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This was a night incendiary mission involving 30 planes from the 6th Bomb Group:

The next secondary city raided was Uji-Yamada, south of Nagoya on Honshu.  Twenty-nine of thirty-three airborne aircraft were effective over the target.  Post-strike photography disclosed 40 per cent of the city burned out.  Enemy opposition of every nature was negligible.

[Pirate’s Log, p. 52]

20th AF Mission 300


Date: 28/29 July 1945
Target:Ujiyamada Urban Area
Participating Units: 313th BW
Number of A/C Airborne: 99
% A/C Bombing Primary:92.92% (93 Primary and 1 Opportunity)
Type of Bombs and Fuzes:E46 (500lb incendiary clusters set to open 5,000 feet above target.)
Tons of Bombs Dropped:734.6 tons on Primary and 7.8 tons on Opportunity.
Time Over Primary:290215K - 290324K
Altitude of Attack:12,000 - 13,800
Weather Over Target:0/10 - 5/10
Total A/C Lost:0
Resume of Mission:Crews reported unobserved to excellent results. Fires were visible for 120 miles. Reconnaissance la- ter revealed 39% of the built-up area had been destroyed. 35 A/C bombed visually and 58 bombed by radar. Black-out in target area was complete, although some cities not listed in propaganda leaflets did not black-out. Flak was reported as heavy and medium, meager to moderate and generally inaccu- rate. A great deal of A/W fire was reported. A few phosphorous bombs and balls of fire were non-effective. One Wind-Run A/C was A/B. Nine B-29s landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load: 16,906 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 774 gallons.