Mission Number 205
17 June 1945
Shimonoseki Straits and
313th Bombardment Wing
- Number A/C
- % A/C
89.25% (25 primary and 2 alternate)
- Type of
Mines Planted: Mk-25,
2000# and Mk-26-36 1000# mines with various settings.
- Number of
Mines Planted: 42 ea.
Mk-25, and 215 ea. Mk-26-36 mines
- Time Over
Primary: 0024K - 0213K
of Attack: 6200 - 8550
Over Target: 0/10 -
- Total A/C
- Resume of
Mission: It was
believed the mining of the anchorage at Shimonoseki Straits and Kobe
would flush-out the ships at the anchorage, and further discourage
shipping in these areas. Of the 277 mines dropped, only 1 was
believed to be non-effective. Three E/A sighted made no attacks.
One B-29 was non-effective. Two B-29’s landed at Iwo Jima. Average
Mine Load: 12,738 lb. Average Fuel Reserve: 850 gallons.