Mission Number 320
8/9 August 1945
Nakajima A/C Co. at Tokyo (90.17 - 357) Primary Radar, Tokyo Arsenal
(90.17 - 218)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
86.95% ( 51 PV and 9 PR and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M66, 2000# G.P. bombs with 1/10 sec. nose and 1/40 sec. tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
289 tons on Primary Targets and 8 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
081727K - 081744K
Altitude of Attack:
19,500 - 22,450
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 2/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Cloud cover at primary forced bombing of the primary radar Target,
the Tokyo Arsenal. One
concentration of bombs fell on the
Target, while other
bursts were located in a 10,000 foot area centered approximately
5,000 feet N of the MPI.
Other bursts were about 15,000 NE of MPI on an unidentified
installation and approximately 9,000 feet SW of the MPI.
All bombing was visual.
Seven E/A sighted did not attack.
Flak was meager to mostly moderate and in- tense.
Flak was meager to mostly moderate and intense, shooting down
2 B-29s and damaging 26.
The other B-29
was lost to mechanical reasons.
Seven A/C were non-effective.
Landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 9,884 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 705