No. Date Target Acft. Remarks
1 3 Feb Fighter Ecort to Iwo Jima 4 First Navigation Mission
2 8 Feb Truk, Moen Island Airfield 30 Daylight Precision
3 11 Feb Radar Search Mission No. 1 8 Daylight Precision
4 12 Feb Radar Search Mission No. 2 8 Jap Search for Navy
5 14 Feb Radar Search Mission No. 3 5  
6 18 Feb Truk, Moen Island Airfield 19 Daylight Precision
7 19 Feb Tokyo Urban Area 3 Planes with 504th
8 25 Feb Tokyo Urban Area 21 Incendiary-First Group Strikes
9 4 Mar Tokyo Urban Area 20 Daylight Incendiary
March Blitz
10 9 Mar Tokyo Urban Area 32 Night Incendiary
11 11 Mar Nagoya Urban Area 32 Night Incendiary
12 13 Mar Osaka Urban Area 30 Night Incendiary
13 16 Mar Kobe Urban Area 33 Night Incendiary
14 18 Mar Nagoya Urban Area 32 Night Incendiary
15 24 Mar Nagoya Urban Area 18 Night Incendiary
First Mining Mission
16 27 Mar Shimonoseki Straits - mining 29 Lost Lt. Steele, Lt Grounds and crews
17 30 Mar Kure Harbor Area 23 Night mining
18 1 Mar Super-Dumbo mission 3 Air Sea Rescue
19 3 Mar Nakajima A/C Eng Co Ota-Koisumi 19 Night Precision
20 7 Mar Nagoya Mitsubishi A/C Co 30 Night Precision
21 8 Mar Kanoya East Airfield, Kyushu 10 Capt Preston crash
22 9 Mar Shimonoseki Straits 10 Mining
23 12 Mar Hodojoma Chem Co, Koriyama 20 Daylight Precision
24 13 Mar Tokyo Arsenal Area 29 Night Incendiary
25 15 Mar Kawasaki Urban Area 24 Night Incendiary
Tactical Support of 10th Army
26 17 Apr Kanoya East Airfield 10 Tactical raid on Kyushu
27 18 Apr Kushira Airfield 10 Southern Kyushu
28 21 Apr Kanoya East Airfield 22 Tactical support
29 22 Apr Kanoya East Airfield 16 Tactical support
30 24 Apr Hitachi A/C Co, Tokyo 12 Daylight Precision
31 26 Apr Matsuyama West Airfield 18 Tactical support
32 27 Apr Miyakonoajo Airfield 6  
33 28 Apr Miyakonoajo Airfield 18  
34 30 Apr Tachikawa Aresenal, W of Tokyo 7 Daylight Precision
35 3 May Inland Sea Harbors 32 Mining
36 5 May Kure Harbor Area 34 Mining
37 7 May Kanoya, Ibuski Airfield 20 Tactical support
38 10 May Usa Airfield 22 Daylight Precision
39 11 May Nittigahara Airfield 11 GP bombs by radar
40 14 May Nagoya Urban Area 31 Night Incendiary
41 16 May Nagoya Urban Area 33 Night Incendiary
42 19 May Tachikawa Arsenal 30 Precision by radar
43 23 May TokyoUrban Area - Incendiary 33 Lost Lt Boynton, Lt Snyder, Lt Anderson crews
44 25 May TokyoUrban Area - Incendiary 24 Lost Lt Foc crew
45 29 May Yokohama Urban Area 25 Incendiary
46 1 June Osaka Urban Area 27 Daylight Incendiary
47 5 June Kobe Urban Area 29 Daylight Incendiary
48 7 June Osaka Urban Area 27 Incendiary by radar
Secondary Industrial Cities
49 9 June Kawasaki A/C Co, Akashi 26 Precision by radar
50 15 June Amagasaki 35 Incendiary by radar
51 18 June Yokkaichi 30 Night Incendiary
52 19 June Shimoneski Straits 2 Radar search
53 20 June Fukuoka 29 Night Incendiary
54 22 June Kawasaki A/C Co, Akashi 29 Daylight Precision
55 26 June Kawasaki A/C Co, Akashi 38 Daylight Precision
56 28 June Moji Urban Area 30 Night Incendiary
57 1 July Ube Urban Area 35 Night Incendiary
58 3 July Himeji Urban Area 35 Night Incendiary
59 5 July Marcus Island 3 Precision
60 6 July Shimizu 36 Night Incendiary
Mining Missions Resumed
61 9 July Shimoneski Straits - Mining 29 Lost Capt Schmid's crew w Col Dixon
62 11 July Mining Rashin - Fusan in Korea 27 Longest mission of war
63 13 July Mining Inland Sea Harbors 31  
64 15 July Mining Japan Sea 27  
65 17 July Mining 28  
66 19 July Mining Inland Sea Harbors 29 Lost Capt Jordan's crew
67 22 July Mining 26 Last mining mission
Final Phase
68 26 July Tokuyama Urban area 36 Night Incendiary
69 28 July Marcus Island 4 Daylight precision
70 29 July Uji-Yamada Urban area 30 Night Incendiary
71 1 Aug Nagaoka Urban area 45 Army Air Force Day
72 5 Aug Maebashi Urban area 37 Night Incendiary
73 7 Aug Toyokawa Naval Arsenal 12 91% within 1,000 feet
74 8 Aug Yamata Steel works 29 Night Incendiary
75 14 Aug Marifu Railroad Yards - Iwakini 41 Last Mission of War


(Number of aircraft is number of airborne minus aerial aborts)

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