19

15
20
• •• • -or'"' ,," -- •
" " ."
o GeNERAL COMMITS
MARA-KIRI
o SATURATING AA
PAYS DIVIDENDS
o 7O.'OF BAIL OUTS
SUCCEED
oJAP FIGHTER
REACTIOII
o JAPS USE NAIl

o JAP FIGHTER STRENGTH
INCReASES
TWENTIITH AIR FORCE
dalllTllllGEMCEREPORT
21 July 1945
m BOMCOIl OPERATIONS
B-29s create Ilore Garden Plots
Photo of Chiba Damage
Photo of Shimizu Damage
Four Fire Ilissions
Photo Sendai under Attack
Photo Sakai under Attack
Photo Gifu under Attack
315th Bombs Two Refineries
Photo Maruzen Refinery Damage
Final Shipping Squeeze Initiated
B-29 Bombs }l..29
JAPANESE.Am DEFENSE
Jap Fighter Strength Increases
Problems of a Jap crew Chief
Fighter Reaction to Recent Ilissions
FLAK INTELLIGENCE
-
saturating AA PaYS Dividends
Japs Using German Flak Tactics
AIR-SEA RESCUE
--
70 percent of BaU-outs succeed
Bailout and Rescue at Assembly
Rescue"Notes from Iwo
SPECIAL REPORTS
The Ge neral COllllll1ts Hara-XU!.
Experiment on RefIa ctions
. Jap Shackled to Plane
GOod Graciousl

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3
3
5
6
6
7
6
9
10
11
12
13
15
15
19
20
23
24
24
25
27
26
26
It 11 intended that thh weekly
port be II. lou.rce or interllll.ticn tor COlll_
bat erell's and start ottlelra Ifho have a
leg1tUllltl interest 1n the OPeration, or
the T'IIIInt1eth AU "orca. Within those
l1lalt5 it ,hould receive the widest
Ilbll circulation permiSSible under the
prOV1l10115 or AR 380-5.
In Order that a maximum or intelli_
lenee lIIe)' be inclUded, the report is
11vln In ove.r-all elasstt1clUon or sec_
ret. When the nature or the IIlllterial
warrants, Indlvl<1ual IJ'tlele. he'll re-
celved II. lower security elas.1tleatlon.
fbe report I, '0 ••sembled that the
ecaponent ••etlan:! llIay be rellloved end
c1reuletei1 01' rUed Sejlll1'lIhl,.. It'
tiona are repro&l.ced, secur1t,. regula_
tion, llI.lJt be observed lind the ,0lU"ce
eredited.
CorresPOndenee re'lII'dill& this pub-
lieation 'hould be addressad to the Com_
IIIIl11dl1lfl Generlll, twentieth Ail' Jfore..
APO e"4, e/o Postlllllstel', san l"raneisco,
CalirOl"nta, Attention: AC or s. •.
0_ 4. h....:
D. OA1!ClA
Colonelj a.s.C.
AC or s,

., parc••t or , .. n..·'''' .op"·.......... "'. ""'"
u Y wh.n it ... attacked b1 the seth nll4l·
brc.d
ce
.\" ene b_
la
'tr;cr;.·la1l": ..
ur of All'leW.
e
aDd • .
tb. ro1lCiriAI ,1&i
at
:
-I .. .._Ill _t it .., lie
0'- ._ .... to .. .art-
l:
UJ"P1'U"
,... ........... __ it
mol' thlII JaOl!Loes. oltl
e
' ..er.
....
_ B-29 s ..ell: by IDoeadlal'1"
'-i bur • as the 'total or urbaD
11I....11.111 tr::/1 onr b1 XXI Ballb8I' Call"'
,-""t or rose to !bO'-
_ war r.'ts • end ....
I": ".nu't',on the h ..
d
or the .--
the II oaet1IlII of tlQl'o-
-, ..;.e. burDe4 -. ar-- 1ft" d"
ens ba8 Idt • .... 1ft.
7-95-56
AUTH: C.G. lOAf. Initiah11bb.
DATI 21 J"uJ.y 1"5
Fl."",.l..",.., by PTU
...
, NOTIQ< _
To avo1O contu.o,o. ;.-':b;e,u:.t '''ue, 0' th.
telllgenee Report, the destgnation Twentieth All' In.
U
be used 1n rsterrlrl1l: to operations or this camall.l1d l' 111
leu or whether the op(ll'atlon oecUl'red betore or
redeslgnatlon or the XXI Bomber COlIllllan(l on 16 JI117. •

47 per.en' ,f the bnil...n, er
oa
" "".,
....r ••e. bY ,n.e..,er,.dr'''''' ...g. et ,,,0>
e night of 6..' JUl3'.
ot the 1.41 square aile of bu1lt,.1JP
area. 'total 15 ,bCU
t
50
percent. fbe Intue ar- baS
b... d••
tr
Ofed b1 fir
l
wi ttl thl --
ception or ,.aU par
UonJ
1D tbll
.str..
e
,Dd sooth. ..,.aU
porti
OD
of t,he ..tar'ldl
ar- and iDlNJV-
tarptl Itl
11SS
IOl
BS4 - rOII1
'!'bl 31&th Wia& ._loto ttl'
tour
th
of ttl' ,trlk" ell
tbe nllht of 1011· ItI'G';"
pret.
O
tlll'a
1
capital aDd ,n:
e't. of , •.,.,.,1 ci 10 oeD-
aat.ed 111 • 011 tbI
trel JaP8D. It' oatt to
Cbl1
0
RR ltD' ••D It
t,h. tokllSldO 11_ ..
11 prlDOlpal17' t D... UF'
..dDl ceJIt. ...
,............ .. -......"',-
,_ aD 1Jd'aDt:r1 rN--- rw--
..II' ,.s.'.
l.aportant alumlDUJa 1nduStr:r.
UlQ located there are several ,_11
_, bldldinc and repair yard' and
ft1l rvdl ot tne Toklla1do·.
a1n
lb. It bu I population of 69,000.
..... It. '136 a11'boroe. 1:53 or the 313
dropped 1,030 tOOl or
., 1'1'1.. on tne target _.. 119
.,..,ru.r, eight 'Yl,ua11:r and siS b1
,,_...1M 'Ytnal1y. BCDb1D.1' was
4. to lO/lO cloud treD ., ,500
e1J'crart ..re I'J,OD-et-
..';:nty lix ene., t1lMeJOs all-
It \ill '.. 04 _de rout' attaOk•• *111
-. \al' tit Hported DO flak at
...t. Wbat tbere .. ...
_ :"1,114 inaccurate anO of b.a,,",
lta.; 1aI caliber _ ftere .... DO
Of 3-298. 'tWo l.anded at Id.
trc. the b_blQC
lit .15 Iquar-e "., peroea'
heavy and ......
meager ttl lIedl\l1l1
There-t!ll8 i.tltefllttJ otllbt
p
B-29s or tlo 10.1 'Ill! taa:.... '"
, 1lblch 13
Pour B..29a ..
J&rnllI8l'l to - ....
radar and 1t1tttrtrt:"''''.''11
tecthe -.r.
.
!he 58'" "" _
.86 lqtlare lit
the heaY11.7 -, <11'11
eit:r, •
. -......
lIIS8IOI He
- -lIlIII
The 73rd 1f1
a city ot 47
princlpe.ll:r ai
7
ibe':op.\t-1ii:
wasaki Aircraft lit
about 6,500 i
OUSlng project. DIU iii
1Ilany ot the worker. lh, II ..
pr oper. 'ftlere 11 al.o. WIlt
gine plant and I tutu.
cit;y. Akuhi 11 10CItat ...
land Sea west of lobt III
north or AnJ1 Ia1aD4.
Of· 131 73rd 1r1.q; drInft.,
borne.l23 attaObd.ltub1 ...
951 tOD:! at 500-pOllllll _
clusters thl'CJU3b 4 \0 W"
trexa' 7,500t.et. 8U .....
ally, three bY III 1Dl1114".'
One plane be-bed ..iii III
were non-etteet1".
Three eoe., a1rcnn-,
ted but the:r did DOt a"::i..
ium aDd bea'17 UP" "II'
inaecurate at the a:'i.a..
ses were incurred b1
landed at 111'0.
Haz;y recormlll.
lDH
r
the city sbOll' at
mile or 24 !III"
built-up arel dlStret'''U ," ""
destruction to data
mile cr 43 percent.
IIIBSIOI Sea •• ftJ1If .'
SbilDUU, the
get, 1s an aJ''' of tilt ill.
eentratioo aDd 11 ...
water Pal"t 10 tile ..
long sel'l"lD1 !'_.....
ror nearb:r
imports coatll
U
6-7 .JULY MISSIONS
The t11'st tour of the two ser_
1..es at urban attacks made during the
week were on the night ot 6-7 July.
Chiba,Akashi, Shimizu and Kotu were
the targets.
JaSSION 251 -- CHIBA
Cb.iba is the key city ot the
Chlba Peninsula which guards Tokyo
and is believed to be the most
heavily fort1tied &rea- ln Ja'P8n.
It is Ii transportation hUb, the site
of military establishments and un-
dOUbtedly suppl1es the labor for
the large new Hltachi Aircraft Ccm..
paD)" plant at the southern outskirts
of the city. Tho railroe.ds through
Cb.iba are used almost entirely for
_Ultary sh1pments.
The Wing drew this target
and mounted 129 airerart against it.
One hundred twenty four dropped 882
tons or incendiary clus-
500-pound trag clusters and
loo.pound incendiary bombs; 119
dropped by radar and oile visually,
one reckoning and three
known. Bombing was done trom 10,
000 teet through 10/10 clOUd. peu.r
aircratt were non-ettective and one
bOlibtld a target ot opportunity.
Two Single-engine and 11 uniden..
titied enemy aircratt were Sighted
but none .,attacked. Flak W&!J or
The enemy appears to realize,
too, that he can do little to ham_
per the aerlal blcnrs now belng a1m...
ed agalnst b1m. In a broadcast on
11 Jul7, whlle he was reeling trte.
both B-29 strlkes and a hammerlng
trCIID. the Davy's carrler-based air
power, he told this sad 'truth to
the homeland: -The ene1llY"S hope at
with two thousand planes is
bOW Unall,. becCllling evident before
us as a matter ot actua1ity•••The
enfllDJ' 's propaganda on intensifying
atr ralds oannot be ignoreO. ru...
tare attacks trom the a11' undoubted_
ly 11'111 be the prelude to the de_
cisive battle on the hClDeland. With_
out being able to resist the chal-
lenge, we cannot annihilate the en-
'uq on our homeland..-
• • •• •
.e want to work, tarm implements
6annot be obtained.-
I
"I
I
sAI<S

.... o1pt of
lI'lD.l .....
,
SENDAI under ettacll bf,
W1ng on night of 90010
llISSION 257 ..- ssJlllI
Senda1 lies 190 .U" -:
Tokyo and 1s the 151'8"t
ulation 223,630) in nor
tbetD
n
t
"'"
It 1s primarilY e
tar but is also the hoe'
8l'llly unit5 and il tbI c.:..
t
lG'"
Clenter tor the eotire litt-
lands to the nortbo II
Plants and a .orkJ I1'G
strategic s1gn1t1CaPceo
Nineteen enlllll)' tt
Sighted and one air
attack was reported. p,
lU11l Bnil heavy. '!Ill "-
ate. Two B-29s sUSt.!lIQ1C
age and three landed. st
Post strike photos Ill",
square mUe or 64 Pereent If
built-up &rea damaged. 'Ut
cent ot the btl1ldill&s In \bt7
1 r08d mar
s
hall1ng :Yard lOIltlllf-
c1ty have been destroyec. Pl."
cent or the target we
a t the t1me ot the
(Secret)
FI R..B
MISSIONS
-

Sandal, Saltat, WakaylUll& and GUu
-81;8, .&.ttacked on the night or 9_10
July llt'" 'ttlqr Wings or the m BolD._
ber 'COIlmI,apd \n a continuation or the
lneendl&ry 'Pt'ogr&/ll l!lg&lnst Japanese
are.s.
In tofu had a populatton of
102,000. It spreads a Httle more
than two ailea north and south and
ODt aU. east and west with the
.cst congested area comprising one
eq'l&r8 mile 111 the center.
The 314th Wlng put 130 planes
over the target, of 138 airborne.
Tbey dropped 967 tons of 100 and
SCO_pound incendiary bmbs and CllU-
ters through 8/10 cloud trom an
altitude of 13,785 feet.
henty three bombed visually and
la'1 by radar. Seven were non-et-
fective and the disposition or the
bOllbs !'rOIl one aircraft is unknown.
...... .....
•: • ." • 0".·
II
...D. twO

...I1,=-nJ
e-t-
1.,.r.1I11 w -
till j,JIIoco "·
• ).Of,_ ...
'0 ..o1,ed tr-
:r..: ae'1
000
_.......
post .v.... ,··.. rfjol'
.. ..
'0 be a .,.;le
t
';4b1 tbSJI as--
ot ............
..
p' uP.... ...:;;
..,ptot"" $ toM.. to' .....
fill

.. ... "..


and ..ood tUtue.. par
co
.-.·..
Pb.,r prodUC
tb
' 'the !14tb had a1l'crat
t
ait...
borna, 129 of ,.bleb dropped 898
toni of Inc.rW.Uull' .- 98 v1su
al1t
bod bY raoar'- tor""" O/lJJ
cloud 16,300 t ••t. ODI
another target. F1.T8"'1'8 noDd
t
-
f.ct1.... and on' .cted &I a r.4&J'
w104-l'ep6rUD8 'a1l'cr
art
and car
1"te4
no b(lllb8· 't'bre
e
to lD .n"" atrcraf't ..re
raporte4. They ma4' thl'ee at
tlc
"'-
pUk -.s a04erat. and iDlccur
ate
,
••41ufl aDd h....Y1. It 4aJI&8e4 DO
B-£9'. ODe Bo.29 was .b6
D4OD1d
b'-
tween Rota an4' saip&D and all cr"-
......or' _. ,,,,...ed. sU ].aDd'"
...., frCD b- bel"
Photo sbOWS that
thb targ.t 11 .PI"'OSlJOb
W1
"
cbnt deS..07"d" b ...ul
t
.r ,,1'
aU.
10Ilo
or th. t"tol ..Il
t
-"P .....
o! ••60 .quor' .1U·, bPpros1..
1.93 ,quar•• bill bee
D
4_1;1'0
1
.-'
• Wg' 1J>1dontl1'l'd 1.........-1
plAnt bn' .0111'''' "".1.
bOUS
es
iD the .CII1th cep-& Jo-"I(S....
the c1ty have be'D lfes
troJe4
• '
eret)
-1!ifd1
..'rAt Wlng
l:Ia war...u-
.. ponr or Ja-
tllOU\er 30lt
lIt1l.!l& the week by
Woo 1Il000e
the
II on press-
htU1ti proouciDs
...
the nisht of Jul1 tb.
or th1s w1.n& retur0a6 to tbe
\1tt ll:U t\er1oet'J at
had 'titt pr..lou-
l1
0
t. or 2-3 Jul1'
........,............;....:s
Di opped 4,U 1;ODS of·!SOO""J t •
...:' ..the prl-.rY
't tbI .... ).UI eD'
.. by planes 4l"opp1Dl til
til. TWO"". DooA
-"
1a ......
nt.1t1e4 •
a target and
'*' it as airborne i 108
ftS't incendiaries --
/""'i ,,,, '"...111 bod 10 bY
...b1llg b
1t1

'" 'l:Or"t. .. 1O' r:J-.r a1l'cr.rt ..ere
I tta
Cked
• ,lak_
s
J.;4 ooe :D1 inaCcurate rRBr
rIM- ,eareblisntl were
,.,..t. ':1l'cratt ....8 damaged
'/b:: ".re nO 10Sse
8
• ODD
ttl noo--ertecti'9'e and one
I:P,. IIo one, not included
),IIrI aUborne, preceded the
ttl obtain and transmit ..ea-
fl·...•
10 pOlt strite recot\ll&19sanee
Ill
litlD
obtained.
nSS
1CIR
260 __ GI10
!'J' 314tb. 'ingbad G1tu a8 a tar-
11111 city, 1f1tti a populatiOn
,l't,Wl,l1.' 1n one or the prill."
QIlil.la&rl
c
power...pro4U
cln8
areas
iliSIl, 18 mileS nortb1f'8
st
or ..-
"'" tt 11 surrcnnd.d by 008 or
IiIlO1t heav1ly rorested areas or
_ til. peacet1JDBI the IndUS'"
,... of the c1ty consiSted or
1n th.e Osaka 1'
8
810
in
tng and cb8Cl.1cal 8lallltllK, blt"
peclaUy or Picric I:t.
POPUlation or 182,l4t'.,
Htuated 011 Osaka Ba, tluo e1tl
south or Osaka. Ther' ll' ee
.1n the center or :_hlti
on the 'astern aM SOUth "VlIJl
Skirts. There is a r",Ur "
t10n and yards in the cit,
plan. hangers on the COUt
tha city.
ona hUndred twenty tOlD' 8.2911
the 73rd 'Wing were aUbor,- acaU:
the etty, 115 drOPPing 765
inc.ndlarles . on It thrQ;l&b 1Ilo
cloud trom 10.600 teet. '«II b-.
ed visually aDd Ul by radar, !tIttII
aircraft bombed other tarsets. CIiI
aircraft preceded the stUb to
tain weather date aM abo dl'OpPN
51:1: tons on the pr1mary tarset. su
B-29. were non-ettectt.....
/J.·L. • .,......
'11()« under at_ok bt.;';:
on the nlght ot ";i1b.0lI"--
Ins Inc.ndlarU' ar'
against the .oke•
lI'ediwn and heavy tlak: as Ill••
ally inaccurate. AlreJ'att IlIllli
were not reeflhed ..
ger barrages while those wbidl ..
caught in searchlIlhts reet1nd
moderate continuO'llaly pointed ttl..
APproximately 50 percent or \be
aircraft were illu-lnated IDlll'Gfl
wa. not as ettectt.. al It tlU bill
in the past. Eight B-29t rtetl....
minor tlak dama&e. There wert DIl
losses. Two landed at Iwo
No post strike rec0lllll
1Jltllll
bas be.n obtained.
MISSION 2159 .- IADYJIl
'lfakay&llll bas a
e03. Betore the nr ttle
industry" tutUaa bat h
UOll
rI
haye been con'nrted to pro::.seall'
heavy aircr.rt tall'"
or4Dance, high qual1::oc; ao 1lJII
dy.a. Th. city 1U'40 a1J.I ...
a outb o£ Kobe and ttl rl"
•••t or osaka at e itP"
p.ninsula ce-.n4iDl
to Osaka Bay.

lIISSION 258 __ SAXAI
8a.kal 1a an industrial center
Twenty enemy righters were"Sigh._
tea end one attack was made. Six
aircraft sustained m1nor dalll88e frOID
beavy flak which was meager to mod_
erate and generally tnaceurate.
lle41U1l1 flak was meager and lnec-
cW"ate.
One aircraft not IncluCiec in the
total airborne crashed on attempted
takeoff and all crew members were
sare. One aircraft also preceded
the strike to obtain weather data.
Th1.rteen landed at 1_0.
No post str11l:e reconnaissance
Des been obtained.
The 5Bth Wing sent 131 aircraft
agaln!t It. 123 of which drOPped
90'1' tons or incendiaries through
3/10 cloud trem 10,000 teet. Ninety
bombed visually and 29 by ra-
d&:', One bcmbed anotner target.
SeTea were Don-erfective.
- .
.: '. '.
. '. ......
.,mile rusan U rltbln present range
or operations of Fleet AiI' 'log 0D8
wbicb 15 100ld08 atter the situation
there. seUh.in and RashiD are be-
'
0nd
ra08e or present Ravel air op-
eretio
ns
lIblch leaves theil, tor
t1llle being l to the tender care
of subs and B-2"'9. SUbmarine oper-
atl0
n
tn the Ja'P&o sea has proved
extremelY hazardOUS I hllO
Ce
the io-
itlati
on
or the final squeeze io
the XXI planned program of
cOIiPl
ete
elosJSl"e or all Jall5
0ese
ports by doing.
D&'t.l
ILS
07 THE J:IssION
'fbe Job tlooe at RashlD was part
of BacaCom 1I1SsioO _bll
r
'262 Clin-
ins 11155100 pbe1' 33), dW'iOC
which ealls were paid 00 t;f'0 oth'"
tarS
ets
in tbe JaP b_
land

on U J011' ,LX 313tb .1I1S
craft .ere airb«ne tr'* 1
64D1
fWO
1446JC to 111 .in
es
at :'bi:;.d ,is"
ot these
l,OOO-
peu
o4 .toes a'
.,ob laid r-'Dt1
RashiD aUbOZ'DI' (r'*
tour alJ'ere.... lD1'S 1D th'
l"T,eJt to to la1 e
Sblll
000-ti
• ..t
ern
II1nete.n of
strait anti at :-1I1d 6a
tb'.. eJJIIIS lIS tDe'
and 1!M 8.VV"'- r-ireraft ",r. aCID"
tlal
M
• •
.tt.
cti
.... -
a1
n1
n& fl ..blO crt
tn. aircraft ,t r-o' n'" I
b1'l.
t

d
:: :;:. aDd oDII I
ttl" ).a_pc! othlr eiJ'Gl'aft,..l
t1oD
...
.... _a1J'°P
r-o- aDc! 0° 1011'"
••
.1'1 -
--
"
)lam aircraft r&porteO no tlak.
New daDlage to the plaot as a re-
sult or the mission 15 set at 20
percent after e preliainary stuOy
or poet strike pbotoS. nve per-
ceot or tbe target was cloud cOf'er-
eO. (Secret)
wet
e
non.ettec.
DPCRTANC! or RASHlI
trOll Fleet Air Wing on••
1lJ.1at to a..arch .ntl oeu
t
-
Ml e Yellow s.... iotli
catAI
all Ja'P shiPping hAS
III 'At. .........·.wn trca WOIl. we
tAlr

., h t Olin.se poru on Wis
__ IlOl'tant Ja'P a" laMl b.a'"
II t:b&ndoned as shiPpi1\S c.
nt

r

.. at Jt:area
n
porU on the
ted- Je;oan sea.
three chiet "or_n nO::
Itt" cau, bUSy 't1"..
Itt ••hare at Jaoao'. l-.por
ts

II, East ,..16
111 to h.r or
'q•• an, Sei.hln., .04.::t 1aC'1..••
, RashiD i. th·
.lhI
lligbt
or U.12 J-ulY. 1512:
I1ClI ne'" 1,860 Mutt..
IIlleI (rlll1 Tln1an to pollute
wblll' or RashiD. Jagan'S bUs-
tar_
n
5Japort. This 115 the
ellibat leg flown to oate by
or the 'XXI BOGICca.
SURPRISB!
IPoot thet tl1e Ja'P!I considered'
.. Ja'Oan Sea shiP-
eeDters Jar. tl"0lD even B-29
Uon is .vid.J:l,ced in the
ul1,tanee they rendered ..men
"'
"laft aU the Ralhin harbor aDd
l1&bh burning to guide ,CNJ'
Il'rt.nd th.re. ThiS was par·
'Iala:11 tuoughttul. as .... had nO
rlconnalllsanc. or the ar_·
,,": they decid. to black (Nt in
'IJIKwe. scope coverage was ob"
• on this rirst aiss10n tar
...CM.1ll .swe.t.nio&- or
..ters.
,.
nRUZEN OIL REPINERI, Target 1764,
1, 95 percent deatro,yed rellow!ng
an ..ttack on the night or 6_7 Ju11
by the 3lSth Wing•
...
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Another air_to-air banblng by a
»-f9,.ltb a resulting Darrow eseape
tor the aceldental target, occurred
during 1b8 3!3th's strike on HameJl.
on i'JulJr. A 313th WID8 8-29 eom-
_t4ed b)" Lt. Dooald. X. Drassler ot
the 5Q4.th Gl'OUP. had finished his
bORb run'an4 release at 10.000 teet
alHtu4e, when it was 1n a nea1'
eoll1s10b with another 8..29. Lt.
Dressler dO'Te to the right, and the
otber plane. swinging apward and to
the lett, releasM its bClllbs as it
overhead, Several bombs
paned through the rudder and ver...
tieal ttn ot Lt. Dressler's plane.
'lb. &1l'plane ft.! on automatic
pUot and it was seen at onee'that
all ruc1der control was lost. The
pilot'8 .lev-star and rUdder eOb_
prOved oper6tlve.but the"eo-
PUot"a ..l6t....out. In addition, the
...lb breaking syst. was Inopera..
tiTS, With a power setting ot43 lIP,
2,400 RPM, a alow climb was started
at 210 Idle, per hour, using the
auto pilot tor control or elevators
but witt) control at allerons.

Despite the iocreas. ill the slze
ot the Jap tighter force there
pears t.o be a decrease ln the ploun
t
or fighter intercept.ion encountered
by the B_29S on recent .usl
ons

This .y. be attributed to tbe J_P"
desire to conser'1e biS strengtb fOf'
the upected invasion at th. h(llllt"'
land and a11l 0 to t.be "IIll
ti
pl1
c1t1
ot t;argeta on s1llU1taneoua B..29
str1k8
s
to ..eak11 defended areas·
rol
law1ng
ere data oil tUbta
r
reaction tor 111511008 to zS5·
2. Limited combat act1vlt1
1n
June whlch perllit
ted
repla
c
_
oU
to exceed ".stage. Iner..
se
in
production ot tighters 15 dU01ssed
below.
rorce.
to pQOll' operat.l
oaa1
.....
..
Il8"UQII •
!12!!L .-;:,.r

Mil t.O
.11&b
t

.....12
...
t:se--255
tlll1Udins
tb.tD.1
tteuOba.
:Q.Al !aSSION],
-
6,
tt
l9k1.
§JIbtti
..., 0
0

-.e1So.21
131
50" 60
.....""
012
70" eo

110110 cloud cover. anable
Itnlhtar .acart not a"

/I) righter strength available
B-29 lnterception has practic-
e: doubled 1n tM last six week5-
to 1
,
560. There are t."o
!II:cI tor th15 I
1. COIlY,raton ot J\YU5hu_bas
eCI
!'ral the auicide and
Illtaek torces to the intercepter
. The plane was
15,000 teet and it oft It
airplane m .s tOllM tile
speed ore maneuwlblill
br gh , so the POll:_
thaOU t down to sl1ghtlr lila_
ttl n la
normal
eruisins getttlllll
e p. ne 'll'8S brought back lISle
cruise control as mueh U ponlblt.
DuQ to lack ot rudder eontrol tlII
heading wandered aboot 10
RETURNS TO TIJIlIAll
The dee ts ion to eonUP' to T1Do
tan rather- then land at Iwo lIS 11-
fluenced 11,. the ant.1dpeUcc. rl
better tac1l1.ti85 tor an
!anding at home base.
the damaged taU (see I'1Dt....
dropped off eontinuousl1 011
long fUgbt. dUrinlt whleb til. a-
was prepared to baU out.
SUCCESsP'UL LANDII']
TIle ship cClDlllenced tOWlll
ft
11:
ways on nearing TioW and, tilt
ing in closer. waYe shar .... )ll1b11111.
right. 'Ibis was corr
ec
tD4
1D

reduction' of power il1 110. 1
2 engines. and byi
ncr
e&f
1
.,,1If
on No. 3 and Bo. f
approach was made, ustnS tro1-"
maintain ..$
landing gear was lotnW-" 111
1ll000ent and no flaps 41;
right over the run1lS1.:_....;.. ..
made a successful
braked tbe sh1p nth ..
system.
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