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.

Forward echelon at Majuro.

(c) Report No.

66

(d) Take off: Date

10 August, 45

 Time (LZT)

2252M.

(Zone)

(e) Time of Return

0251 M.

(Zone)

(f) Target

Ormed Island, Wotje Atoll.

(g) Distance Flown

600

(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

--

1

4 X 500# G.P.

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-instantaneous.

 

 

 

 

 

8 X 5.0" AR.

Nose-instantaneous.

Tail-non-delay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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

Ormed Island, Wotje Atoll

(b) Time Over Target

0001M. to 0100M

(Zone)

(c) Weather, clouds, visibility

6/10 cumulus from 1500' visibility 10 miles.

(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 

light, moderate, inaccurate from Ormed Is; Medium, meager, inaccurate fro Wotje Is.

(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)

Ormed Island

Undetermined

1 PBJ

4 X 500# G.P.

3

1500'

0 ---

613

Level 180

 

 

 

8 X 5.0" AR.

8

1500'

0 1000 yd.

 

Level 200

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

         

 

   

 

 

 

         

 

   

Give results and narrative on separate sheet, follow outline.

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL

VII. (r).  Results of bombs and rockets unobserved due to darkness.

     (s).  No enemy aircraft observed.

     (t).  No photos taken.

VIII.  One plane took off from Majuro for a night harassment of Wotje Atoll in support of a psychological warfare program.  The plane arrived over Wotje Atoll at 2400M and remained on target for one hour and forty minutes.  Bombs and rockets were fired at Ormed Island with unobserved results.  Light moderate AA from Ormed Island and medium meager AA from Wotje Island was inaccurate in both cases,  The plane left the target at 0140M landing at Majuro at 0251M.

IX.  All materiel functioned satisfactorily.

Report Prepared by:   Approved by:   Date:
   

14August45.

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

G.W. NEVILS, LTCOL., COMMANDING.

 

 

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