I think there is only time for an update today, I have a 10 mile run to do and then after that I'm to be sent into the attic. The OH who shall be known as the lovely S from now, said "Darling will you go up into the attic this afternoon" I don't as yet know why, I could be in trouble and I'm to be left up there for a few hours to think about the consequences of my crime, (I did finish off a chocolate bar last night) or which is what I'm hoping is that she wishes me to clear out the junk up there, we will see soon enough.
The initiative lies with the Japanese and there is not much to be done but suck it up at the moment,it is nice to get a few counters back even if they are small ones at the moment.
Rabaul is heavily bombarded whilst enemy forces land over the beaches, the 6" CD battery does score a hit or two in reply.
DD's Ford Peary Pope and Pillsbury engage convoys at Vigan and score well sinking 2 E craft and damaging 6 other AK and AP's
SS KI gets heavily D/Ced whilst attempting to break through the DD screen protecting BB Haruna the damage turns out to be less than expected and the sub will remain on patrol.
PT's 31 32 33 34 35 get in on the action at Vigan and sink an AK and AP, whilst SS K IX sinks an AK at Kota Baru.
An SS is spotted near Vancouver Island, a couple of ASW groups are formed to sort this out.
Rangoon, AVG goes into action shooting down 5 nells in short order. Unescorted raids will get hurt. Escorted raids fare so much better as at Manila where 3 raids get through with far fewer losses and a number of P40's etc are shot down by the Zero's the bombing runs are not that effective but they are getting through the CAP.
LAOAG, captured by japanese forces without a fight.
I'm hoping will settle into a seesaw type of theatre where I hope that I don't lose millions of troops but where I do tie up masses of Japanese forces which could be better used elsewhere.
McWherter shows that he is a cut above his fellows by adding to his tally, 7 kills now. Carlson and Wagner also of 24thPG/17th PS become Aces along with Anderson of 35thPG/21stPS.
14th December A week of war already.
And as it turns out a quiet day pretty much.
Rabaul is bombarded again through the day and the 6"CD gets a few licks in return, hurting a PB and a something else
PT's 31 32 33 34 35 returning from Vigan, catch a small convoy at San Fernando and sink an AP and a AK.
The SS spotted at Vancouver Island goes and sinks AP US Grant, my mistake for forgetting I'd ordered her North to assist in troop redeployments. My 2 ASW flotillas I formed yesterday better get out there now.
AVG goes into overdrive 6 unescorted raids over Rangoon are shot to bits, at least 15 A/C are shot down and lots are damaged,
3 AVG pilots become aces too.
SAN FERNANDO is captured by shock attack, 11thPA div loses almost 2,000 men.
NAGA and MADANG also fall.
And that's about it for today
Ah could anyone guide me to a good little screenshot thing to download.