Date: 30 April 1945 Code Name: Blockhouse #1
Target: Tachikawa Air Depot, Hamamatsu (primary visual); 90.17-1404
and City of Hamamatsu (primary radar).
Participating Units: 73rd and 313th Bombardment Wings
Number A/C Airborne: 106
% A/C Bombing Primary: 65% (69 prime 9 Sec & 14 Opp)
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.