Mission Number 308


  1. Date: 1/2 August 1945
  2. Target: Nagoya Urban Area
  3. Participating Unit: 313th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 136
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 91.91% (125 Primary and 5 Opportunity)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: M19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above Target and M47A2, 100# incendiary and white phosphorous bombs with instantaneous nose. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 924.3 tons on Primary and 36.6 tons on Opportunity. 
  8. Time Over Primary: 012335K - 020058K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 12,100 - 13,400
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 0
  1. Resume of Mission: Bombing results reported as excellent by crews.  Fires were visible 100 miles and heavy thermals encountered up to 25,000 feet.  Photo reconnaissance showed 65.5% of the town (1.33 sq. mi.) had been damaged.  Six A/C were non-effective.  Fifty-five A.C bombed visually and 70 bombed by radar.  E/A opposition was weak to moderate and unaggressive.  Forty to 50 E/A sighted made 5 attacks.  Medium and light, nil to meager and inaccurate flak at Toyama.  Two ground-to-air rockets reported in Target area.  One Wind-Run A/C not included in total A/B. Thirty-eight B-29s landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 15,791 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 558 gallons. 



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