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RE: Focus continues at Homan - 1/28/2010 8:18:13 PM   
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East of Homan Japanese and Chinese forces meet in the field. A Japanese bombardment results in 37 Japanese casualties and 6 guns lost to 10 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.


No! No! You point the end with the hole in it towards the enemy . . .

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RE: Focus continues at Homan - 1/28/2010 9:25:24 PM   
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probably didn't get the right coordinates and fired at their own frontline



what will KB be doing in the coming weeks? R&R or ar you planning further operations for KB?
(if your still not invading pearl, india, OZ i'd say its R&R?)

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RE: Focus continues at Homan - 1/29/2010 12:05:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: flaggelant



probably didn't get the right coordinates and fired at their own frontline



what will KB be doing in the coming weeks? R&R or ar you planning further operations for KB?
(if your still not invading pearl, india, OZ i'd say its R&R?)



Very funny Capt. . No idea what went on there but friendly fire sounds like a reasonable explanation.

As for KB. I have decided to split it up somewhat. Hiryu retuning from repair will move firstly to Singapore. She will meet up with Kaga, Hiyo, Junyo, Ryujo and Zuiho. Together they will be the mobile shield to cover the proposed landings in northern Australia with the eventual goal being the capture of Darwin. These landings are not slated until July. Soryu will be detached to the HI for upgrade and the rest [Akagi, Zuikaku, Shokaku and Shoho] will lurk at Kwajalien. I'm not keen on this split being a lasting arrangement and do intend geting the main players back together as soon as I can.

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RE: Focus continues at Homan - 1/29/2010 5:24:55 PM   
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it almost feels gamey to ask if the split ended up good or bad, so we'll just wait it out

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Dogfights over Homan - 1/29/2010 9:48:12 PM   
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3 June 1942

China
Air: At Homan 13 Ann and 5 Sonia are met by 17 I-16c and at end of the action 3 Ann and 2 Sonia are destroyed. The remaining bombers press on and bomb 74th Chinese Corps and cause 8 casualties.
A sweep over Homan by 37 A6M2 and 11 A6M3 meets 13 I-16c. Wild times in the skies over Homan with 5 A6M2 destroyed and 9 I-16c destroyed.
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 207 Chinese casualties.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
TK Mexicos H Whitier is reported as having been scuttled near Norfolk Island.

Comments
It turned out to be a great day for the Chinese pilots. They held their own with the Zeros and chopped into my bombers. PO2 Tokuda J. Of F1/6th Daitai flying out of Ichang is credited with 5 kills to make ace status. 1LT Chun T. of 11th CFS is credited with kills 5 & 6 to make ace status in Todd’s slowly increasing pool of aces.

In the overall statistics; total air loss from all causes Japan hit 1003 while the Allied total stands at 1202. Air to air totals stand at Japan 218 and Allied 740.

Patience will be needed on the KB front..... all will reveal itself in the fullness of time.


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Sub action - 2/1/2010 12:54:15 AM   
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China
Air: At Homan 12 Sonia escorted by 53 A6M2, 13 A6M3 and 8 Oscar are met by a CAP of 6 I-153c. 1 Sonia is destroyed but by the end of the action 14 I-153c have been destroyed, the airbase takes 1 hit, airbase supply 3 hits and the runway takes 8 hits.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 231 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.

Subs
East of Gili Gili an ASW task force locates SS S-42 but fails to score any hits. They keep up the hunt, however, and eventually report 2 hits. The task force hangs in there with the sub and report another 4 hits.
South of Singapore an ASW task force locates SS KXIV and registers 4 hits.
South of the Russell Islands the escorts of a convoy locate SS KXVII and subject this sub to attack without recording a hit.
300 miles east of Saipan SS Sculpin targets a tanker convoy without result.

Naval Losses for the Day
Confirmation received that TK Brandywine was scuttled near Norfolk Island.

Comments
LTJG Obayashi F. of F2/Yamada Daitai is credited by his 5th kill to attain ace status.


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Focus Homan - 2/6/2010 12:32:30 AM   
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5 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-junction north of Lashio 83rd Chinese Corps is bombed by 44 Betty and 21 Helen with reports of 96 casualties.


China
Air: At Homan 38 A6M2 and 10 A6M3 take on 2 I-153c and bring down one of the Chinese fighters.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 189 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan on the road between Homan and Sian Allied bombardment causes 21 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Confirmation that DD John D. Edwards was scuttled near Norfolk Island.

Comments
Todd has reacted to my move an attempting to encircle Homan and rushed up forces from Sian. They are substantial and I have doubts that I will be able to maintain sufficient supply to the Division I have moved into place here.


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Homan - 2/6/2010 1:29:33 AM   
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6 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-junction north of Lashio 9th Chinese Corps is bombed by 43 Betty and 25 Helen with reports of 126 casualties and 2 guns lost.

China
Air: At Homan 9 Kate, 12 Ann and 10 Sonia escorted by 6 Oscar, 11 A6M3 and 50 A6M2 bomb the airfield causing 10 casualties, 5 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 23 runway hits. The attacking force is met by 1 I-153c which is destroyed.
South of Homan 17th Division is bombed by 9 IL-4c and sustains 3 casualties and 1 gun lost.
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 157 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 30 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Sorong.

South East Pacific
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Russell Islands.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Pressure is building on 17th Division.


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Homan - 2/7/2010 12:50:23 AM   
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7 June 1942

China
Air: South of Homan 17th Division is attacked by 9 IL-4c. 17 A6M2 are on hand for CAP and manage to destroy 1 bomber and the attackers aim is spoiled sparing the men on the ground.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 56 Chinese casualties.
Chinese bombardment south of Homan causes 17th Division to lose 12 casualties and 4 guns lost.

DEI
Ground: At Sorong the undefended base is captured by Japanese forces.

South East Pacific
Ground: At Russell Islands the undefended base is captured by Japanese forces.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil.

Comments
All important action for time being is focussed on Homan with a couple of feel good base captures going on.


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Ace captured - 3/5/2010 12:53:36 AM   
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China
Air: At Homan the airbase is attacked by 7 Kate, 12 Ann and 9 Sonia. The escort of 8 Oscar, 35 A6M2 and 17 A6M3 destroy the CAP of 1I53c and the airbase is hit 6 times, airbase supply 5 hits and the runway is hit 21 times.
South of Homan 17th Division is attacked by 7 IL-4c. 13 A6M2 provide CAP and destroy 2 of the attacking planes. The bombers manage to inflict 12 casualties on the ground forces.
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 221 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.
South of Homan Allied bombardment causes 41 casualties and 2 guns lost from 17th Division.

DEI
Ground: Troops are ashore at Sansapor.
Air: At Medan 1st NS Garrison Battalion is attacked by 10 Sally and 11 Helen causing 30 casualties.

Subs
SS KXVII is attacked near Munda for no reported result.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
PO2 Takagi H. of F2/Tainan Daitai is credited with kill number 8 but then has to bail up of his fighter and is reported as captured.


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Ruckus around Darwin - 4/7/2010 8:26:27 PM   
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We're getting some interesting posts from the Allied side about how the invasion of Darwin is going. Any views from the Japanese side?

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RE: Ruckus around Darwin - 4/7/2010 8:33:12 PM   
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second that

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RE: Ruckus around Darwin - 4/11/2010 1:28:04 PM   
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I hear you. Have been busy of late with one thing and another. I shall make an effort this week to get back into AAR typing mode and at least bring you up to date with the Japanese view of proceedings. Now where were we... oh yes Homan is still holding out, Burma has slowed down and my lot are doing a slow mop up of the DEI. And yes there will be a ruckus around Darwin in the coming months.

9 June 1942

Burma
Air: North of Lashio 15 Betty and 3 Helen bomb 9th Chinese Corps causing 31 casualties. At the same location 29 Betty and 20 Helen bomb 83rd Chinese Corps causing 108 casualties.
Ground: North of Lasio more Japanese forces force the river and trigger a shock attack on the Chinese forces present. Japanese loses are reported as 958 casualties, 29 guns and 1 vehicle lost to 7 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.

China
Air: At Homan 8 Kate, 9 Ann and 7 Sonia escorted by 8 Oscar, 34 A6M2 and 13 A6M3 bombs the airfield causing 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 14 runway hit. 1 Sonia is destroyed.
Near Homan 17th Division is attacked by 10 IL-4c. 12 A6M2 are waiting and 1 of the bombers is claimed destroyed and the attack is driven off.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 137 casualties.
South of Homan Chinse bombardment causes 8 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost.

Australia
Air: At Cooktown 4th Dutch Naval Base Force is attacked by 17 Betty causing 19 casualties and 1 gun lost.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
LTJG Kanzaki C. of F2/Tainan Daitai is credited with kill # 5 to reach ace status.


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RE: Ruckus around Darwin - 4/11/2010 7:36:47 PM   
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And yes there will be a ruckus around Darwin in the coming months.


That partly explains it: the Allied AAR is up to August!

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Japanese destroyer activity - 4/12/2010 12:47:36 PM   
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10 June 1942

China
Air: Homan is attacked by 7 Kate, 11 Ann and 6 Sonia causing 2 airbase hits and 14 runway hits.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 106 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 10 Japanese casualties.

DEI
Ground: The undefended base at Sansapor is captured by Japanese forces.

Subs
Near Tassafaronga an ASW Task Force of DDs Yugumo, Hamakaze, Shigure, Yugure and Ariake locate SS S-38 and claim 5 hits.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Nice to see my destroyers scoring hits on that enemy sub.


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Rennell Island captured - 4/13/2010 2:03:01 PM   
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11 June 1942

Burma
Ground: At the T-junction north of Lashio Japanese bombardment causes 7 Allied casualties.

China
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 104 Chinese casualties.
Southeast of Homan Japanese bombardment causes 21 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 36 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore a Dili.
Air: At Medan 12 Sally and 11 Helen bomb 6th Dutch Naval Base Force causing 24 casualties.

South East Pacific
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Rennell Island and the undefended base is captured.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
The softening up at Homan continues. My unit south of Homan continues to be subjected to a concerted Chinese counter attack. The troops ashore at Dili signal my intention to move in and clear this area of the DEI.


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Dili captured - 4/14/2010 2:02:16 PM   
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12 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-Junction north of Lashio 13 Betty and 6 Helen bomb 9th Chinese Corps causing 21 casualties. 83rd Chinese Corps sustains 36 casualties after being bombed by 25 Betty and 11 Helen at the same location.

China
Air: A Homan the airfield is bombed by 12 Ann causing 2 airbase supply hits and 10 runway hits.
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 94 Allied casualties.

DEI
Ground: Japanese forces capture the undefended base at Dili. On the ground 2 F.K.51 and 1 Brewster 339D are destroyed.
Air: At Medan 6th Dutch Naval Base Force is bombed by 7 Sally and 18 Helen for 42 casualties.

South East Pacific
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Irau.

Subs
Near Bonin a Japanese ASW task force locates SS Haddock but is unable to cause any damage to the sub.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
BB Fuso receives her AA upgrade.


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Stewart Island captured - 4/19/2010 1:32:09 PM   
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13 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-Junction north of Lashio 9th Chinese Corps is bombed by 33 Betty and 15 Helen causing 138 Chinese casualties and 2 guns lost.

China
Air: At Homan 7 Kate and 12 Ann bomb the airfield causing 12 Chinese casualties, 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 14 runway hits.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 330 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 64 Japanese casualties and 3 guns lost.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Manokwari and Lautern.
Air: At Medan 2nd NS Garrison Battalion is bombed by 13 Sally and 15 Helen causing 40 casuatlies.

South East Pacific
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Stewart Island and capture the undefended base.

Subs
South of Tulagi a H6K4 Mavis attacks SS O19 with no reports of damage.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
A few of the little bases being scooped up and Homan is beginning to feel the pinch.


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Manokwari captured - 4/19/2010 1:48:15 PM   
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China
Air: At Homan 8 Kate, 9ann and 8 Sonia bomb the airfield causing 6 Chinese casualties, 2 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 12 runway hits.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 117 Chinese casualties and 2 guns lost.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 47 Japanese casualties, 1 guns and 1 vehicle lost.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Medan.
Air: At Medan 6th Dutch Naval Base Force is bombed by 19 Sally and 15 Helen causing 22 Allied casualties.
Japanese forces capture the undefended base at Manokwari.
Near Lautern 3 Hudson I locate a Japanese fleet and target DD Asagiri with no effect. Later in the day 11 Hudson I locate more Japanese shipping and this time target DDs Samidare and Hagikaze and AP Kaiko Maru with no result.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
The Allied force concentrated at Medan will soon be under concerted attack. The enemy planes have reappeared so it does not look like the enemy will let Japanese forces peacefully occupy the remaining DEI islands on offer.


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RE: Manokwari captured - 4/19/2010 8:51:26 PM   
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hey,

heavy fighting around Medan sounds interesting im expecting a stand around there somwhere to, not sure what to bring there,
do you remember how many forces you landed there and if it was adequate? (of course we'll learn it by just waiting for the AAR to tell, but whats the fun in that ?? )


i was scanning trough the last page for the location of KB, when i saw the TF in front of OZ something caught my eye!!
you were running KB as a single TF (or at least the map only showed 1 TF). I believe that the strikes from CVTF get disorganised (bombers flying without escorts etc)
when the TF is to big (i believe 200 planes? not entirely sure on that point).

Do you still run KB as a single force? and did this show at some point?

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RE: Manokwari captured - 4/20/2010 2:57:12 PM   
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hey,

heavy fighting around Medan sounds interesting im expecting a stand around there somwhere to, not sure what to bring there,
do you remember how many forces you landed there and if it was adequate? (of course we'll learn it by just waiting for the AAR to tell, but whats the fun in that ?? )


i was scanning trough the last page for the location of KB, when i saw the TF in front of OZ something caught my eye!!
you were running KB as a single TF (or at least the map only showed 1 TF). I believe that the strikes from CVTF get disorganised (bombers flying without escorts etc)
when the TF is to big (i believe 200 planes? not entirely sure on that point).

Do you still run KB as a single force? and did this show at some point?



Hey there flaggelant

I'll have to go back through my posts from Todd and see if I can locate the turn dealing with the Medan landings. I think from memory I had a brigade and some other supporting units. In a few turns time there will be a development at Medan (that should give you a clue regarding the adequacy of the landing force) but in the mean time I can tell you what units I found at Medan... they were 1st NS Garrison Battalion, 2nd NS Garrison Battalion, Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, 6th Dutch Naval Base Froce and 15th DAF Base Froce. A reasonable concentration of Dutch force and fits with Todd's policy of withdrawing to build a line in the sand in depth. These units have been left to their fate. I suspect Todd expected me to be upon them a lot sooner, however, still being new to this game my expansion has been deliberatley slow of late.

As for KB.... this is another reason my expansion has slowed. I think it was around this time that I decided to send the bulk of KB (Akagi, Soryu, Zuikaku and Shokaku) back to the HI for their upgrades. Hiryu has either finished, or is about to finish, her repairs and she will proceed to Singapore to join Kaga and the mini KB to make up the carrier force to shield the DEI operations and operations beyond. As you may know Todd and I are now progressing through October '42 in the game and I am plesed to say that Todd has been spending a good deal of time wondering where KB is and what it is planning... the truth is not much apart from some well deserved R&R back in the HI.

As for KB as a single force... given that I am in October and still have all the main players I expect I will have 2 KB on the go for my next operation but I think that is still a little way off.

As for my prior operations with KB (there have only been 2 - the Enterprise ambush and the destroyed convoy off Norfolk Island). These have been the full KB but due to her slow speed Kaga had to be detached for both so it was a 5 carrier KB that Nagumo was deploying.

Just went back and had a look at that map. KB did start out off Oz as a single unit but once the convoy had scattered KB split and went hunting. Something of a risk as Todd could well have had a carrier force covering the convoy and splitting KB would have exposed KB to destruction by overwhelming force. As it was Todd was not expecting KB to pop up anywhere near so far south in his shipping lanes and at the time he wasn't covering the convoy... I'm fairly sure his convoys now enjoy some very strong capital ship protection.

< Message edited by SierraJuliet -- 4/20/2010 3:03:02 PM >


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RE: Manokwari captured - 4/20/2010 10:48:53 PM   
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As you may know Todd and I are now progressing through October '42 in the game and I am plesed to say that Todd has been spending a good deal of time wondering where KB is and what it is planning...


sounds like one of its most powerfull weapons is working as best as it can! intimidation

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Lautem captured - 4/27/2010 2:13:36 PM   
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15 June 1942

China
Air: At Homan 8 Ann and 7 Kate bomb the airfield. The escort of 17 A6M3, 20 A6M2 and 6 Oscar tangle with a CAP of 14 Warhawk. At the end of the action 2 A6M2, 2 Oscar and 1 Ann are reported destroyed in exchange for 6 Warhawk reported destroyed. The airbase sustains 2 hits, the airbase supply takes 2 hits and the runway receives 5 hits.
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 53 Chinse casualties.
East of Homan Japanese bombardment causes 4 Chinse casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 3 Japanese casualties and 1 vehicle lost.

DEI
Sea: Near Lautem 10 Hudson locate a Japanese troop convoy. AP Jusan Maru takes 1 bomb hit and reports damage of 50 29 27.
Ground: At Lautem Japanese forces launch a deliberate attack and achieve assault odds of 14 to 1 (fort level 3) and the base is captured. The Japanese report no loses and A-II-ld AA Battalion and 7th DAF Base Force surrender 670 men along with 7 guns lost. 8 Brewster 339D are reported destroyed on the ground.
Air: At the crossroads north of Lashio 9th Chinese Corps is bombed by 36 Betty and 19 Helen with 54 casualties reported.
At Medan 1st NS Garrison Battalion is bombed by 13 Sally and 11 Helen with losses of 4 casualties reported.

South East Pacific
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Irau.

Subs
Southeast of Guadalcanal a Japanese ASW task force of 6 destroyers locates SS O19 and report 2 hits.
East of Bonin SS Haddock locates at tanker task force but fails to score.

Naval Losses for the Day
MSW Asahi Maru which had been mauled by coastal guns at Amboina on 22 May sinks.

Comments
PO2 Fujimatsu O. of F1/6th Daitai flying out of Ichang is awarded the rare distinction of becoming an ace in a day as a result of his endeavours in the skies above Homan.


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Assault on Homan commences - 4/28/2010 7:56:49 AM   
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16 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-Junction north of Lashio 33 Betty and 19 Helen bomb 83rd Chinese Corps causing 68 casualties and 2 guns lost.

China
Ground: At Homan Japanese forces launch a shock attack and achieve assault odds of 2-1. The fort level is reduced to level 7. Japanese forces report 3415 casualties, 152 guns and 2 vehicles lost. Chinese casualties are reported as 1562 casualties a 16 guns lost.
East of Homan Japanese bombardment causes 6 Chinese casualties.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 15 Japanese casualties and 2 guns lost.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Noemfoor.

Australia
Air: At Cooktown 4th Dutch Naval Base Force is bombed by 15 Betty. 6 Warhawk are on CAP but only 1 Betty is reported as suffering damage. 15 casualties are reported on the ground unit.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
The first full scale attack on Homan takes place.


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Medan captured - 5/6/2010 2:36:34 PM   
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17 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-junction north of Lashio 15 Betty and 7 Helen bomb 9th Chinese Corps causing 6 Chinese casualties. Later in the day 24 Betty and 7 Helen bomb 83rd Chinese Corps at the same location this time causing 44 Chinese casualties and 1 gun lost.

China
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 110 Chinese casualties and 2 guns lost.
South of Homan Chinese bombardment causes 19 Japanese casualties and 1 gun lost.

DEI
Ground: At Koepang Japanese forces are ashore.
At Medan Japanese shock attack achieves assault odds of 10 to 1 (fort level 4) and the base is captured. Japanese forces lose 19 casualties and 1 gun lost whilst 1775 Allied personnel from 1st NS Garrison Battalion, 2nd NS Garrison Battalion, Medan Coastal Gun Battalion, 6th Dutch Naval Base Force and 15th DAF Base Force are surrendered. 3 F.K.51 are destroyed on the ground.
Japanese forces capture the undefended base at Noemfoor.

Australia
Air: At Cooktown 14 Betty escorted by 8 A6M2 bomb 4th Dutch Naval Base Force. 1 A6M2 is destroyed whilst the land unit takes 34 casualties and 1 vehicle lost.

Subs
Near Tulagi a couple of MSW locate SS Pollack without reporting any hits.
Some 300 miles east of Tinian SS Sculpin locates a Japanese convoy but fails to register any hits.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
The forces used in the assault on Medan were 81st Naval Guard (experience 64 with morale of 39 and AS of 40) and 56th Brigade (experience 83 with morale of 69 and AS of 73). The blocking force which came up south of Medan was comprised of 4th AF Construction Battalion, 35th Brigade and 1st NLF. The western blocking force was comprised of 7th Aviation Regiment (AS of 13). The attached screen print shows the lines of advance.







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Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'

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Japanese grip on Homan faltering - 11/30/2010 12:35:01 PM   
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18 June 1942

Burma
Ground: Japanese shock attack at the cross roads east of Myitkyina achieves assault odds of 0 to 1 and results in 53 Japanese casualties and 5 guns lost to 54 Allied casualties and 2 guns lost.

China
Ground: Japanese bombardment attack at Homan causes 80Allied casualties.
East of Homan Japanese bombardment causes 9 Allied casualties.
Allied deliberate attack south of Homan achieves 6 to 1 odds against the Japanese division there and causes 437 Japanese casualties and 17 guns lost to 461 Allied casualties and 25 guns lost.

Subs
East of Lunga SS KXVII is attacked by an ASW task force with no reported hits.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Steady as she goes day with softening up attacks still going on.


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Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'

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Allied relief force breaks through to Homan - 11/30/2010 12:38:28 PM   
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19 June 1942

Burma
Ground: Japanese forces ford the Salween River north of Lashio and commence a shock attack against Allied forces guarding the T-Junction. Japanese forces attack at 0-1 odds and suffer losses of 53 casualties and 5 guns lost. Allied forces are believed to have suffered 54 casualties and 2 guns lost.

China
Ground: At Homan Japanese bombardment causes 80 casualties.
East of Homan Japanese bombardment attack causes 9 Allied casualties.
Allied forces coming to the relief of their fellow units under siege at Homan launch a deliberate attack on the Japanese blocking forces south of the city. The Allied forces manage to muster sufficient force to create assault odds of 6 to 1. Although suffering 461 casualties and 25 guns lost the Allies force the Japanese unit to retreat after suffering 437 casualties and 17 guns lost.

Subs
East of Lunga SS KXVII is located by a ASW TF but she eludes the hunters.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
My blocking force at Homan was never kept up to speed with enough supplies and suffered the result and has been forced off the road system and back into less accommodating terrain. Homan has the supply road open again. My attempt to surround the city and cut off the troops here looks destined to fail.


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Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'

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Homan defences further reduced - 11/30/2010 12:41:18 PM   
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20 June 1942

Burma
Ground: At the T-Junction north of Lashio 33rd/C Division is attacked by 8 SB-2c but the bombs fall wide.

China
Ground: At Homan a shock attack by the Japanese forces achieves assault odds of 3 to 1 and reduces the fort level from 6 to 4. Japanese losses are reported as 5566 casualties, 79 guns and 1 vehicle lost to 1668 Allied casualties and 26 guns lost.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Homan is a step closer to falling.


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Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'

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RE: Homan defences further reduced - 11/30/2010 12:45:56 PM   
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21 June 1942

Burma
Air: At the T-Junction north of Lashio 33rd/C Division is attacked by 3SB-2c and 3 casualties are reported. 9 A6M2 are on CAP but only report a couple of the intruders as damaged.

China
Ground: In what was an unplanned attack (and a surprise to local commanders) some Japanese troops at Homan launch another shock attack. Assault odds of 0 – 1 are achieved with the Japanese reporting 239 casualties and 17 guns lost whilst reports are circulating of the Chinese forces loosing 316 casualties and 7 guns lost.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Hot heads at it again!


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Kido Butai, although powerful, was a raiding force, and this is exactly how the Japanese understood its usage. 'Shattered Sword'

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Sabang landing - 12/1/2010 1:44:49 PM   
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22 June 1942

Burma
Air: The 9th Chinese Corps is bombed at the junction north of Lashio by 30 Betty and 14 Helen causing 66 casualties and 1 gun lost.

China
Ground: Japanese bombardment at Homan causes 98 Chinese casualties.

DEI
Ground: Japanese troops are ashore at Sabang.

Subs
No action reported.

Naval Losses for the Day
Nil

Comments
Something of a quiet day.


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