Mission Number 235
28 June 1945
Sasebo Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
95.88% (141 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M76 500# incendiary bombs, instantaneous nose and non-delay tail
and M17A1, E-48 and E-46 incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1,058.9 on Primary and 18.11 tons opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
0137K - 0253K
Altitude of Attack:
10,100 - 11,700
Weather Over Target:
9/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance showed damage to area totaled .41 square miles
or 17.9% of urban and industrial areas.
One hundred-thirty-five A/C bombed by radar and 6 visually.
Flak was heavy and medium, meager to moderate and inaccurate.
Nine E/A sighted made 1 attack.
No claims. Two A/C
were non-effective. Eight
A/C landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 14,706 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 692