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21st Bomber Command Tactical Mission Report 43, Ocr

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MISSION NO. 43
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FOREIPCflD
T:bJ.. 18 the fourth nport ot ..
incendiary ..ttacka. The broad plan-
ning for this ph&ae appears in the
first of these reports-Uta,ion No.
40 ..ln.t Tokyo•
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Tbi. mission. by all 3
Winge or the XXI BOlllber COllllland. wa&
flown in bonor of Goneral
Doapi tal. I'fubinstoft. D.C. f troa
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TACTICAL liISSIOK REPORt
l"ield Order Ho. 46 1I1..1o!l 10. g
Tart;et I Urban Moa or
lOBS. J;JIJJt
16 March 1945
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SUBJECTI Report of apero.Uona, Ie March liJ45.
TOI Co-.o.n4ina: GeoeJ'u. TwenUeth Air Poro., lI'ublD&toD. ., D.O.
1. mEiITIrlCAtIQI or MlSSlOBI
0.. Pie14 Or4er Ito. 46, Hea4ql&uten U1 Boaber ao-lLll4.
do.tod IS w'a.rcb 194.5. direoted the '73rd, 313tb o.nd 314.th Boa\IlLr_at
to partioipo.te in a.n o.tto.ok on lob., the fourth ot tbe .ert••
ot low-level incendiary .triko••
b. T.uet, Sp,giC1'dl
(1) PrUnty tarn:tl Inolndh,ry Zoae 10. 1 ot tbe ott.,
of lobe, lUI outlined on the pbotoUo.pb in Damage A..' ...ent Report
Xo. 23 (Annex D, Part III) of this report.
(2) No .econdcry or lo.st resort target ...
2. STJUTSGI ;"'iD P4.!Jf or QPEBeTIQ:iS I
a. Selection of D.DBvt Since tbt current •• or IDDaD-
diary, erforts was plnnned f"'or nights and tbe
prediction for the mission time was favorable, 4'cl.lon
1m4 made to o.tto.ck on HI J.!a.rCh.
b. ImDortnnce of Tnr,et. lobe not only is tbe sixtb lo.r-
gelt City in Japo.n with 0. populo.tion of 1.000,000, but o.lso II tbe
enemy's large.t port o.nd 0. key Oity In transporto.tioD. Its lh1p-
yard. represent the country'l lo.rg.st ship_building and marine-engine
oonoentro.tion. Tho junction of the main ral1rond liM trolR Sb1monc-
loki with tho mnin 11ne west to O'oka and Tokyo 1. in lob•• and &
national highway, the only good toad In and out of tha city. runa
through its congested business lection. The.e importo.nt tro.napor-
tat10n facilities integrate lobe c10soly with such key indultrial
faoilities ae stool, equipment, mnchinery, rubber and ord_
t\lU1Oe. The highly ccngllted core of the city (a.n a.yerUle population
of over 100,000 per equa.re mile) was selected for o.ttack. • IUC-
oes.ful a.tto.ck would hnndicap Japan's .lr,a.dy inadeql&ate sbip-bl&ild-
in! "nod repair pro,rna; establi.h a bottleneck in the main eQAt-weet
rail of dostroy .tores in waterfront nod
effeot prodl&ction in important war industrie••
c. Otbgt '9;tors in Selection or TgrCRtl
(1) Buildlnt81 Only about 10 per cont of
o.ro of brJOJc.,. shoet meto.l, stone, or concret,.
tho modern buildings aro surrounded by flimlY re.idoncss
.elvel contain highly inflammnblo indl&strial matorials.
lob,' •
lJ.""ot
or tboa-
A.U.IllI
(2) 'Itef Smly. mth DO hrp rift,. or oual_. Eo'b.
18 dependent tor 1tB water .uppl)' on :5 1clrp ,..••rnir•• Il 1apP1y
which never been Qnd 1. 000.ld8,..4 inadeqUAte tor lar-
flro flr;htinr;.
(3) Pire-P'hbtlnl' ZouhMntl .utboup tire b)'dI'Qllt.
nre distributed Mel fire-fighting equlp..nt 11 1I'.11...d to 'be
tho mo.t modern tho poor water IU?p!y and Innd8\ua\e wa-
tor pressure le.80n. ettoatlvone.. ot WI equipment.
d. Detail. of Pl,npin,-dQp'rat1gpall
(1) I01jrpdQAtlpp. '::loot. fro. the S pnno'llll
miisions wero uled in planning thia Ilttllck. In rllftl8 pl.nn1oe
prior to atQ.l't of this aories of ('.ttack. (See To.ctioa.l 1Ii ••lon. Re-
port Ho. 40). it Will esUmO-ted thllt llppronan.tely 150 &1rcratt wo1l14
be tor thia attack; however. it waa po••lbl. to .obedGl.
34.2 plane. alnGO a::.intoD::l.DCe wort wa.1 clODO tutor 'than 'ftl' berO"
in th1a: Oommand and lonea to the eneay were I ...Uet' thaD. W '"_
antiCipated. Other tacts brousht out by the 3 preYio",••1..1011.1 u4
incorporated in planning this strike follow:
<a) Greater ooncutratioft &D4 _rpDI or fin.
IIlUst be l.Gb1ned by the followins aetb04l •
.1. llax1mUII number or airoraft .",.t be n_
the target in the shortest period of tim..
I.. possible.
1. InterTalometer .pao.ing muat be Hili ted
to 50 feet.
i.
are... with no large fires
Bomba must not be dropped in iaolated
burning nearby.
(b) Approaches to ofr.et aiming points .",st be
meAe by radar.
(c) Air diSCipline must be observed clos.ly.
(d) A distinctive method ot target mandrll; Imlst
b. used.
(.) JHght landfdh made by individual naT1ptot'1
had been equal or superior to those made in daylight.
(t) lwo Jim.. was .. saftey aid and a good
radar check point in addition to furnishing faeiliti•• for homing
radio range station.
(g) Low altitude lll1aaions to Honehu. ......d 100
miles in distance and an average 850 gallons of tuel per aircraft.
(2) Selection of Aiminc Point.: Equal foroe. to
attaOk the • point. selected, all within lnoendiary Zone Ro.
1. One point was in the northwest corner of tM r.ontq the .eoond.
waa 'outh of the main line; the third was northwe.t of the
maio railroad .tatioo; and the fourth waf ncrthea-t of that point.
The predicted ground waS from the west and 3 of the 4 aiaing
.1•
.Ull.lllI
IIRIII
painta: _re 1n the ....ten ••otioD ot Zone 10. 1. III "Ilitloa. tlO
the oonsiderationa li,ted, .eleotiOh alao'" ••• Oft r'aI.a. lIl-
ted in the introductioD for oporatloDal p1annins. (POl" turtblr in-
formation on a1Ulll point. lee RDdar Approaob Chart '0. Jll.4 tollow-
lnt; thh tactical narratln.)
(3) Boljphc PlW I
(Il) De1jtrmlpatlon pr Bomb Lpe41
.1. Bach "'tnt dhpatcMd l5 pathfinder dr-
oroJ't wbleh clU'rhd incendiary bOllb. filled InftantlUlOoll' DO", DOD-
delay to.11, AH.ll76,. the IIlOlt .freotl•• o. ••11o.b1& to prodllce 14.1'p
aile fires all 1l1m111g points for the ma.1n forcllI •
.!. The main force carrIed ... ..,.,. 500-poQD!
lnoandl:u-y cIu.ten contalnln& K-Ii bGabl u were annable, with
AJf.jl-17Al cIu.ten comprllifll; tho load tor the other., E-as &till S-
olusten were fU&lld to open 2000 feet abo.... the while I-
4.6 cIu,tors were to open 2590 feet f\llOft. The•• 0.1'ltwl6,' p ... a.
denlity from individual plllMl than troll. b1per open1D11
llDd at tb& 8al1B time the strill:[email protected]; veloOity obtlL1ned ... ,uttlolent
'to penotrllte the Since the K--69 bombs a....l1eble ..... Hut-
ed iUld there woro no W_47
1
s beeause ot a ot T-19 olll.ter
o.dapt.erl. tho ),1_17 olusters of 4.pound lIIap..iwa bo•• were the onl,.
substitutos. from low altitude. and set to open at 3000
feet, these clusters gave the tollo.ing advantages I
.... The of bomb type troll. tho.e
used on similar mi"ions would force fire fighter. 'to adopt ne.
tics. Immediate with water @j;relltly reduces the number at
fires from the u_6g typo bomb. but water Oalls.S mllgnesium bomb. to
burn faster.
!. Twenty per cent of the bombs cont3.1aecl
exploa1v. huds with var1e.ble delo.y explosion times. This would
make fire ditfioult until after explosions had oooured.
giving other bombs time to st3.rt fire, .

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to c.t'to.ck would be dalUgod by
ity.
The dock :lnd industrio.l are••ubjeot
thlt,se bombs' greater
hi,s would occur .inoe
cluster contain&d 110 individual bombs. compllI'ed to thO 36 iD the
type.
500-pound
n1rcra.ft.
l. Every third nirplnne oarried one T4K'"
fragmentation clustor futed to open 3000 feot bonellth the
These wero to disrupt fire fighting ns muoh possible.
J. Ground ,pacing of SO t.et was used tor
a.ll munition•• tor rouons listed in paJ'llgro.ph (1) IDtrosiy.otiPA
uDder Detail. of Planning-_Operationlll.
(b) Boabinr Metbod! PIllDne41
Beoau.e or lobels peculiar shape (10 mile.
nnd 2 11.11., wide) aimin! point. to be at greater
d1stanoe. apllrt than on previous mi ••ions, The aim1n!; points weN
80 that each win!; hit down wind target. to prevont 'omk.
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Jll!llll.l:
from lntertoril1l with visibility. The initial point wu tM ....
for 0.11 airoraft, 36/19& _ 135/06/301. Al t1tud.. and u.' of attaok
for tho Wing. follow I
I1u 11.1£ ityd,
73r4 6000 to 6500
313th 7000 to 7800
3l4.th 5000 to seeo
W, ct 4U'O"
08 dop'.o, true (2 point. on .de m.)
De d"trOfl' true
(Seo Ra4llr ApproaCh Chart No. £0110w1111 tbl •••otlon tor
additoftBl detail. on axis of attack. aIming point., initial point. oto.'
J. Tho .hapo ot tbI oity aft'erod. an a4TtUltae-
In giving excollent .hore line B8 ott.ot aimins point.
1. BOlDbc.rdler. were in.tructed to IhJce a ra_
dar bombing run over Q, Tlldar o.lming point before Ill.akillf: any '9'1.QG,1

(4) Np.ylntiopnl Plp.np1ncl
.B9.Wi!. R"UR' tor Chole.
Base
to
25/009 ..
to
27/161 .. HO/S38
to
The route 'Wll.8 phmned to avoid two dime. opu.._
tlon. by 7S milo••
Thill enabled UI. of Niab1no-Sbima IL8 a ra4..r
check point.
35/539 .. 13S/03/30E Landfall Wl\S designo.ted on Hi no-Saki Point.
The bay area between HonshU. o.nd Shikoku pro-
vided l\ good rada.r identifioation point and
permitted easy orientation for DAvigator.
to if they ho.d made klndfll.l1 error.
3'/19N 135/06/308 (IF) This initiel point providod a. pOQlnaula
intensified Innd_wnter contrast mn4
permitted contlnoua orientation O,sta
to Bay during tho bomb run.
TARGET
to
3';44K .. 134/558
to
to
Baae
lobe.
A left hand turn oft the tartet O.e.ka
defenses.
Planned west of Awaji.Shiua, this point awol"
ed foreel land defenle are...
Remo.inder of the route direot to ball,
west of lwo Hmo. to pendt na.rtS"wr.
to ule ra.dio ro.nge sta.t1onl and to land ill
avent of omergenoy.
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Jl.li .ll Jl .U
JlJ.BJI
(5) Flllbt Eprlp.,r'. PIBPPlp'l
Ca) Exoept for the ן rUll, 1fh1cb ... to lMt
mnd. o.t 250 mph oalibrated IUr apt.d tor &:natar .att.y, tho tllcht
plc.n to be flown WD.' pllLnned to noun 1IU1IIlla futl aarl air-
OTCO..tt perfortDtLnc,. Tba entire m18810n "'0.' to b4l tlown by ladi'l'1daal
airoreft.
(b) Alrc.llOtt of th& 731'd and 313th Wins' ourled
ea fu.1 10.0.4 of 6800 &:alloDa. tl11111& wins RDd oenter wine
to co,ptctty. Beca.u•• of dl.taoc., alrorcrt or tbI 316th
Wing co.rried o.n ll.dditloftll.l full bomb bny tank, &ivins tha.t 'Inns u.
o.vorage fuel 100.d of 7300 &0.110n••
(0) 50 aa.xl_UIIl or mini_ bo_b load .....poottl'4.
but o.vero.ge loo.d .attmated tor the 73rd and 31Sth Wins' waA
aore than 15.000 pounds wad tor the 316th Wing 10,000 pound'.
(d) Two bundred round. of .-ul1tlob
were carri.d In tall turret. by the 131"d itnd 313th m.ns;" wbil. DOU
«pacificd for the 314th.
(6) Rader PlanpipI'
One initial point, a aharp projoction ot lab!
into Osaka Bay was Uled tor
(b) P'roll!. the initial point 3 approaohes into tbe
tugot w"re used I 6, 6 and 10 ,,"0uee. True. The Ihnrp and 41atinotly
IhAped harbor lhore lino was used ns an offset aiming point instead
ot cny one designated point.
(0) Radar operatorl were provided with radar naY.
igntion and npppoaoh whioh permitted tbem to establisb pro-
per oourse. Tho 7Jrd Wing uled the 11DA1l doOldDt; uoa for tin!!.l
correotion; the 313th Wing let it. oourse along the eastern dock
o.roe.a; Cl.nd the 314.th Wing used a oourse to the right of tho bull;O
at thO mouth of the Suma River, All Wing. used the louthern cout-
line ot Kobe a.a Co timing point.
(For additional inform:a.tlon on planniDf; IMI
Chart und Scope Photos (RS-le) tollowing tho tactical
ntu'rativo,)
(7) Badal COUAtor "eglure,. Routine le:a.roh tor
radar on betwoen 100 me and 3000 .0 by , Radar
Observer. was
(6) Air.SoA Rllcye PlapnlQcl
(a) .fuwJ.1
or this mil,ion and requested
air-Ie. rescue purposel. Tho
The Navy wal furnished with detail.
to furnilh available facilitie, tor
follOWing were made available I
1. Pive submnrine. were Itationed, during
the entire mie,ion, at the following pointsl 33/00N - 134/401,
32/30N .. 135/00E; 3V30N - 135/308; 30/30" - 136/308; 10M "/301 -
137/00E.
1.
until all airoraft
On. plane tender WI.. stationed at 18/001-
had pas.sd on return from the mi,.ion.
-6.
Jl.lllllJ:
.L Two DUllbo alrord't -" .....p ...
follow 1 1 at 2"0011 ... 14ol/40E troa aoooz to thB .Dd or tbe at..1_
MIl 1 at 19/005 ... 143/30£ trOll 2100& WlUI tlw .Dd ot tbe at-doD.
.t. Picket boat. &lid crub boat. _N ....
critical period. or tako-ott anI! Wltll 1'.11 b,.
ttw Con'troI Tower.
(b) thh Comaaa4 .... len.d S Super-D.-bo air_
plane. to orbit tho follow1n!: .ubmarino podtiOM tor 'tbe apeolt1ed
time.. 32/30" ... 1!5/0OE trolD. 161600Z to 16100011 :sl/SCIJ ...
from ;61630Z to 161e.sZ. and 3O/30B ... 1:56/30£ fro. 1151l5tOZ to 11518S01.
(POl' addItIonal deteil. on air-.e.. re.ou* .... exhibit
roUor n,; Part VI In Annex A) •
d. Dot,11. oC P).npfDC-.IDttll1"DA'1
(1) ... firMer 'MOUADI bto.....tion 0"-.1... tl'Oa
pul'Bl IDtelUpDoe 'OIll'O" Il1dlor.tlId tbll t tM lob. ar... had. un
fighter. thlUl any of ths CcaaaD4'. other priority 1:Upt•• 1B tbat
th5re 11'01'0 150 ... airoraft wlthh .. 50411. radiu. Ulll
a. total of' 250 within .. lOO.1Il.11e r&diu.. Tbarto WIn t ... it &D7t
twin-engine e.irplanu in the vicinity. Th..e f1ture. aDll pan ex-
perience indicat.d that our aircraft would .ore attack. dar-
ing thh m.151ioD than OD atll.11ar .trUr:ea r.nd that elM.,.
night fighter. preferred tall of the.e
ation., it waS decided that ammunition would be carried in tbe tail
£Uns of the 731'4 and 31:5th Wings' plane.,
(2) Enemy AntlAircrgtt:
(.) On the ba.i. of flak report. on previou. low
level atto.ck. the much smaller o.ntic.ircratt 4afen.ea at lobe
(61 h8t'.vy gun. and 31 weapons), it Wll8 deeided tbat tbll
cltitude of o.tto.ok would be used (5000 to 1800 reet). Sta,;;-
gering of aircraft in these altitudes 0.1'0 plo.nned.
(b) No barrage ballogn. had been reported in the
0.1'00., Eighteen sero.chlighte, 0. much numbar thnn of other
henvily defendod 0.1'00.', reported. Non0 of the .enrchlight.
of the I.pread beam' type. 1"01' the.e rea.on', bo.rro.p bo.lloon a.nd.
eeo.tohlight considerations did not nffeot the planning of the mi ••ion.
(0) The best ro.dar approach to lobe wn. 0.1'0 the
boat from the point of of flak rllk, The turn lett nt tnrget
Pc.st Akc..h1 and then south over the .en o.nd AWAji l.lnDd
the within the defended nrea' for the .hortest po•• ibia ••
Thl turn south wo.. m6.dl beforo the HilllOji deten.e. wore Incountered.
:5. §I§CVTION OF IH5 m: 55 I01i 1
a.. Tp,ke_otr I Pathfindlr aircr:t.ft of t1ll 3Uth Win, _re
.obaduled to tnke_otf At 160940Z those ot the 1:5rd end 3ISth
:Ungs _re to toJeo-off at I61010Z. Tnke_otf of thl total force WIl'
Q.II followa:
.6-
.i.iQ U
JJ.liJ!Jl
!lIlI
O1[outt Alrltg[Qf '1£1$ Ty,·ott
kit tek!-ott
73... 151· 151011Z 1611HI
313th 128 16100vZ
lUl:s!Z
3U,th
..-U..
10OPi5PZ
1'11171
TOTAL 31st •
10OO"Z
101156Z
b. Route Oytl Tho Rourn tlown _0.' rnenlly 0.' brief'eA,
'Wtth being mo.t o1'1'eetiYe nid on the minIon .lnoe turbu1eDOe
n.nd cawl ROYer o.t 1000 feet halIpered. oelestlo.1 no.T1.&l.\tlon. h4t101'
wo.ll lI_d for lnndfo.ll o.n4 bomb nn. A:wn.Ji Shima. and tho In1tbl
point ""re close4 up on sonrBl r:ut11Z" 'Oop" o.nd mnny nanptor. llIId
r6d.o.r Opero.tou contused tbe louthern point or the lalM4 w1tb the
lobe 6:1lldng point. Doapih t\lTbuleno81 nod l1gbt .bower•• weather
on the ,-route out "(1.1 &,ne[D.11y good.
o. Our 1;lw IVgtt I
(1) Primary Tarat. "itb 5/10 oWllllba oloud" h ••
3000 hot Md top 6000 feet, 250 of the 306 !l.ircrntt over tbe prl-
lDuy to..rget bombed by ro.d.o.r. BOlllblng 1h\S l!.t o.ltitudes trOlD 6660
to 9000 feet o.nd from 11:58Z to 19461. with 2328.1 tons 01' boab. be-
ing dropped. (See Consolido.ted 5to.ti.tioo.l Annax E, tor

(2) LOft Rnort Target I One nircrntt of the 1:5r4 W1b&
dropped i;1 'toM of on fDrlngu at 19008 fron an .Ultu.. 01' '1900
teet,
(3) Tg.rU't. of Opportunityl Ol\e nir_ntt or the 13r4
Wing dropped 9.1 tons 1 01' the 313th dropped I,S
tons of bombs. both being on unkncnm targeta 1'1"0111 unkno-.n 0.1ti tilde.
nnd o.t unknown times.
(4) Tlrenty.one nil'cr31't wore DOn-effectiY8. (SU AD-
nex E, Conso1ido.ted Sto.ti.tiOo.l Summnry)
d. RolJ,to BAA!" Attn bombing, 0. majority of o.ircratt new
back o.S briefed, Two flew directly trom to.rget to baae, goin& we.t
to lwo Jimo., while 15 lo.nded o.t tho.t 1ab.nd, 14 c.Dd one
tor minor mn.intenc.nc&. tor the return trip wa' aim11M' to
that en route to tQrget.
e, Lg,Mlnc. Aircraft of thtI lIlo,in force landed o.t ba....
under SOod ""o:tbJr condi'Hons 80S followa.
,
licIt Lan41pl
73rd 162340Z
313th 170001%
314th 170031Z
TOTAL 1623602
Landings exclude airaro.tt 'that
k" leMipg
1102581
170250Z
110jHU
IT026G2
lo.nd.ed ..t Iwo Jima aM returM4 Illtlr.
t. LelfRII Tbru B-.I9'. were lost due to unkDQWft redOM,
(The tonn'ge of a are inoluded under 'Targets ot Opportunity· that
of, the third under 'PrillUl.ry Target.·)
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(1) Nmp1jlpp1(s.1 Atmez A. Part It tor "i;aU'>.
Cele.tlo.1 wort .... twaperld by 0101014 coftr IUld aad,.torl bad to 4.-
peDd 00. Loran u an 0.14 to their dell4
(2) 'Wb1p,u(S.. A:'IfteJ: .1. 'art II, tor 48taJ.18)
Prolll tbit Ittmdpolnt the ai..ioD .....Ilo....tlll. ....
lonl fc.11llre. wefa reporwd.. with aOllt bocIb. bdns d.ropped in thlo
brletad Ill'S....
PUC" Epdpetr1n4":<-1 J.nnex At Pu-t III. tor
411;0.11.) I The t1me. roqulred for c11mb to bclllb11l1 n1 tltua. varied
blcause aifteront type. of procedure. wor' u.ad. Pllol
lfUI alightly IIlOre than predicted due to 111£ht head w1.DdI O"'GOUDe
tored. The 13rd "'1ng oarrhe! the ,renteat Il.nJ'ast boa'b 10114
hr.1 bien co.rr1ed to date -- 14,637 pound.,
(4) .BIWI,t1(See Annex A, Put IV. for dltu.118)· Appro••
ll11Lt-ly 82 plr oant r!l.do.r b"mb reloa,ns ..,.. IlC,dl. WOl'IIQ,l a ••
mndl of seRene rado.r altimeter Clnd IP'P' .qulpont. 1Illa1_
ro.ngB of Loran fixes W!1.S between 1'00 l1nd 1&00 ncuatioa]. aU•••
(5) Ounp.ryl(See Annex Pmrt V, ror detail.). Mor.
enemy fishten o.ttll.ck6d than on pravioua ni&bt lDi ..ioM. Equip.-at
aatiafactorily.
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unknown CU1l8ea.
be iost!tllt.ed.
Air_Sea atley, I Tbree 11_.' ..." a1..in« dllO to
Since no poaition8 woro &1".0, DO .':l!'Cbo8 001114
l;. Vt;rtJwr :(See lnnex B
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for dotCl1la): Wea.tbor oond.itloll8
for the minion wore t.aera.lly as predicted. "ind. on the roban
_1"8 from the south Ill.atOll.d of from tho 0.. predlcte4. '0.-
tbtr 00041tioD8 c.t b:l808 lI'6l'O tood for U14 lClndlJll>.
h. C9Jt.I9upt anUpp. I
(1) Bpdnr eoyntor kqQsyres :(S.e Annex 0t Part I. tor
detnile) Ho orfen.l". countor mensure. were employed. SI!ftal' lb-
toroopbd in the tar-cot Clore:!. fc.11ed to IndiontG extenalve .*"".ot ....1.,.
Ing ectivlties. Suspeoted AI signa18 were Interc.pted. but could
not dafinltaly n8ltOOintod with fitht.r attaok••
(2) Commypic1tloD' I(Seo Ann'K 0, ?nrt lIt tor
J.. totnl of 39 bea.r1ntlt wo.e requested and all were
di.eipllna Wa. good,
1. Inbl1iC!2no, SIlTMan_
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(I) Epemy ?ighWr RUoUo; :(Ste Annex D, PIl.l"\ I. tor
de1oa.1l8)· Altbouth 2S0.JapnMu figbterl wore si£ht'd, Oilly " ot
them :.tbeked with 104 attacks in total. and lI'laDlty ot op-
poetion the oontinued Inll.bl1ity to lateroep' oar
toroes with other thD.n ne&l1&1bl' oppoait1on. Howe.,..r, proportion
of aircraft lt1&hted to thou Ilttn.ckill& .c.s the M&but r-t
ed on n1ght milt.lona,
(.)
Annex D. Pn.rt II.
lno.coUla.t.. Some
EMU Antiaysr;tt. sM Ail_to..u.r b!llliM (S..
fOl doto.Us Enemy nfltlll1rcrn.ft WftIt moo.pr aDd
oir-1:o-n.1r bomblo& and rookat. wero ell.arnd.
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PlU't III. tor detan.:, Two poat..mllloD reoonnnlu.llOo tUebt. _N
mc.do and. fro. pbotoUClpba Md .ubllqQllnt latorpretl\tlon tbt tollow-
~ ,...uJ.t, "" indicated. I,
ell> or lobe'. 16-1qll&l'8 alh area, 3,0 aU..
(21.4 pOl" oont) ",.0 dOltroyod.
(b) Porty-.lx pOl" cent of Inoondiary ZOD' 10, 1
w:.. destroyed.
(e) Tupt 169 (lUhubbh1 !ea...,. 1D4utry) wu
8 per cont 40.troyod, Tusot 171 (bwua.lcl Beo.vy Induartry) ,.. 13
pOl" cont dea'troyo41 and tbe Ara.to. Shlpya.rd WI:L. 81 pOl' cont doRroyed.
(el) Tllrrt 3. (lobo Be.rbor Dhtdot 10, .) ....
deltroyed.
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1. Tbe nan&atlonal problelllll enCoWlowr.' 011 thi. ai••IOll _re
nearly identical to tho.., encounter.' on the o.aIta 1I1..1oft or 13
Maroh. Colost1..1 work ... hampore. by cloud C09Wr abo.. t11&bt ala
t1tudo, and naTt,..toJ"l wero roqllired to dopond upon Loran .. UI. at4
to their d...d reckonln&. Loran ranr wu etrect!y. to tbo 00..1; of
BofUlhu, with tho &.,.rar landfall error 10 .11ea ....t ot the bri""
point.
2.
axis ot
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tlythe
Orn's failed to "0 .. ufflclent ortort to tollow the brior..
attack. Cuos of landfall error ....1'. not U ••t o_up to
diroct routes to tho [email protected];8t with no beins lI&do W
briefe. uh ot .ttack or to p.... oyor tho Inl U ..l point.
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3. Awaji.Sh1ma bland and the point ..t tho J1' ..rill clo... up
on eaveI'd rll.dar ICOp.'. a.nd a large l\u.mber of naYlgatora alllll ruar
opera.tora contulad the southern point ot tho illand W1th tho lobe
aiming point. Winds _re briefed at :520 .op-eea .t 25 1I::00to aQ4
oomput8d Ilt 340 d.!roo. Ilt .as knots.
4. On two aircraft flew direotly fro. t&r!et to b....
flying welt of Iwo Jima. Aircraft in difficulty tlew directly 098t
Iwo Jimlll other. flew as briefed•
•••••
PART II • BmlBIliG
1. A 3/10 to 5/10 underca.st "'1l1 reported on thll lIlinioD, wi'th
tho obscured because of smoke. A deal of turbu_
lence was also encountered. The najarity of tho releases were by
with & number of aircroft reportin! deflection correction.
beiD! made Tisually Just prior to bomb relell.e.
2. All 'ling. reported litth difficulty in IP and
when these points wore not s!llOke cOYered,
3. Tho 314th Win! had ${lrr.e difficulty, due to .earcbligbt.
blinding bOlllba.rdiors, Searchlights. how.nor. were used only during
po.rt of the minion.
4, Flak was reported by 011 Wings but it did not dlstrllct tho
on tho bomb run.
5, Few mechllnioal failures were reported. with the majority
of thQ bomb. being dropped tn the designated to.rget area'.
6. SeYeral lllrge firlls and numerous .moll tir•• wer. vi.ible
on .-trike photographs.
7. Both the :513th 314th Wina:" b_b. were .hort and .e.
bombs were w.st ot the axil of attack, TbD 731'd WiD!'. alliin,; point
wna oompl.tely d••troyed.
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PART 111 .. rw0R!' ENGIBmI"A
1, Jarr,t1" of Hi••19Q II fIOWA'
_, Lo' altitude ctui". Tho initial Clrui,1I .... tlcnm u
individual aircraft by all with a1titu4e. and ep.-t. tlawD
being lL8 planned. No attelllpt ..... mad' to ,uo.blo _10.nt. or poo.,.
during the entire mission.
b. Climb to Bogbia, Aliitud.. The t1m' [.tuired tor 011"
to tombing altitwh varied greatly .1noe IWW type. or o111lb.proo.-
durll 1I'lt,1l used.
9. Cruhe jo tweet, Very low po,,","' were required to
obtain maxillll1ln rlUl.ge airspeed 1n the orull1e prior to .tarUnt: tile
bombing run, the Oopproxlaate avera!;' pown aetting heiDI only aooo
rplll llnd 30.6. inohes lIIanifold pr&a.url!l. The ..er&&8 pOWG[ '9t1:1Dfi
required to obto.ln 230 mph oalibrated air .peed on the boablD& run
was apprOXimately 2350 rpm and 11. inohe. manifold pr••eure. ID.
tell' instance", powet". were u.od tor, GOlldARt..ble l'QCth or
time to elude enemy fighter planes.
d. BRturo to ba.el 10 nearly kll c..e. the returDs to
baae wore mede at 7000 to 10.000 feet until apprOxi...tely OM hour
from. the bue; where lotdowns at approximately 100 teet per 1I10ute
were made. Fuel Consumptions were qprox1mately 200 gallons more
than prodichd due to 811ght bead winds encountered.
2. Cgmments on Re.ult, of
a. The 73rd curried tho greatest average bomb load
that haS been carried to Japan to date _ 16.637 pounds. All
ortU't in the 7:5rd "ang cHried a bomb load speCified by the Yin«.
In the 313th Wing. loads limited bv the type of incendiary
homDS available. The 314th Wing specified 22 Y_46'. or 24 S-46
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for bomb loads avornging 10.202 pound,.
b. Average fuel oonsumptions to target for all Wing. were
aa predicted.
C. fuel reserves lor all Wings were slightly 1.,.
than predicted beCause of head winds.
d.
Statistical
For fuel
Summary.
consumption woight data. lee Consolidated
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Chart IAI. Cross hatohed areas represent allownnoes ror reduced po_
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1. Beder Eploywppt I
11.. AII!.APQ..13 (Blind a_bins" Radll.r ..' uud tor terse"
ana bombing. It hod beon nnttolpnted tho epeOltl0
orraet ILl.lnt point mi&bt uot be Ti.tbl., beoulAe tho 01ty'. ,outh_
orn eoo.st waG uled tor cmd COUtUI oarrec.son8 wre wiUl
re!'erence to COQlto.l telLturel. Report. Ind1cQted 1<88 or re
ll.ble to dlltingullh lIplto1!lc a.1111ll! pointe .hile othere ••t1llAte4
tboir pOlition, Approxlmll.tely 82 per oont oa.pleto radar ro_
leo.l15 of bomba.
b. SCR.718 (Ra.dor ,Uti_tor" E.plo}'MDt .... DONal.
O. SCB:ORS (IFP), &lplO)'llont 1JD8 noraal.
d. APM., (LorAn) I Tra.D51111..1on throughout lIli..loD to &14
in from
2, Eaui.,nt Pe[f0tMan:
0.. JJI/APQ-131 or 306 AlO bOlDblhl;: the target. 250
by rlldar o.nd 56 IIlO.de rnda.r o.pprollchu and bombed. neuaUy. Open-
tion of APQ-13 ovor the ttLrget WOol 9' per cent, l.verillo aut_
landto.ll .n8 botwaon 6S flOod 70 lIIi1&8. Extendilll of radtll'-
d0/ll88 did not increase the of the equiplll8nt.
b. AN!APN•• , Lorfln fixell and line of position were taken
o.t m:uc:iml1lll rOonges of bet_en 700 flOod 1500 nnuticnl milel.
3. Mhcellrweoq.1 One rl;lf1ar operated 1fi th interference on
its scope. By it directive thia interfenerce ae...
ed to 8lIlllnate trom an, enemy night tighter. Approx1lutely halt ot
the acope wall covarod 1fith interference, dense alor.g radii at the
oenter, less danse at the sldes; the center of the mall ot inter_
ference folle.ed cnemy night fighters 1fhich .ere oblorved vilually•
•••••
PART V - OUNNERY
1. Thil miSllon ltaS the first night mission in 1fhioh strong
enemy forces were encountered. As fI. result. it wall felt that .ere
aJlIIIunit10n should be carr1sd on futlU'e lI.1aaiotlll. Therefore. the
lo1ftlr ".ft. upper tlft. and tdl mountl 1f11l hene.toree oarry ..-
munition instend of just thG tail mount,
2. C.P.C equipment for all 3 Wing' wu. Q8.7 per oont opera-
tiv. and 50.-eo.1. _re Sl7 per cent opero.th·e•
•••••
PART VI AIB.SEA B§SOOE
There _re no kDOwn ditching_ on thll ..halon. nu-•• airorat't
are mla.ing duo to unknown reuonl. Sino. no pOlitiou _r_ pre..
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llbove 10,000 ft. Ceiling dbWn to 500 ft. in rain.
2BON to Constl 9/10 bale 1500 tt, top 8_
10,000 ft. e/l0 middls clouds. 11,000 ft, tqp 18,000
ttl in deoroilling to OOlllt,
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lobe I 2/10 ItrlltooUDIulua. bale 2000 ttl top .000 tt, 10/10
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base 2000 ft, top 5000 ft,
visibility 15 ••
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base 1500 ft, tops 6-6000 ftl SilO
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10,000 ft, top 14,000. Visibility
10 miles, lo...ering to I mile in mo-
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2000 ft, top 5-6000 ft, visibility
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base 3000 ft, tops 6000 ft. Visi-
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hl't II .. R.Alo
Million 110 i"
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a. Four ItCM SNZ6b aircraft partlolp.... 1n dd
thh lI.1aa1on" Soarcb •• tor 01*11 truaJ...IOM ID the
tl'equancy buda of 10 act 25..100.c. aDd _. WhU. OYW tilt
tal't;ot, tbe ,oucb (loDOentl'lLwd OD 10111111 rll4ar Ilpal.... Ia1&b
Pm' and abort pul.. cbaractorlatloa.
b. A total ot 54 dr;nala _. 10Wd, bqt after aNLlph
rep.titioD and ambiguity. \hi. numheT ... 1'••01••• iDto 15 41ttereat
11gn.h. Analyaia inoll14e4 C01DOidolllOe of tbe .1pala with • ...,. 110_
tien, their pONlble truaml.. lon trOll pU'tlCIllIll' a• .,. 0.1&1,.."'\8,
lUld previoua interc8ilta.
followI
(1) 19512000131 Tbi. sipl ... 1Dterc.p". GODt 10
rUle. fro. lobe O'tel" O",lc.. Wan and J.a beUo",d to be the .....tr: 21 .1 I.
Firo Control typo radllr eqUipment. It _a coln.c1deat with latliDlo to
.IIleo.ger but Iftaocurate flu through :VIO to 9/10 0101141. Tbe t •• HUGh-
light. o.t the tug_' lIJ811 were ineffective 8::1:00pt in .. few cu•• ill
which aircraft wera coned by 5lIverll1 utU'chl1&hta and. "'llN&1 a:LpUDfj
of A A. lJOJ us8ti. Thh af!lULl wal tl'a.ck::lD&.,
(.2) 79/2000.2500/5.7, Th,h Karle fA Model 3 a1pla.l ••
very strong- in the to.T!&t D."a. ond Cll.J1 b& coepc.red .1th the ioc1d&DOe
flf flak atated above in po.rOl;r1l.ph (1). Thh a1!ne.l •• tn,eking.
(S) 150/1200/•• -1 Thll I1&QtI1. interoepted SO a1lu ott
S¥ono-MiuJc1. ft. lobe 1FW1tClh1ng lUld tra.cldngt A fnt .inuto. la.ter 4.
or 6 twin-en&1ne F/.A. _re follo.lng the Q,ircraJ't. 110 otto.ole. _re
mo.d&.
(4) 1300/ •• _/21 A 11milor li!no1 wo.. picked up in the
Oaako area. on 0. previoul mi••ioft. No definite coordinotion with fight_
er. wa.1 mo.de on either mllalon to oasocio.te the with AI. 'lgbt.
on If(Ire known st111 to be trailing the o.lrcro.t't a.ftar o...,lYo o.ot.10D
through clouds _0.' employed. No a1gno.l. however .... in'teroepted at
thll time.
ChAracteriatlq.
100/750/7.10
94/eOO/20
97/eOO/20
11O/eOO/20
Ip1;trClPt Leg.$1op
32/555 • ISS/SOS
.27.
.."U'
StI'On& l1pol,
lobo ...itebi",
o.nd tra.GlclJl&,
I.H. .Illi 1
ilJilJl
Tbe torepins thr.e '1&QIl.h (on tile p"eoe41q '''Ie) .... laterO.,1lI.
a.t • 134/401. and are beUne4 to be lla.rk n '1xe4 JJ.r Sevob
b....d oeu Muroto Zald.
Po..lbl. llart St.!I
TrMkiq:
Tra.ck1ac
1"",,350/7.'
104/600/15
78/400/40
10'1/750/7-10
123/700F/IO
1&6/450/5
310/600/10
li.blDG Sb!a&
as/lOR • 141/00B
31/101 - 138/30&
w••t of 8lI1tb b.
100 a1 Ire. a.1th Lo"- ht'tOhlDC
Io.
100 111 S'I' s.ttb h.
J1118b1DD ShiM 1
"
The toreSOlllg ' ..en alpuu. wore Int.roopted OIl route to lCLPU, o.B4
Ind1ca.to adequate J.pueae early wa:rrdna; equJpunt r ... lIlUJ,DO Sbl_
te Sllitb Ialud with .. rup 100 •.n•••
3. "MInh pM CgM1Il'1pM I
a. lJo D,IP'1n& of IUl7 81gno.l _. poulble 4118 to the laok or
.utto.b1& equipa.ent. on. lOClltlona li.ted.. ue '118peclWd loo..Uou.
b. The dgno.la t.nterce,*" 1D t. tC&l'ge1: .rea. tall.. to 10-
diCtlte any extendve 1,1.. ot cun-la,yina; acti,.lt1e.. 1a4a.r ..archllgbt
coatrol 1fU noticeably lack1nt; except in .. In hol.ted c..... in whioh
tho aircraft n. coned erfectively by l1P1h. Visual alpt11'l£ 18 pre.
'WIled for A A. Heavy A A was reported only by 1l1wdnated &1rcra1't.
Three typea or flu were oncountered through 0/10 to 10/10 oloudl.
c. The .uapected AI are sUll boll1& interc.pted, bo.t
as yet ClUlDOt be de1'lnatoly II.llI0e1atcd with ooordinated fighter atto.cka.
Furt!»r seuch 1_ bG1rt& III4.1ntainocJ for IIOU evidence of the_e eipa.l' •
•••••
WT II • JW)IO
1. Strike Bppor1jl1 101roratt radio operator. tn.D.-ttu4 2Il5 .trike
reperta, 0.11 b.lp! reoeived by tho Groo.nd St&tloMi. Three reportll wore
tro.nalllittod on 1106010 'but were not received. ThUe "port. weI'. then
retrl3.nllll.1ttcd on 15055 10 and 'Were recelnd by the OroaDd. StatIon.
2. POI trADMilliOAII Qrolmd Sto,tlO1l11 tl'a.naaltted tJCCFAC ....tbar'
and time tIck. ai.lllultaDooualy on all atrlke frequono1e1 on the ball
hour aDd bour rupoetiftly. Guam _ ..tb&r wu beld in re...T. by So.1paa
a.nd Tln1cm in co.ae of a dlYe.raloD of to other than tMI1" hoM
bo.sol.
:!I. 'reguenel" I Air-ace. ruoue froquenOi .. were dDT1""
the ont.ira lI.1salon. The tollo'Win,; Intor-.t.iol1 WILS 1ntoroepted I An
tt.1rcrtLfi; ot the :!I13tb. 1ntor_d II. ltaUon SuarUn,; «75 lei Ula.t
he wa.a low on fu.d nnd. al,ht not. t1Ake hue. Le.\w interoeption 111I11-
entad tha.t th1a plo.ne we.1 in e1P1t or the fhld and lIOuld bl nble to
la.nd so.tely. Thll a.lroro.tt bnded at Sa.lpa.n. The Ilbon Into!'llCLtioll. wu
relo.yed to the aIrcrAft' _ bllll.dqu(ll'teu upon reee1pt by the Ground Sta-
tion. Ro.dl0 operntorl reported t.ba.t trequeftO)' 11000 Ica WD.' not rea
ceIYod noar the tnrset. So.over. 6055 101 IU1d SUS 1011 (the other
-Ill-
!1£Jlll
JJRIJI
qllonolN \ll" by the 73J'd .lAS> 1I8re noel"" with lID ..o11_t -1&-
nu.. J.or1o.1 opwlltora atated tlIat juaiac .. noel'" OD all .t;r1ke
frequencie. a.t oa. t1_ CIt an other durlDC the al..loll. 11..,.......10
interferenOe .D.I aUr;ht to lUd.erat. on aU hequeaol". 'ollowllll 1.
0. peroontll.&. breDk401nl t4 tnttlo I 62 perogt OD , _po,oh tr..-oa-
Oy; 31 percent on _'''GJOle tuqWlDCl'1 CUI4 11 pero_' OIL 11 ....
eyele freqllency.
.... '"bottOM! .Md'i TbiJ"ty*'ll1DCl 1P/TIt "_1'1"...re ",__t-
ed aM a.ll obtll1l'llll1. ilt;bt uqlle.t, .no lWle tor VfII/J'I Marl....
all were obtdned. Ono"/16 bear11l& w.. aot reqa.••tM tNt __ .u.
oraft vaDU1tWd an _rseD07 (XXX) The Oroa.. 8.tl_ ...
aedb.hlJ abot a OD til. uJ'Oratt t It too tile
Jl4ncea ud. "'1'& laUlh.1I uUDlllnl,. wlth pOll rMll1.... ..
GrOllP o.tu.pted 1Il,1J'-to-fdr boIllDfj with ..."atao..., ,...-1....
Yo,t Groupe reported too uob interferenoe tor dr-w-ail' boUlII par.
po.... Altbolllh the 0••• 1. 81'0"ouU. StatlOll", latel'a1ttlaat17
jflllD8d, 2: or... boalaa OD tMa .tetioD aU tal ... t,.. ...
eout or Jllpo.ll.
5. IIet D1'e1pl1pp AM Stgprityl ..... 4hOlpll_ ...... .&1,.
orntt opera.tors wero CIlJ'ry1ng a CSP 11'70 004. boob .1•• ClDII ..at
out or effect tho .iuioD. S.....D n4to operator. ue4 _ oaa-
promised sode after it becue otreeth.. Step. are tllkn tID
rectily tbh sitwl.t1oD.
6. Entmy Iun.JI1I11W1 Tho 101lcw1ng 1acideat. or Je-lac ....
Interfer6Mo wero notioed cl.urir\f; th1a milllion.
(I) Intentiono.l C'f jlUlJl1D3 _s partioularl,. eN'eotl..
over tnrget.
(2) Steo.dy tone was effeeti.e at 11OOZ. 13801 aDd tor S
hours after target Ilrh.
(I) Jap lIUde at lSlOZ, lIlao at ISS", like Jq
(2) Short period of bo.gpipo jllllll1ng at 17eZI i_teo_
tlVG.
o. 11089 b'l
(1) C1r a.t 2000ZI w140 'bcu\d epreo.d aadoe 1t .tt-o_
tivel .oae o.t 1130Z.
(2) UnidentU1ed cr; o.t 1545Z I _. po.rtlo.lly etlectt•••
d. Fnlllleno1&l 3410. U90, 11510, 'I4S::;, Uleao eM llleo leU
reported DO oa;tatand1na ina.ident. of JIlI:Z1n&. altboup 1n..r_
fe1'.l'lOo .... on all f70;1I00010 ••
• 20.
I.HIII

.11£&11
'T. Diltt!!'1 OrOWl' Stattoa. hO••'" a .1Ift .
Beulnp W,," obtained on all U1"Cratt. POW' plu.. 1 at 1110
Jim.., while the filth ,t;ated. It alpt ditcb 100 lin., tr_ .
DIP' statton .... 1.JIIMdhtely lloUfte' and obtatDeCl \'&1'1 lODl
... ditohtll£ wu i_tnent. P0I1\1oo, 'bearlq. a..Dd altttu4e .,. ob.
tained frOlll the radio op'ratol' aDd thl. .. torarde4 to
.lDCC (Air Defente Control CeD'ter) wtdob pldtM It ., ...
the ndar 'cope. Thl. &1rentt 414 DOt ditcb u4 .....bt. to 1uil
lately.
8. iguiplllnt lIeJCungUOAlI AIlIART.lS: 1 4yQaMtor O&QI" Ratio
in 00-384. 1 dyn.-otel' 1ncperatl.... BC.:5t6 a ..l"1'1 loll_Ubi'..
tiOD; 1 witb DO 814etoDlt. JJllAU-7 Wlo C""'t 1 IDl1iDa1:or IIlIIItlarII
1 Inoper.ttn oc.pl.t.ly. 1 lDOpel'atln on -e...... '.ltl....
OOllllllandl 2 boperati... _ RC-361 1 -rI1l1.!' IUd 1 aioJ'op__ nita
inopen.t1n. An'tennae' I 31 JlL.4I ".t- laop....tlwl , 11.-61 n.b
.t10klD&1 6 o.-p.... "a" antellb&" broaD"
••••••

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Part I - IfttllQ' Air OppodtiClll
Part II _ Enemy Abtia1rcratt aDd .-btc
Pa.rt tIl • Bombing Resul ta and A8•••_llt
Exhibit _ Photo
Exhibit .. Pbote
Million Ie Q
..,.
11£lJl
lIJJaJ 1
'AU J • pAIr j,IB lITOSItICli
tl. Enela)' air oppoaitloft waD weak Oft tbl. ai.11011o 'hfo 1Im-
elrod e1Shty Jop richter. were 11«btodl V6.ad. 10& attaotl. PreT1OW1
oxperhneo llt the tor;othlll' wi tb ht.IUS.DOI On tlpwr urcratt
bo..eed in the area. lea.d to the belie! thAt the ""P0rwd IWaber ot lip'-
18 Ixc.d!n. 10 B-29 ft. kDo_ 10lt due to dror.tt _tton.
Two B-2;'. <'6% of our torce) ..re d..aase4 due to In.,. ..ironl't IID4
throe 8-29'. (1% of our toroe) were ddaled by IIftemy alrontt lLftd u't!-
eureratt tire. Cla.ima o.re 1 unidentified 81D«1e.eDC1be a.1rontt , ••-
troyed llDd 1 unldentif1ed tipter dlllla&0d.
b.
ta.l1.u
The Mjorlty (62 or tbII 10& o.ttaoIr:.) ot ..tt&CD
wa. tbe CUI 011 tbe 3 Dir;ht u ••t __•
......
e. Enom:y ti&htore WId ttl_ Slow of' tir•• to .UboQotto tilt
8..29
1
1
0
One t1ghter puuod hie o.ttnok with tbe ald ot ludlq Usbte.
Two 8_29'. were followed 830-300 111180 out to ... by tbe _.,..
d. &t.omy reflation on thh alU10f1 lDdlca'to. tt. COD..
tiDWtd in.llb1l1ty or tbD onellY to intercept with other tbaD a.,Ur;lble
opposition. It il to be oblerved. howevor. that the DWaber ot en..,
CLircraft lighted a.nd. ntto.cklng on thh minion 18 the hiY1ut yet ex-
periencod. on night misslonl.
2. Type o( Enomy Airsrntt 4ttn9klnll
... It is est1lllated thn't 96 tighten mnde 104 attaclUI. S.....DV..
three at the 104 attacks wero llla.de by airerntt un1dent1tied Q.I to no.- J
38 o.'tU\okl by wholly unident1fied nircro.f'tl 24 by l1ft&le.engllU1 j and 11
by tW'ln--ongllU1 Il1rero.f't.
b. tha b[Cnk4gyn I
Epo. ';"lrcnf't
UnldentU'ied
S/E WI
trYing
rill: UII
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'l'OjO
Zoke S2
Nick
OICtl.!'
10. or 4ttopks
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S. Epppry Alrs;ra.ft Uchtt4 But;, ht j,$tAck2,MI OM bun4r.d elpt,l-
tour enemy fl1rornlt ttll\t did not attaok wen lighted all tollo... 86
unldent1fhd. 60 81rlglo.engine unidentified, 16 \Ul1cl.entU'ied.
6 iokea, 6 •• 6 Olearl, .2 fojos. 1 lick, and 1 Dinah III.

11£1.11
&., Dingy" NIl 14u1 gt 4ttie9
k
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plU"tld to 39.
qectlnly.
A total or 104 atu.a.kl .. ...s. by • ....,. tlpten ...
4.7. IJIl1 40 a&4. CD the tbr.. pren01&8 Dlpt at..te•• re-
b. TaU attacks were aoet ...rClQa, 6' ot tile 1040 lltta.oka
lIde trca the J"flllr q,ll&J'teJ'. On tbh ahdon the sreawr -.bel' or
then llttO.ck., 31. were lUcie hlP tQl1. 2t bay1q ben _de at
level.
c. or 'the reaalndor or o.ttc.cka, r1&bt qu.arter ll.t;to.cka were aUpt.
ly to.vored onr DO•• and lti't. having IlIata.tned 18.10, and 14 r ..p.otl.....
Iy.
d. DlItr Iblltion ot Atto.ck. on direotion o.ad lenl belat. appOal" OIl
the tollowing ohut.
lOt
Totll1 Numb"r
or il.tto.clca
Direction llDd. Level of Approach
or Enemy M.rerd't
7
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Tail
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.
5
IS
._.... _
Nose
10
7
5

4

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PRCIl ABOVE
PROW LEVE:L 43
·!.H1LU
Jlll .. JI
5. Mquuey or !PIg ",'tetll M tar .. 18 1cDnD, DO 8 ...29 ...
diNtroyo4 by enellY 'iYe 1./0 (l.d') _r. 4a11apd by Jap
flVlt.U u compared to O:C••7%, ac, 0%, OS. 16,SS•••'1%. u.es. 13.11.
and. 53.V%. relp.ctiv.ly, of 8... 29', damat;'d am/or d.utroy.d. by 'MIIIJ'
airoraft 00 tho 10 pr.vlou. al••1oa..
6. bPu at
and 2O-mm.
munition.
Pro19cUl" lAacbin.""f;Ilft tiro .... ob"''','ed .. W....
StlII8 'DlII1)' fishten lien reported IIdnc tnceI' GIl'"'
7, hemy TBct1&"
a.. Some tendency .... oba.rm tOftJ"d alate!'
attaok. thClll axper1enced on previous night IIisaiold.
_TO ob...".d to b. ao.k1ng lIlor. IoW...1", atuok••
approaobea OIl.
Irvine- and
b. In ODe in.t&aae. aD en.,- uJ'oratt attacked U. ..14
of hie llUld1nr; Usb-t.
o
AltboUoEb landlDf; 11r;1rU piok.d up U. B__•
ahOrt of the beQIU and rapid rate ot olonrlll r ••ulted ill. lDBtteo..
the a.ttaolc.
o. One unidentified twin-oQ&lne o.1reratt tired tra ita top
tur1"llt o.t approrlal1toly 300 ynrd. at 3 o'clock 10. whil. OD a oourse
parallel bllt opposito to 0. 8-29.
d. Two coordino.ted o.tto.clca wero ob,orved. On one of th...
atto,okll. the a.lrcratt cflJlle in from 11 and 1 o'clock. On the other.
2 win_enp.ne o.1rcroJ't wen obnr'1tlld flyinc ind1vidual1y 1000 teet
abont n1rcra.ft over the to.:rget o.ren.. i1hen 8_29', bocae tully 1l1wdn·
o:tod by tho fires, the enemy drcraft a.tt4cked from high o.t 5 o.nd .,
o'Clock, pressing to within 300 yards. Brea.ka.ways were unobserved.
e. Sc.e eDOIIlY o.iroro!t were observed in pa.irs. e.pecio.lly Oyer
b::IY o.reo. utter In! tinl Point.
f. Over the 1 unidontifiod enomy o.ircratt woos obaorv.
ed tly1nc nbovo o.nd 900 to tho eourae of ob.erving o.1rcratt while dro.r;.
g1J\f; 0. 00.'010 with lovero.l cyUnders atto.ched. Tho cable wn.a npproxl-
mntely 500 feet lcng Md. its vertico.l tqlpeQJ'llJloe indico.ted weight. to
'00 boavy.
g. ot the cnallY a.ircntt blinked wit1£ (1,I,4/or cockpit
l1.&bts. 80me o.thcking pla.no. cut eut tbeir wing light. u they broke
on the o,pproo.ch.
h. One PIA dropped II flQJ'e trOll betwoeft 15.000 teet te 10,000
to eft over the target QJ'oo..
i. Fifteen tighters tro.11od a. B-28 tel' 300 Il1lu On the wi th-
4ra.wul. Sirven t1.ghtora tra.1le4 Orl$ B-ESl tor 200 -.ilea..
j.. No ro.d.l1f' tactios won e'ol8rved... Bearohl1gbta _re
gible in ortectivena.s. Bowover. the glow trom tIre,. reflected
lit IIca.ttered cloudl, rendered 0. greo.t teal or llllBino.tJ.on to tblo te,r-
get a.reo.. be o.ppeo.nd to uu liPtt et tire. be1_ to
s1lhouette tho bombers.
k. EnelD:f alrorott wen observed appnrent1y pMinc. 'l'h••e Ale
flQahed landing l1ghta.
....
lllUlJI
8. 1-21 Ipqt1c' y4 PirIMM' D kwr Aiaren_ Bn.dn AOU•
... Il.cooaplhhod by .011. IL1rorat't, by IItlldDg 1'1p't ADd. lett tW'1UI ..
cbaDpn«: a.ltltu4e. 011. B-2P Chllnp4 OClll'U. ll1tlto4e _ alnp.... to
shll.ke ort "DellIy drcratt. One B_2Q dl..d. plcll:ed ap at1'lpMMS, C&JIlI tva...
od. Sea- lL1rontt took -ulve o.otlO11 by -.ldftl 'harp 1m'DI to
0.1;to.01l:8. A t_ o.lrorlltt took adVIUl'to.£. of olOGu to 10" tip.r.
while 8·29 lucco.afully evaded aD .tt.01l: by ontef1ac • .ek.
rieing froll tho to.rr;et.
... MvIdD!1 _1'0, for tbe 1I0.t part. unolt..rY04 Inept tor wiDfi
lights. However. 1 Irvin£ WOJ nported 0.' 811"r-ooloI'04, CUld 1 TolQ' U
olive dro.b,
b. Enell¥ aircraft wre roporWd. with wiGS UgbU, .e.. red. aM
p-een, other' ....ly rod. SoM bad. ria& 11&ht. revor..d to tao•• of
8-29' '
0
Sou had 2 light- OD 1 wlft1; 1 ...een ... th a orlUll0.colorecl
ligbt. 011 Wing., MOther bad blllO 11ght••
10, Ro.ultll at Hit. on "OIllV A.irora.ttl One an1dcmtU'hd dQlh_
on&lno eno. o.!reu.ft exploded when bit by un swu-r. 0D0 WlJbll-
tilted alrern/t. Q£tcr being hit by c tail gUDDer, went into a cit••,
throwins out a cloud of aaoke.
11. Cl'1I;' by Typo Sgt• .urcntt 11,1)4 Oyp Podt.10pl
pUtfoytd
1 S!S 11/1
Dg.magod
1 U/I
Ov,n Po.ittop
T::I.11
Nars: The toregoir1f; analysis is based on later inton.o.tiOll. tba.D tlat
presentod in the Con.ol1datod StClti.t1co,1 SUllIIIGry•
•••••
PART II _ ANTIAlRClW't A1iD AIR_to-AIR BQ)ema
1. Enemy AAthj,rcultl
a. En route to flak wu reported all t'ollow'l
(1) Aircraft of the 73rcl Win,; lI.t _ ..gu t'lu:: ll.tweeD
landfall .nd IP. It .... lloetly he.vy, cont.1t1Ou.ly pointed, and bU'rap
and turly .ccurate.
(2) Sc.ttered bur.ts 1'rolll &Ilt_atic ....pon••net 3 pn' OEI
the penin,ula 1I0uth of .Iu,hlll1Oto, near Shion..... haki Seaplane 8ue, _"
first I119t by the airoraft of the 313th Win,;. LocaUon of tl:ae lUlU wu
uti.ated at 33/27M - 134/'58. three Ik)re !'OI' _ro .potted .t Sbia>-
...to. Soattorod flak troll autc.atie _.pon' wa. '0811 fro. Suaaa.i and
Tan&be juat louth or ....aka,yl.!ll&. wbere both &:Uy aDd J./Y _TO oncounterM.
AI. fire "u alao .ot at the IP and trolll craft in the
(3) The 3Hth "tins aricrJt lIIet e.n4 inaocurate
flak in tho ncin1ty of WlIklQ'amo. aDd. Sana, the fire Min,; c1uc.ribed ...
'apor&dic and poorly controlled.••
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plUloll8 ot the 313tb clroppel. tbeir be.b. throqb 1/10 to 1/10 UDUrout
on an axle or approx1aatel, 10 cleU."1 tbI '14th '1101 .QGOut-,..d _ ....
cut !rca 0/10 t. 10/10 and d" uee fr. 3M to S _...... the willi
..... fro. UO to 320 cl0U••• a' 13 to 46 aU•• por boW'.
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04 tIre. Both b.....,. IIDd _41a flak .... reported. 1't .... -acer to
Intorwe and Vlnerall, lnacaur..tA;.
o. '1'wo aircraft .r the '13th Wine were loot to UlIknoWII 0&11."
aDd one droratt or tho 'rStd .iDS h.11e4 to ntv.ra.,. At l ....t • of
thie 10.... duo to !lilt. dnco. OD InterroptioD. c..... nporWd ..8111&
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relJlol1h.
(2) A pBlr of projectilo. with trnilinr; tail. ot flame
cro••in& 1n tront ot 8.. 29 1n the aceQ.
(3) A rocket t1red a 51n,1e..e"&10e f1&bt8r.
(.) A rocket battery of 6 to 10 }aunchera t1r11llO trOll Mar
the allllinr; p01nt. The projectilel reacbed all altitude 01' 9000 t.et.
&1v1ng the appeuence ot ROmaD oan4,l...
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PART III .. DAMAQE 'SSES31IEjHT •
1I.1881on Ro. I 3J"RSM 88
Alt1tudel 3',000 feet.
Thi. report .ueun d_a.r;e to lobe City re.ultiD.& troa XXI 80_.,
CCIIl,IIlt.l\d Minion ol3 of 16.17 »aroh Are. dlltroyed totale4 ..botd;
79.630.000 'quare teet (2.e6 'qUBU 1Il11n. 1.630 ..orll>'
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10". City on'ere Aft .. ree. of ..bout 1& .......no.. A'bO\lt 10.&
peroent of the city ... destroyed. Forty••1x per oent ot Incendiary
10M No. 1 WOo' destroyed.
Total to lobe C1 ty trca m 801ltler Ca-&ftll JU..lold Il5 aJlll
&3 h B2.2191,000 square foot or 2.95 IqUI.'" Idle., repro,.atlar; about
21.1 per cent of tho entire oity.
Photo qut.llty 1. &Oed. except for olou4 CO'f'er whioh IIlQ' oono.-.1
da.lDa&0d port1onl of dock lU'!Jll,.
mtIst1CAL §M'RY or fWW]§'
total Are.. of lobe ..
Toto.l Are.. destroyed. -
Por cent deetroyodo
Are.. of Inoendll.ry Zone 110.
Aroa ot Incendiary Zone 10.
Per at Incendiary Zooe
It 'qGan an.,
2.8& .qllUe .n..
20.5 per oent
1 _ 3.88 .quare ••
1 dlllltrcoye4 1,80 .quan 1111..
Ro. 1 destJ'Oye4--66•• per GeDt
St!JlMJBX OF n.uuqE
Annptatipn.
1. Residenti ..l area d••troyed
2. Two residential areal destroyed
3. RUldenthl iU'U - RR Yard bulldln,;.
dutroyed - 171, (a.Qsaki Reo.vy
Indunry
Residential, industry bu.iness
areo. destroyed. RR Station in center of
Area deltroyed•

5. T4J'r;et 3', Iobe Borbor Dietr let 10. 2.,
warebou.e. deltroyed.
6, To.rr;et 169, J.!1teubllh1 Heavy Industry uound.
lLJ'eo. around d1p1J1lYS and. 1ndultr1o.l bulld,1n£.
destroyed.
7. Three re.ld.ent1o.1 oreas destroyed.
a. Re'1d.entia1 o.reo. deltroyed.
9, Three deltroyed
Two residential or-a' destroyed
11. P1" resldentlo.l a1"'OU and. il'll1uatry
de.troyed.
12. rwo re.ldentia1 o.real de.troyed
13. Two relid.atinl o.r.1l1 and light in.udtry
d.oltroyld.
SgyN'e Peet
1.350,000
6,110.000
4.40,4.00.000
830.000
. 3&0,000
5.710,000
',830,000
570.000
1.OtO.000
ReferneD! photOVOpbyl Pr.-atrlk. :sPRSM 36 • IV, 11. 11
Poll't-.tr1ke 3PJl5M 8'" es, 86. 87, ee_IV.
Reference I uP Joir Objeotift Polder 90.25 K-".
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Date Plown. 24 )laroh UJ&S
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This report lupplemet8 C10 DOJDO.go Alle,amont Report Ro. 23, aile...
lIing o.ddltlono.l to Kobo City o.nd !iving 0. IllDT8 deto.11ed a..es••at
of industrial damage reaul ting from III Bomber Co_and Y.1.don 10.
16 )larch 1945,
Recent coverage showed 3.177.000 ••uare toet or
dttional destruction to residential areas and revealed 'I'arsot to be
8 per cent dntroyed. Tu&et 111 wu 13 per oool; deatroyed. aDd the
Arl1ta Shipyard wu 21 per cell.t de.troyed.
Total damage to lobe City rOlultlng from m BOllber 00..,114 111..109
:il5 and. 4.3 amounted to o.bout 85.456.000 .quare feet, 3,0 square miles,
1,920 norea or 21.4 per cent of' the oity
Interpretntien of the dock aroa 1s limited beoaueo of cloud
STATISTICAL SUWdBY OF ILUMGE
SQ" MILss
Mditional damage
Previously Nporte4 dalllago
Toto.l dMlo.ge observed
3.177.000
62.281.000

INDUSTRIAL DAMAGE
TOTAL illA..S9. FT.
AREA
PSSTBOYEP-SQ·rr·
PBIl CEWT
P)8TROXED
169
171
Arata. Shipyo.rd
5,300.000
4.050,000
'100,000
4251,000
510,000
140,000
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13,0
20,0
(See Print 34·
Annotation 1
Annotation 2
AMoto.tion :5
(See Print 90
suwtJlX OF QA),[,\GS_RESIIENTIAL
follOWing this for annotation listed below)
1,141,000 aq. ft. deatroyed
700,000 sq. ft. destroyed
aq. ft, de.troyed
OF DAM.'QE_INpps1:Rm
following this report for annotation. 1i.ted below'
Tb.RQET 171 (WW'f .. 135/11E) Iawaaaki Hell.VY Indu.trioa, Ltd., oocupyift&;
ll.reo. of about 4.050.000 sq. ftl'
Annotation 1. 2 and lev&ral BlIUlll d.estroyed, 60,000 eq,
ft, of roof areu destroyed.
Annotation 2. 2 bUilding. 17,000 sq, ft.
de.troyed.
Annotll.tloD 3. Cnetlng shop 30 per destroyed • 6 lmA11er
destroyed - tot:!,l destruotion ot about 190.000 elf. ft•
• XXI B.C. C.I.U. P/A Report #26
ii.l1J1.1il
Amotation 6. :! 'buUdl"8' tota111ft& Il'bout eo,ooo ", f't. unro,ell.
Annotation S. 11 ••11 llldldln«' •••trop4 - 1 larp 'bIlUcl1ac ••
total d••tructloa ot about 60,000 ••• tt,
Annotation 6. 5 .aall bul1dlD1' do.troyell • ebout 31,000 .q. tt.
AMotatlon 1. 7 ..11 buildi,,£, d08troye4 • about &!I,OOO ". ft,
Annotc.tion 8. 6 ....11 'bullcUft6. clenroyed • a.bout «,000 ''1. ft,
lliTA SHI?IiaRD Nil) EjjiGlliE 1Qf!Q (:wCOl - 135/11£)
Annotation 9, 1 bUl1dlft& de.troyed • S bUlldias' _ about
65,000 .q. ft. of destruction.
Annotation 10. 15 bUUd.lr1£' dOltroyed _ about 6',000 't. rt.
Annotation 11. 1 bul1dlQ& .e.troyed _ Iq. tt,
'URGEr 162 <3413gB _ 135/11&) Mttsubhhi Heavy Indu8trhl. Ltd.
AnnotatioD 1 FittiD« .hop and oro. adjacent to •••troyed.
total. approximntely 35,000 Iq, ft,
Annotation 2 1 bulldlft6 destroyed, 1 Shod. Mil .-.11 dock
build1ns dl.troyed - de.traction total.
11:5.000 eq. ft.
Annotation 3 20 d••troyed • about 181.000 eq. ft.
Reference
Pre_.trikel 3PflSll: 19_dl 106 and fLl 108
POlt-strikes 3J'R5U 88_3Ll 29 nod 3R1 as
3PRSll 96.. 2: 34
Reforence UD.torh.l1
CIU a.le.lment Report No. 23
CIU Harbor Rsport No. 1
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CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
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F. C1u. 11:-.0 ; 110ne 2.0 10 - - - - - -
· - < ..
w-46 Photoflash 12.0 }'one l -
I,
. -
-
- - - -
r""... rUBe-cat to o,.n 25'0 ft .•bc'a _ ..t.
.'! t'OH fuso aet to opon .30::J..i 1't a OVl!l w.rGot.
.=: 1.01313 I-use fie t to o1Jen -1; .. .
.,
.. .
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DISPOSlTION OF BOMBS
MlSSICb"i --".'3'- _
DATE 16 '",ret. 19115
",..
UllIlID 011 llII- RELEA.SED ON TARGETS
0Jm
'I'D'll •
8lIUII 4I1CRU!
.
.
':':... -Ill
JETTISONED RmJI<HED UHKNCM'N
W&1aHl' \I BUlB
SE'!TIJI<)


LRGEl' OF Or",.
No-
·.u
.
•• NO Ton. NO Ton. No. '"ona "0 Ton-
'"
I·ons I "0
I •.
-,-
:;l-jtJ -?'JCjr I. CJ.u.



71.2
- - 85 14.2
H-17..1 5:JO} I. Clu.
'56.7 12') .5
3, 8.5
75 13.7
TJC4 500# 7. Clu. 16.5 rone 11 2.2 10
- -
1 .2
.
Photofla8b 2J.5 I"one 8
- 7
- 1 - - -
50.
"-36
5"JOG y. Clu.
356 352 58.7
- -
I, .6
S-46 500# !. Clu. 1)0 30.0 190 30.,
-
-
-
-
l.r-l?.:.J. 5'J'# !. Ciu. 276 69-5 2:,2 6J.5
- - 36 9.0
11-76 500;'; 13 mat. I" .n. 6<l 17.0 60 17.0 -
- - -
T4::4 500/; F. Clu. 14.c
7 1.,
7 1,4
- - - -
M-46 r·hotoflash 2,3.5 Hone
4 -
,
- - - - -
505
=-3
6 5']')# !. Clu. 1!:.-,)
23·3
1,0
2::·3 - - - -
=-46 50J:; I. Clu. 71 14.2 71 14·2 -
- - -
J.l-l?...l 500:', I. Clu. 10213
257.' 379 219.8
- - 149 37.2
T434 500;; F. Clu. 11 2.2 10 2.0 -
.:.-
1 .2
];-"36
-
13 7lG 500-;;' I. Clu.

1316 219.4
- 91 15.1
E-46 500" I. Clu. b 388 77.6
355 71.0 -
- 33
S.6
101-17.:.1 50:>;;" I. Clu.
.".
2440 610.0 2143 535.e 3, 8.5 263 65.7
M-16 158 39.5 157
33·3 -
-
1 .2
TIlE, F. Clu. d
39
7.J
37 7.4 -
-
2 .4
M..46 Fhotoflash 16
- 15
- - -
1 -
.,
"'-
:JJ:)-/T I. C.l.U. Fione
IJ.4.0 ,",0 'jU.O I ,,,0
,,-,
- - - -
).;-76 500;') IB mat. LD. 132 33.J 106 26.5
- -
26
6·5
""""
ui{'..iJ:._ Clu. 6 1.·2 6 1.2
- - - -
29
E-'.
50CfJ I. Clu. 610 122.C
537 1:)7·4
- - 73
Tim, 500;1 F. Clu. a 1.G 0 1.6
- - -
-
M-46 uaotoflc.8h
23·5
Ilone
5 - 3 -
-
-
2

1314 :.0 =-46 5:>0;1 I. Clu. b 1060
9
8
'/ 197.h
-
- 7J
11;.6
5;)0;;: m
;
132 13.0 106 26.5 -
- 26
6·5

d
11)
2.0

2.&
- - -
-
-
,",0..
use. abon set to o;oen 2500' :1bove tQrg,c.t. q.,kI0S8 ,,fuse. sot.. to .'loon 1!lC.Q.!..a:bow.. tu#1ilt. ....
r
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,
,

MlSSION 4.l
.
DATE 16 LJl,rch 19l!.5
.
DISPOSITION OF BOMBS
lID L<lAmD l* lDI- RELEASED ON TARGETS
ftI'Jl •
8CIIII 'JBCRt"

OF Oi?P.
JETTISONED RETURNED UtQWOMU
-,......
IIITTIHG
1",,-
"U "".
0- no "nn. "0 '1"on" "0 "0'
Tone no 008
. "'0
r "0
"'m
_,6
I. Cill. 319.0 1775 295.0
-
-
39
::;.2
- -
-46 5JC11 I. Clu. 16Ji4 2O.il 1530 07.6
-
-
J6 1.2
-
-26 SOC/; I. Clu. 3il5 64.1
'0'
50.1
-
-
81
3.5
,
.5
Clu. 613
·03.' 5122 280.6 71 17.7 03 5.7 37
SOo;,; D 1572 393.0
1490
374.6 36 9.0 31 7.6 7 1.a
500';: r. clu. 103 20.6
97 19.4
- -
6 1.2
- -
hotoflaah
.,
-
16
- -
-
3
-
- -
.
TOr..L 125. 28.8
0349 '='28.1 107 26.7
49 1 2.4
47 1.6
---

-
.
.
.§ i lLl! .n:
¥J:CRi'l'
"
tmStOl; ',3
-"---
_
PERSOHNEL CASUALTHS
AIIlCIlAft UlIlT ... 1lIIllm>
•-
AIIlCIlAft UlIlT
1IRCRAF!' DAMAGED
PERSOJOO:L, CAStlAL'l'If8
.--.
-. .lCC•
UII-
--
-
ACe.
"".
UN-
TOTAL TOTAL
.'ss-
WOUNDED TOTAL
0IlT
Ale AI.
Ale.

otII!II
llllll
t'lIrlL
Ale AI.
'{5, •

ClJRl 1m""
KIIl1I. MAJOR MIHJR
P/;,RTICI-
<IlJ.ED
II(; & UUt.m:D CASOALTI[S
AI. II!CII.
I •• II!CII.
PATItIi
1 1
-
2 351;
- -
1 1
1:.-,,1
- - -
-
- 461
- - - -
It.9J
-
- - - -
1
-
1 2CO
- - - -
499
- - - -
11
2 - 2 1;10
-
11
-
seo 1 1
- -
- ..
1
h -
5 1505
-
11 1 12

1 1
-
---
--

2 1 1
377 - - 1 1
6 .
- - -
11 11 1
-
1
379 -
-
1 1
-
-
9
1 1 - 224 - 10
-
10 504 1 1 .
-
3
26 - -
- - - -
505
- - - - -
3
2 2 1306
-
Z1 1 22 313 2 2 1
-
llG
1
-
1 307 - - 2 2 19
- - - -
1
-
1 297
- - - -
29
- - - -
2 - 2 604
- -
2 2 314
-
.
- -
:;r.
2 6
3
2
9
- 3
2 I; 36
21

3
Be
MissinB. No ':7ord.
SECHET

QllJJY o.PPOSITluN AtW AWJ,IDHITJ.ON EXl'clIDlTUaES
l.llSSIW,_'4-=- _
DATt-6 ,,,,-rch 1945

.wO.OF
Ale W:;SI'HOY.c:D &: DAMAGED AlJ[.[JNITION EXPENDITURES
£J"
"
mUT.-
E/A
TY1'E OH Ik:S- PROB.
20 M.M. .50 CAl.I.aER
TROYatl OESTR'D
D4!'AGED
FIRIi:D
WSff'A/C
'j:ar.u. F.illED .. 'e
TUrAL
""""'-
.. .. ..
.,;
11; 0
.. .. ..
498 14
,
1090
.. !'}90
499
J &
/.:.00 400 ..
500 15 C
73 ".
25 33
.1.0:;.0 -.o<f Ill9"
. ..- -- .. - - .
...
310
a,0
-
6
93
22 Tojo 1 1
So
260
""0
9
66 11
.. ..
-
hOc ..
400
50!;. 10
-
- - -
..
- -
505 41 19 - - -
._-
--
870 !
1 1
600 1.470
13 ::G 210 52
-
- f--
1735 1735 -
19 45 3
775 -
775
2; 34 5
2510 b
.. 2510
14 riG 79
0
.. _-
1
1
Jg.70 1000 5470
1 Be 314 93
-
a Includes 400 rounds expended in test firing.
b JIlcludes 2390 rounds expended in test firing.
SECRET
MISSION, ---",,3'--- _
DATE 16 March 1945
FLIGHT DATA &. FUEL CONSUMPTION
497 Gp. -'98 Gp.
.(99 Cpo 500 Gp. 73 Wing
Ale COIIPLETINC MISSION

30 39
28
:X>!!.
",
FLJr.Rl' DATA
.hg. Ti_ At Low Altitude
7:30 7:15 7:03 6:38 7:05
ATg. Ti_ or C],ab To Bo.b-
ing Altitude
'05
,20 ,13 :18 :15
ivg. Time At Bombing Altitude
:25 :31 ,)8 :57 ,)9
iTg. Flying Tt.B
1.4:33
15:1.4 14:39 14:47 1.4:50
AYg. Distance F l ~ (NauticAl
Air litiles)
2810 2912 2754 2725
2(.()4
FUEL COHSUIIPTION
Coaaumed To Target.
Average
3659 3635 3535 3534
3591
IIaxiIuo
3953 3860 3
Q
10 3£20 3953
1l1n1....
3351 3372 3:273 3305
):273
Coneuaed :P'roIII. Target To Btlse 1
(Ale Without IIalfunctioo)
10. Of J.lrcrart 30 37 27 36
130
AY8T'age
:'338 2332 :2349 2.347
2;41
.xiwu. :710 ';472 2536 2552 2718
If1n
1wUl 1920 2113
::'010 1901 1901
Caaau.d ~ Target To Btlse:
(&/C With .UW'lctlon)
10. or lirera1't
None 2 1 2
5
........ -
2326 2797 2543 2507
MaxI ..
- 2360 2m 2690
'i..?C{7
"n'..
-
2313 2m 2396 ::::313
Total ,.1 need.
........
6020 S969 S900
5881 5941
..,..,.. 6/..85 6218 63Bl 6255 6485
"n'_
5637 5700 5344
5491 5.344
rotol I\IOl "-1D1Jlc•
........
750 749 899
869 814
..,..,-
1133 1100 US6 1279 1456
"al_
':::85 507 419 514
285
''''' Cd8. ee:a.-.d PM" Hour
413.7 391.9
402.7 397.9
/'00.6
,.". ~ . Cc:IGeuMd PeT' BI.e
2.14
2.05 2.1
2.1 2.12
rorllo PUlL lJIIID .. 1JBIQlIII I/e
222901
=66
181708 235572 882347
• A/C t. Dlab fad data ........11.b1 ••
~ IDol• ., 1 drerl'ft Itnding £t I.o Jimtl for refueling.
MISSION 4)
....
DATE
..lie ,. 1lblah r.l data 11ft ••
-t.J, "!ning 6th liaup - 6 C 1119. 12f9. 1608. 1619. 1762 tab•
• IlIo Jt..: 9th Graur - S i./C - 1534. ISS1. lc/12 , lfi'79. 2OJ.J. pus.
S04th Grour - 1 Ale - 1£00 lab.
SOSth l:rour - 1 Ale - 1342 1'810.
fLIGHt' DATA &. FUEL CONSIJJl.PrION
6 Gp. 9 cpo 504 Gp. 505 Gp. JUW"ing
Alc COMPLETING IIISSIOH

'"
FLIGtn' DATA
Avg. The At Lo1r Altitude
7:00 Dotn 7:05 7:03
Avg. Tille Of Climb To Bomb-
:10 II t :15
ing Altitude
Avg. Time At eo.bing Altttude
1:10 Availllbl :30 :49
Avg. flTing Ti8B
15:16 15:08 14:31 U:52 14:53
Avg. Distance (Nautical
V87 V50 2801 VOO
2755
Air Miles)
FUEL COHSUIIPTION
Coaaumed To Target.
Avel"'8ge
357'::: 3617 3474 3674 3592
lUi"""
3647 Jb'96 4014 4325 1.325
I1D1..",
349/. 31.52 3257
:;;:01 );£01
..
ConsUMd rro. Target To 8ll.se I
Cve Iit."'out .ufW'lOUoo)
10. Of Aircraft
V U.
22 JO 10J
...
2t.J.6 3168 2287 2158 2489
"""-
2675 JJJJ
2562 2JJ5 3JJJ
""''--
2285 2889 2014 1545 1545
COD8\1II8d rro. Target To Base I
(VC With klfunctioo)
110. or &1rcratt
None None 1 1
- -
- 1542 1542
........
-
- -
154.1 1542
1hTt_
- -
- 1542 1542
IIIn'_
Total ,.1 Ueed.
........
5968
5720 5761 5CJ,2 5826
.,.,...
6322 6096 6094
6227 6322
IIIn1_
5719
5228 5445
5510 5.:28
total "-l "'
1n1
ne'
.......
312 1065 10>.4 llSJ 9J6
.x'_
1001 1557
1)40 1265 1557
IIIn
1
_
458 6C9
691 27J :"73
.1.,. CallI. eooetme4 p.,. Hour
390.1
378.1 396.3 30/.'.2 389.2
2.14 2.Ol 2.0 7..1 ;: .11
r
.1.,. 0111I. Con8Ulled PM" tile
torAL lUlL U8ID GO 'JJIII(IIIIB i/e
-""'''o
"
"
(Excludes lrnriinr ,..t Iwo Jim.,)
MISSION__--J.;
1
3l- _
D E iT
16 ",reb 1015
FLIGHT DATA & FUEL CONSllltPTION
19 Gp. 29 Gp.
314 "g. 21st. B.C.
Alc COMPLETING IIISSION

2J 22 !:. 45 284
nIGHT DATA
Avg. At Low Altit.ude
6:20 7:04 6:/,2
7:00
Avg. Time or Climb To
ing Altitude . :19 :10 :15
:15
Avg. Time At Bombing Altttude :54 1I0t A\tt'.i
:54
,"
hg. nying tt.!
15,)6
15 :39 15:37 15:00
hg. Distance nown (Nautical
Air lllilell) •. G7} zen
2?'T/
FUEL CONSUIIPTION
Coasumed To Targetl
Average J994 3688 3844 3631
-

31m 4272
4325
M1"1 _1111
37ce
J66S )666
3201
1 Consu.ed Free. Target To Base:
(.l/c tit.."'out "lfunction)
10. or ill"'e't'aft
2J
""
45 273
AflR"age
2433 2476 2454
2414
-

3050 30'50
J33J
1I1n....... 2lB3 20(;4
:::004
1545
CODSUBed Froe Target To Base:
(Ale Witb
10. Of ."..,ratt lione NOte None
6
........
0 0
-
2346
.z1_
-
- -
2797
Mla'_
0
-
-
1542
Total ..lOBed•
........ 6286
6344 6J14
595"
..
6780 n16 7216 6,",5
11I,,'_ 5840 6117
5840 5ZZe
Total r-l '-in'DI'
'-
Ion
986 lOJ4
&<9
.z1..
1460
1275 1460
1557
Mln' .._
580 114 114 114
ATJ. call. h'r Hour 402.9 405 .4 404.'<:
397.2
''WI. Qa1JI. Con..-d F.-r 11118
2.19 2.21 2.20
2.13
torJL PUlL Il8ID 011 .IRIl<lUIB l/C
157618 160667
318505 1935731
• J/C t .. wbiob r.l data .... aft'
le
bl••
... Don DOt. 1.Dclude 1 a1renlIt lr.ndinp tit Iwo Jj



\
RIGHt D1T1
MISSION
DATE 16 March
Ill.
.VEIlA'"
.URAOI
......'"
• AVERAGE lIT J.YERi.GE .AVG WT or FUEL AVERAGE AVERAGE GROSS
UlIT AIIlCIW'T BASIC ft. 1IBI>'lIL 11). or HmIS or !DIllS I'1IEL LOADED IUSC• IEICIIT
WUIORIIE
0' i/e LlWl LlWlO> LOADED LOADO> (6 LOO PER GAL) WEICIIT AT TAU aPr'
497 38 74000 6l80e 1700b

40450
433
0

498 41 74860 62256 Mlmd 17252 6110 40308 4696
499 32 74571 60226 152CO 6800 40800 4146 134003
500 40
74620 62
3
2
5
LOBding 16740
_ 674,!-_ 401194 5091 13691:.5
7'-'-';;' 1<1
747ii-I- "617,0-
1--.----.-. - .
--,66,:'--
67<0
---';;-95;;:;"-- ----;,.0. .. - 1;<;' ,,----
6
34 75350 59052 14152 6700 406Co 5>20 135202
9 34 74350 60270 J!1:1Xld )..4117 6735 40710
5'>43 134620
504 24 75000 60559 1,5619 6765 40710 42,30 135559
505 36 74215 6."27
6
__ LOOdlng
f-._l.553!-
t-. 6780
11073 1344')1
313
\-_._._--
-4'r;;;:, 120 74700 •__
.• 14
8
'3
§732 134911,
---_.
19 25 a 756CO 60978 l!1xed 10340 7360 6470 136570
29
26 -
76300 60270 r,pad1fJ8 1:'070 7330 43,8c 6220 137070
314 .,in
_.._-_.-
-_._--- - -- --_.
f--.-----1---
51
f-l.62l;"_
6(1617 1':202

44070
_.
136&29
f---.. - .• - f---._. - ---- ._- 1------- -
21 B.C 330 749"3 6'970 14931 6854 1;.1124 4915 135913
a =Xcludea 1 aircrMt on obeervatic:a maslon.
':'ctual weight 01- DOlllDS oaded I :-10- - !.------oTu. oquall3 .":OJ .
... -36 - !. Clu. oquals 365 lOll.
.:JHU7.:.1 - !. Clu.· 460lbll.
J!IiQIl!1
m eq,ua.1ll 490
T4E4 - Fr!l.g clu. equals lbs.
- !. Clu. equuls 150 lbs.
,
••••••
._-
...
"RO!.!: BOMCOM XXI
TO : BO!.f-i.,'Q 13
BOMt'G 313
BO!I;c. 314
FIELD ORJF:R NO. 46 MIDDLE:.:;.N NO.2.
§. £. !L!L!
By Auth of CG XXI Be
,
/3 rJ"U/d JI..-
Inlt:9is Dete
XXI BOMBER CO!mND
GUAJ4
oaoo 13 U8rch 194}
Maps tor plotting: Ad::ltion Chert 1:218,880
point reference AAI Bom Litbo Moaiec No. 90.25
Kobe Urban.
1. Omitted.
2. The XXI Bom will attack araD. ot Kobe with max-
imum effort on "D" Doy.
3. a. 73rd \ling:
(1) off time:
(0) First A/e of pcthfioders: Zero hour minus
10 minutes.
(b) First A/e of cain force: Zero hour.
(2 ) Altitude enroute: 4,000 to 4,500 fget.
0)
Altitude of att!lck: 6,000 to 6.800 feet.
(.)
Ainine;; Po1&
Axis or Attack Force Required
(0 )
OH1}9 08 degrees true 1/2 force
( b)
05612'
08 degrees true 1/2 force
(e) Pathfinder: S1x,ll1rornft design"ted as
f)!lthf1nder A/e will 10nd H-76 500 lb. 1n-
cendi!lry bombs.
(b) Y&ln foroe: Will load inoendiary olusters
contoining U*69 bombe to the extent of
aV31leble supply. will load
H-l?Al 1nc8odiary clusters. Inoluded in
e.ery 'rd A/e will be one 500 lb.
cluster fused to open ',000 tt. below A/C.
b. }13th Wl.Jla:
(1) TOke orr tt.e:
(a) J'lret A/e of petb1'1ndere: Zero hour minus
10 alnutee.
(b) J'ir!Jt Ale of main foree: zero hour.
(2) Altitude enroute: 5,000 to 5.500 feet.
(}) at attack: 1,000 to 7,800 feet.
10 degrees true All A/e
Axis or Attaok Force Required
06 deerees true All A/e
Axis of Force required

FIELD ORDER NO. 46 (CONTINUED)
(4) Aining point:
095140
(.5) Bomb loed:
(e) Pathfinders: Six A/C designated p3th-
finder A/C will loed lJ.-76 500 lb. Incendi-:-:,
ary bombs.
(b) fNlin force: \;111 load clusters
conteining to the extent of
supply. of torce will
load incendiery clusters. Included
in prescribed bomb load in every 3rd A/C
will be one 500 lb. Frag cluster tused to
open 3.000 ft. below A/C.
o. }14th \ling:
(1) Take oft time:
(a) First A/C ot pethfinders: Zero hour 40
oinutes.
(b) First A/C of force: Zero hour minus 30
minutes.
Altitude enroute: 3,000 to 3•.500 feet.
(3) Altitude of rtt')ok: 5.000 to .5.800 feet.
(4) point
0451'5
(5) Boabing 10'3d:
(A) Pathtinders: Six designnted DS path-
tinder A/e will load with U-76 500 lb. incendi-
nry ootabs.
(b) foroe: W1ll load Incendi3ry clusters 000-
tplnlng M-69 bombs. Inoluded in prescribed bomb
1004 1n every 'rd A/C will be one ,00 lb. lrag
cluater tUBed to open 3,000 rt. below A/C.
'1. Wing will dispatoh one 8-29 A/C tor purpose
or conduot1D& or the or the
ott time, for observotion and
plene tor observation A/e will be lett to the dis·
oretion ot the 314 Wing.
x. (1) ot ntt"ck: By airorDtt at-
tacking with interval between aircraft.
A der1nite radar bombing run will bo mede over
e mdar n\J:dng point betore DlIlking " v!au"l
correction.
(2) Routes:
BOI!se
- l4}C0I!
271511 • 1405'11
- 1'50"011
'01911 - (IPI
Turget.
§'!f.1!li!
FIELD ORDER NO. 46 (CONTDnIED)
34UN - 13455E
3300N - 13445E
Base
(a) In turn ott trom the tnrget A/C will tly
West or tbe line between point 3444N -
13455E end 3300N - l3445E to avoid possi-
ble collision with inco:':ling aircraft.
(bl A tront is fore costed to be in of
prescribed route. All wings will pene"'-·· ...
trote front (It 1,000 ft. The }14th Wing
will fly 'IT>proxir:w.tely 20 miles West of
the prescribed course. The 313th Wing
,rlll fly the prescribed course and the
Win« will tly 20
at the prescribed course.
(0) A/C will avoid tlying over Jupeneee
lands enroute to avoid possible flak dom-
nge.
13l
Fuse setting:
(. )
!'!-76 13, Instantaneous nose, nOD de1"y
toil.
I b) E-28 E-36 clusters fused to open
2,000 ft. above target.
( oj E-46 fused to open 2500 ft. abOVQ target.
( d)
11-11 cluster, fused to open 3,000 ft. above
target.
(4) on bombing run - 250 MPH.
(S) tnterve10meter setting:
tot bombs: Uin1mum troin.
(b) All olU8tera: 50 teet.
161
(11
18l
)
Bomblna instructions: Crews w111 be oautioned
to aheck position oarefully betare releasing
ba.ba. In pr••ioua mi._lonB bombs were dropped
in tire outside ot oren. A oon-
oentration ot tires aseLgne4 zonee is
det1a1te17 desired.
ale_ioD o1ns wire any
be remo.ed troe rUses prior to ott.
All w111 831.0 in-
terYeloseter bes beeo run througb. Ale
1n& bomb bOy tnnkB will use at Bpr83dor
bore on A-2 end A-' releases unless otherwiee
modified.
Ammunition 10041nB: Toil turret oolr will be
looded in 7}rd nnd 313th Wings. Lower forward
aDd oft turrets will be loaded 1n tho 314th
Wing. load or 200 rounds per
1zed turret will be loaded.

FIELD ORDER NO. 46 (CONTINUED)
(10) Gunnery instructions: Tail gunner will be in-
structed to fire at aorial tnrgets only nnd
only when fired upon. Only gunners in the
3l4th Wing will be oornltted to fire lo....:sr tur-
rets ground objects will be the only tar-
gets. definitely will not control
lower forward turret.
(11) Radar sets will be turned off for 45 minutes
after leuving BO interfer-
enco will not be m3de in other on
bombing run.
(12) Aborting on route out will turn 90
degrees from ")rescribed route heading ond fly
5 minutes beforo turning on return heeding.
(13) UD" D::ly nnd Zero Hour: l62020K.
4. e. No ohange.
b. This is XXI Bom Com Taotical Mission No. 43.
S. Communications:
n. (l) Radlo silence will enroute to target
except in cases of emergency.
(2) Radio homing pl3nes will corry one spore radio
homing trAnsoitter and one spore Dyna-
motor. (Hoference XXI Bom Com Regulation 100-
37) Altitudes. and identifioation
tor homing A/e ere as follows:

25,000
26,000
27.000
FRE,\UENCY
362 xes
..05 Kes
486 KCS
IDENTIl"ICl\TION
J
X
p
(3) mDy be employed by enemy but at
leQst ono or three frequenoies should bo open.
(4) Ho oontact report. will bo sent enroute to
sot. Contaot reports will be scnt on return
route only wben north or 28 degrees north.
(5) Winge will ODe per squadron as
the only plane to transmit·,o strike report.
(8) Spoo1al strike report will consist of time
over tArget target bombed, oethod of
bombing. oloud results obtained.
tighter opPo8ition and ooposttion.

- Over target
(GItl')
bombed
- P
- Prir::wry
Method or Bom.bing V Visual
- R
- Radar
- N - NnvigCltion
Cloud covaraga - 1
to 9 tor tenths.
X for 10/10
!tH.!!!!
lssn:.:m
§.!£!!!!
YIELD ORDER NO. 46
Bombing results
Fighter opnoeltion
Flnk opnosition

110
D/oPIIS
2 to eo [email protected]
_ A _ Ganarol oonflc-

_ B _ Severp.l lorge fires
- C - Ullny tiree
_ D _ Few soattered fires
- E - Unobserved
- A - Heavy
- B - Moderate
- C - Meager
- D - None
- A - Heavy
- B - Modertlto
- C - Meager
- D - None
LEllAY
CON om xn llO'l COlI
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DISTRIBUTION
tACTICAL MISSION REiPOflTS
CO!lllllll.nding O&nuo.l, Twentieth l.ir Poree
Comlllll.nding GoDOro.l, XU Bombor Comoo.nd
Brigll.d1er GonorQI La Verno So.undon
Deputy TWentloth £lr Force
Chief or StCLtf, Air Poroe
Chlef or Sta.rt, .III Bomber
Deputy cIs, Opna, XXI Bomber Comma.nd
DI!Iputy CIS, Sup. Ua.lnt. XXI BOIJIber Comma.nd
;..c of S, m Bomber COIllma.OO
COllIlltI.ndlrll; Oenerul, Army Air Poreea.
.Attnl 1..C/;,.3. Intelligence
CammQnder In Chlef, Po.ciflc Oeeo.ll Areo.. Hq)
In Chief, PQclflc QeOIl..ll (Ronr Hq)
Ohiof of Nnvo.l Opero.tiona. OP_IS_V
Joint Conter, Po.oifl0 Oeeo.ll
Foroe, Pll.c!fio Fleet
Colll!tQnder, Firth Fleet
Commander. Firat Oll.rrier Toak Porce
COllllllO.tul.er, Forward heo
Commc..nding General, U,S• .Army Forooa in Fo.r Saet
COIIIIlInnding Genera.l, U,S. Army Foroe •• l'a.c!tio Ooean Area.
COIIDa.nding Genera.l, .UUed Air Force., Southwfl.t Pa.cUio
Aren.
GaD8nl. SlPJ•• il.ttnl 0-2, (par sectIon U, ROO
Par ECLlIt .ur Porooa
c...an4IIl& GeneI'd, U.S. Suawgl0 Air Foroea in Europe
eo-o.ndIIl& Gener-d. EIP1th Air ForClo
CoIlaO.tl4Ing "OeMro.l. Moditerro.nlla.n ..l.Utod Air ForClu
Oc.DO.ndlD& Ooraera.l, Fllteenth Atr Porco
c.-oJllSll1A Goneral. Seventh .Ur rono
e-nnd1b& General, m Babo" eo-::ud
C; nUllA OoD8ral, VII rip.toer
o.Dor&1. BInebth .ltr PorGe
"-.ndiDl OeMral. U Bo....
CtrnS...Uq OeMral. 31StIl rlylnc 'frairdn« Wias
C DlhlS o.aero.1. Uti!. 1F1ac
e-.tdllt.C OeD.I'IL1. 'Dr4 Wlac
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0,.,"'1. QeM1'61. S}4,t;b 8oabll.l''''Dt wt•
Ckn JIlS1D& Qeraual. 311th BC8banlaen't 1fi•
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COlllllIanding General, Army Air Ff)roes, ATTIl.: Ae/AS
Intelligence, Collection Divi4ion
JJ.F BOll1'd, e(o Headquarters MF'POA
COlllllla.nding Officer. 6th Bomb Group (VB)
COlillllo.nding Office,r, 9th Bomb Group (VB)
Officer. 16th Bomb Group (VH)
Comma.nding Officer, 19th Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer, Bomb Group (VH)
COIlllllll.nding Officer, 39th f,.)mb Group (VB)
Commanding Officer, 40th Eonb Group (VB)
Commandiqg Officer, Bomb Group (VH)
C,gmmandinr; Officer. :5:51st BOl&b Group (VR)
Commanding Officer. 444th Group (VH)
Officer, Bomb Group (VB)
COlll/landirf$: Officer, 468th Bomb Group (\111)
Officer. '91th Bomb Group (V!}
Commo.nding 498th Bomb Group (VB)
Commanding Offioer, 499th Bomb Group (VH)
COllllllanding otticer, SOOth BOlIlb Group (VB)
COllll:landin! Offie-.r, SOlst BOlllb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer. 502nd Bomb Group (VB)
Commllnding Officer, S04th Bomb Group (VH)
Officer, 50Sth Bomb Group (VH)
Commanding Officer, 65Sth Bomb Sq (B)(\YR)
COlllnnd.1ng Officer, Twentieth Air Fo.l"cO Lell:d tJrew
School
Camaanding OffiCer, 1Sth Fighter Group
Orficer, 21st-Fighter Group
Ccmmanding Officer, S05th Fighter Group
A...2. Reporting Unit. XXI BombGr' COllllIland (F11e Copy)
A-a; Reporting Unit, XXI Bombor Command

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