Mission Number 291
25/26 July 1945
Mitsubishi Oil Refinery (90.17 - 116) Hayama Petroleum Center at
Kawasaki (90.17 - 127)
Number A/C Airborne:
% A/C Bombing Primary:
90.36% (75 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
AN-M64, 500# G.P., 1/10 sec. delay nose and 1/40 sec. delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
650 tons on Primary, 9 tons on Opportunity and 18 tons by Wind-Run
Time Over Primary:
252323K - 260003K
Altitude of Attack:
16,500 - 18,100
Weather Over Target:
0/10 - 4/10
Total A/C Lost:
Resume of Mission:
Photo reconnaissance showed 32% of storage tank units, and 1
furnace, 1 asphalt loading unit, 1 can manufacturing plant and 2
warehouses of the Mitsubishi Oil Refinery (90.17 - 116) was
destroyed and 36% of the storage tanks, 5 U/I buildings, 7 probable
office buildings, and 4 maintenance sheds of Hayama Petroleum Co.
(90.17 - 127) was destroyed.
Targets were visible
to only 3 A/C. Falk was heavy caliber, moderate to intense, accurate
to inaccurate. Intense S/L
activity was encountered and rope was used with varying success.
Two Wind-Run A/C bombed Shimizu Aluminum Plant at Shimiizu.
Seven A/C were non-effective.
landed at Iwo Jima.
The aircraft that was lost suffered a direct flak hit
over the Target.
No E/A. Average bomb load: 18,664 lbs. Average fuel reserve: