Mission Number 265


    1. Date: 12/13 July 1945  
    2. Target: Tsuruga Urban Area
    3. Participating Unit: 313th BW
    4. Number A/C Airborne: 98
    5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 93.8% (92 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
    6. 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 above Target. 
    7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 679.1 tons Primary and 16 tons Opportunity
    8. Time Over Primary: 130000K - 130207K
    9. Altitude of Attack: 12,200 - 13,400
    10. Weather Over Target: 10/10
    11. Total A/C Lost: 0
    1. 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 non-effective.  The Target was not seen by any aircraft.  Light, meager and inaccurate flak was encountered at Primary Target.  Two E/A sighted made no attacks.  Two B-29's landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 15,567 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 820 gallons. 




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