Mission Number 150


  1. Date:  5 May 1945
  2. Code Name:  Starvation #9
  3. Target:  Tokyo Bay, Ise Bay and Inland Sea
  4. Participating Unit:  313th Bombardment Wing
  5. Number A/C Airborne:  98
  6. % A/C Mining Primary:  86%  (86 primary and 4 alternate)
  7. Time Over Primary:  060015K - 060419K
  8. Altitude of Attack:  4925 - 8400
  9. Weather Over Target:  7/10 - 8/10
  10. Total A/C Lost:  0
  11. Resume of Mission: Mining results were considered good.  Operation adds considerably to Japanese shipping problem.  The blockade established at Kobe-Osaka area 3 Maj. areas strengthened with additional blockades across the Inland Sea which are expected to last from one to two weeks.  Attrition fields were also laid at Tokuyama, Aki, Noda, Hiroshima, Kure, Nagoya and Tokyo.  All of these fields are expected to harass, sink and damage Japanese shipping for several weeks.  Eight A/C non-effective.  Enemy air opposition - 11 E/A sighted with 1attack made.  A/A meager and inaccurate.  Two aircraft landed at Iwo Jima.  Average mine load:  13,078 lbs.  Average fuel reserve:  992 gallons.






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