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October 27, 1944 Tori Shima
86619 men are based at Camranh Bay.
4th Reserve AA Regiment is located at Kagoshima.
7th AA Regiment is located at Sendai.
102nd IJA Base Force is located at Harbin.
1st Army is planning for an attack on Chungking.
38th Construction Battalion is located at Toyohara.
1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
51st Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
1st Fleet is located at Manila.
Nakajo-wan Fortress is located at Kadina.
1st Division is located at Harbin.
14th Air Fleet is located at Manila.
Radio transmissions detected at Yap.
Radio transmissions detected at Morotai.
Radio transmissions detected at Prince Rupert.
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo 1 X DE, 28 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1820/6/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Ubon vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Davao 14 LCUs 93640/895/6
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Cagayan 1 X AP, 1 X AK, 1 X DE, 59 fighters, 39 bombers, 62 aux, 4 LCUs 29440/285/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Dadjangas 4 LCUs 5080/23/0
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Cotabato vacant
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Marcus Island 1 X AP, 1 X AK, 1 X CA, 12 LCUs 14420/50/0
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Kwajalein 1 X SS, 8 LCUs 14140/15/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Siador vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Finschafen vacant
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Buin 7 LCUs 13680/6/0
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Tulagi 4 LCUs 1480/0/0
An SBD Dauntless reported a submarine 251 miles E of Davao and prosecuted an attack, claiming a hit. Throughout the day reports of subs in this area flowed in and some contained claims of hits. Later in the day a confirmed kill was given.
A PB2Y attacked a sub 138 miles NE of Tomini.
An Ann attacked the SS Trigger 93 miles E of Batan Island. The sub has very light systems damage and some minor leaks were sprung, but as a precaution she will make for base.
In a night time engagement 79 miles N of Koepang, the Dutch DDs Isaac Sweers and Van Galen hit an unescorted AP 11 times. Troops were observed diving into the water, but no attempt was made to rescue them.
Tavoy was raided by 38 X B-25J and 10 X Spitfire VIII. AA fire damaged 11 of the bombers as they did light damage to the port, triggered a single secondary explosion and accounted for extremely light casualties. Then another strike comprised of 18 X B-25J (1 damaged), 48 X Mosquito FB.VI, 24 X Thunderbolt II and 11 X Spitfire VIII came in. They caused moderate damage to the airfield and there were light personnel losses.
Bangkok was swept again, this time by 50 X P-38J who faced opposition from 17 X Zeke, 3 X George, 25 X Jack, 2 X Irving and 18 X Frank. Both side lost heavily as 11 Zekes, a George, 15 Jacks, both Irvings and 6 Franks (1 damaged) were shot down. The Allies had 10 Lightnings destroyed and 3 damaged.
Krung Thep was bombed by 29 X B-29, 27 X B-24J and 115 X Liberator VI (3 damaged). The airstrip took very heavy damage, there were a great many secondary explosions and casualties were moderate.
Davao had 8 Zekes up and they tried valiantly to stop a raid made by 68 X B-24J (6 damaged), 26 X B-24D (2 damaged) and 17 X P-51D. The Mustangs disposed of the CAP easily and the AA fire was all that was left to deter the bombers. The airfield was heavily damaged, the port took light damage, there were a couple of secondary explosions reported, 2 Zekes, 2 Tonys, 2 Jacks and a George were destroyed on the ground and troop losses were placed at light. With the sky cleared of Japanese planes 50 X SBD (1 downed, 3 damaged), 126 X SB2C (1 destroyed, 8 damaged), 78 X TBF (6 damaged), 86 X TBM (1 damaged) and 15 X F6F came on to do heavy damage to the airfield, moderate damage to the port, light up 2 fuel tanks, trigger some secondary explosions, destroyed a Tony, a Judy, 3 Jacks, a George and a Zeke on the ground and cause heavy personnel losses.
Truk was bombed by 185 X B-29 who inflicted heavy damage to the airfield, heavy damage to the port, a fuel tank exploded, there were some secondary explosions and casualties were heavy.
Kwajalein was raided by 20 X PB4Y for light damage to the airstrip.
The 5th New Chinese Corps, still frozen in place, had light losses from an attack made by 13 X Peggy.
The Japanese ships near Cagayan were under an umbrella of a George, 24 Jacks, 5 Tojos and 4 Tonys when a raid came in made up of 24 X TBM and 19 X FM-2. In the furball a Jack (2 damaged) and a Tojo were destroyed while 7 FM-2s (1 damaged) and 3 Avengers (7 damaged) were shot down. Though the torpedoes were dropped none struck anything. These were planes from CVEs, not the big boys. The CAP was at 18 Jacks, 4 Tojos and 4 Tonys when another attack appeared. 10 X PB4Y and 25 X P-38J came on and 2 Jacks (3 damaged), a Tojo and 3 Tonys were killed. 3 Lightnings were lost and 2 were damaged. A Liberator was damaged by the AA fire thrown up by the ships. A PC was struck by a bomb which did heavy damage to the vessel and it was burning while an AP also took a bomb hit and had fires erupt.
Gasmata was hit by 52 X SB2C and 36 X TBF for light airstrip damage, light damage to the port, a secondary explosion and 3 trashed Kates.
Hansa fell to Allied troops as did Madang.
Dave has run out of coffee and Sandy offers him some tea, which he accepts. “It's not as good as a nice, strong, hot cup of coffee though,” he says. Sandy is concerned because there haven't been any letters from Bill lately.
Sam is alarmed by the way the temperatures have been dropping. The good news is that one of the Sea Bees told him that soon there will be proper tents and Quonset huts instead of the pup tents being used by the troops now. Sam thanks the guy for the good news and buys some booze from him. He can't believe that he really has a bottle of whiskey in his possession. He plans on keeping it a secret and springing it on the guys for Halloween.
Victory Points Allied 43421 Japanese 35258
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