Mission Number 296
27/28 July 1945
Shimonoseki Straits, Rashin, Fukuoka, Niigata, Maizuru, Fuka Wan,
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
80% (24 Primary and 1 Alternate)
Type of Mines and Settings:
1,000 and 2,000# mines with various settings.
Tons of Mines Dropped:
161 on Primary and 7 tons on Alternate.
Time Over Primary:
280034K - 280211K
Altitude of Attack:
7,300 - 10,400
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Of the 189 mines dropped, it was estimated 183 were effective.
Five A/C were non-effective.
All A/C mining Rashin staged at
Flak was heavy, meager to moderate and accurate to
B-29s landed at
Two aircraft ditched and 13 men were rescued.
One B-29 crash
landed at Iwo Jima and
was surveyed. Average mine
load: 13,338 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 858 gallons.
All mine laying was by radar.
Ten E/A sighted made no attacks.