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

 

(c) Report No.

70

(d) Take off: Date

14 August 45

 Time (LZT)

1700 M.

(Zone)

(e) Time of Return

1910 M.

(Zone)

(f) Target

See back of page.

(g) Distance Flown

230

(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

613

1

0

1

4XMK 64 Depth Bombs

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-25' hydrostatic.

 

 

 

 

 

8X5.0" AR Aircraft R.

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

 

(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     None

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3  

     

 

4

   

 

 

5

       

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

 

(a) NO.

(b)

SQUADRON

(c) NAME, RANK, OR RATING

(d)CAUSE

(e) CONDITION OR STATUS

None

 

 

 

 

         
         
         

VII.  ATTACK ON TARGET

 

(a) Location

See Back of Page.

(b) Time Over Target

1740 M. - 1820 M.

(Zone)

(c) Weather, clouds, visibility

2000  Cumulus  1/10

(d) Bombing tactics

Level

(e) Bomb Sight Used

 

 

(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)

Elizabeth I

100'X200'

 

3x350# Depth Bombs

0

2000 0' --
  0 180

Menge I

150'X250'

 

1x350# Depth Bombs

0

2000 0' --
  0 180

 

 

 

2x5.0" Aircraft Rockets

2

1800 0' 800 Yds.
  0 190

Ai Island

50'X100'

 

5x5.0" Aircraft Rockets

3

1300 0' 800 Yds.
  0 190

 

 

 

         

 

   

Give results and narrative on separate sheet, follow outline.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

Bivouac areas Elizabeth I., Menge I., and Ai I.  Jaluit Atoll

     Elizabeth I. - 3 bombs hit ocean reef

     Menge I.     - 1 bomb hit lagoon reef.

                    2 rockets hit southern part of island.

     Ai I.        - 3 rockets in target area

                    2 rockets lagoon reef.

i rocket hung up and was brought back to base-- unknown cause.

Report Prepared by:   Approved by:   Date:
   

 

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

G.W. NEVILS, LTCOL., COMMANDING.

 

 

END

 

   

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