Date: 7 August 1945
daylight formation attack with GP bombs likewise lent to the
burning program on 7 August 1945. The target was the naval arsenal
at Toyokawa, 37 miles southeast of Nagoya. The installation
was Japan's number one producer of naval ammunition and one
of the ten major naval arsenals in the empire. 12 aircraft from
the group joined the attack.
there had been any doubt of the weakness of the Nip air force
this late in the game, the show of force they put on at Toyokawa
show had dispelled it. No enemy fighters were even sighted.
Flak damage at the target was meager, but one of our bombers
sustained minor damaged.
assessment was made from strike photos, and the Twentieth Air
Force characterized the results as good to excellent.
317) One hundred twenty-four B-29's escorted by VII FC
fighters, bomb the naval arsenal at Toyokawa. One B-29
317 - statement comes from "Air War Pacific Chronology:
America's Air War Against Japan in East Asia and the Pacific
1941-1945" by Eric Hammel, (Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press,
1988, ISBN 0-935553-26-6)