Mission Number 306


  1. Date: 1/2 August 1945
  2. Target: Hachioji Urban Area
  3. Participating Unit: 58th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 180
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 93.88% (159 Primary and 3 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: M17A1, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above the Target and M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs with instantaneous nose. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1,593.3 tons on Primary and 29.3 tons on Opportunity. 
  8. Time Over Primary: 020145K - 020329K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 14,800 - 16,000
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 8/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 1
  1. Resume of Mission: Results were reported as unobserved to excellent.  Later photo reconnaissance revealed that 80% of the Target had been destroyed (1.2 sq. mile).  Two numbered Targets were damaged.  Eight A/C were non-effective.  Ninety-seven A/C bombed visually and 72 by radar.  Forty to Fifty E/A sighted made 6 attacks.  One B-29 was damaged.  Flak was heavy, and light, meager and inaccurate.  AA damaged 1 B-29.  Two RCM and 2 Wind-Run A/C are not included in total A/B. Twelve A/C acted as Pathfinders.  The A/C lost was due to unknown reasons.  Thirty-six B-29s landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 17,840 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 629 gallons. 



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