Mission Number 18
- Date: 9 January 1945
- Code Name: Enkindle
- Target: Tokyo (357)
- Nakajima A/C Plant, Musashino
- Participating Unit:
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary:
25% (18 Primary, 0 Secondary, 34 Last Resort and Opportunity)
- Time Over Primary:
091513K - 091535K
- Altitude of Attack:
29,500 - 34,400
- Weather Over Target:
- Total A/C Lost: 6
- 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. Two aircraft lost to enemy aircraft, one aircraft ditched
on route back and two aircraft are missing to unknown reasons.
Enemy air opposition meager to moderate, inaccurate. Average bomb
load: 5,000 lbs. Aver- age gas reserve: 1,174 gallons.