From: Reading, England
Hi JocMeister - indeed. It's a still a longer CR than under the last official patch. Don't like the fragmented raids to be honest!
I'm quite looking forward to getting the month of August over with! It's a month or ship repairs, upgrades and troop movements in preparation for the next assaults in CentPac, Southern SRA and Malaya! Each turn feels like a logistics churn with little action to note
The only action to point out is the Submarine contacts and Faber conducted a nice little Ambush over Burma on my regular milk runs. very day I bomb various bases (like Rangoon, Moulmein, Pegu) and Jap troops. Faber decided to jump my troop bombing on Jap positions SE of Toungoo on the 15th. In total I lost 60 planes (majority of which were Wellingtons, Blenheim's and Libs) vs Faber's 17 x fighters. Here's the largest action to note:
Morning Air attack on 2nd Guards Division, at 57,51 , near Toungoo
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-61-Id Tony x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 19
Blenheim IV x 32
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
Liberator B.VI x 6
Liberator GR.VI x 12
Spitfire Vc Trop x 11
Spitfire VIII x 19
Thunderbolt I x 11
Wellington Ic x 14
P-40N5 Warhawk x 12
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
4 x dud/missed attacks.
SS Burrfish sank AKL Miyako Maru off Tawi Tawi.
SS Tantivy blew up PB Takunan Maru #5 near Taytay.
SS Escolar claimed AKL Shuko Maru SE of Swatow.
SS Skate sank AKL Momoyama Maru near Iwo Jima on the 13th.
SS Telemachus capsized AK Hokuzyu Maru with 2 torpedoes off Balikpapan.
SS Drum heavily damaged AK Amagi Maru with a torpedo north of Luzon.
SS Hake took out AKL Uga Maru on the surface SW of Japan.
SS Runner claimed the Kagero class DD Amatsukaze sank off Soerabaya on the 14th.
SS Hake was in action again on the 15th sinking AKL Chuka Maru.
On the other side SS Bream was sank by LBA north of Japan.
WitE 2 Tester