From: Southern California
*********April 4, 1943(c)*********
PI: We send Perth to finish off the cripples from the Surigao raid of last night. Instead, she finds an able Sagiri which has evidently been orderd to protect the cripples and we engage with blunderbusses at 1000 yds..and we lose. Jarvis had the first shot, but missed.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Surigao at 81,88, Range 1,000 Yards
DD Jarvis, Shell hits 2, on fire
Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Jarvis engages DD Sagiri at 1,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Gridley at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Sagiri at 2,000 yards
Shimamoto, Mantaro orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Jarvis at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...
Our offensive minefield at Lubang pays off...for the IJN. Someone didnt get the memo. The crew of PT 183 is "offended"
TF 356 encounters mine field at Lubang (78,78)
PT-183, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
TBF's from Cagayan go after Sagiri but she is fast and has a rudder too.
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
Martlet II x 1
Beaufighter VIc x 2
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 2
TBF-1 Avenger x 8
Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak
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