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FORE71ORD
Mission 246 was a minin::; operation
that nill be reported in a separate
Tactical Llission Report which receives
only limdted distribution.
Urban Areas of TakElllll.9tsu. Kochi. Himeji and Tokushima
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T.ACTIC.AL MrSSION R£P(Rl'
Missiona M::l. 247,248,249 BIK1 ISO.
3/4 July 1945
Tsble of Contents
J'1eld Order No. 95
Tactieal Narrative •••
J.I:l.nex A. _ Op rations. • •• ••••••••• •• • ••• 11
P3=t I - NaviGation Tracie Chart ••••••••••• 12
Fa=t II - Mean Points of Icpact • • ••••••••• 13
Fart III - Radar Jpproach Charts • • • • • • • • • • .14
Part IV - Bombinu • • • • • • • • • • •• • •••• 19
Fnrt V _ EnJinecring Charts ••••••••• 20
Part VI - Radar • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 21
Part VII - Gunnery •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 22
Part VIII - Air·Sea Rescue Chart •••••••••• 2]
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Part I - Summary. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 25
Part II - Chart - Predicted vs. Observed leather., •• 27
Part III - PrOGOostic Map • • • • • • • •• • ••• 28
IV - •••• • • • • • 0 • • • • • 29
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Bart I - Radar Counter • • • • • • • • • • • ]1
Part II - Radio • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 32
D - IntelliGence. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 37
Part J - Air Opposition. • •• • ••••• 38
Part II - Antiaircraft and Air-to-Air
Bo:::lbin..; • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• ]8
Part III - Assessment •••••••••••••• 40
Section A - • • • • • • • • • • • •• 40
Section B - Kochi. • • • • •• • ••••••• 43
Section C - • • • • •• ••• ••••• 45
Section D - Tokushima. • • • • • • • • • •••• 47
Annex: E
Consolidated Statistical SUmmary. • • • •••• •• 50
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Annex F - XXI Bomber Cocrnand Field Order •••
G - Distribution •••
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XXI CCUfA,ND
APO 234
Repcrt of Incendiary Strikes Against Takamatsu. Kcohi,
Hiceji and Tokushima. 3/4 July 1945.
TO. Ca:canding General, Twentieth Air Ferree, .1ashiIl6tCll 25.
D.C.
1. I@.'TIFICATlro' OF MISsrC1>.1S I
a. Field £h"der Number 95, Headquarters XXI Ba:lber Cc:rnr.land,
dated J July 1S45. directed the 58th, 73rd, 313th, and 3J.4th
arlhent rlinss to particnpate in incendiary attacks en Takamatsu,
Kochi, F.iI:l.eji and Towshima in XXI Banber Ccmrnand Missims NUl:l.ber
247 thrw.gh 250.
b. Targets
Suecifi ed:
(1) Primary Visual and Radar Targets:
llissial. Force Assigned Target
247 5
8
th 4
GrQ.lps Takamatsu Urban Area
248 73rd
4
GrQlps Kochi Urban Area
249 313th
3
Groops J-f.imeji Urban Area
250 314th
4
GrQlps Tokushi..nB Urban Area
(2) No seccnd3ry or last resort targets \lare nuI:.ed..
2. STR:"TEfj.Y pND PlANS OF oro.ATION:
a. Seleetion of D-Ihv: ilie to caltinuance of c.cn-
d.ltions which did not permit visual banbing, it ·,7as decided .... 0 ::-]"',
strikes similar to the recent IJing efforts against 4 differ6n; c:
The attacks ilere to the rachr bcmbing oethods used su,- -.,.;,;f<.ll-
ly en recent sir:lilar missicns (for details see XXI 13m-ber ..
Tacticsl M1ssiQ'l Repa-t3 fer Missions ?>.Tumbers 234 thrOJ.gh 23'1 and
240 thrcugh 243). en the basis Of the t;7eather predicti01 matkl :3
july, firm decision ':"las made to attack.
b. Impcrtance Of Targets I
(1) Kumber 247. Takamo.tsul Located in the
extreme northeast part Of Shikoku Ql, the BisM Strai ts of the Inland
Sea and smtheast of Okayama en Hoostnl. Takamatsu is Shikoku's lead-
ing pert. As the terJ:linus or the railrcad ferry connecting nith
Ano on lior.shu, the city is the focal point of Shikoku's major ra.ll
end roed systems, has a position to tt.e Bisen Straits, is
the capital or Kasa\7e Prefecture and has sane inwstrial sie;."1ifi-
cance .due.to its railr::e.d ferry, yards and shops. AmOI'.o tJo.e in-
duStn.es 1.n Takamntsu are the Kurashiki Aircraft Plant, the l.:al---.ita
_l.

!rca plant, ....11 u h.c1l1Uea rot
or e:xplceiTes &net an ail reUnery. 'Ihi8 cit,.I
S
pClpl.1aticm t:I
figure) is in B triaD&\llar 2i square mile territCIZ'Y. Takallatau
is based m the vater trent. is highly Cal8ested (density at 49,000
per Square mile). Bnd has DO effeotive fire breakS.
(2) Miuicn Number ?48.. K9Cbil This important prefect-
ural capital and inwstrial and ccm:l.ercial center of 3Qlthern Sbik<i:u
is lceated 00 the scuth side of the island at the bead at lrado &yo
vh1eb is Q1 an ana or Tosa Eay. The city is wilt CD a delta. plain
an the Dorth side at the Kagami River. has an axis c'L abeut
3 miles and a length. ot 1 mile near its central p<rtiQ'l..
Ch beth sides of the center or the city it narro.1S dam less than
t mile.. A SXl.ll pCI"ticn of the city extends SQJth of the river.
One and 2 story Dood and plaster buildings predominate in the city,
'Q'bose only fire bre3k is the Kagar.Ji River.
0) MiSSiOl J>."ur.iber 249. F.imeiil Condensed in an arc'.)
abmt 2 Diles lcng and It J:liles rride and having a P"IUlatian of
104.000 (1940 figure). lIioeji is an important rail temL"lal lo;:nted
on the San_yo JD9,in line. I7hich is a trunk of the Kobe-Shimonceeki
line. Himeji als 0 hD.s spur connections to Hirooata. Shiknma and t;:>
the northern Honshu ccnst. An important military center. Himeji
has 2 si::.able military 'tCll.CS, 1 just north Of' and Qltside the den-
sely popJlated arcao.nd 1 in the narth_nest section of the bJ.ilt-up
area. Located in the City is the &manishi Aircraft Assetl.bly Plant.
(4) Mission 1'.'umber 250, Tokushir.a: Near the northeast
cQI"t:l.er of Shikoku on the of the Ycshino River. Td<ushi.:na faces
Kobe and (Saka. 51 miles northeast, and is close to eastern en_
trance en the Inland Sea. Althoogh there are no numbered targets
in the area, it is the cc:nmercial center far the ver-of import:int
agricultural region in "'Ihicb it is located. The city's sha:::c is
largely ccntrolled by the mcuntains to the northeast <l."1d by the
cmrses of the m::my tributaries of the delta cl.e:cg ...hich it is bJ.ilt.
Its greatest east-"il'6st is 3 01105, -;rith its :.la.in >7idth about
It miles. DJ.e to the many islands created by the trib.lt!lI. ..; cC Le
Yoshino River. the city is not cOilpact. rot is scattered. i3
only 1 small cmpactly. luilt-up area. ,;,;,hich is in ccntl'!ll / rt
and CQltains bJ.siness structures and residenceS. ru::i-
dences and schools are lceated in the mtskirts. Tokushimn. is '1b.ut
1 3/4 I!1iles frC1:l. Tokushima lic.rbor, ;thich is accessible o:'l1y to :lL:,1l
bents. Its port city is KCT.Ia.tsushima. 3t miles to the smth. A
railrcad cCl'mects Totlushima >7ith Takamatsu. Koehi and liiuasco
are ooderate.l,y large paper end textilo ::rills 2 to 4 miles to ttc
north':iest and aoo.ll Pllp and lU!!1ber mills abOJ.t *mile scuth"ast cf
the city. Ttere is 3. st:ell railrcad servicing shOp in the SQltt
central part of the city. The population density is nbcut 40,000
per square IJil.e,
c, DJtails Of Flanning•• Oncrational:
(1) RaJbing Flans,
(a) Detemino.ticm of B<r.lb Load:
leeds of incendiary
1-
banbs
All aircraft
and clusters.
>7ere to carry 100 per cent
GrQlps
GrO.lps
l. MissiO'l Number 247. TalmI->...atsu: T':7o
of the 56th :ling l1C:rO to carry h147A2 incendiary b::r.lbs and 2
nere to CatTy elustcrs ccntaining 1169 bQJoo.
A&A.&&.I
.a. W."im Number 21+9, Hi.U. QI,. (hoQlP
or the )l)tb \11ns 118S to carr)' 1147A2 1ncendia1'7 bcmts and 2 OrQlp.!ll
tfe:re to carry clusten ccntaining 1169 banba,
,5. Misdm Number 250. Tokuabi.r.ll!lI TIIo
Grcups r1 the 314tb. iltng uere to carTy JD+.7A2 incendiary banbs and
2 GrOJps nere to C3rry W7Al il'lCendiory clust<.Jrs.
6. All clusters uere to be fuzed to opeD
5.000 teet above tho ta.;got, the AN·m6 incendiary ba:l.bs acre to
be fuzed '31 th an lnstentancOJ.s nose and Den-delay tail and the
'M47!12 bcmbs vere to Move an instantanocus nese.
1.. Intcrvalaneter settinGS \7ore to be 100
feet far bents and 50 rOGt fer clusters •
.§.. The bO!lb loods. fuzi.n3s and intervale-
neter settings 'ttere selected far each targc.t on tho bOSis of the
Clptiow:1 OJlCning far clusters and the correct density of
bcnbs Ql the target., T.:lkao.atsu. Kechi and nimcji
l
bclIl(; t:.rpico.lly
highly densely poj:U1ated, inflanna.ble cities of abwt
equivalent size nore ccnsidered to be highly vulncr::lble to an in-
cendiary attack that IlUlld ea:lbine b-:mbs and .E'1;.6
&'cause of the unavailability of banbs, 1 GrOJp i11.lS sched-
uled to carry the LUb, 500-pcund These larGcr sized
nere to be used to saturate the relatively strcne;er Kechi fire
defenses. Sinco Hiceji \TaB the soallest of the 4 cities, it "as
designated far- at tack by the ]l]th ,ling, ;rhose nOtt>.::ll effort Ca!-
sists Of 3 Grcups. Highly industrialized TOKuShillll1, l1ith :ts
more heavily ccnstructed typesof buildiI'.{;s, -gas cQlsidercd to be
oOl:'e vulncroble to attack by J8l.7A2 incendiary b::obs and LU7t.l in-
cendiary clusters. due to the greater penetration charn.cter:".,;:Uca
of tho individual bcmbs £Uld the greater nunbar of bcr.:J.OO p:r cl·-lster.
(b) BanbiM Ihta: (For pictures of tar.:;cts
and mean poin's of icpact, see Annex A, Part II.)
1. Vissim hUnber ':'ba
J:1Ean point of ir::lpact selected ilas in the center c£ the city} 71i.th
a prcbable circular ettar- of 4000 fed including nearly a1.'. of the
urban inlhstrial area \1ith1n an area of appraxinately 1.5 sqU:l!'C
miles.
2. JUssicn Number 248, Kochi: 0".0 ::lean
point or icpact '\'las selected ncar tho center of \,ith a
prc:bable circular E>rror or 4000 f ..."t includitl(; the mjor p:lrt or
the city, uith the exception Of the far snd ;iCst districts.
1. Missicn f\\u:J.ber 249, HincH: TI:.c
point or i:::l.pa.ct selected uas seuth"ast c£ tho castle and a pr::b.
able circular error or 4000 feet included the o,,,,in part of iiin"ji,
as tJell as the largo railrcad ;fcrd on the scuth edGe of the
. Uissicn l\\mbcr 250. The
mean point or lmpact selected ncar the center of Tok'..lShir::lD. i::.clud.
ed uithin s 4000... foot probJ,ble circular error nearly 0.11 of thc city.
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5. Axes and altitudes of attack '>7cre speci-
fied C6l the basis of rodnr o.nd o.nti13ireraft consideraticns, ,",Meh
arc discussed. in s.ab:JeQuent plan:rl.nG: sections... The ciasians il8r8
pbnncd CIl too basis at 3750 tons at ba:l.bs bcin.; dropped en the
targets. Il:lportant b::mbina data included the follcnin/JI
Axis or lenGth of Tine or Drift
Missicn
l!iM.
Attack (dCSrees)
BuD
mile.<3)
&n
(ninutcs) (dcgrt:es)
247
58th
76 29 6 1/6 1 ri(;ht
246 73rd 299
41, 11. 1:1 right
249 313
th 36 41.
9
6 ri\3ht
250 314th 3l!
at
5 rit;ht
(b) Hissic:n Number 248:
Reascns tor Choice

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ReaSGP..$ for Choice
Easily identified M,lroto Saki Point na,'J se-
lectod to start the bonb ron,
A left turn over the :'l'ater ',1as
to Ina J"iJ:l.a.
This easily identified point Ql l07er Sl1ilcoku
nas selected far landfall.
This turning point uas designated to
initial point to give a lcnger b<nb !"l-'
This easily identified lan<hark on t!'c c.cost
nas in line the turning point onto tun
target.
A right turn to 1uo Jima 'laS desir;;nated 3..fter
b anbs auay.
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o Shim.:l., sOJ.thcast of Shikoku, uhich :I:lZ
easily identifiable 11a5 dcsign:l.'ted fer
landfall.
.\ point on the nat'theast cornor of
that cOJ.ld be easily identified on:! ':,eul'::'
prO'lidc for 0 good rad'lr banb IUn was de-
signated as the initial point.
(a) Missi on Number 247;
342U<-1)41SE (IP)
to
3336N-13429E
to
Each .fing's nain force i7aS to be pre-
ceded by 12 pathfinder aircraft I 'Il'.ich 'lerc to be the first 12
aircraft airborne and uere to include the best radar eI'C'.1S.
craft leaded nith l.il.7A2 banbs 17ere to take Off to strike first to
I!Urk the t3rgcts.
(c) Uissicn Nur.lbcr ?4q:
Feasans for Choice
33143011-1341030E (IP)
to
Target
ROlte
(2) Kavigation: The 4 forces \7e:re to use Iuo Ji.r.a
en rmte OJ.t and en return per XXI BQ':lber CQ!lJ.a.nd Tactical Doctrine.
Frctl 1'110 Jica to the target and return, rcute plans ',Iere as foll0i7S;
3244N-13246E
to
341030N-13301'
to
341530X-1333330E (IP)
to
Target
lOIlte
Target
to
]423N.1335
6E
(d)
Booto
3353N.135033OE (lP)
to
Target
AJllJlJ%
BcasCPS rq" ChQ1,c.
A loft turn was spoclf'1od..
This point dosi@lllted as l4nd's end to
Qvaid flak defensos.
Missicn Numb"r 250:
Ragsons for Choice
Hin! Saki Point on the smn.ll peninsula on
tho ontr::mcc to CBaka Bay uas designated as
the initial point since it cQJ.ld be easily
identified and provided far a good bO!'lb rub.
A left turn \'las specified off the tcrgct.
en) Designated altitudes and sJ=eeds nc.rc plan_
ned far l:.:lximun fuel cconQJY and safety. No assemblies ':7ere to be
l:l3.de•.
(b) Fuel reserve data indicated th.:.t the 4 Wines
ttculd require no bQ;lb bay tanks and a fuel lead of apprcocinate.1y
6700 gallcns 'i1OJld be c.:trried by each .lir1:raft, unless imlcr.l.ent
required lare.::x fuel reserves.
(0) No nmcinum or minimunl ba:lb lcn.ds ";'lore
specified. Q1 the basis of the follooing porential carrying cap-
acities at' the 17,000 pamds each for the 58th and 7.)rd,
16,000 peunds for the 313th and .14,000 pa.mds for the it
"as expeeted that the average bOil.b lead ':;culd be 16,000 pmnds for
the 73rd, 15,000 pamds each for the 58th end 31]th and 14,000 for
the 3.14th. The arnunition lead "as expected to be 300 pcunds,
(4) (See Annex :'" Part III. for radi!lr ap-
prcnch charts.)
(a) lJissicn Number 247:
j.' Three apprcachcs ,7ere c:nsidcred to
Taka.'i19.tsu, free. the S)uth, UGst and aastl) The scuthern apprco.ch
'17as elinin:lted since it "culd h:lve required a long flight over
DOlnto.inms tcrrGin frCI:I. the initial point. The eest to rrcst op-
prench had good chc..ck points, but 17aS alir.lirutod bacc.use it
hllvc required aircrat't to fly directly into heat thel'DD.ls. The
apprcnch frCl::l the 'I1est tm.s chosen since it 'iTOJld provide for a
dCTIl-:lind IUn God '17culd h.::l.ve the best check poin ts for nd:lr nuv-
igatiQ'l. nw to the fact that the distance frCZ'::l. tho initbl poid
to tho target l7as short. an island \las dosignated as a depc.rturo
point.
2, 1..:l.ndfoll \1.:15 en tm s <:uth:7Cstcrn
of Shikoku and departurn and initial points t'lera ccnstal
that. cculd be easily identified by radar. The city TI".:15
to glve a good Signal, altheugh tho hills to the \"lost \1eTe c.;:..:;"..:
cd tocreate sane shadO:I••i.nother good rcfGrencc point fo": .l\)"t..l
l7aa cxpectad to be the island lccated at 342JN-1340JE. .i c;
r;J,dar synchrQlQls release ':'JaB to be uSed at 10,000 to lO,€.)O fcc::

(b) H1.5S1c!!' Number ?ASI
.l- Two apprcochos -:lore planned to Kochi,
frQ:!. the sa.athcast or tho SQ1th'l"lest tip of ShikdaJ.. ThE) fOJn(.r
eh03en sinco it provided far e clearer mdar rcute and tho
sOJ,th of Koohi, rra5 expected to good.land-\7Qtcr dl::teil.
Althcugh tho fact that landfall and im.tlul pomts ',70I'C tho saroo
uQ.ild result in the timo being short for nind run and \l'ind conpu-
tatiQ'lS, it 1185 expected that use of tho synchrmQJ.s radar rclcose
at 10,000 to 10.800 feet '\'Ialld result in sane carrectiOO3 of erOJ.nd
speed errars.
2. The city ttOJ.ld give a good radar return,
Nt caref'ul reference rreuld have to be mode Ql. check points in the
Bay to ovoid errors in sianal identification since sane or the sur-
ro,mding hillS ;rOlld Sive sane fairly birght returns. HOITev... r. it
l7as expected tr..at usa of' the shorter snoop sp<;cd ':l'Qlld result in
prOJlClr identification.
(0) Missivn l\ul':'lbcr 2491
1.- The rmte to Hill'.eji \13S to 't:c sioilo.r
to tho one used to o.ttack the Ka'J'anishi Aircraft Plant in the city.
(SCe JOCI Benber Canand Tactico.lllission Report for Missicn Number
217 fC!l" detnils.) This rQl te utilized the best radar cheCy. points
and 1.:Lndf'all tnlS a:l. t"'..e distinctive sOltheast tip c£ Shikoku. Te.e
initio.l point aIs 0 :i:l.S expected to easily identifiE:d bec:l.usc it
nas 0. coastal 1ana-..ark.
g,. The axis of attack had mU:lCrms islo.nd
reference points uhich uero expected to aid in proper
CQlrsc and drift. The city shO".7ed up as a good Signal and \7OS
expc.cted to be banbed by using the synchrcnQls radar method at
10.000 feet. If offset bCl.!l.bing ;Tero to be used, back slant range
rele3Se fren the coast cmld be
,1.. The approaches to Tokushit:la linited
to the ones fran the east or sQJ.theast due to tm hilly terrain
uest of the city. Located near the coost with 2 large bays c.nd a
>lide river on the north side, tl'C bridge crcssing the river and the
rivc.r entE:ring the northrrest section of the city \1culd sho·t up 11011
on all scopes. At a 20-mile radius, the river its"lf IIQJ.ld open up
en the r.:l.dar scapc and rlQ1ld be an excellent reference to identify
tl'.o center Of the city.
I.nndto.ll o.nd ini tial point were the
-;:tith tro cause planned to pa.;;s t1ithin 11 fcow r.ri.les of the cCDst-
lino st::u-ting at Kushinoto, which was f:Xpccted to emble rad.::lr op-
erators to accanplish 2 ':1ind runs oc.forc reachina the initial poir.t.
Synchroneus release i1as to be l1l3.d.e at 10,000 feet.
(5) roB I Since the 4 targets had relatively nca.;.:.;
flak defenses. special j.:unming airpl:mes nore not recQ:lOcnded.
Each airplan() "as to be equipped '.7ith 3.n electronic jD.!"Xl(.r to
rage the 73-megacycle b:lnd and frCJ:l 190 to 210 r:lCS:lcyclc regions
a,:"d to spot jam my gun. laying or s<-archlight radars appearing c....t-
SlOe the barrage. Rope (qindoo) nas to be carried to be
according to existing reeul-"J.ticns. Search for enc<:\y r.:l.dar frCJ:l 2:-
to 3000 cegacycles uas to l:c continuod and encI:'IY conr.umications
were to be recorded.
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(6) ,»r:Scn Tho Navy ':I'aa turD1abe4 nth II-
hils of the mis.s1cns nnd prCJl1l.ded the facilities ah;vn em ttID
eMrt in .\nDox j\, P.:!.ri VIII, which also lneludoS the XXI DCIllbel"
Ca:cand rescue fnoilltics.
d. J;t..t"\i19 of Plgnnloo_..Intell1e:.cnce I
(1) .• iT Oppcsitig!.l
(0..) Missicn Nunber 2h7: :Ioak oppcsitiaJ. \7BS
expoctod fraJ. tho 30 to 40 aircraft tho.t :rore QVQilo.tlo to
cept tho B.29's.
(b) lassim f'..'u.nbc.r 248: Air mlS ex-
pectod to bo negligible freo the 10 to 15 fightor:J that nere ox-
pected to bCI available for intercepticn.
(e) W.ssiC4l. t'unbor 249: .\pprQtiIMtely 20 to 25
intercepters ':':eI'O cxpoctod to offor ..-rcak oppc:eitic:n.
(d)
;las oxpoeted frcn the
to the J::1p::.mese.
Mission l\unber 2501 Negligible oppcsitic:n
10 to 15 fighters that \7culd be aV3ilable
(e) The cO:lJXlntively f1eak shooil'l{; of Japanese
fi$btc.rs during operations i7QS believod to be due to the
ca:.:::itt:ent of I:l..:lnY fiGhters to tho <mticipated invasion.
ccntrollin,; foctm- ;ms believed to be the shortage of aviation gas.
:.lthCl18b the Japanese mve night fighters. tJ-.cy arc not
nUl:X.rcus and their equiJDent is believed tobo bela1 :U:lericnn star.d-
<U'ds. Because or these factors night fi£hte...· interception and I'..iGht
figbter.&l.y fighter ccnbin.:lticns still rer:ained ineffectivea Host
c£ the t7as expected to cccur in the t:J.rgct areas • .,-,hcro
the .B-29'$ ':7OJ.ld probably be silhQ.letted by fires anel/or
There '"Jas nothing to indicate the encey might cI:I.ploy ne17 t::.ctics 3.r.d
it ;:ras assumed trot the enemy u::uld 00 able to alert defenses frm
3 to 5 bcurs prior to landfall by the B.29
I
s. This ·,7CJS exp.cted to
result in sene interceptors cO":J.ing 50 niles cut to SC3. to nc.et the
bCl:l.bers a The divc.rsity Of targets and the anticipated poor oporo.-
ticnal ilcather "-'ere Oodditicnal factors that t7ere expected to redlee
the anticipated fighter reactiona
(2) Enemy .'.ntiaircrnftl
(a) The altitude of att'\ck for all missioos vms
dcsignated at 10.000 as Do result of tho follcuing nntiaircrnft CGO·
sidcraticns:
aircrnft defenses
on oirfield SQ.1th
}cnmn flak arc.:lS
a
1. For Missi01 NUJ:lbar 247. the Q1.ly onU-
in too Taknmatsu areo. ,;ere 24 I!lodiwn \7eapCZlS at
of the city. The r..llte \7:l.S planned to avai.d all
a. For Missicn t-.Ui.lbc.r 2b.8. photq;raphs of
Kechi revealed only 2 heavy antiaircroft guns. In viC17 of theso
defensos, flak '11M no planning consideration.
J. For Mission Nuober 2U9, HiJ:x.,ji ilns de.·
by 2) heavy BUns, 24 i.lBdiuo '."leapcns and 5 searchli..... hts.
Th1.s defense uas expected to h.:!.'/e nil to oc.s.O'r effectiveness"
gas planned freo the sQ.lth.,-,est. tlith the
be1f1g des1.Gtl.3ted to t!to ilest to avaid the Akashi .:lnd Kobe dcfc:J.Ccs.
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For Missicn Number 250, the Tctcusb1Jla
defcMes included 5 hcnvy guns and 12 medium \1£1apcm8 at the air-
field north of the city and thora \?ere 5 heavy guns an:i 1 8earch-
ligl".t scuth of the city. This ';l::lS ecnsidr:.red a. meager defonse.
The rQ.ltcs to and irem the tarSClt avoided all kno.7n flak nre,,"S.
3.
KCECUTICN OF THE llISSIC!'S:
n.
Tnlre_Off:
Tako- afr \73.5 QccQllplishcd as fallO"lS I
Mission
Fathfindcn
Aircraft First la,t
NJ,obcr \1ing
.Urborno
Airbarpe Take_orr T::J.ke-ott
247
56th
12
116 oJo94oz 031l20Z
248 73rd
12 117 03092220 0310l2Z
249
313th
12 95
030723Z 0308490
250 314th
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4
supcrduobo aircraft.
b. Rcutc Olt: La-.g Tar-ee l\.:lvigation n<l$ ncccnplishcd
by o.ircrnft prceecdinu individually to the tarcet ...11th Ino Ji.":la
being used as ll. cl':.c..ck point. ;.. spread in altitudes and calibrated
air speeds ",';ere used to cCT.lpress the tines of attack. Ti.'1Ic control
on tho oissiCllS 'J'.:lS ccnsid... red excellent.
c. Over T.:!.rm::ts:
(1) Prir.ary (For a detailed brcnkdOiln cf
pc,rformanccs on the sepe-rate missions see :.nncx :., Fort IV. Bccbing,
and J.nnex E, Consolidated Statistical Summary.) TcrGct area navi_
go.tiCil., 71ind determination and bcr.1bing \'lerc accanplished by rad'J.r..
in ttxl to.r,gct nrea vo.ried frQ!l. 300 to 310 degrees at 25 kl'.ots.
or the 501 aircraft airborno, 476 ban'bed the priroCl.ry ta.rBcts betrlccn
1450Z and at altitudes ranging fran 9900 to 16,940 feet, drop·
ping 3711.8 t':lnS or banbs. The targets ':Iore visible to 246 aircr::o.ft
and not visible to 230.
(2) Tar ets of ortunit: Five a.ircraft banbod 5
different targets of opportunity frm 1 6z to 1910Z at altitudes
ranging frC':l 8350 to 10,500 \1ith 34.9 tCl'lS of banbs.
(J) T.../cmty B-29
1
s uerc non-effective.
d. Rcute Buck: Nnvigation to hono bases uns accanplishod
satisfactorily. No dovintions fran rmtes OJ.tsioo tho lir.'.its of
nllvi/Yltional aCCuracy eccurcd. Forty B-29's landed at Ji.-:la.
e. lnndillRs: :.lrcrD.ft or the J:la.in ferees lD.ndod at their
bases as fellal'si
lI.1ss! on
Number
247
248
58th
7)rd
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First L"lndina
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XU B.C.
0321051' 040216Z
t. Lesse;" Three aircraft noro lest. 2 to accidental
or meeh:lnioal rea5cns and 1 to unknoln CBUSes.
(1) Nav1.$gUSIlI See .i.nn8X A, Part I. fer track
CMrts.
(2) Bcmb1AB1 (See :onnox.:l., Part IV, far detailed
reports of tlfe sep:1rate missions.) Baubing results nere ccnsid-
ezoed good.
(3) FliGht Ehginsreriql;l (See Annex AI Part V, for
and E, Consolid:ltsd Statistiec.l &.lmaa,ry, fer ruel
COlSUJ:lpticn and Wight dota.)
(8) Narrative or Mi,ssicns as Floon:
l- aNise to the Mainland: Individua.l
elinbs :lere r.!I.de imnedbtely after tako- Off to oIt!tudes betl'roen
4000 and 8000 feet, ohere too initial cruise ':18.S flocn. No asseo-
blies vere In!loo. Canpress1cn or the forges gas Q,ohievcd by vary_
ins altitudes and air speeds,
dividual aircraft.
Banbing uas CQlducted by in·
:i. Return tg Base: :Return to base tlas ccn-
dueted by individual aircraft uithmt diffioulty. Minimum fuel
\"las used by cruising at 15.000 feet, "7hcre tail '.1inds existed until
2 beurs frQ:l bases. 'O'bere descent '.18S made into tm traffic pattern.
The best fuel ccnsumptioo ml.oS obt.nined at a calibrated air speed of
18:1 to 185 mles per hou.
(b) CO':ll:!l.ents: The head '.1ind encOlntered en r:ute
to tho caused excess fuel ccnsuoption and t1a3 responsible
fer the. fact tho.t 40 .::.irplanes landed at l'.10 .Hmo.
(4) .&.ml (Soc ... , Part VI, far detailed re-
Racmr bonbing ';lo.s effective on these J:J.issicns.
report.)
per cont
(5) Punnery:
Thoro nas little
operative.
(See Annex 1l., Part VII, fa: detailed
air appal i ti on, but cqu ipmcnt 173S 100
(6) Air-Sen. Rescue: On<.. or the, 58th 'Jlng
'
s aircraft
crosbed into the sea, abOlt 2 miles fran the b3.se. One survivor
\"tas rescuod.
b. 'o1cathcr: (500 Annex B far details.) The ueather en-
cQlOtered en these miSSims UIlS appraximll.toly 63 forecast and did
not interfore with their porform:::lnco.
(SCQ .ll'.Dex D. ibrt II, for
abeut as ine-ffective 0.9 had
j. Intelligence SUlonrvl
(1) Thcm.y Air Oop.ceitiq},1 (Sao D, Part It for
Ckll,y 20 int0rceptors ':'lore oncamtcrcd on those 4 missialS.
no claims.
details.)
There '\fore
(2) EnCJ:l,}"
details.) FInk Q1 theso missicns uas
boen nntici}Xl.tod.
I.u.all
1. Cg;eup1catiODsl
(1) ICM. (Soe Annex O. Part I. tar details.) Ninety-
Dine intercepts \701"8 nadEl.
(2) Radiol (Soo .\nn(!l[ O. Part II, tar details,) There
vem 30 striko reports recoivod by the ,iing Radio Stotione.
(3) fumo.so .'lssO.!lSlncntl (Sec Annex D, Part III, fer
dct.:lils.)
(3) Mission Nunbcr 2ll7: IhI:insc to Taka'Jatsu
a::J.OJ.ntcd tv 1.4 square mIas, or 78 per cent of tl:e city's bJ.ilt.
Uil area.
(b) Missicn Number 248: llirnage to Koehi Urban
area aoo.1Dtcd to .92 square miles, or 48 per cent of the city's
built-up area.
(e) !lissial 2ll.9:
taled 1.216 square miles, ar abcut 63.3 per
wilt_up are.:!..
lamago to Hir.:eji to-
cent of the city's
(d) Mission Nunber 2S0: furnace to Tokushiro
totalled 1.7 square miles. or 74 per cant of the city's built-up
arca.
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CURTIS E. tcUW I
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P.:l.rt I - Navigation Track Chart
Part II . Mean Points or .Impact
Part III - Radar '\PPTCOch Charts
Part IV - Bonbing
.Eb.rt V - Flight Engine<..ring Charts
Part V! - Rad<lr
Part VII • Gunnery
Part VIII - Air.Sen Rescuo Chart
MiSsions No. 247. 248, 24q and 250
3/4 July 1915
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SLANT RANGE EQUIVALENT TO 70'
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ALTITUDE. BOMB CIRCLE AND
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RADAR BOMB RUN CHART
TOKUSHIMA
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BOMB CIRCLE PLACED ON AIMING
POINT AT 4.81 NAUTICAL MILES
SLANT RANGE EQUIVALENT TO 70·
llINGENCY ANGLE AT .opOO FT.
ALTITUDE. BOMB CIRCLE AND
RANGE LINES CORRECTED FOR
SLANT RANGE.
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1. Missl
cn
No, 247. TakFatBu Urbg.p :.rn:
a. 'Jeather error tho target area vas clear to 4/10 under..
C3St tlhich l:UIdo visulll banbing possible. Ei,3hty..six tl.ircr:lft per-
CC%:led visu::!l sightill& and thirty aircraft ba;,bcd usina rad'\r sicht-
irlb. SUrf",co uind3 I7hich blCo'l1 tho snQ(o frCT.'l the t::u'Gc.t nrC<!. and
tho city to too light croatcd by fires nero a c::lloidCrnble
.:lid to visual bCT.lbine;. Visual bancing UllS also facilitated
by tho use of reflex optics.
b. only difficulties cnc o.,mterod oalfuncticn of
the T19 ad'\ptcr ;lith 4 aircraft reporting malfuncticn of the ad.... ptcr.
aircraft banood t!lrgots of ClPPortunity uhen encine: failure
prevented bc:l.bil1.3 of tho primary target.
c. Planning Of IF and axis or atte.ck \7i'lS
cellcnt. Tho average drift reported nas 5° rigbt.
fer this ;lin,:; l7as 106 minutes. •
2. Mission No. 248. Koohi Urb:m ;l.I'eo.l
ccnsidcrcd c:x-
C<J:lprcssibili ty
0.. Sevc.re turbulence t;;'QS enccuntered by sc;vc.ro.l 3ircraft
at the b::I:lb release point. There uero sane slight variaticns in
axes of attack due to difficulty in locating the target Qy
during tho early part of the run. One o.ircmft reported 1 E-46
ineendi:l.IY cluster hangiI'\3 because of SE;vero thormals and ·.lhich
later relcesed over >later. Tu 0 aircraft reported malfunct ion of
8-10 shackles.
b. The IF n'1lS reported as satisfnctory.
drift reported'l7.::lS 20 right. CCl::lpressibility far
60 mnutes.
J •. llissiOl No. 249, fume ji Urb:l.n l'.reOl:
The
this
average
71a5
a. &'c.')use of the 4/10 to 6/10 undcrcast in the tart;Oi<
area cest bC:Cbing nus OlccCl:l.plished by visunl siGhting o.fte:: ng
radar appr:::e.chcs. Eight aircraft reported n".a1function. of B-]O
st.:l.ckles. Three aircraft reported rack mnlfunctions.
b.. IP and m:is of attack t70re reported as satisfactory
planned. The average drift reported \7BS 60 riGht. Ccnpressib1lity
tor tbioS -;tins t7<1S 99 ninutes,
4. Uission No, 250, Tokushir.a Urban
a. Tho greatest difficulty enc':JUnterod rms c.t
the baub releaso pOint. The axis of attack nils up ',1ind and it is
believed t1'l.'l.t less thcnnls ':f;;uld have been enceuntered hnd tm
axis of Q.ttack been l:lQdo cross uind or dam l1ind. The axis of at.
tacr. \7o.S dctel'1llinod frc:c tho 3tandpoint of the cost Q:!siroble re.-
d:1r SCq:le return nnd a suitable IP and tnr.;ct a.pitt'co.ch. T:7o air-
cra.ft reported malfunction of B_lO shackles. T'.10 aircraft report-
ed r3ck mo.lf'unctions.
tified
result
n"GS 10
b. Too IF l1Q.S reported a.s Satisfactory and easily idon-
on the. radar so q:le. The axis Of attack uas up uind and as 0.
SQ:le turbulonco vas encamtcrod. The avcr80"C drift reportod
risht. The cQ:lpressibility f::r the uin; ros U5 ninutes.
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8. J','W:l.ber 01 sets opeutive a>. take-att, 491
d. Number of sets operative on return to base: 447
b. or '.;c ewer all tarsets with operative setal 452
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Percentage CIt sets operative I
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e. l\"ul;Pber of Ale usil1B azimuth stabilizatlOl: 335
f. Fercetltage of banbing A!e using 8zi.o.1th stabilhaUcn: 74%
b' AV"erage caximw:l. range (in nautical oil80S) Of AFQ-l):
o to 5000 feet,
5000 to 10,000 feet, 73.
10,000 to 20 ,000 feet. 74.
b. oaximwn beacQ'l range (in nautical miles);
o j; 0 5000 feet
5000 to 10,000 feet ,126,
10,000 to 20,000 teet,139.
i. :\.verag8 maximum range of Japanese ceast: 57.8 miles
j. lfu.!:::lber of set failures in lead A/e: 1
k. cnly varied light interference was reported.
2. ?.9.d.ar !\.!lvillaticn, AE\-4 and An-9:
a. NumbE.r of reported fixes: 3479
b. .\Dtanna used and usable maxi!:n.l!n range (in nautical ci..1(;s):

Trailing
(1) Gro.md_'ilo.V8
547
471
1136 1271
1250
e. Flo interference "'as reported.
a. Sets "ere turned en and off as per SOP.
b. :.verage number Of times eheeked: 35
c. Ho ma11\lnctiCll.8 \'Iere reported.
4. 'Absolute Altimeter _ SCR_718:
a. Number Of operative sets: 239
b. Jiw:tber or inoperative sets: 2
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e. '!'be raate into T.\X.'.IL\TSJ' recelT8d acme good.
This was due to tbe aumerOJ.8 radar check poiJLta en the straight
cause trQll departure poUst to brgct. Direct radar bcmbeigh" Q1l-
chrcmintlQl ._ used.
b. The 7Jrd u.sed fixed angle bonbing. atarting tbe banb_
81gbt at a 70° 51ghting angle. This was due to indefinite and cUs-
integrated city returns.
1. No. or :';C firil1B:-"12"-- _
2. Average turret load:
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350
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5. No. of rcunds used for test firing: Bo X OF J.verage per gun 2C:us
6. Guns loaded: 58th./ina nrd \'Jing
Eot Cold
313th ;/int;
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314 th Jin'i
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7. C9.1functicns: C.F.C. 'furret dump in elevatiCl.,
motor sparking. ring seat failed to
'turn, 1...\. tuITet turned ccu.nter clcek-
wise (bad bsn? tube L"l servo) and
broken gloo
8. Total percentage of equi)r1ent operative:
e.1..50 L::;'.
None
c.r.c.
99.6%
CAL•• 50 M.G.
100 %
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Part IV _ Synoptic Map
Missicns No. 247.248.249. and 250
3/4 July 1 ~ 5
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PMI' l: .. !W'RIII 1!!!fnHI
..... 2-3/10 lCIJ olaul. 111I .«ina_ tJaae 2000 ttl topa 4000 ft, with
lD0n8" 1n altemOCl1 to 6/10 with base 1600. tops 6000 tt
wllb eoaUered sharers and clQ1d baBe talling to 1000 teet in
lIbewers.
RQltel .""'erase <14/10 Ie:. clG.lds. base 2000 ft. tops 6000 tt with
ecattere4 upper olQlda except tor band Of wilt_up CUIl111us near
190 N, with tops to 12,000 teet in shOlrers.
~ l 'J'argehlVariable 5-8/10 lew clOJds. with lesser amcunt en Nand E
aides at bills. KiddIe cle:uds scattered except fel[' narra,l cold
trQl.t zene alatg center of empirao Possibility of visual
cQ:uUtiana tut not high probability.
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Bases en
Return:
BrcKm 101 clOJds and scattered high clQ.1ds.
Broken lew clcuds and scattered ciddle and hiGh clQlds nith
scattered shOffers to 19CN. Fran 19° to 32CN there nill be
scattered len and high clcuds. Fran 37'1.i to target there nill
be brck£lD 10;;0 clwds and scattered to broken niddle and high
cla.lIb.
Kocbil 8/10 100 elQ.lds, base 2000 ft, top 7000 ft; 7/10 Il'lid:lle
clouds, base 13,000 ft, top 15,000 ft; 8/10 h1gh clouds at 27.
000 ft. .finds at 11,000 ft ';7i11 be 290° at 25 knots.
Tokushi.mnl 6/10 1017 clouds. base 2000 ft, top 6000 ftj 7/"!..0
ciddle clQlds, base 13.000 ft, top 15.000 ft; 6/10 high clC'.lJs
at 28.000 ft. Winds at 11,000 ft uill be 290° at 25 k n 0 7 . ~
Rin!eji: 8/10100 clQlds. bese 2000 ft. tops 8-12,000 ftj e/lO
l::liddle clOJ.ds, base 13,000 ft, top 16.000 ft; 8/10 high cJC"J1s
at 27.000 ft; light rain and light rime icing above 15,000 t·.
;j1.nds at 12,000 ft "ill be 290° at 26 knots.
Taka!:'.atsu: 8/10 100 c1OJ.ds, base moo ft, top 7000 ftj 7/10
.oiddle clOJ.ds in layers betlieen 12,000 and 16,000 ft; 6/10 h.'_&:
clouds at 28,000 ft; light ~ e icing. Jinds at 10,000 ft ~ ~ . l
be 290
0
at 25 knots.
Scattered 10,7 and high clO.lds.
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Bases en
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lor olQlda. be.. 2000 n, tape 6000 n with acattered
abClftZ'll iA .... U'M IIDd scattered. upper cleuda. \/ind NN.I 4
to 8 IcD.cK8 lit Salpm.. oalm at 0ll80. Visibility unrestricted.
1'0 :OqJl 4... 6/10 l0i'7 clcuda. baae 2000 ttl tops 5-7000 It 111th
tn eoaUerd built... up cleuda \:l'lth to,pa to 13.000 ft.
To &.8/10 laD' deuds, b8:Jes U!1kncrnl. tops 7000 rt
SCIDe topa to 1.5.000 ft. llgbtning seen b.1t no reparts of
oralt beinB 8uu.ck. Light turtulence near clQld..
To targeta, 2-4/10 leu cleuds. base 2000 ft, tcps 4000 ft.
Kocbi: log cleuds. base 2000 ft, tops 4000 'i1ith scatter_
ed high clcuds at 30,000 ft. ',hnd at 11,000 ft was 330
0
at 25
knots.
Takamllbul Clear at 100 eleuds fl'ith 7/10 thin high clOlds,
height unkncttn. ',linds at 10,000 t1; l7e1"e 300° at 25 !mots.
Tokushioa: Clear of 10.1 clmds 'l7i'ch tllO middlo at estimated
18.000 ft. :lind at 11,000 ft '.7aS .:310 at 25 knots.
Hil::leji: 4-6/10 lal clQlds. base 2000 ft. tops .5000 ft with
scattered upper clcuds, height unkoam. .linda at 12.000 ft ;;erc
320° at 25 knots.
SaI:1e as rcu.te to targets except in ozene near :7here
or 4/10 to 20.25.000 ft nitb ahooers 'I1as enccuntered.
3-5/10 1m elcuds, base 2000 ft, tops 5000 rt \1ith no sho:ters
in base 3.rea. .iind light and varia ble. Visibility unre.strict-
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Part I - R'\dar Ca.mtcr Ueasures
Part 1I • Radio
Missi:::ns No. 247,?4,8.?4Cl, Md 250
3/4 July 1945
;:,f,T I - BCM
1. Rlrpose:
a. To DIF early--:larniog and gun 1a.ying rndnrs.
b. To calduet a general search in the ce regia1.
e. To barrage jam the gun lay1ns .:J.Jld. searchlight ndars in the
72-&,. mc and. 10;0.210 mc bands and. to spot jatJ any encoy rndar signals that
appeared eutside the barrage in an effort to rendEr ineffective the
hdar dofenses.
d. To eQ1fuse enany searchlight and gun laying radars 'tr.f the use or
rope.
c. To reea-d eneJ:l,Y voice oOilllUnications.
2. Method:
a. T'.70nty.six ReM observers participated and used. the follOR'ing
equipoont to accanplish the sC!lreh and jMl:liDgI J36-.\PI'.l. 19.5-:.F}..2.
1l.ARq.. 8, 2./\PI'.l, (Modified). 20.APr.3 (Modified). 1•.\PR.. 5. 2.;J1Q,-1.25_
l.i.ffi-.4•. 13-AB\-ll, 5-/IPh-24 and 3-:JUl-?
b. Rope \70,8 dispensed at the rate Ci£ 3 bundles per 10 8eecnds uhen
,protecticn \70.8 nooded frcm ocorchliGhts.
3. Results:
a. Since the airplanes banbed indiVidually t::'e baIT3ge r.=-t cc::!-
plete at all times: ha7cver. it nas believed to be adequate.
b. J'apanese voice oamrunicatials -:lere Mard €t 4159!. J;/6e; 4520,
3
8
.50kJ: bIt the recordings 7,ere of no value because of the lc:7 S/!- ratlo.
c. Rope 'lSS reported as successful by a or
d. Ninety-nine intercepts uore J:l.ade a:ld ere listed at tl:e cr.
this sectial.
4. Remnrks:
a. c..;. signals'i1ere intc.rcepted ell a frequency af 20.15. 4'.6
20.75 me.
b. Unmodulll.ted carriers intarecpted al fre:r.l€..:lcics at
20.05 and 22 me.
c. A 4 me. signal modulated 'Jith a tic...'ting SOJJl:3. end MV :l r::yt::::::'
like that at a clock ;rns intercepted ever It '.?as :0 b.. 3
J'epanese time signal.
d. T;-/o sine nave modulated signals nere heard Ql frequencies at
42.2 and 44 me boycnd londs end as far as 32001'\ _ 13340E. They ::t.re be-
lieved to be early warning radars. .
e. Feur centimeter signals ,ll3rC intercepted and cOJ.ld not 00 pan.
tively idontificd.
f. Carriers nith 1000 cycle rnc:dulaticn rroN intercepted en frequen-
cies Of 155. 123. 183, 202. )03 DC at 3430:'; _ l3410E•
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1. Strike Reports: Thirty Strike 1eparts· ';Jere received by th£ .. i=,:
Badio Staticns. .'.ircraft of the 58th and 73rd ,,'i!lgs transcitted 7 ta::ts
a...ay messages; the 3I3th \iing 6 and the 3.14th received 10.
2. Fax TraM!!!issiClls: The 58th, 7Jrd a.r"d 314th :lings sul::citted
canp1ete reports en the several Fax: ocssages uhich >lere transo.ittt.d dunng
tlUs Results 17o:re as folla/s: The 58th ;:ing GrQl.D.d
transmitted 2 type messages. total of 59 aircraft, Clr 49 per c.:nt,
received tho first messaGe. Forty.nine aircraft. or 41 per rac..:.:'Y_d
the second message. Rc:asal.s given for failure to copy these I:.OsSn;c.5
cluded other duties CoVer the target. and mal.itaring f:-(,-
quencies. Corrective instructicn n'SS aCeQ!lplished to insure that rod:.
operators nill be en tact ivaI frequoncies neer the G.!l' heur nnd
The 73rd '.nns report shooed S4 per cent of airborne radio qK.ratCTs
ccived the first message and 93 per cent tho scccnd. fault:' ,,;·.:i:- . t,
pb¥sicel (lxhausUQl.. ottt "Jatch repe.irinB equip:!:.ent, uClt'kins I-:..' 1i= So_"
sea rescue frequencies and eatinfh '<Jere rcasccs Given i..:l. r.:ldio :-;.. :- :-=; ..
ICES for not recdyill& the messages. at radio _.. _.
the 314th '.lins r<rYealed that OJ.t • totlSl at 127 ...
all 3 lca: IIlIDsaages transmitted tv the GrOJ.nlS StatiCJlI 50 reoelYt1d 2 ct U1o;.
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ocss3.ges; 23 received ale or the oessages and 5 did not receivo any.
Reasons logged for not receiving I:lCsS:lBes nere: helping engineer.
helping navigator. air sick, jamming, catins and on distress frequency.
313th .1iD8 reportod that 486 Fox mesMges were lqgged by the aerial
Operators but did not include any percentage Ugurcs. Ucopac nea'ther
and time -;:,cre also transnitted during these missicns.
Frcquencies I The 2 high strike frequencies prOil'cd the i:lost
effectivc in all win{;s during these missions. Signo.l strt:ngth ropttts
sha1cd 'that tho 7 and 11 megacycle frequencies averaged 5-4 R..4 •• Bc_
yQl.d Joe niles, signal strength and readability at tho 3 cceac;rcle
't1cre 'lory 1cm. The fOllQ1ing ,18 8 porcentage breakd,OtlIl of'
traffic per frequency: 12 per cent an 3 l:)Cgncyclcsj 48 per cent en 7
mogacycles. and 40 per eoot en 11 ocgacyclca.
4. l;avig<.1ticnd ,'-idsl Eleven requosts f'ar nF/DF hcarin,gs 7cre re-
ceived durina these oissicns and all 'I'lcrc obtained. Five of thc::.e
hearings ';tere I'(:quested and received frQ:l the Ino J'i..=a Idr-sU1 r.:.scuc
statial. seven re:quests far VliF/DF bt:ariIJ6S tl'erc all obtained. Ecccrs,
ranges and broodcast stations -:rere used effectively by all tri.r..,zs.
5. Net Discipline and 5ecurit"Jl There '3Cre ally a fC'J n1.Ilcr
breaches at net discipline rc.corded. Several aircraft or the 73rd Jln<;
jamocd the net by attccpting to intom an 31rcraft that the Grcund
Statim naB calling him. The airplane tras caltactcd and net disei;licc
nas restcred. The 3l3th .iing reported toot 3CI:lG ciauscd :::::le
-'1- signals. This nas corrected. No violaticns of security ':7'"t'C=
6. Enmv Tr'lnmis:o;iQ'ls: The tOll071.n{; incidents at eru:=y jo.::zi::.,;.
and interference \10ro recarclod during these .I:lissi<ns:
a. 3120 kcs:
(1)
(2)
Jap C',f betl1een 1200Z-1800Z t1::1.S pnrliaUy cffcctiv{..
Bagpipe at 2 oinute intervals bctnecn l330Z-1400'3 tlClS
ineffective.
<:3)
Unidentified C-.r bot-"'ecn 1450Z-1650Zj 1600Z-1E4.s:.;
and 'I'l'IlS partially effcc-;.i'7c.
(4) SCrEll'll.bled c.; charact"rs bct':':'ec.'1 15002-160cZ ...Grc
partially
(5) V's and Jap characters bct>Tecn .:orc c.ff'ec-
tive.
(6) Cll be-meen 1950z..195.5Z 'lmS effective.
b. 6615 ltc':

(1)
(2)
<:3)
(4)
Meaningless C.; sie;nals bc"ttlean 1?3:=:
1130Zj 1l00Z-1150Z <:nd .l400Z-17jOZ UCI'O
Speed koy sending -2FJi V BD6' t781l1 et1"ecU
TC

Very strCllg C." oall !li&D -QlR' bct':7ocn 1435=--1.:.3':':
VM effectiTe.
V's and lap cbaraotcrs bct':focm l6ooz..19OO'Zo ott-
ectivc•

jlJOI11
c; 10305 !sea: Negligible.
d. 3lJ.L5 !see: (ThiS frequency haa been rep1D.ce4 by 3160 lee)
(1) Jap net and other anomy !ltatiQla blocked traffic en
this frequency betnecn. 09?OZ end 2000Z nere very eff-
ective.
(2) J\Ul1bled C:. at lBooz usa pa rtially effective.
0 .. 6055 SS I
(1) Steady (1';1 signal ataJ'UDGat 1157Z and lastina: till 1.4042 trnS
partially effective..
(2) C'" at 1531Z ;:;as very effective..
(3) a.' interference and ta1e increased in signal strcl:l&th os air-.
craft apprca.ched target gere partially effective.
(4) lap voice at 1.50OZ ':ias ineffective.
(.5) Sileop thrcugh jl5'Jl:liDg at l700z 'gIlS incffectivc...
(6) C·'-; interference at 145%. 173%. 1B21Z and 1905Z ::as very eff_
ective.
f. lOB&> kcs:
(1) Jap C·,I 100 miles Off coast en return 0:13 vc..r-f crfective.
(2) C.l and steady tQle at 17452 gere very effective.
(3) C', and tone at 1130Z :Jere ineffective.
(4) Steady tooe and V's by en autono.tic k9yer at 18131. :iore ,0:.=7
effective.
(5) C·,, at 1800Z >las effective.
g. 3410 mSl Negligible
b. 7310 kcS:
(1) iw.t<Jn::l.tic koying at 120& nas ineffoctivo.
(2) Heavy C,; code at 1630Z n8S putiallY eftective.
i .. lll60 Gil (This frequencY has baon replaced by 10125 lee)
(1) M1xtod code 3t 1700Z ':JaB partially ctfeotiYC.
(2) Intense tcco at 2000Z t1'U ettectiV&.
j. 3990 kss: Negligible
k. 7415 kgQI
(1) S t e a ~ tcnc 8t 19)OZ uu partierl17 (ltfecUve.
(2) C·,I bub at 1)1lZ ':fa8 Tti1"7 ettocUvo.
-35-
1. 10820 Jms I
(1) Steady tone at 1950Z nas vory effective,
(2) C!j/ bash bctnoCD l730Z-1800z nos pa:rtlally offective.
7 .. Distressl All tJings reported SQ:le insto.ncelB of distress traffic. The
73rd .ling Greund stllticn recorded an C1PI...SR messo.LC frO'll an aircraft or the.
315th ,Iins rcg::lrdina: the si.ghtiIlll Of flares. Th¢ oessage also interccj)"tli-d
by the 73rd Greund statim ';1hen the oircratt scnt the saoe t:lOs&a.36 to the
Iuo J'ima .Ur-sea Rescue Radio Stati<Zl. :021 or the 31.4th ,iing trcns_
mitted a J:1essage to the GrQl.nd Statim givine c:L flares ai[;bted.
The follmlng distr.css traffic 't1BS reported 1ly t}':c 3l3th dingl -Cra;stam
34 at 1720Z m VHF Channel -D- transnittcd -25 r.::cales liole 230-. L:essago
roceipted for by J..irdale 21. (Crcsstam 34 'n :JV_'oRI'_13 tranSl:litter ':7as d"'-"'.
god OVer the target.) Crasstam 34 celled 1.lrdalc 21 at 1730Z and cancollc.:i
distress message, Crcsstam 34 ..as bJ.ddied to 1'Q'C1 liI:la by LU.ser 36, JJJ.tl::.
",line: aircraft. Croestown 34 told Miser 36 to infern Greund Staticn r:L his
ditfioulty. haVing a buddy, unable to transmit gaiAg to bo lir.2::. lliser
36 inf'OIt!1cd CrOGstc:nn 34 that tho "81:1 relr.yed.. Crosstam JI,. l=. d
8O.fely at 0 limo. at 2040Z. -
The 5t1th ./ins reported the !l1essS(;es:
AIRCR'.Fr
72V674
31V135
28V667
30v667
39'1536
37'536
,iil1131l1
Sighted flashing light 19 20 N 143 50 :E. Salrce
not identified.
Ehgine feathered peeitim 23 10 Xi l1,l 20 E. !et\;IT,ed
to base.
Sighted feur flares star red.
Sighted feur flares mo star red.
24 to Pla.,vma.te 48. Sighted red flares IX1 ;;ater at pcsi-
tim Shackle YPI'NX TP:.xL east.
Di tching 336 Picadil!Y 318 11 0270.
Di tching 336 Picadill.,v 318. tlcssage
3310 kcs. The operctor heard It on a - '-'
It 'I13S receipted for by ooVl80 (ho lu:-..a SCa
Rescue)
k d Q'ltinucusly I7hen turneCf
8. BJuipnent Malfunctions: .IN/1l.RI'-l3. 1 eye c 1 0 side tcne'
1 1
. t' e' 2 antennas br cn; n •
on and '.1euld not channc ;, lnOJ?crn. 1V , noiso' SCR-522, 2 !nap-
00-348,4 inopera.tive; 2 1ntermlttent and .. s in'-on- peeitiaJ. 1
erative. 1 stuck en Channel 2 m_otf_$11tch st;;tennas brcil:cn; li:I.t&I'-
trcmsmitted en rccGive position; :.N/:.m-7, 4 sense i i 1 microphooe
' . t· en 'Lio.ison- pee t 00,
phaJo,4 inoperat1vei 1 1nopera 1ve t' 2 j3ckbCZ: leak.3g0;
suitoh inoperative. 1 ciorophQle l:uttoo inopern. 4 stuck Ca" aluu
ish

RL-42, 4 inoperative. 1 tangled -,lire, 1 lost '.7C1C>'"' ,
1530Z
20422
2240Z
1747Z
18022
1905Z
1255Z
",,6 ...
AlllIII
C
A
o
I1lT£LLIGEJiCE
I - EnGny Opposition
P::I.rt II _ Enemy l.ntbircr::1't tU'ld ;"ir-to-';'lr Boeblng
Part III -
Section :. _
Section B ... Kochi
Section C - Himojl
Section D _ Tokushlma
w'ss19ns No. 247.248.249 Md 250
3/4. July 194.5
r;
PARI I ... ENElg aIR OPPOSITIO;!
fighter opposition oontinuod to be nil to ne&1igible,
only a:l intorcoptors being encounterod on the Ta.k:un:ltsu-ltochl.R1Jneji ...
TOkullhica. night strikes. Tha Jo.ps made 8 o.tt::l.c1:s, and 1 B-29 .,,::I.1I
d::una.god by ::I. Combination of enemy fighters :ll\d flC1k:. The crews ltla.de
no Clo.ic5.
b. A Betty which woos seen 175 miles south of land's
ond on course lo.unched 0. Bnko.. Tho Bako. wont into a. dow diva then
pullod up for an a.tta.ck 8 o·clock low. Two red bursts of
fl=o '\'fOro obsorvod to coma from the Bolco.. but it did not My
closer than 300 Yllrds whore it o.PPllrently dissip'::l:tcd ita pow3r Q.!".d
dlsappoo.r&d. In tho ce:ultice the Bett;y a.lso m:.de OM froe
11 0
1
clock high.
o. Ono WGoG Gighted 1n tho ta.rgot a.rea.. The pilot e!'
tho 8-29 increased speed to o.n indic::l.ted 245 llIph o.nd o.ppeo.red to be
pulling a.wo.y. It lftlS soon o.pp::I.rent that the 8::1.1::0. WO.S go..in.1nt o.s it
::.ppearod o.t 4 o'clock: high. The pilot then dropped the nose &lined
spoed. These tactics 'l'I"er'e continued for approx1Qo.tely 5 minutes.
Tho B:Uco. fo.ded back o.t 4 o'clock high end turnad off to the right•
• • • • • •
P;.1\T II ... ENEliY ;'NTI.'.IRCRJ..FT :.lID BQ..$P:C
1. liiss10D No. 247 .. TQkWj!::I.tsu UrbM hreo.:
0... The primary target was bombed by 116 lIC of the 58th "ling
between 1756Z a.nd 1942Z from 9,900 to 11,100 foot, ';'verll.ge a.xis of
a.tt::l.ck lias 7e
o
• Cloud underco.st was reported :loS C.;'W to 4/10.
b. Enroute to the ta.rget flc.k wns o.s follows I
Loog.t.i 2A Coordinates
RJN.rIl
r;
;"shhuri·ScUcl :S,243N - 1:S301E lioa.ger a.nd
Inuceurate,
medIum.
Saka.Wtl. :S:S:SON - 13317E
Ce o.ge r a.nd
lnueelU"o.te,
medium.
I.P.
:SU5N .. 13334E
l!oa.gctr .".
1no.ecura.te,
mediUl:l.
o. Over the tu&et uea. flo.k wo..s reported All llIoll&flr to moderate.
lno..cOUl'o.te, a.1'Ld medium. Heavy flak .. nil, Only 1 poaa1ble
light bea.m wu.s seen in tu.rget area. by 1 :v'C.
d. On witbdro.wll.l fllLk was insign1J"ioant.
o. No were lost or u.s CL reeu1t ot flCLk on
duion..
t. The 'la.okaut i8 the ta.rrt o.reo. w.. oondderM. • .,.ll.Dt.
a. Milt! qp b, MO ... logh! Urbap "hEM'
.. 'I'bI prlaar7 t.ar&6t WIllI bauM .. 1_ WO f4 tbt TSrt '1'1.....
tween 1e&a. .... 11511 tr. 10.:soo to tnt:" .o.xa. or .."t.IrII:
wvl'" tl'."o to ......u.r ............ 0·1/10 .......
..n ."11 wi._ ot ., fro-. 111)0.
-,..
IlllIIZ
cission.
b. Em'outo to the turget fl:;Lk wo.s nil.
e. Over tho to.rget lU'OIl flll!( ..... Illl described as rneo.ger, io.-
o.c;.uro.to o,nd medium by apprOXimately 25% of tho :..;C. Tho rcm:l.ining
reportod flak 0.5 nil. 00.0 soarchlight was soon in area.
d. On withdrQ.wo.l 2 I-"/C received meo,gor, in:l.ccuro.te
£10.1: trom surfo.ce cro.ft 30 • 40 rnlles south of to.rgot.
e. No :/C were lost or damo.ged 0.5 0. rosult of flak on this
00.0 ;)C WQS lost to unknown cQuses,
t. J.!hcellanoous;c Obsorvq,tions.
cow.plcte.
to.ck,
(1) Tho b1o.ckout of Shikoku o.nd t::.rget o.roo. "'as fo.iHy
Kochi n/? wo.s lighted a.nd remained so throughout tho o.t-
(2) Too conical sh(:l.pod fire massos previously roported
ovar SOo50bo o.nd KUJ:lo.t1oto "er-e o.gnin reportad.. with 10 to IS such
bursts being oblScrvod.
3, 1"155ioo. No. 249 _ Rime;! Urbgn ":'rojl,
0.. The primary t::::.rget "'ns bombed by 106 ./C of the 313th
"ling botweon HSOZ o.nd 1629Z frot! 10,100 to 11,500 feet. :.xis of
Oott::::.ck ::::.vcraged 38
0
, "I'Oo.tMr wns reported o.S 4/10 to 6/10 under--
cast with winds of 26 knots froD 310°.
b. Enraute to the to.rgct tloag=r, irtQ,ccl.lTo.tc, !tedium end
he:l.VY flo.k woos encountered from tho isbnd cho.ln (llishino - Shico,.
£.ShimOo, Dnnko. - and Bose _ Shima) along tho bomb run.
e.
medium
Over the tOorgct flClk lo':lS
Clnd heo.vy. mostly medium.
describod ccnger, ino,ccur·
d. On withdrawal 3 role reported meo.ger, inaccurate o,nd
hGo.vy flak from surface craft at 3330N - 13430S.
o. No wore lost to on this mission Oond of 106 :)C
bombing only 1 or 0,95% sustOotned f1::l.k dQll\o.go.
f. Searcblifht ACtiyityl Ineffoctivo sO::l.rchlights WOTO ob-
served as follows:
Locntt on Coord in!l.tes
1iw:lber
To.l'amo.tsu
34a:>N-1340JE
2
Oko.yQll\n.
3440N_1335$
2
Hilcetn
3414N-13424E
2
Shodo. Shim"
343011-13415£
2
,,"0 344.S11·13423E
2
Hibi
3425N_I335$
2
C. 111I1coll:mIlDUII;";" Obsory;.t1on'; Ono crow reported .trAnS"
V
eon
gro,ud light •• o.pp::a.rontly flOore•• in the lU"Oo... Tbey
a.ppeQ.rod whOn tla.k 'WOoS 10. actlon and went out .non it aeued. 'l'bh
de.cript1oft tut. 1n 11D&' wi'th pnY1ou.. roportll ot
par1oloululy In the 'l'oq-o .:.rea..
.. Mitd. 'e. 150 • I_,bl" VzbM ;'M
b. No flak w0.3 reported enroute to tl:\.rl;ot.
'no re·
lLnd o]Q)lodin& thee.
encountercd meager, inaccurate.
No hlC woro lost. or damagod as 0. result of on this
'.
P.";.T III
1. SumJ:l::l.rYI
2. Itemhntion of :.reg. DgJ!Ig.r:e t
b. Dwr.ago extonds in 0.11 dire:ctions froc th ct:r.ter of
01ty. UndQlllc.ged portions of the built-up :lre o.long t:.'J cntirG
11 shoreline, o.t. tho oxtreme S tip and o.hng tho ::E edges (of th3
bui! t-up areo.).
c. Thero o.ro no nWllbered t::trgets ll!'fcetc;d, but 1n the
l)ortion of the built-up area. S'.'1 of the prison. therO is an un·
identified industrial o.reo. (about. 23 sq..mi.) Y/hlch is tot:J.l1y d;!l·
stroyod,
a, Dol:o.g<: to t.he city of T:lk=a.tsu rosulting !'rcr. XXI
Boo Carl liission 241, 3-4 July 1945. :.noun1:.od to 1.4 sq..ci •• which
represonts about. of t.he ontire built-ui:' portion of th'J city
(1.13 sq.mi.).
d. On wi thdrll.wo.l 2 ;.fc
o..nd I:l.odiwr. fl!lk: at 1tu1d's end.
018s10n.
f.
portad of medium flak hitting falling bombs
c. Over tho target o.reo.. a.bout 25% of t:10 o.t.t.o.cking planas
flo.k o.s moo.ger •. ino.ccurato Ilnd lIledium. ;. vf.,ry few nlC
11) roportad heavy flak as meager and innCcuro.ta. Ono or 2 in-
effoctive searChlight.s wero soen in t.h3 target aroo..,
Sq.:'.u,
of
Doscription of ;'reo.
Sq. 1.:i.
of ..rca.
____ ..1"II:;pgsd
P"rccnt
of
$lAPP£!!
."'
I.'
1.5
Cutslao tba city It_its. S- or tbG built-up
concofttl'o.Uon. 1a 0. .0.11 uea -.bleb .u
4estroyoc1. .011
..... oa. XII LC". q.1.11. D.Ao. JI).J3' -. .--tal
The only ob_ervod indulltrio.l eoncentro.tion
1_ .. small a.reo. in tho o::l._tA:lrn portion
of tho built-up o.reo.. SE of tho prison. .23
TM built-up urban o.r&a. (residontio.l
o.lld concentra.tion) extends
E and U o.bout 1.S milos a.long
shoreline a.nd a.bout 2 miles at
thG r boundo.ry.
b. No flak was reported enroute to
c. Over the tc.rget c.rell about 25% of t:10 Ilttnck1ng plnnos
dC$cribed fInk ns mel1ger •. iOllccuratG Ilod mediW!l, ;. vt.ry few ;.ff'
(11) roported heavy flak as meager and inaCcurate One or 2 i v
effective 5enrchlights were seen 1n tho target n-
d. On withdrnwnl 2 Ale enCountered hellVY
lUld tlcdiurr. flak II.t lll.nd's end.
Oi5sion.
'.
No wero lost or as 11 result of fInk on this
f. MiscellBneous Observ3tlons:
ported of medium flak hitting falling bombs
)no instance WIl5 re-
Ilnd e>:;.lodinE; thee..,
••••••
P.";.! III
..;. - D.':;'.G!: REI'ORT •
...TSij
11. to the city of resulting XXI
Boo Con Dission 247, 3-4 JUly 1945. to 1.4 aq.ci •• which
reprer;ents about 78"1, of tha entire built-up portion of th:l city
(l.a sq.mi.).
b. Damo.ge extends in a.ll directions froe tJ'lt center of
ci ty, Undornc.ged portions of the built-up arc:J. :l.!"C o.long entire
i'! shoreline, o.t the orlrome S tip ::Lnd nhng tho ::E edges (of th3
built-up area).
c. There o.re no nUl'llbered t.:>.rgets Qffectcd, but in the
portion of the built_up Ilrell. 8'.Vof the prison, thcro is a.n un-
identified industrinl arell (Ilbout ,23 sq.mi.) rmich is totally d3-
stroyod.
2. Iternizo.tion of :.reg. DMlgge:
St!.:11 •
of
Description of
Sq. 1.:i.
of ..rea.
____ J)i'l!Ilggod
Porcont
of
tlMoge
Tho built_up urblln IlreG
o.l,d cOI:llJcreio.l c6ncentrGtlon) extends
E Il1\d \1 Gbout 1.5 milos a.long the
shoreline o.nd a.bout 2 miles inlnnd at
the ft.r boundary.
l.a
1.'
,as
1000:
.23
the built-up
which
.041
C.I.t1. n.,A. ItopCll"\ !I:le136 cd _ ..tal SlIppl_t.
OU1:aido the city limits, of
oonCcnt:rQUon. is 0. 8lDo.ll ;lJ'<l"
d..t:royod..
Tho only Qbscrvod industrilll concentration
15 0; smnll o.Nlo. 1n tho oo.s'torn portion
or the buil1:-u.p o.reo.. SE of tho .23
£ .Q Ii .E. 1 Q ]; .!i :x. 1 :..:. 1.
3. T(1rgots V;ithin Built_up arcA:
Numbarad targotsl None
targats:
RR Ferry Torminili. Ropa.ir Shops, Y:u-ds
Kurllshiki Spinning Uill (:jC Plnnt)
llcl.kitll Iron "'arks
Chemical Plant
Saaplane Beso
laast 31 medium and small indus-
trial pl<Ults. and 2 ci1ittl.ry
barracks :z.reas
nanG v1eibla
destroyed
2SA destroyed
Hone visible
Hono v1aible
15 indust.Tio.l
p1:l.nts IU1d 2
bo.rr:::Lclu
destroy,)d
Nucbcrod t::lrgets:
4. T::lrgots Outsido Built-up ..,rca (within 5
mile rlldiu8
of city)
90.27_2593
• 2602
Othor t:lrgets:
To.kaJ:1::1.tsu
Urai ;_irftold
rone vislbL
I'OM v1aibh
Soall Industrial Plo.."'Its (10) None visible
Tuknoatsu is important h.t:.r'<lor city on Shiko1c'.l.
0. dist:mce of 5 oilcs on oithcr sida of tho
port fo.cilitios or salt production - no
General:
Tho shore lino for
city 1s dovoted to
18 ... isible.
Referencesl ADF Okayama Area 22 Au.;ust
Inclosure: Blo;r-up of 3PR5M87-lV: 1 4!Ulotated to show dfD:lt..;e
follows this report.
-u-
·P....RT III - SE.CTION B - D···:V.G:E :.3SElfi:::",.1i.EPCRI.
KOCHI
1. SUfmIQty:
to urbnn area as a result of XII Com
248, 3-4 July 1945 .92 sq.mi., cr of the built_
U;l o.ro,,- of the city (1.9 sq.mi., 3.S detc.nnined, fl'D:::l l'cconnnissance
P:;-.
otO
l7•.,hs. 'Iho Qreo. at tho western extullIit·. of the City, hot
sho'Vr.t OJ) o.ttachad mes:l;ie, ',ltHI cOlllputed in this tot:!;I).
b. D:l!llo.go is Concontra.t5d in tJ:.o cent::-t..l :;,:IOl'tion of
city nnd oxt:nds to n and ssctions. 0.0$ ryoil to
soction S of the Kngcm1 Rival'. •. sr:r.::.1l U:lll. clo:--& the
ri-ro
r
, b. tho O:r.storn section of tho city, is b"rced. out.
c. Industrb.l d=::.ge resultint froQ 'cr.I Boa ';Xt ·!saio;,
2'18, JUly 1945, includes at 5 scalI
!,I::.nta a.Ior.g the 1; bank of t:.o lI:agOlJti Rhor 1:1 t."te o:.at,;.r:t
30ction of the city; in the urbc.n <:loron S of th3 ::i::-.:e:ti P.1vo1';
in .:l industrio.l a.rea. on the outs:'"1rta of to'll: Cit:!.
Photo dotail. obSCUred by hOte, lia1"t:s intc.rpr3t::.tlon.
d. There are no nu::be1'ed in t·:;; City of iO:h1.
Rofc;'onool ;ww" .:"ir Objecti7c Folder e-0.28
Inc1osarcs: follows this
• B•. sed on B.C•• C. I. U. D•••• Report no. 125 .:..::d apeci:.l

2, Tllrgets 'l'lithin Built_utl
Numbc.red targets) None
Other to.rge ts :
RR Y:::.rds, Roundhouse':: Y••rd
Unidentified Plant s:lction of Cit:·)
Boatyard
Small unidentified Industries (5)
Small Unidentified Industrios (10)
1.ioo1' dc::age
visible
8<,% d3Stroj.·ed
1001 dl'stroy'ld
:'ono vhibh
Outslda Bullt.up :..rec. (withlnj mile
rc.dius of centor of City)
Numbercd b.rgats: Nono
Other t:::.rgots:
Unidentifiod Light "sn.-ubl: Plant
(l 01'
Tos:.. Cement Co. of City)
Unidentified 50:::.11 Industry
to Toa:::.)
PI:::.nt (st of City)
Plywood Fc.etory
($a ':"01'0
"food. lUll
S.c.ll Boc.tyuda :1't;
BUnLCka Al'O:l S
-'" -
G.R.AI.J..I.&.aI%..J. ••
:'ono T1IiH_
::00.. T1s1ble
.:0:10 Tidbl 0
<'OS d..troJOd.
:'oQO ..il11)13
rone ..1.lble
lIone yldblo
:'one ..hlble
;:"083 ..1.lb]e
P.,BI III _ SECIIOll C - O.;:=-"PE "SSEiS1:E,!T RD'ORT •
m•.;E.,JI
...
tho
1. SWDrng.ry
Himejl City dnmc.ge rosl,lltinr; from XXI COl:! Uhsio:!.
of 3_4 July 1945 is 1.216 squaro oiles or 63.3 percont or
bu1l t up llrOll,
b, Old and new 4o.t1.=.ge tota18 1, ""6 squ:.rc. 1:111.,. Cli) 16.1
porcont of tho entire built up o.rO:L (1.92 llqUOl'O D.iles) ..
da::n,,;o totals .347 square niles or 92 perco!1t of the to'taJ,. indllStrh.l
built up area ( ..385 square miles).
c, Dcm.o.go is cone:ntro.ted in th3 S o.."ld E portiona of
tho built up area.. Li ttlo or no is in t.'l.o :' $'l
of tho built up a.rOll,
d, Considera.blo dQJ:l:lr;e is visible in ",ll1t:lry
'Yithin the Co.stle uounds (This is OQ.itted 01:1 t:tO :.nnoht.cd prir:t).
a.. The urblUl built up o.re:::L Is
0.11 o.round the The grco.tor po.rt
is S of the c::'lstle i oxtends E o.nd I
Sq,::i,
of nroa.
1,535
Sq,u..

1.129
13,5
b, lndustrio.l built-up :,reas
include Target 2047 E of the po.1o.co.
ro.11road yards and unidentified indus-
try S of the Cl1stle Gnd two Sl:lall unid·
ontifiod industrial aroc.s S"S of tho
castlo.
.385
92.0
Total buBt up areal
1.92
76. 7
c. IUrban built up ozen
l
as used here nO::tnll residant1cl oro!
comnlarci:'l concentrQ.tcd arens.
3, llamhgtlon of Indutrt.rig,l DMngg =
Tcrrt 2047. I.nWQJIillbi .•irerJt Coa.p.:..,y.
by XlI BC 217, 22 Juno 1945,
<.
dostroyed
-45-

11. Rl111rond yards: 1111 Qssoointod
yo.rds destroyed except roundhouse in E portion,
b. Sevenl smo.ll unidentified industries to
rl11lroad yurd8 reported III textile aills (seo roforence
d.:lll'trOyGd,
c, Reported mntch ::l.Od olcctr1c bulb f:J.ct»r1ea (SllO relorone... \
SE of destroyed.
o Tllxt110 11I.111 (reference) shown 0.1 2047•. on "XI Be
Ll 90. Z7 __20411 o.bout 80 dostroyod by %D BC
waslon 217. 22 JIlDO (not reported proviouSly).
Orgel - Himeji
90.27 - Urb'ln
XXI 8. C. Mission
3-4 July 45
Damage Assessment Report
C. I. U. XXI 80m. Cam
133
KEY
Old Damage
New Damage
Industry

- - - - ~ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~ - ~ ,
'.
f. plant (reference) sho'Kn as 20478 on XXI He Litho.
mosc.ia 90.27--2047: llbout 80 percent 4ostroY34 by }'XI B,C. Hinion
217, 22 June 1945 (not reportod previously).
Roforoncol AO'.F' .... 1r Obj'·ctlva Foldar 90.27, 22 ;.ugust 1944.
Inclosuros I I,
Enlargod mosoia shoulng dncogo follows thl.
po.ge•
.' ......
PerRi III - D - D.;::,GE r.SSES II;;,. RWORI •
TOIUSHnI;.
1. SUI!I!ilHY:
ll. DaDQgo to tho city of Tokuah1co resulting rroo XlI
Boo Con 250, 3.4 July 1945 toto18 1.7 sq.Dl. which represent.
74% of tho entire city, to out. ide
tho City totClls a.bout 0.1 sq. llIi •• bringing t'1o tot:.1 .:.ro:. to
1,6 sq. Qt, (Built-up c.rco of Tokushima 2.3 'q. At.)
b. Tho ont1ro bUilt-up a.TOt:l. of tho cit!,. with the OXCo?tlon
of throo scall districts 1n tn.G extrm::c E. S Jnd './ portions ot
ci ty, h:L1S beon destroyed. :.my arc loe:.tcd 10 'the just
oontionod W portion.
c. T;lZ'got XXI /5108, unidentified ll.nd tho only r:.u::b3rod i:.-
tll.rgot in tho bUilt-up Wll.S
443,000 sq. ft., wero gutted, l'
bUildings woro dostroyed. The powor ll,.:Jp0:U-s 1» be wo.cla.::::l.c>d.
d. XXI 6102, an inidcntifiod industry cbout i clIo
Ii of tho City, was dQlilaged. T-II'O bUildings, tot:ll1ng 253,000 .q. :'t••
uore gutte"d ll.nd sevoral smaller buildings destroyed.
o. To.rgot XXI 6088, Co sm:Lll unidentH'iod shipycrd I 0110
SE of tho city, Wll.S
f. small unidentified plo.r.t 1
milo E of tho city, consisting of 5 buildings totoJ.ln,; 118.400
sq. ft•• Wll.S destroyod.
g. Total do.mage to Tolculhimo. 18 1.7 sq. oi •• 'JIIhich repro·
sonte 74:: or tho ontire city.
Inclosure.:
o.go 1'0110"'.
1.
t."
,,".nnotOoted
fltlction.,
• BOo.od on XII B.C•• C.l.V, Roport No, 117 .ptlcbJ .uppll.
monu,
2, ,atklD Lima, of Built Up JMI
Ope '!!MSred hue t
XXI 6105. Unidentified
Tn ho,-end terata
1'broo B:Lrnaot, ..zoe..
,.., ....U DD1deatit JlId bdUiluSe.
0. Duel.uti_ IA4UliVS"
ale. 0....18
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• .. ",Sal'-••
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••VO,M
3. Outside Limits of Built_ijD <within Q Fiye=Mi1e RQdiij' or
Center of Ciu.1·
Two Nwnb13red Targets
XXI 6086, Smmll Unidentified
XXI 6103, Unidontified
Nine Unnumbered Tar [Psts
Two smo.l1 unidentified Industries
of City o.long
Sovon smo.ll unidentified industries
Nand NW of city
·"·48-
None vhible
Destroyed
Cne destroyed
none v1alblc
;.IriSI.
CaiSOLIWED SI...TISTIC:.L SUfiL-.RY
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
3
. .
• •
4

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. . .
40
Airborne.
Airborne.
. . .
. .. .. .
Personnel Ca8ualtis
9
••••••
Percent of Total PlUtlcipat.1r1g.
Aircraft Lond.lng at Jil!.l1 •••
Aircraft Damaged. • •
Percent of Aircraft
Aircra:tt Loet • • ••
Percent of Aircraft


35 tona
•••
416
• • •
505
3712 tona

241 - 250
3 July 19
4
5
Mission 247 _ 58th Wing _ Takamatsu. Urban Area
Mission 248 _ Urd Wing - Kochl Urban Area
Mission 249 _ 313th Wing - Himeji Urban Areo.
Mission 250 _ 314th 1rlng _ Tokuahlma Urban Area.
COST OF MISSIONS
••
Alrborne•••

MISSION NO.

SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMAND
'-1... "nu., _ Prolhl1nnt'}' report. indicate the folloW!!\(; damagel
_ 1.4 aq mile. or of built up aroa.
Mi,.lor _ .92 " mlle. or of heaT11y populated area.
1U...1on _ 1.12 .q lII11e. or of urbnn aroa.
Nt-.lor. 250 - 1.1 .q, !dles or of built up aroa.
SECRET
[ropped On Prirary TUgetl,
10M. lroPl*d On Other Target., •
or MISSIOllS
.utcrait llrborne • • • 4 • ..
Percult. of Aircraft On RaAd
AUoru to ...111& 'Prl_17. • •
....cent of haiblnc .l1rcratt
U:WllClL FUllJRE

1
1
Eombed
Other
crnlER

Non. I Bombed

247 - 250
DATE 3 July 19
4
5
Ilon- J Bombed IEanl..od
Effeetiv Secondary
EtIDl! ACTION
Mission

Mission
lUaslon
Mission
FLIGHT CONDITIONS


Non- I BOIIlbed IBambed
teeU'Ye other
2
2

BRFAKDONN OF ALL A.IRCRAFT FAILING TO BOO PRrnARY MOET
3
PERSONNEL ERROR
1
1
1
Non- I BCIDbed I Bombed
Other
2
2
"
,
,
..... I _bed IBanbed
IffloU," s-coDdary other
t
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All' Onw hrlOllMl Inora.

2<7 - 250
) July 19<5
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DATE 3 July 1945
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DATE) July 1945
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AIRCRAf"f LOST J..ND DAMAGED PUiSOfmEL CASUALTUS
AIRCRAFf InST
AIRCRAPr DAMAGED
PERSONNEL
EIIDfl ACC.
UK- EJrnII ENIllY
EIlIJII Ace.
OWN UN-
TOTAL TOTAL
M1SS- WOUNDED TOTAL
-
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EIIIIJ
A/e •

OTHER TOTAL
Ale AlA
Ale.

OTHE>l
KAJOR MlOOR
PARTICI- KILLED
Ale AlA
IUf:>.M em<; KOOWN If(;
& INJIItED CASUALTIE.S
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DATES 3 July 1945
FLIGH'r DATA &: FUEL COliSUl-n>TIOll
~ rUSSION mn·!BER
'247
1248 124<) 1250
I
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92
122 89 127
AVLRAG:::: FLYiNG TIl-tE:
14'39
13132 14'07
14:21
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Average
5728
5766
5968 5853
f.!aximum
6125
6595
6}55
6361
Minimw:l
5150
52')6
558O
5100
FUEL mz.WN1NG
Average
7}4
791
676
162
lo!arllllWll
1250
1225
1205
14<)0
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205
235
200
AVG. GALS. USED PER liOUR
39
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426.2
422.7
1<>7.9
'rDrAL USED ON AIRBom:E A!C
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6
37
757776
639944
181821
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NO. AlRCRAFr .1IRBORNE
128
129
95!
1}1
AVG. 1lASle llT. OF J"lRC;RAFT
74919
75
000
75127
756))
A'GRAGE USEFUL tOJJl
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8
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60719
60281
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OF 1l0MllS tOADED
M1.xed Load
MiXed Loa.1.
MiXed !Dad
l:ued Load
O\VG. 'I1'.
OF llOl(BS LOADED
14999
17
4
55
J,5l;26
15
6
75
I
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64<)4
6553
6641
6605
AvG. 'IT. OF iUEL LOADJ:O
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846
39
6
3
0
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5180
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Hi,,1011 Aunb'rs 247.24HU::?SQ

Auth: CG XXI Be
Initials: (t ?' /-.'
Dato: 3 July 1945
NOT 'IO BZ TAKEN mID AlR
CO' BAT llISSION
FIEID CROERS )
NUUBrn 95)
Haps: Japan Aviation Chart 1:218,880.
1. O:nitted.
XXI BOllB311 00lllwm
GUAM
) Julo' 1945 - O500K
2. XXI BOI.ber Ccr.oand attacY.s TakaJ"'..atsu, Kochi, Hineji and TokushL-:a
Urban Areas on 3 July 1945.
3. a. 58th WinS:
(1) Target: Takanatsu Urban Area, PrLr-ery Vi.suz.l and Radar
!..!PI Force Req,lirod
060125 Harrel Sffort
MPI Reference: XXI Bor£oa Litho-Mosaic Takanatsu :.rea.
Base
lwa Ji..re.a
32J.4N - 1324ilE
341030N - 13301'
31,1530N - 1)33330E (IF)
TarGet - Right Turn
lwo Ji.r.\a
Base.
(:3) Altitude cnroute to target: 4,000 to 4,800 ft., 6,exx> to
6,000 ft. and 8,000 to 8,000 ft.
(5)
Load:
Tnkl,loff:
2 eroups - M-47 IBs
2 ,1I'0ups _ Clusters containing t!-69 brxbs.
031940K.
b. 73rd "'ing:
(1) Target: Kochi Urban Area, Priccry Visual and Radar
HPI Farce Re(pJ.ircd
075094 Norne1 Effort
UPI Rcfcrencu: :<XI BcoCon Kochi Area 90.23 -
Urban.
(2) Route:
....
lwo Jt.
331430" - =:JOE (IP)
Tar"et - wt't Turn
-... o1Jno,
.....
......
SECR'"
F.O. #95
(3) Altitude enroute to tar.:;et: 3,CXX> to 3,SOO ft. and 5,000
to 5,000 ft.
(4) 8000 IDad: 1 group - M-76 ms
3 groups - Clusters cont3inins 11-69 beebe.
(5) Takeoff: OJ1915
K

c. 31Jth Wing:
(1) Target: Illi:leji Urban Area, Prir.ery Visual 2nd Radar

"'"
lIP! Reference: XXI BonCoo Lith
Base
Iwo JiI!'a
3338N - 13429E
3421N - 13415E (IP)
Target - Left Turn
3423. - 13356E
Iwo Jirra
Base.
Foree Requir eel
3 Groups
saie Hirahata Area.
Base
Iwe J1.I:Da
3353. - 1350330E (IP)
Target - Left Turn
Iwo J"'"
Base.
() Altitude enrcute to target: 4,000 to 4,CUl ft., 6,000
6,800 ft. and S,OClO to 8,800 ft.
(4) Bonb Load: 1 group - LI-47 IBs
2 3l'Oups - Clusters ccntaini..n& l!-69 bo;:be.
(5) Takeoff: 031730
K
,
d. 314th Wing:
(1) Target: Tokushi..r:l..'\ Urban Area, Pri.":l1ry Visual and Radar
MPI Force Required
053063 NannI Effort
MPI Roference: XXI BomCom Litho-Yosaic Tokuahicla Area •
Urban.
(2) Route:
-
tn Altitude enroute to tarGeU 7,f1JO to 7,!CO n. ard 9,000
to 9,800 ft.
(4) Bcd> !Dad: 2 gl"Oupli - )1...47 IDa
2 - 11-17 ClustAr'S.
(5) 'TIlkeotts 0)1855'1.
em
F. o. 1195
e. Qnitted.
x.
(1)
!Jethod of Attp.ck: By individual A/e with ooin fo
by 12 pathfinder A/C. Vlil\bs vlill attempt. to com;ce
over target to within 70 oinutes. cse a ack
ncwn by best
First 12 A/C "ill be p<:.ti'lfinders
radar crews tlnd lo.3ded with lJ.-47 IBs. '
(:3) A/C loaded witll M-47s will takeoff to strike fir st.
(4) Altitude of Attack: 10,000 to 10,800 ft.
(.5) All A/C "ill cli..-:tb to a cini.r.Iw:J. of 12,000 ft. 1.':I:l.ediate13
after bor.bs away.
(6) Ba;b FuziOti: !J-47s - instantaneous nose
M-76s .. inst2llta'100US naie and ncn-de1ay tail
All Clusters - to opEn 5,OCO ft. above Ule
target. •
(7) Intcrvelometcr Settim: M-47 and L'-76s - 100 ft.
All clusters - 50 ft.
• 4. Tactical Mission Nur.tbers:
Takamatsu - "&.7
Kochi .. No. 248
HiQeji - 249
TokushiJ:'.a - No. 250.
5. a. (1) XXI BomCom SOl and SOP far strilre reports, contact reports
and IFF procedure s.

(2) Each fii.eht. squadrcn will be eCJ!.1ipped to barrage jan the
region 190-210 megacycles.
(3) Observations of the extenl:. and reliability of the barrage
will be made vtIile over the target.
(4) Spot jamming will be conducted'rNr:tt' the frequency rant;es
180-190 and 210..220 megacycles, as desired by the wing
CQl:l.l:ltmding Gemra1 and as governed by the capacity of 6J.ch
wing •
(,) Jammers will be kept in operation at all times l'lhen closer
than 50 miles to Honshu and "ill be turnod off n.t all othJr
tiIncs, except for Jrcflir;ht. and postfl.iel't. frequency choc.ks,
which are to be cad.e on the ground while the &TO in-
stalled in the airplanes.
b. Cornman:t Post: Hq., XX! BooColti, Gua.:n.
BY ca.n.wm OF ),(AJOR LeCAY:
AWKISSN31
BriGa(iier Gene1"'ll1. USA
Chiot ot stalt
OFFICL't..L:
-- 0 "'/7' , ..
/JOHN B ;1'
colonel. G. S. C.
D elS. Operat.iom
G
DISTRIBUTIOi'I LIST
" ~ _ l ~ .

CoPY No,
1
2
3
4 - 5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23 - 24
25
26 - 27
28
29 33
34
35
36
37
38 - 67
68
- 69
70
71
72
73
74

77
78
79 - 80
DISI'RIBUTION
TACI'rCAL !,fiSSION REPORl'
Conmanding General Arrrq Air Forces
CoPmanding General; U,S, Art\Y strategic Air Forces (Rear)
Commanding General, U.S. Army Strategic Air Forces (Guam)
Chief of Staff, U.S. ilroy Stratogie Air Forees (Cu&c)
Commanding General; Twentieth Air Fqree
CoMmanding Eighth Air Force
0
(Qkina.3)
CatDander in Ollef, U,S. Aroy forces, Pacifie
Chief of Naval Opet''ltions. OP_16_V
CoD=nder in Cr.ief; Pacifie Fleet (.odv HlI'>
Coollu:uder in Chief. 0 Paeifie Fleet (Rear HlI.)
COIlmarder 0 Air Foree. Pacifie Fleet
Commander; Third Fleet
CoamaDier; Fi fth Fleet
First Carrier Task Foree
Cot:llllal\der,
Ccmnanding General; U.S. Jrr!Jy Forces. '!U..idle Pacific
Commaooing General; Allied Air Forees. SJPA
Com:nanding General; Far East _tir Forces
Cocma1ding General; U.s, Strategic .<.i.r Forces in D.:rope
Conmanding Mediterranean .ulied Air Forees
Cal:aMrding Fifteentb Air Fo::,ce
Corrm9.rrling General; Seventh Air Foree
Camlaaling General; VII Bomber Coc!l:Jand
Conmaniing General. VII Fighter Col::D3.rd
Commanding General; Eleventh Air Foree
Commanding'General. 301st
Coo:mand Hq. Allied Air Forces. S1P..l.0
ATrN: Senior Intelligence Offieer,
Commander in Chief. U.5
4
Army Forees.
.\.TI'N: G-2 (For Section 22, RCl.l:)
Offieer in Charas. Joint Intelligenee Center
Pacific Oeean Areas
Coomarrling General. o-\rrQy ltir Forces
A'I'I'N: AC/ AS Intelligence
Conmandins General. 1l:rmy ..\.ir Forces
JTTN: AC/AS. Intelligenee. Collection
Commanding General. U..S, A:rtrrJ StrateBic Air Forces (Gu9lD)
A'I"I'N; Intelligene• ( )
i
.. - Foroes Guam
Commalding General. U.S. U'my Strllteg e ......
1I.TI'N: Communieat ions
FOR: Counter Measures otir An:llysis Ce:l.tor
Cor:Danding Offieer, 'IT:cntieth .U,r Force Ore_ School
BrigEldier General. H.S, Hansell. Jr.
Chief of staff. 'I'Rentieth .ur Force
Depu'ty CIS. Op:l9, Twentieth Air Force
.\C of S. A.-2. Tventieth .l.1r Foroe
Chemical \lartare Oftieer. 'I\lentietb Air Ior_
Ordnance O:Uieer. TWentieth Air Force
Director ot Taeties. A.). Twentieth Air IOrce
Historieal Officer. T.antietb Air Force
5
8
th Bomb3I'liment ?'ing
7)rd Bombardment i7ifl8
313th Banbardment 'iing
)14th Bombardment
315th Bombardcant \7ing
3rd Photo Reconnaissance Sq
41st Photo Reconnaissance Sq
55th Reconnaissance SQ.. long Range
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
!l'
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
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Commanding General;
Cocmalding
Commanding General;
Commanding General;
Comm.'mding General;
Coamand ing Officer;
Ca::manding Officer;
Couwarding Officer.
:1eather
Comm.3nding Officer. 'ITtentietb ..\ir Force Ca':mat Staging
Center (Provisional)
Commanding Officer; 3Jrd Control Unit
Conmanding 6th Bomb Group (VH)
Commarrling Officer; 9th Group (VB)
Commanding Officer; 16th Bomb Group (VH)
Coomanding 19th Boob Group (VB)
Cam:ianding Officer; 29th Bomb Group (VH)
CommanditlB Officer; 39th Bomb Group (VB)
Commanding 40th Bomb Group (VB)
Commanding Officer; 330th Boob Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 331st Banb Group (VH)
Ccm:manding Officer; 444th Bomb Group (VB)
Cailmanding Officer; 462nd Bocll Group (VB)
Commanding Officer; 46Bth Boob Group (Vli)
Ca!lmandicg Officer; 497th Boob Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; 498th Banb Group (Vli)
Commanding 499th Bomb Group (VH)
Cor.:unanding SOOth Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; SOlst Ba:1b Group (VOrl)
Col:l!1anding Officer; 502nd Ba:lb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer; S04.:h Bach Group (V"ri)
CcmnaDding Officer; SOSth Bc:mb Group (vri)
Commanding Officer. S09th Cooposite Group
Commanding Officer; 1Sth Fighter Group ('VIR)
CoImnandinB Officer; 21st Fighter Group (VIR)
Cocmanding Officer; 4J.4th Fighter Group (VIR)
Ccmn3.
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S06th Fighter G=oup (VLR)
Reporting Unit; A-2; fuentieth ..ur Foree (File Ccpy)
Reponing Unit. A-2. T'tleptieth Air Force
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