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UcrIC.u. YI$lON RKPORT
JtLasicoa No. 215; 216,217. 218.
219. &Del 220.
'rarS-hl JC&are IilTe.l Arsenal MUsublshl Aircraft CcaParo'.
Tacashima Plant (90.27-1681); Kauntshi .arcrati
BiJlleJi Plant (90.29-2047); IIUsubiahi A1rcrafi
Kacs:dsahal'a Plant (90.20.1833); Xa'IJaaakl .l.1rcraft Cclmpa..tl7,
lCag..,tgeben Plam (90.20.;?40) Kalluaki .Aircraft Ca:lpalQ'",
Akuhl Plant (90.25-1547),
22 1lm8 1945
Table gf Cont!lnt,
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Tac'lcal Ifal'rdl....







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Operationa.


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Pan I ... Ne"-i8ation Track <hart


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Part II ... Wban Points or Lapset


'" Part III ... Bombing.


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..... IV ... Fll8ht E.ogineerlQB; Cbarta

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Part V ... Radar.



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Pan VI ... Gunnery



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Part VII ... Rescue lorl



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..I.na8x B l1eather




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Part I ...



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Part II ... Chart ... Predicted
Observed ff.ather.



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Par'
III ... Prognostic Map



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Part IV ... Synoptic Map,


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Coumunicationa.



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Part I ... R(2.4.




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Pert II ... Radio


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.lnnex D Intelligence





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Part I ... Ene1!l1' .ur Opposition


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Part II ... Bnell\Y Antiaircraft.



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Part III ... Damage dasessment.

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Mission No. 215.



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Miuion No,_ 216.




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lr11uion No. 217.

Mission No. 218.



No. 219.


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Mission No. 220.




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Annex E - Statistical
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XXI Ba:lber Cam:1aDd Field ONar

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Prepared Byl Aoo2 Section
XXI Bomber Ca=nand
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I 22 June 45 JDf.
IDate Initials
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SECRET I
:By auth ot the C.G.I
IXXI BombOr Conmand I
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1111: 11II11111111I111
SUBJECrI Report ot Attacks on 6 Precisioll Targets. 22 J'\l.ne 1945.
TO emm!lndiDg General. Twentieth Air Foree, Washington 25. D.C.
1. IDEJII'IFICATION OF MISSIONSI
I!l.o field'Order 89. Headq.UDtters ttl Bomber Ccmnand.
dated 21 June 1945. directed the 58th, 73rd. 31,3th. and 314th BOIIlb-
a.rdmaI1t Wings to in eoordinated daylight attacks against
6 precision targets on Hccshu in lXI Bomber Ccm:DaDd ltissions lhmber
215 through 220.
b. Targets Specified:
(1) Prjmgy Visual Targets:
1 Group
1 Group
Force
Assigned
2 (kooups
4 Groups
4 Groups
6 Squadrons
1 Group
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314th
58th
313th
313th
313th
218 Mitsubishi Aircraft Comparw (90.20-1833)
219 Kawasaki Alreratt (90.20.0240)
220 Kawasaki Aircratt Company (90.25-1547)
(2) other Targets l
(n) Missions NUmber 215. 216. 217. and 220:
215 Xure Naval Arsenal (90.30..657A)
216 Mitsubishl Aircraft (90.27-1681)
217 Kawsnisbi Aircraft Company (90.29-2047)
!UuiOA 'l'armt
1. Primary radar targets tor those missions were
to be the same as those specified as primary visual tar88ts.
l. No 61ecorxlary or last resort targets _re named.
(b) Missions NJmber 218 and 2191
1. The secoDdary visual and primary radar target
for these missions was to be the Otsuba River Oil Refinery (90.20-1684)
located in the Yokkaichi area.
,g. l*' last resort targets MIre named.
a. strategY: Thesa missions flere to be the third in !l. series
ot sinnlltanooWl strikes against higb':'priority precision t3.l'gets (tor
the 2 provious strikes in the series, sec TsctiCll1 Mission Reports tor
MlSl!l10DS Munber 191 through 193. And 195 through 200). M in the
previous 2 strikes in this series. it was planned to a mdnUmwn
torce to each targat in an eftort to take mxill1lm advuntuge of the
good woather area. on the basis of a favorable we3ther forecast
tor this sonaral area. decision mlde to attack on 22 Juno.
b. Importance of the TargetSI
(1) 'nJ.eKure NJ,val ,\rserw.l. one of the priD.cipal arsenals
of the Japa.nese lIhvy, maBltactures a Irlde variety of navalordnance
elluiPDOnt. It is located on the south side of Kure Harbor. apprOX-
imately 2 Illiles southwest of the city ot Kure.
(2) 'n:Ie TamashiDa Plant of the Mitsubishi Aircraft Coropany
ia a Ile'I' un! t ot this eanpney am 13 primarily engngad in airN'eme
n8lll1tJ.cturing and in the final assecJbly of tlrln-engioe bcmbers, notably
Bettys. 'nJ.is plant vas considered to be one or tbe larl!lBst l\Dd I:lOSt
modern of the Japanese 3sseClbly pbnts. 'nJ.1s plant is loc3ted
apprm:1ll:Latel,. half 'it3Y between Kure am Kobe on the In1&o1 sea and is
approrlmately 15 miles southvest of Ckayam.
(3) 'n:Ie HitJe;ji Plant of the Kalfanishi Aireraft Canpany.
fOnllOrly a textile mill. tl'as taken over by this CaIlP1Qy for airframs
Production. It is devoted to the ll13nutlcture sm ass8lllbly of the
Japanese Navy sina:le-engine tighter George am is credi ted with a
subatantial percentage of the output of this plane. This plant is
located on the 'Q'estern of the town of Himeji ';t'hich is situated
about half';fay betwoo',1 CkayaIr.a and Kobe.
(I,) Tho Kagemigahara Plant of tlle Mitaubis"i Aircr3i't
Cooloony, one of this compaItf'S Slll3ller units, is believed to be
engaged mainly in the re'lssembly of planes built am brought up trom
Mitsubishi's Plant.
(5) The Kaaagdgahara of the Kawasaki Aircr3ft
CompaW 18 believed to be principally engaged in the assembly of
Kawasaki aircraft, including fighters Tony and Nick. There are
indications that modification and armor plating arc alao dane here.
This plant is located in the Gifu city arca and is only 800 feet
northwest of tar6ct 90.20-1833 (Mitsubishi Aircraft Plant listed in
paragraph (4) above).
(6) The Akashi Plant or the Kam,,,aki Aircraft Company
is this company's principal engine plant. It is alao credited
with the production of airframosand the final assembly of single
twin-enginc aircraft (Tony, Nick, and Lil). Hol1cver, only engines for
Tony are believed to be produced here. This plAnt is located approx-
imately 2 mdles northl1est of .\kashi and is adjoined by a. l<11"03e airfield.
c. Detoib of Planning-OperatioD.!l.ll
(1) Bombing Plans:
(a) Determination of BO!9b Load:
1. For use against the Xure tbval Arsenal. 3ir-
craft ot the 58th il'ina: were to carry lOOO-pound general-purpose banbs
and those of the 7Jrd 1Jing fl'ere to eaITy 2000-po.md genero.l-p.1rpoae
bomha. Both types of bomha were to be fUzed O.l-second delrJY nose
and .025-second delay t3il. The 2000-pound gener3lpurpose bomb .....:lS
considered to be the best type of fl'eapon far employment against hrovy
industries of' this type and liIOuld have been soloeted for use by tbe
58th lUna: also but tor the f"3ct that bomb racks rtI11uired far this eize
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bClllb were not available to this Wing. The lOOO-poum. bomb 3choduled
for uae by the 58th I71ng 'if3.S considered tho best nlternlte 1'1oopon for
use ae,aiIUlt this type of target. The O.l-second delay nose fuze wa3
8S it would allow detonation of bomb3 at the optimum depth
within the target. This depth is below the floor level of the terJet
bUildiDss am a f'Unctionina; delay of O.l-seeoOO attor fuze initiation
at the building roof is required to allow penetration to trot depth.
The .025-second deIa;)' tail fuze was selected 'HI a second!lI'Y fuze. It
was beHeved that it would not be activated by the roofs of the tBrget
buildinga but that it vould be initiated by bomb il!lpact with the gt"ound
outside of the bUildings end >l'OUld, therefore, give better cratering
effect to near miss banbs than a delay of 0.1 second.
FOr use against the Pllnt of the
Y.1tsUbishi Aircrntt Company, aircraft the 3l4th Wing vere to be
loaded with 5OO-pound seneral-purpose bOlils tuzed .025-secord delay nOS8
and non-delay tail. 'l'wenty-five pel" cent of this target area is built
up and contains buildings of long and short span, and at
construction. The 500-pound general-purpose banb is more effective
against short span buildings aal lar.::;er size bOllbs are ordinarily
more effective against long SV-Ul buildings. Hovevo.r, since dispersal
of installations wi thin this target area indicated that ll. Slbstantial
percent!\;e or banbs fall.inB therein would be near misses, it was
decided that the use of sao-pound bombs woold allOli a gt"eater number
of direct hi ts which in turn would inflict a higher percentage of
dtlll8ge. The .025-secooo delay nose fuz\! was selected as the alterlUte
fuzing since the .Ol.second delay f'uze was not available. Thia fuzing
would give banb burst just above the floor le'9'Ol which uould be
effecti va against the u.li lding contents. Tho non-dele,y tail fuze
was selected to give ground level burst to near miss bombs.
3.. lor use against the Himeji Plant at the
Kawanishi Aircrnft Company. aircr.rl't of the 58th lUng were to be
loaded with SOO-pound gennral-purpose bombs fuzed .Ol-second delay
nose and non-dalay tail. This bomb inS se1aeted for use 3ince a
largo pcrcent8,3e of the primary buildings and almost all of the
secondary buildings in the target eres uere of short apan construction.
It was believed that the greater effectiveness of larger size bombs
on the were of long span construction would be out-
weighed b.Y the added destruction of the as Q could
ba achiaved by the multiple hits by use of the 500-pound
size. The .Ol-second dalay nose fuze was selected 3$ it would
bomb penetration 6 to 10 feet beneath the roof leval, where bomb
burst would inflict maximum damage to both buildings "l.rd their contents.
The non-delay tail fuze was selected to givo ground laval burst to
near miss banbs.
14. For use agaiMt tho targets specified in
missions 218, '219, and 220 (Kagamigah9.l'3. Plant of th\! Prlitsubishi Air-
craft Canpany, Ka.gam1gahara P13nt of tho Kal7asak1 Airctaft Compa.IlY.
am the Aksshi Plant of the KaQasaJd Aircraft Cor!lpaJ::lY), airCraft of
the 3l3th Wins trerO to be loaded I7itb 4000-pourd Light Case, high-
explosive bombs fuzed instantaneous nasa and non-delay t3.il, These
3 mdssioQ!!l were planned to obtain maximum to the target with
the employtbent of a min1lllwn amount of force (l GrouP. each fran the
)13th 'Ring. uas to be OOlployed agnnst each of th090 3 tarseh). It
W8S OOloivOO that this dalD'3.gc could best be obtained by b!3st since
the primary buildings in the t.'U"get aroas wore of light metal and
typical saw-tooth ro6t construction. The 4C!OO-pound U,Jbt Case Banb
;;as llclected because, vith its hlgbchargo night of Dppraximately
75 per cent. it has at loast 25 por cont roora axplosives per ton th!l.D
eny other type bomb. 'lbe instantaneous nosa 'lnd non-delay tail fuzing
wore selected since tho characteristics of this type bomb are such
that dolayod fuzings should not be employod.
HQ!!!%
(b) 'J 'o1M Pat,: (See ,\nne:I: A, Part II, tar
locltian at mean poiats c4 impact am axrou.nt of force to be applied
to each point).
1. Axes of attack nere phnned so tbat full
could be tabn at surt3ce trinda and winds at altitude. All
attac.Q were to be made in tbe direction ot the predicted surface wieds
80 that SllOU caused by the esrlier ba:lbiogs wuld cot obscure tbe
mean point.a of impact am tbus allow 8'JOd si,gbtins by later formations
OYer tbe target areas. ';lblch I7!1.S DOt 6:r;pected to exoeed 11
d'ereslI on 8tr:/ at tho selected axes of attack. lI'll!I DOt"considered too
excesaiWl tor accurato BaDblD6 altitudes (15.000 to 18.000
teet) _re selocted trom tbe AaDdpaint at knOfl'D. antiaircr'lft defenses
in tbe tarset areas.

The e:"erage ba:lb load per aircraft. tor
targets, noS to be apprarlt:Atoly 6.5 tOM.
1.
Axes of attack. in!Ual poinh, bOlr.bing
altitudes.
:toDd other pertinent banblll8 d3ta tor all miuioD.S were ae
tollowsl
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Le.cgth
'J'i_
Mision
AHag Initial Point Altltu:1e
of Bun
QfRug
PJmoa l2ll !JU<>
Min. sec,
215 26 3346N-1J216E
18.000
:l5
6
10
216 272 34Jl1i-l)4lOE

;n
7 'JO
217
36l
)426N-l342lE 15.000 34
6 50
216 81 16.000 491 9 'JO
219 51
j516JQN_1)60100B 1b.000
491 9 'JO
220
36. J4lc:Jl-13114lE
18.000 27 5 'JO
(2) Nnvisation: .Ut force3 wore to uee I'fl'o J1ma on the
route out am on return in eccordenco with XXI Bomber Carmam. Tactical
Doctrine. FrOlll Il'l'o Jima to the targots am. return, route pl1ns
to be as follows I
(a) Mission 215:
Noute I!caaons for 5elGctio9
Higash1ma Point on the illland of Hoigun-Shima
making a straight line between deP3rture and the
target.
Kure lirsenal. A broaka';lay to the rigbt after
bombs a';lay to avoid flak aroas.
An easily identified peninsule. in the
making a direct approach to the Initi3l Point.
to
Te.rse
t
Roassamb1y (off coast of .Japan)
to
3.320N-1J20lE
(Departure Point)
to
3346N-132lbE
.(Initial Point)
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(b) MlMion 21tH
RaMona r
ar
Selection
(Il:udo Saki Point on 3:lodo Shima. The ,southern tip
could be easily identified.
lbrthwest tip of 9lodo Shima. Providos the best
approach to the target.
TalDMb1ma Ph-nt or the Yihubishi Aircraft CompalW.
A breakawsy to tbe left ar-ter bcmb8 away to avoid
tlak areas.
Reaaaembly (atr coast of Japan)
to
34261<-13421.1
(Doparture Point)
to
343lB-1341OE
(WHal Point)
to
Target
(0) Mission 217:
Bml1I Re:1SOM tor Selection
Southeast cerner or Shodo 9limo.. Easily i4ent1:tied
tor banb run.
HimeJi Plant or the Kauanishi Airc:rert Canpany.
A breakallay to tho left attar bombs 3'JfJ:I to avoid
flak areas.
Reassaably (otr coast of Japan)
to
34261<-13421.1
(Doparture sm
Initial Point)
to
Target
(d) Missions 218 and 219:
Rcsaoos tor 5eloction
.\ point on the lett side lIIf Bi\7S-Ko Lake about
midway up the lake m9.ldng I'l good approo.ch to tbe

KlIgam1gahara Plants of the Mitsubishi and K!l.wssaki
Aircraft Ornnpanios.
Broakauay to the right after bombs :1U3y to avoid
flak areas.
Lards end..
Southern tip ot Biwa-KO Easily identified
tar turn to the initial point.
to
Targot
to
352ON-13710E
to
3437N-13717E
Reassembly (off coast of Japah)
to
. 3108N-1lli5E
(Departure Point)
to
35l630N-lj60100E
(Initial Point)
(e) Mias ion 220 I
Rou.te
Reassembly (oft coost
to
3350
N
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1
3445'
(Departure Point)
to
341'J'-1344
lE
(Initial Point)
to
Target
to
Rgasons for Sglcction

or Japan)
Southeastern tip ot Shikoku. Easily identified.
A projecting tip of lazd on the lott side of AJraji
ShiI:Ja. K'lsily idcnti!'iod tor bomb run.
:\leash! Plant or the Ka'il'asald !..1reratt
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A breakaway to the: lett after boIIlba sway to aYOld
flak areas.
A let't turn to 8"fo1d tlak area.s.
en Diet Eng! Deerinsl
(a) Altitud," am s1Jeeds, except tf:Ir the: banbing
rwl am compression or striking tcree, 1fOUld be: used in accord3nce:
-.1.tb m: Bcmber Ca::J:::nal Tactical Ibctrine. Gr'CIUP assemblies 1IOU1d
be eftected.
(b) hel reSer"fe data indicated that DO bOClb bay
tlUlks would be required by tw3 aircrat't p,uoticipJ.ting on this mission.
It was estimated th3.t eac:b aircr3l't vou.ld carTY a ruel 103d of aJlprox-
illlatel,y 6700 pllons.
(e)
Eatilll8ted bOClb loads
tb 3xi.... ., cr minimum
were as tollon: I
baDb loeds were specified.
Mission
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Potential Capacity
Expected Average
215 58th and 73rd 12.000
pamds 9000 pounds
216
314th
pounds 13,000
217 58th 13,000 pounds 13,000 pounds
.
.
218-219-220 )l)tb
14.000
_s 13.000 pou..IJ1s
(d) Al:cuni ti on load per aircraft
was estimJ.ted at
1500 pounds.

(a) All initial points for these missions were
chosen !'Dr' good. radar reception in order to acccmplish precision turns
at the initial points. All assembly or reassembly points were located
apprarlmately 10 miles tran good constal choekpoints o.nd it was expected
that r.ldar could be used without difficulty to po3ition all aircre.ft
in their rospective zones.
(b) The Kure /.rsenal W-lS COl1!lidored D. good rad!lr
target. LocatOO on a projection on the l7estern s140 of the penil1!lule
south of Kure, the target was expected to shO\f up 'liCll for direct
radar and otfsot bcmbing.
(c) 'liIe Tamasb1na Plant ot tho Mi tsubishi Aircrat't
Compaqy was also considered u good radar target. This taRGOtis
10c3ted on the coast in tha center ot the end was
expected to shoo up "fory well on the radar scope. The initial point
was located on the naE'tho:tst tip of Slodo-Sl.ima witb sovoral
cbcckpoint" fran departure through to the initial point and on to the
targot.
(d) The: Himaji Plam'of the .\ircratt CompalV'
_a8 not cmsldered a good radar target, hOlfe"fcr. it vas telt that the
eaatern part at tae city signal ot the city or Himoji, in iohich the
target is located. could be bombed by r'ldar.
,,) The Kagacigahare Pbnh or the Mit.subishi and
Kawasald .Urcratt Ccmpanies wEll'e not considered good ndar targeta.
Tbe Utsube River Oil Refinery, located south of tho city ot Yokkaichi,
va" designated 8S both the secondary "fisual and primary rad!lr target
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tor both at theso miuloaa. 'nIe oil retinery is located on be 'fan
aDd 1laa ozpected to abow up .ery well as a separate radar return.
'I'he lD.it1al point tar this 7.18 to be the town at Okazaki. It
waa ozpected that this target lroU1d be good tor direct synchronous radar
bcab1as.
(f) The .\leash! Plant of the Ka';J8sakl Aircraft Canpaqy
was considered e good radar Locatcd on the C03st and a
good initial point on A'Ilaji Island. no difficulty wa3 expected in ba:Jb-
1J:lg by radar or by attset aic:l1ng poinh.
(5) Rodar Counter Measurc3: It was planned to DfF early
warning and gun-layine radar3 un to COMuct a general sesrch in the
36-3000 C1eg8cycle region. It 'OJaS also planned to b3rrage jm:1 the
190-210 megacycle m.d 72-84 Dr&8cyclo regions and to spot jaro any
enemy gun-laying signals that might a.pear oubide the b3.rrage.
Twenty-ei...,ht RQ( Obscr.ers schoduled to acccmplish the .search
aM jaam.t..rlg.
(6) Air-Sea Rescue: (Soe ADDu: VII, frr chart).
The N9.vy was furnishod nitb details of the m!ssionll and JrOvided the
tollowina air-soa rescue facilitie3: 9 subllnriDes. 2 Dumbos. and 1
surface vossel. In addition to these facilities the Navy assigned
crash boats in the rlcinity at tho CocIznd bases for air-sea rescue
work: during the critical periods at take-ott and landing. This Coa::nnd
assigned 11 SUpcr-D.1l:Ib08 (8-29's) to orbit the sub!:larine positions.
(7) !"ighter .Escort: There 'l"JSS to be no fighter escort for
these missions.
d. of PlannillB.-Intelligonee:
(1) En!!C!j'l Fighter Reaction:
(a) Latest intelligence indicated that approximately
135-140 enelr\Y fighters were located in tho Osaka-Nagoya aDd that
100 to no at these aircraft cculd be airborne against those missions.
(b) It was esti..llEttcd that the 8-29's striking in the
Nagoya area would receive iXIst of the interception because of the
proxiI:dty of tho tighter strength..
(2) .Enemy Antiaircraft:
(a) Mission 215: In the Xure area there were tha
follorlns honvy gun defenses: Kure - 131 guns; Hiroshima. (north of
Xure) - 91 gJll8l Otake (nest of Xure) - 20 guns. In addition to the
laDd ddfenses, thero nero several units of the Japanese tleet in Xure
Harbor. includins 2 battleships nhich uere the most formidable of
theso defenses. .\ breakamlY to tho southeast uas roccmnonded in order
to avoid the Shikoku defenses.
(b) Mission 216: T8IlI8shima was defended by 14 b.oavy
guns, all very close te the target. This 'l"JSS considoroo. a re1ati.ely
weak defense am antiaircratt opposition ';Jas not a mjor consideration
in planning tho approach. The routo was pl.alUlOd to avoid all other
dofenses. A broakaway to the sooth was recanmcndod in order to avoid
tbe Shikoku defenses.
(c) Mission 217: It nBS ostimted that thore iJeI"e
23 heavy suns at HilllOji. A brcaka'i:8Y to tho left atter banbs B'OJe was
reecll'm::llI:3,od in arder to avoid the defenses a,t Jlltashi atd Kobe.
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(d) JtiUions 218 .,00 2191 It naa esti1tBted tbat tho
ltas-tsahara area -;m8 deteD4ed by 12 he3"" AUDII. The a::zia or stta"
IIlY0140d all kncmn defonded arca.a excopt far a llDlill pttt or the KToto
dotwaee at tbe soutb eM or Bim LaJce. RouCTcr, only mollger Alld 'rffIr7
inaccurate tlnll: bad been el1COUDtorod bero on prariOWJ lIliuiona. A
broakmrQ' 'to tho sw.tbcast llltcr bmab8 V35 rocClaIllCndod in order
to aTOid tho 4cfcn.sos at Nsgoya am Toyob.3ahi.
(e) Minion 220: It naa est1lmtod tb3t tbere
19 bea-.y guns in tbe ..\Itll.sbi arc.3 'lDd 78 b63"Y guns at Kobo. b:mediatel.T
east ot .lkallhi. .ul rcute tlak vould be avoided on the npproach
aDd a breabvay to tbe oost vould avoid tbo HilllOji defonse:,.
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EXEC!l1'ION OF 'l! MISSIONS1
a. Tal!p:OtC: T.3ko-off v.lS
a.ccomplished as tbllotm;
Aircraft First
La.'
*"iCll !1llo
.\irborllQ T:tkgatt 'I'akp:ott
215
5"'h 64
2U62oz 21173c:JZ.
7.Jrd
122 21164lZ
211812Z
216
314th 123 211515Z
211b5OZ
217 58th
58
211646z 21175ZL
218
313tb 28 211626z. 211703Z
219 313th 21 211629Z 2117171.
220
313th ...lQ 21161%
211141Z
JXI B.C. Total
446- 211515Z
2118l.2Z

'ntis total does not include 10 Supor.rumb09. 1 rre3ther control


aircraft, a.Dd. 1 or Ceremonios aircraft.
b. Routo Out; Long rmae mdg'ltion '0.39 :lccomplished by
aircraft procoodlns indiv1du:1.11y to the assembly points. Assemblies
tJoro accempl1shcd o.Dd fOlm3tions tD3do gocd departure times m. thin
tho limits ot I1:lvigltion'll accuncy.
c. ftrriWg:;!"'rargets: Tar@pt are3 n3vig'ltion oms
accomplished by botb visual 3nd radar eDana. Wind in tbe target
areas 0805 ostimatod at 40 knots from 245 degrees A total or 382
B-29'8, lof flhieh was a Mastor of CorelOOnies e29. droppod 2103.3
tons ot high-oxplosivoa on the primary targets from 212336Z to
220143Z at oltitudo8 tra:I 15,250 to 26.250 teet.
(2) Secondary Target; Six B-29's dropped 34 tons or
bigh-explosives on the Utsubo Oil Refinery.
(3) TI\!'Bch or Opportunityl A total ot 12 B.29's, 1
ot uhicb lJas a 'I18llther control a.rc;:ratt, dropped 183 tons or bigb-
explosives on various targeh ot opportunl ty.
(4) HolM!. J'l4cr of 101'c9;: Thero nero 28 non-<:tfoctivo
airc.ratt.
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IUHt
a. Routt hslp Nturn to buo WI.S trUbtJUt,
lDcUem. Laran. ColoaUal. and R'\dio oero uae4 M aida to narlg'ltion.
'J'b1M7-tlft1 &.29'. lamod at 1170 liJ1n.
e. IapdlQ1I Aircraft lamed at tho boIIle
b3aea a8 tolla.a:
81
111
91 Dill
11nt lAnding lAst Lw41A&
215
58th
220701Z
220Bl9Z
1Jrd
220602z 22085JZ
21
314th 22060s>
22080JZ
217
58th
22on8Z

218
313th 22055&
220741Z
219
313th 220636z 220711Z
220
313th 220705Z 2207S3Z
DI B.C. Total 22055&
t. lQ..!!.!1 rive B..29'8 flaro lost on those misSiODS tor
tbo following ronSOMI EnOlllY aircr:lf't - 21 enemy antiairCl"att - 1;
mochanico.l .. 1; unknofm .. 1.
s. Opolltion:11 SUgBaryt
(1) Navigationl (Soo Annex A, Part I, tor track chart).
No mo.jor dofioioncio8 I10re noted on these missions. Time
contrOl 17M good for tho IIlOst part. infort1Ution 'CJ38 fairly
acC'l.l.rnto.
(2) Bombing: (Soo Annex A, P3rt III, tor dotal1s),
Bcmbins accuracy on theso m1SSiOM 1"18a considored fair to excellent,
. .
(3) Flight bincorlQB.I (See AnMX A, Part IV. tar cMrh,
atd Consolid'!.tod Statistical SWrr::llU')' \nnex X, for detai18)
(0) NHrr,t1v9 of tho MiSf!ioM all P'lo;.rnl
1. cruise to tho Mainh!!l .... nd AssclPblYI
IDdiYLdual cl1.ll:lbs nore lll3de 1l!mo4intely aftor take-off to ",lt1tudos
botwoon 5000 11m 10.000 foet I7horo tho initial cruise l7as florm.
Group l15SE1mblio8 I7cre accomplished. just prior to tho olimb to bombing
altitudes.
g. Bombins Run: Bombing ;tall conducted by
at an avaragp altitUde of 18.000 foot.
1. Roturn to B'99f Tho bost return lUIS m.:'ldo
by desconding slowly ttom. banbiDg altitudes at 180 miles par hour
(cal1bratod 81r .peed). using 1866 galloM of fuel.
(b) Qonmnnta: .\1rcr3!'t bombing Xure and Tem..1.shima
oarriod 1 bomb bey tonk of fuel in !'1ddition to tho regulnr fuel
.\11 othor aircrll.rt carried a normal fuol lend (fullrling am ccntor
uing T81b). Most aircraft carriod full of bombs.
(4) Radorl (Bee Annex A. P.:u-t V\ fer details). Nost of
too bombto.g waa accompl1shod by ViSU41 meaM
9 -
.H.1!II
(5) . 9u.nn8l'X1 (&. Anna: A, Part VI, tar details).
(6) .l1r-.5ea R!!Icu'l Ther. wore no d1tchilus on
these IlI1ss1ona:.
b. !eether: (Bee AImc: B. tor debBs). The ..ather
on these aiaa10DS 'll'M approximately as predicted.
i. Oommupieat19Q3:
(1) Radar Counter M2aSUTe:1' (See Annex C, Part I,
tor deta!lJI). Twenty.t1Y8 RQ.l Obs6n'ara participated 00 these
Cl1asiol15 but because or yuiee! cloud ocrror it 'Il!l.S not possible
to 8Taluato the .ttectlTeneas or the jamcing.
(2) Radiol (see Anne.J: C, Part II, tor det.iu).
Net discipline and 9Ot'1ll recorded as e:l:0811ent during
these lll1lJdOM.
j. Intelli.p;enoe S:1q9ar;r1
(1) Eng.Air Opposition: (See Annex D, Part I,
tar details). Japanese aircraft made 137 ll.ttacb against 8-29
t01'lQatione on these missions. Two 8-29'5 'il'ere lost aDd 10 were
d8lllag8d as a result of UI.ese attacks. B-29 erews claimed 2
enemy tighters destroyed, 2 prob!l.bly destroyed, and 8 dacaged..
(2) Enemy AAtiai.r9ratt I (see Anne:-: D, Part II. for
detaUs). Jobst of the 8nen'tY antiaircraft opposition on these
missions .as encountered by to:rmattons ba:lbing the Kure Arsenal
(Mission 215). 'All erews'ba;J.bing this hrget repcrted. antis1rcrat't
tire as intlIDse; accurate, and hca'VY. at the 162 aircraft bcDhir:tg
this tarGet, 96, or 59.26 per cent, sustained tlak daoage !as
against an overall d<Vage rata at 28...4 per cent', The extremely
high damage rate for th13 target was umoubtedly due to the
supplementing ot the Kure defenses by a nLlIlIber of n:l;'tal Tessels
in tho harbor. In ,splto or this high rate of caly 1
B-29 was lost to enemy antiaircraft on this mission. li:l. B-29',s
vere lost as a result ot antiaircraft tire on an;y of the other
missions.
details}.
toliowsl
{3} Damane Asses5rI1Cnt: (See J.nnWl: 0, Part III. for
Dana6e to targets as a result of those missions 13 as
(al
aquare teet or 72 per
We.don 215. Xure NaTal Arsenal!
cent of the total root area.
2,879.510
(b) Mission 216. "T8l:lRsh1na Plant. of the
Hi tsubishi Aircrpft Co!:l.Pflny: 2.287.950 square foot or 86 per cent
or tho total roof ana.
Aircraft Cor:rpany:
total root. This
(e) . ssion 21 RimeU Plant or th
915.450 square teet or .1 per cent
plant _s virtually destroyed.
,
otthe
(d), J:I1Sion 218, Xaganrljlj!1Mra Plant ot t.':!.,
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11111
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lee.., llixet1 q-pw' .529.800 ...... tNt tW 33.5 flU ....
of ... total n ....
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Pli\RT- NAVIGATION TRACK CHART
SfCMT
14'
MISStON NO I -
DATE JUNE'
XXI eOMCOM.
,ICHIGHI JIMA
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'81h.Wing
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73
rd. M
-- 13th. M
14th. II
lit. LOll III low
58111.-2116201 2117'21 22070lZ 221009Z
73td.-211641! 2118121 22060212208531
313111.-2116191 2117411 2205581220753Z
314111.- 211515 I 2116501 22060'1 2208031
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MISSION 215
I G-ROllP' 31a;t, WIN(7
".
PARdI MEAN POIN'rs OF IMPACT
Lr
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a. 'the Kuro naTal Arsenal '17118 attacked by 4 Groups of the
73M Wib& am. 2 lkoups of the 58th Wing in a daylight offort 'l7itb 1
M.P.I. designatod as tho primary visual 3ld rru:lar target
.
b. BaDbing altitude oas 18.000 feet blSO for the 1e:\d squadron
in each Group 1ri.tb the sooond aM third air squ'3drons stacked at intar.ala
ot 500 teot abo.. the lo3d squadron. A total of 186 aircrlltt 170z0 o1r-
'bcrte vi\ll 1&2 aircntt reloaaiIlB bcmhs at the i*'imuy 1;;uoget. An
avenge or 5-.5 toos of bombs..... oorriOlS par airor3n. A total of
935.3 10008 of bClllbs ... airborne 1ri.th 795.6 to&! relC3ted at the
primary tarsot. Tho banb load oonsisted of M-64 (500#). 11-65 (1000#),
and M-66(200Q#) demolition bombs.
c. 'nle greatest dif"ficul ty encountered W38 from CDOIIW'" :lction
on tho target run. 000 formation leader of the 73r'd .,iug lost an
engine OD tho targot run due to a direct flnk hit aM had to relinquish
tho load. '!be deputy leader in one t0rm3.t1on .35 hit in tb8 for1tard
C<ml.partmont by flak 8 fev secoms prior to the bomb role3so lice. which
resulted in the borabardior inadvertently pressing the release switch.
Two othor aircraft in the fornl'ltion reloased on the accidental relro5o
of the deputy loader. The prnctice of wing formations dropping on
the deputy lo8dor is in direct violation of the XXI Bomber Ccmnand
Tactical Doctrine. 000 lead aircraft rnc"lde a malU1al run as the
autopilot tailed atter tho turn at tbe IF. Tbis decision is sanctioned
l'18 Ii socond approaeh would havo been neoossary had the lead been
relinqu1shod to tbe deputy loader. Soma difficulty mlS encountered
when gray snoke cOV'crod tbe aiming point. Reference point bombins
-.-d.
d. Generally tho first farllBtiotuJ ever the targot had clear
visual runs. Later formations encountered snoke over tho M.P.I.
e. The 73rd Wing experienced malfunctioning of .-\-4 releases,
The 56th lTing oncoWltercd malf'unction of bomb bay doors in three air
craft.. FOfI other malf'unctioIlS were roportod.
f. Tho southornmost tip of Heigun-3him::l used 3S the
Initial Point aId reports indicn.to it as being satisfactory ond easily
idontifiod. No canments l7Oro m"ldo on tho axis of attack. .\verage
drift reported was 6
0
riB;ht. Comprossibility far this nttaok was 72
miDUtes.
g. Bombing o.ccur3.CY tor tbis mission was fair wi th 26 per
cent of o.ll reloasos vithin 1000 teet at the aiming point.
2. Mission No. 216 TAmashima Plant of the MitUbishi .vO Co.:
8,. Tho llitsubishi Aircr'lft Works, TSIIlashima. eren, was
attacked by tho 3l4th Wing in 0. daylight effort 'I71th one M.P.I.
dosignatod DB tho primary visual and radar target.
b. Bombing altitudo was 1.5.000 feet base for tho lead squadron
in oach Group with tm 8ocood ani third air sqU3drons 5tackod at
intorvals of .500 feot above tho load 5q,U!ldron. A total of 123 air-
crat't wna airborne I7lth 106 tho }rlmM"Y target. Tho average
"ioght per aircraft airborne "'08 12,281 pounds of banbs. A tot.:11 of
694.3 tons of M-64 <SOO#) demolition bombs ,na airborne nUb 65.6
per cont reloased at tho prlm3ry torgot.
Baaod on Wing Bombardiors' f!eporh.
- 15 ..
12.1:8.U:
o. 'l'ba greatest difficulty nas trcaa smoke over the M.P. I
oncountore4 by tc:rm'ltiODS bombins lato. ottaet method or bc::mblna
WY uaed trlth good. rosults. 'l'vo aircraft reported rack: llla11'unetioD8
cd a total at 14.300 pounds or bcmbs .... roleaeod inettectively.
Dna a1rcraf't ax:porioncod Illalfunctionlng or the eloctrioal sys'telll
and 12.100 pounds or baabs wro reloasod mClnually o-ror Qatar. reit
other ID!lltunctioDli .aro reported. KlevaQ aircraft bombed targots
ot opportunity.
d. a small island in tho inlam soa. was used
.s an IP aDd. vaa reported 1\8 satisfactory. Tho axis ot attack was
very satistactory as it provided muoerous obock points on the southern
sbares of }i)nahu. The average drif't reported was 2
0
lett. ,Ul
tormatioas 1IIOZ'e oyer the target within. a period or .54 minutes.
e. Bombing accuracy was tair. vith 29 per cent role.3sod
lIri thin 1000 teet or the aiming point.
t. Unlimi tad liM-thor coDdi tiona in tho t'1rgot area 'lnS a
contributiQ8 tactor in the success ot this mission.
3. lI1""ion No, 217 Kall':!\nishi Me Co.. Hi100jil
a. Tho 1{a>lsnishi aircnft comp'1D,Y attacked by 2
ot too seth lJiDB in a da,yligpt strike uith 2 ...P.I.s doslgruted as ..
primary visual and radar targots.
b. The bClllbitlg altitude tJllS 15.000 teat base tor the load
squadron each group. mth the 2nd Jrd air sqtL3drons st.3cked
at intervals ot 1000 teet.
c. Heavy smoke covering the tar,got (ll"e;!\ encountered by
tho tormations bombing late. lead bombardiers used ott-set reterence
points with unit of tangency roll-back method of' bombing.
d. The southeastern tip ot Shodo-Shim:l (3426N-1342lE) tJM
ueed as tho Initial Point. No carment nas mde on the axis of attaek
or Initial Point. Avorage drift reportod '\'11.09 S' right.
e. !'our aircraft banood targets ot opportunitJ' 4ue to engine
failure and inability to keop up '\'11th tho formations. All P.lircratt
'\'Iero over tho targot '\'Itthin fl. peric;>d of 51 minutos.
f.' Bombing accuracy '\'lith 52.9 per cent at
all bomb hits \nthin 1000 tect ot M.P.I. Unlimited
oonditions in tho targot area '\'las ;he contributing tactor.
4. mUion No. 218 Kagamigah2r@ Pbnt of the we CO.I
o. Tho Mi tsubisbi Aircraft Phnt. K.::lgmnignh'U"6, t;3S
attacked by 1 gt'oup ot the 313th Wing I7ith 1 M.P.I. d0Sign.3.tod. as
the primary viSUlJ.l target. The Ut!Nbe Riyor Oil Rofinery '\'I:l.S
dosignated as tho secondary visual and primary r'll1tU' targot.
b. Tho banbing altitude \;QS 16,000 teet b'\80 tot tho IDad
squadron gitb the sacom ani third air squadroM in trail, sbekad
at intervals ot .500 teet abovo the lead sqU3dron.
c. .\. total at 28 aircnf't wu airborne '\tUh 17 bCIDb1ng
tho primary and 6 bcmbing tho sceo-:ldary visu'\l t::u-got. .\.n average
ot 6.5 tons of M-.56 (4000#) demolitcion bombs wu : o..'U'ried per air-
craft.
- 16 _
4. SU_tenths undercoat in tho tl\ra:et 31"00. tt'1S the only
41ttioultt oncountorod. Tao air squ"\droas. 10.9.d 3nd third ::dr
aquadrms. vore able to baDb the prim!rY. Tho second air squ':ldron
eocountorocl ..mdorcast, smoke alii hue. on tbe targot run I\M una
unable to portorm &tW' visual mgbting. .\0 appr03ch t7.... tbon 1Il3de
on tho .econdary rlwal target vUbout dittioulty.
e. Itl maltlUlctlon of bc:IIIbiD& oqulJ:lllCIlt 'CmS reportod. One
aircraft 10 tbe second air .quadron mistook: a tlak burst ter bodlbe
&'Irq of the load ld. rcratt on tho approl1cb to tho pr1mary target,
aDd 2 otlur IUrcrati reloasod on tbo aircratt in error.
t. Tho Initial Point (3516.30N..1360lE). a anll strip at
land proJoct1D& into Bilio-Ko oot'l1oon tbo small tCKlns ot CUdzo sa!
Kita-KomatllU, was roporlod. as sDtisfactory. No CODmJnts \loro 1D3de
rBgardil:'lg tho axis Qt attack. Tho 3Vor.x;O dritt roported tor the
load and third air squadron was 2
0
right. Tho 3 squ3clron.e 'I1Elro
OYer tho pr1ma.ry targot \7i thin a period or 2 minutes.
S. Bombing accuracy for tho pr:lmery vieual target 171151
unobsorvod.. Tho accuracy for the secondary visual targot 'I1:1S
ozcellont mth 75 per cont of all bombs hits 'I1ithin 1000 toet or
tho a1m1na point.
5. M1cldoA No. 219 Kqs:gmigh91"3 Pl,ns. ot the K.Jml4i Me Co.:
. .
a. '!be Kam!.scld Aircr"lft Works, in the Kagmigahara 3l'en,
was attackod by 1 group of tho Jl3tb Wins in a dvlii?Pt offort rtith
1 M.P.I. des1gn3tod as tho priaory .isua1 target. Tho utsubo River
Oil Rotinery it.).S doslgnatc<l as tho socond:uoy visu'll 'Uld prim:lry rad!U"
tarsot.
b. Tho bombi.oe 'l1ti tudo >rtloS 16,000 fcet b3se for tho 103d
squadron Qith tho socond '1nd third air SQU'ldrOD in tr311 stacked nt
intervals or 500 foot above tho 10M squadron.
c, Twonty..ono strike aircr"\f't nn:1 1 mster of coreDOnist!l
aircr:lft troro airborno dth 18 bombing tho prim:ll'Y ViSU31 t3I'gct.
Tho borrlb load consistecl of M-46 (4000#). elM'M-66(20Q0#) domolition
bombS. Tho bomb load oarried 15.000 pounds.
d. Six to 7 tonths cloud oovoraso 'I13S the only diffioulty
oncountorod. U:lttd bombnrdiors hnd ditficulty picking up :ll'ld
accurately idontifying tho auung points bOC3USO of underc"lst.
No camnonts I1Oro I'i1ado on tho Ini tinl Point (3.5l6.30N..1360lE) or the
nxis of attack. Tho.3 squndron formations woro over tho
fl'ithin 11 periOd of 4 minutos. Avero.lJ) drift reported was.3 right

o. Banbins accuracy on this strike 'I1na poor. '1" only 19


per cant ot tho rolc"\sos noro scored t7'1 thin 1000 foot ot the M.P,I.
6. Miuian No. 220 KOfl'?8!)k:i Mr0l}l\ft Co" ,%Asbi:
&. nto KaQasaki .\ircratt Co., in the likashi area: vaa
attacked by 1 group or tho 31]th 'iUng in .:1 offort, ",itb
one M.P.I. dosignrstod .):s tho pr1l:D:lry vioo:\l 'Uld radar targot

b. Tho bombin8 :'l1titudo was 18,000 feet b'lsO tor tho lo!ld
squadron with tho 300000 arv1 third air sqU3drons in trAil shckod 3'
intervals at 500 toot nbO'to tho 1:l M squ')dron.
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e. 'rIllrt,. a1rentt waro airborD& with 25 bCJmbiQS the
priauy taJWllt. An 8't'l"Bge ot 6.5 tou of bOIlba" 03%Tiod per
e,ircran. The bCltlll 10ed Cals18ied or "'56 (4000#) banbs.
4. '%ho gl"03tost ditticult,. oncountered was bose over the
target . Tho lead bombArdiors bad ditticulty idontit'yins the a1m1as
P01llt. md 8.,s e rs,sl.lU. the .uis ot attack tor tbo tOl'm3t10118 YlU'ied.
It) _ltUDctiona ot bcmbins equi:plllflQt vore reported.
e. Tho Initial Point (341c;Jl-1344lt) l0C3tod on tbe wesWrn
eout or 1lIrajl.oSbir:l.a elrod bo easily identitiDd .:tat the numorous
landma:ra on tho wostorn pe.rlliXlter ot tho 181300 were bclptl.ll on the
target IUD. Tho average dritt reponed ;JZlS 4
0
r!&bt. .UI tarnntiona
wore OYer tho t.:::lrgei witbin a period of 2 minutes.
r. BaDbins accur'1C7 fer tbis medon was fUr with 29 PN'
coot: ot the bits wi thin 1000 toet or tho aimins point.
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(1) Ground Wavel
(2) Sky Wave I
a. Sets il'ere turned ON ani OPF aa per SOP.
b. Sets were cheeked on en average or Yl times per .va.
e. 4 sets were reported as inoperative.
a. 202 sets ~ e r e operative.
b. Antenna used aDd u.sable lllaXimum range tor each type.
h. lJIerags tn.:lXimum range ot Japanese Coastl 54.1 N. miles.
g. Average maxitllUlD. range of beaeons; 15k foIII at 12,400 tt.
135 NY at 8000 tt.
IJJ * at 0-5000 n.
148 RoI at 5-10,000 tt.
160 Ml at 10-20,000 rt.
PAR1' v - JUDAR
a. ll1mber or seb operaU.. on take-ott: 423.
b. or Ale banbi08 .. number of sets operative over target I 396.
e. Percentage operative tar Ale baflbing targetsl 9S.6C
4. H.1mber of seta operative on return to bnaeI 39
1

a. llunber of loran fixes reported: 2313.


e. Number ot Ale using Azimuth Stabil1zationl Z27.
t. Average maximum range of Targetsl 65.5" at 16.300 ft.
61 111 at; 11; 000 rt.
64 NM at 2 1 ~ O O O tt.
54 III at 16,800 tt.
70 NM at 0-5000 tt
.
j. Light interference encountered.
i. Jllmber or failures in lead shipsl 6 Ale.
e. No interterence reported.
d. 8 aets reported as inoperative.
1. REar Bg$lM AliIA.P9-131
4. Absolute .Utimeter SCR-TI8:
- - - - - ~ - - - - - - -
b. 2 seta were inoperati "'e.
S. f\:vmteBt'1 ODe radar release was reported.
1Ur. was reported ss a difficult rad&r target due to the cantu.ion
ot IDe.O 1alao1s in the target area

PW II - CUNNERX
1. No. or :VC ,irinel 207.,
2. Anre.se turret load I
2000 800
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750
3.
Average No. of rounds tir.. in Combat per
turret:
l!l l!6 I bA 1l
165 94.4
66
80 65
4. No. ot rounds fired in ccmbatl 7b
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5. No. ot row:l1s tor tast firine:1 36.748.
b. Guns Loaded:
58tb "1ns
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7. Malfunctions I C.F.C.
CAL, .50 M.G.
Charger f ailurell - 2
out - 2
Dev. Circuit out - 1
Broken Extractor - .3
Jam - 2
Broken Driving Spring - 3
Broken Ejector ..
CJ\L50 M.G . C,F.e.
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8. Equipment operation (Total percentage operative).
9. Remarks: The eDelIW made quite a few attacks ald acme were
"'ery 8B8l"ess1ve. MolJt all breoJl;al7&ys I'l'8re 1m, Evidently they keep
fran coming into the oone of firlll or the 4 gun upper forward turret.
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....&/10 1011' oloud. ba 1800 f1:,top 6.aooo tt \tUb scattered
aboqra and increasing' miMi. cloud to 5/10 at 12-14.000 ttl
.3/10 bigtl. olcuda at 30.000 tt.
To Coe.ai I
To 2d'NI
'l'o 24ClNI
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5110 low oloud b'88 2000 t'i. top. &000 tt wi tb
scattered built up cloud to 30,000 tt in tbuDder
mooers.
10/10 1lI11U-IQ'ered cloud in treat .nb topa to
30.000 tt to ..ed low, middle and
high north of 2eoN to nest of 131'1.
Rapidly decrell81na cloud eJD:lU.Dh oeat of
_ltb broken layers east 01' tbat 11ne,
TarSlta. Tok7c)I 6/10 1m cloud base 2000 rt. t0p5 6000 it with
5/10 high clouds at JO,OOO rtf
3/10 low cloud bas. 2000 ft, topa booo
with 3/10 cloud at 30,000 tt,
K,yushUI 3/10 10'11' cloud base 2000 ft, top. 6000 tt nth
1)/10 high cloud at 30,000 ft am 3-5/10 n1ddle
cloud thin at 15,{)OO tt atternoon.
QPER,\TION.)L
SuesI Broken 1m. middle and'high clouds with sbowora at take-ott
becanll:l& scattered lev. I:liddle s:sd high clouds on return.
Route, Broken low aloude with built up CUlII.llus to 18,000 tt; broken
middle and high clouds M.d hea,.,. rainahoirers to ll'rCGl.
200N to 26
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N there will be scattered low. middle am high
clouds. A moderate cold f'ront at 26N 9i11 give brc*:en 10-
clouds and overcast middle aD! high clouds with ooderate
showers and light r1Ille ioing to 2cjlN. Frem 2tfN to target
area there will be broken low. middle slid high olouds beccm1ns
ecattered 101' and high clouds. 'nie route returning will be
l!lwlar to the route outgoing.
Tarsehs 3/10 low clouds, base 2000 tt, top 5000 tt; J/IO high. cloud
at 28.000 tt; winds at 15,000 tt will be 280 at 35 knots.
BueSI Overeaat low am middle clouds wi th heavy rain at take-ott
becom1ns scattered low clouds, and overcast middle clouds
on return.
Route I Broken low. middle and high clouds with light to heavy showers
and "moderate turbulence to 24cn. A cold tront gives overcast
low. middle acd high clouds with heny rain to 26N. Frot:l 2611
to the target there were broken low clouds and scattered middle
and high clOUds. The route returnins was the same as th.8 route
outgoing.
Targets: HimeJIs 3-9/10 low clouds (patOhy): 5/10 high clouds at
25.000 tt; winds at 16,000 tt were 270
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et 2:5.000 ti; wiDda at 20,000 tt were 2500 at 30 laIOta.
!m'',1 0-2/10 lev clDUlla. top 5000 tt; 1/10 clouda
at 25.000 ttl vtad. at lS.OOO were 265' at 2S
kDDte.
5-1/10 lov cloud"_ top 4-SOOO n. 10/10 higb
clouds at 25.000 ttl wiDCla at 16,000 tt 1hII"8
29(f' at; 28 kDota.
3/10 10lf clouds, top 3OO0'ttl 10110 high clowS.
at 25.000 tti rilda at 16.000 tt wen 2900 at 28
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a. To D ~ ebOq' early warning ana IUD-leyine; radars.
b. To conUnue March in tb41 38-3000 me bana.
o. To b4lTage Jam tbe enemy gun-laring and searchlight
ra4are in the 78 and 190-210 me aDd to spOt jam allir gun-lQins
e1&Dals that appear outside the barrage in en effort to remer tbe
. ~ radars defenses ineffective.
2. *!hodl
a. Twenty-fi va observers participated. am. used tbe follO\dng
equipment to accomplbh the search and jamnillCl
476 APrl and ,\P<l-2
6 . l R ~ - 8
16 APr-3 (Modified)
3 ' ....,8
3 ,\PA-24
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2 ,\PR-S
12 .\PAll
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b. .Nearly 'Very airplane nas equipped 17ith an electronic
JfIIIIlIe.r am s ~ airplanes had two jertlll8l's imltalled.
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lie Since tbese missiOIl3 were daylight raids lli tb varied
cloud cOYer it is not possible to evaluate tbe effectiveness ot
j8Illll1ng. Spot janmers reported that feR' of the enemy radllrs were
turned otf'when ja.trlIl8d as they bad done previously end 'lttempted.
apparently. to tract through the jamnins.
b. Forty-three intercepts were made and are listed at; the
eDd or this section.
e.. A .1290/225/1.5 siBnal was beard at 2900N ~ 14025E abd
ie belj.eved to be trOll1 an allied source.
b. A number of C\1 sianals were heard over the cainland in
the Ksaamigahara area both on the t'oute in ani out. The frequencies
are as follows: 308, 342. 365-418. 486-509 am 515 me.
c. '1Wo 81gnab lrllicb appear to be airborne radar were
interecpted: 299/490/08 at 3JOON - l35JOE. 295/483/11 at 3300N -
IJ420E. There was a difference in time of three hours between
theee intercepte.
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15 3<lm l35O'n 062245 1352 21 122
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OBI
10074
09'78
32 3305B
1_ 062246 0858 21
121 6
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OBI
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1000 :lO 3400B
062245 0948 21
121 6 iT
OBI
000?5
0400 15 3350B 1:m5IC 062245 0931 21 121
6 W C!lI
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1900
07 341711 134111 062245 1105 21 122
P CIL 0IMl3
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1900
08 3345B 134521 062245 1032 21 122
P CIL OUC3
000'1'7
1500 07 34158 13650Z 062246
0945 21 121
6 GL OT.lC3
00078
1500 07 3445B 13615IC
062245 0955 21 121 6 CIL
OT.lC3
000?8
0510
:lO 3300B 13530B 062246 0918 21 121
6 Ii" CHI
00078
094'
10 3355B 13505IC 062245 0928 21 121
8 iT
OBI
00080 0495 40 31101 139431 062246 0804 21
122 P Ii CHI
00080
0480 32 3133B 13?O41
062245 0927 21 122
Pili OBI
00080 :lOCO 10
35058 13555Z
062245 1004 21 121
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1200 08 34151 131158 062245 1040 21 121
6 GL 0'l.lC5
00095
C3?O 50 3350B 135101 062215
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21 121
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00094 0720 30 3300B 135308 052245 0920 21 121
8 Ii OBI
00096
1280 20 5340B 13515S 062245 0855 21 121
6 Ii 001010002
0009'1
03li0 14 3350B 062245 1044 21 121
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00098 l?OO 20 33008 0622<0 0915 21 121
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00099 0770 :lO 3220B 13600E 062245 0910 21 121

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0485 13 34SOB 1354U 062245 1252 21 122
P lSI 001010202
00100
0450 18 3330B 1353>E 062245 0850 21 121 S .. 00101(3)2
001(11.
0300 15 3330B 137401': 062245 1050 21 121 S 111 001010 202
00102 0756 30 5258B 1324". 062245 1052 21 122
P Ii OBI
00118
0366 08 33038 134058 062245 1059 21 122
P llO' 001010202
00142 1010 05 3400. 132101 062245 1056 21 121
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0014' 1000 10 3300. 133201 062245 1316 21 121 8 :Ill 0060'.0000
00148 0492 20 3328B 13545E 052245 1352 21 122 P III 001030003
00148 1001 16 3305. 135458 062245 0855 21 121
S 111 OBI
00150 0495 10 3355B 135051 062245 0905 21 121 6 :Ill 001030003
00150 0485 22 3315Jl 135201 062245 1403 21 121 6 Ell 00103CX>03
00150 0770 22 314011' 13510!' 062245 0905 21 121 S W 001030003
00155 1<1:90 OS 3334ll 133338 062245 1127 21 122 P
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00158 0500 05 3310N 137501 062245 1056 21 121 S 111 001030003
00159 0500 0. 3320N 13750E 062245 1055 21 121 S
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00159 0480 OS 3303N 131501 062245 1308 21 122 P EI7 001030003
00162 0000 00 3230N 13-100E 1162245 1328 21 121 S
00164 0000 13 3245N 133501 062245 1324 21 121 S
00195 0500 05 3255N 13800E 062245 1100 21 121 S
00200 2000
10 3515N 136001 062245 1000 21 121
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00295 0483 11 33001i IM20E 062245 1226 21 121 S AV 00603
00299 0490 08 3000N 135301 062245 0925 21 121 S AV 00603
03260 0225 03 2900N Vi025! 0622'15 0'35 21 121 6
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PART II - R.\pIO
I, Strike Report'l A total of 54 strike Reporte \188 recein4
b7 w1D6 srOUDd staUons durine tM. miaaion. Nineteen 'il'er'8 received
tram the aircraft or the 73rd Wingi 14 fran 58th p18DeS; 13 from
alrcratt at '14thI am 8 tr(lll. the 313tb.
2. lox Tr"PpiUioDlI 'Ibere wu only 1 .,. type me85'lge
tranauUe4 durina tbis IIl.1ss1on. 'l'be 73rd i71ns reported tb3.t 110
to 120 op.ratCll"1I cOV1ed a message fran tbe Braund ,tatioD.
Weather am time signals vere transai ttad acccrding to BOalber
r'gLl1ationa.
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3. lrpguencly: Tbe 13rd WiDB encountered bee.,. elWlll:V
te:renCB 00 all their atrike frequencies durins tbie mission. .
Btteo'ClYenO.a ranged trOlQ partill.lly etrocUvo to e1'tectiv.. err,
Yoico, and buzzs3tl types of interference 'I7ere 9844. 'Ihe JIJth Inng,
in a report of Jam::dng on the SaiP9.D an: station. said that Buzzsaw
end hUDD1tlg noises 'iler8 u80d in'effectively Janming the frequency
above lQO lima. over the EClpiro, am on the rooto b'lc.k to 1'170.
J'ollOA'i.ng 18 a percentage breakdoon at traftic par frequenCYI 8
per cent on 3 mE8acyc1es; 29 per C(lnt on 7 megacycles end 63 per
cent 011 11 megacycles.
4. Navisationa1 .\idSI Five HPIO'I bearing requests '\lere
received ani 7 uare furnished aircraf't. The extra 2 bearings were
transmittod to an aircraft indicating possible emorgency. No VJ:fF/DF
bearins tacilities fl'ere used. 'n1e 58th Wing reported using Air to
.\11" Homing successfully 'liith 65 aircraft.
5" Npt Discipline end Security: Noll Discipline and Security
'0188 recorded as eJl:cellent during these missions. .\ falil instances
ot radio operatcrs breaking in on other aircratt tral18lllissions uere
reported. Corrective action has been taken in each'instance. The
73rd 'lYicg reported some aircraft gave course, speed, aoo altitude
in the clear over VHF channels.
6. EnR TrAnsmissiooo: The to11011ine incidents of enen:w
aOO intorfcrenca Here reported during tbB90 missions:
ow fran 2JOOZ to 0130Z was ineffeative.
from 2200Z to 0300Z inetfoctive.
c;;r fran l830Z to 2115Z Ilas Partially eftective. e. 3020 Kcs I
b. 6615 Kos:
e. 10305 Xcs:
d.
3145 XC"I rap net operating between 1700Z aDd 2100Z
nas effective (BelieVed to be unintentional,
but etfective.)
e. 6055 KeSI
(1) cq signals at 21303 fl'as otfective.
(2) Series ot dits 3t l7JOZ were very effective. (Stroqr
sienal strength end blocked out station)
(3) C'] et 2300Z Aas very etfective. and blocked ground
station
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(4) rap C"J, intermittent throughout mission waa lneNective
to partially effective.
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Sl:rOD8 buzziDB aound, varying in eignal strength,
trom OlOOZ to 0900Z vas partially effective.
Bearins fran Saipan 285 dege8S.
(2) signala at 0730Z ware very effective am blocked
Bround station.
Voice tranamdsslona at 0448Z ineffective.
Voice station using call sign 'ABLZ MIKE YOK! MIX!'
inte:nn1ttoll.t throughout mission gaa partially
erfective.
g. 3920 Kes: Negligible.
h. 7415 Kca:
(1) 'Put-Put' at 0346z partially effective.
(2) Koyed C':T aDd tone at 1632Z and 2200Z were lnettecthe
to very effectivo.
1. 10820
(1) Tone and long dashes at l0.52Z uore very effective.
(2) Koyad c;;r fran OlOOZ to lOl4Z \785 very effeotive,
7. Dhtreag: The 73rd WiIl6 reported the follOl?lng dlstreas
tratfic: 1 OP:.5R moSS.!lge nss received from 34V607 by the WiD6
statiotl.. The 'airCl"att radio operator gave the aircraft I a pot!Ii tion.
CourSOl speed, and altitudo. SJprad \las alerted in order to -fix'
the aircraft . lb fix gas obtained due to frequency troublo. 1\lo
true courses to steer nere given to the plaoo. This plane made
base but crashed on landing. Tho 314th Wine: reported teceiving
.evoral mossages concerning a 8.29 crashing in the sea, giving the
position and. sighting on 5 parachutes. The 58th Wing had 4 distresa
reports fran aircraft giving positions and conditions. One message
was a sighting of 4 survivors in Mae Wast. and their positione.
B. 'Eguipmont Malfunctionsl '.tN/ART.I). 4 inoperative. 1 no
sidetone. I Channel) inoperative, 1 fixed antenna shot otf; 80-346.
3 inoperative. 1 bad C':'f'oscilletor tube; 4 inoperative;
1 inoPeretive. 1 indicator hunting. 7 sense antennas
broken. SCR-274. OJ1e entenna abot'off; interpbone, 1 inoperative.'
6 microphone switches inoperll.ti ve. 1 foot t6ch inoporatiVB,
4 leaking and intermittent operation; RL42. 15 inoperative.
4 lost geighta. 3 sticking.
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1. 'l"Wo 8.29'. \TOre lost to J'apanue t1s:btera OQ
tbo early IIm'ning .trike8 on 22 June 1916. Ten other superforta
vere 4amaaod by tho intercoptore, Gho mado 137 attacb. crews
olaim 2 ... tlgbtora doatroyed, 2 probably dostroyed I md 8
a_sed. lisbter escort was na:t available beoause ot poor
operational lTOaibor botgGOD Ivo 11ma and Japan.
2. Earlz !!'arninB and ORoraUonal Wcatherl Intelligenco
10Uolltea tbat tbo J'apauo8e vora 11-:181"8 ot our apprOllcb. although
tho UIllUplic1ty or targots ms,y baTe contused the tighter controllera.
Good opo-rational voatbor existed oyor tho targot aroaa 80 that lap
tigbtora oould haw lIB de maximum sorUes. Tho oOCllPBraiivoly t_
intorooptors airborno l:l8Y bo atirlbutod in large part to tho probable
conaorvation policy or tbe Jllpanoao in an antioipation of II future
amphlbioUA oporation.
3. Khalon 215. 56th and. ZJr4 "tWo K\1r! Nanl Msow,
a. 71rd 111MI
(1) No fightors I1ero sightod and no attacka
woro aWitaiD04.
(2) Fran 18,000 teot, a right gunnor obso:rvad a
semicircular pit or rovotmant just NIJ ot Kochi .\1rtiold C3330N-
1324lB). Tho obsorving gwmer did not soo the airtiold but ita
poeition '\faa called by another ma:nber at approx1.rootely tho
8l1l1O timo. Tho rovotment described B.llI much larger than an
antiaircratt r9YOtment idth a tbin straight rmnp running acroee
the contort Tbo obeorTOr thought tbora CI\Y have been 2 such
Objects but gas not positivo.. It tho gunnar's opinion that
the object closoly resemblod tho launching"s. to 111uStratod in
XXI Bombor Collllland .\ir Intelligance Roport. Volume I, No.. 10.
b. 58th "'1M:
(1) There >toro no attacks roported by tho 2 groups
participating on tbi.s missiOh. A total at 55 aircraft '\Tore soon.
35 of nh1ch voro soaplaMs on tho \7Qtor.
(2) Throe a-29's roported sighting an enolltf airoratt
plummeting to eartb and tbo Japanese pilot vas seon to bailout
and bis papaebuto oponod.. HO'l7ovor. the parachute 'l7as on tire.
(3) Ten six tloat typo plams tmre observed on tho
nater at Ya"l1Q.tahame.. They nore painted blue and had long elliptical
ningl!l. Throe of tho 10 nore thought to bo taxHng for take-otf .
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4. Mission 21&. 314th Wing. Mitsubhhi/l'omashimal
0.. ;\pprca::1matoly 50 onClltf aircraft uore oS ght04 and they
made 41 attacks.
b. Single-ongine fightera attackod tho tormations at tho
asseDlbly aroa 'I1i th phoepho:ru.s ballbs eDd gun tiro. Zokos nore
roportod making attacks rritb pboaphorus bombs. About 20 phoaphOl"Wl
bomb bursts vera abaervod. .\1.rcratt #893 'lTaa believed lost to
ti$htor action over tho aasembly area. Otbor planas ot tho 19th
GrQllp mlSdo tho tollooins roportl -The onoray tightor atto.ekod at
tho o.ssombly point 11 o'elock high and "I1ont tho formation.
.\. pbo:lphomas bomb burst nas soon in front ot .VC #893 just prior to
tho diving attack. Tho 03ctual caU80 ot the 8..29 loss is not knwn.-
&a8d on evaluated intortMtion not ",vAll 'ti_ ot
print1na or Consolidated Statistical
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.ut'typo_ 6t t1g1\tors '010'10 roportod oncouniorod. ZOke I
'1'ac;y, Jaclc. Oscar, Nick, IrY1na. Frank: N1d Georgo, Tho
fishier. tollO!'JOd tho tarmaUcma through tho taX"' ...ot aroa although
moet or tho attacks trUO c.:do botore banba amJY. Tho attaeka in
moat C'1sea 1101'0 not prossed. Tho tightora h!3d a tendency t_ paao
tbo tDrm3tlona md orton tointod attacks but CaI!lO no cieser than
1000 7Ul1s. Tho 29th Group roportod II ath.cks boies brokon orf
at about 700 yarde aa a result or tho B-29 opoal118 tiro batoro
tho tightor had oponod firo.
5. MiasieD 217. 58th "1M' Ka'>7Miahi/HimoJ1:
a. .\ total of 17 attacks 'ilea ro})ortod by tbo 2 groups on
this mill81on. Tho attacks ';Ioro ac",ttorod trom banba 6':l'ay' to boyond
lam'lI ond. NO airoraft ':Jore onoountElrod. although 2
tnin-onemo aircrlltt noro ai,3htod bot\7oon l:udtall md tho Inltiel
Point.
b.
dual attacks
One etra8B1ar, not in formation, exporioncod .5 1ndb1-
and claims 1 Tony dama,god.
o. Tho only unusual ooourronoo nelS trom, 3 slnglo-oDBino
unidoAtitiod enOI:lY aircran; i7hich looJcod like tho F'6r. They t7oro
black, goith squaro ningtips, r'ldial engino, smd short noso. Thoy
cl1Illboc1 above tho B-29 formation I'ln:l nent tooard tho fannation
behind tho one reporting. APparently theY did not attack:. Tboir
rato _t climb described QS -terrific, ani dono ....1tb groat oaltO.
6. Mission 218, Jl'lth "110.8, Mi tsubishi/Ke.gNaigahara:
e.. .In ostinatod 30 to 15 aircraft made 54 attacks, Fighters
'Jero concolItratod in areas I'lhore CAVU d'oathcr prevailed. on ea:JO
attacks t"':t1n-engino aId si.D8lo-ongino aircrrrl't norkod togothcr
coming in from'tront quarters slightly hiGh at 1 o'clock almost
siLIul tanoously I both broaking under tho B-29 tOl":lation.
b. .\ Nick caroo up frcn'yory len at 10 o'clock, hung on
his props, strafed tho formation, aId droppod otf beforo he cou14
be tired on.
o. .\ t\Tin-engino md 2 singlo-ongino aircraft C!UllO in
simultaneously; tho tuin-ongino aircraft at 11 o'clock aboyo and
tho 2 single-engine at I and 2 o'clock lovol Tho
attnck nBS aggrossive. going through tho formation, but ne scoroo
hits noro roportoo.
d. 00.0 3 plano coordinatod attack frm 12-12-2 o'clock
abovo End nearly resulted in an accidcmtal ram:ning of tho B-29
involved.
e. Front quarter high attacks 'Jere 6fton used, attacks
from. aboYo greatly proda:::li.nating. In aonoral., attacks uoro
codoratoly
1. Mission 219. 3l3th Wing. Kan8.saki/KasamiBBhara.
a. Bottloon tho Initial Point aId and, about 18
sightiD8s .Tore ro:portod. :.ppraxtmatoly 15 ner6
oncountorod. They included 5 Nicks/Irving.5, 4 3 Zokos.
and a JIOssible Ton,y; Oscar and Frank. One Zoko ;7as obsorved
acting as a 'pacer', and flol7 parallol to tho first form90tion tor
sovoral miles botnoen tho Initial Point end the target. .\ total
of 14 attacks ":Ioro executed. Ship #882 ....as unable to koep up
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!!!.Q!l!!
.!lJiQlllI
';litb tho tormation and ;fM last observed turning SOuth and loeine
a.ltitude to obt.31n cloud cover trom 4 ntto.cJdng aircraft.
Bnomy aircraft tiro uu tairly acoureto /ltd sovoral B-29's rocoivod
dirao! hits fran 20-lllCl cannoD tiro.
B. Mission 220, l13tb Wing. Ka-;raaakl/'\kashil
11., on. t1l;btor roaoUon to th1s c.isslon '7a8 nl1(;ht.
J'o\U" n1r-to-aJr booM >JOrO droppod by TO!:l;y3 CD. 2 or tho eqU!KlroDS
bet'l1&Ou the Initial Point and the target, but dr'Opplna wss inaccurate.
the
b. ODe eaeqy aircraft acted aa a 'pacer-
tormatlO1Ul, but out or range, into the targot.
flying along with
9. Tastic'l
Diroction and Loval at Approach
of EnatlY Mrcratt
10%
"'..
....

.....
Tail
LOft
1'/%
Total lb!Jbcr
at Attacks
136 (Actual)
17:C
26;1
121.
FRad ABOVE
IEIlEL
FRLM 18%
10. Broakdcr.m at _\ttacks:
Enomy .\irera1"t
No. Attacks
Per eont
Unidentifiod.
Zoko
Nick
To.".
To,jo
38
22
1'7
15
12
29
16
12
11
9
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.!Q!i!!

Ine!gr ;UrC!'IIt!
IrT1llg
""oar
Goer..
,.ok
Frant
Hamp
Total
",. AUacb
Per cont
6
6
7
5
6 4
4
3
4
3
....J
..J
1)6 100
'Ill'
11. C!a1ma1
G.. Do'tF0r04 (2) I 1 Hamp. 1 U/I by MJ.
b. Pr0babl:r Destroyed (2): 1 Nick by NOaej 1 Irving by RB.
O. D5IDs04 (8): 1 Irving. 1 Tojo. 2 U/I by Nose; 1 Ton:r.
1 utI by IBi 1 Nick, 1 Ton:r by RSl

1. KhatoD No, 215 ... KUro !laval .\rsonal,
a. Tho P1im.ary targot l1as banbcd by 162 aircraft (104 treeD.
thil 73rd Wing md 58 troo tho 58th Wing) botrl'oon 003lZ-014.3Z trCEl
18,000-26,250 toot.. .Urcr-"lf't of the 58th i7ing attacked first on an
axis of 200-29 flUh Wether roported as CAVU-3/10 undoreast. .\ir-
craft at the 73rd Wing nttackod :last on an IDa of lSO.II.ao. Undor...
cast. ropcrtod a!I 2/10-3/10 on both sidos at most formations, Tilth
CAW conditions diroctly under tho foreations. Winds varied fran
30-35 knots at 2708-275,
.\ total of 12 .Urcraft ba:Ibod targets of opportunity.
b. l!ek En Routo to Tarsetl En to the t.argot flak
"'BS first oncountorod at tho I.P. md continued to the targot aroa
a5 tabulated bolonl
Location Coordinatos Romarka
Vicinity of Sbono 332lN-13202E
(I.P.)
I.P. to Targot
Moagor and inaccurato. Heavy and
continuously pointod tor all groupa
oxcopt 497tb 'nhicb :hpcrtod intonsa
.!Illd accurato, hoaTy, continuously
pointed and barrago tiro.
Gonorally apora.dic, rooagor en4
inaccurate to fairly accurato, hoavy
lmd continuoulSly painted.. SOco fla.k
ecanated from l!Jurtaco craft. Bursts
noro multi-colored.
Ono goup oncountorod Intenao and accurato, heavy flak during
tho last 8 minutos of tho bcmb run.
OShima
Hiroshima
3355>1-1321OE
3424N-1322!lE
Moager ani iMccurate, heavy.
8IJ1 inaccurato, hoavy,
Basad on Wing Offioers I Flak Hoports.
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XatraJ1ri 3402N-l)200!
Lan4 bued battories obaerv04 in
action bBro.
Moager and inaccurato, hoavy,
,
c.. ,!ale OY01' Tare;et :;roa,
(1) .\11 eroaa roportod. that tlalt over tho tar'sot vu
1nton5O, accurato and. heavy. Bach formation recoivod fran 2-)
milUltoa ot continuoualy )Ointod tire 'With a tev inatccoa ot bur'se
sod pt'od1atod concOntratiotl. typo_.' Burats -ororo'reportod lUI ..mite,
black. bro\1n, gJ'oy. 70110\1. purlo. bluo. goon, orange am red.
'l'hh indicatod that mueb or tho tlak vaa cem1ng tran naval vossals
in tho harbor, ainoo tho navy uscs colorod bursts tor tiro adJustmont
purpoeos.
(2) One Group (499th) roportod a torritic barrago
iJrmediatoly atter banb release. It "'as doserUSad as intonso l'I'1d
accurate and filled a volumo ot sky bottlOon 15.000 and 22,000 toot
altitudo 8ld 2500 foot across Ul bursts >loro black.
d. Flak on mthdraae.l: :lftor broalcanq flak vas: oncountered.
as tabulated 0010\71
Location Coordinatos .-.rita
Niibnma
335'J<-13320E
MoagGr and
inaccurate
to accurate,
heavy.
lobar1 3405!'-133OOE "'ogor
and
accurato, roavy.
M1 tsugahama
3350N-1324OE
Moderate and accurato, heavy.
. .
Mihara
3425!'-133OSE

flak, roaching to 20.000 toot.
o. SJJtmary' of loss and nee: ono aircratt ';Tas lost to
flak on this mission. and of 162 aircraft bCl:1bing tho primary tarset,
96 or 59.26% su.stainod flak dazm.go. This orlramoly high damago rate
ill undoubtedly due to tbe supplccenting at tho Kuro flak detenses by
a nuobor ot naval vessols in tho harbor. Tho 'SlHpp:ng Si tuation
Report- ah0'>7s that on this dato thero uore 2 OVa. 2 CVLs. lOO. 1 CA,
2 DDs D.ni 3 Escorts in tho barbor and. vicinity. Ships of th()so types
and nUQbcrs arc cnpable of grElatly incroasins tho offoctivonoss of
tho Kuro flak dctonsoa.
f. Miscollanoous .V.\ Obsorvationsl
(1) several cr<ma reported 2-5 bursts ot phosphorus
tlek ovor tho targot. Some of theso nOra normal phosphorus bursts
:dth tho usual dispersion of streamers, but a fou uero unusually
different. They throu out pellots about tho size of small arangos
wbiOb burned as they toll. Tho burst was described 8.S about 5
tiJoos tho sUlo ot an ordinary hoavy flak burst. No d8D03g0 'woos
roported froo phosphorus ":Clak.
(2) Ono aircraft roportod 6-9 barraBo balloons attached
by cables to ships at They uore osttmatod to bo about
5000 teot above tho 'i7D.tor.
(3) Only ono rockot uas roported in tho target aroa.
burstins at 18,500 foot.
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(4) .\ possiblo 'pacor" aircratt was oba0rw4 oa. a
parallol oourla 804 lovol with a B-29 tanDation Juat boloro bomb
rolaase,
(5) Tho firet tor-.t1ona Mer tbe target reportod
......crOODll in tho tarsot al'GCl. At loast 8 8tllOItO Foar.tors
gore obaorYoh .\ lIcroOD was alao reported along tho shore
ot Hirosbima B$Y'
2. _lIliOS No. 216 Mihllbiahi ;h1rcratt Compe.ny, T,mubinal
ae .\ tobl at 108 81 reran at tbll 314th'Wias ba:1be4 tho
primary 'argot bot7Clon tra:l 15.400-18-300 toot. .u:1.
ot attack Tariod trall 2600.-n;o. Ten aircraft bcmbo4 various tarlP
ta
or opportunity.
b. En route to thl!l targot flak 'Ira. oncounterod sa tabulatod
heleml
Location Coordinatos
Tanabo (noar .334.ON-1)520E
roaa&Ombly aroa)
MOllgor aDd 1Mcaurato, hoa'ly. Two
aircraft sustained. minor dmnage.
,",y.
Meager to ClCderato Sld inaeeurato.
boa..,.. '1":70 aircraft hit.
Measor end inaccurate, heavy.
Shuda Sh1me. (Ncar
I,P.)
KUshimoto (bCl:lbad 3330N-1355CIE
as T.O. by ODO .\/C)
Maagar md inaocurate, hesvy.
Moagar md Mourato. heavy.
o. Over tho targot arb am durins tho banb run tlok wn.
described as tID880r to llI:Idorato, lnaeeur03.to to aeeurato and hoavy.
lire vas too scattorod to port:li t idontit1eation ot type or tiro
eontrol.
d. Of!. \1i thdraU'al a too aircratt oncountorod. nak: at
'nI'dotsu, Ob,MlO, Toyoh8ID8. and Kannonji on tho mr eoast ot Shikoku
south of tho target. No eClll:lCnt!l on intonsity or aceuracy. Ono
aireraft ..,as hi t noar Oh&llO.
e. No aireraft wore lost 'to flak on thh mission, Imd of
128 al rcraft bombing (all targets), 16 or 14.06%. suatainod flak
damaso. Approximatoly 7J? at tho flak: damage \Tas su:!ltainod in the
targot aroa.
f. .VA Observations I
(1) One Group reportod a Nick acting as a .pecClI'- air..
oraft tx-qm tllo doparturo POint to tho tarsot.
3. No. 217 .. Ke:wtlnhhi Aircraft Complml. HitlOj!1
a. Tho pr:lI:1ary target ...as attacked 'by 52 o!l1 rcratt of tho
58th Wing 'bot'OOen 0046Z..0137Z fran 15,200.18,000 toot. ;!.XIs of
attack Tarim. from 31'-41'. ';'foather tJtl.S repcrted aa CAVU to 4/10
undorcQ.st.
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. JH.!!. l I
No aircraft .:ero lod to
attacking (all targota).
\ 21RIL
b. ED. routo to tbo tar03t ooogor and inaccurate hoavy
flak vae oncountorod at .6KO (3444N-
1
3422E).
6. 09'or tho tarGot all bClllbitl8 tormst!OOIl dOl!lcribod flak
mager, SODOrally inaccurato md hoo"Y. Continuously pointed
lira oontrol 118,5 amployod. Most tPOD \las onoountorod about ono
minuto bolero ba:il roloaao and anoarod to be et::Ian3.tiIlB trCX!l bnttot'ioe
a1a:tB tho coast sOJ.th ot H1IDOJ1.
d. (1) gitbdreoal 1mB cado after a sharp broaka\1QY to
tho North and doubling back on tho approach routo. Meager and
lno.ccurato hoavy flak vas oncotmtorod at KulttG"lEa.
(2) Taonuica una bCDbod as 0 T.O. by t'PO aircra1"t.
J'lllk "as nll. TokushiC8 (Eastern cout ot Sh1kolcU) 988 ba:Dbe4 as
a '1'.0. by ono aircraft. MoI1gC1" and inaccurate hoavy flak: OM
roported,
o. su;marx 'of to5 ond oa.maso I
flak on this mission, md at 56 aircraft
2 OZ' 3.5'i'%. S\lstainod 1"1ak damsgo.
t. Thoro i18rO no roports of ndsoollaoooua obscrvatiOM.
4. lIisfion No. 218 - Mitsublsbi :.iraan Compan,y. K8l!l!!15aharal
a. The primary target m.s batl.bed by 17' aircraft of tho
313th Wing botvocn OOl6z..001& trCIJ. 16.000 to 18.400 toot. The
a:t1s ot attack: nae 81
0
Hoather ttaS 1"(Iportad as 5/10-7/10 undor..
cast ninde of 28 knots at 290.
b. 'me second squadron (6 aircraft) after tlying over tho
prioary targot,electcd to attack tho socondary target. Utsuba Oil
Refinery on tho Southern PASO of Yokka.ichi. The axis ot attack was
2700 md tho bc:cnbing \78S acoan,pl1sbed froo 17.900 toot.
c. En routo to tho targot l:lBaS/Jr and inaccurate. heavy
flak uas encountored .:1t Kyoto (l'l8 ot Osaka) DDi otsu (NE of Osaka).
d.' Flak over the target was described as mager
to modorato, accurate ard heavy by tho firM squadron. The second
and third squadrons doscribod it as r.lCager, inaccurate and heavy.
This indicatos possible saturation ot the defensos. Duration of
tire WBS 30 to one mlmte.
e. 'lsk over the secondary target '11'85 described .:18 intonse,
very accurate, and hoavy. Duration of fire \las about 3 minutos. .\.
battery of heavy .V.\ guns ttnS reported located elong tho river just
South at the target area.
t. On 'Q'itbdra"3al fran tho primary target area flak gaS
reported at 'Joyohashi and Ok82aki. It nes coagor, inaoourate am
heavy. No flak 'Q'as roportod upon nitbdrawal fran tho sooondary
targot aroa.
g. No sircr.:1ft were lost tb flak on this mission. and of
23 "iroraft attackio,g; (both targots), 10 or 43.5%. sustained flak
damage. Most of this damago was sustainod by tho aircraft attaoking
the sooondary targpt.
h. No miscellaneous IVA obsarvatieDs were reported.
-1,2-
lllQlllt
___.... u -allY .....,1'
abar
OI
S. H1u1cp J!D. 21' - 1Ca1f!9Ut ME...-....... 'M* _ .. - ......_-
... Tbo pr1maz7 'arae' vaa by' 11 alrorl\ft 01' ,.
'13th Wina beheon 1419Z-1423Z fran 16.100.16.200 toot. .\%111 ot
atholc ... 8d'-81
o
I'fO.!lth,er W&I I'Qpcrte4 .a bo1ng 4/l0.6/10 dor-
out 'It'ith wiDda or 30-34. knOta tror:l 2880
b. ID rollW to the \argOt !laic VU tire' ODOOUDt0re4 at:
Ohu. (HI ot Osaka). It W811 doaaribod u IllO.:' am inacQurato,
b8'1vy' and oonUnuou.ly pointe4.
'0. Ofor tbe Urget aroa flak waa 4eacribe4 u JIII08801' to
modordo. 'tory aoour"to. And hoavy, Tho duration or tiro 'Ariod
tl'cm 15-45 ItOcc:cd. boloro bomb ro10880 to tOft aecoDda attar bomb
rol08-o.
d. On vitbdra\lal codorate w aocurate. 00'1"17 flak waa
oncoWltend ncar Okazaki (34S-m.13710l).
o. No aircraft wre lost to flak 00. tbls'miuion. m4
01' 21 airQl'sfi BttaCk11l8 (all targets), 7 or 33.3". suataiDOd flak
''''''''.
t. Nc:l miaoellancoue A/A ebsOM'sUou trom ropcrtode
6. 1411on No. 229 .. KA.V"sald A.1rordt CompMY
a. The primary targot 1788 boI!:lbod by'25 a1rorili ot tbo
JIJtb "ing bot'lJOon 005lZ...0053Z tra::l. 18,000...19.600 toot. 11X:is ot
athck variod fran 35"'3ao. Weatber tla5 reported as CII.VU uith
dada ot 30 !cnots trem
b. En routo to tbo targot tlns oncountered as t0110'ii'!11
Locdl<; Coordinata. Rom!U'ks
Tanabo
334
0
N-1352OE
Moager to lll.'l.dorato
"'"
inaccurate,
hoavy.
Xush1laoto
3326N-
1
354SB
MElagor to modorato aDd 1n5.ocl.a'ate,
fto3.vy,
'I'okuab.ima
3405N-13432B
lIoagar
to mcdorato and inMe\U'ato,
beavy,
MiM.,",
342ON-1:J4401l Moogor to 'QOdcrate and
inaocurate,
hoa'f)"
. c. Over the target talk 'lias desc.rlbod as meagor to
moderato, inaccurate to o!Iccurato and hoo.vy. liro 'ii08 of barrage
type leastins 1-2 lll1nutos.
d. On 'lithdra7la} molI3Ol:' to llXldorate, inacourate, haa'lY
tlllk "'aa onoountorod at llko (344SN-l)422S).
e. No aircrart nere lost to tlak on this 'mission, l!!ll.4
ot 26 aircratt attacklns (all tar80ts), 3 or BU.tabod tl!llk
daoago...
f. No misoallaneous observation4 wore roported.
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?7 3TJLJ 194;,5 I
8. OridMl root mal 3.955.200 eq. ft.-
b .Qlrrent domaSI 2.8'79.510 sq. ti.j '7.ZiC (NoteI
ina-...ch aa there were no prenoua strikes and DO root reml)'ll'al.
tbe t i ~ . s tor current damage 81so rerraeonis the total)
c. D81Daj?p to the Kure Htrn.1 .:.racnal resultiQa t1"cc t.b.e
above ba:Db strike -gsa oxtenaive. A. total ~ \6.f of the target
is dutroyed O!" structurally damaged. Zvery lll8jor building
sustained SOll1(, dalOOge. r.rmging tran minor roof to structural
d<Jb88e. Damage '1a8 heaviest in tho center aod SJ sections or
the plant. several or the OTcrhe3d cranes lIDd conveyors vere
severely dalIlaBBd.
d. Photos U3ed tor this Tepert were or good qualityl
a 5ZIlall lIIllOunt of cloud cover hindered study by stereo-vision.
2. Stathtic81 Slrman ot Dar:mgel
a. DamaBe from Mha10n 215,
SQ.uare feet Per cent of
of roof original roof are.
Destroyed
250.100 6.3
Structural damage
411.515 10.3
Superficial
Gutted
1.804;125
45.
Minor roof damnge
4l3,no
104
Total d8Ill8SO
2.879.510
72.0
Toto). roo' area:
3.955.200 sq. ft.
- Original roof area is that on first coverage eDd rill
be uslJd unless additional roof aTOll has been conatructed.
- 44
.-
ITEMIZATION OF DAMAGE
DAMtOGf IN SQUARE FiET
_ber Roof IlroB. Destroyed Struotural SUPERFICIl.L Total Peroent Funotion of bu11d1r1t;,
Ref A Ref A Gutted Minor of root
55 11, 00

;00 00 tice e bUlld1J18


56
,I 12,600
8.100 3,150 11,550 92
" "

57 11,000 7,360 66
"

SO 59,600 32,200 32, ZOO 50 Power plant
61.
',900
980 .80 20 I..rehouse
b
',900
980 .80 20
"
52. 4,900 4,900 ',900 100
"
55 15,900 5,:500 5,300 .. Maohine shop
66 27,600 6,900 6,900 25 Shop
70. 4,300 2,150 2,150 50 Shope
b 7,700 3.850 1,926 5.775 75
71 26,700 26,700 26,700 100 Shop
77 80, '100 .,000 .,000 11 Cuting plant
7. 9,900 9,900 100 Shope
8le 10,200 10,200 10,200 100 Shop
b Ovorhea.d crona _ badly dmnngod
82 2,499 2,400 100 Hot idanUfi04
8. 13,800 13,800 13;800 100 Shop
8' 5,000 5,000 5,000 100 Shop
87. 10;000 10,000 10,000 100
"
b
',400 ',400 4,400 100
"

6,100 6.400 6, 100 100


"
d 12,500 12.500 12,500 100
h 11,000 1,100 1,100 10 Shope .. hont 'trootmont &: torgo
88 8,000 8.000 8,000 100 BoUor hoWlO
89 19,700 19,700 19,700 100 Forgo or oasting
.Dc 67,100 5,770 51,930 57,700 100 Shope
b 32,400 32,400 32; 400 100
"
91 35,300 26,300 9,000 35,300 100 Officos
92 56,500 56,500 56,500 100 Shop-sholl fnotory
9. 48.800 18,600 48,800 100

"

94. 6.300 6,300 6,300 100 lIonvy lnduetry - roported gun mounts
b 14.800 11,600 11.800 100 "" ,,""
59.000 4.000 55,000 59.000 100
" "

,
d 47.200 47,200 47.200 100
" " " " "
ITEMIZATION OF\D1J1,\GE _ oont'c!.
DAlI.\GE IN SQUARE FEET
Numbor Roof Il.roo Destroyed Structural SUPERFICL\L Toto.l Pereent Funetion ot building,
Ref A (Rof A Guttod l8.nor ot root
94. 9,000 9,000 9,000 1 Heevy
Mullltry _ report
IDOlmte
r 48,000 18,000 100
, , . , ,
4,400 4,400 4.400 100
,

g
h 26,600 26,800 26,600 100

j 23,600 11.800 11,800 23.600 100
, ,

96 21.200 21,200 100 ShopllI
960. & b 12,000 12.000 12,000 100 Onidentifiod
97 400 20,000 61.400 100 Shop roported Iorio
9a 2.400 2,400 2.400 100 Boi1or house
99 110,100 13j, 750 82,500 96.250 a7 Forlo
100 36,400 1.820 34,580 36.400 100 Shop
102 18,000 18,000 100
,
Storn.ge bo.tteO' plant
103 6,100 6,100 6,100 100 Shop
10d 6,000 600 600 10 1 hole in roof
105 200 26,200 26,200 100 Hnohine shop
1060. 60,500 20,000 20.000 40,000 60
b 36,800 9.200 16,5t1O 11,0';0 36, BOO 100 Gun tube faotorr
c 60,300 '10,300 10.000 50,300 100 ' " .
d 40,200 27,200 13,000 40,200 100
"

25,,600 5.125 12,800 17,925 70


" "

r 5 300 1,300 4,000 5,300 100 Gun turret rnotory
70;000 3S',.000 35,000 50
" "
g
h 61,000 30,500 30,500 50
, , ,
j 21,fOO 12,300 12,300 50
"
,

10Th 33,200 8,300 4,150 12,450 37


'. 0 32,100 24,300 75 Sece:ldo.ry rolling mills
d 20,000 10,000 10,000 50

91,500 78,500 13,000 91,500 100 SecondD.ry rolling udlla


r 100,600 88;100 88,100 aa Opon heeJoth building
17,600 17,,&x:I 17,600 100
" "

g
h 19;500 19,500 19,500 100 Seoonddr)' rolling
j 45,900 15,000 50,900 100
" "
k 16,000 16,000 100 "

1 8,800 8,800 100
"

m 92,800 92,800 92,800 100 Opon henrth building
ITEMIZATION OF oont'd.
D.\lL\GEIlf-sQUt.RE FEEl
Struoturc.l- SUPim'ICL'.L
Guttod Kinor
6,800 16.800 ---
00,900
10,000 2,600

Flmction at build1Dl. OClllllct


bldg.

oren
ITnrohouee
rln.rohoullo

Building., Cl.uocbte4 with 107


" . ..
Assooiatod 120
Forba or co..,ting plnnt
Associo.tod wi til no. 120
" II' II
" ...
Unchino shop
Lc.rge shop
Shop

Overhoc.d crtl.De _ bo.d1y damnged


Open honrth "= prob ,eloct. furnaoe
Smnll shop
Plant JlID,intenanoe building

Boiler houso
.\ssociatod 1dth no. 140
Open hearth building

!lbchino .,hop
Shup
"

"
"
Shop
100
100
100
100
100
100
.6
66
83
16
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
76
Z3
..
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
Peroent
or root
00
eo, 900
12,500
1.800
39,900
49,000
10.600
12,600
11,300
11,000
61; 200
6,300
6.900
52,900
6,300
9.500
10,600

164,100
6.000
1,800
23.100
4,300
1;800
10.100
4,700
240,300
23.200
20,400
9.000
7,700
17,600
8,600
12,000
8. "'00
Total
73,980
4,700
26,450
6.600
9.500
18,600
10.000
11,300

4,700
31,000
21.300
49,000
1,950
2.600
11,000
5,800
1.600
24)000
800
90.120
172,300
23,200
61,200
2.650
2,450
11,550
3'.1,000
20,100
l,llOO
10,600
6.900
6,000
4,800
11,550
4,300
7,800
9.000
7,700
11.800
8,800
12,000
8,400
Destroyed
80; 900
16,600
6,400
42.600
51,100
10,600
12,600
11,300
11,000
61,200
6.300
6,900
52#900
6,300
9.500
10.600
161,400
6,000
"'.800
23,100
300
10,400
15.200
7.000
296; 600
30,900
20.400
9,000
7,700
17,600
8.800
12,000
8,400
oren.
(""r A
:!.3,6OO
Hutlber
(Ref' A
lffl'l
10'/0
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
116
116
117
119
120
121
122
1230.
b
124
126
133
134
13.
136
1370.
b
138
139
110
141
142
143
146
147
163
LEGEND
.-Destroyed or Strueturaly Damaged
~ G u t t e d
,m}Minor Roof Damage
o !Soo'
I ....
scarneet
CONFIOENTIAL
)
LEGEND
_-Destroyed or Structurofty Damaged
:3-Gutted
0-Minar Raof Damage
.. CONfiDENTIAL
TARGET 90.30-657A
Kure Naval Arsenal
XXI Mission 215,22 June 1945
DarncJlle Assessment Report No. 149
o.llJ.20AF
FROM PR

P@LUZ issEfE!ffiN" REPORT - 105. - MISSION 216, ?7 JUNE 19451


90,27-1681, 2619
MrTSUBI3iI .i/o co., MISHDI.l. PL\.Nl'
KIJR.\SHIKI .UJUl'IElD
343lN - 1334JIX
1, Sugnaryl
a. Damaso to the'Mitsubish1 .VO 00. rOIJultint trom XXI
Bombor Comnand Mission 216, 22 Juoo 1945, 8lOOunts to 2,267.950 sq.
tt,. or 86t at tho root area tlhich \laS destroyod or dama.sed. "!bout
25'( of the pl"l.b.t is cmplotoly dostroyod, Eight BSI'TY' aircraft
woro destroyed. and throe .nthin tho plant aroa.
h, The lar60 hll1gars am five shop typo buildings loe.'1tod
aD. Ku.rashiki ."!rflo1d nOrO dostroyod, DSCA&o to airer9.ft Oll the
tiold include 13 BETI'YS,.. 1 Tf.BBY aM 2 unldontUled sis phnca
destroyed. and 1 ElEI"I'Y daoagod, No crators ooro notod in tho landing
arce. and fiold 1a considered to be probably operativo, Fivo TIE
aDd 3 $IE aircraft recain operative.
(1) Total lJc dv.vwod or dostroyool
21 BE'ITY dostroyed
4 BETTY dSlM.god
1 T..'..BBY destroyed
2 S/E destroyod
(2) Ir!lp:?rtant units severoly d98ed (Mishma
2 final !!ssoobly buildings
3 sub..assocbly buildings
1 sheeteotal fabricating building
(3) Ir:1portant units destroYed (Mishima Plant) I
Die foundry. wood\1orking arn pattern shops
Snell bailor houso
Large adr:liMstration builditlS
Large ongineering otfice
(4) Importm t units apparently undamaged (Mishima. Pl51t):
\'fator storage building
Ptmp house (slightly damaged)
Large macbins shop
Large storags garehouses (3)
NOI'EI Ths total roof area listod in (Rof .\), 4.313,800 sq.
ft., is incorrect, the actual figure being 3.658,{,oo sq. tt, This
tigure includes buildings under construction but which not
cOmPletod at tho timo of' tho' strike, The BctU!ll roof BrOil. at the
timO of tho strike fiBS 2,671,100 sq, ft. TtHs .figuro exo.1udo9
672,600 sq.. ft, undor construction. md 377.700 sq, 'ft, ot root
that had boon removed. Hogevar. it does inolude 62.800 sq, tt,
at 00'17 roof araa,
- 50 -
CQNFIDEIf'l'lAL
ST.".!ISTIC.\L SU'A'JlY OF D1Jt'.oB
P-y;. troa Currant atrllau
D..troyed
8_turc1 "-co

1. Guttod
2. "tnol' root daange
Total dJAnp
aqunre foet
ot root
492,900
170,940
percent of root o.rec.
at tiJ!lo ot strike
18.5
6.7
8"0
.oUn ToW roof lU'00. Ihtod in Rot. A (4,513,800 oq. ft,) 13 incorroe....
Error. notod in <luilding DimEaaiODa (Rot. A)l
BUILDING Re.
22n.
22 _
280 _
2Sh ..
RWA
182,000
182,000
182,000
182,000
728,000
CORRECTIOll
18,200
18,200
18;200
18,200
12,800

ITEMIZATION OF DA1L\GEI (Soe next poge)


CONFIDENTIAL
f
Rumbel' Root o.roa
(Ref.':') ..
,
ITEMIZATION OF DJ\.lLi.GE
DAMAGE IN SQ. FT.
StJPERFICIA!. Peroc1;
Destroyed Structurn1 Gutted H1nor Totn1 ot root buU4tn..n o__t
" "

Finel o.sulIlbly (4 0018 - or 100,BOO aq. ft.
were eonetructfJd. theile ban were g\lttod.)
.. "(D/c)"" To.. "
Contraotor. hut (ramoved).

Quarters Ali or...
Quar1:ors - AlA orow.
Contractor. hu't.
Contrnctora hut (R-emtd).
ContTQCtors hut.
Finiehod po.rte .toro.ge lute).
Finished po.rte atoro.ge ui'o).
Finishod parta construction ocqloted)
Assembly building (11/0).
Finishod po.rta aton:t.ge (cona'truotion oOlllploted)
Finished pclrta .torn60 (oonatnlotion OOlipleted!
Finishod parts .toro.ge (oonatruetion OOllPloted
Fin.o.l o.escmb1y
Contro.ctOJ"l hut.
Finbhed pnrta .tornge.
Finieh&d pCl.J"te
part. ster4to (oonstruction complete)
. " "
fromo) (stool
(Ufe)
Enginooring ottioo
" .

"

Finished stores ror #23
ulr
tilr
Frob doto.11 or bonohwork
" " .. ..
0,600
9,100
4,400
4,000
48,500
2,400
Z,400
0,600
34,600
'6,825
29,610
176, GOO
100,800
RCDOvcd
2; 275
9,950 238,110
10,400
Removed
1,200
9,100
5,200
17,300
17,300
9,100
5,200
4,200
5,100
18,200
18,200
1,500
Z,OOO
1,500
2,400
2;400
10,400
5,800
4,1.00
8,000
34,600
9,100
184,400
8,800

9,100
278,000'
5;200
8,800

17.300
9,100
176,600
226,200
3,300
5,200
4,200
5,100
18,200
18,200
1;500
2i(V)()
1,500
48,500
18,500
9,100
.,000
1,200
1.
lb-

3
4
5

7
8

'"
11
1Z
13
14
150.
15b
1.
17.
17b
18
1.
ZO
21
22.
22b
Z2e
2Zd
Z20
23
Z4
Z5
2.
270
,
f:
COIIIIlIft t
" "
" . "
"
(1000 sq. ft. rtlllOvod)

"
(IS50 }leGoved)

"
"
"
"
"
Sheot Probnblo presses and
pca.int shop.
Finished pnrts storage
.. n II
Subnss cmbly
u/l
u/l
"
Funotion ot build!
Finished stores for no. 41
tl ". n
"
"
"
Sub-o.6sambly (60,000 sq. ft. of roofing J"cr.'\ovcd)
f.nnox to 11

Finished storos for no.
" " "a n
IffI
.'\dm1nistro.tion

Pnrl; of ndm1nlstro.t1on (rer.ovod)


Rcnovod
Storor.e
Storngc
"
"
"
Percent
ot root
5,600
4,900
7,000
RG'r.'IOved
9,500
36,960 122,900
TIomovod
Removod
9,100
Removed
7,300
207.550
Roo.ovod
163,926
ReI!lovcd
COUFIDENTIAL
24,950
Removed
Rmovod
REmoved
Removed
12,61{)
60,575
ITEMIZATIQR OF oonttd.
hXiiKGE :m SQUARE FEET
SUPERFICIAL
Struoturnl Guttod Yinor Total
9,100
7,300
5,200
-3,600
18,200
17;200
a.ooo
2,500
2,500
Dostroyed
(R_r A)
l\Zlber Root nren
27b 3,600
211n 18.200
aBb 18,200
aBc 2.000
aBd 2,500
28_ a,600
290
29b 5,200
30_ 1,400
3Db 5,400
31 3,200
320 3,200
32b 6,700
33 3,200
31 3,200
35 ',600
3B 6,500
37 4,900
38 7,000
39 18,500
""
9,500
41 232,500
4a 34,700
43 5,400
"
9,100
'"
HI, SOC
'"
7,300
;? 232,500
<8 7,300
10;500
50 9,100
H 232,500
12 5,200
53 1,200
.-
.. lTE!lIZATIOB _\I DAIL\GE, Cent'd,
f'
. hADKGE fit SQU,\RE FEEl'
numbor SUPERFICIAL Peroent
Ret A) Root Area Doatt'oYed Struotural G'Uttod JIlnor totc\! ot root Oalllct

-..
...
...

..

"
"

"
"

"

"

"
"
"
"
"
..
:ecoiving and atoro.ge
. " ft
Flmotion ot build!
11/r
u/I
Shop building
u/r
u/I
5IMl1 boiler house
u/I
U/I
U/I
!hin bol1erhouso
Pump howse
'!l!l.tor storage
Small else. shope

30,800
8,000
0,000
30,000
11,700
350
15,500
5,500
2,3OP
Removed
Ranovod
Romovod
3400' ranoved
9,100
4,100
2,300
2,000
0,000
9;100
11,700
5.400
3,000
1,200
3,200
8 -- O;Z-O-Ci Hanev
79 3 ~ 3 0 0
80 3,300
61 3,300
82 5,300
83 10,000
84 6 ~ 6 0 0
a5 6.600
66 38,800
87 38,000
86 38, 000
69 30;000
90 36,000
91 38;000
92 38;000
93 38.800
94 9,100
95 14;000
96 2;000
97 4,200
98 l ~ ; S O O
99 5,500
100.. 12,400
IOCb 2;300
lOla 0,000
lOtb 9,100
102 1.'00
103 6,000
104 11,200
105 0;000
106 5,400
101 3; 600
100 2,000
109 2,400
nan 1.200
IlOb 3,200

_ - Destroyed or Structural Damage


I:ilIlIII - Gutted
l:2"J - Minor Damage
rnIID - Removal
c::z:::J - Under Construction
X - Bomb Croters
c:J - Undamaged
2 ~ ' ~ . J'&)' 1090'
) ~ Target 90.27-168\
Mitsubishi Aircraft Co.
Mishima Plant
Damage Assessment Report-I05
XXI B.C. Mission 216,22 June 45
C.I.U. XXI Bomber Command
QQf!Ill1Jl1!!l,ll.
R,jIWZ ''$'''SNl' REPORI' m. 102 .. IaSSION 217, 25 JUNE 12451
90."1-2047
tU':7t.NISHI .\1FI0toFI' CO HIMEJI PL.'JlI'
345C1< - 134431!
1. Swipml
a. Thill repaM; El5S0SS0S dm:l88O to Tl'1r;;et 90.27--2047
resulting f"rQll. lXI Bo::lber Cor:l:Wld llisaion 217 at 22 Juno 1945.
b. The target ~ bo consldared as being cocp1otely
desiroyed.
c. DBcaae totalod about 915.450 sq. ft., ;rbieh repre.-
sonh 96.J:C of tho total origin'll roof l3J"oa.
d. :.bout 789.100 sq. ft. of root area ";lAS dostroyod
01' structurally dAnaged .. tb.is figure aoounts to 8?&.: ot the
total original root area.
2. Statistic'l1 !.mm.:lry ot Damagol
a. 0&1]80 trcn current strike:
Original root aroa:
Romovod prior to strike:
Roof area at tico of striko:
953;100
33!200
919.900
Per cent ot
Sq.Ft. of fur oont of original root prior
Roof roof area to strike
Do strayod or structural
789.100 82.8
85.8
d""",,o
SUperficiall
Guttod
120;800
12.7 13.1
Minor root
dam'ig8
5.550
~ -U
Total do.mage
9
1
5.450
')6.1
99.5
3. Itemization of D a m ~ e :
(Soe follOl7ing page)
58 -
Do
Storo.ro
Stor
Offico,
StQr:;r;9. .
Shop rnd Shop
"":l.TohQUIO
Shop
Sub-nnjor-rmd finnl nal!lcmblv
Lbjor and tint'.l nl!l8onbly
Sub c.lIl!1ornbl
Offico
Possiblo .
UnUontif1cd
'Offico
22,500 sq, ft. recovod
prior to striko
Sto!t1-G!-. '
Snnll pnrta r:l1'v. .. benohwork
Function of ltuildinfH oODl!lent
POl6iblo .torago
l:lJ'tOTI
Oftico

.'
r1et..'\1 IIh!\"TJinc. outtlnr,,' oto
rw:ovoc'. prior to strike
intaontlt!Od
Sn:-.ll P'\l'ts rnr.nufo.cturinr _ benchwork '
Storr-co

lJnchino eh
Unehino oho
Stor:l.$o
Unic!ont11"1Ol
Storc.r:o
100
IQQ.
100

100
100
100
....lQll
100
00
100
._1.Q9__
100
r'oroent
of roof
00
00
00
'5
...Q
....19Q.
--W.
100
100
1--192.
100
,.100
_. 100
100
100
100
'1,0-00.
O.G
0'200
-"-"=
5.300
S6.100
.' 42;00'0
G.OOO.
3.90J
.!.!WlQQ
19..OO
3.600

t!;OOO
Tottl.l
'4
6,900
6;000
I
...
-:'4.000 100
-H,OOO.-: 100
77.500! 100
.+-
'750
nor utto
1M05
"77"":500--
----
"
dati
__:no
4.000
42;006
6.000
$trueturnl or
Dostroyed
:OJ
0' 2)<)
=-
5,300
M,lOO
f----......
1.600

,vvv
;!JOO
000
Roof nron
(nbf )
"i'1":'6OO
0-200

5,300
58, GOO
"=0-


41,,!QQ...__
77,500
4,400
5 200
....
6.000
"
7
1i
'9
10 f-
fi-

13
14
10
10
i7-
19 22 000
20 10 600 10 1300
21 3 600 3 GOO
22 4 500 .. 1,500
23 ._J>..i.Q.00 000
I
21-
25 1-500 1.500
3 000 3 065
2.1- __
-..L200 1. 2CY.>
S 000 G.OW
30 _ f---,Ja..200 _ .1;"2OQ.
31 .
32 32 GOO 32 000'
33 -...!!'j OOJ .... n_ 1; OOQ.
111;4Q.0---'f1 '100
_ ._4Q;lOO. . 10,100
36 __ ., __ __... _._..'!L100
Hwnbor
(Ilof )
r
"2"
-r-
lTEllIZ.\TION OF D..\lfAGE
- I I IN SQUAIlE FEET I i
SUPEIlFICIAL
=
ot eont'd.
Percent !
of root .
22 000 100 Unidentlf10d
." removo,," prio.r t:l striko
fJ9....QQ9__I __ :usllombly .
7,200 _ 100 Storneo
6- 400 StoTo. e
7jooO l'tO__
915,-150
Tote!.!
0'30
'-+--.'- 0 " 100 :-
16;000
OOQ. hoi'
__E.'TOO _!QQ..
5.550 120.300
D;\lIli.GE IN SQU.'lnE FF.E'I'
Stm:r'"FIcr.\L
uttOd I Uinor
or Roof o.ren Structuro.l
{Rot Destrovod
...IiIlIl. 0
-b'OO
9 >00
3.9:>0
16;000 16 000
lr
21,006 _,
0" 6'000
22 000 22 000
6,300
00,000 00 llOO
_ 7...200 7-200
o 400 6406
... 1.000
. !.OOO
953.100 703.100
:l9"
40"
4r
{r'
TOT.U.s
13 - --

4.
46 _.
47

Humber
i".,r )

'0
Roference: AC/AS Intelliconoo fhoto tivision, Joint PI Group, Conatruction
i"ro_:strikc: 3i'R51n!>-2L: .:1,1, .1/)
3Pr.5'.lllS-3R:C, '3L: 0
3Pn511170_31 34, 35
fOISt-strike: 3i1lSl!210-3L; 73
Inclosuros: 1. from 3?JRSUl15-3RIO
2. striko print
Target

,g,gllttR1IUI41.
See Damage AaselJsmenll Report: Number l44 in T . ~ i i o a l
Jtiss10n Report tar MiadaM Nmber 223 tbroqh 231
.. 62 -
D;oY..:.GE .\.SSEs:H:NI' REPORt' 109 - MISSION 212. 29 JUm: 1945
90.20-240
.Ve PL.'.NI'. IUG,IMIGAH:Jl.'l. PL'.NI'
35241' 13652"
1.. SJ,nr:1ary:
It. Thh report aasossos damago to Tllrget 90.20-240
rosulting fra:o. XXI Bomber Commrd Mission 219. 22 Juno 1945.
Damage inflicted by the abovo strike aoount:!l to
529,600 sq. ft or 33.5% of tho total rOof area of tho plant
(1.582.000 sq. ft.). Of this porcont/lJo. 12.6% of the total
roof aroa flas destroyed or rocei vod structural damage.
o. Primary obJoctives \7ithin the plm t recoiving damage:
,'.Ie final a:!lsornbly building
Wing and parts DanufacturiIlg building
Wing and fusolage! assembly building
8(l,l
85j:
10(l,l
d. Prior to thO strike. 4.2% or the total root arca had
been rlXDved. Thorefore, the par cont of original roof ar03
danagod or ronoved, follO\1ins the 5triko, lmS 'ft.?,..
o. One TIE aircraft "'as destroyed.
2. statistical Su.gg:gy of Damaso:
a. Dam'3.gE) !raJ currant Strikol
Square feat
of roof
Per cant or
Original roof area
DestrOYed
Structural damage
.superficial
QJtted
Minor roof dam.!l.ge
Total damase
Roof area rClXl'Voo
52.000
206;700
13.1
124.000
-z&
529.800
33.5
66,100
4.2
WI'E: The total ore Inal roof arEas used in this report is
1.5et:!.000 sq. ft. (Ref B). Tho total roof area listed in (Ref. A)
vas toWld to be etroneous - errors being noted in the "Total'
colunn. plan area. sheets 1 and .8.
ITEMIZATION OF DAl4AGE
5,000
25;800
16,000
63,000
_ Rmoved ..
.. Removed ..
.. nClJlovod ..
15,000
34,700
6,300

85,000
4,000
2,000
3.000
4;000
47,000
9,200
4.000
2,000
3,000
6,300
8,500
152,000
9,200

16,000
97,700
40
13
15
100
100
80
100
65
100
85
32 115,200 7,000 70;200 38,000 115,200 loa
33 6,300 2,300 4,000 6,300 }DO
34 11,800 11,800 11,800 100
57 41,700 36,700 6,000 4li 100 100
62 35,000 20,000 20,000 57
63 10,300 10,300 10,300 100
'i'OT!,LS 720,900 _ 147.l-1QO SJ..l!POP 1.2.!.Q9Q BOO
lleferenCOIU A.
B,
.\c/,"lS IntelllgcM<l, Photofjro.phic Division Joint PI Group, Dulldinr; COn!truotion il.nnlylJis
Joint Target Group, sheet No. 9O.2D-240-Tl/l
Photogra.phYI Pro-striker
Strikol
Poot-strike:
3PR51119_2: 54
2lBC 5M21a..llaV: 1-3
3PR5M291-3L: 27, 28 and 3Rt 28
bolosurOl!lI A.. "lr1otAted enla.rt;EIllent from 3PR5U79-2: 51
Post-strike print 3Pi?5U291-3L: 28
D/J,UGR ASSBBlENT REPORl' 104 - MrSSION 220. 28 JUNE 1945
90.
2
5-1547
K.'.ilAua .'.Ie 00. - AK.\SHI PLANl'
- 13451'
1. S!.mEarY:
a. This report assosses danago to above targot
reaulting t'roc XXI Bo!abor Col":J'OOnd Mission 220, 22 June 1945.
b. ?'err dlmlaBO to tho tnrget totals about 611.654 sq.
tt representing 18;'( of tho total original roof area of tho'
plant, (Total original root nroa. !1ooordins to Rot _.. - 3.371.100
8q, ft.)
c. T'ilelva buildings, -:nth a total roof area of about
256.800 sq, tt., 'I1Oro destroyed ... suffered Bovoro structurel
d.:mago.. Building No. 83 (SUb-assembly) ',ms ''lbout m guttod.
d. Total darn.agc inflicted on the target to'dato 1s
about 4S.]$: of tho total origin3.l roof' arM.. (1.527.366 SQ., ft.)
2. st ati st i C31 Stu:!:l.:u7 or Daoaae:
SUperficiall
58
1.8
18.0
Pu ecnt of
originll1 roof area
611.654
a. Dao<t80 hoc curront strike:
Squ"lro Feet
of roof
Gutted
Mi nor roof dIlma,go
Destroyed and Structural 353.676
Total

Total roof eroa of original plent is 3.371.100 sq. ft. - Rof


Destreyod and Structural 616.624
SJperficial :
Gutted
Minor roof daJ:L3I!El
Total da!ll38e
848;522
62,220
1.527.366
-66-
CaNFIDIDlTI.\L
l'i'udIZATION OF NEl7 D:.Lli\oE D:Ji.',GE III SQU:JlE FEET
Number Roof aroa SUPrnFICIAL porcont
(Rof. A) (Rof A) Dostrayod lind Struotunll C;uttod tinor Total of roof Funotion oOI:"JlIont
45 72,300 12,300 n lit\chinine
53 12,500 12,500 12,500 100 Pross Forbo
54 42,500 23,110 23,710 4. Ynintnanoo Shops
51 3,500 3.500 3,500 100 Unidontified
50 4,500 4.500 4.500 100 Unidentified
00 abode 42,400 42.400 42,400 100 Possible Cnfetoria
61 6,01)() 4,0(32 4,8132 12 Doiler Iioun
66 132.300 30,104- 19.900 6.132 0(3.096 G5 Shop tpe Du1lding
61 04,000 11.560 11,560 13
" "
60 75.600 32,220 32,220 42 Hea.vy Gantry type Shop Dulldlnt;
11 30',300 30.300 100 Cafeteria
12 0.000 0.000 0,000 100 Storage
13 5,000 2. 750 2,150 55
14 30,600 30.600 30,600 100 Sho? Building
15 11.200 11.200 11.200 100 P'oundry
16 30.400 30,100 100 \'icod l"'"orkin(; CIld rnttorn
11 7.000 1,000 1,000 100 Ferge
10 50,900 50,900 50,900 100 Sheet UOtal Fabrioation
19 nbc 16.600 16,600 16,600 100 Storage
03 230,500 49.700 49,700 20 Sub Assom1>ly ,
05 441,000 55.100 U:.5 assembly BnU Final Assembly
91 21,200 15,400 15,400 12 Receiving nnd Storo.go
TOTALI 353.676 115.150 62.220 611,654-
Roforences: 1.. J.T.G. !luildin Construction :.nnlysis. Shoots 1 to D.
n. CIU Damago Re?ort 4 _ January 1915
C. CIU Speohl Report 9 _ 13 Fobrunry 1945
10-15 Fobruary 1945
Photo&ro.phyl
Poet-striko:
3?R5l!279-2: 5 and 3LI 5.6 Inclosures:
3rR5M290-2: 53-55 and 3R: 03_05
COUFI DEl!'T'1.' T,
I-Ii "'0 VM VN \
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2. ?rin:t;. 3PR5U235-21 25 J\nnoto. tod
to show dnno.c;o

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I
?ppm. S1'#IS1'ICJL "1&
Kl.aiCCl.S 'No. 215. 216.
217. 218. 219. apd 220
22 JIulo 1'J/iS
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SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMANO
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO.2
1
5 - 220
22 Juno 194;
.
ErlECTlVEaUC55 or MISSIONS
Minion *215 - 58 8: 73 Ugs - Pr1r.lary Targot - !Curo Naval .\raonnl
4216 - 314th l1L"lg - Prir.onr;y Tnrgot - ,MitBublahi Ajc Co., TCIr':Ulsh1l:ln
Mission _ 56th Wing _ Prioary Targot - Knwnnishi Co . B1r.IoJi
Mission 4218 _ 31)th \ling _ Pr1.r:m:ry Targot Mltsub1ehi A/e Co., Kl\i.:N:ligahnro.
Mission 40219 313th lTing _ Prilill\.l';Y TCl,rgot - Kro.msNti Mc Co., IcIN:lignhnra
Mission 4220 - 313th _ Prionry Targot - KnwCl,snki A/C Co., Akaahi
cop Q! KII!:IIJS
Aircro.tt . .
Porcont Of On
458

J"lrcro.tt Loat . . . . 5
Pcrcont Of Aircraft ,

.Urcrnft Bombing Pr:W:iry Ttu'gct . 381 .
Porcont Of lIoobing Aircrcl't
Bambi Dro-pped 011. Prionry T1".I'gota.
lloub! On Secondary Torget
BOJ:lba-llrQppod On

.210,3 Tons
}4 Tons
1G3 Tona
Aircrnft Dnmngcd. . . . . .140
Porcont Of .Aircrl'.ft .Airborne
CrCl\l Mcobor Caauol tiOI. . . .. 5"
PorCQnt Of Totnl Pnrticipnt1nc

1. a:!
Bonb1Jl& Bclau1ta _ 'tlnkno.....n to
Aircrnft Landing At Iva JUJo. ..' ... 35
SECRET
IIIlD STATISTICAL CONTIlOL. UNIT

L:!SSlQll 215 - 220
381 6.. 31 _ 418 28
12 11 1
Aircraft Landing At Iwo J1ma:
Misslon 1215 58th Viug - 4 aircraft.
, 73rd WJn& 6 aircraft.
Mission #216 - 314tb Ulng - 3 alrcraft.
Mlsslon #217 - 56th Wing - 11 aircraft.
M18lion8 1216, '219 .. #220-313th 'diD - U .trcr.....
1009 Z
A1HCHAFT
lIan: m:Be riold Order Nu. 89 calloo for
the following effortse
Mis,ion .1215 - 58th Wing - 2 groups.
73rd lfirJ& _ Normal e.:f'fort.
Mission 1216 - Normal effort.
Minion #217 - 6 Iquadrone.
Minions f2lS. 1219 " 1220 - 1 group each.

21 June 1515 Z 1812 Z 22 June 0558 Z
r J\ II J" ,L I". J.' r ... "J: ,L li UA!"j,> c:e: Vt1II8 .l '0;
.;e ./e
A/c
c.:: r...r: CFi" ;n,1I:: 0]0' IH:.'lnUi
</C Ale
F"U.:n:C
A/e
.;c A/C row.
UNIT C:l &::L.L_ All_
B(l.IlING IlOIOllNG


Tow.

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l'DlSr usr
mn1lRY SECClm.RY
0'_ 0 .CII_
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WlGf.TS I
>:meTIVE
T;,iiCI:..T TARGET SSIOlfS>
l>:F>.GTm
.,
".(1,;\

58
'3
64
3 64 d. '
June 1620 Z 130 Z 2 Junt "i7rm , 081' Z 5' -
1
- 59 5
110 2.
-
2"
-
- -
2 2
-
73 7T
1]1 -
0 122
161U Z 812 Z
"
,." JZ! Z 08,,"Z 104
-
11 -
115 7
,
VG .
- - J
"

1
-
-

60
'9i :
12 1116
1620. % 1812 Z
0602 Z 0853 Z
162
-
12 -
12
-
6
w,
-
- -
5 5
1
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65 127

"2J
1515 % 1650
'0005
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10
-
11& 5
w.
3!l
-
3
-
-
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-
1
-
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IIton"217
- -
- 1
1 -
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66 9 5'
1646 1752 Z
'07l!! Z 1009 z 52 -
56 2
..
1!l
-
1"
1100'1218
- -
1 1 .
-
M1
1J 1Ill ... 28
.
2'

1626 , 1103 z. 055' Z
17 6 "
-
23 5

-
1 M'
don 1219-
1 1
-
1J j6
29
,
21
1629 Z 1717 z ""J"
0717 z 17
-

-
21 .-
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1.!!. -
1
110n "'220
-

. 1 1
-
,,.
... .< <
'0
161
M'

1;41 705 015J Z -5


1 -
26
..- . -
-
-
TOTAl 6)a - JIl
l' 1 12
!r Quper dumbo aircraft.
D control aircraft.
o weather control aircraft bombed
target of opportUJIlty.
4 Includoe lpare aircraft.
01
, ,
1 .......-
- . -
DATi:

215 _ 220
:- _
22 Juno 1945
TARGET BOI.{BFl} TH'''' or iU.JZASE ALT. or i\:IZ,;,S::: TA..'q,OF.T V! SI3!.Z TA.'tG::T !:O'!' ViS!5!.E
AIReRAM'
UllIr MOPPING
VISUAL RADAR RUll Dii.:.PP:O V:S,SI:fHTIll'i DF.AD DRIJ??It:'C
:.;..:u. IZST
P.ADAR
lW1E or TARGE'!' TTl'>:
1l0'_:BS
UTESI' I:IO:1ZSI' 5!:iijTViG '/::0,: 'llS:'n!. o. ?:.Cll:_ 0:1
iii-if
ONLY :.z..u.::il OR 0:::'5::0: PT. 0:'1::0
.. ,

5l'
Kuro }{c:ml Anenal

56
z
ooIl9
21100 <,400
5 - 53 - - - -
,.
Uvnjima
1
" Z
-
21S0:)
-
1
-
- -
-
-
-
lJ
Kure lfanJ. .Arsenal

,oil 0101 Z 0143 18000 26250


'0
-
67 3 - -
24

Nobeoka
1 ooIl' Z - 14750 -
1
- - -
-
-
-
Sukumo Naval :Base

1 0110 Z
-
19200
-
-
- -
-
,
- -
HofloflblJ1l8,
1 0132 Z
-
19350 -
1
-

-
- - -
Oita .A1rfield
T 1 0135 z
-
18500 -
1 - - -
-
- -
Sa&onoBekl
T
,
0132 Z
-
19900 -
1 - -
-
- - -
sa.k'

1 0001 Z
-
20180
- -
-
- -
1
-
-
Ochtaura AirfIeld
1 0020
-
'0000 -
,
-
-
-
- -
-
Sh1ma2u R.lI.. llr1d&e

1 0012
-
20000
-
1
-
- - -
-
-
Nhho
1 0006
-
17600
-
1 - - - - - -
Oklna Sh1ma

,
0019
-
11400
-
1
- -
- -
-
-
Tom1taka Airf1eld
1 0100 -
11000 1
- -
- - - -
TOT Xure Naval Arflenal
P 162 0031 0143 18000 26250 15
-
'20 3 - -
24
;2
5
M,lasI0 '21\OC
)1 NitfltW18hl A/e Co.TOIlla.9h
maP
'0'
233
6 0030
''''''"1
11
-
s4 2
-
-
11
,.
Chich! Jlm

2 2022 2353

1
- -
-
1
- -
T.....'
1 2248
- '5 -
1
-
- - - - -
Babaahima
T
,
'959
- 690< - - - -
-
1 - -
Kita Shloya
T 1 2325 - '580< -
1
-
- -
- -
-
Gobo
l '2 0022 0024
1440C
2 - -
- - - -
kUlh1moto

2 2315 2331

2
- -
- - - -
Vaka.Y.....
,

-
1
- - -
- - -
Tannbe
T 1 233
-
1750C -
1
- - -
- - -
(CONTINUED ON NEXT ?AG:F.:)
S:::CRET
------
s :::: C 1\ E T
2
1
5 _ 220
'BOJ.I3I11G R U :r
DATE
22 June 1 4
TARGET BOI-liED
AIRCRAF'r
TH:::: OF M-:!ZAS::: ALT. OF ?L..U;.S:; TA.';;.GF.T VI 51:?!.:; TA.qcE1 ViSI31E
IDlI?

VISUAL RADAR ?:.r;r illi.<.lPP:-G V:S. SDRTllf,t
?.JJ),;.R
DF..AD DRO??trG
UN-:!: OF Tii.RGET TYPE
:SOI-:AS
:2J.....'l1EST LATES," LO"o/!ST S!3HTUG '!15:-.-L 0:: C.-
:;.t;:,
?.?.CK_ O;t
OIlLY DB. 0:-::'5::<:: PT. O;:r::G
iseion 17
5. lCawaniBhi Ale Co., Himeji II' 52 0046 Z 137 z 15200 18000
7 - 45
- - - -
VG '1'okuAhima TO 1
z -
16200
-
1
- - - -
- -
. Vadashilll& TO 1 o 9 z
-
15200
-
1
-
-
-
-
- -
Tamaahima TO 2 0129 z
-
17000
- 1 -
1
- -
-
-
iesion
,.
313
Mitsubiehi Ale Company, IP 17 0016 z 018 Z louuu 10'+1..10 2
-
15 - - - -
\/G Kaga.miga.he.ra
Vteube River Oil Refinery S 6 0036 z
-
17900
-
1
- 5 - - - -
iasian 'In
313
Kawasafi-r/C Company, P 17 -0019 z 023 z 1HOO 18200
3 -
. 14 -
- -
-
\/G Xaga.migahara
Kawasaki Alc Company, P
1 ,
-
18200
- -
- 1 -
- -
-
Kag8llligahara. ,
IUtsubiahi Alc Company, TO 1 0018 z
-
18000
- - -
1
- - - -

JW.onsl'lki C Co., .Akaahi TO 1 0052 Z
-
19500
-
- -
1
-
- - -
Hamama.tllu TO 1 Unkn n Unkn, n 1 - - - -
-
-
Hachiman TO 1 Unkn n Unkno n 1
-
-
- - -
-
iasion 20
313 Knunsoki A/c Co" Aknahi P 25 0051 z P053 Z
13000 19600
-
25 -
-
- -
-
\/G ID&ligohora. TO 1 0023 z
-
17000
- -
,1
-
- - - -
,
OTAL Primary Targets P
32 2336 Z 143 z 15200 26250 38 25 279 5 - - 35
Secondary Targets S 6 0036 z
-
17900 -
1
- 5 - - -
-
n 2 nirernft ith he 73rd ing.
li
Veather eontrol ai cra!
-
.

MlS)Ia....., 2' 5 - ;. ,?O
OF BOMBs
D..:rE 22 June 1945
12
121
12 I!
" .0
" .0

.2
1.
1.
4
3
1
3
3

2<; 0
74
lB.
44.
6.
1931 G
3'
9
5
2S.
5.
40.
2G.
73
33.
2
1
22
G
2
3
37
I}
7
62
,.
21

SO
2E
12
c
24.
4.
6.
91.
14.
""
30.
4.0
10.0
7.5
44.0
7.5
14.0
44'1
65.5
5G.
25.

ming wiltes.
m1ngw110s .
12
4
3
364
2G
4.
15
232
102

20

3
2G
44
102
}4.
34.
34t 455
w1th c mplote
w1th C IIJllota
45
5'
1
7
404,
64E

16
256.
121.
70.
466.
70.
377
468.
935.
694.
394.
166,
'30
20,
17G;
1159]
377.
50.;
476
210313 17
11 bom B rele d oale n targe
59 bom 9 rele ed n turge
s\

.'
512
242
2S11
4.,
231
75
4

277
157
1
463'
75'
5:
2)
'I
614ll
/InClude
b Include
.02
.02
.02
.02
N.D.
H.D.,
.1
.02

,02
1
5001 G.PI. ,02
5001 G
J
..011 N.D.
1001 e 9-12 -
4000f L.. Inlt. It.D.
4000f L.d. B.D.
2000f n.fl. N.D.
10001 G.fl
lClOOf G.P
5001 G.P
2000t G.
5001 G'PI
l000f G.f
2000t G.
Total
.,...65
AB-.65
Alf_H64
.....66
Aif-H64
.....65
.....66
...0.56 """"" t.!.
..-M64 5001 G.
AB.M65 10001 0.
....66 2000t G.
"'''-1<56 4nOOf G.I
.A1f_M47A2 lOOf SodIto
Totlll
31' 1/G .....64
TOrA
In
5S WI All-.64
AR-M47A2
31l VG ......56
31l .....56
.....66
5. u'
n \tl
31l VG
""'...,
UNIt
&: tuz.E l.(.DED ON .l.IR- RELEASED Oil TARGETS
WtlGtfl" (I' BU/l\ SETTING BOR.'lE .LIRCfW"'T PRIMARY TARGET!:; SEeOKDAm'" TARGETS or OPf. JETTISONED UHiUlUW
L- Nose I "'e 11 No I Tons flo I '!'ons NO "'ons '!'one !IIro I 'l" _. '''0 I . -;;:: T
r- I ona 0 one
I I U,.., n ""'< I I
221. -
102. -
56. -
416. -
56. .
}23.
416.
795 -
).!1ss n 4216
b02.' _-
MiBs on '[)217
350.7 .,
Mis; on &21G
90 0 17
Miss on oB>2iq
100 0 -
160 -
MiBS on "220
1460 -
1010 3 -
}2}0
432 0 -
33G 0 11
'\

d Dropped on assembly point.



!!.Q.!!!
WISSlor 215 - 220
22 JW'\o 19ltS ....
>Cc
B<IIIlS IlL
BCIUI HITS 'SCORED AND DI5TAlfCE J'RCI' AIMING POINT
,HITS SCORED \lITHI1If 1000' HITS SCORED WItHII 2000
1
OWl!
LOASI:Il OIl
.....".." OVER oro TOTAL H.E. TO '1'O'I'AL B. E. '1'0 TOT.At H.E. '1'0 TOT.U B.E.
a _ 500' 500
1
_1000' 1000
1
_2000' 2000'_3000
1
3
000
'
TOTAL
llOKBS RELEASXD BOMBS SCORED BCJQJ5 HELUSED BOMBS SCOil!Il

""....
-
uro No. hJ.. Arsc bJ.

415
1,;4 1079
56. 126 12E'9
-
66
-
192

4216 - 1teubi hi Me .
Mhhir:ll\ Pinn
29.0ll

314 'J 241 2411 65
-
lOGS
'"3
57 2293 270'
I
-
,.,,, -
1 Ale c . Rlr.lo11 PlAnt o,."Nlls

460 210 9b .lJ5 ".0>

56 'J 140 14<;3 -
67
-
Rofino?V _ Yokk lohi (Secondarv TMl?ot) 0-
4Z1G -
tsubc ivor 01
o5.0ll

2
15
I
2 J
u 2< 75.u, 75.""
J1J "
20 - -
""1
0
-
;./e \to O\:.Mllk
"'
,'[\[\1 "C',hnrn F!C'.nt
53. Oil
17.0';' I
.

6
(I 6
,
27
10
-
J1J .,
-
-
-
I
.\Ie Co
mo-
..ak J\kCUlhl Pinne
2F..0:1 39.>:1
49.2j\
7' 17
-
12 -
JC 'J.""
J1J "
7 -
'--
Includes colculntod or hits.
II. :Snub. roloased on this tnrgot were tll\.d.c ':>y one squadron vhon tho)' found priDlU7 tCLX'ftot obscurod b)' cloude. Two
other aqUL\drons droppod JOobS on prlonry but striko photos 'lorD obscurod by clouds,
SEC RET
------
AIRCRAFT LOST AND DAllAGED
SECRET
IQSICIf ":I.; 3.4Q
DATi: 22 June 1~
PUlSOJIrIEL CASUALTIJo'S
AIRClW'"I' LOST
A!flCRAl'" DAMAGED PERSONNF.L CASUALTlfS
EIIDII EIIDII
Emn ACC.
UN- EIIDII EIIDII
."""
ACC.
0"
UN-
TOTAL
TOTAL
.,58-
WOUNDED TOTAL
OWIT
Ale AlA
A/e > >
OTH'"
IU'I)'8
TOTAL
Ale AlA
Ale>
>
erno;
OT"'" K..,.. IlAJOR Ulf{)R
PARTICI- KILLE!>
I III
'" IMJ'lMm
CASUlLTI&S
AlA ecH.
AlA ecH. PATIl(;
Min on 412
l,
58V
I!!. - -
- -
1
-
41
-
- -
-
-
7
~
743
-
11 2
13
73
v
- - -
1
-
-
1
- 55
-
-
- -
- 9
1446
-
-
3 3
totAl -
1
-
1
- -
2
-
96
- - - -
-
16 60 2169
-
11
5
16
1215
6 Min on 12
14y}
1 - - - -
1 d 2
-
16 2
-
2
-
1
7
14 14'17 10 11 4 25
-
on ,'}217 Misll
5"'"
None 1 2
- -
-
-
-
.
3 657 None
MillS
on'"
IJ11G llone
-
10
-
on-&21Cl-
-
-
5 5 314 none
bI3'1'
Mise
1 ~ - -
- - -
1
- - 7
-
20-
- -
1 6 2'5
-
11 2 13
I-lisl on f2
'3'1'
Hone
- 3 - - -
-
- - 3
3"
Hone
f-, 2 1
-
1
-
1
5
1 127
9 -
2
-
1 29 III 5166 10
33
11 54
n ltrereJ roc hed j ale hi in II engine which foIl !t. po en ino I oked nd \/i g ble> up ovor n0!llY t rrito lv; 11 cr roombtlrs
o. Fd, 4 pro'on tee ob ervod

rcrnf cro od at Koble riel while ttemp ing t lNUl v1th tvo 0 g1noll out. Alle w membor InfO.
. .
-
,
.
d ..i.1rcrll.ft ovorlhot fiold lUJ.d crtl.llhed over cliff whilo try1n& to lnnd vith one ongino gono. 10 crov txlClbore kUlod.
o Aircratt lost one engine in vicin1ty of target t:'..l\d dropped from fomt\tion; last seon in !laces nt nbout 5t)()() foot. 11 crew
D ~ b o r B Disling.
JLIi J1 Jl .Ii .I

ENarI AUD AM4INITIW EXPWDI'lU\I
VVjICIf 215 _ 220
nus 22 !Jme HillS
fUEl""
A./e to DANAGl::D
50 CALIBm jJQQJ1'l'ICIf ElPlJml'lUlE
t..:!Ir
Ale
ATTAClG
.
BY E/A. TYPE Ul DES-
""lB;, DAJ.:AG>D
FrrtED IN TBSr
'"
SJGHTDJ
. MODEl. WOY.ED IJ:E:SID I
"""""
FIRED
n:rrI.9lm:D
LOSr A/C
row.
,
"'aaion
'211::
58 we 20 . ,
.

-
5578
10380 6000 21958
73. we
-
.
-

-
. 10611 3790
-
J.4401
TO"," 20
-
.
-
:/216
-
16169 14170 6000
36359
11215
Mission
314 ue 49 39
1



11260 2800 13500 67245
58 we 12 17
-
2 8510 4868 5900
-
19278
Mission

313 33
57
1

2

1480
. .
14485
Mission ir2l
313 W 15 .14 - 2 4
llJ26 1616
4445 5200 22587
Mission 1220
313 'Ii 7
9
-
3635 1335
. .
4970
=
4050 137 1 4
8 76161 36748 273
1
5 24700 164924
S/E
1
-
Tony -

2
Homp
-
1

lUck
Tojo
Unidentified
2 1
1
3
liiJ<llit
MISSIONS 215 _ 220
DATE 22 Ju.'1C 1945
?LIGHT DATA lc FtP....L CONSUMPTION
1(15SI09 NUMBER
'215
1215
TOTAL
1216
.
UNIT
56TH "ING
13RD WING *215
314Tn \TING
AIRCRAFT CONSIDBP..::.D
I
52 97
149
111
FLYING TIt-IE
14'35
14,27 14'30
15:21
F"UEL CO;;StJl.IED:
Avorag9 6265 6442 63
80 6394
Max""'"
6800 7003 7003
6835
Mininuo
5750 5987 5750
5860
FUEL RZHAurniG:
Average 6"66 8J7
848 776
Hnxltr.m 1250 IJJ2 IJJ2
1226
500
241 241
J7
4
AVG. GALS. USBD PSR EOiJP.
429.7 445.
440.0 416.5
.
'I{)TA!. USED ON ..l.IK80!U1E Alc
J86J7
0
767995 1154J65 761075
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,
lRi1iBER AIRC:ri,E"'i' .URllO:R13 64 122 186 123
AVG. BASIC \fT. OF AIRCP.}J"T 74946 75650 75
40
7
75621
AVERAGE USEFUL LOAD 55529
61601
60545
62106
AVG. NC.
O:? 30i-!:ES LO.\m"....D
- "6';
mx:cd 100d lolixed Load
J..VG. \l'i'. OF B(l.rdS LOAIED 6440 11515
10460 12192
AE?..AGE TIlE!. LO.:JED 7117 728'0 7224 718S
AVG. \iT. OF Fli:E}L LD.iUlt-:D 42702 43680 433
44 4J126
AVER.'!..!.'.!: IESC. \lEIGH'I'
7379
6406 6741 676.
AVG. GROSS 1T'l'. AT TA!G OFF IJJ475 137251 135952 137729
MISSiOJS - 220
DATE 22 June 1945
FLIGHT IlATl.. & !'t1E.1 CONSUN:FTION
MISSION
I
'217 .
f21S
I
'219
!l220
UPIT
l 5eTH VING 313TH 'IllIG
,nTH VmG
I 311'i'i! Unm
AIRCRA!':r CONSIDERED
I
44 19
IS
18
..WEP.1GE FLYING
14,,",
14,04 14:00 14'35
FUEL CONSUKED:
I
I
_'verc.go
5S96
5914 5998
6147
Moxie""
6520
6149
6278 633
0
!-lin1nuo 555
0 5530
5606
5920
?UEL R9l.AEiIliG:
A\"erogc
7)4 335
787
531
Mox1.cun
1150 1255
1099
SOD

MinitIUD
100 633 507
43
0
:"VG. GALS. USED P"'...R EOUR 39
S

4 4203
42S.4
421.6
TOTAL USED ON AI:mD.tUt-:E 1./c I 3
4
52
4
5
145426 134583
17867
0
\1EIGHT DATA
I
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l1UMBER AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE 56
28 21 30
,
AVG. BASIC IT'!'. OF AIRCR.\FT 74940
74900 74900 75160
AV1.RAGE USEFUL LOAD 61320 60376
61521 59664
AVG. NO.
OF BOMES LOADZD 27.2->164
3-"5
6 "lixed Lond 3-"56-29-<1e
2-"56-1 Ale
AVO. UT.
OF BOHBS LOA.DED 14964 13
0
65
15022 12920
J\VERAGZ FIEL LOADED 6631 6749 6785
6741
.:"VG. '1fT. OF FUEL LO.ADED 397S6
40494 40710
40446
AVG. lUSC. \FEIGHT 6570 6rn7 5739
631U
I
I
GROSe:: \IT
.
!
AVG
AT T!..KE OIT i 116260 1"276 1'6421 134s4!:
,
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BOMB \8IGHTS: ..1-64 (nlT) - 535 1bs.
N_ B) - 550 Ibs.
H-6; ('IlIT) - 1040 1bs.
",_65 (Cocp 3) - 1070 Ibs.
"_66 (Tl") - 2055 Ibs.
M_66 (CO!1'D 3) _ 2100 Ibs.
- 4355 Ibs.

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XXIBalBERC(JIlIAND
GUAIl
21 JUNE 1945
KAPS FCfI. PLO'M'ING: Japan Aviation Chart 1:218,800
1. Fighter escort not available for this ml5s1?n.
2. XXI BomCan attacks targets 657A, -1681, -'2!J47, 1833/240 end 1547
with nOl"lIllU effort from the 58th, 7Jrd., and 314th Wings arx:l. three
groups !raa the )l)th t11ng.
). a. 58th Wing:
(1) Target: 90.)0 - 657A. Primary Visual and Radar.
(a) "'I
037055
Force Required
2 GrOUP8
(Reassembly Area)
Point)
(b) UP! Reference: XXI BomCom Litho-Mosaic, Kure Area Urban.
(e) Rout.,
Base
Iwo Jirna
3235N - 1JJ15E
3320N - 1320lE
3346N - 13216E
Target
Right. Turn avoiding flak areas
Iwo Jima
Base
(d) Base Altitude 01' Attack: 18,000 feet.
(0) Altitude Enroute to Target I 2,000 - 2,800 teet and
6,000 - 6,800 toet.
o
(r) Sanb load: 1,000 Ib cpr
a
fused 1/10 0036 and 1/40 tall.
(g) Tir.le Control at Departure Point: D-Hour plus 20 minutes.
(2) . Target: 90.29 - 2047. Primary Visual and R.1.dar.
(a) UP! ForC6 Required
133086 2 Squadrona
118079 4 Squadrons
(b) UPI References XXI BanCom H1maj1 Area
90.29 - 2047.
SECRil;T
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(e)
Hi Q!! U
PIELD ORDER NUllBl!Il 89 CONTINUID
(o) Routel
Ba
two Jima
3JJON - IJ430E (Reassembly Area)
34.26N - JJ421E (D.parture Point end IF)
Target
Lett Turn
Iwo Jim
Base
Cd) Base Altitude of Attack: 15,CXXl teet.
Altitude Enroute to Target.: 2,000 - 2,8CX> fe:rt. em
6,000 - 6,aoo
(r) Bcmb load: 500 lb GPt e fused 1/100 DOSe and
tail.
(g) Time Control at Departure Point: D-Hour plue 30 minutes...
b. 73rd WinO'
(1) Target.: 90.30 - 657A. Primary Visual and Radar.
(a) 1IP1 Force Required
(Reassembly Aroe)
(Departure Point)
(IP)
037055 Normal Yfort
(b) UPI Reference: XXI bean Utho-l.l:oeaie Kure Urban.
Cd Route:
Base
Iwo Jima
3240N - 13225E
3320N - 1320lE
3346N - 13216E
Target
Rieht Turn avoiding nak areas
Iwo Jima
B'l.se
(d) Base Altitude of Attack: 18,000 feet.
(e) Altitude Enroute to Target: 3,000 - 3,000 fcot am
7,000 - 7,800 feet.
,
(1) Bomb Load: 2,()(X) Ib G?ta fused 1/40 nose and. 1/40 tail.
(g) Time Control at Departure Point: D-Hour.
c. 3lJth Wing:
(1) Target; 90.20 - 1833/240 Primary Vi.ual.
(a) 1IP1
080070
rrl9078
ForCQ Required
1 Gl-oup
1 Group
(b) lIP! Reference: XXI Ba!Com Litho-Mosaic Kagamigahara
Araa. 90.20 - 240.
(e) Seeoniary Viomal: 90.20 - 1684.
H.Q!U!
FIElD CI<DER NUllBi'll 89 collrnnmn
llPI Force Required
062018 1 Group
075026 1 Group
MPI Referonces XXI BauCom Utho-Uol!laie Yokkaich1 Area
Utsube River Oil Refinery..
(d) Primary Rndarl 90.20 - 1684. - using center of city
88 IlPI.
BS!lO
lwo Ji.lM.
3355N - 13625E (!leas"""bly Areal
345SU - 13555E (Departure Point
351630N - J360lE (lP)
Target
353:)N - 13710E
3437" - 13717E
lwo Jima
Base
(r) B ~ s e Altitude of Attack: 16,000 feat.
(g) Altitu:lo F.arouto to Targ3t: 4,<xx:> to 4,800 feet and
8,000 - 8,800 feet.
,
(h) Banb Load: 4,000 Ib N"c'e fused instantaneous nose-
and non-delay tail, intorvalmoter eetting 200 fGot.
(1) Time Control at Departure Point:
Force on UPI 0S8070: D-Hour
Force on MPI 079078: D-Hour plus 4 minutes.
(2) Targot: 90.25 - 1547. Primary Visual and Radar.
\
(al \!PI
08aJ46
Force Roquired
1 Group
(b) MPI Referencer XXI BanCom Utho-Moen!o Akashi J..rea
(e) Route:
Bas.
I\Il'O Jira
3320N - 135400
3350N - J3445E
3419N - 1344lE
Tarcet
3450N - 13503E
3455" - 13430E
Iwo Jima
Base
(Reaseambly Areal
(Departure Point
(IP)
(d) Ba..&e Altitude of Attack: 18,000 feet.
(0) Altitude Enroute to Tnrget: 4,000 - 4,ln) feet a.nd
8,000 - 8,800 feet.

FIElD CIlIJER NUllBI'1l S9 CONrINUmJ
(l) Bomb l.otd: 4,000 Ib Le's tuaed inatant.8ll.80US noee
and noo-delny tail, int$l"Vnlomotor setting 3X) teet.
(g) Time Control o!!.t Departure Point: D-Hour plus JO minuto_.
d. 314th Wing:
(1) Target: W.'rl - 1681. PrimlY Visual and Radar.
(a) UP1 Farce Required.
(Rea!aeq,ly Area)
(Departuro Point)
(IF)
076043 Nomal Effort
(b) ll.!PI XXI BonCon Litho--tIollnic 90.Z7 - 16al.
(c) Route:
Base
two J1JM.
3345N - 13510E
- 1342IE
J431N - 13410E
TarGot
Loft Turn avoiding flak areas
Iwo Jima
a'se
(d) Altitude of fl.ttnck: Base, 15,000 feet - Uax, 18,000 ft.
,
(e) Altitude Enroute to Target: 5,000 - 5,800 teet and
9,000 - 9,aoo foct.
(r) Banb 500 1b Opts fused 1/40 nose and non-
delay tail.
(g) Ti::le Control at Deplrture Point: D-Hour rrl.nus
JO tlinutell.
x. (1) Method of Attack: By squadrons in column with minimum
time interval betweon squadrons.
(:2) and D-Hour: 22l000K.
4. a. No change.
b. Tactical Uissioo NuL1ber:
(1) 6574
(2) 1681
(J) 2!J47
(4) 1833
(5) 240
(6) 1547
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No. 217
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No. 220
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rm.o 0RD!2t 89 CONTINUID
s. CClllllWl1cations:
a. (1) XX! BocCa:I. SOl aoo'SOP fer strike reports, contact reports,
and IFF prococlures.
(2) Each night squadron ldll be equipped to barrage j81lln the
region 190-210 megacycles.
()} ObsGJ'vationa of the extent and reliability of tbo barrage
will be made while over the target.
(4) Spot j8JlllLing will b.1 conducted . over tho frequoncY' ranges
180-190 and 2lD-220 megacycles, 2.5 desired by the wbg
ReY. officor and. as govarned by the capacity of each wing.
(5) Janmers will be kept in- operation at all times when closer
than '" rrlle3 to Jbnstro., md will be turned off at all other
t1melt, axecpt for preflight and postfl.igtt frequenay checks
which arc to be J:lOde on the growxl. while the jammers are
installed in the airplane Ill.
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D/Ol'NS
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DIsmIBUTIoN
TAOI'ICAL MISSION BEPOM
CoIlJrwJ1ing General A.rn\Y Air Forces
CaImandil18 General; U.S. Arnut Strategic Air 'orces (Rear)
Ccmnanding General. U.S. Strategic Air Forees (Guam)
Chief of Staff. U,5, ArQy Strategic "A1r 'oroes (Guam)
Commanding General; Twentieth Air Foree
Cottmanding Eighth Air 'orce (Okinawa)
Commander in Qlief. U,S. Army forces, Pacific
Chief of N3.val OpeI"ations, OP_16_V
Corrmander in Chief; Pacific Fleet (Adv Hq)
CamlaD:1er in Chief.' Pacific Fleet (1lear Hq)
CommanderAir Force, Pacific Fleet
CaDnarder; Third Fleet
Commander; Fifth Fleet
CaIoander; First Carrier Task Force
Coumander. l!ariand
Ccmnanding General; U.S, Army Foroes, 'Middle Pacific
Cou:a::iIandiIl& Generali lllied Air Forces. SRPA
Con:manding General; Far East Air Forces
Comna1ding General; U.s. Strategic .ur Forces in E>.1rope
Camiandina General; Mediterranean Allied Atr Forces
Caananding General; Fifteenth Air Force
Conmarding Seventh Air Foree
ConDarding General; VII Bomber Ccmnand
Coumarding VII Ccmnand
Commanding General; Eleventh Air Force
Ccmnanding"General. 30lst FigJ\te:r l7ing
Command Hq, Allied Air Forces. 5,7PA
.AT.l'N: Senior Intelligence Officer, 'R.A.A,ll'.
Commander in Chief. U.S. Forces. Pacific
J.TI'N: G-2 (For Section 22, RQA)
Officer in Charge, Joint Intelligence Center
Pacific Ocean Areas
Cotrmarrling General, Array Air Forces
A1'TN: AC/AS Intelligence
Coumanding General, ..I.rmy Air Forces
,trTNI .I.e/AS. Intellisence, Collection Division
Commanding General. U.S, krm:y StJ'8tegie Air Forces (Guam)
ATTNI Intelligence
Cormnmding General. U,S. Army Strategic Air Forces (Guam)
ATl'N: Communicat ions
FOO: Counter Measures Air Analysis Center
CoIllnanding arricd. Twentieth J\!r Foree Lead. Crew School
Brigadier Genetel, H,S, Hansell. Jr,
Chief of Stai"f, Twentieth Air Force
Deputy 0/5. Opns. Twentieth Air Foree
AC of S, .\.-2, 'fu'entieth Air Force
Chemical Warfare 'Officer, 'I\7entieth Air Forca
Ordnance Officer. 'I'lientiElth Air Force
Director of Tactics, A-3. Twentieth Air Force
Historical Officer. TWentieth Air Force
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Ca!manding General; 58th Bombardment wing
Ca:mndlng General; 73rd Bombardment iling
ConInanding Genorl11; 31]th Bombardm.ent :7108
Commanding General; 314th Banbardment Wing
Ccmn!U1ding General; 315th Bombardment l1ing
Ccmnaming Officer; ]rd Photo Reconnaissance Sq
Ca::J:nanding otficerj 41st Photo Reconnaissance Sq
Coamao:ling Officer. 55th Reconnaiss<3nee Sq, Icns Range
',1eathar
Cotnm"lnding Officer. Titentieth Air Force Ccmbat Staging
Center (Provisional)
ComQanding Officer; 3Jrd Statistical Control Unit
Ccmnanding 6th Banb Group (VH)
Coromarrling Officer; 9th Bomb Group (VH)
Comnanding Officer; 16th Bomb Group (VH)
Coamandi ng Ofr i cer 19th Bomb Group (VA)
Coumaming Officer; 29th Bomb Group (VH)
Coomanding Officer; 39th Ba:1b Group (VA)
Ccmnardlng 40th Bomb Graul' (VH)
Canmanding Officer; 330th Banb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 331st Bomb Group (VA)
Com:nanding Officer; 444th Bomb Group (VH)
Ca:Eanding Officer; 46200 Banb Group (VH)
Coc:manding Officer; 468th Bomb Group (VB)
Ccananding Officer; 497th Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 498th Banb Group (VH)
Canmanding Officer,: 499th Bomb Group (VH)
Comr:anding 500th Bomb Group (VH)
Cormandina Officer; 501st Ba!lb Group (VH)
Coa:1anding Officerj 502nd Banb Group (VH)
Officer; 504th Bomb Group (VH)
Comnanding Officer; 505th Banb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer S09th Compos! te Group
Commanding Officer; 15th Fighter Group (VLR)
Coa:J.andinB Officer; 21st Fighter Group (VlR)
Col:!m:uning 414th Fighter Group (VLR)
Catmanding Officer. <S06th Fighter Group (VUl)
Reporting Unit; A-2; Twentieth Air Force (File Copy)
Reporting Unit, Ao-2. 'lWentleth Air Foree