Date: 30 March 1945.
Code Name: Starvation #2
Target: Shiraonoaeki Straits
Participating Units: 313th Bombardment Wing
Number A/C Airborne: 94
% A/C Bombing Primary: 90% (85 primary, 2 Secondary and Last Resort)
Time Over Primary: L-310134K to 310245K / I-310124K to 310348K / J-310053K to 310141K / R-310203K to 310302K
Altitude of Attack: L-4,850 -5,150 / I-4,700 - 6,000 / J-7,800 - 8,200
/ R-6,900 - 7,450
Weather Over Target: 0/10 - 8/10
Total A/C Lost: 1
Resume of Mission: 94 aircraft dispatched to minefields Love, Item,
Jig and Roger. 39 aircraft Love: 11 aircraft Jig: 28 aircraft Item: 9
aircraft Roger. Seven aircraft non-effective. Results estimated
as excellent. Eastern entrance of Shimonoseki Straits closed for two
weeks. Traffic restricted to and from Kure and Hiro Shima for one week.
Passage of large vessels to Sasebo restricted for one week. One aircraft
crash landed on return to base. Enemy air opposition none (1 attack), AA
light and heavy, meager to moderate, inaccurate to accurate. Average
mine load 12,094 lbs. Average gas reserve 879 gallons.