 gallons.
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Mission Numbre 187
1. Date: 1 June 1945
15 June 1945
2. Target: Osaka Urban Area
3. Participating Units: SBth, 73rd, 313th. and 314th V/ings
4. Number Ale Airborne: 509
5. % Ale Bombing Primary: 91.6% (458 primary and 16 opportunity)
6,
Type of Bombs and FuzeSI
!.!_17_30.7, 31.3, :U.9, 32.5, and
31 seC. nose; M_47_ instantanoous
nose and non-dalay tail; E-46-33.3,
34.4_ 3::.2, 3::,5, 36.3, and 36.5
seC. tail. nnd Y26 (T4E4)-14,14.S.
15.1, 15.2, and 15.3 nose rUlings,
7.
Tons of Bombs Droppedl
2788.5 Primary and 102.2 Opportunity
8,
Tk9 0,.,9. Pr imary = lO28K
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1200K
9,
Altitud1 Attack: 18, 000
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la, Weather Over Target:
0/10 _ 10/10
II.
Total Ale Lost: 10
12. Resume of Mission: Approximately 3.4 square miles were deS-
troyed by this mission, mainly north and northwest of the castle.
Total damage to Osaka is now 14.65 square miles or 24 per cent of the
built up portion of the city. Eighty-five E/A sighted m1.de 221 attacks
nnd 4 8_29' s. Claims 'Nare 16-9-24. F1ck waS heavy, meager to
intonse inaccurate to accounting for 5 B-29's. Tv,0 air-
croft colided at assembly, 2 were lost due to mech,mica.l reasons, and
1 to unknown c ....uses . Thirty-five Ale were non-effective. Of the 4
Crews that bailed out. all but 2 man wero rescuod. Fighter e3cort wns
forr.wd by 148 P_51
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s, but a majority turned back. TW0nty-Sl3ven P-51's
c.nd 26 fighter p1lots were lost due to severa ",onther conditions.
Eighty..one B-29's landed a.t Iwo Jlmn. Avera.ge bomb loa.d: 12,364 Ibs.
Avcrc.ge fuel reserve I 655 ga.llons.
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Number 186
1. Date: 29 May 1945
2. Target: Yokohoma Area.
3. Participating Units: 55th, 73rd. 313th, and 314th \1ings
4. Number A!e Airborne: 510
5. % Ale Bombing Primary: 90.8% (454 prhlcry a.nd 21 opportunity)
6. Time Over Primaryt 291014K - 291129K
7. Altitud6 of Attack: 11,500 - 21.000
8. Weather Over Target: 9/10 high cloud
9. Total Ale Lost: 7
10. Resume of mission: Available photos indicated excellent
results. A total fa 6.9 square miles of the city were burned
and destroyed. A total of 2569.6 tons of bombs "Jere dropped on the
primory target and 105.6 tons on of opportunity. Thirty_five
Ale Y..Elre non-effective. Fighter opposition consisted of 55 Ale sighted
making 110 attacks. Claims 6-5-10. Flak WaS heavy. meager to
intonse, accurate to inaccurate and shot dovm 3 B_29's. The B-29's
were escorted by 101 P-Sl' s. Two P-Sl's were lost over the target.
One B-29 vias intentionally ralMled. Two 'A/C ditched. Thirty-nine A/c
landed at Iwo Jima. Average Land: 12,040 Ibs. Average fuel re-
serve: 811 gallons.
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Mission Number 185
1. Date: 2B May 1945
2,
Code Name: Starvation #17
3. Target: Shimonoseki Straits and Moji Area
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Participating Unit:
313th \'ling
5.
Number Ale Airborne:
11
6.
%Ale Bombing Primary'
81%
(9 Ale)
7.
T1me Over Primary:
28005aK - 280126K
8.
Altitude of AttaokJ
6000 .. 7700
9,
Over Target: 0/10
10. Total Ale Lost: 1
11. Resume of mission: Sixty-three MK-25 Mines were dropped in
the :3 primary with 62 reported as effective. Two Ale "Nere non-
effective. AlA shot down 1 8-29 over the target, with all 11 crew
members missing. AlA also damaged :3 B-29's. A/A was heavy, meager
to intGnse and accurate to inaccurate. Eleven E/A sighted made 6
attllcks. No claims. Average mine load: 13,510 Ibs. Average fuel
reserve: 755 gallons.
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Mission Number 184
1. Date: 27 lJay 1945
2. Code Name: Starvation #16
3. Target: Shimonoseki Straits, Fishiki, Pukuokll, and Karlltsu
4. Participating Unit: 313th
5. Number AlC Airborne: 30
6. %AlC Bombing Primary: 96.57% (29 AlC)
7.. Time Over Primary: 27013::'K - 270330K
B. Altitude of Attack: 5900-8200
9. reather Over Target: 0/10 to 3/10
10. Total AlC Lost: 0
11. Resume of mission: 194 llK-25 mines and 12 oines were
cropped in primary fieldS, with 198 of thsse reported as offective.
Cne 8-29 was non-effective. Two B_29's were da..laged by A/A. Five
EVA sighted and made 1 attack. No claims. One Ale at Iwo Jima
1 at Okinawa. mine lOad: 13,441 Ibs. Average fuel reserve:
609 gallons.
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Number 183
1. Da.ter 25l!o.y1945
2. Tokyo Urba.n J..roQ.
3. Participating Uni ts: 58th, 73rd, 313th and 314th 'Rings
4. Nunber AlC Airborne: 498
5. %.;IC Bombing Primary: 92.8% (464 prima.ry and 6 opportunity)
6. Time Over Primary: 252338K - 260213K
7. Altitude of Attacks 7915 - 22,000
8. Weather Over To.rget: 1/10 to 9/10
9. Toto.l .'VC losb 26
10. Resume of mission: dropped a total of 3262 tons
of incendiary bombs on the target with results. !his
mission and Mission Xo. 181 accounted for 18.6 square miles of
burned out. Twenty-eight were non-effective. Enemy AlA, which
heavy and medium, moderate to intense, destroyed 3 6_29
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with E/AC to down another, 2 plnnes were near
I;ro Jimn, and 20 B-29's were lost to A/A
89 B-29
l
s and combined with 11 damcged 10
p1ones. Sixty sighted made 99 Claiws were 19-0-4.
bomb load: 13,517 Ibs. fUG} reserve; 794 gallons.
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Mission NUll1ber 182
1. Date: 25 May 1945
2. Codo Starvation #15
T etl Shimonoseki Straits, Niignta. Nanno and
">. erg
4. Participating Unit: 3l3th Bombardment
5. Ale hirborne: 30
6. %Ale Airborne: 83.25% (25 J./C prima.ry and 2 Ale alternate)
7. Time Over Primary: 250B4!!: - 2SC359K
8. Altitude of Attack: 6000-8400
9. Over Target: C1eex
10. Total;./C Lost: 0
11. ReSWlI6 of mission: 186 lJt-25 mines laid in primary areas. WF
Uncle, Like, Inlc.nd Sea (l,nd Nagoya Bay. Three .VC non-effective.
Three landed at Iwo and I landed ut Average mine load:
13,510lbs. Lverage fuel reserve I 645 gallons.

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181
1. Date: @ J,lay 1945
2. Ttl.Tget: Tokyo Urban Area
3. Units I 58th, 73rd, 313th and 314th
4. hlC Airborne: 558
5. %AlC Bombing Primary: 93.60% (520 primary and 5 opportunity)
6. Time over Primary: 240239[ - 240438K
7. 1.1 ti tude of 1.ttack I 7600 - 15,100
B. Weather over Target I 1/10 - 6/10
9. Total Ale Lost! 17
10. Reswme of missionl A total of 3645.7 tons of incendiary
was. dropped on the primary target. Thirty-three Ale were non-effective.
Pictures were not taken due to overcast, and da.ma.ge is included in cission
183. 8-29's lOBt to .\lA, which wa.s hea.vy, medium. moderate to
intence, but inaccurnte. One Ale lost to and A/A, 4 to accidents and
10 to unknown causes. Sixty 8/h sighted made 83 attacks. Claims were
6-1-2. 8-29' s landed at 1wo Jima. Average bomb load: 14.138
Ibs. ;.ver3.ge fuel reserve: 633 gallons.
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Mission Number 180
1. Date: 23 May 1945
2. Code Name I Starvation #14
J, Target: Shimonoseki Straits (Inner and Outer)
4. Particip:lt;ing Uni tt 313th Bombardment t'/ing
S. Number A/e Airborne: 32
6, % Bombing Primary: 93.6% (30 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary; 230207K - 230311K
8. Altitude of Attack: 5300 - 8100
9. Over Target: 4/10
10. Total Ale Lost: 1
11. Resume of cission: 176 !.!K-25 mines laid 1n primary target
areas, rip and Love. Eleven E/A sighted no attacks. No
claims. Lost B-29 crashed into sea 10-20 miles off Japanese coast as
result of damage cQused by E/AA. Three of 11 crew members rescued.
Three Ale landed at Iwo Jima. Average mine load: 11580 Ibs. Average
fua1 reserve: 727 g::Lllons.
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Mtssion Number 179
1. Date: 20/21 May 1945
2.
3.
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Code Name: Starvation #13
Target: Shirnonoseki Straits ond He Saki J..nchorage and
Participating Un! t: 31.3th ":iing
l!aizuru
Ha.rbor.
5. 1'Jumber A/e J..irborne: 30
6. % AlC Bombing Primary:
7. Time Over Prim3ry: 210148K - 210.311K
8. Alti tude of Attack: 5500 - 6600
9. !'{eather Over Target: 6/10 - 8/10
10. Total Lost: .3
II, Resume of Mission: Shimonoseki Straits TIere re-mined,
liaizl!l"12 F..arbor \"::l.S second time. I Ale cra.ahed on take-off, killing
lu crew members. 2.I,./C parked near runway demolished by the explosions.
184 LX-25 1:'ines laid. 4 .v'C landed :It Iwo Jiraa. 12 E/A sighted made
1 attack. No claims. ;.verllge Lo.s..d: 12.1111 Ibs. .::'verage Fuel
Reserve: 502
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MISSION SotTAAY
Number 176
1. Date: 19 l:I1Y 1945
2,
Target: Tachikawa .l.i1' Arsenal (90.30-2006) and Ale Plant (792) Pv
HamCLnlatsu City (PR)
3. Partic1!,ating Units: 58th, 73rd. 313th and 314th '':'ings
4. Nw::Iber AlC Airborne: 309
5. ;: Ale Bombing Primary:
(272 radar o.nd 14. oppor_
tunity)
6,
Time Over Primary: (Radar) 1911S1K
- 191258K
7,
Altitude of' Atto.ck: 13,300
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26,640
a, Wealiher Over Ta.get: 10/10
9, Totul Ale Lost: 4
10. Resume of i..issinn: 64 acres of ci b".rned. T!le target was
not visible and all bombing vas done by rndar on the primary radar
on which 1456 tons of bombs were dropped. 23 Ale non-effective.
Only a E/A sighted and they mnde no attacks. ;io claims. J:!J, did no
20 B-29's landed at Jima. Averago Load: 12,029 Ibs.
Fuel Reserve: 817 gallons

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liission number 177
1. Date: 19 cs.y 1945
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3. Ta; 5et; Shimonoseki Straits a."d Tsurug3. Harbor
4. Farticip3.ting Unit: 313th :'lll".g
5. Nuober Ale kirborne: 34
6. %Ale Bombing Primary: (30 Ale)
7. Tioe Over Primary: 190152K - 190309K
3. Altitude of Attack: 5800 - &700
9. \:ellther Over Target: 3/10 - 6/10
10. Total f./C Lost: .0
Resume of
ll. 'I"he Shimonozeki Straits were again A new field was
bid in Tsuruga llarbor. 192 l:X 25 :Jines laid. Four Ale non-effective.
Thirty-three E,'A sighted made 2 o.ttacks. No cl::..ims. .t.verage Mine load:
12, 579 los. Average 826 gallons. 'I".,o Ale lande1 at
1,'10 Jiua.
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1. Date: 16 1945
Code Name: l.!'1croscope #5
3. TElTget: South Urban Area (197)
4. Participating Units: 58th, 73rd, 313th, and 314th
NU;!Iber Ale Airborne: 516
0.
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 79% (457 prlmcry and 11 opportunity)
7, Time over Priamry: 17030SK_--170558K
8. Altitude of 6600 - 18,340
9. Over Target: 3/10 - 9/10
10, Ale Lost: :3
11. Resume of nssion: Crews reported fair results. Limitec.
photo coverage showed fires In north section of city, and
smoke caused pJC to bomb by radar. 3609.2 tons of bombs were dropped
on target. Forty-eight _\Ie were non-effective, Twenty B/A
sibilted made 11 attacks. Claims: 2_0_0. E/.tA d<>'inaged 14 B-29
1
s.
Six";;'een Ale lanc.ed at lwo Jima. Average Eomb Load: 14,966 1bs
. Fuel Reserve: 802 gallons.
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Uission Number 175
1, Date: 16 May 1945
2.
Codp Name: Starvation #11
Target: Shimonoseki Straits and and Mlyazu Harbors
3.
4. Participating Un! t: 313th Bcnbardment '.'ting.
5. Number AlC Airborne: 30
6. %Alc Bombing Primary: 83.25% (25 primary and 2 secondary)
7. Time Over Primary: 140148K - 140326K
8
Altitude of Attack: 6200 - 11,000

9. Over Target: 4/10 - 10/10


10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Shimonoseki Straits remined for several
days. North Coast ports of and Uiyazu blockaded for first
tii:18. Eight E/A sirhted made 1 attack. No claims. A/A heavy, meager
c.nd inaccurate. Eight Ale bracketed by S/L before receiving fire.
Two B-29's damaged by J../A. Three B-29's non-effactive. Average Mine
Load: 12,276 Ibs. Average Fuel Reserve: 828 gallons.
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!.iission Nu.inber 174,
1. Date: 14 !:ay 1945
Code NaJile: Microscope #4
North Nagoya Urban Area C197)
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4. Participating Units: 58th. 73rd. 313th and 314th Wings
Number of Ale Airborne: 524
6.
%Ale Bombing Primary: 89.68% (472 prima.ry and 8 opportunity)
7.
Time Over PriI:'.ary:
l40905K
_ 141r 25K
8.
Altitude of Attack:
15.200 - 20.500
9.
Over Target: 1/10 - 8/10
10.
Tota.l Alc Los t: 11
H. Resu;ne of :.ission: Flash strike report indicated fires ex-
te:lded about 2000 yards 1 i of Nagoya Castle across N part of city.
ilitsubishi Electric Manufacturing Co. and undamaged part of l:itsu-
bishi AlC Engine Plant had fires. Enemy Air Opposition generally
WaS . aggressive. uncoordinated and ineffective. Forty-four Ale
non-eifective. 8 ..29 losses: 1 to E/A; 1 to ElAA; 4 to accidentj
4 to other Causes and 1 to unknown. Casualties, 8 killed. 41 missing,
:too 13 r/ounded. Two 8,29' s damaged by E/).C and 54 by E/AA. Ninety
E/A sighted made 275 attacks. Claims 23-16_31. Average 80mb Load:
11,479 1bs. Average Fuel Reserve: 642 go.llons.

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l:ission Number 173
1. Date: 13/14 May 1945
2.
Code Name: Starvation #10
3. Target: Shimonoseki Straits
4. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment 'lling
- Number Ale ;"irborne: 12
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6. %Ale Bombing Primary: 100%
7
Time Over Primary: 140120K - 140229K

8. Altitude of Attack: 5800 - 8030


9. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - GllO
10. Total Ale Lost: a
11. Resume Of Uission: Mined shipping expected to be
closed several days. Seven E/A sighted made no attacks. No claio:..s.
.\1.11. moderate to intense, fairly accurate. 30-50 S/L betvreen
Hoji and Yawata. No B-29' s were da1iaged by A/A. Avereage !:ine Load:
12
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366 Ibs. Average Fuel Reserve: 826 gallons.
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1. D:l.to: 11 Llo.y 1945
Code Nama: Lao..!'stolk #1
3. Target: Knwanishi;.fe Plant, Kobe
90.25-1702
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5.

Participating Un! tSI 58th, 73rd. =-nd 314th Bombudmant ":1ng5.


Number J.!e ;.1 rborne: 102
%;./e Bombing Primary: 92$ (92 primo.ry 1 opportunity)
7. Time OvT Primnry: 111153K - 1111034
8
.ltitude of :.tb,ck: 15,700 - 20,000

9. Ta'bot: 1/10 - 6/10


10. ../c Lost: 1
11. Resume of :dssion: Strike photos shoYJCd 2 of bursts
in urban areQS 10,000 feet :'/ of target. Poor i."CJsults in:'ic:l.ted.
Sever.:l ne.a1" misses on E side of to.rget. Hits on sG:lplanc in
SE cornGr of kq:;et stc.rted firo. Nii10 .:..Ib "Nero '10n-cffectl7.
;JC lost, CT'lshcd into oCean at ta..1<:c -off. .-.11 11 cr-ew
Llcr..bcrs killed. E/;" s1e:hted l!'Ia.de 261 ::l.tt.:-.cks.
3 E-29
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s. Chiles 9-22-15. Enerr:y .VA d::l.lr.o.gcd twonty o.ircra.ft.
Flclc was to 1ntGnsG a.nd to il1:1CCru::'.te.
Fourteen B-29's landed at IV/o Jimo.. ;',,,,ragc. BO;,J\b Load: 11,3131bs
."vEir:lC;0 Fuel 752 gallons.
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Code NO,me: Dripper # 7
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l!ission Number 171
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1. D:lte: 11 !Joy 19015
2.
Miyo.konojo
lJiyo.konojo
4. Unit: 3l3th ITing
5
Nw::bcr of .;lC r.irborne: 11

7.
Time
Over Primary':
11l6l5X
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8.
..
of Attc.ck:
17",000
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20,000
9.
:,ec,thcr Over
Ta.rget: 10liO
10.
Total
;/e Lost. C
11. ResumG of k'ission: Bombing YlC.S b:y T!),d:-r with un-
No E/.:... sighted. No nOok damo.ge. wo.s hGe.7Y.
c.nG. Two B-29' s landed c.t 1wo Jimo.. ;.ver::>.ge Bomb Load:
13,750 Ibs. :.vero..gc Fuel Reserve I 618 go.nons.
fJISSIOU S;"W:,,RY
Mission Number 170
1. Date: 11 Ca.y 19.15
2. Code NQJllB: Neckcloth #8
Target!
lUyo.zoJei.-.lF (PV)
lliyo.zo.ki (PR)
90.38-2529
4. Unit: 313th Bomba.rdrnont !lng
5. NumbGr :/c ;.irborne: 12
6. %;/C Eombing Frima.ry: 100%
7. Time Ovar Primary: 111610K - 111640X
8. ;Jutuda of 15,000 - 20,000
9. "e;lther Over Target! 10/10
10. Total .:jC lost: 0
11. Resur.le of I Bombing was by ro.d::lr wi th unobserved
results. No sighted. 110.-./.:" damage. Fla.\{ W:3,S ht:la.vy, me::lger end
inc.ccurete. Three B_29' s l.:lndad at I wo JilIl6.. .;'vero.E;G Eomb Lo:ld:
13,591 lbs. ..ve:T"'ge Fula Reserve 813 go.llons.
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Mission Number 169
1. 11 May 1945
2. Code Name: Bushing #5
To.rget:
Nt tt:lg:lho.rQ-;.IF (PV)
Ntyo.zaki (PR)
90.33-2331
90.38-2529
-1-. Pc.rticip:::.ting Unit: 313th !ling
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Number of .VC ..irborno: 11
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6. % Bombing 55% (5 primary and 6 opportunity)
7. Time Ovar 111653K - 111715K
8 ..&ltltude of r.tbek: 15.400 22.400
9. ::eo.ther Over Targ<;t: WlO-6/10
10. Ta'tnl;,jC Lost I 0
11. Resume of llission: Photo rcconno.issQ,.nec showed numerous
in S portion of field not filled in. Field is
Flclc was he=.vy, meager and inuecurc.tc. No E/.i.. aighted. Two .VC
l2.ndcd o.t Iwo Jima-. ;.vcrage Bomb Load: 11,-HO. :"verage Fuel
Reserve: 723 ga.llons.
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lJumbcr 168
1. lhtc: 11 U::tY 19-15
2.
Code Cockcrow #4
3. T::.rgot: S:teki . .IF
90.33-1306
4. Uni t: 313th BOl:\b'U"dl:\ont 1:ing.
5. Number ../c :.irborne: 11
6. %i'/C Boobing Prioary: 63% (7 primcry 1 opportunity)
7. Tico Over Pri",:\ry: 1l0931K
8 ..ltitude of ..tto-ck: 19,400
9. ::co.ther over Target: 0/10-2/10
10. Tobl ./e Lost: 0
11. Rt:sumc of j.ission: Crows roportcd 27 bursts on S ho.lf of
bursts on or nC:tr o.Cross rivor. Threo
non-cffectivc. Fivo sighted made no ::::.tto.cks. Cla.ims.
No ;j;. d:,.iOlage. Fl:Jc VIC,S hcc.vy, Il).e:lger .::md Ono ,jc
bndcd ::::.t l
wo
Jiroa. Avor:lgG: Bomb Lo:.d: 12,811 Ibs .'.vcro.gc Fuel
Reserve: 516 ga.llons.
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lI.:ission Numbor 167
1. D:.\te: 11 1b.y 1945
2. Coda #B
'.1. p:trtieipc.tillf; Un! t: 313th iiin
b
5. Number of n/C Airborne: 20
6. % Bombing Primary: 85% (17 1 opportunity)
7. Time Over 1l0903K - ll0927l{
8
'titude of ttc.ck: 18,000 - 19.000
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9. Leather Over T::rget: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Lost: 0
11. Resume of 1:i ss ion I Crews reported good bombing :lCCUT:1cy,
with p='cttern extending across target, No E/l.. sighted. No flo.k daIil-
o.go, ,"./;, honvy, me:l.gcr ::md in;:,.ccur:l.tc. T":IO :jC non-effective, One
8-29 1cndGd at Iwo Jimc-. ..VCT.:-.gO 80nb Lo::.d c 11
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875 1bs.
fuel reservo: 699 gallons
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1!ission Number 166
1. D.:l.tcJ 1945
Codo N::u::o: #1
T=.rgct:
O' Shim:l, 011 Storo.go
Kure N:lval :.rscp:l.1
90.32-188':'
90.30-657.... (Sccondnry)
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5.
?:::.rtiCip:lting Unit: 55th Bornb.:trdmcnt .ling
Nurr.bGr 58
6. %Ale Bombing Primary: 90.40% (80 and 4 opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 101105K - 101150!{
8
.1titudo of 16,850 - 18.700

9
:"cc.tMr Over T:l.rf'"ct: 0/10
0
10. Lost: 0
11. of Crews reported bombing good to
oxcollent, vith 7 to have been hit. Concen-
tration of in Three unidentified bUildings in orca hit.
Twonty_nino E/.. sighted il:.o.dQ 3 c.ttC'.cks ::md no B_29
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s WON dc.rr.:l.ged.
0_0_1. Flik honvy. o.nd Enecy
d,.J:l:'.f;0d 4- B-29
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10,507 lOG. Fuel Reserve: 760
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Uission Number 165
1. 10 1945
2. Codo Fainter #1
3.

Otcxc Oil Rgfincry 90.30-2121
Xu.ra .:.roo. (Secondary)
4. Participating Un! t: 311th Bornba.rdmcnt Wing
5. NU!:Ibcr of ;.Ie ..."frbornc: 132
6. % BOI:lbing Prioo.ry: 71% (l12 primnry o.nd opportunity)
7. Tioo Over Target: 101048K - 101l14K
8. Lltitude of Attc.ck: 14,620 - 19,700
9. Over Tcrget: 0/10
10. Totcl .-.le Lost: 1
11. Resume of ::ission. First photogrc.phs showed concentration
of bursts in The ;/C lost, on North Field.
No cnsudties. Six ;"/C non-offectiv0. 39 E/:.
m.. ..dc :.tto.cks o,nd do.mn.gcd 1 8-29. Cb.ims: 3-2-8. Flak was heavy.
mO.c'..gcr and inn.ccurnte. d::un<i.gcd 19 8_29' s. Twelve ;jC l:\ndcd c.t
Ina Jima. :.vera.ge Bomb LO'J.d: 10,862 lbs. :.v-cro.gc Fuel Rcserve:
683 go.l1ons,
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1:ISSIDr1 SWJ!.RY
1:1S$ ion liumbor 161
1. lk.te: 10 i.::c:!; 194.5
2.
Clode N.:1ll\o: Rot::oti vo #1
3.
Target:
Yard
Kure NO-v!::.1 ;'r Soo0.1
90.32_674-
90.30-657,h
4. Unit: 73rd Bombardment liring.
5. !lumber of ;.,fC ;"1 rhorno: 53
6. %:I/C Bombing Prima.ry: 88..... (56 prililc.ry a.nd 1 opportunity)
7.
TilDe over Prma.ry:
lOll07K
-
10112rg
8.
.;'1ti tude
of .':'tta.ck:
18,700
-
21, oeD
9.
;:e:ltMr O7er 2/10
10,
?ota.l
;'/C Lost: 0
11. Rcsuoo of Mission: Crews reported columns of
interfered with da.mt:.ge Conc.::ntrrltion of hi ts seen on
jotty with mo.jority of fallin
b
in Five,E/n
:>lghted mt.de no ::ltta.c:cs. 10 cillins. Flak. w..... s hO::71Jt met.ger and in-
:.cCl!rcto. Enomy .'./.:. dc.m::lged 7 8_29
I
s. Four;.je It'_ndcd at Iwo Jim\.
Six ;jC "lOre non-cffecti7e. Bomb Loc:d: 10,395 lbs. :.vero.go
Puel rcseT7C: 723 g::l110ns.
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UISSION SlJi..:JL RY
111ssion Number 163
1. Dato: 10 May
2. Code Nama I Indices #1
3,
Terget :
Tokuynma Nnval Fuel Station
Kure Naval ':'rsanal
90.32_73
90.30_657;..
4. Unit: 73rd Bombnrdmant Vling
5. Number of ;.jC .';irborne: 60
6. %of A/C Bombing Primary: 93% (51 primory nnd 2 opportunity)
7. Time over Ta get: 101052K - 101103K
8. Lltitude of 14.900 - 20.000
9. ikathE:r Over Tc.rget: 2/10
10. Totn1 Lost: 0
11. Resuoc of Crew rGports were sustained
mcjor dnmngp. Direct hits on storage resulted in large columns
of donso smoke, Four :jc were non-effective. Four E!;. sighted mnde
1 No F1Qk wns meager inaccurate. Five
8-29's dame.ged by ;./;... TV/o ;./C landed .".t IV/o Jimo. .....voro.ge Bomb Lond:
9726 Ibs. ":'verr;;,ge Fuel Resorve: 950 go.llons.

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mSSION SU1!L.RY
!'15s10n Humber 162
1. Dnto: 10 May
90.38-1378
90.38-2520
(PV)
(PR)
T'1Tgct: Kanoy.:...;IF
Kokubu
2. Code N3T.\c: Checkbook #15
3.
6. % :jC Bombing; 33% (1 priJ:i.J.l'y 6 opportunity)
4. Po.rticipnting Uni t: 313th ,ling.
5. ?'umber of ;;C ;.irbornc: 12
7. Time Target: l00855K - lC08ST.{
6. :.ltitude of ....t=.ck: 18,000
59 sa
9. ':co.thor over Tnrget: C..;"VU
10
r,IC Lost: 0
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11. Resume of Mission: CrC'V/s reported bOmbs from .1, :-.le fell on
with least 8 bursts in buildings which front apron. Other
./C in dropped bombs in open country no Two
..Ie ;'lOro non-cffc.ctivc. Flak was .. meO-gor ino.ccUT::ltC. No
B-29 VIas dc.mc.gad by ../... Twenty oightE/:. sighted mo.de 30 attc.cks
(b;,lo.gcd 1 8-29. Clo.ims: 1-;1-8. One ;,,/C lo.ndcd 1wo Jimo.
.vcr:'f)o 3or.lb Load: 12,398 Ibs fuel reserve: 751 gllllons.
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l.:ission Number 161
90.38-2529
lliyc.zaki :.IF (PV)
Urb:m ::troD. (PR)
1. D::.to: 10 May 1945
2. Codo Namo: Nockcloth #7
- NUI:lbcr of .:./c ..1rborn0: 11
o.
P::.rticipc.ting Un1 t: 313th BOlllbnrdcc..nt ';lng.
mss IOU Sr.r...ii'-'.RY
6. ;/C Bombing Princ.ry: 63% (7 nnd 1 o?portunibJ)
7
Time lC0905K
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8. :.ltitud13 of ."tto.ck: 19,000
10. Totc.1 n/C Lost: 0
11. Resume of Cre'ws reported ::\11 bO:ilbs fell in target
::treC.f S nnd '{ of inters<3ction. Nwr.bor of bursts in building
Pc.ttcrn npproxinatsly ft. long. Threo :JC non-effective.
One B-29 do.mc.b:cd by :./I... No E/:. sighted. No c1-::i::1s. Four n/C land-
ed 1wo Jim,,-. ..vorc.gc Bomb Loud: 22,355 Ibs. _".veTrl.gc fuel reserve:
701 g:'.llons.
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UISSION . .RY
Mission 160
313th Bomb::.rdmcnt Ping.
Uso. .-./F (PV) 90.33 ..1307
01to. City (PR)
Tttrgot:
Po.rticipo.ting Unit:
3.
'-.
.'.
1. 10 l.:o.y 1945
2. Codo Namo: Blowsy #4
5. 11Ulllber of .../c .... irborne: 22
6. % Bombins Primary: 67.5% (15 5 opportunity)
7. Time Over PrimrJY: 100839K - l00906K
8. Altitude of .,tto.ck: 18.,100 - 19.000
9
!;oc.ther over Tnrgct: C::VU

10. TQtal;..jC Lost: 0


11. Resume or lission: Crews raportcd bomb good well
centored with in 3 hits on
'1\'/0 were non-effective. No B-29's '.vera damaged by .VA. Twanty
Ef were sighted and made 10 atta.cks. One 8-29 dl'mngcd. Clo.1ms:
3-0-2. Eight :je landed at lYlo Jimn.. ,:.verngc Bomb Lond: 10.360 lbs
...; ..:.go fuol resorve: 573 g:lllons.
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hiISSION SUMMARY
liission Number 159
1. Dato: 10 1';:ty
2. Code Nnrn.:.: :!opish
3, T:-.l{;ct: PV If: (PR) 90.13-2777
.1. Uni ts: 313th Bomb".Tdmont ';ing
5. Numbor of 22
6. ,,;,/C Bombing Pr1n::lry: 7Z% (16 prim::-.ry :-.nd 2 opportunity)
7.
Time
Over
Pr 1mr".Ty :
100827K
-
l00835K
8.
;.ltitudo
of
.:.tt:\ck:
18,000
-
18.500
9.
f/anther
Over
T:trgc t:
C.;W
10.
Tatr.l ../C
Lost: 0
11, ReS:JI:l0 of 1;1ss10n: Crews reported borOO p::.ttcrns :l.n1
well centered on fiald. r"Gc.vy conccntr::.t1on in bu1lding o.rco., dar:.o.ge
to specif1C insto.llt.tions obscured by smoke. Only 1 B-29 dnrnr...gcd by
sighted, 1 No .;le lo.nded
luo Jimo.. 8-29 non-effective: 4. bomb lond 13,606 lbs
.vcr::gc rcscrvoZl 676 gn.llons.
MISSION SUU'L'.RY
Mission Numbor 158
1. D;:,.te: 8 !Jay 1945
2. Code Name: Uopish #3
3. Tar got: Mc.tsuy.::un:o. 90.13-2777
4. Pnrticipnting Unit: 313th Bombo.rdmont Wing
5. Nwnbor ;'/C 12
6. % Bombing Primcry: 93.5% (11 :vC)
7. Tioo Ovor Primo.ry: 081236K - 081325K
B. Lltitude of 18,000 - 23,000
9. We ether Ovar Target: 10/10
10. Toto.l lvC Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: For bombing resu1 ts sec l1issions 155 c.nd
156. Enemy c.1r opposition nnd nil. Three lcnded
1wo Jimo.. bomb t 13,909 Ibs. fuel reservG.: 745
gcllons.
MISSION smJ.:;"RY
Uisslon Numbor 157
1. DO-te: 8 May 1945
2. Coda Nnmo: 11-7
3. 90.33 - 1308
4. l'a.rticipo.ting Unit: 313th Bomb=:.rdmcnt Wing
5. Numbor ;";0 :.irbornc: 12
6. %:le Bombing 100%
7. TicO Over ?rim:.ry: 081239K - 081325K
8. iJ.titudc of 17,200 - 20,000
9. Wonthcr Over Torgct: 10/10
10. Total i/C Lost: 0
11.. Rosumo of -'issioni: For bombing
156.. Enemy air opposition :.fA nil.
.'.ver:.g
e
bomb lo::l.d: 13,150 1bs. :.vCT::l.ge
results seo 155
Six B-29
1
s l::l.ndad o.t Iwo Jima
fuel reserve 1 715 gallons.
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!.!ISS ION SUIDl..RY
Ai1ssion UUJ;1bcrs 155 l: 156
1. D:-.w: 6 lic.y 1945
2. Code N::una: Checkbook #15 nnd Dripper #6
3.
Tc.rgo
ts
:
K::.noyc. ;./F 90.38 - 1378 ::-.nd ldiyakonojo :.IF
90.36 .. 2527
4. Pc.rticipoting Unit: 313th Bombc.rdmont Wing
5 N
umber I./e ..'..1rborno: 20

6. %..;Ie Bombing 85% (17 prlm::-.ry ::-.nd 1 opportunity)


7. Tima Ov,;:r Primr".ry: 081222K
081333K
8. ':"ltitude of 17,900 - 21.200
9. We::-.thar Ovar 10/10
10. Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing wn.s done by rC'.dar ::md rasul ts
were unobserved. SubscquQnt photo reconnn.!ssc.nce were un..
:.b1e to got photographs due to advorso Wl3o.ther condi tions. Enemy
:::.ir opposition =.nd .;J;" nil. bomb lo:,.d: 12,093 1bs. .:.verc.ge
fuel ros_rvc: 693 gc.l1ons.
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Mission Number
1. Date: 7
2" coda Nnmo:
B10vmy #3
3. Usr. ..-..IF 90.33 - 1307
Unit: 313th
4.
5
Numbor :-./e "olirbornc: 11
.
6. % Bombing 100%
7, Time Over 071307K
8" L1titude of 14.100
9. Wcnthar Ovor 2/10 - 3/10
10. Totc.I ;jC Lost: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Crews reported bursts wore visible on
extended northeast to cover of field. No burets SGen
Enemy opposition - 34 sighted with 40
1r.r.de" Enemy destroyed - 21. prob"1bly d::stroyed - 5 :lnd 0
..j;. honvy, r.lcc.gcr ('.Od in::-occur"\tc. One B-29 lost over t.".l"get.
prcsumc.bly to Four l:l.ndad at ITIO Jimc. boob
lo:'.d: 13,319 1bs. ;"v::rr.gc fuel reserve: 675 gr.l1ons
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MISSION SUM1I;"RY
Mission Numbor 153
1. Onto: 7 May 1945
2. Codo NUlllG; #1
Oitn ;/F 90.33 - 1308
4. P:"l.rticipnting Unit;; 313th Bornb:"l.rdr.\c.nt Wing
5. Number Airborne: 10
6.
1C :./0 Bombing Prim:::.ry:
10ct(
7.
Time
Over Prlm:lry:
071329K
8.
.'01ti tudo
of :;.ttack: 12,250
9.
Tnrgetr :?IIO - 3/10
10. Tot:::.l ...;C Lost: 2
11. RGsumo of Strike attack photos showed bombing
results to be 39 bursts south of the
to\1ll of 3t miles of briefed Enemy oppo-
sition - 50 sightGd with 75 ::tttrccks m:lde. Enemy des-
troyed - 13. pTobr.bly cbstroyed - 11. and a d:::'lilo.gcd. One
on return dter 2 engines v.cre shot out by E/:. - 10 of 11
crow members rescured. One aircr,j't missing over tnrget. probably
due to E/... Four ::t!rcr:::1't landed :'..t Iwo Jir.l::t. ;j;. he=.vy, mo"\gcr ::md
';'wro.ge bomb lO:ld: 13,227 Ibs. :_vcrn.ge fuel reserve:
712 g:.l1ons.
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liISSION SUlii.:.:.RY
Mission Number 152
1.. Data: 7 Un}' 1945
Tc.rget: Ibusuki .VF 90,38 :<:507
0.
4, Porticip:'l.ting Unit: 313th Bombordmont Wing
5
Number;';O.'U rborne : 11
.
6. %;/e Bombing Primnryl 91% (10 .ve)
7. Time Over Primary: 07130SK
8
.;.lUtuda of 12,000

9. Wc:::.ther Over Tnrget: 2/10 - 3/10


10. Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Crews report0d bomb on rnmp
nnd beyond to of No direct hits
on Huch smoke ObSCUl'cd tt'.rget. Eneoy a.lr
opposition - 24 E/;" sighted with 14 :ltb,ckso:-.Gc. Enemy :lircr':.ft
troyed or prob:-.bly destroyed none \:i th 2 d:L-l:-.e;cd. Tvto B-29' s bnded
c.t 1wo Jim:::.. bomb 1o:-:.d: 11,583 Ibs. ;.verc.ge fuel reserve:
920 gcllons. nil.
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MISSION StfMMJ.RY
141ssion Number 151
1. Dato: 7 May 1945
2.
Code
Nnml3:
Checkbook
#14
3.
T:1.rgct:
Knnoyn A/F
90.38
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1378
4.
PC'.rticipating Unit:
313th
Wing
5.
Numbor l/C
10
6. %.>le Bombing Primcry: 100%
7. Time Over Prlm:lry: 071 33:3K
B. Altitude of Attack: 14,400
9. Weather Ovl3r Target: 2/10 - 3/10
10. n/C Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Crews reported bomb pntt;)rn clustered in
and service areaS with 4 misses on :3 hits on
buildings. believed exoellent. opposition - 37
sighted with 26 attacks ronde. Enemy destroyed none, 1
destr-oyed wi th 2 Thre e 9_29
1
s . dc..il.:l.gcd by fl ':lk. .:"ve r:\ge
bomo lond: 11,098 lbs. :.vero.ge fuel reS3rvc: 776 gallons.
MISSION SI."ji,J.RY
Mission Nwmbor 150
1. Date: 5 May 1945
2. Code #9
Target: Tokyo Bay, Iso and Inland
3.
4. Unit: :n3th Bomba.rdmont \nng
5. Number AlC Ai rbarno : 98
_ Ale Mi i Prim;:lry: 86% (86 prlrnnry c.nd 4 0.1 toronto)
6. "" n ng ,
7. Timo Ovor Primary: 060016K - 060419K
Altituclc of Att:l.ck: 1Y;:'S - 8400
B.
9
...eather Over 'l';:l;;,,-;:et: 7/10 - 8/10
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10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of MisRion: Mining results .rorc considered good.
odds to shipping problem. The blockade
est:-.blished at Kob'3-0sdco. :lTeo. 3 En:;" strcnghthonod with nddltlono.l
blockc.des across thos Sen '1"'J eA-pcctcd to l'"l.st from one
to tv.o weeks. Attr.i.tinn fields l:-.id =-.t Tokuy::unc., Akt, NOda,
Xure, and Tokyo. of these fields nre expected to
sink nnd damage Jo.po.nese shipping for severrJ weeks. Eight
Ale han-effective. Enemy air opposition - 11 sighted with 1 o.ttack
l!l:-.de. AlA meo.ger and innccurnte. Two o.ircr:>.f't landed nt Iwo Jimc.
.1.vcrc.go mine lo:;d: 13.078 Ibs. Avera.ge fuel reserve: 992 gc.llons.
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MISSION SUlI1'.'.RY
Mission Numbor 149
7. Time Over Primary: 052038K

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Bombing results were good. Pattern of
tnrget Enemy nir opposition - 5
mode" 1'.:;. c.i'.:"ver::::..ge banb load: 11.000
1098 .. r_.s.
sa 2 2Sj
1. Onto: 5 1945
2. Code NQJIle: Infirl:l:lry #1
3. Tnrgot: Ibusuki AlP 90.38 - 2507
4. Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 10
6. %Ale Bombing Primary: 100%
8. Altitude or Attack:
9. Weather Over Target: Clear
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission:
bursts 1000 feet wide across
E/A sighted with 1".0
Ibs. Average fuel reserve:
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2.
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MISSION" SWl'AAY
Mission Nuobor 148
1. 5 May 1945
Codo Namo: Troeo.dIe /1-1
3
ToroW'lt: Chirc.n.:JF 90.38 - 2501
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4
P::LTticipc.ting Uni t: 314th Bnmbnrdnon"t Wing

5
Numbor :/0 :.irborne: 11

6. %hie Bombing Primary: ( 8 end 1 opportunity)


7. Tice Over Prll:'.o.ry: 052lllK
B
of 17,100

9. Weo.ther Over Cleo.r


10
Tetol :JC Lost: a

11. of Uisslon: Bombing results poor. Bursts


in open c0untry northclYst of field. Enet:ly o.ir O"pposition - 3 E/A
sighted with no nttc.cks ffic.de. :Jh One
B-29 lo.nded o.t 1\'10 Jim:\. ;'vero.ge b..c.:l 8000 Ibs .:.vern-ge fuel
reserve I 735 gallons.
MISSION SUh!W.RY
1:15510n Numbor 147
1. 5 Cay 1945
Checkbook #13
Code Name:
3. To.rget: Knnoyo.;..IF 90.38 - 1378
4. Unit: 3Hth BOJ:lbardnont Wing
7. Tino Over 052053K
5
Nuober 11
.
6. % Boobing Frimnry: 91% (10 nnd 1 opportunity)
9. Wco.ther Over Torge't: Clcox
6
Altitude of 18,000

10. Total;.1e Lost: 1


11. Resuoo of Bombing results trore Ood.
1500 feet wide extended northwest ccross apron end OXC:l. Eneay
opposition - 4 Ej;,. sighted no atto.cks :l.c.dc. i./;. hec.vy, me=.ger Clnd
inc.ccuro.te. th::.t V."O.S lost ::-.t Snipo.n. .:"vcrage bonb
lond: 10,981 Ibs. .:"ver:-.ge fuel rt:S,,V.3; 873 g:111ons.
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lJISSION SUl1.AA.Y
Mission 146
1. Dnto: 5 1945
2. Code Name: Thunderhond #1
3.
Tl".rgot:
Hiro No.vn1 ;'/C Ft.ctory (prii!'lnry visuf'.l) (90.30 - 660)
F.iro :.rsen:'l.l (prim"'lry r3dc.r) 90.30 - 794)
4. P::l,Tticipnting Units: 73rd and 58th BOT.1br-Idrnent Wings
5. Nuaber ...jC ... irborne: 110
6. Ale Bocbing Primnry: 85.04% (148 primr-Iy nnd 4 opportunity)
'. Time O'7eT Prim::lry: 051140K - 051211K
8 J
.1titude of l.tb.ck: 18,000 - 24,100

9
Yle'\thsr Over T'J.rvp.t: clcr-.r to 3/10
0-
10. Totn.l Lost: 2
11. of results were good to oxcellent.
:.,u..jor buildings in west half of ta.rget rccJived dircct hits. Direct
hit on large building Hiro Engine a.nd Turbine Fnctory.
Ono ccjor in southvrest of Hiro Arsena.l received directhit
80% 01' target estic'.lt::.d t ... be destroyeci, :.11 buildings, except senplnna
hr-. g:-.rs ut south eni of target n.rcc.\, gutted or destroyed. 578 tons of
botlbs pl:::.ced on tm'g:..t. Eighteen circrn.f't non-effcdtive. Enemy C'.ir
opposition - 56 sightcd ende 16 n.ttncks. Eneny destroyed
3, destroyod 2 nnd 1 tc intense
nnd innCcurc.te to c.ccuro.te. Sixty-eight nircr:ft lC'J1ded nt Iwo Jioo.
.'.vcrc.ge bonb 8245 lbs. l..vernge fu:;:l roserve: 572 gnllons.
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1. DQ't8: 5 WQ7
'.. Code No.me I At;bQ.8t #7
3. Torgetl Tnchinri l./F 90.35 ... 1236
4.
5.
6.
ParticIpntlng UnIt: 314th BOClbnrdoont WIng
n/C Airbornol 11
;( ;.Ie Bombing PrlmnTyl "91% (10 "veJ)
7. Over Prlanry: 051325K
8. of 18.200 ... 18.500
j. W"nthor Over To.rget: Cloo.r
10. J'ottU.;.Ie Lostl .2
11. Raeume of result; ?a.tt&rD ot
bursts ..t. in 0. reported achoo1 emetgency fiGll
c.bout 16.000 teat of target. EneC o.ir oppol1tlon ... o.pprox1mnte1,.
?:1 dp:t,Qd a.nd 0.11 ntto.cked in 110.V8'. J;/A. .hot down 2 B-29'. a.n4
dC!J'.U'.ged 2 ol:M-r.. Eneay c.irdre.ft de&tro7" proba.bly d estroyecl '7' and.
7 dQ1.ll.c.V4 'Ii.. HaTY' meo.ger to modero.t. 1na.eol.U'o.ta. boa\
lO:ldl 12,100 n fuel reserve, 5e" F.llon
SUlIARY
Hueber 144
I, Date: 5 May 1945
2. Code Nama: Cainlet #5
t Oi ta AlP 90.33 - 1308
3. Targe:
Participating Unit: 314th Boebardl:l.cnt Wing
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5. NUl:lber Ale Airborno: 17
6. %Ale Bombing Primary: 100%
7.
Time Over
051316K
-
051320K
B,
Altitude of Attock:
17,275
-
17,900
9.
Over Target: Clear
10, Total Ale
Lost: 0
11. Resur.:e of 1:1 ssion 1 BOi:lbing resu1 ts were good to excellent,
of target covered with bursts, One pattern was in west
portion of Oita Navel Air Depot. Buildings in section of
the Naval Air Depot and airdrome section received hits. Enany
o.1r opposi tion - 6 E/A sighted mo.de 1 L\ttack, A/P. he a.vy , raeo.ger o.nd
inaccurate. One enemy aircraft ynth nonG pDobably destroyed
or nverage b'?ob load: 12,359 lbs. Avet'r,ge fuel reserve:
795 g".l1ons.
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SUU ..RY
Nunbcr 143
1. Dc.to: I} May 1945
2. Code Name: J,fopish #2
3. Target: Uatsuys.r.:JEL A/F 90.13 - 2777
Participating Unit: 314th Bombardcent Vnng
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5. Number AlC Airborne: 21
6. %' AlC Bombing Prir.lary: 79.9% (17 primary and 2 opportunity)
7
Time Over Primary: 040909K -

8. Altitude of Attack: 16,000 - 18,900


9. Weather Over Target: 0/10. haze
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Bombing results froe excellent to
poor. Bomb pattern was at upper edge of riald area also among bnrrack_
type buildings. Eneey air oppositicn - 33 E/A si&hted Dade 16 attacks.
Four enecy aircraft were damaged .dth none or probably
destroyed. h/h we5k. Two A/e landed at Iuo Jimn. bomb lond:
10,623 Ibs. Average fuel reserve: 579 gallons.
MISSION SV1a!n.RY
Mis6ion Numbor 142
7. Ovor 04l00aK - 04l0l5K
Code Cockcrow #3
2.
5. Number :'/C ;'irborne: 9
6. $ ;'/C Bombing Pril:l.""l.ry: lOCJ;(
3. Target: 90.33 - 1306
4. Pnrticipr-.ting Unit: SBth Bombnrdnol1t Wing
1. Ir.to: <1);ny 1945
8. of 18,200 -
9. Over 0/10 bnzo
10. .;le Lost: 0
11. Resune of liissiob: Strike picturos showed bombing
rosults were fair. of bursts across 600
foct wide. Ona destroyod. Field rernainad
On tho fiold 38 aircrnft visiblo, :111 but ')00 S/E. Enemy:lir opposition
10 sightod no attacks. AI.. n1l. One at Iwo
.:vcra.ge bomb lo:,.d: 10,22-1, lbe.. fuel reserve I 875
gnllons.
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llISSION
Mission Numbor 141
7.:2 UC
18,500
040956K
6. %;JC Bombing 100%
7. TielD Over Prinnry: 040953K
8
of ;.tt:'lck: 18,000
.
1. 4 1945
2. Code #1
3. Tr-.rgot: Oml.lrn :../F 90.36 - 649
"'. P=.rticip::.t1ng Un1:: 314th Bomb:\rdiilont Wing
5. Numb0r ;./C :.lrborne: 10
9. Wenther Over Target: 0/10 - haze
10. ;JC Lost: 0
11. Resume of Strike report showed bonbing
results were pear. Bomb 1250 feet wide cut through rcvetoent
to north of field and destroyed possibly
third. Fifty-three E/E 9 TIE
visible. Enemy nir opposition 14 E/A s5ghtcd mndc 10 One
anemy nircr=J't destroyed with nono prob:'\bly destroyed :'.nd dc.mo.ged.
nod 90,% Fivo to 8 up to 8
incccurcte phosphorus bomb Four Iwo
:.vcrngc bomb 8507 lbs. fuel reserve t 461}, g'lllons.
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Mission Numbor 140
1. 4 Mny 1945
2. Codo Nana: C:wlet #4
O,t
, .,/F 90.33 _ 1306
T:.lget: oJ
4. Po.rticip:l.ting Unit: 314th Bombnrdmont WIng
5
Number;.je .';'1 rborne : 22

6. % :..Ie Sonbing 50% (11 '-.Ie)


7. T111:0 Over Prir.LC'.ry: 041006K - 041007K
8atitudo of ,,".tta.cb 17,200 - 18.0-l,Q
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Vea.thcr Over 0/10 -

10. Tota.l n!C Lost r 1


11, Rasur:le of }51ssion: Stri}:c photos bombing results
a.ccura.cy wns nnd results wero ncga.tive. One squa.dron
dro,ped bombs six miles of in open field,
Field 1s 30 ;jc visible. Enemy opposition Consisted
of 19 Elf. sighted with 14 ml"'.de. Enomy l"'.ircrl"',ft
nnd proba.bly destroyed: 0 6 dts.mged. henvy. in-
nt lwo Jimn _ 4 crew members
roscued. Ten n1rcrnft nt Iwo Jimn. bomb 9970
pounds. !.vcr'l.ge fuel roserve: 616 gc.llons.
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1!15510n Numbor 139
1. Dato: 3 May 1945
2 C d N 0
Starve. tion fie,
.. 0 0 M:
3. Shimonoscki Str:ti ts C'.nd Inlr.nd Sa:'.
4.. Unit: 313th Wing
5. Number llC Airborne: 97
6. %.i/c lIining Prio:try: 89% (86 r:nd :5 n1
7. Tioe Over l!inef1eld: 04000sK - 040335K
8. l.ltitude of .nttack: 4800 - 8650
9.. Wenther Over SilO low cloud
10. .;lC Lost: 0
11. of llission: Results ",are good. Thirty-
nine sighted 3 was medium. to
intense and Searchlights follows: 15 In
Os.:'Jc.:'., 20 1n Kobs. 2 bo.tteries of 4 each .i.w::.jc.shlir.:\. 6 at Bofu. 9
Ogon 12 nt Futaoshioa. fire not with se::.rchlights.
Seven landed Iwo Jim::.. mine 13,170 Ibs.
:.vcr:-.gc fuel reserve: 829 g:-.llons. Six :::.ircT.:-.ft non-effective.
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Mission 136
1. J 1945
2.
T:l.rget: Knkubu .VF 90.36 - 2520
o.
4. Pt;l.rticipo.ting J14th Bombr.rdJ:lont ".ring
5. NUJ:lber;..fa :.irborne: 11
6. %Ale Bocbing 8lr, (9 primr.ry 1 opportunity)
7. Time Over Primcry: 031634K
8..atitudo of 18,500
9. Weo.thcr Over Tnrgct: 0/10 - ho.z13
10. Lost: 0
11. Resume of Strike photos ShOHCd bonbing results were
excellent. Bonb 1500 feet wide center of
:lirt Ie Id nnd north thr ough revetncnt ::l1'.e::l.. ;'i if 1old wnS 1 nopcr:'.ti vel
the southeast corner being only. exOrt wi t.hbut cTr-.tcrs. Ko repuirs'
evident to fi.flld or buildings. Only visible. ::.ir opposi-
tion oodcrr.te .conshting of forty c.tt-:.cJ,::s by fifty EI n. .Jl.. nil.
Throe t.ircr:.ft lC'.ndcd c.t lwo .\verngo bo;:;b 10,7001bs.
fuel reserve: 720 gallons
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Number 137
1. 3 Yay 1945
2. Codo Namo! Fnmish #7
3, Tc.rgot: Kanoyc_ E"nst .'./F 90.38 - 2516
4. Porticionting Unit: 314th Bomb'il-doont Wing
5
Number l/O 11
.
6. %i/O Bocbing 100%
7.
Tir.lo
Over Primary:
031631K
8.
;"1 ti tude
of .;.ttnck: 17.'100
9.
Weo.ther Over Tc.rget: O/lC
- h:"ze
10.
Totr.1 :.Ie Lost: 1
11. Resuoc of 1::1ssion: StrIke photos showed bombing results were
excollent. Bomb about 2000 feet wide covered center of field
extondod northo::o.st about 2000' beyond field. Ho.ngor :LTC:'. WO.S
and the uirfield was but strip shows evi-
of pntching :::.nd muy be Nine S/E :JC nnd 11 dunmy ;.,jc
,-..eTC vissibh. Fighter opposition we:lk - 10 E/J.. sighted nnd 6
Enemy o.ircrnft destroyed: none, destroyed 1 and nono
One lwo Jimn, one at
nnd one nircrcft ditched Iwo - five crew oombers
rescued. nil. kvero.ge bomb land: 10.700 Ibs. fuel ro-
servo: 955 gnllans.
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MISSION SUJ.:1.RY
Mission Number 136
1. Onto: 3 Mny 1945
2.
Codo NMlc:
Checkbook #11
3.
Tnrg<!l t I
KOonoY:l ;.IF
90.38
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1378
4.
Unitl
314th Boobardi"\Cnt "'l1ng
5.
Number ;/0
11
6. % Bonbing Prio:try: (6 end 3 opportunity)
7.
TinC3
Ovor
031636K
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i..ltitude
of ;. 18,000
9.
We 0. i: her Over Target: 0/10
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10.
Total ole Lost: a
11. Resume of Mission: Strike photos show bonbing results
accuracy were excclletn. Bomb pnttcrn 2000' X 5500' froBsed field
fran south, through center to north. nod cut both runwcys. Field
bo.dlyO":.tered but prob:\bly Enemy C'.ir opposition con_
sisted of 28 B/;o sighted with 18 I!l::.dc. _'J._ nil. Two ::.ir-
landed at Iwo JilliU. bomb loLd: 10,700 Ibs. fuel
reserve: 782 g:lllons.
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IUSSIOt' SUU".;,RY
number 135
1. :3 1945
2. Code Dripper #5
t
Miyo.konoJ"O A/F 90.38 - 2527
3. Tc..rgs:
4. P:l.rticip-.ting Unit: 314th Bombardment ''!ing
5. Number.;JG .':"irborne: 11
6. %;le lOQ%
7. Time Ovor Prinory: 031557K
8. of 17,900
031358K
1:'.100
9. Over 0/10 - h"'!.zo
10. Totol Lost: 0
11. RC5Wli.C of J.iisf>ion: Strike photos s':oy.'cd bonbing results wera
poor. J".ll bJn:b:> 0"'1' in rcvct'ilc.nt orC::l... One burst
n sJr=-.'.l n;"'P"','"h-r :1C::l,i- :'. .... ":"ocs r.b0::t west of
tho sO'.lth.,c.<;:; ,),' :'icld. Sorr:" .. );'.J;;.T'fJ ,"nrc ::'].",0,1 others
visible ou.go ('If runwo.y. Sever. 'J/;}; ;.I
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) v. .=it"J"'c, -:Va S/E dUJ:lIllics.
:.ir l'p,)l'>sition consisted of 40 Ei":' ,,\ .....l flr-.j, 2') Cl.ttc.cks.
En.::ny destroyed: nono, prob:-.bJy ricstro:ci J. c.n" ,,:, daao.ged.
:./_'. :nc.ccur.:;.te. en..:..).i f"!: ".!.';C JimQ..
b..... :1? ]n'l''': 11478 Ibs. \'-'(':-'.lc I f'":;: ":6 g"'_Ilons.
MISSION Sm.a.:J.R,Y
Number 134
1. Date: :5 1945
2. Code Hemo: NC3Ckc1oth #5
3. Target: 1f1yr.znkl AlF 90.38 -2529
4. Pc.rtlclpntlng Unit: 314th Bombardment l:;'ing
5. Number AlC AIrborne: 11
5. %AlC Bombing 100%
7. Time Over Prlrn.'\ry: 031512K - 0316HK
8. of Attnck: 17,450 - 17,550
9. Weather Ovor T::trgat: 0/10 hnze
10. Total hie Lost: 0
11. of Mission: Strike photos show bonbing results were
good. Boob 1500 feet wide stnrted south end end covered
"lOst side. Hits visible on t-'/O service ',pron. Field
prob:-.bly oper:l.t1ve. Seven S/E nnd 20 T/E ;.fe Visible. Enemy llir
opposition nnd AlA nil. bomb 11,916
fuel resorvo: 762 gallons.
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1. Dato: :5 MC'.y 1945
2. Code Name: J,.ghn.st #4
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Tnchinri )./F 90.35 - 1236

4. PC'.rticip ....ting Unit: 311th BoobnrdJ:\cnt 1'ling
5. Number AlC Airborne: 11
6. %Alc Bocbing 81% (9 prioary and 1 opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 031607K - 031608K
6. Altitude of Attack: 18,600 - 18,800
9. Weather Ovar Target: 0/10 - haze
10. Total AlC Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Strike photos shar: bonoing rosults :wore
fair. 33% of bursts were within 1000 feet of AP. Area of
bursts l5GC feet citarted center of field,
flC ass o.p'O!l: ho.ngo.r ar::o. :lni :nto shay.-. :lTeQ. Cne h::mgo.r, one
shop bui:.ding and t,./O previously do..;M_(;ed h'\ngo.rs were hit. Fiald proli.
bobly operative, Thirty four S/E and threa TIE Alc visible. Fighter
opposition moderate - 41 E/A making 40 att:'l.cks. Enemy des-
troyed: 10, probably destroyed: 4, o.rld Po do..'l1=.ged. :jA henry, Danger
:lnd Six o.ircr:lft l:lnded r.t (VIO Average bomb 10o.d:
11,527 Ibs. Average fuel reserve: 78J. gallons.
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NUmber 132
1. oat.: 30 APril 1945
2. o:>de: Name..: cockorow #2
3. Target: saek! A/F
90.33 - 1306
4. Participating unl ts: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 11
6. f, I.le Bombing primary: l00f,
7.
Time Over
primary:
301113K
8.
j,lti tUde of Attack:
17,100
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17,700
9. V'/oather Over Target:
7/10
10. TOtal Ale ll>st:
0
11. R05um0 of Bombing rosults were poor.
One probable destrOyer r0ccivcd hit, and another
]Jossiblc destroyer received a'ncar miss or possible hit
in channel north of SaeKi Bay. Enemy air opposition nil.
meager and inaccurate. Average bomb load 11,770 Ibs.
lvcroze gas Toserve 924 gallons.
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MISSION smaARY
Mission Hueber 131
1. Dato: 30 April 1945
2. Code Naoe: Skower #3
3 T
t Tomi to.kQ A/F (90.33 - 2536 )
nrge:
4. Participating Unltl 314th Bombardment Wlng
5. Number Ale j.irbornc: 12
6. %hie Bombing Primary: 91.63% (11 primary and 1 opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 301114K - 301115K
8. Altitude of 16,900 - 17,550
9. Over Ta.rget: 0/10
10. Totol Ale Lost: a
11. Resume of .lssion: Bomb"ng results good to excellent.
Tho eoncantration of bursts o.pproximr.tely 2500 foet wide crossed the
servico oreQ and airfirld. Enemy o.lr opposition and h/A nl1.
ba:!.b load: 10,7001bs. krornge g:1S reserve 698 gc.llons.
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L1!SSION S ULfi:1J,.RY
Mission Number 130
1. [)ate: 30 April 1945
2. (pde Name: camlet 113
3.. Target: atta A/F
90.33 - 1308
4. participating un1 ts: 3!4th Bombardment '{ling
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 11
6. fo ille aombing primary: 91:1. (10 il/e)
7. Time Over primary: 301113K - 301114K
8. "Hi tUde of ilttack; 17,270 - 17,900
9. "iea thor Over Target: 9/lD - JOlla
ro. TO tal lve Lost; a
11. Resume of Alission: Bombing results \'/ere poor.
~ r s t s in an area of 1500 feet"by 6500 feet and cut the
lorthcast e:dgc of the airfield. Enemy air opposition and
l!, nl1. 1I.vcrage bomb load 11,663 Ibs. Average gas reserve
48 ga lIons.
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Mission Number 129
nate: 30 APril 1945
2 e OJ de Name: Barranca i98
3. Target: Kokubu 90.38-2520
Participating units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5.. NUmber Ale Airborne: 10
6. 10 A/C BOmbing primary: 5010 (5 A/cl
7. rime over Primary: 301142K - 301144K
8. Altitude of ,\ttack: 17,200 - 17,900
9. lcather Over rargot: 0/10
10. TOtal Alc lost: 0
II. Resume of Mission: Bombing results Vlere good to
excellent. of bursts approximately 1500 feet wide
extended across conter of airfield and 'both runways. Sec-
ondary tarset bombcd was Oita Airfield. Fighter opposit-
10n was - 54 enemy aircraft 61 attacks. En-
cmy aircraft destroyed six, probably destroyedfour and
nine damaged; An heavy, meager and inaccurate. Average
bomb load 10,272 Ibs. Average gas resorve 962 gallons.
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MISS ION SUMj}lARY
ttlssion NUmber 128
1. va te: 30 Apri 1 1945
2. code Name: Famish #6
3. Target: Kanoya East A/F 90.38-2516
4. Participating Units: 314th Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 11
6. 10 Ale Bombing primary: 9110 (10 Ale)
7 Time Over
Primary:
30113BK
.
B. f,1titude of Attack:
17,100
9.
,'fea thor 0 ver Target: 0/10
10. 10 ta 1 Ale ll>st: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results unobserved
to good. An area of bursts 2000 feet covered
thc odge of tho airfield and hit the west end of the
runway_ Fighter opposition consisted of sixteen enemy air-
craft sighted making fifty attacks. Enemy aircraft dest-
royed two, proba.bly ctestroy:d one anCi two damaged. 1....A
mcager,moderats, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb
load 11,877 lbs. I,veragc gas reserve 781 gullons.
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission NUmber 127
1. nate: 30 April
2. COde Name: Checkbook #10
3. Target: Kanoya A/F 90.38-1378
4. Participating Units: 3l4th Bombardment Vling
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 11
6. % Ale BOmbing Primary: 100%
7. Time Over Primary: 301140K
8. Altitude of Attack: 18,200
9. Weather Over Target: 0/10
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results were unobser-
ved to good. Bursts were approximatc'ly 2500 ft. wi th
hits on west taxiway, parking area and service apron. Fight-
er consisted of 35 attacks by 15 enemy aircraft
sighted. Enemy aircraft destroyed one, probably destroyed
none and two AA meagct, moderate, inaccurate to
accurate. Average bomb load 11,075 Ibs. Avc;rage gas res-
erve 849 gallons.
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Mission Number 126
1. Date: 30 April 19,5
2. o:>de Name: Blockhouse # 1
3. Target:
Tachikawa Air Hamamatsu (primary
visual) 90.17-1404 and city of Hamamatsu
(primary radar).
4. participeting Units:
5. NUmber Ale Airborne:
73rd "nd 313th
Bombardment
106
Time Over primary: 301122K - 301154K
6.
7.
10 Ale BOmbing Primary: 65% (69 prim,9
Sec & 14
Opp)
8. Altitude of Attack: 17,800 - 21,500
9. \"e" ther 0 ver Target: 6/10 - 10/10
10. retal .Ve IJ:>st: 0
11. Resume of rHssion: Bombing results \'lere unob-
served with 313th ,!,Iing aircraft attacking prin,ary visual
"nd primary radar target. Four of 73rd Wing six squad-
rons hit Hamamatsu vlith good results. Two ovorlapping
patterns of bursts started large"fires in area. Several
on Imperial Government Shop. Fishtcr opposition"con-
Slstcd of 90 sighted enemy aircraft making 46 attacks.
Enemy aircraft destroyed one, probably destroyed none and
four d"maged. AI. heavy, meager and inaccurate. Fifteen
aircraft landod at IV/o Jima. Average bomb load 11,595 lbs.
gas reserve 737 gallons.
IJISSION SUi,lMl.RY
Mission NUmber 125
1. oate: 29 APril 1945
2. COde Name: Aeroscope #6
3. Target: Kushira A/F
90.38 - 2524
4. Forti cipa ting Uni ts: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 20
6. A/C Bombing primary: 80% (16 AlC)
7. Time Over Primary: Z90954K - Z90957K
8. :.ltitude of Attack: 17.Z00,- 17.600
9. v.'eather Over Target: 0/10 - 1/10
10. rotal,\/e lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good. TVi'D
concentrations of bursts about 1000 ft. wide, one hit top
of north-south runway in parking area and second covered
the runways. Thirty four enemy aircraft
sighted, but only one attack was made. One enemy air-
craft dnmaged with none destroyed or probably dest-
royed. hA heavy, meager and inaccurate. Averagebomb
load 11,lZ9 Ibs. Average gas reserve 878 gallons.
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IJISSION sur:U.I/.RY
Mission Number 124
1. vate: 29 April 1945
2. o:>de Name: Checkbook #9
3. Target:
Kanoya A/F
90.38-1378
4.
Participating
Uni ts:
314th Bombardment Vling
5.
Number
IJC Airborne:
20
6.
f, IIle B.)mbing
Primary:
9 Of, ( 18 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 290925K - 290936K
8. Altitude of Attack: 17,500.- 18,500
9. Feather Over Target: 0/10 - 1110
la. TOtal Ale lost: 0
11.. Resume of AUssion: Bombing r csu Its good - bombs
Vlere drop;>ed in good patterns. T\70 conctntrations of bursts
about 2000 ft. wide covered bothrunways. Nineteen aircraft
sighted and made fifteen attacks. AA heavy, meager and in-
accurate. !,verage: bomb load 10,700 Ibs. Average gas res-
erve 700 ge11ons,
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Mission Number 123
1. [late: 29 I.pril 1945
2. code Name: Famish #5
3. Target: Kanoya East AlF 90.38-2516
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment Vling
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 15
6. 10 /,1e Bombing Primary: 93.241. (14 A/C)
7. Time Over Primary: 290821K - 290822K
8. ,\ltitude of Attack: 14,000 - H,500
9. r'eathcr Over Target: 0/10 hazy
10. TOtal II/e lost: a
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results were excellent.
sixty percent of bombs within 1000 ft. 'of MFr. Approximate-
ly 1/3 of visible smoke in hangar arta. Damage obscured by
smoke. one squadron's bombs dropped .in open country 1.5
miles south of MFr. TWenty five enemy aircraft executed
fifteen attacks, taking full advantage 'of the sun. Eight
phosphorus bombs Vlere dropped in pairs. Enemy aircraft '
destroyed five. prebably'destroyed three and six damaged.
AA was reporteo as heavy, medium, meager, inaccurate and
pointed. J\Veragc bomb load 11 ,513 1bs. Average gas res-
erve 778 gallons.
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Mission NUmber 122
1. Date: 29 April 1945
2. code Nome; earranca #7
3. Target: Kokubu A/F 90.38-2520
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Ilirborne: 22
6. 10 A/C Bombing Primary: 100%
7. rime Over primnry: 290805K. - 290806K
8. Altitude of J\ttaek: 12,300 - 13,000
9. \'/eather Over rnrget: 0/10 hazy
10. rotall.lc lost: a
11. Resumeof Mission: Bombing results were from ex...
cellont to poor. One lead aircraft had a malfunction which
Mused it. bombs to fall over the target and hit theeity
of Kokubu. One large explosion resulted in the eity. One
squadron placed bombs slightly left of MPI. Bursts on four
covered revetments damaged two aircraft. landing field was
cratered. Fifty enemy aircraft sighted made sixty coordin-
atod and well timed attacks. Enemy aircraft d e s t ~ o y e d
[wolve, pr bCbly destroyed five and seven damaged. Average
wmb load 1;,267 lbs. Average gas reserve 707 gallons.

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Mission Number 121
1. Da te: 29 .Apr i 1 1945
2. code Nome: Dripper #4
3. Target: Uiyakonojo tviF
90.36-2527
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 23
6. %Ale Bombing primary: 9 5 . 6 5 ~ (22 A/C)
7. Time Over Primary: 290617K - 290820K
6. Altitude of Attack: 14,920 - 16,600
9. weathor Over Target: 1/10 - 2/10
10. TOtal :./e lost: 2
11. Resume of Mission: Bombi.ng results good. Majority
of bombs within 1000 ft. of aiming lines. Two bomb patterns
cratcrlZd north and south portions of field. Several hits
visible in dispersal area north corner of airfield. Enemy
aircraft sighted - 52. }\ir opposition consisted of 45 att-
acks, which destroyed two 8-29
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s. EnGmy aircraft destroyed
cleven, probably destroyed two and two damaged. AA heavy,
medium, moderate an<J fairly accurate. Average bomb load
12,305 Ibs. I,verage gas reserve 639 gallons.
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Mission Number 120
1. nate: 29 J.pr11 1945
2. ():lae Name: Neckcloth #5
3. Target: Miyazaki IJF
90.38-2529
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmber /Jc :.irborne: 21
6. Ale 80mbing primary: 90.4410 (19 /./e)
7. Time 0 vc;r pr imary: 290858K
8. Altitude of t.ttack: 15,400 - 15,950
9. Vleather Over Target: 1/10 - 2/10
10. Total/./e lost: 0
11. Resume of Miss ion: Bombing resu Its excellent.
All aircraft b?mbing bombed dGsignated primary target.
1.1ajority of bOlilbs within 1000 ft. of, aiming lines. Both
concrete runways cratered by direct hits.
aircraft with a bombing pattern that saturated
dispersal area' at southncst corner :Jf field. Enemy air
opposition nil. 1.1. hcavy"mcdium,'mpdcrate and incccur-
a to. 1.v"ragc bomb load 12,305 Ibs. Average gas rcserve
704 gallons,

MISSION SUMru.RY
Mission Number 119
L nate: 28 l.pri1 1945
2. COde Name: heros cope #5
3. Target: Kushira J\/F 90.38-2524
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. Number hie Airborne: 23
6. 10 II Ie BOmbing primary:
100f,
7. Time 0 ver pr imary: 280925K - 28092?K
8. of !.ttack: 16,200 - 17,800
9. I"eutha Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. TO tal ;.Ie Los t: 2
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results: crews re-
ported excellent _ one pattern extenoo'd fr.:>m west runway
intersection covered northwest part of field to hangar area.
second pattern crossed both south and 1/3 north-
south runway. Runways probably inoperative. Enemy air
opposi tion heavy - 85 attacks with SOl;lC phosphorus bombs
dropped. one aircraft rammedby aircraft over tar-
get forced to ditch on return. Ah heavy, meager, inacc-
urate to accurate - extensive usc of phosphorus bombs
reported. Enemy aircraft destroyed ten, probably dest-
seven and ten damaged. Average'bomb load 11,161
Ibs. t.verage gas reserve 871 gallons.
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118
1. nate: 28 /.pril 1945
2. C,de NaQc: Chcckb?ok
3. Target: Kanoya WF 90.38-1378
4. participating units: Bombardment Wing
5.
NUmber Ivlc hirborne:
23
6.
,; ,.Ic 30mbi ng
Primary:
95.5';
(22pritlary & 10pp)
7.
Time 0 v(;r pr imary:
280953K -
280957K
8.
/.ltitude of
llttack:
15,000 -
17,000
9. weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. TOtal/.1C Io"t: 1
11. Resume of Bombing results - crews re-
portJd One pnttE.rn covcrcdv/(;st edge of field
extending into main hangar arc;a. Apron hi t - sc:cond pat-
t&rn from south'"l,.!st hangar <irea to north runway. Enemy
air "opposition - attacks; heavy, meager to m::>dcr-
ate, inaccurate to accurate. One aircraft crash landed
at !WO Jima on One enumy aircraft probably des-
troyed \'(1 th none des troycd or damaged. bomb load
10,700 1bs. t.verage; gas reserve 647 gallons.
MISSION SUlot\tARY
Mission Number 117
1. Date: 28 April 1945
2. code Name: Dripper #3
3. Target: Miyakonojo IJF 90.38-2527
4. participating units: 313th Bombardment VJing
5. NUmber Ale }\irborne; 19
6. $ Ale Bombing Primary: 89.5$ (17 hie)
7. Time Over primary: 280951K - 280952K
8. lilti tude of Attack: 11,,000 - 12 ,000
9 ~ Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. 'l"tal1.le Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing resu Its - creWs re-
ported excellent. compact pattern of burs ts in hangar area
with second pattern on field extending into dispersal area.
Enemy air opposition moderate - 20 attacks with 12 attacks
with phosphorus bombs, inaccurate. AI'. heavy, meager, in-
accurate to accurate. Enemy aircraft destroyed one, pro-
bably desttoyed one and four damaged. Average bomb lOad
I ~ , 3 2 9 Ibs. hverage gas reserve 688 gallons.

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Mission
Number 116
Da. te:
28
Apri 1
1945
1.
2. ())dc Name: Barranca 116
3. Target: KokubU hlF 90.38-2520
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber tJ'C 20
6. 1t ,.Ie BOmbing Pr imary: 85% (17 A/C)
7. Time Over primary: 28l012K - 28l013K
8. Altitude of Attack: 12,000 - 12,250
9. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Totall.lC Lost: 1
11. Resume Of Mission: Bombing rcsults - crews re-
ported excellcnt
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compact pattern'of bursts in hangar
area with minor cratering on field. Enemy air opposition
16 attacks rocket fire aed phosphorus bombs.
enemy aIrcraft destroyed, two probably dcstroyed and
six damaged. One aircraft lost to unknown reaSons. AA
moderate and inaccurate. l.verage bomb load 13,2
8
3 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 747 gallons.
MISSION SUrJIMi.l1Y
Mission Number 115
1. Date: 28 April 1945
2. ede Name: Neckcloth #4
3. Target: Miyazaki AIF 90.38-2529
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment ~ i n g
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 20
6. fo t.le Bombing primary: l00fo
7. Time Over Primary: 281052K - 281053K
8. Illtitude of Attack: 11,500 - 12,800
9. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Total/.1e lPst: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - creV1S re-
ported good. One pattern"in dispersal area and one patt-
ern on east edge of fiG1d. Both runways inoperative. En-
emy air opposition nil. AA heavy, moderate and accurate.
Average'bomb load 13,214 lbs. J\verage gas reserve 738
gallons.

MISSION SUMJJlARY
Mission Number 114
1. Dato: 28 Ji.pril 1945
2. code Name: BUllish #6
3. Target: Izumi WF 90.37-2512
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ji.1rborne: 24
6. 1. Ale Bombing Primary: 95.911. (23 hie)
7. Time Over Primary: 280950K - 280958K
8. Altitude of ,Attack: 15,775 ... 17,380
9. weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Total Ale llJst: 0
11. of Mission: Bombing results - Crel'1S rep-
orted good. overlapping patterns on dispersal area
and field. Enemy air opposition weak - 2 attacks with one
dropping phosphorus bombs.' heavy, and inaccur-
ate. I.verage bomb lcad 1:3,375 Ibs. ii.Veragc gas
592 gallons.
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 113
1. Date: 27 J\pri1 1945
2. COde Name: Aeroscope #4
3. Target: Kushira A/F 90.38-2524
4. Participating Units: 314th Bombardment Ning
5. NUmber Me 4\irborne: 19
6. f. Bombing Primary: 89.431. (17 ,.Ie)
7. Time Over Primary: 270925K - 270931K
8. l,ltitudc of I.ttack: 15,000 - 17,610
9. '::'eather Over Targ.1t: clear-visibility restricted
by hazo
Jo. Totall.1c lost: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - creVis re-
ported excellent. Strike photos show large concentration
on airfield and hangar area - string of bursts on
monts.' Enemy air opposition see Mission 112. hA heavy,
meager, inaccurate to accurate. Eleven enemy aircraft
damaged with none destroyed or probably destroyed.
bomb load 9,780 Ibs. hverage gas reserve 940 gallons.
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Mission NumbEr 112
1. na.te: 27 f.pri1 1945
2. ():)de Name: Checkbook 1;7
3. Target: Kanoya A/F 90.38-1378
4. Parti cipo. ting Uni ts: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale 21
6. _it I.le Bombing Primary: 95.20" (20 ii/C)
7. Time Over Primary: 270953K - 270955K
8. Altitude of I\ttack: 16,000 - 17,020
9. wee-ther Over Target: clear - light haze
10. Total 1.le Lost;
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - crews re-
ported e-xccllent. Two patterns of bursts on field and 1n
hangar area. Enemy air opposition heavy and aggressive.
phosphorus bombs used - 51 attacks reported for Missions
112 and 113. AA heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate to
accurate. One forced to ditch due to damage by M and
enemy action. enemy aircraft were damaged with none
destroyed or probably destroyed. "verage bomb load 10,700
Ibs. f.verage gas reserve 727 gallons.

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Mission Number 111
1. J)l. te: 27 Apri 1 1945
2. ",de Name: Dripper #2
3. Target: Miyakonojo A/F 90.. 38-2527
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5.. number J.Ic Airbo rne: 18
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary: 77.81. (14 hie)
7. Time Over Primary: 271017K - 271051K
8. Altitude of Attack: 10,000 - 12 ,000
9. '/eather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Total !.Ie lPst: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - crews re-
ported good. Pattern diagonally across field and pattern
in north part of hangar area. Enemy air oppos i ticn 5 light -
11 attacks. Enemy aircraft damaged one with nono destroyed
or probably destroyed. f ~ heavy, meager to moderate and
accurate. Average bomb load 14,281 Ibs. Average gas res-
erve 804 gallons.
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Mission Number 110
1. !)O.te: 27 !II)r11 1945
2. ()Jde Name: Barrancc. #5
3. Target: Kokubu AlF 90.3B-2520
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5.. NUmber Ale /.irborne: 22
5. ~ Ale aoubing Primary: 8 4 . 2 5 ~ (19 Aiel
7. Time OVer Primary: 270937K - 270958K
8. Altitude of Attack: 10,310 - 12,000
9. weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. TOtal/1/e lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - creWs re-
ported excellent. one good pattern in hangar area, evenly
spaced pc.ttern across field and bursts visible in dispersal
area. Enemy air opposition heavy. Initial attacks made
with phosphorus bombs and coordinated muchine gun and can-
non attacks fo llowed - 40 to 50 attacks. Enemy aircr<:!.ft
destroyed four, probably destroyed three and six damaged.
AfJ. nil. l,verage bomb load 12,331 lbs.. Average gas reserve
917 gallons.

MISSION SUMMARY
Miss ion NUmber 109
1. pate: 27 liPri1 1945
2. ():)de Name: . Ncckclo.th #3
3. Target: Miyazaki A/F 90.38-2529
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale 21
6. 11 Ale BOmbing primary: 1()(Y,(
7. Time Over Pr imary: 271030K - 27103 4K
8. /\.ltitude of J\ttack: 11,950 - 12,900
9. Weather Over Target: 2/10
10. To tal lJC Los t: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results excellent
two patterns on field. and hits visible in barracks area.
All runways cratered. Enemy air opposition nil. AAheavy
andmedium - mostly inaccurate. bomb load 9,095
Ibs. Average gas reserve 1340 gallons.
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Mission Number 108
1. Date: 27 1945
2. code Name:
3. Target: Izumi 90.37-2512
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber J\irborne: 22
6. 1. Ale Bombing Primary: 95.341. (21 n/e)
7. Time Over Primary: 270946K - 271045K
8. jj,ltitudc of Attack: 15,800 - 17,700
9. \'lcather Over Target: clear to 2/10
le. Total .1/C lost: 1
11. Resume 6f Mission: Bombing results - crews re-
ported excellent. Strike photos show two excellent patterns
on field - hits visible in various buildings in shop area.
RUnway cratered at south end. Enemy air opposition - 30
attacks some aggressive and coordinated. aircraft
destroyed one, probably destroyed one and one damaged. hA
heavy, m(:ager a.nd inaccurate. One aircraft lost on return -
crew bailed out'over hgrigan with eleven out of twelve crew
mcmbars rescued. f,verage bomb load 9,146 Ibs. l...verage gas
res-erve 975 gc.llons.

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Mission Number 107
no.te: 26 April 1945
cpde Name: Dripper #1
Target: Miyakonojo tJT (primary visual)90.38-2527
and Miyazaki A/F (primary radar)90.38-2529
4. Participating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale hirborne: 21
6. fo Ale Bombing Primary:
8110 (2 bombed M1yakonojo,
15 bombed Miyazaki and
3 bombed 0 ther targets)
7. Time Over Pr imo.ry: 261107K
261153K
8. Altitude of ,\Hack: 10,000 - 26,100
9. Vleather Over Target: 10/10
10. TOtel Ale lDst: 0
11. 'Resume of Mission: For bombing results see Mis-
sion 104. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb
load 12,305 Ibs. h.verage gas reserve 490 gallons.

MISSION SUMMARY
Miss ion NUmber 106
1. Date: 26 APril 1945
2. COde Name: Barranca ff4
3. Target: Kokubu AlF 90.38-2520
5.
participating Units:
NUmber Ale Airborne:
314th Bombardment Vling
22
Ale Bombing Primary:
6.
77.410 (17 primary and 3
Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 261054K - 261139K
8. of 20,570
9. Over Target: 10/10
10. Total Lost: 0
11. Resume of Uission: For bombing results sec Mis-
sion 104. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. AverAge bomb
load 10,357 Ibs. .\verage gas reserve 808 gallons.
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 105
1. Date: 26 APril 1945
2. Code Name: Aeroscope #3
Target:
Kushira A/F (primary visual)
and Miyazaki A/F (primary radar}90.38-2529
4. F'articipating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
6. "Ale Bombing Primary: 59.410 (13 bombed Miyazaki
and 9 Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 261104K - 2612CGK
8. Altitude of Attack: 22,000 - 29,000
9. lVeo.ther Over Target: 10/10
10. TOtal Ale lost: a
11. IResume of Mission: For bombing results see Mis-
sion 104. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb
load 11,000 Ibs. Average gas res erve 703 ga lIons.
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Mission Number 104
1. va te: 26 APri 1 1945
2. COde Name: Checkbook #6
Kanoya A/F (primary visual)
and Kokubu A/F (primary radar) 90.38-2520
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
6,
7.
Ale Bombing Primary:
Time Over Primary: 261052K
(2 bombed Kanoya
,
17 bombed Kokubu and
2 opportunity)
26 113 lK
8, Altitude of Attack: 20,000 - 27,000
9. Weather Over Target: 10/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results unobserved. No
enemy air opposition. AA nil. Average bomb load 8,656 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 754 gallons.

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Miss ion Number 103
1. Date: 26 APril 1945
2. code Name: Neckcloth #2
3. Target: uiyazaki AlF 90.38-2529
4. participating units: 313th Bombardment \'.ling
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 21
6. ~ Ale Bombing primary:
90.Gfo (19 primary and
1 Opportunity)
7.
Time Over Primary:
261017K
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8.
Altitude
of
Attack:
13,500
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19,000
9.
r!eather Over
Target:
10/10
10. Total Ale
lost:

11.. Resume of Hission: For bombing results see Mis-


sion 101. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. A v e r a g ~ bomb
load 9,994 1bs. Average gas reserve 1125 gallons.

MISSION SUI.ll<JAF.Y
Mission NUmb8r 102
1. Date: 26 April 1945
2. COde Name: Bushing #4
3. Target: Ni ttagahara WF 90.33-2531
4. participating units: 313th Bombardli1ent ring
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 23
Ale aombing Primary:
., . 6.
(18 pr imary and
2 Opportuni ty)
7. Over Primary: 260940K - 260956K
Altitude of Attack: 13,700 - 25,000
\,!eathcr Over Target: 10/10
10. TOtal Ale !Dst: 0
11. "Rcsur.le of f.iission: For bombing results see Mis-
sion 101. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. bomb
load 11,235 1bs. Average gas reserve 1015 gallons.
MISSION SUfJlHARY
Mission NUmber 101
1. Date: 26 April 1945
2. COde Name: Mopish #1
3.
Target:
Matsuyama A/F (primary visual) 90.1.3-2777
and Imabari AIF (primary radar)
4.
5.
Participating Units:
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NUmber Ale Airborne:
313th Bombardment rang
37
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary: 40.510 (15 bombed Imabari
A/F and 16 Opport-
unity)
7. Time Over Primary: 260947K - 26l032K
8. Altitude of Attack: 22,800 - 26,615
11. Resume of LHssion: Bombing results unobserved
10/10 clouds. Enemy"air opposit.ion and AA nil. Average
bomb load 10,210 Ibs. Average gas reserve 1074 gallons.
9. r/eather Over Target:
10. Total Ale lJ:>st: a
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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 100
1. Date: 26 April 1945
2. (.'ode Name: #2
3. Target: Tomitaka AIF 90.33-1403
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
6. ?! Ale BOmbing Primary: (21 primary and 1
Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 260707K - 260845K
8. Altitude of Attack: 13,000 - 24,500
9. y'eath.:'r Over Target: 10/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
II. Resume
5ion 98. Enemy
10a6 9,095 Ibs.
of r,iission: For bm:lbing results see Uis_
air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb
Average gas reserve 1250
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1. Date: 26 A,pr-il "f945
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2. edeName: Cockoro
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3. Target: Sacki AlF
4. participating Units: 73rd \-10g
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 23
6. "Alc Bombing primary: 82.6" (19 A/c)
7. 'time Over primary: 26075:3K 2608lBK
8. Altitude of Attack: 20,800 - 25.390
9. Over Target: 10/10
10, Total Alc lOst: 0
11; Resume of Mission: For bombing-results see M1-sseo
ion 96; Enemy'air oppoeition and AA Average bomb
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Mission Number 98
1. Date: 26 April 1945
2. code Name: camlet #2
3. Target: aita AlF
90.33-1308
4.
5.
participating units:
NUmber Ale Airborne:
73rd Bombardment Wing
22
~ Ale Bombing Primary:
6.
86.4" (19 pr lmary and 2
Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over primary: 260713K .. 260807K
8. Altitude of Attack: 13,500 - 24,000
9. 'O'cather Over Target: 10/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume'of Uission:
10/10 undercast. 'Enemy air
..:::rag! bomb load 9,095 Ibs.
Ions.
Bombing results unobserved
opposition and AA nil. Av-
Average gas reserve 1152 gal..
Ins sIaN SU1JJMARY
6. ~ Ale Bombing primary:
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1. Date: 26 Apri 1 1945
2. ede Name: BloV/sy # ~
3. Target: Usa A/F 90.33-1507
Mission Number 97
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 21
85.710 (18 primary and
2 Oppor tuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 260816K - 260844K
8. Altitude of Attack: 15,500 - 26.500
9. r:cather Over Target: 10/10
10. TOtal Ale lDst: 0
11. Resume'of l,lission: Bombing results - unobserved
10/10 undercast. Enemy air opposition nil. AA - one crew
going below cloud cover at 7,000 feet reported heavy, meager
and inaccurate. Avc;rage bomb load .9.095 lbs. Average gas
reserve 1023 gallons.
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NUmber 96
1. Date: 24 April 1945
2. code Name: catcall/!l
3.
Targ(;t:
riitachi Ale plant Tachikawa 90.17-2009
See Shizuoka
4. Perticipating units:
73rd
J
313th and 314th
Bombardment ings
5. Jl,1.lmber Ale Airborne; 131
6. fo Ale J:1ombing Primary:
77.1fo (101 primary, 8
Secondary and 13
opportuni ty)
7" Time Over Pr imary: 240952K - 241006K
.8. Altitude of Attack: 10,000 - 14,500
9. r1eathcr Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. TOtal Ale lost: 5
11. Resume of ?:ission: Bombing results - crews re-
ported to excellent. smoke: obscured most of targej.
but severo damage to the large main engine ass-
b11ilding and many dir.ect hits on buildings in south-
\,{,:-st portion of plant. strike photography shows that air-
craft of 3l3th '--ing bombing Tachikawa Aircraft Company
(Secondary target) made 15 hits on major buildings of plant
and two hits on hengars with several additional bursts in
thu service apron area. Also that aircraft of 73rd i:ing
bor"bing Shizl10ka Ale plant (Seeondar,y target) reported
60. hits a2ong\V-edge of Target destroyed four small
bU12dlngs. aircraft lost to AA. one aircraft lost to
c:ncmv action) one aircraft lost to accident and ono air-
craft lost to unl(novm r.:.asons. En03my air opposi tion ht::avy
&: 249 attacks. Enemy aircrnft d.:::strcyed seven-
probably destroyed "twenty three and twnty five dam--
ag0d. AA h;avy, meager to intanse, inaccurate to nccuratc..
Average bomb load 73rd 9,898 Ibs., 313th Cing 10,058
Ibs,., and 314th l"i06 10,063 1bs. Ave:rage gas r .... serve 73rd
'-in 855 gallons. 3 13th "ing 1077 g",llons and 314th ',.ing
1070 gallons.

.r.HSSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 95
L Date: 22 April 1945
2. Code Name: Checkbook #5
3. Target: Kanoya AlF 90.38-1378
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment r.'ing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 25
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: (19 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 220834K - 220936K
6. Altitude of Attack: 15,350 - 15,950
9. r:eather Over Target: 0110
10. Total Ale !.Dst: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - crews re-
ported good to excellent. Runways cratered, hangars and
service apron Vlcll covered by pattern.One aircraft pro-
bably destroyed. Five hangars gutted and destroyed.
Enemy air opposition light -"10 attacks. AA heavy,
to moderate, fairly accurate; One aircraft crash landed on
re turn. Average bomb load 9,091 Ibs.. Avcrage gas rE;.S erve
1079 ga lIons.
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Mission Number 94
1. Da te: 22 APri 1 1945
2. code Name: Ske\";cr #1
3. Target: Tomitaka AlF 90.33-2536
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 18
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 10010
7. Time Over Primary: 220936K
8. Altitude of Attack: 16,450 - 17,500
9. r'eather Over TargGt: 0/10
10. Total Ale lvst: 0
11. Resume'of Uission: Bombing results - crews r ... p-
orted excellent. Strike photos show one of
bits COVers ontire length of field. Second concentration
In and 1mmedlatcly southwes of the hangar 11ne.. D1reet-
hits on at least four hangars, three smaller buildings.
Seven single destroyed, two single engine"probably
destroyed and ono single engine prob{lbly damaged. Enemy
air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb load 9,095 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 1194 .

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Number 93
1. nate: 22 April 1945
Neckcloth #
1
2. code Name:
3. Target: Miyazaki AlF 90.38-2529
4. Participating Units: 314th Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
6. Ale Bombing Primary;
7. Time Over primary: 220834K - 221010K
8. Altitude of Attack: 14,000 - 17,500
9. '-'eather Over Target: 0/10
10. Total A/e lDst: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results: Crews re-
ported excellent. strike"photos show at least five sticks
of bursts across airfield. Enemy ait" opposition weak - 3
attacks. Post strike photo["raphy show about twenty craters
visible on the" two completed runways. Field could still
be operational. Several fires still burning in residential
area to the immediate of the fiqld. AA heavy, meager
to mOderate, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb load
9,217 lbs. Average ga reserve 1095 gallons.

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Mission NUmber 92
nate: 22
Apri 1
1945
COde
Name:
Aeroscope

2.
3. Target: Kushlra AlF 90.36-2524
4.
Participating
Un! ts: 313 th Bombardment
Wing
5.
Number Ale Airborne:
18
6.
Ale Bombing
Primary: 50:( (9 primary
and
5 Sec-
ondary)
7. Time Over Primary: 2Z0858K - 220945K
8. Altitude of Attack: 16,000 - 16,600
9. l"eather Over Target: 0/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resur.l of Mission; Bombing results - crGwa rcport\..d
oxccl16nt. strike photos show hangar area well covered with
bursts. near intersecting point. One air.
craft destroyed. Bnemy air .opposition light 8
attacks. AA neavy, "mc.ager to moderate, fairly accurate.
Avctage bomb load 9,363 Ibs. Average gas re,serve 1083 gall-
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Uission Number 91
1. Date: 22 April 1945
2. code Name: Bullish 1/4
- T t Izumi A/F 90.37-2512
.:J,. arge:
4.
5.
par ti cipa ting Vni ts:
Number Ale Airborne:
73rd Bombardment
21
6.
Ale Bombing Primary:
90.5% (19 primary and 1
opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 220852K - 220905K
8. Altitude of Attack: 16,000 - 18,000
9. '''eather Over Target: 0110
10. Total Ale lost, 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bumbing results - good to ex-
cellent re')orted by crev.'s. Strike photos sho\"f good concen-
tration of hits diagonally across A/r. Four small buildings
destroyed and additional damage to hangars. Enemy aircraft"
probably damaged on ground one twin engine'and three singlee
air opposition moderate - 51 Enemy aireraft
destroyed none, probably destroyed and two damaged. AA
heavy, 'inaccurate to fairly accurate. Average bomb
load 9,095 Ibs,,' Average gas reserve 958 gallons.
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rJission NUmber 90
l ~ Date: 21 Apri 1 1945
CO
de Name: sushing /,l',3
2.
3. Target: Nittagahara A/F 90.33-2531
4. Participating units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 23
6. %Ale Bombing Primary: 95.51. (22 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 210925K - 210934K
8. Altitud3 of Attack: 15,000 - 16
t
5oo
9. r"eather Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
10. TOtal Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Miss io n: Born bi ng resu 1ts for Miss io ns 74,
81 and 90 include four barracks-type buildings destroyed.
Four other buildings at the"edge of the target northeast of
hangars VJere also destroyed. There are about six bomb craters
in the landing strip on south side of the field. Field still
oprational. One aircreft non-effective. Enemy air opposit-
ion neak - 2 attacks. AA nil. 'Average bomb load 8,845 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 949 gallons.
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Mission Number 89
1.. Date: 21 April 1945
2. COde Name: aull
ish
#3
3. Target: Izumi A/F 90.37.2512
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 16
6. Ale Bombing Pr Imar'y: 81.11. (13 primary and 3
Opportuni ty)
7.
Time Over Primary: 210814K
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8. Al ti tUde of Attack: 14. 100 - 14,500
9.
:'ea ther Over Target: 0/10
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10. Total A/e IDs t: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - good concent-
ration of centered on hangar area and string of bursts
across Enemy fighter opposition mOderate - 60 att-
aC!':G. snem:' G.estroyed D,ne, probably destroyed three
and fi'm dalflaged. AA heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate
to accurate. Average bomb load 13643 Ibs. Average gas res-
erve 744 gallons.
6. t Ale Bo'.ibing Primary:
MISSION SUftil.llARY
Mission Number 88
1. Date: 21 April 1945
2. COde Name: Aghast {,13
3. Target: Tachiarai AlF 90.35-1236
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmber A/c Airborne: 21
81:( (17 primary and 1
Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: ZllOO3K - 211004K
8. Altitude of Attack: 18,500 - 19,200
9. 1 eather Over Target: 0/10 - 1/10 - haze
10. Total Ale lOst: 0
11. Resumeof Mission: Bombing results poor - bomb'pat-
terns scattered. One tvin engine and one single damaged.
l!ajority of bombs fell'in open area south of airfield. Three
aircraft non-effective. Enemy air opposition - 5 att-
acks. Enemy aircraft probably destroyed one, damaged one and
none destroyed. AA heavy, meager to moderate and inaccurate.
Average luad 10,165 Ibs. Average gas reserve 555 gall-
ons.
Mission Number 87
1. Date: 21 April 1945
2. code Name: Aeroscope ff1
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Wing
(28 Ale)
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314th
Target: Kushira A/F
participating Units:
4.
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 31
6. Bombing Primary:
7. Time Primary: 210959K - 211007K
8. Altitude of Attack: 17,400 - 17,675
9. "'eathcr Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
10. Total Ale lDst: a
11. Resur.1e of t.iiss ion: Bombing reall Its - no pho to-
graphy uith crews reporting unobserved to excellent. En-
emy air opposition - 3 attacks. AA heavy, meager, in-
accurate aircraft non-effective. Average
bomb load 9,492 Ibs. Average" gas res erve 1120 ga lIons.
MISSION SULDiARY
Mission Number 86
1. Date: 21 Apri 1 1945
2. code Name: Barranca #3
3. Target: Kokubu A/F 90.38-2520
4. Participating Units: 31:3th Bombardment \-",Iing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 35
6. fo Ale Bombing Primary: 97.1:1. (34 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 210920K - 21095:3K
8. Altitude of Attack: 12,000 - 14,000
9. YOeather Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
10. TOtal Ale LDst: a
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results: Damage slight,
several hits in service apron area and one aircraft damaged.
One aircraft non-effective. Enemy air opposition slight -
17 AA heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate to
accurate" A,verage bomb load 12,885 Ibs. Average gas res-
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rusSION SmiLiARY
Mission Number 85
1. DD te: 21 Apri 1 1945
2. ():)de Name: Blowzy # 1
3. Target: Usa Airfield 90.33-1307
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmbt::T Ale Airborne: 30
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 96 .. 710 (29 A/e)
7. Time Over Primary: Z l0911K - 210922K
8. Altitude of Attack: 14,500 - 15,800
9. Over Target: 0/10 - 1/10 with haze
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resur.Je of Ll1ssion: Bombing results. all six hang-
ars damaged, two completely gutted. Ten single engine dest-
royed, five sil"lgle engine probably destroyed and eight twin
engine damaged. One aircraft non-effective; Enemy air opp-
osi tion ni L AA nil. AveraGe bomb load 10,165 Ibs 6 Aver-
age gas reserve 716 gallons.
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 84
1. nate: 21 .APril 1945
2. COde Name; Checkbook {,{4
3. Target: Kanoya AlF
90.36-13?8
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne; 33
6. 1t Ale aombing Primary:
84% . (30 primary and 1
Oppor tun i ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 210804K
210835K
8. AltitUde of Attack: 16,000 - 17,800
9. Peather Over Target: 0/10 - heavy haze
10. 1btal Ale Lost: 0
ll. Resume of lHssion: Bombing results of Missions 75,
78, 84 include sixteen small buildings destroyed. Four of
these located in the hangar and shop "arc;a immediately north-
east of the hangars." The rest are located just north of" the
shop and hangar area. The' field is probably 0l?crational.
~ / O aircraft non-effective. Enemy air oppositlon slight
5 attacks. AA heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate to acc-
urate. Average bomb load 9,080 lbs. Average gas reserve
1107 gallons.
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1. Date: 21 April 1945
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2. code Name: Famish #4
3. Target: Kanoya East A/F 90.38-2516
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. Ale Airborne: 33
6. %Ale BOmbing Primary: Bl.8f. (27 primary, 0 Sec-
ondary and 4 Opp-
ortunity)
7. Time Over Pr imary: 2108Q9K
8. Altitude cf Attack: 16,200 - 17,350
9. leeather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - several
bomb patterns on field with concentration in hangar area.
one aircraft damaged. aircraft non-effective.
fighter opposition weak"- 10 attacks. AA heavy, meager to
moderate and inaccurate. Average bomb load 13 1245 Ibs. Av-
erage gas reserve 704 gallons.
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Mission Number 82
1. Date: 21 APril 1945
2. edc Name: camlet i ~ l
3. Target: alta Airfield 90.33-308
4.
participating units:
73rd Bombardment WinJ
5.
Number we Airborne:
30
f. we Bombing Primary:
6.
56.5% (17 primary, 11 Kag-
oshima Ci ty target of opp-
ortunity and 1 other target)
7. T1m13 Over Primary: 210755K - 210756K
8. Altitude of Attack: 14,300 - 15,300
9.. fleathcr Over Target: 0/10 - 1/10 some haze
10. Total Alc lost: 0
11. Resume of Ilission: Bombing. rc;sults: strike photos
aho" excellent bomb patterns with two tV/in engine destroyed,
eleven s1n
b
le engine probably destroyed and many hits in
hanGars and administration buildings. One aircraft non-eff-
ective. AA nil over aita, heavy, meager and accurate: over
KaGoshima City. Enemy air opposition nil over OHa slight
over Kagoahima city - 24 attacks. Six enemy aircraft were
damaged withnone destroyed or probably destroyed. Average
bomb load 10,165 Ibs. Average gas reserve 801 gallons.
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Mission Number 81
l ~ Date: 18 April 1945
2. code Name: BUshing #2
Target: Nlttagahara A/F (Visual)gO.35-2531 and
Miyazaki A/F (Radar) 90.38-2529
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment ~ i n g
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 11
6. fo A/e Bombing Primary: lOOfo
7. Time Over Primary: 181003K - 181023K
8. Altitude of Attack: 18,000 - 18,200
9. ryeather Over Target: 2/10 - 7/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good'- damage
to hangars and other buildings. Runways cratered. One
Super numbo not included in above to tals bombed Nokubi.
Enemy air opposition nil. AA heavy, meager, inaccurate
1 ~ accurate. Average bomb load 5,950 Ibs. Average gas
reserve 1047 gallons.
6. ~ Ale Bombing primary:
rUSsIaN SUMMARY
Mission NUmber 80
Target:
3.
Kokubu AlF (Visual & Radar) Target 90.38-
2525, Secondary - Izumi AlF 90.37-2512
4. Participating units: 313th aombardment Wing
86% (19 primary and 10pp-
ortuni ty)
7. Time Over primary: 18'0845K - 180901K
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
!old 1111
1. Date: 18 Apri 1 1945
2. ():lde Name: Barranca #2
8. Altitude of Attack: 15,600 - 17,000
9. l1eather Over Target; 0/10 - 3/10
10. TOtal Ale Lost; 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results for missions
72 and 80 - three'hangars show damage, several additional
buildings damaged. Four single engine destroyed and five
single engine damaged. Two aircraft non-effective. One
aircraft bombed Akune Air target of opportunity." Enemy
air opposition nil. AA heavy, meager to intense, inacc-
urate. Average bomb load 14,390 Ibs. Average gas reserve
933 gallons.
3. Target:
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary:
d a 7 2
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 79
1. Date: 18 April 1945
2. code Name: Bullish #2
Izumi A/F (Visual) 90.37-2512 and Kokubu
A/F (Radar) 90.38-2525
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 23
91:10 (21 primary and 2 Opp-
ortuni ty)
7. Time over Primary: l80829K - 180858K
8. Altitude of Attack: 15,390-16,300
9. Weather Over Target: clear, visibility limited
by haze
10. TOtal Ale Lost: a
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing resu Its good - three
hangars show damage, one single engine destroyed, three
single engine damaged and two twin engine damaged. Enemy
air opposition nnd AA nil. Average bomb load 8,449 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 943 gallons.. One aircraft landed at
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Mission NUmber 78
1. l)a.te: 18 APril 1945
2. Code Name: Checkbook #3
:3. Target:
Kanoya Air (Visual) 90.38-1378 and
Kanoya East A/F (Radar) 90.38-2516
4. Participating Units: 314th Bombardment ".'ing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 33
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 90:( (30 primary and 1 Opp-
ortuni ty)
7. Time Over Pr imary: 180850K-180858K
8. Altitude of Attack: 18,000-19,140
9. Weather Over Target: 2/10 - 7/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of i,ussion: Bombing results good - addit-
i onal damage to hango.rs and 0 ther bui ldi ngs. Run\"!ays era t-
ered and a do 2en mis ce llaneous bu i Idi ngs damaged. 'IV/o air-
craft non-effective. Enemy air 'opposi tion - one attack.
AA heavy, meager and inaccurate. Average bomb load 5718
lbs. Average gas reserve 1299 gnllons.
3. Target:
r,;ISS!ON SUMMARY
Mission Number 77
1. Date: 18 April 1945
2. o:>de Name: Famish IJ3
Kanoya East A/F (Visual) Target 90.. 38_
2516, Kokubu A/F (Radar)
4. parti cipa ti ng Uni ts: 313 th Bombardment \'ling
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 20
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary: 9510 (19 A/e)
7. Time Over Primary: 180850K - IB0917K
8. Altitude of Attack: 16,000 .. 16,800
9. neather Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
10. 'lbtal Ale lJ:>st: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good. Four
twin engine destroyed and five twin engine damaged. Add-
itional damage to hangars and other buildings. One air..
craft non-effective. Enemy air opposition weak - one att-
ack. AA heavy, meager to i ntens e, i naccurate. Average
bomb load 12,000 lbs . Average gas reserve 780 gallons.
6. t: A/e Bombing Primary:
rUSSION SUI.1MARY
Mission Number 76
Tachiari A/F (Visual) 90.35-12:36, Omura
AlF (Radar) 90.36-849
Target:
9510 (20 primary and 1
Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 180841K-180854K
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 21
8. Altitude of Attack: 15,000-15,400
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1. Date: 18 April 1945
2. Code Name: Aghast #2
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9. r'eatherOver Target: clear - visibility restricted
to 10 roi les by haze
10. Total Ale wst; 2
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good - addi t-
ional damage to hangars and other Four single
engine and three twin engine damaged and one single engine
and one tvlin engine destroyed on ,ground. One aircraft lost
Over target to enemy action and one aircraft hit by enemy
aircraft ditched on return. Enemy air opposition heavy -
67 attacks. Enemy aircraft'destroyed 'one, probably dest-
royed'three and six AA heavy, meager and inacc-
urate. Avetage bomb load 8,472 Ibs. ,Average gas reserve
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Mission Number 75
1. va te: 17 Apri 1 1945
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2. o:>de Name: , checkbook fl2
3.. Target: Kanoya A/F (90.. 3.8-1378)
4. , participating Units: 314th Bombardment \"ling
5.. NUmber Ale Airborne: 34
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary: B B ~ (30 A/C)
7. Time Over Primary: 171538K - 171544K
8. Altitude of Attack: 17,aOO-19,400
9.. r'eather Over Target: clear, light ground haze,
air-ground visibility 10-12
mi les
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11.. Resume of liission: Bombing results good .. see
mission 78 for detai l s ~ Four aircraft non-effective ... En-
emy air opposition nil. AA"heavy, meager and inaccurate ..
Average"bomb load 4,888 Ibs ... Averas.e gas reServe 1,436
ga lIons.
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Mission NUmber 74
1. Date: 17 April 1945
2. COde Name; Bushi 1)05 # 1
3. Nittagahara A/F - 90.33-2531
participating Units: 314th Bombardment Vling
5. NUmber We Airborne: 10
6. :( Ale aombing primary: 70:( (7 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 171610K
8. Altitude of Attack: 18,000-18,500
9. \','eather Over Target; clear, light ground hazel
air- ground visi hi li ty 10-12
mi les
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good' - see mis-
sion 81 for details. Three aicraft non-effective. Enemy
air opposition nil. AA heavy, meager and inaccurate. Av-
erage bO!llb load 5,950 Ibs. Average gas reserve 1516 gallons.
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary:
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 73
1. [)ate: 17 April 1945
2. ():lde Name: Famish 1J2
3. Target: Kanoya East AlF - Target 90.38-2516
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment liJing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 21
95.:( (20 primary and 1 Opp-
ortuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 171547K - 171550K
8. A1titude of Attack: 16,000- 17,300
9. l"eather Over Target: Clear, light ground haze,
air-ground vi sibi li ty 10-12
mi les
10. 'f')tal Ale lost; 0
11. Resume of'Mission: Bombing results good - see miss-
ion 77 for details. 1 Ale bombed Mi.yatnkl. Enemy air opp-
osition nil.' AA heevy, meager and inaccurate, Average
bomb load 11,780 Ibs. Average gas reserve 949 gallons.
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Mission NUmber 72
1. Date: 17 APril 1945
2. OJde Name: Barranca #1
3. Target: Kokubu AlF 90.38-2525
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. mber A/e Airborne: 24
6. 10 iVe Bombing Primary: 8310 (20 primary and lOpp-
ortunity)
7.. Time Over Primary: 171530K - 171538K
8. Altitude of Attack: 17,300
9. weather Over Target: Clear, light ground haze,
air-ground visibi Ii ty 10-12
miles
10. '/I:ltal Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - see mission
80. 'Three aircraft non-effective. One aircraft bomoed
Miyazaki Air. Enemy air opposition weak - 3 attacks. One'
aircraft"damaged with none destroyed or probably destroyed.
AA heavy, meager and inaccurate. Average bomb load 13,780
Ibs. Average gas reserve 878 gallons.
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lssion Number 71
1. Date: 17 April 1945
2. (de Name: Aghast If 1
3. Target: Tachiari A/F - Target 90.35-1236
4 . participating Units: 7:3rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 21
6. f, Ale sombing primary: lOOf,
7. Time 0 ver Primary: 17l551K - 171600K
8. Altitude of Attack: 15,000 - 16,000
9. weather Over Target: Clear - light ground haze.,
air-ground visi bi 11 ty 10-12
mi les
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results good - see
mission '76 for detai Is. Enemy air opposition slight - 15
attacks .. Enemy circr.aft dostroyed one, probably destroyed
six and two d a m a g ~ d . . AA neavy, meager and inaccurate. Av-
erage bomb load 8,544 Ibs. Average gas reserve 706 gallons.
" MISSiON SUMMARY
Mission NUmber 70
1. l)llte: 17 APril 1945
2. code Narne: Bullish#l
.3. Target: Izumi A/F, 90.37-2512
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 22
6. 10 Ale Bombing primary: 9 1 ~ (20 primary and 20pp-
ortuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 171528K
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8. Altitude of Attack: 15,000 - 16,100
9. Weather Over Target: Clear J light ground haze,
air-ground visibility 10-12
miles
10. TOtal Ale lostl 0
11. Resume of 1.11s:l1on: Bombing results good - see
mission 79 for details. 'TWo aircraft bombed Pagan and
Chichi Jima respectively. Enemy air"opposition nil. AA
over target nil. Enraute to target. heavy, meager and
inaccurate. Average bomb load 8,480 1bs. Average gas
reserve 714 gallons.

MISSION
Mission Number 69
1. l)ate: 15 April 1945
2. (Xlde Name; Arrange #1
3. Target: Tokyo Urban Area - 90.17-3601
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne; 118
6. Ale BOmbing Primary: 9Zf, (109 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 152:325K - IG0055K
8. Altitude of Attack: 8000. IO,UP
9. ','leather Over Target: Clear to 3/10
10. Total Ale "wst: 1
11. Resume of Mission: low level irJ.cendiary attack on
TOkyo urban Area. Bombing resu Its: 144,68
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feet or square miles destroyed as a -result of missions
68 and 69. TOtal damage to date is 909,826.000 square feet
or 32.74 square miles. Nine aircraft non-effective. One
aircraft cru.sh landed at IWQ 'Jima on return. Enemy air op-
posi tion a light - 2'2 attacks. One enemy aircraft was der--
troyed wi th none probably destroyed or damaged, Several
"Balla of Fire
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noted. AA heAvy and medium. meager to in-
tense, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb load 14,.784
Ibs. Average gas reserve 8P3 gallons,
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Mission Number 68
1. 15 hpri1 1945
2. Code Name: Br Isket # 1
J. Targat: Kawtl.saki Urba.n Arct'. (90.17-3601)
4. Particlpo.ting Units: :31:3th nnd 314th Bombc.rdment Wings.
5. Number J./e i.irborne I 219
5. %Ale Bombing Primary: 89% (194 and 8 opportunity)
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9.
Time Over Primary: 152343K - 150156K
Altitude of 6420 - 10,020
l"e:::l.ther Over Target: cleo.r to 3/10
10. Toto.! Lost: 12
11. Resume of Bombing resultsl 80,920,000 square feet or
2.9 square miles destroyed. Eight aircraft mission to reasons unknown.
Sevonteen non-effective. Enemy opposition moderate to heavy,
_279 sighted 53 attacks. Observations from crew interrogations
show numerous B-29's goind dovm in flumes over tnr6et. heavy, menger
to intense, inaccur=.te to o.ccur:lte. ;.vero.ge bo;::b 1oo.d 313th Wing, 14,985
and 314th Wing 9659 Ibs. Averngc fuel reserve, 313th Wing 1065
gallons and 314th Wing 1060 gallons.
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Mission Number 67
1. D::to: 13 April 1945
2. Code Name: Perdition # 1
3. Target: Tokyo ;.rseno.l ;'rec., Tokyo 90.17_201 ... 309
4. Participnting Units: 73rd, 313th 314th Bombardment Wings
S. NU.l!lber Ale Airborne: 348
6. % Bombing Primary: 91.3% (327 and 3 opportunity)
6. Time Over Primary: 132357K - 140336K
7. nltitude of nttack: 6750 _ 11,000
e. weather Over Target: Clear-visibility unrestricted except
for smoke rising from fires.
9. Total Lost: 7
10. Resume of Mission: Bombing results: Excellent 296,000,000
square feet - 10.7 square miles, 6,850 acres destroyed. Eighteen air_
craft non-effective. Six aircraft missing to um:nown reasons nnd one
ditched on return. Enemy opposition - moderate 102 attacks
1/3 aggressive. Enemy aircraft destroyed six, probably destroyed none
and two heavy and medium, menger to intense, inaccurate to
aCcur...tc. ;'vc.rcge bomb lOad 73rd Wing, 16,887 Ibs., 313th Wing 15.125
lbs., and 314 Wing, 9,409 lbs. fuel 73rd Wing, 779 gallons,
3l3th 1"I1ng, 1006 gallons, Qnd 314th Wing 1153 g:'.llons.
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Mission NUmber 66
1. Date: 12 APril 1945
2. COde Name: Starvation #7
.3, Target: Minefield LDve - Shimonoseki Ste Area
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 5
6. t Ale Bombing Primary: 10010
7. Time Over pri"lTlary: 130146K - 130216K
8. Alti tude of Attack: 6,850 - 7 J 110
9. Vileather Over Target: Haze - visihi l1ty 5 miles
10. TO tal Ale IDs t: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Uining results excellent. Es-
timated that blockade of the Eastern entrance to Shimonos-
eki Strai ts wi 11 be maintained an addi tional two to three
days. DUe to nature of mine settings ship passage will not
be safe for several weeks. Enemy air opposition and AA nil.
Average mine load: 6000 lbs. Average gas res erve unavai 1-
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Mission Number 65
1. I)Bt.e: 12 APril 1945
2. OJde Name; Lunchroom # 1
3. Target: Kortyama Chemical Plant, Korj,yama 90.9_
6129
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 85
6. Ale Bombing Primary:' 84fo (70 primary and 6
Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 121233K ... 121328K
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8. Altitude of Attack: 7,000 - 9,000
9.. Wea ther ov.;r 'target: Clear v is i bi 11 ty 12-15 miles
10. Total Ale lost: 02
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11. Resume of mission: Bombing results excellent - all
main bui Idings s erioue ly damaged or destroyed. 555,000
square feet or ot totj.l roof area. One aircraft ditched
on return and one aitcrafl crashod and burned at Agana Air-
field - one survivor . JUno' aircraft non-effective. Enemy
air opposition slight - 2 air to air bombing attempts re-
ported no claims. AA medium, meager and inaccurate. Aver-
age bomb load 5,:?42 lbs. Average gas reserve 927 gallons,
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Mission Number 64
1. oate: 12 Apri 1 1945
2. code Name: BUtterball #1
3. Target: Hodagaya Chemical Company,Koriyama 90.9 -
2025
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment Yling
5! NUmber Ale Airborne: 82
6. fo A/e Bombing primary: 6010 (65 primary and 9
o :"portuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 121220K - l21330K
8. Altitude of Attack: 7,000 - 15,000
9. 'rea ther Over Target: clear 12-15 mi. vis 1bi Ii ty
10. Total Ale lost: 0
-ll. Resume of Mission: Bombing results excellent -
458,000 sqUare feet or 5 9 ~ of original roof area destroyed
or damaged. Target 1658 Northeast Aluminum Plant - north
of and adjacent to Target 2025 has 130,000 square feet or
68" of total roof area destroyed or damaged. Seven air-
craft non-effective. Enemy air opposition"slight - 3 att-
acks no claims. AA-AVJ, meager, inaccurate.' Possible
ground to air rockets. Average bomb load 8,939 lbs. Av-
erage gas reserve 948 gallons.
6. fo Ale BOmbing pr 1mary:
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MISSION S UMI:iARY
Uisaion NUmber 63
1. nate: 12 April 1945
2. COde Name: Enkind Ie #8
3. Target: Nakajima Me Factory, Tokyo 90.17-357
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5! NUmber Ale Airoorne: 114
82.510 (93 primary, 11 sec-
ondary and13 opport-
.uni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: lZlZ06K - 121ZZ1K
8. A1tituC:e of Attack: 12,000 - 17,500
9. "'eather Over Target: Thick haze - 2/10 cumulus
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results:' Damage res-
ulting from missions 56 and 63 amounts to 886,900 square
fe..:t or of total roof area. Damage mostly in East-
ern Section of plant - 1,075,500 square fe:et or 94:1o'of roof
area. western section has 71,000 square feet or 10.110 of
roof area destroyed or damaged. T6tal damage to date to"
357 is 1,146,500 square feet or 62.6fo' of total roof area.
Damage resulting to the Shizuoka Ale Engine plant (90.18-
2011) amounts to 823,000 square feet or of the total
roof area of the target proper. Four aircraft not included
above totals airborne as navigational escort to appro x-
lmately 90 P-5l's. Seven aircraft non-effective. Enemy
air opposition'moderate _ 105 attacks. Enemy aircraft des-
troyed , probably destroyed two 'and . ten. "damaged.
cla:ffi twenty aircraft destroyed. AA heavy, moderate
to lntense, generally accurate. tour P-5l's lost - one pil-
a t rescued. AverClge bomb lJad 10, 762 lbs. Average gas
reserve 532 gallons.
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lIlISSION SUMIIlARY
Mission Number 62
1. nate: 9 April 1945
2. Code Name: starvation #6
Target: Shimonoseki straits
participating Units: 313th Bombardment \"/ing
NUmber Ale Airborne: 20
6. Alc Bombing Primary: (16 AlC)
Time Over Primary: 1001aOK - 1002l6K
8. Altitude of Attack: 5 , 000 - 6,300
9. Weather Over Target: 8/10 - 10/10
10. Total Ale !pst: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Mining results excellent. Es-
timated that will maintain blockade of en-
trance of Shimonoaeki straits for an additional five to
seven days. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. Average
mine load 12,OCO Ibs.
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MISSION S UMl/lARY
Mission Number 61
1. nate: B April 1945
o:>de Name: Famish; # 1
Target: Kanoya East AlF (primary - visual)
Target 90.38-2516, Kogoehima (primary_
Secondary - Kokubu A/F Target
90.38-2525
2.

-.
4.
Par ti clpa ti ng Uni ts :
313 th Bombardment \,Ii ng
6.
!\'Umber Ale Airborne:
21
6.
f Ale Bombing Primary: 29:>1 (6 A/e primary
visual)
"
621- (13 A/e " radar)
7. Time Over Primary: Kanoya East A/F - 06l132K
Kagoshima - 081132K-081135K
-8. Altitude of Attack: Kanoya East A/F -17010-17800
Kagoshima - 17000 - 16600
9. Over Target: 10/10
10. 'j\>ta1 Ale los t: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - total aest-
ruction to Kagoshim.s. from missions 60 and 61 amounts to
1,260,000 feet. One aircraft missing - crashed
shortly after take off. one aircraft returned earl,. En-
emy air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb load 9,095 Ibs.
Average gas reserve 1076 gallons.
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Mission NUmber 60
1. oate: 8 APri I 1945
2. 0:> de Name: Checkbook #1
3.
Target:
primary Airfield (V15ual)
Target 90.38-1378 and Kagoshlma Urban
(Radar), Secondary - Izumi Airfield
4. participating Units; 73rd Bombardment
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 32
6. $ Ale Bombing Primary: 91f. (29 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 081129K - 081l53K
8. Altl tude of Attack: 17,4:)0 - 19,300
9. weather Over Target: 10/10
10. 1\)tal Ale !<lst: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - see mission
61. City of Kagoshima bombed by radar through 10/10. 'Three
aircraft nan-effective. Enemy air opposition nil. AA weak,
inaccurate. Average b(lmb load 8,560 lbs. Average gas res-
erve 639 gallons.
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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 59
1. pate: 7 April 1945
2. o>de Name: Eradicate #7
3. Target: Mitsubishi Ale Engine Plant, Nagoya 90.20-
193
4.
5.
participating Units:
l\rumber Ale Airborne:-
313th and 314th Bombardment
V:i ngs
194
6. 10 Alc eombing Primary:
7810 primary and 29
last Resort)
7. Time over Primary: 071200K - 071354K
8. Altitude of Attack: 16,000 - 25,000
9. 'eather Over Target: CAVU - 2/10
10. TOtal Alc !Pst: 2
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing resu Its excellent.
post strike photography shows target virtually destroyed -
3,584,100 square feet of roof area destroyed or damaged
representing'94fo of original roof area. Ten aircraft re-
turned early. One aircraft lost to AA and one aircraft
lost to enemy action. Enemy air opposition heavy. ineff-
ective, - 233 attacks. Enemy aircraft dest-
royed,twltnty-ono, probably destroyed 11 and twenty-'two dam-
aged. AA heavy, moderate to intense, inaccurate to acc-
urate. Average bomb load 313th \"ling 8,776 lbs and 3l4th
"fing 8,993 lbs. AveraGe gas reserve 3l3th Wing 975 gallons
and 3l4th Wing 754 gallons,
6. %Alc Bombing Primary:
MISSION
Miss io n !1umber 58
1. Date: 7 April 1945
.2. CO de Name: Enki nd Ie 1f7
Target: Nakajima Ale Plant, Tokyo 90.17-357
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Jing
5. Number We Airborne: 107
94% (101 primary, 2 Opp-
ortunity)
7, Time Over Primary: 071100K - 071106K
8. Altitude of Attack: 11,500 - 15,650
9, "eather Over Target: CAVU - 2/10
10, TOtal Alc lost: :3
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results' - see mission
63 for details. Four aircraft non_effective. Two aircraft
los t to flak and 0 ne ai rcraft los t to a ir to air bombing.
First mission to have friendly fighter escort - approximate-
ly 97 p-51's escorted formations. Escort efficient in
breaking up enemy aircraft concentrations. Enemy fighter
Oi'90sition heavy, to very agGressive - 531 att-
acks. Enemy aircraft destroyed 80 . probably destroyed
'.23 .: and fif ty damaged; creVis reported that P-5l
l
s des-
troyed 21 enemy aircraft. Report may contain some duplic-
ation. Two P-51s1l."st. AA hea:y, moderate to intense, acc-
urate to very accurate. Three alrcraft airborne as navig-
ational escort to fighters n6t included in abOVE: totals.
Avetage bomb lJad 10,275 lbs. Average gas reserve 547 gall-
ons.
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2.
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SUMI\1ARY
Mission
Number 57
Da te:
3 Apri 1
1945
code Name:
Modeller #1
Target:
6. fo Ale Bombing Primary:
Tachikawa Ale company, Tach lkawa 90.17-
792, Secondary - Kawasaki Urban Area
4. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: ll:i
5310 (61 primary. 47 sec-
ondary and 2 Opport-
unity)
7. Time Over Primary: 040330K -
8. Altitude of Attack: 5,700 - 7,200
9. "'eather Over Target: 9/10 - 10/10
10. TOtal A/e !l>st: 1
11. Resume of Mh:sion: Bombing results good - 365,081
square feet or 12. of total roof area destroyed or damaged.
TOtal damage to date _ 505,081 square or 17.51. of total
roof area. Four aircraft non-effective. One aircraft miss-
ing to unknown reasons. Enemy air opposition weak. AA
heavy and medium J meager to moderate I inaccurate; "Ball' of
Fire" noted fo llowing Ale. Average bomb load 17,959 Ibs.
Average gas reS0rve 796 gallons.
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MISSION SUMMkRY
Mission Number 56
1. Date: 3 1945
2. Codo Name: Furious # 1
3. Ta.rget:
Nakajima Factory in Koizumi 90.17 - 1545,
Secondary - Urban Tokyo
4. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. Number Airborne: 68
6.. % Ale Bombing Primary: 71% (48 prl!!".c.ry nnd 18 SecondJ:l.ry)
7. Time Over Primary: 0402H.K - 0403UK
8. .A1ti tude of ;.tta.ck : 7200 - 7950
9. '\\eather Over Ta.Tget: 10/10
10. Tot.l ;jC Lost, 0
11.. Resume of Bombing results - 353
t
600 square feet or
of totOol roof area. destroyed or dc..mo.ged. Totd do...no.ge to do,ta is 882,900
squ::".re feet or 23.8% of the toto..l roof area. Twelve a.ircro.ft were non-
c:roctive. Enemy opposition weak - 3 atto..cks. Enemy o,ircro.ft destroyed,
one e:.nd none prohc.bly destroyed or dOJT'.aged. AI;. heavy, meager to intense,
lno.ccura.te to ;vcra.ge bomb land 14,829 lbs. Avarage fuel
reserve 947 ga.llons. Ono 8--29 received minor by E/J... Three 8_29's
recoived minor do.mo.ge by r./;...
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j,.uSSION SUMMARY
Mission NUmber 55
L Date: :; April 1945
2. ():>de Name: Upca!:t t'l
3. Target: Shizuoka Ale Plant, Shlzuoka (2011)
4. participating Units: 314th Bombardment \'Jing
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 49
6. 1. Alc Bombing Primary: 981. (48 AlC)
7. Time Over Primary; 04Q23OK - 040435K
8. Altitude of Attack: ,7,000 - P ~ E ' 7 S
9. I':eather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
10. 'IOtal Alc lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - crews reported
poor to excellent. "Accuracy could not be assessed due to
limi ted pho tography. Enemy air 0pp0f:: i tic n n11. AA medium
and heavy, meager, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb
load 9,300 lbs. Average gas res erve 1126 gallons. 0 ne air-
eraf t re turned ear ly.
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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 54
1. oate: :3 April 1945
2. (X:lde Name: starvation #5
3. Target: Minefield Item, Hiroshima Area
4. participating Units: ...31:3th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 9
6. 1. Ale combing Primary: 10Of.
7. Time Over Primary: 040010K - 04004SK
B. Altitude of Attack: 6.000 - 6.150
9. v:e'lther Over Target: 1/10 - 10/10
10. TOtal Ale !Dst: a
11. Resume of Mission: Mining results - excellent.
Estimated that Southern entrance to Kure Harbor completely
blockaded and p r ~ s e n t s a strong threat tc elUpping using
Eastern entrance. Enemy air oP?ositi6n nil. AA nil to
meager. Avrage mine load 12,000 Ibs.
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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 53
1. De te: Z April 1945
2. ():lde Name: Starvation #4
3 ~ Target: ~ i n e f i e l d Item, Hiroshima Area
4. participating Units: _;: 13th Bombardment \';1ng
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 10
6. 10 Alc Bombing primary: 901. (9 AlC)
7. Time Over primary: 030116K - 030136K
8. Altitude of Attack: 6,000 - 6,100
9. ''leather Over Target: 3/10
10. TOtal Alc lost: 0
11. Resume of lJission: Mining results - excellent.
Successfu lly mined areas left vacant by S tarva tio n Two.
Relatively strong blockaGe of Kure-Hiroshima Area. One
early return. Enemy air opposition nil. AA meager and
inaccurate. Average mine load 12 ,354 Ibs.
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MISSION SUM.MARY
Mispion Number 52
1. Date: 1 Apri1945
2. COde Name: starvation #3
3. Target: Minefield HOW, Kure Harbor
4. participating Units: 2:13th eombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 6
6. % Ale Bombing primary: 100%
7. Time Over primary: 012S02!: ..
8. Altitude of Attack: 25,700 - 26,160
9. Weather Over Target: CAVU
10. rotal Ale lost:
11. Resume of Mining result!! excellent - 40
out of 48 mines cnrried estimated to be effectIve. Believed"
shipping seriously disrupted in Kure Harbor for several days.
Enemy air opposition nil. AA slight and inaccurate. Average
mine load 8,000 lb
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 51
1. 1)a te: 1 Apr 11 1945
2. COde Name: Enkindle #6
3.. Target: Nakajima Ale Factory, Tokyo (357)
4 .. participating Units: 73rd Bombardment
5.. Number Ale Airborne: 121
6. Ale aombing primary: 95f. (115 Ale)
7. Time Over primary: 020:30lK - 000443K
8. Altitude of Attack: se30 - 7960
9. Over Target: Clear - some haze
10, 'It> tal Ale !ps t: 6
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results - no visible
damage from photo three early r,:,turns.
one aircraft crashed just after take off and five air-
craft missing to unRnown reasons. Enemy air opposition
slight - 33 'attacks. Enemy aircraft'destroyed one, pro-
bably des troyed nO:le and no ne damaged. AA light. medium
to heavy, moderate to intense, ina'ccurate to accurate.'
one aircraft included in total airborne carried flares ..
Average'bomb load 19,428 lbsoo Averaee gas reserve 737
ga llons , '.
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.tISSION SUil1l'JARY
f:iission Number 50
1. DEJ,te: 31 t1arch 1945
2. ",de Name: Fearless ://2
3. Target: Kyushu Area - Tachiari Machine ""larks and.
Omura Airfield Installations
4. participating Units:
5. NUmber Ale Airborne:
73rd and 314th Bombardment
"','10g9
149
8. Altitude of Attack: Tachiari - 14 i500 - 17.o.sb.
omura - 16,000 - 18.100;
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 9 2 ~ (13, primary, 0 Second-
ary and last Resort)
7.
Time Over Pr imary: Tachiari
omura
311140K
- 311151K
3 112 19K
- 311242K
9. ""eather Over Target: 0/10 - 3/10
10. TOtal Ale lPst: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results fair" - Tachiari,
excellent - Omura. T"'-elvo. aircraft non-effective. One air-
craft di tclled on way to target. Enemy air opposition Ugh t-
175 attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed 11', probably destroy-
ed v, and. 3 damaged. Ai,. heavy, mea:;er to intense, inacc-
':lr tc to accurate at Omura. AA heavy, meager to moderate,
lOaCCUrc.te at Tachiari. AverAge bomb load 7,867 Ibs. Av-
ere.ge gas r:.serve 677 gallor.s.
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MISSION SUl.iMARY
Uission NUmber 49
1. oate: 30 1945
2. ():>de Name: starvation #2
- T g t Shimonosek1 Straits
"'_ ar.e:
4. participating Units: 31:3th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 94
6.
Ale Bombing Primary:
90 %
(85' primary,
ary and last
2 Sccond-
Resort)
7.
Time over Primary:
L-310:L:;4K to 310245K
1-310124K to 310348K
J-31oo53K to 310141K
R-310203K to 310302K
8.
Altitude of Attack:
I,-4 ,850-5; 150
1-4,700-6;000
J-7;800-8;200
R-6,900-7,450
9. v.'enther Over Target: 0/10 -
8/10
10. TOtal Ale los t: 1
11. Resume of Mission: 94 aircraft dispatched to mine-
fields !Pve Item, Jio and Roger. 39 aircraft I6vej 11 air-
craft Jig; aircraft Item; nine aircraft Roger. ueven air-
craft non-effective. Results estimated as excellent. East-
ern entrance of Shimonoseki Strai ts closed for two weeks.
Traffic restricted to and from Kure and Hiro Shima for one
Passage of large vessels to Sasebo restricted for one
week. one aircraft crash landed on return to base.
t
ir
none (1 attack), AA" light and meager
o moaerate. lnaccurate to accurate. Average mIne oad
12,094 lbs. Average gas reserve 879 gallons.
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MISSI(,N SUj-,!i,lARY
Mi5s1on Number 48
1. Date: 30 Uarch 1945
2. COde Name: Eradicate #6
3. Target: Mitsubishi Engine Plant, Nagoya (193)
4. participating Un! ts: 314th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airbolne: 14
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 8610 (12 Primary, 0 Second-
ary and last Resort)
7.
Time Over Primary: 310046K - 310150K
8. Altitude of Attack: 6,800 - 7,910
9. rlea ther Over Target: 10/10
10.
TOtal Ale
los t: 0
11. of Mission: Bombing rssultspoor. No new
damage TWO aircraft non-effective.' Enemy air
nil. AA heavy, meager'to moderate, inaccurate
to accurate. Average bomb load 8,682 Ibs. Average gas
rcs erve 852 ga lIons.

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1IlSSION
Mission Number 47
1. Date: 27 March 1945
2. Code Haoes #1
3. Torget: Shimonos3kl Str.::l.i ts
4. Unit: 313th Wing
5. Hueber Airborne: 102
6. %Ale Bombing Primary:
92% (94 pr1mnry, a soconda.ry and 0
last resort and 0 opportunity)
7.
Time Ovar PriO::l.Ty: !like -
272337K
_ 280106K
La""
_ 280010K -
280142K
8.
Altitude
of Atto.ck J Mike ... 4900 - 5100
Lave
_ 6000
.. 8000
9, WC::l.ther Ove r Target I Mike
_ 0/10
- 6/10
LO"" - 2/10
- 8/10
10, Total .1/0 Lost: 3
ll. Resum6 of Mission: i!ining mission - estimated T'}5U";.";S excellent.
approaches to Shimonosekl Straits closed for two or longer.
aircraft non-effective. Three aircraft loat to upknown reasons.
Encl:Vf air opposition Vlellk - 7 ntto.cks. One enemy d,:,c:troyed
with none destroyed or damaged. heavy: intense,
Inc.ccura.te to a.ccuro.te. _;.ver::.ge bomb loadl 12,157 ::1;, fuel
reserve: 976 gallons.

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kISS!ON Sl.Jl\.lMARY
llission Number 46
1. Date: 27 March 1945
2. COd. Name: Fearless
3.
Target:
Kyushu Area - Tachiari and 0 i ta Ai rfie Ids
and Omura Ale Factory
4. Participating Units:
73rd and 3l4th BombarGment
Wings
5. i'JUmber Ale Airborne:
161
6. ,g Ale Bombing Pr imary:
94fo (151 primary, 0 Second-
ary, 3' Opportunity)
7.
Time Over Primary:
1;
2;
3.
Tachiari
oita
Omura
- 271140K-271205K
- 271144K-2712S9K
- 27120 1K-271220K
10. TOtal Alc lest: 0
14; ,000
15 , ' 00- 18 3JO
- 15,000 -16.000
Tachiari - 1/10-2/10
Oita - 1/10-3/10
Omura - 1/10-7/10
Tachiari -
oita
Omura
Altitude of Attack:

3.
frea ther Over Target: 1;
2;
3.
8.
11. Resume of Mission: Tachiari airfield - 606.500
square feet destroyed or damaged; omura A/c Factory (1627)-
257,000 square feet destroyed or damaged; Oita Airfield -
112,175 squarc'feet and 250,000 square feet residential
area destroyed. 113 aircraft of the 73rd riing attacked
and aita Airfields. 39 aircraft of .the 3l4th .
attacked omura Ale Factory_ SGvennircro.ft wereoJlon-ef1'ect-
lye. Enemy a.ir opposition _ Tachiari Airfield weait .. 21
attacks; aHa Airfield - none; omura A/C'Factory weak -
10 Enemy aircraft' destroyed _., probably dos-
troyed two and 4' damaged. AA: Tachiarl - heavy meager
and lneffective; aita _ heavy meager and inaccurate; Omura-
hGnvy, meager to intense, to accurate. Average
bomb load 6,907 lbs. Average gas reserve 788 gallons.
lJISSION SUl/'..,JARY
Mission Number 45
L DEl te: 24 March 1945
2. COde Name: p'radicate #5
3. Target: Nagoya, Mitsubishi Engine Plant (193)
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 246
7:3rd
l
313th and 314th
Bombardment Wings
4., participating Units:
6. fo Ale Bombing primary: 90% (223 primarYI 0 Second-
ary, :3 Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 250100K - 250217K
8. Alti tUde of Attack: 5,65;) - 9,sOO
9. !';eather Over Target: 3/10 - 5/10
10." Tot"l Ale lost: 5
11. Resume of Mission: One aircraft included in total
airborne as observation photo mission and to direct any
change in tactics necessary.' 173,500 square feet additional
damage to"Target 193." 8,053,800 square feet of Urban Nagoya
destroyed. Fifty one bui Idings of Chigusa Factory, Nagoya
Arsenal (196) destroyed; 502,000 square feet of Mitsubishi
?leetrie company (254) deetroyed or damaged; 129,000 square
feet of"Torimat.u Factory, Jagoya Arsenal (200) destroyed or
damaged. Kureha Textile Mill totally destroyed approXlmately
350,000 square faet; I,sash! Pottery \'Jorks to tall,' dastroyed -
approximately 474,000 square feet. One lost to
flak over target, one aircraft ditched on'way to target and
three aircraft missing to unknown reasons. two air-
craft non-effective. Enemy'air opposition weak) no claims.
heavy. meager to intense) inaccurate'to accurate. Aver-
age bomb load"16,957 Ibs."73rd Ping," 15,330 lbs. 3l3th Wing
and 8,784 lbs. 314th Average gas reserve 1021 gallons.

MISSION SUMl,iARY
Mission NUmber 44
1. oa te: 18 !larch 1945
2. code Name: Microscope #3
3. Target: Nagoya Urban Area
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 310
6. fo Ale Bombing Primary: 9410 (29
0
. primary, 0 Second-
ary, 0 las t Resort and
Opportuni ty)
7. rime Over Primary: 1903041( - 190548K
8. Altitude of Attack: 4,500 - 9,000
9. rleather Over Target: 2/10
10. Totall,le lost: 1
4. Participating Units: 73rd, 31:3th and 314th
Bombardment Wings
11. of Mission: 82,000,000 square feet (1890
acres or 2.95 squ"'ire miles) destroyed. Total damage to
from missions 41 and 44 -' 139,800.000 square feet
(3200 acres or 5.0 square miles). a.ire"l'oJ-t
effective. One aircraft ditched on way back. Enemy air
0Ppo 5i tio n weak - 44 attacks n6 claims. AA medi urn to heavy,
melJ.ger to moderate. inaccurate. Radar contro 1 indicated'
for first time by very cccur-6.tc tr.::c!dn,3 by 5...:a.rchli.:;hts.
;::_rr..:;:c. loCld Ibs. gus reserve 1085.
gallons ..
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I.!lssion Number 43
1. J)llte: 16 l.Iarch 1945
2. COde Name: Uiddleman ;/2
3.. Targe t: Ko be Urban Area
4. Participating Uni ts; 73rd, 313th and 314th
Bombardment
5. Number Ale Airborne: 330
6.; 1. Ale Bombing Primary: 9310 (306 primary, 0 Second-
ary and 3 las t Resa rt
and Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 170338K - 170546K
8_ Altitude of Attack: 4600.9000
9. Over Target: 1/10 - 3/10
10. 'I'>ta1 Ale !J:>st: 3
11. of Mission: 85,458,000 square feet (1920
acres or 3.0 square'miles) destroyed. Twenty 0;''''' air-
craft'nan-effective. Three aircraft lost to reason3 un-
known, fighter"opposition medium
rcssivc - gZ attacks. AA medium to heavy, meager to in-
tense, inaccurate. Average bomb load 14,931 Ibs. Average
gas reserve 889 gallons,
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 42
1_ Date: 13 March 1945
2_ COde Name: Peachblow #1
:3_ Target: osaka Urban Area
4. Participating Units: 73r d, 3 13 th and 314 th
Bombardment \"lings
6. 10 we Bombing Primary:
5_ NUmber Ale Airborne: 296
92;t (274 primary, 0 Second-
ary and 5 Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: l40057K - l40425K
8. Altitude of Attack: 5,000 - 9.4<X)
9. weather Over Target: 5/10 - 6/10
10. TOtal Ale lost: 2
11. Resume of Mission: 226,010,000 square feet (5200
acres 'or 8.1 square miles) Fifteen early re-
turns. one aircraft' los t to unknown reasons and one air-
craft lost to survey. Enemy air opposition slight - 40
attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed one and none probably
destroyed or damaged. AA medium to heavy, meager to mod-
erate, inaccurate to o.ccurate. Average bomb load 13,739
Ibs. Average reserve 1049 gallons.
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MISSION SUl'.lMARY
Mission NUmber 41
1. Da te 11 Uarch 1945
2. code Name: Microscope #2
3. Target: Nagoya Urban Area
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 310
73rd, 313tt. and 314th
Bombardment
participating units:
4,
6. Ale Bombing Primary:
921. (285 0 Second-
ary and 6 last Resort
and Opportunity)
7, Time Over primary: 120119K - 120417K
8, Altitude of Attack: 5,100 - 8,500
9. \"eather Over Target: 2/10
10, TOtal Ale lost: 1
II, Resume of i.1ission: 394,660 square feet destroyed
of Target 1729 and 56,892,000 square reet (1300 acres or
2.05 square miles) of urban area destroyed. air-
craft non-effective. one aircraft ditched just take'
off. Enemy fightJer opposition weak - 47 attacks no
AA heavy. meager to Intense, inacturate. Average
bomb load
i
13,880 Ibs.
i
73rd vi'ing, 13,695 Ibs. 313th iilingiand
9,827 Ibs, 314th l"ing, Average gas reserve 920 @'allons.
MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 40
1. l)ate: 9 March 1945
2. cPde Name: Meetinghouse 1)2
3. Target: Tokyo Urban Ar ea
4. Participating Units:
73rd f 313th and 314th
Bombardment ...ings.
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 325
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 8610 (279 primary, 0 Second-
ary, 5 last Resort and
15 0 pportuni ty)
7. Time Over
100 107K
-
l00400K
8. Alti tude of Attack: 4,900
-
9,200
9. tr'eather Over Target: 3/10
10.
TOtal Ale los t: 14
11. Resume of Mission: 469,146,000 square feet destroy-
ed or damaged (1080 acres - 16.8 B:}Utlre miles). Bombing re-
sults excellent. Twenty six alrcraft non-effective. One
aircraft lost to AA, one aircraft lost to survey, fiViO air-
craft ditched and seven aircraft lost to reasons unknown.
Enemy air opposition v/eak - 40 attacks, no claims. AA mod-
erate to intense and accurate. Average bomb load 13;880
Ibs.'73rd 12,857 Ibs. 31.3th Wing and 9,5n, Ibs. 314th
Average gas reserve 1044 gallons.
;.IISSION SUi/iMARY
Mis.ion Number 39
1
4
va te: 4 March 1945
2. COde Name: Enkindle #5
3. Target: 'lbkyo (357) .. Nakajima Ale Plant,
Iliusashino
4. Participating Uni ts: 73rd and ::l:3th Bombardment
Wings
5.
NUmber Ale Airborne:
Ale Bombing primary:
7,
Time Over Secondary:
192
o (0 primary, 159 Second-
ary, 17 las t Reso rt and
1 Opportuni ty)
050940K - 051051K
8. Altitude of Attack: 25,100 - 28,900
9. Over Target: 10/10
10. 'l'>tal Ale lost: 1
11, Resume of Mission: Bombing result.: No
damage"assessment obtained from strike or P?Ht .. photo-
graphy. Fifteen early returns. Enemy air nil.
AA meager"to moderate and inaccurate. load
6,833 Ibs. 73rd l:/ing and 5,646 Ibs. 313th wing. Average
gas reserve 947 gallons.
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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 38
1. oate: 25 February 1945
2! code Name: Meetinghouse #1
3. Target: 'Ibkyo Urban Area
4. participating Units: 73rd, .31.3th and 314th
Bombardment wings
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 229
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 75fo (172 primary, 0 Second-
ary, 28 last Resort
and 1 Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 251458K 251652K
8. J"lti tUde of Attack: 23,500
-
31,000
9. t"'eather Over Target: 10/10
10.
TOtal Ale IDs t: 3
11. Resume of First three wing strike.
28,000,000 square of urban area destroyed. Twenty
eight non-effective. TWo aircraft collidedat wing ass-
embly point an(j one aircraft lost to survey. Enemy air
opposition nil; AA meager and inaccurate. Average bomb
load 7,065 lbs. '73rd wing, 5,147 lbs. 313th Yling and
Ibs. 314th r'ing. Average gas reserve 883 gallons.
MISSION SUW.ARY
Mission Numbor 37
1
Dato: 19 ?eburnry 1945

2
Code Nome: Enkindle #4

3. Target: Tokyo (357) - Nakujimn hlC Plant. Musuahino


4. Participating Units: 73rd nnd 3l3th Bombardmont Wings
5. Number AlC AirbO!ne: 150
6. % A!e BOOIbing Primary:' 0
(0 primo.ry. 119 secondli.ry,. 7 lo,st
rosort, and 5 opportunity)
7. Time ever Secondary; 19l549K - 19l647K
8. ;"1ti tude of Attack t 24,500 - 30,000
9. Weather Over Targot: 5/10 and haze cirrus deck
10. Total pje Lost: 6
11. Resume of'Mission: Cloud cover over primX"y
bombing of secondory, Tokyo by Damage Q$sessment
amounted to 800,900 square feet of the to.rg3t arGo.. Thirt6en early
returns. eight of which bombed tro.rgets of opportunity and last re-
sort. One aircraft ditched on return, two J.ircro.ft lost to enemy
action by one o.ircrot missing to unknown reaSons. two air-
craft destroyed on return to base when one and collided with
0. porked aircraft. Enemy air opposition heo;vy - 570 atta.cks. Enemy
o.irci:ol't destroyed thirty nino. proba.bly sixteen and thirty
:lcvon damaged. ;'J.. moderate to intense, Ino.ccuro.te to accurate. Some
bombing reported. bomb 6860 lbs. 73rd Wing,
54::;9 lbs. 313th :'I1ng. fuol reserve 953 gallons.
MISS 10N SUMMARY
NUmber 36
1. DB. te: 18 February 1945
2. ex> de Name: Panhand Ie IJ 5
3. Target: Truk Airfields One and Two
4. participating Units: 313th Bombardment i'Jlng
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 35
6. Ale Bombing Primary: 100:(
7. Time Over Primary: 181227K - IB1.:340K
8. Altitude of Attack: 24,000 - 25,900
9. '''eather Over Target: 1/10 - 4/10
10. TOtal A/e w:t: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombinc poor.. Slight
cratering of runways. AA and enemy air opposition nil.
erage bomb lOfl.d 9492 Ibs. Average gas reserve 1335 gallons.
1\118510 N S
iViission Number 35
1. Date: 17 February 1945
2. COde Name: panhandle 1)4
3. Target: Truk, nUbIan Island Submarine Base
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment rling
5. NUmber A/e Airborne: 9
6. Ale 30mbing Primary: 89}( (8 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 17l646K _ 17l647K
8. Altitude of Attack: as,301r- 26,900
9. ;"eather Over Target: CAVU
10., Total Ale lost; 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results excellent.
one non-effective. 'No enemy air AA
Heavy, mO'Jeratc and accurate. Average bomb 10:l.cj 2.500 Ibs.
Average Jas reserve 1335 gallons.
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,tlISSION stml..ARY
Mission Number 34
1. Date: 15 February 1945
2. cpde Name: Eradicate #4
:3. Target: Nagoya (193) - Mi tsublshi Engine Plant
4. participating Units: 73rd and 313th Bombardment
iii ngs
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 117
6. ;: Ale BOmbing primary:
,
2810 (::;::;primary, 0 Second-
ary, 54 las t Resort I
Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Pr;-imary: 151502K - 151555K
8. Altitude of Attack: 25,300 - 34,000
9. r-ea ther Over Target: CAVU to 3/10
10. TOtal Alc lost: 1
11. Resume of Bombing results - 203,000 square
feet destroyed or dama[ed. 5.410 of total roof area. Severe
wee. ther enroute caus ed formations to break up. Sixteen ear ly
returns. one aircraft-ditched on return. Enemy air opposit-
icn weak.- 166 attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed seven. pro-
bably destroyed eight and damaged twenty three. AA meager
to moderate, inaccurate to accurate. Averagebomb load 6.000
Ibs. for 73rd p'ing, 5,000 Ibs. for 313th yang. Average gas
r&serve 1191 gallons. Fifty four aircraft'Hamamatsu -
2,000,000 square feet destroyed or damaged

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;.nSSION Sur,Ii.iARY
Mission NUmber 33
1. Date: 1 ~ February 1945
2. CO de Name: Sea Search #3
3. Target:
Search of Area - 'Base line 28 degrees 02
1
N_
145 del-;rees 55
1
E to 28
de2rees 44
1
N - 148 ~ e g _
rees 00' E.
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment T','ing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 6
6. 10 AleO\"er Search Area: 83:( (5 ;.;e)
7. Time Over Frimary: 14 14 15K - 141725K (Estimated)
8. AltitUde Over Search Area; 3,000 feet
9. '''eather Over Target: 4ilO
10. Tc<"l Ale Lost: a
11. Resume of J'.fi.ission: Sea search for (..;nelil, picket boats.
'[Wo early returns. No AA. Enemy shipping observed in target
area as follows: 4 small fr<:iFhtere 1 pi..:::et boat, 1 DD es-
corting freighttrs, l'small fishing boat and 1 unidantified
Vessel . No bomb load. Average gas reserve unavailable.
2P
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MISSION SUMMARY
MisFion Number 32
1. Date: 12 February 1945
2. COde Name: Sea Search #2
3. Ta rget:
60 miles each side 135 degrees 00' east _
148 degrees 00' east longitude, 30 degrees
00' north latitude
4. participating Uni ts: 3l3th Pombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 10
6. Alc Over Search Area: 80% (8 A/C)
7. Time Over Area: 121643K - 122030K (Estimated)
8. Altitude at Search Area: 2,000
9. '--eather Over Target: 1/10 - 10/10
10. Total Ale LDst: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Repeat of mission 30 due to in-
complete coverage. Tv/O early returns. One aircraft caught
fire, exploded and crashed 65 miles northwest of Tinian. AA
meager and accurate from CL or DD at 30"degrees 35' N - 144
degrees 001 E. No enemy air opposition. Two enemy patrol
or turpedo boats I tv/a unidentified submarines I unidentified
convoy of 12-15 ships, one enemy DD and an unidentified con-
voy of eleven ships observed during this mission. All but
20fo of aSE le;ned area was covered. No bomb load. Average
gas reserve unavai lable

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J.HSSION SUJ.lj"ARY
Mission Number 31
1. D; te: 12 February 1945
Code Name.: Starlit;';3
3. Target: IYI'o Jima Heavy AA
4. Farticipeting uni ts; 313th Bombardment \,'ing
5. lJUmber Ale Airborne: 21
6. Ale Primary: l00fo
7. Time Over primary: 12121lK - 121250K
8. Altitude of Attack: 24,000 - 24,500
9. r'eather Over Target: 3/10 - 4/10
10. Total.!lIe lost: 0
11. Resume of eissi"n: Bombi>1g results good. Enemy
air nil. AA meager and inaccurate.
erage bomb l:>ad 8,000 Ibs. Average gas ,i"lf:erve 1015 gallons.
MISSION SUI,'!lliARY
Missi on Number 30
1. Date: 11 February 1945
2. CUde Name: Sea Search #1
3. Target: 60 mi les each side L 135 degrees eas t -
148 degrees east L 30 degrees north
4. participating units: 31.3th Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 9
6. 10 Ale Over Search Area: 8 Ale - 8810
7. Time Over Area: 111518K (ETA over search area)
8. Altitude: 3,000 feet
9. v ~ e a t h e r Over Target:
la. TOtal A/e lost: 0
10/10 oVer cas t
11. Resume of I.lission: Nine aircraft to search for en-
emy picket boats. One early return. 'Search area 10/10 over':'
cas t radar us ed. AA - So fu-Gan heavy, meager and i naccurate.
Rnemy conv6y - heavy, meager and inaccurate. No enemy fibhter
opposition. Enemy convoy of 4 DD, 2 ta:lkers and 5 freighters
si.E;hted at 29 degrees 29 minutes north - 140 degrees 20 minutes
east. No bomb load. Average gas reserve unavai lable.
57 7
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aSSIGN SUM.i.:ARY
Mission Number 29
1. Da te: 10 February 1945
2. COde Name: Fraction #1
3. Target: Tokyo (1544) - Nakajima Ale Plant, Ota
4. Parti cipati ng Uni ts : 73rd and :3 13 th Bombardment
Wings
5.
NUmber Ale Airborne:
..
120
lOl605K
,
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary:
7. Time Over Primary:
7010 (84"primary, 0 Second-
ary, 16 last Resort
and Opportunity)
101641K
8. Altitude of Attack: 26,000 - 29,400
9. Feather Over Target: 1/10 - 2/10
10. Total Ale lost: 12
11. Resume of Mission: Two aircraft included in the
above total were dispatched as a diversionary force against
Hammatsu. Damage as!3essment revealed 755,900 square feet of
roof area damaged in target area. Eighteen aircraft returned
early. One aircraft 'flas lost to enemy action, one aircraft
crashed on take off, two aircraft collided in mid-air. seven'
aircraft ditched and one aircraft missing to unknown reasons.
Enemy air opposition moC;erate "to strong - 330 attacks. Enemy
aircraft destroyed twenty one", probably destroyed fifteen and
twenty six damaged. AA weak and inaccurate. Average bomb
load 6,522 lbs - 73rd \"ling and 5,31.7 lbs - 313th Wing. Aver-
age gss resorve 576 gallons.
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MISSION SUMj,;ARY
Mission Number 28
1. Date: 9 February 1945
2. Code Nal'l"e: Panhandle #3
3. Target: Truk Airfield TWO. lAor..n Iolc.nd
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airbo rne: 30
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 9710 (29 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 091119K - 0911211<
8. Altitude of Attack: 24,000 - 26,000
9. "'eather ever Target: 2/10 - 6/10
10. TOtal Ale lost: 0
,
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results fair. One
early return. "Enemy air opposition nil. AA heavy, meager
and inaccurate. Averagebomb load 10,000 Ibs. Average
gas rt:serve 1620 gallons.
IAISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 27
1. rate: 8 February 1945
2. COde N3me: Panhandle #2
3. Target: 'l'ruk Airfield One, Moec Is land
4. participa ting Uni ts: 313th Bombardr:lent Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 31
5. ;<[ Ale aombing Primary; 97% (30 Ale)
7. Time Over Primary: 081057K - OBl133K
8. _/:ltitude of Attack: 29.;iOO ..- 30.700
9. c'eather Over Target; 8/10 - 9/10
10. TOtal Ale !oat: 0
11; Resume of Mission: Bombing resultR poor. One early
return. Enemy air opposition nil. AA heavy, mea.ger and- in-
accurate. Average bJrnb load 10,000 lbs. Average gas reserve
1,000 gallons.
MISSION SUMMARY
~ I'!
73rd and 31'3th Bombardment
Wings
Mission Number 26
1. {)ate: 4 Febl"Uary 1945
2. CO de Name: Midd leman # 1
3.. Target: Kobe Area (90.25) - Kobe Urban Area
4. Participating Units:
5. NUmber Ale Airborne; 110
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 5710 (69 primary, 0 Second-
ary, 30 Last Resort
and Opportunity)
7. Time over Primary: 041557K - 041656K
8. Altitude of Attack: 24,500 - 27,000
9, ":"eather Over Target: 5/10"- 6/10
10. TOtal Ale !Pst: 2
11. Resume of Mission: 2,651,000 square feet of the
target area was destroyed or damaged. Fifteen aircraft
bombed Natsuzaka and fifteen aircraft bombed various other
las t resort targets.. One aircraft di tched on return and one
aircraft burned after landing at home base classified as lost
to survey. Enemy air opposition heavy and aggressive - 273
attacks. Enemy aircraft destr6yed four, probably destroyed
tW3nty and thirty nine damaged. AA heavy, moderate to i n t ~
ense, inaccurate to -accurate. Average bomb-load 6,030 lbs.
for 73rd ,,"ing and "4,680 lbs. for 313th Viing. Average gas re-
serve 696 gallons.
,
MISSION SmllliiARY
Mission Number 25
(28 Ale)

8510 10 Ale BOmbing Pr imary:


4. participating Units.: 313th Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 33
1. nate: 29 January 1945
2. o:>de Name: starlit #2
3. Target: Iwo Jima Airfields One and Two
7. Time Over Primary: 29142aK - 291447K
6.
8. AltitUde of Attack,: 23,000 - 25,200
9. <'ea ther Over Target: 0/10, - 3/10
10. 'l'ltal Ale lOst: a
11. Resume of Uission: Bombing results fair. l4fo of
bombs aropped fell wi thin target area. Enemy air ,pposition
slight. AA heavy, mocerate & inaccurate. Average bomb
load 12,000 lbs. A v ~ r a g e gas reserve 1386 gallon$.
,
24
1. nate: 27 January 1945
2. code Name: Fnkind1e #3
73rd Bombardment Wing
MISSION SUML::ARY
TOkyo (357) - Nakajima Ale Plant,
MUsashino
Target:
Participating Units:
NUmb;:r Ale Airborne:
10 Ale Bombing Primary:
5.
6.
o (0 primary, 56 Second-
ary, 6 last Resort and
Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 271504K - 271558K
8. Altitude of Attack: 24,.00_ ll9,600
9. ""eather Over Target: lO/la
10. Total.A/C !.llst: 9
11. Resume of Mission: Mission planned for either
(357) or Mitsubishi Engine Factory (193) at
Nagoya or if weather was bad, urban. areas of Tokyo or
Nagoya to be bombed by Radar. Two aircraft were dis-
pa tched ear ly as weather reconnai ssance and reported that
357 was to be target. complete undercast necessitated rad-
ar run on Urban Tokyo. Bombing results unobserved. Twelve
early returns. Five aircraft lost to enemy action, two air-
craft ditched on return, one aircraft crash landed on return
to base and one aircraft lost to survey. Enemy fighter opp-
osition of unparalleled intensity _ 984 attacks. Enemyair-
craft destroyed sixty, probably destroyed seventeen and thirty
nine damaged. Many ram.rning attempts. AA havy, moderate to
ir.tense, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb load 6,000
lbs. Average gas reserve 1059 gallons.
MISSION SUidr,;ARY
Mission Number 23
1, nate: 24 January 1945
2. COde Name: Starlit ,;ll
3. Target: Iwo Jima Airfields One and Tuo
4. Parti eipa ti ng Uni ts : 313 th Bombardment
5. Number Ale Airborne: 28
6, 1. Ale Bombing Primary: 711. (20 Ale)
7. T1T.e Over Primary: 241228K - 2413301<
8. Altitude of Attack: 26,000 - 00.000
9, Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 10/10
10. 'l"ta1 Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of Eission: Bombing results good. Airfield
number one rendered Eight early. En-
emy air opposition"nil. AA heavy, meager "& inaccurate. AV-"
erage bomb load 12,000 Ibs.. Average gas reserve 1622 gallons.
51!!
MISSION SUMl',iARY
Mission Number 22
1. Date: 23 January 1945
2. code Name: Eradicate #'3
3. Target: Nagoya (193) - Mitsubishl Engine Plant
4 ~ Participating Units: ?3rd Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 73
6. 1! Ale Bombing Primary: 3 8 ~ (28 'primary, 27 Second-
ary I 5 las t Resort and
Opportuni ty)
7. Time Over Primary: 230535K 23G547K
8. Altitude of Attack: 25,300 - 27,200
9. v'eather Over Target: 9/10 - 10/10
10. TOtal Ale Lost: 2
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results unsatisfactory.
DUe to'weather twenty seven aircraft bombed Urban area of
Nagoya. Thirteen early returns. One aircraft ditched just
after take off and one aircraft lost to enemy aircraft and
AA. Enemy fighter opposition heavy and aggressive - 691
attacks. 'Snemy aircraft destroyed tY1irty 'tih.re., prchlhy:de'e_
troyed twenty two and damaged forty. AA hoavy. meager to
mod6rate, inaccurate to accurate. Average bomb load 6,000
1bs. Average Bas reserve 1053 gallons.
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Mission Number 21
1. nate: 21 January 1945
2. COde Name: Panhandle /;1
3. Target: Truk, Moen Island Airfield
4. Participating Units: 313th Bombardment
5. Number Ale Airborne: 33
6. "Alc Bombing Primary: 911. (30 AlC)
7. Time Over Primary: 211CX34I( _ 21110BK
8. of Attack: 25,500 _ 26,000
S. """eat"ler Over Target: 1/10 _ 2/10
10. TOtal Alc lost: 0
11. r.esumo of Bombing results good. 5210 of
bombs d'ropred hi ttioG the target. '!bree aircraft non-eff-
ective. at: nil, AA heAvy, meager and
inaccurate. Al"erase bomb load 11,000 Ibs. Average gas re-
s cry, gai..1.0rt3.
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MISSION
Mission Number 20
1. Date: 19 January 1945
2. (Xlde Name: Frui tcake
3. Target: Osaka (1547) - Kawasaki Ale Plant, Akashi
4. participating units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 80
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary: 78fo (62 primary, 0 Second-
ary, 9 las t Resort and
opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 191450K 19l524K
8. Altitude of Attack: 25,100 - 27,400
9. Feather Over Target: 2/10 - 3/10
10. Total Ale lost: 0
11. Resume of ML:sion: Bombing results good - major
damage 3910 of total roof area of engine and"assembly plants
destroyed or damaged- 1,032,000 square feet. Seven early
returns. Enemy air opposition light to moci.erate, unaggress-
ive - 159 attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed four, probably
destroyed four and damaged AA meager to moderate,
inaccurate. Average bomb load 5,000 lbs. Average gas res-
erve 1037 gallons. Three aircraft inclUded in above total
Were airborne as a diversionary force to drop rope, bomb
Hammatsu and obtain scope photos. one aircraft returned
early and the other two aircraft bombed Hammatsu.
MISSION SUM.MARY
NUmber - None Assigned
1. Date: 16 January 1945
2. code Name: Fagan Island
3. Target: Airstrip on Pagan
4. parti cipa ti ng Uni ts: :313 th Bombardment rJi ng
5. Ale Airborne: 44
6. 1. Alc BOmbing primary; 731. (32 AlC)
7. Time Over Primary: 161133K - 161754K
8. Altitude of Attack; 28,300 - 28,400
>g. Vleather Over Target; 6/10 - 10/10
10. TOtal Alc lDst; 0
11. Resume of Mission: Shakedown"mission for wing.
First'effort with bombing results fair." Eleven early re-
turns. Enemy air opposition and AA nil. Average bomb load
12,000 Ibs. gas reserve 1854 gallons.
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?JISSION SUMi',1ARY
Mission NUmber 19
1. .oa te: 14 January 1945
2. code Name: Hestitation #2
3. Target: Nagoya (194) - Mitsubishl Ale Plant
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. NUmber Ale Airborne: 73
6. 10 Ale Bombing Primary:
5510 (40'primary, 0 Second-
ary, 23 last Resort
and Opportunity)
7. Time Over Primary: 141540K 141628K
8, AltitUde of Attack: 29,080 - 32,000
9. "'eather Over Target: 4/10 a Ito cumu Ius and dense haze
10. TOtal Ale 1<>. t: 5
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results fair - 166,100
square feet destroyed and damaged. Nineteen early returns.
one aircraft'ditched enroute to target, two aircraft ditched
e ~ r o u t e back, one aircraft lost to unknown causes and one
aIrcraft lost to survey. Enemy air opposition moderate to
heavy, inaggressive to aggressive -'583 attacks. AA meager
to moderate, inaccurate to accurate. 'Average bomb load 5,000
lbs. Average gas reserve 90-3 gallons.
eBB Ir'
MISSION SUMi..iARY
Mission Number 18
1. Date: 9 January 1945
2. code Name: Enkindle 1i2
3. Target: Tokyo (357) - Nakajima Ale Plant,
Musashino
4.. parti cipa ti ng Uni ts : 73rd Bombardment Wi oS
5. humber Ale Airborne: 72
6. ~ Ale Bombing Primary:
2 5 ~ (18'primary, 0 Second-
ary, 34 las t Resort and
Opportunity)
7. rime Over Primary: 091513K
091535K
8. Altitude of Attack: 29,500 - 34,400
9. weather Over Target: CAVU
10. TOtal Ale !.Dst: 6
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results poor - visual
bombing -' extremely bad weather on route out prevented
formation flying to any large extent. Diversionary force
of three aircraft dispensed rope. Nineteen early returns.
Tvro aircraft lost to enemy aircraft, one aircraft ditched
on route back and tvo aircraft are missing to unknown ree-
~ o n s . Enemy air opposition meager to moderate, unaggress-
lve to aggressive. AA meager to moderate, inaccurate. Av-
erage bomb load 5,000 lbs. Average gas reserve 1174 gall-
one.

MISSION
Mission 17
1. Da te: 3 January 1945
2. o:>de Name: Microscope # 1
3. Target: Nagoya city - Docks and Urban Areas
4. Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. Ale Airborne: 97
&. "Ale BOmbing primary:
5910 (57 primary, 0 Second-
ary". 21 las t Reso rt
and opportunity)
7.
Time
Over
primary:
031545K
031633K
8.
Altitude of
Attack:
28,200 -
31,500
9.
Weather Over
Target:
6/10
10. T<> tal Ale
los t: 5
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results fair - 140,000
square feet dAstroyed and 75 fires started. Eighteen early
returns. one aircraft lost to enemy aircraft. three air-
craft lost to unknovn causes and one aircraft ditched on re-
turn. Enemy air opposition moderate to heavy, inagGressive
to aggressive _ 346 attacks with fourteen destroyed. fourteen"
probably destroyed and twenty damaged. AA meager -
Average bomb load 5,300 Ibs. Average gas reserve 761 gallons.
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MISSION
Mission 16
1. Dute: 27 Docember 1944
C
ode Name: Enkindle #1
2.
3. Tnrget: Tokyo (357) .\le
Musnshino
4, Pnrtlclpctlng Unit: 73rd Wing
5. Number 72
6. %;..;e Bombing Prim,.ry: 54% (39 l'ri..lo.ry. 9 secondn.ry, 4
last resort nnd opportunity)
7, Time Over Primary: 271342K - 271S03K
8. ;'ltitude of ;'ttnck: 28,800 - 33,600
9, Over Tc.rget: 2/10
10, :..;C Lost: 3
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results poor. Six hits within
1000 feet of AP. Results unobserved on resort cnd
opportunity tnrgets. Twenty-two GC'.rly Tek.rns. One :-.ircr:dt ditched
on return, Enemy opposition to hecvy, to
- 272 with one destroyed. ten probcb1y
destroyed seVGn :J: meager to intense,
:.vero.ge bomb lo:::.d 5500 Ibs. i.vcl"::-.ge gc.s reserve 1200
gt.llons.

MISSION SUMlv...:.RY
Mission Number 15
1. Date: 24 December 1944
2. Code Name: Rockcrusher #1
3. lwo Jimn One
4. Po.rticlpntlng Unl ts: 73rd Bomb='l.rd.lont \'/ing
5. Number ;./e J..irborne: 29
6. %.ve Bombing Primo.ryl 88% (23 prlm:-.ry, 1 last resort)
7. Tio(3 Over 241424K - 241535K
8. of 19,500 - 21,300
9. "le'"':thoT Over Tc.rget: 7/10 - 10/10
10. Totc.l;.je Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Bombs drOpp3Q by and rndcr
"fith poor results. Three nircr::li't airborne not in
totc.ls c,s n.:l.viga.tionc.l" escort for fighter s,'!'Oep. Enemy fightsr op-
position nil. ;,j:. menger, moder(l.te to ":'.verc.gc bot'lb loc.d
10,000 Ibs. gns reserve 1832 ga.llons.
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MISSION SUlJ,<;.,RY
Mission Number 14
1. O-.te: 22 December 19014
2, Code #2
3. T:lTget: NllgOYo. (193) - l'itsubishi Snglne Ph,nt
4. Unit: 73rd
5. Number AlC 78
6. % Bombing Prlonry: 62% (48 pr1mrxy, 0 secondary, 3
'1::I,st 11 opportunity)
7. Time Over Prionry: 221404K - 221558K
8. l..ltitude of :"tb.ck: 28,800 - 32,600
9. We:l.ther Over T:l.rget: 6/10 - 10/10
10. Totcl ;jC Lost: 3
11. Resume of Mission: Bombed by No bomb strike photof'
or do..mnge r.ssessment. Enemy :'I.ir opposi tion. he:::vy to un-
t'.ggrossive to o.ggressive - 508 o.tto.cks. Enci,ty circr;-.ft destroyed 9,
probo.bly destroyed 17 nnd 15. :JA he,vy, ino.ccuro.te to o.ccur-
One nircroit when two enginGs cut out, one
hit by fighters or flt\k over tC'.rget nnd le.tor ditched ::'ond one o.ir-
cro.f't seriously dnmt'.ged on this mission Ie-tel' dcsigno.ted ::'.s lost nnd
TB-29. .:.. verngu bomb loo.d 5500 lbs. J..ven.ge gns reserve
1046 go.llons.

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MISSION
Number 13
1. Onto: 16 December 1944
2. Name: #1
3. Target: Nagoya (194) Plant
4. 73rd Wing
5. Number :Jc 69
6.
%;JC Bombing Primary:
71%
Lr.st
primnry, 0 Socondary,
Resort nnd Opportunity 10)
7. T;no Over 181400K - 181543K
B. Altitude of ;,.ttack: 28,000 - 32,000
9. Weather Over Target: 5/10
11. of Mission: Bombing results good - 921,670 square
foct destroyed or d:unnged. 2.500.000 squo.re feet or residentlo.1 area
destroyed and d:unnge to shipyards othor industries.
Enemy fighter opposition moderate with 186 uno.ggressive c.tta.cks.
Enemy o.ircrC'.ft destroyed 5, prob::.bly d 11 nnd do.mnged 12.
missing unknown. ono ditched one
o.ircrnft crashed on return to Snipnn. .vlA moderate to 10-
o.ccuro.ta. bomb lond 5000 Ibs. gas reserve 705 g::.llons
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Mission Number 12
I, Date: 13 December 1944
2. Code Name: Memphis #1
3. Tr-.rget: Primnry - Mitsubishi >.Ic Engine Ph.nt (193) Nagoya.
Secondary _ No.goya Last Resort -
Industrial
4. Participating Un! t: 73rd Bombc.rdnont Wing
5. Number Ale 90
6,
% ;jc Bombing Prb.::try:
79%
(71 l'/C)
7,
Time Pr irnnry:
131457K - 131638K
8.
of Atto.ck:
26,450
_ 32.300
9,
Wonthar Over Tc.rget:
3/10
10,
Total ;.jC
Lost: 4
11. Resume of Mission: BOmbing results good - 691,050 square
fect destroyed of mo.1n buildings and others w1th230 bursts
in tnrget aren. Fifteen 6Ql"ly returns. Two o.ircro.ft ditched, one
nirer'eft lost to unknown Causes :lnd one 'J.ircrc.ft lost to
flnk. Fighter opposition hc":":.vy to light - uno.ggressive to aggressive
rnth 106 attacks made with four destroyed, onG probo.bly destroyed
o.nd none ;./.'. heo.vy, moderate to intense, o.ceurc.te. .'."veT::-.ge
bomb lond 5000 Ibs. hveruge g::ts reserved 783 go.llons.
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MISSWN SUl'li.:.RY
Mission UUJ:lber 11
1. DntElf B December 1944
2. Code Name: Sledgeh:l>lilllCr #1

Prim:lrY -
Soco .'lcin.:-y

Pngc.n !slond
4. 73rd Bombardmont Wing
8. ':"ltitl:dd of ,:.t+;o.ck: -
11. :k! 'I,r:: :; ,A=.S4 :.0h; :lambing resu' ts mn-inly unobserved to cloud.
cover _ on'. '':':l.l.o.l'iJ ':'''1 ,,':)(:1:, .. ,.: 1 bombs throu6.... breo.k. Three a.ircra.ft nir-
borne' as n\lli.:.,a..l:.on t1 rs p-:.,?' 5 .. iI".cluded 1n o.bove toto.1s.
Fifteen enz'ly F.1,-r 'l::'r('td secondo.ry. Enemya.ir
opposition :''"1.'' ill" .1: 1 :1- S.(,-.(: 10111. -.tle:! 20,000 Ibs. ;.vero.ge gc.s
reser,3
71 7 ,
MISSION sm') .:.RY
Misoion Number 10
1. DQtol 3 Dooombor 1944
2. Code 'Hame: Snn nntonl0 #3
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3. Tnrgotl Muonshino Ale Plnnt (357), Soeondnry - Urban nnd
Dock j,.rea. Tokyo
4. Po.rtlcipnting Uni t: 73rd Bomba.rdmont Wing
5. Number Ale A!rornft: 86
6. %file Bombing Prlma.ryt 85% (73)
7. OVOl' Prima.rYI 030503K - 030630K
6. Altitudo of Attack: 16.000 - 33,100
9. Woathor Over Tnrgot: C;.VU
10. Tota.l /0 Lost: 5
11. Rosumo of Mission: Bombing results unsntlsfnctory on primary
2580 square feet destroyed and unobservod on sacondnry. 2.5?, hit to.r-
got. Eight nlrcro.ft bombed BacondnTy. cnrlyroturns two of
v/hlch bombod Po.go.n Island. Ono C'.iTernft loat to anomy nlrcr'lft nnd
four ditchod. Enomy air opposition slight to _ 75 a.ttncks
woro mude with 10dlstroyed, 11 probC\bly dostroyod nnd 18
ivl. heClvy, monger to intense, inC'.ccurnttl . bomb load 5000 Ibs.
:.vJrnge gaG roserve 815 gn11ons.
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1JI1SSION SUUL-.RY
llission Number 9
1. D:::te: 29 November 1944
2. Code Brooklyn #1
3.
:
Primary - Industri:::1 .;Xe::: Tokyo. Socondnry _ None.
Resort - Industrial City
4. Unit: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. Number hie 29
6. %.ve Bombing Primcry I 79% (Prim:-.ry 23. La.st Resort - 2)
7. Time Over Primary: Primory - 3000S0K - 300S27K
Resort - 30010BK - 300157K
8. of Attnck: Primnry - 25,000 - 33,200
Lest Resort - 21,000 - 33,200
9, Woo.ther Over Target: Primnry - 10/10, Lnst Rellort - 10/10
la, Totnl hie Lost: 1
11, Resume of Mission: Bombed by n.d:'.r results unknown, Lo.st
rosort ta.rgets Yol9ohama. nnd Numozu, Four non-effective.
Ono ::.lrcraft missing to unknown rea.sons. .V.'. henvy, meager to 1no.o-
curate. Enemy air opposition slight - fivo Average bomb
lo".d 7000 1bs. hVero.ge ga.s reserve 1238 gC'.llons.
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Mission Number 8
- Musashino Plant, Nnknj1mn Alc Factory
Tokyo (353), Secondary - Urban and Dock Area Tokyo
T:l. get: 3,
4. Participc.t1ng Uni t: 73rd Bomb:lrdil1ent Wing
2. Code Name: San Antonio #2
7. Tima Over Primory: Secrndnry - 271347K - 271525K
Opportunity - 271420K - 271423K
5. Number Ale 81
6. % Bombing Primnry: 0 PrimarYt 49 Secondary
1. Date: 27 November 1944
8. :'ltitude of Secondary - 27.700 - 34,000
Opportunity - 32,500
9. Weather Over Targetl 10/10
10. Total Ale Lost: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results unobserved. Primary
completely obscured. Forty-nine nircrnft bombed secondary target
bymdc.r. Seven a.ircro.ft bombed Ho.m:.un:ltsu. While this mission WOos
being flown nine to eleven enemy c.tt:-.cked Isley Field. .Ul
but one destroyed by;J;. c.nd fighters. Three 8-29' s destroyed, two
extensively uadertermined number Nineteen circrnt
non-effective. One c.ircrxrt ditched on to crow
::lis-sing. Enemy nir 'oppo::;ltlon 'Cnd flr'.l( n:1-1 Average bonb
lo::.d 10,000 Ibs. .l.voro.ge 1093 gallons.
MISSION
Number 7
1. Date: 24 November 1944
2. Code Name: San Antonio #1
3. To. get: Ale Plant Tokyo (357), - UrbQn
Dock ArcQ Tokyo
4. Pnrticipating Unit: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 111
6. %AlC Bombing 2Z% (24)
7. Time Over Primo.ry: 24l3l2K - 241532".tC
8. Altitude of Attack: 27,000 - 32,000
9. Wenther Over Target: 2/10 - 9/10
10. Total .\lC Lost: 2
11. Resume of Mission: Fifty-nine attacked urban
dock m-eo. of Tokyo ::l.nd five ::l.ircre.ft o.tta.cked lhtsuzo.ki village,
of opportunity. Bombing results poor - 16,058 square feet des-
troyed or damaged. Ground speeds estimo.tGd at 445 mph over target
16 bursts in txrget area. Twenty three o.ircrcrt One
:l.ircro.ft ditched 0.11 crew rescued. One a.lrcro.ft believed lost in
collision with enemy :l.ircro.ft. Enemy :l.ir opposition me'1ger, modero.ts
to intense - 184 o.tto.Cks. Enemy o.ircre.ft destroyed seven, probo.bly
destroyed eighteen nnd da.maged nine. hea.gy, maager to modernte
innccuro.te to a.ccurate. bomb 10,000 1bs. Avaro.ge gas
roserve 1048

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sl/tlURy
ilission Number 6
1. Date I 11 November 1944
2. Code Name: Truk
Submarine Dublon Island, .Secondary - Dublon
Island Shipping.
4. Participating Unit: 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. Number Ale Airborne: 9
6. %Ale Bombing Prima.ry. 89% (8)
7.
Time O.,er Primary:
1113fSK
111357K
8.
Altitude of Attack:
25,000 25,000
9.
Yleo.ther Over To.rgeb 2/10 - 3/10
10.
Total .tJ
C
Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Shakedown mission. Bombing results fair.
enG aircraft non-effective. 3nemy air opposition slight by five un-
a.ggressive lltta.cks. One enemy c.ircruft d:l.ii'!:lged. Avera.ge bomb load
10,000 Ibs. Avera.ge ga.s reserve 2212 gallons. AlA mea.ger to 1n-
aceur 0. te.
aM'] II"
), SUUARY
Mission Number 5
1. Date: 6 November 1944
2. Code -Name: Iwo Jima
3. Target: Airfields at Iwo Jima
4, Participating Unl t: 73rd Bombardmont Wing
5. Number A/e Airborne: 17
6. %Ale Bombing ?rlmary: 35% (6)
7. Time Over PrimarYI OB1232K - OB1234K
8. Altitude of Attack: - 29,000
9. Weather Over Targetr 4/10 - 5/10
10. Total Ale Lost: 1
11. Resume of Mission: Shakedown mission. Bombing results - no
photos. Crews reported excellent, Formation of eight aircraft missed
target entirely when lead aircraft over ran I? Eleven Ale non-effec-
tive. One aircraft ditched at degrees north 141 degrees east.
Enemy air o,?position slight, eight enemy aircraft made attacks. Six
phosphorus bombs dropped on formations. AIA heavy, moderate to
inaccurate. Average bomb load 10,000 Ibs. Average gas reserve 1167
gallons.
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MISSION SUWARY
10213810n Number 4
1. Date. 5 November 1944
2. Codo J r>lo.Jima
TarBot:
Two Airfiolds at J1ma
4. Participating Unit I 73rd Bombardment Wing
5. Numbor Ale AirbornOI 36
6. % .VC Bombing PrillBry. 67% (24)
7. Tiona Ovor Primary. 05162% - 05163%
B. Altitudo of Attack. 26,750 - 27.500
9. Weather Over Tareot I 9/10 - 10/10
10. Total Ale Lostl 0
Rosumo of Mission. Shakedown mission. Mission planned to give
training in visual bombins Bnd test of night landing tacilities
at baac. TriO aircraft non-effoctive. Ten aircratt reQ&blDg target were
inoffeotivo duo to malfunction of bomb bay doors on lead aircraft. Bomba
dropped at variouB intervals boyond target. No enemy air opposition.
/A heary, tnoagor to irlaccuratc. Bombing results poor. Averagobomb
load 10,000 pounds. Avorago gaa reservo 1409 gallona.
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MISSION SUMM\RY
NUssion NUmber 3
1. natol 2 November 1944
2. Code Name: Truk
3. Targot Submarino Pens. Dublon Island. Truk Atoll
4. Participating Unit' 73rd Bombardment Wirl8
5. Numbor Ale Airborne' 20
6. %A/e B_ing Pri""ry. 85% (17)
7. Time Over Primary: 021034 - 021135
. .
B. Altitude of Attack: 25,900 - 27,300
9. l1eather Over Target: 7/10 - 8/10
10. Total A/e lost,
ll. Resume of Mission: Shakedo\7n missilbn. Bombing results poor.
Three aircraft non-effective. No encny air oppcsition. Mission
planned to afford pra.ctice in using ra'uar bombing procedure. A/iJ. t.G.avy,
meager to inaccurate. Assemblies made nccording to plan. AverJ.gc
bomb load 5000 Ibs. Average gas reserve 20!3 gallons.
MISSION
Mission NUmber 2
1. Date: 30 October 1944
2. Coda Name: Truk
3. Target: S\lbmarinc pens. Dublon Island, Truk Atoll
4. Participating Unit: 73rd Bombardment \lind:
5. Number A/e Airborne: 18
6. %A!e Bombing Primary: 44% (8)
7. Time Over Prinary: 301100K - 301103K
8. Altitude of AttackJ 25,500 - 27g450
9. Weather Over Target: 5/10 cumulus
10. Total A!e lost!
11. Resume of Mission, Shakedown misston. Bombing results poor,
Ten aircraft non-effectivo. NO enemy air opposition. A/A meager to
nil. Nine aircraft dropped bombs by radar trtO miles beyond tarret.
Assembly made as planned. Average bomb load 6000 lbs. Average gas
reserve 2011 gallons.
lrIlSSION StJM.mY
M[ssion NUmber 1
1. D3tal 27 OcIteber 1944
2. Code N:J.me: Truk
3. Target: SUbmarino Pens. D.J.b1on Island. Truk
4. Farticipating Unit: 7]rd BombardflEnt Wing
5. NUmber A/C Airborno: 18
6. %J.VC BembillB PrirU9.ry I 78% (14)
7. Time Over PrillBry: 280055K - 280900K
.8Utitude of Attack: 25.900 - 27,4:0
9. Weather Over Targetl CAVU
10. Total Ale Lost: 0
11. Resume of Mission: Shakedoun mission, bacbing results poor
to fair. "Four aircraft non-effective. There ~ c r c 2 attacks by E/A.
AlA heavy, merger to inaccurate. AV0ragc bomb load 6000 Ibs. Avcrane
fuel reserve 1812 gallons.