Mission Number 231
26 June 1945
Kawasaki A/C Co., Kagamighara (90.20 - 240)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
70% (25 Primary and 6 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P., instantaneous nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
143 tons on Primary and 24 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
1026K - 1100K
Altitude of Attack:
14,870 - 17,400
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Fair strike photography showed bursts in and near
The building at aiming point appeared well hit.
Smoke hampered observations.
Four A/C bombed the Primary radar Target, Tsu City.
Twenty-one A/C bombed visually.
Flak was heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate.
No fighter escort was provided.
Five A/C were non-effective.
Aircraft lost was rammed by enemy fighter and exploded before
reaching Target. Twenty-six
E/A sighted made 7 attacks.
Claims were 9-1-2. Four A/C
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 12,100 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 699