Mission Number 227
26 June 1945
Atsuta Factory, Nagoya Arsenal and Nippon Vehicle Co. (90.25 - 197
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
77.5% (25 Primary and 6 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P., 1/40 sec. delay nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
143.8 tons on Primary and 36 tons on Opportunity
Time Over Primary:
1010K - 1029K
Altitude of Attack:
15,500 - 19, 910
Weather Over Target:
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Incomplete strike photos revealed pattern of bombs across NE portion
of Target. Two formations
hit the Target with fair results.
Sixteen A/C bombed visually and 9 by radar.
One A/C was non-effective. Flak
was heavy, meager to moderate inaccurate to accurate.
No friendly fighters observed in Target area.
The B-29 lost in
the Target area was
to flak. 12 crew members
bailed out at sea and were rescued.
Twenty-nine E/A made 52 attacks.
Claims were 4-2-1.
Four A/C landed at Iwo Jima.
Average bomb load: 12,573 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 648