From: Reading, England
Who would believe it the Japanese have struck a sneak, cowardly low blow attacking the US Fleet at Oahu. Initial reports are streaming in about Japanese attacks throughout the rest of South East Asia. I'm on my way to the 'office' now to ascertain the full extent of these cowardly brutal attacks and how we will react to this Day of Infamy.......
Here's what my aides have compiled so far on the ships that were hit at Pearl Harbour:
BB California, Bomb hits 7, on fire
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 2
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AM Grebe, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DMS Trevor, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 1
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1
DD Dewey, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
Reports also indicate small submarines were used in this pre-planned attack. Crew were captured from a vessel numbered "Ha-24" claims to have hit BB West Virginia with a torpedo!
Over in Asia Japanese forces have been reportedly landing at Aparri and Atimonan in The Philippines, Kota Bharu in Malaya, Brunei, Manado and Ternate.
Japanese airpower has reportedly sunk BC Repulse with 5 torpedoes and heavily damaged BB Prince of Wales also with 5 torpedoes off the coast of Malaya.
Once I'm in the saddle a more comprehensive update will be provided with the initial Allied reactions to this cowardly outrage!
WitE 2 Tester