Mission Number 321
8/9 August 1945
Fukayama Urban Industrial Area ( 90.29 )
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
92.85% (91 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M17, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet over the Target
and M47, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
555.7 tons on Primary and 1.2 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
082325K - 090035K
Altitude of Attack:
13,100 - 13,800
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 5/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Bombing results were reported to be good to excellent.
Large concentrated fires were observed in the
Target area, with smoke
rising to 20,000 feet. Photo
reconnaissance showed 73.3% of the city was destroyed.
Forty-nine A/C sighted visually and 42 by radar.
Seven A/C were non-effective.
Twelve A/C acted as Pathfinders.
Flak was meager, inaccurate, medium, heavy caliber, also A/W
reported in Target area.
Five E/A sighted did not attack.
Two Wind-Run A/C were also A/B.
Four B-29s landed
at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 11,669 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 1,051