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Summary of Operations 1/17/44 - 8/4/2009 1:56:20 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/17/44

U.S. escort carrier forces have been formed again for the first time since the initial Pago Pago invasion. Two CVE TF's with a total of eight CVE's plus escorts are formed and available for employment. Five other CVE's are in shipyards on the U.S. west coast repairing minor system damage - CVE's entering the game as reinforcements have been arriving in the game with a small amount of system damage, this damage being repaired before they're sent out from the U.S. Most of the CVE's now available have entered the game as reinforcements since the initial Pago Pago invasion, only three of the 10 CVE's used in the initial Pago Pago remain (the other seven being sunk). One of these three CVE's is still repairing damage received at Pago Pago. The CVE force excludes the Long Island which is operating specifically as an aircraft transport separate from the escort carrier force.


North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. U.S. and Canadian air force bombers strike Paramushiro Jima. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Paramushiro Jima , at 82,33

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 8
A6M5 Zeke x 4
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
Ventura G.R.Mk V x 15
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 2 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Ventura G.R.Mk V: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
8 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
3 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base in Paramushiro - 1 Jap TF, airfield damage 19, 24 aircraft (12 fighters), 4 Jap LCU's.


Central Pacific: Moderate level of Jap air patrol activity reported by U.S. subs off Japanese home islands. SS Haddock hit and damaged (system damage 11, no flood or fire) by G5N Liz air patrol N of Tori Shima.

251 ships detected in port at Tokyo.

U.S. subs near Kwajalein reporting heavy volume of Jap floatplane (mostly E13A1, some F1M2) air patrols. SS Triton attacked by Jap surface ASW northwest of Kwajalein, AAR follows.

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ASW attack at 80,82 (S of Bikini Atoll)

Japanese Ships
DD Karukaya
DD Kuretake
DD Sawakaze
DD Fubuki
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Asashimo
DD Kiyonami
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Naganami
DD Takanami
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Triton, hits 3 (no damage)

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9 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base.
Detected status of Jap base at Canton Is - 9 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 122 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is overcast. Two Jap submarines remain detected in Upolu base hex. No Jap surface TF's detected at Upolu.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 83, airfield service damage 100, port damage 4. 12500 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Jap LBA air strikes against Pago Pago and Savaii bases, also ground attack strikes against U.S. LCU's on Upolu. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 54
A6M5 Zeke x 137
J1N1-S Irving x 8
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 25
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 12 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 21 damaged
J1N1-S Irving: 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 100

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
8 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
7 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
7 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
8 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 103
Ki-49 Helen x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 38 damaged

Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 51

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
7 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
7 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 21
Ki-48-II Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 48

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
18 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
5 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported

Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 32nd US Division, at 95,113 (Upolu)

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 4
B6N2 Jill x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y Judy: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on 37th US Division, at 95,113 (Upolu)

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 9
B6N2 Jill x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y Judy: 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
8 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
9 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
18 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
12 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
5 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet

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Jap ground forces on Upolu continue bombardment attacks. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31646 troops, 227 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 858
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64661 troops, 249 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 1606
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

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Summary of Operations 1/17/44 - 8/4/2009 2:24:10 AM   
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Summary of Operations 1/17/44 - continued

South Pacific: Jap minesweeping operations detected at Suva. SS Paddle attacks Jap minesweeping force. AAR's follow. No detected Jap air patrol activity seen by U.S. subs at and near Suva.

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TF 56 encounters mine field at Suva (83,117)

Japanese Ships
APD Patrol Boat No. 39
APD Patrol Boat No. 32
APD Patrol Boat No. 31

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Sub attack at Suva - 83,117

Japanese Ships
ML Takashima, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ML Naryu
APD Patrol Boat No. 39
APD Patrol Boat No. 38
APD Patrol Boat No. 32

Allied Ships
SS Paddle, hits 6 (system damage 24, float 2)

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Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Allied ground forces continue creeping northward to Portland Roads. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's (no change).

Australian planes fly a "track and attack" ground strike against one of the Jap LCU's moving into Daly Waters. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 7th AA Regiment, at 35,89 (rail line outside/N of Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Hudson I bombing at 5000 feet
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Allied and Japanese ground forces in Daly Waters continue exchange of bombardment attacks. Latest AAR's follows. Jap LCU's shown in bold on the first AAR below are newly arrived in Daly Waters.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4404 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt


Defending force 35034 troops, 285 guns, 134 vehicles, Assault Value = 618
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts, HQ Australian I Corps

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20528 troops, 233 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 613
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Defending force 76046 troops, 562 guns, 166 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts, HQ Australian I Corps

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 85, 16 Jap LCU's.
F-5C recon over Darwin reports 3 Jap TF's (+2 from last report), airfield damage 88, 13 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reports 5 Jap LCU's.


Southeast Asia: 6 Japanese ships (one BB?) detected at anchor in Singapore base.


India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab. USAAF P-38's fly unopposed fighter sweep over Rangoon.

RAF, Chinese, and USAAF planes attack Jap 55th Division in Magwe. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 103
B-25J Mitchell x 39

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
10 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
4 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
2 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29

Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 154
P-47D Thunderbolt x 12

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet

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Hudson I recon over Magwe reports 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 24.
CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reports 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
No change in detected status of Jap bases in Moulmein and Meiktila.
F-5C recon over Rangoon reporting 2 Jap TF's, 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 21(80), heavy industry 47(146).


China: Jap recon flight over Kweiyang. AAR's of latest Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 6 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 46,27 (Kungchang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 41,34 (Kweiyang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 80

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
16 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Jap ground forces launch bombardment attack near Kweiyang. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33 (N of Kweiyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22958 troops, 145 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 504
26th Infantry Division, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13519 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 443
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

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Summary of Operations 1/18/44

North Pacific: All sectors reporting quiet. I've been watching the Kurile Islands area on game map each game turn for any detected Jap activity that could be evidence of a possible build-up of Japanese defenses in the Northern area. It is beginning to appear that Pillager may be doing a very gradual Japanese build-up in the north. So far the information on this is limited to detected Jap activity at Paramushiro and more recently to the two islands in the Kurile chain (Onnekotan Jima & Ketoi Jima) immediately to the south of Paramushiro. At this time, I'm reluctant to send "active" U.S. recon into the Kuriles as this action would give a strong indication to Pillager that I'm planning (or at least seriously considering) a U.S. offensive in the north.

This development is relevent for determining a final "go, no-go" status on Operation Bulldog. If what I'm seeing is true, Pillager has 2-3 months to build up Japanese defenses in the north before Operation Bulldog can even be launched. On the other hand, a Japanese build-up in the Kuriles would make Operation Bulldog useful as a decoy between now and 4/44, especially if U.S. forces are rapidly shifted southward against other objectives.

Current situation map of the Kuriles/Sakhalin area follows.

Detected status of Jap base in Paramushiro - airfield damage 22, 48 aircraft (24 fighters), 5 Jap LCU's.




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Central Pacific: Light Jap air patrol activity reported by U.S. subs off Japanese home islands. Jap air patrols (E13A1 & F1M2 floatplanes) continue near Kwajalein. Quiet elsewhere.

No reported contacts between U.S. subs and Japanese surface ships or ASW.

43 ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base. 209 ships detected in port at Tokyo.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 13 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 123 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is precipitation. Two Jap submarines remain detected in Upolu base hex. No Jap surface TF's detected at Upolu.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 74, airfield service damage 100, port damage 4. 12200 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Jap LBA air strikes against Pago Pago and Savaii bases. Latest AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 116
Ki-49 Helen x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 1 destroyed, 23 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 2

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
7 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 26
Ki-48-II Lily x 27

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 42

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
17 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet

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Japanese ground forces continue bombardment attacks on Upolu. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31395 troops, 225 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 841
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64245 troops, 247 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 1596
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Summary of Operations 1/18/44 - continued

South Pacific: Jap minesweeping ops continue at Suva. Allied transport movement is resuming along southern route between Papaete and Wellington. Otherwise quiet.


Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 4 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.

Allied planes work over Jap flak LCU in Daly Waters. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 21st Heavy AA Regiment, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 63
P-47D Thunderbolt x 46
A-20G Havoc x 58
B-24J Liberator x 93

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 1 damaged
P-47D Thunderbolt: 5 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
754 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Allied and Japanese ground forces in Daly Waters continue exchanging bombardment attacks. Latest AAR's follow.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4404 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1386
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Defending force 34540 troops, 266 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 605
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps, 1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 1

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20281 troops, 217 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 604
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps, 1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 74900 troops, 525 guns, 165 vehicles, Assault Value = 1386
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 71, 16 Jap LCU's.
F-5C recon over Darwin reports 2 Jap TF's (-1 from last report), airfield damage 70, 13 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Darwin reporting 5 Jap LCU's.


India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab.

Jap bombers from an undetermined base in Thailand attack airfield facilities in Akyab - raid was intercepted by Allied LRCAP operating from Chittagong, an estimated 40+ Jap bombers destroyed with no Allied fighters lost. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Akyab , at 30,28

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 24
G4M2 Betty x 23
P1Y Frances x 27
Ki-46-III Dinah x 5

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20
P-47D Thunderbolt x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 13 destroyed
G4M2 Betty: 17 destroyed
P1Y Frances: 13 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 10 damaged
P-47D Thunderbolt: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
1 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet

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Chinese AF fighters fly ground attack strike against Japanese 55th Division in Magwe. AAR follows.

Lt Zwolin's 8th CAF 'Den of Thieves" fighter squadron has been operating for several months over northern Burma flying mainly ground attack strikes against various targets.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIC x 50
P-40N Warhawk x 129
P-47D Thunderbolt x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
9 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
16 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
12 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
12 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
10 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet

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CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reports 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Detected status of Jap base in Magwe - airfield damage 19, 1 Jap LCU's.
No change in detected status of Jap bases at Meiktila and Moulmein.

USAAF P-38's again fly an unopposed fighter sweep over Rangoon.

F-5C recon over Rangoon reporting 1 Jap TF (-1 from last report), 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 21(80), heavy industry 47(146).


China: Jap recon flights over Kungchang and Kweiyang. Latest AAR's of Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kweiyang , at 41,34

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 88
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 127

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 7 damaged

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 159

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
15 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
24 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
1 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Chengtu , at 41,29

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 40
J1N1-S Irving x 20
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 84

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 damaged
J1N1-S Irving: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported

Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 78

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
15 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
20 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
11 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 41,34 (Kweiyang)

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 13
N1K1-J George x 19
J2M Jack x 36
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 27
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 80

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 damaged
J2M Jack: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
13 x N1K1-J George bombing at 2000 feet
27 x J2M Jack bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
6 x N1K1-J George bombing at 2000 feet
9 x J2M Jack bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 54th Chinese Corps, at 41,34 (Kweiyang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 70

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
25 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese ground forces continue bombardment attack near Kweiyang. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33 (N of Kweiyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22994 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 504
26th Infantry Division, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13599 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 443
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

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North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.

Central Pacific: Light Jap air patrols reported by U.S. subs off Japanese home islands. Numerous Jap floatplanes (E13A1 Jake & F1M2 Pete) spotted by U.S. subs operating near Kwajalein.

U.S. subs Narwhal and Greenling NW of Kwajalein attacked by same Jap surface ASW TF. AAR's follow.

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Sub attack at 79,83 (night action)

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Karukaya
DD Kuretake
DD Kuri
DD Sawakaze
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Asashimo
DD Kiyonami
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Naganami
DD Takanami
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Greenling

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Sub attack at 79,83 (day action)

Japanese Ships
DD Kuri
DD Karukaya
DD Kuretake
DD Sawakaze
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Asashimo
DD Kiyonami
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Naganami
DD Takanami
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal
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33 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base, including a possible BB.

Sigint report for 1/19 includes entry indicating 134 IJN Base Force located at Marcus Is. This LCU is a new unit in the known Japanese OOB.

U.S. task force moving southward from Pearl Harbor engages Jap submarine south of Kona. AAR follows.

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Sub attack at 116,78

Japanese Ships
SS I-15, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Trathen, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 51, float 44, fire 28)
DD Caldwell
DD McCalla
DD Buchanan
DD Laffey
DD John Rodgers
DD LaVallette

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F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 10 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 124 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is heavy precipitation. Two Jap submarines remain detected in Upolu base hex. No Jap surface TF's detected at Upolu.

Several U.S. transport TF's escorted by U.S. Carrier Main Force have departed Penhryn Is to deliver supply and LCU reinforcements (10 Marine Defence Bn & two flak units). Arrival at Pago Pago expected in 3-4 days.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 70, airfield service damage 100, port damage 4. 11800 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Jap LBA air strikes continue against Pago Pago and Savaii bases. Latest AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 117
Ki-49 Helen x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 2 destroyed, 35 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
12 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
9 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
7 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
5 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 16000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 27
Ki-48-II Lily x 33

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 43

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
5 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
18 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet

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Jap ground forces on Upolu continue bombardment attack. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31131 troops, 223 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 825
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade,140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64361 troops, 259 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 1598
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Summary of Operations 1/19/44 - continued

Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Detected status of Jap base at Portland Roads - 4 Jap LCU's.
Detected status of Jap base in Port Moresby - 10 Jap LCU's.

Allied planes hit Jap flak unit in ground attack strike against Daly Waters. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 7th AA Regiment, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 31
P-40N Warhawk x 46
A-20G Havoc x 61
B-17E Fortress x 42

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 1 damaged
P-40N Warhawk: 7 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 7 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
718 casualties reported
Guns lost 15

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
6 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese and Allied ground forces in Daly Waters continue exchange of bombardment attacks. Latest AAR's follow.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4264 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1387
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Defending force 52312 troops, 421 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 1031
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps, 1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20332 troops, 217 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1026
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd Australian Division; 147 US FA Rgt; 131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps, 1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 74529 troops, 512 guns, 165 vehicles, Assault Value = 1387
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 99, 16 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reporting 5 Jap LCU's.

F-5C recon over Darwin reports 3 Jap TF's, airfield damage 70, 10 Jap LCU's (-3 from last report). Possible Jap withdrawal of ground units from NW Australia?


DEI: SS Shad on patrol off Soerabaja reporting several contacts with unidentified Jap TF(s). SS Shad also reporting contacts with Ki-49 Helen air patrols.


Southeast Asia: 9 Japanese ships detected in port at Singapore.


India/Burma: USAAF and RAF Liberators hit resource production facilities in Rangoon. AAR follows. This attack appears to complete the elimination of all resource production in Burma. No attempts by Pillager to repair damage to Jap-controlled resource production in Burma have been detected.

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Day Air attack on Rangoon , at 29,33

Allied aircraft
Liberator III x 105
P-38J Lightning x 20
B-24D Liberator x 47
B-24J Liberator x 36

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator III: 1 destroyed, 39 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 21 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 16 damaged

Resources hits 33

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
10 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
2 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
4 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
2 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
2 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet

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F-5C recon over Rangoon reports 2 Jap TF's (+1 from last report), 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).

Detected status of Jap base at Moulmein - resource production 3(98), 2 Jap LCU's.
Detected status of Jap base at Meiktila - resource production 4(97), 3 Jap LCU's.
CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reports 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).

Hudson I recon over Magwe reports airfield damage 16, 1 Jap LCU.
RAF fighters launch ground attack strike against Jap 55th Division in Magwe. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vb x 38

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
7 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
7 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
12 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet

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China: Jap recon flights over Kweiyang and Kungchang. Latest AAR's of Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 46,27 (Kungchang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Bombardment attack by Japanese ground forces near Kweiyang. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33 (N of Kweiyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22993 troops, 147 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 503
26th Infantry Division, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13628 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 442
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

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North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.

Central Pacific: U.S. subs off Japanese home islands reporting no detected Jap air patrol activity. SS Jack reporting light Jap air patrols (Ki-48 Lily) at Truk. A number of E13A1 Jake & F1M2 Pete floatplane air patrols reported by U.S. subs near Kwajalein. SS Pompano at Canton Is reports one contact with an H8K Emily air patrol.

39 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base.

SS Greenling off Bikini Atoll attacks Jap transport TF in a night attack. SS Narwhal attacked for a second day by Japanese surface ASW. AAR's follow.

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Sub attack at 79,81 (night action SW of Bikini Atoll)

Japanese Ships
AK Taihoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Tamatsu Maru
DD Hayabusa
DD Ootori
PC Mikura
PC Hirado
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS Greenling, hits 1

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ASW attack at 79,81

Japanese Ships
DD Hayabusa
DD Ootori
PC Mikura
PC Hirado

Allied Ships
SS Greenling, hits 4 (system damage 16, float 3)

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ASW attack at 79,83 (NW of Kwajalein)

Japanese Ships
DD Karukaya
DD Kuretake
DD Kuri
DD Sawakaze
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Minegumo
DD Asashimo
DD Kiyonami
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Naganami
DD Takanami
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Susuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal

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F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 10 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 125 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is precipitation. Two Jap submarines remain detected in Upolu base hex. No Jap surface TF's detected at Upolu.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 29, airfield service damage 100, port damage 4. 11500 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 98, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9.

Jap LBA air strike against Pago Pago base. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 114
Ki-49 Helen x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 13 damaged

Allied ground losses:
261 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
Vehicles lost 2

Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
8 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
7 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
5 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
11 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet

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Jap ground forces on Upolu launch bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31185 troops, 224 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 827
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64803 troops, 265 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 1612
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Allied ground forces continue land movement toward Portland Roads.

Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 3 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.

USAAF heavy bombers attack Jap base in Darwin - most planes bomb Darwin airfield, a small number of planes launch a naval strike against Jap transport TF's docked in Darwin. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Darwin , at 36,84

Allied aircraft
F-5C Lightning x 1
B-24J Liberator x 62

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 33 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Guns lost 11

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 54

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet

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Day Air attack on TF at Darwin - 36,84

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AP Yamakuni Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet

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F-5C recon over Darwin reports 7 Jap TF's (+4 from last report), airfield damage 54, 9 Jap LCU's (-1 from last report).

USAAF and Australian planes launch ground strikes against Jap LCU's in Daly Waters. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 8th Reserve AA Regiment, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 6
P-40N Warhawk x 8
B-17E Fortress x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 1 damaged
P-40N Warhawk: 5 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
4 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
4 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 9
P-40N Warhawk x 14
B-17E Fortress x 12

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 2 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 8 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
8 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
5 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Allied and Japanese ground forces in Daly Waters continue exchanging bombardment attacks. Latest AAR's follow.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4424 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1385
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Defending force 52460 troops, 426 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 1032
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Allied ground losses:
34 casualties reported

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20480 troops, 222 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1031
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 74489 troops, 516 guns, 165 vehicles, Assault Value = 1385
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 77, 16 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reports 5 Jap LCU's.


Southeast Asia: 31 Japanese ships detected in port at Singapore.


India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab.

USAAF fighter-bombers fly ground attack strike against Jap LCU in Mandalay. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft
A-36A Apache x 36

Allied aircraft losses
A-36A Apache: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet
18 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet

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CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reports 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Hudson I recon over Magwe reports airfield damage 23, 1 Jap LCU.
No detected change in status of Jap bases in Meiktila or Moulmein.
F-5C recon over Rangoon reports 2 Jap TF's, 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).


China: Jap recon flights over Kweiyang and Kungchang. AAR of latest Jap air strike in China follows.

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Bombardment attack by Japanese ground forces near Kweiyang. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22930 troops, 145 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 502
26th Infantry Division, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13706 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 440
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported

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North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is.

Allied bombers strike Jap airfield on Paramushiro Jima. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Paramushiro Jima , at 82,33

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 7
A6M5 Zeke x 5
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 15

Allied aircraft
Ventura G.R.Mk V x 14
B-17E Fortress x 15
PB4Y Liberator x 7
B-24D Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 5 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Ventura G.R.Mk V: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
4 x PB4Y Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
3 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x PB4Y Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 3000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base at Paramushiro Jima - 2 Jap TF's, airfield damage 16, 35 aircraft (14 fighters), 16 Jap LCU's. This report is confirmation that Pillager is moving Jap LCU reinforcements into Paramushiro and possibly other bases in the Kuriles.


Central Pacific: Increased Jap air patrol activity reported by U.S. subs off Japanese home islands. Planes spotted off Japan include G4M Betty, G5N Liz, Ki-49 Helen, J1N1-R Irving, H8K Emily.

SS Tinosa hit and damaged south of Tokyo (system damage 37, float 50) by Ki-49 Helen air patrol.

No detected Jap air patrols reported by U.S. subs near Kwajalein, Canton Is area, at Truk.
45 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 8 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 126 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is partly cloudy. Two Jap submarines remain detected in Upolu base hex. One Jap surface TF (4 ships) detected W of Upolu moving on E heading.

U.S. Main Carrier force and lead transport TF's spotted by E14Y1 Glen (submarine-based) floatplane. Current situation map of Penhryn/Pago Pago sea area follows end of this report.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 0 airfield service damage 68, port damage 4. 11100 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 97, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9.

Jap LBA air strike against Pago Pago base. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 110
Ki-49 Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 6 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
340 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
11 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet

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Japanese ground forces on Upolu launch bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31230 troops, 223 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 827
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64444 troops, 255 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 1613
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

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Australia: Situation quiet in NE Australia. Allied ground forces continue their "creep" forward against Portland Roads.

Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 3 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.

Ground attack strike by Australian AF Kittyhawks against Daly Waters. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 21st Mixed Brigade, at 35,90

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese ground forces in Daly Waters launch shock attack - repulsed by Australian and U.S. forces with heavy Japanese casualties. Allied ground forces counter with bombardment attack. AAR's follow.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 63308 troops, 382 guns, 166 vehicles, Assault Value = 1389
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Defending force 52802 troops, 430 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 1041
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Japanese max assault: 2976 - adjusted assault: 623
Allied max defense: 1036 - adjusted defense: 582
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
8333 casualties reported
Guns lost 109
Vehicles lost 10

Allied ground losses:
1151 casualties reported
Guns lost 28
Vehicles lost 2

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19462 troops, 180 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 905
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 68982 troops, 442 guns, 164 vehicles, Assault Value = 1120
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 100, 16 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reports 5 Jap LCU's.

F-5C recon over Darwin reporting 3 Jap TF's (-4 from last report), airfield damage 92, 4 Jap LCU's (-5 from last report). Pillager could be withdrawing Japanese "non-combat" LCU's from NW Australia. If true, the battle at Daly Waters may well be a rear-guard action and the shock attack in Daly Waters an attempt by Jap ground forces there to disengage from contact with Allied LCU's. If so, the Japanese shock attack failed to meet its objective. Interesting...


DEI: A group of four submarines (three British, one U.S.) in the Malacca Straits now approaching Singapore. Plans are for these subs to begin patrolling the Singapore/Palembang area. These subs report contacts with a number of Jap air patrols (planes include G4M Betty, Ki-21 Sally, Ki-48 Lily, also floatplanes).

31 Japanese ships detected in port at Singapore.


India/Burma: USAAF and RAF planes launch ground attack strikes against Jap LCU's in Mandalay and Magwe. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vb x 37

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
6 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
7 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
12 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft
A-36A Apache x 29

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet
14 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 68

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
190 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
16 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
8 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
9 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
9 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
16 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet

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Hudson I recon over Magwe reports 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 18.
Detected status of Jap base in Mandalay - 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Detected status of Jap base in Meiktila - resource production 3(98).
F-5C recon over Rangoon reports 2 Jap TF's, 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).
Detected status of Jap base in Moulmein - 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(97).


China: Jap recon flights over Kweiyang, Kunchang. AAR's of latest Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kweiyang , at 41,34

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 101
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 143

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zeke: 6 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Airbase hits 12
Runway hits 58

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
27 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
15 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
7 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
11 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
5 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Chengtu , at 41,29

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 39
J1N1-S Irving x 14
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 90

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 6 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
21 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 damaged

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Jap ground forces north of Kweiyang continue bombardment attacks. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33 (N of Kweiyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22977 troops, 146 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 951 (attack reinforced this game turn by Jap 32nd Division)
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13719 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 443
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported


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North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.


Central Pacific: U.S. subs off Japanese home islands reporting light Jap air patrol activity. No Jap air patrols detected near Kwajalein, Canton Is area, or at Truk. No reported contacts between U.S. subs and Japanese surface ships or ASW in any of the above locations.

SS Growler off Japanese home islands damaged (system damage 20, float 10) from undetermined causes.

69 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base. Detected ships in Kwajalein include possible CV.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reporting 15 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 127 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is clear. Two small Jap TF's now detected in Upolu base hex, two submarines also remain at Upolu.

U.S. transport sortie to Pago Pago continues westward movement. Main Carrier force and lead transport TF's spotted again, this time by H8K Emily naval search.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 48 airfield service damage 78, port damage 4. 10700 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9.

Jap LBA air strike against Pago Pago and Savaii base facilities, also ground attack strike against U.S. 37th Division on Upolu. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 74
A6M5 Zeke x 191
J1N1-S Irving x 8
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 47
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 36
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed, 14 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 25 damaged
J1N1-S Irving: 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 10 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 8 damaged

Allied ground losses:
267 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 3

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 136

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
11 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
14 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
5 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
5 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 125
Ki-49 Helen x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 2 destroyed, 16 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
11 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
12 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
5 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
9 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
5 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 18000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 37th US Division, at 95,113 (Upolu)

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 2
D4Y Judy x 19
B6N2 Jill x 106

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y Judy: 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
13 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
20 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
12 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet

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Jap ground forces continue bombardment attack on Upolu. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31295 troops, 223 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 832
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 64496 troops, 261 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 1620
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Detected status of Jap bases in Portland Roads and Port Moresby indicating no activity or change in Jap forces.

Stalingrad in the Outback

Australian tanks bypass Daly Waters, cut the railroad between Daly Waters and Darwin. Primary supply lines are now broken to the 16 Japanese LCU's that remain in Daly Waters. Several additional Australian LCU's are also bypassing Daly Waters behind the tanks that reached and cut the rail line to Darwin. Plans are to launch an advance to capture Katherine as soon as these LCU reach the rail line N of Daly Waters. The Japanese forces contained in Daly Waters represent nearly all the known available Jap "combat" LCU's in NW Australia - the known Jap LCU's in Darwin almost entirely made up of "non-combat" units including base forces, flak, and engineers.

My plan at Daly Waters did not have the capture of Daly Waters itself as its primary objective. The initial advance of Allied ground forces into Daly Waters had been set to enter the hex, engage Japanese LCU's and maintain contact with them (using ground bombardment attacks). This action required Allied LCU's moving into Daly Waters to be in sufficient strength where a Japanese shock attack could not eject them from the Daly Waters hex, though Allied forces entering Daly Waters would not necessarily be strong enough to capture it. As long as Allied ground forces in Daly Waters maintained contact with the Japanese, Japanese combat LCU's in Daly Waters would be frozen in place.

The new situation in effect at Daly Waters has (1) created the possibility of destroying nearly all the Japanese field army in NW Australia at Daly Waters, (2) largely eliminated any orderly Japanese withdrawal or delaying action back to Darwin, (3) Jap ground units caught in Daly Waters cannot move to oppose an Allied landing on the NW Australia coast nor can they be evacuated from NW Australia for defence of the DEI.

Current situation map of NW Australia follows the end of this report.

Allied fighters launch ground attack strikes on Jap LCU's in Daly Waters. AAR's follow. Except for occasional 4E bombing strikes to keep the airfield at Darwin inoperative, all other Allied air activity in NW Australia will concentrate on ground attack strikes against the Jap LCU's in Daly Waters.

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 11
P-38J Lightning x 33
P-47D Thunderbolt x 22

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 4 damaged
P-38J Lightning: 6 damaged
P-47D Thunderbolt: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
82 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Mortar Battalion, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 6
P-38J Lightning x 18
P-47D Thunderbolt x 12

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 3 damaged
P-38J Lightning: 7 damaged
P-47D Thunderbolt: 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
6 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
6 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet

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Allied ground forces in Daly Waters continue bombardment attacks on Jap LCU's. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19803 troops, 186 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1020
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 65221 troops, 388 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 941
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 68, 10 Jap LCU's.
F-5C recon over Darwin reports 7 Jap TF's (+4 from last report), airfield damage 100, 1 Jap LCU (-3 from last report). Jap LCU's continue evacuating from Darwin.

Hudson I recon over Exmouth reporting 20 aircraft (10 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.


DEI: Sigint report for 1/22 indicates Jap 23 AA Regiment now located at Lautem (Timor). Previous location of 23 AA Rgt was in NW Australia.




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India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab. Allied ground attack air strikes against Japanese LCU's in Meiktila, Magwe and Lashio. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vb x 50

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vb: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
12 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
10 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet
13 x Spitfire Vb attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on INA Subhas Brigade, at 32,31 (Meiktila)

Allied aircraft
B-25J Mitchell x 38

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 7000 feet

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Day Air attack on INA Subhas Brigade, at 32,31 (Meiktila)

Allied aircraft
B-25G/H Mitchell x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G/H Mitchell: 11 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
36 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
7 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 35,30 (Lashio)

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 16

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet

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Hudson I recon over Magwe reports 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 25.
CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reporting 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Detected status of Jap base in Meiktila - resource production 3(98).
Detected status of Jap base at Rangoon - 2 Jap TF's, 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).
Detected status of Jap base in Moulmein - 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(97).


China: Jap recon flights over Kweiyang, Kunchang. AAR's of latest Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kweiyang , at 41,34

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 97

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 69

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
26 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
5 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Chengtu , at 41,29

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 22
J1N1-S Irving x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 69

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 3 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
12 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
12 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
13 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 12

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese ground bombardment attacks continue near Kweiyang. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33 (N of Kweiyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22979 troops, 147 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 951
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13803 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 447
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported

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Although the move to capture Katherine could turn out to be very good, I have some reservations.  These are:

(1)  it will be very difficult to get supply up to Katherine.  Little will reach overland (note none will travel along the road through Daly Waters whilst that hex remains contest with enemy units present) as it will be delivered over 4 raod hexes, 1 cross country hex and 3 railroad hexes,

(2)  you will not be able to air drop supplies into Katherine if there are any enemy units located there, unless you own the base.  Hence you need to be sure that if you do press all the way to Katherine you can capture it before he can position (using the railroad as opposed to you using road/cross country) a blocking force from Darwin

(3) the strategic aim of pinning the enemy to Daly Waters may not require the capture of Katherine now that the enemy supply line has been cut by road and presumably will soon be cut off in the cross country around Daly Waters

If you can capture and deliver adequate supply to Katherine, then it is a good move.  If not, you might need to reassess how stong a blocking force you need to retain on the road/railway immediately immediately north of Daly Waters (where it will be easier to resupply them) and whether the surplus units currently moving cross country might be better directed towards the direct capture of Daly Waters.

Other than the logistical reservations regarding perhaps going too far to Katherine, (as seen from a distance and away from the hard data) its a good move anyway.

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Alfred,

My primary intent behind advancing to Katherine is expanding the "ring" around the Jap ground units caught in Daly Waters and (secondly) to push the "railhead" point for any remaining Jap supply path into Daly Waters further north.

Current intel estimates on Jap LCU's in NW Australia is a bit uncertain, especially with what appears to be a large-scale removal of Jap LCU's from NW Australia. At this time there is no positive identity of most of the evacuated LCU's - Sigint on these is beginning to trickle in. There is a previously undetected concentration of 15 Jap LCU's at Lautem (Timor) and I'm suspecting this is where the Jap LCU's removed from Darwin have gone at least temporarily. I'm also suspecting that most if not all the Jap LCU's leaving Darwin were "non-combat" units (base forces, engineers, flak, etc).

There is only one detected Jap LCU in NW Australia outside of Daly Waters and this unit is located in Darwin - this does not exclude the presence of other unseen Jap LCU's still in NW Australia and these would likely be in or moving to Katherine. A push to Katherine by Allied ground forces would almost certainly answer this question.

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(3) the strategic aim of pinning the enemy to Daly Waters may not require the capture of Katherine now that the enemy supply line has been cut by road and presumably will soon be cut off in the cross country around Daly Waters


I'm going to have to refresh myself on land zones of control in WitP, specifically in reference to the hexes W and SW of Daly Waters.

Allied ground units have moved around Daly Waters only to the north (as shown on the previous situation map) - no Allied LCU's have passed through the hexes to the W or SW of Daly Waters. The question being are the hexes W and SW of Daly Waters Japanese-controlled and eligible for use in a supply path. It appears they would be Japanese controlled if a Jap LCU was the last to have passed through them (if one could remember this detail in the 3+ years we've played this PBEM). If Pillager has never moved a Jap LCU through the adjacent hexes W and SW of Daly Waters, are these hexes still Allied-controlled (as they initially were on 12/7/41)? I hate being a rules-lawyer, but this technicality seems to be quite relevent to the Japanese situation inside Daly Waters.

Your point is well taken - I may have to scrape up a LCU to move around Daly Waters to the W and SW. An Allied capture of Katherine would compound the Japanese supply path problem into Daly Waters by eliminating the use of the 2 hexes of rail line southward from Katherine as well as the hex in Katherine itself. All this is assuming that Darwin is the primary or only source of supply points for the remaining Japanese supply path into Daly Waters if there is one. I have two other Australian LCU's (both infantry) now moving around the north side of Daly Waters - 23 Brigade and Gull Force. Gull Force would be highly useful to complete the circle around Daly Waters once it reaches the rail line hex to Katherine - completing the circle around the W and SW side of Daly Waters from north to south would be the shortest movement path. My current plan for 23 Brigade is using it in the blocking position N of Daly Waters and freeing the Australian tank unit to advance on Katherine.


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Summary of Operations 1/23/44

North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.

Detected status of Jap base at Paramushiro Jima - 6 Jap LCU's.


Central Pacific: Light Jap air patrol activity (G5N Liz, Ki-48 Lily) reported by U.S. subs off Japanese home islands. No detected Jap air patrols near Kwajalein, Canton Is area or at Truk. No reported contacts in any of the above locations between U.S. subs and Japanese surface ships or ASW.

81 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 6 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 128 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area continues to be clear. The two Jap submarines remain at Upolu base hex, all other Jap ships gone. Current situation map of Pago Pago area follows end of this report.

U.S. sub S-30 intercepts Jap transport leaving Upolu. AAR follows.

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Sub attack at 94,113 (W of Upolu)

Japanese Ships
AK Indus Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
SS S-30, hits 1 (no reported damage)

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The U.S. Carrier Main Force and the leading transports now approaching Pago Pago. Transports are expected to arrive at Pago Pago and begin disembarking in two days.

U.S. carrier planes launched a strike on the Jap airfield on Upolu. AAR reports a total of 96 Jap planes destroyed, Jap aircraft losses in the Intelligence display indicate up to 146 total Jap aircraft destroyed in the air and on the ground. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Upolu , at 95,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 18
A6M5 Zeke x 45
J1N1-S Irving x 3
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 4
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 110
SB2C Helldiver x 176
TBM Avenger x 160

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 12 destroyed
A6M5 Zeke: 34 destroyed
J1N1-S Irving: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 11 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 9 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 8 destroyed
D4Y Judy: 6 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 21 destroyed, 68 damaged
SB2C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged
TBM Avenger: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 150

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
36 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
16 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
36 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
18 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Upolu - airfield damage 51, 18 Jap LCU's, no numbers of Jap aircraft based on Upolu.

Sigint report entry for 1/23 indicates radio transmission from unknown Jap TF north of Fiji (hex 83,113) - possible KB sortie? Four U.S. subs are moving from their present locations near Suva and Pago Pago to form an intercept area south of Wallis Is (shown on situation map) to intercept any Japanese naval movement westward from the location of the detected radio transmissions. A group of six additional U.S. submarines are enroute to Pago Pago (estimated arrival off Pago Pago in 2 days) - these will also become available to engage and attack the KB if it is indeed moving towards the Pago Pago area.

Surface naval combat between one of the trailing U.S. transport convoys and a Jap picket MSW. AAR follows. Perhaps one of the few times in WitP where transports actually win a surface naval action!

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Day Time Surface Combat at 101,114 (E of Pago Pago)

Japanese Ships
MSW W.2, Shell hits 13, on fire, heavy damage (confirmed sunk)

Allied Ships
AK B. F. Shaw
AK Fort St. James
AK Fort Stikine
AK Kootenay Park
AK Serpens
AK Zebra
AK City of Flint, Shell hits 1 (no significant damage)
AK West Cactus
AK West Camargo
AK West Cape
AK West Ira
AK Autauga

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Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 31 airfield service damage 78, port damage 4. 12400 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Jap LBA air strike against Savaii base facilities. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 27
Ki-49 Helen x 23
Ki-48-II Lily x 36

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 31

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
18 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 16000 feet

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Jap ground forces on Upolu continuing bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31326 troops, 222 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 836
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 65012 troops, 271 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 1618
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported




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Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.
Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 3 Jap LCU's.

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Summary of Operations 1/23/44 - continued

Australia (continued): Allied planes continue ground attack strikes against Jap LCU's in Daly Waters. AAR's follow.

Many Allied air units based at Tennant Creek now stood down to rest pilots - most of these planes are planned to join air strikes against Jap ground units in Daly Waters as soon as possible. A substantial Allied air contingent is available in Tennant Creek including 152 4E bombers, 266 2E bombers, 432 fighters & fighter bombers.

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 26
P-47D Thunderbolt x 4
A-20G Havoc x 15

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
2 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
2 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 166
P-47D Thunderbolt x 30
A-20G Havoc x 55

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 9 damaged
P-47D Thunderbolt: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
344 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
9 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
9 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
9 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
7 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
11 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
4 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
3 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 79, 16 Jap LCU's.

Allied ground forces in Daly Waters continue bombardment attacks. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19937 troops, 193 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1023
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 65116 troops, 389 guns, 153 vehicles, Assault Value = 943
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

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F-5C recon over Darwin reporting 4 Jap TF's (+3 from last report), 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 62.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reports 24 aircraft (12 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.


DEI: SS Shad off Soerabaja reports contact with unidentified Jap TF.

Allied subs near Singapore report heavy Jap air patrols, mainly E13A1 & F1M2 floatplanes. 15 Japanese ships detected in port at Singapore.


India/Burma: No reported ground or air combat.

F-5C recon over Rangoon reports 3 Jap TF's, 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).
No detected change in status of Jap bases at other locations in Burma (Magwe, Mandalay, Moulmein, Meiktila).


China: Jap recon flight over Kewiyang. Latest AAR's of Jap air attacks in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kweiyang , at 41,34

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 94

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zeke: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 52

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
22 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
15 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
7 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M5 Zeke bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Chengtu , at 41,29

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 21
J1N1-S Irving x 16
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 64

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
13 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
13 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
6 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
4 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
9 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 41,34

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 10
N1K1-J George x 5
J2M Jack x 11
P1Y Frances x 3
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 9
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 32
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 damaged
J2M Jack: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
5 x N1K1-J George bombing at 2000 feet
11 x J2M Jack bombing at 2000 feet
10 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Chinese Air Base Force, at 41,34 (Kweiyang)

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 20
N1K1-J George x 15
J2M Jack x 24
P1Y Frances x 3
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 78
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 damaged
J2M Jack: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
20 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo bombing at 2000 feet
17 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-61-Ib Tony bombing at 2000 feet
15 x N1K1-J George bombing at 2000 feet
24 x J2M Jack bombing at 2000 feet
20 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Chinese Air Base Force, at 41,34 (Kewiyang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 96

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 12th Chinese Air Base Force, at 41,29 (Chengtu)

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M3 Zero bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese ground forces N of Kweiyang continue bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22976 troops, 145 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 956
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 13929 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 453
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

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Japanese army launches shock attack and captures Kweiyang. Most of the Chinese ground units defending Kweiyang (other than a rear-guard) were previously withdrawn as a result of the Japanese outflanking move north of Kweiyang - this move threatening to cut off these Chinese forces from Chungking. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Kweiyang

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 410861 troops, 1927 guns, 406 vehicles, Assault Value = 9008
3rd, 13th, 22nd, 29th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 39th, 40th, 51st, 58th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 104th, 110th & 116th Infantry Divisions; 3rd Tank Division, 13 & 15 Tank Rgts; 2, 19 & 20 Engineer Bns,
2 Mountain Gun Rgt; 2 RF Gun Bn; 6, 14 & 15 FA Rgts

Defending force 21475 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 601
32nd, 60th & 74th Chinese Corps, 3 Chinese Air Base Force, HQ 27 Group Army

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4
Japanese max assault: 16370 - adjusted assault: 24941
Allied max defense: 596 - adjusted defense: 701
Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 4)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiyang base !!!

Japanese ground losses:
6494 casualties reported
Guns lost 56
Vehicles lost 3

Allied ground losses:
3439 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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wneumann,

You don't have to be a rules lawyer. There is a shortcut key (either"W" or "1" IIRC) which will tell you who owns the hex. The Japanese can only get supply through to Daly Waters only through hexes which either have no owner (ie have a blank) or are marked with a white letter J. Contested hexes are those with both the letters A and J and supply will not travel through that hex.

The other important consideration in determining overland supply lines is the cost of moving supply which is as follows:

2% via railroad
5% via road
25% via trail
50% via cross country

This transportation cost was alluded to by me in my last post (under point 1). If my identification of the terrain was accurate, you would actually lose (whilst Daly Waters remains contested) 76% of the supplies sent to an Allied owned Katherine.

On another point, it seems to me that your 2E bombers are now receiving less flak damage than before now that they seem to be operating at a higher altitude.

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The map below displays current state of hex control in the area around Daly Waters (Allied-controlled hexes shaded blue, Japanese-controlled hexes shaded red). Under the present state of affairs, it does not appear that Pillager has a working supply path into Daly Waters from either Wyndham or Darwin. An Allied capture of Katherine would doom a Japanese supply path from Darwin short of a Japanese counter offensive - with most of the available Japanese combat LCU strength in NW Australia caught in Daly Waters, a Jap counter offensive without bringing in reinforcements from outside Australia is a tall order (though not impossible).

My immediate plans at Daly Waters is continuing ground bombardment attacks by Allied troops and to begin a concentrated air bombardment of Daly Waters. With uncontested Allied air superiority over Daly Waters and the large Allied air force in Tennant Creek (current strengh 152 4E bombers, 266 2E bombers, 432 fighters & fighter bombers), there appears to be a decent possibility of inflicting heavy casualties to Japanese ground units in Daly Waters and doing it within a reasonably short period of time.

The Allied ground army I have in and around Daly Waters is probably insufficient to capture it against the present combat strength of the Jap LCU's caught in there, though that situation could change after the air bombardment does its work.

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On another point, it seems to me that your 2E bombers are now receiving less flak damage than before now that they seem to be operating at a higher altitude.

I concur... A large number of the 2E bomber units I have in Tennant Creek are B-25 squadrons just completing upgrade from B-25C's to B-25J's (a substantial increase in bomb load). I've been giving these squadrons an extra game turn or two to get their pilot morale levels up before turning them loose. I fully intend to operate them at a slightly higher altitude when they return to action. I also brought up more B-25J and B-25G/H (with the 75mm cannon) squadrons into Tennant Creek - these are almost ready to join the fun as well. The B-25G/H may still need to go in at low altitude (strafing) in order for their 75mm cannon to have any effect. Other 2E bomber types will now operate in the 6-8,000 ft or so altitude range to start with further tweaking as needed.




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Summary of Operations 1/24/44

North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.


Central Pacific: Slight increase in number of Jap air patrols detected off Japanese home islands. A pack of 20-25 U.S. submarines have entered the sea area south of Honshu - this pack now in the process of dispersing into individual subs. SS Picuda southwest of Tokyo reports damage (system damage 31, float 14) from unknown cause.

Light Jap air patrols also continue near Kwajalein. Quiet in Canton Is area and at Truk.

63 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base. 219 ships detected in port at Tokyo.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 7 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.


Pago Pago, Day 129 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is heavy precipitation.

Four small Jap TF's detected in Upolu base hex, including at least two subs (identified as RO-60 & I-160). Both identified Jap subs were attacked by floatplane air patrols from the U.S. Main Carrier Force.

The leading U.S. transport TF's (33 transports & LST's) arrived at Pago Pago and began disembarking supply and the 211 US AA Rgt. No Japanese LBA naval strikes were launched this game turn against any U.S. ships in the Pago Pago area - Jap LBA air strikes (shown below) continued to concentrate against base facilities onshore at Pago Pago and Savaii.

U.S. carrier planes launched a second airfield strike against Upolu. AAR follows. A number of F6F Hellcats from the Main Carrier Force were dispatched on LRCAP over the transports unloading on Pago Pago, these CAP plenes engaging the Jap air sorties over Pago Pago. AAR reports 77 Japanese planes destroyed in combat over Pago Pago - Intelligence display indicates 90 Jap planes lost in air-to-air combat, 8 others destroyed by flak).

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Day Air attack on Upolu , at 95,113

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 9
SB2C Helldiver x 160
TBM Avenger x 147

Japanese aircraft losses (Intelligence display is reporting a total of 105 aircraft destroyed on the ground)
D4Y Judy: 15 destroyed
A6M5 Zeke: 13 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed
A6M3 Zero: 9 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 3 destroyed
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C Helldiver: 14 damaged
TBM Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
245 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 155

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
30 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
12 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
15 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
32 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
18 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
5 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Upolu - airfield damage 83, 18 Jap LCU's, no numbers of Jap aircraft based on Upolu.

Jap LBA air strikes against base facilities on Pago Pago and Savaii, also a Jap fighter sweep over Pago Pago. Jap air strikes over Pago Pago were opposed by U.S. LRCAP fighters covering the transport TF's. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113 (fighter sweep)

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 25
A6M5 Zeke x 70

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 73

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 12 destroyed, 1 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 20 destroyed, 30 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 11 destroyed, 42 damaged

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Day Air attack on Pago Pago , at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 9
B6N2 Jill x 97
P1Y Frances x 158
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 16
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 3
Ki-49 Helen x 23
Ki-48-II Lily x 35

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 19 destroyed, 14 damaged
P1Y Frances: 8 destroyed, 41 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 2 damaged
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 3 destroyed
Ki-49 Helen: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged
Ki-48-II Lily: 7 destroyed, 10 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 1 destroyed, 24 damaged

Allied ground losses:
722 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 8

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 140

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
1 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
1 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
1 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
5 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
D4Y Judy x 46

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 33

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
5 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
13 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 62, airfield service damage 86, port damage 4. 17300 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9.

Jap ground forces continue bombardment attack on Upolu. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31352 troops, 222 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 839
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 65066 troops, 273 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 1624
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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South Pacific: A patrol line of U.S. subs remains to the east of Suva (between Suva and Pago Pago) to intercept any Jap naval forces moving to engage U.S. carriers and/or transports from this direction. No Japanese ships or TF's detected at Suva.


Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Otherwise quiet in NE Australia.

Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.
Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 3 Jap LCU's.

Ground attack strikes by Allied fighters and medium bombers against Jap divisions in Daly Waters. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 81
A-20G Havoc x 25

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 17 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
239 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
10 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
10 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
12 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
12 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
10 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
14 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 48
A-20G Havoc x 22

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 4 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
5 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 95, 16 Jap LCU's.

Allied ground forces in Daly Waters continue bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19975 troops, 199 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1029
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 64840 troops, 391 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 937
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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F-5C recon over Darwin reports 2 Jap TF's (-2 from last report), airfield damage 96, 1 Jap LCU.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reports 43 aircraft (19 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.


DEI: SS Grunnion torpedoes Jap AK off Singapore. AAR follows.

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Sub attack at 23,51 (N of Singapore)

Japanese Ships
AK Azumasan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grunion

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14 Japanese ships detected in port at Singapore.


India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab.

Ground attack strikes by Allied planes against Jap LCU's in Magwe and Mandalay. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Mk 21 x 16
P-47D Thunderbolt x 12

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D Thunderbolt: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet
16 x Beaufighter Mk 21 attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft (Chinese AF, including 8 CAF "Den of Thieves" squadron)
P-40N Warhawk x 130

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet

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Hudson I recon over Magwe reports 1 Jap LCU.
CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reporting 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Detected status of Jap base in Meiktila - resource production 3(98).
Detected status of Jap base in Moulmein - 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(97).
Detected status of Jap base at Rangoon - no Jap TF's (-3 from last report), 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).


China: Jap recon flight over Kungchang. One reported Jap air strike in China this game turn. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Chengtu , at 41,29

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 3 damaged

Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x J1N1-S Irving bombing at 2000 feet

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Jap ground forces launch shock attack north of Kweiyang. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 44201 troops, 243 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 957
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 14030 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 464
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Japanese max assault: 1842 - adjusted assault: 780
Allied max defense: 468 - adjusted defense: 335
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
3476 casualties reported
Guns lost 22

Allied ground losses:
50 casualties reported

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Summary of Operations 1/25/44 - 8/22/2009 6:30:44 PM   
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Summary of Operations 1/25/44

With both of us (Pillager and myself) now having our copies of AE, the pace of our game has slowed but we fully intend to continue. Playing one game, digging into a new one, the "day job", the daily beer ration, everything else on the calendar... it's a bit to handle. Now on to the news...


North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu. Otherwise quiet. Planning and movements in preparation for Operation Bulldog continue.


Central Pacific: Individual subs (approx 20) from the newly arrived U.S. submarine group are now dispersed throughout the sea areas south of the Japanese home islands - perhaps "carpet bombing" may prompt more contacts and interceptions of the Japanese ships entering and departing the home islands area. Light to moderate Jap air patrols reported in the home islands area - planes include G4M Betty, G5N Liz, Ki-46 Dinah, Ki-49 Helen, Ki-51 Sonia, H8K Emily, E13A1 Jake floatplanes.

247 ships detected in port at Tokyo.

SS Jack on patrol at Truk reports contact with Ki-48 Lily and F1M2 Pete air patrols. 3 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Truk base.

Very light Jap air patrol activity reported by U.S. subs operating near Kwajalein. 63 Japanese ships detected at anchor in Kwajalein base.

F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 9 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.

No reported contacts between U.S. submarines and Jap surface ships or ASW in any of the above locations.


Pago Pago, Day 130 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is continued heavy precipitation.

Jap submarines (identified by U.S. floatplanes as RO-66, I-157 & I-160) remain in Upolu base hex, also two Jap submarines (one identified by U.S. floatplanes as I-100) now detected at Pago Pago.

U.S. transports and the Carrier Main Force have reported contacts with numerous Jap floatplanes (E13A1 Jakes).

Air strikes from the Carrier Main Force against the Jap airfield on Upolu continue. AAR follows. AAR reports a total of 18 Jap planes destroyed on the ground, the Intelligence display reports 33 planes destroyed.

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Day Air attack on Upolu , at 95,113

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 7
TBM Avenger x 150

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 4 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed
A6M5 Zeke: 6 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
D4Y Judy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBM Avenger: 9 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 72

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
14 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
7 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Upolu - airfield damage 85, 18 Jap LCU's.

Additional U.S. transports arriving at Pago Pago. Unloading operations continue with little significant impact from Japanese LBA attacks. A second U.S. flak LCU (217 AA Rgt) and a coast defence LCU (10 Marine Defence Bn) disembarked on Pago Pago this game turn. Transport operations in this action going considerably more smoothly than previous operations to Pago Pago. A flotilla of 12 PT boats also arriving at Pago Pago. Many U.S. transport ships and LST's have fully unloaded and departed Pago Pago this game turn (returning to Penhryn).

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 45, airfield service damage 86, port damage 4. 44500 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9.

Several attempted Jap LBA air strikes against U.S. transports unloading at Pago Pago. These planes operating from Wallis Is. A total of 98 Japanese planes reported destroyed in these strikes, only one U.S. transport hit. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 31
P1Y Frances x 74
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-49 Helen x 6
Ki-48-II Lily x 4

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 25 destroyed
P1Y Frances: 29 destroyed, 16 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-49 Helen: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-48-II Lily: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 37 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Zebra, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (system damage 56, float 47, fire 18)
AK West Cape
AK B. F. Shaw
AK West Camargo
AK Kootenay Park

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
1 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
1 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 2
Ki-48-II Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-II Lily: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 3 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 8
Ki-49 Helen x 6
Ki-48-II Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 4 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 4 damaged
Ki-48-II Lily: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 11 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Ariadne Moller

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-II Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-II Lily: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 13
A6M5 Zeke x 34
J1N1-S Irving x 3
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 3
Ki-49 Helen x 3

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 11 destroyed, 11 damaged
J1N1-S Irving: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 2 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 5 destroyed, 30 damaged

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Jap LBA air strike against base facilties on Savaii. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 5
D4Y Judy x 50
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
7 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
18 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
4 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
2 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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Japanese ground forces on Upolu continue bombardment attack. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31412 troops, 223 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 840
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 65288 troops, 277 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 1629
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen.

Allied planes begin ground attack strikes against the 3 detected Jap LCU's in Portland Roads. AAR follows. Previous intelligence reports had Yokosuka 5 SNLF located in NE Australia.

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Day Air attack on Yokosuka 5th SNLF, at 49,94 (Portland Roads)

Allied aircraft
SB2C Helldiver x 15
Boomerang II x 26
A-20G Havoc x 39

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
10 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
10 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
12 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base at Port Moresby - 10 Jap LCU's.

Pillager is attempting a relief attack to free Japanese ground forces caught in Daly Waters. One unidentified Jap LCU detected moving southward from Katherine along the rail line towards Daly Waters. My estimate identifies the Jap LCU moving from Katherine as the 1 Tank Regiment, previous intelligence reports having 1 Tank Rgt located in Katherine as recently as 12/2/43. A ground attack strike of 4E bombers is being dispatched to "bloody up" this Jap LCU.

Besides 1 Tank Rgt, the only other identified Jap combat LCU's in NW Australia outside of Daly Waters consist of one or two Jap artillery LCU's, though it cannot be accurately determined from current intelligence whether or not these are actually still in NW Australia. All other Jap combat LCU's known to be in NW Australia are among the units caught in Daly Waters.

23 Australian Brigade has been moving northward around Daly Waters to reinforce the Australian tank regiment now blocking the rail line north of Daly Waters. Current situation map of NW Australia follows the end of this report.

Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 76, 16 Jap LCU's.

Allied ground attack air strikes continue against Japanese LCU's in Daly Waters. Latest AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 8th Reserve AA Regiment, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 17
A-20G Havoc x 15

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 83
A-20G Havoc x 32

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 7 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
7 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
6 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
12 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
9 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
8 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
10 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
4 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x P-38J Lightning bombing at 2000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet

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Allied ground forces also continue bombardment attack on Jap LCU's in Daly Waters. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20118 troops, 205 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1030
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 65235 troops, 380 guns, 159 vehicles, Assault Value = 974
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

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F-5C recon over Darwin reports 1 Jap TF (-1 from last report), airfield damage 89, 1 Jap LCU.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reporting 49 aircraft (24 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.




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Southeast Asia: SS Herring torpedoes Jap tanker in Malacca Straits. AAR follows.

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Sub attack at 21,47 (off Medan)

Japanese Ships
TK Kyuei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PG Takunan Maru #3
PG Myoken Maru

Allied Ships
SS Herring

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India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab. Allied ground attack air strikes continue against Jap LCU's in Mandalay, Magwe, and Meiktila. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
P-47D Thunderbolt x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-47D Thunderbolt attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on INA Subhas Brigade, at 32,31 (Meiktila)

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIC x 66

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIC: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
12 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
16 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
10 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet
12 x Beaufighter VIC attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft (Chinese AF, including 8 CAF "Den of Thieves" squadron)
P-40N Warhawk x 134

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N Warhawk: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
9 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
12 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
8 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
10 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
9 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
11 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet
9 x P-40N Warhawk attacking at 100 feet

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No changes shown from recon flights and detected statuses of Jap bases at Magwe, Mandalay, Meiktila, Moulmein.
F-5C recon over Rangoon reports 2 Jap TF (+2 from last report), 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 47(146).


China: Jap recon flight over Kungchang. Latest AAR's of Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on Kungchang , at 46,27

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 1st New Chinese Corps, at 43,32 (Chungking)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 8
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 33
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 66

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 7 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed, 22 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 26 damaged

Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
8 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
22 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
23 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
21 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 46,27 (Kungchang)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 12th Chinese Air Base Force, at 41,29 (Chengtu)

Japanese aircraft
P1Y Frances x 55

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y Frances: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
6 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances bombing at 6000 feet

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Japanese ground forces N of Kweiyang continue shock attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 42515 troops, 228 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 868
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 7381 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 272
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Japanese max assault: 1204 - adjusted assault: 165
Allied max defense: 270 - adjusted defense: 861
Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
991 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported

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Summary of Operations 1/26/44

North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is. Otherwise quiet.

Sigint report entry for 1/26 indicating 1st Yobi Eki Regiment is now located on Paramushiro Jima. Previous reported location of this LCU was at Tuyun on 12/19/43 - this unit in the Japanese OOB for the recent battle at Tuyun. This sigint report is the first conclusive evidence of a Japanese build-up in the Kuriles/Sakhalin area to counter a possible U.S. northern offensive and has been duly noted in terms of preparations for Operation Bulldog.


Central Pacific: U.S. subs off Japanese home islands reporting continued Jap air patrols, no change from last game turn. Ki-48 Lily and F1M2 Pete air patrols reported by SS Jack at Truk. H8K Emily air patrols reported near Kwajalein and at Canton Is. E13A1 Jake floatplane air patrols reported near Kwajalein.

No reported contacts between U.S. subs and Japanese surface ships or ASW in any of the above locations.

5 Japanese ships reported at anchor in Truk base. No report of Japanese ships in Kwajalein.
222 ships detected in port at Tokyo.
F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 4 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.

Unidentified Jap submarine detected SE of Palmyra. ASW task force has been formed at Palmyra and moving to engage this contact.


Pago Pago, Day 131 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is precipitation. Floatplanes from ships in the U.S. Carrier Main Force continue air attacks on Japanese subs in Pago Pago and Upolu base hexes.

U.S. transports continue unloading at Pago Pago, another transport TF arrived at Pago Pago this game turn and began unloading additional supply. Both U.S. flak LCU's and 10 Marine Defense Bn are now fully unloaded.

Runway facilities on Pago Pago now fully operational, airfield service facilities still under repair but returning to operational status. U.S. land-based planes from Penhryn transferred this game turn into Pago Pago airfield this game turn - including approx 150 Corsairs and 75 B-24's. Corsairs will now be flying CAP over Pago Pago, relieving USN Hellcats from the Carrier Force. B-24's transferred to Pago Pago will begin launching airfield strikes against the Jap base at Wallis Is (this base operating P1Y Francis and other bombers that have been hitting Pago Pago & Savaii on a daily basis). A very substantial number of U.S. planes of all types are staged at Penhryn Is awaiting transfer into Pago Pago - fresh U.S. air reinforcements into Pago Pago are planned to go in daily, plans also to launch continuous attacks against Jap airfields on Upolu & Wallis Is. Objective is to establish and maintain U.S. air superiority over the entire Samoa area.

Torpedo & dive bombers from U.S. Carrier Main Force were stood down this game turn.

Japanese LBA naval air strikes this game turn against transports at Pago Pago. AAR's follow. AAR's report a total of 21 Jap planes destroyed in air-to-air combat, the Intelligence display reports 31 Jap planes destroyed. Eight U.S. Hellcats lost opposing these strikes.

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 14
A6M5 Zeke x 37
B6N2 Jill x 21
P1Y Frances x 20
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 3
Ki-49 Helen x 6
Ki-48-II Lily x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 7 destroyed, 16 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
P1Y Frances: 4 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-48-II Lily: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 1 destroyed, 24 damaged

Allied Ships
AK R. P. Warner, Bomb hits 1 (system damage 37, float 26, fire 4)
AK Empire Avocet, Bomb hits 2, on fire (system damage 45, float 24, fire 22)
AK Charles M. Russell, Bomb hits 1, on fire (system damage 38, float 8, fire 10)
AK Edmund Fanning
AK R. C. Brennan, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 11, float 28, fire 7)
AK Empire Baxter, Bomb hits 1, on fire (system damage 7, float 4, fire 5)
AK Empire Conrad
AK Frank Norris, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 29, float 38, fire 8)
AK Charles H. Windham
AK Peter Cooper Hewitt
AK Edward D. Baker, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 31, float 27, fire 5)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
2 x Ki-48-II Lily bombing at 6000 feet
2 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
1 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing at 6000 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zeke x 18
P1Y Frances x 7
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
A6M5 Zeke: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
P1Y Frances: 3 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 7 destroyed, 13 damaged

Allied Ships
AK West Cape, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 30, float 38, fire 10)
AK Serpens, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 26, float 5, fire 4)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x P1Y Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet

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Jap LBA air attack on base facilities at Savaii. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zeke x 6
D4Y Judy x 47

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 30

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
18 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
2 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Upolu - airfield damage 77, 18 Jap LCU's.

Current status of Pago Pago base - runway damage 0, airfield service damage 42, port damage 4. 74100 supply now on hand.
Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Japanese ground forces on Upolu continue bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31428 troops, 221 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 844
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade,140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 65418 troops, 287 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 1630
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported


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South Pacific: AAR reports Jap LST hits a mine in Suva base hex, confirmed sunk.


Australia: Jap recon flight over Coen. Allied ground forces continue march on Portland Roads.

Allied planes continue ground attack strikes against Jap LCU's defending Portland Roads. AAR's follow. Both Jap units identified in these attacks were previously known to be in Portland Roads.

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Day Air attack on 8th NLF , at 49,94 (Portland Roads)

Allied aircraft
SB2C Helldiver x 15
Boomerang II x 25
A-20G Havoc x 33
B-25C Mitchell x 17
B-26B Marauder x 12
B-25G/H Mitchell x 28

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
9 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
9 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
10 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
9 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
12 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on Yokosuka 5th SNLF, at 49,94 (Portland Roads)

Allied aircraft
SB2C Helldiver x 3
Boomerang II x 6
A-20G Havoc x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 8
B-26B Marauder x 3
B-25G/H Mitchell x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base in Portland Roads - 3 Jap LCU's.
Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's (no change).

USAAF B-17's launched ground attack strike against Jap LCU advancing southward from Katherine to relieve trapped Japanese forces in Daly Waters. The AAR identifies this Jap LCU as 1 Tank Regiment, confirming the situation estimate that was posted last turn. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 36,88 (rail line between Katherine & Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 41

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 73, 16 Jap LCU's.

Allied planes continue ground attack strikes against Jap LCU's caught in Daly Waters. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 29
A-20G Havoc x 12
B-25J Mitchell x 31
B-24J Liberator x 20
B-25G/H Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 3 damaged
B-25J Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25G/H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
10 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
10 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
9 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 24
A-20G Havoc x 27
B-25J Mitchell x 42
B-24J Liberator x 48
B-25G/H Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 4 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 5 damaged
B-25J Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
B-25G/H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
285 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Allied ground forces in Daly Waters continue bombardment attack. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20192 troops, 210 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1029
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 64950 troops, 363 guns, 160 vehicles, Assault Value = 983
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

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Hudson I recon over Darwin reports 2 Jap TF's (+1 from last report), 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 87.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reporting 1 Jap TF (+1 from last report), 58 aircraft (23 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.


DEI: Sigint report entry for 1/27 reports HQ Jap 14th Army now located at Lautem (Timor). Previous location of this HQ was in Darwin on 10/27/43. 21 Japanese LCU's are now detected at Lautem - believed many of these are rear-area units evacuated here from NW Australia.


Southeast Asia: SS Grunion torpedoes Jap TK off Singapore. AAR follows.

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Sub attack at 23,51 (N of Singapore)

Japanese Ships
TK Takane Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage (confirmed sunk)

Allied Ships
SS Grunion

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India/Burma: Jap recon flight over Akyab.

USAAF and RAF Liberators strike heavy industry facilities in Rangoon. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Rangoon , at 29,33

Allied aircraft
Liberator III x 96
P-38J Lightning x 24
P-47D Thunderbolt x 48
B-24D Liberator x 44
B-24J Liberator x 36

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator III: 33 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 25 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 19 damaged

Heavy Industry hits 45

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
9 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
9 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
6 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
7 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
3 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet
2 x Liberator III bombing at 13000 feet

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F-5C recon over Rangoon reporting 4 Jap TF's (+2 from last report), 26 Jap LCU's, resource production 5(96), heavy industry 24(169).

CW-22 Falcon recon over Mandalay reports 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(17).
Hudson I recon over Magwe reports 1 Jap LCU, airfield damage 23.
Detected status of Jap base at Meiktila - 3 Jap LCU's, resource production 3(98).
Detected status of Jap base at Moulmein - 2 Jap LCU's, resource production 4(97).

USAAF and RAF planes fly ground attack strikes against Jap 55th Division in Magwe. U.S. and Chinese planes hit LCU in Meiktila. RAF planes hit Jap ground unit at Mandalay. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Spitfire VIII attacking at 100 feet
10 x Spitfire VIII attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 55th Division, at 31,29 (Magwe)

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 66
B-25G/H Mitchell x 30

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G/H Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
311 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
12 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
6 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
9 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
8 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
4 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
10 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
9 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
8 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
5 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing at 7000 feet

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Day Air attack on INA Subhas Brigade, at 32,31 (Meiktila)

Allied aircraft
A-36A Apache x 42
B-25J Mitchell x 36

Allied aircraft losses
A-36A Apache: 2 damaged
B-25J Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
9 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
15 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet
15 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet
6 x A-36A Apache attacking at 100 feet

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Day Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 33,29 (Mandalay)

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 82

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet
12 x Thunderbolt II attacking at 100 feet

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China: Jap recon flight over Kungchang. AAR of latest Jap air strikes in China follow.

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Day Air attack on 1st New Chinese Corps, at 43,32 (Chungking)

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 3 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 20 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 37 damaged

Allied ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar bombing at 2000 feet
15 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
17 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet
18 x Ki-45 KAIb Nick bombing at 2000 feet

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Jap ground forces N of Kweiyang launch bombardment attack. AAR follows.

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Ground combat at 41,33

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 868 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 788
26th & 32nd Infantry Divisions, 1 Mortar Bn
Defending force 7211 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 262
36th & 62nd Chinese Corps

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported

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Summary of Operations 1/27/44

Still have one last game turn to post, several incidents and movements that could have indicated things to come had we continued. Pillager wanted to move on to AE (can't blame him), I had been pretty caught up with things IRL. So our PBEM slowly sank in the west. At this point I'd like to pass kudos to Pillager, he was a good and honorable opponent. Perhaps there can be a re-match of our game in AE, no objections from my side.

Hard to say how this would have turned out had we continued to the end - the game ended with several Allied offensives in various stages of preparation and a number of movements in progress. My prognosis was the game would likely have ended with a draw or Allied marginal victory, mainly due to Pillager pushing the Japanese outer perimeter out as far as he did and also being able to hold this line mainly intact into 1944. Too much distance and Japanese occupied territory to go through in order to reach Japan proper and not enough time left to do the job. Personally... I was up for playing it out just to see what could be done.

I hope to do a separate post covering upcoming Allied operations as of the end of our game - in various stages of preparation and several of these already moving into progress. Also some of the Allies' big picture at the close. In the meantime, on with the news...


North Pacific: Jap recon flight over Attu Is.

Canadian AF Venturas launch ground attack strike on Onnekotan Jima, one Jap LCU detected on Onnekotan Jima. AAR follows. Presence of 148 IJA Base Force on Onnekotan was confirmed in a Sigint report entry for 1/27. More evidence of a Japanese buildup in the Kuriles/Sakhalin area.

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Day Air attack on 148th IJA Base Force, at 82,34

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Ventura G.R.Mk V x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Ventura G.R.Mk V: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 8000 feet
4 x Ventura G.R.Mk V bombing at 8000 feet

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Central Pacific: Heavy Jap air patrol activity reported by U.S. subs operating off Japanese home islands. Quiet near Kwajalein, Canton Is area, and at Truk. No reported contacts in the Central Pacific area between U.S. subs and Japanese surface ships or ASW.

222 Japanese ships again detected in port at Tokyo. 3 ships detected at anchor in Truk base. No report of Japanese ships at Kwajalein base.

F-5A recon over Canton Is reports 7 aircraft, 15 Jap LCU's.
Unidentified Jap submarine detected NW of Canton Is - either a picket or possibly moving towards Palmyra.


Pago Pago, Day 132 of the Fiasco: Weather forecast for Pago Pago area is continued precipitation. Floatplanes from ships in the U.S. Carrier Main Force still attacking Japanese subs in Pago Pago and Upolu base hexes.

One U.S. tanker torpedoed while entering Pago Pago base to unload. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese Ships
SS RO-100

Allied Ships
TK W.H. Berg, Torpedo hits 1, on fire (system damage 34, float 11, fire 24)

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Most Allied transports have departed Pago Pago and now returning to Penhryn. Approx 40 transports with another 81K of supply remain at Pago Pago and still unloading. The U.S. Main Carrier force is expected to withdraw eastward in the next 1-2 days.

Overall, this sortie was highly successful - very light ship losses and damage compared to previous missions. Japanese LBA in the Samoa area is beginning to weaken significantly, attrition may at last beginning to take its toll on Jap land-based air forces. While operations in the Pago Pago area are now a secondary effort in the big picture, a U.S victory here is beginning to come within reach. Get the 10 U.S. divisions and other LCU's in Samoa freed up, back in shape, and moving again.

Current status of Pago Pago base - no port or airfield damage, 97600 supply now on hand. Base is fully operational! A total of 230 land based fighters (all Corsairs) and 4E bombers are now flying from Pago Pago with additional U.S. land-based air reinforcements arriving.

Current status of Savaii base - runway damage 99, airfield service damage 100, port damage 9 (no change).

Japanese LBA naval air strikes on transports unloading at Pago Pago repulsed, no hits or damage to Allied ships. 60 Japanese planes (total) reported destroyed, eight Allied fighters lost. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 33
P1Y Frances x 76
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 3
Ki-49 Helen x 9
Ki-48-II Lily x 13

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 35
F4U-1 Corsair x 108

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed, 7 damaged
P1Y Frances: 9 destroyed, 29 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-48-II Lily: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 31 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Pago Pago at 96,113

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 11
A6M5 Zeke x 37
P1Y Frances x 29
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 2
Ki-49 Helen x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 27
F4U-1 Corsair x 76

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 7 destroyed
A6M5 Zeke: 17 destroyed, 3 damaged
P1Y Frances: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F Hellcat: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 8 destroyed, 37 damaged

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Jap LBA air attack against base facilities on Savaii. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Savaii , at 95,112

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 3
A6M5 Zeke x 3
D4Y Judy x 39

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
7 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
16 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet
6 x D4Y Judy bombing at 2000 feet

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U.S. carrier planes attack Jap airfield on Upolu, 20 Japanese planes destroyed on the ground, no U.S. planes lost. AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Upolu , at 95,113

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F6F Hellcat x 2
SB2C Helldiver x 172
TBM Avenger x 147

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 destroyed
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zeke: 5 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed
A6M3 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C Helldiver: 12 damaged
TBM Avenger: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 163

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
36 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
15 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
16 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
35 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
18 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
18 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
17 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet
9 x TBM Avenger bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Upolu - airfield damage 99, 18 Jap LCU's.

USAAF 4E bombers transferred into Pago Pago launch the first U.S. strike against the Jap base on Wallis Is (this being the primary base for Jap LBA attacking Pago Pago). AAR follows.

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Day Air attack on Wallis Island , at 91,112

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 73

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
P1Y Frances: 3 destroyed
D4Y Judy: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-49 Helen: 1 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 3000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 3000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 3000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 10000 feet

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Detected status of Jap base on Wallis Is - 399 aircraft (57 fighters, 174 bombers), airfield damage 15, 8 Jap LCU's, one Jap submarine.

Japanese ground forces on Upolu continue bombardment attack. Latest AAR follows.

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Ground combat at Upolu

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31482 troops, 222 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 849
41st, 42nd, 51st, 53rd & 61st Naval Gd; Sasebo 7 SNLF, 51 Independent Mixed Brigade (-), 9 & 11 Independent Mixed Rgts,
Arshan Garrison Rgt, 7 Field Artillery Brigade, 140 IJN Base Force, 127 IJNAF Base Force (-), 5 AF Construction Bn (-),
9 AF Construction Bn, 24 Aviation Unit, 2 Aviation Rgt, 10 Special Base Force (-)

Defending force 65640 troops, 290 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1634
1st Cavalry, Americal, 32nd, 37th & 1st Marine Divisions, HQ I Amphibious Corps

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported

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Summary of Operations 1/27/44 - continued

Australia: Allied ground forces in NE Australia continue their approach on Portland Roads. Two Jap LCU's detected in Portland Roads, both attacked by Allied air ground strikes. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 8th NLF , at 49,94

Allied aircraft
SB2C Helldiver x 3
Boomerang II x 6
A-20G Havoc x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-26B Marauder x 3
B-25G/H Mitchell x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 151st IJNAF Base Force, at 49,94

Allied aircraft
SB2C Helldiver x 12
Boomerang II x 25
A-20G Havoc x 31
B-25C Mitchell x 17
B-26B Marauder x 9
B-25G/H Mitchell x 27

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
10 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
9 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
9 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
4 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
6 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x Boomerang II attacking at 100 feet
3 x SB2C Helldiver bombing at 2000 feet

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Hudson I recon over Port Moresby reports N1K fighters on CAP, 10 Jap LCU's.

Australian tanks blocking the rail line outside Daly Waters repel ground attack by Japanese 1 Tank Regiment attempting to relieve Jap forces trapped inside Daly Waters. USAAF B-17's hit the Jap tank regiment in a ground attack strike prior to the land battle. AAR's and situation map of NW Australia follow.

Australian 23 Brigade is currently moving past Daly Waters and is expected to reinforce the Australian tanks N of Daly Waters within several days.

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Day Air attack on 1st Tank Regiment, at 35,89 (N of Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 42

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 4

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing at 8000 feet

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Ground combat at 35,89

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2800 troops, 0 guns, 73 vehicles, Assault Value = 74
1 Tank Regiment

Defending force 3388 troops, 0 guns, 117 vehicles, Assault Value = 75
Australian 2/9 Armored Rgt

Japanese max assault: 32 - adjusted assault: 14
Allied max defense: 77 - adjusted defense: 39
Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
285 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 10

Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 4

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Allied ground and air forces continue bombardment attacks against Jap ground forces trapped in Daly Waters. AAR's follow.

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Day Air attack on 2nd Division, at 35,90 (inside Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 12
A-20G Havoc x 14
B-25J Mitchell x 29
B-24J Liberator x 25
B-25G/H Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 3 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25J Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25G/H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
235 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Day Air attack on 5th Division, at 35,90 (inside Daly Waters)

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 35
A-20G Havoc x 27
B-25J Mitchell x 59
B-24J Liberator x 54
B-25G/H Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 1 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged
B-25J Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
B-25G/H Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
349 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
5 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
6 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
6 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
7 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
2 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
2 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25G/H Mitchell attacking at 100 feet
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing at 8000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x B-25J Mitchell bombing at 5000 feet
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing at 5000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Kittyhawk III bombing at 2000 feet

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Ground combat at Daly Waters

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20330 troops, 212 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1033
2nd Australian Cavalry Division, 3rd & 4th Australian Divisions; 147 US FA Rgt;
131 US FA Bn; 1, 2, 101 & 106 Australian AT Rgts; HQ Australian I Corps,
1 Australian Army Tank Bn

Defending force 64269 troops, 335 guns, 160 vehicles, Assault Value = 994
2nd & 5th Infantry Divisions; 21 Mixed Brigade; 3, 5 & 14 Mortar Bns; 6 & 14 Tank Rgts;
54, 56 & 57 Heavy AA Bns; 3 Mountain Gun Rgt; 18 Heavy FA Rgt; 8 Reserve AA Rgt;
21 Heavy AA Rgt, 7 AA Rgt

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Detected status of Jap base in Daly Waters - airfield damage 96, 16 Jap LCU's.
F-5C recon over Darwin reports 3 Jap TF's (+1 from last report), airfield damage 100, 1 Jap LCU.
Hudson I recon over Exmouth reporting 1 Jap TF, 62 aircraft (33 bombers), 5 Jap LCU's.




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