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.

69

(d) Take off: Date

13 August, 1945

 Time (LZT)

1645M

(Zone)

(e) Time of Return

1830M

(Zone)

(f) Target

Various Islands, Jaluit Atoll.

(g) Distance Flown

250

(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 350# Depth Bombs

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-25' hydrostatic.

 

 

 

 

 

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

None

--

--

--

None

--

-- --

--

     

 

         

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    

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

         
         
         

VII.  ATTACK ON TARGET

 

(a) Location

Jaluit Atoll

(b) Time Over Target

1725-1745M

(Zone)

(c) Weather, clouds, visibility

2000' cirrus 3/10

(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)

Bivouac area Ai Island.

150'X200'

1 PBJ

2 X 350# depth Bombs

2 X 5.0" AR

2

2

0 0' 1000yds.

613

2000 200

Bivouac area Elizabeth Is.

200'X300'

1 PBJ

1 X 350# Depth Bomb

2 X 5.0" AR

1

1

0 0' 1000yds.

613

2000 200

Bivouac area Menge Is.

50'X150

1 PBJ

2 X 5.0" AR

2

0 0' 1000yds.

613

2000 200

Bivouac area Oca Is.

50'X150'

1 PBJ

1 X 350# Depth Bombs

2 X 5.0" AR

1

2

0 0' 1000yds.

613

2000 200

 

 

 

         

 

   

Give results and narrative on separate sheet, follow outline.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

VII. (r)  All bombs and seven of the eoght rockets hit the target areas.  Results were unobserved except that one hut was seen to be destroyed on Elizabeth Island.

     (s)  None observed.

     (t)  None taken.

VIII.  One plane went to Jaluit to search for a reported food supply boat in the lagoon.  Not finding the boat the pilot proceeded to attack his secondary targets--Jap bivouac areas on islands as noted above.  When the attack was completed the plane returned to base without incident.

IX.  All materiel functioned satisfactorily.

Report Prepared by:   Approved by:   Date:
   

16August45.

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

G.W. NEVILS, LTCOL., COMMANDING.

 

 

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