Mission Number 289
24 July 1945
Mitsubishi A/C Plant (90.20 - 1141) Fuji Textile Plant and Toyowa
Industries at Nagoya (90.20 - 2140) City of Tsu (PR) (90.24)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
92.59% (75 A/C)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M56, 4000# L.C. and AN-M64, 500# G.P. each fuzed with
instantaneous nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
298 tons on Primary and 5 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
241138K - 241154K
Altitude of Attack:
18,000 - 22,600
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
The 75 A/C bombed the Primary radar
Target, since the Primary
visual Target was not visible.
Reconnaissance revealed that this strike and Mission Number
288 damaged .217 sq. mi., bringing the total damage to Date to .238
sq. mi. Six A/C were non-effective.
In the Nagoya area flak was heavy, meager, and inaccurate.
Meager, heavy, accurate and inaccurate fire in Kyoto area.
Nine A/C were damaged by AA.
Four E/A sighted made no attacks.
One Weather Control A/C not included in total.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 9,032 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 676