Mission Number 261
9 July 1945
Utsube Oil Refinery at Yokkaichi (90.20 - 1684)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
95.31% (61 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Types of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P. with 1/40 sec. delay nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
468.7 tons on Primary and 8 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
092340K - 100038K
Altitude of Attack:
15,550 - 16,950
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance showed 20% of the
Target had been damaged or
destroyed. The Target
was visible to 10 A/C. Two
A/C were non-effective.
Fifteen E/A sighted made 2 attacks.
One B-29, hit by
a 20mm shell, suffered minor damage.
Flak was heavy, nil to meager, inaccurate to accurate and
Twenty S/L's observed, some radar controlled/ Two A/C landed at
Average bomb load: 16,811 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 1,233