Mission Number 276
19/20 July 1945
Kobe-Osaka, Oyama, Yanohama, Niigata, Miyazu, Maizuru, Gensan-Konan,
Tsuruga, Obama, and Nezugasaki
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
87.09% (27 Primary and 2 Alternate)
Type of Mines and Settings:
MK26-36, 1000# and MK25, 2000# mines with various settings.
Tons of Mines Dropped:
Time Over Primary:
200003K - 200247K
Altitude of Attack:
7,100 - 8,400
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
It was estimated that of the 228 mines laid, 226 would be effective.
Only 2 A/C dropped their mines visually.
One A/C was non-effective.
Seven E/A sighted and made no attacks.
The A/C lost was missing to unknown reasons after leaving the
One RCM A/C was A/B. Eleven A/C landed at
Average mine load: 13,344 lbs. Ave- rage fuel reserve: 852