Mission Number 313
5/5 August 1945
Maebashi Urban Area (90.13)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
90.19% (92 Primary and 4 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M-19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5000 feet over the
Target. T4E4, 500# frag
clusters set to open 3000 feet below A/C and M64, 500# G.P. bombs
with proximity nose and non-delay tail fuzings.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
723.8 tons on Primary and 30.6 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
052328K - 060108K
Altitude of Attack:
15,200 - 16,900
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 9/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Results were reported as unobserved to excellent.
Eighty-two A/C made radar sightings and 10 A/C made visual
sightings. Six A/C were
non-effective. 30 to 35 E/A
made 14 attacks and damaged one
No claims. Flak was
heavy and light, nil to meager and inaccurate.
One Wind-Run and 3 RCM A/C also took part in this mission.
Total A/C A/B does not include 3 RCM and 1 W/R. Fifteen
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 16,840 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 498