Mission Number 265
12/13 July 1945
Tsuruga Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
93.8% (92 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose and
E-46, 500# incendiary clusters with tail set to open 5,000 feet
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
679.1 tons Primary and 16 tons Opportunity
Time Over Primary:
130000K - 130207K
Altitude of Attack:
12,200 - 13,400
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Crews reported unobserved to excellent results.
A glow form the
Target area could be seen through the clouds by A/C over
Target in latter stages
of attack. Four A/C were
Target was not seen by any aircraft.
Light, meager and inaccurate flak was encountered at
Two E/A sighted made no attacks.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 15,567 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 820