Mission Number 231


  1. Date: 26 June 1945 
  2. Target: Kawasaki A/C Co., Kagamighara (90.20 - 240)
  3. Participating Unit: 314th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 35
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 70% (25 Primary and 6 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: AN-M64, 500# G.P., instantaneous nose and non-delay tail. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 143 tons on Primary and 24 tons on Opportunity. 
  8. Time Over Primary: 1026K - 1100K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 14,870 - 17,400
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 1
  12. Resume of Mission: Fair strike photography showed bursts in and near Target area.  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 gallons. 




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