Mission Number 317
7 August 1945
Toyokawa Naval Arsenal ( 90.21 - 1653 )
58th, 73rd, 313th, and 314th BW's
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
94.65% ( 124 A/C )
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M64, 500# G.P. bombs with 1/100 sec. delay nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
813.3 tons on Primary and 3.5 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
071113K - 071139K
Altitude of Attack:
16,000 - 23,600
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 4/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Crews reported good to excellent results.
Thirteen planes sighted visually and 111 by radar.
Seven A/C were non-effective.
One A/C bombed both the primary and
Target of opportunity.
Two E/A sighted did not attack.
Flak was generally meager.
Fighter escort was present over the Target.
Flak damaged 21 A/C.
The A/C lost was due to flak damage which forced the crew to bail
out over Iwo Jima.
All men were rescued.
Two Wind-Run A/C were not included in the A/C A/B. Seven
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 14,518 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 894