Mission Number 295
26/27 July 1945
Omuta Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
95.38% (124 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M17A1, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target
and M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
Time Over Primary:
270113K - 270231K
Altitude of Attack:
13, 100 - 16,300
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Crews reported results unobserved to excellent.
The Target area was
seen by 67 A/C and not seen by 57.
Five A/C were non-effective.
Twenty-five to 30 E/A made 9 attacks.
No claims. Balls of
fire sighted 40 miles from Target.
A/C lost was last seen being attacked by E/A. Medium and
heavy flak and A/W fire was meager to moderate and inaccurate.
One Wind-Run A/C took part.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 15,165 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 526