Mission Number 307


  1. Date: 1/2 August 1945
  2. Target: Toyama Urban Area
  3. Participating Unit: 73rd BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 182
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 96.11% (173 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: M17A1 and M19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above the Target and M47A2, 100# incendiary bombs and white phosphorous bombs with instantaneous nose. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 1,465.5 tons on Primary and 8 tons Opportunity. 
  8. Time Over Primary: 020136K - 020327K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 12,100 - 13,600
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 0
  1. Resume of Mission: Reconnaissance photos indicated 99.5% of the city (1.87 sq. mi.) was destroyed.  Target 90.11 - 6250, Rami Spinning Mill, was destroyed.  Eight A/C were not effective.  The Target was sighted by 55 A/C and not seen by 118 A/C. E/A opposition was nil to weak.  Five E/A sighted did not attack.  Medium and heavy, nil to meager and inaccurate flak in Target area damaged 1 A/C. Twelve A/C acted as Pathfinders.  One Wind-Run A/C was not included in total A/B. Eight B-29s landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 16,094 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 757 gallons. 



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