Mission Number 307
1/2 August 1945
Toyama Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
96.11% (173 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M17A1 and M19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above
the Target and M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs and white phosphorous
bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1,465.5 tons on Primary and 8 tons Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
020136K - 020327K
Altitude of Attack:
12,100 - 13,600
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Reconnaissance photos indicated 99.5% of the city (1.87 sq. mi.) was
Target 90.11 - 6250, Rami
Spinning Mill, was destroyed.
Eight A/C were not effective.
The Target was sighted by 55 A/C and not seen by 118 A/C. E/A
opposition was nil to weak.
Five E/A sighted did not attack.
Medium and heavy, nil to meager and inaccurate flak in Target
area damaged 1 A/C. Twelve A/C acted as Pathfinders.
One Wind-Run A/C was not included in total A/B. Eight
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 16,094 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 757