Mission Number 137


  1. Date:  3 May 1945
  2. Code Name: Famish    #7
  3. Target:   Kanoya East A/F    90.38   - 2516
  4. Participating Unit: 314th Bombardment Wing
  5. Number A/C Airborne: 11
  6. % A/C Bombing Primary: 100%
  7. Time Over Primary: 031631K
  8. Altitude of Attack: 17,400
  9. Weather Over Target: 0/10   - haze
  10. Total A/C Lost: 1
  11. Resume of Mission: Strike photos showed bombing results were excellent.  Bomb pattern about 2000 feet wide covered center of field and extended northeast about 2000' beyond field.  Hangar area was damaged and the airfield was badly cratered, but main strip shows evidence of patching and may be operative.  Nine S/E A/C and   11 dummy A/C were visible.  Fighter opposition weak  - 10 E/A sighted and made 6 attacks.  Enemy aircraft destroyed: none, probably destroyed 1 and none damaged.  One aircraft landed at Iwo Jima, one   aircraft landed at Okinawa and one aircraft ditched near Iwo Jima - five crew members rescued.  A/A nil.  Average bomb load: 10,700 lbs.  Average fuel reserve: 955 gallons.




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