Mission Number 322
9/10 august 1945
Nippon Oil Refinery at Amagasaki ( 90.25 - 1203 )
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
88.78% (95 Primary and 2 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M64, 500# G.P. bombs with 1/10 sec. delay nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
902 tons on Primary, 16 tons by Wind-Run and 22.3 tons on
Time Over Primary:
100129K - 100311K
Altitude of Attack:
15,200 - 17,300
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 8/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance indicated that this mission and Mission # 281
destroyed almost 100% of the plant.
Five A/C sighted visually and 90 by radar.
Ten A/C were non-effective.
Two Wind-Run A/C also bombed the Primary.
Twenty-seven E/A sighted did not attack.
Flak was medium and heavy, meager, inaccurate to accurate,
with S/L cone over the
barrage type, with some predicted concentration.
One B-29 was
damaged by AA. Average bomb
load: 20,648 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 941 gallons.
landed at Iwo Jima.