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This was a daylight precision mission involving 7 planes from the 6th Bomb Group:

[A] third [attack] against the Tachikawa Army Air Arsenal on the 30th * * * [was] carried out with only seven aircraft * * *.


[Pirate’s Log, p. 38]


20th AF Mission 126


Date: 30 April 1945
Target:Tachikawa Air Depot
Hamamatsu (primary visual)
City of Hamamatsu (primary radar).
Participating Units: 73rd Bombardment Wings
313th B.W.
Number of A/C Airborne: 106
% A/C Bombing Primary:65% (69 prime 9 Sec & 14 Opp)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:
Tons of Bombs Dropped:
Time Over Primary:301122K - 301154K
Altitude of Attack:17,800 - 21,500
Weather Over Target:6/10 - 10/10
Total A/C Lost:0
Resume of Mission:Bombing results were unobserved with 313th Wing aircraft attacking primary visual and primary radar Target. Four of 73rd Wing six squadrons hit Hamamatsu with good results. Two overlapping patterns of bursts started large fires in area. Several hits on Imperial Government Shop. Fighter opposition consisted of 90 sighted enemy aircraft making 46 attacks. Enemy aircraft destroyed one, probably destroyed none and four damaged. AA heavy, meager and inaccurate. Fifteen aircraft landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load 11,595 lbs. Average gas reserve 737 gallons.