Date: 18 March 1945
Code Name: Microscope #3
Target: Nagoya Urban Area
Participating Units: 73rd, 313th and 314th Bombardment Wings
Number A/C Airborne: 310
% A/C Bombing Primary: 94% (290 Primary, 0 Secondary, 0 Last Resort and Opportunity)
Time Over Primary: 190304K - 190548K
Altitude of Attack: 4,500 - 9,000
Weather Over Target: 2/10
Total A/C Lost: 1
Resume of Mission:
82,000,000 square feet (1890 acres or 2.95 square miles) destroyed.
Total damage to Nagoya from missions 41and 44 - 139,800,000 square feet (3200 acres or 5.0 square miles).
Twenty aircraft non-effective. One aircraft ditched on way back.
Enemy air opposition weak - 44 attacks no claims.
AA medium to heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate.
Radar control indicated for first time by very accurate tracking by searchlights.
Average bomb load 13,144 lbs.
Average gas reserve 1085 gallons.