Mission Number 299
28/29 July 1945
Ichinomiya Urban Industrial Area (90.20)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
96.20% (122 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E46 and M17, 500# incendiary clusters set to open at 5,000 feet
above Target and M47, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
868.8 tons on Primary and 16.7 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
282356K - 290148K
Altitude of Attack:
13,500 - 16,700
Weather Over Target:
4/10 - 8/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Early photos revealed many large fires in center of city.
Twenty-six A/C bombed visually and 96 by radar.
Three A/C were non-effective.
Nineteen E/A sighted made 14 attacks and damaged 4
No claims. Flak was
heavy, meager, inaccurate, barrage and continuously pointed.
Approximately 20 S/L's were seen.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 14,833 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 758