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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 of A/C Airborne: 20
% A/C Bombing Primary:95# (19 A/C)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
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.