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India invasions 2 - 2/19/2009 10:37:14 AM   
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Sorry it wasnt the AVG it was the 24th fighter group.

Score update. Also note the AV build up in Manchuko.

Still waiting for some ideas for an attack on Russia. I can give a breakdown of units present next update.




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RE: India invasions 2 - 2/20/2009 8:57:21 AM   
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The last two days was very quiet so no combat reports.

As promised here is the force at my disposal for the assult on Russia

Inf Div x 29
TK Div x 2
Mix Reg/Bri x 7
Ind Brig x 9
TK Reg x 10
AV Reg x 7
BF x 8
AA Bat x 11
HQ x 15
Parachute (all of them x5?)
Arty x 18
Eng Reg x 16

This is about 22 to 25k AV

Oh plus all of my airforce and Navy.

I hope this is enough

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RE: India invasions 2 - 2/20/2009 1:21:57 PM   
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Gordo ...
I've only taken on Russia once and it was a different mod and has ended in stalemate in that theatre. But the overall effect has been that I am losing the war on my other fronts because I don't have enough troops to cover my other excursions & was not ready for an Allied counterattack in other places.

Not sure about this mod, but it will unleash new planes, ships and troops into the mix. I certainly do not recommend a 4 sided war unless you can knock Russia out quickly.

The problem for me was once I committed my forces I did not adequately surround and destroy the Russians, instead I pushed them back and hence they are basically still at full strength. Don't allow them to get behind you and make sure you cut his forces into 2 or three - as I see you plan to do.

Good Luck.

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RE: India invasions 2 - 2/20/2009 1:53:41 PM   
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Haven't looked at which mod you're playing yet.  While I haven't dealt with USSR in any of my games, my brother has PBEM game in 1944 now, where USSR has been active for about a year.  As Japan, you can make some inital gains, esp if you're able to punish the Soviet AF early (their planes are mediocre, and their pilots are 50ish esp, so you can shred them if you train your squadrons to 70).

But it -is- attrition for you.  It's going to absorb a lot of troops and planes.  And I don't know about your House Rules, but if USSR is in, is he able to fly in B-24s to fly from Soviet bases?  They will rock your Home Islands in a heart beat (and suddenly you need even MORE fighters over a large aread, to defend against the long-range strikes vs. strat targets).

Again, it's not my experiance dealing with USSR.  But having played both sides, it would be my recommendation to not mess with Russia unless you've got China on the ropes and Burma strongly secured (because UK can attack thru Burma, and puts strat targets in SEAsia and Malaya on the target list).

But I'll agree, there is a "wouldn't it be cool" factor to attacking Russia.

So best of luck to you in whatever you decide.

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RE: India invasion about to begin - 2/21/2009 1:23:47 AM   
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Thanks for the reply's

I am playing Stock and china is already overrun with only a surrounded pocket left in Chungking. Burma and Sri Lanka are held securely with lots of divisions and assorted other LCU's. We have a house rule that no other Allied units are allowed to be based in Russians bases.

It has just gone 1 November so the snow has started to fall. Should I will wait till the Spring to attack or attack during winter? I assume there must be penelties for attacking in Winter. I need to give a months notice and I am trying to push things along. If I can overrun Russia in say 6 months or less then I can move the units out to other defensive areas.

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RE: India invasion about to begin - 2/21/2009 1:49:37 AM   
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Napoleon, Hitler didn't have much luck ... I doubt you will too in winter. Have a read about the rules regarding winter assaults - they are highly prohibitive!


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Lunga in trouble - 2/22/2009 12:25:36 AM   
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Some very quick updates

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/02/42

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TF 1063 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
CL Achilles, Mine hits 1

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TF 1067 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
PT PT-152, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-151, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack at 70,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
CL Newcastle, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage Sank

Check this out
Day Time Surface Combat, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Maya
DD Oite
DD Sawakaze
DD Shiokaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Yakaze
TK Sanraku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Asuka Maru
AK Hirokawa Maru
AK Soyo Maru
AP Chifuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AP Tatsutake Maru
AP Nichiryo Maru
AK Usa Maru
AP Nikki Maru
AK Nichinan
AK Katsukawa Maru
AP Shoun Maru
AP Hofuku Maru
AK Teikai Maru

Allied Ships
PT PT-59, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-61
PT PT-153
PT PT-155
PT PT-156
PT PT-157
PT PT-158
PT PT-159
PT PT-160, Shell hits 1
PT PT-161

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/03/42


Very quiet nothing happened

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/04/42


Day Air attack on 4th/A Division, at 14,24

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 33
P-40E Warhawk x 69
B-25C Mitchell x 44
SB-2c x 53

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Guns lost 11
Vehicles lost 2
The attack on Sri Lanka is about to begin


Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 36


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 1
CL Isuzu, Bomb hits 1
CL Nagara
AK Beryl, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Bengal Maru
CA Chokai, Bomb hits 1
Re painting needed only for all hits - even on the AK
Aircraft Attacking:

Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-161, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-158
PT PT-160
PT PT-157, Shell hits 12
Trying to clean out the masses of PT's Tom has around Tassafaronga

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-59, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet

Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-157

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3118 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 24257 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 446
Allied troops have marched accross the trail from Tassafaronga to Lunga. He has about 150k to 200k troops here. Not chance to hold


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/05/42



Sub attack near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese Ships
SS I-32, hits 3

Allied Ships
MSW Bowen, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damagesunk
MSW Wallaroo
MSW Gladstone



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RE: Lunga in trouble and about to fall - 2/22/2009 12:30:27 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/06/42

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TF 1004 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
PT PT-156, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
PT PT-160, Shell hits 12, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15561 troops, 180 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 368

Defending force 24067 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 444


Japanese ground losses:
37 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/07/42


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TF 1048 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
DD Banckert, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage Good job - not sure if it has sunk yet
DD Mustin, Mine hits 1



Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-155
PT PT-159
PT PT-61, Shell hits 12
PT PT-153, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-160, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15540 troops, 181 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1005

Defending force 24028 troops, 89 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 443


Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Will fall if Tom decides to attacke next turn.


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RE: Lunga in trouble and about to fall - 2/23/2009 8:54:15 AM   
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Getting closer to the end for Lunga. This turn is quite quiet too. The calm before the storm.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/08/42

Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 1 damaged
I just knew this was going to happen


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Day Air attack on Lunga , at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 90


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 51

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 44211 troops, 443 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1012

Defending force 23203 troops, 73 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 442


Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/09/42


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TF 1023 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot
DMS Wasmuth

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese Ships
AG AG-2052, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AG AG-2053
AG AG-2054
AG AG-2055
AG AG-2056, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
AG AG-2057
AG AG-2058
AG AG-2059

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
CA Devonshire
DMS Dorsey
DMS Long
DMS Elliot

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Naval bombardment of Lunga, at 67,97

Allied Ships
CA Devonshire
BB Prince of Wales

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Runway hits 1

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Naval bombardment of Lunga, at 67,97

Allied Ships
BB Revenge
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Warspite

Japanese ground losses:
498 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 4


Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed


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Day Air attack on Lunga , at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 91


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 62


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 44352 troops, 451 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1874

Defending force 22096 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 431


Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported



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RE: Lunga in trouble and about to fall - 2/23/2009 9:49:41 AM   
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3 turn -6 day update

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/10/42


Day Air attack on 4th/A Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 34
P-40E Warhawk x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 1

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Day Air attack on Trimcomalee , at 15,25


Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 42
LB-30 Liberator x 59


Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 57

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Day Air attack on Colombo , at 14,24


Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 49
B-25C Mitchell x 54
SB-2c x 77


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 117


Day Air attack on Colombo , at 14,24


Allied aircraft
Wellington III x 72
F-5A Lightning x 1
B-17E Fortress x 30


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
3 casualties reported

Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 95


Day Air attack on Russell Islands , at 66,96

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 101

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 41

Aircraft Attacking:

Day Air attack on Lunga , at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 79


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 68

Aircraft Attacking:

Day Air attack on Lunga , at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 57


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 42

Aircraft Attacking:
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Day Air attack on TF at 29,76


Allied aircraft
P-40B Tomahawk x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AG AG-5071, Shell hits 16
AG AG-5048, Shell hits 4

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79556 troops, 775 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 1890

Defending force 22083 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 429


Japanese ground losses:
109 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/11/42


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TF 54 encounters mine field at Koepang (28,77)

Japanese Ships
AG AG-5052, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Day Air attack on Tassafaronga , at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 55
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 26
Ki-46-II Dinah x 1

No Japanese losses

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Day Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 28,77


Allied aircraft
P-40B Tomahawk x 17


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AG AG-5050, Shell hits 4
AG AG-5048, Shell hits 4
AG AG-5030, Shell hits 4

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Day Air attack on Trimcomalee , at 15,25


Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 35
LB-30 Liberator x 51


Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 59

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Day Air attack on Colombo , at 14,24


Allied aircraft
Wellington III x 139
F-5A Lightning x 1
B-17E Fortress x 69


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 204
Training runs

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Day Air attack on Lunga , at 67,97


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 78


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 60

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 79679 troops, 781 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 1931

Defending force 21764 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 430


Japanese ground losses:
86 casualties reported
The end is nigh

I deleted the combat report for the next two days.

To summarise - Toms Death Star came in from the North East. I had 120 Betties with 80+ experience at Munda hoping to catch Tom's BB's coming in doing bombardment runs from Luganville. Good move. However, I didn't count of WiTP AI, instead of going for the nice juicey BB fleet at 8 hexes range they flew straight into Tom 300+ CAP Death star unescorted. I think 1 returned for no loss to the Allies . I guess I should have known better. I am preparing for the worst now as of course I have no naval bombers to stop his ships.

Over in India Tom caught me by surprise and invaded Colombo. This is ok by me as he will have a hard time here.

Next turn


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/14/42

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TF 1062 encounters mine field at Colombo (14,24)

TF 1062 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


Allied Ships
MSW Gladstone
MSW Wallaroo
MSW Bendigo
MSW Maryborough
MSW Ballarat
MSW Toowoomba
MSW Wollongong
MSW Bungaree
MSW Ipswitch
MSW Mildura
AK Empire Puma, Mine hits 5, on fire, heavy damage I had thousands of mines here but he has lots of mine sweepers.


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1062
68 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Bungaree


Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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TF 1023 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth
CL Phoenix, Mine hits 1, on fire I still have over 6k mines here I think he gets off lucky turn after turn.
CA Cornwall, Mine hits 1

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese Ships
AG AG-5142, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AG AG-5161, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AG AG-5162, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AG AG-5163, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AG AG-5165, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AG AG-5188, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
AG AG-5189, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AG AG-2049, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Warspite
BB Revenge
BB Royal Sovereign
CA Cornwall, on fire
CA Exeter
CL Phoenix, on fire
CL Nashville
CL Honolulu
DMS Wasmuth

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Naval bombardment of Lunga, at 67,97

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
CL Nashville
CL Phoenix, on fire
CA Exeter
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Revenge
BB Warspite

Japanese ground losses:
650 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 37
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 9

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TF 1062 encounters mine field at Colombo (14,24)

TF 1062 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


Allied Ships
MSW Gladstone
MSW Wallaroo
MSW Bendigo
MSW Maryborough
MSW Ballarat
MSW Toowoomba
MSW Wollongong
MSW Bungaree
MSW Ipswitch
MSW Mildura
AK Liberty, Mine hits 1, on fire

Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1062
465 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Bungaree, Shell hits 10


Allied ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Guns lost 8


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Day Air attack on Munda , at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
A6M3a Zero x 1
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 44
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 21

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 7
B-24D Liberator x 194

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 4 destroyed, 31 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 2 destroyed, 12 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F-5A Lightning: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 33 destroyed, 75 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
83 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing at 10000 feet
low morale must have turned most of them around
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Day Air attack on 4th/A Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
SB-2c x 47


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
86 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:

Day Air attack on 56th/B Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B-25C Mitchell bombing at 6000 feet

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 55234 troops, 415 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1743

Defending force 44111 troops, 310 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 716


Japanese ground losses:
218 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 97268 troops, 934 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 2383

Defending force 19666 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 423

Allied max assault: 1941 - adjusted assault: 1622

Japanese max defense: 376 - adjusted defense: 573

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 6


Japanese ground losses:
882 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Allied ground losses:
1389 casualties reported
Guns lost 51
Vehicles lost 2
The beginning of the end


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Ground combat at Colombo

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 28999 troops, 310 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 713

Defending force 76358 troops, 437 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1743



Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/15/42


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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1062
TF 1062 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


129 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Bungaree, Shell hits 3


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Day Air attack on Munda , at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 41
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 18

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 7
F-5A Lightning x 3
B-24D Liberator x 58

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed, 16 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 6 destroyed First action of the overspeced P-38 didn't go well.
B-24D Liberator: 4 destroyed, 22 damaged

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Day Air attack on 4th/A Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 48
SB-2c x 38


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:

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Day Air attack on 56th/B Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
SB-2c x 6


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB-2c bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on 56th/C Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
SB-2c x 3


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB-2c bombing at 6000 feet

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 55870 troops, 446 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1747

Defending force 43806 troops, 311 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 712


Japanese ground losses:
128 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 94838 troops, 867 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 2278

Defending force 18443 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Allied max assault: 1763 - adjusted assault: 1485

Japanese max defense: 354 - adjusted defense: 1195

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5


Japanese ground losses:
829 casualties reported
Guns lost 11

Allied ground losses:
1571 casualties reported
Guns lost 46
Vehicles lost 4


I am really not sure what to do. It is no use using KB at this stage - I told Tom there will be no carrier battle while he keeps 300 aircraft of CAP. I may have to pull back to Rabaul out of his fighter range.


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RE: Lunga in trouble and about to fall - 2/24/2009 3:16:16 AM   
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GordoNZ , do you still have most of your carriers and their respective planes ? Are they repairing, and if so how did they get damaged ?

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RE: Lunga in trouble and about to fall - 2/25/2009 8:19:18 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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Hi Stuman

Welcome to the thread - always good to get questions etc

I got silly and tried to invade India. The Allied airforce gave me a and I lost the Hiryu and lots of other badly damaged. A CV and CVL are still in the yards in the orange, I was lucky to save them.

Lost another two CVE's due to a good move by Tom.

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Solomon Islands lost - Update 1 - 2/25/2009 8:35:56 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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Hi All

Here is a multi-turn update (been real busy in real life)

Tom landed at both Russell Island and Munda, caught me with my pants down at Munda. He is a cunning fox.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/16/42

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


135 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Modjekerto, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Hosang, Shell hits 2
AK Annalock, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Empire Torrent, Shell hits 2, on fire


Allied ground losses:
876 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


140 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Modjekerto, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Vitorlock, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Tantalus, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Autolycus
AK Empire Webster, Shell hits 1
AK Empire Prince, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Empire Strength, Shell hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
558 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink
MSW Robin
MSW Rail
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs
AK Empire Ortolan, Mine hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported

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TF 1023 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
PT PT-165, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 1042 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
DD Napier
DD Stuart
DD Fox
DD Craven
DD Monssen
DD Gwin, Mine hits 1
DD Norman
DD Lansdowne
DD O'Bannon
DD Nestor, Mine hits 1, on fire


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Day Air attack on Munda , at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
A6M3a Zero x 6
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 55
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 45

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 4
B-24D Liberator x 83The heavies came in and tried to close the place down again.

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F-5A Lightning: 3 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 21 destroyed, 25 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Vella Lavella at 64,94

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 3

Allied aircraft
SBD Dauntless x 54

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
MSW Shintohoku Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Takashima Maru, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

As you will see Tom didn't have any aircover for his Munda landings. Which is strange as he had is Death Star in the next hex
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Washingtonian, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AP Largs Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Exmoor, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Dardanus


Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Russell Islands at 66,96

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Empire Pibroch, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M Nell x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage Not sure if it will sink

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
1 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20This strike is 2 hexs away from Shortlands
D3A Val x 18
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val: 4 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Northampton, Bomb hits 1
DD Selfridge, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
7 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Gwin
DD Duncan

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Russell Islands at 66,96

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Caelum, Torpedo hits 1


Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 10 sometimes his leaky cap appeared and sometimes they didn't

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese Ships
MSW Togo Maru, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ShipsThis is where it gets ugly
CA Indianapolis
CA Northampton
CA New Orleans
CA Quincy
CL Birmingham
DD Chevalier
DD O'Bannon
DD Gwin
DD Monssen
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Morris
DD Craven
DD Fox
DD Stuart
DD Le Triomphant
DD Napier
DD Nestor, on fire
DD Norman

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese Ships
PG Chiyo Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CA Northampton
CA New Orleans
CA Quincy
CL Birmingham
DD Chevalier
DD O'Bannon
DD Gwin
DD Monssen
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Morris
DD Craven
DD Fox
DD Stuart
DD Le Triomphant
DD Napier
DD Nestor, on fire
DD Norman

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese Ships
PG Chiyo Maru, Shell hits 21, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CA Northampton
CA New Orleans
CA Quincy
CL Birmingham
DD Chevalier
DD O'Bannon
DD Gwin, on fire
DD Monssen
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Morris
DD Craven
DD Fox
DD Stuart
DD Le Triomphant
DD Napier
DD Nestor, on fire
DD Norman

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma
BB Nevada, Shell hits 7

Japanese ground losses:
2539 casualties reported Nuke 1
Guns lost 40

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
H6K2-L Mavis: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 9
CA Houston
BC Repulse
BB South Dakota
BB Washington

Japanese ground losses:
4317 casualties reported Nuke 2
Guns lost 40

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 19
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 3

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 6 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 6 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
BB Tennessee
BB California
BB Arizona
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
2322 casualties reportedNuke 3
Guns lost 14

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 46
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 6

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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1013 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink
MSW Robin
MSW Rail
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs
AK Haraldsvang, Mine hits 2, on fire
AK Norse Carrier, Mine hits 1, on fire
AK Montgomery City, Mine hits 1
AP Largs Bay, Mine hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1013
73 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
DMS Perry
MSW Igonish, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
3246 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1


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Ground combat at Munda

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2598 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 149

Defending force 17797 troops, 199 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 1003



Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 56138 troops, 456 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1750

Defending force 43778 troops, 316 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 711


Japanese ground losses:
78 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 96580 troops, 837 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 2130

Defending force 17381 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 372

Allied max assault: 10 - adjusted assault: 4

Japanese max defense: 334 - adjusted defense: 625

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


Japanese ground losses:
121 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


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Ground combat at Colombo

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29030 troops, 316 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 710

Defending force 77118 troops, 456 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1750



Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/17/42


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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1013 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink
MSW Robin
MSW Rail
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs
AK Haraldsvang, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ruth Alexander, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1013
258 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
DMS Perry
AK Norse Carrier, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Herleik, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Boggs, Shell hits 1
MSW Igonish, Shell hits 2, on fire
MSW Bobolink, Shell hits 4, on fire
AP Koolama, Shell hits 1
MSW Robin, Shell hits 1, on fire
MSW Rail, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Texan, Shell hits 1
AP Barnett
AP Tasker H. Bliss, Shell hits 3

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
3601 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 1

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Autolycus
AK Empire Strength, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
248 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1051
TF 1051 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
410 casualties reported

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese Ships
AP Chowa Maru, Shell hits 26, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB Colorado
BB Arizona
BB California
BB Tennessee
BB Idaho
BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi
DD Allen
DD Barker
DD John D. Edwards
DD Paul Jones
DD Litchfield
DD Chew
DD Schley
DD Ward
DD Nizam
DD Kilty
DD Hatfield
DMS Hopkins

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Naval bombardment of Lunga, at 67,97

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
CL Nashville
CA Exeter
CA Devonshire
BB Revenge
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Warspite

Japanese ground losses:
606 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 26
Port supply hits 5
6k Mines still do nothing
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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1013 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink, on fire
MSW Robin, on fire
MSW Rail
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs
AK Haraldsvang, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1013
31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Turkey, Shell hits 1
AP Republic, Shell hits 2, on fire


Allied ground losses:
1527 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Empire Prince, Shell hits 2
AK Empire Pennant, Shell hits 1
AK Empire Strength


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1051
TF 1051 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


57 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Sculptor, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Lyra, Shell hits 1
AK Serpens, Shell hits 2


Allied ground losses:
522 casualties reported

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TF 1082 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1082 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Starling
MSW Pursuit
MSW Skylark
AK Dukat, Mine hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1082
179 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Starling, Shell hits 5
AK Pasir
AK Benkalis, Shell hits 1
AK Empire Wagtail, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Nevadan, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Mungana

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
5426 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

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Sub attack at 68,100

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, hits 6, on fire, heavy damageThis sub commander and his team were damm good. Sunk a few ships

Allied Ships
MSW Cessnock, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Kelowna
MSW Courtenay
MSW Lockeport
MSW Caraquet
MSW Canso
MSW Bayfield
MSW Bellechasse
MSW Wasaga
MSW Ungava
MSW Quatsino
MSW Outarde
MSW Nipigon
MSW Cowra
MSW Cootamundra
MSW Castlemaine
MSW Cairns
MSW Bunbury
MSW Benalla

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Day Air attack on Kendari , at 33,71


Allied aircraft
Wellington III x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 102


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington III: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged

Resources hits 40What I fear very much

Aircraft Attacking:


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Day Air attack on Munda , at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
A6M3a Zero x 6
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 54
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 47

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 3
B-24D Liberator x 48

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 7 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 3 destroyed, 17 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 15 destroyed, 18 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M Nell x 5
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP William Ward Burrows
AK Munlock
AP President Fillmore, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AP Heywood, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
AK Celeno


Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Aircraft Attacking:
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Astoria

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1 Only a scratch

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD O'Bannon

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Russell Islands at 66,96

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Lynx, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Arided, Torpedo hits 1


Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied Ships
AK Lihue
MSW Bendigo
MSW Ballarat
AK Empire Ocean
AK Liberty, heavy damage
AK Empire Morn, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G4M1 Betty x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Meroendoeng, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft for some reason strayed to far from home when there was plenty of targets at Munda
A6M2 Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 5

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 20
P-38G Lightning x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 15 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 1 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Empire Ocean
AK Kalani
MSW Gladstone

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF at 65,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G3M Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged


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Ground combat at Munda

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2592 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 158

Defending force 63309 troops, 666 guns, 199 vehicles, Assault Value = 1909



Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 1


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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 56572 troops, 462 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1762

Defending force 43834 troops, 317 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 717


Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 96146 troops, 846 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 2148

Defending force 16538 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 362


Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Colombo

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29109 troops, 317 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 714

Defending force 77612 troops, 462 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1762



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Post #: 43
RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 2 - 2/25/2009 9:04:33 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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Yesterday was a good day considering. BUT NOT A PATCH ON TODAY. ALL JAP FANBOYS READ THIS. Tom to provide aircover for his landings at Munda sailed his Death Star at Munda. I wasn't expecting this but it turned out ok

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/18/42

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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1013 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink
MSW Robin
MSW Rail
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs
AK Woolgar, Mine hits 1, on fire

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1013
248 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Proteus, Shell hits 11, on fire, heavy damage
AP Van Neck, Shell hits 1
DMS Boggs, Shell hits 2, on fire
DMS Perry
AP Empire Tamar
AP Empire Chivalry, Shell hits 1
AK Celeno
AP Henderson
AP President Polk, Shell hits 1
AP Harris, Shell hits 5
AK Nord, Shell hits 1
AP Zeilin, Shell hits 3

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
1248 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 2

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96



Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1051
TF 1051 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


71 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Alcoa Pennant, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Lyra, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Serpens, Shell hits 1
AK Carina, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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TF 1082 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1082 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Starling
MSW Skylark
MSW Pursuit
AK Forafric, Mine hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1082
390 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Starling, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Skylark, Shell hits 3, on fire
AP Buyskens, Shell hits 1
MSW Pursuit, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Empire Liberty
AK Empire Snipe, Shell hits 1
AK Empire Elk
AK William E. Channing, Shell hits 1
AK Sarangami
AK Prusa, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Nisqually
AK Clevedon, Shell hits 1
AK Atlantic
AK West Isleta, Shell hits 1
AK Utahan
AK Castor, Shell hits 6, on fire
AK Boreas
AK Demodocus
AK Mungana
AP Moreton Bay, Shell hits 1
AP U.S. Grant
AP President Johnson


Allied ground losses:
1785 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer
DD Witte de With
DD Phelps
DD Lamson
DD Dunlap
DD Blue
DD Sims

Japanese ground losses:
185 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22
Port supply hits 1

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Houston
DD Aylwin
DD Worden
DD Case
DD Fanning
DD Patterson
DD Walke
DD Grayson
CA Astoria

Japanese ground losses:
210 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 2

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 10 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 4 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kilty
DD Nizam
DD Ward
DD Schley
DD Chew
DD Litchfield
DD Paul Jones
DD John D. Edwards
DD Barker
DD Allen
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
BB Tennessee
BB California
BB Arizona
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
1604 casualties reported
Guns lost 13

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 93
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 9
Port supply hits 9

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Norman
DD Napier
DD Le Triomphant
DD Stuart
DD Fox
DD Craven
DD Morris
DD Lansdowne
DD Duncan
DD Monssen
DD O'Bannon
DD Chevalier
CL Birmingham
CA Quincy
CA New Orleans
CA Northampton
CA Indianapolis

Japanese ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 62
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 6
Port supply hits 3

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed
H6K2-L Mavis: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
CL Nashville
CL Phoenix
CA Exeter
CA Devonshire
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Revenge
BB Warspite

Japanese ground losses:
363 casualties reported

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 54
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Yes you read it right 5 fleets came in and bombarded Munda. I lost about 70 aircraft on the field

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TF 1013 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1013 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Igonish
MSW Bobolink
MSW Robin
MSW Rail, heavy damage
MSW Turkey
MSW Swallow
DMS Perry
DMS Boggs, on fire

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1013
7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Nord, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
324 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Empire Pibroch, Shell hits 1, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Russell Islands, 66,96, firing at TF 1051
TF 1051 troops unloading over beach at Russell Islands, 66,96


8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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TF 1082 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

TF 1082 troops unloading over beach at Munda, 64,95


Allied Ships
MSW Starling, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Skylark, on fire
MSW Pursuit, on fire

Coastal Guns at Munda, 64,95, firing at TF 1082
39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Pursuit, Shell hits 9, on fire


Allied ground losses:
456 casualties reported


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Day Air attack on Port Moresby , at 53,91

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 10
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 13

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 147
P-38G Lightning x 48
B-17E Fortress x 62

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 12 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 11 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 22
Runway hits 162
Been waiting for this attack for a long time. Surprised Tom didn't get stuck in sooner. Waiting for overspeced P-38 I suppose. What fighters I do have there give a good showing against the overspeced P-38. The turn before I had quite a number of additional fighters but they went elsewhere for very good use

I am not particular worried about Port Moresby now as I have lost or will lose all of the Solomons it is no use.


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Day Air attack on TF, near Shortlands at 63,93

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 20
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 32I had a lot more on CAP then this. Where did they go

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 68
SBD Dauntless x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 14 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 46 destroyedStill gave a very good account of themselves. All of my fighters are in the high 70's to mid 80's
SBD Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Katori, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
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Day Air attack on TF, near Shortlands at 63,93Second wave

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 15
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 18

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 35
SBD Dauntless x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 14 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD Dauntless: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
MSW Shanan Maru #16, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft This is where they went. Very strange as I set them to very high CAP.
A6M2 Zero x 17
D3A Val x 20
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 28
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 53

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 124 Death Star CAP - Strange

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
D3A Val: 8 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 20 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 38 destroyed Sad but it had to happen, set up there brothers from Rabaul nicely

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 72 destroyed Wasn't expected at all

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 3, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
4 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
7 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95 CHECK THIS OUT

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 201
A6M3 Zero x 14
A6M3a Zero x 12
G3M Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 22
Ki-21 Sally x 89
Ki-49 Helen x 30

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 23 destroyed, 1 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M Nell: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 10 damaged
Ki-21 Sally: 2 destroyed, 22 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 7 destroyed, 16 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 52 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 22, on fire, heavy damage
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CV Saratoga
CV Hornet
CA Chicago, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CLAA Juneau
CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:

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Day Air attack on Koepang , at 28,77


Allied aircraft
Wellington III x 16
Hudson I x 7
B-25C Mitchell x 39


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 49

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Day Air attack on TF, near Shortlands at 63,93

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 12
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 14

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5
SBD Dauntless x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
SBD Dauntless: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Katori, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
D3A Val x 6
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 7
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 11

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
3 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95 PM Wave

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 57
A6M3 Zero x 5
A6M3a Zero x 6
G3M Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 39
Ki-21 Sally x 95
Ki-49 Helen x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M Nell: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 10 damaged
Ki-21 Sally: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 7 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet, Bomb hits 22, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 12, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 18, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Chicago, on fire
CLAA San Diego
CLAA Juneau, Torpedo hits 1

Tom told me with the next turn he scuttled all 6 CV's. All I can say is totally unexpected result and this has helped me a great deal. This should slow Tom down for six months. Not sure how many CV's he should have in Nov 42 but I assume he still has a number left.

How long do they take to respwan?

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Shortlands at 63,93

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PT PT-166
PT PT-167
PT PT-168
PT PT-169
PT PT-170
PT PT-171
PT PT-172
PT PT-173
PT PT-174

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer
DD Witte de With
DD Phelps
DD Lamson
DD Dunlap
DD Blue
DD Sims

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported

Runway hits 16
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2


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Ground combat at Munda

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2425 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Defending force 88980 troops, 905 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 1977



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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 56803 troops, 470 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1764

Defending force 43949 troops, 317 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 723


Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 98103 troops, 876 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 2179

Defending force 16482 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 361

Allied max assault: 1850 - adjusted assault: 2259

Japanese max defense: 323 - adjusted defense: 361

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4


Japanese ground losses:
319 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
1176 casualties reported
Guns lost 59
Vehicles lost 1


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Ground combat at Russell Islands

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11488 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 330

Defending force 7434 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Allied max assault: 325 - adjusted assault: 311

Japanese max defense: 73 - adjusted defense: 75

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Russell Islands base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Munda

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 79516 troops, 903 guns, 217 vehicles, Assault Value = 1977

Defending force 7914 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied max assault: 2704 - adjusted assault: 1375

Japanese max defense: 46 - adjusted defense: 46

Allied assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Munda base !!!


Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
H6K2-L Mavis: 1 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
1686 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Guns lost 7
Vehicles lost 7


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Ground combat at Colombo

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29265 troops, 317 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 720

Defending force 78003 troops, 470 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1764



Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/19/42


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TF 1003 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey

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TF 1071 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
DMS Southard

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied Ships
DD Kortenaer
DD Witte de With
DD Phelps
DD Lamson
DD Dunlap
DD Blue
DD Sims

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported

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TF 1003 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
DMS Hovey

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TF 1011 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
MSW Kelowna
MSW Courtenay
MSW Lockeport
MSW Caraquet
MSW Canso
MSW Bayfield
MSW Bellechasse
MSW Wasaga
MSW Ungava
MSW Quatsino
MSW Outarde
MSW Nipigon
MSW Cowra
MSW Cootamundra
MSW Castlemaine
MSW Cairns
MSW Bunbury
MSW Benalla


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Day Air attack on Port Moresby , at 53,91

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 128
P-38G Lightning x 41
B-17E Fortress x 59

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 139

Well and truely closed
Aircraft Attacking:

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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21 Sally x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Lockeport

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 7000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 90
A6M3 Zero x 8
A6M3a Zero x 6
G3M Nell x 3
G4M1 Betty x 25
Ki-21 Sally x 78
Ki-49 Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Thomas Jefferson, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AK Starr King, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AP Van Diemen
AP Henderson
AP Harris, Bomb hits 1
DMS Boggs
AK George Read, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AK Edwin Markham, Bomb hits 1
AK Herleik, heavy damage
AK Duymaer van Twist
AK Johanne Justesen
AP Arthur Middleton
AP Taiyuan
AK Norse Carrier, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP Van Neck
AK Empire Raven
AK Juan Cabrillo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AP Kanimba
AP Empire Chivalry, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AP Tasker H. Bliss
AP Fuller
AK Empire Ortolan
AP Westralia
AP Largs Bay, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Cetus, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AK Montanan, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DMS Perry, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AP Koolama, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AK George H. Williams
AK Empire Selwyn, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK William Dawes
AP Barnett
AP Royal T. Frank
AP St. Mihel, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AP Henry T. Allen, Torpedo hits 2, on fire

All thats left - didn't really do much damage. I doubt whether any will sink
Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21 Sally x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21 Sally: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Phelps, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 5000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
A6M3 Zero x 1
Ki-21 Sally x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21 Sally: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Case
DD Patterson

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 4000 feet
3 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 4000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 47
A6M3 Zero x 4
A6M3a Zero x 6
Ki-21 Sally x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Boreas, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on Koepang , at 28,77


Allied aircraft
Wellington III x 15
Hudson I x 7
B-25C Mitchell x 31


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 37

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Ground combat at Munda

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2269 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Defending force 93002 troops, 954 guns, 232 vehicles, Assault Value = 1969



Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 56972 troops, 471 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1769

Defending force 43875 troops, 321 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 722


Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 96547 troops, 816 guns, 22 vehicles, Assault Value = 2134

Defending force 15692 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 331

Allied max assault: 1766 - adjusted assault: 1497

Japanese max defense: 301 - adjusted defense: 323

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 4) Almost gone

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3


Japanese ground losses:
431 casualties reported
Guns lost 10

Allied ground losses:
1267 casualties reported
Guns lost 43
Vehicles lost 3


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Ground combat at Russell Islands

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11938 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 312

Defending force 6514 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Allied max assault: 292 - adjusted assault: 118

Japanese max defense: 65 - adjusted defense: 99

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


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Ground combat at Munda

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 83239 troops, 952 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 1968

Defending force 7572 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Allied max assault: 3226 - adjusted assault: 2989

Japanese max defense: 47 - adjusted defense: 22

Allied assault odds: 135 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
2409 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Allied ground losses:
474 casualties reported
Guns lost 19
Vehicles lost 3


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Ground combat at Colombo

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29288 troops, 321 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 722

Defending force 78252 troops, 471 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1769



Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported

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Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Munda

A very successful day for the Empire. Even though I lost 350 aircraft it was worth it.

I must also add that Tom took it very well - He is a top man to play against.


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Post #: 44
RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 3 - 2/25/2009 9:19:30 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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Well after last turn todays had to be quiet.

Highlights only




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/20/42

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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 60
A6M3a Zero x 9
Ki-21 Sally x 6
Ki-49 Helen x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Dukat, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK West Isleta

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 2000 feet
2 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 6000 feet
4 x Ki-49 Helen bombing at 2000 feet
4 x Ki-21 Sally bombing at 6000 feet

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 99826 troops, 835 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 2049

Defending force 15110 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 305

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied max assault: 3502 - adjusted assault: 2639

Japanese max defense: 275 - adjusted defense: 257

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Lunga base !!! Had to happen. Now Tom has a base for his 4E's to plaster Rabaul


Japanese ground losses:
761 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Allied ground losses:
2611 casualties reported
Guns lost 80
Vehicles lost 5


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/21/42


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Naval bombardment of Colombo, at 14,24

Allied Ships
DD Nepal
CLAA Caradoc
CL Danae
CL Emerald
CA Frobisher

Japanese ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Guns lost 5
Can do nothing about Sri Lanka


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Day Air attack on TF, near Munda at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 66
A6M3a Zero x 9
Ki-21 Sally x 6 Dont know where all of my bombers have gone
Ki-49 Helen x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49 Helen: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Nevadan, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK Forafric, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK West Isleta

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 96220 troops, 717 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 1807

Defending force 14022 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 269

Allied max assault: 2764 - adjusted assault: 2126

Japanese max defense: 242 - adjusted defense: 103

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
301 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
1713 casualties reported
Guns lost 65
Vehicles lost 2

A quiet turn.

One thing I do want to comment on is the number of troops Tom has brought to the Solomon's

He has 145k at Munda Pt,
23k at Russell Is
30k at Tass
136k at Lunga and
5k at Tulagi. Thats a total of 339,000 men. How is it possible to stop that.






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Post #: 45
RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 3 - 2/25/2009 1:00:28 PM   
ny59giants


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It takes 18 months for CVs to re-spawn. The Allied "Death Star" does not achieve that status until '43 when they carry Hellcats, IMO. He took a big risk thinking that he could do the same thing with Wildcats. From the Combat Report, it looks like he put too many CVs in a single TF. In '42, a CV and CVL is all he should put in a ACTF. He had all those BBs he could have used to soak up torpedo hits. An Allied player can afford the lose of BBs, not CVs at this point in the game.

I hope you have lenty of subs in the area trying to kill off cripples.

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Post #: 46
Planning for the next phase - 2/26/2009 8:12:49 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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Thankfully the turns are less heart stopping, although one false move could cost me. I am being cautious.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/22/42

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai
CA Mogami
CA Haguro
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamato
BB Mutsu
BB Hiei


Allied ground losses:
4484 casualties reported I have a few nukes up my sleve as well
Guns lost 18
Vehicles lost 17

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 8
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 4

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma
CL Yura
CL Isuzu
CA Kako
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Myoko
CA Chokai
BB Kirishima


Allied ground losses:
925 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 14
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 3

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
CL Tatsuta
CA Aoba
CA Atago
BB Yamashiro
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Allied ground losses:
1828 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 3

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 26
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 22


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Day Air attack on 4th/A Division, at 14,24


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 38


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Aircraft Attacking:

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Empire Chivalry, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AP Koolama, heavy damage
AP Harris
AK Juan Cabrillo, heavy damage
AK Starr King, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
MSW Rail, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Robin, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
This is the first of many anti shipping strikes in the Solomons. Tom looks as though he has pulled back to Tassafaronga.
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Masaya, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
A6M3a Zero x 9
G3M Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Idomeneus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Aldebaran, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Neleus
AK Lycaon, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Rhesus

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 3
G4M1 Betty x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Fomalhaut, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Lyra, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
A6M3a Zero x 9
G3M Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Proteus, heavy damage
MSW Starling, heavy damage
AK Exmoor, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AK Norse Carrier, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Empire Barracuda, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
I must of sunk around 10 ships in the AM phase
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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 93855 troops, 630 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 1650

Defending force 13594 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 253

Allied max assault: 1079 - adjusted assault: 1316

Japanese max defense: 226 - adjusted defense: 201

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
228 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
650 casualties reported
Guns lost 24
Vehicles lost 1


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Ground combat at Russell Islands

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11666 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

Defending force 6144 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Allied max assault: 253 - adjusted assault: 89

Japanese max defense: 46 - adjusted defense: 89

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/23/42


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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1066
TF 1066 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


218 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
228 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1066
TF 1066 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
169 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1095
TF 1095 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


697 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Gran, Shell hits 3


Allied ground losses:
883 casualties reported
Guns lost 8
Vehicles lost 12

More reinforcements for Colombo landing. This base will fall when Tom attacks
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 107
A6M3a Zero x 14
G3M Nell x 11
G4M1 Betty x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Harris
AP Koolama, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Igonish, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Starr King, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Cetus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Juan Cabrillo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Robin, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Masaya

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 124
A6M3a Zero x 17
G4M1 Betty x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Asphalion
AK Aldebaran, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Murada, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Alchiba, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Rhesus, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Neleus
AK Alhena, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Bellatrix, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 66
A6M3a Zero x 10
G4M1 Betty x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Skylark, heavy damage
AK Proteus, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Largs Bay, heavy damage
MSW Starling, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
Sunk a whole bunch more today

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 58078 troops, 492 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2128 As I said if Tom attacked I would lose the base

Defending force 43355 troops, 325 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 710


Japanese ground losses:
87 casualties reported


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 92734 troops, 602 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 1574

Defending force 13323 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Allied max assault: 1072 - adjusted assault: 1059

Japanese max defense: 214 - adjusted defense: 119

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
606 casualties reported
Guns lost 26
Vehicles lost 1



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RE: Planning for the next phase - 2/26/2009 8:37:33 AM   
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6 CVs ! Congrats GordoNZ. Gives you some more time to decide what to do, and to use the KB differently than otherwise. I am not sure, but I think those 6 do not respawn for about a year and a half or so.

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Post #: 48
RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 3 - 2/26/2009 11:08:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: GordoNZ


One thing I do want to comment on is the number of troops Tom has brought to the Solomon's

He has 145k at Munda Pt,
23k at Russell Is
30k at Tass
136k at Lunga and
5k at Tulagi. Thats a total of 339,000 men. How is it possible to stop that.[/color]



By denying them supply. I think the same holds for the 4E bombers from Lunga - intense bombing campaigns eat a lot of supplies, though I do not know the exact numbers (does anyone out there have a formula how to calculate that ?). I don't know whether you can achieve this denial, but the starting point for it may be good now that US CVs are out of play.

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RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 3 - 2/26/2009 12:29:41 PM   
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Your opponent has already retaken the initiative, but having lost his CVs, you get about a year during which you do not face invasions out of LBA umbrella.. But LBA is still a monstruous threat, and between the bombers and a strong P48 LRCAP from multiple covering Bases, he can still go forward in many places..

I haven't followed the game closely but you should really take a hard look a the situation and ask :
- Where does his loss of CVs affect him most, how can I exploit this weakness ?
- How does that affect his plans and therefore my preparation ?
- Do I have scope for limited offensive action or do I just have to prepare defense with more margin for manoeuvre.

For example Raiding his supply lines might become interesting since he is very short in CVs to protect them, you could considerably slow down his build up.

I really believe the Solomons are lost anyway, and difficulties in supplying or evacing this theatre means that for the next year his forces are stranded in malaria bases to rot.. you need to make sure that he can't supply them properly or at least move them.



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RE: Solomon Islands lost - Update 3 - 2/26/2009 12:53:49 PM   
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You could form a few hunter killer sub groups with a Glen equipped and 3 to 4 fleet subs. A couple of them between Christmas Island and San Fran. Then a few more around Pago Pago area.

You may need to have a anti-PT boat SC TF of a CL and 4 DDs proceed your "nuk" bombardment missions. As an Allied player, I would but a few PT TF around the forward bases to eat up op points and hope on the follow up turn to find some ships still too close to escape LBA attacks.

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Post #: 51
Future Planning - 2/27/2009 10:36:24 PM   
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Thanks guys that has given me a lot to think about. I like the idea of raiding with KB. I am going to retake some of the lost bases eg Wake etc

Turns are very quiet at the moment. Double update of interested events.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/24/42

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 50
A6M3a Zero x 13
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Heywood, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
A6M3a Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Alchiba, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-170
PT PT-173, Shell hits 8
PT PT-166, Shell hits 12
PT PT-169, Shell hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 30

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Skylark, Shell hits 4, heavy damage
AK Herleik, Shell hits 12, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on Andaman Island , at 23,34

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 17
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 21

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 1
B-17E Fortress x 59
LB-30 Liberator x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 4 destroyed, 13 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 7 destroyed, 16 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 3 destroyed, 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 43
This was a good move by Tom


Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-147
PT PT-142, Shell hits 4
PT PT-164
PT PT-145, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-163, Shell hits 8, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Manoora
AP Talthibius

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP Largs Bay, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 76551 troops, 657 guns, 480 vehicles, Assault Value = 4033

Defending force 43269 troops, 328 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 704


Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 91855 troops, 593 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 1491

Defending force 12997 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 225

Allied max assault: 986 - adjusted assault: 1034

Japanese max defense: 200 - adjusted defense: 127

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
601 casualties reported
Guns lost 29
Vehicles lost 2



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/25/42

Tom continues to unload even more troops at Colombo
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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1002
TF 1002 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


2249 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Empire Heywood
AK Empire Cormorant
AK Mahimahi, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
6314 casualties reported
Guns lost 15
Vehicles lost 2

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TF 66 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damageTom places a few sublaid mines there and I hit them but at Munda where I have had 6 to 8k mines his bombardment runs hit nothing.

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai
CA Mogami
CA Haguro
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamato
BB Mutsu
BB Hiei


Allied ground losses:
1412 casualties reported
Guns lost 17
Vehicles lost 2

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
Port supply hits 2

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma
CL Yura
CL Isuzu
CA Kako
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Myoko
CA Chokai
BB Kirishima


Allied ground losses:
694 casualties reported
Guns lost 13

Runway hits 2
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 7

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Naval bombardment of Munda, at 64,95

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
CL Tatsuta
CA Aoba
CA Atago
BB Yamashiro
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Allied ground losses:
1416 casualties reported
Guns lost 14
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
Port supply hits 3

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37
A6M3a Zero x 18
G4M1 Betty x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Juan Cabrillo, heavy damage
AP Harris, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-150
PT PT-149, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-163, Shell hits 8
PT PT-164, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-146
The Allies have a limitless supply of PT boats
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-163, Shell hits 4
PT PT-164, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-149, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-148

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged

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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
A6M3a Zero x 3
G4M1 Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP Largs Bay, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AK Herleik, heavy damage
MSW Skylark, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-171
PT PT-170, Shell hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Mabella

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed


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Day Air attack on Andaman Island , at 23,34

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 9

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 1
B-17E Fortress x 41
LB-30 Liberator x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
H8K Emily: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:

Day Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 14,24

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged


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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 85677 troops, 719 guns, 768 vehicles, Assault Value = 4518

Defending force 43301 troops, 326 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 710


Japanese ground losses:
101 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 91163 troops, 557 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 1446

Defending force 12746 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 220

Allied max assault: 1084 - adjusted assault: 1198

Japanese max defense: 195 - adjusted defense: 105

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
390 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Guns lost 18


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RE: Future Planning - 2/27/2009 10:51:35 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/26/42


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ASW attack at 71,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-31, hits 9, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
MSW Canso
MSW Bayfield
MSW Bellechasse
MSW Cootamundra
MSW Castlemaine
MSW Cairns
MSW Bunbury
MSW Benalla
MSW Arnidale
MSW Kalgoorlie

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Naval bombardment of Colombo, at 14,24

Allied Ships
DD Nepal
CLAA Caradoc
CL Danae
CL Emerald
CA Frobisher

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
D3A Val x 16
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 39

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Juan Cabrillo, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
9 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-142
PT PT-143
PT PT-150
PT PT-147, Shell hits 4, on fire
PT PT-148, Shell hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Herleik, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-168
PT PT-169, Shell hits 28, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-167, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-173, Shell hits 24, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-171, Shell hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on Trimcomalee , at 15,25


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 40
SB-2c x 62


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
SB-2c: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 89


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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-163, Shell hits 12, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-147, Shell hits 20, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Deliberate attackHere comes the long awaited attack

Attacking force 153626 troops, 1263 guns, 991 vehicles, Assault Value = 4660

Defending force 43281 troops, 326 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 711

Allied max assault: 4313 - adjusted assault: 4829

Japanese max defense: 681 - adjusted defense: 4246 Wow that was a big adjustment

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4


Japanese ground losses:
1693 casualties reported
Guns lost 15
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
4810 casualties reported
Guns lost 168
Vehicles lost 6


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/27/42


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TF 1030 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
MSW Skylark, heavy damage

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TF 1082 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
MSW Kelowna

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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT PT-143, Shell hits 12
PT PT-150, Shell hits 8
PT PT-142
PT PT-144, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 37

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Herleik, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-166
PT PT-174, Shell hits 24
PT PT-171, Shell hits 4
PT PT-172, Shell hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT PT-163, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero attacking at 100 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 50

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Skylark, Shell hits 16, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet
4 x Ki-61 KAIc Tony attacking at 100 feet

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 151775 troops, 1127 guns, 1104 vehicles, Assault Value = 4224

Defending force 41013 troops, 306 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 670

Allied max assault: 3664 - adjusted assault: 4787

Japanese max defense: 664 - adjusted defense: 6361 I have two divisions here

Allied assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 4)


Japanese ground losses:
1723 casualties reported
Guns lost 20
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
2882 casualties reported
Guns lost 67
Vehicles lost 1


Colombo will not last long. Hopefully long enough to wreck Tom's LCU




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Quiet turns - 3/1/2009 12:41:06 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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4 Turn update

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11/30/42


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Day Air attack on Tulagi , at 68,96

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
A6M3a Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 51

No Japanese losses

Port hits 3
Port supply hits 1

I saw the port symbol appear but nothing there


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/01/42


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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G4M1 Betty x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Kelowna

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty bombing at 10000 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing at 10000 feet

Very quiet turn but things will get hot very soon

Turn 2

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/02/42

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Day Air attack on Munda , at 64,95

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 17
J1N1-R Irving x 5
Ki-21 Sally x 39
Ki-46-II Dinah x 4

No Japanese losses

No luck at 20k feet but any lower and I get shot down from flak
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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 93582 troops, 618 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 1593

Defending force 12761 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Allied max assault: 1393 - adjusted assault: 1192

Japanese max defense: 203 - adjusted defense: 265

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
336 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Allied ground losses:
912 casualties reported
Guns lost 22



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/03/42



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Day Air attack on TF, near Andaman Island at 23,34
Long distance raid from Madras
Japanese aircraft
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 32

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
MSW Wa 1, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Kyo Maru #3, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Another very quiet turn. I notice a large pool of fighters and bombers in Timor so I decided next turn to move a few hundred Salleys and Helens into Kendari. Lets see what happens

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Action returns - 3/1/2009 1:05:07 AM   
GordoNZ

 

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This is turn 3 & 4 of my 4 turn update. Some good action

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/04/42

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TF 1006 encounters mine field at Kwajalein (79,79) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

327 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
DMS Elliot, Shell hits 46, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Wasmuth, Shell hits 21, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Long, Shell hits 30, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Dorsey, Shell hits 18, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Lamberton, Shell hits 21, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Hopkins, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
Tom decides to bombard Kwajalein and thinks it might be a good idea to send some mine sweepers in first. Well this is what happens - All sunk

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

150 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Revenge, Shell hits 15
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 12
BB Washington, Shell hits 19
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 11
BB New Mexico, Shell hits 18
BB Idaho, Shell hits 7
BB Tennessee, Shell hits 7
Then the big boy appear surprised they took any hits. Only scratched paint I assume. Does anyone know what 5" CD gun does to a BB? I am assuming 'bounce'

Japanese ground losses:
1597 casualties reported
Guns lost 41

Runway hits 6
Port fuel hits 1

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

80 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB California, Shell hits 4
BB Oklahoma, Shell hits 2
BB Maryland, Shell hits 5
BB Nevada, Shell hits 5
BB Colorado, Shell hits 5
BB Warspite, Shell hits 2
BB Arizona
Next wave
Japanese ground losses:
399 casualties reported
Guns lost 11

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TF 1070 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Allied Ships
SS Whale, Mine hits 1
SS Sawfish, Mine hits 1
SS Shad, Mine hits 1

Two of these were allied mines


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Day Air attack on Lautem , at 33,78This is my attack I talked about in the last post. Came out ok over both days I destroyed 170 aircraft

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
A6M3 Zero x 30
A6M3a Zero x 28
Ki-21 Sally x 149
Ki-49 Helen x 59
Ki-46-II Dinah x 5

Allied aircraft
P-40B Tomahawk x 55

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 8 destroyed
Ki-21 Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Tomahawk: 51 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 21 destroyed
Wellington III: 3 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
245 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 149

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Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
G3M Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Empire Unity

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Empire Chaucer, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 6
G3M Nell x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Empire Mist

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 92166 troops, 560 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1498

Defending force 11824 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

Allied max assault: 1303 - adjusted assault: 1313

Japanese max defense: 164 - adjusted defense: 109

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
404 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
624 casualties reported
Guns lost 19
Vehicles lost 2


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Ground combat at Russell Islands

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11736 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 235

Defending force 3546 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Allied max assault: 213 - adjusted assault: 64

Japanese max defense: 2 - adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


7th Naval Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Russell Islands by attrition!!!


Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Russell Islands

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/05/42



Sub attack near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 3

Allied Ships
SC SC-740, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC SC-744
SC SC-743
SC SC-742
SC SC-741
SC SC-739
SC SC-738

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TF 30 troops unloading over beach at Kusaie Island, 75,82


Japanese ground losses:
200 casualties reported

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TF 30 troops unloading over beach at Kusaie Island, 75,82


Japanese ground losses:
143 casualties reported
retaking some lost islands in the pacific


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Day Air attack on Lautem , at 33,78 Day two

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38
A6M3 Zero x 46
A6M3a Zero x 31
Ki-21 Sally x 212
Ki-49 Helen x 87
Ki-46-II Dinah x 5

Allied aircraft
P-40B Tomahawk x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-21 Sally: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Tomahawk: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 49 destroyed
Wellington III: 5 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
307 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 246


Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
G3M Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Empire Unity, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Empire Chaucer

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Kai Island at 39,78

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
G3M Nell x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Empire Mist

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet


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Ground combat at Kusaie Island

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1395 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

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

Japanese max assault: 62 - adjusted assault: 33

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 33 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kusaie Island base !!!

Turn 4 - Tom and I have now played one year and it has us about 3 to 3 1/2 months

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/06/42

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TF 1010 encounters mine field at Lunga (67,97)

Allied Ships
DMS Lamberton, and is sunk
MSW Bunbury

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Day Air attack on Lautem , at 33,78 One more try to get damaged aircraft on the ground

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
A6M3a Zero x 18
Ki-21 Sally x 222
Ki-49 Helen x 90
Ki-46-II Dinah x 6

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21 Sally: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 21 destroyed
Wellington III: 7 destroyed
B-26B Marauder: 8 destroyed
P-40B Tomahawk: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 284


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese Ships
AG AG-2057
AG AG-2059

Allied Ships
PT PT-147
PT PT-171
PT PT-172
PT PT-173
PT PT-174


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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 91572 troops, 527 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 1450

Defending force 11031 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Allied max assault: 1264 - adjusted assault: 1313

Japanese max defense: 142 - adjusted defense: 29

Allied assault odds: 45 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
604 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Guns lost 16


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/07/42



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TF 1006 encounters mine field at Kwajalein (79,79) Tom sent the big boys in without the mine sweepers this time

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Mine hits 1
BB Revenge, Mine hits 1, on fire
BB Washington, Mine hits 1, on fire
BB New Mexico, Mine hits 1
Minor damage I am sure
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TF 1079 encounters mine field at Kwajalein (79,79)

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Mine hits 1, on fire

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

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Shell hits 7
BB South Dakota
BB Washington, on fire
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho, Shell hits 1
BB Tennessee, Shell hits 6

Japanese ground losses:
740 casualties reported
Guns lost 14

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

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

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Warspite
BB California
BB Arizona
BB Oklahoma
BB Nevada
BB Maryland, Shell hits 3

Japanese ground losses:
819 casualties reported
Guns lost 11

Runway hits 4
Port hits 2


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Day Air attack on Lautem , at 33,78

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
A6M3a Zero x 18
Ki-21 Sally x 204
Ki-49 Helen x 89
Ki-46-II Dinah x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21 Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-49 Helen: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 182

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Ground combat at Lunga

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 91448 troops, 517 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 1434

Defending force 10572 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 153

Allied max assault: 1255 - adjusted assault: 1748

Japanese max defense: 126 - adjusted defense: 25

Allied assault odds: 69 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
2895 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
251 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


Not a bad couple of days





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Post #: 55
RE: Help please GordoNZ (J) v's RUPD (A) - 3/1/2009 5:26:57 AM   
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looks like you're putting up a good fight, that's a lot of bombers to bring down. It's pretty normal I think to have only about 50% of your cap actually in the air to fight his bombers. Sometimes it's better not to even CAP a base as the allies get stronger. Allied sweeps seem to send almost all the planes in the group over your base, so even if you have equal numbers Allies sweep you at 2 to 1. Not pretty usually. You lose less pilots over your own airfields though.

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Operation recapture lost ground begins - 3/2/2009 7:33:42 AM   
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Dekwik - Thanks for reading and thanks for posting.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/08/42

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1008
TF 1008 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24I can't believe how many troops Tom is landing and still landing


18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


710 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
AK Empire Might


Allied ground losses:
1430 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1066
TF 1066 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
97 casualties reported

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TF 1026 encounters mine field at Kwajalein (79,79)

Allied Ships
SC SC-642, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 1029 encounters mine field at Rabaul (61,88)

Allied Ships
SS Grampus, Mine hits 1, on fire

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1008
TF 1008 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24



Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1017
TF 1017 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24


305 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied ground losses:
916 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Coastal Guns at Colombo, 14,24, firing at TF 1066
TF 1066 troops unloading over beach at Colombo, 14,24



Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported

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TF 1011 encounters mine field at Shortlands (63,93)

Allied Ships
SS Peto, Mine hits 1, on fire


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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 162036 troops, 1324 guns, 1144 vehicles, Assault Value = 5222

Defending force 37272 troops, 322 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 642


Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Guns lost 1



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/09/42



Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 9
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Bunbury, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 67,97

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 6
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Kelowna, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet

Very quiet turn.

I am about to launch my next offensive, the recapture of Wake Island and other

Tom has elements of 5 units there for 13k troops and has a floatilla of 10 PT boats and I would say lots of mines. So how much to bring? Not sure- a couple of divisions perhaps





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RE: Operation recapture lost ground begins - 3/2/2009 7:44:37 AM   
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Next turn

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/12/42



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein at 79,79

Japanese Ships
AG AG-2061
AG AG-2062
AG AG-2064
AG AG-2065, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AG AG-2066, Shell hits 1, on fire
AG AG-2067, Shell hits 1
AG AG-2068, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer
Tom finally caught my barges evac troops from here


Day Air attack on Wake Island , at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 21
G4M1 Betty x 16

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

The first raid to suppress Wake

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 187270 troops, 1314 guns, 1260 vehicles, Assault Value = 4728

Defending force 33611 troops, 227 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 591

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied max assault: 4539 - adjusted assault: 5129

Japanese max defense: 530 - adjusted defense: 1879

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
987 casualties reported
Guns lost 17
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
1265 casualties reported
Guns lost 91
Vehicles lost 2


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/13/42


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Day Air attack on Wake Island , at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 21
G4M1 Betty x 12

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Tassafaronga at 66,97

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 17

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 24
P-38G Lightning x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged Time to get out of dodge

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 1 damaged

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Day Air attack on Amboina , at 39,73

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 63
B-24D Liberator x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 3 destroyed
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 54


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Day Air attack on TF, near Kusaie Island at 75,82


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
ML Naryu
ML Sokuten
ML Ishizaki, Bomb hits 1, on fire I was lucky - It could hve been much worse

ML Kyosai

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

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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 184246 troops, 1231 guns, 1263 vehicles, Assault Value = 4467

Defending force 32137 troops, 209 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 565

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied max assault: 4271 - adjusted assault: 4890

Japanese max defense: 524 - adjusted defense: 2650

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0


Japanese ground losses:
1625 casualties reported
Guns lost 11
Vehicles lost 4

Allied ground losses:
2558 casualties reported
Guns lost 45
Vehicles lost 1

Next attack will do it for Tom

The next turn might prove to be a little more interesting



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Operation to get the snot beaten out of me... - 3/6/2009 7:21:50 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/14/42

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Naval bombardment of Colombo, at 14,24

Allied Ships
DD Nepal
CLAA Caradoc
CL Danae
CL Emerald
CA Frobisher

Japanese ground losses:
193 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

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Day Air attack on Wake Island , at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 21
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged
Not a good result


Day Air attack on Lae , at 54,87


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 28


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 9 damaged

Japanese Ships
PC Shonon Maru #15, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Tama Maru #8, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Again the turn sequence gets me. Docked here for days but then I disband them in port and the anchor symbol appears and they die the same time
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Ground combat at Colombo

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 182819 troops, 1206 guns, 1275 vehicles, Assault Value = 4275

Defending force 30209 troops, 163 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 537

Allied max assault: 8187 - adjusted assault: 12010

Japanese max defense: 424 - adjusted defense: 1210

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Colombo base !!! No way to stop that.


Japanese aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Japanese ground losses:
1293 casualties reported
Guns lost 19
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
3456 casualties reported
Guns lost 47

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/15/42



Day Air attack on Wake Island , at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 18
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 14
P-39D Airacobra x 12
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 6 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged


Day Air attack on Wake Island , at 82,63

Japanese aircraft A couple of CVs cruise past Wake
A6M2 Zero x 16
D3A Val x 9
A6M3a Zero x 31
B5N Kate x 9

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
D3A Val: 9 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N Kate: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 6 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N Kate bombing at 12000 feet
9 x D3A Val bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 22
D3A Val x 27
A6M3a Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 5
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
D3A Val: 2 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed


Allied Ships
PT PT-121, Shell hits 4
PT PT-75, Shell hits 4
PT PT-81, Shell hits 4
PT PT-79, Shell hits 8
PT PT-83, Shell hits 28, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-117
PT PT-77, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PT PT-80, Shell hits 4
PT PT-68

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M3a Zero attacking at 100 feet
2 x A6M3 Zero attacking at 100 feet
3 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x A6M3 Zero attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet
4 x D3A Val attacking at 100 feet

trying to get rid of the pesky PTs

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/16/42

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Day Air attack on Shortlands , at 63,93

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 60
B-24D Liberator x 196

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val: 9 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 15 damaged

Japanese Ships
AG AG-2058, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AG AG-2053, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AG AG-2055, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
475 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 51
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 6


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/17/42


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TF 23 encounters mine field at Rabaul (61,88)

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington III: 3 destroyed
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed
LB-30 Liberator: 2 destroyed
C-47 Dakota: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
AG AG-2058, and is sunk
AG AG-2053, and is sunk
DD Ariake

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TF 22 encounters mine field at Marcus Island (75,56)

Japanese Ships
MSW Rikusen Maru
MSW Kyo Maru #1
MSW Kongo Maru #2
MSW Hanata Maru #6
MSW Choun Maru #8
MSW W.8


Day Air attack on Shortlands , at 63,93

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 57 No way to stop this
B-24D Liberator x 175

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val: 5 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
369 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 88
Port fuel hits 3

Getting close to the end of the end in the Solomons

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/20/42

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Very quiet

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/21/42


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TF 1019 encounters mine field at Munda (64,95)

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
MiG-3: 1 destroyed This is a rather strange result. Almost worth a declaration of WAR for this

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/22/42
A bad day for the empire
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TF 1019 encounters mine field at Shortlands (63,93) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

77 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
MSW Canso, Shell hits 41, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on Rabaul , at 61,88

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 6
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 21
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 23
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 48

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 145
B-24D Liberator x 74

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 16 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 26 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 16 destroyed, 13 damaged
D3A Val: 10 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 5 destroyed
Ki-57-II Topsy: 3 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 61 destroyed, 23 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 99
As you can guess I lost most on the ground again.

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Day Air attack on Rabaul , at 61,88 2nd wave from Lunga

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5
Ki-61 KAIc Tony x 17

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 7
B-24D Liberator x 185 There back

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
D3A Val: 8 destroyed
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 8 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed
J1N1-R Irving: 2 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F-5A Lightning: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 28 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 244
With this result I have lost the Solomons as Rabaul is closed.

Day Air attack on Sorong , at 42,74

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 43
B-24D Liberator x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N Kate: 3 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 35

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Sub attack at 77,81

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
SC SC-739, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC SC-744
SC SC-743
SC SC-742
SC SC-741
SC SC-738
SC SC-648
SC SC-641
SC SC-637

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/23/42



Day Air attack on Rabaul , at 61,88

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 68 80 less than yesterday
B-24D Liberator x 85

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 7 destroyed
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 9 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 2 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
J1N1-R Irving: 3 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 2 destroyed, 19 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 68

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Day Air attack on Rabaul , at 61,88

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F-5A Lightning x 5
B-24D Liberator x 112

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61 KAIc Tony: 9 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 3 destroyed
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 11 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47


Day Air attack on Sorong , at 42,74


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 31
B-24D Liberator x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 29


Day Air attack on TF, near Wake Island at 82,63

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
SC SC-522, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC SC-707

Screen shot of losses again see the a2a v's the ground







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