From: Southern California
We have a cruiser force at Horycrappo-jima, San Francisco, Wichita (with Radioman 1st Class Campbell aboard), Juneau and 4 DD's at Crappo. We have 3 CL's and 5 DD's at Karenko. Somehow, the inscrutaburh Japanese get this far without being spotted.
First up. Unescorted Helens from Okinawa attack Horycrappo-jima without escort. They get murderized. Next up a Marine aviation attack from Batan Is. USMC SBD's and some snazzy Corsairs attack the carriers at 280 miles range. There was a USN TBF squadron assigned to the same HQ but they did not bother to get out of bed. It isn't enough of an escort. Too bad. There were 70 P-40K's and 13 P-38's with the same HQ that might have gone along if the staff had thought to give them drop tanks. Dumb asses. Most of the SBD's that get through attack a DD. At least they got our of their bunks.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Miyako-jima at 91,68
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M3a Zero x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
< Message edited by Cap Mandrake -- 11/13/2013 2:23:54 PM >