Mission Number 43
- Date: 16 March 1945
- Code Name: Middleman
- Target: Kobe Urban
- Participating Units:
73rd, 313th and 314th Bombardment Wings
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary:
93% (305 Primary, 0 Secondary and 3 Last Resort and Opportunity)
- Time Over Primary:
170338K - 170546K
- Altitude of Attack:
- Weather Over Target:
1/10 - 3/10
- Total A/C Lost: 3
- Resume of Mission:
85,458,000 square feet (1920 acres or 3.0 square miles) destroyed.
Twenty-one aircraft non-effective. Three aircraft lost to reasons
unknown, enemy fighter opposition medium to heavy, unaggressive -
93 attacks. AA medium to heavy, meager to intense, inaccurate.
Average bomb load 14,931 lbs. Average gas reserve 889 gallons.