Mission Number 312


  1. Date: 5/6 August 1945
  2. Target: Saga Urban Area
  3. Participating Unit: 58th BW
  4. Number A/C Airborne: 65
  5. % A/C Bombing Primary: 96.92% (63 A/C)
  6. Type of Bombs and Fuzes: M-19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5000 feet over the Target, T4E4, 500# fragmentation clusters set to open 3000 feet below A/C and M64, 500# G.P. bombs with non-delay tail and proximity nose. 
  7. Tons of Bombs Dropped: 458.9 tons
  8. Time Over Primary: 060041K - 060056K
  9. Altitude of Attack: 12,400 - 15,500
  10. Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 9/10
  11. Total A/C Lost: 1
  1. Resume of Mission: Flash strike reports indicated no area was damaged by this attack.  The A/C lost crash landed at base with no casualties resulting.  Fourteen A/C sighted the Target, while 49 made radar sighting.  Flak was heavy, light, nil to meager and inaccurate.  Nineteen E/A were sighted and made 1 attack.  No claims.  Eleven A/C acted as Path- finders.  Two A/C were non-effective.  Two Wind-Run A/C not included in total A/B. T-3 pamphlets were dropped on this run.  Sixteen B-29s landed at Iwo Jima.  Average bomb load: 15,526 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 571 gallons. 


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