The 6th Bomb Group

Mission 31. Matsuyama West Airfield, Kyushu (Apr 26)

This was a daylight tactical support mission involving 18 planes from the 6th Bomb Group:

During April, eight such tactical missions were flown with an average attacking force of twelve B-29's.  * * * Matsuyama Airfield was bombed once - on the 26th.

[Pirate's Log, p. 38]


20th AF Mission 101

Date:  26 April 1945
Code Name:  Mopish #1
Target:  Matsuyama A/F  (primary visual) 90.13-2777 and  Imabari A/F  (primary radar)
Participating Unit:  313th Bombardment Wing
Number A/C Airborne:  37
% A/C Bombing Primary: 40.5% (15 bombed Imabari A/F and 16 Opportunity)
Time Over Primary:  260947K  - 261032K
Altitude of Attack:  22,800  - 26,615
Weather Over Target:  30/10
Total A/C Lost:  0
Resume of Mission: Bombing results unobserved 3/10 clouds.  Enemy air opposition and AA nil.  Average bomb load 10,210 lbs.  Average gas reserve 1074 gallons.