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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/2/2011 10:16:30 PM   
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quote:

My next attack is likely to be a full court attack on the Line Islands - I could bypass them but the AF PZB has built at Christmas Island is a perfect base for me.


It will be interesting to see if PzB makes a serious effort to defend the Line Islands. He is now in a Lose-Lose-Situation. Any ressources to defend the Islands are wasted and giving up the Islands without resistance renders all previous efforts as wasting.

I am still not convinced that it was good idea by PzB to collect these islands because they are too far away from his own bases and are in every case hard to defend (even when he was lucky). When a japanese player

takes these islands so he should perhaps use these bases as offensive spring board to shot down any connection between Australia and the West Coast or capturing the Islands as part of a PH attack. But only capturing the Island and use them passiv does not convince me.

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/3/2011 2:23:29 PM   
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The Line Islands have been a great success for PZB

They are a weight on my mind tying up large numbers of assets watching the routes between WC and PH

With both Midway and Line Islands held against me PZB has access on both flanks this forces me to tie up large numbers of my best LR Escorts on picket duty both North and South

Reality is I should probably bypass them but they are such a weight on my mind that I need to neutralise them.

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/4/2011 6:11:47 AM   
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For Japanese players ground losses may ultimately be irrelevant, if you do not destroy the entire unit. This assumes that he has enough: Supplies at the site of the land combat unit fragment Heavy Industry in the pool Vehicle factories in the pool   The air-withdrawn land combat unit fragment (most likely by flying boat if in a coastal hex) will be rebuilt in a reserve area. The three questions are: Where will it be is where at? How long will it take? What kind of leadership will it have?   Is it better to leave unit collection to wither on the vine in the pocket or do you need the bases in the pocket to further your advance / improve your line of commutations?

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/4/2011 12:11:55 PM   
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Aye well an interesting couple of days

PZB managed to launch a co ordinated attck by 33rd IJA Div from the West and the 1st Tank Div from the East - my troops had not managed to dig in and once again the old AE proverb strikes home - dont send Bdes to do a Divs job !!!

My armoured spearhead is trashed and forced to retreat - the Inf Bdes are in ok shape but the Armoured Car Regts cannot stand up to a full Armoured Div in open terrain not after the pumelling they have taken by being in the open for days flanking and reconning

Basically my heavy armour is still with III Corps in Australia - the Light Armour and Recon units that supported the Chindits and marines were simply not enought o stand up to 2 full Japanese Divs on assault.

A valuable reminder that the beast can still bite.

My Armoured Car Regts will need tiome to rest and recuperate they are basically out of the campaign now.

I need my big armoured guns back in India but cest la vie - the good news it puts one of the most powerfull reaction forces yet another hex away from the critical point.

The Japanese have reinforced Toungoo

37th Division
9th Tank Regiment
6th Guards Division
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Fld AA Gun Co
18th JNAF AF Unit


These units are dead when IV Corps gets into position !!!

Bassein is a sideshow the critical point is the IV Corps attack driving on Pegu to posket the entire japanese Burma Army.

2 Days and the plan becomes evident !!!

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/4/2011 12:20:59 PM   
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Ground combat at Bassein (54,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 20701 troops, 251 guns, 658 vehicles, Assault Value = 813

Defending force 12212 troops, 144 guns, 810 vehicles, Assault Value = 723

Japanese adjusted assault: 399

Allied adjusted defense: 193

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bassein !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1942 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 240 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Vehicles lost 390 (25 destroyed, 365 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2039 casualties reported
Squads: 112 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 360 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 751 (751 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
33rd Division

Defending units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
267th Armoured Brigade
8th KGV Light Cav Regiment
Gardner's Horse Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
75th IAC Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
Guides Cavalry Regiment
16th Chindit Brigade
3rd (Special Force) Division


The Chindits and Marines are just not set up or equipped for a stand up brawl in open terrain they are light infantry standing against a full IJA Inf and Armoured Div in open terrain without forts is a no win situation - And asking armoured car regiments already depleted by air attack and their scouting/supply interdiction role to stand against even Japanese tanks in open terrain - hmmm

Only 268th Motorised and 3rd Carbiniers were in decent shape and 268th only has 12 - 6pounder AT guns

The combat result is unfortunately not unexpected and is reasonable despite it all my forces ALMOST managed to hang on it was a close run thing 2:1 buy about 10 points !!!

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 1:28:23 AM   
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It's just 2 more divisions definitely pocketed - I'm sure PzB looks at it as a victory, but I think it's pretty pyrrhic.

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 9:32:10 AM   
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Na I have a chance to pocket him but if PZB moves promptly and I mean right now he can probably get most of his troops out of it.

May cost him some battered units but the peculiarities of movement mean he probably has a head start on me coming down from the north as he pulled some units out before my attack.

The Rangoon Garrison can probably beat me to Pegu or at the very least arrive at the same time

Big air battles likely as both sides try to move in move mode and the other tryes to interdict

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 5:12:37 PM   
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Sent this to PZB as part of a fishing expedition....

He confirmed 2 more Divs are present somewhere

Care to add any missing parts to my Intelligence Estimate or to comment on how accurate it is..................... :):):)



Burma Area Army (Allied Intelligence Estimate)



18th Army (Toungoo Pocket)
3rd Tank Division (May have withdrawn to reserve - Retreated at least once)
33rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Guards Division
37th Division (Retreated at least once)
42nd Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Division (May have pulled back to reserve after being retreated)
9th Tank Regiment
5th South Seas Det.



Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
50th Field AA Battalion
18th JNAF AF Unit
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Fld AA Gun Co
39th Road Const Co
101st Machine Canno AA Battalion



Bassein Force

33rd Division (Elite Division)
1st Tank Division
90th Infantry Regiment (Heavily damaged in 1st Battle of Bassein)
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade (Heavily damaged in 1st Battle of Bassein)
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company (Heavily damaged in 1st Battle of Bassein)
18th JAAF Base Force (Heavily damaged in 1st Battle of Bassein)





28th Army (Was at Prome Retreated into Rangoon Garrison)
Guards Tank Division (Crumbled heavily in Battle with 5th Indian Div)
9th Division
34th Ind.Mixed Brigade (Crumbled heavily in Battle with 5th Indian Div)
11th Division
7th Burma Militia Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment



52nd Field AA Battalion
55th Field AA Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion
56th Field AA Battalion
12th Mortar Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
69th Field AA Battalion



21st Army (North Burma Force)
5th Div (Split into elements opposing Lashio Chinese and Burma Div)
4th Division (Out of fight in Jungles north of Mandalay )
13th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
55th Field AA Battalion
elements of 107th Div have been identifed in theatre
Unidentified Tank Regt between Ramree and Prome.


Unknown
14th Div (retreated 3 times and probably withdrawn to reserve)
5th Guards Div (took a mauling at Battle of Magwe may be in reserve)
21st Div (Likely in Rangoon Garrison)
38th Div (Likely in Rangoon Garrison)
2 more unidentified Divs/Big Mixed Bdes south of Moulmien (guarding for amphib assault at Tavoy and Mergui)



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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 9:02:38 PM   
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Andy, considering your (errr..) mistakes in 1943, you are doing a good job. You have well over two years of campaiging left so I think you will do it. Considering your fleet losses I admire that you stuck with it. I might have lost heart...

The mess of CVEs you have will be a big help but be careful They are very fragile. 600 AC on CVEs is not the same as 600 AC on CVs.

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 10:13:16 PM   
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some bad luck as well opld bean

Simply said PZB will probably get the army out of Rangoon intact all he has to do is air attack my spearheads moving south and move an armoured unit or 2 north and he will delay me two days

Accordingly he will 'probably get most of the Rangoon Garrison back to Pegu intact

18th japanese Army is now cut off but will simply melt into the jungle and go the long way round.

I might catch them but I doubt it. The good news PZB now simply cannot fight for Rangoon or try a lengthy siege he (I hope has once again been manouvered out of a position)

Supply wise Prome is well stocked with supply enough to keep the army supplied for maybe 7 days of hard fighting or 30 days of movement so unless I bring B24's into Prome or large numbers of Mediums I am probably in the green for supply for 30 days.

I expect PZB to abandon Rangoon - its simply a death trap now for Japan.

The question is can I force a retreat on the Japanese Army moving to Pegu and therefore be able to bounce them out of Moulmien......

Honestly I suspect not - if PZB runs and runs fast and doenst pause to try and hang onto Pegu I suspect I will not be able to bounce him out of Moumiem

I will bring in the US 1st Cav Div, 9th Australian Div, 82nd West African Div and 32nd US Div all of which remain uncommitted to Burma as I cannot supply them but if I get rangoon I will bring them in while 3 or 4 of the damaged Divs rest and recuperate

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 10:16:18 PM   
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KB turns up off of PM and loses 100 aircraft

Zeroes are not good fighters at this point of the war

Pacific Fleet is now back at Peqarl and future operations are in preparation

XXXIII Corps has taken Toungoo retreating most of the 18th Jap Army's support units and Arty - the Infantry got away.

There are at least 3 Inf Divs in the pocket I hope to force them all off road when I retreat them


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 02, 44
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Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAK Cape Martin, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Cape Martin is sighted by SS I-166
SS I-166 attacking xAK Cape Martin on the surface


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Submarine attack near Eureka at 213,64

Japanese Ships
SS I-44

Allied Ships
xAK Percy E. Foxworth, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage



xAK Percy E. Foxworth is sighted by SS I-44
SS I-44 launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Percy E. Foxworth


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Morning Air attack on 28th Army, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 27


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Taung Gyi , at 59,48

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Kittyhawk I sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Malden Island at 177,151

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Fort Albany
xAK Fort Charlotte, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Fort Caribou
xAK Hampstead Park, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Fort Brunswick, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Malden Island at 177,151

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 35



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Fort Crevier, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Fort Caribou, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Fort Albany, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
SC-705



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Portland Roads at 91,132

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 39



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LCT-152
LCI-219, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-151, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-85
KV Freesia, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
LCT-154
LCM 543C



Aircraft Attacking:
33 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
348th FG/341st FS with P-39D Airacobra (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-219
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring KV Freesia


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 9
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 25



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Samois
xAK Samfield, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Samfield


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Morning Air attack on Ramree Island , at 54,48

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 200 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 43
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 25
Ki-84a Frank x 19



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
Spitfire VIII x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 7
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 17
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
10 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
9 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
7 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 30000 feet
10 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
6 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet
4 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 30


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
14 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 19
B-17F Fortress x 15
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 35


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 183

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 8


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 63

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14
Vengeance I x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
14 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 6 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 131 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 103


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 34
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 529
Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 34

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 73

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guards Tank Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 34th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking Guards Tank Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 31st Field AA Battalion, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40K Warhawk bombing from 100 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet *



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 15000 feet *



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 130 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 33



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 9
Kittyhawk IV x 24
Spitfire VIII x 43
P-38H Lightning x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40N5 Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.77 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk III (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-38H Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
347th FG/339th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 151 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
LST-119, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Fort Dearborn



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-119


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 12



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 9
Kittyhawk IV x 23
Spitfire VIII x 39
P-38H Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 14
P-40N5 Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.77 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk III (3 airborne, 1 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-38H Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
347th FG/339th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 150 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 179
A6M5b Zero x 17
B6N2 Jill x 27
D4Y1 Judy x 116



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 7
Kittyhawk IV x 22
Spitfire VIII x 34
P-38H Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 13
P-40N5 Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed, 10 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Ensley City
DD Laffey
DD Stronghold
DE Hotspur
DD Napier
BB Revenge, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sagadahoc
DD Frazier
PG Charleston
xAK Dardanus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Sims
LCVP 592Q, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCVP 542P, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
22 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
24 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
21 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 13 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.77 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk III (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-38H Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
347th FG/339th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

Also attacking Port Moresby ...
Also attacking Port Moresby ...
Also attacking Port Moresby ...
Also attacking Port Moresby ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Dardanus
Also attacking Port Moresby ...
Also attacking Port Moresby ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 57,50 (Toungoo)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 26
B-25G Mitchell x 9
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 8


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 37th Division ...
Also attacking 9th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 37th Division ...
Also attacking 5th South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 57,50 (Toungoo)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 52185 troops, 944 guns, 525 vehicles, Assault Value = 2047

Defending force 4084 troops, 106 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 1339

Japanese adjusted defense: 69

Allied assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Toungoo !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1594 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 148 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 67 (66 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 152 (146 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units retreated 8


Allied ground losses:
360 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
18th British Division
5th Chinese Corps
20th Indian/C Division
84th Indian Brigade
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
20th Indian/B Division
23rd Indian Division
20th Indian/A Division
66th Chinese/C Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
Burma Corps
NCAC
6th Medium Regiment
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Tac Air Force
56th Heavy AA Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment
2nd Indian Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
5th South Seas Det.
21st Fld AA Gun Co
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
18th JNAF AF Unit


(in reply to Andy Mac)
Post #: 1781
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 11:52:49 PM   
Andy Mac

 

Posts: 13796
Joined: 5/12/2004
From: Alexandria, Scotland
Status: offline
As expected PZB hit my Inf hard probably slowing me down and making me go in move mode

PZB would have had to have made a nasty mistake to be trapped at Rangoon.

May still get the Bassein Divs but in all honesty I doubt it I will try to unite XXXIII Corps as hammer and IV Corps as anvil on the Toungoo road.

But I may push them out

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 03, 44
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Night Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 125 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 18



Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APA McCawley, heavy damage
xAK Matthew Lyon
PG Charleston



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
49th FG/8th FS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Night Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 89 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13



Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Sims
DD Frazier
DD Napier
DD Laffey



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/8th FS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Night Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
PV-1N Ventura x 3


Allied aircraft losses
PV-1N Ventura: 2 damaged
PV-1N Ventura: 1 destroyed by flak



Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PV-1N Ventura bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ramree Island at 54,48, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-10
MTB G-11

Allied Ships
APD Noa
APA Monrovia
LST-44
LST-121
LST-123
LCT-167
LCT-168
LCT-169
LCT-178
LCT-320
LCT-324
LCT-359
LCT-360
LCT-361
LCT-478
xAP Talma
xAP Daisy Moller
xAK Turing Mary
xAK Vitorlock
xAK Kiangsu
LSI(L) Empire Mace
LSI(L) Brisbane Star
xAK Samarina
xAK Samcalia
xAK Samvern
xAK Samois
xAK Fort Dearborn
xAK Fort Wellington
LST 161
LST 180
LST 199
LST 208
LST 214
LST 237



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 14,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 3

Allied Ships
APA Cambria
xAK Dardanus
xAK Matthew Lyon
PG Charleston



SS I-166 is sighted by escort
PG Charleston attacking submerged sub ....
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 14th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 209th Combat Engineer Battalion, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 14th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 28


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 18th Army, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 14


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Kittyhawk I sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 14th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 14th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x J2M2 Jack sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Indian AA Bde , at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 8 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 25th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 24
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 77
Ki-84a Frank x 106



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 28 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
400 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 20 (5 destroyed, 15 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 26



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged


Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 143 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 54 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
Spitfire VIII x 7
Spitfire Vc Trop x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 13
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12
F4U-1 Corsair x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
11 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
10 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 30000 feet
9 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
5 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
7 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet
4 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 28th Army, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 15


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 13 damaged
Beaufighter TF.X: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Beaufighter TF.X bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 137 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 28
Vengeance I x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
13 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
3 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Army, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 27


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
1 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 132 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 19
B-17F Fortress x 15
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 40


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed on ground
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 173

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 79

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 26th Special Base Force, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 6
Hurricane IId Trop x 11
Hurricane FR.IIb x 11
Lysander II x 4
Boomerang C-12 x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 3 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 7 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 1 destroyed by flak
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 damaged
Boomerang C-12: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Hurricane FR.IIb bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Lysander II bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x Hurricane IId Trop bombing from 100 feet *
6 x Boomerang C-12 bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/C Division ...
Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 17
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
1 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 9th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/C Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes


Allied aircraft
Lysander II x 3
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Lysander II bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/C Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 21
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 85

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Tank/C Division ...
Also attacking Pegu ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/C Division ...
Also attacking Pegu ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/A Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 14
PV-1 Ventura x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...
Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 12
DB-7B x 3
PV-1 Ventura x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x DB-7B bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 37th Division ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th RTA/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 11


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/A Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment, at 60,46 , near Mandalay

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 26th Special Base Force, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 73


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 217

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 34


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 147

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Shipping Engineer Regiment, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 4
Kittyhawk IV x 2
Spitfire VIII x 21
A-20G Havoc x 18
P-39D Airacobra x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 15th AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Shipping Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
B-25G Mitchell x 9
B-25H Mitchell x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...
Also attacking 26th Special Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 17
F4U-1 Corsair x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/A Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 33
B-25G Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 83rd Naval Guard Unit, at 99,129 (Buna)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 6
A-20G Havoc x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 83rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 22


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-40K Warhawk bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 7th RTA/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 14th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Post #: 1782
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 11:54:11 PM   
ADB123

 

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You're quite the optimist Andy - sure, the KB lost some planes, but your ships are getting hammered again all over the place. Every ship that you lose is a ship that won't be available to bring your forces forward.

And I still don't understand why you don't put at least one miserable little ASW ship with your transport ships. You must have things like YMS and so on. They will keep the subs under the surface and give your freighters a better chance.

Sure, you get lots of ships, but you've also lost lots and lots of ships, and keep on losing them.

(in reply to Andy Mac)
Post #: 1783
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/5/2011 11:57:36 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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?? there isnt a single unescorted convoy on map apart from a few west coast ones that are formed by the AC system heading to NORPAC

A large proportion of my LR escorts are tied up on picket duty north and south of Pearl but pretty much every other convoy has strong escorts now nothing I can do about cripples after air attacks

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Post #: 1784
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/6/2011 3:34:33 AM   
ADB123

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

?? there isnt a single unescorted convoy on map apart from a few west coast ones that are formed by the AC system heading to NORPAC

A large proportion of my LR escorts are tied up on picket duty north and south of Pearl but pretty much every other convoy has strong escorts now nothing I can do about cripples after air attacks



Ah, okay. So there's another reason not to use automatic convoys...

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Post #: 1785
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/6/2011 11:20:27 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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I am desperate to retake or neutralise the Line Islands as it opens up a credible threat to CENTPAC again and wil tie KB down to that theatre.

Just need to wait for 3 more CV's 10 more CVE's and some B29's all of which I get in next 30 days......

Patience, patience, patience.......

The War in Pacific (as opposed to Land War in Burma) kicks off for round 3 in 30 days......its time to begin the long march to Tokyo !!!!


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Post #: 1786
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/6/2011 11:28:57 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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I suspect PZB is going to abandon Rangoon I canot imagine that he thinks its defendable now.

If he does then this leaves about 2 month before the Monsoon hits.

When the Monsoon hits I can still fight on if I have Rangoon but in reality operations will be slow and some of my units have taken a battering and need some rest and I need to reorganise my Corps and get them rebalanced and I would like to bring the Heavy Armour of III Corps back to Burma for the next phase.

So...

Assuming PZB abandons Rangoon and it takes 5 to 10 days for the docks to be repaired and convoys to unload.

What should be my priority ?

My initial thoughts are do not waste the time before the Monsoon there will be time to reorganise and tidy up the battlefield after the Monsoon hits.

My goal has to be to get into lower Burma if I can and maybe try and hit the Andaman Islands basically I want Pegu, Moulmien if I can manage it and Andaman Island - if I can deal with those 3 before the Monsoon I will be happy.

When the Monsoon hits I will take a 30 day rest and reorg period and get ready for next steps I already have a cunning plan for the future campaign !!


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Post #: 1787
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/6/2011 11:29:21 AM   
khyberbill


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quote:

A large proportion of my LR escorts are tied up on picket duty north and south of Pearl but pretty much every other convoy has strong escorts now nothing I can do about cripples after air attacks


Why not route your convoys south to Hiva Oa and then west to where they are headed? Much less pickets needed. I am not sure if many pickets are needed north of PH. That is empty space and PH is presumably already safe.

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Post #: 1788
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/6/2011 11:33:11 AM   
khyberbill


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quote:

10 more CVE's

Don't put too much hope in the CVE's. Even with their fighters upgraded to F6f's they are weak (pilot exp is not very good) and especially easy targets for subs due to their slow speed.

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Post #: 1789
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/7/2011 7:04:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

The Line Islands have been a great success for PZB

They are a weight on my mind tying up large numbers of assets watching the routes between WC and PH

With both Midway and Line Islands held against me PZB has access on both flanks this forces me to tie up large numbers of my best LR Escorts on picket duty both North and South

Reality is I should probably bypass them but they are such a weight on my mind that I need to neutralise them.


The Line Islands and Midway ... IMHO you should take both.

First of all, Island Hopping sounds nice. But the US isolated bypassed islands by suppressing them with airpower. You don't have airbases in the vicinity of Midway or the Line Islands. This means that Midway and the Line Islands will remain a thorn in your side if you bypass them. Midway is important because it is (a) not far from PH and thus can be used to spy on your movements in the CENTPAC and (b) it enlarges your own naval search radius in the CENTPAC. The Line Islands are important because (a) they sit on your supply lines and (b) because Christmas Island is a most useful base because of its size.

You should take Midway first - as soon as you have enough carriers to guarantee air superiority against any intervention from KB. At Midway, PzB cannot rely on any sizeable numbers of LBA because he has no airbases close enough to be a factor. Taking Midway should not be too hard. Find out which LCU's PzB has there. Probably you'll need just one US Army division (100% prepared and with Squads upgraded to the latest squad type), one Tank Battalion and one Combat Engineer Regiment with one Infantry Regiment as floating reserve. Loaded on LST's, the amphibious assault should present no problems. Two CVE TF's to provide ground support, one Replenishment TF (including some CVE's), one CVE TF to guard (CAP) the Amphibious TF's. Three Amphibious TF (one with the division, the tanks and the engineers), one with the floating reserve regiment and one with Seabees, a base force, supplies and a garrison battalion. Some Surface Combat TF's with lots of Fletchers and CL's, one Surface TF with two BB's + screen, two Bombardment TF's. Fleet Carriers operating independently. Lots of subs. If PzB commits KB, good for you. Better confronting KB out of range of Japanese LBA!

At the same time, prepare for the Line Islands. One full Corps for Christmas, three divsions + tanks and engineers. You don't need such an overkill as with your Port Moresby operation (where your Amphibious TF did not look convincing) but Christmas can suppport a large garrison.

Well, just my two cents

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RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/7/2011 7:10:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: khyberbill

quote:

10 more CVE's

Don't put too much hope in the CVE's. Even with their fighters upgraded to F6f's they are weak (pilot exp is not very good) and especially easy targets for subs due to their slow speed.


Yup, CVE's worked fairly well to provide additional strength to Air Combat TF's in WITP but not so in the AE (even if you can train their VF groups and I'ld bet that Andy has just done this).

Simply having a very large CAP is not that much a factor anymore as it was in WITP. CVE's have other uses, using them together with CV's limits the operational flexibility of Air Combat TF's.

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Post #: 1791
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/8/2011 10:39:41 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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I know but the issue is my CV's alone are heavily outnumbered

900 of 1800 CV aircraft are witht eh CVE's

Even with mixed corsairs and hellcats not sure I want a straght up fight for now

In other news PZB won the race to Pegu not a lot to say I knew he would but still to have it happen is hard !!!

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Post #: 1792
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/9/2011 12:21:31 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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A Bde of 2nd tank faced the full might of the Indian Army another Bde trashed....

If PZB wants to use Bdes to delay me and get them trashed in turn I am happy to accomodate lets face it I was always unlikely to cut him off anyway

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 05, 44
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Night Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 13



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 2
P-39N1 Airacobra x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Chickasaw City
DE Hotspur



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk III (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Night Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 146 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 43



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 2
P-39N1 Airacobra x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Laffey
DD Frazier
DD Napier
DD Sims



Aircraft Attacking:
43 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk III (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Night Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
PV-1N Ventura x 3


Allied aircraft losses
PV-1N Ventura: 3 damaged



Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PV-1N Ventura bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
LCVP 543J, Shell hits 2, heavy damage



SS I-27 attacking LCVP 543J on the surface


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ASW attack near San Francisco at 215,76

Japanese Ships
SS I-4, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Hoel, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK H. M. Storey
TK Charles S. Jones
TK D.G. Scofield
TK A.C. Rubel
YMS-100
xAP Cape Victory
xAK Stephen H. Long
xAK Samuel W. Williston
xAK Robert S. Bean
xAK Juan de Fuca
xAK John H. Couch
xAK Exmoor
xAK Coast Trader
xAK Cape Lambert
xAK Cape Cumberland
xAK Cape Romain
xAK Mahimahi
xAK Lillian Luckenbach
xAK Steel Trader
xAK Mobile City
xAK Utahan
xAK Arizonan
DD Hazelwood



SS I-4 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hoel
DD Hazelwood fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hazelwood fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hazelwood fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hazelwood attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hazelwood attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Hazelwood
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-46

Allied Ships
LCT-154, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


LCT-154 is sighted by SS I-46
SS I-46 attacking LCT-154 on the surface


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Morning Air attack on 28th Army, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Guards Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 30


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 18th Army, at 57,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 18th Army, at 57,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rahaeng , at 58,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 27



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
281 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 12
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 56
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 11 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 20 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Indian AA Bde ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Indian AA Bde ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Indian AA Bde ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 196 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 74 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
4 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Guards Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 9


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 9 damaged
Beaufighter TF.X: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Beaufighter TF.X bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 77 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 18th Army, at 57,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet
2 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 55


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
J2M2 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 89

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 7
Hurricane IId Trop x 3
Hurricane FR.IIb x 10
Hurricane IV x 15
Boomerang C-12 x 5
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 3 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 3 damaged
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 damaged
Hurricane IV: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Hurricane FR.IIb bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hurricane IId Trop bombing from 100 feet *
15 x Hurricane IV bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x Boomerang C-12 bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Tank Division ...
Also attacking 47th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...
Also attacking 5th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 40th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 1st Tank Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Tank Division ...
Also attacking 47th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/B Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 12
PV-1 Ventura x 9


Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 47th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st Tank Division ...
Also attacking 47th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st Tank Division ...
Also attacking 47th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 37th Division, at 57,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 15


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 5 damaged
Vengeance I: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Ind.Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 37th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 37th Division, at 57,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 14


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Kittyhawk I sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 159 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment, at 60,46 , near Mandalay

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 45
B-25C Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 58
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 341

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator laying Mk 13 Mine from 9000 feet
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 133 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 116


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 378

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guards Tank Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Mortar Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-17F Fortress x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged



Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 129 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3
B-24J Liberator x 10


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 104

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 7th RTA/B Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 50
B-25G Mitchell x 6
B-25H Mitchell x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Guards Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 48th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Tank Division ...
Also attacking 48th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 5th Guards Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...
Also attacking 7th RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 9th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 9th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9


No Allied losses



Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 76

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank/A Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14
B-25G Mitchell x 4


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank/A Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 26th Special Base Force, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rahaeng , at 58,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 90 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 8
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 22



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 21


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
281 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Raid is overhead
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rahaeng , at 58,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 190 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 56 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 18



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
281 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 69 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 35100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 31100 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 33100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat bombing from 100 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 24
Vengeance I x 15


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
12 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet
3 x Vengeance I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 8
DB-7B x 4
PV-1 Ventura x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Blenheim VD bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x DB-7B bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat bombing from 100 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 54,49 , near Ramree Island

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 18


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-40K Warhawk bombing from 100 feet
3 x Hurricane IIc Trop bombing from 100 feet



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Ground combat at 56,52 (near Pegu)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 23732 troops, 526 guns, 327 vehicles, Assault Value = 3351

Defending force 2463 troops, 43 guns, 221 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Allied adjusted assault: 217

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 108 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
570 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 71 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 167 (44 destroyed, 123 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units pursuing 12


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
2nd British Division
9th Indian Division
17th Indian Division
25th Indian Division
7th Indian Division
26th Indian Brigade
26th Indian Division
5th Indian Division
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
14th Army
2nd Indian AA Bde
IV Corps RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
2nd Tank/C Division

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Post #: 1793
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/9/2011 12:44:49 AM   
Andy Mac

 

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I guess the battle of Pegu is about to begin

Genuinelly not to sure I want to fight it until I have XV and IV Corps in the line together with XXXIII Corps in reserve

PZB got out more or less intact when I attack I want it to be supported by massive artillery, air and lots of full strength Divisions de facto rither at Pegu or Moulmien for the first time I will face a concentrated Japanese force and its a toe to toe battle

To date by manouver I have managed to avoid that I could now be facing two if PZB decides to try and hang onto Rangoon (I doubt it but anything is possible)

Andy

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Post #: 1794
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/9/2011 4:21:22 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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Been mulling over my next steps in the CBI

Assuming PZB consolidates his army what am I going to do.

My initial thought is that I need to spend some time tidying up.

Assuming rangoon falls it wil take time to repair the facilities and stock it up with supplies. I also want to re deploy my strategic airforce and rest the assault Divisons and rotate in some of the unused formations

My initial thoughts are to continue to attack on this line and keep the pressure on after an admin pause to get Rangoon open.

Specifically

14th Army will continue to attack PZB at Moulmien/Pegu whichever he decides to stand at.

I will place under command IV Corps and XV Corps each with 4 Divisions and an Idpt Armoured Bde of my freshest troops allowing others to rest.

Burma Corps will defend Northern Burma and clean up remaining pockets of resitance with 2 Divisions under command

XXXIII Corps will enter rest and recuperation mode at Rangoon with all my damaged Divs immediate tasks will be prepping for Port Blair and Northern Sumatra so I have troops prepped for these operations.

A new Corps HQ will arrive in next few days and will take over command of all US forces committed to CBI (3 x Divs, 4 x Indpt Regts) this Corps will prepare for landings in Southern Sumatra

Lastly I have decided that as soon as shipping permits III Indian Armoured Corps - (currently in Australia) will be transferred back to CBI theatre

This will give me a 2,000 AV motorised/armoured force for use if an when I get to Malaya.

I am breaking my cardinal rule with all this that Burma was a sideshow and a diversion but the success of the re conquest of Burma makes me loathe to give up the benefits achieved - I have an opportunity to force PZB to commit huge forces to stop me which will drag units out of more important sectors

De facto the real attack remains CENTPAC to Marshalls to Marianas to Bonins to Okinawa or Formosa or SWPAC to NG to Marianas or PI to Formosa or Okinawa - its just happening a year later than history

However an attack that retakes Malaya would be really nice as it would open up DEI to attack forcing heavy garrisons in North Borneo etc etc


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Post #: 1795
RE: Port Moresby Liberated !!!! - 9/9/2011 7:54:14 PM   
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You had a strategic plan. You do best when you stick to plans. Historically you get spanked when you improvise.

You need to not be greedy and play to your strengths. Abandoning your strategic plan now is sub-optimal.

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Post #: 1796
Rangoon Liberated - 9/10/2011 6:12:44 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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Today forces of 14th Army Liberated the wreck that is Rangoon.....

Nemo you are correct PZB ultimately made the sensible and timely decison and evacced Burma to Pegu.

This means he has the best part of 3 or 4 Armoured Divs concentrated in one hex backing 5 or 6 Inf Divs

Finally he has concentrated - my chances of breaking through - ummm minimal and even if I do my army will be trashed I will probably be able to take Pegu and then looking at the terrain south of Pegu I am channeled into a frontal attack which I do not really want to engage in as PZB's weapon is less fragile than mine

Mulling over options but I think the focus shifts now back to the other axis of advance out of PM into NG and out of CENTPAC

Taking one step at a time next move is the line islands after my new carriers arrive

Taking a long look round back to the DEI by way of NG is next on the agenda

I will prepare contingency plans by having a Corps prep for Java, Sumatra and Malaya as it will give me options but the focus in Burma will be on tidying up regathering fragmented units and resting my damaged divisions and armour

I will briong III Armoured Corps back to Burma as having all my armour in one place will help a lot


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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 637 troops, 13 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 1088

Defending force 0 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 62

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 62 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Rangoon !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Assaulting units:
72nd British Brigade
267th Armoured Brigade
19th Indian Division
14th Indian Division
XV Indian Corps

Defending units:
36th Field AA Battalion



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Post #: 1797
RE: Rangoon Liberated - 9/10/2011 6:24:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

Today forces of 14th Army Liberated the wreck that is Rangoon.....



Well, look on the bright side - you're a year ahead of schedule here, if not elsewhere!

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Post #: 1798
RE: Rangoon Liberated - 9/11/2011 11:30:02 AM   
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aye but I suspect PZB will now pull back out of Pegu and sit entrenched with interlocking Divs in a hex thats damned hard to flank (its what I would do)

Starting to re organise for the next phase - it will take a while !!!

Initial steps

Indian Air Force Sqns are concentrating at Lahore for re training as operational losses and continuos combat has depleted the Indian pilot pool - 1 Sqn of Spit VIII's will remain on the front line but the others are in training mode.
USN and USMC Sqns are moving to cover Colombo and Bombay with all the blooded pilots now pulled and ready for traansfer to the newly formed Pacific Fleet
The USN Bomber Sqns will now convert to Venturas releasing the PB4Y's for USN Bomber Sqns in other theatres - again a tithe of the best pilots will be pulled for other duties.

USAAF Strategic Bombing Sqns will be converted to older models - B24D's D1's and 17's releaing all the B24J's for other duties (I prefer to have one type per theatre if possible to aid co ordination)
USAAF Mediums will now transition to A26's B26, B25C's and B25G's realeasing as many B25D1's and B25H's as possible and again a tithe of the best pilots will be pulled.
USAAF Fighter Sqns I am leaving the P47D2's in Burma and P38G's and F's the rest of the USAAF Sqns will operate P40's and P39's a tithe of the best pilots will be pulled again

This transition will allow me to strengthen significantly forces operating in SWPAC which will recieve the P47D25, P38J, P38H, B25H's and D1's and B24J's

Centpac will get the now battle hardened USN pilots, F4U1A's, PB4Ys and B29's

PDU's ability to reallocate best resources tot he schwertpunk is the bit that helps the allies.

Andy


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RE: Rangoon Liberated - 9/11/2011 11:33:08 AM   
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This will leave the Burma AF with a strong core of strategic bombers (albeit mixed types)

A strong tactical AF consisting of older models B25's and A26's and RAF Vengeance and Blenheims
A strong strategic AF of B24D1's, D's and B17E's, RAF Wellingtons and Liberators
Lots of USAAF Sqns with a core of P47d2'S but with the rest in p40's and P39's

Large numbers of search aircraft - RAF Catalinas, USN Mariners, RAF Wellington and Liberator GR models and a few Venturas

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