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XXI EOMBm COlWlNJ) J<l>O 234 TACTICAL MISSION RllPORT Field Order No.

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Mission No. 118 792 - 'l'achikawa Aircraft Company, and. 2008 Tachikawa J..rmy "\ir .~u-senal, Tachika.wa, ;:rapan. City of Hamamatau, ;:rapan.

primary primary

Visual Targets: ,Radar Target:

19 May 194.5
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XXI BOMBER OCHWID
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10 J'uly SUBJ:m:;T: TO: 1. Report of Operations,

1945

19 Mly 1945
Washington

COl'lllllUnding General. TweDtieth Air Force. !DENT! FlOATION .OF MISSION:

25. D.c.

. a • Fi e Id dated 18 May 194.5. ment Wings to take Mission Number 178 b.

Order Number 77. Head qunrh.r s XXI Bomber COl!GB.lld. directed the 58th. 73,rd, 3l3tb. and 314th Bombad.part in a coordinated attack in XXI Bamber Conmand agai nat targets on Honshu 1'1 ith fighters as eSCCl['t.

Tar,gets Spe~ified:
(1)

Primaq Visual (a) TWenty-two

Targets: squadrons at :B-29 , 5 were assigned (Target 90.17 - 2008). to

attack

the Tpchikaw8 Army Air

Arsenal

{b)' Ei,ght squadrons of B-29's were assigned to att,aCK the Tachiknwa Aircraft Company. Tncliikawa Plant (Tare;et 90.17 (92). (2)
(lompuny

(TarGet

secondary Visual Target: 90.21 - 1219) in the cityat'

JopBn

Musioal InstrUlllent

Bw:::I.rur;l.tsu.

2.

STRA:TEGt MID Pl.!\N3 ..OF QPERATI mE :

fl. Selection of D-Day: On th e basis of lI'oother foro:cc.ats predict ing fa'Vor{lb1e Wao.ther in the Tokyo OIeu. iiI'!!!. decision was made to strike on 19 M:ly.

b.

Importanc.e
(1)

of Targets: is the principal

The TIJChikaw8 Army Ai.r Arsenal

oreanal in Japon proper. The arsenal produces engines and 0. irfrmnes and "in addition, has fac iIi t ies for 1l.e;r inl rC'sarrrcht cx- perwentat ion., .rspll ir. and nod.i! ic,oti on~ No sioilo.r tncil it i as-·'lr6 known to exist- olsowhore in Jo.pIln.
army aix

(2) The Tac.himw9. II,. ircraf·t Canpuny, Taohiknwa Plant '. :lis a large aixoraft ass€0bly plant looo"ted netl~· tOl; town of Ta.ohikawa. a bout 20 miles west of the Imperial Pill .Ilce in Tokyo. T11 s tar g~t adi jQins the large Tacl:tikal';a Airfield (Tar 'gat. 1404) and oovers anm-ee. of more t,h!!n 5,000,000 squa,re f",et ,O.fl1hich Dtpproxim!ltely 60 per oent is built I1p.Th is company iscred.i ted 'Pith about 6 per catLt of J'apanese combat !;tum-aft produo;t ion.
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(3) The Japan Musieal Instrument Company is one of the lIlajor producers of propellers for Japanese combat aircraft. The Hamamatsu plant, originally devoted to the manufacture of IllUsical instrum'flnts, was conver-ted to propeller production hafore the war and is. now the largest plLant operated by Japan Musical Instrument Canpany. Thl.s plant is credited with o.pproximntely 20 ptr cent of the total Japanese propeller produotion. (4) Haln!llllD.tsu. city uith n population of approxi.lnately a 165.000, contains sev~ral important plants producing vital war products. AJllong these are plants which produce propellers, ordnnncEl, uirplane dope ~ dyes. tools, plywood. ven ... r, and photographic equip:!ent. e The city is a l so the site of ;;:.n Imperial Gov"rl'll!lent railway shop, one of the lru'gest repair SllOPtJ in Japan. The ares. i7hich has e. high population delilsity, is inflt1mmable and is closely built up. c. DGta.ils of Pl::Ull1ing -- O'Der~:tionel:
(1) Bombin~ Plans; (0)

Det~mination

of Bomb Load: It was planned that all circrefi general-purpose boeba , The air-

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on this mission w01'l1d carry

Munitions: 500-pound

craft dispatched ag<.'.inst Targets 2008. area D (north- est area of the TachilmwD. Army Air ArseMl), and TarJet 792 (TachikDi78 Ai rcraft COl::lpany, 'Tc:tchil,cawa. Plant), were to corry bonbs fuzed uith .Ol-second deley nose, and nen-d eltly ta il, whil e those dispe. t chad uga i nst Tar get 2008, area. C (southeast areliJ. of the Tachilmw£l Army Air Arser.al), 'I1ere to carry bombs fuzed with instantane~us nose ~nd Don-de1ay tail.

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Reasons for Selection:
~. Tachik:::l"a~~ir Arsenal p.rea D and

the TachiltaVln Aircraft Oompany: The use of l~rger size bcmbs :!gcill3t these areas was given serious consideration since it rnlS believed that they would be more effective against these types of structures, ;;hieh w<:ore of lone; span, steel-frame construction, and subject to spreading
colla pse., How'ever, d ueto tb. e limit ad time betueen misei OD plar.ning and t<.ike-off. D. change from the 500-pound bomb racks "ould not be possible. It wus expected that the selection of 500-pound b~bs rrould alloo maximum tonnage of high explosives to be released on the terGst and that the multiple number of hits obtnined uould D. .sur-e ma_''d,;:lI.lZ!l da1!l9ge to building content s , The .OI-second delay nose f!.We was selected since it 'Would a110\7 the bomb to burst 6 to 10 fet..t belCIU the level of the roof t giving m..<ur.ilnum dOl!lageto building eont ent s , The non-delay tail fuze: was selected in order to sive (;round lev 1 bursts to nea~-miss bombs.
~. Tachilwwn Arru.y Air Arsenal Area G: The SoO-pound aeneral-purpose bomb \l1lS considered to be the most eJ'feet iva weapon far amployment against this ar-ee sine e the bui.ldings locoted there are of the hl!tng~ type. or Sl!l!lll in plan ore."l. The assumed number' of hits by the use of these bombs would assure l!l..Uimum domage to the greEltest number- at: individuc,lW1its. The instcntaaeQUS nose fuze was selected in order to obtain bowb burst at roo£ structure lev.el. It l1SS expected t~t structur~l col1~p3e of tho buildings would result since the main structural C80bers of this

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type of building ore at or directly underneath their The non-~elay tail fuze ~os selected as an assurance

roof cO"Ierirlg8.

fuzins only.

1. Loadin.s:
mox.imum tonnoge of high ex.plosives

Aircroft
over the

~ere to be loo.ded to obtain target area.

(b) attack

Bombing Data;

1. The factors which determined the axes at on this mission -;ero enemy ont1aircratt, drift, a.nd surface iiinds. Enemy antiaircraft was so located thnt axes of attack of 4-3 and 44 degrees fran the initial point C3so800N - 13844.30E) at a bIlse 0,1ti tude of 18,000 feet ",ould be the most desiro. ble. 'n70 other axes of attack (360 and 262 degrees) ~erG>considered I but in both cases lar,ge antiaircraft concentrations w ...re present. Drift on the 360degree oxas 'lJO,s considered to be ax.cessive, being over lS degree:s. Drift Wo.s not expected to be D. problem on the 262-degree nxis. Tbis axis, h 0I'16Vcr, would nec es 5i ta t e on UJl'l7indrun 'l7i tb. the surfnc e rrind.5 carrying the smoke down'l'li A. thus mo n king sig}lt ing diff ie ult • On th e axes chosen (43 and 44 degrees). is was expe cted thet apprO%~tely 10 degrees right drift '(";ould be encountered. 'This amount nculd be well within the limitations of a good slghtiDg oper.:1tion.

~. The initial point selected 9QS a position o·n the coastline on D. 36o-de'gl"ee he.:!ding .frcm landfall in a direct line with MOUliLt li\lji, and located 3 miles '("rest of the totrn of Earn. It was eJl;l'ected thet Mou:o.:t Fu.ji would a l sc serve as an exeellen:t check point on the target run.

1. The mean points of inlpcl:ct :-ere selected in such a way that. with the probable existing surface winds ira::: 330 degrees, the smoke from the first imllucts 'liould not ouscure the re=:::mang mean point sot il!l1l3C t to be bmbE;d. The paints chosen ~ere eens idered t 0 be the most prominent point a in the target ar res.
(2) route;
Rensons for ChQice Navigation:

All uircraft

treI'E;

to use tho;; follc-::ing

EPse to Assembly

Tac t ienl Doctr

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34411'1 - 1384430E to
350BN - l3844.JOE to Target to 352BN - 13B.36E to
ITIO

to

Depar ture point - an e.'lsily disti!l6uish.:lble point on Suruga. \,80 Buy. lnit ial Point - a point on tbt! e Oi!st i!l di. rect line 17:L.ththe departure point am Mount Fuji e:nd COllSida€ld to bo .'1 good l.Diti!ll pOint with r~oW1t Fuji in the bc"lckt;rQund. A lef"t turn 'l'fa.sto be llIfId\! aft€U' sci~ 0" et' the t,[Jrget in erda to tl'l.'Oid llel'lvy eonccnt r-at :i. ona of ant it; ircre.ft • In it ial poi nt for til e sec ondnry target.
'Ie ct ieal

Jimo to Bose (3 ) Flil"llt

Dooetrine.

Enginc <';:I"ing:

of the 58th. lons of fuel. per sircrf:l-ft.

(a ) Fuel rbsorV'o de·tu indic.,to,d that r:lost ;,'\il'cr!!ft 13rd, and 31,9th Vii ngs 'I'Iou::Jdcru-ry opprO):im.'lt ely 6800 galThe 314tb Wing I'lould Qo..n·ry epproximlltQ1Y 7300 g:J~lons

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(b)

No minimum or maximum bomb load was specified.

It was est mated that the 58th. 7,3rd. and 313th Wings would probably carry 11,000 to 12,000 pounds of banbB and that thE! 314th Wing would probably corry 9000 pounds. Ammunition load was estimated at 1800 pOUnds. (4) Radar. I The Tachilmna Army A.ir Arsenal and the Taehikana Aircraft Compa)lY wer-e considered. to be poor radar targets inasmu.ch as they are 10C:J.ted in the maze 01: returns famed in the suburbs of the Tokyo city area. I t was therefore decided that the pri.l$lry radar target would be the city ofHamnatsu,loco.ted on the coest on the return
route. (S)

Rndar Counter

Mensures:

It

\1as pl.c.nned to usc 11 RQ.I

observers to D/F enrly,-,warning nnd gun-lQying radu.r and to conduct 0 generol secr-eh in the region of 38-3000 megacycles .• Search receiVers, pulse amlyzers, and 'OfF nntennos were to be employed and ObSETV<J.tions "'ere to be made throughout the islnnds en route to the t.::rgst as ~-ell os in the tarGet ared. It was plan red to e:::trry rope to be' dispensed for protection .from U:'lk.

(6)

Air-5sa

Rescue:

(SeG Annex A, part

V. for detcils.)

(a ) The Nlvy wea furnished. ui th dd a i1:3 of the oise i.on and the follool.ng z-eaeue fa.e ili t iea were provided: 4 sutoarines, 4 Dumbos • and 3 surface craft. In addition to these facilities. crash boats were located in the vici.ni ty of Saipan. Tinier., e.nd l'Jorth Field, GUilm. to carry out air-seo. rase ue wor k durin,g th e cri tical per i od s cf
take-off and landi.ag .•

(b) This COl'IltDElnd assigned the su"t1nm-inepositions.

4

Supe.r-Dumbos

to

orbit

(7) .Fi,mter Rscort: Fighter escort to be furnished by the 7th Fighter COIQillllnd .• d. enemy fighters
fense area for

was requE:sted

and was

D,etuil.s of planninB -- Intelligence;
(1) Enemy Fighter

would 'be capable
d<lylight (2)

;Reaction: It oos est imo.ted that 360 of' becoming airborne in the Tokyo de-

interception. ro:ft:

EnelllV Antiairo

(1J. ) Hes.vy guns were estim::l ted to be di spas ed as follOWS: Techikawa aretl (in the imnediat€ vicinity of the prinary visual target) 24; east of TaohiJm.wo in greata' Tokyo, 486; Zn.."lS. (15 miles south of Tachilrowa) 18 j, Su.ruga-Wcn (So'uthcast etf Tcchikrmn) 32 (Shi"Zl:lIolro-Shimizu _ 12. NUmazu - 2 i1i tb possi ble 18. Mlmbrlra - IBh Eam!UJlO.tau (t be secondary visool (lnd primarY r:ld['.r target) 20.
NUJn9.ZU. the of Ebmbnra soQ, immediately north, up Surugn_Wan, on a head ing touerd Mount Fuj,i. t urni ng at landf311 (n orth shor eo! suruga-Vlan) on a northecst course (43 dagre£s) to the tar!;'o~ [IreD.. Bceo.kaway was to be. to the north and then to the west. avol.~l.ng Ko:fu. :El' QD an anemy ant ia ireraft stand point, tn is 'Could be an opt ll'Ium.c our sa ~il'\ee it would (tl1oid ontiaircrnft en routo and the heavy ~s at Tokyo and other areas. In addition, 1.t wo'lUld utilize the dGll'lilwl.nd approach.

(b)

In ord.,r to avoid the defenses
to

aircraft

Vlere

fly

3.

l!XEJUl'ION OF Tm!; MISSION:

a. Take-off: WinS 58th 73rd 313th .'314th

Take-off'

Aircraft Airborne 67 90

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accomplished as fol1~s: last First Ta.ke-oft' Take-orf 161746z. IB1810Z 1818l7Z ~8174SZ 181856Z lB1907Z l8192~ 181B1~
lS192SZ Escort

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. 88

XXI B.C.

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lB1745Z

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This figure does not include 5 super-Dumbos tlnd. 4 Navigational. aircr<)ft for the fighters. .

b. B.oute out: Aircraft pr occeded individually to the assOlbly areas. Navigat i0n VIas accornplisbed wi thQut incident using Loran and celestial as aids. Sev(.re weather conditions uere e.Dcountered after the gro.up f erma t ions were a c campI ished, a.nd as a r eaul t , most of the i'ormations were split up.

(1)
ar

Primary RAdar Target;.

The weather

in tre Tachikaml

sa was cOlJl.IlIGtely und.ercast neccssitati:;g the bombing of RaI:l9.Datsu. the primar;;r rOGer target. Targe.t ar ea navigation and oombing .. ere
accomplisbea

tby .radm,'.. A tGtol of 272 B-29's bonbed Hamm:!atsu f'rm 190+.5120 to 190258Z· o.t a,lt i tudes from 13.3 00 to 26.640 fer:t I releasin,g 1486 tons of 500-poUl\d general-purpose boots.
different

(2) Targets of Opportullity; FourtEen aircrof't bco.bed 10 tcrgets of oppOrtunity releasing 74.1 tons of soo-pound general-purpose bOOih , (For brt:.o.kdol"tn of target sand s oth.er statistics, see C"onsoliaot ed stat ist 1c0.1 SU!llllKU'Y =nnex E.) • (3)
eff'e.cti ~e. d. eccomplish03d Rot).te

Remaindu- of Force;

TI'ienty-thre:c nirc.raft

'r.cre non-

l3o.ck:Return route I'lO.S floun as briei'oo. and t:tlS without incident ~ Twenty eiror~ft Innded ~t 1""0JiI:!a.
Aircr:::i't o.f the os follows: First

e.

"Woding:

4

Vlins:s

landed

at

bases ur.dcr
Ittnd inS

good v.re3ther conditions

LlIlnding

Last

58th 73rd

1907522:
190627Z 190735!Z 190~
190627Z

190906z

1909021'.
19085&

3 13th
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19095&

XXI B.C.

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f. Losses: g.

Four B-29's were lost due to mechanical
SU!!mlry:

fQil~e.

OperatiOns (1) (2)

Navigation: Bombing:

See Annex A, part I, for Trnck Chart.

(0) Most of the iorma.t ions ,"ere dispersed aftElr encountering instrument conditions approximately 50 Cliles ira::!. landfall. and, as a result. most of the bombing wa.s acacmplished by individual aircraft. (b) There were fe," ma.l!unction expE;rienccd. Of those re.ported, the 58th Wing hod 9 Il.S fo11=s: 5 aircraft reported pneumoticRdoor rno.lfunctions and 4- aircraft reported malfUnctions of electrical release.
(3 )

and Consolidated

Flight Engineering; (5 eo .'!.nnex ..\, part rr, for Chart s • Si;o.ti at ical SUJ1ll!lal'Y, hnnex E. for details.) (a) Narrative of the Mission as Fletm;

1. Ini tinl Cruise and i.ssa:lbly-: Most aircraft proc eed ed to D.,s;semblyzones at IIIt itudes from 3000 to 8000 feet. The times required for the as semblies t:ieI'S apprOXWately as pt'cdicted.

g. Climb to Bombing;':ltitude: Eac:luse of w.eather condition"", formations. were br oken up with sarne <lirer:!ft c 1imhiI1g as high 'as 25, 000 fe.et in order to get above the .. eatha (the bl'iefed bombing alti. tudes were 18,000 to 20,000 fet.t).
1. RetW"n. to Base: The minL-:nn:l fUel ccnsump· ion from target to base was ob"!1ained by maintaining t:l. constant rate of descent of 30 to 50 feet pm' minute nt maximumr;lnge airsp.:.eds.
t

(b) CommentS ~ Sine 0 r-eaasembf i e 5 o due to the e:xiremely bad weather at bombing altitudes. was approximately as predicted.
(4) Rl;liior ~

.. ere

not at t En'pted fuel eOllsunption

of the 272 aircrnft bot.lbed by radat~
wOs negligiblE>

(Sse.A. nnex .J.. part III, for Det~' ils.) ":"11 that ettocktlid the prim!lry radar target (H.'lrlrI.Oatsu).

(.5) Qiml'x>ry: (SeeL Annex iq port IV, for Vetoile.) There enemy oir oppositd.on on this mission. .111 m..1lfunctions firinS.

were due to t·est

(6) Air -Sen ReSCIuQ.: One oiL'craft. t'ra:-t the 31Jth Wing crashed 'lnto the sec Q short di,I:lltance £rOlJlshore on taka-oN. FoUl' survi,vor;; weI'S r eacued by boots stntioned off shore. (7) ni:;;hed Fighter Escort:

Fi.;:hter escort

(p.._51'.13) ~as fUr'-

by VII Fighter COlllllWnd ,tt>ut no rendezvous ",os aecQl'Iplish ed. bec~nlse of ueather condit ione. One f igpter, 17ith a rC'ugh C'ngine. 1'e1l

beRind th.e fig)1ter forcE. as it l;:sm-ed the overcilst and bognn to climb. This ;f' i ahte,r joined. 7 B-29' sand. l\C compcmied them int 0 tho tarset -6- -

aree., One B-29 jethsoned its rendezvous with C Navigational beck to baae ;
of' Wellther conditions

bonbs and led the fighter Escort B-29 which brought

back to a the fighter

h.

Weather;

to 24.000 f<..et) .. the

(See Annex B. for Details.) ·With the exception the target (solid undercoat with tops at 22,000 1"100ther wOoa approximately na :xredicted.
at

1. .Communico.tiona;

tails.)

(1)

Rador Counter M€.c,sures: (See ..:.rmEIX C, Part I,

for de-

(2) Rlldio; (See AnneX C. Part II, for details.) There were few i,nstances of jacming reported and both discipline and security were generally reported as good.

s.

Intellie:ence

Sl.l!lll'l'lary;

(1) EIler.J,Y Air OPEosition; EnEllllY air opposition on "this mission was negligible. Only 8 enemy aircraft uere sighted and none attacked. Lack of ene;my intercept ion uas believed to be r:ainlY:ls a r Gsul t o£ 10/10 cloud. cover. (2 ) Enemy A.ntiaircraft: (See annex D. Port II. fo."!" detaUs .•) Antiaircroi't opposition on this mission 'I18Sreparted nil far most aircraft. the fm7 instances of antiaircraft reported .. ere t~ed mostly meager and inoccurate .• TJ:lere rrer e 0.0 B-29's lost or d~&oo a s a F'esul t of ant 1a ircFoft. (.3)
ta.ils •.)

DanPgeAssessment:

(8ae Annex D. pert III.
mission totaled

DsJ:llljge to Homo.m;atsu city

on this

fOT d..6.2{1{1.OC('l

sqtwre feet (.22 square mile or 142 :!cres). mat",!y 5 p':I:' eent of the entire city.

ilhich zeprcsellts

o.pprcxi-

~,Lt{
lo.1ljor

CURTIS E. Le.w..y

t

1)1""1

Gen...ral.

u.. ... . s~

CODDl nO. ing

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OPmAT IONS
F$ri part part I - N!l:vigatioo II Track Chart Obarta

- Flig):l.t Engineering

III ...Radar

pOrt V - Air..5ea .Re;;~ue Chart :Part VI - F~g1lter Eacort Mis:;;ion Re.pct' t

Mi ssion

.No •. 17B

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APRIL

194!1
I~"

PART

I

NAVIGATION

a

OIClo

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_-35"

-

. 581h.

WING

_- ----. 73rd. --. --3!3Ih. """"",,"-3141h.

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1

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1 1

314th.Anambly

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OKIf'lAWA

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313 th _182236l :, • 182333~

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L.ANDFALL 1:51. 73rd .• ,90130Z 3131h .. 1901S0l 15 314In· ... '90112Z
.S8th .• ,90057l

TARGET 190,53Z

lost
IgOe13l

1902321: 190205l .190205Z

Lasl 190217! 190257Z 1901552 190252Z 1902121: 190258Z !90151i! 1st

190155l ; L90258l 1.901571 '1"9090225549.~ 190214! '" 190153l 190300l

1st

LGS!

NOTE fORMATlONS TRACK CHART

ONLY

8Rot<ENIN PASSIf\X3 THRU fRONT. ' APPROXIMATE IN TARGET AREA. TAKE OFF L,ANDING

73rd'181810 l 3131h.·1818!7 i!
I:!IO·

1819072' 181925l 314Ih.·181745Z 1818392

58Ih.·181746i!

1st

181SS6l

LaSI

1906272
1907"332' 19074.32

lst 1907S2Z

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b. The average miles at 16,000 feet.

c. The, aV6ra.ge maximum range of radar beacon reeeption t7aS 102 Daut ieal miles at .5000 feet and 147 nautical miles at 12,000 feet.
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point

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By radar.

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All airplanes

QOl1lbed the pr.iJ::il3ry radar

target

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by radar

was !:,eport ed as Boodto The radar

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initial,

and oiDi!l8 points

c. sypciu:'onous.

bOl1lbing methods used were reported

as dir€ct.

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rounds fired

in comh£lt: for test

25,

No. of rounds used

firing:

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71rd \Vi118 Cold report.s ...

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Turret Hunt .. 1

Cal ,50 Mag., Link J'alllS ... 2 Broken Driving SJll"iDI" :!!raken Belt Feed. ~wl - 1operative).

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REPORT

The; foUouing is the report of the CCD!IWlding General. VII Fight=Oornn.aDQ~ l.AFPOA. While this agency is not 0. unit of this Ca:mnnd. its reJ?ort :L8 reproduced here ~B (\ very important part of the operations of th:LS COllIlD£I.nd and. in order that the compl~te picture of the ci.asion my be presented by the X1CI Bomber Comoond Toctico.l Mission Reports.

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Mission NurJ.be.r 146 Fi. eld Order No. 94 Date ot Mission;

19 Mey 1945

Our Forces (Air): 100 P~518 and 6 p~618. Enemy Forces (Air): None. 2. o. b.

Our Losses:
Enemy Losses:

None. None.

3. Mission

-. Target: VIR fighter escort of four l7ings of the.xxI &mber Ocrnr.nnd to T::lChiktrwa Air Arsenal, Honshu on 19 May per VII Fe FO No. 94. 1817001{ WAY1945.

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Times:

Take Off

Rend w/nav Turned .BP.ck
In Imed Buss

0752-0815 083°.0845 1120'-1130 1340-1419

borne ingntt

Narro.ti ve: one hWldred P- 51s of the VII Fighter Ca:J!::Il '3ero airId at 0815 to escort 0. force of XU BOI!lber Coooand 1I-29s on 0. bCDback agm nat Taehily:xwa Air Arsenal, Honshu. REl.ndezvo\l5 'dth na vi gut or B-2}is ea s ms.de m thout incidtmt at 10. COC feet over Xi ta. 1'1170 Jima. and fighters were on course to ,::,s.se:::J.blyand departure point at' 0645, Half way to the DP part of the stri~e force of bcmbers was encountered. and. fighters flew on t.hcir right 1000 feet <100vc. Ap;proxinately 100 milss short of the DF 0; solid overcast condition 'Ilas. encountered. FiGhters atter:Jptcd to fly over it and !lI'ound it. but could find no brooks. and at ll20, oft e,r cl iT.lbing to 24,000 f ~ct., tbe fiGht or cOll1l1landers ordered. return to base. Planes landed nt b:tse f'rcn 1340 to 1419. One fi@t.er. with Il rough engine. fell behind the fil¢tor foroe as it neared the overcast ond began to clil..'lb; this fi&11tt1r joined 7 strike bombers and o.ccCEpQnied ther.l into the taro~t ar·oo. One b~ber jettisoned its bombs and led the fighter back to rendezvous Tlith navigator B-29 17biC'.l) brought him home. .LUI fiGh.ters returned safely.

5.

a , l1eathmo·: At tokeo!f ovarcast rroe 11000', broken cloud layers at. 80001", scattered layers. ot 4000' ond 1500'. Visibility was 4 Diles in b.o.z..e. Enrol.ltc clouds. broke to soatterllld lQ'17clouds, tops to 6000' to 3JoN. Visibilitr increased to M!lrly lO mileS, .J:t .33~ lOll' clouds incr-eo sed. to 5/10 to 8/10 ond os Honshu ~oe.st mlS near-ed bacame ,solia. to 24,000 I. Clouds hod the Op~eEl.l"~llCe of thin i'ogwi th oocilsi ontll ole-'U" POCk6tS. Visibility about 200 yord.s. Qith no turbulence. Return conditi0lls some as outgoing.

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b. Camnuni eat ions: Poor to satisfactory. Some 4ifticlllty due to dlllQpness of 8l},Uipment. DU frem Agate Base was received out to 350 m1lee. and DU f'rOl'!lB·29'a also worked well. A few pilots roported reeept10n OIl Channel ~A" was sarbled, and one pilot stated that there wss much un,necea ... sary transmission on Channel ·Be, due larcely to pilots requesting posit ion reports b&tween t 1mesfor regularly seheduled ones.

6.

Dfl.lIllge to

enemy ground

instal lations I

None.
guns tmel

7. Ammunition Expended: wing tanks loose). Gasoline consuned; 45th Ftr sq- 5760 46th Ftr sq .. 5413 47th Ftr sq - 5180 72d Ftr Sq • 6877 78th Ftr Sq .. 5942 531st Ftr Sq ... .:z§.22 TOTAL 36,831

2342 rds enl .50 (for testing

jarriD8

gals gals gals gals gals go.ls gals

CAvg 136 &pls (A vg 152 eIlls (llvg 165 gals (1. vg 60 gals (11- vg 117 gois (Avg 106 gals

left in t;:!nk ptr pinne) left in tank Pf;%' lane) p left in tank per pl~ne) left in tank per plane) left in tank per plene) lef't in t:l.nk pO' plane)

8. Remarks:

str eaks of' yellowish substance .. resrubling dye l$rka. 'C'erc observed on the surface a! the sea beginning 5 miles east of Blyormaise Reeks. and ext\i:nd.ing ap;proxitlo.tely 10 I:li,les at 80 degrees; this s:::oe ubsE:.I"r-tien 'Ir.lS made at a point 20 miles eo.13t .of Smith Islands. Search of the arce W1l3 mad" with ne8ative results. It is eonsidered that this conditi.:.!! ~s eaueed by sQbmrur'inevolcano action. One fighter pilot. ridir<e as ::!. passeEger on 0. B-29 no.vigator plane. reported thct he observed du:::r:;:r /0 C!I 3 Nil Ji.mo.. l>eeurate weather da ba on this type of mssian is nnnd!ltcry. This problem appears to be pfU'tially solved by the plan to have a 'ITwther plone pr·eeede the fiehter stre.::u::l y one hour, end relay th ... e:CJ.ct stct;us b of the wenther 01ong the route to the Group Leo.dcrs. Ll.ss1r.i.n.gpr.;.p~ use 0f all sec ~i tYl!l9USUI' es I this pliln sh~uld bring a b.... t tb.~ d<:os:ir u od results.

Brigadier

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Mission

No.· 178

19

May

1945

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PJ.R'l' I - WFATHER StMdl.RY

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FOREQ/1ST

B£~SES: 4/10 Ion cloud t rose 2000 I tops 6 to 8000 ft nUh 3/10 Diddle cloud fl'0I'l 12,000 to 13,000 ft i scattered high cloud \"lith showers during the ofterno.on. ROurE: To 22oN: To 27~: S:ll!ie as nt basee , 10/10 low ond middle cloud in warm front rnlVC with tops to 28,000 ft o:n:d. light rain inproving to broken l~yers during the afternoon. 4/10 low cloud 1 base 2000, tops 5000 ft i Diddle cloud thinning quickly to nil behind front.

To coast: TARGETS; 2-3/10

low cloud, base Honshu end Kyushu.

2000, tops 4000 ft on all

southern

operational ForecaBt
Base at
Take Off:

Weather Encountered
base 1800., 3.4110 101'1cloud
scatteredshoJ;Jers
t

4/10 low cloud,

base 1800 nith
at Tinien.

clqud

at

top 5-8000 ft ;4/10 higj1 30,000 ft; widely scattered

shoners.
Ro,ute Same as the bases. 20Dn: 3/10 10\1 cloud, 'base 180b, top 5000 It j 2/10 high cloud at 301000 !'t. 20~ to 21{1i1 : 8/10 100 cloud. base 1000. top 8-15. 000 ft i 8/10 middl e cloud in layers between 11,000 and 23.000 ft; 6/10 high cloud at 27,OOQ ft i Visibility 12 mi.les 10V/ering to 1 rn.ile in ruin; light to moderate" ice above 15,000 £t. 24'N"to 2~N= 7/10 low cloud, base 2000, top 6000; 8/10 r.riddle cloud ip. layers between 12,000 ond. 16,000 ft; 6/10 hiGh cloud ot 28,000 :ft. 2t'N to target or-eae 3/10 lOTI c Loud , bae e 2000 ft., top 5000 rt ..
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to

To 21CN: 3--4/10 low cloud. base :12000, top 5-6000 ft. 2l~ to 23%1 8~10/10 10'- cloud, base top 7-9000; 10/10 d 1e cloud , base 9000, top 11 ,000 ft; scattered ligpt Mooers; visitlility 15 niles lc;;ering to 1

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mile in rein. 21D:N to 26~:

3-5/10 lot:" cloud. base 2000 I. top 5000; 8/10 middle cloud, base 9000 ft. top 11. 000 .ft. 26~ to '320.N: 2-5/10 1r.m cloud, base 3000, top 5000 it; vis ibil i ty 15 miles in light haze. '32~ to target arro: 10/10 clouds in layers from :2 000 to 14 ,000 ft becoming so.lid uith tops rising to 22 .000 it to 21+.000 ft; aOOm-at e to heavy turbulElIlctJ end rine icing u i th sanE: cl[;.:\r Loe report 00; per ~ sistent light contrftils ~t 25.000 t't: 3011.d undercElst ulth tops at 2224.000 ft; 6/10 high alo.ud, baSI;! :28,000 ft; mod.el'{Ite to. heavy t'Ul". buleno~end icing; light persistent c o.ntrll i15. S8l!16as Route outgoing.

T£ll'get • :2/10 100 clo.ud. base !l000. top 5000 ft; 2/10 high cloud e,t 30,000 ft; visibHity 9 m.ilee in light Booze. Route R€)turning: 30me as Route Outgoing.

:ao..seon 3/10 low cloud. Mse 1800. l~'/lO 101Vcloud. qase 2000 it I Ret urn;. top 6000 1't. 1/10 high cl cud visi hil.i t Y unrestrict eO. nt 30,000 .ft.

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Method

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ty

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00198 00198 00198 00200 00200 00201 00201 00201 00201 0020.2 00203 00203 00203 00204 00205 00205 00208 00208 00208 00210 00210 00210 00210 00210 00210

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Coordinates

051945 051945

051945 051945 051945 051945 051945 051945 051945 051945 0.51945 051945 051945

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Time

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4.

Remarks: e.,. b.

NO Two

signala

were heard above 321 me. radars were located
by DIE cut s.

shipborne

.PART II - RADIO Reporh: Eighty-six Strike Reports were received by Tlle 58th Wing reported tbat onexceasive ~~b:_ t .Bombs Away messages (39) WOo:> aueto tbe £~Qt that only e sma, : o t. of the Wing'anirorllf't bOllJ.bed the pl'lm.'l,l'y tar8et, The 73r_ c en ega orted that 2 aircroft _' -. ore rot.rD.nsmltted . t'" 9 i r ' Strike Reports _ due .... _ .. ~~n~n ~rar in their fir·st transmission of BOJIl.bs Away.• 1.. Strike

the

ground atat.ions.

2. Fox TranB.l)1is.sions: The 73l;'d. IVi~g reporte~ tlla~ &~3 QU:S~r:5 . -·tor received a Fox tranamlSslOD regardll18 Fie.>.ter rad~o is' One _. radio op6l'ator _ djd not recei va the tor' WOS5 mass"ge lih.lrlJJg opera III BSlOn. thJ.S -. c ' .. of' en inopers vi ve lie. i son r'eQ €Ii Vel'. The' sec ond opere. _ beca.~::rhone for 2 bours over the target area. The U9~1 Wee.ther. w:l:coded lDP_Uc opae , arul Time Sigo9:1s werB other Fox Tranamlssions. _, _. on;l. ..

-2612..!%.:!!~I

3. Frequ.encies: Several instonces of deliberate attempts by 1mknown stntions 1!oblock out both weather end time signals fran the 73r4 Wing ground station were reported during this mission. Otherwise. there was only slight inter1'erence noted on all strike frequencies. j'ollCllfing is Q percenta!;le breuk-down of traffic per frequency: 3 psr cent on.3 megacycles. 26 per cent on 7 mego.cyc1es.arn 71 per CE:nton 11 megacycles.

4. Navigational Aids: Six requests tar HF/DF bearings were received by the gr ound stations. Seven HF/DF bearings were furnished aircrCtft in flight. The extra. bearing wa.sgiven by the 3l3th Wing ground stotion to an oircr~ft that raported itself in distress but did not ask for the bearing. VEF/DF bearing facilities were net used duri.Di this mission. The 58th Wine reported that 15 aircraft used air-to-air ha:!1ing effectively. Average distance homedUEIS 56 miles. Ranges, haner:3, and broadcast stati,ons rJere used effect i vely.
5. Net Discipline and Security: Discipline and security ~erc reported as geed by all Wings except the 58th. Sane of the 58th 'fling aerial operators wer e not listening bE<forc they tro.nsmi.tted. end ccnrusian resulted in the net. No sbcurity vialo.tions nere noted by the 58th. The 73rcilWing reported that a fefl violet ions of voice tr1..UlSlllissions n o VHF were noticed during the mission. Several aircraft gave thd.x ncr.ding in the clear over rendezvous pOint. Several incider.ts of airplanes giving their' course, power settings, speed, and altitude were al sc heard on VHF frequencies.

6•
Plrtilllly

Ene!l!,'i'l'ransmi ss i ana:
a.

3],.45Kilocycles: eHective. 6055 Kilocycles:

Jap 01'1 net operating after

140m

im..S

b.

fective

(1) Unintelligible CW far ten minutes. at 1930Z • s efand blocked l7C::lther report from ground sttltion.

(2) Steady buzzing at 194CZ wos e.ffe:ctive and blocked weather report from ground station. c. 11080 Kilocycles:
(1)

;rap c\'{ ot 0200Zm:\S effeet1vIo:and blocked .-"",,·.;;r r~port from ground st~tion.
(2) unknovm station seOO::lDg E's. H's and TIs at C2.§:.

wa.s :p'lrtially station.

effective. (3)
(4) OW at

o632Z was

.:fa.

cti "'" ::uld blockE:d

out ground

ow interference at

Q.235Z mlS

ineff.:ctive.

(5) unknown st~tion send.ingV's, H's nod R's free. ooocz teo 03000 was partially effective. Bsa:ring frOl'lSaipan around atstl.on \V~s344 degrees. D/F ground equipnent fit ilACS stEltion wns used to obtain the bearillG of the unknownstatiasn. (6)

station

sending

~PV'.s. at

054SZ

W!lS

pcrtielly

dfeo-

tive.

d. e.

3020

Kllocycles;

Neg11giH[e.

6615 Kilocycles:

and 0030Z to OloQZ was partially

r:n

fran 010az. to 023az.. effective.

204az

to 21006.

:t:.
g.

10305 Xi.locycles; 1990 Kiloc;ycles:

cn

from 0020Z to 024,SZ wae ineffective.
.• d-

Negligible

h.
fective .•

7415 Kilocycles:
10820 Kilocycles: (1) (2) (3)

Steady

tone at 235% was partially

i.

Keyed CVi at 02002, and 034~ Buzzer-type

was ineffective. effeotive. t-ftoo-

sound at 05lOZ ;;as pert lally 00.30
l7ere

Mixed code chO:ra.-cters at

partially

tive.
j.

9410" 7'310. and 11160 Kilocyoles:

Negligible.

7.
tress

Distress:

messt'lges.

The 56th

Th e 313th.-, .314:tih. and 7Jrd l"iingsreported no disWinS reported the following transmissions.

Tm

I

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l>

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>

r;:;
.

L

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0507'Z

34V751 ditching. 17V752 location of smoke bombp• 2 BV752 61 Ba 1t ex Post 113. From. 59V752 @ve position of 39V751. poa_ition of aircraft in distress • Posit ion r:>f ErA Ie Sh:i.mil. Sighted flares and position. ~8t· report f.l:'Ql 39V751 sent position .. Sighting ot.' survivors.
From l!r om

39V751 Bove course 39V751 @vecourse

hooding for IE: Sh:ir.:l. and pooi t ion.

184;6Z °321Z °326z 0448Z
081,3Z
8.

39V751

ditching.

by 7V7.51.

tone.

E;l'UiPffient Mll:fUIl.ctiOns: AlVART-131 2 inoperati,'e; 1 no sid<l :EC~348: '3 inopl:.rative. 1 fiX€.d antennCl. broken. AN/MUV--7: 1 De ed Le l).unt:ins; 1 ind ice t or out ~ 1 neE-dle slUSgisil; 2 sense::mteM.!',s broken. SCR~522: 5 inoperative. RL-42: 8 inop..rati ve. SCR-269: .1 tu:ningcable Jrunmed; 1 needle hun'£;m.ng. SCR~695: 1 inopuouhva. RC-36 = '3 .inoperative, 2 jB.ckboxes inopu-otivc; 3" microphone S'I"litoncs st ioking; '2 micr oph ones .inopern t iva.

~28-

D

HI'ElL!O:m::E Part I .. i)).euIY M.l' Opp~i tion

PD.r"

III

.. Dmrcge Assessment

MtSlll00 No. lZB 19 Kay

1945

PART 1 .. !NEMY AIR OPPOSrl'ION

. Eh~ air e~erny itl.I'craft

opposition
wer-e

tl.on was believed

on this misSion was negligible. Only 6 none attacked. lAck of enemy intercep~ to be ~inly the result or 10/10 cloud cover.
S6<;n

and

1.

Summery of Attock:
11.

No aircraft The primary

attacked

the primary visual target. rraa attacked by aircraft or the

b.

radar target

4

il'tIile;s as follows:

(1 ) ,;I ixty aircrntt of th e 58th \iing a tto.c ked betU&E.D. 0153Z, ond 02112. o.t :£Ilt i tudes frO!!!.13 dOO to 25,250 feet on axes of attack of' 18~ to 269 degre.;s., Aver9ge o.ltitude was 22,000 feet. (2) Eighty.three aircraft of the 7Jrd iling attacked l),_. tween Ol.5.5Zond 02512. oit altitudes from 1.3.91{) to 26.000 f6et on axes of attock 0'£ 2:f:J to 265 d:egreE:s. Average a 1titud e mlS 23.800 feet.
(3) Fifty-three aircreft of the 3l3th f,"ing attecked from Q212Z te 02,52Z at altitudes from 22.500 to 26.400 f(.et on axes of attock of 193 to 275 degreos. Averc.ge E1lt i tad €I rnlS 24 ,sOO f ... • et

(4) S event y-six airoraft of the 314t h Wing ettack"d fram 0151Z to Q258Z o.t altitudes frO!!l 15 ,000 to 26 t 640£ e et on axes of attack of 224 to 2.35 degresso Average altitude mlS 23.300 feet.
c. Four1ieen aireraft attacked varioUS targets of opportunity. One of these 'Planes encountered meager and inaccurate heavy flak thro~gh 10/10 undercast over Tokyo d. A 10/10 undercast in the target area prsvailed out this, mission. riind wae from 285 dearees nt 65 }mots.
2• Flak En Route to Tol'ffit a. Two airCl'lilft of the
I

through~

73rd

"il18 encountered

very meager

ond ill/.lcc.urate flak at l.Qudfnll cost.
b. One Aircreft wastof' of the

(3437N - 13852E) through
73t'd fiillt; eneollllteroo feet.

10/10 underruJd in-

:ceaser

accurllt e flak
c.

'Tokyo at 26,000

accuratE< f10k
p~icd.
d.

One oirarellt of tbe 314t.h 'H.ng encountered moderpte and over Shi'Zuokn while en route to KlmorontsU. The o.iroro.£'t wos 0 t 15,000 feet. and cond it ions weI'e Viaul'-l for D, sh o:r~ At Aosa by laircroft Shima, at ro.edi_UID. meD,603I'and i nElceUl'otc 6000 feet.
1

£l"k

wss

Sl'l.countered
II<

.BOeed on ,Iing F 18k Of fice.ra

reports.

-'3(;

!i'§'Q..B.~:t

e. One aircrllft over Smith Island.
f.

reported

8 bursts

of inaccurate

beavy nak

A few scattered

heavy flak

bursts

were aeen a.t Tachikawa.

3.

Flak at Target:

Q. Flak j'l the target area was nil for most aircraft. Air. craft report ing nOli termed it meager and inaccurate. although several planes Were rocked by apparently lucky shots. In Q few cases the flak llppeared to be continuously painted. which would indicate radar.controlleil fire throUgA the undercost.

b.

1, few white phosphorusbUI'sts

were sc en in the target

area.

c. Aircraft q.f the 313th Wing., over the target at 19022,SZ, observed an orange burst which VI as reportedly- larger than any tln.k burst ever seen before.

4. 5.

Loss

and D'tlmoJte Due to Flak:

None. None.

Air ..to ... ir Bombing and Roakets: A

e

l"I

o

o ,. ~ §
f1} '" f1}

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~,

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1.

Summary:

a. Damage to Hrunamatsu city resulting fram XXI Bomber comnand Mission 178.19 M!ly 1945, totals 6,200,000 sq. ttl (.22 sq. mi. or 142 aere.s) which represents about .5% of thE< entire city.
b.Dnrnage

are c1a~·ified

is scattered throughout the City. as either Rosiden.ti(ll or Industrial.

De.stroyed areas

c, I ndustrio.l damage includes 1 numbered tor6et (Suzuki Loan Works. TnI'. get 1. 227) ld hieh wa.s approximately 21)& destroy.,d. Tote1 d:!L:lage .. now stJ)n.l3.s at 25% d'Bstroycd. d. Teta 1 dom'l e t (I Hrunomat au. is 15,015.000 sq. ft. (.53 ~. B mi. or 522 ncres) which :repreaent s a bout 12 .1% of the ent ir e cit s»

2.

st o.tisUclll

SurnrNlI'Y:

Current Stri.ke:
Are&.

SQ_. Ft. 123,;i!OO.OOQ
6,200,000

Acres
2816

Sq .. Mi.

Per Cent

Area destroyed

of city

142

4.4

.22

5
12.1

Area destroyed

15.015.000 AOF 90 .21

522

Ref ere.nc ss:

0..

5

August

1944

b. Inclosure:
>II

OIU Darrage Aa·aessment Report 6,5 mosaic (3PR5M 51)

Annotated

)!'XI B.C. O.I.U.

Dill. Report No. 78.

CONFIDENT --,--------

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178

19

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19

May

1945

FROM:
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COWAN[)

18 UAY 1945

Maps for Plotting:. Japan AVia.tion Chart 1:218,880 Primary- Visual MPI Reference,: l.xI BonCom:Litho-Uosaic 1.

No. 90.17

_ 2009

Fighters will escort barbers fl'om the departu-e point to the target area and will fly in the target area approximately 30 minutes. Rally point fo.!' fighters 3430N - 13900E. SUbnarine will be on station at tb is point for reseue purposes. The :XXIBomC attacks om squadrons on D-Day. a. 58th Wing: (1) First group will leave departure
AXIS

2. 3.

tareJ!ts

2008

am

792 with twenty eight

point at D-Hour. FCRCE REgUlRBD

(2)
t:l t"l Cl

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m
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OF ATTACK

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087043

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(2 )TARGZl'
2008

MPI
0.59038

FORCE REnIIIRm

43 Degrees 'True

8

Squadrons

e,

313th Wing: (1) (2)

minutes.

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TARGET NO..

WI
0.690.29 0.590.]8

2CeS
2008

43 Deg.rees True 43 Degrees True
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(2)

l;Iesc:heduled

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leave departur

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(3) (4)

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AND

PRlMARY RADAR

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Base

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(5)
(6)

Altitude
Bomb Load:

or

Attack:

18,000

feet

base,

.maxiJIIum. 20,000 feet.

500 lb- Gprsfused 1/100 nose and non-delay tail on MPI 09003.2, 087043, 059038, am fused instantaneous nose and non-delay tail on !.!PI 069029.

b.

Tactical

Mission No. 178.

5. ComlltUnicatio.ns:
a. XXI BomCQrn Sal and SOP fox Strike Reports, Contact Reports, and IFF procedure. Strike Report No. 1 will be used.
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DISTRIBUTION: 2 ea 'i'lg.


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11

OOlllJllcmding General, Twentieth Air ForOG Commanding Gener-Ill. XXI, Bomber COI!!lD.a.nd ~puty COIlUilC'.ndor. Twentieth ;'lr Foree ChioCof Sto.rf, Twent1eth 41 r Fo,rce ChiGf of St:ll'f. XX! Sombor: Commo.nd Depu,ty Cis, Opns,. m Bomber COT!ml~ Deputy Cis. Sup &: Mo.int. zxr Bomber Cellmno.nd .AO of S, A,.2. !XI Bomber Oommllnd. Comm.ndihgGeneral. AMIty .Air Force6 ATT,NI AC/ AS, IntelUgenoe Commander ~ Chief, Pao11'io Oecum Aroas (Adv Hq) Commantler In Chiar., PlI.c~fie Ocean Areas (Rear Rq) Chlef of Naval Operations, OP.16-V Joint Intelligence Ccnwr. Pacific Ocean AroaB C'OmJli._ander,b.lr Force't Pacif1c FIEret OOm$ander, Third Fleet

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Commanda,r in Ohio!', U, S. krmy Foro05, Paciric GQJlJJlla.ndlng Gell~r&.l.1J. S. Army Forces, Pacir1c Ocean .Areas 21 COmD\llnQ.lng Gsneral. Allied tit' Forces, liouthwf}st Paci!'jc Areas 22 (Jomman.d.ing Ganura.lj Southwest Pacific Areas. ATTN; G-2 (For Section 22, RCY) 2S Commanding General, Far E!lSt Air ForGes 24 Convnand ing GGnel'al, 0, S, Btra tegic Ai:r Forces in Europe 2S COlllllland.ing General, E"ighth Air Force 26 Commanding Gonera.1t Mediterranean Allied Air Forces 27 COl!U!land ing General. Fifteenth A.ir FOl'e.a 2B - 29 (}ommnnding General. Sonnth Air Force 30 CommllndingGelleral. VII Bomber COllOand 31 .. 32 Oommanding Ganar-al. VII Fighwl' COllll!lilIld. 33 Commanding Ganerd. Elevoll'th Air ForcD 34 GoIumandingGeneral. Bomber Oommand 35 QQlnmal'l.ding Gab 01'01, 38th Flying Tro1ni.ng Wtng 56 COlI!marui Hq. Allied Air Forces, Southmlst Pacifio Men, ATTN: Sen! or Intelligence Of'!':100 r R• ...1.. A. F • 31 Comtn:md1ng Gen&I"a.l. 58th BOlllbardm$nt Wl11g 38 (JO/lllllon.ding <knol'lll, 73rd Bombardment Wing 39 a01Illl\D.nd.il'l.g~0l"al, S13th BemhQ.rdmont Wing 40 GOIlUD.~ing Gonerol.314th Bomba.r<1mont Wi,~g 41 OemmQ.nding GO!,)0r'al. 31Sth Bombal'd!no.o.t ~:lDg 42 COll1l!land,lng ot"fiooZ".3rii Photo Reoen Squadron 43 CP1IIl'IItl.ndtng O:tfia.Gl'. 41s-c Piloto" Reoo.n Squadron 44 Com!Iland ing Off'i ce 1', 33rd StD.tis ti '0>11 Contro 1. Uni t 45 Ghemicnl WW"l'llra Or'icer, XXI BOIDbar CO!l!!Jland . 46 l'aotios and Training Seo'tions. A-3. XXI l!OlIlber Comman.d 47 Ordnanoe Offioer,.UX Bomber OOllllll,aOd 48 COtn!np,ndingOft Io er- ,. XXI Bomba r OOlJlJlm.lld.Comba t Stll.gi 1115 Ce'nter (Prov1 slanal) 49 ~ 50 Historical Gf'fl(Jer. XXI Bomber COlJlllJo.nd 51 ~. 80 COID1l!.Q.ndi·ngGo'l)"ra.l. ';"r!ll,}r .Air FONes, .

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No. Command~g General, ATTNI AAF Evaluation

81 82

Army

A1r Forces Bourd

P~o1f1c

Ocean

Areas,

83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90

91
92

93
94 95

96 97
98 99

100 101
W2 103

104l05 106
107

108 109 110 -

CommD.llding Genera.1, .it.rlll¥ Air Forces Pa.cific Ocean Area .. ~TTNr Director of Communications For! Counter Measures Air AnlllY8is Center Comm(U1dlng Offioer, 6th Bomb Group (VB) CODllll!lnd1ng Officer. 9th Bomb GroUp (VH) Oomm::mdlng Offioer, 16th Bomb Group (VE) Commnnding Offioer. 19th Bomb Group (VB) Gomma.nding Oi'ficer. 29th Bomb Group (VB) QOlllmanding Officer, 39th Bomb Group (VE) Oommanding Orficer, 40th Bomb Gro!lp (VB) Commanding Officer, 330th Bomb Group (VE) COmIl)Q.nding Officer, 331st Bomb Group (VH) Commanding Offioer, 444~h Bomb Group (VR) CODllllanding Officer, 462nd Bomb Group (VB) CommQndil'l,g OffIcer, 468th Bomb Group (VB) OommQnding Of'neer, 49'7thBomb Group (VB:) C'Omma'l'lding 01'flcer. 498th BOlllb Group (VB) CommandingOfflcer, 499th BOlllb (}roup (VB) Commanding Offic.er. SOOth Bom.b Group (VE) Commanding Officer. 501st Bomb Group (VII) COmJn:mding Officer, S02nd Bom.b Group (VB) Oommanding Officer, 504th Bomb Group (VB) Commanding Officer. 5~5th Bomb Group (va) Comman.ding Off 1 cer , $09th COIIIP i te Group os COlilJilMdi,n.g Officer. 555ti1. Bomb Squadron .(H) (WI!.) COlilDl'Emdlng OffIcer. 'Twant.ieth .I..1rFor eo Lead Crelf 801:1001 Command ing Officer, 15th Fighte r Group COI;iI!Innd ing Qrfi~.er. 216 t F 1.gh t03rGroup Commanding 0ffioer, S06th Fighter Group Rapo'rtiog Unit, a-a, XXI Bomber COlnmQlld (File Copy) 115R~porti.ng Unit, 11..2, n:r Bomber Commo.nd