Mission Number 282
23/24 July 1945
Shimonoseki Straits, Rashin, Fusan-Masan
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
79.31% (23 Primary and 3 Alternate)
Type of Mines and Settings:
1,000 and 2,000 lb. mines with various settings.
Tons of Mines Dropped:
156 on Primary and 21 on Alternate
Time Over Primary:
240137K - 240257K
Altitude of Attack:
7,600 - 8,300
Weather Over Target:
3/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
All mines dropped were believed to be effective.
Some A/C staged at
Iwo Jima. Three A/C were
non-effective. Meager and
inaccurate flak reported in Shimonoseki Straits area.
Three E/A sighted did not attack.
Eleven crew members picked up approximately 15 miles from
Saipan. A/C lost due to lack
of fuel and mechanical malfunction.
One RCM A/C and 1 Super-Dumbo not included in above totals.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average mine load: 13,332 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 609