Mission Number 40
- Date: 9 March 1945
- Code Name:
- Target: Tokyo Urban
- Participating Units:
73rd, 313th and 314th Bombardment Wings.
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary:
86% (279 primary, 0 Secondary, 5 last Resort and 15 Opportunity)
- Time Over Primary:
100107K - 100400K
- Altitude of Attack:
4,900 - 9,200
- Weather Over Target:
- Total A/C Lost: 14
- Resume of Mission:
469,146,000 square feet destroyed or damaged (1080 acres - 16.8
square miles). Bombing results excellent. Twenty six aircraft
non-effective. One aircraft lost to AA, one aircraft lost to
survey, five aircraft ditched and seven aircraft lost to reasons
unknown. Enemy air opposition weak - 40 attacks, no claims. AA
moderate to intense and accurate. Average bomb load 13,880 lbs.
73rd wing, 12,857 lbs, 3l3th Wing and 9,672 lbs. 314th Wing.
Average gas reserve 1044 gallons.