Mission Number 298


  1. Date: 28/29 July 1945
  2. Target: Aomori Urban Area
  3. Participating Unit: 58th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 65
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 93.84% (61 Primary and 3 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: E48, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 546.5 tons on Primary and 27.5 tons on Primary. 
  8. Time Over Primary: 282337K - 290048K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 14,100 - 14,700
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 9/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 0 
  12. 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 Target.  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 Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 18,498 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 667 gallons. 




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