The 6th Bomb Group

Mission 32. Kanoya East Airfield, Kyushu (Apr 27)

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

During April, eight such tactical missions were flown with an average attacking force of twelve B-29's.  * * * Miyakonojo Airfield was attacked twice - on the 27th and 28th.

[Pirate's Log, p. 38]


20th AF Mission 111

Date:  27 April 1945
Code Name: Dripper #2
Target:  Miyakonojo   A/F  90.38-2527
Participating Units:  3l3th Bombardment Wing
Number A/C Airborne: 18
% A/C Bombing Primary: 77.8% (14 A/C)
Time Over Primary: 271017K - 271051K
Altitude of Attack: 10,000 - 12,000
Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 2/10
Total A/C Lost: 0
Resume of Mission: Bombing results   - crews reported good.  Pattern diagonally across field and pattern in north part of hangar area.  Enemy air opposition slight  - 11 attacks.  Enemy aircraft damaged one with none destroyed or probably destroyed.  AA heavy, meager to moderate and in-accurate.  Average bomb load 14,281 lbs. Average gas reserve 804 gallons.