The 6th Bomb Group

Mission 27. Kushira Airfield, Kyushu (Apr 18)

This was a daylight tactical support mission involving 10 planes from the 6th Bomb Group.


20th AF Mission 77 [?]

Date:  18 April 1945
Code Name: Famish #3
Target: Kanoya East A/F  (Visual) Target 90.38-2516, Kokubu A/F   (Radar)
Participating Units:  313th Bombardment Wing
Number A/C Airborne:  20
% A/C Bombing Primary:  95#  (19 A/C)
Time Over Primary:  180850K - 130917K
Altitude of Attack:  16,000 - 16,800
Weather Over Target:  0/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:  0
Resume of Mission: Bombing results good.  Four-twin engine destroyed and five twin engine damaged.  Additional damage to hangars and other buildings.  One aircraft non-effective.  Enemy air opposition weak - one attack.  AA heavy, meager to intense, inaccurate.  Average bomb load 12,000 lbs.  Average gas reserve 780 gallons.