Date: 5 May 1945
Code Name: Starvation #9
Target: Tokyo Bay, Ise Bay and Inland Sea
Participating Unit: 313th Bombardment Wing
Number A/C Airborne: 98
% A/C Mining Primary: 86% (86 primary and 4 alternate)
Time Over Primary: 060015K - 060419K
Altitude of Attack: 4925 - 8400
Weather Over Target: 7/10 - 8/10
Total A/C Lost: 0
Resume of Mission: Mining results were considered good. Operation
adds considerably to Japanese shipping problem. The blockade established
at Kobe-Osaka area 3 Maj. areas strengthened with additional blockades
across the Inland Sea which are expected to last from one to two weeks.
Attrition fields were also laid at Tokuyama, Aki, Noda, Hiroshima, Kure,
Nagoya and Tokyo. All of these fields are expected to harass, sink and
damage Japanese shipping for several weeks. Eight A/C non-effective.
Enemy air opposition - 11 E/A sighted with 1attack made. A/A meager and
inaccurate. Two aircraft landed at Iwo Jima. Average mine load: 13,078
lbs. Average fuel reserve: 992 gallons.