- Date: 30 March
- Code Name:
- Target: Shiraonoaeki
- Participating Units:
313th Bombardment Wing
- Number A/C Airborne:
- % A/C Bombing Primary:
90% (85 primary, 2 Secondary and Last Resort)
- Time Over Primary:
L-310134K to 310245K
I-310124K to 310348K
- Altitude of Attack:
I-4,700 - 6,000
J-7,800 - 8,200
R-6,900 - 7,450
- Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 8/10
- Total A/C Lost: 1
- Resume of Mission:
94 aircraft dispatched to minefields Love, Item, Jig and Roger. 39
aircraft Love: 11 aircraft Jig: 28 aircraft Item: 9 aircraft Roger.
Seven aircraft non-effective. Results estimated as excellent.
Eastern entrance of Shimonoseki Straits closed for two weeks.
Traffic restricted to and from Kure and Hiro Shima for one week.
Passage of large vessels to Sasebo restricted for one week. One
aircraft crash landed on return to base. Enemy air opposition
none (1 attack), AA light and heavy, meager to moderate,
inaccurate to accurate. Average mine load 12,094 lbs. Average gas
reserve 879 gallons.