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21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 251-255, Ocr

21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 251-255, Ocr

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.RTERS
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B ~ i B E R
CQi,It.i..ND
.JlO
234
T . , C T I C . ~
MISSION
REPORT
Fi
old
Order
Ne
~
96
Missions
No.
251.252,253.
254
&:
255
Targets:
C h i b a ~
.Lkashi,
Sh:"r..lizu,
and
KofuUrb:ln
->roas,
am
the
Maru'Z,on
Oil
Refinery,
S h i m o t ~ ~
6
JUly
1945
Table
of
Contents
Tactical
Narrative.
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~
•••••••
"'go
No.
1
11
12
13
14
16
1724
25
26
2729
3
1
31
••••
••••
Observed
i e a t h ~ .
vs.
.
.
C p o r a t i ~ n s .
~ ~
'"
Part
I-
Navigation
Track
Chart
Part
II
-
r ~ a n
Points
of
Impact
P'll't
III
-Bembing,
~
o.
Pa=t
IV
-
Flight
EngineeringCh3rt.Part
V.
-
Rad'U'
~
0
>
••••
Part
VI_
Gunnery
~
••••••••••••
Part
VII
-
,dr-Sea
RescueChart
••••••
Jcnther
••••••••••
Part
I-
',icather
Sunin3ry
Part
II
-
Chart
-
PredictedPart
III
-
Prognostic
~ b p
Part
IV
-
Synoptic
Map
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C o n s o l i d ~ t o d
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S u c m ~
•••••••••
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D-
Intelligence.
••••••••••••••
••••
Part
I-
Encmw
. ~ i r
OppositiOD
••••••••••
Part
II
-
E n ~
nntiaircraft.
••••••
Part
11I,_
D n P a ~
Assessment
•••••••••••
Section
A-
Chiba
••••••••••••••
Soction
B-
.lk'lShi
•••••••••••••
Section
C-
S h ~ z u .
••••••••••••
Scction
D-
Kofu
•••••••••
Section
E-),bruzeD
OilRotlnory
••••••
lJlncx
C-
Communications.
•••••
Part
I-
ReM.
•••••
•••••••••••••
Part
II
-
R3.dio
•••••••••••
••••
XXI
BomborCalm'Ull
Fiold
Ordor
••••••••••
32
33
JS
38
39
4.
"5
"5
47
49
53
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59
68
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Distribution.
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XXI
Bctl:BER
COlf'.Ari.ND.U>O
234
Report
ofAttacks-'g8inst
4
Urban
.'.reas
and
1
Precision
Target.
6
JUly
1945
TO
'"
Conm:lnding
General.
~ e n t i e t h
oUr
Force.
'JashiQ&ton
25.
D.C.lDE.'mFIC..TION
OF
MISSIONS:
o
a.
Field
Order"lfuobet
96.
Headquarters
x;a
Bocber
Coc:land.
dated
b
July
~ 9 4 5 .
~ 1 . r e c t e d
the
58th,
7Jrd.
Jl]th
J14th
and
315th
Botlba.rd;.:;ent
. 7 i . n . . ~ s
to
part1.C-
p a t ~
1.n
10t1
and
medium
altitude
night
attacksagainst
4.
urban
axeas
OJ
and
1
p r e c ~ s i o n
tar"
t
Ho
h.
XXI
n_-b
"--_.
255.
..eon
IU:I
u
1.n
DVUI
er
~ l L I
Missions
. ~ c r e d
251
through
b.
TarBet
Specified:
(1)
Primary
Visual
arA
Radar
Tarpets:
Mission
Tax30t
:liM
Force
ssi;p.ed
251
ChibaUrban
hrea
58th
4
Groups
252
nkashi
Urban
.\rea
73rd
4.
Groups
253
Shimizu
Urban
Jrea
31J'b
it
Groups
254
Kofu
Urban
.rea
314th
4Grouils
255
lAaruzen
Oil
Refinery,
3'5"
60
.o.ircratt
Shimotsu
(TarBet
90.25-1764)
(2)
NO
secordary
or
last
resorttaraets
~ e r e
named.
2.
S T R o ~ T m Y . ~
PL.NS
OF
OP.rn
....
TIONS:
a.
Strategy:
.lS
a
result
of:
continuing
uataV'Ol'oble
'trostbel'
over
the
Japanellie
mainland
another
series
of:
oi
ties
vos
selected
for
nibht
ineendiar,r
etrikes.
Planning
'Il8.S
similar
toother
strikes
in
l7hieh
the
4
lrin"s
<sat;h.
7 ) r f ! ~
3
l3
th
and
314tb)
"ere
assignedseparate
c1
ties
which
vere
to
be
attaCked
at;
Di.:)lt·
The
strike
8BSinstthe
Em.pire
by
the
Jl5th
nine;
tf8S
to
be
its
seeoD!
attack
ll88inst
the
MaruzeD
OilRefinery
at
Shimotsu
in
"b1ch
a
s7ehronoua
rad.JZ'
bcIIIb1Drs
techDique
tlOuld
be
employed
using
dPq-7
radar
equlpmll1Dt.
Becauae
at
tbe
vide
variation
in
the'velocity
aDd
direction
ot
the
\7iDd
reporte4
OD
the
JlSUl
riDS'.
pre9'10U8
m.ission,
a
B-29
non
by
one
of
the
bestradar
oreW8
VSo'
to
pz"eoe4e
..
aaiA
torceintothe
target
area
BDd
broadcast
the
'riDd
to
the
_i6
striJd.JtB:
toroe
at
S....uw.te
intervala.
In
an
att6mpt
to
Lrp:0Y8
bOlllbillC
aecura07.
\M
aUI.
...
tn
'\hie
mission
vaa
lcnrered
to
10,000
teet.

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