Mission Number 262
11/12 July 1945
Rashin, Fusan, Shimonoseki Straits, Miyazu, Maizuru, and Obama
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
83.33% (25 Primary and 2 Alternate)
Type of Mines Planted:
MK26-36, 1000# and MK25, 2000# mines with various settings.
Tons of Mines Planted:
150 tons on Primary and 13 tons on Alternate.
Time Over Primary:
120032K - 120247K
Altitude of Attack:
6,900 - 9,400
Weather Over Target:
4/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Of the 199 mines dropped it was estimated 198 were effective to
maintain the blockades and mine the new harbor
No E/A sighted. Only
3 A/C reported flak, which was heavy, meager and inaccurate.
Several ineffective S/L's observed.
Seven A/C landed at
Iwo Jima. Average mine
load: 12,082 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 558 gallons.