Mission Number 310
1/2 August 1945
Kawasaki Petroleum Center at Hayama and Mitsubishi Oil Refinery
(90.17 - 128, 127, 116)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
93.75% (120 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M64, 500# G.P. bombs fuzed with 1/10 sec. delay nose and 1/40 sec.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
1,017.3 tons on Primary and 26 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
012314K - 020046K
Altitude of Attack:
16,400 - 18,600
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance revealed the following results of Missions 291
116 - Mitsubishi Oil Refinery - 41% of storage tank capacity
127 - Hayama Petroleum Center - 43% of storage tank capacity and 35%
of intermediate tank capacity destroyed.
128 - Kawasaki Petroleum Center - 35% of storage capacity and 15%
intermediate tank capacity destroyed.
Six A/C were non-effective.
Flak was heavy, medium, meager to intense and accurate.
Flak damaged 22 A/C. Thirty to 35 E/A made 9 attacks.
No claims. One
Wind-Run A/C is not included in the above total.
Six A/C bombed visually and 114 bombed by radar.
landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 18,410 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 1,039