Mission Number 122


  1. Date:  29 April 1945
  2. Code Name: Barranca #7
  3. Target:  Kokubu A/F     90.38-2520
  4. Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
  5. Number A/C Airborne: 22
  6. % A/C Bombing Primary: 100%
  7. Time Over Primary: 290805K.  -   290806K
  8. Altitude of Attack: 12,300  - 13,000
  9. Weather Over Target: 0/10 hazy
  10. Total A/C Lost: 0
  11. Resume of Mission: Bombing results were from excellent to poor.  One lead aircraft had a malfunction which caused its bombs to fall over the Target and hit the city of Kokubu.  One large explosion resulted in the city.  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 coordinated and well timed attacks.  Enemy aircraft destroyed twelve, probably destroyed five and seven damaged.  Average bomb load 14,267 lbs.  Average gas reserve 707 gallons.






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