Sgt Robert James Janecek
Eastern District Kempei Tai Headquarters
Tokyo Temporary First Military Hospital
Koishikawa Military Cemetery

73rd Bomb Wing Mission Number 26
19 February 1945
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On this page are three 500th Bomb Group Formation Diagrams

followed by a
Vertical Chart.

This chart shows in graphical format many details of the mission.
This includes weather conditions at various altitudes,
Enemy Air Attacks, and locations where B-29s were lost.

The second formation diagram is at the IP.

Z Square 12 and Z Square 31 were trailing the
main formation by ~1000 yards at this time.

 

FORMATION DIAGRAM
ROUTE OUT
Z-31 AND Z-12 CIRCLED



source : Air Force Historical Research Agency REEL B0668

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FORMATION DIAGRAM
AT THE I.P. ( INITIAL POINT ) KOFU
BEGINNING OF BOMB RUN

source : Air Force Historical Research Agency REEL B0668

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FORMATION DIAGRAM
OVER SECONDARY TARGET
TOKYO DOCK AREA



source : Air Force Historical Research Agency REEL B0668

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VERTICAL CHART
73RD BOMB WING MISSION REPORT

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