Mission Number 225


  1. Date:  26 June 1945
  2. Target:  Kawasaki A/C Plant at Akashi  (90.25  - 1547)
  3. Participating Unit:  313th Bombardment Wing
  4. Number A/C Airborne:  38
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary:  80.6%  (31 primary and 5 opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes:  AN-M56, 4000#  L.C., instantaneous nose and non-delay tail.
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped:  184 tons on primary & 30 tons on opportunity.
  8. Time Over Primary:  1001K  - 1052K
  9. Altitude of Attack:  16,000  - 26,200 feet
  10. Weather Over Target:  10/10
  11. Total A/C Lost:  0
  12. Resume of Mission:  Strike attack photos revealed probable hits on the machinery building, the railroad right-of-way SW of the plant, the gun installation on the coast to the SW of the Target.  There was a near miss of the final assembly building, but NW wall showed blast damage.  Near misses damaged the roof of the parts assembly building.  Flak was heavy, meager to moderate, and inaccurate.  No fighter cover was provided.  Two A/C were non-effective.  Nine A/C bombed visually and 22 by radar.  6 E/A made 2 attacks.  Claims were 1-0-1.  Eight A/C landed at Iwo Jima.  Average Bomb Load:  12,950 lbs.  Average Fuel Reserve:  619 gallons. 



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