Mission Number 298
28/29 July 1945
Aomori Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
93.84% (61 Primary and 3 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E48, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
546.5 tons on Primary and 27.5 tons on Primary.
Time Over Primary:
282337K - 290048K
Altitude of Attack:
14,100 - 14,700
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 9/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Results were reported as excellent, with fires observed surrounding
the MPI in the NE Target
area. Smoke was rising to
20,000 feet. Aircraft on
this mission staged from Iwo
Jima. A few bursts of
inaccurate heavy flak was reported over
Eleven E/A sighted did not attack.
Thirty-seven bombed visually and 24 by radar.
One A/C was non-effective.
Twelve A/C acted as pathfinders.
Leaflets were dropped on this mission.
Two wind-Run A/C were A/B. Seven
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 18,498 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 667