Mission Number 308
1/2 August 1945
Nagoya Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
91.91% (125 Primary and 5 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target
and M47A2, 100# incendiary and white phosphorous bombs with
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
924.3 tons on Primary and 36.6 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
012335K - 020058K
Altitude of Attack:
12,100 - 13,400
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 2/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Bombing results reported as excellent by crews.
Fires were visible 100 miles and heavy thermals encountered
up to 25,000 feet. Photo
reconnaissance showed 65.5% of the town (1.33 sq. mi.) had been
damaged. Six A/C were
A.C bombed visually and 70 bombed by radar.
E/A opposition was weak to moderate and unaggressive.
Forty to 50 E/A sighted made 5 attacks.
Medium and light, nil to meager and inaccurate flak at
Toyama. Two ground-to-air
rockets reported in Target
area. One Wind-Run A/C not
included in total A/B. Thirty-eight
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 15,791 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 558