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Movement of USASTAF Combat Forces

Movement of USASTAF Combat Forces

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Source: Curtis LeMay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Source: Curtis LeMay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

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STKrISTIOAL
S U ~ ~ ~ Y
OF
ACTIVITY
WEEK
ENDING
13
AUGUST
1945Auth:CG
t;SAS!AF
Init:
ABT
Date:
14
Aug
45
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I-
~ K l V E ! · E N T
OFUSAST
AF
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UNITS(
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f
II
-
TACTICAL
ACTIVITY
C
~
II
'
III
-
AIRCRAFT
t.1'D
CREW
LOSSES
IV-STKrUS
OFAIRCRAFT
V-
SPECIALREPORrS
r-
J,lOVEl-lENT
OF
USASTAF
C O ~ l B A T
UNITS
iOl
Ftr
Wing
:q
50
Ftr
Gp
lq
358
Ftr
Gp
+4
Troop
Carrier
Sq
Directed
Admin
to
issuo
ordera
assigning
Wing
and
units
to
8th
Air
Force.
Opnl
control
still
vested
in
FEAF.
Ready1
Oct.
Reedy
1
Oct.
ETA
O a . ~ u
4Aug.
Depart
ed
\10
29
July.
Date
of
arrival
haa
not
been
received.
4
Emergency
Rescue
Sq
5
Emergency
Rescue
Sq
7
Dnergency
Reacue
Sq
To
move
Hq
Sq
less
Det.
of'
6OA-lO
to
1"'0.
ErD
25
Aug.
Actionbeing
takento
es
tablish
readiness
date
of
15
Aug
for
8
8-17
aircraft
end
Cre\·IB..
Readinessdate
of'
15Sep
f'or12
AO-I0
aircrafi
and
crews.Dates
are
notfirm.Flight
E
ready
we
15
Aug.
ETA
Okinawa
23
Oct-1Nov.
+5
Troop
Carrier
ReadyWest
Coast
in
..fu.l.
90
Photo
Sq
Not
yetcalled
to
port
Recon
Wg
as
of
2
August.
311
Troop
Carrier
E'TA
Okinawa
30
Aug.
Gni
4I
Photo
Sq
eoh
departed
Oahu
22
Recon
Sq
July.
316
Troop
Carrier
ETA
Okinawa
,0
Aug.
Gnd
Sq
eoh
departed
Oahu22..1:1.
It
is
now
detennined
that
this
unit
will
not
be
as
signed
to
USASTAF.
Locati.on
Guam.To
move
de
tachment
of
11
Aircraft,
15
officers,
60
EM
to
VIr
Fighter
C o ~ a n d ,
Iwo
Jima.Readiness
date
Guam
20Aug.
1
Photo
Recon
Sq
Gnd
echelon
of
Flight
C
departed
Guam
22
Jul
via
Saipan
for
Okinawa.
ErD
Saipan'l
P.ug.
FIt
A
&
8
ErD
I<\J
5
Aug.
ETA
Okinawa
3-12
Sept.
T \ ~ I E T H
AIR
FORCE
,;()2
BOlIlb
Gp
; ~ 1
Btab
Op
For315
Wing.
Gnd
ech
in
place.
88
out
of
90
UE
and
reserve
aircra.:rt:.
have
arrived.
Hemainder
enrout.e
..
509CompositeGroup
Gnd
and
complete
air
ech
elons
in
place,
Tinian.
 
EIGHTH
AIR
FORCE
PAGE2....0F
...L
For
47
l;lg.
Gnd
echelon
r o ~ d y
US
25Aug.
Flight
echelon
ready
15
Sept.
F ~ r
7
WSe
Gne
echelon
ro
y
US
1
Sopt.
Flight
oh
clan
reedy15Oct.
For
47
~ g .
Gnd
echelon
roedy
US
1
Sept.
Flight
cctclon
r c ~ d y
15
Oct.
450
BombGp
H-q-47-
1lbi:11D
Wg
Ghd
nnd
flt
cch
rcndy
US
1
Scpo
489
Boob
Gp
Per47
~ ' ! g .
G t l ~
uehrea.dy
us
1
AuC.
Flicht
echelon
rot'.dy
15
Sept.
376
Bomb
Gp
Hq
l ~
Bomb
~ g
All
gnd
echelons
roady
492
B o ~ b
Gp
US
1
J ~ .
Flight
eaharons
454
Do:nb
Gp
456
BombGp
301
3 e ~ _ b
Gp
Hq
96
Bomb
Wg
Lli
gr.d
e c t e l c ~ 6
reedy
US
467
300b
Gp
1
Dec.
Flight
echolons
4-'18
Bo:nb
Gp
roody
15
Jan.
458
BombGp
466
Bomb
Gp
98
Bomb
Gp
Gnd
echelon
roady
US
1ITov.
Flight
(lehclon
f ~ r i v 8 d
Ouhu
24
Jul.
Hq
Sq
l e o ~
nir
c c ~ c l o n
departed
Oahu;;0
July.
ETA
Okinc.:ra.
l l ~ · - 2 ;
Au&o
F ~ r
,16
Wg.
Arri7sd
Oehu
4
Jul.
E:l'
A
Okin
awa
4
Aug-22
Sl.'lp.
Dis
patching
5
to
lC
oir
craft
a i r c r ~
deily
until
cOI:lpletc
UE
and
reeerve
(45
:.;C)
rca.chcd.
For
316
''IE.
E:l'D
Senttlo
8Aug.
Er
J..
Okinawa.
3 - 1 ~
Sept.
For
316
Wg.
DepcrteiScc.ttlc
10
Jul.
ETf.
Okinc.we.
25
Jul-22
801)
.....
Pl""
to
dispctO;l
5
to
10
o.ircrn.ftda.ily
com
mencing
1
Au
h
For
;16
~ g .
Ern
Soo.ttla
18Aug.
EI'
AOkinnwo.
1'-22
Sort.
NarE
I
Beginning
evacU'ation
of
8-29
aircraft
to
North
Field,
Tinian,
11
A U ~ 6 t .
Totc.l
of
~ O
o . i r c r ~
to
be
OVCCUE'.tcd.
Hq;516
Bomb
Wg
346
Bomb
Gp
353
Bomb
Gp
382
BombGp
383
Bomb
Gp
Hq20
Bomb
Wg
485
Bomb
Gp
For
20
Bomb
Wg.
Gnd
echelon
r o c ~ y
US
1Oct
Flight
echelonready
15
Nov.
For
20
\'!g.
Gnd
cchclor:.
rendy
US
1
Nov.
Flightechelon
roady
15Dec.
44
Bomb
Gp
For
20
Wg.
Gnd
cchelon
reedy
US
1
NOVe
Flight
echelon
15
Dec
e
149
Bomb
Op
For
20
Wg.
Gnd
cctclan
reody
US
1
Oct.FliG
_
ochelon
ready
15
Nov.
NOTE:
Top
Secrot
tintc.
pertoining
to
mOVOI!lont
of
uni
ta
not
included
in
thio
ruport·
 
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-
T A C T r C l ~
ACTIVITY
Thedecreo.oo
in
effective
.Jol-tieo
f'lown
this
.'/'eek
by
B-29
and
P-51
~ i r c r ~
can
be
attributed
to
~
slackening
ofoperations
durine
tho
current
~ e a c G
neg?t1ntions.
The
p-47's,
atpresent
under
thecontrol
cf
FEAF,
increased
thelr
~ f f e c ~ l v e . c o m b a t
sortieo
flownover
the
Empire.
A
comparison
of
this
and
·lust
weck
a
efr
ectlve
combat
Bortiea
follows:
B - 2 ~ i J .
P-47a
P-51sThis
Week
702
555
4;;0
Last
Week
1/'57
5 0 - ~ 5
455
Plonncd
va
Actual
Opcro.tir..g
P.El.:te
s
NOTE:
All
r ~ t G O
nrc
calculated
on
nmonthly
b ~ a i a .
The
fighter
Dortie
rates
are
baaed
upon
the
existing
UE
of
75
aircro.f't
and144
~ o m b a . t
crewe
per
group
loas
12
aircraft
~ ~ d
combatcrews
held
for
C o ~ b o . t
Air
Patrol.
ype
&
Model
Sortieo
Per
AuthCrm
...
Sorties
Per
UE
Ale
~ / C
Loco
Abort
Re.tc
A/C
PlannedActuo.l
I.Act,ual
Plannod
Actual
Actual
Rate
Per
Per
Sortio
Thio
This
:"
':Chis
Thia
This
Thio
Sortic
This
~ . f o n t h
vlcek
Month
Month
V/ook
MonthThi.sMonthMonth
B-29
4.0.61.910.0
.8
2.4
.5%
5 · 1 ~ %
p-47N
6.9
2.,
5.215.1
I ~ .
9
6.7
.7%
8.lJ%
P-51D
8.'
,91.816.01.75.8
.'
2.4%
11·5%
.
D c t ~ i 1 8
on
Tnrgeto
Attackod
i3-29a
flew
only
6
missions
n g ( ' . i n ~ + ,
urban
areas
CJld
induetrial
targets,
none
of
whichworeflown
after
10August.672
effective
sorties
dropped4161
tone
of
in
cendiary
end
high
explosive
bombs.A
detailed
list
of
the
targets
attacked
follows:
Target
Date
A/C
Attacking
TonnageDropped
T o y o k e . ~ l a
Naval
Arsenal
7
August
156
820
Nakc.j
ima
A/C
Company
8
August
51
245
YawataUrbanArea
8
August
226
1297
1l'ukuyawa
UrbanArea
9
August
91
557
Nippon
011
Refinery
10
August
95
902
Nakajima
A/C
Company
10
August
75
,40
?
8-29's
were
lost
-
1
by
f l ~
3
ditched
and
1
loatin
accident.
100
8-29's
were
asmaged-
25
received
major
damage
and
75
only
minordamage.Mining
ofJapanesowaters
was
carried
out
with
no
loss
or
damage
to
the
B-29's.
50
Effective
sorties
laid
201
tons
of
mines.
P - 4 7 1 ~
concentrated
the
greatestpart
o ~
their
effort
on
dive
bombingenemy
mili
tary
~ n : r t . a 1 l a t i o n a ,
citiea
andhnt.hlro1dsnd
water
tr9Jloporto.tion.
610Tonoof'
n n p n ~
and
highexplosive
bomba
weredroppedby655
aircraft
over
the
tnrgeta.
6
Aircraft
were
lost
-2
by
flak,
2
to
engine
failure,
1
crashed
on
takeoff
and
.1
to
causes
unknown.A1
iat
ofthe
j:,
(3.
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