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Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/1/2010 7:43:29 PM   
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NO UNDERCOVERGEEK PLEASE……….

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Happy New Year Everybody

A few people have sent me pm’s asking whether or not I intend to comment on my ongoing PBEM match with Undercovergeek. In thinking it over, I wouldn’t mind exchanging some views with other AFBs about my game and frankly, wouldn’t mind some advice from more experienced Allied players. So I’ll post some commentary here occasionally and would invite comments on my gameplay and strategy.

My comments will really not focus much on combat reports but I will obviously go into detail where battles and operations influence my strategy. I trust that Undercovergeek has described his HI invasion in some detail, so I will assume you are up to date in our game. The HI invasion was really no surprise to me as he did it to me in a previous PBEM (stock WITP) and I could see where he was headed by his early movements and emphasis on the Central Pacific, plus some intelligence reports which placed various ground units on transports bound for Midway, Wake, and eventually Hawaii.

In any game I play, PBEM, AI, whatever, I always send as much as I can from the West coast to Hawaii as quickly as possible. This game was no different, and while I did not have a chance to send as much as I would have liked before he pulled the HI trigger, I did manage to send in additional supplies and troops including the 8th Marines to Lahaina, and various infantry, engineers, and other support units to Oahu. He got more than He bargained for with Lahiana and had to commit (I’m guessing) more than he wanted to there before the Americans finally surrendered. No doubt he has told you about the disastrous ground assault he launched recently on Oahu which was repelled with minor casualties on my side (only 800 casualties to his 11k + with hundreds of squads destroyed. Not boasting here, but he has been chewed up so far trying to crack the Oahu nut. I don’t know how many transports he has lost trying to land more troops and resupply Oahu, but he’s been getting transports shot up badly every day, and his BBs can’t seem to suppress my shore batteries. Likewise although he has achieved air superiority over the HI, my bombers are still picking off the occasional transport, and he has not been able to wear down my Oahu troops with air bombardment. So I hold on in Oahu with over 110k supply which I know will not last forever…the 24th and 25th divisions – fully reconstituted - have given him all he can handle. I think he has (had) the equivalent of about 4 infantry divisions besieging me there. How long it will take him to recover from the failed assault, I do not know, but it had to put a major dent in his AV on the island.

At present I have no resupply convoys forming up for HI. His airpower with LBA in Hawaii and KB nearby is overwhelming. I may have to change my mind about that soon, but for now I will wait and see in the aftermath of the last ground battle. If the situation begins to grow desperate for me there, we shall see.

More in my next post about my situation elsewhere but as you might guess I have been working on building up in other areas (slowly) as he remains locked onto Oahu.
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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/1/2010 7:59:06 PM   
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Ah, so he did it to you before so it wasn't too much of a surprise. I would have been blown away by the attack.

I'm wondering what your follow-on plans are - i.e., what will you do:

1 - If he succeeds and captures Pearl?

2 - If he fails to capture Pearl and you have a stalemate with his troops on the island?

3 - If he fails to capture Pearl and pulls out his troops but keeps the other HI bases?

Thanks!!!

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/1/2010 9:12:03 PM   
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He hasn't commented on the last battle yet, the better because this means I won't have any knowledge about the actual effects on his forces.

In another AAR, a siege on Noumea, in which the defence consisted of 1 division and some small units, 3 divisions failed to take the island for over a month. Only when a fourth division was brought in, the defences were finally broken. You have 2 divisions and many stronger miscellaneous units, so I'm guessing he'll have a hard time cracking this with only 4 divisions. The failed shock attack certainly shows this. The large amount of destroyed squads is great news for you, he can not recover that while he hasn't taken the island.

IMHO, you now have to commit your carriers where the KB is not. He has two important offences going, far away from each other (HI and DEI) and KB can be in only one of these positions, this gives you options. Certainly if KB reappears around PH, you have a great opportunity to strike whatever surface forces and transports he has in the DEI. Do take his LBA into consideration if you do, but you know a lot of his zeroes and other air units are in the islands around PH. If you couple great losses in the DEI with the losses he is taking around PH, he'll have a hard time shipping everything he needs to ship.

Another hint is not to keep your CAP up every day. Give you pilots a chance to recover a bit. One plane CAP every day just gets blown out of the sky, 10 planes CAP once every few days may actually do something.


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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/2/2010 3:29:28 AM   
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ABD123: I have played the game so far on the assumption that Hawaii will fall completely. As you know that scenario presents a real dilemma for the Allied side and you can imagine what a pain in the ass it is if he takes it all (which he did against me previously). Having the ideal forward base and staging area under Japanese occupation changes the whole flow of the war.

So here’s what I am trying to do about it…Although I know that Alaska is not a viable route to launch a major operation towards Japan, I still think that a beefed up presence there can make a lot of mischief for Undercovergeek. It is a place from which I can launch raids, and if I take bases far enough forward, I can force him to have to commit up there.

More importantly, I am trying to hold and secure a route to Australia from the US West coast even with Hawaii gone, and will attempt to guard my communications. So I have already garrisoned Christmas Island and I have the Americal Division (full) en route to Suva. In the Line Islands he has taken Palmyra, but I think it is weakly garrisoned and my fighter cover is up at Christmas (one squadron of P-400s, it’s not much but it’s a start). I will fight it out here while he is tied down in HI and have started moving more infantry and engineers in to Christmas I. Though his mini-KB just shot up one of my inbound convoys for Christmas, my INF made it ashore safely. Next, I will look for another ‘dot’ (Malden, Starbuck, Penrhyn, etc.) island further south and east to develop in order to to guard the approaches to Pago Pago. I already have lots of fighter cover in Pago Pago and Suva (F4Fs and P-40s). From there we go: Noumea-Brisbane, and that’s my lifeline. I will focus on my Australia lifeline for now and reinforce HI if the opportunity/need arises.
In the PI I am trying to make headaches for him. I am using my air cover to harass his ground troops but my small group of Hudsons cannot hit the broadside of a barn and have not touched his shipping. He does not have much on the ground it seems in Luzon, so after my initial ‘Sir Robin’ retreat to Manila, I am now gradually fanning out to the north and have retaken some bases though I probably wont go too much farther right now.

In the West I have diverted the 6’th Division AIF to India. I know Burma is a trap but I want to take no chances here and if I can push him back and get some air power projected later into Malaya and Indochina, I could make things very unpleasant for him.

I expect the DEI to fall soon – Celebes and Borneo are Gone – I expect the hammer to fall on Java next and Sumatra afterward. In Java, I am holed up at Soerbaja with just about everything of value that I have on the island. My only goal here is to create as much attrition as I can and I expect that concentration and a siege in an urban location is my best bet.

Those are my immediate goals. I have not yet decided from which direction I will go on the strategic offensive when the time comes (whenever that is) but he’s done nothing in the Solomons, Eastern New Guinea, or New Hebrides – New Caledonia (he can’t be everywhere at once). So I might have an opportunity to get a jump start from that direction. Already I have lots of assets at Port Moresby including bombers and about 250 AV.

Smeulders: Agree with you completely. I’ve already sent Saratoga into these waters and raised a bit of havoc with his shipping. In addition I had a British TF of light cruisers and destroyers do a LOT of damage to his shipping, particularly around north shore of Borneo and later Celebes/Menando before a lot of those nasty Nells showed their ugly faces in that area. They must have surprised and sunk 20-30 xAKs in the DEI in four or five separate actions. These eventually got shot up but now I have a strong SAG moving up towards Darwin to hopefully create more havoc. In addition Saratoga had a short refit with her group at Sydney and is now moving north, though for some reason when I reformed the TF Halsey no longer seems to be available – why I do not know – and I had to use Aubrey Fitch (Spruance is at sea with my other carriers guarding a troop convoy headed to the South Pacific).
I took your advice about the CAP at PH and have stood down the few fighters that I have there. Maybe I can put up a surprise for some unwary and unescorted bombers in a turn or two.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/2/2010 9:43:48 AM   
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You've got me wondering if a Burma defence isn't feasible in this game. If he takes the Hawaiian islands, he'll have number of divisions and many planes tied down in it's defence. This will allow you to at least seriously slow down any attack here and maybe even keep it.

Keeping the route from the WC to Australia open without Hawaii seems dangerous, he'll have quite some chance to raid into your shipping lanes. ATM you probably don't have to worry too much about this though and reinforcing SoPac now isn't a bad idea. Later on it can be supported from Australia (which in turn can be supplied from CT). Later on, any offensives from SoPac are good, you're threathening the long route between the two HI (home and Hawaiian), which he'll need to hold. Another good offensive is from Burma, he will always have to keep assets far in the pacific to defend the HI so this will be weaker then normal, if you also manage to hold Burma for a jump-off point....



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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/2/2010 10:50:49 AM   
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Hi Yank,

Nice to see you on here; Geek's propaganda machine was rolling and a bit of counterweight isnt all too bad. ;-)

Will be following this thread!

Regards,

d0mbo.


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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/2/2010 2:43:16 PM   
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Smeulders: I was thinking the same thing about Burma but I am of two minds about it. On the one hand I am wondering how much he has withdrawn from Southeast Asia to support his adventures elsewhere and with the excellent Aussie 6'th division recently landed at Calcutta, I will begin to probe southwards right away with to see what I can find out about his strength, while trying to avoid a major battle for now. On the other hand I am fearful of overcommitting here and getting into a jungle slugging match/stalemate with more of my infantry than I would like that might be needed in Oz or SoPac. I won't be sending much else to this theater of my arriving reinforcements for now. I know some people would probably call me crazy for sending the 6th division there and not to Oz.

On the Australia communications, I know that it is a long exposed line to try to hold with HI gone. On the other hand if I can establish myself at some of the places I mentioned I will be on his flank to HI and can launch my own raids against his shipping in the Central Pacific. In addition if the strategy works it might be a launching point for future operations against the central Pacific Islands like Tarawa, Makin, etc.

If the strategy fails, and I end up losing carriers and other assets trying to hold it open then I will be forced to supply and reinforce OZ and the remainder of the PAcific through the 'back door' of Abadan - Aden - Colombo - Perth. That is a very ugly prospect.

d0mbo: Hi and thanks. I look forward to reading Geek's AAR someday whenever we finish this thing.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/3/2010 9:56:29 PM   
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Have you considered Cristobal, the other back door? With a base that close to the left coast, he can really harass your logistics operations there. Seems like it would be a safer (albeit time consuming to setup)way to resupply your proposed strong points at Samoa, Fiji, and New Caledonia.

You might have more assets to fight with if they aren't tied up protecting a lot of transport capacity and take the fight to his supply line.

IRL, Bora Bora was one of the first bases to be established as a refueling station once hostilities started. Seems like worst case scenario planning, but then you are faced with the worst case scenario they never faced. And it's what you'll be stuck with anyway if he makes a serious play for Christmas.

Anyway, nice to see that you are starting an AAR.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/3/2010 11:28:40 PM   
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Central Blue: That's an intersting thought about the Canal Zone. I'll need to see what I am doing there for expansion of port and airfield facilities. I think I have them building, but I will see to it. Meantime I will look into some base force units and enginners that might be used for building a base in the Marquesas or the Society Islands. The 'straight line' across from Cristobal might be the better choice, thanks.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/5/2010 1:19:01 AM   
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Be careful about committing too many Aussie units to battle. They and the British, dont get much in the way of reinforcements therefore a savaged division will rebuild very slowly. I am sending the Indians against the Japanese in Burma with some success. I use the Aussie and Brits to secure the flanks and supply paths.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/6/2010 2:50:56 AM   
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khyberbill: I will keep that in mind about replacement rates for my Australian and British divisions and try to use the Indians. Thanks

In general it's been pretty quiet the last few turns - he has not done anything at Pearl except a bombardment attack since the last assault. My convoys with troops continue plodding on toward the South Pacific. At Noumea, a troop convoy arrived today (Feb 12th)with base forces and I am slowly building up my AV there. Just ferried in a B-26 group from Oz to Noumea and will be bringing in fighters soon. Pago Pago is the weakest right now but I have a troop convoy inbound. Americal Division is still far away - I am keeping that convoy well away from Hawaii as it transits Southbound, so it is taking the long route. Slowly, my southern bases are starting to build up - as mentioned, I see keeping my communications open to Australia as job #1.

China is quiet right now. He just took Pegu in Burma. I have evacuated Rangoon but I have considerable strength dug in at the two towns north of there Prome and Toungoo - he will need to put more strength together than what he has at Pegu right now to move me out of there. I have also started bombing Pegu with my Blenheims and my Calcullat-based B-17s that I evacuated from the Phillipines.

In the Phillipines, the 4th Marines just retook San Fernando - I really don't know what he's doing in Northern Luzon - it almost looks like he has abandoned much of it, but I will continue to probe without (hopefully) overextending and exposing myself to being cut off and isolated. Supplies in Luzon will become an issue soon. I need to use my limited air assets here to do some better recon of the island.

In the DEI he has landed on Timor - I was wrong about Java - I thought that would be next. This makes me wonder about whether or not he's thinking about an adventure in Northern Oz and I am very ill prepared for that it Geek is going there next. Howver with all of the assets he has comitted to HI, I think he would be crazy to tryan Australian invasion. Still...he is at Lautem in what I estimate to be division strength and with considerable naval support including some heavy units.

I am unsure as to KB's whereabouts. I think he may have withdrawn to Japan to refit and restock his airgroups.


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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/9/2010 1:18:02 AM   
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Well I found KB! Had a surface engagement with it south of Timor. My much smaller TF was almost completely wiped out but we got some hits on 3 cvs and a CVL. Couple are on fire if I can believe the combat report.

More about that later...I promised to post a few of the combat results from the raging Oahu defense/CD thread here are a few samples:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 10, 42
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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Sanko Maru, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Takao Maru, Shell hits 1



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Sanko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Takao Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Sanko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Sanko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
xAKL Taganoura Maru

Allied Ships
SS Finback



xAKL Taganoura Maru is sighted by SS Finback
SS Finback launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Taganoura Maru


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Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hoko Maru, Shell hits 9

Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 1



xAKL Hoko Maru is sighted by SS Finback
SS Finback attacking xAKL Hoko Maru on the surface
SS Finback low on gun ammo, Hull, J.L. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Lisbon Maru, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Taifuku Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Tatuno Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Toba Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Lisbon Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Taifuku Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Tatuno Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Toba Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Bandjermasin

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru
AK Sado Maru
AK Kyushu Maru



SE Borneo KNIL Battalion firing at xAK Johore Maru
xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops
AK Sado Maru firing at enemy troops
AK Kyushu Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Bandjermasin

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Bandjermasin, 60,99





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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Takao Maru, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Senko Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Lisbon Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Takao Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Senko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Senko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Lisbon Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Bandjermasin

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru
AK Sado Maru
AK Kyushu Maru



xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops
AK Sado Maru firing at enemy troops
AK Kyushu Maru firing at enemy troops


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Oahu Harbor Defense , at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 22
G4M1 Betty x 33
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 12 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 27 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged


Allied ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor Base Force ...
Also attacking 25th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 98th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 25th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 25th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 25th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Oahu Harbor Defense , at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Defense Battalion, at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 11
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 63



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 51 damaged


Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (0 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 98th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 64th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking 98th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor Base Force ...
Also attacking Pacific Fleet ...
Also attacking 98th Coast AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking 98th Coast AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 24th Infantry Division, at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
Hudson I x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Oyashima Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes


Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4
Wirraway x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinkai Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th RTA Division, at 56,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Tatuno Maru, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (36 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(36 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
36 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tatuno Maru


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Morning Air attack on 84th Naval Guard Unit, at 79,79 (Lucena)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 15



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Sasebo 8th SNLF, at 80,75 (Bayombong)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 66



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

19 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Terukawa Maru, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Taifuku Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Takao Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires



6in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Terukawa Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Taifuku Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Takao Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Takao Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Ground combat at Kuantan (51,79)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 36064 troops, 322 guns, 223 vehicles, Assault Value = 1346

Defending force 14343 troops, 110 guns, 62 vehicles, Assault Value = 609

Japanese adjusted assault: 754

Allied adjusted defense: 305

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuantan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
520 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
4636 casualties reported
Squads: 257 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 383 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 67 (64 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (76 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 13
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Division
Imperial Guards Division
1st RTA Division
15th Army
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
28th Gurkha Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
8th Indian Brigade
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
6th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
137/155th Field Regiment


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Ground combat at Pearl Harbor (180,107)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22628 troops, 642 guns, 660 vehicles, Assault Value = 883

Defending force 74538 troops, 816 guns, 488 vehicles, Assault Value = 2164

Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Oahu Harbor Defense
56th Coastal Artillery Regiment
24th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
VII US Fighter Cmnd
4th Marine Defense Battalion
B Det USN Port Svc
206th Coast AA Regiment
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
64th Coast AA Regiment
251st Coast AA Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
101st USN Base Force
113th USAAF Base Force
Hawaiian Dept
198th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
Pacific Fleet
97th Coast AA Regiment
VII US Bomber Cmnd
119th USAAF Base Force
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
C Det USN Port Svc
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
Pearl Harbor Base Force
111th USN Base Force
Seventh USAAF
118th USAAF Base Force
D Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
16th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
II./4th Infantry Battalion
146th Infantry Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
16th Division
48th Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
4th Division
144th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
16th Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment


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Ground combat at Prome (55,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 14708 troops, 135 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 547

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

Allied adjusted assault: 402

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 402 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Prome !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)



Assaulting units:
2nd Burma Brigade
11th Burma Rifles Battalion
4/8th Gurkha Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
46th Indian Brigade
9/11th Sikh Battalion
2nd King Own YLI Battalion
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
12th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
Rangoon BAF Battalion
16th Indian Brigade
27th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
221 Group RAF
107th RAF Base Force
103rd RN Base Force
108th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25951 troops, 186 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 726

Defending force 5465 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 187

Allied adjusted assault: 572

Japanese adjusted defense: 129

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wuchang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1562 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
428 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
73rd Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
27th Group Army

Defending units:
51st Infantry Brigade



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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/9/2010 1:18:53 AM   
Yank


Posts: 170
Joined: 5/19/2004
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 09, 42
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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Hawaii Maru, Shell hits 9, heavy fires



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Hawaii Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Suva at 131,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAKL Canopus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



xAKL Canopus is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Canopus


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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Hitati Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAK Senko Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Hitati Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Senko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Hitati Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAKL Tateyama Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Hitati Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAKL Tateyama Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Hitati Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 5
F2A-3 Buffalo x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-221 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Oahu Harbor Defense , at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 39
G4M1 Betty x 27
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 21 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 16 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...
Also attacking Oahu Harbor Defense ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Defense Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Defense Battalion, at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 12 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2
SBD-3 Dauntless x 2


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Baikal Maru
CA Furutaka
xAKL Tateyama Maru, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sampit at 58,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 16



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Sado Maru
AK Kyushu Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 2
Hudson I x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 15



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
Wirraway x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoto Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lahaina at 182,108

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Goyo Maru
xAK Ryuzan Maru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on I./33rd Inf Regt , at 79,79 (Lucena)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 18



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Sasebo 8th SNLF, at 80,75 (Bayombong)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 9


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-40E Warhawk attacking from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 56th Coastal Artillery Regiment, at 180,107 (Pearl Harbor)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Osaka Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3
Wirraway x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinkai Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CL Naka



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tatuno Maru, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Terukawa Maru
xAK Sanko Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Tatuno Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Terukawa Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Sanko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Ground combat at Lucena (79,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1792 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 31

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lucena !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
I./33rd Inf Regt
84th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Pearl Harbor (180,107)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 22601 troops, 641 guns, 659 vehicles, Assault Value = 879

Defending force 73470 troops, 821 guns, 489 vehicles, Assault Value = 2069

Japanese ground losses:
380 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)



Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
25th Infantry Division
Oahu Harbor Defense
56th Coastal Artillery Regiment
24th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
Pacific Fleet
111th USN Base Force
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
98th Coast AA Regiment
97th Coast AA Regiment
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion
C Det USN Port Svc
64th Coast AA Regiment
113th USAAF Base Force
VII US Fighter Cmnd
101st USN Base Force
Pearl Harbor Base Force
B Det USN Port Svc
47th Construction Regiment
Seventh USAAF
118th USAAF Base Force
VII US Bomber Cmnd
251st Coast AA Regiment
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
Hawaiian Dept
206th Coast AA Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
4th Marine Defense Battalion
119th USAAF Base Force
D Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
16th Division
4th Division
I./4th Infantry Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
II./4th Infantry Battalion
144th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
33rd Division
47th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
16th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Engineer Regiment



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Post #: 13
RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/9/2010 1:20:39 AM   
Yank


Posts: 170
Joined: 5/19/2004
From: Boston, MA
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 06, 42
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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Toba Maru, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Manyo Maru
xAK Shinko Maru, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Toba Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Manyo Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Shinko Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Moppo at 99,54

Japanese Ships
xAK Meisan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



xAK Meisan Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Meisan Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
PB Kamitsu Maru
PB Taiko Maru
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 2
SC Ch 3
SC Ch 13
SC Ch 14
SC Ch 15

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 27




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Galbraith R. gains tactical advantage
Range closes to 3,000 yards
PB Taiko Maru engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
PB Taiko Maru engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
MTB 27 engages PB Taiko Maru at 2,000 yards
DMS W-15 engages MTB 10 at 2,000 yards
MTB 27 engages SC Ch 15 at 2,000 yards
SC Ch 13 engages MTB 8 at 2,000 yards
SC Ch 3 engages MTB 27 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-15 engages MTB 27 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
PB Kamitsu Maru engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
MTB 7 engages SC Ch 13 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
SC Ch 14 engages MTB 8 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
MTB 27 engages PB Taiko Maru at 9,000 yards
PB Kamitsu Maru engages MTB 27 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
PB Kamitsu Maru engages MTB 27 at 12,000 yards
MTB 8 engages SC Ch 14 at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Thanet



SS I-10 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Thanet
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Thanet attacking submerged sub ....
DD Thanet cannot reach attack position over SS I-10
DD Thanet cannot reach attack position over SS I-10
SS I-10 eludes ASW attack from DD Thanet
DD Thanet loses contact with SS I-10
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Thanet attacking submerged sub ....
DD Thanet is out of ASW ammo
DD Thanet fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Atlas Maru
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Kamoi Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Toba Maru, Shell hits 2



155mm M1A1 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Atlas Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Kamoi Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Toba Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Toba Maru
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Atlas Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage



3in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Toba Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Atlas Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAK Atlas Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Moppo at 99,54

Japanese Ships
xAK Toko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



xAK Toko Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Toko Maru


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Submarine attack near Moppo at 99,54

Japanese Ships
TK Eiyo Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



TK Eiyo Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack attacking on the surface
SS Skipjack low on gun ammo, Freeman, C.L. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Lautem Base Force, at 72,115 (Lautem)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 39



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged


Allied ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lautem Base Force, at 72,115 (Lautem)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 43



Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 4
SBD-3 Dauntless x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Manyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (43 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(43 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
43 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,99

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
TK Kanze Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AO Tsurumi



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Kanze Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,99

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Tsurumi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Tsurumi


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 11



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4
Wirraway x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Taiko Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 6th RTA Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lahaina at 182,108

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Taihei Maru
xAK Nishimi Maru
xAK Eli Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 84th Naval Guard Unit, at 80,79 (Atimonan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 15


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:
15 x P-39D Airacobra attacking from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 71



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
31 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Argentina Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (42 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(42 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
42 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Invasion Support action off Pearl Harbor
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Umikaze
BB Nagato
BB Fuso
xAK Toba Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Argentina Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires



155mm M1A1 GPF Coastal Battery engaging DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
5in CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Toba Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Coastal Battery engaging xAP Argentina Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Fuso fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards


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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 169247 troops, 1819 guns, 752 vehicles, Assault Value = 6110

Defending force 21599 troops, 155 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 524


Allied ground losses:
1292 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
37th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
30th Infantry Regiment
32nd Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
27th Division
14th Division
4th Manchukuo Distr Division
3rd Tank Regiment
11th Division
102nd NCPC Route Brigade
4th NCPC Infantry Brigade
36th Infantry Regiment
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment
110th Division
7th NCPC Infantry Brigade
10th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
4th Cavalry Brigade
5th Tank Regiment
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
17th RGC Temp. Division
5th Manchukuo Distr Division
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
26th Field Artillery Regiment
4th RF Gun Battalion
20th Army
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
11th Field Artillery Regiment
50th Field AA Battalion
15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th JNAF AF Unit
46th Road Const Co
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
12th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Field AA Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
57th Field AA Battalion
5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind. Engineer Regiment
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
1st Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st AA Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
48th Road Const Co
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
47th Road Const Co
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
37th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
36th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
7th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
1st War Area
39th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Pearl Harbor (180,107)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 23059 troops, 637 guns, 660 vehicles, Assault Value = 912

Defending force 78886 troops, 699 guns, 351 vehicles, Assault Value = 2570

Japanese ground losses:
540 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Oahu Harbor Defense
56th Coastal Artillery Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
25th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
Seventh USAAF
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion
64th Coast AA Regiment
4th Marine Defense Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
251st Coast AA Regiment
VII US Bomber Cmnd
101st USN Base Force
VII US Fighter Cmnd
198th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Coast AA Regiment
119th USAAF Base Force
98th Coast AA Regiment
C Det USN Port Svc
Pearl Harbor Base Force
113th USAAF Base Force
B Det USN Port Svc
Hawaiian Dept
205th Field Artillery Battalion
118th USAAF Base Force
111th USN Base Force
206th Coast AA Regiment
Pacific Fleet
D Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
Kanno Detachment
2nd Recon Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
4th Division
113th Infantry Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
33rd Division
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka Detachment
16th Division
II./4th Infantry Battalion
56th Recon Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
16th Army
14th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment



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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/26/2010 3:57:51 PM   
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Sorry so long since I updated. Major events are in progress...

We have now reached February 25th ’42 in our match and ‘Geek has begun to evacuate Oahu. He had launched another disastrous ground assault (his second) and got another bloody nose – then we had two of his BBs getting shot up by the Oahu shore batteries and I think that was it for him…he started pulling out right after that. I consider this a major victory. Any troops he’s pulling out will not be worth a damn for quite a while and will need rest, refit, and replacements.

Better yet, supply in Oahu has surpassed 120k and is growing as he has disengaged. Didn’t expect that, and don’t know where the supplies are coming from or why there are growing (bug)? Does Oahu generate its own supplies?

I am starting to get some airframe replacements to start slowly building up some of my Oahu squadrons, both fighters and bombers. My groups there are all in stand down to rest and refit. In the next few days, I expect to put up 25-30 fighters on cap and see how I do against the considerable number of Zeroes he keeps sweeping with. I don’t expect any miracles with that, and will manage my planes and pilots carefully here.

I do not know what he is doing in the other Islands. Recon shows transports at Lahaina and the Big Island. He may be pulling out from there too. If he’s not pulling out completely, the locus of the war will now surely be at Hawaii. That could become our Guadalacanal/battle of attrition. The question for me will become when to send in a relief/reinforcement convoy. I have one loaded up at SF with a possible 2 CV covering force, but have not decided to send it to PH. We shall see. I think I have hurt his bombers badly in Hawaii. PH was an absolute flak hell for him and he paid dearly there. IJN/IJA LBA numbers in Hawaii may be low enough for me to consider a relief effort now with the carriers.

More to follow in a few days as things develop.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/26/2010 4:02:31 PM   
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The increasing supply is something I've noticed while running some test on supply usage as well. I think it has something to do with him not having enough troops left to store his supplies, so you are 'capturing' his supply dumps.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/26/2010 5:09:01 PM   
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quote:

The increasing supply is something I've noticed while running some test on supply usage as well. I think it has something to do with him not having enough troops left to store his supplies, so you are 'capturing' his supply dumps.

Now that is interesting. I wonder what the mechanics or rates are.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/26/2010 5:13:42 PM   
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I’m still thinking through some of what ‘Geeks evacuation of Oahu means in the bigger strategic picture, but it is beginning to dawn on me just what the implications are and the full dimensions of what I consider to be a major victory for the Allies. If I were playing the Japanese I would not want a protracted struggle for Hawaii. He was by definition already stretched thin on the operation, and to try to carry on a months long battle in Hawaii, far from his supply, would stretch his resources even more and leave yet more of the map exposed to Allied counterstrokes. Plus Oahu is where the VPs are, and if you can’t take it, well… I think he had one shot at this and he needed to capture PH. I would pull out completely were I him.

Now with his losses in Hawaii and the huge commitment of his forces to support those operations, he has surely got his hands full elsewhere. The Phillipines are far from conquered. Singapore still stands. He’s done very little in the South Pacific, Solomons, or New Guinea, though I am seeing more activity in that direction lately. He’s not overwhelming me in China though he has made some progress there lately. India is quiet. In the meantime I get stronger every day, though admittedly things will look better in September or October.


< Message edited by Yank -- 1/26/2010 5:16:25 PM >

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/27/2010 2:54:42 AM   
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You really should tell him that the extra supply he dumped at Oahu ends up in your base....While it doesnt matter here if he tried a seige it would be seen as a broken mechanic.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/27/2010 11:08:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bklooste

You really should tell him that the extra supply he dumped at Oahu ends up in your base....While it doesnt matter here if he tried a seige it would be seen as a broken mechanic.


It most likely only ended up with Yank because he was seriously lowering his numbers of troops. I'd have to look at my test scenario again, but I think units can store many times their "supply required", it's unlikely that you'll ever throw enough supplies onto an island you're sieging to go above that limit, unless you're taking massive casualties or are evacuating. That is, if that limit really exists and it isn't something like 'when you destroy squads/ squads get evacuated in a unit that was storing too much supplies, you capture these', if that is the rule, simply bringing in supplies will never give it to your opponent, unless you're taking large casualties.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/27/2010 11:48:09 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Smeulders


quote:

ORIGINAL: bklooste

You really should tell him that the extra supply he dumped at Oahu ends up in your base....While it doesnt matter here if he tried a seige it would be seen as a broken mechanic.


It most likely only ended up with Yank because he was seriously lowering his numbers of troops. I'd have to look at my test scenario again, but I think units can store many times their "supply required", it's unlikely that you'll ever throw enough supplies onto an island you're sieging to go above that limit, unless you're taking massive casualties or are evacuating. That is, if that limit really exists and it isn't something like 'when you destroy squads/ squads get evacuated in a unit that was storing too much supplies, you capture these', if that is the rule, simply bringing in supplies will never give it to your opponent, unless you're taking large casualties.


For normal landings yes but if i was seiging PH i would dump several months worth of supply there as you dont want AKs to get hit by CDs again..

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 1/27/2010 1:52:23 PM   
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bklooste - thanks for pointing this out. You are correct, Undercovergeek should know about that supply oddity and be aware that something may be wrong. I will email him.

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RE: Bloody Pacific: Yank's Perspective - 2/11/2010 8:25:30 PM   
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It is now 3/5/42 and I am still not able to determine exactly what ‘Geek is up to in Hawaii. I have stepped up recon over the big island and Lahaina and there appear to be lots of troops, and lots of transports, but I cannot tell if they are coming or going. Troops levels do not appear to be shrinking at Lahaina so, perhaps he intends to hold on to everything he’s got and put up an air-sea blockade around Oahu to starve me out in the long-term now that he has withdrawn his ground units. And it would take a while to starve me as I have 120k + in supplies right now. As noted in a previous post, hanging around in Hawaii would not be my strategic choice at this point if I were the Japanese player, but if this is what he’s doing so be it.

I had sent in a two carrier strike force to poke around Oahu and see what I could find, and on the last turn they tangled with the Japanese. There were several LBA strikes from Lahaina that sank a couple of my CLs but did not scratch the paint on the CVs. My CVs got off 2 strikes and roughed up 6 or 7 xAKs and 2 large AOs at Lahaina. I think most or all will sink. My second strike lost coordination with its fighter cover and my SBDs and pilots took a real beating without scoring any hits. It will take me sometime to recover from the losses in planes and pilots. Also an xAK convoy I had sent to Oahu with about 50k supplies got shot up and a few transports lost. I have turned these around back to SF along with my carriers. All appear to be out of harm’s way from LBA now.

Not sure what next steps are. Americal is uloading at Pago Pago and I have a singe CV TF covering that. Once completed I may send her back into the Timor area, as the Japanese have been landing there and I don’t think their air power is very strong in that region right now. Have to be careful of KB.

Will post again in a few days. No plans to monkey around with Hawaii right now. I am withdrawing naval units for the time being while I consider my next move.

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