Mission Number 306
1/2 August 1945
Hachioji Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
93.88% (159 Primary and 3 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M17A1, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above the
Target and M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1,593.3 tons on Primary and 29.3 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
020145K - 020329K
Altitude of Attack:
14,800 - 16,000
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 8/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Results were reported as unobserved to excellent.
Later photo reconnaissance revealed that 80% of the
Target had been
destroyed (1.2 sq. mile).
Two numbered Targets
were damaged. Eight A/C were
A/C bombed visually and 72 by radar.
Forty to Fifty E/A sighted made 6 attacks.
One B-29 was
damaged. Flak was heavy, and
light, meager and inaccurate.
AA damaged 1 B-29.
Two RCM and 2 Wind-Run A/C are not included in total A/B.
Twelve A/C acted as Pathfinders.
The A/C lost was due to unknown reasons.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 17,840 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 629