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Mission

Date

Target
  1
4/15/45
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  2
4/18/45
Kanoya
  3
4/21/45
Kushiro
  4
4/24/45
Tachikawa
  5
4/26/45
Kokubu
  6
4/29/45
Kushiro
  7
5/4/45
Oita
  8
5/10/45
Otake
  9
5/14/45
Nagoya
10
5/24/45
Tokyo
11
5/26/45
Tokyo
12
6/18/45
Puluwat (Caroline Is.) *
13
6/20/45
Shizuoka
14
6/22/45
Tamashima
15
6/26/45
Nagoya
16
6/29/45
Nobeoka
17
7/2/45
Shimonoseki
18
7/4/45
Tokushima
19
7/7/45
Kofu
20
7/17/45
ChiChiJima *
21
7/20/45
Okazaki
22
7/24/45
Handa  |Strike Photo|
23
8/2/45
Mito
* Sortie credit only (Counted for decorations, but not for rotation)

Crew 44 was on R & R in Hawaii when the surrender was announced. Capt Payne flew back to Guam, the rest of the crew returned home. Payne flew in the "Show of Force" Mission over Tokyo. Clarence Martin missed only mission due to illness. On the ChichiJima practice mission 5 of the crew participated.

62nd Squadron Crew Index
Source: Charles A. Smith, Radar