Date: 26 June 1945
Target: Kawasaki A/C Plant at Akashi (90.25 - 1547)
Participating Units: 313th BW
Number of A/C Airborne: 38
% A/C Bombing Primary: 80.6% (31 Primary and 5 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes: AN-M56, 4000# L.C., instantaneous nose and non-delay tail.
Tons of Bombs Dropped: 184 tons on Primary and 30 tons on Opportunity.
Altitude of Attack: 16,000 - 26,200
Time Over Primary: 1001K - 1052K
Weather Over Target: 10/10
Total A/C Lost: 0
Resume of Mission: Strike attack photos revealed probable hits on the machinery
building, the railroad right-of-way SW of the plant, the gun installation
on the coast to the SW of the target. There was a near miss of the final
assembly building, but NW wall showed blast damage. Near misses damaged
the roof of the parts assembly building. Flak was heavy, meager to
moderate and inaccurate. No fighter cover was provided. Two A/C were
non-effective. Nine A/C bombed visually and 22 by radar. Six E/A made 2
attacks. Claims 1-0-1. Eight A/C landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load:
12,950 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 619 gallons.