Mission Number 300
28/29 July 1945
Ujiyamada Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
92.92% (93 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E46, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
734.6 tons on Primary and 7.8 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
290215K - 290324K
Altitude of Attack:
12,000 - 13,800
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 5/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Crews reported unobserved to excellent results.
Fires were visible for 120 miles.
Reconnaissance later revealed 39% of the built-up area had
been destroyed. 35 A/C
bombed visually and 58 bombed by radar.
Black-out in Target
area was complete, although some cities not listed in propaganda
leaflets did not black-out.
Flak was reported as heavy and medium, meager to moderate and
generally inaccurate. A
great deal of A/W fire was reported.
A few phosphorous bombs and balls of fire were non-effective.
One Wind-Run A/C was A/B. Nine
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 16,906 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 774