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FORElfORD
~ i s s i o n 291 was u proci8ion offort
flown. by tho 315th Wing Bud w111 be
reportod upon in 0. Tuctico.l Mission
Report covering J rn1ssions of this
Wing-.
Mission 292 was a mining operlltion
that will be reported in a Tactical
Mission Report whioh recoives only
lio1ted distribution.
Field Order No. 9
HE..DQ,U,lRTiRS
T:7E.\'l'IEI'H .•IIl FQ'l:CE
.\PO 234
T.lCT!C,J.. MISSION REPffiT
l.4ieaiona No. 293 - 295
TIU'SstSI Urban Areas of MatsuyaIla. To}cuysaa. and Cbutll
26/27 July 1945
Table of Contents
TGct1cal Narrative ••••
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IV _ Flight &lgineering Report
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Part VI I _ Gunnery.
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Part I! - Ener:JY Antiaircraft.
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Section A Tokuyama •
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Section B - Chuta.
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.Annex E - Consolidated Statistical Swmnary.



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.Annex G - Distribution.
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Prepared By *
SMUcm
TWentieth .UUr lorce
SECi,ET
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."ontioth '011' Forc?
26 July,j5 r.M. 7. :
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: Field .rter 9, 70rec,
26 Jcl>: 19'5, dir=ct..:;..i th.:; 313th end 3U,t'l ;:;c;:ll. ... r-:'.c::>nt
to in effort cg:":inst tho
urb:.:t :'..-0:.$ of Tckuy::nc.. nnd nut:,_. in J.ssions :iUl:lbGr 293,
29'4. 295.
(1) Z'ril:l:'.TV

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203 73rd
313th
29S
3Hth
Visu....l f'\n:\ rn.rgets:
Ferce
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Groups
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3 Groups
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Groups - mute.
urbC'.n •.
(2) No secondary or resort spceifiod.
(1) Due to thc unf':.vora.'ble ·":O:.t.ilor
tor IHo:x:icion bombing, a.noth<;r s<;r1as of nisht inco.ml1:.r;: r.'lissiClns
'::;lS j?l::..-me':'. :\gD.inst l°::ttsu:mlll:l., o.nd -lIlllt", ,oO(-;ldc.ry in1ust-
ria.l. citi:::!> or Jo.j?c.n.
(2) Thl:lsiJ; cities ·"CT3 s31ected boc:l.ull8 C'f thoir
:l,IlCO il1. y;.:-.r industry and since thl3Y are gC\od r:\do.r t:I.Tg3ts.
b, .r....portQPC6 of TilrC;Gtp 1
(1) 1:165100 J!.Y,ollbo[ T:1.18 city. looded
S 1I11e. on the -;-·ost cout of ShUc:otcu 33 nno. directly
luro, 18 as a. C111i tar! nnd o,nd
conteI'. Servad by 2 snal1 porta, }o.tauyctno.
Ie ...."leo canter for }-.:l.tauyCJllB. ':'ellt :.irfleld In :.ray :.11'
:. aO",lla.c_ent I:o.rnckll a.a ,..03'11 0.6 sever::Ll a.:U 1 iro.l ptr.a.t&
... .:.1.- bee_ted here.
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(2) litssion "<L!!llbor 294 - LoCo.toe: no",r the
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"he SO miles of Shimo-
"OStorn end of .ons u on " • . i 1 t ticn of
r:loso"l this 01 ty cont"\lns '-. 1 Industr:\ cC'neon r ....
,,\bou; s, plo 2 plants, an 011
smnll ostnblishnonts. Is elso n
sourCe of InboT supply for plo.nts in tho surrounding nroe.
(3) rUslon lIU1j1bgT ?95 • . mut:\ it; located on the
northeast of Gulf In north-7est Kyushu. This city Is
ono of t<lO f.l0St chemict'.l c"ntoOts of tho producint
chemicels. coke nnd niliod products such as synthotic
oIl, by_products, :\cids, oxplosivos Qnd fortl1iz9Ts, mutn Is
:\130 of 1nrgcst ports for coal in Ninoty
cf its exports :.or" co:..1 ".nd it::! mc.in il:lports t,ro r::loW llIn.torinlll
for tho Incl.ulltries.
c. Tipe Fj.ctor,.:
(1) SS!lectlon of J-JCY ..,od Tg,Tgct n;a:H :'cather prodie-
tiona fOT tho to bo tho of
nnd t::'..1"@;ct tluc.
d. FUQl
(1) ')etermin",ticn of ;:'omb ..sl!.:
b.) !l:isslon Number 293:
1. uambs Selected: _,11 4 of the 73rd
"log 1JerO to cnrry 100 percant £-45 Incendi.::.ry clusters, contc.ining :'-69
bombs, the exception of the first 24 :l.ircro.ft (:·/hich r;ere to in-
clude tho 12 7l'.th1"indor nircrd't) ':iere to 0. r:lixed lOad of :,:l·
::47... 2 Ince:ldic..ry bOl:ibs :lond E_46 incendil.ry clusters. The pnthfinc.er
force ',r-,s to be the first 12 nircraft o.irborna carrying the best
r:::.d:o..r crero's o.nd wo.s to prscede the main forco into tilC t::'.rget o.reo.
to the tienn point of imp:.oct. rigin::'.l1y, the phumed loo.d ror
this are.::. c::..llod for 2 groups carrying incendio.ry boobs and
2 Groups 5.46 incendiary clusters. Howevar, due to the
shortt,go of T-1'9 cluster :lodo.ptors in this l,ing. this pl::'.n could not
.. be effected. Intervo.lometer settings for mixed c.nd sep::'.rately londed
clusters bor-bs to be •.
"g. Fusin,:
to 0POll 5.000 feot :tbovc tha to.rgot
fused L'St:J..;l'taneous nose.
The e·46 worc to be set
nnd tho bombs wero to be
}. rtOD.80n for Selc£112D1 T:\o residontial o.nd
medium industrial Construction within the tnrgot which conteins
firo brecks, required use of clusters 'hich would
&lvo cu1tiplc hits within The resi:1ontio.l :).Too..
prim::.rlly of wooden construct1on. "::'8 to =ttt::-.ok by -tho
clustors conto.ining bombs by over burdening tho fire-fighting
defeneos with the multiplo hits cxpected. The tUBings and intervolo.
meter sotting were Considered ths most dosirable to obtain unHom
proper penetr::::.tion. Qnd tonnnge on tho t::'.rget aroa.
It ues ostimated n density of 225 tons per squnro mi10 on the
targot would be to erfect destruction.
(b) l.:ission Number 294:
1. uombs Select6d I. The main force ot the
JilJith ring "'IllS to carry 8-46 Incendi:lry clusteTll conta.1ning ):.69 bombs
aa4 a T434 clusters pcr o.ircro.ft.
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the best woro to bo
..... 'i-:147..2 bombs and ..oro schCldulod to precoda llItlIin
roreo to to tho moan or iepact, Tho origina.l
plan ror t:l18 called ror 1 Group to corry ..2 incendi... ry
bombs end 2 Groups to corry clusters conta.ining bOQb8. surri-
ciont i:-17 bombo .-:era I1I'Invallnble to accoJ!lplish this pl::m. lntor_
voloooter scttings ror all bacba cluster8 "OS to bo SO
,&. :.N_H47•. 2 inccndi::.ry bombl ..ero
to bo fUzed noso; E_46 clusters wore te be oet to opan
5.000 foot abo?"e tho tlU"got; T4E4 rraFcntation clusters wo to
be sot to opon 1,000 feet below the c.1rcr;U't.
3 Reasons for Selection' Tho mixed residen-
tial om:: I;)du.:;triol within the tar gat area was .Qj:::ep-
tibIa to attack by tho munitIons seloctod sinco light to modorate
uos roquired a.nd the numerous fire divisions would re-
quire multiplo hits ..ithin aoch. loaded
to disruption of orgoni%01 fire_fighting defensos to Qsslst
tho Inco;ldi:o.ry attock by tho harassing effect on personnol o.nd d=oge
to firo fighting oquipmont.
(c) 11iS8ion !lllr.'lber 295:
uornbs Selected: Tbe pIon for
this aroa. nns for 2 Grou?s to corry incendio.r:-" bOi:lbS and
2 Groups to cQ.rry clusters conto.ining 1"_59 bOmbS. The
original plan VIaS not u.:;ed entirely sinco 1"17..1 clusters containing
4-pound W3re being hauled tho
for cmothcr mission o.nd it 'Il':lS believod tho.t clusters could be
used in of clusters containing H.69 bombs. Tho first 12
oircr:.U"t o.irborne consisting of ths best radnr crews to bo loo.ded
with incend1:<.ry boobs nnd Tiere to bO schedulod :lS po.th-
o.ircroft to precode tho mo.in force to the to mcrk
mGo..n point of ir:lpllct. ;.ircroft of the main forco '.'teN to be loo.d&li
-",ith a. nixed loo.d of J!_47 Incendinry bombs nnd if_17 clusters. This
c3thod of loading ho.d previously been used successfully by the
73rd ".li.ng :'"ilC. tended more nenrly to equ3.lize the IO:l.d 1n each :l.ir-
croft throl.!.ghout the ';-1ng. Intervo.lometer setting for all bOl!lbs
o.nd clust<3rs 11':'S to bs 50 foet •
.&. Fut,inn: incondi:l.ry bombs were
to be fuzed instanto.neous nose Qnd the clusters vero
to be set to open 5.000 feet above the target.
1. Reason' for The targot area
Consisted of mixed industrial and rosidential t¥Pe buildings of
singlo multip'e story, primnrily of wooden construction. The
incendiary bomb wes expected to stnrt bas3dinto appliance
fires. thereby tying up power-driven equipment and
enabling Q. large percontllge of the magnealWll bombs to st::l.rt
Ilpplinl'lce fire.:;. hits from tho clusters W:I,8 Clxpectod to
cover numerous fire divisions. DDS&d on an Dltitucle of release
above 10.000 feet. tbe clusters were fused to open 5.000 feet llbove
the to.rgot to give optimum functioning of tho chlate:ra o.nd iodin-
du.o.! incendiary bombs o.nd to enable mcudmum use of the mixed lOQd
at bODba cnd clusters to give II. uniform density on tho tDrget oroa.
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E;t[lGcted ,,'/lu-age
'.P.o.u,nds)
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73rd
16,000
16,ono
2::1':' 313th
11,orO
15.5CO
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3Hth
1 t, 500
13,500
(3' Pu()1 d:.t. ... l.UUCllted tb..o.t
th(j 7:)rc :nd 313th "in;1ii ....ou.ld require f_\11 wing iI.:a<5 ce.lt(;r ",ing
ror c fuel load of 6,600 The
3l4t'1 '·'a.8 expected to carry •.tely 6,7)0 ainc3
the to be travelled was slightly
(4) .r.:llj".unition
cstablished S ? ror night
Th9 :lr.E.unitl?n to
l!lcO ":dl::.r., lltt,.C::s,
(0,) ;'ission 'i:lnber 203 - IlltsUYQD.a.:
for
i:'.::I.SO to 1',10 Jima.
to
2900:i_139 ·,:>3
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33105:W:"-131'3730£ (1?)
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T:tre;et
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tilt
'I o.C ti cal Joe tr ine"
To Qvoid friendly forces.
L::..ndfall WaS to b3 t;!€ islan1 of ShimonouTa
ShiiJ.El., \'!flich is eJ,sily identi£ic ".,
;. tarning point 'I!Gst of i t:t rl.:;:L'enses was
selected, turu initial point.
The of !'tni Shima. F.entHied by
r:ldo.r J,nd rn:t1<ing t:l0 best rn1::.r o...'i,ro::.ch to the
picked as initi::.l
To avoid flclc dGfGnces on
29'L-. 'Iokuygma,1
for Choice

To o.void friendly forces
w
Lc.ndfall was to bo t:1G endly u,e:1tifiod
Shimonourc. Shimll..
The northwest corner of i:'eppu <:o.y, eQ,sily
identified by 'Ims ae
point.
LlltldI send•
TllCt1Cc.J. !>oetrine.
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to
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48N-13027£
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5
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Target
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to
I>1O Jima to
Bas.
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295 - Ornuta:
Re,aons for Choicq
Tactical Doctrine
Easily identified Kuro Shima nos selected for
navigation cheek before north to
The eastern point of KalIli Koahikl Shima me
selected as another DnVig3tion check before tar-
get and al90 making an easier turn at initial
point.
The sCIJthern tip of the 1.::1 rga liver shaped penin-
sula at the t07n of Kuchinotsu easily identified
by radar.
k"oid flak on right turn fraD target.
Larxi 's end avoided flak areas frOlll target •
To avoid frie::J.dly forces.
Doctrine.
(6) Mission 1'lIr..ber 293:
1. roo Jirna is the only radar check point be-
t:-reen br1se end landfall. Landfall is at 3240N--13150E on the east
coast of Kyushu. just north of Nobeoka. Navigation by radar to the
initial point is very good and the many coastal check points can be
used for fixing position and obtaining a radar rrind. The initial
point, 3346JON-13l57JOE is the island of bai, 17hich cannot be con-
fused 17ith other islands in the vicinity because it is the mast
'J'esterly of the group. Matsuyama is a good radar target \7i th ex-
cellent check points on the axis of attack and good reference pointe
around the target The 2 islands of Heligun and Oichi can be
used for course corrections and the toon of is a good
reference paint to aid in locating the target· area. Tim method of
release to be by direct synchronous at 11,000 to 11,800 feet.
(b) Mission Number 2911:
1. The only radar cbeck poiot and
19ndf311 is 1170 Jima. Landfall is at 3240N-13l50E, a distinctive area
north of Nobeoka an the eastern coast of Kyushu. The initial point
is tho northuBst corner of Beppu Bay, uith radar navigation from land-
fall to the initial point being excellent, using tho peninsula C03st
tor fixing position and 7ind runs. The city of Tokuyama is
on an easily identified coastline and is a good radar target. The
course from the initiAl point to the target haa reference
points \7ith aims Jima, directly an the axis of attack, being the
first chock for rourSB and drift. '!be course then checks through the
tip of Ryodo Shima. Tho target itself up as a sep3r-
ate signal on the coast and the aid of the reference points for
oouree, all operators should do excellent bombing. Direct synchro-
nous boobing i1as to· be used..
(c) Missi on Number 295:
1- The only radar check point betueen bose and
1aD4tall is 1'30 JilDa. landfall is oac;le at J048N-13027E. nhiah is in
arouP ot distinctive shaped islands just south of lhvigation
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by radar to the initial point is excellent. the disti?ctive. .Iest
coast line of is easily recognized :md lI\O.rti".P'?l.nts ?-lOas tli.e
COlllst can be employed for rad:u"' 17ind runs. inl.tl.ol 3236IJ-
is on tbo southorn tip at tho larso 11vUr shaped ponl.nsula
at the tOil::! of Kuchinotsu. Cbuta sluY.7s up 'Very distinctively as :l
return. Evon though it is on the coast. it ia dangerous to use
tho coast lino for offsot since the tide hos an effoct on the cesst
return uhich errors up to 3 mile. Cmuta una attacked on
Laasion 207. 17 .1uno but on that mssion too used tbe
COast uith resulting of only .11 squoro milos. It is 8ssontial
that direct aynchronous be
(8) 11185ioo j:l!!Ober 2931 There 07ere 16 heavy guns
and 2 in tho t;atsuy3lil8 area. Only m03gor and inaccurate
flaR uas expected from thia defonse the planned lltitude of
(11,000 to 11,800 foot). The route to the target 3voidcd all flak
areas excopt Oit3 nnd it planned to skirt those defenses in a
turn on the opproach to the initial point. Tho south-
east avoiding flak aroas on Shikoku.
(b) MiSSIon Number 23ll.: Thero \7ore 34 heavy guns
and 6 searchlights in tho Tokuyama area. This uas a fairly good
defense. but only moderate and generally inaccurate flak expected
in vie71 of the small nu."ilber of sCllI'chlights in tho area. Medium
treapons :iOuld have li ttla or no effect 3t the planned base 'lIti tude
(11,000 to 11.800 feet). The route to and froe. tho tarset avoidod
all kilo;';!} flak areas. A. risht ',7(1S planned, 9.voiding the
16 guns at Kudamatsu .3nd possible shipping in the Hiroshi::::La-Kure
Ba.Y •
(c) :,lission l'{umbor 295: The <Guh are') dofenses
consisted of 24 heavy guns and 2 (2 to 6 searchlights.
This :'a5 3. very :7eak defense, and onlyoeager &'1d insccurato flak
':las expected. uedium ,;eapons aould h•. veno effect 3.t the planned
base altitude (1..4.400 to 15.000 feot). The route:r.l5 pl9.nned to
avoid all other fl'lk
f. Bombing Factors:
(1 )
General D;:J.ta:
Altitude of
Mission ',1ing
Force ,ltt"l.ck
293 7:Jrd 4 groups 11. 000 to
..bcis of
Attack
'Pwreq.)
85
Length of
Bomb Run
(Milos)
47
Time of Drift
Bomb Run ([)agreos)
(Mnute a )'....,.-,-,_
9-"314 1 right
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(8) Mission 'Number 293: 00.0 mean point ot imp3ct
... selectod in Matsuyacs at the southeast cornor of tbe around
tb8 oastlo. • prOb3blo circular error of 4.000 teet included all or
,be 1IIIPOr't
ant
industrial area of the city.
7 2 right
n right
50
11.800
294 313th 3 groups
11.000 to 20
11.800
295
314th groups 14.000 to
15.400 ft.
(2 )
Points of Impact:
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(b) 1,,199ioo MJ.,.':lb<"r 29/j,l Ono meM point or impact
':'l'as selocted no3X the cantor of TolruynJils. ..I. circular orror
or 3.000 feot includod raost of ti,o bul.l t-up arca nno. if tho att::l.ck
l7as sueeossrul ••73 squarc milos shoula be destroyed.
(e) IAssion ifu,-:lbor 2951 Ono 1OO"n }loint of imp3ct
sclocted in tho eontor of tho icdustrial aroa of ..I. prob-
a.ble circular orror or feet included all of tl.o urb:ln aro," as
#011 :lS industries in tho northoast odgo of tho eity.
g. Doronsivg
(1) RG'f,
(0) Three special a.irplanos to bo used
for the to of fl"k dofonsos in th3t •
.- 0 72 to 84 and 190 to 210 nO';3cycle regions :::.ro to bo
Jal:lI:Ied 'llld spot to be employed e,galnst (;\I.n l3,Yin3 or
se:u-chlight controlled r'\d'lrs th':l:t a poarod outsido t.o •
. qU9ntities of to be C3rricd by theso
(b) The targots h::W. 1:lC3g0r f13k ::mel
searchliJ'ht dcl'onses a.xi. no RC:; aircr'lft flOre to be usod.. .u.l
strike aircraft .ero to bo equipped electronic tunod to
th;) 7! to 84 11. 190 to 210 ncgacyclo regions. Rope:'l''lS to
be c:lrried by these 3ircr3ft 3:10. dispensed in accord3nce ';itll oxisting
rcgul:::ltions.
(2) Fihhtcr Reaction:
(ll) i.:tssion 291, 29b.. 295 - 'I'0L.-u-
yP-1!3. 300 \hut,!, This s;::rios of stri!ms 713.S to be m,.q,do in 3 COi:l.j}\ra-
ti vely "i03.k fi,3htcr defended are'lS 'l..:d it ',11lS boliovod t l'lt fi...htcr
rC3ct1on ',1ou1d be negilgiblo to :76311: •
.!. It oxpected Supl2rfortrosscs strikillg
at GmU.t3 might meet 20 to 25 fighters in the target ar03 and possibly
5 to 10 !ldditional fiBhters on the ·.7it"dr3",m.l route over centr,'ll
Kyushu. From 10 to 15 of all tho interceptors may be night fighters.
g. TIle B-29's striking 3t
expected to,neat approximatoly 25 to 30 fightcrslhich
patrol tue Inland ,Sea area. Recent missions to this area. indie':!.tcd
that these :7crc:: not agcressive and ti',eir prinnry function \':\5
assumed to be merely to i111'n ground instalhtions of th$ e,ppro3ehin6
B-29's.
h. Air-Soa ReseuQ.: The N'1''Y ',16S furnishf:ld mth details
of t;.e missions and provided the rescue f"icil1ties inoludod in .l"Ulox
"". P'\rt VIII. also lists air-sea rescue f3eilitios at the 'l'm;'Jn-
tieth Air FClrce.
3. Execution of t;.e i.:issionsl (For 39Ooi0.1 reports
these missions, see ..nnaxos th"it follo':1 this narr!lti'Vo).
a. Take 9ft. Take-orf acoomplishod as •
Mission .jj."" P3tbfinders
: itain loroo Fir.t La.t
4 rboroQ Airborno T:Uw-Oft
Tn"g=9U
293
73>d
12
117 260706Z 26082BZ
2910
313th 12
91 260824Z 260910Z
JUth
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b. Routo Oyt: wll8 range navig9.tion to tho targets 'I'I:ts
plishod by individual aircraft. Navigation to tho t=gct 17.l3 not up to
the or previous o1S310n3. '.7ind forecasts nero poor :md \7eathor
b3mpercd the usa of celestial nnvlgation.
c. Over
(1) Tprnets: T9.rgot navigation. deter-
mination, and bombing accomplished by 71nds in tho t.rgot '
ar03S generally from 300 "dogrocs at 15 knots. Of the 350 nircraft,
inc1udiDg 2 .1ind-Run 3ircraft,'that drOPPed 2612.1 tons of banbs on those'
3 targots from altitudes of 11,000 to 16.300 feot from 26140BZ to 261635Z.
tho targets visible in 149 reloases and not visible in 201 reloasee.
(2) of Opportunitv: dropped 12.6 tone
of' bO::lbs on 2 t"'l.r;;cts of opportunity bototoen 261546Z and 2616092. :l.t alt1-
tUdos r3nging f'rom 9.100 to 10.900 fect.
(3) of Force: Elovon aero
d. Route Back: Roturn to b3ses uos floun as briefed, 35
airCr3ft at Iuo Jima.
tioDs as
e. landir.g:
follO\7s:
jurerl1ft landed at bases undor good
:linz First klndiM lAst L"nding
7Jrd 262027Z
262333
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]l]th
2621412 26
2
353
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314th 2622272
27°114
3
'l'i1Ontieth .lir Force
2620272 270114Z
f. loss to
(1) Enemy .l.ircr.... ft:
(a) One aircraft of tho 314th Jing nas lost to
fighters cn Mission NUmber 295.
(b)
293 and 1 of
by eneey fighters.
One of the 7]rd ;7i08 on Mission N.1mbor
the ]14th Jin,g on Mission Nw:J.bcr 295 'iTere d'lmaged
(2) "ntbireraft: Ti70 aircraft of tho 7Jrd ling dam-
aged by flak on Mi.ssion NJrnber 293.
Thero nas no ch'lnge in the mis-
g. Execution Versus P1anniqs:
from that pla1ncd.
40 Results of tho Mission.§; (See .l.nnCX D. Part III. for dotails.)
SiODS as
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b. TokuvW Urb'3.n .-\re,p to Tokuy'ltll.9. resulting from .M1s-
.1oa. tlambor 294 \1aS .47 SQU3ro miles or 37 per cont of tho built-up area.
70tu daIIlage to d:1tc is .68 square mi Les or 53.5 pcr oont of tho built-up
NO nov d
3Q3
dO resulted to industrial t::trgets.
o.
obtainod at
l1sbod at a
MatSuY<3m3 Urb'l.n No post mission photogr"lphy
tho Irriting of this report. Damago assessment gill
later date.
has boen
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Part I _ Navigation Report and Track Chart
F3rt II _ Mean Points of Impact
Part III - Bo!:.bing
Part IV _ Flight Engineer 1ng Report ...nd Ch...rt
Part V - Radar
Part VI _ Rader Chnrts
Part VII - Gunnery
Part VIII _ Air-Saa Rescue Chart
No. 293. 294. and 295
26/27 July 191<5
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fl i 1. long range navigation uas by
:71 Y ne to inceru:lhry targets - LbtsUYa=1 (73rd '1ing) , Telruywna (313th
thns>. and. Quuta (3l4th ;7ing). N;lvig'1tion to the target ,.,as not up to
standard of previous missions. 'ind forecasts poor and
Pored tho use of celestial
2. Target arca navigation, determination end bombing uero
by radar. d definite wind shift observed in the Omuta
GrC3. dinds in the arcas uore eenerally from 300
0
at 15 knets.
3. Timo control not noteuorthy. EiGhty-seven per
of the 73rd aircroft tho target in 70 minutes, but this
b total spread vss 128 minutos. Tho latter figure ,.,as influoncod
t3ke-offs and instrument failures. Tho Jlkth put of
. s ,3.1rcraft ovor tho tnrget in 69 minutes 3M. the J13th .ling took 7k
Ii1inutcs to put over 90%.
4. Roturn to b3S0 as briefed, 35 aircraft at Iuo
lima.
5. ''''he follo·,Ting loran ·,lork noaa pcrforr.led on thoso clssions l
6753
4511
18
(Ground-:7aves)
N.uJber of LOP I s
Nuobcr of Fixes
Malfunet iOM
.overage lku:i l:lUIil R:mge
Trailing
Fixed _'ontcnnae
Average lthximum Range
'Ir:liling "'Utennae
Fixed •.ntennae
(Sky :r.:lves)
600. N.l4.
580 N.M.
1310 N.M.
1250 N.M.

6. NO interference or possible jamming uas reported.
B:lsed on .ling Navig:1tors I Reports •
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MISSION NO.294
TOKUYAMA AREA
313 TH. WING
pJIT III
aa.1BING
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Compro8sibil-
1. Mission No. _ robtsu ('..l!l3 Urba I Tho oission
crod l'1ell planned. e "1.vcrat;e drift reported \'IO.S 'f' right.
ity for the l'1ins 1'18S 130 cinuteS.
2. Mission No. 294 _ TolsUyama Urban "1.00 Industrial ...rOD.: Tho mis-
Sion accomplished as briefed, \'lith no diffioulties encounterod.
Visibility good 3nd several 3ircraft m3do visual runs 38 tho
POint could bo OD.sily identified. Tho Qvcroso drift reported 1'138 2
0

Comprossibility for the .'ing ';7:1S 73 cinutcs.
3. Mis;;lion No. 2q5 _ (hutD. UrbOln 11m Industrial .-.To",:
a. Tho oission r.as accomplished as planned l'1ith no unusu31 dif-
ficulties encountered. Four <:l.ircr3ft oncounterod Illalfunction of bOCDb b3y
doors B-IO
b. The cission ;73S considered trill pbnncd. Tho initial point
"as easily idontified and the <:l.XOS of attack r.-ore good by a l!lr'ge number
of tho aircraft bOOlbing. The average drift reported nIlS 4
0
ric;bt. Col:!-
pressibility for the uas 76
P.oRr IV _ FUGiT mGlm::=:RING
1. N3rrative of Mission as F1oan:
a. Cruise to the ll3inh.nd: Individu31 climbs \16re Q3.de il:l.-
mcdi3to1y after t3ke-off to altitudes 5.000 to 10,000 feot
the initial cruise nas floun. No assemblios ,",ore made.
b. Bomb Run:
an average altitude of
BbmbinJ; uas
13,000 feet.
conducted by individual :lireratt at
c. Return to Bssa: Return to the baso 1ma conducted by indi-
vidual aircraft 71ithout difficulty. HiniT!lum fuel trclS used by airp1ance
cruising 3t 14.000 to 16,000 feot and descending 250 teet per minute in-
to tho traffic pattern. l.hxir:n.un range speeds 3S specified by this hcad-
qU3.rters gave the best fuel consumption.
2.
of bomb
ColItDent s :
loads ·;rero.
No aircraft
carried.
loaded bomb b1Y t)nks. maximum capacities
;I. Exh1bi ts: For historical record, sec Chart tollOllins this re-
port.
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f ....vcrago r.uuicurJ range in nautic31 miles of taracts:
g. .Lvcra.sc o:ui= in nnutical roles ot bCz.'Icons:
Q. Number of sots oJXlrativQ
on tnkc-off:
34'
b. of sots
over target:
335

Q. 1I=Jbcr 0<
seta opCT:ltivQ on landing:
334
d.
Number 0<
planes usiDo; c.zlcuth st-"bil1;z;3t1on:
2)6 (70.4%)
to "::o'1.thcr :!f'.d
120 :It 5,000 - 10,000 rt
142 at 10.000 - 15.000 ft
314th Ba::b ,;'ing reported inter'oronco duo
rCr.l:lining Jings reported no intorference.
70 at 5.000 - 10.000 ft
64 at 10,000 - 15.000 ft
o. of sot ra.i luras in load plano: 1
h;
other sots,
i. .waraga m::J..XilllUl:l of Jap,::moso Co:lst: - 56 n3utical miles.
j. No recurring troubles reported.
2. Radar Bor.lbing by .IN/AP9c13:
a. Briefing reportod good.
b. Iddntification of :liming points -,1::15 reported as excollent.
c. Identification of landfall reported 3S excellent.
d. M::thods of release nere by individual direct non-synchronous
and i:dividual direct synchronous.
c. lbober of radar reloasesl 284
a. Location at nhich turned on am oft as IE'r SOP.
J,vcraes:c nuc.ber of times chocked. 40
c. Malfunctions reportodl 1
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a. of operative sets reportodl 102
b. HUeber of inoperativo sots roportod; 1
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APPROACHES TO CHIBA
TARGET 2145
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APPROACHES TO CH1BA
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2. ..verage Turrot
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3. :.verage No. of rounds tirod in cCXllb3t pol' turret:
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No.
of rounds
used for
test firing: 279
6.
Guns loaded: 73rd
,:1,nd 314th ':11l1B8 -
cold;
313th Jing - hot.
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gun ch:lrgcr
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8. Totdl porcont:lCO of oquipment operative: C.F.C. - 9
8
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0::.1 .50 M.G. - 98./3$.
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DATE 6127 JULY '4
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lAaaions No. acn. 294. fJIIF1 2'5
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Routo:
T::IrJcts:
Bases at
T.:lke-off:
Route:
T.ll"gets:
Basos on
Return:
PLINNIl'C FOREC.\Sl'
3-4110 clouds, baso 2000 rt, tops 6000 ft uith'3/10 high
clouds and scattored ahouor clouds uith tops to 25,000 ft,
To 20
0
1'1: as bases.' '
To 26°u: 5/10 lou clouds, 2000 ft, tops 6000 ft
SC.:ltterod hiSh clouds arons of of
1400S. Shooter clouds in latter aroos to 25,000 ft, 5/10,
To 28°1'1: Front overcast nnd clouds fou
bro3ks to 18,000 ft. Rain in front, 6-8/10 high clouds 3t
26,000 ft ::Ibovo lQ:7 and ::dddla.
To C03st: 5/10 10;7 clouds, b::lsc 2000 ft, tops 6-8000 ft
scattered and hiGh clouds,
tyushu: 10/10 multilayered cloud in advance or front,
South Honshu: 6-8/10 10',1 clouds, ba80 2000 ft, tops 6000 ft,
N::Irth fbnshu: 1017 clouds br03king north of Hills to 3-5/10.
base 2500 ft, tops 5000 ft.
OPER..TI ON.l.L FOREe..sr
Brokoo 10"J. middle and hiah clouds ',71 th scat tcred light
Broken and high clouds 9.nd sctlttcrod to brokon l:Iiddle clouds
to 2PN lieht sh0:7crs in southern part of zone. Fro:::l 2'f'N
to 300N there 17ill be broken 10-:1 1.00 overcast ::uddlo a.'td high
clouds 17ith light Froe 300N to t3rGOt areas there 17il1
be broken 10\7 and high clouds and sC.:lttercd t:liddla clouds.
?ra::1 b3so to Cbuta: Broken 10',7 "Jl'l.d high clouds and sC3ttercd to
broken middle clouds scattered sho;;crs to 24°N. Fro:n 24
0
N
to 25°N tharo O'i11 be broken r.tiddlo and hiba clouds :Jitb
light shO:Jers. From 25°N to tlrgot thero uill bo broken and
high clouds and scattwrcd middle
Tokuyar-9 and !L'l.tSUY3.":13: 9/10 101'1 clouds. base 2000 ft, top 6000
fti 2/10 llliddel clouds. base 14,000 ft, top 16,000 ft; 3/10 hiGh
clouds 3t 30,000 ft. Jinds at 11.000'ft viII be 180
0
15 knots.
'8/10 10:J'cloud8; baso 2000 ft. top 6000 rt; 4/10 ciddle
clouds, rose 15,000 ft, 'top 17.000 ft; 8/10 hiSh clouds at
28,000 ft. Jinds at 14.000 ft ':7i11 be 250
0
at 25 knots.
Scattered 10':1 and broken middle and high clouds ':7ith Ii .t
soo:7ers.
B,3ses 3t
T3ke·off:
Route:
Targets •
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Scattered 100' clouds and brokon Iiliddle clouds.
There sc'!ttered to brokon 10':7 clouds, and scattered Diddle
and high clouds ':7ith occasion31 trn7ering cumulus 3nd to
26°N, Thero uerc brokan to overcast loti' w middlo clouds 3ed
broken high clouds nith light rain batwecn 26°N 3nd JOaN.
From 30
0
N to Tokuy.3I:l8. an::! Mntsu,y3:ll:l thoro nere sC:lttcrod to
broloon 10il clouds and broken middle clouda.
4/10 1071 clouds. teps 6-8000 ft; 2/10 high clouds. ,7il146
at lb.OOO ft ',loro 300
0
at 22 knots.
'I'okuy'llIl3: 2-3/10 1017 clouds. top 4000 ft; 2/10 middle clouds .:It
lllOOO ft; (0-10/10 cloud3 obscured targot). ;l1nds at 12.000 1'i
wero light and variable.
Mateuvama I Clear. Jinds nore roported as l1gbt and variable.
Broken len aDd high clouds and scattored middle Chuds.
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Misaiops No. 293. 294. am 295
26/;n J.ly 1945
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P..RT I _ Rml
1. Npose:
a. To D/i' enCl!lY radars.
b. Tb conduct a goneral search in the 20-3000 mc region.
c. To barrage the gunlaying and seirchlisht
radars in the 72-84 mc and 190-210 mc rogions and to spot Jam any gun-
laying or searchlight r3dars appenring outsido the bnrrago.
d. To confuso radnr defonsos by the usc of rope.
e. To search for and record enCI:V Toico cttll:l.unieat1ons.
2. ?.:cthod:
a. Eighteen RCM observers participated and used tho tol- .
l(ming equijx:lcnt to accomplish thO search and jar.J:ling: 240 _ .\PI'_1;
141 - 1 - •.PI'-] (Modifie(l). 8 - ..flQ.-8; 18 - ·JlR-4. a - ..P.....6.
2 - .-.NQ.-l, 8 - .J>.,-ll, ] - :.RR-7, 2 - .l.P.\-24, and 2 - .J'R-5.
b; T:7o special j.:u!J:Iif13 cirpl.::lnes ;rere employed by the
]l]th :ling, target Tokuy=a, to circle tho target area during the
strike. These special airplanes bClTraged and spot jammed the enct:t{
radar defenses and infested the arca rope.
c. .Ul strike airplanes l7ere oaquipped 17i th a.t le'1st one
electronic j=or and 50 bundles of rope for protection from
searchlights.
]. Resul ts:
a. 'I'hirty...,scTon intercepts l7ere recorded and are listed
at the eni of this section.
b •. The spoci3l jamc.ing airplanes I7crc believed to be
effective in roducing flak d:l.m.3,5D.
c. Rope continued to divert seareblights.
4. Remarks:
a. The foUeuing unusull1 signals ....ore intercepted; 40/300/20,
42/481/12. 190/1580/40•

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00152 OSOC 10 :3155:1 1.3015E C037 21 121 S
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00150 C70C 00 31lCN 129593 :::'727'':'5 1257 21 121
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1010 05 3200:; 13COO:E: Olca 21 121
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00160 C500 10 3210N 13215E 0727;;'5 0037 21 121
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1500 ·10 31·':SI' 1330SE 0?2n5 015<1 21 121
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00190 0350
20 3210N 1301SE 072?·':'S OlGO 21 121 S Err
P.,RT II_R.\DIO
1.
Strike Reports:
Tuenty-three Strike tterc received
by the grou.'1d stations.
l5..ne 'I7cre tr3IlSl!litted by aircraft of
the 73rd :ling.
9 transmitted by aircraft of the 314th 7iing.
and 5 ',1era transI:li ttcd by aircraft of
the 313th :7ing.
2. Fox Transr::li.ssio
ns
: Time Signals. ".7.iF_) leather and 1:70
JilJ3 UCOP'lC ttc'lther \Tere tho scheduled broadco.sts "lM.de !'rom the
rring stations during these missions. ,uso. thero nero
soveral °7- type 0Dtu:mw0 messo.ges transmitted. .in avorago of 80
per cent of all aircraft radio operators copied these messages
correctly. The relatively 10'17 porc0ntsgo is duo to tho fact that
e'lch rring participatin.:; in these missions tranemi ttod the last .,F.
";7ero in the Flight Control pattern and
uSlng tbclr transmitters to contnct the Flight Control
Center. 3aipan.
). Frogucncies 1 ••tmosphoric intorforenco during thoso mis-
CllUBod moderate intorference on all strike froquoncies. Heavy
CoO .in the vicinity of tho target SOOiIlS to be tho ona:lY's
ID08t Jar.I!llng tlcs.pon. Folloning is a percont8&O broaHdoml
or tr'9ttlC per frequency: 18 per cent on 3 oc&lcyclcs. 41 per cant
OD 7 megacycles and 41 par cent on 11 megacyclos.
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4. Navigational Aidsl 'Ibroo requeats fer HF/DF bO'lZ'ings 'lerc
received and all W'QrO Ono requost for VHF/;)F boaring ,las
roceivod and obtained Condor Baso. Saipan. Rangos.
st.:ltions and helllOrs \vore offoctivoly used.
5. &t Disciplino and Socurityl Thero ",ore no broaches of'
net discipline or violations of security durins theBO cissions.
6. Ene;;;y Transmissionsl Tho f'ollotJing incidonts of j:ll:l!ling
and traDSl:lissions aD;) interferenco goro rocordod during thello
missions:
a. 3160 }ccs:
(1) High speed coda 1200Z and 1800Z f,as in-
offective.
sign .:It
(2)
101BZ 'Il'as
Jamming station using nins
partially effective.
ground st9tion call
(3) C.: at ';7,:)s ineffoctivo.
(4) (;.1 from 3OOD. liLJ and 3B7JB at 1003Z naB par-
tially effective.
b. 6055 kcs:
(1) Steady C·" signal bctrrecn 105BZ and 1158Z "as
P3Tti3l1y effective.
(2) Unidentified C7 at 1420Z i1:J.S partially effective.
(3) Steady C'7 note at 1257Z t1as partially effective.
c. 10880 kcs:
fectivo.
(1) C; interference north of 1:70 nas parti:llly ef-
(2) C.7 interferonce from three stations at 2000Z naS
partially affective.
(3) signals at 1333Z vere effective.
d. 39QO kes: Keyed C.1 from l530Z to ;las partially
offel;ti ve.
e. 7415 kes:
effective.
(1) KeYed C1 at 1747Z nas very efteotivo.
(2) hash at 2125Z na3 very cttoetiYo.
(3) Koyod C.7 from l650Z to 18002 '1138 po.rtially
f. 3410 kcs I 7310 kes. 11160 keg and 10820 kgsl Npg11sjblg.
7. Distre!JS: Ono nircraft of tho 314th .7ins tr3asm1ttcd Q
meaaagc to the ai r ground radio station reg'U"ding an aircraft th::lt
had exploded, giving position of survi vors. .Ul intornution
promptly roported to tho controllor. Tho 7)rd Jing ground
station roecivcd soveral mEtssa.gcs froo aircraft sighting life rafts
DOrlb of Ssipan.
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1

D
II'1I'EU.IGENCE
Part I _ EnoUV Air Opposition
Part II _ EnerJY ••nti aircraft
Part III _ D::loage :LSscssmcnt
Section:. TokUyama
Section B Oouta
Mi8sions No, 293. 294. ,pi 2!i
26/</ July 1916
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P. ..RT I _ a,n;:..iY ,..xl'! OPPOSITlvN
1. Tho first loss of a B-29 to Jup fighters in tho
of July occurrod on the Cmuta striko, 1 of tho 3 missions of
26/27 .1uly, "''lothcr 5-29 suffered lDajor dnmaec at Cmuta. .• third
B-29 striki:Jg at also suffered coJor d3l;l::I8C.·
30 - 35 interceptors airborne and made 12 attacks, excluding
thoJO !:lado on the lost B-29. 'r-;]o anomy aircr;J,ft 17ere el:lil:lCd as
dostroyod.
2. Mission ?q1. M"tswam:l, 73rd ·fing:
a. .m ostiQ3tod 5 enel:lY aircr:lft l7ere encountered frea the
IP te bombs a'.7:ly. Only 2 attncl<;s r.erc sustained but 8-29 ero':7s
did not return fire.
b. First attack: This B-29 had not been coned in
liGhts previous to the attack. In the opinion of this
cre-;;, a saarchliGht on the NE C03St of K,yushu -;;as actin,g as a
to onerrv aircraft. Tho soarchlight flashed on, 7eaved
about. then f1:lshed off ns tho 8-29 left the CO:1at of Kyushu. Dur-
ina the run. just before the BRL. this 8-29 received accurote
tracer and C:lnnon fire from an unidentified aircr;J,ft. lou to the
rear Quarter. The aircraft itself rons not observed. The 8-29
t'l"M bct'i7een the source of tho fire ::nd the moon, t'l"hich probably
assisted in visual cont3ct. The 8·29 sustained major as a
result of this attack 'i70s forced to land at Ir.o limo.
c. SCcond att3ck:
been coned in
0.3 unidentified t'i7in-enginc
he3ding. The aircraft
light in tho
This 8-29 attacked :lfter it h3d
/hile on the 'bomb run. I crorl reported
slightly high, left of course on the
·,73S roported as having 0. bri11i3nt ;mite
3.
bet:roen
d. 1500Z at 11,000 feet, just after lroving the IP.
I crc'i7 obserVed an aircro.ft goinE; donn on fire· (probo.bly Irving).
Before the aircraft hit the t'l"J,ter and exploded. a beam of lig.'1t no.s
observed cooing from the foroard part· of tho aircraft. :.. number of
crOdS observed tho aircraft in but only this cre'i7 reported
the beam of light in question.
e. Ona cren at 11.800 feet over tho IP at l455Z roported.
observina: a bri,Jilt fl3.:iI on the ground folloued by a rod ·b311 of
fire
W
t'l"hich cligbcd at a 45·dogree anglo to several hundred feet
above the obserVing 8-29 at 6 o'c1ock. Tho -b3ll of firo· leveled
off and trailed the 8·29 fOr approxicCltely 30 seconds. The inten.
sity of the fire increased. and the object arced axploding
on contact 'i7ith tho The observation nas made by 4 cran mecbers.
It should be noted that the Irving th3t dorm in flames Vas
destroyed at approxinately the time and also exploded on contact
the Tho Irving nas by a number of
crOdS. The cren Observing the .ball of fire·, in spite of ox·
collent Visibility, fo.iled to seo an aircraft in flames.
Mission 294, Tokuywna. 311th "J1M:: Ona nas athcked
taroc
t
and land's end by a Baka t7hich nos shot down.
4•. MiSsion 295. Qnuta, 114th ./ing:
:1. The strongest opposition expcrioncod by this nillG in
tbe laat 2 IIlOntbs occurred on this mission. Ton of the 25 - 30
aircr'1tt ',lore ir:l.entificd as tnin-engino. Ono &-29
reported aoolng a four-Cngine, t7lin-tailed 3.ircraft. 'tho first such
lepan.
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b. Sot1O crows trom '1.11 groups roportod soeing -balls of
firc·. On ono instanco it ",laS doscribod as a Baka-typc cJiasilo
-l'ossibly buncbcd fra:! Kanoya .urfiold or tra:! a1rcr4ft in 4ir
over It in On t3il closing rast to 1,000 5-29
climbed frOQ 16,000 to 19.000 feet, Fircball up attor being
hit. Tail blast of sircraft uas soon gotting rodder attor start-
ins out as 0. bllst.·
c. nWllbcr of crOP8 roportod seoing 8 p!lr8chuto or vancd
flare or bomb. _ case roportod of ·boll of tiro· th3t
looked liko 0. uhite light, liko a lococotivo headlight.
accoop3nicd by 0. light. Tho 'ball of tiro· follo-'cd for
aphilo but \"las lost in tho cloud ottor boing fired on by anothor
B-29. Thero 17oro many of onemy tollouing Dno
for'1bout an 'hour. It oosily on B-29
indicating 198 mph 16.000 foot.
d. The B-29 that lost to fiGhtors probably a
Supcrfort attacked by 3 fighters in a eoordinatod offort. Ono
att.:lckcd fro:::l oach side and 0 third frOlU tho renr. ..11 ';Jera
observed firins tracers.
c. B-29 r¢cci vod. major fighter d:L::1:l80. ·Tho
attack started at 3 o'clock, thon around to'5 o'clock. The
enemy fightor, idontified as either Frank or 2eke, fired 311 tho
in to 400 yards. Tho fighters follcr.led for about
5 cioutcs.·
1. Mission No. 293. NI-3.tsuynma Urban ..rca:
a. The prim.:I.I'Y target "o1o.s bOClbcd by 128 aircraft in-
cluding 17in:1run ";C of the 73rd .ling betueen 1..408Z - 1618Z frOl:1
11,000 - 12.500 feet. .uis of attack varied from 80° _ 100
0

.le3.ther 'itas reported as clear \7i.th l1inds of 17 knots from 305°.
b. En route to t3rget flak l1as nil.
c. Over the t.J.rgct flak described as censor. in-
a.ccurate. hoavy a.id lilCdiUJ:l. (costly I:lCdium). Heavy flak i13S
bursting above the aircraft and medium flwk: bolot1. Control 'l1as
btrragc and. continuously pointed. .Urcraft recoiving fluk >tere
not illueimltcd. Crlffi"S reported only 2 _ 3 ineffoctivo search-
lights in tho target area.
observed
d. On nithdral1al meager and inaccurato medium fl9.k flas
at land's end (SJsnki •.irfiold, 33/18 N _ 133/15 S).
c. No aircraft uere lost to flak on this mission 03nd
of 127 aircraft bombing 2 or 1.57 percent sustained minor daooSC.
f. Searchlights nero roported 8a tabulnted belonl
location
33/47 N - 131/59 E (Inai Shima)
3:J!46 N - '32/03 E (Jago Shima)
33/44 If - 132/09 E (Ya Shima)
3:J!46 N - '32/'4 E (lIolgun Shl"")
2
1
1
2
Thoso lights on tho small islands scattored
01ol18 tho bomb run, but aoro not lJupportod by flak. They successfully
illwninotod 18 aircraft for periods of 1 minuto or lous. Ropo
affoctivo in oluding tho
g. Blackout uaa oomplete on approoch, in tho target
:ll'C:l .:lnd on tTl
2. 1.tission No. 2%. Tolruyom;l Yrtnn ,.rQR.'
.:I.. Tho priJ:lary tor.,.ct \135 ba::lbcd by 9B airCT:lft, in-
cluding 1 nndrun aircraft ot' tho 31J1;h ;ing bot'.locm - 16J5Z
f'r<X!1 11,000 _ 12,500 foot. ..xis of attack ovor;:tgod 20. ;oothcr
reported os 0/10 - 4/10 undercoat.
b. En route to tho target moasor. liCht and/
or rncdiUl:l f1:lk QoS oncountered at Himo Jim:l. (33/44 N - 131/40 E).
c. Over tho tarGet flak ';T.lS doscribod as nil to l:lC:lgcr
and in:lccur.:lto heavy moderote to intense and inaccurato to
.:lccurctto c.odiUl:l fInk. ..t IO:lst 9 innffoctivo SC'lrchHghts ",u;:ro ro-
ported in tho tar<JOt area. Ti70 of thoso :'loro blue-gr.... en in color.
d. On :7ithdra',l:l1 fl<:lk \'las nil.
e. No nircr:tft :7as lost nor da.":l:lgod "lS 11 result of flak
on this mission.
f. &nrchlights reported :tt other loo:ttiona arc tabu-
l:ttcd. be1o",l:
Location
Niko. Shir:lC\
otsu Shi.n.:l.
o Shim.
o tiinosc ShilU'l
Yuri ShiI!U
Kurok:mi Shima.
Coordinntes
33/55 N- 131/42
E
33150
N- 132/22 E
33/56 N -
'3
'
/47
E
33/56
N-
'32/52
E
33/47
N-
'32/'5
E
33/45
N -
'32/30
E
34/00
N _
'3'/44
E
34/02 N - '3'/44 E
N.1r:Iber
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2 - Gun flash-
es :liso ob-
sorved on
this is1::l.nd.
g. Balls of fire \'lore obsorved in tho area of Ocuto.
(t:u-get for 314th ling).
One reported 2 sets of 3 rockets e<:lch coming up
froc the targot arc.:l.
In the north section of tho t:u'got brsc brilli'l.nt
flashes :'lere observed on the GrOund. They in-
far 6 • la-second intervals and as 1 died out another
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I!H.!l!\!
on.
greon
tonso
3. Mission lb. 295. Ouub Urban .irei),:
0.. '!be prillDI'y n;lS bonbCd by 124" sircratt of tho
'14th .ling botnoon l513Z - l6JE froc 13.100 _ 16.300 feet. ..;cis
at o.Ut1Ok v.n-1cd from 28
0
_ 32
0
• '-.'oo.ther \711S reparted as 8/10 ..
10/10 UQliorcaat ';71 th moos of 20 _ 25 knots frw. 300
0
.. 310
0

b. En routo to tho target m03SOr and inaccurato hO:lVY
1"1<lk wa.s onceu::ltored at the I.P. (nelY" KaZ,US:l. 32/3
8
N - 13
0
/
10
E).
c. Over the targrt flak ",as described os !IlOogor. in-
a.ceur3tC. hC:lV}f and lOOdilll:l by a.bout 50 percont of tho aircrnf't--
the rCI:l.:linder roported it as nil. Froo 1 - 2 illCffectivc SQ::lrch.-
lights ;'lero reportod in tho target .:11"00.. One nircr"lf't reported
6 s03rchlights duo O:lSt of tho t:;lrgct Q.rco.. One "lircraf't bcmbod
Tanc£;3 Shi::o (;IJ/34 N _ 131/00 2) as 0. T.O. ami encountered 10
in3ccur3te heovy bursts.
o. No .:lircroft ';10S lost nor dam.agcd as a result of fl.:lk
on this cissi on.
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6
73
&674
90.)2-675
SZCT!ON .• - D.J.!.•cg ..S3ESS.;EI11'-
TOKtN"•..;.1.. CITY
BUilt_up area' SQ.. l.u. total - 1.27. Sq. Mi. dostroyod - .47
Pereont dostroyed - 37
Planned t.J.rl$Ot area: .73 sq. mi. Porcont dostroyed: 64.3
Tot:)l dOl:laGc to d:ltc: .68I:1ll..r.d. Poreont of built-up area.: 53.5
Targots by current striko, 0 7 otner
Coveraacl Sil.1l11 portion of NI sburbs cloud cevored..
2. !knl:lr';C ?i ti1i:l limits of buil t-U,D we;! :
i>ostroyoo
a. .J'Q.? fr=
current strike:

Porcont
Built-up are:t (Urb3n) .0
.455 56.0
Built-up
'U'o""
(Industrial)
·47
.015
3·1
Built-up arOQ (1'otal)
1.27
·47 J7
b. orO;! d;\;Ol¥e from all strikes:
Bu11 t-up ","oa (Urb'lll) .0
.465 58.1
Built-up oroo
(Industrial)
.47 .215 45.7
Built-up .:!1'C.::l (Tot.:l1 )
1.27 .68
53·5
e. l)..:lm:)r:;c to tCq.'KCts : D;r-l-jl.<tc
ToktJ,}·:UUo N-'lval Fucling St1.tion 50;! dcstroyGd
(old
Sod", Co. Nono visible
RR & Nono visible
Navy Co::l.l y,'ll"d lolono visible
j.j,J.vy Brick Factory Uonc visiblo
14 unidentified industries aro tho built-
up aroa - sovon of these ->Xc destroyed.
3·: Damago outsido built-up 5 mile r3dius
of cent or of city):
·.roa d:ll!lo:l8e froo. eurront striko: none
n. D,:mngo to ttraets:
90.32-670 -Jap'J.n PBr3ffin Mfg_ Co. None visiblo
A 672 -Nippon Oil Co. 20;t dcstroyad (old d SO)
• 669 -fbm.no "hki Oil Stor:1go dostroyed •
825 -Hit3chi Co. Equip) 40% dostroy.:!d •
1881 -Tokuyama Sbeat Iron Co. None visiblo
• 1882 -Toyo Sod3 Co. None visible
• 1883 -Toyo Steel Plato Co. None visible
1884 -Oshill1'l Naval Oil :«>na visible
• 2147 -Undc.ryoound Fuol Storaao Nono visiblo
• ;ocr 6150 '7'!rehouscs None ds1blo
4. !btOI Target 90.32 673 ",lid 674, damJ.gcd as 0. result of x:a
8a:l Com :'.issions 163 and 164 (cru Report 73) is shoml on the 'J.t-
ttlehcd annot3tcd mos:1ic :!,s being destroyed throughout the O:ltiro
t'U"get aroa. It is also considered as being wholly destroyed 10 the
sU:ltury of this report. .;'ctuo.lly however, althougb dostruction is
\Ti4Dspre'ld. only 50% of the total roor aroa is destroyed. 32% of tho
by-products ta.nks c.nd 38% of tho crudo oil t:1nks :u-o do.stroyod.
Inclosures: 1. ..nnotatGd mesai c
• Based on 20th •••F. '.I.U. D , 'opo'" 171
- •• • .L
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~ ~
- Urban Built Up Ate.
~ Induslri.1 Buill Up _
~ . New Dam<JQe
m Old Damage
, i

P.iRT III _ SECTION B - D,'Ji..GE ..!SS?3SWlI'-
U.roT•• CIT'(
1. Su:rn:u-y ()f p:g;p.ec'
Built-up arc:I: Sq.lUi. tota15.J7
Porcont dostroyod: J8
P1o.n.nod t.:l.rGot ;lrC;:l: 1.5 sq.mi.
Tot)l d:JJ:U,,;.'"O to data: 2.27 sq.mi.
?U-Cl:cts d:ll:l8.03cd by current striko: 0
Li::li tations of cOTor:l,SO: Fnir
Sq.rJi. dcstroyed' 2.05
Percont dostroyed: 1]6
Percent of built-up oreQ: 42.5
0 °othor.
NOta: D:lta in this report supersodes thlt 1istod in previous
reports.
2.
uitbin limits of built-up aroal
Destroyed
3•...r0i) d=as'C from curront strikol 59.Mi. Percent
Built-up arOJ (l!rb'ln)
4.23 2.05 48.5
Euilt-up orO.'l (Industri'll) 1.14
Built-up .:lI'O.'l (Tot:l.l )
5.37 2.°5
38
b. gil strikes:
Bui! t-up :lrO:I (Urb.'ln.)
4.
2
3 2.265 53.6
fuilt-up :lI"O.'l (Industri,'ll) 1.14 .002
Buil t -up -..ren (Tot:ll)
5.37 2.267
42.5
Ihmnso to t.'lI'tiots: none visible
Inclosuros: L .U'I!lot'ltcd print d<llllO.ge.
'" B'lsed on 20th D/.l Report No. 176
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all'-1ill..U: .. !t-
CONFIDENTIAL.
KEY
_ Built Up Area-Urban
cU Built Up 1\telI-1/OJS1rio1
Total Built Up jIreO
53 oestroyed (N",) ~ % ­
_Old oamoo
o
:;.1 $pOrooly Buill Up
au til"
...
423 Sq.Mi.
1.14 SqMi.
5.37 Sq.Mi.
2.00 Sq....

CCNSOLID..TED sr..T I s r I C . ~ SU1tJa.'m
Missions No. 293. 294. gill 295
26/27 JUly 1945

11-
1- 11 - 5 &

0.3%
1.'"
, ,
4
1
12
STATI!oTICAL CONTIlOL UNIT
!l.ircro.ft I;lnding il.t Iwo JilYO ..••• 35
Crow Member Casualties •.••.
Percont Of Total PiJ,rticipoting.
I,ircraft [Wnaged. . . . . . . .
Percent Of l'ircraft Mrborne.
Aircraft Lost • • • . , . . . .
Percent Of Aircraft
COST OF lI-lISSIa.s
AIR FORCE'
-SCCRCT-
72.5%
,"i';;,; ',.:,," .'.
• • 96.QX
'TWENTIETH.
369
13 Tons
2612 Tons
-SCCRcr-
show tho follouing damagol
of built-up area
dote.
this do. to •
'.",
UJ.ssion 11'293
Mission ,,294
Mission #295
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
293 - 295
MISSION NO,
26 July 1945
Field Order Ho. 9
73rd Wing - !.Jormal Erfort - Jj:ltsuyWl£l, Url:e.n
_ 313th ';/ing _ 3 Groups - Tokuyane Urban Area
_ 31.4th 'riil".g _ !'Jornl\.l Effort - Ol!llta Urban A.rea
, '"UE
3 ;.Uguf;t 1945
Bombing Results _ Preliminary reports
Mission #293 • 1.22 8<1 miles or
llio!loion /1294 • lio datQ o.voilablc at
MiIHlion ,j.295 _ No data available at
Bombs Dropped On PrinlU'Y Targets.
Bombs Dropped On Other 'l8.rgcts ••
Aircraft Bombing Primiry Targets. . • 348
Percent Of Banbing .!.ircraft Airborne.
Aircraft Airborne • • • .
Percent Of .... ircraf t On Hand
EFFECTIVENESS OF MISSIONS
AT

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2333 z
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- -
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I
,
12
-
·
3 , - - 12
10010n 52'-
-
-
3 -
J
1391
91 t
1 90 • 0824 Z 0910 Z
,
au z 2353 z
85
- I
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4
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4
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118
1
• 0717 z 0039 z 26·27 2227 z 0114 Z 112
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12
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12
- -
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12
·
2
- - -
, ,
5091
33
0
I
7
I
I 26 Ji
0706 ZI
0910 Z I 26.27
2027 z 0114 z 312 . 2
-
314 I 11
36
·
July 36
.
-
-
36
8
·
- -
.
7 7 I 1
& JUbt1ndor aircraft.
! 2 INpor 4umboe ::l.Dd 1 wind run oircro.ft.
a 2 ROIl o.lroraf't and 1 wind run alrcroft.
, 1 eupor 4umbo and 1 wind run
!. Include. 2 opo.ro alrer:J.ft.
Itlnding kt 11'10 Jinn:
Mission 73rd ilins - 7 aircraft.
1.11ssioo #294 • ]13th I"ljoa: • 12 aircr:l1't.
Mission ;'295 . 3l11.th 'iling • 16 o.ircr:tft.
.ME.!!I1s;,'t

BIl&\XIX>VN
EOll'lbed
Othor
2
Sa
S
12
1
1
1]>
1
#2'
r.ass¥'n i/2
Miss:iJon
,
a InclwloD 1 wind run nircr3.ft which botlli:lcd pri,m:)ry wrsct but failed to accomplish nuxilia.ry mission.
l2. Mlintono.ncc porfioMol error.

MISSIONS 293 _
DATE 26
.§.!fS];!
1l0t-:llING RUN -_
TARGET !OMBED AIRCRAFT TUm OF RELEASE ALT. OF RELEASE TARGET VISIB
VlIT VISUAL RADAll. LE TAil.GET llOT VISIBLE
NAME OF TARGET TYPE llQl.!BS EAELIEST LATEST LOi/EST HIGHEST SIG!lTIliG WIT RUN mOPPING VIS.SIGliTnlG ".., ....
H VISUAL Olf on HE RADAR"fJUJ ROPPlllG
r ONLY CORRECTIons LEAIER OR RUlI ro:l;,{_ 011
ission Da. . ... . '!. Oln:lG L::A::!:R
7"a Ma.tau¥ama Urban Area P 116
142
3 Z 1618 Z 11000 12500 7 14
MataU¥Ma Urban Area P 12 b 140S Z 1526 Z 11650 12350 _ 3 : 5 90 - -
haion 04ha4 - 9 - -
Tokuyama Urban Area P 86!!: 153
1
Z 1635 Z 11000 12500 17 34 _
Toku3"ama Urban Area P 12:2. 1522 Z 1549 Z 11700 12400 7 _ _ - 35 - -
Olta TO 1 1546 Z - 10900 - - - - : i - -
lission bOI; - -
31lNG Omuta Urban Area P 112 1529 Z 1631 Z 13100 16300 35 30 - 1 46 _ _
Omuta Urban Area P 12 b 1513 Z 1536 Z 14400 15500 - 2 - _ 10 _ _
Taneg& ShilllD. Uaval Baso TO 1 1609 z - 9100 - - - - _ 1 _ _
TO'JAL Primary Taril1;ets 314 1423 Z 1635 Z 11000 16300 59 78 - 6 171 - -
36)2. 1408 Z 1549 Z n650 15500 7 5 - - 24 - -
Includes 1 wind run a rcra t.
b Pathfinder aircraft.
SECRET
____ or -

BEcaET
------
51
,
HISSION
DISPOSI'l'IOB
29J 295
O.
1I0MBS Ia'IJ:
26 July 1945
lllZ1I LOADED ON J. II-
BELUSEn ON TARGETS
11ft CIr __
I Dftllll BOJID j,IRCR.&F2
JETTlSOnD
I1mm
• 0••-1. TaU No. ..1 TOIl8 No.
I Ton•
I
0_
No. Tou' ilo. ..., '!'onl •
T
No.
To..
No. Ifon,INo. T'1'ou
11'2
I
7J11GI""-Ml7.1.1 '500;/ I.e.
5'"00'
60 15.0 60 15.0
.-46 500;, I.e. Op9 5000' 2440 40a.c 2350 470.0
I I
-
I I
90 I
'-3
6 500;1- I.e. Open 5000' 100 16.6 100 16.6
- 16.0
- -
J.H.M47A2 100;1 1.8. Ins. - 11699 403.4 11437 394.4
-
- - 262 I
9.0
11-46
Photoflash 44 - 44 -
682.8
.Jim
3')00I E-46 500;/ I.e. JOpe.
5000'
34
1
4 3
21
0
6Iv,)
38 7.6
I
I
)).2
AN'-M47_2 100# I.E. Inst . - 2207 76.1 2206 7":-.:
- - -
T4E4 500# F .C1 • 1000 below 180 36.0 167
33·4
'2
2
.4 11 2.2
air raft
3UiNGI .,M<17..1 500/, I.C. Ope 5COO' 2473 618.3 2340 585.0
I I
12
I
3.0
I
121 I
)0.)
AN-M47:..2 100;', 1.8. Ins •
-
11694
403·3
11010 379.6 47 1.6 636 22.11 1
M-46 Photoi'lash 49 -
47 -
-
-
2
TO'llItr.l.1 AN-1U7Al 500# I.e. 2533 633.3 2400 600.0 12 ).0 121 )0·3
E-46 500# 1.0. 5654 1170.8 5560
1112.0
3
6 7.6 256 51.2
E-36 50r:r,/ 1.0. 100 16.6 100 16.6 -
- - -
ioN-M47J.2 100# I.B. 25600 662.6 24653 650.1 47
1.6 899
)1.11 1
T4B4 5001/ F.C1 • 160 36.0 167 33.4
2 .4 11 2.2
IH6 Photoflash
93 -
91 -
- -
2
Ttm\L I I 134360 2739.5 3
2
971
2612.1 99
12.6 1289 I lU,.81 1
------""---_. ----------
"'..
MISSlor
DAn 291 - '2.>
26 July 1945
AIRCRAFT LOST AlID DAMAGED - PERSONNEL CASUALTD:S
!!£!!!
-
.&.IBCUJ"l' LOST
A1RCRAF'l' DAMAGED
P.tRSOML CASUALTIES
ENE>!Y Ace.
rout
fO"L
Ace.
ENEMY
OlIN
U!l-
fILLl:D •
ISs..
'OlJJDZD
""..
DRr
UlI- ENEMY
A(J,&
&
OTKEll
PARTICI_
au
~ ~
I./eA A OTllEJl
DR"'"
TOTAL
A/C A/A
A,A
GUNS
IOIGl1N
MAJOR MOOD
PATIIG IIG , IKJUUD
CASO'!LfI:lf
1./0 I./A
""CR
AlA "CR
lissi n 1:2
"
150
1I0
- - 73f/l
~ o n e
,US3! n f ; ~ 94
1I«
None
1190
one
13"
.lissi
n "
~ \
1 150C 2
-
1
-
-
,
1
1
- -
2
-
l.l&I'
1
- -
-
2 420
-
,
- 1DTIo - -
1
1
- - -
~ , _ ..aa'OV.... .ll.boBrd
a ..ircraft lost after bombing pr1.n8ry targct. Lost obscrve
L
G...L1U:'!....lL..J, or I
MISSIOW 293 29)
DA'l!I: 2' .ltd;)
!! £!!!
DDn' OPPOSITION JJfD EXPENDITURE
DD1T Ale lBSTROnD " D.AJWIZD
50 QALIBEB. .&MMUJUi'IOI uP'E\'O)ITOU
IIIIIf
.utiC1I
7IJW) III
"ST
811 AI·
nil"
PBOBAILY
IWUGED

OR
1'_
DlSTROnD
DEStROUD
COMBAT
"liED LOST i./c ....."
His3ion ,rm
380
124
-
-
504
73 • 5
2
1
r.Usaion 1.2<lJl

- -
-
500
313·
1 1 1
Misoion
J<?'r.:
500 155
1200 2400 4255
314 fI 25-30 9
1380 279
1200 2400 5259
2
TO'Ill.L 30-35
12
!!2.!.!!
L:iISSIOII5 2<})- ;'.95
D"H.. 26 July 1945
FUQHT DATA & FUEL
l.lISSION MJl.lBE.R 1/293 N294 11295
UNIT 73RD YlIN:i 31JTIi WI!I> JUTH
AIRCRAPr CONSIDERED
121
8J 99
It FLYIMJ TIME
1.4:18 14:18
15: :u.
FUEL COlBIEo1ED:
Average 5897 5927 6156
1.1'IlXi..rI U::l
6/,)8
6275 6/,99
lAiniou:l 5/.20 5455 5770
FUEL NI NG :
Average 660 580 526
tJaxicLO lOBO
945 980
Minii:ltml ;>.22 247 200
lIVG.
CALS. USED PUt HOUR
ill.4
414·5 399.7
TOTAL USED ON AI?BORNE A/e 777875 622092 818484
WEIGHT OATh
00. AIRCRAr""'I' AIRBOiiNE.
nO
AVG.
rrr. OF AIRCRhFr
75047
74978
AVERAGE USEFUL LOhIl
59152 60436
AVG. 00. OF .BOMBS LOllI)El}
idixed Lood
m.xed Lo.:.d
AVG.
·,iT.
OF niBS LOi-DED
14786
16406
AVU1ri.GE FUEL LOADED
6555
6502
AVG. ';'/T. OF FULL LOADED
39330 3901:;::
AVEailGE MISC.
5036
5066
AVG. GROSS \IT. J..T T.J(E OFF
134199
135464
A1HU7i.1 - 465 1bs.
E-46 - 425 1bs.
£-36 - J60 Ibs.
U-1I47A2 - 70 1bo.
T4E4 - 425 J.bs.
11-46 - 52 1"".
1)0
75562
60209
MixlSC. Lot.O
15165
6678
40068
1.9'/6
1J5771
.\Nl&
F
Missions No. 293. 294. g.nd 295
26/27 July 1945
FI3LD ORDERS )
w..mm 9 )
Se::RST
Auth: Air Force
Initials: 4/,',v
Dato: 26 JulY 1945
T'lEJITL7TH Am FCRCE

26 July 1945 - 0900K
!laps: Japan Avinticn Chart 1:218,800.
1. Chitted.
2. 1\lcntieth Air Force attock:J !.:ATSuYAHA, TOKlI'iAJ.IA., nnd OYUTA tr.m:d-! ARZJ.S
on of 26/27 Jul,}' 1945.
3. 0.. Qn.ittcd.
b. 13m !1in£:
(1) Princry visual radar t.:l.I'l1et: !lATSlJYA!.lA. URBAn SJ'.EA. (90.29)
m FORCE REXXl':mID
035052 Normal Effort
UPI Reference: XXI BoctColll Litho-Wosaic UATSUYAlL\ A.flE..\
90. 20 URBAN.
(2) Route:
Ea,.
1wo Ji.ca
2900tl - 13900E
3240N - 1)150'
3316N - 13JJOE
334630N - 1315730' (IP)
(3350N - 13246£)
Ri"'ht Turn
Two Ji.m.a
Base.
(3) Altitudes:
(a) !nro.te to 5.. (X)() - 5,800 tt. and 9,000 -
a,800 ft.
(b) Attack: 11,000 - 11,800 ft.
(e) woutc from t..'U'Gct: Uini..nUlll 15,CXlO ft.
(4) Ba:ibine Airsp<i!cd: CIAS 195 MPH.
(5) Btwb Load:and FusinG: First "24 A/c, adxect load 1/2 )1...47
IDs 1/2 3--46 or E-4B ICs. Balance of Ale full load
E-46 or E-4B ICs. w...47 ms fused inetantaneoua nose, clusters
fused to ope. 5,000 ft. above
(6) Ibtervalomet.er Settina: 50 tt.
(7) _oott. 261700K.
.. )lJth 'ting.
F.0. !19
(1) Pr.1,.'lI'lTY visual llnd rad<lr target l

072076
TOKUYAHA IlIffiAN Art5A (90.32)
FOOCE RE"1/I""CD
3 Groups
UPI Reference:
(2) Route l
'<XI BomCom TOh1JYi\lJA AREA 90.32 URBAN.
(b)
rose
Iwo Jjaa
290011 - D900E
32400 - Dl50E
JJ2130N - 13lJOE (IP)
TarL"Ot (3403N - 13140S)
Richt Tum
3)04U - IJJ06E
Iwo Jima
Base.
(J) Altitudes:
(a) Enroute to t.'U';:ct: 5.. 000 - 5.. 000 fto :lnd. 8,000 -
C,SOO ft.
(b) Attack: 11,000 - 11.. 800 ft.
(e) Enrouto from Hinimum 14,000 ft.
(4) Bombing Airspeed: ens 210 LTH.
(5) Bcro..b Load and
(a) 12 Pathfinder A/c: 1'-47 13s fused inst.Pntaneous nose.
Main Force: Clusters containinf, J4-69 bombs fused to
open 5,OCO ft. above t<\r::;ot. E:J.ch Ale of main force
will cr..rry two 500 Ib Fra:; Clust.:!rs loaded to relccsc
last fused to o,en 1,000 ft. below the
(6) IntervalOOletcr Settine:
(a) ll-47 IBs: 50 ft.
(b) Clusters: 50 ft.
(7) Two special jRllminr' will be disp3tehcd to
orbit point"J403N - l31483CE within a r:,dius of 10 niles.
Altitude 16,000 end 16,500 ft. Additional qunntitias of
will bu crcrricd by R.C.M. aircraft.
(a) Takeoff: 261aJQK.
d. 314th
(1) Pr1mlry visual and rD.dar tnrget: ctruTA URBAN I.REA (90.35)
FCRCE RFAtJlRI)
Normal Effort
IIPI Refereneo: XXI BomCom Litho-Uosaic CUlTA ARBA. 90.35 tmBAN'.
F.0. :9
(2) Route:

z"o J1J:I,:\
J048!1 - lJ027E
3151N - 12956E
3236N - 13010E (IF)
Tarcet (330211 - 13027E)
3306N - lJ044E
- lJl5QE
2900N - lJ90JE
lwo Jima
Jk:;e •
(3) Illtitudes:
(n) E:nrout.c to taret:t: 6,000 - 6,800 ft. and 9,000 -
9,000 ft.
(b) I.tto.ck: 14,000 - 15,400 ft.
(c) Enrouto fran tcreot: IJi.nir.n.un 15,000 ft.
(4) BO::lbing Airspeed: CL",S 195 !,(pH.
(5) Bomb l.o;>.d IU1d rusin::: lli..,,:oo loed within I&\ch ,,/e with 1/2
loo.d 11-47 IBs <:'.nd 1/2 10.-06 lCs. 1:.-47 ffis fused in-
st:J.nt.3ncous and 1£-17 lCs fUBed to open 5,000 ft •.1.00VC the

(6) Interwla:letcr Sottine: 50 ft.
(7) Takeoff: 261730K.
x. (1) llethod of I.tuck: By individUal aircro.ft with tmin force
preceded by 12 p<lthfinder h/c. 1.i..1.Xir.lum coopressibility of
force over will be effected.
(2) First 12 ....ircrcft of wing scheduled to strike tar:d
first will boJ dusi:nctcd nm will b..: flOlrn by
the best r:'.d"-r bombinr, crews.
4. 1.:i83ion
::;.'I'Suy,J.Y, trJl.•n
TOKUYiIlL\ lJRB,'JI
0; ruTA lIRB..I!
No. 293
294
No. 295
5. e. (1) 'Ibc spccid ja... nircrt!.ft for the 3l,JtJt Uint-: will be equipped
to b.trr,:v;c jacr tho.: 190-210 end 72--84 Spot
jammin.: will hi: conductccl. over the froquenq 100-190 and
210-220 mc:::;ac:,'cles <IS desired by the fling ,'lnd .u
by the cap:!city of the In addiUon, strike
n1.rcr.:l.ft will be cquippod with ona ja"%Icr within tho b..vr,::o .
band listed :\bovc: providinC sufficiont oql.l1.pll6nt is l:.vniL."'blo.
(2) m wi.ncs will be equipped to barr.:lSQ j8ID tho ro.1f.on 190-210
"""e:::I.C:YClos. Spot will be conl\1ctod ow.- the frequency
100-190. 21D-?.20 and 72-04 03l7IlCyclca ae deeirad by tho
,od as "yvcrned by thd equipment AYtlUab10.
F .0. 119
() Q,scrvntions of the extent. reliability of tho barraGc
will be made whil.:: over t.ho t.:lrC0t..
(4) will bo kept. in operation e.t all s whon closer
ttan 50 JDilee. to t.he c.'l.inlllnd, and will be t.urned orr at all
other times, l!Xcopt ferr prcf1i{:ht and postnir,ht frequency
checks, which ere to be .made on tho -;round while too
are installed in the airplancls.
b. Coo;.1t.md Post: Hq., Twentieth .'\ir Forcl), CUAll.
BY CQI.!ll.'.ND (E VJ,JOR GEMERilL Lo!.!t,Y:
t. '( KLSSHER
Brigadier GenCl".:U. USA
Chicf of Staff
OFFICIAL:
ry""v.''j-
:-- J. B. UONTGO:.uny
Colonel. G. S. C.
D cis. Oper.:ltions
DIST.ill3trrION:
2 - CG-, 58th Boch Uing
2 - 7Jrd BOl:Ib Wing
2 - 313th Bo!:lb tline
2 - CG, 314th \"ling
2 - 00, 315th Bod:l fling
1 - CG, Vn Comd
1 - CO, 3rd. Photo Rccon Sq
6 - 1.-3 Tactics, 'l\vanti:! th Air Forco
2 - 33rd seu, Tllentiath Air Force
1 - Calnunic<,tions, 'f1ofCntlcth l"i,r Foree
1 - OAS; 'IWenticth Air Forc.:;!
2 - cm, Twentieth .Iir Force
1 - 1.-2' Rcprn"tin13, Air Force
4 - 1.-2, Twcntic.>th Air Force

.\NNE)(
G
msmIBUTloN LIsr
Missions N::I. 293. 294. aM 295
26/27 July 1945
-55-
. X . ~ U
1
2
3
• - 5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
IJ
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23 .24
25
26 - 27
28
29 - "
34
35
36
37
36 - 67
68 - 69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
76
79 • 6<l
DIsmIBU'I'ION
TACTICAL AUSSION REPORT
General; ArIl\Y Air Forces
Cotmlandi08 General; U.S. Stra.teaie Air Forces (Rear)
Cor.rmuJding General, U.S. Arm,y StrateGic Air Forces (Guam)
Chief of U.5. drqy Strntas1c Forces (Guao)
Commanding Genaral; Twentieth Air Force
Col=aMing General; Eighth Air Force' (Okinawa)
Coco3nder in Chief, U.S. forces. Pacific
Chief of Nbval Operations, OP_16_V
Commander in Chief; Pacific Fleet (Adv Hq)
Cc:m::ander in Chief. Pacific Fleet (Rear Hq)
Force. Fleot
Third Fleet
Fifth Fleet
Corn::lander; First Carrier Task Force
Commander, Marianas
Ca:=mdine; Genera),; U.S. Army Forces, '!4Udle Pacific
Cot!nJ.ndin,g General; Allied .\ir Forces. SJP.l.
Commanding General; )'ar East .\ir Forces
Ca:z:cmdil18 General; U.s. Strategic Air Forces in Europe
Mediterranean Allied Air Yorces
CommandiUG General; Fifteenth Air Foree
Call1ul.lxHng General; Seventh Air Foree
Connarding Geueral; VII Bomber Command
Comnanling General. VII Fighter ColIlm9.Di
General; Eleventh Air Foree
Ca:m:mding "General, 30lst Fighter l7ing
Command Hq, Allied Air Forces. S'W"\"
ATTN: Senior Intelligence Officer. 'R.A.A.F.
Co!lma.nder in Chief. U.S. Ar:by Forces. Pacific
(For Section 22. RCld)
Officer in Charae. Joint Intelligence Center
Pacific Ocean areAs
CorlJ'naming General, .I.rmy Ail' Forces
aTTN: AC/ns Intelligence
Calmandi11G General • .lrmy A1r Forces
AC/AS, Intelligence. Collection
Co!:manding General. U.S. St1'atftGie Air Forces (Guam)
ATTN: Intelligence
Cam'naldina General, U.S. Army Strategic 1ir Forces (Guam)
.-\T1'N: Co:mnunications
FOR: Counter Measures Air ..uw.lysia Center
Cor:tna.nding Officet. Twentieth Air Force Lead Crew Sehool
Brigadier Genetal, H.S. lansell, Jr.
Chief of Staff. Air Force
Deputy CIS. Opus. Twentieth Air Force
.\C of S. -1.-2. 'l\:7entieth Air Force
Chemical 11"3rf91'e "Officer. 'r>1entieth Air rorc.
Ordnance Officer. TV/entieth Air Force
Director of Tactics, Air 'orce
Historical Officer. 'IWentieth Air 'orce
B1
52
B3
'"'
B5
B6
B7
BB
B9
90
91
9?
93
94

97
9B
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
lOB
10
9
ilO
ill
112
il3
114
115
116
117 - 130
CoaEundin,s: Genaro.l; 58th Sqrobardmcnt ':"ling
Ccanmding General; 7Jrd Bombnrdment ;7ing
Co!:rnanding General; 31]th Bombardment ',7ing
COI:Jl:noding General; ,314th Ba:lbardcent ',7ing
General, 315th Bombardm;,nt .7ing
Co!:1n':lllding orricer; ]1'd Photo Reconnniasanoe Sq
Officer; 41st Photo Sq
Corr:n!!nding (lUi eel', 55th Rcconnaies3nce 51. long Rar\3e
feather .
Officer, Air Force Stagins
Center (FrovisiomU)
Officer; 3Jrd Statistical Control Unit
Ca::a.'l3ndi:lB Offico!'; 6th flom.b Group (VH)
Officer; 9th Ba:J.b Group (VH)
Cot=.arrlin,g Officer; 16th Bomb Group (VH)
Officer; 19th BOll:b Group (VH)
Ca:i:nnding Ofrtcer; 29th Bomb Group (VH)
Ca:n3ndll'l8 Officer; 39th BOl:lb Croup (VH)
Cocrnanding Officer; 40th Bomb Group (VH)
Ca=!l.ndin] Officer; 330tb Banb Group (VH)
Ca::D::mdtng Officer; 33l.st Ba:lb Group (VH)
Catlnandins Officer; 444th Bomb Group (VH)
CaDanding Officer; 462nd Bomb Group (VII)
Cocilm3ndinz Officer; 46Bth Bomb Group (VH)
Col!l:ns.ndi[)[; Officer; 497th Ba:!J.b Group (VH)
Com::lallding Officer; 49Bth 8a:lb Group (va)
C'.an:z-.anding Officer. 499th Bwb Group (Va)
Col!llllandin,g 500th Bol:lb Group (VH)
Cocmanding Officer; 501st Ila!lb Group (VH)
Corooanding Officer; 50200 Ba:!.b Group (VB)
Commanding Officer j04tb Bomb Group (VH)
ColtDanding Officer; 50Sth Ba:D.b Group (va)
Comoanding Officer; 509th Ccaposite Group
Commanding Officer; 15th FiOIter Group (VIR)
Ca:lmandir-e Officer; 21st Fighter Group (VlR)
Coan:mding 414th Fighter Qroup (VUl:)
Canmarrling Officer. 'S06th Fighter Group (VLR)
Reporting Unit; A-2; 'Illentieth Air Force (File CoW)
Reportins Unit. A-2. 'fuentieth Air Foroe

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