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

Sheet 1 of  2.

AIRCRAFT ACTION REPORT

(Short firm 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

(c) Report No.

63

(d) Take off: Date

10 August, 45

 Time (LZT)

0830 M

(Zone)

(e) Time of Return

1345 M

(Zone)

(f) Target

Reconnaissance of Ocean and Nauru Islands.

(g) Distance Flown

780

(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

VMB

613

1

none

none

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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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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)

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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

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(b) Time Over Target

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(Zone)

(c) Weather, clouds, visibility

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(d) Bombing tactics

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(e) Bomb Sight Used

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

 

(Type for each type of plane)

(f) AA present:

Yes  No 

heavy, meager, inaccurate from Ocean and Nauru Islands.

(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)

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Give results and narrative on separate sheet, follow outline.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

VIII.  One plane of this squadron made a visual reconnaissance of Ocean and Nauru Islands.  Weather between Ocean, Nauru, and Tarawa was poor but over the enemy islands was C.A.V.U.  No enemy activity was observed but meager heavy inaccurate AA was encountered from both islands.

IX.  All materiel functioned satisfactorily. 

Report Prepared by:   Approved by:   Date:
   

14 August, 1945

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

G.W. NEVILS, LTCOL., COMMANDING.

 

 

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