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WWII XXI Bomber Command

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Tactica-I- Mission
Report
No. 43
DATE MAR 10 1945
Copy No.
S3
7 7 F
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I5tW IEC 2Z22••
COmr.l!lnd
lnitia
arrl RelXJrts inclu:i ed
General, Xl Pomber
(}..; ..
;-1.£) t
tfute
By <1uthori.tj'- of the Co::nc:ndi.nG
31 l:arch 1945
Track and Vertical Path
Specialist Mission Report of Staff Bonbing Officer
Consolidated Specialist tllssion Report of Staff Uavigation Officer
Almex B, Enenw Antiaircraft
Annex C, EneIlW" Air Opposition
Wcatrer Chart (as forecast and as encountered)
Sjmopt ic llaP
Annex E, Corr:munications Infornation
A.max F, ful.dar InfoI'l11<1tion
Armcx G, RCM Information
Amex H, Central Station Fire Cont.rol and Gunnery
Consolidated Specialist :Mis sian Report of Staff night Engineer
Sunnnary of PerfOIT£lnCe Sheet
Annex M, Consolid8ted kission Statistical
T.iENTIE·!H AIR FORCE
Office of the 113puty Commander, IB Bnd C
loPO 493
Til.6TIOI.L mSSION
HEFOHI'
/11I -"S 2.<t (V F;
" ...-1.J
Field Order No. 43 Mission lib. 43
T.'.RCET: RhILROi. D t:A.1lSH..LLING 'Y;JlDS,
m;,.r;. IlJUFUR, llAJ.1;,.YJ,..
Table o ~ p t e n t s
Tactical Narrative RePort
Annex.A: Execution of the M1 ssion
....nnex B: Enemy hnt1Bircroft
Annex C: Enemy J...ir Oppoai tiOD
Annex D: Weather Information
hnnex E: Communications Information
Annex F: Radar InfoItllntion
h.nnex G: ReM: Information
Annex H: Central station Fire Control a.nd Gunnery
Annex I: Cameras aod Photogrophs
i..nnox J: Aircraft losses aod Damage
.hnnex K: Functioning of EquiJlllent
Annex L: Target Dmnage .h.ssessment
bnnox M: Consolidated Mission Statistical Sunrnary
Intelligence Section
Hutted Area, IOwa Huageng, Victoria
Point, Thailand (lOoU'N _ 9S
o
43'E)
XX Bomber Command Target D3.te
Sheet 98.3-1....
J..lor Star J.irport, Malaya (OOo12'N ..
lOOo25'E) JJ.F Target Chart
92.1-1.
Kuala lllmpur m yards, South'oKuele
Lump.lr, Malaya (OOOCS'N _ 101 41'E)
AA.F Target Chert NJ. 92.1-60.
Primary Terget:
Secondary Target:
Last Resort Target:
b. Targets Specified:
(I) Primary Thr£et: Kuala lump..tr is on the principal
ilroad line which runs from Singapore to Ieneng and thence to
Malayan rOautslde of those at S1ngapore, the south marshelling at
are the most (;xtensi ve in Malaya and represent a focal point
flow of cool, rubbfir end tin from the surr.ounding countryside.
for t traffiC, however, probably consists chiefly of military supplies.
Ourren t nsi t ere stored in the shedS and warehouses in the target
Goods in ra t k
In addition, minor repairs to locomotives and rolling s oc are
eras. hed by the existing facilities which include 0 large roundhouse ..
accompliS! tteck on this target will destroy substantial quentities of
&:1cc
ess
f\L1 epl1es and commercial goods, and w11l for s time impede their
mill ter'Y SUP
a. Importance of Targots:
(4) &'dar ThrEet: No radar targots were speci fied in the
Fiald Orders, as thl:l primary target
scope return not deemed satisfactory.
FUrther, 'the specified bombing altitude
(1O,000 feet) denoted a goed chance for
visual bombing, and in case the primary
'wns cloud covered, it was felt that
more damage could be effected by bombing
the se condary.
r.t. IJm PL.'.N OF
v.
'lWENTIETH IJ:R FORCE·
Ofn cs of the Deputy Commander I IB end C
M:o
RePort of Operations, 10 March
COJl1IllUlding General, lIWentieth hir Forco, Uoshington 25, D.C.
Bomb 1. !WITS PJ..RTICIP;m:·G: The Bombardment Group of the :xx
de ar COmmand was directed by Field Orders No. 43 to participate in a
i Y-i
1ght
strike on D-day wi th 30 aircraft age.lnst the Railroad }larshall-
at Kuala Lump.1r, Malaya. Colonel J.V. Edmundson commands the
"TOUp, located at Khare ,PJr.
31 March 1945

of Planning:
..
,
- 2 -
..
(a) The bomb loed for each aircraft in the attacking
specified cs 11 minimum of fifteen 500 IlOund GP bombs, !'Uzod
rorce was
(1) Operational
(0) It wns originally plonr<6d to run Mission l'b. 43
in conjunction viith cnd 00 tbf:l de:,.' eo hii ssion No. 42 against the
oil storage installations in tl.e S1r,gcpore ores; ooe Group was to be
sent t'.geinst Kualn Lump.1r in view of the fact that the oil installations
at Singapore ore not 19.!'gO cnol.:;i.' to absorb the bomb load of the entire
four Groups. however, Mission 42 WES delayed because of weothor
condi tions over the Singapore cree.. .
lllOveo.ent a10
item in U 1 og the railroad. :further, since locomotives were a critical
S1dered a aye even prior to Japanese occupation, they too wore con-
a target of first importance
a target (a) Secondary J..lor star Airport, Malaya is not
or SUit strategic importance but was selected because of the dearth
de.mage e targets in the arca. J..lthough a small installation, any
airfield t could be inflicted on the aquipoont and personnel at this
of tho J would reduce at least to e certain extent the capabilities
oPancse hir Force in the area.
tet'Ci (3) Last Rosort Terget: Khoo Huagang 1s the western
tho of thf) Kre Isthumus Railroad which originates at Chumphom on
lath Dgkok - Singllpore Railroad nnd the Gulf of 'Ihai land, crosses the
Su Pl
umus
and provid(ls accoss to the Bay of Bongel vin the Pekcham River.
Pies arriving at Chumphcm by sea, or by rail from Bangkok or Sing-
aPore be '
t cen sent a,cross the Kra Isthumus to Khao Huagang whore they ere
hraosferred to 9lIall vessels for shiJ:ll\ent to Burma. Recent liloto cover
shown this route to be active. Supplies transportation are
ored in the target orca, and their destruction will reduce the capabili-
os of tho Japanese in this theater.
. (b) The plens for this mission differed from tho
onc previously run ngainst the Contral Railroad Repair Snaps at Kuala
lumpur in thot a bombing altitcde of 10,000 feet wes specifiod, made
posSible by the absence of enemy antiaircraft instellations at the prim-
ary tarbCt. Consequently, ass6rrbly and initial points on the East coast
of a.w.etra were selected, bcceuse they provided an aXis of attack which
evaded the hills surrounding Kudo. Lw:pur to the north. and east, and one
that is free fs-Ol!l terrain
(c) The original plen was to have one aiming p:lint,
which was tho center of the roundhouse. However, upon request from the
468th Bombardment Group, three oiming points were selvctod, thereby
ploc!08 e maximum of 10 aircraft on each one.
(2) of Bomb load:
(a) The 500 pound G.P. bomb, fuzed .1 second nose find
025 second tail delay, W('.B recommended, as this bonb End fuzing WeB
• lde"""d to be effective not only egainst tte roundhouse, but against
cons ... .
the shed, locomotives, rolling StOCA, tho turntable ond the
arshalling yards. It waS decided that it would bo equally effective
m st the governlOOot factory and large warohouscs in the area.
ag2i
n
(3) Bombing Dcta:

1925Z
lest J,je
Off
1746Z
First hie
Ofr
29
hJe
J..irborne
\'.laather at bese WaS cloer, wi th vls1bili ty 5-6 miles.
3-5 miles por l:.our.
(a) Take-Off weB eccompllshod as follows:
n. !?kc-off:
, (1) 'lhe time of tcko-off ¥IDS not specified in tile Fiold
departure timo from the assembly point wos gi von.
J...jC Scheduled
for Te.1re-off
30
Orders.
(3)
Wind '!'iSW to NNW,
(1) The route out was from base to nSSembly point et
Cepe Bllngsl to InItial point et Seneboel Island to Target:
(2) '!bere "Jere 4 devll!.tions from th(l planned route to the
primary target. One llircrcft, c lr.to tcke-off, oliminated the IP and
flew directly from the assombly point to tho targetl ono aircraft bombed
the lest resort tcrgctj nod two c1rcroft roturned eurly, one having
jettisoned its bombs in the of Bongel end tho other bringing its
bomb load home.
b. Route Ou t:
(I) Of the 29 aircraft airborne I 26 wore over the primary
tArget with their bomb lando. T,,;o (',ircraft finding 10/10 cloud cover,
did not relE-aso nnd 'l'Jont on to find 0 target of opPOrtuni ty. Twenty-
four aircraft bombed the primary target, dropping IJ total of 373 M-S4
G? bombs (99.9 short tons),. '!'hc first formation, composod of 3 aircroft,
loesed over tho torGet ct 0203Z. It was followed by 7 formations of
re 2 t <. oircraft end 1 eircrert which bombed singly. The single
from 0, 6Z
oft Wos the lest to bomb, rolensing at 033 •
oircr
.1 soCond
smoke g nose and .025 s0cond teil dolay. Leed crows wore to carry
1"CIlDdae: to be dropPOd at the hssembly Point.
pressu (b) Bombing was to be accomplished from 10,000 feet
eltltude. .kircraft were to bomb 1n throe plene fonnetions,
or the bombs in minimum train on the Tango aod deflection sighting
the th eader. The axis of cttl'ck was to bo 40 dogrees magnetic eod
tho C ree aiming points woro: 1, 'Ibe center of the Western Section of
110
st
arrlago Shop; 2. Tho centor of the Roundhousoj and, 3, Tho
Corner of tho RR Supply Storago \lc.rehouse.
4. OF 'mE MISS!rl'J (Soe ':"nncx 1.):
(2) Bombing altitudes ronGed from 8700 to 10,600 fGat
f the leod aircrcft of oach tbnnotion. Heodings for aircraft. in
true varied from 40 to 60 degreos magnetic,. The single oircr<lft
fonn
a
d
0 a heeding of 210 degrees magnetic.
bornbe 0
(3) \lk3ather conditions over the target vnriud depending
f arrival. CloUd cover balow flight level I"'I1{;oo from cleer to
on tune °d for eerlier plcocs, to 5-9/10 for later plcnos. Visibility
Bcot
tere
.
nr
estricted nt all tLmcs•
..su

Swcctenhern Harbor:
feet true. Bomb-
torget c-t O222Z from
Bombing wns by n
w.I. th vi s1bili ty ? milos.

227 bornbcd tho lost resort
droppod 16 11-64 GP bombs.
and offset nim1ng.
was clecr beae,
2-6 miles per hour•
(1) The return routo was fror.t the terl;Qt nrea direct to
(,) 1./C
true, end
of E. T.J,..
e. Last Resort Tcrect:
f. Target of Opportun1 ty:
(1) Carro Ship in Chnn!1Cl undins to Port
and 272 bombed this terest at 0353Z from 10,450
Vi sual l:lnd 32 M-64 GP bombs were released.
gO' Route Back:
10,800 feet
COm.b! netioD
home base.
J.fC 542
11"..g was
5. :.l'.'TI... IRCR\Fl' (Sce l·nncx 8):
(2)
Wind wos NNW - N

n. No enomy antiuircrcft fire encountered ct any of the
tergots bombed'on this mission; nor were there ony reports of l;round-
to-oir rockets, smokescroens. cr or high-ll.ltitude balloons.
"----'nicctions on the mission were considered sotisfectory.
c.
violC.tio
DS
of crypto Itti s c r traosmi ssion secur! ty v..ere laShed.
_"-
c. hir opposition woo very wenk, with 0 total of 38 individuol
encountern 011 occurring in the primary torget are,'). l'b 8-29' s \'leI'f)
lost or domoged dUel to enomy fighter action. Proliminary clnims against
enemy airCToft were 1 destroyed ond '" damaged. J·n estimatod force of
15 onGmy fighters, mostly Vels, opposed the mission. Enomy tflCties ond
st rength were very similar to those encountored on the previous mi ssion
to this terget, Mission NO. 37
b. loGcln tho high fror.tol approcch we.s tho fnvori te for
JoItJnese fighters, elthough no att!Jcks were very cr.cressively pressed.
Enemy fired in only 29 per cent of tho enccunters whUe B-29' s
fired ill. 95 per cent. Aerial bombs 'M9re employed in 9 ett!1cks. eod there
werO 7 coordinated ottocks utiliZing 2 and :1 plono olellJ3nts.
'1 • \'lEJ.. '!HER (Sec AIl.!le x D):
o. Weather encountered r..nd no (ldverse effect on the successful
outcooe of tt,e mission.
b. l4ltro "!inds fCnerolly :rcted !pod ..
8.
d. Target:
ta (1) hie 703, hoving dropped only 6 of its bombs on tho
aDd reI rgct due to a rock malfunction, flew on to the sEcondary target
enSed the remainder (10 GP __ 2.7 short tons).
b. Hecvy £IDtieircrcft end fire W£lS
encountered (!t Delcwcn (OO046'N - ro
o
41'E); and
6

fire at hroe &.y (rossible ship). (04
0
20'N - 98 30'E).
6. ENniY /,IR OPPOSITION (SCe hnnex OJ:

12.
o. Twenty-nino CI'L10I"lS of tho K.-1B , K-20 and K-22 types wore
ried in oircrrft airborno on this mission, nnd a total of 238 usable
cor tives obto1ncd. 0nEl cmora feiled to photogroph for mechenicel
neg
a
S ond 13 for other reasons.
rec
son
c. Thfj folloWing c:,rly wurnins rader si tes were intercepted
during the mission: Port Bloir, SobaIlS, R:lner..g, and Maden.
d. 'lhore wore no intercepts mode wi th radar fire control
c!:.orecteristics, ond no onomy fighter communication information wes
obtained.
11. CENllU.L sr;..TION FIRE CCl\'"I'ROL am GtTh.1NE.RY (SCe J...nnex Po):
b. The Port Blair eM early werning radar sites '.ere
logged 8S strong ond tro.ckinc; (lnd undoubtedly nlerted the Moley PeninsukJ..
However, the eoorny prrjbobly did not knew our primory wrget innsmuch
cs the initiel fier-tar occurred 13 minutes ofter first
c,w6y.
- 5 -
c. &-rviceeblli ty of the reder systc.ffiS WGS slightly abovG
overeEe opcrntlon.
b. ibdar Jilotographic results were setlsfeetor"/iohollever, the
quell ty of pictures decreased ccnsiderllbly.
U. 'I't.(; primary target, Railroad Marshalling Yards at Kuois
Malayr:., was cloarly n vi sunl bombing target. Rudar provided,
Tiloro rore , only the usual aids to bombing and navigation on this mission.
s axis of attock woa reP,Orted fevoroblG for radar USa by tho radar
operators.
9. l!:ADbR (Soe Nll'l.ax F):
e. One scorch aircraft partlclpf.::tsd in this mission, and
searched for oarly wflrning rl..ld(!r cn routo to 'and from the target, and
for reder fire control equipment in the tnrget area. Two communicotions
search aircl'Cft, each .nth n !'(isci redia observer, also perticipoted
snd secrched for cnony control rots.
No radin<"
stetlc "" Was noted on the elf:ht (8) mOg::lcycle frequency in use, end
Qt j experienced intarfered in no woy with redia No attempts
or the employmall.t of doception t3ctlcs by the enomy wel'S
Cd.
b. D:i.rection Findlnr fociliti08 were not used.
3 1 c. Thore ,'/Ore. 4 malrunctions of equipment during flight. In
Thenstancas substl t1lte maeSures wera employed to :reSumo operations.
fourth mol1'unction was 110t repaired in flight.
a. 'rho mission is considered st:ltisfactory in :regard to gunnery,
Of 0 total of' 135 turrets and 324 tG1s OD the mission, there wos 1
t:lolfUnction of C.F.C. oquipmont end 4 malfUnction:; of MC's.
b. b toto.! of 1720 rounds were oJ.:PD!lded in test firing, ond
8230 in combot. °no circraft, thrc) bombine runs over the
t repe
rted all altUlllnition V!(.S cxpor:ded from its '..tppcr turrets
targe
E:go1
n
st oppeai tion.
15. T/oRGIT DlIl!1.GE J.SSESSMEJ\'"l' (See .... nnex L):
(Sec ;o.JlllOXCS K nnd U):
n.. Thora wero no or demc.ge of ony kind on this mi3sion.
!!JNCTIONING OF
14.
target
n. Ot the 29 circrnft airborne, 3 failed to bomb the primary
for machonicol receons, ond 2 becouse of 10/10 cloud cover.
whi h b. Thoro were 29 oddi tionel mcchenicc.l malfunCtions, none or
c prevented t:ircrert from bombing the Primery target.
;:mnriZOd os follows: powr plant end accessory section _ 4; propellors
3' governors - 2; 011 systEllYl - 6; fuol system - 1; oloctricol system-
, instunnonts - 11; nnd miacolleneous _ 2.
,) ;
/t//,1!i/-:!-t:
i
'
R.M. RJJ..'EY,
BriW1dier General, U••11.,
Doputy Conunender •
.
65 c. Over-all comp.1tctions in fuel consumption wore: average-
10 gollons; maxinnun _ 6940 gollons; mi nimum - 6400 golloM.
13• .!9SSES ;.}tn DJJLGE (Sea J end r.:);
o. Ikmage e.seesSlOOnt ';IOS basCld on strike photogroIi!s and
from POOr quality photographs obteined by the t;,62nd Bor.tberlklent Grcup
on g March 1945.
b. '!he Rdlroad Encino Roundhouso Wp.s 50 per cont structurally
destroyed ond 15 per cent supcrfiCinlly dcmcged, with the turn-table
receivinG severe daclOse.' 'rhe Pr Cc.r &crviCing &tled was 90 per
cent destroyed end 10 per cont end the R.R. Storage
was 90 per cent destroyod ond 10 per cent damaGed. In tho
Government Factory ....roa ono bUilding \·IOS destroyed, one Vl0,5 dar.taged,
and approximcte1y 7200 foot of tts aroa damaged. J. power house, tVJo
\'Iork shops, eiE;ht sheds, m\d thr£e wnrohcuses totaling about 10,000
squ6re feet Vlere destroyed. One wcrohouse auffcrcd epproximately 350
sqUl're feet of dnr.lPse, end 1 sht-d 1350 per cent destroyed end 50 per
ce nt de.mcgc d.
c. hpproximctc1y 3.1 miles of trucks, 6 locomotives, end 83
pisces of rollin stock were destroyed or dnmogod. J.. lJllseum buildill€
wes 65 per cent destroyed :'lud 20 p:r cent dc.maged, UI'.d five small 51eds
were destroyed or dunoGod. I. total of 30 residences and mJelling
units wero destroyed end d:Qecod.
Prepared by Stoff Navigator *
** by Bombardier
I - I.:.'fc::r;.Jtion on Tcke-offs
II - of Routes
III - Track end Vertical Flight Path *
IV - Jonbinr Data **
v - Bomb Loading
VI - D:i 31:0 s1 tioD of Bombs
VII - Formations Flown
VIII - Nevig3tion Report *
Mission N:>. 43
10 Jolarcll 1945
.__ ... _..
8pproxiclatelY 40
-- - --_ - ..
Elapsed No. of A/9.. hvercge
Tire Taking Ofr TOke-oft

flew tr.e route as briefed to the primary target,
found it covered With 810/10 undcrcast, then
bombed 8 freighter in ti..e channel leading the
harbor at Port SrReeter':.,n (02
0
59
1
30"N _ 101 22
t
OO"E'
and returned directly to bese.
flew the route liS briefed to the primary target
where three runs were made because of cloud coverage
bGfore bombs were dropped. Due to a raok malfUno-
tion A/C 703 was able to drop only 6 bombS on the
tart;et; both A/C proceeded to the secondary
target ?here 703' s rm8ining 10 bombs were dropped,
after which they flew directly to base.
II - DETAILS OF ROU'IES
A.. Plonned Routes
Last A/e Cfr
A-I -1
..-.-
B. Deviations from Planned Routes
returned early of an interPel fa.ilure of the #2
engine. Bonbs were jottisoned in the Bay of Bengal and
landi ng was mode at 09194(£.
due to e mechnnicd failure of the #2 engine, this A/C
proceeded from Q9
0
45'N - 95
0
50'E to the last resort
dropped its bombs and returned directly to base.
was benlnd tile other planes due to a late take-offi new thE)
planned mute toO thA Al'l:gaobly poin't, 'thon dlrect.ly to t.tI.e
primcry target t then to base. .
The last two AfC teking off were dolayed
minutes for mechaniccl adjustments.

AlC 272 and 542 -
AlC 279 - developed fire In the #3 engine and returned to base
eorly, landing at were brought back.
'lUrn was made ct 18 00' N _ 90 ce' E.
A/C 703 and 500 -
AlC 858 -
A/C 227 -
A/C 424 -
091?46Z
Fl rst A/C Ofr
4.
I - p::FOw.ATION ON 'rAKE-OFFS
1.
5.
091925Z* 99 mo. 29 3.. 5 JIlin
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Assembly Point Cape Bangsi _
_...- ._-_. -- ----- _._-- .- -_. ---- -
Initial Faint t Sambaei Island _ (02
o
lB'N _ 101oOO'E)
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..__. Yards - Kuala
Base I Kheragpur


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468TH GROUP ON.Y
BOMBER COMMAND
VERTICAL FLIGHT PATH
MISSION /1
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100"-25 E.
IS,
02°-lfJ N
101°'00'[.
LAST RESORT 1lU'IGlT

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.lPO 493
CONSOUDATID
SPIDIALIST MISSIOl: REiORT
OF STAFF ootiBING omcm
5. Reported nalftmctions of bocbing oquip:llent:
#703 - (J.s above)
Ualfunction tJ:lB substantiated by amac.ant
l:1tt the caUse is unknOQll alS yot.
Field OrdS's No. 43
Ddte of MisB1eDI 10 March 1945
b k 1. Weather over the target was overcast base at 14,000 feet. A
1'0 en layer, b:lse 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet, n:cved in fi'aa the N.W. c1d'il'ay
of the attaclc, obscuring the ;.il!l1ng Point for one formation and one air--
croi't that boobed singly. ThClSIJ used offset aiming to drop their
bombs, with unobserved results. With thu exception of a formation of t,,-o
aircraft that bombed <) t"ll"!:et of opportunity at Port Sncntanham, with poor
remlts, and ano aircraft that boIiliod tho L.R. T. using a oocbination of
E. T.A. and offset a.iI:ing, uith unobserved. rosults, the retlD.ining aircraft
oombed tho PriDU"Y Target visually, \11th axcallont rosults.
2. Permission "-:18 obtained froo this Command to set up three A.P.' a
jns.t·ead of tho ono given in the Field Order. Difficulty tlas oocountered
in locating a..'lCi identifying tho I..P.I s evco though tho target area t1I:!S
visual. This is balioved due to the 10'i7 altitudo and blending together
of trees and l:uildings. J.ll aircraft bot'Ibing the Prinary Target used
pro::d.m:ltely the briefed axis of nttnck. One formation made a dry run due
to inabillty to pl.:lce tho crosshairs on the tcrget in time to reloase the
bombs. J.nothcr foroation made three (3) runs due to ....eather and :finally
dropped their boobs by offset aiDing. J.. sjngle Qircraft circled the
Prirory 'l8rgct area trying to find a hole to bomb through and finally used
an offset aitling point.
3. Boobing reflllts at the Prilliary Target were excellEflt rdth only
sevan (7) roobs fa.1.l.1ng outside of the 1000' circle.
4. Reported dolayed bomb releaBos:
,,68th Group:
/170'3 .. '!be boobs in the fOTI/ord bomb bay were dropped over
the Prioary Targot l:1tt the rear bay did not release.
The boobs in the aft bay "ere released over tho
secondary target. (Soc malftmctiens).
Date Prepared: 13 Morch 1945

IV - .!!!!,FG (Continuod)
For title:! of bOJIlb reI' <::Ie, b(.:Jbin{; olttt.w.les, USB of ettnck end
indicat.ed c1r Gilecd crt pll tcre:ets, $00 .:I(lction VII, l"ORIa!.t..'1'ICf<S ROiiN,
th1s Annex, il:! 'lIMe;l dotnilill b;.r ind1v1duol tl1rcrart tire l11. ...en•
-' J': 'ii'--on
.,.••• \' ", " Yo:,
'. l'
r.; _, .' '_'
\
\
\
DiSPOsition of
Bombs

. a
Total Tonnage

All Targets
131

Primary Target
373
99.9
Secontinry Target
_ A
10
2.7
41st Iesort Target
16
4.3
TarBet of Opportunity *
32
8.5
Jettisoned _ 3
16
4.3
ReturI!E!d
_ C
16
4.3
Total
1,,53
124.0
.I1M
returned eerly because of on failure of the #2
Bombs \\Ilre jettisoned in .• of Bongal.
J..IO 424
engine.
B.
O. AjO 279 returned bl)c('use r:.f (' fire in the #3 engine. Bombs
'1ierO roturned to
i-V -1
A-VI_1
10 1:E.rch 1945
v - ;;CMB LOADING
VI - .DISFCSITIOU
1. 2e of the 29 aircraft airborne carried 16 (Tlff loaded, notusl
weight - 535.4 pounds) ['laDeral PJrpoae bombs or a totel of 418; load
P6r nircraft w:::s thus 8566.4 POunds, or a total lood for the 29 air-
craft of 239,859.2 pounds.
2. '!he 29th aircraft carried 15 l!-64 bombs, or a load of 8(X31.0 pounds.
3. Total loed for aJ' 29 aircraft was thus 247,890.2 pounds, and total
bombs Carried 463.
MisSion no. 43
* Freie;JJter at 02
0
59'30''N _ 10lo22'00"E
J'./O 703 dropped onlr 6 bombs on the Prim..'lry Targot due to a rack:
malfunction; the remaining 10 bOlnbs were later dropped OU the
Secondary.
..
Altitude _ IOd5OO'T
Axis of attack _
IJ.S _ 195
Bomb Load - 32 M-64
Bombs dropped _ 32 M-54
Altitude _ 106400tT
J.rls of ettcck :.. 4('1
IJ..S _ 195
Bomb 10M _ 47 M-64
Boll'.bs dropped - 47 M-64
.nIti tude _ lO,400'T
Axis of attack _ 40
0
lAS _ 195
Domb Load - 54 M-54
Bombs dropped - 54 £-64
660
663
525
719
893
734
486
1_Vll-1
of Rcundhouso
909 460
529
- COl>tor
- 4
- 4
- 0230Z
- vi &leI
030
h.im1ng Point _ Center of Roundtousc.
No. of J../C _ 3
No. releeslng _ 3
Time of relesae_ 0203Z
Method _ visue1
A", _!orr.lLtiC'ns Plonned
1:1_ The three plane '.ns npecif1ed in t39 Field Orders.
""Umbi ng 01ti tUde nne deeis;nntod as 10,000 feet. L6ad
Plenes to drop smoke crencdos Pot the Assembly Point.
1. Prinery Tzrs€;t:
1st.
-
10 l«lrch
Form:::tions are s1-.own ce thcv Wflr8 et time of bomb release.
Diegr[!!!1s are intended to stow reietive :P:!s!tions only. All forlnl!tion
ststistics are of Iced r>..1rcrof't.
Mission Ii:>. 43
VII - l.OREI1TIONS FlOWN
2nd.
Aiming Point - Center of Houndhouso
N:>. of b/C - 2
NO. relaasing - 2
Time of release _ 02J£Z
Method -
Aiming Point
No. 'Of A/C
No. releesing
Time of relccse
Method


?oo* - - - DrOpPOd 6 on PT - 10 on ST.
701
- 'O"'.OO·T
43"11
- 195
- 641.:-64
.. 64
- l06500fT
_ 43
- 195
- 32 M-64
- 32' M-64
lo.ltitudo
Axis or attack
JMJ
Bomb klad
Bombs droppe d
i..ltitUdo _ l01.4(>OfT
J..xis of attack _ 60"l!
LAS _ 195
Bomb load - 64 A:-64
Bombs droPJed _ 64
Altitudo
/L:xis of-nttoc*
llS
Bomb loud
Dombs droppe d
Altitude _ lO,400tT
Axis of atte:ck _ 420
!AS _ 195
Bomb Load _ 32 U-64
Bombs dro:pped _ 22. M-64
Altitude _ B,700tT
Axis of attook _ 41
0
IAS _ 195
Bomb Load _ 32 tI-64
Bombs droPIDd _ 32 l!-64
Altitude _ 10,500tT
Ji:'Cis of attuck _ 210
0
_ 195
Bomb Loed _ 16 lJ-64
Bombs droWe d - 16 M-64
879
877
500
892
714
- Cantor or loading Shed
Nre or Roundhouoo
- 4
- 4
- 0231Z
- via.\ol
858
·.;.··'·1·.·. ':.
L·';.; ,'. 1..,.... • '.
•• .. ' ; .
.'
315
- 'oUildiJlf;
RR l))pot
- 2
- ooiaz.
- 2
- viSlal
- Off-set
1
- 1
- 03ZDZ
- ETA
.1.ilD1ns rOint
No. or J./c
No. releesing
Time or relce.se
!lcthod
5th.
-
895
660
.b.iming Foint _ S'l.6da );QPot ,EKE
!?ounillJ.ouS0
No.ofJ../C -4
No. rolocsins _ 4
Time of rele:Jso _ 0249Z
Method _ visual
kim1ng Point _ Repair Shop
No. of J./e _ :3
No. relansing _ 2
Time of release _ 0251Z
Method _ visual
A1m:1ng Point
No. of J./C
Tine of reloaso
No.. releasing
M6thod
J.i.m1ng Point - S end of liGrehouses
No. of A/C _ :3
No. releasine _ 2
Time of releese - C611Z
Method - visual
l.inlng Point
Noa of A/C
No. releasing
Time of rolease
Method
J.-VII-3
2. Secondcry TBrcot:
Altltuda ... lObeoo1T
J..x1s of cttDck - lJ8
I.>S - 185
Bomb 10od ... 16 ...64-
BoAbs drowed - 16 H-V4
Altitude -
....xt8 of nttack _ 346°
lAS ... 195
Bomb Load - 10 },'.-G4
Bows droPJEld - 10 1:_64
272
02°59'30"1; -
Altitude -
Ads of ettac:!( ... 270
0
lAS - 195
Bacb Load - 32 1{-G·1
Bombs dropped ... ::s2
_ C... ntor of CCJ:l(lufll'lg(ld
BunCo!!l!!
- 1
- 1
_ Q.1UZ
- visar.l
703 * ......... Droppod 6 on PI' - 10 on sr.
227
J.lm1ng Iblnt - Corgo ShiP ot
101 22' aO'r:!:
No. of A/e - 2
No. relocslng - 3
TimEl of rel'SBsEl _ 0353Z
Muthod ... vi sunl
542
Aiming Fblnt - storage
II:>. of "10 - 1
reloeslng - 1
Til'OC of releas() ... OZ22Z
lttthod _ B.T.A.
'l2rget of OpportUI\it:l:
•.!t",6:.:" ..' .'
••
;::>:::'; ::'.-..
. . .: .' . .
Aiming Po tnt
No. of h/e
l'b. relep.sing
Time of relo.:J.se
Method

Tiwc to Assemble: lQn
Aver.:l.be Navization Ti.r::Ie Back: 7h 2Qn
b. The following ravigational aid work was reported:
3
9,000
'
1350 16K
RADIO FIXES
ONE HALF BACK
Fiuld Order: No. 43
DJ.to of Mission: \.'ar 45
31
TArGET
CEL FIXES
lO,,<)(X)I
1100 14K
130
CEL LOP'S
CNE HALF 001'
6000-
110° 16K
tollows:
Av.:ro::.&<J Navi.;ation Time Out: Bh 19m
a. AV6NBe navi£ation times out =.nd b..ock were .:.s follow:i:
d. Rt1.lJo).r coop.:r<.tion oxcellunt in most cases. Extensive
use is I!;,::.do o£ radar to identify adverse weather on the flight
path.
2 Trouble was encountered \';ilh flux. ,,;:. ta compasses in five air-
It
' Wlo. three ....aUi tionul a.ircr<>.ft rel-'0rted rudio compass [ ..Li"ure.
era
There is a disproportionate amount of celestial work being
accomplished. One navi,gator took 14 celestial LOpls and two fixes,
whereas another navigator, who is referred to above regarding use of
metro winds, took no celestial observations.
c. Foree.::.st winds werc boad. Actu.-l winda report.ed ""ere G8
1. There no n:.vi,';ational difficulties encountered on the strike
llarshallip,g Yarc.s ... t. Kuala 1Jlmpur by the 468th Group. The
navl.gatl.on appears to be satisfactory on this mission, but there is ap-
parently a tendency for navi,::ators to be ccntent with metro observations
for deterrninatio:1 of winis on routes. Three navigators of Ute 29 dis-
patched, repa-ted their wind observations half way to the target, at the
target, and hll! waj' back from the target as being detennined by metro.
Timing on this mission seemed to be well regulated in that the first air-
craft left the assembly point only two minutes after that directed in the
field order.
HEAIXlUARTEIl5
xx lll>!BER Cet.!llAND
APO 493
.. '.. ." .. ,". .. .
.:. '" • ::jj 'j..
.. I;
• •• _. - . -0 •.••
CONSOLIDATED
SPECIALIST MISSION REPORT
STAFF NJ..VIGATION OFFICER
•• •• !.;'."
-."l·.d t U •. ii;""
.
.' .....: .. .' . '.
Date Prepared.: 1.3 },brch 1945

-
;.
14 1?!.6
,.
it"':'" i'_1'e '1',<1:3 e1Co1.tr:i:..red at
,"!.i'l'<: t:,. Ucvl.2tions WElre :c,OOO
en $;'- Cli,):('.raft wer'3 e0. on t.1e
j IFJl.D'.;,i.i••Rn:as
xx. IDl:BEP.
Intelligonce Section
AFC
J":JTlhIRCRAFT
::ULJ,::!lt 43, (DI'.:..uGr::', 10 :..
-- _.
Pl'irJir'J TCl',;et - it.rt, _J.nil::', L,l .• ,.lR, Sec.:md<lJ::'
Ta:-Get - -..LeR SfIJ• .iJ?.cal', :cr... c:: L_:f. 1....J.:iOrL ... ii.:..Q
'\
C:lC k ..b-::.d "':.h", t.<l!'(,I:.. cf resv::1. .::.1.. 0222Z :2'0;:; 10,000
re.:;-r. trt:c illti.t.tde: ::;:h 7/121 to t/!O \'i1l' out no antiaircl'a.,:;:' O:;JPO-
.:;:'-"i:.;;'o.. ',::.'3 c)cou.:,taod.
.,. . _ .. (010 'VI III rc:030
::--o::;sii.lc :-..::. c.v • -...... .l:.
--
Qne the ',ar,:,et at from 10,400 i'e:cl,
tr.
1
,e e,;:,t; co..... t;;::.tifJl:.E 1".0 ... .....tiOl: :-;-as e.."1-
cC"<.l.:!·: ei"Cd.
oo!':l:Y.xl tho :.rr,;et .:.·ro..... 0203Z to
£llti7..;.0.:3s of ';;70C fl,"t i:.r. ::,.":; ... ··I:.'Cug!1 2/10 to &/10 ..
o::!:o21..io:,\ .'-<.0'; r,;C01_I'T'A.rc,;.
1".0 ai1'Crart (mcQUm. ered o.,ltiail'CTnI'l;. o:):!-'Osi tion fro!. this ... J.
:;&1 I:l' <lCCu;";;Ii:,e ...J.tic ",to:;; 61coulltcrf..d <:.t Oll5Z at 5,(.{1()
tl1rouS!1 5/10 'l':rl't:a's and red J;r;d bl.1C;, ',;erc
obscrY,xl., ,,,:;.th .5 UUl'Z-;-.:; occ,uTillZ ,tt cne i '-It-ant ... in 09. ::'otaJ. of 50 for
t.>G e·lGOtt:,ter. "rere level, <'',:):.'or.ct Dr.a 0.i. -,- ..Ic:, und in J.i:lc '.,ith the
• •'10 rf;corted 011 tho :;a.o ar.d •
........ ""' .. Jc:tion co' aistin.; of a :::h.. riJ turn to ",:IC :d..;ht ... olJ.or.... ..i.ng a1:Y»·..... of ..... <;• .,_.- , ••
·'1··.J ·0'··.. .1.:- ';<13 ta:,Elll to .::void
,I. ....... • ••
no:'....cr ar;d b:!..r\c': .. :
Ol'2'.l ...;t 10,000 i<:!et i :./10
oc.lc:7, "lil'C'--:jt, ... :u La t .. ,: l':.(;.. ..
;"l!.e cou::se '.nJ t.l·;;.ir.'ld.:: •
" urn S
;'lone
c.
None
",UD:ll"".,l.C
__: NEts
" J'\<lr.ese ei...rly rad.:r at l-OIIT BL..IR a'1.d ";.: .t_;G (as detelT.r..ned :rom
i\"(;:re in epcration and .:J,Cl"ted t:le r...M..t..:.::J.r Peninsula •
. C'lJ.dcnt, h.v,ever, th<lt tl')e CZIO';;:r di.d n"t l:u'-;'[ ('f the location
.r ?ttack since t:le first fiUltCl.' r.ttac:: i:l ·::'l--.J klJ....LA L.J,rJlt Area OCCUi"l'cd
13 IlIl.nut:.es f,U the t:Lrst 81'm:i .., •
, ....
....... .
c

.. * • ~ .. • * .. * * '" .. .. .. .. '" .. * * '" '"
• Prepared
by: •



Cper1'tioI!sl Ir.telli@snce Unit




XX 1X!:llbc.r OCf[. er.d

". ". * • '" .. • • .. .. * '" .. '" .. • .'" .. '" •
d. It is interesting to note that m::>:rt, of tho <lir opposition Has
centered directly over the tcr...<Jt itself, c.nd occurred T(ithL't one of t-.tO
mlnutes of the tines of bolT'bs e.,-,e:!.
10 !.:arch 1945.
"..I.l..l.llI Iny !.assion.
c. E1'v:lny air strength and tactics on this mission '·IC!'O ver.f siJn,..
Uar to those on the ?l"evious n:d. ssion to lilliJJ,. Ll.Jt:RrR
J
Liissi.on 110. 37.
Although crens l"Cported si::,."ting about 6 OSC&RS <lnd sevoral rOJOS in the
tnr..ct crea, only 3 aSC.fiS were estimated to have been enga:,ed. i:ost of
tho fis:hter opposition Tr.lS from tho SD.1'l'O type of plane previously
t(.rcd, nalICly, 'lJJ.., a typo r<lted in fll;:; !X!<lr-obsolescont class. Compar-
ntively fen Japaneso pilots oponcd fire, and pilot aG"JI"Ossivcncss u:1s
noticecbly InckinC, the najority of onenv plo.nes brou!:inli arrey at clis'"ances
of 500 yaros end lOO1'C. att.ecl.s for th<. r:x>st part sccncd
,flOorly executed, <lnd sever.:::! t"O\"/S inch.cated that sane of the nttackfl
rop:lrtecl a13 coordin<Jtl:d may ....... have b,-.cn plannod a!;l such, but n<l:Y h.:l.vc
been coinciclcnta1 in TOGt:.rd to their tir.rl..rlf,. RC:: intercepts indicE!.tcc1
thct the 3-<:9 I S T,urc pi.ckod u? about a'::out &J l!li.nutcs beforo they entered
the. tar(:ot <:lrco., but, o.."On considCrinU the of the encroy to dC!t-
ermine the intended tare.ct at the tim;) of the first intercepts, it is
significant thnt the first 8-29 forw:tion over the target encountered
no air op!X>s1tion, nor did they sec any fiGhters eiroorne at bonbing
altitude. Tho first fijltor ott<lck ,·..ns ll"-'lcle on tho second formation over
the tarset, tlnd 13 minutes after the p:'ov'.-eus formation had
dropp::ld its oorbs.
( . '" c. Enemy <:1r oPIXlsit:i.on, IlS in the previous mis:Jion to this
no, 37, 19 Februnry 19115), n<::s Nl:..cd very of the 27
the ... tta$ts, 17 reported J.r.t,6!'ce}'i.i.on, all of TMch occurred in
I" __ry artCT. !.. t:lt'''l cf 30 ::l'ldl.V1.dunJ. encounters re3Ultcd
... ro:n 22 single pla'"ll3 .mct 7 cC.lrd:l.nc.tcd attacks. Ho TlO:re
to cne::ly action m." "n;n: arT dUl"ilUGtdd. P'cclimi11<lry claius 3.:;ainst
cnoL\Y .::u.rcrart 1 de5t ... a..'ld 4 Tho enG:rw interce:?tii1b
force cstj:nutc:d .:s 10 li•.i.;5 (sct'!C IlJssibly lImES), 3 OSC:.RS, 1
and 1 unidenti!'iod sillGlo-ono.na fighter.
I. JI-.l'ANESE TJ.Cl'ICS - LISSIOil 110. 43
ThRGEI', Kuala Lumpur, l!nlayo.
b. !J.l encounters oor:;l in tho tar;::et oro<1, at nlt1tudcs
frort 10,000 to 10,600 fect. J..ct1on ':'" ..dad ovro.' a period of 1 hour :11'.d
37 minutos, fron 0216Z to Nineteen cmcountcrs (50 per ce!rt.) voJre
bcforo bo.obs auay, 1 (3 por cent) duri ...ng bol'.lbs ::r;rny, and 19 (47 per cent)
after bombs mray.
1_
30 (100%),
Lovel
C. B-2;l
l
s cGoin bornb...,d from 10" ($700 to 10,600 feet
over the IT) ond J<l.po.nese pl.. ncs h:.d litt.le: o.1titw1c trouble in
tilcir attc.cks. l'hL sFocd of thc i.O'l.(;TC:-, :'n comiJOri:::on to t:'1O't of
t:.c nc::r-obsoles.:ant WJ.., the prcdoJinc.tinb t}1=C cn-.JCG<.d, "as evido!ltly
t;,0 fector in !)I- o' t.hQ largo porce:1t:lCC of iront£Q D.ttacl:s.
I'
"
.. . .
'.-:::-.: '.
b ••.5 to le-ro:i. of t:'1e set in l..ission No. 37,o:<lS
folloTlDd in the uis5ior.. per cent of t:.e: cr:lCoillltcrs
origin<l.teci men, 5 pc;:, cent 1e\'01, und g p...r cent lou. On liission flo. 37
,-;r!l'C $02 p;lr cont, 4. per cent and 4 per cent rcsJXlctively.
. u. frontn qU:l!"t.:r Ll ....o.in th0 [",vorite for cncqr pilots
5, per cent of th" cncour.tcrs from this di.!'Cction.
;his comparcz VEry clesely to Uetlio:-:' ;7 in ",hich o.ppro:::chcs from tho
":ental qUD.rter 'I\..l-c 56 per cent of tho total.. Of l'Cl':'I<lindor on llis-
Ho. 43, IS pel' cunt cel,le .'rolil the ri:,ht per cont ;1'0,.1
t:.l0 ro:::r, D.nd 11 per cent fro:n the 1£:1'':..
d. :. SUJlt:l<.'r:t- of directions cnd lovels of approcch for ell encoun_
tors folloi'1.S in 'l'J,blc No. 1 an..l 2.
2.
In ViC';" 0'" th .
in.."1.' ",... c of .0 f:"lhtcr oPPOsition in reGllrd to the
... of octuo.l dornD.Co 0- thv B-29'sJ it 1.8 rossible that the oncoy's
bor.bi ,,$ .Tere devoted :lrd cl'cfltinl; divo!'s.i..ons in the horo thD.t
.1 ng runs \IOU],iJ be t:nstcady and the. Ird.ss the target.
c" The tYrO of :'i&lte:- o:>po-.ition in this tar"'at
aro.:!. to "-t 0
h::t- 0 dot-s roOt CO:::J"i..'C C,SJcs,';:lvcncss to l'Ihat B-C)'s
t'h rot on tli.ssions flOlJl. fmm i::l:nu. b<l:;;cs. It ::Jhould be noted t;l<t"t
t
1.5 typo 0': air 0 'Jr,'Osition is not inc:ic.::tive of Jopo:nosc in-
C).'CC·7!:. • '. •
'nd •. Clna cal1T!.o':' be corrv:tly u::Jcd 0::; a r;K.LSurO of onor.r;
.... o.bl.ht:r.
T:::ble No. 1 - Directions <lnd La :cla of J.pproach
._- -- -------.-.-----,-- I ----
Direction of . Front i:1Lht I Re<lr Lc.rt) I Total .
1_:_ 2 3 4-!:: _6_ 7 S 9
High G 6 5 4 1 . 1 3 1 1 2 1 I 33 (!l7;,) !
1 1 -1 II - 2 :
==.:L;,,""=. 1 3 (d;:)
I
-§--.G 6 7. 1 11_" 5 2.j.1 ._2 __
20 (53_1 7 7 (18:;) t 4 (11%)
Left Rear Front
19 --c"s 5.
%) 11 '11-') I ,
- -' j] -
j 2C 7 (l::lO#J 7 4 (100..0
- _ ••- •• .£ - - -- -- ,--_. - - _. -_•• - - _.'._.
High
Low
!:. iira B-29
Fire
1'0. or
t;o. -ci£
Dist.::nco (y;:rd,) Forc<...-rt. p<.!'Ccnt
o to
459
,
\:
2 6

;00 to 7'.l9
2 16 1 3
roo to $IC;9 361/2 13. 36
1000 & over

1(2 20
...22...
Total 11 100:': 36
':i.'ot;:n
._-.. _---
2 .. Lo\-"Cls of: J.:Pflroc.ch
i-
Level <'
•. 0.. i..prol!.ch
n. '1'ho some l'C.luctancc to. p:l:'oss hcrr..c t3cir <::tt.::ck.:; noted on
Ussion ::0. 37 rtn3 ocain cvid::mt on Lission Iro. }..3, o.nd so·....ercJ. CroTtS
reportod tho.t cnc:rt:-' UJro cxacul:.cd in t:. mo.nncr.
Qnly one ctt.::ck CtlF.c r.s close cs 100 foot) the Iwjority l'ro!'C brol:cn o;r
bOt\"Jocn 500 cnd lOGO ;rards. In.:J pUl':lber 0; a-'.. C:lCr.:y p:.J.ots
o.rlOy <lB soon as t;,c.: 3-29
1
5 OjX-nod firo.
b. The follod.:1£. 3ho,1S COLpa:i.scns of B--29 ClOO enemy air-
CUlL."!l"C 1
a. JC:oon"sc p•• "..... ,.-Q;cr i:n:l\m to :ICvt; Opel,Cc! fire in only 11
of ....he· to;,ll or, 2) per cent, a...tin 0..1 c::..-tr.:rcly leu fCr-
CC:lt<l::;e. 19 CI:CO"o.•ntct's rcpo.-tod. no ..J1CJJY f:iro, <load in the
rc:Jainin;.; ::.. f!:-o ,ras undete:rrti.n;xl. --29's, on other
hand, o)Cood ::-n )5 of +110 3S enccu:1tc.:-s, or, $:5 por ccr.t, alx. .... "t tl."1
iJ, 1Cr.o.::;"C for B-29
l
s.
',lore j:r<-:>scd nor "cro mty
bor:bs ";(,1''':' ("1ll}'Uo:v·cd in 3 of the 2 p!.:lnO
Qictancc Ho.
,: ::mco'.mtcrs R>rccnt
,--_._-----
---
1000 .:c. o'/er
h II
1lJO to
''('\f)
9 24 'U
5CO to
7'/9 u 30
250 to
:m -, il
0 to
219
.L -3!L
':oto.l
37*
100
b. lion\) 0';: t;lO att;lcks
unusual tactics observed. ..c.
cC'Ol'din<l.1;...d s.
There -,.cr;.; no :K.POl'tS of ....r.eqy ::lttcr:.pts to :"tl!'J, nor TA:.!'O llrr:J"
in:r;;nncos of r:oc.r

a. ,"Or:. 7 coorCin.::tOO Ci..i;.llC::S, rcsulti.;: in 16 ::.ncli7idml.
cncowt.... ers (42 per Ctfut of the fivo .:rttccl:s ,:erc by l:.lc::IJr.'.;s of
2 fi;:ri;.;:."s 2 "u}' clc.:..c.rrus of 3 ;.11 , ..... rc identified o.s
V...LS except. (..;.c. y'hich coo:'CI.i:1nkd its ,lith 2 Vi.LS in one
of the 3 plone eic.."1(J11ts.
Table Ho. 4 - to t.hich -.-iOTO P:'Cf;sed
6. CCOiOI!L.TJ:Ll ,STi.a :
-
:..cri:u. \Iere cL1ploye:.u in S <:1..tcc;w ?Cr cent of the
none, hO-,IOVC:-, in to "'.-2';"$8 Host of ",;.ho lJombs '!-I01'o
t1droppcdll from hiGh coovo fo1'r.::-.tions, rather th-m from c10.:lO
and sorx.. d:'oryo:.cd as t:<ljJY C3 2 nnd;: .. ':hc "StoVCi)i-:;on
.;'yp: aerial oo:;lb i:hica, 1.'1 SODC' ;l:!.sh":-l:.' m.=fe:;-cr:"';. torl..5, 3-29 I:; h3VC-
scon fro::l tin:. to \-:::5 ::IUc:, 1."1 c';iC:::nc:l. Or.o s<:.ch bo:..b -;ms ..·i:Jcd
as about .:; f(;ct lon...;, .:.nd 2 incJ.cs by ( in S;l:.ctiDCs
2 0'" thcSQ ti... d tc.:::..t;l(;:· .:n.. to rc-ro1',"tJ .::.ro:.md l.o.C;l other.
Fra:''T!£.nts of ell type.:> s)il1cdn:,t of t:,e endsj sU-fer co10:'(:u
objc.cts, SL1.:l.ll pcr\.. iclos looki:" sC:"-.:;!.:J zoc:tcl, .:Iud, in one iltstance,
lmo.t a)pcarcd to be 0. chain.
D. \135 reported. Eo fur-
'i.nL; llo1r::il'lG: .Tt>.ich ,m3
ru:minr; pora:l..lcl out to tip
bo il,;n"w to be
r th.:.nt.hc
2 J., lehe:; 'r.iC:c,
Hone.


s.
9.
10. ;.WG:':f.F1'
<1. :.ir oi??Odtion u":::; vcr- '"lUrk, Tlith 0 total of ;C i:"rlhi.du<ll
cnco".:nters.all occu..rril1G in thr. lll'CO. Ho D-2S/ls TiC:""C lost
01' datnnbcd due to Cn0IilY ... etien,. Pl clo.ir.ls aCainst cncny
nircrtlft ,j1,)1"C. 1 dcst,:-oycd cnd q. dorr""Lcd. ..n cstim:ltcd force of 15 cncr.y
fir,!ltcrs, mostly 1;J,:, opposed the mis:::;ion. I!nomy tectics and s'"rcnGth
\lera vcry sir;:r;.l.:lr to those encountered on the rrcviou:J mission to this
i;."rc.et , ::0. 37<>
b ...coin the hiGh frontal OfJlll'ODCh ,lOs tho favorite fc:=" JDp..'lncse
fiGhtcrs, .:Qthouc;h no a.t:'.:J.cl,s ,-rorc prc.sscd.
f; "hters fired in only 29 per cent of encounter:; ,'Aule D-29
l
s fired
1;"'95 per cent. ..cri.::l bombs ,.ero omplcYl,.d in 9 and thero ,-,081'0
'/ coordinated utilizi!l[, 2 and; Illcne olc.monts
u
C. '"1'1'.01'0 ",ere no r,J.!Jr.inc rocket now TIC.:'pons
nor tllctics.
12. OR ?-tone..
13.
FolloTfing arc details of co:'!bot or prc.liminarr of 1 dCst-
l"Q}"'Cd nnd 4 d:lIXGOCl
ll.
t' Cnc
observations ':Crt. n::.cic
Or lI\"1hito strincs, <l.bout
(I mne;.11 .
Table No. 5 _ Details of Comb:lt - FrcliLtl.n.:lry Cl<lins
---
211 ,mite stripes PQrallcl out:.
to riinc--tips"
no lllOrkin.,;s observed.
1'1J('iozot't,Jl stubil::'zor hud yci.10i-: end
blClcl, 10n!.¢.tudlnUlly.
'.'1'1') "Illitc vCl'ticcl stripes .:lround fuse-
la:e on c]ch side of red roundcl.
:1ount:el:,. IelloYi .:lnd bl.:lcli: on
'l'r1.n.:;s.
Distiilr.>uizhing ll.:lrhl"'';;s
".'Ih::'"_ ..;trircs across hori;;ontnl stabilizer
:.ircr..;ft
Possible
FRl.l1<
m.ack
"it;l
nin:;s.
Orc:on QallX)uf1nLe U:.TE or Vt:r..
S:iJ:vc r
I _ InfC:r'met1on
II _ Ciwrt - ,:elltber A;:l cr.i
83 F.nzounte:l:'''f.
0-1-1
8/10 cirrus at 30,000'. FRD!ARY TI.RGET: Conditions veneblE!.
e/10 olto!Jtrt!tu5, base Be.rly planes (reeehing tnrgvt before 0900
14.00(". 2/10 strcto- Isr) reported 8-10/10 altostratus at 14,000'.'
outiuluB. tops 4000'. Clsur to scattered below; 1::>/10 stroto-
Target Pressuro: 29.80 cumulus, top 6_7000' to wrtl: of target.
inch()s. jPleDes reachill8 terget from 0040 to 0920
ll1011 Sc.r- encountered ::limller conditions, exoept
face to 10,000': oltoetratua lrye!: v"'Oke Ill.oy over target
19.5 fu13. C. 1enving 5-10/10 t:1!' Etratua above fl1ght
lavel. Artor OS?O ooncit1ons a.bove night
'
Ieval OOIlC, whllEl bolow lower
clouds t'.'hioh had beon observtld north of
I tc.rGc.t moved down end bcsen to build up
'1\71th 5-9/10 coverage tops 1-9000'. Visi-
_ J ty ,:as unrestrict.:":d::.:':t:..:':':':..:t1::"'::..:':, -'
Target
'.rea
I - i!EmF.ER UJltm:ATIOI,
lJ1ss1on lb.
10 Uarch 1945

i. - ---- --
----=::::==.-:.-_. '=... ==-.
I Be ! I
1 nt Clear. Visibility G lCleer. Visibility 5-6 miles. 3..Irfaeo wind
! 0 6_ mItis. ivoriabl0 from '115"11 to NNW, 3-5 mph.
__ £f .._._.. . i .,
I
R<Jute BASE TO AIIDWAN IS: lBJSE TO 1J>l"DUfAN IS: 0;;:;:-
Out Cleer except for 2/10 20,000'. '!hin altostratus lny8r et 12,000
'
I
, st.retocuwlus QloIlG Ibc.:gnn ¥lith 5-6/10 ooverage at 20
o
N, incretla-
I COllst. ling lowering to 8-9/10 at 10,000' south
I !MID:J!A..l,S To 6
o
n: 8/10 lot 16 N. Occesiorll:l1 patches of se.=:ttergd
j cil'rostrotua at lotratoeumulus tops a-1:000' BOutll of IS N.
I 1
28
,000
1
• 3-6/10 AND1YAl'5 10 6&N: 2-3/10 cirrus persisted
'I oCUlnuluB, basEl 2000' lot 20,000'. J.J.tostrctufI lJ::yor dissipated
I top 4000' becoming south of 12
0
reo.ppocrine r.a scatterod
i small cu.e:u1ua with laltocumulus at 10,000' in vicinity of 6
0

I top:; d<:l 6000' soutr IToPE of seo.ttClriJQ eUCUlus increesed from
: 0
6
10 l'olet. lover the hnd._S:l.L:: to 8CJ<X)' with oCOElsional
6 TO "" 8/10 oir- lshowars ct 12. At 9 taps had lo\lered
rue at 30,000'. e/lO to 711th 5-6/10 aad by
eltostrotus, bnse 6
0
1-2/10 tops ?-5,OOO'. In addition
14.000'. 5/10 strato- Bccttorcd cU:.'I11onimbua WJre ",ith
e:u.tIlI.11us. baSE 2000' tops to 18.000' in vicinity or gON.
top 4000'. ICo TO T.,',RGiT: Frontal or convergence
soattored zone. CirroBtrctus increased to 4-5/10
I "Oth tapa to 20,000'. f1bove 20,000'. Scatt()red altocumulus at
4 NTO ThRGET: SIlO 10,000' ot 6
0
lifted nnd increased to 8/10
cirrue of 30,000'. altostrotus r:t 12,000' at 4? First
8/10 a1tostrctus, ElircrAft into the area reported 101ler
beM 14,000'. 4/10 cu.'!ulus increc.sed to 7/10 with top:) to
C\!DUlus tase 2000' ,8000', sc€-ttElred C\ll1Uloniabuo to 20,000'
top 6000' over ... ctcr jrr.d ::lho';l(lt's. Lo:t£; plsne:: four.d cumulus
decreasing to 2/10 degoooratod into seattered !"rflctocur.lUlus
stretocUJnulus on with tops t,.OOO', and b:roken cltocumu1uB ,
approeoh to torgot boso 7000' top 8000' With moderete rain !
I wi th tops to 4000'. and_tu_r_b_u_,_ence ]:erst sti""_:::., ---I
No sisn1flCc.r.t
chonges.
Route
""Ok

Tor..,
A....
(Cont'd)
-----
0-1-2
. .,.; '. 'I .
, " . . -::. ....
As --
$CCrID13Y T.... II>ET: '410 oirrus above 20,000'.
7/10 oltoetrotue at 14,000'. ''',,/10 cwmJlus,
baso 5000' top 6000' in the nros, w1th
tcrgot itsolf cloor.
I
IAST RESORT TIJKiE'I': 2/10 01 rrus above
20.000'. :'vorogo or 5/10 cUllU1us, tops
I 3000' 1n target area, 9/10 over the
....I-'T,:::T' •• nocessltstlng 1'1 radar run.
_"Un> 7/10 ooverage of eltostrotuc
Rt 14.000' persisted lldth scattered olmJ.f3
OOoVG 20,000'. Undero:!St composed
ot stratus end cuculus \\!l th tops 8-9000'
extended r.r1mary target to
oren at G N \'Ihere it becwnG scattered.
6° TO COCO IS: Cumulus n11 over \lister
of but built up to
8-9000
1
with 7/10 CO'lcrcgt; OV6:" }\!ket pt.
Over J.ndomtlIl sec, 1.2/10 \1:1 to':! top to
6000' exoept for of oumulo-
nimbus c:..·osat:d the course betwoen
12 end 13
0
N. 'lb.o oltootretu9 deck oontinued
broken to ')_10'11 it dissipated, to
I'Ccpp;l""r rs scattered lcyer associated
1'd t!' t.!:e cUo.'1Ulue activity mentionod.
CilToGtrntua p1rslstod os :1 broken lnyor
"bovo 20,000'.
COCO IS. TO ID.SE: 0wnulue inoroOlJod to
7/10 with tope 7000' over Coco Is., then
subsided &gain to 1/10 fcJ.r W<Jcther CIJ..II:I.llue
rnd dissip::1;ed entirely north of leo.
3/10 llltoBtretus over Coco Is. Incl"tlE'80d
to 8-9/10 at 15° where there was also a
I
zone of undcrcllst strlltocuJlulus -1>'1 th top
ct 10,000'. Those layers Boon becema
:=cottered and dissipated IlOrth of ISO.
I Cirro!Jtrotus renewed broken to 16
0
,
I 6c"tt.. red to 18
0
, &nd nil thereetter.
Visibility 7milos. Slrr-.,-,-,,-'n-.--
Return ,6 miles. 2-6 mUes per hour.
,_-_L. _
As Forecast
ht, TareEit: 8 DJg C.
!::..s
1°.°00
1
C. Tomp:r::Jturo e

Altitude Thrset!
• - uSE _. ;
Surfoco , 29 DoC C. I
-- '! -... c.' j
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I 15,000' __-L_:! De>;
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Xx COiIT!A.'ID
&'0 "',9'3
.. _Q..nll"IO &; TRANSI·:I}E?t:_91'L.§ECURITY
2. No vi01etions of crYJ,1to:;raphic or l;r nS,J.i3sion secu!"ity
vlere logged. .

600
270
450

tiaU9ntact
" .v" 'I
,.I (;
.l ,11·'
; " (Ii,
Mission Number: .f,3.
400
200
150
AverageIni-
tiel
- 1 -
16
4
1
no a/c
reportin..e

SPI::CIALlb'rS J,::"'&SION·
-R:;FGRT -
,C, .... :,;,':' •••• •••••:" ....... t
.......... - '. . "'.""",.
..j:.: •.•:{",;:.)<.' ••.. , ••
' ...... .... ,.
12001(1
12001'
3000'.1'
power
a. Homing Se£cons:
Ho atter.J.pts at jam.11ing 01' tje emplo:lr:ent of deception
by the enemy were reported.
p.":t'r IV - RL.DIO LIDS '1'0
5. Statistical on radio aids to
Loonti2.!!.
5.
tL\ctics
Kharag::ur
Chi t'tagong
Dum Dum
C;..l-§.IGN...l:':' I I
3. Takeoff was at l715Z, and from ti.il€ of tat;:eoff until la.'1d-
inB, static level aver,,£e;d:> ')1 sign",l le.vel. No fading wes noted
during .. e 71ission, and static experienced interfered in no way
wi th radio contact.
4. '!he ei:ht (8) IT.egacycle frequency in use (8260 kilocycles)
was interf'erred frora 01002 to by 8l"". unidentified. station
was receivod with an 53 R3 signal. vms not strong
enough to bloc:: 1;::e ground st£ltion and was only reported by three
of the aircraft l)articipoting in tl':e ,·lission.
PART I - 'rR.. ..
.1. Hi ssion nU!:lber was perfo::::J.ed by tllirty (30) aircraft
of 468tl::. B,l..\a G·,:-oup. !lfc::::.,J,13e tr3.ffic ViaS confined to thoze
requiJ,'ed by the tactic<\j. doctrine, and all air-
craft complied with the instructions contai:leO. therein. Elaven
away.uessaGes and tnenty-three j?ositioi: reports, t:':'8ilsnitted
\lHen 400 mIca from base were received. T·is tr. ffic accounted
1'0 r 10Co/a of the aircrer t' in vol ved in the :.I.i s sion. In addi tion, ttwo
abort Slid five lnterceiition 1.1l3ss8.{;es were received. di.'3tress
tr·aifi c was handled.
Date of MJ.ssion'. 10" '1945
,,', ...rc..l •
D:.. te preapred: 13 Ea.rch 19.1:5.
,
when 719 coule not receiye other aircraft
Was used in its place.
type of fornetlo11 flov:n, elr-to-air hOi'J.in..;
b. 660 hed SCR-522 becond inoperative Drior to
target, undeter3laed. Rot in
c. Direction r'cilitie,- not used.
b. nar.ges: No use was of Ruuio nange Facil-
d. Due to
reQ.uired.
a. J.ircraft
SC'rl 522, (V:i7l.
.'
- 3 -
P-.... - !.i:.Lll'Un(.rr cr."S
7. to :adio e;ulpment occurred:
c. had interphone nalfunction in
a manner could not be i- flieht. Used SCR-
274L'Il as auzillary inta!?Jl0ne.
d. ...iz c:.:'!loft il.all lia1 son antel.lns. shot a,,,ay. Tra1l:i:lg
V/1!'€ \,as used i:r. i t::;
reschillG
wes not
usinG
i 1,.... Gs.
F
Section A_ and Bocbing
Section B _ Scope PhotograJily
SCc-tion C _ Servicoab:l.1ity
Tabla A _ Bor.it-ing
T.nbl\! r _ Fhotograph:l..c Results
Table C - Sorviceability
Table D_Malfunctions
t ;.v',
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,
XX BoJ:;ber 4<
Rt.dar Section
*********JI-*****

* Prepared ,by,




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Field Orders Uo.
COj"
,.IS."IU.,
?L: o.t'r ('1'
The BCLcal,c.no;l.f;
ir. thi s
1. Ser.... iceabili ty of radar systc..,l:;": was slightlj' ebove
il:vern.:;e operatJ.on. ,I. total .. f 't:'·ent;-s.....:: (26) fir uinty-six (96)
por cent gf t1:le radar e-:uipI:l.ent was C':er1tional ovor tho target.
:..alfunctions were fe'. of tc.e ·.l:p:al tw
e

2. '7!le.re .,ere no u11 f":.:n'"":iOJl3 o'! .luxillJ..ary equip:r.ent.
HE....DG,!:.. l'r::.\S
xx CO:':'_:¥jJ
.20
3. Ger.ecoe:l' I:i!a:.i, oft t.:':Q .:-:8st of '"E'S used as
.!.I!itinl Hade.::' ..c d rCJorteo. identifying this
is:o.ni very 0asi1:,.--. ?he ]'H"C':':> .:Hi <'-long t:l€
eeG-st 'Ln the t ... al'ea alsc ap;eare.d c.... ear.iy on the radar
scope al1C: rrGviC'ed cc"!:,iderable en tite bo.wing run.
j;.c . •
'e"?r.... • •
oj''''
... - .'
1. Radar scoJ'C: rhOt.O(.TSpcit' v:as secured of the
turBot area previ::ms ·:.;!. t.h ... :re.:'''): ()J scopo :.)hotoc;raphy
wus decrec.sed on this misBi:ll.•
l'esul-:-s obtained were satisfactory, but quality
of -cictures G.ecreaseo. ",:o!'.sir.ere.bly. H01'C should i'8ve
beerl tal:en around 'the; initial .oQir.t and on the bo.lbinc rlill, thus
)("D.'1ittinl; the 110tting of tha run jD01'e accurately.
Z. T=-... a.. ..ds of .ttack \',as al"Jc6t r·IH'iC:ld:.c·.:.l-:.:, to t;le ::a-
In:-8.I. Coast, ....:;.i:!.e 0:'". t:i:,- p=c',_O".$ .1 c_ ·:n.e 8::':1.5 \as aJ,'pJ.'ox-
::"' ..atel;,· parrrallel. Ei'tI'..et' c,;,.:i .. 0: at .. :l.:; from tnE.
VlCw.
L Y£.e 3ailroaci ?.lrds at Kuala Lmnpur, t:alaya.
prinf'..!"i "target fer ·..-jere d:.sti:lC'tly a ,rl.l"'lal 't'omb-
relat:'ve roj3r objects
",;el1 as t...:.e t3"':Jc of t<"=het l'.!t.veltoe 1'a:1£.1' benting. Bc::h-
"lAS eL.ti.rcly "HJcul, e.il"'OlV" for tw" {Jj aircraft
t.lc.t by o:'"fspt :;:;."1'.1." .J.l.ded by f;,:::- radar ('perator.
Dnt9
Date
20 1
4
1
completwg
1
1
2
1
11
2 67
2 67
No.
Ho.
29
29
29 100
7
27
26 96
1 4
6 22
7 26
a
re;lOrtillG om 1ng.
Q-l nre,a ra Ie ?.lliures li
COlilpletely Ino:?era tive
Partially Inoperati ve
Total
No. U SS10n ¥
No. Caoera:3 in Radar &, Cenera r:alfunction A
No. CaLlerns nstl:J.led 4
No. Cameras in _l,.bort Early &. HissinG
Aircraft * •
C -
_ ased on A C
Sets of ?1Ctures Returned u
lTo. of Negatives Returned
Sets of Pictures Useable **
Sets of Pictures Tracin Barnbin?
A C Al.r orne
A/C 3.eporting
AP -13 0lerative at Take-Off *
DATA
- ased on nstal ed; If - on cameras
nissiOll; ** _ on sets of pictures returned.
J..P - Repn re FH t
..\.u:rilliar Zaui'l')j:lent Failures
II - R.;D.AR TABLES
A - Boobing
Total A/C Bo:!:1bing 27
A/C Boobing Kuala Lumpur (Pr) - 24
A/C Bo:.lbin3 101ao .iuaganE; - 1
(N
A/C Bombing T. of Opportuui ty 2
t on: Method of bombins \iaS visual oxco"Jt ono A/C bombed
PT by E.T.A. and one A/C LRT by
1:0 S\i6ep on z scope (partinl) I
No range.E.E:FkGrs. " ...l:.. ---1
SULlIitar:w AP'1_13.1;€!-lfunctwns
-co::1pletGly InoperatIvo t- :
partially v
Total . . _---'-7 -i
! U£.lt'Wlctions, i..uxilliary Equi ?men t 0
Canpletely
No crystal Current (Operator Trouble)
PartiallY Inoperative;
I
lee.:dn,3 oil
...ziuuth Stabilization out
hFC out - 100 ran 0
Between Tarcpt & Lan
r __'_-:1
DATA No.
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XX 'oe.tler C " ~ r r . d •

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General, Air Force,
,.as:J.ington 25, D. C•
.. l. General
3. Relml ts
Tl.o aircraft also participat-
ed in this nis:'iion. \iit:-t one IUsei 3:adio Observer.
01:e i.i sei Re.dio Observer nor.1tored t:le ?.8-50 Ee. bend
and other Observer monitored the 1.5-
IDLe. band·,
TO
T.,"Ei'lTIET:i AIR
Office of the Deputy Cannc.nder, I: &; C
APO 493
The Port :i31air and Penanc early \lurning ratiar sitos
were logecd as strong and treckins and undoubtedlY
alerted the 1<81ay Peninsula. However, the enony
probably did not l:noVl our primary tarGet inasmuch as
the initial fighter attack occurred 13 rolillutcs after
first bombs away.
lQ March 1945
1. Port Blair: 99/636/14. Rough D/F cuts
sU8Bost that this fntorcept is tho Port Bloir Radar.
tho charactoristics do not corros::lond exactly
to previous of this radar (100/730/12
1.is5ion iT4l). The signal ca:,le on abruiltly £lnd occa-
sionallY searcl!ed. Enroute hauo, n 98/700/15 intor-
cept was modo in s SIX.IO area.
2. hreu, Suuo.tra 05°53
1
11):
96/832/16.5. rtou.,gh D/i/ cuts that this radar site
is the ;.k 1 ::ode1 1 )lIoviously reported by the Jt,"J ferret.
It is interestinG to note that Q 96.7 He. radar 51 te was
One RC:f search aircraft io this
Lisalon. The observer secrchcd for curly vrorn10g
rudar enroute to the tarcct snd ibr ranar fire control
equipncnt \,ilile in t:.tc turbet area,.
SUEJ3CT: Report - COIil.bat l:is8ion No. lV, 'Kuala
Luo:o.pur, 10 i":arch 45 - Dayli£;ht.

,- -
!: -.:-, ;,", :. . .
rougil.l:\" DjF'cd to this 5(\.,,0 c.ren on cor.1bc.t rJlssion
i/15, 5 Novonbcr 44 und 0. wack 96.7 Leo intercept was
'::'CCln uc.dc in t.1is S0!.10 area. on coubo.t n'2?,
11 JunuLry
3, Ponung Radar: Two tik 1 Hodol 1 radar sites
uory intorcoyted in tais eren, 101/460/15 is un-
doubtodly tao reder site proviously to the
Ponong OOlliltain peak 104/1000/14
to the 103/492/22 intercept roported on
1.1.SSi0l1 \dth double tho nor-..lo.l F:lF rocorded.
i:cdc.n: 77/4:€'i/50. The observer oonitored
the Poneng rcdnr while I'll t ..is arcn, however, the
IUset radio observer nor..! torir.:; t::.c 28-50 band
nccidontly intcrc...utod the COUlL. radar Wilich indicc.tas
t:mt the rndo.r Sl.to V!<lS ill opcrction.
5. There were no interccpts uedo \.itiJ. radar
firc control
6. The cO!J:W.uni cc. tion scorch aircraft \/i th t.1.e
Hisei radio obscrvcr nc.do en intercept in tilO 4 He.
hand uililc thc <.ircraft was in t:J.e liedan c.ree, honover,
duo to ntLos}hcric conditions no infor.nc.tion
on tho redia net The other
search Qircrcft woni tored the 28-50 b:.nd !Jade
no interCCl)ts.
C. EnClY CountcI""..:1CQsures
vo.
D. Lguipncnt
Negativo.
r"'OR TH:3 DZJ?Un- eX)l,J:!AHD3R:
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LEO 1.
Colonol, l.ir Corps
J.ctg. General
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1,720
8,230
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135
4
324
27
Field Order Number 1J
Date of Missions 10 Mar 45
468th Only Group Participating
Ammunition used test firing
Ammunition used in combat
Malfunction of C.F.C. equipmoot
Total turrets on mission
Malfunctions of Cal .50 MGS
'Ibtal MGS on mission
'Ibtsl airplanes (included in report)
'Ibtal percent malfunctions C.F.C. less then
1% cal .50 M.GS 1.2%
- 1 -
HEADQJARTm3
xx OOMBm CCIlWAND
>PO 49'3
SPEx:IALIST MISSION REPORT
OF STAFF GUNNmY
Date Prepared; 14 Mar 45
1. On the mission to Kuala Lumpur directed by Field Order Number 43,
fighter oppositivn 1s considered weak and non-aggressive. A number of
fixed landing gear enemy fighters either Nate
l
s or Vall s were observed in
the target area. Aircnft No. 703 making three bombing runs over the tar-
get, reported numerous Ughter attacks in which sll ammunition was GlCpellded
from the upper turrets of the &.29.
2. The mission is considered satisfactory in regards to gunnery.
There were no damage to our aircraft from enemy fighters.
I
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l:.1s81on flo. 43
1_1_1
10 l!Drch 1945
E. AJC 279 find 424 - early returns
A. A/C 663 - ceS0 dr1vo malrunction
B. A/e 456, ?l9, 529, 734. 714. 701, 858,879,-600.- cc.mcras .1lOt used
C. A/C 703 _ acid on lens
D. A/e 221 - 10/10 undercoat
f==
,
:
~ . c.am£!1'8S airborne
i
5 14
,
10
I
I
No. 1n A/C fnl1lng to ben. Pr
i
0 0
i
5
1<>. 1n AfC bombing Pr
I
5
"
I
7 ,
1<>. photographing PI'
I •
5
:
,
IFailure
to photograph - mecl:an1cel L..-:=-.l
0
I
0
!'silure
to photograph - other I
0
I
9-Il
I
4-e-O-E
I
I
negatives
I"
II
I
170
1No. usoblo
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10 March 1945
B. J.ll'Cl'!lft Dur.lllfjl?
A. "1 rcreft !.o0805
For details of battlo Cond oporationnl damage by aircraft,
0900 Oonsolidated Mi3sion Summory, Annex M, Table V.
1. Battle Losses:

2. Operctional losses:
Ilona.
3. M! ssing Ai rcre rt;
None.
1
I j
K

I - :\u:.ctloni.ns cf :'<:;.ulp::ent
II - ?crfC'rll:aneO Ibta ..
2. Lesa Ale failinG to bomb pr1lll.ary tc.rget - CIOCbllI'.loo1 3
a. letthonad Bombs

2
24
29
K-I-l
found primary target covered with
10/10 clouds - bombed target of
c.pportunl ty
10 Ilcrch 194:5
A/e 279 _ Oil leck to looso fitting on
prop foatlieri:J.(; lino 112 engine
(tl A/e 227 _ 011 prossure linG broken on #2
enginE!
. '.ry;, .• ,. "
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- w •• '
(1) A/C 424 - Internal tenure 1/2 oneino
11)
0.. A/e 5<.2 and -
c. Bombod kat Torf;.:Jt
b. :eturr:.sd Bombs
3. leSB J./C fa1line; to bomb primary targot - other
4. A/e bombing primary tOl"ESt
1. AlO elrborne
Field oroOr )1'0. 4.3
Dato of w.seicc: 45
COOSOLIDATED
Sm;IALLST YIssrotl REFffiT
OF srAFF FLIGHT EJIG'IilliEif

xx EDlWER CQWAND
APO 493
1. Tho ut.t£l.ched table contains a summary of the perform8J1ce of the
aircraft from the 468th Group Lh:lt bOlllbed the primary target. Because of
the spread in fuel the results are giwen for the individual
squadrons participating in tho mission.
2. The 792nd Squa.dron was last over the target and encountered wea-
ther conditions which made assmlbly difficult as as necessitating more
than one banb run
3
as a result this squadron burned an excessive amount of
fuel.
3 • One and possibly two more J.l-64 botoWs could bave been carried if
the fuel load had been decreased by 100 gallons and the starting gross weight
increased to 134,000 pQmds. A reduction in the fuel load would not have
resulted in an ur.:;afe condition since the average burnable reserve was 844
gallons. the: 6t.ort.1.na gross wcii,:ht to lJ4"OOO pounds is questiQ"l -
able however
l
since the increasing free air temperature requires lhe maximuo
performance frCCl both the aircraft and pilot during takc-off.

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468TH B01aB GROiJE'
PRIr.1ARY TARGET
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1.IlB.x J - 7300 -. -- i' . - .13QO . . 7209 .. . . - 7200. I - --- ---=r-
._ .. --- -----t!og -- ------l2Sf-- 'j
""" ... . 1- ... 5'; ... ., .-. . <0 - . . , - 6' -- ,- - - .._. T-- :J
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BUrllable : --- \ ---. . - -;. --- . 57
6
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0
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Reserve I l$x I. ._. ,..._ _ 8Q9 _ " 1 __ . 1-. _ lQ!S..._ i !
•. l.tl-P. .. 260 .._. __ L __.500. 1.5Q.. ---i- .
-Air I 34'f!3. --...- .. _3459._ I! ...3M7 ' -:
_ _.. _ r _ _ __ .3.'395 ... 3.353 . _ 3357 -I '. 3393 . __.__
. 1 1.8'7 _ ..:. . 1.90 _. __ __1.83_. i _ _ __ _.1..1.: . _
f
!.-BombiDg __ I . _. __ __._---:. . _J600__ : _ •. 9900 .. __ L ._ ;'OjOOO
Starting 1<'._.""._" .!33l 641_ ---, ........!3hW . , 133..659 ... _I • 13baoo_.__ .
GroSII .• _ . .1 __ .__ 134.•095_ ---r-- '
i _ + . __ -+- __ !
1Jelgbt or .---,.._. -. _. - --.. - ._. '.1- __ 5 -._--..j.. _.-i!<Q...-
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No. of -1- " - .. -- -.. - -._-- - __ j
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"'.Urcroft that bombed the prinery target. end returned to thoir ClI'Fn baee, tor whioh lose were Bveiloble.
""A.ir miles ere of questionable accuracy due to difficulty -.;. detonnino.tion.
IJtitude
.• new enUro mi.!lSiOD with an in_boeIrd cem. k in wide opon POIIJ.t1on.
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i::6 :iouI:l:.!(\u::c . ell 50;; 'rt;:uctu"£ll:. t!n:troyed
e::e 15';; eUJerCicir1:;' j- -.(Id tete. tl't'n-t ':1<' ·':c!-I.vl;z :!c>are
C::S::.!"'c. 7••£. .'1SSC:l.'-:;' C :: :'17Vicln: \,ot d.·t.c:'cli 10.;
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1lt"68 dD.1Il:, - X!. A 90' or t '0 ','C'rltn
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tot"lli-:;; 1C,OC'O :;c. ft. ;; rc d3Jtro:'cd.
Cn7>\('r\.;tGc'C:: 1"5 '300 :le:.. ft. 0:' t',U;'.:'J.E 0:"'1 s.di 1s
slt: dc"troyed ;-lid 30;
report to doc.:l (; rrsu1t.1rr.:rc'7.. -
b.:,' '* 't-o of.;:7.
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f'ron 020$ to 0355Z S:-::N' .. t£>:-!r.<:. ':Ct;t. er V'.z:,1.n,: ml!! 2/1: tl:l ·V10
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IX.... of "'oundi.ou'::6, -l.ct.rcyed.
Four ras1dcnco:l ":'-':' and one reui1cOlCG 1;; 311.; d(Hrt:'Oyed
And. 1S 2Qh cemased.
One 13 ':'Jstrn:'::d, tl'lO nuy:e:-ftcill-lly one ie 30::
destroY'3.:'. ar.d .... <: 1C$ o.mr::oe<.'" £i1\d one 10 30;;. de.murad.. 'i\,o s:c.ecs
!.'p.,1
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t'1) ;"frrc!:;t;lCS=, cf F"cto:ry Al'<o:'l, I:!rB 350
ft.
&P.. Sun!', 6 : Aree.
(r\) SI.:.?pl? € Pnt. 1<1,. drcCo(,c.j.
(',) Shed 1-' :::.: «C' I Ki, of SU;1)1Y ":ll""!'hcu:;:c,
(e) Sr.od 1f.· x 73
1
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tdl 'lhree small:.. s"8 ::;'60;1' ;;,upt>ly ":'2rc;-.ClUSB l;.c3trc;:,'c,o.
(b)
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den:, ;::00.
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dectroJ"e
d
er cO'· f' teto1 ot 7 locol!l:)tl..ves W11
stock vie!
(o) d-ell1::.<. uri',1: fOrE do<ttroyod .:'l) doe \lo1ts
denu • ed, in e of 1'0\ -hOl: (:':6.
y?'jJ1': L. ';:iC"i":'l, JR
ColoLCl, ;,,1r Ccr.-e
ouet. I t..lli '";O-1Ce aectiOD
(9) l:llaeurn 1e ",n!' 1s 2@ d'.Il!"t,d. ens I:!Jlo.ll
buildlnf is "M 1s e.CillPoee6..
(5) Three i;or<J.bousc<: tr.-"'E-]Hq, o',)::,'1'Oxill1:v..1y 10,000 0". ft, are
destroyed.
(t,,)
(3)
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. ve",n cr dp;;t:\ .•e(.
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CONSOLI!ll.TED l:ISSICH ST••TISTICii.L SUU.il.RY'
(.Uss10n r,\lLlbo:or Forty 'Ihree
10 unroll 1945
. -
••• , ..... _ r,
.'
• 1;18810n was run frCll ?!oar i,rca 38.80; 'I9blcs I and II con.!folidatod bocause t:lura ",1C.S no FIoar to FOrrrnrd 1l.I'OQ l;ovanont.
•• Field ordor #43 did specify of aircraft.
?ril.c.ry TarGot - ;:I.R. ::a.rc:mllL"..:: -.":1:':.': .:-. ::.:.:.1::. L\L,pUr, I
.sc,CC-"'1dary Targot - .i.lor star l.1£.1c.:."0..
L!J.3t :1:0!lort T-U'/lot - HUtted :.r..e., ro".e.o :;Uc...;a;:'I(;, Viotoria. :oint, T:lCllanda
• 3C1ilbod on NaviGators ET:. fro..;. point.
Time I T1mo I .....,Ol'C2jC T1fIo ot F1Jc)J. t !
1746Z I 1248z I 1.5148 i 10,11
Of I Of j .ilirborno i/o I
First Latest I:./C I::ot Ba.;;'in£j
Tllkcof'f' Ro turn I Primary ?TiJr.3TV
I
2 I
Reacon !
W'ea. Hot i..ll:iacol Unkno:m.1
I Fon:: ;
_ .,ircra1't Participating •
DGsiG"'ls ted Tnrp;ot
Table In - Blns
Ti;.10 of i(.J!O:lSG 1,,:.1 ti t".1do of ;l.oloa.so I ViLuel 3a.:lb :Radar :'OL::l Jli:ld , Ale Dropping I
'I'Urget
Bonbcd
lCUe.1a LULlpul'
Khe.o
!cwportu.nl t;,"
1I!O. of
24
46Sth ! 1
2
croup I 1./0
Bwbing
_ Teble I and II
••
• t i;.1rborne AIC Failing to Boob
Yield 1./e
Group I.!.ission Ordor Tnld'16 TOtall :rorcent r f.)3ch. I :tora.
o. !'c. Off 1!0.
468th 43 4'
29
I
5 I
17.2$
I 3 , J
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· ,
Total
1
1
E
Lev.l
1
Itcport.
Total farticip.J.ting
h¥th Group
1
Explanation
Hast anter1l"A shot away.
L TIT U 0
--Low
Negative
.
ltel;:,ative Report.
.._F:!'•.ih.!C.lm

Ne.,;e.tive Report.
1
,
1
8
6
5
4
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f1! JJL O.m "iui1S
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Cn:.w Position
PEot 30
Co-?ilot 29
i'lavi!;ator 29
Ba;;:bardier 29
rlight. tilg'J-'1ear 'ZJ
}(a&r 29
Ramo 29
C.P.C. 29
Hight Gul"'.:,cr 29
Left Gunnel" 29
Tail Gunner 29
R.C.U.
_oth':':'s ....!. _
328 TO'.i'i.L
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Tab' () VII.::J'.e..r....:::Effiel Losses

ס ס
0900
1000
1100
1200
0100
0200
0300
0400 1
0500 1
0600 3
__'R"'!...... _c'
_"c:rA': .3_3. 3 ." .::' _
XX)1Q.,B::::'
COilSO:..rD.\TZV ;:r'3SION sr.\T!STIC...!.. SUlMARt
:.lission Number Forty Three
10 1945
Table V - A'; rcrai't Lost and DaI:!:lf cd

ALe Soer No.
2454'

-
6891; 85114
claims JRainst ,En0l;V' lJ,roraft _
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l:.vor JllSiclT .:-:r.lbor;. ':""1(;1' ',;.:;Iil3''1t· i-vor. 1]oiC:lt of I l"Yor2.:!,o
'.',"Oight ,U8olful, of I of Loadod at Il!1Doolluneouo
of Ale j 1000. bI.lbs Lcadoo. I Loaded 6 -ounds For co.J.
i! I i
,
Table XII - of Useful
Ale ,Sa.:lll:'l:J :i'.':'.)
01'000 '7€li,jlt
for

BOJ,iBER, CC1::um
CalSOlIDtJ.TI:D mSSION STATISl'ICJJ.L SUMf1lRY
'.:!.fl8ion lJ'W,ll::lcr Forty Throo
10 h:areh 1945
'l'nblo VIII - r;xpond:l. tu...-oa of ..:.nnuutlon and claims !..:;ll.1n3t EnG!ilY ....ction
.. ---- --
____ .'raJlo IX - oeeoliI'.C L.Jedinc Q.."'Id _
....vor<lG'" GrosB -.1oi&lt A,vorege Q.c.b cas I r
701' ?lauo Loaded 1'01' 11./0 '.vor 0 Gallons onm.:.-lCd on r.;1lJsi·on AVo::a. 0 lIons onaini, t· in ' 0 aJ:'tc,E" :
30£01'0 Beforu ?cr .r.iroraft I zl.r .:.i.'o::a..:'t ' ,;£e-r J,.ircraft per c.
Roar }.rca TOJ:ooff_ oar ,Area TnJtfoloff i3anbina FriJnary I Not JQ;.lO!m I BCZ,;lbing :rr1me.r1 I _ BombinG
13S6hO 7203 _ ..' : .==. 776--:---1 28
5
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.i.roJl;J.I.nition fn CCinbo-'f Firi
1:lo. of 1 ;:,FJ,..t:)or i i.:..v.
j Ground I of 1./0 I Typo at
! Enos CO:J.sidc.r<.d of "
, Conter
1
3365
.1 24 I __1
33
617 1 74954 i !::-61, 16
• BorJb, 500;J G:' 1l.."i-:;"4 - ...otuo.l 535.4 pounds.
il'OTLI TLllLES X ll.?!D XI ON :iEXT Sl-I!:ET.
i h68th
: Group
i468<:,
. C-roup
,
.
\
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2
1
1
1
Replaced oil pressure
line. UR 45-1.43
sutmitted.
EZtbino chan.!;e.
UR 45-1.40 sulxiritted..
tightened.
No. un submitted.
late o:"f.
to PT but found
10/10 Uldcrcast.
Frocce<l.1'd to ba;:b
target of opportunity.
as ;./e 542•
Er>..g_ne Failure, Internal
Internal :;2 encino.
PO =Eo"! &
I.CC£SSQRY S:iCTIOli Eng2.ne
cl1gJ.r.e Rn.mins Hot
Cow'l nap::!
PROpir:TF'.is"&---- - - ._.._-. ---- ._- --" "
GOv:;'.NORS Governor 1
C-oYer:'lor Snitch 1
-- '-oif 1
01:"
Oil Pres::m.""O Lm/ 4
____" _" Hi<;h _
Th-:::L SIS!".)l r"\:.::!::!. Transfer Systen 1
------_._------------_._--------------
:-.:I.ECTRIG.\L SYSTX GcncI'3.tors 2
!r..vert,·r :Wlay 1
lc;[ Ta.;.p.· Gage 4
Out:J:'.de Air 'fc:.:p. Gage 1
Oil Pres:J. Gage 1
';:achoclcter _ 1
flux Gate Conpa:Js 1
!:a.nHoJ.d Pressure C.....ge 1
1
_____._ ,_ .• ...n .1"- _
- 1 -
?IJ..1:'1' &
AeCE.3W?Y S·'::CT.
?<.ble x:;: - O1einecring I:alfunctions
!.irborne A/c Io'rom BombJ.r,g Fri.:nar;y
468th Group
-------------,-----------------
OIL Oil Leaks 2
------ ----------------c----
TOTAL ",3=====
For details, see Te.'>le X - "SUiliCilr)' of A/c Fa:'L..."'.r; to 30mb Primary".
!'2:r:t_!.I...:: € flot Vc ;;'roc!
h68th Group
CO DEPTIAL
. --.<- -,.--
63424
65272
:c:: BCt:B2 ca.:!.:\ND
CQ;.50'"...ID.', 7m sr;"TI3't'rG.\L .sti:..J.:ARY
lti.:Jsion Number Forty Three
10 i:arch 1945
--;;-7;-- Ta.21.! £:. - :... rbome Ale __
hI e Spec:tfic Local Action
J.;echaniCill Other To Prevent
- Ualfunction Reasons __
L Group -
65Zt9 Oil leak due to 100M fittins.
on prop featherins
engina.
65227 :'l:ose oil line broken
on (,(2 engine.


- 2 -
· r, 1 '.
,
463th Group
1
1
29
Cnly cl'-f":.neeri.1L IclfuIlCtiOl.S C!"e listed. All other
such ].$ maar, a:-e J_ one aircraft, had more thai!. olle
en::;:;.necrLl{; ru:l...un.ctioll, .:::.11 naLu."lctia'l.s haye been listed.
NOT:!J ?:-!':T.',ilITJ:G TO i30TS ?:3T I .UfO P.'.:T II:
Bo-.:b
Brai:e
--- ._0 _
COpy 1;'0.
1
2

4
5

7
8
9 _ ..
..
40
41
42
••
44
45
••
.,
'8
<9
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
.,
62
6.


::0::
i..Rl .;.93
mSTRIOO'TION - llISSION lID. 43
10 Jiorch 1945
Comsllding Goneral, 'fuonticth ilJ.r Force
GemI"C'l, XX B:lJ:lbcr COQDond
Chier of Staff. IX Bomber C
Oan01l
d
C!'>...1af, I
ntall1
!,once Section, XX Bomoor C"l:lIl18Ild
Co.l:l..'!l8nd1ng Officer, ta-otb Group
COIIl!1anding Officer, ta-4ta-tb i3ol!I.bszrc:-cnt Group
CoI!I:J2.nd1ng Officer, 462nd Ben1.rordm<Jnt Group
Cc.c.::landing Officer, 1,,68t.'J. Bo.ob::.rdl::'Jnt Croup
Co.Qlll.:!..nding GGncrol, r.r.J.y ir Fcrc<J3; Attentlon AC/;.s
Intelligence, Colloctlon PI. vla10n
J..ssiJ'tent Chi:>f hir St.:J.fr, I
n
tell1Co:l.ce
CIl!:POJ. (Th.ru DS!'CCl!;3 'l"oonty)
COt:CE1I?OA (Ti·..ru IE;CC'UF
1..1::, Comm!Hlder, Com:nand, Attention: DCI.S, om
Chi6f, I..1r Evolu£:tion Board, Headquarters, Army Air Foroes •
Unl tea States £(\rC03, India-,!.\unlS
CoIlll!l
nndi
n.1 Gonorel, Tenth Air Jorce
COl:lm{!l!d1ng GencrE,l, Fcurt('cilth J..ir Forco
'I'wO:lty
Chler of StUff, J..ir Force
Joint Intellieence Collection Agt!ncy
AIDSLO, c/o XX Bomber CCl!lr.'lQ!Id
Joi::lt Intcllif,cnce Center, Pacific Ocosn Aroas
Co/l'.mc.ndinS Cor.orel, United stntcs Forcos, Inaia_&lrmn
'!heater (Attn: v"ar Room)
OollllW.ndinF Genorel, Air ForaG
Gonersl, XXI Bombor COlllllond
P.elldquortors, Air COllll:1p.nd, South Eost Asia
CCJllnnnd1ne Uni toa statos F orcos, Indio-Bunna
'IheE:!ttlr (Attn: AJ.F Boara Liaison Officor)
St;l::tistical Control. xx: BJmber Command
Radar Sectlon, XX Bomber Command.
PI:oto Intorpret::tlDn, XX !bmb€lr C01Mlt'nd
Opemt10n3 AnalYSiS, XX Bomber Com
Special Projocts, XiCIBombGr Colll'r.ond
Historicul Officer, XX Bomb(';:;, Ccr...n"nd
Intelligenoe Soction, 58tl' Bor.tbCrdmcnt Wl
Il6
OperDt.1.onol IntelllrGnco, XX B:w.ber Comu::na

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