Mission Number 283
23/24 July 1945
Ube Coal Liquefaction Co. (90.32 - 1841)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
90% (72 Primary and 4 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P. with 1/10 sec. delay nose and 1/100 sec. delay
tail and M-81, 260# fragmentary bombs, with instantaneous nose and
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
619.8 tons on Primary and 36 tons on Opportunity and 17 tons on
Time Over Primary:
240103K - 240240K
Altitude of Attack:
12,400 - 15,460
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Clouds prevented any observations of bombing results.
Five bombed visually and 67 by radar.
Four A/C were non-effective.
One E/A flew a parallel course out of range, blinking lights,
probably A/A altitude and course spotter.
No E/A. Flak was medium, meager and inaccurate.
Searchlight activity was meager and generally ineffective
from Shimonoseki area and coast of Kyushu.
Two Wind-Run A/C were airborne and bombed Nippon Oil Refinery
with fragmentation bombs.
Eight B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 18,656 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 879