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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
Target:Miyakonojo A/F 90.38-2527
Participating Units: 3l3th Bombardment Wing
Number of A/C Airborne: 18
% A/C Bombing Primary:77.8% (14 A/C)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
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.