OPNAV-16-381 (6-45) Form ACA-2

Sheet 1 of  2.

AIRCRAFT ACTION REPORT

(Short form for routine actions only)

Read instructions before filling out

RESTRICTED

(Reclassified when filled in)

 CONFIDENTIAL

I. GENERAL

(a) Unit Reporting

VMB 613

(b) Based on or at

Kwajalein Island, Kwajalein Atoll.

Forward echelon at Majuro.

(c) Report No.

67

(d) Take off: Date

11 August, 1945

 Time (LZT)

1700M

(Zone)

(e) Time of Return

1930M

(Zone)

(f) Target

Various Islands, Jaluit Atoll.

(g) Distance Flown

375

(Miles)

II. OWN AIRCRAFT OFFICIALLY COVERED BY THIS REPORT

(a)

TYPE

(b)

SQUAD-

RON

NUMBER

 (f) BOMBS, ROCKETS, CLUSTERS,

TORPEDOES, NAPALM & DROP

FUEL TANKS CARRIED PER PLANE

(Specify type and size exactly)

(g) FUZE DELAYS, TORPEDO DEPTH

SETTING

(Give mk. of cluster & bomb fuzes, &

setting used if more than one is possible)

(c)

TAKING OFF

(d)

ENGAGING

ENEMY A/C

(e)

ATTACKING

TARGET

PBJ-1H

VMB613

1

--

1

4 X Mk 54 Depth Bombs

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-none.

 

 

 

 

 

8 X 5.0" AR rockets.

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-instantaneous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. ENEMY AIRCRAFT ENGAGED

IV. ENEMY AIRCRAFT DAMAGED IN AIR

(Give details in

narrative)

(a) (b) (c)

(d)

(a)

(b) DESTROYED OR DAMAGED BY

(c)

TYPE

NUMBER

ENGAGED

TIME/

ZONE

LOCATION

 

TYPE

ENEMY A/C

TYPE A/C

SQUADRON PILOT OR GUNNER

DAMAGE

CLAIMED

--

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--

--

--

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--

     

 

         

V. LOSS OR DAMAGE, COMBAT OR OPERATIONAL, OF OWN AIRCRAFT

None.

(a) TYPE

OWN A/C

(b)

SQUADRON

(c) CAUSE: Type ENEMY A/C, AA,

TYPE GUN, OR OPERATIONAL CAUSE

(d) WHERE HIT, ANGLE (List armor,

self-sealing tanks, equipment hit)

(e) EXTENT OF LOSS OR DAMAGE

(Give Bureau No. of plane destroyed)

1     --

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2

 

 

 

 

3  

     

 

4

   

 

 

5

       

VI. PERSONNEL CASUALTIES (Identify with planes listed in V by Nos. at left)

None.

(a) NO.

(b)

SQUADRON

(c) NAME, RANK, OR RATING

(d)CAUSE

(e) CONDITION OR STATUS

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VII.  ATTACK ON TARGET

 

(a) Location

Various Islands, Jaluit Atoll

(b) Time Over Target

1755-1825M

(Zone)

(c) Weather, clouds, visibility

5/10 cumulus from 2000'

(d) Bombing tactics

Level

(e) Bomb Sight Used

None

 

(Level, Glide, Dive, by type of plane)

 

(Type for each type of plane)

(f) AA present:

Yes  No 

 

(g)

AIMING POINT

(h)

DIMENSIONS

OR TONNAGE

(i) No. A/C

 Attacking

(k) BOMBS, ROCKETS, AMMUNITION

EXPENDED EACH AIMING POINT (Give fuzing used if selectively armed)

(l) NO.

HITS ON

AIMING

POINT

(m) Altitude of release (Ft.) (o) Spacing of Bombs (Ft.)

(q) Range of Release

of Rockets

(j) Squadron

(n) Dive Angle (p) Indicated Air Speed (Kts)

Oca Island.

200' X 250'

1 PBJ

2 X 350# Depth Bombs.

4 X 5.0" Rockets.

2

1

1500'

0 1800yds.

613

0 180

Menge Island.

100' X 150'

1 PBJ

1 X 350# Depth Bombs.

1

1500'

0  

613

0 180

Elizabeth Is.

50' X 150

1 PBJ

2 X 5.0" Rockets.

2

1500'

0 1800yds.

613

0 180

Ai Island.

200' X 200'

1 PBJ

1 X 350# Depth Bombs.

4 X 5.0" Rockets.

1

2

1500' 0 1800yds.

613

0 180

 

 

 

         

 

   

Give results and narrative on separate sheet, follow outline.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

VII. (r)  Targets were enemy bivouac areas hidden by vegetation on the islands named.  Nature of target precludes accurate damage assessment, however all bombs and rockets hit in target area except that three rockets fired at Oca Island were short.

     (s)  No enemy aircraft observed.

     (t)  No photos taken.

VIII.  One plane went to Jaluit to destroy Jap bivouac and food areas on Oca, Menge, and Ai Islands.  A large front hung over the eastern half of the atoll however the target islands on the western side were fairly clear.  Attacks were made as noted above and the plane returned to base without incident.

IX.  One depth bomb dropped on Elizabeth Island proved to be a dud, reason unknown.  All other materiel functioned satisfactorily.

Report Prepared by:   Approved by:   Date:
   

15 August, 45.

C.R. MOCINE, CAPT., S-2.

G.W. NEVILS, LTCOL., COMMANDING.

 

 

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