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Air Intelligence Report, V1N4

Air Intelligence Report, V1N4

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29
March
1945
XXI
BOMCOM
OPERATIONS
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by
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The
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of
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Attacks
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Photo
Interpretation
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11
JAPANESE
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at
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AGAIN
the
primary
targetvisually
andby
radar
from
5.200'
to
9,000
teet.
A1:rcratt
ot
this
wingfound
up
to
e/lOcloud
0'l8r
the
target.
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aircrert
re<turned
early
andonewas
forcedto
ditch
about
80
mileS'
northof
Iwo
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picked
up
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a
w
on
20
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wereno
casual
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EHFJIY
DEFENSE
TheWings
reported
approximately
119enemy
aircraft
sighted
and40
attacks.
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ofthe
fighters
made
12
attacks
onone
B-29
25
miles
westof
Tori
Shi.
on
the
way
out.
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wasmedium
to
heavy.
meager
to
moderate
end
inaccurate.
Fifty
to
suty
searchlights,
with
prob
ableradar
control.
tracked
atr
cral't
accuretely
onr
Chlta
Penin
sula
and
CNer
the
target
area.
SOIIl8
rockets
were
seen
in
the
viclnity
of
!SU
and
Yokkaichi.
3!4TH
WING
All
but
one
of
the
49
aircraft
airborne
from
the
314th
Wingwere
effective.
They
dropped228
tons
on
the
prirDary
target
through
0/10
to
2/10cloud.
One
a1:rcratt
re
turned
early.
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_ o k e _ c o v e r e ~
photos
orthe
target
__
all
that
were
avaUable
tar
several
d&7S,showed
to
..
tal
damage
to
Nagoya
or2.8
square
mUes.
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&5
thiS
is
-.r1tteD
additional
covera!e
haa
been
ob
tained
and
that
total
nCllf
stands
at
5.7
square
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or
lasOJ.
4e
stroyed.
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visible
d....
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t
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of
the
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caltle.
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aircraft,
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dropped
552
tons
on
73RD
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torty
of
the
aircraft
CID
tt'le
73rd
Wing.'Ihey
put
tons
on
the
target
--
106
,118
by
radar.
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viSually
and
'by
radar
with
visualcorrect-
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from
4,500
,000
teet
through
0/10
to
2/l0s
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returned
early
and
were
no
casualtiesor
clall1S
t
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lting
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I
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I
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a1:r
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ofthe
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310th
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314th
were
airborne
for
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trial
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city.
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of
incend-
_
roundout
a
series
of
five
II:
incendiary
blows,
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b
had
been
second
on
the
list,
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on
the
night
of
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