Mission Number 279
19/20 July 1945
Chosi Urban Area
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
93.81% (91 A/C)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
E46, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above
Target, 500# T4E4 frag.
clusters set to open 1,000 feet below A/C and AN-M47A2 and
AN-M47A3 100# incendiary bombs fuzed with instantaneous nose.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
Time Over Primary:
200131K - 200252K
Altitude of Attack:
10,200 - 11,400
Weather Over Target:
3/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Good fires were reported with smoke rising to 10,000 feet.
Three E/A sighted made no attacks.
The Target was
visible only to 1 A/C. Six A/C were non-effective.
Flak at Target was
heavy, medium and light, meager to moderate and inaccurate.
Two to 6 ground-to-air rockets were observed.
Two RCM and 1 Wind-Run A/C were A/B. Three
B-29s landed at
Average bomb load: 16,468 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 852