In my game the KB swept past Balikpapan and into the Java Sea, south of Kendari and then headed north back towards Davao. "Good", I thought, "they're withdrawing for resupply purposes".
No, they weren't. The KB made a hard left turn and went into one of those bays created by the arms of Celebes Island, and hammered Balikpapan one more time with long range airstrikes. They sank a sub and heavily hit my AD I had in the port for rearming PT boats, but missed the AS I had there. A secondary strike sank an old USN DD I had sent towards Tarakan to disrupt the landing taking place.
Landings are taking place at Tarakan, all over the Philippines, Nauru and Tulagi. Brunei and Miri have been taken and the British bases in NW Borneo are being threatened. Unbeknownst to the AI, I've got a cruiser strike force in the Coral Sea headed for that Tulagi landing force, and two groups of PT boats headed for Tarakan and Jolo.
Subs are popping up all over the place. There's at least two just west of Noumea just abusing my supply TF's from Sydney; I'm pushing base forces and construction teams down there but they're not there yet. The Canton Island invasion is over and the New Zealanders are mopping up; I need to reembark them since I've got two regiments of USArmy troops plus a Marine defense unit headed there. Queen Elizabeth is headed for Seattle to pick up the 41st Division, and Yorktown is on the way to Pearl, giving me 4 CV's to work with.
Right now the Allies are the ones short of ASW escorts in my game. I don't have enough (with long enough range) to escort every supply TF, and if I put too many ships in a convoy then the TF is too big to dock anywhere. I've moved dozens of ships from Darwin towards Sydney and Noumea, but LR Betty airstrikes from Rabaul are already hitting ships as far west as Horn Island, and I've got no escorts to help protect them right now.