Mission Number 294


  1. Date: 26/27 July 1945
  2. Target: Tokuyama Urban Area (90.32)
  3. Participating Unit: 313th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 102
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 95.09% (97 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: E46, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target, M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose and T4E4 500# frag.  clusters set to open 1,000 feet below A/C.
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 751.5 tons on Primary
  8. Time Over Primary: 270122K - 270235K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 11,000 - 12,500
  10. Weather Over Target: 3/10 - 10/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 0 
  12. Resume of Mission: Last crews over Target reported entire dock area covered with fire which appeared to have a good start throughout the city.  One E/A sighted made 1 attack.  Claims: 1-0-0.  A Baka was reported between the Target and land's end.  It exploded after being fired upon by a B-29.  Flak was heavy and medium, meager to intense and inaccurate.  Twelve A/C were pathfinders.  Four A/C were non-effective.  Target was visible to 55 A/C and not visible to 40.  Two RCM and 1 Wind-Run A/C also took part.  Twelve B-29s landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 16,406 lbs. Average fuel re- serve: 580 gallons. 

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