From: Sandviken, Sweden
after checking the assets
a) high endurance xAK and xTK etx. should try to make a non-stop run to New Zealand and Oz from the west-coast
b) low endurance xAKL and xTK should be used to spread the supply to the bases in south pac and SW pac needing them, in small TF (otherwise, they do not fit into the harbors.
same is of course true for the APs
some escorts can make the whole trip; wouldn't use the 1800 AMs though, (example: Darwin) They should be used for Minesweeping, maybe assisting in escort duty in case a TF comes by. generally, take the Flower class escorts as a benchmark (3500-4000 endurance); otherwise, the refueling of the escorts slows down the TF too much.
Bougainville, November 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. It rained today.
Letter from a U.S. Marine,November 1943