Mission Number 232
26 June 1945
Utsube Oil Refinery, Yokkaichi (90.20 - 1684)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
92.4% (33 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500#, G.P., 1/40 sec. delay nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
222.8 tons on Primary and 6.7 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:
262335K - 270150K
Altitude of Attack:
15,000 - 16,000
Weather Over Target:
9/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Two strings of bombs were in the
Target within a 2000-foot
radius and 3 strings approximately 7,500 feet WNW of aiming point
and 1 string approximately 9,000 feet NNW of aiming point.
Thirty A/C bombed by radar and 3 visually.
One A/C was non-effective.
Flak was heavy, nil to meager, and generally inaccurate.
Twenty-nine ineffective S/L's observed in Target area.
One A/C landed at
No E/A were sighted.
Average bomb load: 14,631 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 1320 gallons.