The Group’s second mission in August, flown on the 5th, was also a night incendiary attack. The target was Maebashi, a city of 87,000, fifty miles northwest of Tokyo. Thirty-eight planes were airborne at 1642, carrying a mixed load of E-46 clusters and GP bombs. Results showed 71 per cent of the planned target area destroyed. Only two aircraft reported fighter attacks and anti-aircraft fire was only meager. Jap resistance was becoming less and less.
[Pirate’s Log, p. 53]