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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 6:34:34 AM   
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No. 118 Sqdrn just got into the fight and already has 3 aces.




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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 6:38:59 AM   
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15 kills in a Wildcat is pretty impressive but so is 14 in a P-40E




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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 10:37:43 AM   
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No. 118 Sqdrn just got into the fight and already has 3 aces.






Mkae sure the sound is on.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmpONxJ7JSw

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 10:41:50 AM   
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15 kills in a Wildcat is pretty impressive but so is 14 in a P-40E





I havean Air Commodore and a Group Captain still flying fighters? I'll have to have them over for dinner.

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 2:47:09 PM   
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No. 118 Sqdrn just got into the fight and already has 3 aces.






Mkae sure the sound is on.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmpONxJ7JSw



Ah, yes. Fenton's wolf genes switch on and he tries to disembowel the Queen's deer. He becomes an instant celebrity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9w7I507D6E

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 2:50:54 PM   
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15 kills in a Wildcat is pretty impressive but so is 14 in a P-40E





I havean Air Commodore and a Group Captain still flying fighters? I'll have to have them over for dinner.


No kidding. The poor fellows are stuck in some mosquito-infested basha flying missions over Myitkinia while you luxuriate at Kandy House and replace secretaries just because of "ankle sag"

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:26:03 PM   
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************************March 15, 1943(c)*********************

Doesn't it seem like we did March 15 already? Oh well.

Cagayan et. environs: JJ surface force proves to be Oyodo and DD's. Oyodo and Oakland (on the way to San Jose) miss each other. Instead, Oyodo finds the westernmost picket HMIS Punjab.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Tagbilaran at 79,87, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo
DD Kiyonami
DD Samidare
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
AM Punjab, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


Punappan D. crosses the T of the IJN...and then a 6 inch shell knocks off his beautiful turban. It's all down hill from there.

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:30:39 PM   
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Oyodo steams SE for Cagayan but now runs into Juneau coming East from Jolo. A beautifully symmetrical fight although Juneau happens to be a "machine gun" cruiser. We are getting better at night fights. We win.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 79,88, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo
DD Kiyonami
DD Samidare, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Satsuki, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Minazuki, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CLAA Juneau
DD Woodworth, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Maury
DD Conyngham
DD Talbot


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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:33:08 PM   
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Oyodo turns around, having not reached Cagayan. She encounters some empty LCT's which have disembarked a SeaBee Bn. We lose, but the damage is small.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 79,88, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo
DD Kiyonami
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
AM Starling, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
LCT-61, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-62, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-63, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-130, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-131, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-133, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-137, Shell hits 3, and is sunk


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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:34:38 PM   
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Oyodo runs into Oakland returning from San Jose. We win.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Dumaguete at 78,86, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 1
DD Kiyonami
DD Minazuki, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CLAA Oakland, Shell hits 1
DD Cony
DD Jenkins
DD Lansdowne, Shell hits 2
DD Perkins
DD Thracian

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:48:40 PM   
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Now the air boys. Sweep over Cagayan.


Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
P-38G Lightning x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40K Warhawk x 14
F4U-1 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses


JJ attacks some AK's picking up fuel frowm Western Mindanao. CAP from Cotabato protects them.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Dumanquilas at 77,89

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 3



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Lulworth Hill


The SBD's from Cagayan find Oyodo. SHe has LRCAP from somewhere but it's not enough. <spikes ball>

Morning Air attack on TF, near San Jose at 77,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27
SBD-3 Dauntless x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage


Evidently Kiyonami was trying to go it alone. It's hard to hit an undamaged DD.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 78,86

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes



Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami



Another sweep over Cagayan.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 125 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 2
P-38G Lightning x 7
P-39D Airacobra x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 12
F4U-1 Corsair x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


Zero sweep over San Jose. We win.

Afternoon Air attack on San Jose , at 78,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet


And finally, an afternoon attack on Kiyonami with 1000 lb bombs. Probably she is doomed.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 78,86

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 9
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 5
SBD-3 Dauntless x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage




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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 3:52:58 PM   
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Oyodo and Kiyonami likely mortally wounded. Minazuki badly hurt. 2 other IJN DD's burning.

We lose two minesweepers and some LCT's.

That Siri Tzu app is crap.

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 4:07:09 PM   
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while you luxuriate at Kandy House and replace secretaries just because of "ankle sag"


You say it like it's a bad thing.

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RE: The Hood - 2/10/2013 5:11:51 PM   
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Oyodo and Kiyonami likely mortally wounded. Minazuki badly hurt. 2 other IJN DD's burning.

We lose two minesweepers and some LCT's.

That Siri Tzu app is crap.


You just get rurred into farse sense security! Go to sreep, Yankee dog!

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/10/2013 6:36:38 PM   
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**************************Situation Burma***************************

There is a Jap division North of Ramree, forget which one. It will take a while for them to reach the landing site. They will be at risk of getting cut off.




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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/10/2013 6:48:04 PM   
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Admiral Lord SPrior
Steam Room, Kandy House
Ceylon


My dearest Spri;

How is Vicky working out? Hope you got rid of that ankle sag problem. Moana just brought up a good point about the Ramree thing. Why don't we send in some aviation support to Akyab so we can LRCAP over the landing beaches with P-38's and P-40K's? Also this, does JJ have anything at Prome? If not we might be able to take it by paradrop to ease a crossing of the Irrawaddy. I will lay off any P-38 or P-40K replacements so you can fill up the squadrons.

With unconvincing sincerity;

Fleet Admiral Mandrake

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/10/2013 7:17:23 PM   
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Just looked. We have 38 P-40K's and 4 P-38G's. There are 6 B-17F's if you want to convert a B-25 sqdrn. I will backconvert a B-24D squadron to 25's so you can fill out Tenth Air Force heavies.

RAF fighters are virtually tapped out but you have a couple of Liberator II's.

Shipment of Parchesi boards and nudie posters on the way.

I took the liberty of having Frobisher and her DD wait for Victorioius near DG.

Pennslyvania is headed for Colombo. Feel free to use her when patched up. Resolution leaving Pearl in about 2 days when a DD gets there.

Sorry about Punjab. Not sure how she ended up in the Phillipines. Not sure what Thracian is doing in the PI either. I'll send her along.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 1:05:31 PM   
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Pope is set to resign at the end of the month - gen dit.

Vote early and vote often for Uncle Oscar for Pope!

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 2:03:26 PM   
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Pope is set to resign at the end of the month - gen dit.

Vote early and vote often for Uncle Oscar for Pope!


No. I'm still hoping for a panzer-themed replacement.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 2:49:27 PM   
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Pope is set to resign at the end of the month - gen dit.

Vote early and vote often for Uncle Oscar for Pope!



I'll vote for Oscar I if he promises to decriminalize masturbation.

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RE: The Hood - 2/11/2013 3:02:26 PM   
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Gen Dit


Royal Navy term for a true Story dit (nothing made up)
If the story is sworn true then one might add "12 clips" at the end.

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RE: The Hood - 2/11/2013 3:05:48 PM   
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Nice to see the 4th rotor put to good use.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 3:08:26 PM   
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decriminalize masturbation


I'll put in a word. Is it important to you?

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 3:34:24 PM   
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decriminalize masturbation


I'll put in a word. Is it important to you?


Well, it would have to be retroactive.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/11/2013 3:44:46 PM   
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It might help for readership loyalty.

Maybe you could work Uncle Oscar into the Ramree landings somehow?

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RE: The Hood - 2/12/2013 3:50:00 PM   
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According to NBC News, Uncle Oscar is not on the short list. We need more to call or email the Vatican.

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RE: The Hood - 2/12/2013 3:56:20 PM   
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According to NBC News, Uncle Oscar is not on the short list. We need more to call or email the Vatican.

It's probably just being kept hush, hush.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/12/2013 4:06:18 PM   
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Pope is set to resign at the end of the month - gen dit.

Vote early and vote often for Uncle Oscar for Pope!


No. I'm still hoping for a panzer-themed replacement.


Well, the outgoing guy was in a Wermacht AA Bn. Maybe he was in an 88 crew?

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/12/2013 4:10:15 PM   
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decriminalize masturbation


I'll put in a word. Is it important to you?


He's spouted on about it in the past in a rather pointed dictum. I think it's important to him.

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RE: The IKEA effect - 2/12/2013 4:26:58 PM   
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Man...rook at all this stuff moving to Beazelbob. Three full regiments. This intel is 2 weeks old but it doesn't look like they arrived yet.

I wonder if I could send Wasp out there and.......?




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