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UISSION NO. 176 FLO WN 17 MAY 194; COQY·NO. 41
UISSION NO.
176
FLO WN
17 MAY 194;
COQY·NO.
41
UISSION NO. 176 FLO WN 17 MAY 194; COQY·NO. 41

!!':rn_ - •••• 110- 111

• • !!':rn_ - •••• 110- 111 XXI '1'b1a Tactical m laD aepan ~ Bc::mber CcmllElDd

XXI

'1'b1a Tactical m

laD aepan ~

Bc::mber CcmllElDd JI:1eslC11l 110. 176. nata.

l'

_

17 lIB,

'lbe damage Baa_NI!lult

contained herein also Gower. Mission

NO. 174

also directed qatut: the lIa&OJG

Urban Area

tle-n 14 May.

aaet

aeplU'Q.

Uon of damage W08 DQ1; possible due \0

tbe Bbsenee r4 photo .~ beWeeD \be

2 strikes.

••••

Mission No. 175 was I) speciol mi.a.1011

and will receive special distribution.

beWeeD \be 2 strikes. • •••• Mission No. 175 was I) speciol mi.a.1011 and will receive

nell. Or4

"red:

110. 16

--

ZlI

_2~

OCI"'.

SO\l1:Il"we orten .Area.

16

-

11

"lIS

1'a'ble qr Con"'"

Tactical Narrati

Atl.nex A

Operotions

FOrt I

PoM II

Nlvigauon Track Chart.

Aiming Pointe.

8CI:lbing

·

·

111gbt Engineering Charla.

ROdm" oDd Rldar Chart

Gunnery.

sea

Air

·

Rescue Chart.

Rlrt TIl

Fert IV

Part V

PDrt VI

Fbrt VII

1

10

U

12

13

14

16

18

1~

Annex B

tleather.·.

:rort I

Part n

FarO

III

'

r;oother Sum:tU"f ·

-

Chari

Forecast \feather va.

Observed Ueatber

Prognostic !.tip.

""rO IV _ synoptic M1p

·

Annex C - COIll!luniCllt ions

Inrt I

FOrt 11

8040.1' Counter Men8UJle15.

Radio.

Annex D . Intelligence

Fart I

FOrt II

fOrt III

Enemy Air opposition.

_ Enemy Antiaircraft

Air_to_Air Bombing

and

_ Damage Assessment Reporta

NlSOYD-,Ci.,ty

'l'tlrget

"4

·

5echon A

Section B

(Mi tsubisbl Aircraft f/orkll)

Annex E

Annex F

Aenex G

Section C

Target

1~7

(A tauto. Fnctory I

tflgoyu Mserol)

Consolidated Statistical Slmll1t'Y

XU

BQr.1ber Comn.:lnd Field

Distribution

.

·

·

order

··

Prepared By:

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

2~

"

34

:l5

38

3 8

44

4~

55

65

70

• • • • • • • Prepared By: 20 2 1 2 3 24 2
• • • • • • • Prepared By: 20 2 1 2 3 24 2

IUBJEO't I

ro,

IUBJEO't I ro, Report of Opera.t.lou. 16 - 11 ,. • a • oIp • m

Report of Opera.t.lou. 16 -

11

,.

a

oIp

• m

II

""

'.

I

• a Nl M yJ>(Z:

Da_

laI:tt.1e I

I'.:.tl •• ':.'::: ••••••

196&.

•• ':.'::: •••••• 196&. Coaa,uuUnc OeDU'o.l. twentieth Air 'oro

Coaa,uuUnc OeDU'o.l.

twentieth Air 'oro

WUb1DC'on.,

as. D.C.

1. IDfmIflCAUON OF MISSIOR:

a.

Fhld Or.

Number 78,

Hea4qllarteu XII BClDbor OCllUlQ,M,

do.tod 16 .uay 194.5.

dinoted the 58th. 1'Sr4, SlStht

CJld S14tb Boab-

ardment Wings to

tcUe. pa.rt in a. IIlQnllWll-ottort. Incend1o.ry a.ttack 011

tho South NCl.(;OYo. Urbo.n ArOo. in 1I18810n HWIlber 176.

b.

IWge1;t

SpOCiUgd:

(1)

Tho prlmo.ry

vlsWll o.lld radar

tar~t W8.I

to b.

tho

South N.::a.goya. UrbllD

Area.

(2)

Ho IOCOndary 01'

bat

rellert 'tarru

ftro

lIpeclt104.

2. STRbIW AND PL.AN OF OPERiJIORS:

8 Sklltn! ood Selection 0' p

D9y:

(1)

;. low-level

attack o.t nl~!lt Wn.I planned l1Io.1aa;t

tho southern part of Nagoya. for the £ollowin& reo

on.:

 

(0.)

Tho area

aelectod

afforded. tl ,ood ro.dlU"

teu'got

for

0.11 aiming pointa.

(.)

The loss

rate on simila.r typo cn10aiolU ho.d

not boon excessive and

tho

reeult, had boen ,ntl'fnctory.

(2) A pathfinder

force w&. to

use

the best ra~

run

to pinpoint eQch aiming point. altho~h the pathfindors' route ~ moro heo.v11y defended thua that to be ",sed by the maiD foroo.

order to

thcrr.n.ls.

(3) Tho main-forcD

enable aircraft to bocb prior

route wu

to

&1so to bo downwind 1ft enteri~ tho ,moke and

TIl1l1 raiaed 'by

(4) The oltitude

4000 feot

1n order

on previOUS similar mission-.

for

the ]nat holf of the Cla1n torce

to avoid the

severe thel"Clal1

ezperiOftce4

(S) Spooific tuget attack tiaes

"ere

pllUU'lGd io. luch

0. l'r.1y

as

to provent airplano. at higher Illtitwiu troal bcqbing thro~h

thole at lower altit",del.

(6)

The weathor foreCast for

for

• the planned strike and firm decision

the ni&ht of 16

17 U"

prcso nted favorllble conditionl

was made to attack.

strike and firm decision the ni&ht of 16 17 U" prcso n t e d favorllble

'II.

,NYiou l

'aotaeD1 Jib

.tr1lce

pl

'mcrte., pf' t;hQ .,

u

,.

a

1;t:aclc

a

tor

1;

'a

lou ••

toile

11lar'U1lS

0- tlo the .rren .,

(

a

m:

"-

0,

t

1;U

I

I'M). tide

val

_tw-

tI'otrt. lUI4

'l'hia aN

(lee

IIIall 1DdQ8U't~ taz'leta witll1D.

aportorat tuseu we,. lDolded In the are. to be attackell:

197, ne A

Nippon Vehicle COlIpany. Tarsd lit. i'be lIiwlI'bi.hl AtHraft WDI"t'1

ezten41nc nortb to IIoP'Proxiaatel,. t •• eater ot tbe Olt,'.

lnob4ed IIJ"OIUl lODe tarse'. 3811, ott)' la "-.ex D, Put IU).

~

~

381', 150. UI4 tell

In

ltlOll.

~

mm

thi. oftn11 U'Oa, the to11m.ac

tel

Facto", ot the I.pya. Arlenall TarSn 10.,

'U'so'

tbI

chan

TtLrget. anc and 24.70.

the

Ooido !loctZ'i. Steel C~aIQ' Pbot.;

'l'o.rgot

2010/1M,

The hiGbl

Aircraft CClllp~·. At'uta PlaDt; aM.

Twgot

204.0,

1M Sum! tomo INral1llll1DU1l W1l1.

G. Deblh gt PlaMiv.:OpwaUqMl:

tomo INral1llll1DU1l W1l1. G. Deblh gt PlaMiv.:OpwaUqMl: (a) DetormiDation 9' Bgmb Lood. U41A2 bomb.,
tomo INral1llll1DU1l W1l1. G. Deblh gt PlaMiv.:OpwaUqMl: (a) DetormiDation 9' Bgmb Lood. U41A2 bomb.,

(a) DetormiDation 9' Bgmb Lood.

gt PlaMiv.:OpwaUqMl: (a) DetormiDation 9' Bgmb Lood. U41A2 bomb., follolf1ng reOoSOM: fuzed ~ The pathfinder

U41A2 bomb.,

follolf1ng reOoSOM:

fuzed

~ The pathfinder force was to

Garry AN.

tor

ia8tnntaneoll81y ~nd multiplo

eu.ponded,

the

£.

The Immedbte c.pplhnce fires

wh1o)a

this boc1l

point8 for the sutceeding plan

ie co.pab1e of startint; would lIInrk tho rocOlmeDded a1I:l.1Dfj

k. The fire.aprea.dl~ cnpOobilitiea at

this type oC bomb waa believed to be sufficient to tie up ftre· fightin~ equlpaent and thus increase the .ffectlveneas oC the bomb. dropped by the matn

for penetration of the various

.4.

The

bomb was believed to be euiteble

targets

in the Ooren under attnck.

.-.n intarvtt.loaeter eettin{; et 100 r

t

w~s specified between each station releese oC 6 boabe linco the re.ult_ ing po.ttern dODd ~ ll'Ollld be sufficinet to start i=ed1a.te eppl1o.nce fires covering an area of 2500 to 3000 Ceet.

~.

,urplo.nos oC the lllC.in for co were

to cury

lJ.l1

The3e wore selected as tho bost munitione for following reoeone:

,.l

o.imable

cluster~. containing li50,:,,2 o.nd ltSo.x

3

incond!nry bomb••

this tortet for the

The penetration characteristics of these bombs were suitable for the lightly constructed buildings the

dook areas.

~.

and the

industrial targets

in the o.raa.

ll

Th. multiple bite tram this cluster

(110 bombe per cluster) •• re e~ected to

.aturnte fire deten ••••

ll Th. multiple bite tram this cluster (110 bombe per cluster) •• re e~ected to .aturnte

JJil.l1

 

.Ie

d_

'boe.

_"

I

al

11M oJwtco troa

to lIIO

wu upee"

to tone tiN

-

Gdop\ DeW ' ••U

'lb

Qrea4 of

ISro

upeo'" to 'b. Ok

'to tile tact tba\ aD per OM.\ ot tU. lDIIlY1dua1

,

.,

to

IMide qplo.1Yo obarS•• 1110 t.be to pr-OVetl.\ uDl'utrlot.e4 tire USbt1r.c.

ao

,

'lIa" tor

,.1 1:110

11

u

 

A.

!he "'01_ b

'N

4

to

b.

8l1peChlly ott. cU •• 'beou

of their blab

'bu1'll1Dc ~

\V

Convent.1oDll1 flre

t'lpt1nc

&letona•• wo.aU DOt be llbh to ett •• u

eX't1D1Ubh the burnln« llIo.r;nea1\1lJl•

1J'

.L

n. 011&8 tor. wen to lie

t

1:0 ope.

3000

toet a.bovo tbo tor,et it re1oue4 bolow 11.000 r

t

01' at 5000

teet

n.bove the

to.rr;et It

roa.loo.ee4 a.boft 11.000 toot.

'ftwn •• us,q.

were pl0JUl84 tor

proper pOb8tra.t.loQ cmd "'auity,

tor

a. aaxl.llum 'uotloll-

111& J'a:tio ot oluater. ud boDb., w:I.thout interpolation.

a.nd tOJ' lin of

the boab1ac bl.bl ••

t.

A 50

oot

'pooified since IncUv1dl.1al philO pn.ttorn

to stort Applia.nco flr08.

Intervo.1ometer

t1:1D,£ Wd

density would b•• uttUhot

this

t1:1D,£ Wd density would b•• uttUhot this mhsioD. Wtl.S bo 1. Tho pl:ln11.i~ for e4 primo.rlly

mhsioD. Wtl.S bo

1. Tho pl:ln11.i~ for

e4

primo.rlly

on the but

tho 11X1. 0' ottll.ck

rod:l.J' approach

and

00

th.

beet approach trom o.n Bntlalroraf\ standpoint•

(.68 :\llMX ~

Pl1J't II)

.2.

'0\11'

a

1

i~

point

aolsc\ed 0.' toll ow. I

the 3Htb Wing on the Uitsubiahi Aircr::trt !fork.,

the S6th.\Tiftl; llppJ'Oldlll.:l.tely 1000 toot north of tho Mttlllbhhi ;'ircr::trt work •• the 73rd lYing on the .outh edge ot the :.iohi i.lrcratt CoIllpCUlY.

o.nd tho 313th Wing on the Atsutn Faotory of the No.goyo Ar'ena}. In each instance. probable circular error. ot 6000 teet would B.aurl sao tons of bomb. per .quare mila of the ,eneral t:u-,et a,rla.

}.

Prlvious mi •• lons proved that the be.'

ro.do.r e.pproach to tho aiming poinq (frolll the .outh acroell NClIOya

iinrbor) 1Itl' tbrol1£h tho hetlT1e.t o.nt.1o.1rcro.ft datena

rec.aon tho seoond bolt ro.do.r Ilpproo.eh wo.s oho.a:!. tor tho ~in toree.

'lh111 o.pproll.ch Wtl.S trQtl; n point on 8i_ Lake and on an uh of approx.

imo:toly 83 degrau to 'tho tar got (,eo J

Ilpproach chart). It wa. predloted that .urtaoe ~nd. would be trom 270 to 330 dogroo•• which would oarry 'lIlok_ IL~ tl'Olll th_ target in 'the event thcl.t vi.ua.l bombiftg wa. po.dblo,

'''1' tbat

for rndllJ'

nnsz

A.

Put If.

Compre.sibility at aircraft acro •• tho

target ltna

a. DOllt Il11portant fo.otor

emphtlehed to

~.

1111 'lYing

On pa.t misdon.

tMIl

in oonduotll\f; Co 1II1,1.0C.U1'lll o.ttClck,

ha~ b

n

Contormin! to tho Command'a poltcy or

~.

1,I.sing 0. pathfinder torce on the

was to Ilond 6 pQthtlndor o.lpor~ aD a 21-4agre. axi. of attack tro.

boet pOllaible rndar run.

aach ~nc

en inl~lG.1 point

t

3435R

l:56S5S to the "1ng'a aa1ll1l;ned dmi"'C pot~

rndar run. aach ~nc en inl~lG.1 point t 3435R l:56S5S to the "1ng'a aa1ll1l;ned dmi"'C pot~

toll

'''4

31,

SUtb

'jEd; leV

pC 'pree

1000

• MOO ten

1000

r_

10,000 • 10,100 t

'YOOO •

1100 fee.

&" "" •••

11,000 • 11

t

1"000 - 1'- r_

, 15,000 • la-eoo t.'

12tGOO •

11,100 teet;

r_ , 15,000 • la-eoo t.' 12tGOO • 11,100 teet; lUI follow" (.) !he roub tor

lUI follow"

(.)

!he roub tor ~

adn t •••

tile WI"

(.) !he roub tor ~ adn t ••• tile WI" 'WPM (0£ Qhpi M Due to

'WPM (0£ Qhpi M

Due to two J1me.

to

3S3001l •

to

1353 6B

(0£ Qhpi M Due to two J1me. to 3S3001l • to 1353 6B Landfall waa 0

Landfall waa 0 Shlaa.

radar poiDt.

:m .110.117 i •• «tt84

3500N

_ l3SS3E lid tial Pobt

to

Targot

In! tial poht 'Wn' tb•• outharn Up or Biwa LaJce, an • .,ny id.ntill••

ro.4lU' point tor

II ~D to U. ~C

(b) The route tor the po.~indor taro. to the

tllrgot W'aI all tollows:

po.~indor taro. to the tllrgot W'aI all tollows: BealoD! tor !fbAU' Bo.ao to 3410N to 34.3SN

BealoD! tor

!fbAU'

Bo.ao

to

3410N

to

34.3SN

to

to 1wo Jima

To.ctic

l

Doctrine

13&6SE

L~dto.l1 wlla an 00.a11y identitiad

radar cback polnt.

13636E Initial

Point

This point

3

o.n oo

ro.dor

cheok point tor

Uy

idel:\Utie4

to

the

0. turD

to.rgot attor C1ollL1ng otf the

l::u1CltcUl

point.

Torgo t

moin llnd po.thtind.r

otf the l::u1CltcUl point. Torgo t moin llnd po.thtind.r (e) Th. routo (rom the t~got \0

(e) Th. routo (rom the t~got \0 ba••• tor

toroe.

_0'

o. (olloW$1 B,,'eD' Cor Cbpioo

tho

Target

to

351SN _ 1312108

to

344CJ:i -

to

1wo Jima

l~la£

to

8

This point

to avoid. heavy ant1alroratt .ot."

to b. \Iud. tor a t\ll'ft ott tho tarlOt.

Tbi. WIle de.1gaat.d III Ian.', .niI.

Taoti.oal

Doctrin'•

~&£aII

Ct.)

Lc!!4lM.

1.

J"le1 rea

"'a t.ad.1on" tU;t ail'cr'eft _

t;he 58th. 731'4 and )13t;h ViD88 _oul4 l'ellu1re DO bd

carr,. e total ruel load of epprcaimate17 '?DO .11001"

11&7 'ub

-

&1rpluN fit

the 31Ja.tb "he wOol14 earTJ'. in a4d.iUOIl to tile load. fJtl \be ~

wiltlll.

1 partial~ tilled. bell

"

taU: tor a 'aul fuel 10M 01 .~

7100 .11ons.

!.

No 1IlU~

or III.l.IliJmIal.

bcab loab • .,

-s-ei

tied.

It; was .aUmehd tha, bclI!lb loads would 'be 18.000 pcIIlIDll. tor .-oil

of the 56th. 7Jrd. aDd 313th iilf18 aircran. aDd 11.000 ~

t(lf' u.e

)14t;h ~1D6 aircraft.

')he 8IIIIIWl1Uoa lead V83 e.Uatecl at )00 poaiU.

C,.)

Radar:

(See ADAeX A. Fert

V).

(a)

'nlie vaa an ezcellellt target tor a aiBtlt

lae.,

diary s'trike. with IlI!ny excellent rac181' ebeck points.

points. and ethet aimine points oere chosen d\18 te their ".1' tel.uti.

LDlld.toll.

1A1Uel

ficaUon characteristics. LDDdfall ~as to be ma4. at 0 9l.ime.

117

identified. dhtinc:t1vel:r ebapec1 peninsula. and the initial pci." 'be aoutberD tip of Bina lake. Sa"e a land-water eontras't. 'Itle onset; a1lwlc point '98S a pair ot bridges crossing tbe nee Qlwa Ri"et' at 11m'nt:l&. For the tarset area around the f9.tsubisbi Aircraft ",orks 8 4ireclt rU8z' release was the best.

(b)

The

pBth1'itl4er force '\';8" to fly

tbe but re4ar

approach.

heavy defenaea aloDS the Bay aDd tbe expected beat then:lllla ruled w'

up lee Bly.

and mi

to uae a separate initiol paiM.

'!'b.

tbis route tar tbe cain farce.

(c.)

The river l'1est ot the aimina pqints aNCl"ded a

good

offset ai.ming point,

especially for the units ettsakiDi the aoutb_

ern part of the target area. excelleDt. ot'fset aimina pOint.

'!be jett1 in Nlg0y3 Harbar n~ another

(5)

Ra.dar Counter Met1s\ll'eas

Sixteen RCM ObsElE''t'ue were

to searcb far early_w8rnina end gun.lo.y1na radars au4 to conduct 11 g8D-

eral search in tbE region of 40-3000 m069-C7clea, diT1diAg it into the tollCIRina bands: 40-100, 100·140. 140-300. 300-1000, and 1000-3000.-.;:-

acycles. Search receivers. pulse aMl~ers, and dizeot1on.tincl.lDi DJ:)te.a_ nBS \lere to be CII:lployed. ObserwtioDlII gerfl to be me.d.e throushovt tbe

ialands

en route to the tarsot. os vell os

in tbe

tarset &r&!l.

It nsa

plonned to have eecb plane dispense 'ropc'

CwindOl:J)

tr:r

Jrotectioa apW'

seorchlisbta and antiairc.ra1't.

(6)

AiroSea ReSCUG,

The Navy snd the XXI Bc:mber ClZIDllll4

flae

to provide rescue tecilities s"' indicated on tho chart in An.Da A.

fart VII.

d.

Q£talla or

Plo.Dl11u

Intolliscncol

(1)

l.hemy lhbtar ResoUon.

on the bash of the previo~

Nagoya mi80ioarand iot611160oo0 repone ~hich indicated. that

thell's bat

been no inoreeae iJI. the

ODloUll;Y tishter

tcrc_

oaaigned to the Nsg~ arM.

1t ~8 e.Umated that the li&hter opposition to 0 night eUack would. be

ineftective.

to the Nsg~ arM. 1t ~8 e.Umated that the li&hter opposition to 0 night eUack would.
4ata i.D41en.l tIaa, ainraft _ "'1' \ab u &1rpluM flit 1. Opp".t.'.1T '?DO .11

4ata i.D41en.l tIaa, ainraft _

"'1' \ab

u

&1rpluM flit

1.

Opp".t.'.1T '?DO .11

J'U;e1 rea

tbe ,58\h. 731'4 alllS 313'b "iAP • cW4 retu1re DO

C8rI"J' 0 '0\81 fuel 1084 _

the )14th

i128.GU1d.

oarrT. in 8441t1011. '0 tile load et the 0'lMr flap,

OIl .~.t.n

I par'WIly tilled. bcml) ba7 'aDk tor 0 'otal tuell_ 7100 pllons.

tied.

n

No aaxiaD or .,.1_ "'b laade

!.

.,

was eeUma\ed tbat

lKnb leeds would be 18,000 poIIDll. tor

1-

at the 58tb, 7)rd

and 313tb ii'lna aircran, aD4 U.OOO pca4a

tM:

314.tb "'ias aircratt.

'lbe a

lDiUoa

lead. vaa

eatS-ted at )00 ~,

(4)

Radar:

(See ADneX A, Rlrt

").

(a) This vaa an acellent hraet tor

eo

- taDltoll. 1A1Uol

laM

be

diary strike. 1Jith IIIBD)' eseellent rader ebeek potDt:s.

points. aDd ottset aimins polnts were cho8en due to their .87 ill l.

ticatlon cbaracterisUc8.

lADdtall118s to be Deb at 0 Shima, aD .a117

identified. d1etinetiv€ly shaped peni.asula. and the initial poi.-. ~

soutbern tip at Biwa Lake, Sa"e a lard

point vas a pa1r ot lridses crossins the Riso ell.a Riyer at mnm.Dll.

ater

contrast.

Tbe ofr. 81awtc

For

the target

area around the t1'itsubiBbi Aircraft Works a direot raW

release was the best.

(b) Tbe pathfinder torce i08S to 111' the

but ra4ar

approach.

heavy dcfcM8S elona the 89,y and tbe expected beat tben:ala ruled w'

tbis route for the OQin force.

up lee Bly. and 'I>OS to U88 a separate initial

polat,

'ftIa

(0.)

The river nest ot

the aiming polo's att'ClI"4ed D

good offset aim1.ns point,

especially to'r the units atts.kiq the aouth_

ern part of the target area.

excelleot offset ai.miD8 pOint.

'lbe jelt,. in Nlgoya Harbor ws another

to

(5)

Ro.d8r Counter Measures,

aod

Sixteeo RCM Observer. were

search far ear1y

'I'1arniD8

gun.10yill,g radars and to conduct 11 sea·

era1 sefU'ch in thE region 40·3000 m£!6aC1c1ea, diTidiJli& it

follCllA'ing bands;

into thc

40-100,

100-140. 140

300.

300.1000, and lOOD·3000.-a-

acycles.

Search receivers,

pu1sa analyzers, and direotion.tindiD6 EUltell_

cas nera to be employed.

Obserwt!oDs nera to be JIlftde thrOUShout

the

islands en route to tbe tar,ot. os vell es in 'he targat area.

It nse

planned to have eacb plane dispense -rope' seorcbligbtll and antiaireraft.

('Ilind~) tor pratsctioa a.ina&

 

(6)

.Air~ea Rescue,

The Navy end Uo XXI sember CCIlIIIl!ll.4

nc.re to provide rescue tacilitiell ss indicated on the ~

 

in.AAl:l.a A.,

Rlrt VII.

 

d.

DEtaile gf Plonn1ns••Intollissncer

 
 

(1)

DlE!9Y rhtlhr

f1esot1oll.1

On the

bash

of

the pruioua

N3gOYo

lIliuioDumd

intelligenco reports uhicb

indiceted tIlat tbere bo4

b eo no inorease in the el1eJl\Y tighter tcrees oaa:lsned to tho Ns~ Area,

l; m18 utimflted thot tho tishtar opposition

iDeffo otive •

Ns~ Area, l; m18 utimflted thot tho tishtar opposition iDeffo otive • to 0. nisht att

to 0. nisht att a ok'll'ouJ,4

AutomaU. "'.po_ deer

,g.

DOt

to be effectbe at the rncameDlled base alU.tu4e of 700D ted &116 1.-

effective at bi8ber altitudes.

J.

Appraxt.te17.50 aee:rcbllPt

bel1eNI

to be

aDd lse Bays to tbe soutb. It

ib

tbe *SCJY8

aree

,itb

an ClCteDllioa a1011& both 814ee 01 eaU.IIIlIted tbat clOllll UIIl1wcad

SIIIOke would decreaJle eearcblight ettec1:1••0888.

1l.

'Ihere wU'e DO reporte of t.rrace bBllOClllll

flying 3\ tbe recOllllllcnded baee oltltud.e.

CIl

0 preTiOWl Nagoya assl

there had been 1 barrage balloon repane4 at an altitude at 6000 fe.t.

(b)

ReCcmDe!!dations:

1. It vas recClllllellded tbat aU"craft etteck trca

the ~e8t on COurSES of 80 to 90 degoee.s true to avoid sesrcbliaJit def-

ensee and to bring aircraft UDder tire tar the sbertest tiKe troA tM

em previous nagoya

and flak effectivenes8 had increa8ed when 8ircraft approached !rca tbe south.

smallest mcbu- of guns.

night oieaioaa, eeBrchliabt

g. Aircraft were to rly direct17 to the .ic1Dlt7

of Bins Lake to avoid the knovn antiaircraft delenses aDd 11

too3rd Nagoya at the lOke.

treme

to tura

tring the ~291S withIn the ez-

This r.ould

outer limits of the !\yoto dd'enses. Where onl,.

mctlg~ and u.cc

ate flak be.d been encountered Jroviously.

recanmended after

1.

A slight

brealce'l\"8Y to the northeast -r.as

to get aircraft

out or the ta.a

thE attock in order

,.

entiaircraft area and to avoid thertwl activity. Folloring the "creek

a'Olay, a

avoid 'nlyobashi and ltIJ:lWlJ:ltsu.

course east.

then southeast to Suru,ga :ian ~as recCI!D

nded

to

and

thereby reduce

compressEd

into

1

11 In

order to saturate the antiairerart dd'euM

eff~ctivenells. it lI".!lS rl.call:l£nded that

hour .

the attack be

.5

It mlS reccnmended tI:l.at aircran 4e.synchro_

nize 2 engines from the

had heen passed and that all sircraft

initial pcbt until the a

archlight

drop 'rope· (~iDdO'l'f).

del'eDae

'\'lith oircraf't

of

6. A

eacb ."ing to

base altitude

01' 7000 teet nae rocamo'XJ

be staggered within en Boo-t'oot tracteta

-"-

to base altitude 01' 7000 teet nae rocamo'XJ be staggered within en Boo-t'oot tracteta -"-

Air

"

J.-

ii!lII

Sill.

nro

313"

MER.

14.

152

93

fflo

,.

ftM:ca

16100sz

16100sz

161Cl2OZ

P

100sz

c

wu.

J611_

1 4n Ur.

Hisl

JXI

8.c. 'J'QT.\L

31~"

1 4n U r . Hisl JXI 8.c. 'J'QT.\L 31~" b. Route ()It; lPns rease Danaat1cm.

b.

Route ()It;

lPns rease Danaat1cm. •• aocc.pU

_

brieted lUling celestial and Lora.a as aid., .in ts. c:oatrol ~ the mJcr problem. Several aircraft arriTec1 b the terse' _ea aft. daYlight and baabed targeh of oppar1:wU:t,. Appr'aEu.te17 30 air'pl.aaee vera 1 to 30 minutes late, nile OthU'8 reported increaaiDI their ClIl1- ibrated air speed to 205 1Il11es per hour to ccmplr vltJl the pIe",,*, t_

control.

poor crew discipline was responsible fer the tiaiag ais\eba .ci••

'!be combination of

navljJ1tion errore aM. ill ae

1.Uw.ao

c

or er '!'am-at:

(1)

Primary'l\irset:

Target area nevigatioo tJ6a oecCD-

plisbed

by radar and

no difficulties '\fcre. (.Dcauntered •

.;.\

vinda 'fIere fran 260 degrees at 55 knoh aDd at

9000 teet

14.000 teet

traIl. 270

degrees at 40 knots.

)82 by radar) dropped 3609.2 tons of bcrDbe between 16170SZ and 1619.5&

(75 bQ::lbiD,g visUlll!r aDlt

J

total of 457 aireran

ot altitudes ranging from 6600 to IB.340,tcet.

tons

of

(2)

Targets of Opport.unitx:

Eleven oirere1't dropp04 87~

banbs betrreen 1615122 and

16193Cl. at alUtlGee Iran 7000 \0

16.415 feet

on 10 differeni targets of oppcrtunity.

(3)

Forty-eight aircraft 'I7ere inattective due \0 mechan!

col and other reo sons •

culty.

d.

Route Back:

Fifteen nircraft

e.

lDndinas:

Retl,lJ'n to

base r;es aoeaDpl1sbed rithout di1'ti-

landed at Iuo lima.

U\ndinSS tiers made at

hane

bases under lair

'l7ootht.Jr conditions as follage:

58th

7]rd

313th

314th

First Alrcraft

conditions as follage: 58th 7]rd 313th 314th First Alrcraft 170240'Z. 170239Z 17023cr. lZ0402Z 17Cl402Z f.
conditions as follage: 58th 7]rd 313th 314th First Alrcraft 170240'Z. 170239Z 17023cr. lZ0402Z 17Cl402Z f.

170240'Z.

170239Z

17023cr.

lZ0402Z

17Cl402Z

f. Loe~ll;s:

:109 fol100&:

'l'hree Q~cro.t't .erc

lost due to IIl.ccheoioo.l tn:Llure

;

11

(1)

one oircr~t

11 crE.'n Ill€mbers abDndoned

bad an ens:ine C:1to.h 1'1re oJ"Y'

-the

aircr:11't

be1'are i\

cra:d1od.

\ake~.

abDndoned bad an ens:ine C:1to.h 1'1re oJ"Y' -the aircr:11't be1'are i\ cra:d1od. \ake~.

1

~

e

--

t.nnft

(I)

ca••

C\II tile] ••"

vaue4

_1"" 0111 5 110

1IIJWe4.

,.

(3)

ODe (l.il'oraft

"s

q'

tile ftelI

.usa. t

ratled aall tile p1aDe rQ Oft ne

Jlo 0118 na

~er

lD,J.,••

a. pPeraUou ,,",EX:

"'M_

,

0

,

,

DZUIIIII

c.

(1)

.'''1e'liClll: ($f

J.ADa A. lIS" I. t.

_nans

)

(2)

Bc!pM.:

(See ADDea: A. I'Ut ID.

t •

"

ReJI:II"'.)

(3)

lUsh" 1ps1D8ll!ll"iDsI (see -.m.a

JlIt,rt I1', frr

and .ii.ml.u 'I, Consolidahd Statla'Ucal ~.

and veight doto.).

tat' hel c

,alaD

(a) t!rratin at )li.aalOD as nClC'DI

1. The init101 cruise vaa nOR at alUtu4ea

bctvt::cn .5000 ond 10.000 teet

205 miles pt::r hour in on effort to have 0.11 aircraft bl2llb in 70 a1a.

• t08. COJI'lllX'eesion 'PorkEd. successfully tat' -,;1088. bu1: tbe.

and at

calibrated air apef.4a at 195 ",0

to\at ~

ing tice fer

th(: Bomber CClIlIlElnd tl't:8 113 minutes,

£.

Cruise 0!6l' mrget:

Cruise OTe::I" the

tar.t

nos made ot bombing ::lUitudes frcm 6600 to 18.340 fed. 'r'lth the last holt at «lcb 1i;ing force striking at the bi8:l€r altitudes.

to bose ua-e at

1. Return to BJsc:

The moat ecoDCJ:ll1eal returu

8000 feet as a result

of thf:; tail

indo at tha~ alUhde.

(b)

CO.IIIDents

on the Reswt3

1. Slightly mare fuel

or

the t!1aiM;

than predictod 'l;"t1.S uaed

to

the

targ!<t

bccnuse of unexpected heo.d 7:inds.

 

,g.

Bomb

loc.d~ in

most o.ircr3l't o;;cre the nnx1Jllt llB

for

the typo of bombs oarri~d.

 

(4)

(Soe ;,.nne::t A.

Fsrt V, fa'

rod:lt'

report).

(S)

Gunnery:

(See: Ann~ ;"

:Fert VI,

for

gunDe:ry repcrt).

(6) ,\ir~oo. Rescue:

Five C1'em Qe.cbm'a at c &-29

tbet

later landed a.t :nro J"iao b:liled out et 27l~~140.15E'I'Ihen tbe aircrClt't

developed

lllOchonicel difficultios.

up

by

0.

surfo.ce Yessel.

JI'Our

h.

\j6other:

(Soe Annex B (or

~3S gonerolly 05 briefed.

i. CoanunicotiollS;

or the crou mccb(.r. oaf:

picked

details).

'!'bo 'l:'eQtber encOUAt

det"ils).

.•

eish t

strike

(1)

totol

R:'1dar Counter

of

103 sign.3ls vo

~Qsyrej!!;

(sec Annal[ C. Fart I. inhrccpt.ed nnd l0a,ge4.

(2)

Rodiol

(See i.nOeJl:

C.

PlU't II.

tor dewils).

tfZ'

'nlirt".

reports 'JU'e rec~ivcd b;l{ tho; "ing <a'olUld StctJ,ons.

-<>.

tfZ' 'nlirt". reports 'JU'e rec~ivcd b;l{ tho; "ing <a'olUld StctJ,ons. -<>.
tfZ' 'nlirt". reports 'JU'e rec~ivcd b;l{ tho; "ing <a'olUld StctJ,ons. -<>.
(1) -.ur-'W ibOi3O _ -u.). Jl _ oa tIaia.a ioD. (2) ftNe paee11d pm .t.D.'#AinpOl

(1) -.ur-'W

ibOi3O _

-u.). Jl _

oa tIaia.a

ioD.

(2)

ftNe paee11d

pm .t.D.'#AinpOl

tia1J:ocl.reft

tire in tbe uz.gK

11

~

_1

aU_aft

II

(see

1" fI'_

It. J'WIl

to .1

Boa29'. "

1_, 4_ to aat1airaraft. INt 20

.

""

;

(3)

ellS_ M!e!mp""

~

.uu

D. JlU't: III, ,~

-tle

Co)

lee! 6.97 eq1llll"e JDilee or about 1).7 per ceat

1110

1"

t::I \be Cit,.'.

l16 '-.1-

at

'hie total. 3.15 aq,uare miles vere 4ee~ b7

.q~ all

'\ho

"DJ'

a~ .• 4

Clt7.

U1

•• 1oa

171.

t'bo

at •• lou h

12.1'

tna1

to

17&

s.u

Iq""'. aU •• or II.' per

,.

ren1UIII .fNa

t

fII

(b) '!brget 19~1 the lliteubiahi A1rcraft "orb. IID4

39.5 per cent at its -.atel root areo dnm.p4. raie1D& \be tatal d

caused to dah

(illcluding remon1) to 68,.4 per CRt.

(0)

Terget 197. the

t

Mo

P'Dct.<:rJ' ~ tbe Rl&GJl!l

;\rseMl. hos hod 34 per cent af' its tot31 £U'e8 dDl""pd b:r tb6 CC8lIUl4"e

4

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16

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• 0UDDer7 Repcrl PDrt m • i.1r.o&a Rescue Cbert 'batOf' No, 176 16 • 17 1117

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