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UISSION NO. 70 - 95
FLO WN APR 1945
COPY NO. 116
HEADQUARTERS
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
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Port I _ Enemy All' Oppoal 101 on
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Part I _ Weather Su.aarl••
Part II .. tJoa'ther Yapa ••
Annex ~ - OperatioD8 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
P.,.t 1 .. Tablo-A1r-Sea I .... ' ....Ultl.
Part II .. A1r-5e. Ruelll Cbarta ••
'ield Orders 10 se thro\lf;h 61.
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Annex F _ XXI BOIIl'ber CC/lIUD.lltId Field Order.
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IZWlll 90.37-2512
Kanoyo. 90.. 38-1378 '75-78-U.Q5
Io.noYI1 Bnlt 90.38-2516 'Ps.n.e:s
lolcubu 90.38_2580
KushlrQ. 90.38-2524 87-92
Wlyo.zllki 90.38-2529 .S
N1 ttat;!lM.r1. 90.33-2531
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TO, Commandln& OeMrd. t.ll.tloth Jt.ir Poroe,
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gets were
that visual
the sunu,.
and pr1mary radar tar·
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2, STRArSGI AliD 'lOB Cf tnBtTIClSI
A ...que" by CIlCPAD r.......
the Ok!a.... oupa1p .. U. prs-,
.i. Wissionl 82 tbrou.gh 95 we... to u. sao poIIIIII
h1gh-exploslve gcnerc.l-purpose bombl with 50 per cent or the loaaa r....
instantaneous nos. aod non-delay to.11 nnll the relt with 110 1108. r ...
lone delny tni1 rUt' (l to 36 hOlU'1 >. The•• atto.ou _ro to be
ago.lnst ptu"ked nircrtU't ond for telllpornry neutralhlltlOD of rdrfl.t4
p:::.rk:lng areas nnd runwo.ys.
mentntlon bombs
J. JUI.lou 73, Tol. om. 11
polUld rrapsatat10Q clD,ters rued to IODD r ...
Tho,e at'tcl.Gke were to be np1nat eroUll4ea
(a) D'termiQAt1gD at BoM Lg.. _
b. DetAil. gi' 'lappiAI • OpKIlt.1gpe11
J,. )(1..100II "0, 71, _ TI .... to ...
mento.tlon bo.b• ..nth Inatlul.taDeou.l DD'..... DOD""'", tall ru-..
attQ.cics _re to be directed a&UD.t airontt puktl4 a1eIII: • & 4'
fUght liDea,
(1) BQlAblnc PIMII
a. AeatPD Cpr 4nAA'" I
Jnpnnoa. Airfield. in .upport or
renlon tor tbe'e nttnck••
(b) BgmbW Plspp1l!C'
choson for the•• attacks vurie4
between 14,000 nnd 20,000 feet. depending upon th6 detSDa••
at the various airfields. Aim1ng pointe assigned were those at whioh
the greatest concentration of aircraftwns Qssumed to be, mainly shops,
ho.ngo.r lines. tmd disper$1l.1 areas.
Axes of atto.ck were left to tho discretioa
of the \'Tiogs.
(2) Navll':ntlon:
Jimc. to the targets on Kyu.shu.
lwo J 1= to bases.
Routes out were to be from to 1.0
The return route Wll.1I froa the target to
(:5) Pligbt Engineering:
(a) Plhbt Plnn:
.l. Speeds ll.nd altitudes. except for bombing run,
were planned for maximum fuel economy and safety.
j. Group were to bo made.

(b) Lotdipcl
.L Puel 1'8'81'" data ot tor.a.tl. d ••1_ ••
the pla.nned altitudes to lyushu InUoo.tod t1ul.t the 11........ of
tbe 73rd Wing would require t.lll win,; llM oonter 1f'1n& taaU. rotal t ..l
1JOuld. 1M :l,')proulDo.tely 6'150 p.llons, It .......ttaa.ted 111&10 ..........
o.lrc:ratt of the 315th &ad 3tUb Wlhp .aId 0alTJ', 1D. Idtia.. ta fd1
wing o.nd oonter wing tanka, 1 tull boab 'bq tedlt tor a t.o'tAl at ...,...
1300 gnllona.
J. Bgjp [,pM'
... 10 -.n.. or .ln
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specified. The elverlllo bomb lou tor tbII 731'4 (bu" OD pontou
81ona) wa, o«timated t.t aPpro::d.all.taly gOOO po1Ullle, 1'be ..
load tor the 3l3th and 3Utb. WIDp .....U ...W at aooo tlo .....
and 6000 to ס ס poUftlh r ••pectln1,..
b. .-.mitioa 10" .. ""'*'II
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(n) IUs.lona 1ft tbl.....s.. tolto.t • "","",'::l!
Ino,sllluch ns the majority ot the ro.dnr plcmn1"1 ...... ai; ..
Hondqutu"tera. In prep::l.rlng tbe routes 4e81po.t04 'by tilt. lIIaii
there due con81dero.tlon for the belt at
mont., Only 0. few of the :llrt1eld torgets oould bo a:ttnobd ..
Iy by the rndc.r method, due to their sh. IlJld lDlQllll looati...
check points to be used on the Tnrious were 1.tt to tbe tta-
crotion of the Wlng Heo.dqun.rtorB
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The llSseab1y nrOo.8 4ol1gD.e.ted ttiSIi
were choson for their distinctiYe GppearQ.DOa Oft the ra4ar IODJe
in the ovent that llSo:embly hM. to be lind. o.bo'nl :ut
(b) Tho planning -us generally tor naalll tarpill.
nnd, in most instnnces, the primary Yisunl and primary r&4ar tareet.....
tho sQllle.
(5) bir.Se; Rqscuq: bnDeX ., I and II. tar
dctei1s.) In nIl, 10 submarines, 10 Dumbos. 7 surfnce crart. P Super_
Dumbos (B.29's), nnd tho uslul.1 oro.sh bonts tor tnke-ott o.nd lo.ndlD1
pori ods were employed on these missions.
c. DQtqi14 pf Planoing _ IDttllicencot
(1) Epgmy Fighter Ranction:
(n) fighter strength in the lyushu oren In-
creased from 0. fightin& strength of 75 slngle.englne and 22 twin·en-
gino o.ircro,ft 11.& Qf 15 April to an estitanted totoJ. effecti" nf;btlng
strength ot 282 on 22 Aprile The lattor tnkes into account the
arrival of o.pproximntoly 60 Jnpnno.e No.vy interaeptor.
whose primary misston was believed to be interception ot B_29 ..tto.ckse
(b) Possibility of modero.te to heo.vy nB! llggToss1ve
fighter opposition was pointod out, inasmuch o.S tho beliowed
to be attompting to koep open the flow of nil" assistanco to Okinawn.
It wcs alao beliovod tho.t mnny of the on fields woro to
be usod oscort for t.1n-onglco slnglo-ongino boabera on routo to
hinder flaet o.nd landing operntions at
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(2) !pm 4A1;lNECEAt1a
(0.) At .oat of tbe lyaalua airtie1b. tiler.....
1Il8ater bco.vy lUlthlrcratt defense.. TbJ.. WIll vue or all of t'" fl.W.
with tbe exception of (ulJhlra. IQQOJ'& But, IIJIll e:.ur.........
fnirly heavy llfttJdrcrat't dote••• azltted.
1. For thh reuon. altitu.a•• IL8 1.... 1..000
foot _1'0 racolllllended for tbe poorly cleteDdod. tblb aDl1 olt1tu4ea 01
15,000 teot to 15,000 foot tor those It.ted o.boY••
J. Close cbeolts _1'8 to be kept OD u........
dONI on lUltlc.1rcrat't encountered in ar4er to IlKeNin. t;r••• of Sa-
ere:.uoa irI. Il.ccUJ'D.cy nDd dumso alllltained in 1'01..tl_ to 1:'" alti....
(Only very lncreo.aea were Doted,)
• l'be oxtont of ADtioJ.roa-att P1a.wlII COD-
dl.loted 0.1: thlll He0.4quo,l'bU WU,1 r&COIDeDd. ..tlODa.t 'bue altt.... N-:
tarred t.o a.bovo i und the plrdUllag or wry Icu8ro.1 route, to &w14 _
defense. or otbtl' a1rtlo1da IUld clUe.,
3.
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70 throut;h 7S 13. 1621151
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76 through 81
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91 95
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The abOTe totol 1nelwl.. 9 Sllper-Dumbo Il1rcratt ..nip"
to .Ur-Sen Roscue work.
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83.92
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p. 73-71...a3 59
34.7.6
Kanoyo. East
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76 through 81 160402Z leOTllZ
82 through 90 210251% 210723Z
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There 2 o.lrcrllft loat on 1I1 ..lon 76. 00•
wn. loat the tnrsot o.nd 1 ditohed. On ml.uloft 95. 1 orullrNi WbS18
o.tthlp'ting all eIIer,&Ql::y IllDdlnE attor tllJl:e.ott.
e. Op,ration, 5'...a' prcbl.. on thuo al..10ne
wore esaentio.lly to thol. onooantered aD Mis8iona 60-61. alao
direc-tod llgain.t Il:yuahu alrf1elda. Fl)r detoJ.b. lee thnt
report. For uddlt10nal deta.Ue. refer to JHallon Report 66 W SO also
.trlkoll agdn.t the lyullihu. .7LrelL,.
(2) iMU Ap1jin1rcm&$1
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(b) DyA" to #En
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ell) altitud•• on the•• at..lClD11 nrt.. ,.. u._
to 19.400 feet, Tho wOlltber oYer the tArpt... pael'a1Jr 01...
(c) Ho drord't""," Il:DowD to .... 'be. len ..
aircrnft, but 46 a.1rcrCllt were 4o.11Apd by flAk,. tbl. S. ...
M o.pproxlma.toly 2 per _i ••IOll, 01' ',6 per CMIIt of _
oneountorlnr; flak,
(b) On 40 ,i..lou til....Ua1I'Onft fiN ..
tbD reao.lnirll 22 lI1uiolUl. beo:wy.-o1l11bw uatlairohtt ..... 'tJt;
lIloa.r;oJ' lu1d. lnaccurute.
t. H[·StQ R9UM. On lUaatOD 'N. 1 urp1ue .1.... .-
2507N - 14046E and :5 lurviTora were picked up.
(1) EncslB1 ... ir Oppo.it1c)lu (Soo Anmiz D. Part J. t • ..
to.ila.) On those 26 lII1aaiollll, thero ft_ Do 1»1;0.1 at 'lIS attaakl. .....
COIIWQll4 loat :I B-29', 0.8 0. rUlllt or e.-, tlptv aoUaa. ..
cla1:as _ro 5 euolllY 3.1rcrd't d.utroyed, 1" PI"OMb17 .
dMlll;o4.,
.11.10.111
(0.) On then o.tto.ou. 54 81nt1o.eJ1&1u aDd 11 twill-
en!;lne a.1 rcro.ft "IIeTe destroyod. 73 single-eng1DO aDd IS dr..
oro1't were 32 singlo-onpne end. 15 1:'lr1n-enp•• aircraft WJ'e
probo.bly 6 a!rcrntt were probably
tl.Cl.de in tho rumrtl,y
o.f'tor the strike.
or de:ltroyed.
A. Missiop lip 701 Porty-one craten weN
and tllrllr.l.ys. but the field was considered op...ati'-
Twenty-two' buildings of .Ilrioca type' were
£. Mi3510n. 110 79 Md SO I ArtST tbts.
strikes the entire of the runwny WIlS well co.ered wi tb craters
and crnters wore well dl.persed nIl over the field. The field ...
probably inoperative utter Mis.ion No e9. Thirteen large building.
recoived ndditionnl dnmage or wore destroyed nnd ""ral a-.11 bulld-
1n&l received direct hits,
Hilliop Ho 211 NGW craters visible
on the TunwQY and wero n1ao well disper.ed on the field. The field ...
probably .till 1nopero.tive utter the strilco. Two bulldin&' _re dBJU&84.
l. !ADOYQ Airfieldl
.a. Mission Ho IS t BOQb bunta wero well
coneentrnted 1n the shop. hendqu::'ITters. nnd personnel area. TbIII
field vms probnbly operative after the strike. Several buildings wert
ddmnged nnd thos, previously damaged were either destroyed or further
damaged.
JiRllI
.11. lit-don Ifo 'M I Bure. blOJlb,.....
weat 30cti on of the fl old. two thirds of the nortlaer'.-o.-t
runwD.Y and approxilna.tely one third of the aollth NIlWaT. 'fbi field
lr.UI prob:l.bly op.;rlltive ntter thG strike. 1'b8" •• DO ..... to sa,.
or fac111t108 •
.a.. H1" 1M 1
0
At. TM b_b patuna ......
od ir.llnodintoly south of tho o.irtiold OM I'd north, 00'101'1.. _lit of
tho building areo. and half tho 0.Irf1&14. The field •• ,rebabl,. ap..-
a.t1vo oJ'tor tho strika. 1,pproxima:t81y 50 ml11tnry QJld
woro In the QNlk coverod by tho bOllb po.ttern. D-ee to 'ndY-
ings wna hon.TY' o.nd 4 ft rea were started.
J. ""tpp 10 '51 BarN _roe 11 ...
trn:tod in the lulngnr crOll o.nct the ruaaye. 'tOD. Grater ....
in the r/S'iliED Md 11 in tho E;IW rQllWnJ'. !be 11814 ..
Oporo.tivo titter the skUce. Some dtJlOoP WIll OCLWI.' 1:0 lid.....".. I»-
atn.llo.t1ona o.nd fD.cilitiu.
L "appu rut Air(1P14.
... JDllipp D, two til ......
1t'Orc sproc.d. over the entire lengt,h (SIf1 of tho t1014 aDd 1 pat1ln'a
foli 0.0r088 the shop o.nd bnngo.r QJ"eQ, north ot tho t101ct. IkrYwIl OJ'atere
woro villible in the "'-11' runway. TM field .... probo.bly opero.ti" or.....
too strlko. ScvQrll1 buildings in the shop nM. o.roo. were
or recoivod additional damage. In the bnrracks orca.. 1 4e8troyol
llnd :mother wna dnmagcd.
:12.. 1Ii,,10n No TIl The airfiold •• DO't
dc.r.aged. all bomb patterns the
£.. Uiulon No 83: Bomb hut••sr• .,11
concentrated on the airfield end in tho hnngllr and Ildmini.trntive areo..
Five visible in the E/W runway. Although the field proper
"'llS inopero.U"" afur the striko. tho !Vs rllnW:lY WIll operntive. !Io ",11-
ible ropairs hnd 'been !:lade to •
..i. Kokubq ;"lrf1!ld:
Mission No 72: Two patterne of burst.
wero noted -- 1 covering the northwost section of the field and tho
other en area north of the field. Tho field wns probably operative
o.fter the strike. Seven or bulldings :uui 1 revebDent w&re dna-
0&''''.
R. Mission No 80: Tho bODb pattern blnnk-
oted th6 hllngl:.r nnd shop nroa and ext;z;nded npproximatoly 1000 tcat on
tho fiold. The field WUI probably operativo the strike. Four
hangars wore gutted nnd 3 barracks were dem.llgod.
Mission No 86: Two patterns of burlts
were noted on the extreme wtlst side of tho li/S lo..nd1116 area and 2 addi-
tional patterns the service strip. and barracks aroll.
Tho field was probably oporotive ofter the strike. One bo.rro.cks wa.s
dostroyed and 3 revetments were do.moged.
_7.
i.Holl.n
A. lu.bin 41t(1.14.
a. MilltAP h 0%. The central IUUI _litera
hnlf of tha fleld _1l8 _11 coverocl by tbll pa.ttern or 1lIv.t.lI, ..lob at..
to the southwest d18peuCLl nr.a. but none of the _"
sufficiently to make loop.ratty., Two!.- Fe.et.entl lD
the louthw.st disper.a.l area. ••r. 4"8164.
JI. Milliop'o P" 0.. patten of 10 ....u
'llC.S noted in the ha.ngnr !U'oa. a.nd. 1 or 4S bur.t. Oil the t1014 .... nm-
wn,ya. The field ft. prObll.bly operative att" 1;11.••1:rlk••
j. Mlypuk1 Mail1' - Mi"leR 10 Pi loth
wero ero.lod by 4. bomb pattorn. with nuaerou. ,oatttrod
Tho field was probably oper.tive tLtter tbe .trtke. Fiw ."or lUIII .ft'-
eral minor blll1dlnss were or d••troye4.
L Hlttanwe Airn.14•
.a. Ml1119D Ip tt, Tho tr._tat!_ '-,
po:ttcrn bla.nkoted tho baQ&nr.... hop o.r'D.. 50 per O$llt of thl ...,.. ru-
W'QY. o.nd c.pprox1Jrlately 30 per oGOt of tbo haD&o.r apron. !he tle14 ..
probebly opero.tive ott!)[ the strike, Direct hita 011 5 be.DpJ'.... 11
minor buildings Caused little ridble dGZlll&e•
.k. Milli9J:I 10 Ola the taJ'pt wu bit
on this strike.
s.. lUssi011.0 901 ODe aV1Dg or hU'8W
wns noted 1n the rear of the hnngnrs. 1 in front or the baa&o.ra. and
nnothr.lr on the ea.at extrem1ty of the) field. The f1eld ....
opere-tive o.tter the strike. Two minor buildirl&. 1n the but&a.r a.r.a.
wore destroyed.
4. Oita Airfield - »i'410p Ip 02: The aoJor-
1ty of the crc.terS'"__re concentrated in the 'outh part of the &le14
noill' the hangar line Ilnd in and arolU'ld the nortJnqst Corner of the
diapersal aroa. The field ytlS probo.bly operc.tive alter tba strike.
J..pproximo.tely 178,000 sque,.ro feet of bUilding (1.]'00, .s believed to be
dconged or destroyed.
.2.- T3.Ch1!VA1 J.irf1,141
.a. 1.1115100 No 711 One) pattern of burst!
blnnkated the north half of the field and Q. second hit 1n tho center
of field nnd spread 2500 foet Po.st the south edge. The field wne
probo.bly inopero,t1ve for a limited tima tlftor the atrikll.
Miu10p No 761 Eight patterns ef
mcnto.tion bursts were centered in the corner of the field and
in tho c.nc! workshop areo.. 'I'M field 'WlI.S probo.bly ope-rati va after
the strike.
..Q.. Minion Do 00: bo plll'allel po.tt.erna of
bursts started 7000 feet eo.st of tho field and extended to Q. point 2000
foet beyond the corner. Fort¥-three bursts hit on the f1eld proper end
23 landed among the ho.ngnrs. shops, barracks yest and nortnwest of
tho field. The field was probably operative after the strike.
-e.
lJ£JJ1
J5l. tmiW;a .lirttt14 - 1t.,l•• ,,_
tive cro.tel'll _1'0 IIlllde in the dlqeraQ]. QI'-, 11 wen ..... *III
o.nd others .oro 'Gattered trC* the conter to til. aold:ilawet .-u- of
the field.
.l1. U.s MEtt,}« • ",,1n • -. r. .....
wore 80en on the tArget. bllt the tield .... proboblJ' ·U ...
the striko. Twelve buildins' were d ~ . 'J'bt .emo ..
crntorod by 20 dh'Oct hite. '1'bo nullo Ration o.Dd p-. plaat ...
probo.bly ck&o.god"
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NO'!E I Oporo.tionoJ problaaa on the•• lDlalic..
were essentially similar to tho•• en-
counterad on Missions 60-61, ~ 1 1 O dir-
ected ngo.lnat Iyushu Airfie1l1a. There·
fore. no a.tteqlt haa boen ao.de to re·
port on those problema in this Tactioal
Mission Report. For operational detail••
SGO XXI Bomber Command Tactical Ml.SI0D
Report No 60-61. (For wdditlonal details
on operClt1onnl problems on lyusbu area
missions, alao see III Bomber C0maaD4
Tactionl Mission Rop' ~ ~ No 46--60.)
A
CfIlO'lIOBB
Missions No 70 through 95
17. 16 • .21, 2.2 April 1945
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T IAN a GUAM
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Base on Return: 4/101(lll' Guam: 2/10 Ie- dowl. baBe 2000 M,
cloud. be.se 1800 ft, top 7-9000 it; top 4500 f"t; risibility 12 m11n.
7/10 high clouds, visibility 12
miles.
,."", "Mr......
Same as Route OUtso1Dg.
5-6/1. _ ... - J,5OO
ft, tope 6000 It witll 2/10 .Ule
cloud at 12,000 ft. 'ft..1b1l1tF
12 milea. ftO 1D. •••
Operationallorecallt
Route Returning:
Same as Route Cl.ltgoing

'GFATHm mO"8!
Base at Guam: 3/10 le-r clO\lda.
Take ott: 'bBSe 1800 it, topa 6-8.
000 ft; 2/10 middle clouds. baa.
12,000 n. topa I] ,000 n I 2/10
high clouds at 30,000 ft.
Route Out: TO )/10 10lr '1'0 220". ,-4/10 o1owl, ....
clouds, basel!OOft. tepa 5000 1500 ft, tope ft r-
ft. 1/10 hish oloud at )0,000 ft. 1iBe of to 8-9000 ft J:
to 2Jlo"l '/10 lCll' old. pC\( to i38a f/1O _ 0 •
bue 1.500 ft. tope 7.11,000 ft; 1200 n. topt tI500 ft, ,r-1ltVIt
7/10 middle cloud. baae 12,000 n. o10u4.... 12.000 ft....
tope 14.,000 n; 3/10 blsb clOUlJa ft, to 2»....... u-.
at 30,000 It. Ught raiD. turbul....
to 260UI 7/10 low clO\aia, 23i'\I to 61 2/10 1.
baaeTIlOO rt. t opa 6000 It; 2/10 ... 2200 It. top -.soo ft.
middle cloud, base 12-500 tt, top 100" to breda 2/10 1c. 01...
13.500 tt. 2200 ft, top JaSDO ftl ..... at 10
to )OON: 3/101011' cloud. tt with top 12.000 ft • .......,.
base 2000 tt. top 4..5,000 it.. T1eibUit, to 6 1IUu.
300ti to Tarset: 2/10 1011' cloud.
b3se 2500 ft. tops 4.5000 f"t; 4/'10
higb cloud at 30.000 ft.
Tarmrt: 2/10 l(lll' clDlJd. bue 2500 m.0 high claud at 31.CIOO ft. hue
ft, top 5000 tt; 4/10 high. clouds at at 10,000 rt with. top of 12,000
30,000 ft. Visibility 10 ml.les 10l'. ft resulting in a v181bil1t:r t:I
ering to 2 miles in haze. 8 miles.
Mi81110n Noa .. 70 - 75. lncluaive
Winds Aloft - FOrecast
Base to 20 N 20Nto25N 25 N to 32 N
-
20,000 20/10 -1.
300/30
-12
285/45
_16
2')0/55 -17
15.000
lO/lO
°
310/20
.2
290/35
... 2')0/45 -7
10.000 0/10
9
310/15 7 295/25 3 300/35
2
5.000 70/15
18
350/10 15 325/15 11 320/20 10
2,000 80/18 23 30/15 20
360/15 16 350/15 15
Surface 80/16 28
50/15 23 25/10
20 10/10 18
t;1inds Aloft. Observed
Base to 20 N 20 N to 29 N ?9 N to 11 N Target
18.000
300/40 290/45
16.000
2
8
5/45
15.000 285/26 290/45
9.000 285/19
8.000 60/15
Surface 60/12
..17-
PUNNPP lCIUICAST
lllA'J'JlfR BM'B!
Mission NO•• 76 • 81. inclusive
2-3/10 Ie. o1aal1a..... 18DO ft.
top 4-6000 n.
DD9l!l' Iplplbul 3-51'10 1c.
ba•• 2000 It. top .sooo ft, V1!_
h1sb cloud. at 24,000 ft, ȴ_
h1sb clcuda at 30,000 n,
ty 8·10 mIM in 11Bbt .
Nitbpbara, Pnnel 2/10 1c.
clouds. baae 2000 n, top.5000 ftl
2/10 middle doud., ba•• 12,OOD ft J
7/10 high clouda, baa. 23,000 tt,
Visibility 8_10 Ddles with li8bt
haze.
Tachiarai. I!1Iai: 1/10 lCl1l' c1auS..
top sooo tt; 4-5110 hicb cloud.,
baae 20.000 ft; T1sibi1ity 8-10
miles.
!t!th..........
Route
Returning:
Tlu'get: 3/10 loa' clouds, bflIse )000
ft, topa 5000 it; 2/10 middle oloud,
baae 13.000 ft, top 14.000 ft; vis!.
bility 6-10 miles
lil£BU
OpereUO!!!l Foreest
Base at 3/10 1011' clouds, base
Take ottl leoO ttl top 6500 ft. )/10
high clouds, .30.000, vielbil1ty IS
miles,
Route OUt: To 19C1Jf: )/10 Ie. clOUlla. 3-.5f1O 1c. o1C1111a. MIle
baae 1600 ttl top 6,500 to 7500 ft, 1 n. top ft.
3/10 b1sh .'oud, 30,000 n. 19''' t ....... 8-lll/1O 1.- .-
12i2 to 2,OW; 4-6/10 1<* clouds, baM Ibn, tap 6-10.000 ft k
base 100 It, tops 7000 to 8.500 tt J 3/10 mi441e GloaI., ...
visibility 13 miles lCllll'ertns to It top 12.000 ft. U1
1II11.s in 1i&ht ahOll'er'a; llabt to
turbuleDCe. • .....
2'" to po,: 'J/lO Ie. olau4l. IoPie
bus 2500 tt, topSOOO ft;
10·12 mUee, Id441II
12.000 ft.
mU.. IIW'·
... ft.,-
md41e c10lIb .......
25.000 ft.
same as Rou.te outgoiDg.
l1inds Alof't - For'8C8IIt
4/10 lCl'r cloud., b&ae 1800 n.
top 6000 :m.
Base on Return: 4/10 lro clouds. baae
1600 ft, topa 6-9000 f't j 2/10 middle
cloud, baae 12.500 ft. top 13.500 ft;
5/10 high cloud at 30.000 ftj
bility 15 miles loaering to 21 miles
in light showers.
Term'
2705 -20
180 270/50 -17
16- 270/47 -13
14* 270/43 -9
to
27050 _1
275/ -6
275/28 -2
310/15 4
345/11 7
50/11 I)
95/10 17 130/10 I)
• tIll!lQna thouSlU1d teet.
250ti
240 0 .12
240/25 -2
230/20 7
210/15 10
190/15 14
100/15 20
70/10 24
Base to 200M
220/15
190/15 0
160/15 10
150/15 12
115/13 15
85/15 23
80/12 26
20.000
15,000
10.000
8.000
6.000
2,000
Surface
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To 223i: 11/10 Ie. olCltd.... 1800
ttl top 5-7000 ft. 2/'10 h1&b alGll1,
base 25.000 ft;. nsiWit)" 15 au..
10R'ering to 3-5 miles iD li&bt: 1Ilc.'-
ers to 15C1H.
220N to 25"NJ 8-10/10 lOR' olaub.
base 1000 ft I top 8-12.000 ft: 5/10
middle cloud. baSEl 12,000 n. top
15.000 ftj 2/10 bigb el0u4. baH
26.000 ft. moderate rain le-eriDs
visibility !rem 15 m11ell to 1 mil.
uitb mcderate turbUlenoe.
250N to 2SON: 6/10 lew 010114, lC1rer-
ing to 4/10. bnae 1500 ft. top 5000
ft; )/10 middle cloud. base 13.000
tt. top 14.000 f't; 2/10 high cloud
at 25.000 ttl Visibility 10 Ddles
in light hue.
280N to TarBet: 4/10 1007 cloud. bas8
2000 ft, top 4000 ft; visibility
10 miles in light haze.
10-5/10 1.. 01_. _ l,5IIO
6.7000 tt. y1d11l1tJ' 12 __
occ&elC1lll1 l1sbt .... 1JJ .....
Tic1nitJ' ot Se.1JlU_
268/18
• • • • • •
.... i nie A1ott - ObI""""
295/11
290/15
250/20
100/14
'50/'5
135/18
90/12
Be.ae to 220N
Route OUt: To 24CJJ: 4/10 la:r cloud.
bose 1800 tt. top 5000 it; 1/10
middle cloud at 14.000 ft.
24CJ;l to 26"1-1: 10/10 1<7.7 cloud,
base 600 ft. top 8-12.000 ft; 7/10
middle clouds in layers between 12.
000 ft and 18,000 tt; 3/10 high
cloud, base 26.000 ft; visibility
12 mUes 10liering to 1 mile in
shc:mcrs; moderate turbulence.
26"N to Target: 4/10 1017 cloud,
base 2000 ft. top 5000 ft.
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Opera'UOMl lwecallt
lillie lit 5-6/10 ICCI' cloud, tase
Take otfl 1200 rt. tops 6-8000
it; 1/10 middle cloud at 12.000
it; 4/10 h1eh cloud at )0.000 tt t
Visibility 12 miles lcueriDS to 2
miles 1n liBbt sbOflerfl.
Llission Nos. 82 - 90. inclusive.
16.000
15.000
13.000
12.000
10.000
6.000
7,000
5,000
Surf'ace
Target: 3-5110 lac cloud. base
2500 ft, top 5000 it; visibility 6
miles in haze.
0-3110 1(11III' clouds. base 2000 rt. top
4000 ft; visibility 8_10 miles in
11611t hoze.
Route Returning: Stune as Route OutgoinB. Essentially the SQIU6 ee Rouioo
Outgoing.
Base on Return: 4/10 1al' cloud. be.:roe Se.ipan aM Tin1on;. 3/10 100 cl0u4.
1800 ft. top 6000 ft; 7/10 middle base 2000 ft, top 6000 ft.
cloud. base 10,000 ft, top 13,000 Guam: 6/10 lal' cloud, bose 1600 ttl
ft; 10/10 high cloud at 30 .000 ft. top 8000 ft.
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To 220Zh 4/10 Ie. cl0u4. bue 1800
ft, top 6-7000 n.
220ti to 2SC!N: 8/10 10Q' cloud. bu.
1500 it. top 8000 1t j 4-6/10 middle
cloud. base 12,000 n. top 34.000 ftl
moderate turbulence; ne1b1lity 1.5
miles 10l'1'ering to 3-5 miles in 11sbt
rain sharers.
2S"N to the Target Area: 2-4/10 lcsr
cloud. base 2000 ft, top 4000 ttl
2/10 hish cloud. base 25.000 ft.
law cloud; 2.JVlO bigh clowl.
base 25.000 ft; visibility 20 mI.
10lJ'ering to 15 miles in very lisbt
haze.
3-4110 lOR aloud. ..... 1SOO ft, ..
5-6000 tt; l1Sbt ahonr. ill til. 9101_
nity saipan.
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I!ae to 25 N
25lfto31'
Dr8d
20,000
300/18
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15.000
300/15
-3 280/38
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10,000
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5/15 6
285/33
5 300/35
2
5.000 100/13
15
315/25 14 310/25
11
2.000
110/17 21
350/20 19
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Surface
123/12
25 10/15
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Aldt - 9btwt4
!!aae to 25 N
25 N t9 '1 If
'lire!
16.000
295/31
300135
15.000
265/31
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10.000
70112
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9.000 260/18
290/18
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7.000
60/17
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Surtace
30/12
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Route Cut: To 4/10 10lf eloud,
base 1800 ft; top 5-6000 ft; 3/10
high cloud at 30.000 ft.
220N to ?hCN: 8/10 leg' eloud, base
1000 ft. tops 8-10,000 ttj 6/10
ciddle cloud. rose 11,000 ft. top
14.000 ft; 1/10 high clOUd at 30.
000 ft; visibility 13 miles
iDS to 1 mile in 9hOl76rs.
240N to Coast: )/10 10\7 cloud, bue
2000 ft. top 4000 ft.
Target: 3/10 100 cloud. base 2000
tt, top 4000 ft.
operational forecast
Base at 4/10 lei' cloud. base
Take Oftl 1500 ft. top 6.8000 tt.
8/10 high cloud; visibility 15
miles lowe.rina to 6 miles in liaht
SbOl7llrS.
Mia.lo11 Nos. 91 • 95. inclusive.
Route Raturninc: S'lUde .38 Route Qutgoins. Seme 08 RoutQ Outgoing.
Base on Return: 8/10 IGl cloud. oo.e 100 cloud. base
1500 ft. top 6-9000 ft; 3-5110 middle 1800 ft. top 5-7000 ft.
cloud, tese 12.000 ft. top 14.000 1't; Guam; 6/10 low cloud. be.se 1500
7/10 hiBh cloud. base 30.000 ft, visi- ft. top 8000 ft.
bUity 15 mles 100000erifIG to 1_2 miles
in scattered ahaJers.
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20,000
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250/30 -12
270/""
15.000
185/15 1
240/25
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240/20 7 J60
5.000 50/19 18 180/12
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Part 11 _ le410
JO!II 'l'bi. JoImI'z. 'd11 'be la ...
ll.Jl4 tutan ~ 00ftri ..
IlIi1IIlOroQII UI4 I'O.U_ 1IOI'tt•• til
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tields. ('01' 48'trLU. or Co at.
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1. Generell
0.. On thoso 26 _1881oM a«a1rlat airfield tlupW _
lyuahu enomy o.lr opposition. ranpd fro. lIil to sUo.. CD. ab81.-
thoro were no o.tto.ClcSI on 11 thoro ....1'. trolD 1 to 11 att.clca. lUll! _
the ronio.lnlng 6 thera were trom 24. to 6'7 a:t'tlloka. Tbh e-ud. Ion.
B..29
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s to anemy action. both on Mission '6. One at the... hit: 111 IDJl
o.ppcrontly Intentiono.l rt\llllll1ng and. tba other Oo.upt t1n ADd. _to 4.,.
approximately 40 milea from the on8m¥ on thl
b. Coordinated atto.ck. looluclo4 a ltD8aY dl"OJ'att 1D llae ....
tern o.brQut at 12 0' clock. brtloJdng tlWa¥ low ILt 5 0'01•• " '1/1'. 18
11no (latera atralpt throup tbo toraat1OJ1 UIll .. .. t1"
o.t Illl the B.2P'a (there ft. IIllCh tbla by 81Dcl. pl h I ...
Il1rernft c'CIIIlng 11'1. low. uch n!ect111& .. titt...", tlU'ptl ....
bro.ln& o.'1ft1.7 under the ..looted B.., .. obDw-lllM .1:t1lD1r oa .. "-
by '7 Tonya.
o. The Intentlone.l 1_ 1D41oo.tocl 'by tbI tollClldIle_ ..
Irving o.tto.ckod tho hft olement of Cl. lolld sroup tr<lll & 0'0100II: !debt
bnnking into another on the same V o·Olook. JrriII
WCL8 hit bogan to smoke nnd flame. It i;h_ tlu'ne4 abruptly to s
o'olook low and then to 3 o'cloCk, f1llS5ing over to the right de_at
01' thO formation where it pulled up and into the ri&bt wiQ& or
the load o.ircro.f't of the right element. Tbe Irv1llg dlaiDu&raW4., !hi
B-.29
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a right wing broke off o.nd tho nircrnft spUD. to tM voWi4. .A
crow flying on the left wing of the loat so.. the on-r pUo't pall
on tho .tick. Tho incidont is a..se.sed here Q4 an
rMll:ling.. In n.nothor inatn.nee 0. Tony pu.z.4 in on D. head.ob eol1laiOll
course and W::l.1l D.void&d. only by 0. sh:u-p din by the 9-29.
d. cla1m8 on 3.11 26 lll.1uionll _re 5 enlSllY a1reraft de.-
troyed, 14 probebly destroyed. /1n.d. 20 dllDlaged.
2.
Nupbor or Atto.cka CUlll Typo of Eno!!!y Alrcrp.ft AttllC!lilnu
Enemy Atrljrp,ft
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1 Tony
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11 • Bla.ck.
3' _ B1D.ck: with red l'oundell.
2' Dull mottled green .1tb red J"oUBdeU.
~ • Dark green.
l' Brown.
1 • .. BIQ.ok: with brown nad e;reen O Q J l O u f l ~ .
1 • Olive drab. yellow no.o.
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1 Tojo Brown.
1 • - Gre en and blaCk.
S • .. Olive drab.
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1 • Silvor with red roundel ••
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2' Silver.
S I Brown and gro.y.
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2' BlaCk,
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12 Ricll: Solid bla.ck.
4 Jeck Ollv- drab.
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a • .. bM1 wi th red roWldela.
1 Ooot!O .. Sl1ftr.
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t • Yellow .trip. OD fuelop.
6 • All blue white Uno arolUd 0001l;pS,-
J • CQaOlI1'lard U ••nbb r,rq.
1 • lr.ll bInet.. rod rolUldele.
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7' • Bl&ok.
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$enral aDUy airoratt "1'0 obooned .11:11. rut.... IMJpIa
low tale will&. llIld 1 with laalpia on top ot tbI .iJt&8. 1Iutr .....
cr!1f't not identitied. ll.8 to typo were ..r" to be; ftl'1'" 1a ..lwei
all dIver. 0.11 black. dark o11ve arab. er•• ell' --. ... f/II.
_1'0 observed po.lnted .1tb cQIlolll'lo.ce 00101'0.
rpBT II .. qprx e\JIIIAIRcam
1. Altl tl.ldu on then IIlulonl nrled trC8 l.t.OOO to 1'.&00 tt.
The W'I!lll.ther over the targets n& ten.rlll1y cloo.r.
2, On 4 mil.ionl the fire wna bil. On the r ...1Dl..
22 milsions. heavy-caliber tlQk wall generally and laaoourat8.
:5. No D..1rcrart were known to ho.Te beu lo.t to flllk. o.Dd &e dr.
crllft wero duagod by flak. This is equivalent 'to opproxiao.w1¥ 2
o.1rcrart per Miss1on. or 9.5 per cent of the aircraft enoountoPiQS tlQk.
PART III - DlliG§ :.SSESM"
J..1rtield
Ale Do.yoyod
Mission SI! TIE
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(0)
1 T/E lluo.p4 &lid. 5 lnoperatlw urontt proWJ,
(b) 9peraUD alateU VME Wpn ..,.... •
(:5) Mi,,1. h H,
S/>:, 20 TIE.
SiS. 20 TIE.
(0) IppRVptiD a1l'9ratt; Ill'. WPD "rDl1 8.
Six o.lrer:Lft (not lncllldllld in above CLl'III bOt d.'1bI)' .......
but 0"0 possibly lnoporo.tiYC bec(W.so they han reaaJDlM1 la tbe ._
positions in an open o.reo. through 0. period or .eYOI'a.l .trike••
(d) Daren to rigId Crw .trikef 7p .. 011 an-
cr::!.} new craters are in tll.Ttll:l.C neo.r MnplJ' liDO,be wdtoN appear..
o.nco of tho slit trenches and fox holos in tho opon urea E aD! S at
tho line is broken up by cro.ters. Sovoro.l new cJ':l.tor' or. ID
tho to.xiway lending to the disporsal oreo.. Crater. oro well 4ilper.e4
dl over 'the field.
41J'oot bit. 011. ODO oD4, 1 barro.ot..qpe bll1l41111 wttJa eo p. oeDt .....
ted. 1 bura.CIl:..type bulldinti with 60 p.. o..t pt."
(2) Killiop Ip 791
Cn) tUrpnU 4!.1irp.,,' • d'-m b "'Ie .....
1 S/E do.troyodl 1 SIr: 1 til 4aace4r , , p.ro.... r,
nnd. .2 TIB probnbly dtuIG&od.
.1. Crohn in rupnyl Entire length of MUlWII.1'
is well covered wi'th The field 1s
1 hnngnr oDJ'l1er dnlllngod by one
hit now gu'tted. 2 hnngArs GArlier damaged by NAvy strike now gQtted..
2 h",ngo.roS with Additional do.mngo. I ndminlatro.tion bulldlngl one wtna
guttod. 2 Administration buildings direct hits. 1 ndministrntlon
building destroyed. 1 shop bUilding destroyed.
£.. ;'ren 31 1 typo destroyed..
I type eorlier now 50 per cent guttod. I ••
shop building destroyed. Severnl small bUildings reeeived direc't hlta.
(t..) \lission No 91:
(c.) ;'1rcra.rt dUtrgycd or dQI1IQ.red by tb1l
S/E destroyed; 1 T/E da.mnged; 0.00 1 S/E probo.bly dOJtl:lgod..
.tripl I
,
SjE, nnd 81 TIE.
,k. J.D" 2 • 3 t 10 addlU-.! ......
(b) OperQtl" nlrcr:M't preuDt befAll 'trip' 102
(0) Inoperatiye Aircrgft pro.ont borgt, ItTI,-' 8
unidentified. Eleven (not in the total ere
possibly inoperative becnuse they hove remained in the position
in nn opon through 0 poriod of severnl strikes. It wua obeerved
that aftor each mission the dnmnged wore moved to tho scrap
pile.
«(I.) Dnwre to attCt9f1i trsp !.hie ,trike I I riB
dest;:oyodl 1 T/'S dOllltroyod; 1 S/E dnmagedl :lnd 1 TIS proboh1r d_.,..d..
(1) MillioA Ko lSt
1. Craten lp rygwyl 8onra.l ... 0I"a1lltI'1 aN
vbible in tho TIlDW!'lY. Tho (i.U 1. probably
a. 'uP, 11 1 ....!l.t.u..tt-. lMdl4bC ..
wins tutted. 1 WQTebou•• reoel.ed direct bit.
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(d) Dplgp tp '''14 ergw w. 'trUp.. a....1 __
oro.tel'l hc.ve o.ppellJ'od in \h3 nctjo1rdlll the baDpI' 11... .
:U new cro.tel'l tlJ"O v1a:ibla in ArOIl. 2 1Jl ua4 c.rowJl ClIp_ ator... ...
cruter. are well diaperae4 OD the fle14.
(b) Op,u1;1u p.ironft ,""p1; we·' *1111'
39 stE, a.n4 20 TIB.
(0) IpoperntiD Qi[Qratt;, In!_ wen .
lIS. Six Il.1rcrQ1't (not includ.ed In ..bono toto.l. QZ" DO' nl1-.J. .....
but tlJ"O poulblr inopero.tlft bMllIl8' tber bel;" r-S'" 1& '*
.... pOlitioo. in un opeD Qre& Q period or ....ral ..
(d) Dnmnge to fiold Crom this 'teikol Strike photol
from this mission show bomb bursts woll concontrated in the hongor. shop.
hoodquarters nnt porsonnel nron. This n frng bomb mission. The
field is probably operative.
(0) Damnra to installations foci11t10,: Cloud-
covorod reoonnaissance photos limit damoge assossment.
yoro damaged and those previous:y wore either destroyed or
Some hi the raaul t of tho U. S. Navy stTI ke ot
15 ':'prll 1945.
(2) Mission No 781
(0) DNMl9 to Airoraft rW this Ott 1kSll 2 TIE
dostroyed; 3 siB damaged; 1 TIE 3 probably nnd
1 SIS probably dc:::a.god.
(b) cl.rcrllft presont befOre ,triko I 66
SIE, tuJ! 4S tIE (mlniJnWII •

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(e) to ipaWlli1jiepa M4 'MUtt;"". ....
toll on tho fiold nnd not on bUlt::.lla.t1one lUIIl tnoU1th••
(e) IQRpcnt1!5l ni19ral'1i prRIO" bpCpt9 eSt_I
7 SiS =.m 7 TIE. Ton nlrcrnf't (not 1nclwSod tao tho e.1:Hwc tot:-.l) Cl.N
pOSSibly bccauso they in the
in open aron through n. period of sovernl .trito••
(b) Opg[ot!yg nlrorpt1j P"'991; bgCPU ''!;E'IEe' W
(a.) PompIO to girorel't &[81'11 Wilspl 11/1
S!E drJllr.&oclJ 1 TIE dnmagedJ @IS ISproba.1l1,. .........
(3) ""lop Ho 841
destroyedi 2:
S/E ond .. !/E.
(d) O*SSI9 to fiold frO! this 'tr1tof Strite
photos ahow 10,500 feet in l0Dttb
r.nd frOD. 2000 feet to 3500 Ceet In width. Tho pnttorD abrt.ll i.-Mll..
:::.tcly S of the (".irfiold Md runa R covering 1I08t o£ tho build1.· croo.
("..nd hili tho n.irfield. It stops in tho contor of tho in trout
of tho eret'.. This wns t:. trng bomb million. Tbe tleld h prob.
nblyoperntive.
(e) IpoRcrQY= R.1[orpl1j I'O'PS; )Pete
n
''dIra'
s SIB, end 1 TIE.. Ten 1l.1rcrc.tt (not 1nclwled in o.bo1'8 toW) an. pH_
s ibly inoperc.tl9'o bcco.u.c they bc.vo [cllAlDed In the podtlou 1.
M open nrc::. through Co poriod or '0'9'01'0.1 .triltO••
Cd) DPlaSe to [1014 em "11 'tz1kc" Strl1ca
pb:>toa 'Mw burst. blo..ftk:t1ng the" .cotton or tho tield, iDOladi..
t\7o_thirds of tho Dortborraolt J"\UIWt'.y a.bo..at oM-third of tbe a
runwr.y. .i.bout 98 per cont of tho bomb pr.ttern toU on tM flo14. 'fbi.
-r.-"s fr::.g bOlllb mission. Tho fiold 18 prob"tbly opor:..t1ft.
(e) to inpt;llntioDl "od (;Ci1itioll About
50 cilitury end civilian typo buildings in tho covored by tho
bomb pnttcrn. DrJ:lC'-&c to bulldings heavy. r..nd teur firci .oro
stnrted.
(1) No 95:
(n) Damoge to nircrC%t from tblg strfkol 2 S/E
probr.bly drJ:lr.god,
S/E, c.nd 62 TIE,
(b) Oporativo nircreft prosont before 'trike I 118
(0) loopcrltiyo prascnt beforq ,trikel
20 unidentified. Elovon aircraft (not includod in the nbcve total)
erc possibly inoperntivo bccnuse thoy havo in tho SnDO posi-
tions in open aren through a period of aovarel strikes.
(d) th.mp,go to fiold froll thia 'trikeI Strike
photos frem this mission shaw bursts _11 concentrated in tho hnn&nr
crca :-.nd c.long the runwnys. Ton craters are 10 tho WS!I'/ENE r\UlWny
11 :ltO in tho E.W The field 18 eperntift.
(0) DMlagQ to iDstnllll.tiODS r,nt' fn9llities I SOIll9
bembs foll in tho ho.ngnr and shop nnd ce.usod SOIllO dllJll:'.gc to
mn.intonance !nstc.llntions nnd fr.cilities.
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(b) Opqg.t1U ;lrCrp.ft pond Wpn ,trlu' • .,.
(e) Inop9tsUvc AirCUn Wore !'tElke' 15
S/E dQmngod, 1 T/E destroyed
(4) The field ft. not doao.ged by tbiB .trUc•• All
ldontlfied bur.ts of the two bomb psttcrn. ailsod tbo targot. eu.
tern of bursts was approxillla.tely 14.00 feot due E of the area. IIId
tho other wr.s about 5400 feet' of tho I1nnplr nrea..
(0) Tha fiold 18 opera.tive.
(3) 1I1ssion No 831
(0.) Alec""" 4p.j;rm4ld,'ond )y "Ie •.,.....
(t) The field h probc.\Ily apera:U_.
(2) MlulonJlLI!1
(1) WlliOD No 731
SIE, 2 TIE.
(b) OpOrg,tlD o.1ro1gt RUin' bet0" et;r1b•• ..,..
o. ";poyn Brit Airfield (po,M_Ml0h
(d) Strike l!boto••how tJboat t.o PGttlerM fII .....
aproCld OWl' the entire 1.Dgtb (£-w) at tJIe '1114. a. teD
the .hop a.Dd he.Dl;:lI' G!'oa. • the lleK. ....
villible in the E_W rlllDmf.
S/E, :\1\d 1 TIE (6
(e) In th••hop and baDpr .,....
_ro o.Dd 0'tb0l' 1nl1141•• prn1ou:l,.
0.&0. In the bClrrnok. uu • of tbo tl.1d cae 'bcIJ'rD* ....
MOthot wn. 4Qanfjod.
(b) Opcmt1ye g,lrernft presont belote 'trike: 36 s,C
s/E, 1 TIE.
(d) Bomb bursts wore. well concontrntod on tho nirtie.ld
and in tho hangor ond nren. Five crntor. nro visible in
tN:! E-\, rummy. llnny bursts o.ro vhiblo 1n the ha.ngar. bnrrncks nnd
arens, dftQQgo cnusod by enrlier rnid••
(0) The field proper is inoperative. However. tbo
N-S runwr¥ is operative. It hasn't
(f) Ho vhiblo ropatra ba,T8 bGell.a4e oa
tho fiold. lnstdlldtion. or fnol1itiea.
(,;;) Reoomul1.ulUlCe pbotoa of • "'rll ft"at ...
dotonntiob or c. eona1d.era.blc DUllbot' of 401qtl4-ADtlOD ID tM ....
botwoen tho 8-. runwny lUld the bnngnr uell.
d. lto!e!lbu Airfield 'IO,B.IjIO>'
(1) Ml,.iop Ie 72.
(rJ PP"P to Ma.
and 1 TIE.
...
... -... A/Uhta
npa. l1D4 • SIB deatroyed.
1- t.o patteI'M fII 1:Ienta - _
JnJ socUon of the field lUIll1 the otbar looated • ... n .....
.!. Ro r1lllWQ.ya • hac bclMlI. u'" .......
Gover the W?1 section of the field.
1. Sto.tu. or field. AD or.a. of 1IPJlI'OZ.I.aaw,
1600 toot x 5000 feet 18 tree bursts. PtelcJ t.
opero.the.
(0) DUMe to loatAllat. oM g,pd "'UU111. ,
hane;o.ro hit by frdgs • dCLClOged; 3 .mnll shop bll1ldlna:a Uld
1 revetment In NW dispersal areo damB&ed.
(2) Mis,ioR No OOs
Dgmp.n to .ve.
S/E and 1 TIE.
destroyed.
.. Opora.tive AlC presont bofore ,trike t 86
Inopero.tln AlC prount befol'e ,ulb t 101 SIB
l.. Do.=ge to Ale from this str1ke I 2 SIS
(b) DnmQLe to Pield frOll Str1U'
1. BOIlIb pa.ttern blnnlcet. tho h':lngtlJ' end .bop
e.reo. o.nd oxtends c.bout 1000 teet ou1: OlJt.o the field.
241 dalny • none.
b Sto.tllS of field, An arOll of o.ppraximntely
3900 x feot is tree trolll Cf'llterll. Pield u oporo.ti'll'O.
(e) pe'"e to InsWh1i1pp' np4 ..naMe" 1 lMlr-
reeks building destroyed " e.n4 :5 rove'ta.llta· 4aaap4 _ • IU.aper.a1 ....
J. Crater. in llU1d.1nc 111'.' '7$ (ID11\ ,..) _
landin,; are...
l.. Statu. of tieldl .b. &rl. or
i. free from creters. Pl014 1. prObably cper.tl.-.
1.1£11.11
(3) Ml"iop 10 86,
(e) Dg,nrc t.o baWl"!.. p.p4 ",uue,. &
gutted; 3 bnrrQok. b11l1dl11p claaaf:.d.1 GIII4 1 prQa.bl. at......

2000 :II:: 4000 feet
extrOlle " aide of
.1- Two pattel1ll or bantll ..
81de or the landlnr; lIZ" tr.nI .-3. Two ..as.tl 1 , "
the len'ice strip. hant;U' ..Dd b&rracltl ..rea.,
(b) De'" 1;0 riel' trw 't;rpse•
(a) Qwmg to etC.
1. Opero.t1'" Ale pro"At baton
.&. lhOpcrutift jJO pre.ent ,",or• .vlb.
I. Do.lI4ge to Ale fro- tbb ...1'"
.L DllIID.p4 - 11
.k. De.troy I
'.Q., Probably tel ••
-w'lthlh, 2S foot or 1'1'0.& boB bllrlt 01' '71 h.t tit SOD. b
hM&Cl.J"
sheltor
(1) MilliOn No 811
1. Opera.tive Ale prflUtnt before ,trik't .5 SIB:
Z. Inoperative Ale presont before strite. 5
s/E and 32 ),1oclcup,.
l. Dama.ge to Ale frOJ:l thh ,trik•• 17 S/E d...
o.gedt " S/E destroyed.
(b) PM,,,, to Field From Skin I
1. The central and was tern hal! of the field
wus well covered by the pattern of bursts wbich ertended to the
5'fI dillpersl11 area.
-46_
.i. Craten 1n rlIQWayl E.- el) 1.1' (8) .....

10


o
o


o

... bat tuae4
Jl,. '1'1•• del.
.I.. lnst fund
.&. Cl'atere in rulnlO.J' I .... CI)
~ . I ~ J l l l
.L DBaap to I./e rr.. tbJ.. eta'S••
.l. Operatl'" we pn DN atrtIDI,
.J. JIICIIM't'llUW Ala ". , Nton .......
(a) Rae" to JJ(; •
(b) Rupn to lhId 'na S"'.,
(2) Minto; 10 22,
~ Statue ot fl.1dl lou or the ,....
oratered eutflclently to make th-. lnoperatl...
(0) PM,n tq 19'.11"10. pgI "'111$1"'
'I'lItmenta in SW dlapel'lllu area duaced.
.1. On. po.ttern ot 10 bar_ta: 1.. 111.........
One pattern cI 43 burets OD the field lLDlI r ~ ..
(a) pe••" tp Alg.
t. Klunk1 Airfitl. (1O,8.an"
1
I IrlJl! 1
.L
Crawl's
In 1lwnro¥' I
......
...
Inst PIl_d.1 8 18
Tae delay. 0

W4ximua lenstb tree rrca cratersl 8,000 tt
UaxitlUil wIdth. • • • 250 tt.
l.
Status of r 1eld I probably cperllt!.-
(0)
(b) 'ppm 1;p P'tl"
(1) Pille Ip ••
1. Botb r..u.o.ya ero..e4 bJ' toar "'-' •
nI.GUOU8 8Clltto,.ed bllrsta. Anotbel' oonUnvQtion of bur.- bit tile
renol 08 or the Mn&l1T l1I'8a.
-wi thin 25 teet ot trill bcab blll'at or ,a t •.t of 100 re _.
p!..r8 destroyed.
(e) Qp.mp.Vl to Installation. and FAAll1th" HanSar
previously gutted. now destroyed; 2 nnd several minor build-
ings destroyed; 1 shop bUilding severely damaged; llnd 1 barracks type
building /Jhows minor dUlll.ge.
g. Nlttgr:p,hp,rll. Airfield (90.33"2531>-
(1) Wl1s1op Ho 7t:
(0.) 09l!!q.ge to Ale;
S!B I;l.nd 25 TIE.
1. lJFerati ve Ale present before strike I
lnoportltive A!e preaent before strike: 3 T/E"
destroyed.
DOJIIage to Ale this strike: 82 S/S proba.b17
"'iI1thin .25 ft of frg,g bomb burst or 75 ft of 500 lb G.p•
...-
(3) Mi,.lRP Ie 101
Po'n to Me'
(ol
.1. Fl'o.& boab po.tterll blllJJlceW tJ. ....
t.., WSW.ERE nlnwoy II.Il.d alIout :saC ot the Mae- ....
(b) OMAn t. 'iel' Fr. SkilF"
1. D(UIlll.ge to JlC thh ,trike. S lis. to tIJ;
o.nd 1 TIE destroyed.
(b) Po,,,. to field trow §triPp I
1. One string of bW"sti 1ft rear ot haaIU'"
one in front of hnn&ars and o.nother of E extramity of fl.14.
(2) '1laiRD Ip 01.
H.£1l1I
s/o, nnd :5 TIE.
1. Cro.ters itl rv.1IWGJ'1 tl'*, barna 00'hI'tlt
of the new ,trip under eOQllullCtio, (Replar rllDWlt¥. ore ope....,
o.reo.. sO% or
SIS Gll4 31 TIE.
ee) Pnegrt 1;9 Ip,tp11&1;19. 1114 'lAlUN••, ......
hit, Oft 5 ha.ngBr1 ani 16 alDOT buUdibp Gail.'. It"1e ri.nl ......

J. Cro.ters in non••
.
Status of field: opor,tlwo.
(c) to and 'P9111tl'" two
minor bUildings In ho.ntar o. .. eo. destroyed.
h. QUn Airfield (90,33-1300) I
(1) Miu19n No 521
(cd DlUIlo.ge to o.ircro.ft from ,trikel
edl 3 s/E dlutroyedi 1 TIE 2 s/E nn4
dllJ:lll!>ed.
2 TIE de8troy..
.2 S/! probGb1:r
SiS, "'" 5 TIE.
(b) Operative aircraft present befAll .$tikll 1&
3 S/E, Q.od 5 TIE.
(c) Inoper.tive Bircrptt Dresent befot' ,trik'i
(d) Pomace to Field Crpm strikel
1. Four craters on moin leading fro.
field to n1J'Craft Q.!lsembly plant•
..49_
Daen Sjo AlP-
.!. InopoJ"a.tlve Ala proaont belore .triD. lS.
119.111
J. lnoperatln jJC FU- W •• ..udDI1
}.. a-llSe to J./C fre. tIda atl'SD' n .....1I(i
(b) PAlate to Pigld rrsa Strike •
(b) Pee" to 'h14 Pre 81;rDls
(.,
2 de IItreyed.,
>.
(U..11:8d U_ oall')
(2) 111,1. 10 701
3 dutroyed.
1. On. patten. or 'our.t8 blulDW tbt • II&lt
of the fhld. extendil\& troll. the I!: e1d. to tile ro'n1aea.' ........... 11'
.1de. 4 second pattern of frag burlt. bit 1n the oenter or tS.14
and .pread 2500 tt pa,t the S e4st.
1. Crater. 111. rWl1fq' tr........1l1.......
no count, Waxt •• leDCth trM fro. on.'tV. _ 1700 tii.
.1. Eight po.tterM of bureu ....
oantered in tb! NW oorner of the rhld. the tungtLJ" o.lI.d worabop fl,l'ea.
!.. Status of !1eldt probably op.ro.U....
(3) Hinion No 68:
(0.) DM/,Q:C;o to Ale I
Operative Ale prelent before .trike1 85.
b Inoperative Ale p1"'5sent be!ore .trike, 14.
1. Damo.ge to Ale tlOCl 'this .trike I 1
1 destroyed"
Two pll.To.llel patterns or burst••tart 7000
It E of the field and extend too ll. point. 2000 rt beyood the • corner.
Forty-threo bursts hit on til,e field proper o.nd 23 llLllded alIon,; tbD
bo.nga.rs. shops Il.nd barrt1cks " nnd NW of the field. The reuining 254.
bombs roll in a large cleared area E or the airfield dOlla.ging sma.ll
residonces in thnt area,
.!. Crnters in Runways I Inst 1'uted - 231- TiD'
dolay _ 20. MlUlmWJI length. free frolll crll.tere I 11-5 6000'. £'''If 5500'.
-51-
.&. lnoperatl ft Ale pre.oM Hr... nru.. •
.1. Openti \Fe JJ C PUUDt betore .trlk.. II
(11,) DOM" tp I.!C*
(0) papn tp IYtollUi- .. 'MgfM",
.l. 1 hi t ob corDer at baDpr Cl»-1DI a,_...
J. 1 hit a.t neAl' o.nter or baDpr' (belDi 41.-
J J.U!J
l. 1 hit Oft corner or h:mpr (beiDA: 41saaatl.a)•
.i. 2 hits on one h!ln!ar 4a.ur.t.1llId).
(1) KilliAP Ip ,t,
(s above reported in CIO n ..h Re-
port ?lo.lSS 0.8 being but oloss eXn.llIlnlltion lDdloo.te. root re-
mOVlll.>
J. Daaap to I/e fl'. tbJ.•••sa,
agecl, a.M 3 S/B autraJ0et.
(tI) DR'SO 1;q Pl.14 tre 1t;rD;e. •
diapern1 areo. - 11 or:..ter. OD apron - oUt.... on:.I" ........
oenter to S1f portion or tleld.. Pl.l4 18 pnbalt17
probably damard.
SlE nnd 1 TIE.
2 hnD.l;n.ra removed or destroY'd•
.§. 1 shop building TOlaOved.
k. Vpn Airfield (90.33.1307),
(I) Alll!ll1ion No. 051
(II,) Pnmogo to Aiel
SiB :lnd .20 T/B.
Operativo Ale presont before .trike: 55
(8 probc.bly dummies)
lnopera.tlve Ale present before ,trike: 9
to Ale from this strike:
J1. DnmllgOd. 6 StEt :5 TIE
Destroyed - 5 S!E
Probably dQJllo.god _ 5 SIB
25 ft of frng bomb burst or 75 ft of 500 lb G.p.
_52-
1-
'With roar ba.dl;y burned.
bcmba ... 8.
Serv1ce apron oraure4 'b:r 10 4lNO't ...w.
}. .........141.......1
.j. R0410 stattoo prob:.blJ' ...ioii
L 3 roftteaea.u ( 001I-,"''11 4/0" •
•.u Q,r'O::l. .. 3 nallr a1".5 probe.bly 4o.aIa&04 AlO.
l.1Jl.ll1
J. luabar or en.ters in !DR tue4
}. Sto.tIl8 or tielda 1Ic,xSa_ of .......
freo frOID onters _ 1975 tt. Mav·,· wi4th of r.....,. tr.. tra .-
l405 ft. Fhld 1s probl1bly opllrnt1w.
.1. Po.ttorn or ortlters OD tiel' .. a pat<W"
oover The R bit the • port of U. laad1.....
o.n4 Lnatal1o.t1ona to the E. The S pa.ttern ora:ten4 tile S HOtol_ tI
tho o.rell.
SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMANO
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO.
70 to 75
EFFECTIVEl..JB3 OF MISSIOlS
171.pr:'; :i';i45
Mission 70 _ 7Jrd ,;ing - prilllU'y 'JUrgct - Izumi :.irfio1d. l{yUShu
Mission 71 _ 73rd ".iing - pril!tlry 'lUrgot - 'IUchim-oi ':"irficld. l{yUShu
MiSsion 72 _ 313th - rrir.nry Target Koh:ubu :.irfio1d, KYuShu
MiSsion 73 _ 313th Iring - rriJiOry TOrgct - Kanoyn E£lst ...irfield. K;yUShu
uission 74 _ 314th ",;ing - pri.mary Tnrgot - Hi tt:lga.llnro. ..irfiold, IQru.shu
laission 75 - 314t.lJ. ;iing • pri..n:ery Tllrget - xnno:r- ....irfiold. I(yushu
COST OF I.USSIO!'S
.:..ircrllft ':"irborne •••••••
FQrecnt Of :..ireraft On Hand ••
134
. . 29%
':"ircraft LOBt • . . . . . . . . . !jone
':"lrcraft Bombing primlry T&Tgets. •• 118
porccnt Of Bombing :.ircraft ,j,irbornc •• 89%
:.irero.ft I:nnIlgcd ••••••••
percent of :.ireraft _',irbornc
3
•• 2.2%
Bombs orOPiXld on priIi:ery Targets. •• 485 Tons
Bombing Results _ pnir to good. Fer dctnilod infermtion
refor to Bombing :.CCurIlCY PU,3:c.
SECRET
• • • . • None
_.ircrllft lPnding _. t I\70 Jinn ••••• 10
55RO STATISTICAL CONTROL UNIT
.lilRlllJ:
=C11 7Q tel 75
AIRCRAFT Dt.TE 17 . pr 11 H)IIS

TDIE or 1'AIal on TIMt: OJ' Hl"lmN
.
A/C .;0 I./C
I./C A/e A/C ,/e Tow.
8Cl1J::D- J'AD.2NO IJl!-
""""lNO COMI?IZTD
Tow.
A/C
J../C
ULII1) 'M [(JU.lI;;
LAn: FIU:n' LIST ll.I.1>: :rlnsl' LIST
Ill"""Y
szcozrw:ty
0'''''''
0'lliER
TIVE
NCII.
ToW:
T.ARG£T TJ.RGET TARG£TS
!.l"""0"
Dl1:.CrM
iSDion .t70
0001 22 I
.
I 22 I 16 Z 2135 z 17 "p • 1048 Z 1248 z I 20 I
-
I 2 I
-
I 22
ioslon - '';;1
'0 90 1 22
I
1
I
21
I 16
211S z 2125 z 17 ••p
· 1134 Z 1J30 z I 21 I
-
I
-
I
-
I 21

;10 79 i
,
1 21

221S z 2233 z 17 ••, lOSZ Z
1331 Z I
20
I
-
I
1
I
-
I
21
. 1 -
- -
1
1 •
,Ittsnion ,;"'i
"0 48 4 24
-
24
16.... • 21S9 Z 2240 z 17 _p
• 1120 Z 1257 Z I 20 I
-
I 2 0 I - I 22 I 2
"ios10n ,'?IJ
"0 40 & 11 1 10 16 _p
·
2206 z 2215 z 17 · 1212 Z 1320 Z 7 - -
-
7
I
3
lasion 'In
c
',fGllO ..
34 1 34 i 16 ':'p
·
2131 Z 2216 z 17 ;.p
·
1205 Z 1301 Z 30 - - -
30 4
1 ,
-
1
- - -
1 1
l ae455 I 137
I 4 I
134
16 _p
·
2115 z 2240 z
17 ;.,
·
1048 Z 1331 Z 118
- 5
2 125
I 9
499th and 500 GrOUPS only.
497th and 498th Groupo only.
6 th and 504th GrOUPS only.
50,Sth GrOU;' 'only.
Bombed '14th .:ing t.::Ireot on Liission 74.
3upcr-dwnbo furnishod by 9th GrOUp.
19th Group only.
29th, 39th. and ]30th Groups.
Includos 1 EJplro alrcr.:lft.
S\1pcr-dWltlo.
IiOl'E: :.Ie I;lnding :.t :[WO J1n'tl: tiO'IE: XXI Bombor ea:m:ond Field ordcr 1,0. 58
Mission ffll - 2 :./e short of fool. called for tho following effort for these mi.135iol1
J,!icsion ;;73 - 1 :.Ie short of fuel. - 2 sqU.:ldrons
1 _Ie ctl8ine trouble. lal - 2 f1qun.drons
U:i.ssion - 1 ·.Ie ongine trouble. :T/2 - 2 f1qu.:ldrons
1 ..Ie Dhort of fuol. fJ73 - 2 llqUl:'.:lrons
Mission - 1 :.Ie prop governor stuck. - 1 3quadron
1 :.Ie reo.son unknoon. - 3 squadrons
2 0naino troublo.

_·...i1' crcM porsonnCJ1 01'1'01'.
b p(lroonncl 01'1'01'.

.. ,. AU. AIRCRAft lULING 1'0 BCIlB PRDWlT tARGET
§ .!i .!<II .!i 1:
MISSION 70 to 7S
DrlTE 17' pri] 19/1.5
.JAlIJ.t
JQ..s3IOIJ 70 to 75
aO.alNo
=
17 .\pril 1945
RUN
_1IlII8ID

TIM'" J,JJl1'1'UDE 01' REI-F-AS VLSUll BOMBII&
fIl\DAR BCMBD£ Il/C OPE&'1'ED BYI
I JIll
...1101.. 11.0....
1 [\ft Sighting For Ale Ale r!;J;c
_011_
Imsl ......
l.owe.t Higheat Dropping Banbing I
IPA1nual
R &: D Range LeadOf/c by Radar Lead J./e
C-1
88ion In,
IZUmi ....i.r1'iold
I
20 d528 z 0529 Z 1530() 16100 2 1 17 I - I - I

I 18
Chichi JiJIp., f888Jl 2 oll56 z 0730 z 5000 12000 2 - - - -

8010n .',,"7
1Ucb.iaral ;..i.rf told
I
PI
21 0551 Z 0600 z 15000 16400 I • I - I 19 I - I - I

I
19
63ion--
I I
Kanoya. East ...
I iul
20 0.\47 Z 0550 z 16000 17600

-
18
I I
-
I

I 18
.......
1 0255 z
-
0000
-
1
- - -
1
lis5ionfJ7
Kokubu .....irfiold

20 0530 Z 0538 Z
16000 17300 2
- 18 I
I
-
I

I
18
Nittngahara .....irfiold TO

0410 Z 0410 Z 113000 18200
- - ."
-
- -

Inasion
-
Nittagnhara .....ir!iold P 7 0610 Z 0610 Z 18000 18500 1 6 I
-
I
-
I 1 I 6
'iasion /'
x.nnoya .'..irfiold
I
PI
30 h538 Z
0544 Z 17"00
19400 -
I 3 I 27
-- -
I I
pril!D.I'y 'ISrgots
I I
118 0528 Z 0610 Z 15000 19400 12 2 104 - •
,.
106
(..Hrfiolds In I\yushu)
a With '=l)"th •.• .,..,. f'........--. ........ not ..... "1'
SECRET
p
. ' i, ,'.'
-
r
p'" ,-.,.-

0
,
Ji.l,gll.l.l: IoUSSION 70 to 75
I
Dll11!OllITION
O'
BOMBS
D>!rE 17 :.pri! 1945
,
TIl'Il •
lUll _CIIU. RELElSED ON 'WlGETS
JETI'ISONED &'l'Uf<NED UHKNONN
_ (lll<JIIl Sll\'TINO
BCBII IDIa&ft
IRm:.RY L.R. & T.O.
110-
_n
-
_.
u.
·0·· "0 ·on "0 ·0.. "0 Ton...
"0
·0 I "0. "'0'"
"'''ss1 '"0
, 26o,:! :rras. lOOt 1'1.0 704 88.0 639
7.::
9 64 8.0 1 .1
- - - -
sst
m,
u·Sl
260:J Frt1B. lOOt I'.D 672 114.0 670 !
,173
- -
1 .1 1 .1 -
-
Miasi
; ,,-81 2bo!) Fr'Bg. lOOt N.D 946
118.2 857 107.1 52 6.5
35 4.4 2 .2
- -
....;531
'72
"
M-81 260# Frog. mot l! .0 1224 153.0 1013
',":;;"-
104 13.0 107
'3.4 - - - -
."'
'7}'
,11
Tlc4 500/l:F. Clu. 8.5
-
140 28.0 98 19.6
- - 42 8.4
- - - -
SO'
1,1; ::lsi 1<7'
"0
Tk::4 500-;;' F. Clu. 8.5
- 391 78.2
341
68.2
-
- 50 10.0 -
- - -
SO,
Be M-81 260;1 Frog.
3546 443.
2 3179 397.4 220 . Z/.5 144 18.0
3 .3 - -
T4E4 50O-J F. Cluo 531
106.2
439
87.8
- -
92 18.4 -
- - -
TOT.'.r.
4077 549.4 3618 485.2 220 Z/ ,5 236 36,4 3 .3 - -
n 26 bombo roloas d safo on tar et with 4lmplotc
,
roa.
h 16 clW3tortl reI I=cd tl fe on targot III' th comp etc llrm1PB
§!Q!!!I
nomb po. ttcrn ;/2
(Fect from :,P)
2300
4600
5700
patterns from striko photos.
Bomb pc.ttern #1
(£'Got from ,\P)
500
2000
3000
to dotermdno soparato
70
71
72
73 Impoosible
uisaion No.
- -
a
-
t ;fj
-
, •
0
·0
,

J
MlSSlCiI 70 to 75
,
.;.ccmu.cy OF BOil3WG ON fRIM.UlY T.'oRGET
n'.'I'E 17 :.pril 1945
I
I
I
BCIBS RE..
B0l9 HITS SCCImD .:.ND DIS'Il.oJ.;CX FROU •• nmu POlln' %HI'IS SCaU;:O ".irWIN 1000' %HI'!S ccar:m 2000'
,
tJIrr'

I 'ID TOT-,L H.E.
- -I

o - 500- 500'.1000' 1000 .-200(1 I 2000'.]000'
0"'"
TO TQT..L H.E. TO TO'J.'...L H.E:. TO TOT••L n.;;;;.
HoZ.

JOOO'
TOT-.L
DOi.:B3 RELE..S"...D Bm.ns :;;CmED BOl£S R:IZ..szD BOLBS SCORED
- ---
a-
1-- .--- --
_. ,
I
. 0 _ Tz,\mi .. irt
ld

73 ./0 639 639 25 54
I
149
120
"9
445 12.4% 17.8% 35.7% 51.2%
I
"l-'In hiara! irficld
I
i
73 .;0 644 644 26
I
46 101 76 260 511 26.9%
I
11.2% 14.1%
I
33.9%
I
,
-

.\1rficld
I
657 657 59
62
149 53 32 355 14.1%
I
34.1% 3
'
.5% 76.1%
i
, 2 _ VQ
ubu .Ur iold
• ,
]13 ".Ie 1013 1013 6 22 94 46 236 hOb 3.0% 7 12.2%
!
30.5r.

I ,
'''' _,."
t.:ln:o.hO.r
_,h-rio1d 1

I
314 "0 96- 96
I--
n
;
tion bursts jblAnketed hOflGOr I sho and \7 roho\l.$o rco. o.pproxinn ly 50% of .is.1_E IE: rurmey and obcLt 30% of • ,
I
tarnnc. I I
., . "-"
IOV<l .Ur
I '
old
314 ./G 325- 325 Bomb bur ts 17011 COD antra ted in he hOl16or. 5 op, he dquarto and personnel roDS.
--

ou to th typo of ombs ('!'4E4 tr0g. cluator ) it is 1mpo sible 0 count individual burst end to acoro h ts. .in ins poe ti
Ion
or tho po. tern of b foots. uauo.l Jy oblone; in hax::o. 1s the. only 11 csuro f . dotorQing bomb De; accuracy on his type of miss on •
,
I
NO
!",
3'
co ban nero ro casod in tr in in order o cover Q 10
go oro • tho b fnb pattern tonds to be rocton,.", r (concentrated long (1
g'
on lin ) rather hon c ircul:l (concentr:lt d :lround (1 (J ven po nt). E 1rroting tho 1<.'iPl
t
(rmon point of mplct) cs the c ntor
of tho ro ,t!lfU;!:ulor omb pattorn tho foHonin. OI3t1rro tes 0 bombi occur y flore arrived t:
"rror; T'o, C1omb1n, 'ocuro,,-v I
.
A.l.l1.lLl :t
IaSlIW
70 "0 7§
IIIIIIr CH'OSl'rlOf jJ&l AllMJNITIW EU'ENDI1\RE
DAD ]7 :,joPil ] 911d
ENOO
'T'rACJ(S
Iillio1:r 10/0 -"<0IlEIJ t IlAIlAa>Il
SO CALIm1I. ElCPnmITtRE
"";rr
I./C
IS'i XI.. TDE CR
-
H\CIl. FIl<iIl III TEST
SII4fTQ)
JErrLSOOI>
W
row.
JQEL 'l1IClDlD
_.
0Wl.\T FD1JlIl
L<IST '/C
I,lies!,=, 'i,'O • .<:. __•
73 '" 1
- -
- - -
1820
- -
18.20
l.lissl
73 ':; 20 56 1 2
3
21810 4oll6
-
- 25898
I niDSic.
__;2).
313 ',: 2
- - - - -
1915
- - 19
1
5
I Hiss! 72
313 :i 15 4
- -
1
(m 370
39
6
0
1000
-
5330
I "1S610
314 ,: 1
-
- -
I ..·t 8;11"1
-
505 - - 505
7'
314 '" 22
- -
-
- -
3320 - -
33
2
0
21 Be 61 60 1 2
4
22180 15606 1000
-
38768
ilick 1
-
1
Ir"/1n.
-
2 2
" - -
.:iiklliI.
IDlCRAPT LOS! &lID _OED
SKCRIT MlSSIW 70 to 75
DATE 17 :.pr-il 19h5
PF.RSONNEL CASUALTI1"S
0I1lCIlAPT LOS!
1811ElDYjU!Jl! lACe. I I Oil-
Ale All l/e.. GTIIIIl (1Wl'I.I!OrAL
All I!CH.
1IRCRAFr DA)I.AGED
-I181IIIII!III!ACe, IOWN I IUN-
Ale ". GUNS OTHUl. KlIlWNI1IAJOR!MlmR
w.l!fs1on .t7o
PERSONNEL CASUALTIES
TOTAL I IMISS-I WOUNDFll I TarAL
PARTJCI- KILLED IN; & INJURED CASUALTIES
PATI t(;
73

73

31)
••
313
".
31'
WG

21
Be
o
,

3
,
I I
I t
ion /7'
fon 2
slon
Mi$ion "
3

2.6 I I I I
nono
3 235 I I I I
1"ono
21,0 I I I I
None
26. I I I I
None
126 Hone
400 r;onc
-
3 N
1511 I I I I
llOno
DATE 1
FLIGHT DATA & FUEL CONSlt.;prrON
#70 #n
#73 /f12
174
Ale CWPLETIrli MISSION *"
?J Wir. 7) \11 313 'fit
j!J :U 1411
20 19 20 20
FLIGHT DATA
Avg. Ti.J::J.e At Low Alt.itu:!e 7:10 7:27 6:51 6,30 6,35 5.15
It.vg. Tine Of Clinb 'i'o Boi::lb- :28 :28
,22 ,24 ,25 1.21
ing Altitude-
:l.Vg. TiLle At Bo:lbing AltitWe :20
,41 ,29 :34 1105
laS)
Avg. Flying Time 14:27 15:01 13,39 13:55
14,36 14.56
Avg. Distance Flown (tiluticnl 2854 2929
2636 2664
=
<815
Air Miles)
FULL CONSIJ,lPTION
Consumed To Target:
Average 3673 3895
3633
)660
4475 4149
Muxir.lun 3975
4119 w.o 4157 4584 4636
!.li nir.l\J:l 3194 3547 3293
3200 4066 3526
onsumed From Target To Base:
(.\le
No. or Aircraft 20
18 18 20 6
""
J.veragc
2)17 2219 2136 2205 2390 :wl2
","""",
2456 2331 2304 2346 2480
=
ldin1r::u::l 2098
2102 1959 20il 2040 2094
ConsUJCd Froa Te.rget To Base:
(Ale tilth ldul.function)
No. Of Aircraft
Noro 1 2 Noro Noro Noro
AVi::rage
,)00 2550
Hnxi::n.\!1
2300 2687
ilinitllD
2300 2414
Total Fuel Uscd:
Average 5990
6104 5874 5825 6483
6397
!1!nximJ:.1
6586 6388 6237 6168 6600 7216
h nir.IUI:I. 5650
5827 5550 5637
6280 5825
TotoJ.
ruel Rvooiniag:
f,veruge
77, 613 949
878
1516 1436
Maxinw
10',J.
892 1335 1189
1720 2080
ilininlZl
104 351 363

1200 634
Avg.
Ga15. Cons<.ol;;d Pur Hour
414.5
1.06./ 430.3

W.
428,5
hvg. Gals. rer Ui1e
2.1 2.08
,.
,9
1
2.28 2.27
TOTAL FUEL USED QH J,I?.ooRNE A/c
129341 12049';: 129500 56905
190522
* !,/e for flhich fuel dutc. aN r.vnilnbl
r
. (Excl.ud"s, Lc.ociog ut 1"110 Jinu) .
Fuel R"no.ir.ing on o.ircl'cft 1c.wif{t ct 1'.. 0 Jir.:..". dU\:; to fut:l llis:;ion 71 -
2 Ale Mission 73 - 1 fJC 1300 collars; 74 - 1 jJC 1261
gallons.
__________ilU!<u.,j· J:.CL'f<c_,6T ---J
Il.Qlll%
mGB'l' DATA
MISSION 70 to 75
DATE 17 .,.pril 1945
Ill. .....0&
.- .-
* AYmAGE lIT
.....GE J..VG WT OF FUEL AVERAGE AVERAGE GROSS
lIIIIT lIIlCIllPT BASIC ft.
-
11). OF DB8 or 8JIIBS roEL
LOAD'"
lUse. lIElGllT
mJI)JID
or 1/0 LIlID LIlIDttl LOAD'"
LOADED (6 LBS PER GAL) IiEIGIlT AT TAKE OFF
Mission #70
13 ilG 22 75020 56030
32-M81-Frag. 8480 6782 40692 6858 131050
Mission {r71
73 WG
2l 75053 55579
32-M81-Frag. 8480 6722 40332 6767 130632
M"issio
n
..~ 7 a
313 WG
21 7503
6 59'67
45-M91-Fr6e;. 1193
8 6820 40920 6599 134493
Mission :j12
313 WG 24 74200
61100 51-uBI-Frag. 13515 6760 40560 7025 135300
Mission ir74
314 >1O
10 75600 63440 14-T4E4 Frog. 5950 7847 47082 10408 139040
Misslon¥
314 rIG 34 ~
75317
61267 1l.5-T4E4 Fr'ug 48B 7880 47280 9099
1)6584
-
a :;::xcludcs 1 super dumbo.
Bo;nb weights: M-Bl FraS_ Bomb - 265 Ibs.
T4E4 Frug. Cluster - 425 Ibs.
§.A,Q.!!l
SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO.
18 .:.pril 1945
76 to 81
pncTIVEHESS O!l' MISSIQI:3
W.ssion 76 - 73rd ..-ling - PI'i!.r.ry 'lUrgot - 'IUohiarOi ••irfiold. IC'uohu
Wss10n n -31Jth riil18 - prinlry Target - Kllnoyo. :!:Cst ':"irficld. KYU:Jhu
Miss10n 78 -3J.4tb '.lins - pri.!:Pry 'J.'C.rgct - l{tlllOyo. ';'1rficld, J(yU!lhu
Miss10n 79 - 7Jrd ·,ling - pr1Ilnry 'Iflrgr,t - Izw:li ....1rficld. RYUShu
Mission 80 -313tb i"iing - prir:nry Target _ Kokubu ":'irfic1d, K,yUDhu
Mission 81 -314th ;iins - Pri.I:tlry Target - :.irfiell • l(yuohu
COST OF !,as:>m;p
':'1rcraf't .\irborno .
p&rcent Of' ':'irorcft on Hand.
.. • 132
. .
29%
.:.ircrof t Los t • • • • • • • • •
percent Of ..:.ircr:l.ft ':.irbornc
2
1 ..5%
.:..ircr!lft BO:lblng priulry '}nrgcts .... 112
p:lrccnt Of BOT.lbing :.ircraft :.1rborno ••• 86%
BOI:J.b3 Dropped on pril:lU'y Tnrgots ••••• 436 Tons
BoDbinB Results - poor to oxcellent. Refer to 3oo!:lina
:.ccur:l.cy iPgo for doteilod iD.fortntion.
SECRET
":'ircroft • • • • • • •.• 9
pc.rc(.ut Of :.iror.:lft :.irbornc • • • • 6.8%
CODu:l.ltioa •••••• 23
percent Of Total pcrticipctins •••
..1rcraft IAndir-a: :.t I170 r1co. • •• 19
33RD STATISTICAL CONTItOL UNIT
... ,._ ..... - ..-....
.- "
_ 'H
A/CIA/C
SClIUJ,. 'AILJNO
tJI.J:J) TO
ToW<
l:ial 90 "I
22
1 b
79 2.1 2J
Jd liS
33
,01 9G I> 23
'JG 44.! 24
"old 40
- 1 1
801458- 13
PAR'.l'lCIPATIJ.iG
2
2
1
5
Tow.
A/C
NClI_
»ncm.
19
31
23
20
21
1
11
1
-'27
Tow.
4/C
UTICTIVE
1
1
"2
:./e
:a.IEL:.""TII'
lHl'R
7
2 h
2j
1 f
1
7' 81
13
A/C

0'=
'URGtTS
18 :.Fi.1 19/tS
I.:.ISSICti
".'"
- ._--- -_..
Aje
"""'lNO
SECCNDARY

20
A/C
BQQ3lNG
m"""y
'XaRGE.T
0620 Z
0539 z 1 12
06]0 Z I 30
0530 Z 21
0529 Z 18
0711 Z 11
-
0711 Z 112
lASt
0410 Z
I,ll.tlslon ,',78
1,1::1 ?
R IllLt
TM OJ' R!::LUlN
lJA'rE I }'lNS'J'
saion .
,SSlon
u.54 z c,...' 0514 z
1533 z I •
1.547 z I· I 0__..
8s10n .
1507 z 4 • 0402 Z
• os ion "80
1520 Z. 0422 Z
ooion "81
1527 z· 051 Z
1547 z 8 :iir. '-Oh02Z
usr
AIRCH")":
T3IE OF W<E on
A/C
All,.
lalJ,J; I Lio.'3
me""
2l 11 :.pr lJi4l z
1
20

1S00 Z
33 £ • 1440 z
23 • 1.430 Z
22 • 14'<5 z
11

15JS Z
1
13
2
1430 Z
2
1
3
7
1
A/C
<II
IW<D
tr
ing effort for thoso I:lissloM l
:n6 - 2 nquedro.'l.n
- 2 squo.dronn
}78 - .3 squadrons
- 2 squndrons
...., ': .... -
}8l 1 sqU=:dron
"-
,dod at d!:1no.r.o fIcm
lno trduble •
,r eon..:r·zid Fic.J.4. XXI BOl,
,
1 .>.Ie
l.:itwkon -.-:'
NOTEI
'0 Jim' - t9
:./C fuel e ugc nxllf etlon.
'c short
o fuel.
1 lie b3ttlc dfinaRcd.
nuing .....t
.n fr'76 - 1
1
./e
ulasi
ifgB;;t
..... /e of fuel.
r.t!Dslon (rn - .3 •./0 ahort of fuel,
1 :"/0 0:1..::100 trouble.
uiosion - 1 :../e cncinc trouble.
1 .•/e fuel transfer systcc inopcro.tivc.
;}79 -} :..Ie 3hort of fuel.
lfission .780 - 2 je oil le:J.kago.
1 .Je short of fuel.
1 \/e fuol tro.nsfcr system inoperative.
UitlOion ;:'81 - .3 ../e ahort of fuel.
HO'm:
r BOl:lbcd uith 313 tb .ling fonlOtlon on
Missio!l
499th and SOOth Groupe only.
!l l:./e bambod Wlkncmn t:'lrGOt cmd landed at
Qkinnml. No furthor lnforcntlon.
.9tb.. Gr Oup only. ..
f l..Jc bombed r;ith 73rd '.fa. forJ:Xltion on n10:lion 79.
1 bombed uith 504th GP formation on 77.
19th croup only.
Super dumbo •
1497thjnd Groupsl only.
b Super dumbo.
_ 6th a d j04-th GrOUPO 0
! I29tn. , 9th, .330th f.: oupo o'ly.
b Inel os 1 s;x;.o o.irerrtt.

......- AU. AIRCRA" PlILDlO TO BQIB PRDU.RY TARGET
WISSION 76 to 51
DA TE 18 _.ptil 1945
__=_=.COL ft.IIlJR&
WU 1:=
EmllT ACTIC!lI
Banbed B(lnlod
Othor
lJ'l'\'ER
I 801!lbed
!ffeet llry
Eombed
Other
1.3 ';1)1 --
In oIll
".iG
731lO
13 'i/ol 2
14 tlQ,
, ,
IIl,.f.'0n m6
1
,
-
,
1
I
--!ion
-
7
2!
.
a1m m8
. I .
-
I
1
2
olon
- -
. .

'i oion;80
-
oion'}81
21 Be 2 3
3
9
1
o Mlintonnnco poI'!lonnol orror.
o oron personnel
0" .Ur oren porsannol orror ..
d .i.lr crotr porsonnol orrOI' ..
1!.H1H.I
Jl Jl ll.l I
MlSSIOU' -..1...6 to 81
llAl"
18 ';'prll 1945
BOMBING RUN
--
I I
-t'DI or RgnuB
IjJJt1'l'UDE OF REI FA ffi VlSU.U. BOfdBlll:'
flo\DAR """'II<:
CJ'EIW'ED BY
Ale S1ghting For Ale Ale ,the
_or_
Imsl_
I _:u.•• 1 lA.... I
Loweat Highest
Dropping Bcmbing I
e-1 IManual
R &: D Range
Le","f;e by .Bda, La'" Ale
colon '
'1Ilob.1Arni
I
P
20 22lIl z 2254 Z 15000 15400 2
-
18
I
-
I
-
I
1
I
L9
Htynzo.kl ';"irflold
!O
1 2215 z
-
14300
-
-
-
- 1 a
-
-
1
1"18s1en
.d 1CUl07'l pst ':"1rficld
I
P 12
2)18 Z 16000 16500 2
-
10
I
-
I
-
I
2
I
LO
-irtlo1d
TO 7
-
16200
-
1
-
6
-
-
1 6
I..; ssion .' 8
••
KPnoya ':''1rf'101d
I
30
I
2<58 Z 18000 19140 3
-
'i b I
-
I
-
I
3
I
27
l(O.noyo. East ...irfiold 1 2305 Z
-
18400

.
- - - - -
1
I..lssion '!
.0 Izumi ':"irtlald
I hi
21 2229 Z 2258 z 15390 16300 2
-
19
I
-
I
-
I
2
I
19
Kn1Dlon Dlko ....irfiold 1

-
1
5
600
u
1
- - - -
1
unknown 1 a ",m
- -
1
- -
-
I 1
1'''109510n Jt 0
lid Kokubu ":.1rfiold p 18 2210 Z 2334 z 16000 17000
4 -
14
- - 4
I
14
f.1lnoyn EU8t .:.J.ri'iald TO 1 2)17 Z
-
16500
-
- -
1 d
- -
-
1
IZumi ... lrfic.ld
TO
1 2230 z
-
15000
-
- -
1 ;;
- - -
1
Shibush! TO
1 f 2)12 Z
-
16000
-
1
- - - -
1
luiosion .' 1
·,;d NittosPhura :JLrflold PV
10 0022 Z 0022 Z 18000 18200 1
- 9 - -
1
I 9
IJ1ynzaki ':'1rf!old
""
1 230) Z
-
18170
-
1 - -
-
-
1
l':okubi TO 1Jl
0015 z
-
9700
-
1
-
-
- -
1
Bel
pri.l:nry 'IUrgots 112 2229 Z 0022 Z 15000 19140 15
-
97 - - 14 I 98
In iC'UShU)

Bombed by dead reckon! .
s10n m7.1
I I
!. .. bombed tiJ:nrY ttrgot andbiO inelujod 1n that f'1.1\U"O
;;
Bombed rrtth 313th ,;ina ion on
S. Su r-dumbo irero.ft hieh dro pod banb •
e ..Ic l.:mded c. t ok:1nc\1O. a de o.11s Wlll Hable •
;;:
Bembed u1th 504th Group fa, tion on ! aaton
0 Bombed \lith 7 d ',Ii f
rnn'
on on Af! ion )79.
SECRET
--- ---
,
. ,

0 0
. ';
"
111£1111
MISSION 76 to 61
IJISP03ITION OF B 0 hi: B S n:..m 18 ':'prl1 191j5
7lJS Lt"'l'RD e1f..a-
RE1&\SED ON 'I!..RGETS
[1m
mTrISONIm
R"""""D mlXNOJN
nm OJ'BCIB ;;a'i"I'llIl IlCIIIiIl .uJlIlIWI'l
mnr.RY L.R. & T.O.
""""
",11 110• ....... WO. ,,"'. Iro. Tons NO. Tons NO. Tona NO. Tona NO. Toes
Hlsular
,,,6
'J,
260.:! ITIlg.
,..,
N.J>. 64D
Bo.o 608 76.0
32 4.0
-
- - - -
·
..:.NooJ67 250.:' a.p.
,..,
II .J>.
,.
4.0 32 4.0
'.,.,
- -
. .
- - - -
Hiosior
I
.. G.P.
,..,
II.J>. 2B2 7005 J,52 30.0 103 25.8 27 6.7 - - -
: I *'" soo.; r. Clu
8..5- 11000
29B
101 20.2 1 .2
-
.
-
12
,nssio '78
I
,
'l'II;s4 SOO.; ,. Clu 805 1I<>no 444
88.8
12 2.4 34
6.8
- - · - I
f'
"naoia:
".
..oN-uBl 260,; :rrQ8 ..
,..,
}1.D. 74.0 518 .4.0 64 8.0

1.1 1 .1
- -
. .:oN-US? 250;;· G.P.
I"'"
U.D. 144
18.0
.;;.; .4 - - 5
.6
- - -
- I
8131"'" "'80
3 ',j( ..N-Mfll 260,'/ FrOB.
m·'
N.D. 707 88.4 571 71.4 82 10.2
33
4.1 21 2.7
- -
G.P.. Inet N.D.
lGa 20.0 120
'5.0
0 .
40 5.0 - -
· ·
'" JG
U1IJDlnr
T4E4 500,;' F. Clu 8.5 None 164 3
2

8 154 30.8 10 2.0 0
- -
.
-
·

-'69'/
---
0
2.8
Be .:..t-l-lJJl
FrOB·
242.4 212.2 178 22.2
42
5.2 22
0
- I
.:.:<·'l57 G.P. 336 42.0 36.4
.
- 45
5.6
- - -
·
T4E4 500,; F. Clu 181.2 748 123 24.6
35
7.0
.
-
- -
500,7 G.P ..
282 70.5 152 38.0 103 25.8 27 6.7 - - ·
·
TOT:.L 34
6
3 53
6

1 2888 436.2 404 72.6 24.5 22 2.8
0
-
--,_._----

75.5:1 I 88.3%
32.4% 48.1=::
poor. Howeve:r. overall resul'
%HI'I5 sccm::n .irOOll 2000'
9.8% I 23.1%
9'.9% I 93.5:1
target. Theselare the only
are located inladjeeent
'ro Tor..L H.E. ITO rQlt.L 1I.::.
BCU3S RElli..sED BQ.1lS SCCRED
nd to soore hit". :.n
alongla given line}
or of the rootarular bomb
photos •
I.IISSIOO' 76 to 81
D.'.rE 18 ;;.pril 1945
Bomb Pattern ,'/2
5200 ft. from:•. p.
acparate pnttcrns fran strike
llla.H.
Errors In Bombing ••couracy
Bomb P!" ttcrn ,;1
1200 ft. from
Impossible to dotermine
Misflion No.
ilo
76.77, & 79
ooouraoy' be .\11 gtho bur". of b_ pattor
red to haV(J intlioted B dBIIage to t e targ t.
;ed on this m1ssioo (T Frag cluste s) it s ir.lpos 1blo to count in 1vidual bursts
of bursts ually obloll8 in shBx;o. is tho on meas 0 tor dctcrmin1n accuracy.
in train in ordor to 00 r a largo ar a. the bomb po. torn tends to bo rectangular (c
cntratcd ar a given int). ESti tina: ho UP1 t.'1Oan point of ct} as tho co
st.
OF Boten» ON iRIU.RY T..RGET
BlIIl Bl'IS _ :.ID._IItCJll -"IJIIIIG ""00
II :4 HI'IS SCOmD .i1'IHm 1000'
o - SOOI 1.soo'...lOOO' 11000'-1000' 12000
1
-3000'
OVEll,I
TO 'rol'.o.I. H.E. ITO 'roTl1l. H.E.
30001 TOT-L RELElSED BOJ.t3S SCCRED
'176 . ""'chiara! iold
'""'
I
212
I
267
41 'n?
·n.J b2<)
50.2% I 51.""
,I/Iln l VAst rUeld
0 I 0
'"
0 113 147
0 I 0
"'8
. irtl d
peroent
,.. -
tileI'D within 1000 ft. of .P. (0 prox. !) shows the bomb ng accuracy to
appear t be good wi appr<lZ1Date

of the field lug blanketed by the bomb patte.
. Tzumi Hrtia
63 170 263
56 '180
10 5b2 35-5% 4105%
, Vokub _\.irt 1 d
53 97 74 39
200
463 21.7%
-81 ' Nitta : rfio:td
Strike p too shen a 1014 to be loud obscure - 135
b_ b ats are visible i miles south
visible sts.
B<IIl8 M-
'aen CIt
T.IlQ&'I'
640 640
34B 34B
398
657 657
1'3 WG I691
691
14 '.10 154
a •
ow bombi
,eldlJ nd Clre ot consl,
b Iilo to ho typo of bombs
peet on of t c patter
ttO'I'E I st\.nco b s wor roleasc
thor han cir ular (co:
tter;
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'j'6 to 81
Il.lTE
.a ,'t:f.IiPil 1945
lIRCIlAlT I.OlIT AID _om
PE.RSOMHEL CASUALTH'S
lIRCIlAlT I.OlIT
1IJICfW'l' DMJI.AGEJ) PERSOJOO"..L CASUALTIES
IIu
.-
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IIIDI! ACC.
VII-
---
IIII!II! ACC.
OW. IJlI-
TOTAL TOTAL
MISS- WOUNDED TOTAL
Ale AlA
Aiel I 0TIIDl
1...1
_AI.
Ale AlA
A1J:
I
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OTH'"
KI«l1I. MAJOR Ul lllR
PAATICI- KILLED
II{; & INJURED CASUALTIES
AlA 1Il'X:II.
m:H. PATlro
...
,,,,
6
73
2 Q .
- - - -
2 6
- - -
1
- -
2
5 246 1 18
4 23
:l.
1.11 10n 177
13
H_ 1
1

. .
- - - - - - -
-
- - _0
...
'on 8
14
Hono
- - - - - - - -
-
370
.
- -
.
_0
1.1" 'on
f,q
73
None
-
- - - -
.
-
.
- "70
- - -
.
,;G
,..,
'on 8<J
13
Hono
- -
.
- -
.
- - - m -
-
- -

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'on 81
Hone .
1
- -
.
- - -
1
'35 -
. .
-
1·'0
21 2
- -
.
- -
2 6 2
-
-
1
- -
2
7 1519 1 18
4 2:J
Be
. . . - --- . . . .. -
1 . ./e ongine shot out by t1gh.tors nnd fuel tank punctured. Ditched ....ncc from !'70 Jir.D. 3 cro'r.' IOOmo"rs rClBcuod !Uld body
of fourth aleo picked up.
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lIESlIl' oe&:Dt.T FlREIl
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3
6 34236 2520
-
12000 48756
l.i (l010n
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313 "J. 72
-
- -
.
75
1602
- -
1677
l''iBl!Iion 1"8
314 7. 53
1
- -
80 3418
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3498
lriseion
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73 7. 4
.
- -
- -
1666
- -
1666
fission !80
313 ".;0
- - - -
- -
2140
- -
2140
ltlssion i81
314 :70 12
- -
-
-
.
955 -
-
955
21 Be I7l 68 1
3
6
34391 12301 . 12000 58092
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1 2
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FLIGHT D1l.TJI & FUI:L COlf.>turTICN
#76
.'171
#78
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73 fii l.3 ',;'1 314 Wi
7) W1
.Ie CQi,:PIJ:..,.U<G I.lISSION *
14 14 31
20
'UGHT D,,'i'...
Ave· Tine. i..t 10... i.ltitlrla 6,26 6:21 5.20 6.29 5.Ul
Ave· T1;;1c 0:- Cli::!b To Bocb- :21 :24
,41
.29
.16
ing Altituic
Avg. tt Altitude .51.
1:L"8 1:54 1.1) 3.00
Avg. Flying Tine 15:09 14:00 14.44 14.20 14.20
l\vg. Dist3oco Flown (teut1c4.1 2997 2712 2835 28?0 J012
;:.ir Uilcs)
"UEL CONSl1.:PTION
To Torget:
Ave.raGe 3821, 38S:! J989 3598
!dlcdow 4045 10081 4787 3889
34311 3575 J6IJl 3374
COnsU.l\JU FrOC! Target To Bn.;c,:
(Mc :lithout Ualfunct10n)
'10 •
Of .i.ircreft 13 14 JO
20 16
lI
v
cra.::s
.... 2088 2385 2245 22J5
/.1axi!:!.u::! 2612 .::....30 2&40 24lO 2J26
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i.jooc 1
No'"
110... ......
J,vcrc.gi::: 2612 2473
2612 2473
:',inii.l1.o :<.612 2473
Total funl Used:
l.vcrugo 6127 5932 6481 5344 5940 6953
MX<iclln 6400 6115 70:<'5 6195
6261 7)75
5895 5623 6020 ::630 5550 6938
Totnl FUv1
557 886 1299 9L..] 760 1047
m
U5? 1990 .L1GO li50 1279
:.iini:IlD 285 770 575 6n 09
6>5
Avg.
""'s.
COll.':lrLcd 1'1S':' flour 404.4 1.2;'. J.J.O .0 4U7.B W..5 457.1.
Ave·
C-aJ.s.
CcnswLd F r UlfJ 2.04 2.14 2.29 2.04 1.97 2 ..&.5
..TilL FUEL USEIl ON I>IRroRNE Ale
139.:3.&.
1178i<J 1C34762
135344 124689 84915
-
I. C for flJ.iclJ arc flvnil"b1v.
(Dtclwcs Ale ct Ir.-o Ji..:n).
ruol !"c!:w.ir.l..lll: on b.ircrr.ft lnrdiog at 1110 JiOll doc to fUlll sl1ortc.ge: HiSl,;ion 76 -
J :1/0 675-920-1050 gels; Mission 77 - J A/e 1300-1369-1.+26 gnls; !lission 79 - 1
.I/C 1)88 rc.!Sj l:1i51'10n 80 - 1 A/C 1869 gLlsj 1,118810n 81 - 3 I./C .J46-7.t2-B67 gnls.

MISSION 76 to 81
lA 1..pril 1945
DATE
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maRT DlTA
.,.
.- .- .-
* AVDllGI W'l' .....GE iva WI' OF JI'UEL AVERAGE J.VFJl.AGE GROSS
1MT 1IllCll17t BASIC ft. -. ID. OF_ or IDIIl8 FIIEL LOADED IUSC. lIElGllT
1I1IlIllRIIE or 10/0 LOAD UlAD!I> LOADED LOiIlBl> (6 LIlS PDl GAL) WEIGHT AT TAKE OFF
,
73.10 210 75048
553
8
3 3
1.1-81 b
','
81a2 6709 40254 6657 130431
isaion "7?
13 .iG 20 75070 61457
t
.1 u-64J..l 13876 6625 40950 6631 136527
.9 T4E4
.asion '178
14 ,iG
33 75572 6oU9 1 .45 T4E4
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5718 7604 46824 7577 135691
'ssion .':'7Q
73 ',iG
23 74875 55668
3
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,
6449 6775 40650 6569 130543
S::lion ':80
I] .,e 22 74800 57700 .3 .14 11-81 10407 6700 40200 7093 132500
.'Z7 hl-57
.. ssion ·"81
14 ,:0 Uo 75600 63440 1
T4E4 5950 7982 47692
9598 139040
a
(,;8 Gup....r-d 1000 o.ircr:l.ft
Bomb .ioJ.ehta,
.•N-J:81 ,.,.'" • - 265
b 10 r.ll't cnrric 32 iJ-57 G. • bombs.
•.N-:.tS7 G.P - 260
2. 4 llir ro.!'t corrio ]2 U-57 G• • bombs
T4E4 F. Cl • -
15 fJ'd
.::tircroft en ried 16 1.1-5 and 16 U.B1 bombo.
•.N-!l61i1l G (1NT) - 5
:J'l-rJ6t,;..l G h:>. (COIilp D) 550
IIJ<I.11
6£CII£7
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO. 82 to 90
EUECTIVj.NE?S OF
21 .\pril 1945
),Iissioo 82 M 73rd lUng M priDllry 'ltlrget - oita ..... irfield. KYUShu
MissiCll 8, -313th ;:ing .. prinnry 'l9r{s:et _ }@noya :East ":.irfield. KYU5hu
Mission 84 - 314 th rling M primary 'l'8rget - K,Bnoya .•irfield. }OrUshu
Mission 85 - T)rd "Jill6 - priLlary 'l'8rget - usa _\irfield, KfUShu
lJi,ssion 86 - 313th ',fing - prill'tlry 'lUrget - Kokubu ....irfield. KYushu
Mission 87 - 3l4th "ing _ prill'tlry Target - J{Ushira .lirfield. JOrUshu
Mission 88 - 73rd ·.,ing - prillBry Target - 'Itlchiarai _.irfield, KYushu
lJission 89 - 313th ':1ing - prilltlry 16rget - IZumi _.irfield, KYuShu
Mission 90 - 314th .ling - priDlU'y 16rget - Nittagahara _arfiold. KYushu
com OF l.1ISSICl'S
..... ircro.f t Bombing PI'illnry Targets. •• 217
percent Of Bombing ":.ircraft ..:.irborne ••• 86%
Demased. • • • • • • •• 30
percent of
"'lrcraft ...irborne ••••••••
percent or ••1rcraft on Hand ••
254

Lost • . . . . . . . . . rone
11.8%
BombS Droppod on prin:Jlry Targets.
Bomba Dropped on Other Targets ••
1071 Tons
100 Tons
erel')" r.lernber easualtieD. • • • •• NOllo
Bombing Results _ unsatisfactory to excellsnt. See BOl:lbina _.CCUI'QCy
puge for detailed in:fOrIlJltion.
SECRET
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82 _ 90
AIRCRAFT' PAil.'l'lCIPATING DATE 21 April 1945
I
TDE OF 'l'.AJ:E OR
TM OF Rl::l'lW
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499th Gp and 1 flight trom SOOth Gp.
6th Gp and 1 flight fram 9th Gpo
One tli8ht from oach of 29th. 39th and 330th Cps.
497th Gp ond flight frem SOOth Gpo
Supcr dumbo aircraft.
505th Up and 1 fliBh t from 9th Gp.
one fllgh t fran each of 29th, 39th and :J30th Gps.
h InoludoD 1 spare aircraft.
I 498th Gp only.
I 504th Gp only.
k 19th Gp only.
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.oiEJ<fi;;t
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)d.ae1C1l!f/J2 - 1 sbart of fuol.
ll1eoil2l. ,'1J3 - ,Ala abort of fuol.
1 .vo prop govornor out.
U1a81oa ,iS4 - l:Jo Dhart: ot fuel.
UlD
8
1CG::tI.5 - 1 ahort or tuel.
1 ¥o 011 abcrtose ongine and abort cC fuol.
!41a81Cl1l ,'!J6 - :i!.;./O ongine trouble.
4. :.Ie abort of' fuol.
U8Bl<:a #87 .. 2 unkDCIl7I1 reosonB.
1J18aion ,;:as .. 2 .Ve abort of fuel.
Minion /;.89 .. 2 .ve abort of fuel.
}Ji8sion /190 - t)l/JOti'l'O.
NCTE, XXI Bombar COIlmlnd Field order No. 60 callod tor tho fo11on1ng ef:fart far ·;;obese mi!:lsiona:
M1saion /)82 - .3 aqundronB.
MI..oion .i63 .. .3 squadrons.
Mission {;84 .. .3 squadronD.
M1sSion ,;85 .. .3 squodrona.
Mission .. .3 8quo.drO:lS.
Mission 1/87 .. .3 squadrOI13.
Hlesion Ilaa.. 2 squadrona.
1.118010n ,789 - 2 8quadro;\S.
f.j1aoion - 2 oqUlldrono.

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DATE 21 :.pril 194.')
BOIlBING RUN
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N.D. 817 204.3 653 163.3 88 22.0 76 19.0
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J.lissi n :!8h.
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500/1 F 01 8.5 lion. 705 141.0 630
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SfJo:I O.P. mst. Il.n. 570 14205 545 13b.2
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Mi13s1 n "86 I
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I
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OF BOl-laING OIl m nJ.RY 'I:.\roET
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85 46 22 182 8.8%
'5.9% 34.8%
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437 0
4 13 15 2B
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. -_.
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burato ond to score hits • .:.n inspection of the p.:lttern of burots, UDuolly oblong in
shape. is the only I008Suro for detcrminill{. aocur:lcy.
b Bomb hit.s scored on 111mi1\3 11no Oasis.
0' Hi t8 scored nrc based on G.P. bcmbs only.
(Notes continuod on next po.go). E;, Qrr g.1
11J!IlII
NCP1!II .,..tiDe'" • .1.1. -cfit 1JaIllLO'll) a.e tho oentor of Q reotangular bomb pattorn, tho follooing o::t1m9.too
.. bcIII>lDe a0CRlleV ... ... a,_
..ron in BOttlbins :.oaumey
ConoontoraUon of barbs in tnrgot area mkos it to sep::u'O.te Plttorns.
Dnp0881ble to conneot bomb po.ttern trlth individual J••P.
torsot aroa. m:J.koa it impossible to DoInratc p:l.ttorns.
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84
85
86
87
88
89
90
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2000
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7000
Bonb potter.:! "2
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1600
1400
8000
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ission

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- -
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.KORST
MISSIW
..
DATE
21 .\pr:il 1945
lIRCRAn' IDS! &II) DUUGI'J) PE.RSOIM:L CASUALTI!'S
AIRCIIAft LOST AIRCRAFt' DAMAGFl> PERSOJOO'L CASUALTIES
lim
-
DaY
IlII!JI! ACC.
UM-
--
-
Ace.
ONN UN-
TOTAL
TOTAL
.'SS-
WOUNDFJ> TOTAL
Ale AlA

0TIIDl
lal
TOI'AL
Ale AlA
A/j:

CUN5
OTHFll
KfI)WN MAJOR IHll'lR
PARTICI- UWD
II<: & INJURED CASUALTIES
1II!CIt. IECH. PATI Ki
solon 82
73 G
-
-
2
'"
-
1
- -
- 4 33
8
-
8alon !8;

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-
5
-
1 .
- - -
6
3
66
-
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3;:;
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-
6
- - - - - -
6
375
-
J'Rr.
1 Dolon
73 "
G none
-
- - -
- - - - - 349
-
I, OBion r66
313 Hone
- 3
1
- - - -
1
3 393
-
';fG
'8' Ew!on
314 11000
- 4
1
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-
1 1
5 547
,
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73 •
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-

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1
3
171 -
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314
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261
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.
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-
.
21 Be l;one 24 3
1 1 1 3 Z1 2835
None
liJi.l1JliOI
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,31
3,ID
15:21
2750
6150
,20
1:16
14.)8
>988
4:30
,)8
3.44
15:03
2823
6:29
:26
1:01
::.1.:37

1:0:;
14,29
2817
ole CClJlLETIN} 1:.iIOSION * 27 56 29 27
FLIGHT DhTiL
Avg. At Lo'l Altitu:l.e
Avg. 'fiue or Cli:.lb To BOI1b-
ing hltitu:k
Avg. TIne A.t Bo...lb1ng Alt1tu:l.e
Avg. Fl)1.ng 'l'i;::le
Avg. Distnr.cc Flo:m (muticul
Air li.il(.s)
FUEL CDtr,U:lPl'ION
CoruHu::d To Turgot:
n.T!, -.
_________ .. &: fUEL _-=.--r_-
/lB2 --;/83& S6 184 ;8'
73 .:1 313 ','1 J ii .1.

Ilicx.inw
llinL";1w
3784
42C9
3469
3983
41;17
)200
4109
4490
:l84O
Corumoed F'rOl.l Targot To Brtse:
(Ale i:ithout M!ilfunction)
No. Of

27
;:158
::309
1953
56
a60
21.33
1710
28
2311
2747
1808
26
2202
2.403
1825
Gons\.Coo Froct Tnrget To BaL.e:
(Ale Y,'it,.h Mr.lfu:::.ction)
No. Of Jl.1rcr:J.i't
Av£:r... go
l.4c.xinur:
l:iin1.:UD
None None 1
J085
3085
3085
1
2;:05
2205
2205
2
2686
2883
2490
Total Fuel
AverOb6
Mrub\J:\
M1ni.rJW
59.18
6J.Bo
57$0
6112
6556
5660
6319
6981
6061
6055
61.77
5705
6342
7065
5922
Total FlXll
Average
14axil:n:o
/Jird,7no
Avg. Per HOUl'
Avg. Gels. COrl6u:J6d Per Mile
801 798
1136 1275
305 4.DO
410.8 418.0
2.11 2.2
1107
18:;0
540
419·9
:':.21.
716
1077
293
413·9
2.03
H2O
1978
650
413.2
2.31
+---+----
TOT.llL FUEL (ISm OJ. J..IRBORUL Ale J..lJ590 199897 186612 183337
* Ale for fuel dd•.:t. are avcilnble. (Exclu::l.el> Ale lc.lciIl(; Ilt 1\,0 JLJn).
Ale, uhun a.t 11/0 JillU, IUl.d the follOl'ing Mounts of fuel l"(:LllJ.il"J.ng:
82 _ 1 hie data - J Ale - 1000, 1260, 1412 gals
Mission 84 _ 1 Ale - 1600 dills; Mission 85 - 1 tile - 982 gals; Mission 86
4 Ale - 978, 1050, 1090, 1100 gals.
6:05 6,55

1 :.(:0
.23
I
1
1
'02
I 1,06 1.38
1
1
5:11
15,14 114:40
: 2917
I
2868
I
-_. ...
Avg. Tiu\;l At Bombing
Avg. Flying 1.'ine
Avg. Distt:.nce FIO'oIll
Air ldill::s)
FUEL CO:tEUHPTION
Avg. Tina Lou Altitude
tvg. or C1iub !o
11% 1.ltitlLc
FLIGHT n,.TA & FUEL eORStl4PTION DL.T! 2l Aprill.
----- /lea I --. I. 3lr?"
73
1
:
5
,J.!!E I'
[.Ie COMPI.ETIIiG LISSION II- 22
FLIGHT Dl'..TA
ConsU.1l;;(} To '1'urgct:
il.vero.ge

Milli.r:nfl
Cons ,ned Fron 'fc.rgct '1'0 Bl'.so:
(Alc Malfunction)
No. Of Aircraft
J.verag(;)
!,io.x::.nu)
!.liril.l1.n
4035
4249
3642
15
21J4
<390
2026
39JO
4271
J628
12
2183
7.l;4l
1910
20
2205
2535
2160
ConsU:l.·d Fran. Tt:.rgct To Base:
(;;Jc Fit.h i,;c.l1'lmctlun)
2
2
2304 2474
'=.390 '<:561
2219 2387
6141 6496
6403 6942
Sg30 61S0
741. 949
lOSS
1210
/,77 500
401•• S 426.S
No. Of Jlircraft
Aver'ug!;:
l,;uxir.;m,
Minir.1UC
Totul Fu-l €
Average
Maxi!o1UJ
Mi nirlU1:l
Tobl Fuel ReL1uilJ.ng:
Averuge
Me.xinu:.l
M1niIJU.I
Avg. Gals. CO!lSul.lcd Per Bour
Avg. Guls. ConS1I.!lOd Pcr tHlc
5;-;5
959
330
420.5
" .11

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;..•.,:6
'fG'I'•.1 11L.L USED ON AIRBORNE Ale 122479 199875
IlllAI:
DIOII'I' DATA.
MISSION B2-9Q.
DATE 21 April 1946
Ill.
.- .- .-
·lVWGlllT .VERAGE .lVG 1IT OF FUEL AVERAGE iVERAGE GIIOSS
lmT .&IR:CUl'! IIISlC ft.
-
Ill. W IIlIIIl8
0' ..... FUEL LOADED IIIse. IlEIGIIT
.&IJIBmD
0'1/0
UlAD LIWlIIl LOADED LOADED (6 LBS PEJl GAL) lIEIGIIT
.AT TAlE 0"
Miasion #82
73 WG 30
75053 57520 19 - 064 10,165
6754 40524 6e31

.
Mission tle3
313 we
33 75051 61604
24.75 M64 13e245·· 6904 41424
6935 136655
Mission #84
'314 110
33 75
1
38 62119 21.3(, - T4E4 9.680
7434 44604
8435 137257
f.1ission des
7'3 \-\t
JO !! 75095 57834 19 - >160 10.165 6771 40626
7043 132929
;'(,6
313 we
35 ! 74439 61352 .43 - !-f611 12.534 6e96 41376 7442 135791
Mission #€7
314 WG 31 75254 60365 17.74 - 9.492 7433 44598 6275 135619
tJ88
7Jilti 21
75001 57292 19 064 10.165 6724 40]44 6703 132293
Mission #f9
313 1'IC 16 74900 61547 25.5 • "64 13.643 6885 41310 6594 136047
lliselen #90
314 ?'C
23 75600 62244 7 • M64
LB45 7445 44670 lln9 137844
12 - T4E4
!:. ExcludoD Duper..([umbo aircraft.
'" Bomb Vioight8: AN-f.!64 (T?'T) 535
TlIEiI 425

.ECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
\
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO.
91 - 95
22 April 1945
Miasloo 91 - 73rd - Primary Target - Izumi /.irfield. Kyushu
Mi8810n 92 - 313th ",;"ing - Primer:.- Target - KlJ..ahira :.irficld. KYWlhu
ll1a8ion 93 - 314th ,:ing - Pri:nary Target - tAiY6zaki .\11'f1eld. liYushu
1I18810n 94 - 7]rd ,iing - Primary Targot - Tanitam llirfield. J<yushu
!4iallion 95 - 31]th r,"ing - Primary Target - Kilnoya l.irfield, Kyuahu
D'FECTIVXNI!:SS OT MISSlom foOm' OF !USSIOIlS
Aircraft J..lrborne ••••••••
Porcent or J..1rcraft On Hand.
• 107
••••
• 26.8%
J.ircraft La> t • • • • • • . ••
Percent Of Lircraft kirborno
1


.L.lrcro.ft Bombing Primary Targets. •• f!7
Percent Of Bombing Aircre.ft J.1rborne • • 81.3%
Bomb3 Dropped On Primary Targets ••••• 369 Tons
Aircraft Damaged ••••••••• 21
Percent Of hircreft Lirborne ••• 19.6%
Bombing Rc.sults _ . Poor to excellont. Sao o.ccurocy page for
doia1l:::ld information.
Bombs Dropped On Other 'I'e.rsetB. • • • 2) Tons
Crew Member Casualtleo•••••• 11
Percent Of Total Participating

J.ircraft landing At r"o 111M••• 4
SECRET
.,--... - .......
.- ..
..
33ltD STATlSTlQAL UNIT
..
.lil.l1I!l<J:
J.:ISSlC>l 9' - 95
.lIBeRAI"l' DATE 22 Apr; 1
1911:5
J./c
TDIE OF 'l'.IJ:i: OD' TlMI:; OF RE1'lRN
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SZCCNDARY
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T.UJ=: OFF
[enNI::
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TJ.11G£T TJiRGEl' _GEl'S
MISSIOr- I El-'nCTM
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89.
J
1
I
21
I 21.,. Ih25 Zl 1505 22 Z I 0646 ZI
19
I I
1
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- 1
- -
1 1
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92 ..
2; J
3
I
18
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1429 ZI
1436
9

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0457 '2.\ 0631 Z \
9
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5
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1
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lasion "
81. 22 I
-
I 22 I • I 1430 zi 1521 • 1 0500 z I
0651 Z I 22 I - I - I
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1550 zI 1600 9 R I 0459Z 0620 Z I
18
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18
.
1
- - -
1 1
tUssion #9
48 25
- 25 • 1358 1538 • 0436 zI 0702 Z I 19 I - I I - I 19 I 6
400 115 8 107 21 AI" • 1358 1600 22 Apr 0420 Z I 0702 ZI 87
I - I
6
I
3 , I 96 I 11
and SOOth Groups only.
NOTEl Aircraft I.and ing 1. t Iwo Jima:
- 4 NOTE: XXI Be field 9rder #61 called for the
Super-dtunbo aircraft.
Mission 91 - 1 A/e carburetor malfunction. followinc; effort for, theso= mission:!:
9th and 505th Groups oLly. Mission 92 - 1 hie fuel transfer system Mission 1191 - ,2 squadrons.
19th lUxl 29th Groups only. inoperative. • #92 - \2 squadrons.
497th em 498th Groupa only. Mission 95 - 2 L.le battle damage. • #9'J - :2 squadrons.
6th Group em flights from 9th and 505th GroUJ:G.
• #94 - :2 squadrons.
#95 - 2 squadrons.

• .U.I1.lIU
_1lIOII .. AU. AIRC1W'T rULIHG TO BlJlB PRIllARY TAROET
WISSION 91 _ 95
DlTE 22 .Aurll 1945
_ lCAL aIlllRB
PIll__
nIGHT CONDITIONS amcr iCTIC* O'l\lER
i-u
-- - -
_.
- -
_.
BcDbod Eanbed Non- Bombed
Baubed Kon- 80mbed
Bombed
Btteo'Uft
-
streoU 0_ ltt.oU.. Seoondary Other Errectiv Secondary Other lffoeU.,. Qthfr
IUBII
" . 1
73
1
-
1
-
- -
- - - -
- -
- - -
YO
0
Mias n f.2
I

4
-
-
- -
5 b
- - - - - - - -
-
Miss n "",

-
- - - -
- - - -
-
-
- - - -
n ""4 Miss
73 - - -
-
- -
- -
-
- - - - -
-
VG
n fa, Hiso
313 5 - - 1
- - -
-
- -
- - - - -
VG
5
-
21 10
-
1 1 -
- -
- - -
- - -
3C
Maintenance orror.
Lir crow error.
JiI;.li.8I;1
0
.ILl JIll .Ii .t
IlUS3ION 91 - 95
, .
IlA'rl!
22 April 1945
BOMBING RUN
_ B<JI8B1l
TIII& or RELEASE
.ALTITUDE or REl.li:A5 VLSt\A.L BOMBII-)J
MOAn BC64BIhG Ie OPERA.fiD BYa
';e
Dli01>PJm
Ale Slgbtine: For Ale
A/e
N.c
_or""""""
fro,.
Dropping Sanbing
Dropping
8lJl1lS
1ar11e.t lAtest Lowest Highest on e-l "'nw
R&D Range
Lo..,"i;e
by !.em A!e

1S8100 #.
b\lD1 J.lrfield

19 2252 Z 2305 z 16000 18000 2
- 17
- -
2 17
i
Shimizu 1 2131 Z .
16200 . 1
- - - -
1
-
'#

KUahira

9 2259 z 2346 z 16000 16600 2
- 7 - -
2 7
Kllnoye ••irfie1:1
50!
2344 Z 2345 z 15400 16500
- - 5 - - - 5
Uasion tJ
Miyazaki l.irfield P 22 2235 Z 0010 Z 14000 1750 3
-
19
-
- 3
19
llssion #

Tomdtako J.irrield P 18 2236 Z 2336 z lch50 1750 2
-
16
- -
2 16
;
lJ.(
I
1595 15 2 17 I
Kanoya J.lrfield P 19 2234 Z 2345 z 15350 2 2
- -
I
I
74 11 76 I Primary Tnrgats
B7 2234 Z 0010 Z 14000 1800 11 2
-
-
,
(i.irflelda 1n KYushu)
.

Bombed \V1th 313th '.:inf fon tion - Mssion #95.

-
.
• •

7
.
hi
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Ph .:;;; 'in: _ _ __
_ 0
.ll :: MlSSION 91 - 95
D I a ROB 1 T ION 0 1 B 0 M B S DATE J.pril 1945
I'tTZ& UlUD (I( ,.... RELEA.SED ON TARGETS
TIIK • IkBNI &lIGBAft JE'M'ISONED RJ:."I'UftHED UHKNOMN
V&.laHl CI BUlB SBTTDfG PRDU.RY L.R. &: T.O. •
No. ' .... 11 No. No __"'0 "'0 Tone No. 'rODe No Tona I "'0 I "'.... IU
.AN-U64 500# G.P. Inst N.D. 357 89.2 323 £. ',$. 0 17 4.2 17 4.2
None 36 hr
Mlssio
.t.N-M64 G.P. Inst N.D. 304 76.0 156 39.0 73 18.3 75 !P.?
None 36 hr
#CJ':l
J,R-M64 SoO/! G.P. Inst N.D. 379 94.8 362 90.5 .. - 17 II.)
None 1 -24
hours
MissiO! t,!o4
AN-t!64 500/1. G.P. Inst. K.D. 306 76.5 306 b 76.5 - - ¥-
None 36 hr. __
'.!isaio I/Qr:.
ll.N-M64 SOCii G.P. Inst . .N.D. 431 107.8 330 82.5 _.. 101 25•.)
f- None )f> hr.
k 1.1H!64 SOerl C.P. 1777 444.3 14n 369.3 90 22.5 210 52.5
I
e. 6 banbo rolooso: safe D. tarE t th omplote arr:ling ires.
E. 24 bo:Ji>o roleas safe 021 '\'lit brokon u· 'es.


MISSIOtB 91 - Q5
D/l.TE 22 II pr1l 1245
AOOURACf OF B(Ml;IN:; ON mIMhRY TAHGET
BCIIIS _
BCIIB HITS .AlIJ DI8'fAIID JR(II ADlIKJ POINI' :lC HI'IS SCORED ';","ITHIN 1000' %HITS SCORED r:ITHIN 2000'
i
1JlI..... <II
0V!Il TO TOTAL H.E. ITO Tar/.L H.E. TO TOTAL H.E. ITO TOT/.L H.E.
.
o - 500' SOO'alDOO' 1000'4000' 1000
1
.'000' 3000' TcYrJ.L
H.B. row. RElEllSEJl Bct.1BS sconm
BCI>mS RElEo',sEJ> Bct.mS SCORED
11 _ 1'-1IIlli Ai
'old
r.G
323 323
10) 91 ff7 21 21 ,2, 60.0%
I
60.0:1
I ErI.o:I I
ErI.o:I
iii.. _•
Ilahirn A rfiold

15/>- 156 22
23
8
-
-
53 29·0%
I
84.9%
I
,4.0% I
100. Ol
,
_ M.VAzaki
irfioJd
J4 io"G I 362- 362 4 26
71
I
32 7.l 172 6.,%
1
17.4%
I
18.5%
1
39.0%
_ T
bmitaka irtioM
\'-0 I 306-1 306
I
ll5
1
II
I
-
I
-
I.
-
126 41.2%
I
100.0%
I
41.2% I
100.0%
lova Ai fle:ld
!J "0 1 330-I 330
1
II
1
26
I
32
1 19 I
13
1
101 11.2%
I
36.6%
I
21.0;:
I
68.)%
-
lay""
I;\)4 -
action are
O. 003 J!95 - 165
1noluded butl not scored. Number ot b ,8 with daley fuzo sottings f these masio: are: #92 - 99 J f193 - 1S4.
thel MPI (Meerl Point or
'1vod ct.
,ct) as tbe hnter at a the follpt1ing ost1lllotos pn bombing ace
Errors in Bombing
,y
Mission #91
Mission #92
MiBs10n tJ93
Mblclon #94
t,tln"d"'n
BemtJ Pattern III BonD Pattern tt2
2300 ft fran J.P 2550 ft fran I..P
400 ft fran AP 500 ft from J.P
2250 ft fran I.P 2750 ft fran AP
Impossible to determine separate patterns
l(l(l f'+ f'To ....... l.tOO ft from /'0
from strike photos.
.EgRET m=w _
DATE 22 bpril 19h5
lIReRAn' IA)Bf All) 1'WUdn\ PE.RSONNEL CASUALTHS
". lLttecJl;ted an er.lergency lllOOing \'hen #3 engine also failed em aircraft creshed into Na-vy plane on the fiold.
6 crerl meclbtlts injured seriousl.}'; 5 others incurred minor injurioo.
nJlClWT UlST lIReRAFt' DWGFD PERSONNEL CASUALTIFS
lET
.-....
IIIII!
,ce.
.... IIa!
-
-
Ace.
0"
.....
TOTAL TOTAL
.'SS-
WOUNDED TOTAL
Ale 1/,
Ale a a 0\'IIIIl
I_I
!OrAL
1/e 1/, 1/j,a
a
COlti
OTHUl
KI«l1!'
MAJOR IlIN:>R
PARTICI- KILLED
II(; &I INJIItED CASUALTIES
1/, IECH. IECH. PAT] t(j
73
iii sion '01
""
_.
2
4
-
.
-
- - - 6
255
- -
- -

Mi sion /02
en
'0"
.
2 .
-
- - - 2 210 -
- -
- -
lAi ian
iao
14
No.. 1
7
•u
.
-
.
- - - B 251
- - - -
Mis ian ia"
73
Nan. e ,
;;G - -
.
- - - 215 -
.
- - - -
Mia ian
"'
113 -
e
- 1.
-
1 1
3
I
Ir;c
- 1
- -
- -
e
2
3 266
- - 11 11
[1 .
- -
1
- 1
4 16
Ie
- 1
- - -
-
2 19 1197 -
- 11 11
,
-
' .

__rrlQ1 AND AllWN1Tla; ElU'ENlllME

lllklllI

laSSIW 9
1
- 95
D.mi: 22 April 1945
>20IlC
A'l"l'4CBll
... 10/0 IDD<ClDII • Ilo\IIAG>D
50 CALlBm ~ l T I W ElCPnWI'!UlE
tt;:rr
A/C
llX B/A 'l'llSca
-
BUll. . ~ Fll<ED IN
=
a;
SI..4m2J
-. .aDD -,
cx>=
FDlED
mrTI.salDl
LOOT J./C
TC'L\L
IMission W91
73 ;;Q
~ 51
-
2 1 23700 2408
- - 26108
Wssion W92
1J:lG 60 8
-
1
- 2 6 ~ 2670 42.00
-
9495
mssion
W9'
1400 29 3
- -
- 7120 1870
- - 9590
!lisoion lOb
73 '"
.
- - - - -
2852 2000 .
4852
las ion
9'
13 ,;0
32 12 1 1 1 8450 1800 .
6000 16250
TOTAL 146 74 1
4 2
42495 11600 6200 6000
66295
To""
1 1 1
ZeD .
2 1
• ".-
,
tified
.:ilikllli:1.
FLIGHI' DATA & FUEL COfl)tIlPTIOR
Df.TE 22 jJlI'11 11)8 ,
18 I
6,17
,)7 I
,52
1),50
2896
6,)5
,26
1,19
15104
2S26
6,32
,3D
1,00
14,52
2753
6,29
:23
18 30 19
1:25
15:03
2980
1/91 1/92 • 95 1193
73rd ·17ing 313 l7irw 314th llil1lll'
COI'lS\IIled To Tllrget:
I
IAlc COMPLI!.'TlOO r.:ISSION *
IFLIGHT DATA
Avg. 7ime At Low Altitude
Avg. Til:I.e Of Climb To Bomb-
ing Altitu::l.e
Avg. T1.c.e At Altitu::l.£
Av/;. Flying Tille
Avg. Distnnc-:: Flown (Nnutica
I Air Miles)
IFUEL CORSULlPTION
Averllge
.axin""
Minioun
C'JI1BlZlcd hOD. Target To 8o.se:
(Alc rithout Yalfunction)
No. Of Aircraft
Average
Max.imun
Yinil:ll.ID.
COI'lS\IIled FrOD. Targot To Base:
I (Ale i1ith !IIali'unction)
No. Of Aircraft
40'!8
4363
3781
17
2263
2430
2082
1
2696
2696
2696
3878
29
2209
2400
19.20
I
I
.230.2
2302
19
2.222
2427
1983
'0'"
18
2262
244S
2015
No'"
1
I
I
I
I
Total Fuel Used:
Average
: Yaximu::l

6373
6765
6098
6.287
6692
6005
6346
6730
6005
6117
6520
5619
Total Fuel Rer:u:l.ining:
1194
1455
8ll
Average
958 1083 1095
Mmd.J:llD 1198 1394 1621
IUnioUJ 635 7'08 685
I Avg. Ge.1s. COI1SUJed Per Hour 423.4 422.7 aLl 442.3 i
II- 2._.14_--+__2_._2_8-+__2._.2_5_-+. __ I
I, TOTAL FUEL nsED ON AlRBORNE AI 136774 217778 luI765
';t NC for which fuel dab. nre availublc. (Exeluics Ale leming c.t 1170 JiJ:m).
Illllll
DIGB'l' DATA
MISSION 91 - 95
DAt'E 22 "nrll 1945
Ill.
A_ A_ AftIIWII • lYWGI IT A....GE iVG lIT OF FUEL AVERAGE• iVl&GE GROSS
mm
AJlC!RlP'!' BASIC 11'.
-
Ill. W IIlIIIIS 0' IIlIIIIS FUEL UlAlJEIJ Mise. WEIGHT
ADBllRIIE
0' "'0
LQ&I) r.o&IlID UlAlJEI) UlAlJEI) (6 LBS PER GAL) lIEIGHT AT TAKE orr
Il1ss1on 191
73 VO 21 !; 75562 50515 17 - M64
9095 7370 44220
7200 136077
l!lssions Q2 0<
313 Vo 43 ~ 74860
60905 17.5-"64
9363 7371 44226
7316
135765
IHSSlon 193
314 \1G 22
75700 61376 17. 23-H64 , 9217 7428 4456G
7591 137076
lHasion 194
73 \IG
15 !; 75662 59678 17 - f.l64
9095 7311 43866
6717
'353""

Excl
sa S.. _R__..... k ..
cenT .
§'1J!I.U.
M:1It1 OM 10 70 tbrou«h Ps
Al£!!.ll
fIELD ORD::.R litriBER 58. AIRFIELDS II' nusHU
l4APS FOR PLOTTING: Japen Aviatioo Chart 11218,880
nIYAzt.KI Airfield: BOO::oiJ Lit1:o-Yoowc. ATee.
"..
llT'i"i'..\G.A:lAP..,\ Airfidd: Litho--Joaiae Crs:JI.A.'tACHt) l1rt1e1d.
KANOIA - Eo.st Airfield: Litho-Uos1a.c WOD - East l:1rt1e1d.
IWIOYA Airfield: Lithtr:4osisc KAKOn Airfield Target 10. 13".
TACHIARAl Airfl.aldl
L 1nt.elligence reports ttw.t Q great nlL'!lber of aircrtlft are CD
uirfie1d enroute to the OY.INA,:,?A ::.ron. If succes"ful. bolllt'....ng CUl
be Elccol:nllishiid using f:,,[..g. bo;'lbs it. would hinder the eno:::JY in dis-
patching nircrnft to crer>_ \'/here the invllsioo is being carried
out by forccs.
Alij[NG POINT REFr.RENCf.:
IZUUI Airfield:
KOKUEU Airfiuldl
CO!.! rat XV.! C('II,l
TO: CO'l GF,l1 7)RD WING
co'' GFlt JIJTH HOM rUG
C("I'.{ GEN J14'Mf OOM 'llING
2. Tilt:: D:I BollGoo lltte.cko uirfield insWlat.ions on the isle.nd of KYUSHU.
J. a. '?3rd ring attacks IZlf-.11 or.d TilCHlAF.lA airfields.
(1) Primar)' Visuu.1: Bullish (IZUiU l,irfie1cl)
AI/lING POI'IT (HPI)
105095
091090
/\XI:) Of;' ATTACI:
310 true
310 degrees true
FORCE R:,(1Umrn
1 !:lqumlroo
1 soundrca
Route:
Br.se
Wing 1 (Depnrture Peint)
- IJ12lE
J146JON - 1J045Jas (IP)
Target
Ri€ht turn u.fter 10l'.-,/'inl':: targot
1..,0 Jllllll.
!In,.
Prl:nnry Padl'r TnrEct: gen'RIlcll., KOKUBU Airfiu1d
Pf'It!i (MPI) AXIS OF ATTACK
FORCI:' FFflUlP..F:D
061024
056017
61 t,ruo
61 dogrucs true
1 sqUildron
1 squ.... dron
141/5
2"""""......
A'U.s OF .\TT.\C1C
263 degrees true
2?0
270 1"l'll
:louts:
Tachiarsi airfield
33061i - 13026:&
325730. - 13014E (I?)
Target

Rout.e:
053107
0l209:l
Izumi airfield
3147N - l2'I49'
312611 - l3OO9JOS (IP)
Tar!;et
Ba••
l'fing A/<lcombl", Zone 1 (Depart\ll'tl Point}
J243N - 1J213JOS
JJ2411 - 1JlJo2:l0l (IP)
T:.rzet
Iwo Jima
Base
Radar Target: f"'1'.ARL!8S (QIura airfield)
Route:
(2) Prinary Visual targetl
ArTI/} !'OM (nt)
(5) Intervalometer setting: 100 feet.
(6) Time control: }'irst squadron \,,111 leave deuat'ture point
at "0" hour.
(3) Altitude of attack: 15.000 feet.
(4) Boob load: 260 lb. Frag boobs fused instantaneous noe8
non delay tail.
FWD OllD!!ll NO. 5A (Continuocl)
b. )l)th "ling attac
1
(s Kokubu and j(anoya - Snat Airfield
(1) Prinary ViSIl....ll: Fauish (Kanoya - East Airfield)
'-Y.IS OF ATTACK.
070117
103122
27J Degrees true
273 Degrees true
1 &uadron
1 Squadral.
R:;.nte:
Sa..
"l'ing A.... Zone 1 (Deo;l.rtllre point)
312211 - lj121J-;; (IP) .
Target
!.!.elke riV1t t',rn nfter leaving tarr.et to rno Ji.'!14.
B... se
Route:
Prwry Radarl Barranca (Kakubu. a1Z"tuld)
AD'lI«l POINT (l1P1)
Kokubu airfield
Direct to !Y.u·d airfield
If pri:nary visUl\l target impossible to bClllb vieua1.l7 tbI
:secondary visual target be bcabed vieua.lly it possible.
061024 342 Depoeea tIw: 2
(2)
Pri.'nlU"Y V1eual:
B.......... (X___)
·\DZOO POINT (1'1'1) AIIll at ATTACK
061024
Route:
Baae
"ina "-1>' .... 1 (»aport.... :'otaU
)l2lJQI - l3l2lI
312SJ(J1 - J3lJ4B (I?)
Target
Turn ri&bt altar 1-"toraft
I.o Jima
Bu.
Secondlll'7 V1..suPIlI
ADmlG l'O= (lIPI) I.'US f1I A'!T!.cr
105095 315 Degrees tine
1_
091090 315 Degrees true 1_
Radar T r ;..;;t: as Prtaary V1S\18l.
If prir.lary visu..1.1 and secondary Yiaual to bomb
visually the primary radar target will be bCllllbed by radar •
.\nmKi PODrr (NFl)
063024
A-US OF ATT.\CK
61 Degrees true 2 Sc:uadrons
!fouta:
Izumi airfield
314711 - 12949E
3126N - 13009308 (IP)
..et
(J) ..It.:.tudc of at.tack: 16.0CX> feet.
(4) Bomb load: 260 lb. bombs fuaed instantaneous noae
and non delay tail.
(5) Intervalomqter settine: 100 feet.
(6) Time control: Brst s ,nadron will leave Dep<Lrture roint
nt D hour plus 15 minutes.
1 Squadroa
1
1 Squadron
l' Dc.--;nee t.nle
.\ as at Aft CI
1> ns OF ;.'I1'••CK
, 340 DO,7eos tMJO
340 Degrees true
340 true
HIS CF ATT CI
.DlING POINT (I!PI)
070097
048105
028038
Route I
AIllIHG POM (;0>1)
071085
Primar:" Radar:
s.:r:p:c "'lQnrr
Route:
Uili1!11
053064 200 Dtt.:7Ms true
Route: Crews will be inatructed to appl"OUlb OIl tftc1k
200 degrees tI'\lEl. &&t. bcabiDg relUlt.. at
Uiyazaki can be obtained b7 balIb1n£ 1ft an eutel"l,r' tr
"esterly heading. 'ft:te lac:k at adequate !pIe DeceN1tatM
the selection ot axis sGleeted. Lead m-.., be brteI..
to deviate 1'ra!I briet" rods to bc.ielb on an easterlT bMcUnc
if visability pcmits early rueogniUon or the tarpt 8IIll
turn 1'iill not jeopardize tho success of the bClIIb na.
....
ning 1..._1> Zone 1 (D............ _)
JOSON - 13104E
)1251/ - 13ll4E (IP)
Target
Iwo J1ma
....
(2) Prwry Visual: Checkbook (K.•no18 cdrlield)
C. 314 l'fing will attack Nlt.ta....... and. IIIIIoJa w,fl,ollI.yi
(l) Priaary Viaual, B••hing (.It_a1rn.1d)
FND Olrrll N(). 58 (Continued)
Ba""
Ning Assembly Zone 1 (Departure Point)
)050' - 1310))OE (IF)
Tarfot
I'aka loft turn after loavina target
Iwo Jimn
Base
Pri.Jll.ry RcdAr Target: Barrtmca (Kokubu airfield)
(5) setting: 150
2 &-undrons
1 Squ:1dron
350 Degrees true
350 De3l'ccs true
. n'ru; romT (" 1'1)
061024
056017
(3) ,Utitude of attack: 18.0CX> fcot.
(4) Ballb load: 500 Lb. F'r<lg chaten Iused to open IDCX:l It.
b.:low aircraft.
a. (1) XXI BOlD C::o SOl &.Cd SOP for strike repc:II'U,
and IFF proeooure. St.r1ke repert 110. 1 w111 be
5. CClIIIlUn1catlona:
rU:;1.f'btf
I!O'm'.()l£RY
O/OPNS
DIS'I'RIBUTION: 2 ea wing
(6) T1I!le control: Fir... oquadr'" 1IUl
"t D hour plus 1,5 Jdmrt,...
X.
(1) "011 n81' and "0" Ibur: 1'/U3OlCo
(2) U.taod or attack:
4.
a. No chane••
b.
Tacticel Uission No,
(,,
~ a W . '/0
(2)
"""'...
71
(l) .........
72
(4)
,...
'13
(S)
-
74
(6)
-
7S
HUll
FmJ) O'l!l1!R 110. 58 (Continued)
FIELD ORDER NUIotEER 59 AIRFIELOO OM XYtBIIJ
~ n p s fOr ?lottlng: Japan Aviation Char\:
1. IzUlli Airfield: XII B_CO_ Lito..
Airfield area.
By Aut!l of
tj£01o I
4, omura Airfield:
849" •
5. Kanoya - East Airfield: Litho KOs180 "1:8D01'_ -
East Airfield".
6. Knnofll Airfield; Litho llosiae" KaDr'IJ'l Airfield
Target NO. l37B'.
7. Nlttagahare Airfield: Litho Mosiae Nlttagahara
(Tsumemaehi) Airfield.
2. Kokubu Airfield:
Airfield- •
3. Taehiarei Airfield:
Taehiarai Airfield".
Aiming ?oint Referenoes:
§.&1l.B.1.1
FROU: COM GEN XXI BaM GOY
TO: COiJ GEN 730 Beat lUNG
CCU GEN 313TH BOLi "ING
COlt GEN 3l4TH BOO \fING
INFO: 3D ?HOTO RECON SQUAIIWN
8. Miyazaki Airfield: XXI BomCom Litho Masiae
llMlyo.zaki Area" •
1. Omitted.
2. Tha ZXI Born :om attacks airfield installations on Kyuahu
on I'D" Day.
3. a. 73d'lIing:
(1) .-'rimary Visual: Bullish (Izumi airfield).
Aiming Point (J4?I) Force Required
105095 1 Squndron
091090 1 Squadron
Primary Radar; Same as Primary Visual target.
(2) primary Visual: Aghast - (Tachiara airfield)
Aiming Point (HPI)
053107
032093
Force aequi red
1 Squadron
1 Squadron
151/4
Il..l ll. aI. Z
Primary Radar: l'earl••• -
Aiming Point
084018
(3) Alt.itude enroute to "'arpt:
teet. and 4 ,000 to 4,800 t ••t or 100 t."
top or clouds.
(4) Altitude ot attack: 15.000 t .....
(5) ASseliblyareas:
(a) For target 1..1:
3aiON - 12930£.
(b) For tarset Taab1ar!: Ck1D0-8h1aa.
13234!.
(6) 260 Ib fral bombs to ext.nt
dar will b. 250 Ib G, bolb.. ru.l..
.. 111 be Instantaneoue nOlle and DOD ..
(7) IntervalQaeter 8.tt1n&:
(a) 260 Ib Frage - 100 teet.
(h) 250 Ib GP '. 75 t ••to.
b. 313th ijomb
(1) Primary visual target: Barranca (Kakuu air-
field).
Aiming point (MFI)
06102 4
?rlmary radar target same.
yorce Requ ired
Z Squadrons
(2) Primary visual target Famish (Kanoya-Eaet
airfield).
Aiming Point (MPI) Force 6equtred
(3)
070117
103122
?rimary radnr target
Aim! ng Point (MPl)
061024
Altitude on route up:
5,000 _ 5, aJO feet, or
1 Squadron
1 squadron
FOrce Required
2 Squadrons
2,000 - 2,800 feet, and
500 feet on top of clOUds.
(4) Of attack: 16.000 feet.
(5) Assembly area:
(a) For target Kokubu - Kino-Shima Island
(:50060N - 12%6E)
§. Id'-IH.l
Jl. ll. lUI ll. ~
(b) For target Kanoy. East - ...,
Take-Shima Island (3Ol8H .. UOI
(6) Bomb load: 260 Ib trag bomb. to exten\ •
able, remainder .111 be 250 GP'e botoh
instantaneous nose and n o n - d . ~ t.all.
(7) tntervalometer setUna:
(8) 260 Ib rrags - 100 feet.
eb) 250 Ib GP 18 15 feet
c. 314th Bomb "!'lng:
(1'
Primary visual
target:
Checkbook (Kanoy_ air-
field).
Aiming
Point.
(MFI)
070007
Primal'Y
Radar target.:
Aiming
point
(OPI)
061Qa4
I Squadrons
(2)
primarJ' visual target.:
BuahlftC Nattagabara
airfield.
Aiming ?olnt (UPI)
Force ReCfJlred
0'71085
1 Squadron
Primary
radar
target:
Neckcloth (Kiyasakl air-
Held) •
Aim10g
Point (!<PI)
Force Required
053064
1 squaciron
(3) Altitude
enroute:
3,000 feet to 3 , 800 reel. and
7,000 to
7,800 fl.,
or 500 feet on top of clouds.
(4) AltitUde of attack: 18,000 feet.
(5) For target Kanoya: west side of two-shima
Islands (3047N - 1301BE).
For target Nattagahara: North side of Kishika-
Shim.. Islan:is (:3000N - 13104E).
(6) Bomb lOad: 500 Ib frag clusters fused to 0t>en
1,000 feet below aircraft.
(7) Intervalometer setting: 150 feet.
x. (1) "D' Day and "T" Hour: Ailprox1mately but no
later than IB090OK.
(2) Method of attack: By squadron in column.
4. a. No change.
Jl. Il. UU.1:
b. Tactical Kls810n No.:
(l) Allbast - 76
(2) Famlab ~ 77
(3) Chockbook _ 78
(4) Bulllsh - 79
(5) Barranoa _ eo
(6) Bushi .. - 81
5. a. (l) XXI Boa cea SOl &ad 800 tor a.a.
oontact r090rt.a and lJ'I' pro........
port _9_ 1 .111 be 08.4.
i/lJ!Jofl,
DfOPIlB
DI8TIUBOUOII: 8 Ila "1..
2 Sc; uv,droos Bet1f'gen T Plus 120
"!in cl T Plus 165
"in.
.3 Sc!u"'ldt'CbS Between T pl.. 60
!tin It T PI_ 105
"n.
mlCI.'.e
§EC(J!DW'
K'noyn Airfield
PRHL\RY
Tachl::rl Airfield Knnoyu Eu:1t .iir-
field
Usu Airfield Kl1noyn f irfield
01k .arfieId
ll.li£lllll
2. The:.o:l BoIIb::-r CO!Illll'lnd u.tnckll alrtielde aDd a1.rtH14
the islt:nd or KyuBhu.
). o. The 73rd 1fing Ilttrcks 01\0., Oao., PJId ftCbiari
FIELD ORDER HtJtJBER 60 AIRFIELDS IN K'1JSHU
IflFO: C03RD FIlOTO S()
1. indic:\ws oncnr;y ccoeentratim of a1rcftlt to be..
tho.. Kyuahu fields nt tb,} present tt... Sltuo.Uca at (IId.-
critlcc.l.
F'RO!-l: CON GDf m EICII COM
TO: cem GEtl 7.3P.D BON PING
CO!.1 CEM Jl)TH OOM "ING
ce', GIll 314TH 1m 'FlNG
b. The 31,3t.h Wing j;unoyo East Airfiold, Kokubu {,lrfield, hWll1
Targets:
PRIM..\FY FORCE RIDUIRED TUIE CtX1TROL

F...'l.st J.lrficld
.3 SqU!ldrons Between T Plus 60 'lin
:'>.!ld T Plus 105 Min
Kokubu Airfield
.3 Squ.'l.drons Betl"'Oen T Pluo 120
/tin r..nd T Plus 165
Min
I zu:ni Alrfi",ld
2 Squndrons Between T r.nd T Plus
45 IUn
c. The J14tJl Wing ntt.ncka Kl'.nnJ8. Airfield, Kushiro. Airfiold rnd
llitt:J.cnhnru Airfbld. Targets:
PRr;.wn FORCE RF.C'IHI1EO TI\IE CONTROL
KWlCyn Airfield
3 Sq\C1drOllS
Betweon T T Plus
45 rUn
Kl13hiru 1-'irfiold 3 Squv.drone Between T Plus 120
nnd T Plus 165
.in
lUttuganoro. Airfiold 2 Sql.llldrons Bot'll'oon T Plus 60
]in .lnd T Plus 105
'din
159/2
41£1111
3. x. Aiming Point (MPI): UPIls w1ll be telected. .... tbat
will be distributed on Itmdlrli striPi. ftlIIPI, lUI4 •
cdjucent to rnmps.
Alt1tMe or Attcek.: Bet1fOltD 12,000 llDd 18,000 ten.
Al t.1tude Enroute: Odd nltl tudes enroute to t.ara'e". ad
t,1tudcs roturn1ng !'TOIII target.
Bomb Lord: Lond each r..1reraft. with tull load: of 500 lb QP
f'used ::.s follon:
1 &o.b: 1 Hour Del.ro'
2 Bolllbit 6 H0\Ir8 D81Q'
J BOlllbli I 24 to 36 Houre De1.a7
Bal:mce of Louch IDatcDtnDeoua Doee aDd. ........J'
hoIIIbs nlt.8rrw t1Jlg 1:11 ru.e tJJ-. ee- delq to ..
';'lhere supply of lcmg dolAJ' tuea ;
use fwKta in lcoger _lea,. u- obt,
ready 10llded iD nire1'aft .., be INbn1tuW "'-
Time Control: D Day cpd T Hour il 2l07)QI:.
i.Sethod of Attock: B7 1D. col_.
4. c. !lo chMGe
b. T&ctlcll NumbQr:
82 - CaBlet No. 1 - Oitn
83 - Fe.cdsh 110. L - Kt:noyn Enst Airfield
84 - Chockbook No. 4 - ItfInoyn Airfield
85 - Blowzy No. 1 - Usa Airfield
86 - Bnrrr-fiC.Co. No. 1 - Kokubu Airfidd
87 - Acroacope - Kushirv.
88 - l'[l"host - Tachinrvl Airfield
89 - Bullish - Airfield
90 - Bushing - Nittngchnru Hrfield
5. COC'lUIlicc.tlcns:
n. (1) XXI Bomber Commnnd SOl for SOP for strilw reports emtnet
reports end IFF procedurt:!. Strike report No. 1 "ill be used.
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q·)NTGWEFlY
n!OPNS
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LEnAY
em.; GEN XXI BQ;{ COM
DIS7RIBUTIOH: 2 en i'ing
FIELD aiDER NUU:BER 61. AIRFIEWS II D1JSHU
11.£111
..........
...-
(..... -13....'
'Ol'CO Req\l1red
2 SqlladroD8
2 Squadrona
.. (302" _ 13(301)
Izumi Airfield
Tomitaka Airfield
Pr......
Auembly pointl OIclno-Shtaa
J.ssolI.bly Point:
Kanoya airf1o1d
Kushl.... airfield
Priml,ry
Tbe '73d Willi attaaka Ia.t CHOU .. uoa) ... "''"...
(32241 _ 131361) airfield. f"setal
..
c. The 31'th Wing attacks Uiyataka (3153N • 13121£) airfield,
target I
INFO. co 3D Pfl)TO RECOil SQ
C'lP58
b. The 313th Winr; attacks Ianoy. (3122J1 _ 13050£) airfield.
Iushlra airfield (3125M _ 13065B).
a. The XXI 80lIber eo..ud attalb airlU1" .. drtleW SMt:a11I:
on the hI aM of lyuama.
1. Intellle;ence iruUcatoa CODCentratloa. rtf a1r'Oratt to ....
on the lyuabu fteld. at the pre.ont tl_. S1'tU&t1oD. at Cldn_
remains oritioal.
FJII:I1l COl! G&Jl IXI BaI COlI
TO I Ct1I an ,aD BCIi \to
COIr.:. GSti 313TH Bell 'NO
COl CEIl sHott IQI m
Primary Foree Required
Illye.uka 2 SqulldroDll
Assembly Point I Tanega-Shima (30S0N 1310tE)
3. X. AiIIling point (JlPI) I !JPI's .111 be nleeted such that bOlib
will be distributGd on strips. ramp., and on
adjacent to ramps.
Altitude en route: Odd altitude" en route to tarr;et. and __0
altitudes returning from target.
BOQb Load; Load each aircraft with full load of SOO lb GP
bombs fused a8 folloWl1
1 Bomb;
.2 I
3 BOlllbll;
1 hou.r del s.y
6 hourI delay
24 to 36 hours
1 Bomb:
3 BOlllJI:
delay
.2 bouTS delay
12 haUNt delay
a.. (1) UI "'.1" Oem,........ aDI,ftjr
reporta ..... IPP prooe..... .ae
.....
ao..,I_ ..
Miut._ ..
Jll••to ..
Mtus-. ..
Ill ..
JllRllt
of Loadl Inatu.taDeou. DOlI' ......
Load beua a1tel'tUlti. by tua. two, OM ..1 ..
tAnoou.. Where aupply of 10lIl dea., , "'-d,
... pruOr ibed u.. tUliO' in I ....,. del.,. , ..
TiM Controh D Do.y aDd. 'I' bDIar 11 ...:SO .au..
tLircnJ't .boula be lolld.a '0 .. to 1l11ow 1.000 p1 II ...1IlIII
rea.rYe.
to. ... Ho Ch&ft&e.
b. hua1 AlP • BulU.,b 10...
luahir.. AlP- - Aero,cope 10. 2
1I1J1l1-.b AlP_- Iookclo'th h. 1
TaJ. taka AlP Skewr 110. 1
x...,. Io/P ..........k •••
5. ee-U111catiou I
Distributionl 2 Eo
lJOUTGO!.iERY
D/CPNS

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17, 18. 21. 22 April 19a
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General. 'l'wanUe-th .lir Foree
General. XlI Beaber eo-U14
Deputy Com&anlIer. Twentieth Air Poroe
Chiof or Staft. '1"ftDt1eth &ir Porce
Chief of St.tt. IXI Baaber eo....
Deputy CIS. Cpu. nI Beaber c-.1IOA4
Deputy CII. Sup • lIa1Dt. :Dl 80IIbltr a__
At: of S, 1-20 m Beaber ee..ud
(leDiraI. Arwy Air PalOU
AttHI AC/AS. lDtelli&Ol108
Ccama:oder 1D. Ch1af'. P&Gitio Coed M.
e--.ndn 1D Chief. PacUlo 00-.. jftIIlII
Chiet or "val 0p0r&t10M. CI'-H-Y
Joiftt Intelll..- Ceat:er. 'aetna 0Hu. IJIwJI
c-.aaDder Air Porce. ' ..011'10 n._ ..... 'C.
Cc.uDl!er. Firth neet
Cc.maDder. Pirat c.rrier '!dk PoI'oe
Cc:aae.nd.er. llerilUlaa
OeDiral. D.S. Jz-., 'orce. ill"", ....
Cc:.ao.ndlD« General. D. S. Az-., , ..._. P...ltD a... .....
Ctalll4nding Geoeral• .1111e4 J.11' Pon..
Southwest Paclfio Are..
COIIIIIlondlng General. Solltbwe.t Paolfio An... .lTDh o-a
(For Section 22. RCW)
Go_ral. Par East Air Forc••
Commanding General. U.S. All' POrM. in Earope
Commanding General. Eighth Air Poroe
Ccmaanding General. lIediterranenn JJ.lle4 iiI' Poroee
Commanding Goneral. Fifteenth Air Foroe
Commanding General. Seventh Air Foroe
COllllrlanding General. VII Bomber COlllll1Dd
Commllnding Generlll. VII Fighter CClllllllund
Commanding Genero.1. Eleventh Air Foroe
COlil.lIIl1ndil'l,!; General. XX Bomber Commtmd
COllImo.nding General. 38th Flyinr; Training "'ing
Canmanding General. 58th Bombardmont Wing
Commanding Generol, 73rd Bomdardmont Wins
Commo.nding General. 3l3th Bombo.rdlllOnt 1111'1&
Commanding Gensral. 3l4th Bombnrdmont Wing
Commanding General. 315th Bombardment Win!
Officer, 3rd Photo Rocon Squadron
Commanding Officer. 33rd Statistical Control Unit
Chemiclll Warfare XXI Bomber Command
Tactics and Training Sections. A-3. XXI 80mber Command
Ordnance Officer. XXI Bombor Comm<znd
COI:Ullandlng Crrieer, In Ilomber Command. CoJabo.t Staginr;
Center (Provisiono.l)
47 Historical Officer. XXI Bomber COQmo.nd
77 COlIlmandil'l€i Gelneral. A.rnty iiI' Forces
ATTN: AC/AS Intelligence. Collaction Delvision
Commanding General. Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean
ATTN: AAF Evaluation Board
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79 Comatt.ndiDf; GeneI'd. ~ all' Poro•• P..1I'10 OM.,
ATTNJ D1J"tlctor ot Caaunioa'tloDi
Pori Cou.nter Mea'uro. Air 4\nalyai. 0...1'
80 CO&IIlllnd i ~ ott1081', 61;b Boab Group (VB)
81 COIlIIIIQJld ~ Officer, Stth Boa'b Orotap (VB)
62 Command1ns Ortioer, 16th Boab Group (m)
83 COCllllWldint Ofttoer, 19th Ba.'b Croup ca)
8' Ccmmo.nd 111& otfloer. 28th Bcab Group (m)
85 COfllllland 111& atticer, :59th Boab Group (VII)
66 COlllllnndlns artton, 60th BCIU Group (m)
87 Ccaao.nr:llD(; orrioor, 330th • .., Orlq) ('911)
68 COIIllIU\ndlns otrioer. 33bt 80eb Group ca)
69 COCllDtl.ndill,£ otticer, ..40th BoD Group eq)
90 eo-llDdlD1i OrtloeZ'. " ... ao.b Oroap ca)
91 Co.-o.ndlq Otti.er, 4aOth Bo.lt. Group eft)
92 CoIIanD41D1 Ottioer, 'VJ'tJ:l 8_ Group ( ~
93 Co·end!. ottlou, &SIBtb ... IIroIp (
9. Comaandins attioer, tfttb Boab Oroap (
95 Ccamandlng orrtHr, SOOth 8_ Group (...,
96 eo-and1nc efti.... &Obi; IaU GroIlIp (111)
97 COlUIlo.ndins Ort!na', so.. B_' Oroap ('VB)
95 COIllIIlandlng Offioer, SOtth Boalt Groap ('VI')
99 CommaDd,1n« otttoer, S05tb Boall Group (111)
100 COlUII:lDding Ofticer, 656th Joe Group (8' (.)
101 Comma.nd.lng Otttcer, TytOD'tle'th J.1r Poroo t... en. Sellae)
102 CClO.IIlUftding Orfioer, 15tb P1gb1;er Croup
103 C ~ i n s Ofticer. 21.t Plpwr Oroap
104 Commanding Officer. S06th Fighter Group
105 Reportins Unit • .A-a. IX! BOlIber C J ~ (,n. eJow)
106 - 115 Reportlag Un! t ••-2. In Bomber c---.

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