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Flight Route of B29s of 313rd Bomb Wing in Tinian to Attack Nagaoka
Fig 9.1 Route of B29 for bombing on Nagaoka(ref.#2 pp82)
   Bombing onto Nagaoka was conducted by the 313th Bomb Wing in Tinian. In the same day, August 1, other wings in Tinian, Guam, and Saipan targeted Hachioji,Toyama, and Mito using incendiary bombs and Kawasaki using high explosive bombs.


Bombing Altitude : 12,000-12,800feet (3660-3900meter)
Number of B-29 in Plan : 139 (for bombing, 125 fullfilled)
Weight of Bombs :
   Clusters of M69 Incendiary ; 937.6 ton
   Incendiary Bombs for flare ; 75.7 ton
   Other ; 0.6 ton
   (924.3 ton was dropped)
Time Schedule in Japan Standard Time :
   Take off : 15:03 - 17:40
   Above Iwo Jima : 18:18 - 20:58
   Arrival on Japan Main Land : 21:16 - 22:37
   Above NAGAOKA : 22:35 - 23:58
   Departure from Japan Main Land : 23:06 - 00:28
   Landing on Tinian : 05:33 - 07:42
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