Mission Number 189
- Date: 7 June 1945
- Target: Osaka Urban
- Participating Units:
58th, 73rd, 313th and 314th Bombardment Wings
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary
Target: 89.98% (409 primary and 9 opportunity)
- Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
#-46, non-delay nose, various tail settings: T4E4, various nose and
tail settings: E-48, non-delay nose, various tail settings:
AN-M47A2, instantaneous nose and non-delay tail: AN-M46, 1/10 sec.
nose and 1/100 sec. tail: AN-M65- 1/100 sec. nose and tail: AN-M64,
1/100 sec. nose and tail.
- Tons of Bombs Dropped:
2593.6 primary and 58.6 opportunity.
- Time Over Primary:
071209K - 171328K
- Altitude of Attack:
17,900 - 23,150
- Weather Over Target:
8/10 - 10/10
- Total A/C Lost: 2
- Resume of Mission:
Strike attack photographs indicated 2.21 square miles had been
destroyed bringing the total to Date from the Command’s Strikes to
13.46 square miles or 22.5% of the built-up portion of the city.
Thirty-one A/C were non-effective. Fighter opposition was nil to
meager, with 10 E/A sighted making 30 attacks. Claims were 0-0-3.
Flak over the Target was heavy, nil to meager, and inaccurate.
Seven B-29’s were damaged by flak. Fighter escort was provided by
144 P-51’s. Fighter claims were 2-0-1. Fifty-nine A/C landed at
Iwo Jima. The 2 B-29’s were lost to mechanical reasons. One P-51
caught fire near Iwo Jima. Average Bomb Load: 13,182 lbs. Average
Fuel Reserve: 544 gallons.