Mission Number 264
12/13 July 1945
Ichinomiya Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
94.61% (123 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
772 tons on Primary and 12.6 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
130154K - 130345K
Altitude of Attack:
6,000 - 12,200
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance indicated .01 sq. mile, representing 8% of the
built-up portion of the city, was destroyed.
The textile mills in the N and W part of the city received
some damage, with 1 being 100% gutted.
Nine small buildings were destroyed.
Five A/C were non-effective.
Ten crews sighted the
Target, which was
not visible to other A/C. Flak encountered was heavy and medium, nil
to meager, and inaccurate.
Twelve E/A sighted made no attacks.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 12,769 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 873