Mission Number 126
- Date: 30 April
1945 Code Name: Blockhouse #1
- Target: Tachikawa
Air Depot, Hamamatsu (primary visual)
90.17-1404 and City of Hamamatsu (primary radar).
- Participating Units:
73rd and 313th Bombardment Wings
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary:
65% (69 prime 9 Sec & 14 Opp)
- Time Over Primary:
301122K - 301154K
- Altitude of Attack:
17,800 - 21,500
- Weather Over Target:
6/10 - 10/10
- Total A/C Lost: 0
- Resume of Mission:
Bombing results were unobserved with 313th Wing aircraft attacking
primary visual and primary radar Target. Four of 73rd Wing six
squadrons hit Hamamatsu with good results. Two overlapping patterns
of bursts started large fires in area. Several hits on Imperial
Government Shop. Fighter opposition consisted of 90 sighted enemy
aircraft making 46 attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed one, probably
destroyed none and four damaged. AA heavy, meager and inaccurate.
Fifteen aircraft landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load 11,595 lbs.
Average gas reserve 737 gallons.