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Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 7:22:35 PM   
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Game like Japanese vs Cantona2.
Home Rules agreed:

1.- KB must return to metropolitan base after Pearl Harbour strike (Kwajalein, Saipan, Truk or Palaos are available bases for this).
2.- Chinese airfields can not operate with 4E bombers except maximum 4 USAAF sqdrons that will operate at level 6+ AFs.
3.- No 4E in naval attack mission.
4.- All PT in the same hex in the same TF.
5.- No sub invasion or airborne gamey tactics.
6.- Japanes must to pay for Kwangtung forces to leave Machukuo.
7.- Thai forces will not move 3 hexes away their national frontiers
8.- No strategic bombing against Chinenes targets .
9.- No Chinese forces out of China, except those that under other commands.

- FIRST HISTORICAL TURN
- NO USN RELIABLE TORPEDOES.
- PDU ON
- FOW
- ALLIED DAMAGE CONTROL ON
- ADVANCED WEATHER EFFECTS ON
- DECEMBER 7TH SURPRISE ON
- REALISTIC R&D ON
- NO UNIT WITHDRAWALL OFF.
- REINFORCEMENTS FIXED.





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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 7:25:22 PM   
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FROM : ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ. TOKYO.
TO: ADM. YAMAMOTO, ISOROKU. COMBINED FLEET CINC. KURE
SUJECT: NAVY ORDER NO.1
DATE: NOVEMBER 5TH 1941.

1. In view of the great possibility of being compelled to go to war against the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands in the cause of self-existence and self-defense, Japan has decided to complete various operational preparations within the first ten days of December.

2. The Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet will make the necessary operational preparations.

3. The details of the operation shall be directed by the Chief of the Naval General Staff.

By Imperial Order
Chief of the Naval General Staff
Nagano, Osami

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 7:36:51 PM   
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FROM: VADM NAGUMO, CHUICHI. KIDO BUTAI C-IN-C. ABOARD HIJMS AKAGI.
TO: ADM. YAMAMOTO, ISOROKU. COMBINED FLEET HQ. KURE.
SUBJECT: SURPRISE ATTACK OVER USN PACIFIC FLEET
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.


"TORA, TORA, TORA" RECEIVED IN HIJMS AKAGI FROM 1st STRIKE WAVE, TOTAL SURPRISE CONFIRMED IN OUR ATTACK AGAINST ENEMY PACIFIC FLEET.

AT FIRST HOUR THIS EARLY MORNING, 144 B5N2 WITH 126 D3A1 ESCORTED BY 68 A6M2 HAVE BEEN TAKE OFF FROM OUR CARRIERS.

NO CAP OVER ENEMY SKIES. CLEAR SKY.

ENEMY AIRCRATS DESTROYED AT GROUND:

- 10 PBY5, 10 P-40B, 2 B-17E, 5 B-18A, 1 C-33, 6 SBD-1, 3 B-17D, 2 A-20A, 3 O-47A, 3 F4F-3, 3 P-36A, 1 R3D-2

- OUR PILOTS REPORTING 45 AIRBASE HITS, 10 AIRBASE SUPPLY HITS AND 173 RUNWAY HITS. AIRFIELD DESTROYED.

DAMAGE AT ENEMY BATTLEWAGGONS:

- BB CALIFORNIA, BOMB HITS 8, TORPEDO HITS 1, HEAVY FIRES, HEAVY DAMAGES.
- BB WEST VIRGINIA, BOMB HITS 9, TORPEDO HITS 1, HEAVY FIRES.
- BB TENNESSEE, BOMB HITS 5, TORPEDO HITS 4, HEAVY FIRES, HEAVY DAMAGES.
- BB PENSYLVANIA, BOMB HITS 5, TORPEDO HITS 3, AND IS SUNK
- BB ARIZONA, BOMB HITS 14, TORPEDO HITS 1, HEAVY FIRES, HEAVY DAMAGES.
- BB NEVADA, BOMB HITS 8, TORPEDO HITS 2, HEAVY FIRES.
- BB MARYLAND, BOMB HITS 8, TORPEDO HITS 1, HEAVY FIRES, HEAVY DAMAGES.
- BB OKLAHOMA, BOMB HITS 6, TORPEDO HITS 3, HEAVY FIRES, HEAVY DAMAGES.

OTHER HIGH VALUE TARGETS:

2 HEAVY CRUISERS AND 3 LIGHT CRUISER DAMAGED.
SS CACHALOT SUNK
SS NARWHAL, BOMB HIT 1.
SS TAUTOG, BOMB HIT 1.

RETURNING TO HOME BASE.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 7:44:16 PM   
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FROM: CDR HANABUSA, R., I-24 CO, HAWAII ISLAND.
TO: VADM NAGUNO, CARRIER STRIKE FORCE, ABOARD HIJMS AKAGI.
SUBJECT: PEARL HARBOUR MIDGET SUB SPECIAL OPS.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

MIDGETS HA-22, HA-24, HA-14 AND HA-18 LOST ATTEMPTING TO PENETRATE HARBOR AT PEARL HARBOR. HA-24 HIT A MINE.
ONLY HA-19 MIDGET PENETRATES HARBOR AND ATTACK USS TENNESSEE UNSUCCESFULLY. OUR MIDGET LOST ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE FROM HARBOR.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 7:55:03 PM   
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FROM: RADM . MATSUNAGA, SADAICHI. 22ND AIR FLOTILLA HQ, SAIGON.
TO: VADM. TSUKAHARA, NIZHIZO. 11ST AIR FLEET HQ, TAKAO, FORMOSA.
SUBJECT: BRITISH FORCE Z ENGAGED.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

THIS MORNING A MESSAGE FROM RADM BANNO, P (MALAYA HEAVY COVER FORCE) REPORTING ONE RECON E13A1 FLIGHT SPOTTED ENEMY FORCE Z AT 52,82 NEAR MERSING, GENERAL QUARTERS AT SAIGON TO BIHORO AND GENZAN KU K-1 DAITAIS.

FIRST WAVE WITH 9 G3M2 TAKE OFF AT MORNING WITH CLEAR SKY OVER TARGET. ENEMY CAP WITH 5 BUFFALOES I. ONE TORPEDO HIT ON HMS REPULSE. ONE G3M2 LOST BY ENEMY FIGHTERS.

IN THE AFTERNOON WE CAN LAUNCH A SECOND WAVE WITH 9 G3M2 AND 13 G4M1. 7 ENEMY FIGHTERS WERE AT CAP OVER OUR HIGH VALUE TARGETS.
1 G3M2 AND 4 G4M1 WERE DOWNED BUT WE GET 3 TORPEDO HITS ON BC REPULSE AND 2 TORPEDO HITS ON HMS PRINCE OF WALES.

BC REPULSE SINKING CONFIRMED BY OUR PILOTS.

LONG LIVE TO EMPEROR !

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/15/2010 8:09:23 PM   
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FROM: ADM NAGANO, OSAMI. IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ. TOKYO.
TO: VADM. OZAWA, HISABURO. SOUTHERN FLEET HQ. ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA.
SUBJECT: NAVY ORDER NO.2
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

THIS HIGH COMMAND HAVE REDEPLOY 211 HULS FOR RESOURCES SHIPPINGS TO BE ESCORTED WITH YOUR NAVAL AND AERIAL ASSETS. ANOTHER 21 TANKERS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO BASE PORTS LIKE FOLLOWING:

- 5 TONAN WHALERS (17.500 TONS OF CARGO FUEL) TO PORT ARTHUR WILL BE CONVOYED WITH OIL TO OSAKA REFINERIES.

- 4 TYPE N TL TANKERS (12.800 TONS OF CARGO FUEL) TO PORT ARTHUR WILL BE CONVOYED WITH OIL TO SHIMONOSEKI REFINERIES.

- 4 TYPE N TL TANKERS (12.800 TONS OF CARGO FUEL) TO PORT ARTHUR WILL BE CONVOYED WITH FUEL TO TOKYO.

- 8 TYPE 1 TL TANKERS (11.600 TONS OF CARGO FUEL) TO SHANGAI WILL BE CONVOYED WITH FUEL TO TOKYO.

LIGHT OILERS WILL BE DEPLOYED AT SHIKUKA.

THIS HIGH COMMAND WILL DEPLOY HIJMS HOSHO AND HIJMS TAIHO UNDER YOUR COMMAND LIKE MOBILE ASW ASSETS.

CONVOY SYSTEM AND ROUTES WILL BE REPORTED SOON.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 12:39:23 AM   
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FROM: ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI. IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ. TOKYO.
TO: VADM OZAWA, JISABURO. SOUTHERN FLEET HQ. ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA.
SUBJECT: TANKERS CONVOY.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

HIGH PRIORITY MESSAGE/

TANKERS WILL BE HIGH VALUE UNITS FOR ESCORTING PURPOUSE. THE MAIN THREAT IS THE SUBMARINE FORCE FROM USN ASIATIC FLEET. YOU WILL ESCORT THIS SHIPS WITH AVAILABLE ASW ESCORTS. TIME TO ARRIVAL WILL BE USEFULL TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE NEEDED ESCORTS AT SEA. IT IS MANDATORY TO PROTECT THE INNER MARITIME LINKS INTO THE YELLOW SEA.

ABOUT FREIGHTERS, WILL BE REDEPLOYED LIKE FOLLOWING:

- 12 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 1.865 TONS AT KURILES (TOYOHARA)TO LOAD RESOURCES TO HONSHU.
- 10 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 2.495 TONS, 33 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 1.695 TONS AND 9 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 4.875 TONS AT SHIKOKU ISLAND TO LOAD RESOURCES TO HONSHU.
- 16 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 4.050 TONS, 17 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 3.860 TONS, 22 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPCITY OF 2.187 TONS, 10 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 2.495 TONS, 12 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 4.875 TONS, AT HOKKAIDO ISLAND TO LOAD RESOURCES TO HONSHU.
- 4 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 2.495 TONS AND 30 FREIGHTERS WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 4.875 TONS TO LOAD RESOURCES FROM KOREA TO HONSHU.
- 27 FREIGHTER WITH A CARGO CAPACITY OF 4.875 TONS TO LOAD RESOURCES FROM CHINA PORTS TO HONSHU.


ACKNOWLEDGE REQUESTED /
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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 1:10:42 AM   
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RESOURCES SIT REPORT, DEC 8TH 1941.





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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 12:11:43 PM   
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FROM: ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI. IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ. TOKYO.
TO: VADM OZAWA, JISABURO., SOUTHERN FLEET HQ. ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA.
SUBJECT: OIL CONVOYS.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

LIGHT TANKERS ASSIGNED TO CONVOY SHIKUKA - NIIGATA REFINERIES:

- TK YUHO MARU (WILL BE TRANSFERED TO SHIKUKA FROM HAKODATE).
- TK JUKO MARU (WILL BE TRANSFERED TO SHIKUKA FROM NIIGATA).
- TK SANRAKU MARU (WILL BE TRANSFERED TO SHIKUKA FROM NIIGATA).
- TK HISHI MARU #2 (WILL BE TRANSFERED TO SHIKUKA FROM OMINATO).

PLANNING OIL TRANSFER TO HONSHU REFINERIES:

- 05 TONANS TK WILL BE CONVOYED 2 TIMES/MONTH FROM P.ARTHUR TO OSAKA (= 175.200 OIL )
- 04 TYPE N TL TK WILL BE CONVOYED 3 TIMES/MONTH FROM P.ARTHUR TO SHIMONOSEKI REFINERIES (= 153.600 OIL)
- 04 TYPE N TL TK WILL BE CONVOYED 2 TIMES/MONTH FROM P.ARTHUR TO TOKYO REFINERIES (= 102.400 OIL).
- 04 TPE 1 TS LIGHT TANKERS WILL BE CONVOYED 3 TIMES/MONTH FROM SHIKUKA (KURILES) TO NIIGATA REFINERIES (=15.000 OIL).

TOTAL OIL WILL BE TRANSFERED TO HONSHU REFINERIES IN THE FIRST MONTH = 446.200 TONS

REFINERIES AT METROPOLI : 895 (needed 8950 OIL / DAILY OR 268.500 MONTHLY). WITH THIS CONVOY PROGRAM WE WILL TRANSFER ENOUGH OIL TO ANOTHER 48 DAYS WORKING AT FULL FOR OUR METROPOLITAN REFINERIES.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 12:47:58 PM   
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FROM: ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ, TOKYO.
TO: 3RD BUREAU, TRANSPORT, SEA DEPARTMENT.
SUBJECT: CONVERSIONS AND UPGRADES.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

ORDERS DISPATCHED TO CONVERSIONS

CONVERSIONS TO PB (NEEDED TO IMPROVE OUR COASTAL ASW EFFICIENCY)

- XAKL HEIZAN MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - TOKYO SHIPYARD
- XAKL TSUKIKAWA MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS)- YOKOSUKA SHIPYARD
- XAKL TENSHIN (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - NAGOYA SHIPYARD
- XAKL TOHIKIME MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - NAGOYA SHIPYARD
- XAKL TEIKO MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - NAGOYA SHIPYARD
- XAKL NIKKI MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - NAGOYA SHIPYARD
- XAKL HEIMEI MARU (KISO E CARGO CLASS) - OSAKA SHIPYARD
- XAKL KONGO MARU #2 (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - OSAKA SHIPYARD
- XAKL SENRYU MARU #2 (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - OSAKA SHIPYARD
- XAKL TAKASHIMA MARU (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - OSAKA SHIPYARD
- XAKL SEKI MARU (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - NAGASAKI SHIPYARD
- XAKL CHOUN MARU (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - NAGASAKI SHIPYARD
- XAKL SHINTOHOKU MARU (TO´SU CARGO CLASS)- NAGASAKI SHIPYARD
- XAKL HAKATA MARU #7 (TO´SU CARGO CLASS) - NAGASAKI SHIPYARD

CONVERSION TO A.K.E
(AMMO TRANSPORT -NEEDED TO ADVANCED NAVAL STATION AT SOUTH SEAS)

- XAK KIYO MARU (ADEN CARGO CLASS) - A.K.E. (OSAKA SHIPYARD)

CONVERSIONS TO A.K. (TO IMPROVE OUR SHORE TRANSPORT CAPACITY)

- XAK YAAMSIMO MARU (YUSEN A CARGO CLASS) - NAGASAKI SHIPYARD.
- XAK AMAGISAN MARU (YUSEN A CARGO CLASS) - WILL BE TRANSFERED TO NAGASAKI SHIPYARD FROM KAGOSHIMA PORT.

CONVERSION OF CARGO SPACE TO CARRY TROOPS
(TO IMPROVE OUR TROOP AMPHIBIOUS CAPACITY)

- XAK YURI MARU (ADEN CARGO CLASS) - OSAKA SHIPYARD.
- XAK TATUMO MARU (LIMA CARGO CLASS) - TOKYO SHIPYARD.
- XAK GINYO MARU (HUSIMA CARGO CLASS)- KURE SHIPYARD.
- XAK KINOJOSAN MARU (AKASI CARGO CLASS) - KURE SHIPYARD.

UPGRADES TO A.S (FOR NEW ADVANCED SUBMARINE BASES)

- XAP HIE MARU (HEIAN MARU CLASS) - WILL BE TRANSFERED TO YOKOSUKA FROM KUSHIRO.
- XAP HIKAWA MARU (HEIAN MARU CLASS) - DOCKED AT SAMAH, WILL BE TRANSFERED TO YOKOSUKA WHEN CHINA SOUTH SEA WILL BE SECURED.


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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 12:52:00 PM   
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Welcome back to action Ramon

Question please : Our Aircraft losses (breakdown by type) during the following Sakusen :

1) - Hawai ?
2) - Force Z ?

TIA and Tenno Heika Banzai

Regards
Gilbert

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 12:55:56 PM   
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Hi Gilbert, Thank you very much !

Hawaii : 3 B5N2 and 3 D3A1 downed.
Force Z: 2 G3M2 and 4 G4M1 lost in action.

I am working of Dec 8th turn, but I will need about 7-8 days to complete :)

Cheers !
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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 1:04:14 PM   
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Domo Arigato, Ramon san.

Very light losses, so far for outstanding results. On the other hand, it's only the beginning. Thanks for providing the ships convoys duties and planning conversions. I guess you will do the same for Aircraft and Industry.

have a great 8th december planning time

Regards
Gilbert

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/16/2010 8:00:32 PM   
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Hi Gilbert! Thanks, I´ll report about industry and aicrafts, of course.

FROM: VADM. OZAWA, JISABURO, SOUTHERN FLEET HQ, ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY, INDOCHINA.
TO: ADM. YAMAMOTO, ISOROU, COMBINED FLEET C-IN-C. KURE. HONSHU.
SUBJECT: DEFENSIVE MINE WARFARE.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.


COASTAL AREAS AT BASES INTO OUR MARITIME LINKS WILL BE MINED AT ONCE. FOLLOWING ORDERS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO OUR MINELAYERS:

- HIJMS KATSURIKI WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM HIROSHIMA TO TSUSHIMA WITH 50 TYPE 93 MINES.
- HIJMS ISHIZAKI WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM FUKUOKA TO TSUSHIMA WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.

TSUSHIMA STRAITS IS AN STRATEGICAL CHOCKPOINT THAT MUST BE SEALED TO ENEMY INTRUDERS.

- HIJMS NASAMI WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM SHIMIZU TO IZU OSHIMA WITH 35 TYPE 93 MINES

NEARBY AREA TO TOKYO-YOKOSUKA PORTS MUST BE KEEP WITH HIGH PROTECTION LEVEL.

- HIJMS SAKUTEN WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM SHIMIZU TO IWAKI WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.
- HIJMS NARYU WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM SHIMIZU TO SENDAI WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.

THIS MINEFIELDS WILL PROTECT OUR COASTAL CONVOYS FROM HOKKAIDO TO SENDAI OR TOKYO.

- HIJMS SHIRAKAMI WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM TAKAMATSU TO MATSUYAMA WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.

MATSUYAMA PORT IS OUT OF MINES, IT´S MANDATORY MINE ALL ACCESS TO THIS BASE.

- HIJMS KYOSAI WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM NAGASAKI TO IKI ISHIMA WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.
- HIJMS UKISHIMA WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM NAGASAKI TO NAKADORE JIMA WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.
- HIJMS WAKATAKA WILL DEPARTURE TOMORROW MORNING FROM NAGASAKI TO FUKUE JIME WITH 30 TYPE 93 MINES.

THIS LITTLE ISLANDS BASES NEARBY TO KYUSHU WILL PROTECT ALL CONVOYS IN TRANSIT FROM KOREA-CHINA TO KYUSHU-HONSHU.

- HIJMS HOKO WILL DEPARTURE FROM TOKYO TO SAPPORE WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.
- HIJMS SAISHU WILL DEPARTURE FROM TOKYO TO KUSHIRO WITH 20 TYPE 4 MINES.

HOKKAIDO PORTS ARE OUT OF MINES, MANDATORY TO PROTECT THEM FROM ENEMY SUBMARINES.

TYPE 93 POOL : 480 MINES
TYPE 4 POOL: 210 MINES

MONTHLY PRODUCTION : 45 TYPE 4 AND 110 TYPE 93.

THE STARTING PLAN FOR DEFENSIVE MINEFIELDS IN OUR COASTAL CONVOY TRANSIT AREAS ARE TO DEPLOY ALL 1.200 MINES AVAILABLE UNTIL JAN 7TH 1942.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/18/2010 1:53:09 PM   
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FROM: GEN. TOJO, HIDEIKI. CABINET PRIME MINISTER. TOKYO.
TO: MARQUIS KIDO, LORD KEEPER OF PRIVAL SEAL. IMPERIAL PALACE. TOKYO.
SUBJECT: AIR ARMAMENT POLITIC.
DATE: JAN 7TH 1941.

FOLLOWING ORDERS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO UPGRADE AND EXPAND OUR AIR CONSTRUCTION CAPABILITIES:

A) MAEBASHI HAS PENDING TO REQUIRED COST BE SATISFIED TO EXPAND ZERO FACTORIES FROM 56 TO 112. REQUESTING SUPPLIES NEEDED TO SATISFY. SAME FOR 24 KI-43IC FACTORIES TO BE EXPAND TO 48.

B) SASEBO CHANGES F1M2 PRODUCTION TO B5N2 (32 MONTHLY)

C) NAGOYA EXPANDS D3A1 FACTORIES FROM 12 TO 36. IN THE SAME WAY, G4M1 FACTORIES IN THE SAME BASE WILL EXPAND FROM 23 G4M1 TO 46. KI-21 EXPANSION PENDING TO REQUIRED COST WILL BE SATISFIED.

D) HITACHI AMAKAZE AIR ENGINES FACTORIES, PRODUCTION SET OFF.

E) HITACHI EARLY AIR ENGINES FACTORIES AT TOKYO, PRODUCTION SET OFF.

F) NAKAJIMA KOTOBUKI AIR ENGINE FACTORIES AT TOKYO, PRODUCTION SET OFF.

G) KAJABA ARGUS AIR ENGINE FACTORIES, PRODUCTION SET OFF.

H) KA-1 R&D PRODUCTION AT SENDAI CHANGES TO (4)x 0 KI-61IA.

I) HIROSHIMA EXPANDS B5N2 FACTORIES FROM 0 TO 32.

J) KUSHIRO AND TOYOHARA PORTS ORDERED TO BE EXPANDs AT ONCE.

ANY MORE CHANGE WILL BE REPORTED.
LONG LIVE TO THE EMPEROR !!!
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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/18/2010 3:28:01 PM   
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FROM: VADM OZAWA, JISABURO. ASW COMMAND. SOUTHERN FLEET. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA.
TO: VADM. HOSOGAYA, BOSHIRO, 5TH FLEET HQ, OMINATO. HONSHU.
SUBJECT: ASW ASSETS
DATE:
DEC 7TH 1941.

ASW ESTRUCTURE ASSETS IN YOUR COMMAND AREA:

- 10TH GUN BOAT DIVISION WITH PB MAGAN MARU, PB SHOEI MARU #2 AND PB YOSHIDA MARU WILL BE BASED AT TOYOHARA FOR ASW DUTIES IN CONVOYS FROM TOYOHARA TO TOYAMA.

- 66TH SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH PB FUMI MARU AND PB SEKI MARU #2 WILL BE BASED AT SAPPORO FOR ASW DUTIES IN CONVOYS FROM SAPPORO TO HIROSAKI.

- OMINATO LOCAL DEFENSE UNIT, WITH ESCORT HACHIJO, WILL BASED AT OMINATO LIKE NAVAL RESERVE ASW DEFENSE.

- 27TH MINESWEEPER DIVISION WITH AMc TOMAZONO MARU #1 AND AMc YOSHITOMO MARU WILL BE BASED AT OMINATO FOR MINESWEEPING OPS IN NORTHERN WATERS.

- 1ST DES DIV WITH HIJMS KAMIKAZE, HIJMS MUMAKAZE, HIJMS NAKAZE AND HIJMS NAMIKAZE WILL BE BASED AT KUSHIRO FOR ASW ESCORT DUTIES WITH CONVOYS FROM KUSHIRO TO SENDAI. ALL SHIPS HEADING KUSHIRO FROM SASEBO/KAGOSHIMA.

- 5TH FLEET ESCORT DIVISINO WITH E ISHIGAKI AND E KUNASHIRI WILL BE BASED AT SHIKUKA FOR SPECIAL ASW ESCORT DUTIES WITH TANKER CONVOYS FROM SHIKUKA TO NIIGATA REFINERIES.

- 1ST COASTAL ASW DIVISION WITH CHA 2 AND CHA 14 SUBCHASSERS WILL BE BASED AT KUSHIRO FOR SUPPORT ASW DUTIES WITH CONVOYS FROM KUSHIRO TO SENDAI.

- 2ND COASTAL ASW DIVISION WITH CHA 9 AND CHA 21 SUBCHASSERS WILL BE BASED AT HIROSAKI FOR SUPPORT ASW DUTIES WITH CONVOYS FROM SAPPORO TO HIROSAKI.

- 3RD COASTAL ASW DIVISION WITH CHA-6 AND CHA-18 WILL BE BASED AT SAPPORO WITH CHA-6 AND CHA-18 SUBCHASSERS WILL BE BASED AT SAPPORTO FOR SUPPORT ASW DUTIES WITH CONVOYS FROM SAPPORO TO HIROSAKI.

OMINATO N.A.G WILL BE TRAINING FOR ASW DUTIES (OMINAGO KU T-1 AND KU T-2).
CHICHIJIMA N.A.G. WILL BE TRAINING FOR ASW DUTIES TOO


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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/18/2010 6:10:46 PM   
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FROM: VADM OZAWA, JISABURO. ASW COMMAND. SOUTHERN FLEET. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA.
TO: ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI, IMPERIAL NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ, TOKYO.
SUBJECT: ASW ASSETS
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

ASW NAVAL ASSETS DEPLOYMENT:

FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL ASW NORTHERN COMMAND, ORDERS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO QUICK NAVAL ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE DEPLOYMENT, LIKE FOLLOWING:

- 13rd GUNBOAT DIVISION WITH PB SHOSEI MARU AND PB NISHHO MARU AT SHANGAI LIKE MAIN BASE TO SUPPORT ASW PROTECTION TO CONVOYS FROM SHANGAI TO SHIMONOSEKI.

- SHANGAI LOCAL ASW DIVISION WITH DD KURI AND DD TSUGA. FORMER IS AT SHANGAI YET AND TSUGA WILL COME FROM PORT ARTHUR.

- 15th CHINESE SQDRN, WITH E HASHIDATE AND E UJI, WILL BE BASED AT TSINGTAO TO DIRECT SURFACE PROTECTION OF CONVOYS AND AVOID ANY SURFACED SUBMARINE ATTACK.

- 1st GUNBOAT DIVISION, WITH PB BUSHO MARU, KANKO MARU, MYOKEN MARU AT ASW DUTIES WITH LARGE LANDING FORCE HEADING LUZON, WILL BE BASED AT NAGASAKI TO SUPPORT CONVOY ESCORT DUTIES FROM NAGASAKI TO SHIMONOSEKI.

- 1st SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH CH-1, CH-2, CH-3 WILL HEAD TO KEIJO AFTER ASW PROTECTION OF LARGE CONVOY HEADING LUZON. WILL PROTECT CONVOYS FROM KEIJO TO SHIMONOSEKI.

- 51st SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH PB KYO MARU #12, KYO MARU #13. BOTH WILL BE TRANSFERED TO TSINGTAO FOR CONVOY DUTIES.

- 2nd SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH PC CH-13, CH-14, CH-15 WILL BE BASED AT CHINNAMPO FOR CONVOY DUTIES.

- 52nd SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH PB SHONAN MARU #17, TAKUNAN MARU #5 WILL BE AT TAKAMATSU FOR DIRECT PROTECTION OF COASTAL CONVOYS FROM SHIKOKU TO HONSHU.

- 11st MINESWEEPER DIVISION WITH DMS W-13, W-14, W-15, W-16 WILL BE BASED AT PORT ARTHUR TO PROTECT TANKER CONVOYS TO HONSHU REFINERIES.

- 30th MINESWEEPER DIVISION WITH DMS W-17, W-18, W-19, W-20 WILL BE AT SHANGAI LIKE DIRECT ASW PROTECTION OF CONVOYS FROM SHANGAI TO SHIMONOSEKI. NOW WILL BE AT LUZON AT ASW DUTIES WITH LARGE AMPHIBIOUS CONVOY.

- 21st SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH CH-4, CH-5, CH-6 (1ST UNIT) AND CH-16, CH-17, CH-18 (2ND UNIT) WILL BE AT AMAMI OSHIMA LIKE MAIN ASW RESERVE.

- 54th SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH PB SHONAN MARU #1, SHONAN MARU #2 WILL RETURN TO MATSUYAMA, TO PROTECT CONVOYS TO TOKUYAMA.

- 2nd GUNBOAT DIVISION WITH PB KAMITSU MARU, PB TAIKO MARU WILL BE BASED AT TSINGTAO.

- 3rd GUNBOAT DIVISION WITH PB ASO MARU #3, PB KISO MARU, NAMPO MARU WLL BE BASED AT HANGCHOW TO PROTECT CONVOYS FROM THIS BASE TO SHIMONOSEKI.

- 1st MINESWEEPER DIVISION WITH DMS W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4, W-5 AND W-6 WILL BE BASED AT SAIGON FOR MINESWEEPER MISSIONS AT S.R.A.

- 11st SUBCHASSER DIVISION WITH CH-7, CH-8 AND CH-9 WILL BE AT ASW DUTIES WTH HEAVY COVER FORCE AT MALAYA.

ALL UNITS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO ASW COMMAND, WHEN READY, WILL BE REPORTED.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/19/2010 1:58:39 PM   
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FROM: ADM. NAGANO, OSAMI, IMPERIAL NAVY GENERAL STAFF HQ, TOKYO.
TO: VADM. OZAWA, JISABURO, SOUTHERN FLEET HQ, ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY. INDOCHINA
SUBJECT: ASW DEPLOYMENT
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.

5th FLEET AREA DEPLOYMENTS:

- AV KIMIKAWA MARU WILL BE DETACHED FROM OMINATO TO WAKKANAI TO SUPPORT FLOATPLANES ASW OPS.

- 5th JNAF AF UNIT WILL EMBARK AT AK WALES MARU FROM OMINATO TO KUSHIRO, TO SUPPORT AIR SEARCH AND ASW AIR OPS IN THIS BASE.

- YOKOSUKA KU K-1/B DEPLOYED WITH 4 G4M1 AT BUSHIRO TO NAVAL SEARCH OPS.

- YOKOSUKA KU K-1/C DEPLOYED AT OMINATO TO NAVAL SEARCH OPS IN NORTHERN WATERS.

- 7th CLOSE SUPPORT UNIT FROM KWANGTUNG AREA ARMY WILL BE TRAINED AT ASW DUTIES AT PORT ARTHUR.

- CM NATSUHIMA WILL DEPARTURE FROM PORT ARTHUR TO MINELAY MOPPO WATERS.

- CM SARUSHIMA WILL DEPARTURE FROM PORT ARTHUR TO MINE SAISHU TO WATERS.

- 6th JNAF AF UNIT WILL BE EMBARKED TOMORROW AT XAK NORFOLK MARU FROM YOKOSUKA TO NAHA TO SUPPORT AIR ASW OPS INTO 11TH AIR FLEET AREA.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/20/2010 2:33:04 PM   
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FROM: VADM SHIMIZU, M., 6TH FLEET C-IN-C, KWAJALEIN ISLAND. MARSHALLS
TO: ADM. YAMAMOTO, ISOROKU, COMBINED FLEET C-IN-C, KURE.
SUBJECT: SUBMARINE DEPLOYMENT
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941

6TH FLEET OOB AND DEPLOYMENT ORDERS:


SUBRON 1 (KWAJALEIN)
AS Yasukuni Maru (docked at Kwajalein)
SubDiv 1 (I-15, I-16, I-17) will patrol at Hawaii-West Coast high seas.
SubDiv 2 (I-18, I-19, I-20) will blockade Canton Island-Christmas and Samoa Island.
SubDiv 3 (I-21, I-22, I-23) will patrol in West Coast.
SubDiv 4 (I-24, I-25, I-26) will patrol New Caledonian-Australia East Coast.

SUBRON 2 (TRUK)
SubDiv 7 (I-1, I-2, I-3) will blockade Fidji-New Zealand ports.
SubDiv 8 (I-4, I-5, I-6) will bloackade Australia-New Zealand ports.

SUBRON 3
(OMINATO)
SubDiv 11 (I-74, I-75) will minelay enemy northern ports.
SubDiv 12 (I-68, I-69, I-70)will patrol enemy North Western coast ports.
SubDiv 20 (I-71, I-72, I-73) will patrol in high seas between Pearl Harbour and Northern Waters.

SUBRON 4 (CAMRANH BAY)
AS Nagoya Maru (in transit to Camranh from Metropolitan waters)
SubDiv 18 (I-53, I-54, I-55) will blockade enemy Java-Sumatra ports.
SubDiv 19 (I-56, I-57, I-58) Borneo Blockade Force.
SubDiv 21 (RO-33, RO-34) in transit to Camranh Bay from Kure Naval Yard.

SUBRON 5 (OMINATO)
AS Rio de Janeiro (in transit to Ominato)
SubDiv 28 (I-59, I-60) will patrol Northern waters.
SubDiv 29 (I-62, I-64) Attached to SubRon 4, will patrol south Borneo.
SubDiv 30 (I-65, I-66) Attached to SubRon 4, will patrol Java ports.

SUBRON 6
(SAIGON)
SubDiv 9 (I-123, I-124) Singapore Blockade Force.
SubDiv 13 (I-121, I-122) Sulu Sea Patrol Area.

SUBRON 7 (KWAJALEIN)
SubDiv 26 (RO-61, 62, 60) Wake advanced Force.
SubDiv 27 (RO-65, 66, 67) Johnston-Palmyra waters.
SubDiv 33 (RO-63, 64, 68) Canton-South Pacific -Fidji-



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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/21/2010 2:26:11 PM   
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FROM: GEN TERAUCHI, HISAICHI. SOUTHERN AREA ARMY HQ. SAIGON
TO: LGEN KITANO, KENZO. 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION. SOUTHERN ARMY GENERAL RESERVE. OSAKA. HONSHU.
SUBJECT: ORDER TO SHIP.
DATE: DECEMBER 7TH 1941.


YOU WILL EMBARK WITH YOUR DIVISION AT OSAKA PORT AT ONCE TO HEADING SOUTH SEA AND ASSAULT PORT MORESBY. YOU WILL BE ASSISTED BY SHORE TRANSPORT UNIT AND OTHER MINOR ELEMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR OPS. PORT MORESBY MUST BE IN YOUR HANDS AT DECEMBER 31ST 1941. YOU WILL PAY WITH YOUR LIFE ANY DELAY.

NAVY COMMANDERS HAVE ORDERS FROM ADM. NAGANO TO SUPPORT YOUR OPS.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/21/2010 3:01:52 PM   
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FROM: MARSHALL SUGIYAMA, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY GENERAL STAFF HQ, TOKYO.
TO: GENERAL TERAUCHI, SOUTHERN AREA ARMY, SAIGON, INDOCHINA.
SUBJECT: UNITS UNDER SOUTHERN AREA ARMY DIRECT COMMAND, TO SHIP ORDERS.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.


NAVY TRANSPORTATION BUREAU REPORTING FOLLOWING TO SHIP ORDERS FOR YOUR UNITS UNDER SOUTHERN ARMY AREA DIRECT COMMAND.

- 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION WILL BE LOADED AT OSAKA (XAP ASAMA MARU, XAP BUENOS AIRES MARU, XAP HAZI MARU AND XAP GOYO MARU DOCKED AT OSAKA, AND XAP KAMAKURA MARU & XAP SUWA MARU WILL ARRIVE TO OSAKA FROM TOKUYAMA) TO HEAD SOUTH SEAS AND CAPTURE PORT MORESBY.

- 28TH SHIPPING REGIMENT HAVE BEEN LOADED AT OMINATO WILL RENDEZVOUS WITH THE PORT MORESBY ASSAULT UNIT (XAP KANZYU MARU, E HACHIJO).

- 1ST RAIDING REGIMENT HAVE BEEN LOADED AT KAGOSHIMA INTO XAP AMAGISAN MARU AND XAK TOKAI MARU. THEY WILL BE PLANNING TO PORT BLAIR AND WILL HEAD TO BANGKOK. 1ST JAAF RAIDING SPECIAL UNIT WILL FLY TO THIS BASE.

- 21st INFANTRY DIVSION (LGEN TANAKA) WILL PLAN TO KOEPANG (TIMOR) AND WILL BE LOADED AT SHANGAI WHEN RELEAVED. THE FOLLOWING SHIPS ARE HEADING SHANGAI: XAP KONGO MARU (FROM TAICHU), XAP SHANGAI MARU, AND XAP UKISHIMA MARU (BOTH FROM NAGOYA), XAP TATSUTA MARU (FROM TSINGTAO), AND XAP TERUKUNI MARU, XAP HUSIMI MARU AND XAP KAMO MARU (ALL THREE FROM PESCADORES IS.). WILL RENDEZVOUS WITH FLEET DETACHMENT NO. 1 AT PALAOS ISLAND.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/21/2010 3:45:25 PM   
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FROM: GEN. IMAMURA, HITOSHI. XVI ARMY. PALAOS ISLAND.
TO: GEN. TERAUCHI, SOUTHERN AREA ARMY HQ. SAIGON.
SUBJECT: MINDANAO EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
DATE: DEC.7TH 1941


THE FOLLOWING ORDER TO SHIP HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED FOR THE UNITS UNDER MY DIRECT COMMAND:

- 8TH TANK REGIMENT EMBARKING AT XAK MAKASSAR MARU AND XAK SHISEI MARU WILL HEAD TO CAGAYAN. WILL RENDEZVOUS WITH DESDIV (YAMAKAZE, KAWAKAZE, UMIKAZE AND SUZUKAZE.

- SASEBO 2ND SNLF (COMBINED FLEET) EMBARKING AT XAP HAKONE MARU, ESCORTED BY CM YAEYAMA, WILL HEAD TO CAGAYAN.

- 146TH INFANTRY REGIMENT WILL BE EMBARKED AT XAK KYUSHYU MARU, XAK TENRY MARU, XAK TEIRYU MARU AND XAK NITTAI MARU (ALL OF THEM AT ANCHOR AT BABELDAOB PORT).

- XVI ARMY HQ, 17TH F.A. REGIMENT AND 1ST INDEPENDENT ENGINEER RGT. WILL BE EMBARKED WHEN DOCK LIMITS LET US.

- KURE 2ND SNLF WILL BE LOADED IN FAST TRANSPORT SHIP TO HEAD TO DADJANGAS.

NAVY CRUISER WILL SUPPORT LANDINGS AT CAGAYAN AND DAVAO.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/22/2010 9:21:43 AM   
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FROM: LGEN. SAMADA, SIGERU, XIII ARMY, SHANGAI.
TO: GEN. HATA, SINROKU. CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY HQ, NANKING.
SUBJECT: SOUTH MAIN OFFENSIVE.
DATE: DEC 7TH 1941.


XIII ARMY O.O.B. TO WENCHOW OFFENSIVE

XIII ARMY HQ. (AT SHANGAI)
17 DIVISION / B (AT SHANGAI)
17 DIVISION / C (AT SHANGAI)
116 DIVISION (AT ANKING)
4TH MORTAR BN (AT SHANGAI)
2ND MIXED INF. REGIMENT (AT SHAOING, WHEN RELEAVED BY NCP UNIT)
20 MIXED BRIGADE (86,50)

SHANGAI FORCE AND 116TH WILL DEPARTURE AT ONCE TO SHAOING. 20TH MIXED BRIGADE WILL MOP UP THE MAIN ROAD TO NANCHANG TO CHUSIENH.

AIR SUPPORT FROM NANCHANG.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:05:28 PM   
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FROM: CPT ICHIMIYA, YOSHIYUKI. aboard HIJMS ASHIGARA. HONG KONG BLOCADE FORCE.
TO: VADM TAKAHASHI, IKIMATSU. 3rd FLEET HQ. TAKAO.
SUBJECT: ENEMY ENGAGED.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941.

NIGHT SURFACE COMBAT NEAR HONG KONG AGAINST ENEMY CARGO SHIPS HEADING SOUTHWEST.
POSITION: 76,64.-
MOONLIGHT: 85 %
VISIBILITY: 8,000 YARDS

DD MATSUKAZE COLLIDES WITH HIJMS MAYA BEFORE READINESS FOR COMBAT.
DAMAGE REPORT ON HIJMS MAYA: 15 FLOATING (13 MAJOR) AND 4 ENGINE (2 MAJOR)

THREE ENEMY CARGO ILLUMINATED BY OUR SEARCHLIGHTS AND ENGAGED AT 8,000 YARDS.

IDENTIFIED THREE FREIGHTERS (XAK FATSHAN, XAK HANYANG AND XAK NANNING). SEVEN SHELL HITS ON FATSHAN AND 4 MORE ON HANYANG.

NO ENEMY SHIP SUNK.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:14:35 PM   
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FROM: LCDR KUDO, SHUNSEKU. ABOARD HIJMS INAZUMA. BATANGAS ESCORT FORCE. TAKAO.
TO: VADM TAKAHASHI, IKIMATSU. 3RD FLEET HQ. TAKAO.
SUBJECT: ENEMY DESTROYERS ENGAGED.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941.

BRITISH DESDIV SPOTTED NEAR TAKAO AT 84,65, GOOD NIGHT VISIBILITY.
THREE SHELL HITS ON DD THRACIAN. NO HITS ON OUR SHIPS. ENEMY DESTROYERS FLEEING AT HIGH SPEED.

DD THRACIAN COLLIDES WITH ONE MINE AT TAKAO !!

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:21:17 PM   
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FROM: CPT SASAKI, SEIGO, ABOARD HIJMS NATORI. APARRI OBT. FORCE.
TO: VADM TAKAHASHI, IKIMATSU, 3RD FLEET HQ. TAKAO.
SUBJECT: ENEMY DESTROYERS ENGAGED.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941.

INCOMING MESSAGES RECEIVED FROM PB CHOHAKUSAN MARU REPORTING ONE ENEMY DESTROYER SINKING 1 OF OUR PB NEAR TAKAO AT NIGHT SURFACE COMBAT.
GENERAL QUARTERS AT ALL SHIPS IN THIS TF. WE HEAD INMEDIATLY TO TAKAO NEARBY AREA TO SEARCH ENEMY DESDIV. AT DAY TIME WE SPOTTED SMOKE IN THE HORIZONT. ENEMY SHIPS IDENTIFIED LIKE DD SCOUT AND DD THRACIAN. LAST OF THEM SUNK AFTER 13 SHELL HITS. DD SCOUT SINKS LATER by AERIAL TORPEDOES FROM NELLS.

DAMAGE REPORT:

DD MINAZUKI (1 SHELL HIT): 18 SYSTEM 17 FLOATING, 7 ENGINE.
DD NAGATSUKI (1 SHELL HIT): 17 SYSTEM, 1 FLOATING, 4 ENGINE.

BOTH SHIPS HEADING SASEBO TO BE UNDER REPAIRS.
FOLLOW WITH OUR ESCORT DUTIES WITH APARRI AMPH. GROUP.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:25:18 PM   
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FROM: LCDR NAKAJIMA, SEIJI. I-155 CO, SUBDIV 18, SUBRON 4. MALAYA WATERS.
TO: VADM SHIMIZU, MITSUO. 6TH FLEET HQ, KWAJALEIN.
SUBJECT: AMC KANIMBLA SINKS.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941.

ENEMY LARGE AMC SPOTTED NEAR TEREMPA, AT 55,83, WE PROCEED TO ATTACK LAUNCHING 8 TORPEDOES IN MY FIRST SALVO. 1 TORPEDO HIT BUT ENEMY SHIP NOT SINKS. TWO MORE TORPEDOES WERE LAUNCHED WITH 2 HITS AND ENEMY SHIPS SINKS QUICKLY AFTER HEAVY BLOW.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:28:07 PM   
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FROM: RADM HASHIMOTO, SHINTARO, KOTA BAHRU INVASION FORCE.
TO: VADM OZAWA, I. SOUTHERN FLEET HQ, ASW COMMAND. CAMRANH BAY.
SUBJECT: ENEMY SUB ATTACK
DATE: DEC 8TH 1941.

ONE ENEMY SUBMARINE HAVE TORPEDOED XAK TAMAKI MARU NEAR SINGORA. 2 TORPEDO HITS. NO IJA CASUALTIES. REQUESTING ASW SUPPORT.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:37:28 PM   
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FROM: RADM TODA, TAKEO, 21ST AIR FLOTILLA HQ. TAKAO.
TO: VADM TSUKAHARA, 11ST AIR FLEET HQ. TAKAO.
SUBJECT: AIR RAIDS OVER P.I.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941

LAUNCHED FOLLOWING WAVES AGAINST TARGET AT P.I.:

1.- 66 A6M2 SWEEPS CLARK FIELD. ENEMY CAP WITH 37 P-40 AND 1 P-26.
2.- 21 KI-48 BOMBING AF AT IBA. ENEMY CAP WITH 3 P-40. 14 RUNWAY HITS AND 2 AIRBASE HITS / 1 AIRBASE SUPPLY HIT.
3.- 28 A6M2 ESCORTING 13 KI-21 AGAINST CLARK AF. ENEMY CAP WITH 19 P-40 AND 1 P-26. 4 RUNWAY HITS AND 1 AIRBASE HIT.
4.- 06 G4M1 BETTIES ATTACKING AO PECOS. 3 P-40 AT CAP (!!).

OUR LOSSES: 12 A6M2, 5 G4M1 AND 4 KI-48I-B
ENEMY LOST 9 P-40, 1 P-26 AND 2 P-35.

TOMORROW WE WILL BOMB CLARK FIELD WITH HEAVY ESCORT.
LANDINGS AT APARRI UNDER LRCAP UMBRELLA FROM TAKAO / BATAAN IS.

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RE: Iberian Wars : Cantona2 (AFB) vs Fletcher - 1/25/2010 1:41:10 PM   
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FROM: CPT. ETO, T. 77TH SENTAI, DET A. SINGORA. THAILAND.
TO: LGEN SUGAWARA, 3RD AIR DIV HQ. KOMPONCH TRACH.
SUBJECT: ENEMY SHIPPING INTERCEPTED.
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH 1941.


ENEMY SHIP SPOTTED NEAR GEORGETOWN. ATTACKED AT LOW ALTITUDE WITH 14 KI-27B NATE. IDENTIFIED TARGET LIKE XAKL NAM YONG. 1 SHELL HIT AND 7 BOMB HIT. ENEMY SHIP SUNK UNDER OUR EYES.

ENEMY NAVAL/MARITIME TRAFFIC IN THE WEST COAST OF MALAYA WILL BE SHADOWED AND ATTACKED AT ONCE.

LIGHT BOMBERS KI-48I-B HAVE BOMBED GEORGETOWN PORT. XAP HONG SIANG AND XAP KELANTAN WERE SEVERELY DAMAGE AFTER SEVERAL BOMB HITS.

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