Mission Number 228
26 June 1945
Mitsubishi A/C Plant, Kagamighara (90.20 - 1833) Tsu - Secondary
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
75.60% (60 Primary, 15 Secondary, and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P. instantaneous nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
411.5 tons on Primary, 102.2 tons on secondary and 13.3 on
Time Over Primary:
1012K - 1055K
Altitude of Attack:
15,000 - 16,900
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 3/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Plant received numerous hits, majority to the NE of MPI.
Kagamighara A/F was rendered temporarily inoperative.
Tsu Urban Area was bombed by 15 A/C, with photo coverage
showing bursts from 2 planes.
All bombing was visual on Primary
Flak was heavy, meager to moderate and accurate to
fighters seen in the Target area.
Two A/C were non-effective.
The A/C lost was to survey at
Iwo Jima after it had
suffered extensive flak damage.
Twenty-one E/A made 44 attacks.
Claims were 6-3-3.
Eleven A/C landed at Iwo
Jima. Average bomb load:
15, 327 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 699 gallons.