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21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 183, Ocr

21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 183, Ocr

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Table
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Contenta
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Tactical
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Opera
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10
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Navigation
Track
Chart
11
Part
II
...
Mean
Points
at
Impact
12
Part
III
-
Flight
Engineering
('llana,
13
Pert
IV-
Radar
Reportand
...
ppl"ooch
Chart
15
Part
V-
Gunnery
R ~ p o r t
••••
17
Rlrt
VI.......
ir..sea
Rescue
Chnrt,
•••••
18
Annex
B
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\f'cDothc.r
•••••
·
••••••••
19
Part
I
...
Wccther
Summary.
20
Fnrt
II
..
Chart
..
Forecast
ncatbcr
TB
Observed
'leather.
22
Part
III
...
prognostic
Va
p
23
Part
IV
..
Synoptic
Map.
24
AnnexC-
Call1lunications
•••••••••
2S
Port
I..
Radar
Counter
Measures.
••••
26
part
II
-
Radio
••••••••••
2B
Jlnncoc
D
-
Intelligence
•••••
••••••
31
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I
...
Enemy
~ i r
Opposition
~
32
Part
II
...
Enemy
Antiairoraft.
•••••
35
Part
lIT
...
Dem9.gc
AsscSSllIOnt.
••••
41
Annox
E
Consolidated
Statistical
Summary.
•••••
46
Anncx
FXXI
Boobcr
COI:'I!nnd
Field
Order.
•••••••
57
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Distribution
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79.
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1945.
direeted
the
58th,
73rd.
)lJtb.
aM
314th
BombU'd-
mcnt
uings
to
take
part
in
a
cu:douo-ettort
incendiory
attack
on
the
Tokyo
Urban
Area
in
XXIBocberClXDlDd
Mission
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18).
b.
TarGets
Specified:
(1)
The
Tokyo
tl'ban
Area
.as
the
prin:lry
visual
and
radar
tnreet.
(2)
No
secondary
or
last
reSC'l't
targets
"ero
specitillill.
2.
S'IRATEGY
AND
PLAN
OF
OPERATION:
a.
StNtegY
and
Selection
of
D-Day:
This
attnck
«13
p1o.D-
ned
in
conjunction
uith
Mission
NO.
181
sinee
it
was
believedtbot
greot",r
potential
damage
would
be
caused
by
cxecutine
2
night
incen
diary
otto.cks
within
aI!linimum
tine
interval.
The
artasolcetcd
tor
attock
was
n
band
approximately
16.000
f c ~ t
wide
and
24.000
tect
lone
to
the
west
of
the
Vloterfront
immedint
ely
south
of
tbe
Ir:\pcrial
Pnl·
ace.
(Set.
DC1
Bol:!lbor
COmr.l.l'lnd
TacticDl
Uission
Roports
for
details
at
Missions
No.
37.
38.
40.
69
and
181.)
an
the
oo.S18
of
a
faVOZ'.:lblo
Tleather
forecast
for
the
nightof
2 5 - 2 ~
M:ly,fi.n:l
decision
l i ' ~ S
rode
to
attock.
b.
Importanceof
the
TarBet:
Tht.;
t ~ r u c t
to
be
attacked
in
cludedindustriol
and
residt:Jrrtial
districts,
as
.ell
as
pert
of
tho
fillDnciol.
gov\-rnmentol.
and
ca:u!l.ercio
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sections
of
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c.:u'sbDllina
yarde
in
:ropen,
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the
tlarohousifl8
esscntia'1
for
the
storage
d
suppliea
used
in
c o ~ c t i o n
V1ith
that
;)ctivity.
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