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21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 312, Ocr

21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 312, Ocr

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H:Wl1U.\.'q'i'ERS
T
1 E : ~ T I 2 T H
.UR
ZORCE
APO
234
T.\CI'IC.
.L
S3ION
RE1'ORI'
Field
Order
1,0.
14
lttiaaions
.110.
312.
313.
3111
and.
316
Targets:
Urban.ll'OaS
of
Sage,
Maebashi,
Nishino::n1Yll-Mika:;o
:md
Imabari.
5/6
:.lJ6Ust
i
945
Tactical
Narrative
.
Table
of
Contents
..
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.
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.
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:+0.
1
:\.llnex
A-
Opcrat
ions
..•.•...........•
Part
I-
Navigation
Track
Ch3rt
and
Report
Part
II
_
l.!oan
Pointsof
Impact
•••••
.,
Part
III
-
EcmbiJ:l{;
Part
IV
-
FliGht
~ i n o a r i n g
Chart"
Report..
Part
V-
Radar
~ ~
RadarPhotos
Fart
VI
-
Gunnery
••••
Part
VII
-
.lir
Sea
RescueChart
13
14
16
17
18
20
.2.5
26
.'mnex
B-
,,7eather
•••••••••
27
Part
I-
',1"athcr
.9.=y
••••••.•.
.'
28
Part
I!
-
Chart--Prodicto1.
vs.
Obser'1cd
"leather•••
30
Part
II!
-
Prosoostic
Map
•••••..•••.
..
31
Part
IV
-
Synoptic
Map.
32
: ~ n c x
C-
Connu."lications
33
Part
I-
R3.dar
Counter
!.!c.:J.sures
.34
Part
II
-
Radio
••••.•.••••••••
36
:.ruJ.OX
D-
Inte1li03cnce
••••••••.••.••••.••
r
Part
I-
PsycholOGical
·.Jarfaro
:Ixhibit
.
,.
40
Part
I!
-
EnOlllY
:.ir
Oppoai
tion
••••.•••
4
...
Part
III
-
Enemy
:.ntiaircraft
•••••••.•
,.
42
Part
IV
-
Damacc
. ~ s c a s m c n t
••••••••.•••
~ 5
SCction
. ~
-Nishinol:liya-:Jiik!lo3o
•••••
45
Section
B-
!Debari
.
..7
:ulnCX
::.
-
Consolidated
Statistical
SUnmary
••
49
.1nnexF-
Tt1cnticth
..ar
Forco
Field
Order
59
.nnc.xG-
Distribution.
•••••••••••••••
65
Prepared
By:
~ · 2
s.:.ction
Tuenticth
.lir
loreo
!u
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!!
.n:
 
SUBJECT,
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SECRET
By
.-luthor.
of
C.C.
Tl>'entioth
.ur
Foree
6
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115
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17
Date
I n i t i : t l ~
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234
S.'.N
FRANCISCO,C.ll.IFORNU
t
k
i
~ ~ t
t h ~
Urbon.
.rca
of
Sac
....
Report
of
Incondiary
.•
tac
s
.,ga.""
"
Maobashi,Nishimmliya-1dkage
and
lmabari
on
5-6
.wgust,
19·.5·
~ O l
':;or.J::landins
Genoral.
U,S.
Army
Stratogic
:..ir
Force
•.PO
2]4.
San
Francisco.
California.
1,
IDE.VI'IFIC
••
TION
OF
REPORT:
a.
"'alor
O'oerotions
on·thls
natQ:
Field
Order
ih1::lbcr
14.fu:adquartcts'l'.lentlcth
.Iir
Force,
dated
5.
.ugust
1945.
dlrected
the
58th,
7Jrd.
3l3th
and
314th
Bocbardnent
linJs
to
~ e
n o ~ l - e ! f o r t
attacks
against
4
urbsn
industrial
areasor
Japan.
lU'.d
the
315th
Boc.-
bardcc:l.t
::iot;
to
attack
the
1.ibo
Coal
Liquefaction
Co::lp::my
of
Jap::m
':1ith100
aircraft.
b.
Opcn,tions
Reported
&rcin:
This
Tactical
lassion
rtcport
includcs
t l ~
f o l l o ~ i 0 6
incendiarymissions
for
uhich
no
s C C O r 4 ~ $
or
last
resort
tarGets
nere
specified:
Mission
diE.B
ForcoPrimary
Radar
and
Visual
Tart'et
M.IJ!lbcr
.I.ssirmcd
312
5
8th
2
Gr'oups
sago
Urban
.\rea
( J ~ r u s h U )
313
313th
3
croups
UbobashiUrban
. ~ e a
(rDnshu)
314
3l4th
4
Groups
:ashinOCliya
_:..iil{age
U r ~ n
J1;1l
7yrd
4
Orou;ls
(lionshu)
31&
58th
2
Groups
r..abari
Urban
.l1"ea(,:jhikoh.'l.l)
c.
Ooeratlons
RePOrted
Separately:
The
attack
a,Jainst
the
Ube
Coal
Liquefaction
Company
Qy
the315th
iiOG
is
included
in
a
separate
~ a e t i c a l
lussion
Roport
TIhich
combines
Missions
r ~ b c r
303,
310
and
315
executed
by
that
.-ling.
2.
MiSSIONPL:,NNIN}:
a.
Selection
of
Tm-r;cts:
(1)
Targets
Considered:
Thc
rccainder
oftho
180
J a r r : ' ] . m ~ . s o
3::lall
urban
industrial
cities
::>:\Tked
foratt'lck
th"t
h'1u
not
been
boobed
successfully
on
previous
strikes
uero
considered
inthe
selection
ofthe
targets
for
these
~ s s i o n s .
(2)
Targets
~ l c c t c d
and
no'lsons:
The
selection
of
the
urban
areasof
S:lgs,t-.hebashi,
: ; i s h i n o c i Y Q - ~ i i k : l & e
and!m:lbari
'.7'1.3
3
continuationof
tho
T ~ ~ n t i c t h
. ~ r
Forco's
progran
of
n i ~ h t
i n c o n d i ~ '
a t t a c ~ s .
~ a r g e t
selection
'.7asmade
ontho
basis
of
i n t e l l i ~ c n c cr ~ p o r t s ,
radar,
time
and
17e::lthcr
fCictorsand
coordin"tion
ofattflcks.
'i'hs3e
~ i t i o s
met
the
stgndard
roquirements
fornidht
inconJiary
taruuts.
b.
~ B o ~ a n c e
of
TarBets:
(1)
lliasion
Number
312
-
Sa,'n:
Thistar..:et
is
loc
...
ted
1+
milosnortheast
of
the
head
of
.rioko
Kai
at
the
upper
end
of
3 h L ~ , b a r ~
XaiVOD.
13*
miles
southvcst
or
lCurums,
on
the
right
bank
of
C h i r ~
_1_

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