uncle ted fought in the war

5 August 1945

5 August 1945 (pg 695)

 

JAPAN:

 

During the night of 5-6 August, 612 B-29's fly 1 mining, 1 HE bombing and 4 incendiary raids against Japan. Two B-29ís are lost.

 

(Mission 311) Twenty-seven 504th BG B-29's mine the waters of the Sakai, Yonago, Nakaumi Lagoon, Miyazu, Maizuru, Tsuruga, Obama Japan and Najin and Geijitsu Korea; one B-29 hits an alternate target.

 

(Mission 312) Sixty-three 58th BW B-29's attack the Saga urban area destroying .02 square miles or 1.5% of the city. One B-29 is lost.

 

(Mission 313) Ninety-two 313th BW B-29's hit the Maebashi urban area destroying 1 square mile or 42.5% of the city; 4 B-29's hit alternate targets.

 

(Mission 314) Two hundred fifty 73rd BW and 314th BW B-29's attack the Nishinomiya-Mikage urban areas destroying 2.8 square miles or 29.6% of the city; three B-29's hit alternate targets. One B-29 is lost.

 

(Mission 315) One hundred six 315th BW B-29's bomb the Ube Coal Liquefaction Company facility at Ube destroying 100% of the refining units and destroying or damaging 80% of other structures; 2 B-29's hit alternate targets.

 

(Mission 316) Sixty-four B-29's attack the Imabari urban area destroying .73 square miles or 76% of the city area.

 

RYUKYU ISLANDS:

 

HQ 333rd BG and 435th, 460th and 507th BS flying B-29ís arrive at Kadena, Okinawa from the US.

Uncle Ted was part of Mission 316

See Below

Mission # 316

 

Date: 5/6 August 1945

 

Target: Imabari Urban Area ( 90.29 )

 

Participating Unit: 58th BW

 

Number A/C Airborne: 66

 

% A/C Bombing Primary: 96.96% ( 64 A/C )

 

Type of Bombs and Fuses: M19, 500# incendiary clusters set to open 5000 feet over target, T4E4, 500# fragmentation clusters set to open 3000 feet below aircraft and M64, 500# G.P. bombs with proximity nose and non-delay tail fuses.

 

Tons of Bombs Dropped: 510 tons

 

Time Over Primary: 060105K - 060147K

 

Altitude of Attack: 12,200 feet - 12,800 feet

 

Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 5/10

 

Total A/C Lost: 0

 

Resume of Mission: Results were reported as excellent, with large fires observed throughout target area. Photo reconnaissance later showed that 76% of the city had been destroyed. Two A/C were non-effective. Only 11 A/C sighted the target. Two Wind-Run A/C not included in total A/B. Five E/A sighted did not attack. Flak was heavy, medium and light, meager to inaccurate. Two S/L's in target area. T-3 pamphlets were dropped. Five B-29s landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load: 16,986 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 773 gallons.

A/C :

Aircraft

E/A :

Enemy Aircraft

58th BW :

58th Bombardment Wing

G.P. bombs :

General Purpose Bombs

060105K :

???

A/B :

Airborne ???

S/Lís:

???

T-3 Pamphlets

Propaganda Pamphlets ???