Mission Number 325
14 August 1945
Hikari Naval Arsenal ( 90.32 - 671 )
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
94.01% (157 Primary and 4 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
M64, 500# G.P. bombs fuzed with 1/100 sec. delay nose and non-delay
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
885 tons on Primary and 28.5 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
141417K - 141518K
Altitude of Attack:
15,800 - 17,700
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 4/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Strike photos showed severe destruction of the
Of the 3,540 bombs dropped on the Target, 2,273 hit
within 1,000 feet of the aiming point.
Six A/C were non-effective.
All bombing was visual.
Flak was heavy, meager to intense and inaccurate and damaged
No E/A sighted.
Twenty B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 12,513 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 736