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Connfire -> Chinese fleet attacks Tsingtao (4/26/2011 2:47:44 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/19/26

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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Sub attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Aulick
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer
DD Kilty

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Sub attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Aulick, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer


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Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 111175 troops, 749 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2189

Defending force 27399 troops, 149 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252



Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported

Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 111175 troops, 749 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2189

Defending force 27399 troops, 149 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252



Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13126 troops, 122 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Defending force 6451 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119



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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 72969 troops, 475 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1520

Defending force 114566 troops, 191 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 734



Allied ground losses:
13646 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 94506 troops, 185 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 732

Defending force 88159 troops, 475 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1520


Japanese ground losses:
78 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4891 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 13126 troops, 122 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210


Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/20/26

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-35

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ASW attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer
DD Kilty

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tsingtao at 55,34

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
CL Naka, Shell hits 1
DD Mikazuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Minazuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Urunami, Shell hits 1
DD Isonami, Shell hits 2
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
CL Ying Jui, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Chao Ho
DD Chien Kang
DD Tung An, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Yu Chang

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tsingtao at 55,34

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai, Shell hits 1
CL Naka, Shell hits 1
DD Mikazuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Minazuki
DD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 3
DD Urunami
DD Isonami, Shell hits 2
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
CL Ying Jui, Shell hits 19, on fire, heavy damage
CL Chao Ho, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Chien Kang, Shell hits 1
DD Tung An, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yu Chang, Shell hits 3

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tsingtao at 55,34

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
CL Naka
DD Mikazuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Minazuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Urunami
DD Isonami
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
CL Ying Jui, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
DD Chien Kang
DD Tung An, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Yu Chang, Shell hits 10, on fire

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
AK Gosyu Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied Ships
SS S-28

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 1

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
TK Goyo Maru, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
SS S-28

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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Sub attack at 109,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 22

Allied Ships
DD Upshur
DD Selfridge
DD Percival
DD Crosby

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 111510 troops, 764 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2202

Defending force 27022 troops, 144 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 250



Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13245 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 212

Defending force 6514 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 73045 troops, 474 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521

Defending force 94491 troops, 190 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 736



Allied ground losses:
12885 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 74367 troops, 183 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 732

Defending force 88197 troops, 474 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521


Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4934 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 13225 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 212


Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/21/26

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yomogi
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-28

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS UC-90 (O4)

Allied Ships
DD Hazelwood
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Lea
DD Talbot

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS UC-90 (O4), hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Lea
DD Talbot
DD Hazelwood

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ASW attack at 109,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 22

Allied Ships
DD Selfridge
DD Percival
DD Crosby
DD Upshur

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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ASW attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Mackenzie


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Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 111856 troops, 780 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2212

Defending force 26771 troops, 140 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 246



Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13266 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Defending force 6544 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119



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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 73065 troops, 475 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521

Defending force 84424 troops, 184 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 739


Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
7277 casualties reported
Guns lost 6


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 74261 troops, 175 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 732

Defending force 88169 troops, 473 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1521


Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4934 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 13266 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210


Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
2 casualties reported

From the Tokyo Journal of Roland Hendricks of Reuters news agency, September 20, 1926: It is the first night since I returned to the Tokyo bureau, and the unmistakable sound of gunfire echoed across Tokyo Bay in the early morning hours, bringing back flashbacks of my Great War days. Dashing to my hotel windows, I saw flashes, which reminded me of lighting, just outside the breakwater, followed by explosions. A naval battle!

By the time I arrived at the beach, the thunderous noise had subsided. I was not alone, there were dozens of others, some carrying torches, all Japanese of course. I could hear, but not see due to the blackout, ships heading for the scene at high speed. Shortly afterward, men appeared like apparitions from the sea. They were Japanese, covered with oil, obviously shipwrecked. Instinctively, I joined the number of able bodied men who rushed into the surf to assist them.

The shore patrol arrived not long after, along with some ambulances. The sight of my 6’ frame and blond hair wading through the surf caused the shore patrol to level their weapons at me, and I thought I was done for. Then one of the patrolmen recognized me, quickly said something to his mates in Japanese, and they lowered their weapons. Some of them even smiled. I worked side-by-side with the shore patrol and volunteers, guiding at least 3 dazed sailors to dry land.

Then a detachment of Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF – the Japanese equivalent of our Royal Marines) arrived, unmistakable in their gray uniforms. Once again, guns were pointed at me. My shore patrol friend said something to them in Japanese, and was promptly slapped across the face by an SNLF commander. The SNLF man then grunted something to the patrolman in Japanese. The patrolman said to me “You go. Now!”. He made a slitting motion across his throat, pointed at my hotel again, and added “Fast!”. I didn’t argue with the man. I returned to my hotel, quickly dried myself off, had a nip to calm myself down, and wrote my story. Tokyo sure has changed since I was here last year”.




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Connfire -> Naga falls (4/26/2011 3:05:38 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/22/26

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ASW attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer
DD Kilty

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ASW attack at 109,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 22, hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank from just that one hit! [X(]

Allied Ships
DD Selfridge
DD Percival
DD Crosby
DD Upshur

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported

Runway hits 3
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS UC-90 (O4)

Allied Ships
AO Salinas
DM Ludlow
DM Ingraham
DM Stribling

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ASW attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer
DD Kilty

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Radford
DD Montgomery
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze
DD No. 16

Allied Ships
SS S-2

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ASW attack at 96,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Shirk
DD Farragut
DD Sumner
DD Kennison

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Idzumo
CA Adzuma
CA Nisshin
CA Kasuga
BB Suwo
BB Okinoshima
BB Fuji
BB Asahi
BB Shikishima
BB Iwami
BB Mikasa
BB Katori


Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Laub
DD Gillis


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Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 120676 troops, 793 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 2222

Defending force 26176 troops, 132 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 245

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3


Japanese ground losses:
1721 casualties reported
Guns lost 42

Allied ground losses:
688 casualties reported
Guns lost 16


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13258 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Defending force 6540 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119



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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 75655 troops, 560 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3353

Defending force 74360 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 732


Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
36140 casualties reported
Guns lost 37


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 43565 troops, 133 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 710

Defending force 184906 troops, 1166 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 3353



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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4910 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 13258 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Allied ground losses:
2 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/23/26

Tokyo Journal from Roland Hendricks of Reuters – I searched in vain for news of the naval battle in Tokyo Bay. The only item of interest was the newspapers apparently for the first time reported the death of the Italian actor Rudolf Valentino in New York City. Later that morning, a number of the more cosmopolitan young Japanese women of the neighborhood – girls mostly – were wearing mourning clothing. Some seemed near the point of hysteria. Most of their elders ignored them, with the exception of some of the older women. I saw several instances of the older women wearing kimonos scolding the girls. The police and soldiers just looked on in what appeared to be amusement.

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ASW attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57

Allied Ships
DD Mackenzie
DD Palmer
DD Kilty

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS UC-90 (O4)

Allied Ships
DD Lea
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Talbot
DD Hazelwood

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
DD Yu Chang

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
MSW Pelican
MSW Brant
MSW Partridge
MSW Cardinal
MSW Tanager
MSW Swallow

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Naval bombardment of Naga, at 44,54

Japanese Ships
CA Idzumo
CA Adzuma
CA Nisshin
CA Kasuga
BB Suwo
BB Okinoshima
BB Fuji
BB Asahi
BB Shikishima
BB Iwami
BB Mikasa
BB Katori


Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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ASW attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tachibana
DD Sakura

Allied Ships
SS S-29

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ASW attack at 96,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Shirk
DD Farragut
DD Sumner
DD Kennison

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
DD Yu Chang, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

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Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 118190 troops, 727 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 2103

Defending force 24858 troops, 103 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 228

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Naga base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
1021 casualties reported
Guns lost 20
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
35506 casualties reported
Guns lost 106


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13428 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 6572 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120



Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 75753 troops, 565 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3358

Defending force 43670 troops, 137 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 715


Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
5677 casualties reported
Guns lost 30


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 32915 troops, 102 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 677

Defending force 185123 troops, 1182 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 3358



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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4942 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 13428 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218


Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/24/26

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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Sub attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
AK Komaki Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze
DD No. 16

Allied Ships
SS S-2

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ASW attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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ASW attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tachibana
DD Sakura

Allied Ships
SS S-29

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Sub attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
AK Komaki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank that night
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze
DD No. 16

Allied Ships
SS S-2, hits 2

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Sub attack at 114,67

Japanese Ships
SS No. 57, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Palmer
DD Mackenzie

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
DD Chien Kang


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13514 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 6532 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121



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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 75913 troops, 567 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3363

Defending force 32991 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 682



Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Guns lost 12


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 32574 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 666

Defending force 185356 troops, 1184 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 3363



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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4922 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 13514 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Tokyo Journal – The autumn dawn was just breaking over Tokyo when I heard a pounding on my door. In the fog of sleep, I was just starting to wonder why the maids were so early, when the pounding got much louder, and I heard a voice – “Mr. Hendricks! You will open the door, now!” Doing as commanded, I saw a small man in a Western-style suit, flanked by two SNLF guards. “Get dressed, you will come with me”, the short man said.

Just as I was contemplating what the Japanese version of Siberia must be like, we turned into a corner café. The SNLF men sat stiffly at a table near the door, while the small man and I took a corner booth. He ordered tea, for both of us. “My name is Hikaru Takamatsu, and I am from the Information Ministry. On behalf of the people of Japan I would like to thank you for assisting in the rescue of our sailors”.

“What happened?” I asked.

“They were from the merchant ship Gosyu Maru. They delivering relief supplies to widows and orphans in Manila, when they were shelled and torpedoed by a Yankee submarine, and the ship sank”.

“In Tokyo Bay?” I asked incredulously.

“Hai…I mean yes. Submarines are hard to detect, especially at night.”

“Why are you telling me this?”

“Because we appreciate your assisting us. You could have stayed in your hotel. Many did, and a number of Japanese citizens remained in their homes. We also apologize for your rough treatment by the SNLF. They can be very…what is the word…decisive at times” I glanced at the SNLF men, they did not react so I assumed they did not speak English.

“So why did you bring them?” I asked. “Do you think I’m a spy?”

“No Mr. Hendricks, we know for a fact you are a journalist, and not a spy. As a token of our gratitude, I make myself available to you. Things are….happening fast, and we want to make sure you have proper access to the facts”. He handed me a business card.

“Will they be along too?” I asked, gesturing toward the SNLF goons.

Mr. Takamatsu smiled as he rose to pay the check. “I don’t think so”. He paused and looked me in the eye “No one in the good graces of Japan has anything to fear from us”.

“What’s the story with the girls wearing mourning dresses? Did they lose their husbands in the fighting?”

Mr. Takamatsu paused as he headed for the door. “They are mourning the death of the Hollywood actor – forgive me for it is hard to pronounce – Rudolf Valentino. Our security forces are under strict orders not to deal with them. They are just silly girls, and we do not wish to bring shame upon their families. It seems their elders are doing the job much better then they would, anyway (gesturing toward the SNLF men). We didn’t anticipate his death would have this effect upon some of our young people. The world is changing, Mr. Hendricks. It is changing indeed. Good day”.





Connfire -> Hengchow falls (4/28/2011 5:11:38 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/25/26

Tokyo Journal from Roland Hendricks of Reuters - The newspapers are reporting important Japanese victories in places I never heard of in China and the Philippines.
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ASW attack at 43,55

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze
DD No. 16

Allied Shipsc
SS S-2

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 173561 troops, 1147 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 3378

Defending force 32695 troops, 94 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 667

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 5)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 5


Japanese ground losses:
1525 casualties reported
Guns lost 43
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
6450 casualties reported
Guns lost 27


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13675 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 222

Defending force 6520 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120



Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4850 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 13675 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 222


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/26/26

Tokyo Journal – The language in the Tokyo newspapers is becoming increasingly critical of the Dutch operations against the Communists and the PNI in the East Indies. There are even unconfirmed reports of the battleship De Zeven Provincein, which was seized by nationalist mutineers last month, shelling rebel positions offshore. I made an appointment to meet with Mr. Takamatsu at the café tomorrow morning.
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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7

Allied Ships
SS S-35

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ASW attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tachibana
DD Sakura

Allied Ships
SS S-29


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 171094 troops, 1090 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 3260

Defending force 21663 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 624

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 4


Japanese ground losses:
831 casualties reported
Guns lost 42
Vehicles lost 8

Allied ground losses:
654 casualties reported
Guns lost 21


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13882 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 227

Defending force 6480 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120



Allied ground losses:
3 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4850 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 13882 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 227


Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/27/26

Dateline, Ottawa, Canada: The results of the Special Election for the 16th Parliament are now nearly 100% complete. As expected, the Liberals have won a huge plurality that was just a few votes shy of a majority. This also included the return of the Liberal Party Leader William Lynn McKenzie King, who won his old seat back, completing a totally unexpected return from the Political Purgatory that he was temporarily relegated to by virtue of last year's King-Byng Constitutional crisis. After the obligatory meeting with the aforementioned Governor-General Byng, where he was formally requested to form a new Government, Prime Minister-to-be King reached out to the Progressives to form a ruling majority in the 16th Parliament.
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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 1

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ASW attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tachibana
DD Sakura

Allied Ships
SS S-29, hits 1

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 1

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ASW attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tachibana
DD Sakura

Allied Ships
SS S-29

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 2


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Ground combat at Hengchow

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 168589 troops, 1045 guns, 128 vehicles, Assault Value = 3132

Defending force 20537 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 571

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hengchow base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
1093 casualties reported
Guns lost 15
Vehicles lost 10

Allied ground losses:
974 casualties reported
Guns lost 10


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 16090 troops, 209 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2256

Defending force 6529 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 120



Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4842 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Defending force 140924 troops, 935 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 2256


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

Tokyo Journal – The commotion outside awoke me before my alarm clock. Crowds of excited, agitated people were on the streets. As I hurried to the café with my meeting with Mr. Takamatsu, I received some angry glares from the locals, but the police kept things orderly. Mr. Takamatsu seemed just as animated as the crowd. “Did you see this?” he asked, shoving a newspaper in front of me, with a cover story showing bodies of men, women, and children in what appeared to be an Asian village. “This is outrageous! Who do they think they are?” he exclaimed.
“What is this?” I asked.
“The Dutch did this. They are massacring entire villages that they suspect are collaborating with the rebels. What kind of a civilized nation does this? Where is the League of Nations?”
I read a bit – it sounded horrible. “I don’t know what to say”, I finally replied.
“What is there to say?” he said. “Things like this don’t happen in the British Empire, which is why they are our friends. I don’t even think they happen in America, and they are our enemies! But when it happens in Asia, the world just turns away, and demands we do the same. This is unacceptable”.
Despite the warm tea, I felt a sudden chill in the air.




Connfire -> Legaspi falls, Chinese recapture Kaifeng, & the plot thickens (4/28/2011 5:23:46 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/28/26

Japanese newspapers continue to blast the Dutch in print. Demonstrations break out all over Japan, as well as smaller ones in Manchuko and several Chinese cities. At the League of Nations, and at the respective embassies in Tokyo and The Hague, the Japanese demand all offensive operations against the native population of the Dutch East Indies cease immediately, and a full explanation of the alleged massacres there.
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ASW attack near Bataan at 42,51

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze

Allied Ships
SS S-30

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1

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Sub attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Aaron Ward, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Stansbury
DD Howard

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-36

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13

Allied Ships
SS S-36


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Ground combat at Legaspi

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 131491 troops, 854 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 2290

Defending force 6512 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Legaspi base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
343 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Allied ground losses:
4057 casualties reported
Guns lost 35


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Ground combat at Wuhan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12908 troops, 155 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 10202 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 333


Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Guns lost 3


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10123 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 314

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied assault odds: 290 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kaifeng base !!!


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/29/26

Reports of alleged Dutch atrocities and demonstrations in Japan and its surrogates continue to fill the headlines. Also sharing the headlines, below the fold, are reports of a French troop build-up on the Indo-Chinese border. The newspapers editorialize “The French would be wise not to provoke Japan at this time when we are feeling a justifiable anger towards certain European countries”.

Dateline, The Hague: The Dutch Government formally lodged a protest with the Ambassador of Japan concerning that nation's public statements regarding the alleged harsh treatment of indigenous populations in the Dutch Colonies in Southeast Asia. The Ambassador was sternly reminded that Japan's statements on this topic were not appreciated, and would only serve to inflame the current tensions in the region. Furthermore, the Dutch Minister of the Military has announced that a 300 km (180 miles) maritime exclusion zone is now in effect for all Colonial Territories in the region. Any warship or transport vessel encroaching on this zone without permission is subject to being fired upon without any advanced notice by local military forces.

A long, uncomfortable silence followed the Dutch representative’s announcement at the Japanese embassy in The Hague. Finally, the Japanese ambassador said “Well, I guess it is true what they say about you Dutch, you certainly have, what is the word the English use? Oh yes, ‘pluck’. I'm sorry to have to tell you, we already have forces within your so-called exclusion zone. The second largest city in the Philippines, Davao, on the island of Mindanao, is located less then 300 kilometers from your Talaud Island. Both our Army and Navy are already in Davao, and we are there to stay”. The Japanese ambassador paused to let that sink in, before adding “Dutch and Japanese are two very different languages, and it is hard to translate one to the other, so I want to be absolutely certain that I completely understand you before I report to my government. Are you are here to declare war upon us?”

The Dutch representative replied, “Sir, without the benefit of a map that I can reference in front of me, please allow me to qualify the intention of our Maritime Exclusion Zone" the Dutch Representative said. "Our Southeast Asian Colonial Archipelago consists of thousands of small islands that require the knowledge of a Sea Captain in terms of their whereabouts and effects on navigation. Our communiqué on this matter is really designed to establish an exclusion zone that encompasses the primary population, industrial, and natural resource areas that are essential to the Colonial Economy. The Orange Government forsakes, unofficially of course, the use of these ancillary islands in calculating the physical extent of our Maritime Exclusion Zone. No Sir, we are not declaring war on your nation. Rather, we hope that our clarification of the geography that we are concerned about will aid the Japanese Nation in avoiding any needless provocation; thereby providing further support for a peaceful resolution of all conflicts in the Region”.


The Japanese ambassador replied. “Ah, I see what you mean, I think. Well, I’m glad that our two nations remain at peace. Let us return to your original message. We are extremely concerned about the welfare of the native peoples of the East Indies, and the…ah… alleged harsh treatment the so-called rebels are receiving at the hands of the Dutch Colonial Army. You have seen the pictures in the newspapers. These have stirred very strong feelings among the Japanese people. It is the will of our people that we ask you for an accounting of this brutality. If it is not true, then please, just say so, and help us understand what happened. If it is, well, I think you have some explaining to do before the world. Please do not blame our government for this. We have emulated much from Western nations such as yours, including a free press. We are not in the practice of manipulating reporters…”

Meanwhile, in Tokyo:
Tokyo Journal from Roland Hendricks, of Reuters – I arrived at the usual café for my regularly scheduled meeting with Mr. Takamatsu. He was sitting with a younger man, barely old enough to shave. Two SNLF men sitting at a separate table next to the door glared at me as I walked in.
“Oh look, your friends are back”, I said.
“Mr. Hendricks! Always a pleasure to see you!” Mr. Takamatsu was grinning like a Cheshire cat. “Please, sit with us”.
“I thought you said you weren’t going to bring them anymore” I said, gesturing to the SNLF goons.
“I’m sorry, but today, they are necessary, for protection”.
“Why?” I asked, reaching for the pistol I kept in my pocket. “I can take care of myself”. Even before the words were out of my mouth, I knew I made a mistake, as the SNLF men jumped out of their seats. I quickly placed my hands on the table.
Mr. Takamatsu’s smile vanished. “Mr. Hendricks, I beg of you, please do not ever do that again”. He barked something in Japanese, and the SNLF men stood down, but they never took their eyes off me after that. “We know you carry a sidearm, Mr. Hendricks, a habit you must have picked up while covering the Great War. The SNLF guards are not for our protection, they are for his”, he said, gesturing to the young Asian man.
“The kid?” I asked, “Why? What’s his story?”
Mr. Takamatsu’s pasted smile returned. “This is Sukarno. He escaped from the Dutch East Indies, where he was one of the leaders of the PNI”.
“Aren’t they the gang that is fighting the Dutch for independence?”
“Yes, we are”, the kid answered. I am 25 years old. I graduated with a degree in engineering from Bandung University in May. While attending university, I also studied political philosophy. That is when I became a believer in Indonesian self-sufficiency…”
I couldn’t help myself; I’ve been a reporter for too long. I took out my scratch pad and started writing. The kid’s English wasn’t bad, so I used that to my advantage, employing all the tricks I learned from 20 years of reporting to see if he was telling me the truth. It didn’t take long for me to conclude either this was the world’s greatest liar, or his story was true. And what a story! This kid was there when the revolt first started at Bandung University. He fled into the jungle to escape the Dutch, and nearly got captured trying to make contact with the renegade battleship De Zeven Provincein at Kragan. He talked about trying to win over the locals to his cause, not all of whom were glad to see him. He talked about coordinating guerilla activates, hiding from and sometimes fighting the Dutch, trying to keep the Communists from turning on him, and the future hopes for his homeland. And he talked about massacres…

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Stansbury

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Stansbury
DD Howard


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Ground combat at Wuhan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12896 troops, 153 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 10190 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 331


Japanese ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Guns lost 7


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Ground combat at 45,38

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 380 troops, 0 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 305

Defending force 3500 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 09/30/26

Date line: Ottawa, Canada: Newly-Elected Prime Minister King has announced, and received confirmation of, all his Cabinet Ministers designees. This included several Ministers who are members of the Progressive Party, effectively providing the New Government with a strong ruling coalition majority in the 16th Parliament. Furthermore, pending the selection and confirmation of a new Minister of Nation Defense, Prime Minister King has announced that he will assume the responsible of that office in the interim. As such, PM King has announced that, consistent with the Isolationist-leaning tendencies of the new Parliament, he will be conducting a thorough review of all Military policies and commitments that were entered into by the previous Government.
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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64

Allied Ships
MSW Pelican
MSW Brant
MSW Partridge
MSW Cardinal
MSW Tanager
MSW Swallow

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Stansbury
DD Howard

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Stansbury
DD Howard

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ASW attack at 110,66

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Stansbury
DD Howard

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1

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ASW attack near Legaspi at 44,55

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1
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SS R-8 is hit by a Felixstowe F2 off Wake

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Ground combat at Wuhan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12726 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 241

Defending force 10110 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 331


Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

The Japanese send a message to the United States using several channels, including British and Swiss intermediaries. The message, written in English, reads: “To the leaders of the United States of America. You have fought bravely, but your cause is lost. The Japanese people feel our honor has been restored, and we see no need for further suffering between our two peoples. We have no further territorial ambitions east of Wake Island, but are fully prepared to carry the war to North America if necessary. Before that happens, we offer the following conditions for a ceasefire, which will commence the restoration peace between our peoples:
1) The United States renounces all claims to territory now held by the Japanese empire, as well as the island of Tawi Tawi.
2) The United States renounces its alliance with China.
3) A demilitarized zone is established 60 miles west of Midway Island at latitude (hex column 94). No American or Japanese surface warship or submarine is to cross into or through this zone. Merchant ships (AKs and TKs) are exempt but they shall not be escorted.
4) No bases will be improved in or between latitude (hex column 85) and latitude (hex column 111). This includes fortifications, or expansion of airfields and port facilities.
We await your reply.




Connfire -> Kwajelein attacked again (4/29/2011 3:41:53 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/01/26

Dateline, Washington, DC: President Coolidge spoke before a large group of Wire Service and Major Newspaper Reporters today as part of the White House's carefully choreographed effort to make the President seem "More Presidential" in dealings with the so-called Fifth Estate. While he did not address specific questions about the conduct of the War against the Japanese that were yelled out by several unruly reporters, The President made a number of specific policy statements before leaving the room. They included the following:

(1) Major mobilizations of State National Guard Units have accelerated in the past month. This makes the current efforts for activating reserve forces on a par with that which was seen during the Great War.

(2) The Administration will be sending a bill to The Congress asking for the re-institution of military conscription for the duration of the war in the Pacific.

(3) President Coolidge confirmed that he has received, and rejected, the resignations of both the Secretary of War and the Secretary of State. The President told those gathered that he has complete confidence in his National Policy Team, and that he told them that they should not blame themselves for the dastardly and immoral actions of there Japanese counterparts.

(4) Washington has sent a congratulatory diplomatic note to Canada's PM King, and states that the Administration is looking forward to working Canada on key issues that are important to both countries.

(5) The Administration's response to Japan's latest offer of terms and conditions for ending the War in the Pacific is not it has been deemed not credible, given the criminal conduct of it's leaders. Paraphrasing one of his famous predecessors, The President said that it is too late to resolve the two country's differences diplomatically, and that he was looking forward to Japan's Unconditional Surrender at the earliest possible date.


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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 38,60

Japanese Ships
CA Ikoma
DD Tachikaze
DD Akikaze
DD Kashi
DD Hagi
DD Maki

Allied Ships
SS S-31

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Sub attack near Manila at 43,52

Japanese Ships
DD No.3
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-30

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ASW attack near Manila at 43,52

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze
DD No. 16

Allied Ships
SS S-30, hits 2, on fire
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SS R-11 hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F2 off Wake.

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Naval bombardment of Tawi Tawi, at 38,60 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese Ships
CA Yakumo, Shell hits 1
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma, Shell hits 5
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Williams
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Taylor


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Ground combat at 45,38

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16634 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 648

Defending force 3520 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1



Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/02/26

This is the headline of transmitted around the globe to every newspaper served by Reuters –

The Real Story of the War in the East Indies
First of Nine Installments
By Roland Hendricks, Tokyo Bureau

“The story began when I was introduced to a young man named Sukarno in a café not far from the British Embassy in Tokyo…”

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Sub attack near Manila at 43,52

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
DD No. 6
DD No. 4
DD No. 2

Allied Ships
SS S-30, heavy damage

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki

Allied Ships
SS R-8, hits 1
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SS R-6 and SS R-11 are both hit by ASW from Felixstowe F2s off Wake

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ASW attack near Manila at 43,52

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Nadakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-30, hits 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/03/26

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ASW attack near Manila at 43,52

Japanese Ships
DD No.17
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 27
DD No. 25
DD No. 23
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS S-30

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
DD Sakura, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tachibana, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Charleston, Shell hits 1
CL Birmingham
CL Salem
DD Dent
DD Jacob Jones

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
AP Nichiryu Maru
AP Ryotaku Maru, Shell hits 21, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
AP Shintoku Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Charleston
CL Birmingham
CL Salem
DD Dent
DD Jacob Jones

Japanese ground losses:
296 casualties reported

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
AP Tama Maru #2
AP Tamashima Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire
AP Tango Maru, Shell hits 14, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later

Allied Ships
CA Charleston
CL Birmingham
CL Salem
DD Dent
DD Jacob Jones

Japanese ground losses:
245 casualties reported

The USN raid on Kwajelein couldn't have been timed better - 6 loaded APs sitting offshore nothing but 2 DDs to defend them against more powerful, faster raiding force. [8D]



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Connfire -> Tensions rising in Dutch East Indies (4/30/2011 3:48:00 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/04/26

Dateline, The Hague: The Dutch Foreign Ministry issued the following press release today in response to the Reuters Wire Services stories about an Indonesian Revolutionary named "Sukarno" who apparently has become quite a celebrity in Tokyo these days:

(1) "Sukarno", better known under his legal name of Soekarno, is a Marxist & Anarchist who is suspected to be the mastermind of numerous acts of bombings, murders, and property damage within the Dutch Southeast Asian Colony.

(2) The Japanese Government is well-advised not to be duped by this intelligent and fast-talking revolutionary.

(3) In accordance with International Law Enforcement Practices, the Dutch Government will be formally requesting the extradition of Mr. Soekarno from Japan to the Colonial Government so that he may stand trial for the crimes that he's been accused of committing.

(4) The Government of Japan is welcome to send in their own team of Criminal Investigators to our Colony were they can verify and confirm the findings of the local authorities for themselves.

(5) The failure of the Japanese to extradite the brigand and criminal Soekarno to us for prosecution could establish a potentially dangerous precedent in the Region concerning criminals who use the convenience of International Boundaries as a method to avoid capture and prosecution by local authorities.

(6) The pending extradition request by our Government will provide an opportunity for Japan to demonstrate its stated commitment to Law and Order in the Region


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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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SS R-8 is hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F2 off Wake

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/05/26

The Japanese report that cabinet-level discussions will be held this week regarding the crisis in the Dutch East Indies, and a response to the Dutch press release will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, a team of investigators will be assembled for possible deployment to the East Indies, in the event the Dutch offer to investigate their findings is accepted.

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ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 37

Allied Ships
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Lea

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/06/26

Once again, new reports and grisly photographs of massacres, purported to have taken place on Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, fill the front page of Japanese newspapers. Most of the newspapers also carry the Fifth installment of Reuters’ “The Real Story of the War in the Dutch East Indies”, by Roland Hendricks. Anti-Dutch demonstrations take on a new fervor in major cities in Japan, and demonstrations are also reported in Mukden, Tientsin, Canton, and Manila.

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 37

Allied Ships
DD Talbot, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Lea
DD Hazelwood





Connfire -> Ominous developments (5/3/2011 3:41:42 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/07/26

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Dateline, Geneva, Switzerland. The British Representatives to the League of Nations met with his Japanese counterpart as part of the diplomatic fallout from last month's Co-Prosperity Sphere discussion, over drinks at a Private Swiss Club. "It's hard to believe that it's been almost a month since our last private meeting, my friend" the Brit said. "Following your previous comments, My Government has instructed me to share the following with you, provided that we can agree to keep this discussion private between just our two parties". After receiving a nod from his esteemed Japanese counterpart, who quickly dismissed members of his entourage, the British Representative continued. "Please excuse us for the long delay in getting back to you, ol' chap, but the Foreign Ministry is in a bloody shambles these days, what with the Canadian Constitutional Crisis and Aussie's and the Kiwi's making ridiculous demands on us almost daily. Then there's the French, or "The Frogs" as we like to call our cross-channel neighbors in private. They still think that they are a Great World Power when nothing could be further from the truth" which got an immediate smile out of his Japanese guest.

"While officially, of course and by recent tradition, the Crown is at least publicly-obligated to support the French, I am here to state categorically that Great Britain will not automatically support French Policies in East Asia, especially if we perceive a potential risk of conflict with Japan. In particular, our policy concerning these Viet Minh or other revolutionaries in the Region is clear, that they should be both persecuted and prosecuted vigorously by all Colonial forces wherever possible. Now, concerning the offer of British participation in your Co-Prosperity Sphere, you should understand that we think the Political and Military situation in Asia is far too complicated right now for Britain to favor one power or economic system over another. You must realize that given the global economic reach of the British Commonwealth, it is actually in our economic interest to seek and to participate in trade with all counties. Such trade is the basis for much of the wealth that our society has benefited from for countless decades, and we actively seek to pursue new trade opportunities whenever possible. War is the enemy of economic prosperity, as far as we are concerned, and the debts that we incurred because of The Great War has become an albatross around or neck, so to speak. Because of the many ten's of millions of pounds sterling that we owe the Americans from the war, our freedom of action to join your Co-Prosperity Sphere is severely limited at this point. Even if we wanted to, which I assure you that we do, British participation in your trading block could lead to a "Run on the Pound" if the bloody Yanks decided to call all their loans to us or to sell our War Bonds on the Financial Markets in one fell swoop. Therefore, I've been instructed to inform your Government that, while we remain extremely interested in your offer of favorable terms and conditions for trade, that we will have to understandably pass on this offer for now. Hopefully, at some point in the near future, the situation in Asia will become less complicated than it is now, making it possible for us to reconsider your invitation"


(Continuing the discussion at the Private Swiss Club) The Japanese representative nods his head. “I understand”, he says. “I imagine maintaining a world-wide empire must be difficult. Perhaps both of our global issues can be eased by establishing favorable trade treaties between the Commonwealth and the Sphere? This is off the record, of course, but it might be worth both of us pursing this with our respective governments – we could both benefit greatly and perhaps lend some much needed stability to much of the world.

“I understand what you say about the French”, he says, chuckling. “I’m sure you heard of my conversation with their representative. Being that they are on the other side of a narrow channel, it is much better for you to be good neighbors with them. We understand this. But since they are on the other side of the world from us, we have a bit more flexibility. There is an old saying - when a dog growls at you, you have three choices. One is to let him bite you. The second is to put a bullet into his head. The third is to give him a swift kick, so he realizes who is boss. We chose the third option with France. I’m sure they didn’t like it, but since then terrorist attacks in Guangxi Province have become far less frequent. We moved troops to the border, and so did they – at least I think they’re French troops. As long as they stay on their side of the border, and keep the Viet Minh from coming across, we’re fine with the situation.

“Since we’re alone, permit me to be candid. You know we twice offered peace terms to the United States. I must say, we’re a bit surprised they haven’t accepted. The American political process is strange to us – we thought that with Congressional elections ahead, the last thing President Coolidge would do would be to reject our offer, reinstitute conscription in the USA, and make a vain promise to battle us across the Pacific and into Asia to force an “unconditional surrender” from us. Are the American people really ready for that? Will Coolidge really risk losing his party’s majority in Congress?” He shrugged his shoulders. “It is not as if we attacked America itself, we simply took the Philippines and a few other islands away as punishment for humiliating us and prevent them from assisting the Chinese. The question now is, how long will this last before the American people themselves decide they had enough of this War after the War to End all Wars? How many sailors and doughboys are they willing to sacrifice for a lost cause? Next month’s elections should be interesting…”


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ASW attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD No.1
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS S-25, hits 2

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ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 37

Allied Ships
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lamberton
DD Lea

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 37

Allied Ships
DD Lamberton
DD Elliot
DD Gamble
DD Lea

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/08/26

The Japanese announce that their cabinet is still deliberating the Dutch press release. In the meantime, they inform the Dutch that their offer to send criminal investigators has been accepted. Two passenger ships, carrying teams of criminal investigators and their equipment, left Davao this morning. Because of the American presence on Tawi Tawi, and the high amount of submarine activity, they will be escorted by three destroyers. They should arrive at Java in about a week’s time. We trust the Royal Dutch Navy will ensure their safe passage through their self-proclaimed security zone.

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ASW attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD No.1
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS S-25, hits 1

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kaede
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/09/26

Dateline, Manila: With the recent public acknowledgement by the USA of "serious setbacks" in the land battle for the Philippines, coupled with victory celebrations at famous temples in Kyoto, the pendulum of war seems to have decidedly swing in favor of the Japanese Empire. However, because of rumors of terrible losses for both sides, The Holy See, apparently acting at the behest of the White House, has reportedly engaged the Archbishop of Manila (Michael J. O'Doherty) to raise the issue of proper care for the wounded and/or prisoners of war with the Acting Japanese Military Governor. At their meeting, the Archbishop was said to have been asked to remind the Japanese that both nations were signatories to the Hague Treaty of 1906/1907, obligating them to provide proper care and facilities for the wounded as well as prisoners of war until the cessation of hostilities between the USA and Japan. The Governor General reportedly thanked the Irish Archbishop for his interest in the matter, and stated that Japan can be counted upon to fulfill it's Emperor's commitment to this International Agreement as long as the USA also complies with it's own treaty obligations.

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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 75,56

Japanese Ships
AK Kensyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire she sank 9 days later

Allied Ships
SS R-20

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Sub attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Namikaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD No.1
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-25, hits 1

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Sub attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kaede, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Kusunoki
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-8

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 37

Allied Ships
DD Lamberton
DD Elliot
DD Gamble

Tokyo Journal from Roland Hendricks, of Reuters. The demonstrations against the Dutch continue. But instead of the glares I used to get from the local population, most of them now smile and bow when they see me. Some of the mothers point me out to their young children. I decide to use some of this goodwill to try to get a handle with what is going on in the Dutch East Indies, but it seems like the entire government has clamped down. Even Mr. Takamatsu is unavailable, his secretary says he is on “urgent business”. I guess there won’t be any scoops today.




Connfire -> Fateful Encounters (5/3/2011 3:51:42 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/10/26

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Night Time Surface Combat, near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa, Shell hits 1
BB Kaga
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 3
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso, Shell hits 1
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
DD Hazelwood, Shell hits 1
DD Lea
DD Lamberton
DD Gamble, Shell hits 20, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Elliot

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Sub attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/11/26

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4
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Day Time Surface Combat at 27,65

Japanese Ships
DD No. 23, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD No. 25
DD No. 27, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AP Heiku Maru
AP Nitta Maru

Allied Ships
DD Stewart, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Peary, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Zane, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Sicard, Shell hits 1

Intercepted message transmitted unencrypted in Japanese - Task Force 82 to Fleet Command! Task Force 82 to Fleet Command! We are under attack from American destroyers off southern Borneo! Repeat, under attack from American destroyers off southern Borneo! Long live the Emperor!

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SS R-4 is hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F2 off Wake

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ASW attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Kashiwa
DD Kaba
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS R-4

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/12/26

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 84

Allied Ships
DD Lamberton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire she sank 12 days later
DD Elliot
DD Lea
DD Hazelwood

Tokyo Journal from Roland Hendricks, of Reuters. It’s been a very strange week. Even the daily demonstrations seem to be losing its focus, as there has been very little real news released by the Information Ministry. We’ve heard rumors that the Dutch have issued an ultimatum, and others that the Japanese have done the same. None of this can be verified, because security around the Information Ministry, as well as other key government buildings, has dramatically increased. The news that the Prime Minister is giving a speech on the radio tomorrow morning has brought a sense of nervous relief upon the city – whatever the news may be, at least we’ll know what is going on.




Connfire -> The War Escalates... (5/4/2011 4:27:05 AM)

To the citizens of the Empire of Japan and the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere –

Twelve years ago, the many of the world’s leading nations formed together in a Grand Alliance to stop several nations from unchecked military aggression. They included Great Britain and her Commonwealth, France, Japan, the old Russia, and eventually, the United States. After years of sacrifice and slaughter, the enemy was vanquished, and civility had returned to the world. Or so we thought.

One nation stood alone in defiance of the world. Despite German brutality next door in Belgium, the Netherlands used her status as a neutral nation to circumvent the British naval blockade of Germany, and keep her supplied with war material using her ports and railways. While the Netherlands grew rich, the war was prolonged, and many soldiers, particularly British and French, died as a result of this shameful blood trade.

Incredibly, only eight years after the War to End all Wars, we have borne witness to a level of brutality that exceeds even that the Germans showed in Belgium. Along with the rest of the world, we have, on an almost daily basis for the past two months, been subjected to horrible reports and photographs bearing witness to the oppression of our brothers in the East Indies. Most of the world has turned away, tried not to notice, and some even believe the repeated Dutch denials despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. On behalf of the nations of the world, we have taken the leading role in demanding truth and accountability for these atrocities. And the Dutch have repeatedly rebuffed us.

Last week, the Dutch issued a press release, in which among other things they finally invited us to send a team to the East Indies to investigate the atrocities. Two transports left Davao for Java five days ago to this end. We had hoped that finally there was some chance for a peaceful resolution to this crisis.

An Indonesian revolutionary recently told us that the Dutch were harboring American ships, soldiers, and aircraft in the East Indies. We were hoping this was a false claim or exaggeration, considering the Dutch had recently declared a security zone extending 180 miles from their principal islands. But as a precaution we ensured that our transports were escorted.

Three days ago, four American destroyers, obviously operating from a secret base, attacked this small flotilla off southern Borneo. One of our destroyers was sunk, and a second was damaged, with a loss of over 200 Japanese sailors. Since the Americans no longer have any major bases west of the Hawaiian Islands, we can only conclude that they have found safe harbor in the East Indies. This no doubt explains why several principal Filipino-based warships and aircraft squadrons remain unaccounted for.

The Dutch have acted dishonorably towards us, and we will no longer tolerate their insults. At this moment, our representatives at our embassy in The Hague and our League delegation in Geneva are delivering notice that a State of War now exists between the Empire of Japan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. We have also been asked to deliver similar messages on behalf of Manchuko and the liberated Chinese provinces.

To the Japanese people – you have proven resilient and loyal at this difficult time in our history, and I have no doubt you will continue to do so. Your continued sacrifice will ensure our glorious army and navy will bring more victories to our nation.

To the Indonesian people – your pleas for mercy and relief have been heard. Your moment of liberation is at hand. We would appreciate any assistance you can render when the Imperial Army arrives.

To the Dutch citizens occupying the East Indies – your government has put you in grave danger. When the Japanese forces arrive, you are urged to immediately surrender. Our forces are under strict orders not to harm unarmed Dutch citizens, and we will protect you from violence at the hands of the local population.

We remained patient for as long as we could, but Japan will no longer tolerate these Dutch outrages. The world can rest assured that stability will once again return to the East Indies.


Dateline; The Hague in the Netherlands: After reading the communiqué issued by the Japanese Government declaring War against The Netherlands, The Dutch Foreign Minister issued the following: "The Japanese Nation, following it's usually motes operandi of deception, has tried to create a conflict between our two nations where no basis for one existed before. We have sought nothing but compromise from the Japanese, and have been publicly rebutted at every opportunity by their jingoistic attitude. Their recent allegation of military support for the USA is 100% totally false. However, we do give credit to their Military Intelligence capabilities for identifying for us that the Japanese transports sent on what was supposedly a peaceful mission were loaded to the gunwales with the sinews of war. Accordingly, we will reluctantly defend our Colonial Territory with every resource that we possess. We also will render aid and support to our new Chinese and American partners in this war to defeat Japanese aggression."

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/13/26

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Mullany
DD Mervine
DD Marcus
DD La Vallette
DD Kennedy
DD J. F. Burnes
DD Chase
DD Decatur
DD Melvin
DD Corry
DD Shubrick
DD Ward
BB New York

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
MSW Pelican, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
MSW Brant
MSW Partridge
MSW Cardinal
MSW Tanager
MSW Swallow

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ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 84

Allied Ships
DD Elliot
DD Lea
DD Hazelwood

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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Naval bombardment of Samarinda, at 31,63

Japanese Ships
CA Idzumo
CA Adzuma
CA Nisshin
CA Kasuga
BB Suwo
BB Okinoshima
BB Fuji
BB Asahi
BB Shikishima
BB Iwami
BB Mikasa
BB Katori


Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 3

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 4
TF 4 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


Japanese ground losses:
631 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
TK Enoshima Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied Ships
SS S-4

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
TK Gen'yo Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
SS S-4, hits 2

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
DD Mullany
DD Mervine
DD Marcus
DD La Vallette
DD Kennedy
DD J. F. Burnes
DD Chase
DD Decatur

[X(] That was totally unexpected

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ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 84

Allied Ships
DD Elliot
DD Lea
DD Hazelwood

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Naval bombardment of Kragen, at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Iwate
CA Kurama
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

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Naval bombardment of Samarinda, at 31,63

Japanese Ships
CA Idzumo
CA Adzuma
CA Nisshin
CA Kasuga
BB Suwo
BB Okinoshima
BB Fuji
BB Asahi
BB Shikishima
BB Iwami
BB Mikasa
BB Katori


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Port supply hits 5


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Ground combat at Samarinda

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 724 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 2854 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/14/26

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


Japanese ground losses:
372 casualties reported

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Sub attack near French Frigate Shoal at 104,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 84

Allied Ships
DD Elliot, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Lea
DD Hazelwood

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Mullany

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa
BB Iwami, Shell hits 1
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Hokaze
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
TB Z5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TB Z6, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
TB Z7, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
TB Z8, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
BB Iwami, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Hokaze
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
TB Z1
TB Z2, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
TB Z3, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TB Z4, Shell hits 4, on fire

[X(] Those little torpedo boats just knocked out 2 battleships!
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa
BB Iwami, on fire
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Hokaze
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
TB Z5, Shell hits 12, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa
BB Iwami, on fire
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Hokaze
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
TB Z1
TB Z4, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa
BB Iwami, on fire
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Hokaze
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
TB Z1, Shell hits 19, and is sunk

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Naval bombardment of Kragen, at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Iwate
CA Kurama
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Port fuel hits 1

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


Japanese ground losses:
475 casualties reported

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Naval bombardment of Kragen, at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Iwate
CA Kurama
CA Yakumo
CA Tokiwa
BB Kashima
CA Ikoma
CA Ibuki


Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

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Coastal Guns at Kragen, 22,63, firing at TF 89
TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Kragen, 22,63


Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Kragen

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 882 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 817 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

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Ground combat at Samarinda

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 724 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 6829 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 250



Allied ground losses:
1 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/15/26

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese ground losses:
269 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Kragen, 22,63, firing at TF 89
TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Kragen, 22,63


Japanese ground losses:
87 casualties reported

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Montgomery
DD Radford
DD Williams
DD Taylor

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SS No. 37 is hit by ASW from a Curtiss H-16 off French Frigate Shoals she sank 12 days later

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
DD Mervine
DD Marcus
DD La Vallette
DD Kennedy
DD J. F. Burnes
DD Chase
DD Decatur
DD Melvin
DD Corry
DD Shubrick
DD Ward
BB New York

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese ground losses:
257 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Kragen, 22,63, firing at TF 89
TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Kragen, 22,63


Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 31,64

Japanese Ships
SS No. 59

Allied Ships
DD Wasmuth
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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 22,65

Japanese Ships
SS No. 29

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra


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Ground combat at Kragen

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 882 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 2305 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90



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Ground combat at Samarinda

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 722 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 10762 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 253


Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported

Part of the Naval Batttle of Samarinda



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Dateline, Manila: It took 12 days for the two free-lance Spanish News Reporters to work their way from Naga to Manila. They traveled mostly at night to avoid Japanese patrols and checkpoints. Filipino irregulars watched over them at isolated mountain villages along the way, while escaped Philippine Scouts, who had defied the American Commanding General's call to lay down their arms, guided them to their destination. The photographic images that they carried with them, what they themselves had christened the "Naga Death March", had the potential to realign Western World thinking insofar as the presumption that Japan could be considered a "Civilized Nation".

Traveling to the Spanish Consulate, which still maintained a sizeable presence within it's former Colony, the journalist were eventually led to the see the Consular General. Quickly recognizing the significance of the Reporter's story, the CG decided that the Consulate did not have the means to safely assist these men with communicating their information because of the strict censorship of all telegraphic and radio communication in and out of Manila by the Japanese Authorities. An elaborate cover story was concocted, the Spaniards were deputized as Embassy Employees, and they were assigned an official travel assignment to Hong Kong under the cover of diplomatic immunity. With their traveling documents, photographs, and newspaper-ready storyline, they boarded a small passenger steamer for the 3 day journey to Hong Kong. There was every reason to believe that The World would not be quite the same once they completed their trip to the Crown Colony once this story broke:




Connfire -> BB Tennessee sunk, 2 DEI towns fall (5/5/2011 5:47:26 AM)


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/16/26

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Kragen, 22,63, firing at TF 89
TF 89 troops unloading over beach at Kragen, 22,63


Japanese ground losses:
68 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
AK Havre Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD No.17
DD Shiokaze
DD Sakaki

Allied Ships
SS K-VIII

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa, Shell hits 1
BB Kaga
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
MSW Swallow, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
MSW Tanager, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
MSW Cardinal, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
MSW Partridge
MSW Brant, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa, Shell hits 1
BB Kaga, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna, Shell hits 1
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
DD Taylor
DD Williams, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
DD Radford, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Montgomery, Shell hits 2

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa, Shell hits 1
BB Kaga
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
DD Taylor, Shell hits 18, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Montgomery, Shell hits 26, on fire, heavy damage she sank

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa
BB Kaga
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Mullany, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Even though she was hoplessly outnumbered and outgunned, the Tennessee sank very quickly - she must have been badly hurt from the torpedo hits last turn.
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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported

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Sub attack at 36,61

Japanese Ships
DD Hokaze

Allied Ships
SS S-31

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ASW attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze
DD Akikaze
DD Kashi
DD Hagi
DD Maki
CA Ikoma

Allied Ships
SS K-XI

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Sub attack at 106,71

Japanese Ships
SS No. 84

Allied Ships
AP St. Mihel, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she later sank

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Shikishima, Torpedo hits 1
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Yanagi
DD Sumire
DD Kuwa
CA Nisshin

Allied Ships
SS K-V

Sigh - that makes 3 Japanese BBs torpedoed in 2 turns.
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Ground combat at Kragen

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2725 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Defending force 882 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kragen base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at Samarinda

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 742 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 12389 troops, 125 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252



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Ground combat at Samarinda

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11009 troops, 125 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Defending force 742 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/17/26

Dateline, Hong Kong: Smuggled out of the Japanese-occupied Philippines, the photographs and detailed documentation of the "Naga Death March" of US and Filipino soliders left nothing to the imagination. Soldiers being decapitated, being made to dig their own graves, bayoneted at the roadside according to witnesses from villages because they asked for a drink of water or a morsel of food. Prisoner's marching on gangrenous legs, starved to the bones, with laughing Japanese officers standing over them before administering the final "coup de gras" to put them out of their misery. Hundreds, if not thousands, of bodies of GI's laying by the roadside covered with flies and maggots. These images immediately resulted in the rejection and isolation of all Japanese Diplomats, Military attaches, and even businessman attempting to conduct business as usual with the Non-aligned Western Nations. Even Capitalist-hating Soviets were seen to be clammering for intervention in order to punish the barbarians who were at fault.

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Coastal Guns at Samarinda, 31,63, firing at TF 38
TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Samarinda, 31,63


Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
AP Heian Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank later that day
DD No.17
DD Shiokaze
DD Sakaki

Allied Ships
SS K-V, hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Sub attack at 94,62

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Evans
DD Walker
DD Doyen
DD Swasey
DD Morris
DD Thornton

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ASW attack at 97,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Schley
DD Tatnall
DD Long
DD Rathburne
DD Philip

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
DD Hagi
DD Tachikaze
DD Akikaze
DD Kashi
DD Maki
CA Tokiwa

Allied Ships
SS K-XI

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
AP Nissen Maru #2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD No.17
DD Shiokaze
DD Sakaki

Allied Ships
SS K-V

Japanese ground losses:
60 casualties reported

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Sub attack at 94,62

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Thornton
DD Walker
DD Doyen
DD Swasey

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
CA Adzuma
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Yanagi
DD Sumire
DD Kuwa

Allied Ships
SS K-V, hits 1


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Ground combat at Samarinda

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11341 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Defending force 574 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Samarinda base !!!



Allied ground losses:
146 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/18/26

Dateline, Washington DC: The US Congress: faced with public outrage over the inhumane conduct of the Japanese Army in the Phillipines, at rare joint session of the Congress passed by voice vote the mandatory conscription bill that was submitted by the Coolidge Administration just 2 days earlier. It needn't have mattered, as US Army & Navy Recruiting stations around the country were facing a literal avalance of volunteers seeking to avenge the atrosities of the Naga Death March.

Furthermore, any hope that the Isolationists Democrats and the Wilsonian Republicans both had of making gains in the upcoming Congressional Elections were deemed to be wishful thinking, at best. It was obvious to al political pundits that candidates who didn't wrap themselves in the American Flag were doomed to failure during the upcoming Congressional Election cycle in November.

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
AP Nissen Maru #2, on fire, heavy damage despite avoiding damage in this attack, she foundered later that day
DD No.17

Allied Ships
SS K-V, hits 1

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AK Hamburg Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire she sank 13 days later
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS K-XI

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Iwate
DD Tachikaze
DD Akikaze
DD Kashi
DD Hagi
DD Maki

Allied Ships
SS K-XI, hits 3

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ASW attack at 94,62

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Walker
DD Doyen
DD Swasey
DD Morris
DD Thornton
DD Evans

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AP Tatuta Maru
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 19
CL Yubari

Allied Ships
SS K-XI

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Sub attack near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
CA Nisshin
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Yanagi
DD Sumire
DD Kuwa
CA Adzuma
CA Kasuga

Allied Ships
SS K-V, hits 1

The Japanese are pleased to announce the restoration of Emilio Aguinaldo as the rightful President of the restored Philippine Republic. This Second Republic will be founded upon the Principals of the First Republic, which was declared on June 12, 1898, and destroyed after a terrible war by the United States of America on March 23, 1901, after President Aguinaldo was captured.

In a radio address, broadcast in Spanish, President Aguinaldo thanks the Japanese for expelling the Americans from the Philippines, and states that the invitation to join the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere has been gratefully accepted. A mutual defense treaty with the Japanese has also been signed. He formally renounces his oath of allegiance to the United States he says he was forced to make on April 1, 1901, and says that the Second Republic will be run under both Christian and democratic principals.

Surprisingly, the President then thanks the United States for sparing Manila destruction by declaring it an open city, before calling for the remaining garrison on Tawi Tawi, as well as the "bandits" still under arms, to surrender. He says that while the sensational claims made by a Spanish newspaper will be investigated, he appeals to the USA to "end the decades of suffering the Filipino people have suffered at the hands of the Spanish and American colonizers, and leave the Philippines in the hands of the Filipinos". There is no further need for Filipino, Japanese, or American blood to be shed. Hopefully, the USA will realize this, and he looks forward to establishing diplomatic relations with the United States, once this bitter war is over.




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Connfire -> RE: BB Tennessee sunk, 2 DEI towns fall (5/5/2011 5:53:40 AM)

BB Tennessee ambushed off Johnston Island

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Connfire -> US ASW force attacked near Midway (5/7/2011 3:19:17 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/19/26

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Sub attack at 97,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Long
DD Schley
DD Tatnall
DD Rathburne
DD Philip

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Sub attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
TK Goyo Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
SS S-16

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 102,74

Japanese Ships
SS No. 38

Allied Ships
MSW Partridge, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank

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SS S-8 is hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F5 off Tokyo

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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 116477 troops, 797 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 2203

Defending force 122121 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 623

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
323 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 3

Allied ground losses:
33777 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/20/26

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Night Time Surface Combat at 97,63

Japanese Ships
BB Tosa
BB Kaga
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu
BB Ise, Shell hits 2
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
BC Amagi
BC Akagi
BC Kongo
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Haruna
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
CL Nagara
DD Nokaze
DD Ashi
DD Tsuta
DD Warabi
DD Hasu
DD Hishi

Allied Ships
DD Philip, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Schley, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Rathburne, Shell hits 38, and is sunk
DD Tatnall, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DD Long, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

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Sub attack at 97,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Schley, on fire


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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 105989 troops, 792 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2173

Defending force 71745 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 614



Allied ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/21/26

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Sub attack at 97,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 46

Allied Ships
DD Schley

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ASW attack at 97,63


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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 105798 troops, 786 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2174

Defending force 71749 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 611



Allied ground losses:
12355 casualties reported
Guns lost 14

Tokyo Journal – from Roland Hendricks, of Reuters:
Mr. Takamatsu looked exhausted when he sat across from me for our scheduled morning meeting in the café. Well, too bad for him. “Well, you’ve sure had a busy week”, I said.
The sarcasm apparently lost, he said “Oh yes Mr. Hendricks, a very, very busy week indeed”.
“So I see”, I said, tossing about a dozen photographs on the table.
Mr. Takamatsu’s eyes narrowed as he took of his glasses and thumbed through the pictures. “Ah yes. The infamous Naga Death March; proof to the world that we Japanese really are the inhuman barbarians much of the world had always suspected”.
“Well what do you expect us to think when you treat people this way?” I exclaimed. The café grew quiet for a moment.
Mr. Takamatsu let the moment pass, before saying quietly. “Mr. Hendricks, you are a reporter, a world-famous reporter now. We believe you are objective. Look at these disgusting, horrible pictures. They are almost too terrible to behold, aren’t they? You want to look away, don’t you? They make you angry, angry at Japan, angry at all Japanese, don’t they?”
My emotions were about to boil over by this point. “What is your point?” I spat out.
“My point is, my friend, that the Americans have finally scored an important victory. They have proven unable to defeat us in battle, so now they are trying to make us pariahs before the world. And they’ve done a good job. All over the world our diplomats are being shunned. This Death March of theirs is a brilliant coup, our enemies must feel it is too good to be true. And you know what Mr. Hendricks? They are correct. It is too good to be true, and I can prove it right now”.
“I’m listening”, I said.
“First, let me tell you what is true. We do hold many prisoners on Luzon, Mindanao, and Cebu. And yes, the largest group we captured was at Naga, and we are marching them to the Manila area”.
“Why?” I asked.
“Let me finish. In Manila, Naga, Legaspi, and many other places we captured on Luzon, we found many, many supplies. Entire warehouses filled with rations, enough to feed every soldier in the Philippines on both sides for a year! So there is plenty of food on the island, the only way anyone is going to starve to death is if they go someplace far away from the food, like the jungle, or if we deliberately withhold it. And we are not doing that”.
“But these pictures…” I began.
“These pictures”, he interrupted, “were supposedly taken by a Spanish photographer. Really! Do you really think a Spanish photographer, or any other person for that matter, strolled up to a column of prisoners of war, and started taking these clear pictures with a camera while we were allegedly abusing them? And look at these men, they are skin and bones. Mr. Hendricks, the news article accompanying these pictures say they were taken approximately 20 days before the story broke on October 17, which would place it around September 28. Mr. Hendricks, Naga surrendered on September 23!” His voice started rising, and once again the rest of the patrons in the café began to grow quiet. “I challenge you, no, challenge the Americans, to find any medical doctor in the world, who will say that men will look like skin and bones after not eating for five days! Especially considering the warehouses full of food we found there!”
“But the pictures…” I began again.
“The pictures are a fraud! A shameful, dishonorable scheme, probably hatched by Coolidge or one of his minions. These men look like they haven’t eaten in months not days!”
“Alright”, I said, “Lets get back to this march – you said there really is one”.
Catching his breath for a moment, he then said “There was a march, Mr. Hendricks. It’s over, now. We decided to move all prisoners on Luzon to camps in a central location. I can’t say exactly where, but they are close enough to Manila to receive rations and medical care in a timely manner. Send one of your reporters to Manila, if you wish, I’ll ensure they get access. And yes, Mr. Hendricks, some of the prisoners died along the way. Not many, but some of them were badly wounded. This happens in war. And you know what? I have no doubt that some of the prisoners, if they were able to talk to these so called Spanish reporters, would have said they were starving. They are your typical, well-fed Americans. We gave them the same ration allowance our soldiers, the soldiers who defeated them, get. It’s less than they are used to, but it is not a starvation diet – certainly it won’t produce this (gesturing to the pictures) in five days. It about what the typical English diet was during the U-boat campaign during the Great War. How many Englishmen died of starvation, Mr. Hendricks?”
“None”, I reluctantly replied.
“None”, he repeated. “And no one is dying of starvation in the Philippines. Another reason we moved the soldiers near Manila was we were hoping the Americans would agree to peace terms, and they would soon be repatriated. If they had agreed, do you really think we would have wanted to hand them a pile of dead bodies?”
“Alright, I see what you are saying. So what are these pictures?” I asked.
“Let me ask you this. When you saw the late Hollywood actor Rudolph Valentino portraying The Sheik in the movies – he made you want to believe he really was a sheik. That’s one thing the Americans do better then anyone else in the world. They can make you believe something, even if it isn’t true. Have you ever seen an Asian portrayed as anything but a villain in a Hollywood movie, Mr. Hendricks? No, you haven’t. Do you believe that all Asians are villains? I know you know better, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t. What I believe, Mr. Hendricks, is these pictures were actually taken at a Hollywood studio, not in the Philippines. And they are designed to make the world hate us. Just look at this American recruiting poster one of our operatives photographed recently” He produced a poster which screamed ‘Stay on the job until every murdering Jap is wiped out!’ “The foolish Coolidge doesn’t want to go down in history as the first American president to lose a war, even when we propose an honorable peace. Do you know we’ve sank about 18 of their ships in the last ten days, including one or two battleships? No, he doesn’t tell that to the American newspapers. Instead they report these lies (gesturing to the poster and pictures), which make the real atrocities of their new allies in the East Indies seem mild in comparison. But now you know the truth”.
I had the rest of the day to ponder what Mr. Takamatsu had said that morning. I forced myself to look at the horrible pictures, studying every aspect of them. After dinner, I began typing, and didn’t finish until well into the night. When I was done, I wondered if I had just sold my soul.






Connfire -> USN BBs pound Kwajalein (5/7/2011 3:24:10 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/22/26

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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 105670 troops, 781 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2179

Defending force 71469 troops, 57 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 598



Allied ground losses:
20172 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

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SS No. 84 hit by ASW from a Curtiss H-16 off French Frigate Shoals

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The following headline is transmitted by Reuters news service, from star reporter Roland Hendricks, Tokyo Bureau – Naga Death March Exposed as a Sham

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/23/26

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Sub attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
AK Nasusan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied Ships
SS S-16


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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 105550 troops, 774 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2182

Defending force 41340 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 588



Allied ground losses:
6275 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/24/26

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Naval bombardment of Kwajalein, at 79,79 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

212 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
CL Detroit, Shell hits 22, on fire
BB North Carolina, Shell hits 19
BB Colorado, Shell hits 22
BB West Virginia, Shell hits 4
BB Washington, Shell hits 4
BB Arizona, Shell hits 12
BB New York, Shell hits 22

Japanese ground losses:
471 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

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ASW attack at 93,62

Japanese Ships
SS No. 70

Allied Ships
DD Shirk
DD Farragut
DD Sumner
DD Kennison

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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 105414 troops, 769 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2180

Defending force 51124 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 582



Allied ground losses:
5614 casualties reported
Guns lost 3




Connfire -> Sub Warfare in Tokyo Bay (5/7/2011 3:47:15 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/25/26

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
TK Tonan Maru #2, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied Ships
SS S-16

Tokyo Journal, by Roland Hendricks of Reuters – Once again I awoke out of bed to the sound of gunfire, though this was more distant then the last time it happened. From my hotel balcony window I could see, what was no doubt a naval battle on the other side of Tokyo Bay. Then the whole area was rocked by a thunderous explosion. The gunfire stopped shortly afterward. The fire burned for some time, looking like a flickering match from across the bay. The commotion started an hour before dawn, and the rising sun slowly revealed what looked like had once been a tanker, sunk up to its superstructure, smoldering in the Bay.

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Sub attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74

Allied Ships
ML San Francisco, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank

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Sub attack at 107,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 23

Allied Ships
DD Paul Hamilton
DD William Jones
DD Thompson
DD Stoddert
DD Somers


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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 115595 troops, 767 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 2181

Defending force 61124 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 580

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
1028 casualties reported
Guns lost 23
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
21118 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/26/26


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Ground combat at 47,37

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 114053 troops, 728 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 2114

Defending force 20337 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 551

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
859 casualties reported
Guns lost 18
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
761 casualties reported
Guns lost 9


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
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SS S-16 is hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F5 off Tokyo

Tokyo Journal, by Roland Hendricks of Reuters – I was just leaving the offices of the Tokyo bureau when once again the sound of explosions came from the Bay. But these were dull, not the harsh ones of the night before. Like many, I rushed to the waterfront, and saw about half a dozen amphibian aeroplanes dropping what looked like bombs into the water, and large splashes followed. This isn’t the first time I witnessed depth charges dropped into Tokyo Bay, but given the carnage of the night before its clear that there are American submarines are operating in the area again. By dusk, Japanese newspapers were putting out extras about a Yankee submarine sunk in Tokyo Bay. Of course, the reports were scant on details, but I didn’t see any of the telltale signs of a sinking submarine I saw during the Great War. My upcoming meeting with Mr. Takamatsu should prove interesting.




Connfire -> Naval battles off Tokyo, & Yellow Sea (5/9/2011 6:08:31 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/28/26

Dateline, Washington DC: Based on an national-wide upswelling of Anti-Japanese voter sentiment, the Republican Coolidge Administration is expected to realize a huge gain in Republican representation within the Congress in next week's mid-term elections. Many new Republican candidates for office are campaigning with a promise to withdraw the USA from International Non-Use Agreements on Poison Gas with the goal of deploying these agents against the Japanese Civilian population in retaliation for the "Naga Death March". This group of potential Congressional Representatives also includes numerous retired Navy & Army Commanders, who have all agreed to support expansion of the USA's dirigible fleet to include airships capable of strategic attack on the Japanese Homeland.

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Sub attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74

Allied Ships
DD Crane
DD Claxton
DD Buchanan
DD Champlin

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Sub attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74

Allied Ships
DD Crane
DD Claxton
DD Buchanan
DD Champlin

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/29/26

Dateline, Geneva, Switzerland: The Swiss Representative to the League of Nations, acting at the request of the USA, has asked the Japanese Representative about the feasibility of allowing a tour of prisoner-of-war facilities by the International Red Cross. As part of this inquiry, private individual interviews with captured American and Filipino officers by Red Cross Officials has also been requested.

The Japanese reply to the Swiss representative that the camps are open for inspection, on one condition. The same International Red Cross team will tour the Kragen area, in which there is overwhelming evidence of Dutch attocities against villages suspected of harboring PNI or Communist rebels prior its liberation by Japanese forces.

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Day Time Surface Combat at 56,37

Japanese Ships
TK Nissyo Maru, Shell hits 6, on fire
TK Tarakan Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AK Florida Maru
AK Ganges Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Goyo Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Toa Maru
AK Mayachi Maru

Allied Ships
CL Hai Chou, Shell hits 3
DD Chien Kang, Shell hits 1

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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 38,60

Japanese Ships
SS No. 30

Allied Ships
AK Siantar, Torpedo hits 1, on fire she sank 6 days later

Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/30/26

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Sub attack at 69,44

Japanese Ships
SS No. 12

Allied Ships
BB Rhode Island, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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Sub attack at 68,44

Japanese Ships
SS No. 18

Allied Ships
BB Georgia, Torpedo hits 1

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Sub attack at 67,44

Japanese Ships
SS No. 32

Allied Ships
BB Nebraska

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Day Air attack on TF at 67,44

Japanese aircraft
Avro 504K x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Avro 504K: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Georgia

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Avro 504K bombing at 1000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF at 67,44

Japanese aircraft
Mitsubishi B1M2 x 15
Avro 504K x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Mitsubishi B1M2: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Avro 504K: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Connecticut
BB Nebraska

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Avro 504K bombing at 1000 feet
3 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF at 67,44

Japanese aircraft
Mitsubishi B1M2 x 15
Avro 504K x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Mitsubishi B1M2: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Avro 504K: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Connecticut
BB Nebraska

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Avro 504K bombing at 1000 feet
3 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Mitsubishi B1M2 launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Time Surface Combat at 56,37

Japanese Ships
TK Nissyo Maru, on fire, heavy damage she sank at Nagasaki 15 days later
TK Tarakan Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage she sank the next day
AK Ganges Maru, on fire, heavy damage
AK Goyo Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later

Allied Ships
CL Hai Chou, Shell hits 1

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Sub attack at 67,44

Japanese Ships
SS No. 32

Allied Ships
BB Connecticut

Dateline: Geneva, Switzerland. The Swiss Representative to the League of Nations, in reply to the statements made yesterday by the Japanese Representative "to this Esteemed Council, would like to remind my Japanese Colleague that the League of Nations Charter does not recognize internal domestic matters as something that is in the jurisdiction of the League of Nation's Mandate. Therefore, supposed and/or alleged atrocities by the Netherlands against the civilian population of the Dutch Southeast Asian Colony is not a matter that constitutes sufficient manifestation to be considered by our International Forum. Since the mandate of this esteemed body is to help manage disputes between nations, the Swiss request for access to prisoner-of-war camps in the Philippines must be accepted without conditions by Japan in accordance with the norms of conduct if the motion passes within the League Chamber, which it most certainly will based on an advanced query that has been made by the Swiss Government. Accordingly, the Japanese Government must decide whether or not it will abide by the motion authorizing access by the International Red Cross to American and Filipino POW’s or risk the consequences of being non-compliant with a statute from the League of Nations that Japan is obligated, by treaty, to be fully in compliance with. Otherwise, the Swiss Government, with a second from the French Republic, will insist upon economic and political sanctions being adopted against Japan by this esteemed body".

The Japanese do agree to allow the Red Cross to inspect the camps. Though they do make a point in saying that they hope the Red Cross is at least equally concerned about the American threats of genocide against men, women, and children in Japanese cities as they are for US soldiers legitmately captured in battle. It would be a shame if the International Red Cross were to risk its credibility through splitting legal hairs to ensure Japan is overly scrutinized, while turning a blind eye to the blatantly illegal threats and behavior of its enemies. President Aguinaldo also promises cooperation.

I have a special screenshot of the "big battle" off Tokyo, which I'll show in the next entry. But before we get there, we have to give kudos to that raid involving Chinese fleet - down to a single operational CL and DD, they attacked a convoy, every ship in which was modified to carry heavier guns. Despite the fact they the Chinese were using lightly armed ships, and every ship in the convoy was shooting back, they ended up sinking 3 Japanese ships, and badly damaged a 4th. Gutsy move - and the ships inflicted far more damage then one would have suspected they would. [8D]



[image]local://upfiles/29722/186A14C601054C5E806BD131A289750C.jpg[/image]

PS - ignore the "Naval Air Combat" logo at the top of the screenshot - I was playing with MS Paint, as you'll see below, and didn't realize I did that until I saved it.




Connfire -> Great White Fleet raids Tokyo - screenshots (5/9/2011 6:35:32 PM)

I tried to do something different by blending the 4 screenshots of the Tokyo area battle into a "3-dimensional" view. The sequence goes from RIGHT to LEFT, because that's how it was relative to the map. I have to admit, it was a heart-pounding moment once I realized what was happening, and what might happen, both pro and con. In the end I think we both had stuff to be happy and unhappy about - I'd have liked to sink at least one of them, but at least they didn't do any damage (beyond shooting down aircraft), while he probably would have preferrred a better outcome, but at least all 4 BBs escaped.

October 30, 1926
Right screen - SS No. 12 unexpectedly encounters 4 "Great White Fleet" battleships in hex 69 44 before dawn, and hits BB Rhode Island with a single torpedo amidships.
2nd from Right - SS No. 18 puts a single torpedo into BB Georgia in hex 68 44 in the late morning. Its now clear what's going on. Alerts sound all along the Japanese coast.
2nd from Left - Now only 60 miles (1 hex) off Tokyo Bay, SS No. 32 unsuccessfully attacks BB Nebraska in the afternoon.
Left screen - At the same time, a total of 21 aircraft are scrambled to attack the BBs. Despite 6 bombs and 13 torpedoes launched, the BBs avoid further damage, and shoot down 6 aircaft while damaging 8 more. This shows BB Connecticut shooting down a Mitsubishi B1M2 torpedo plane. The turn ends, and despite my efforts to catch them, all 4 BBs escape the following turn.



[image]local://upfiles/29722/1A788A9168F6434783887E9AC334CC39.jpg[/image]




Aces8 -> RE: Great White Fleet raids Tokyo - screenshots (5/9/2011 7:13:38 PM)

The action sequence screen shot is awesome [8D]




Connfire -> RE: Great White Fleet raids Tokyo - screenshots (5/10/2011 1:10:51 AM)

Thanks Aces! Nice to see you in WPO land again! [:)]




Connfire -> Deadly sub warfare (5/11/2011 2:33:20 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 10/31/26

The Japanese representative at the League of Nations addresses the member nations of the League. He begins by thanking the Reuters News Agency for exposing the American lie regarding the purported ‘Naga Death March’. He then turns to the Americans’ consideration of using poison gas against civilian centers in Japan. He states that the level of barbarity such an act would represent far exceeds that of the fictional Naga Death March. Not even the Germans used such weapons against population centers. For the record, he states that under no circumstances will his people resort to using poison gas. Furthermore, being that all League members are signatories of the International Non-Use Agreements on Poison Gas, we ask for the League to approve a mandate requiring that sanctions be imposed upon the United States or any other warring nation in the event such illegal weapons are deployed against military or civilian targets. And, if the United States are to actually use the weapons, we highly recommend that these sanctions include the nullification of any War Debts incurred by our friends in Great Britain, France, and any other Allied nation during the Great War.
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Sub attack at 66, 44

Japanese Ships
TK Toen Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied Ships
SS S-7

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/01/26

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Sub attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74

Allied Ships
DD Crane, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
DD Claxton
DD Buchanan
DD Champlin

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ASW attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74

Allied Ships
DD Claxton
DD Buchanan
DD Champlin

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/02/26

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ASW attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 74, hits 2, on fire she sank

Allied Ships
DD Claxton
DD Buchanan

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AP Tatuta Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS K-I

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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 38,60

Japanese Ships
SS No. 30

Allied Ships
AK Paz, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank the next day

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Sub attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
TK Choran Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-28, hits 1

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Sub attack at 141,52

Japanese Ships
SS No. 75

Allied Ships
AK K.I. Luckenbach, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

What was interesting about that turn was the sub attacks occurred all over the map - off Tokyo, San Diego, in the Phillipines, and Dutch East Indies, and involved 4 navies - the US, Japanese, Dutch, and Phillipines. And the only one not to suffer losses as a result of the attacks this turn was the Dutch!




Connfire -> Multiple landings in DEI (5/12/2011 4:52:00 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/03/26

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ASW attack at 108,68

Japanese Ships
SS No. 36, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Claxton

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AP Teizui Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD No.7
DD No.3
DD No. 19

Allied Ships
SS K-I

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ASW attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD Umikaze
DD Numakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-28

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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103700 troops, 696 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2095

Defending force 57703 troops, 143 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 578



Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 55035 troops, 339 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1222

Defending force 15183 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 283



Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Balikpapan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21186 troops, 193 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 417

Defending force 3044 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56



Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/04/26

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AP Teizui Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage she sank


Allied Ships
SS K-I

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ASW attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri
DD Enoki
DD No. 10

Allied Ships
SS S-28, hits 2

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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 38,60

Japanese Ships
SS No. 30

Allied Ships
AP Speelman, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire she sank 10 days later

Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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ASW attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS S-28, heavy damage


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103617 troops, 703 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2091

Defending force 57571 troops, 142 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 577



Allied ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 55061 troops, 340 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1222

Defending force 15108 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 279



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Ground combat at Balikpapan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21220 troops, 193 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

Defending force 3052 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/05/26

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TF 78 troops unloading over beach at Talaud Island, 42,64


Japanese ground losses:
129 casualties reported

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TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 43,68


Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

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TF 78 troops unloading over beach at Talaud Island, 42,64


Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported

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TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 43,68


Japanese ground losses:
60 casualties reported

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ASW attack near Tokyo at 66,43

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS S-28, hits 1, heavy damage

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TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Weda, 41,69


Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported

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TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Sorong, 42,74


Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103490 troops, 704 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2093

Defending force 66951 troops, 188 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 848



Allied ground losses:
7490 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 55002 troops, 338 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1221

Defending force 15172 troops, 122 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 283



Allied ground losses:
2 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Balikpapan

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21311 troops, 195 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Defending force 3072 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55






Connfire -> Combat Spreads Throughout the Region (5/12/2011 5:24:08 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/06/26

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TF 78 troops unloading over beach at Talaud Island, 42,64


Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported

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TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Weda, 41,69


Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported

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TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 43,68


Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported

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TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Sorong, 42,74


Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported

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TF 78 troops unloading over beach at Talaud Island, 42,64


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TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Weda, 41,69


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TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 43,68


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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported

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TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Sorong, 42,74


Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported

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ASW attack near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD No. 16

Allied Ships
SS S-26

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amboina at 39,73

Japanese Ships
CA Asama
CL Jintsu

Allied Ships
AP Van Overstraten, Shell hits 24, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
978 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Unexpected Encounter off Amboina

[image]local://upfiles/29722/ADFFA587C9B048ABAEDA6F53DCB3C15E.jpg[/image]
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amboina at 39,73

Japanese Ships
CA Asama
CL Jintsu

Allied Ships
AP Van Neck, Shell hits 25, on fire, heavy damage she sank


Allied ground losses:
416 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amboina at 39,73

Japanese Ships
CA Asama
CL Jintsu

Allied Ships
AK Tjisaroea
AK Modjekerto
AK Bengalen, Shell hits 1
AK Boero
AK Pasir
AK Senang
AK Siaoe
AK Sigli

What the...?!
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Sub attack near Laysan Island at 100,64

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD McLanahan
DD Henshaw
DD Moody
DD McCawley
DD Sinclair
DD Meade

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Naval bombardment of Amboina, at 39,73

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
CA Asama

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

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TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Namlea, 38,73


Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Madioen

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2864 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 3669 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103603 troops, 710 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2102

Defending force 60953 troops, 205 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 965



Allied ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39952 troops, 466 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 700

Defending force 13787 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 328



Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 60097 troops, 339 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1225

Defending force 15179 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 284

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 7)


Japanese ground losses:
1393 casualties reported
Guns lost 32

Allied ground losses:
277 casualties reported
Guns lost 12


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Ground combat at Balikpapan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21282 troops, 196 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 420

Defending force 3092 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Balikpapan base !!!



Allied aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft losses
Fairey III: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Weda

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 888 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Weda base !!!



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Ground combat at Talaud Island

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1019 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Talaud Island base !!!



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Ground combat at Morotai

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 957 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Morotai base !!!



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Ground combat at Sorong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1060 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sorong base !!!


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/07/26

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported

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TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Namlea, 38,73


Japanese ground losses:
134 casualties reported

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa, Shell hits 2
BB Shikishima, Shell hits 5
BB Asahi, Shell hits 4
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo, Shell hits 2
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
DD Sicard, Shell hits 43, and is sunk
DD Wasmuth, Shell hits 2
CL Java, Shell hits 40, on fire
CL Sumatra

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 31,63

Japanese Ships
BB Katori
BB Mikasa
BB Shikishima, Shell hits 1
BB Asahi, Shell hits 1
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima, Shell hits 2
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
DD Kuwa
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
DD Wasmuth, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
CL Java, Shell hits 48, and is sunk
CL Sumatra, Shell hits 21, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later
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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 42,77


Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported

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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
235 casualties reported

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 42,77


Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported

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TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Namlea, 38,73


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Sub attack near Laysan Island at 100,64

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD McCawley
DD Henshaw
DD Moody

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ASW attack near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD No. 16
DD No. 6
DD No. 4
DD No. 2
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS S-26, hits 2, on fire

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Sub attack near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese Ships
DD Kaba
DD Kusunoki
DD Kashiwa
DD Kiku
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
SS R-20


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103500 troops, 707 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2104

Defending force 61072 troops, 208 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 962



Allied ground losses:
7607 casualties reported
Guns lost 7


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39968 troops, 465 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 700

Defending force 13757 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 328



Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 460 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1137

Defending force 14742 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 262


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/08/26

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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
138 casualties reported

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 42,77


Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Laysan Island at 100,64

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Sinclair, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage her magazine exploded and she sank
DD Henshaw
DD Moody
DD McCawley
DD Meade
DD McLanahan

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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 42,77


Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103449 troops, 705 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 54382 troops, 216 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1049



Allied ground losses:
274 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39936 troops, 464 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 701

Defending force 13748 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 329



Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 480 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1145

Defending force 14812 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 265




Connfire -> Screenshot of Samarinda Naval Battle (5/12/2011 5:33:40 AM)

Japanese Second Battle Fleet vs. Dutch CLs and US DDs. The Dutch CLs are Kirk's artwork



[image]local://upfiles/29722/9065BB1BD3684EC08440C05A1B3D48BA.jpg[/image]




Connfire -> Naval battle off Kragen (5/14/2011 7:01:11 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/09/26

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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
134 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Kurama
CA Ibuki
CA Ikoma
BB Kashima, Shell hits 9
CA Iwate, Shell hits 2
CA Tokiwa, Shell hits 5
CA Yakumo, Shell hits 3
DD Akikaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Maki
DD Hagi, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kashi, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
BC Lexington, Shell hits 1
BC Saratoga, Shell hits 1
CL Omaha, Shell hits 4
CL Milwaukee, Shell hits 3
CL Cincinnati
CL Raleigh, Shell hits 3
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 3
DD Meyer, Shell hits 2
DD Hull
DD Farenholt

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Kurama
CA Ibuki, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Ikoma, Shell hits 1
BB Kashima
CA Iwate
CA Tokiwa, Shell hits 2
CA Yakumo
DD Akikaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Maki
DD Hagi, on fire
DD Kashi, on fire

Allied Ships
BC Lexington
BC Saratoga
CL Omaha, Shell hits 2
CL Milwaukee, Shell hits 1
CL Cincinnati
CL Raleigh
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Meyer, Shell hits 1
DD Hull
DD Farenholt

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
CA Kurama, Shell hits 3
CA Ibuki, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Ikoma
BB Kashima
CA Iwate, Shell hits 1
CA Tokiwa
CA Yakumo
DD Akikaze
DD Tachikaze, Shell hits 2
DD Maki
DD Hagi, on fire
DD Kashi, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BC Lexington
BC Saratoga
CL Omaha
CL Milwaukee, Shell hits 2
CL Cincinnati
CL Raleigh, Shell hits 1
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 11, on fire, heavy damage she sank the next day
DD Meyer, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hull, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Farenholt

Looks like its time to re-evaluate the strategic picture in the Dutch East Indies! [;)]

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ASW attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD Umikaze
DD Numakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD No.1
DD No. 31

Allied Ships
SS S-7

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ASW attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
SS No. 15

Allied Ships
DD Farenholt
DD Hull, on fire
DD Meyer, on fire

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TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported

TF 82 troops unloading over beach at Amboina, 39,73


Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported

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TF 104 troops unloading over beach at Bulla, 40,75


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ASW attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri
DD Enoki
DD No. 10

Allied Ships
SS S-7

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ASW attack near Talaud Island at 42,64

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD No. 16
DD No. 6
DD No. 4

Allied Ships
SS S-32, hits 1

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Sub attack near Talaud Island at 42,64

Japanese Ships
ML Aso
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9

Allied Ships
SS S-32


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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103408 troops, 703 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 54082 troops, 209 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1050



Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39944 troops, 465 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 701

Defending force 13750 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 330



Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 53637 troops, 300 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1151

Defending force 14869 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 268



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Ground combat at Madioen

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7082 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Defending force 2673 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78


Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Bulla

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2536 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bulla base !!!



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Ground combat at Namlea

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 859 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Namlea base !!!



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Ground combat at Amboina

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4343 troops, 34 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 101

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Amboina base !!!



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Ground combat at Babo

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 925 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Babo base !!!


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/10/26

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ASW attack near Talaud Island at 42,64

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD No. 16
DD No. 6
DD No. 4
DD No. 2
DD Nadakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS S-32, hits 2

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Sub attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Kuri
DD Yomogi
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD Umikaze
DD Numakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD No.1
DD No. 31

Allied Ships
SS S-7

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SS S-27 is hit by ASW from a Felixstowe F5 off Tokyo

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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103328 troops, 703 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2106

Defending force 54162 troops, 213 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1057



Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39880 troops, 463 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 697

Defending force 13741 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 331



Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 53701 troops, 298 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1152

Defending force 14905 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 271


Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
1 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Madioen

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7022 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Defending force 2666 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 79


Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/11/26

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Day Time Surface Combat at 69,49

Japanese Ships
DD Sawakaze, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
DD Nashi, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AK Taketoyo Maru

Allied Ships
DD Mugford
DD Badger, Shell hits 2
DD Tarbell
DD Sproston, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Barry, Shell hits 2, on fire she sank 21 days later
DD Greene, Shell hits 2, on fire

This battle occured in the middle of no where. Maybe when the war we'll find out what those DDs were doing there.

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ASW attack at 66,44

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi
DD Kuri
DD Enoki
DD No. 10
DD Umikaze
DD Numakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Isokaze
DD No.1
DD No. 31

Allied Ships
SS S-7, hits 1

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SS No. 47 is hit by hit by a Curtiss F5 off Midway Island

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Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 103380 troops, 705 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2113

Defending force 54089 troops, 216 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1058



Allied ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39907 troops, 465 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 700

Defending force 13741 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 332



Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Soerabaja

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 53730 troops, 296 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1155

Defending force 14945 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 271



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Ground combat at Madioen

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7002 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Defending force 2693 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78


Naval Battle off Kragen



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Connfire -> Screenshot of US DD convoy ambush (5/14/2011 7:12:14 PM)

This battle occured in mid-ocean, in hex 69, 49. It was exactly 6 hexes SE of Tokyo. The nearest land was Tori Shima, 5 hexes away. The AK had defensive armament.



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Connfire -> Naval battles off Sulawesi (5/15/2011 5:58:43 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/12/26
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Day Time Surface Combat at 36,69

Japanese Ships
ML Aso
CL Isuzu
DD No.9
DD No.11
DD No.13

Allied Ships
MSW Finch, Shell hits 10, on fire, heavy damage she sank 2 days later
MSW Heron, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
MSW Avocet, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later
MSW Bittern, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39927 troops, 465 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 699

Defending force 13681 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 332



Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/13/26

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ASW attack near Kendari at 33,71

Japanese Ships
DD No.13
DD No.11
DD No.9

Allied Ships
SS K-III

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 33,71

Japanese Ships
ML Aso
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 2
DD No.9, Shell hits 1
DD No.11
DD No.13

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh, Shell hits 1
DD Meyer
DD Hull, Shell hits 2, on fire

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Sub attack at 71,47

Japanese Ships
SS UB-143 (O7)

Allied Ships
BB Nebraska

That now makes 3 torpedo attacks in which this ship has escaped damage. BB Nebraska is starting to give CA Huron some competition for the title "luckiest ship in the US Navy". [:)]
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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47797 troops, 490 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1344

Defending force 13650 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 331


Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/14/26

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Sub attack at 37,59

Japanese Ships
SS No. 30

Allied Ships
AP Van Rees, Torpedo hits 1, on fire she sank 11 days later

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47764 troops, 489 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1346

Defending force 13570 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 330



Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported

First of 2 battles off Sulawesi (the large island below Borneo, also known as Celebes)


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Connfire -> USN BCs raid Davao (5/16/2011 10:53:07 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/15/26
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ASW attack at 30,67

Japanese Ships
DD Yanagi
DD Sumire
DD Kagero
DD Take
DD Kaya
DD Maki
DD Kuwa
DD Tachikaze
DD Akikaze
DD No.13
DD No.11
CA Kasuga

Allied Ships
SS K-VIII

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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 31,64

Japanese Ships
AP Nikki Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
SS K-VII

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79526 troops, 757 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1350

Defending force 13528 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 329



Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/16/26

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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 31,64

Japanese Ships
AP Nikki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank 2 days later – after taking 3 torpedoes I'm surprised she even lasted that long

Allied Ships
SS K-VII

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
AP Azuchi Maru, Shell hits 31, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BC Lexington
BC Saratoga
CL Omaha
CL Milwaukee
CL Cincinnati
DD Farenholt

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
AP Kunimitsu Maru, Shell hits 16, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BC Lexington
BC Saratoga, Shell hits 1
CL Omaha
CL Milwaukee
CL Cincinnati
DD Farenholt

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
AP Kowa Maru, Shell hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BC Lexington
BC Saratoga
CL Omaha
CL Milwaukee
CL Cincinnati
DD Farenholt

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Sub attack near Davao at 41,61

Japanese Ships
AP Yamakuni Maru

Allied Ships
SS K-X

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Sub attack near Tarakan at 33,61

Japanese Ships
SS No. 30

Allied Ships
AK Toendjoek, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79658 troops, 756 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1351

Defending force 13427 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 328



Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported

USN Battlecruisers raid Davao



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Connfire -> IJN and Dutch fleet battle off Kendari (5/16/2011 10:58:55 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/17/26

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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 38,60

Japanese Ships
SS No. 27

Allied Ships
AP Buyskens, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 33,71

Japanese Ships
CA Kurama, Shell hits 1
CA Ikoma
BB Katori
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
CA Iwate
CA Yakumo
DD No.11
DD No.13
DD Akikaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Kuwa
DD Maki
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
BB De Ruyter, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Hertog Hendrik, Shell hits 38, on fire, heavy damage
BB De Zeven Provincien
BB Jacob van Heemskerck, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 33,71

Japanese Ships
CA Kurama
CA Ikoma, Shell hits 1, on fire
BB Katori, Shell hits 3
BB Shikishima
BB Asahi
BB Fuji
BB Okinoshima
BB Suwo
CA Kasuga
CA Nisshin
CA Adzuma
CA Idzumo
CA Iwate
CA Yakumo
DD No.11
DD No.13
DD Akikaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Tachikaze
DD Kuwa
DD Maki
DD Kaya
DD Take
DD Kagero
DD Sumire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
BB Hertog Hendrik, and is sunk
BB De Zeven Provincien, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
BB Jacob van Heemskerck, Shell hits 176, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage she sank
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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Tomini, 34,65


Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79756 troops, 758 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1349

Defending force 13287 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 328



Allied ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Naval Battle off Kendari. All ships with flags are Kirk's artwork.



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Connfire -> Japanese offensive in China, Tomini falls (5/19/2011 5:29:04 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/18/26

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Tomini, 34,65


Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported

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Sub attack near Batavia at 19,59

Japanese Ships
SS No. 29

Allied Ships
TK Augustina

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TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Tomini, 34,65


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Sub attack at 30,68

Japanese Ships
DD Maki
DD Yanagi
DD Sumire
DD Kagero
DD Take
DD Kaya
DD Kuwa
DD Tachikaze
DD No.13

Allied Ships
SS K-IX


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Ground combat at Kweilin

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18746 troops, 112 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Defending force 3480 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweilin base !!!



Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79785 troops, 757 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1351

Defending force 13225 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 327



Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Tomini

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 658 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tomini base !!!


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/19/26

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Day Time Surface Combat at 56,37

Japanese Ships
TK Shoyo Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage she sank 4 days later

Allied Ships
CL Hai Chou, Shell hits 1
DD Chien Kang


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79830 troops, 756 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1349

Defending force 13184 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 327



Allied ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/20/26

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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 31,64

Japanese Ships
CA Ikoma, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS K-VI

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Sub attack at 141,52

Japanese Ships
SS No. 75

Allied Ships
TK Admiral Wiley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 31,64

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS K-VI


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79818 troops, 756 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1347

Defending force 13143 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 327



Allied ground losses:
87 casualties reported





Connfire -> Kaifeng changes hands again (5/20/2011 4:01:42 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/21/26

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Sub attack near Batavia at 19,59

Japanese Ships
SS No. 29

Allied Ships
AP Mijer


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 82539 troops, 759 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 1347

Defending force 13064 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 327

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2


Japanese ground losses:
621 casualties reported
Guns lost 19
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Guns lost 3


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Ground combat at 30,64

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 36483 troops, 280 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 724

Defending force 2651 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
462 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/22/26

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
DD Chien Kang

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
CL Hai Chou, Torpedo hits 2, on fire


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Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 81714 troops, 729 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 1312

Defending force 12962 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 323

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kaifeng base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
360 casualties reported
Guns lost 12
Vehicles lost 3

Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Kaifeng originally fell to the Japanese on July 27, at which time the city was undefended. On September 28, the Chinese recaptured the city, which was once again left undefended. This marks the third time the city has changed hands since the war began.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/23/26

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 52,39

Japanese Ships
SS No. 42

Allied Ships
DD Chien Kang




Connfire -> Sub Warfare off US West Coast and DEI (5/22/2011 4:18:52 AM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/24/26

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ASW attack at 33,64

Japanese Ships
DD Maki
DD Yanagi
DD Kuwa
DD No.13
DD Shimakaze
DD No.5
BB Suwo

Allied Ships
SS S-34

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/25/26

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ASW attack at 33,64

Japanese Ships
DD Maki
DD Yanagi
DD Kuwa
DD No.13
DD Shimakaze
DD No.5

Allied Ships
SS S-34, hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank 3 days later

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/26/26

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Sub attack near Kragen at 22,63

Japanese Ships
AK Bordeaux Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank 6 days later, but was able to offload her surviving troops
DD No. 16
DD No. 6
DD No. 4
DD No. 2,
DD Nadakaze
DD Minekaze

Allied Ships
SS K-I

Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported

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Sub attack at 141,52

Japanese Ships
SS No. 75

Allied Ships
AK Susan Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage she sank

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Naval bombardment of Tarakan, at 33,61

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
CA Asama
CL Kuma
CA Yakumo
CA Iwate
CA Idzumo
CA Adzuma
CA Nisshin
CA Kasuga
BB Suwo
BB Okinoshima
BB Fuji
BB Asahi
BB Shikishima
BB Katori
CA Kurama

Allied Ships
AK Toendjoek, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage she sank 5 days later

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 15





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