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RE: June 1944 - 7/7/2012 10:07:13 PM   
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Aircraft losses...




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RE: June 1944 - 7/9/2012 10:19:44 AM   
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Pacific (June 9th 1944)


Burma


Allied airforce conduct a lot of sweeping and bombing missions. We target airfields and ground units.

The massive bombing runs againts Rangoon and Toungoo paid off nicely...

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
A6M5c Zero x 2
J2M3 Jack x 3
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 15
Ki-61-Id Tony x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
Liberator B.III x 14
Liberator B.VI x 47
Liberator GR.III x 5
Wellington GR.XIII x 4
B-24J Liberator x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 30
B-25H Mitchell x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 34 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 28 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 5 damaged



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 20
Runway hits 80

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M3 Jack x 2
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 9
Ki-61-Id Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 14



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 12
B-29-1 Superfort x 54


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 11 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 29

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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M3 Jack x 1
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 13
Liberator B.VI x 47
Liberator GR.III x 5
B-24J Liberator x 10
B-25D1 Mitchell x 20
B-25H Mitchell x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 33


There were several smaller raids againts Rangoon also. All in all +200 Helens were torched here.

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Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 60
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 20
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 51



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 14
Liberator B.VI x 48
Liberator GR.III x 4
B-24J Liberator x 46
B-25D1 Mitchell x 25
B-25H Mitchell x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 8 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 5 damaged
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 7 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 39 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 107

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Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 26



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 58


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 3 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 18 damaged



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

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Afternoon Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 27
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 13
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 5



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 4
Liberator B.III x 14
Liberator B.VI x 44
Liberator GR.III x 3
Wellington GR.XIII x 4
B-24J Liberator x 41
B-25D1 Mitchell x 27
B-25H Mitchell x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 27 damaged
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 3 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 15 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 7 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 47
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 79


Pretty much same as Rangoon. There were more raids and sweeps. In total I think we destroyed 150 enemy fighters here.


Ponape / South Pacific


CV Hiryu was reportedly torpedoed by US submarine near Ullithi atoll. The damage is unconfirmed.

Allied conducted succesfull landings at Ponape. The base was seized and is now fully operational.

However IJN decieded to intervene and BB Yamamoto TF caught our support / supply convoy off loading at Ponape.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ponape at 119,113, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
BB Yamato, Shell hits 1
BB Musashi, Shell hits 1
BB Fuso, Shell hits 4
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 2
CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 1
DD Kishinami
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hayashimo, Shell hits 1
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
DD Perkins, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DD Preston, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Reid, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Flusser, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
DD Tucker, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
DD Downes, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
APD George E. Badger, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Nebraskan, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Kahuku, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAKL Lahaina, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAKL Manini, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Dona Nati, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAKL Hirondelle, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Caleb Strong, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Edgar Allan Poe, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAK George Westinghouse, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAK Gideon Welles, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Henry Dearborn, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
xAK Henry J. Raymond, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAK John C. Fremont, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK John Hart, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK John Page, Shell hits 19, and is sunk
xAK Robert Morris, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Samuel Adams, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Stephen J. Field, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 124 (89 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 220 (115 destroyed, 105 disabled)


That was unfortunate event since I had set cruiser TF's to escort these ships. However I had set them to follow wrong TF.

My opponent also made an mistake since he had put these ships on "remain on station orders".

We did get one carrier strike againts these targets but that did not cause the damage I would have like to happen.

I wonder whether it is optimal to keep torpedo bombers flying at 7000 feet and dive bombers 11 000 feet.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ponape at 119,113

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 148
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 89
TBM-1C Avenger x 51


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 19 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 4 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 8, on fire
BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 9, on fire
BB Yamashiro, Bomb hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Musashi, Bomb hits 15, on fire
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CA Tone
DD Isokaze
DD Amatsukaze
CA Takao
CA Atago
DD Asashimo



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
16 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
19 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
20 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Kirishima
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Musashi


Damn.. really good opportunity but the pilots did not come through.

I had BB TF just south of Ponape and tried to intercept these ships. We did not succeed unfortunately.

CL Tromp and some destroyers tried to rear end attack againts KB or it's oilers near Truk. We hit empty and that japanese sunk and damaged most of the ships.

I had carriers in the vicinity and could have forced an encounter here but decieded againts it.

Whether that was an good call or not remains to be seen...




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RE: June 1944 - 7/9/2012 10:20:33 AM   
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Battle of Ponape...




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RE: June 1944 - 7/9/2012 3:00:03 PM   
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I forget the name but the dot base hex just south of Akayb is well worth taking. Take it and build it up and you can then ship supply to it and the supply will flow to your units in Burma once you take those three cities in the Burma plain. You will need it as the monsoon will prevent the flow of supply to your troops in Burma if you have a lot there. Because the base has no real port, you will need to ship some LSTs to the theater from the US if you have not already done so. I sent about 25 LSTs and they have been worth their weight in gold in India. It is a great hex to own, and will prove to be invaluable in supporting your reconquest of Burma.

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Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/23/2012 7:36:53 PM   
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Battle of Babeldaob (July 23rd - 24th 1944)

Allied troops invade Babeldaob on late July 1944.

We managed to seize all islands but ran in trouble at Pelileu. That base will be dealt a bit later.

What ensued is one of those epic naval encounters... I will just post the full combat.txt regarding the Battle of Babeldaob... I'am expecting more blood next turn... Enjoy!!!


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Night Naval bombardment of Peleliu at 90,98

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
CL Biloxi
CL Birmingham
CL Denver

Japanese ground losses:
267 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 31
Port hits 22
Port supply hits 12

BB Tennessee firing at Peleliu Naval Fortress
CL Biloxi firing at Peleliu
CL Birmingham firing at 1st Amphibious Brigade
CL Denver firing at Peleliu

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 13



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APA Monrovia
APA President Jackson
LCI-23, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Steele

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 6



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 11



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 12



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 84,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 63
B6N2 Jill x 17
D4Y1 Judy x 8
D4Y3 Judy x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 5 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Nicholson
DD Trathen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Thatcher
DD David Taylor
DD Twining
DD Young



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26522 troops, 549 guns, 816 vehicles, Assault Value = 1188

Defending force 7070 troops, 89 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 228

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 589

Japanese adjusted defense: 331

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
1088 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 17 (3 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (3 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
645 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
27th Infantry Division
25th Marine Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
Fifth USAAF
14th USN Naval Construction Battalion
227th USN Base Force
131st Field Artillery Battalion
Sixth US Army
109th Tank Attack Regiment

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Det.
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12071 troops, 305 guns, 197 vehicles, Assault Value = 481

Defending force 1223 troops, 10 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Allied adjusted assault: 138

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 138 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yap !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
759 casualties reported
Squads: 68 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 86 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
37th Infantry Division
23rd Marine Regiment
Eighth US Army
155th USA Base Force
177th Construction Regiment
USMC AirFMFPac

Defending units:
5th South Seas Det.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 24, 44

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 6



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 64


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 84,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 7
N1K1-J George x 10



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 5 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Trathen, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Young



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M2 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5c Zero x 175
N1K1-J George x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 72
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27
TBM-1C Avenger x 89


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 14 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 42 destroyed, 10 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Katsuragi
CV Amagi
CV Taiho
CV Zuikaku
CV Kasagi
CV Shokaku
CV Unryu
CV Shinano, Bomb hits 1
CV Ikoma
CV Aso
CV Kaga



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1/A with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
254 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5c Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Ikoma-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 102
N1K1-J George x 1



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 8
Hellcat I x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 107
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 58
TBM-1C Avenger x 104


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 5 damaged
Avenger II: 1 destroyed by flak
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 destroyed, 18 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 destroyed, 18 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 6 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Bomb hits 1
CV Aso
CV Kasagi
CV Shokaku, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CV Unryu, Torpedo hits 2
CV Taiho, Bomb hits 2
CV Zuikaku, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CV Shinano, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Ikoma
CV Katsuragi
CV Amagi



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Shokaku-1/A with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Ikoma-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers

Ammo storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Fuel storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Ammo storage explosion on CV Shinano
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Shinano

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 89,100

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 84
B6N2 Jill x 30
D4Y1 Judy x 43
D4Y3 Judy x 13



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 72


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 12 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed, 13 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Essex
BB Washington
CVE Ommaney Bay
CVL Princeton
CVE Petrof Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Intrepid, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Savo Island
CVE Fanshaw Bay
CA Portland, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VC(F)-77 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-96 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 89,100

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 8
B6N1 Jill x 9



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 4 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 88,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 80
B6N2 Jill x 44
D4Y1 Judy x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 42



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 145


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 12 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 19 destroyed, 5 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 17 destroyed, 7 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Bryant
CVL Bataan, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Cape Esperance, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CVE Saginaw Bay, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CVE Steamer Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Franklin, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Kadashan Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-90 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-92 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Steamer Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Tulagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Tulagi

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 88,99

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Minneapolis
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 84,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 5
N1K1-J George x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Twining, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Twining

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 89,98

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 50
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 23
TBM-1C Avenger x 13


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 10 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 11 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Naka
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 4
CA Haguro, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 6, on fire
CL Jintsu, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 89,98

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes


Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 7
Hellcat I x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 82
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 36
TBM-1C Avenger x 24


Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 6 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Naka, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CL Oyodo
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 1
DD Hatsukaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Arashio
DD Maikaze
DD Ikazuchi
DD Shiranui



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Fuso
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Naka
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hatsukaze

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Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26030 troops, 547 guns, 814 vehicles, Assault Value = 1117

Defending force 5456 troops, 89 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 107

Allied adjusted assault: 640

Japanese adjusted defense: 55

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Babeldaob !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1792 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 109 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 57 (38 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (30 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Vehicles lost 27 (4 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Assaulting units:
27th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
25th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
Sixth US Army
227th USN Base Force
Fifth USAAF
14th USN Naval Construction Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
109th Tank Attack Regiment

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
3rd South Seas Det.
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd JNAF Coy




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Post #: 185
RE: Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/23/2012 8:28:34 PM   
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Battle of Babeldaob continues (July 25th - 26th 1944)


The main battleships failed to intercept enemy carriers and they caused some damage to allied fleet.

Japan managed to find those damaged CVE's fleeing towards Rabaul.

Also few of our older Battleships got hit with some destroyers.

We managed to score hits on some cruisers plus SS Herring pretty much sunk CV Asimo near Davao...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Peleliu at 88,98, Range 14,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 6 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
BB Fuso
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CL Oyodo
CL Naka
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashio
DD Ikazuchi
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
CVL Bataan, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CVE Saginaw Bay, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CVE Cape Esperance, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CVE Steamer Bay, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Tulagi, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Bryant, Shell hits 3
DD Bullard



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CVL Bataan at 14,000 yards
CVL Bataan sunk by CA Chikuma at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CVE Saginaw Bay at 14,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Bryant at 14,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Bullard at 14,000 yards
DD Bullard engages DD Nowaki at 14,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Bullard at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CVE Tulagi at 13,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages CVE Steamer Bay at 13,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CVE Cape Esperance at 13,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Tulagi
CVE Tulagi sunk by CA Chikuma at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
DD Bryant engages DD Arashio at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Bryant at 13,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Bryant at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Steamer Bay
CVE Steamer Bay sunk by DD Maikaze at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CVE Cape Esperance at 10,000 yards
CVE Saginaw Bay sunk by DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
DD Bryant engages DD Maikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Bryant at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CVE Cape Esperance at 8,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
CVE Cape Esperance sunk by CA Ashigara at 8,000 yards
DD Bryant engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Bullard at 9,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Bryant at 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Bullard at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Bullard at 13,000 yards
DD Bryant engages DD Nowaki at 13,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Peleliu at 89,98, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, Shell hits 11, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Shell hits 2
CL Denver
CL Birmingham
CL Biloxi
DD Hazelwood
DD Healy, Shell hits 1
DD Heermann
DD Hickox
DD Hoel
DD Hudson
DD Hunt
DD Ingersoll



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Kennedy, C.B. crosses the 'T'
CA Haguro engages BB Tennessee at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Biloxi at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Ingersoll at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Healy at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages CA Haguro at 11,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Hatsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Ingersoll at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages BB Tennessee at 9,000 yards
DD Hudson engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Denver at 9,000 yards
DD Hunt engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Hoel at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Healy at 9,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
CL Denver engages CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Healy at 9,000 yards
DD Hazelwood engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages CA Haguro at 12,000 yards
DD Hoel engages DD Hatsukaze at 12,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Birmingham at 12,000 yards
DD Heermann engages DD Hatsukaze at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 85,96, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Chokai
CL Kuma
DD Yukikaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Yugure

Allied Ships
DD David Taylor
DD Thatcher
DD Young



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 88,97, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Franklin
CVE Kadashan Bay, Shell hits 1
CVE Shipley Bay
BB Alabama
CA Salt Lake City
CL Columbia, Shell hits 1
DD Beale, Shell hits 1
DD Bell
DD Bennett



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CVE Kadashan Bay at 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Beale at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CVE Kadashan Bay at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Columbia at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Columbia at 3,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City engages CL Sendai at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Bell at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Beale at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Columbia at 3,000 yards
CL Sendai engages BB Alabama at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CV Franklin at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CV Franklin at 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CV Franklin at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CV Franklin , CVE Shipley Bay , CVE Kadashan Bay screened from combat
- escorted by DD Bennett , DD Bell , DD Beale
BB Alabama engages CL Sendai at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Columbia at 11,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 88,97, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Franklin
CVE Kadashan Bay
CVE Shipley Bay
BB Alabama
CA Salt Lake City
CL Columbia
DD Beale
DD Bell
DD Bennett



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Peleliu at 87,98, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CL Concord
CL St. Louis
CL Helena
DD Worden
DD Dale
DD Monaghan



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Astoria at 12,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Monaghan at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 8,000 yards
CL Helena engages CL Jintsu at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Helena at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Astoria at 6,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Concord at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Helena at 11,000 yards
CL Helena engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Concord at 9,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Jintsu at 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Northampton at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Astoria at 8,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CL Concord at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Minneapolis at 13,000 yards
CL Concord engages CL Jintsu at 13,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Monaghan at 13,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Peleliu at 87,98, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 14, on fire
BB Fuso, Shell hits 1
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 2
CL Oyodo
CL Naka, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Arashio
DD Ikazuchi
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 4
CL Concord
CL St. Louis
CL Helena
DD Worden
DD Dale
DD Monaghan



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Lowry, F. crosses the 'T'
BB Yamato engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL Helena at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Naka at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Monaghan at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Dale at 12,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Nowaki at 12,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Worden at 12,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Minneapolis at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL Helena at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Minneapolis at 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Minneapolis at 10,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 10,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Monaghan at 10,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Worden at 10,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Arashio at 10,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Monaghan at 10,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Ashigara at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Dale at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Shiranui at 9,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Dale at 9,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Ashigara at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Ikazuchi at 9,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Ikazuchi at 9,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Dale at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CA Minneapolis at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Northampton at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CL Helena at 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Concord at 11,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Monaghan at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Dale at 11,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Monaghan at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Minneapolis at 14,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 14,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Northampton at 14,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Helena at 14,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CA Tone at 14,000 yards
CL Concord engages CL Naka at 14,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Monaghan at 14,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Asagiri at 14,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Monaghan at 14,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Worden at 14,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Worden at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Worden at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Talaud-eilanden at 83,97

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze
BB Fuso
CA Ashigara
CA Tone
CL Oyodo
DD Shiranui
DD Isokaze
DD Maikaze
DD Oyashio
DD Arashio
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS Tilefish



SS Tilefish launches 6 torpedoes at DD Hagikaze
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Davao at 80,93

Japanese Ships
CV Aso, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
DD Kiyonami
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Kagero

Allied Ships
SS Herring



SS Herring launches 6 torpedoes at CV Aso
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Urakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Davao at 80,93

Japanese Ships
CV Aso, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Herring



SS Herring launches 6 torpedoes at CV Aso
Herring diving deep ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 86,96

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 33
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 12
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsukaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Haguro, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 84,95

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 31



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 12
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 9 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Yugure
BB Kongo



CAP engaged:
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 30
B6N2 Jill x 18
D4Y1 Judy x 26



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 11 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 13 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB California, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Haraden
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 9
D4Y1 Judy x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 4 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hazelwood

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,96

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 27
D4Y1 Judy x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 9 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Denver
DD Heermann
CL Biloxi

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1
CL Detroit

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 85,94

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 74
B6N2 Jill x 26
D4Y1 Judy x 17
D4Y3 Judy x 31



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 8 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 5 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
DD King, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Laws
DD Sands
DD Van Ghent
DD Buchanan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Fullam
DD Foote, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hatfield

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Peleliu at 90,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 1
G4M1 Betty x 9
G4M2 Betty x 9



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Helm
DD Mugford
DE Tisdale, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Siargao at 85,94

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 74
B6N2 Jill x 46
D4Y1 Judy x 5
D4Y3 Judy x 63



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 12 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 8 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Sands, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hatfield, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Buchanan, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fullam, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Foote, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Laws, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Van Ghent, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD King, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Buchanan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Sands
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD King
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hatfield


The operation Babeldaoeb was very much bloody. The mission served it purpose.

We got good bases that needed to be secured and the naval battle was an epic one.

The show continues.... where??? ... I have my ideas

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RE: Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/27/2012 6:02:35 PM   
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Chapter 2: Battle of Baloelab (August 10th - 11th 1944)


After few quiet turns the Japanese navy made new appearance near Baloelab.

Few things that "bothers" me a bit and are quite obvious...

a) The AA Flak in the stock scenarios is way off. To be quite honest if the allied performed this kind of AA we still would be fighting WW2.
b) Very surprised to see so many CV’s still unhurt after those battles. The tweaks regarding bomb damage in terms of Naval vessels.. well I do not like it.

You need 1000 hits to actually sunk something. Only torpedoes seem to do anything useful...

I was also expecting an surface combat since spotted those BB's turn earlier.

Having said that allied vessels performed shamelessly...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 88,90

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 46




Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
Ikoma-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 142 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
A6M5 Zero x 31
A6M5c Zero x 17
B6N2 Jill x 29
B6N2a Jill x 4
D4Y3 Judy x 45



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 13 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 8 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 5 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-477, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis
DD Healy
DD Braine
DD Helm
LST-465, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Alnitah, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
LST-473, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST-350, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Gainsar, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Cleveland
LST-472, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST-343, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Astoria
LST-87
xAP Thomas Barry
AP William Ward Burrows
LST-342, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
CL Santa Fe
DD Ralph Talbot, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DE Crouter, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x A6M5c Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
2 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th FG/47th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-477
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-473
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-472
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-343
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Alnitah

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Ground combat at Peleliu (90,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13047 troops, 139 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 458

Defending force 4890 troops, 150 guns, 363 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Japanese adjusted assault: 45

Allied adjusted defense: 167

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
5912 casualties reported
Squads: 118 destroyed, 165 disabled
Non Combat: 189 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 85 (45 destroyed, 40 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)


Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
2nd South Seas Gsn
1st South Seas Det.
1st Amphibious Brigade
Maizuru 1st SNLF
4th Indpt SNLF Coy
Peleliu Naval Fortress
48th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
4th USMC Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
6th Marine Rgt /4
205th Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 11, 44

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 10,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Hiei
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya
CL Sendai
CL Kuma
DD Shimakaze
DD Yoizuki, Shell hits 1
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hamakaze
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatsuharu
DD Yugure
DD Ikazuchi, Shell hits 1
DD Asagiri, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania, Shell hits 54, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Detroit, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Guest
DD Haggard
DD Hailey
DD Hale
DD Halford
DD Halligan
DD Lewis Hancock, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Haraden, Shell hits 1




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 50% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Minami K. crosses the 'T'
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Detroit at 10,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Haraden at 10,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CA Suzuya at 10,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Hale at 10,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Hailey at 10,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Hailey at 10,000 yards
DD Hale engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Hayanami at 10,000 yards
DD Hale engages DD Yoizuki at 10,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Shimakaze at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages BB Yamashiro at 8,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Pennsylvania at 8,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Haraden at 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CA Mikuma at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BB Pennsylvania at 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CL Kuma at 8,000 yards
CL Sendai engages BB Pennsylvania at 8,000 yards
DD Asagiri sunk by DD Hailey at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Haraden at 8,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Hailey at 8,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Hailey at 8,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Halford at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Detroit at 7,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Haraden at 7,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Lewis Hancock at 7,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB Pennsylvania at 7,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BB Pennsylvania at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Hale at 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages BB Pennsylvania at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Haraden at 7,000 yards
DD Guest engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Halford at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Haraden at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 8,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Detroit at 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages BB Kongo at 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CA Suzuya at 8,000 yards
CL Detroit engages CA Mikuma at 8,000 yards
DD Halford engages DD Ikazuchi at 8,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CL Kuma at 8,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Hailey at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Guest at 8,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Guest at 8,000 yards
DD Halford engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Lewis Hancock at 8,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Hailey at 8,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Yoizuki at 8,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Shimakaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Haraden at 11,000 yards
DD Lewis Hancock engages DD Yoizuki at 11,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Halligan at 11,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
DD Hale engages DD Hayanami at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Hailey at 11,000 yards
DD Haggard engages DD Ikazuchi at 11,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Guest at 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Haggard at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Haggard at 11,000 yards
Hanley, T.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Detroit at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Haraden at 11,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Halligan at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Halford at 11,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages CL Kuma at 11,000 yards
CL Sendai engages DD Hailey at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Guest at 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Guest at 11,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Hailey at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Pennsylvania at 9,000 yards
DD Haraden engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Pennsylvania at 9,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania sunk by CA Mikuma at 9,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Hale at 9,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Hailey at 9,000 yards
DD Haggard engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Haraden at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Lewis Hancock at 9,000 yards
Hanley, T.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Detroit at 7,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Haraden at 7,000 yards
DD Lewis Hancock engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Detroit at 7,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Detroit at 7,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL Detroit at 7,000 yards
DD Hailey engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages CL Sendai at 7,000 yards
DD Haggard engages DD Ikazuchi at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Hale at 7,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Halford at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Guest at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages DD Guest at 13,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Lewis Hancock at 13,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Halligan at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Halford at 13,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Hale at 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Hailey at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Haggard at 13,000 yards
DD Guest engages DD Ikazuchi at 13,000 yards
DD Haggard engages DD Yugure at 13,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Lewis Hancock at 13,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Lewis Hancock at 13,000 yards
Hanley, T.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
BB Yamashiro engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Halford at 13,000 yards
CL Detroit engages CA Mogami at 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Detroit at 13,000 yards
DD Guest engages DD Hagikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Lewis Hancock at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Lewis Hancock at 13,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Haraden at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 9,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Hiei
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CL Kuma
DD Shimakaze
DD Yoizuki
DD Hayanami
DD Yukikaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Yugure
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
CA Northampton, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
CL Concord
CL St. Louis
CL Helena
DD Worden
DD Dale
DD Monaghan, Shell hits 3, on fire




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 50% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Minami K. crosses the 'T'
BB Yamashiro engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Astoria at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Minneapolis at 7,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Suzuya at 7,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Minneapolis at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Concord at 7,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Monaghan at 7,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Ikazuchi at 7,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Yugure at 7,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Hatsuharu at 7,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Hamakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Monaghan at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Worden at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL Concord at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Dale at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Astoria at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Mogami at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Ikazuchi at 9,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Hamakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis sunk by BB Hiei at 12,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 12,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CA Mikuma at 12,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Dale at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Monaghan at 12,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Monaghan at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 10,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Hiei
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 4
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
DD Shimakaze
DD Yoizuki
DD Hayanami, on fire
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hamakaze
DD Hatsuharu, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Yugure, Shell hits 1
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
CL Santa Fe, Shell hits 27, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Bache
DD Braine
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Aaron Ward, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Farragut, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD MacDonough, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Schley, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Ward, Shell hits 25, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 50% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Minami K. crosses the 'T'
CL Santa Fe engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Santa Fe at 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Santa Fe at 10,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Santa Fe at 10,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD MacDonough at 10,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD MacDonough at 10,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD MacDonough at 10,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Hatsuharu at 10,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 10,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD MacDonough at 10,000 yards
DD MacDonough engages DD Shimakaze at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Cleveland at 8,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Mikuma at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Farragut at 8,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CL Kuma at 8,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Farragut at 8,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Pringle at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu sunk by DD Braine at 8,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Hamakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 8,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Hayanami at 8,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Yoizuki at 8,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Shimakaze at 8,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Cleveland at 8,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Cleveland at 8,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Santa Fe at 8,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD MacDonough at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL Cleveland at 8,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Yugure at 8,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Ikazuchi at 8,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Yugure at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD MacDonough at 8,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD MacDonough at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Cleveland at 5,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Cleveland at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Ward at 5,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Santa Fe at 5,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Santa Fe at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL Santa Fe at 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Cleveland at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Farragut at 5,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Pringle at 5,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Farragut at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Ward at 5,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Shimakaze at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Ward at 2,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Schley at 2,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Yukikaze sunk by DD Farragut at 2,000 yards
DD Schley engages DD Yugure at 2,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Hamakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Schley engages DD Hayanami at 2,000 yards
DD Ward engages DD Yoizuki at 2,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Shimakaze at 2,000 yards
Minami K. orders Japanese TF to disengage
BB Yamashiro engages CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Cleveland at 2,000 yards
DD Ward sunk by BB Kongo at 2,000 yards
DD Schley engages DD Shimakaze at 2,000 yards
DD MacDonough engages DD Yugure at 2,000 yards
CL Cleveland sunk by CA Mogami at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Radford at 2,000 yards
DD Pringle engages DD Yugure at 2,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Bache at 2,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages CL Kuma at 7,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Farragut at 7,000 yards
CL Santa Fe sunk by CA Mikuma at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Pringle at 7,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Shimakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Farragut at 7,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Aaron Ward at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages DD Schley at 13,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Radford at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Radford at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Radford at 13,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Radford at 13,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Pringle at 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Radford at 13,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Ikazuchi at 13,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD MacDonough at 13,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Shimakaze at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 91,96, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 6, on fire
BB Hiei
CA Mogami, Shell hits 7
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 4
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 3
CL Kuma, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Shimakaze
DD Yoizuki, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hayanami
DD Hamakaze
DD Yugure

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CL Concord, Shell hits 1
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 5
CL Helena, Shell hits 3
DD Worden, Shell hits 1
DD Dale, Shell hits 1
DD Monaghan, Shell hits 2, on fire



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Helena at 20,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Helena at 20,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Helena at 20,000 yards
CL Helena engages CA Mikuma at 20,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 20,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Dale at 20,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Dale at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL St. Louis at 17,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL St. Louis at 17,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL St. Louis at 17,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL St. Louis at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 17,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Dale at 17,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Worden at 17,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Hayanami at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL St. Louis at 16,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CA Northampton at 16,000 yards
CL Helena engages CA Suzuya at 16,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Concord at 16,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CA Mogami at 16,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 16,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Dale at 16,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Dale at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Mikuma at 14,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Helena at 14,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Concord at 14,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL St. Louis at 14,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Concord at 14,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Worden at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Helena at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL St. Louis at 12,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Helena at 12,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL St. Louis at 12,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Hayanami at 12,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Worden at 12,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Hayanami at 12,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Yoizuki at 12,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Shimakaze at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Astoria at 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Helena at 10,000 yards
CL Helena engages CA Suzuya at 10,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL Concord at 10,000 yards
CL Helena engages CL Kuma at 10,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Dale at 10,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Dale at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CA Astoria at 9,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Concord at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Helena at 9,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Hamakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Monaghan at 9,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Worden at 9,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Shimakaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Mogami at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL Helena at 13,000 yards
CL Helena engages CA Suzuya at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL St. Louis at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Concord at 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 13,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Dale at 13,000 yards
DD Yoizuki engages DD Worden at 13,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Monaghan at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Mogami at 19,000 yards
CA Northampton engages CA Mogami at 19,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CA Mikuma at 19,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Astoria at 19,000 yards
DD Monaghan engages DD Yugure at 19,000 yards
DD Yugure engages DD Monaghan at 19,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Worden at 19,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Monaghan at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Astoria at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CL St. Louis at 25,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Helena at 25,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CA Mikuma at 25,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Astoria at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Monaghan at 25,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Yugure at 25,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Hayanami at 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 91,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
TBM-1C Avenger x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro, Bomb hits 6, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1/A with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 89,92

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
A6M5 Zero x 55
A6M5c Zero x 84



Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Akagi-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
Akagi-1/C with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Ikoma-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 157 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 17
A6M5c Zero x 32
B6N2 Jill x 45
B6N2a Jill x 2
D4Y1 Judy x 4
D4Y3 Judy x 49



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 12 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 15 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 8 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AK Leonis, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Detroit
DD MacDonough
LST-464, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Helm
LST-463, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Edward C. Daly, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Thomas Barry
LST-353, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LST-344, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAP Santa Maria
AP William Ward Burrows, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-354, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Radford
LST-478
DD Henley, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Chaumont, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Sculptor, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
xAP St. Mihel, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-467, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DE Steele
AK Grumium, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x A6M5c Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th FG/47th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-464
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-354
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-467

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 91,95

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
B6N2 Jill x 8



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
15th FG/47th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 91,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5c Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
PBM-3D Mariner x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBM-3D Mariner: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Akagi-1/C with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 13
A6M5c Zero x 25
B6N2 Jill x 56
B6N2a Jill x 2
D4Y1 Judy x 4
D4Y3 Judy x 43



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 11 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed, 32 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 8 destroyed by flak
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed, 19 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Baltimore
DD Hale
DE Steele, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Braine
DD Radford, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hoel
DD Hickox
CL Denver
CL Biloxi
DD MacDonough, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Healy
DD Bache



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
15th FG/47th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Radford


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 91,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
D4Y3 Judy x 8



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 69 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
318th FG/333rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
15th FG/47th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

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Sub attack near Siargao at 86,92

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai

Allied Ships
SS Sea Devil



SS Sea Devil launches 6 torpedoes at CL Sendai
Sea Devil diving deep ....
CL Sendai attacking submerged sub ....
CL Sendai fails to find sub, continues to search...
CL Sendai attacking submerged sub ....
CL Sendai fails to find sub, continues to search...
CL Sendai fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


..and that how the turn ended.

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RE: Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/27/2012 7:04:32 PM   
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Battle of Baloelab (August 12th - 13th 1944)


Despite reforming and rearming the surface vessels these ships were not much of an challenge to BB Musashi's group.

Very poor battle done by the allied captains...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 12, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima
BB Musashi
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Oyodo
DD Akigumo
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Guest
DD Haggard
DD Hailey
DD Hale
DD Halford
DD Halligan
DD Lewis Hancock
DD Haraden



Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 39% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 39% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 4,000 yards...
Range increases to 5,000 yards...
Range increases to 6,000 yards...
Range increases to 7,000 yards...
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 29,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima
BB Musashi, Shell hits 7
CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Oyodo
DD Akigumo
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
CL Denver
CL Biloxi, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Hazelwood
DD Healy
DD Heermann
DD Hickox
DD Hoel
DD Hudson



Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 28% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Biloxi at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Denver at 4,000 yards
DD Hudson engages BB Haruna at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Hickox at 4,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Takao at 4,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Biloxi at 4,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CL Oyodo at 4,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Hudson at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Hoel at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Biloxi at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Denver at 5,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Biloxi at 5,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Biloxi at 5,000 yards
DD Hickox engages DD Shiranui at 5,000 yards
CA Takao engages CL Biloxi at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Healy at 5,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Tone at 5,000 yards
DD Hickox engages DD Arashio at 5,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Hoel at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Hudson collides with DD Hickox at 90 , 97
BB Musashi engages CL Biloxi at 7,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CL Biloxi at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Hudson at 7,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Hoel at 7,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Atago at 7,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Takao at 7,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Healy at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Biloxi at 7,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Biloxi at 7,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Hudson at 7,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Hickox at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Hoel at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Biloxi at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Denver at 8,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Biloxi at 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Biloxi at 8,000 yards
CA Atago engages CL Biloxi at 8,000 yards
CL Biloxi engages CA Takao at 8,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Biloxi at 8,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Hazelwood at 8,000 yards
DD Healy engages DD Nowaki at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 4,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima
BB Musashi, Shell hits 16
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, on fire
CA Takao, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 2
DD Akigumo
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore, Shell hits 39, and is sunk
CL Boise, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 33, and is sunk
DD Abbot, Shell hits 1
DD Ammen
DD Anthony, Shell hits 1
DD Aulick, Shell hits 1
DD Charles Ausburne



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 28% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Baltimore at 4,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CA Baltimore at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Baltimore at 4,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Aulick at 4,000 yards
CA Atago engages CA Baltimore at 4,000 yards
CA Takao engages CA Baltimore at 4,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages BB Musashi at 4,000 yards
CA Baltimore engages CL Oyodo at 4,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Aulick at 4,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Shiranui at 4,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Maikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Fletcher at 4,000 yards
Shannon N. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Baltimore at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Baltimore at 2,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Aulick at 2,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Anthony at 2,000 yards
CA Takao engages CA Baltimore at 2,000 yards
CA Baltimore engages CA Chikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Maikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Fletcher at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Baltimore sunk by BB Musashi at 3,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shiranui at 3,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Ammen at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Abbot at 3,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Fletcher at 3,000 yards
DD Anthony engages DD Maikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Charles Ausburne at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Charles Ausburne at 2,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Isokaze at 2,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Anthony at 2,000 yards
DD Ammen engages CA Atago at 2,000 yards
CA Takao engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Fletcher
DD Fletcher sunk by BB Musashi at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Oyodo at 2,000 yards
DD Anthony engages DD Shiranui at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Boise at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Aulick at 5,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Boise at 5,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Ammen at 5,000 yards
CA Takao engages CL Boise at 5,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Abbot at 5,000 yards
DD Abbot engages DD Akigumo at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Anthony at 7,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Takao at 7,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
BB Musashi, on fire
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Takao, on fire
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Oyodo
DD Akigumo
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
DD Bache, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Braine, Shell hits 34, and is sunk
DD Harrison, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Hunt, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DD Pringle, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
DD Mugford, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DD Sands, Shell hits 43, and is sunk



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 28% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 4,000 yards
DD Sands engages DD Oyashio at 4,000 yards
DD Pringle sunk by BB Kirishima at 4,000 yards
DD Hunt sunk by BB Kirishima at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Braine at 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Bache at 4,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Oyashio at 4,000 yards
Souders, Q. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Sands sunk by BB Musashi at 2,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Oyashio at 2,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Harrison at 2,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Braine at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Bache at 2,000 yards
DD Harrison sunk by CA Chikuma at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Mugford at 5,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Oyashio at 5,000 yards
DD Bache sunk by DD Oyashio at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Braine at 6,000 yards
DD Braine sunk by BB Musashi at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Mugford at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babeldaob at 90,97, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima
BB Musashi, Shell hits 8, on fire
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, on fire
CA Takao, heavy fires
CA Atago
CA Chokai
CL Oyodo
DD Akigumo
DD Oyashio
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Nowaki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
CA Astoria, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Concord
CL St. Louis
DD Worden



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 28% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Astoria at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL St. Louis at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Astoria at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL St. Louis at 4,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Astoria at 4,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Worden at 4,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages CA Astoria at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Astoria at 6,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CA Astoria at 6,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Astoria at 6,000 yards
CA Atago engages CA Astoria at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Astoria at 8,000 yards
CA Atago engages CL St. Louis at 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CA Astoria at 8,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Worden at 8,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Worden at 8,000 yards
Scanland, F. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 55 damaged
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 17 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 10 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 16 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi
BB Kirishima
BB Haruna
CA Chokai
CA Atago
CA Takao, on fire
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
CL Oyodo


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 48

BB Musashi firing at Babeldaob
BB Kirishima firing at Babeldaob
BB Haruna firing at 131st Field Artillery Battalion
CA Chokai firing at 27th Infantry Division
CA Atago firing at 32nd Infantry Division
CA Takao firing at 27th Infantry Division
CA Chikuma firing at 32nd Infantry Division
CA Tone firing at Babeldaob
CL Oyodo firing at Babeldaob


The radar is not that useful in later years either.. those ships should have held the enemies off from Babeldaob shores.

Well.. did not happen so plan B is needed.

As for regarding the naval bombs in the game.. my opponent concurs that the tweaks were way over board.

"Many of the carriers in this battle did not fight in the other, they were refitting at the time. Several of my carriers from the original battle are going to be in dry dock for almost a year trying to repair the damage from that one. I agree with you though.
My second battle line arrives and does the job the first one failed to accomplish.."

They are on the drydock.. not sunk mostly it seems. Grrrrr........ I do agree completely with castor troy.. the naval bomb damage levels truly do suck.

This ain't stopping us though... again not even going to comment on the FLAK / AA...


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Post #: 188
RE: Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/29/2012 11:24:16 AM   
JocMeister

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: aztez

Chapter 2: Battle of Baloelab (August 10th - 11th 1944)


After few quiet turns the Japanese navy made new appearance near Baloelab.

Few things that "bothers" me a bit and are quite obvious...

a) The AA Flak in the stock scenarios is way off. To be quite honest if the allied performed this kind of AA we still would be fighting WW2.
b) Very surprised to see so many CV’s still unhurt after those battles. The tweaks regarding bomb damage in terms of Naval vessels.. well I do not like it.

You need 1000 hits to actually sunk something. Only torpedoes seem to do anything useful...



I totally agree with you on the flak. I have no clue why someone decided it was a good idea to virtually remove AA effects from the game? Funny thing is that people are complaining that for example a certain device has the wrong ammo amount by 0.25% on the 2/43 upgrade on the a certain canadian YMS but arn´t bothered at all by the completly ahistorical AA. I have yet to get an explaination from anyone why this is?

I have not noticed the "tweaked bombdamage" though? When things get hit they seem to go "boom" in my game atleast? Though armoured ships seem to suffer little from 500PS bombs!

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RE: Battle of Babaldaob / July 1944 - 7/29/2012 3:54:47 PM   
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AFAIK Babes has addressed very nicely (not just bomb damage). But I thought this game was the older Scenario 1?

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Battle of Guam / August 1944 - 8/1/2012 8:05:55 PM   
aztez

 

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JocMeister: I have hopes that DaBabes modifications changes things.. fingers crossed. Not helping in this one though.

witpqs: Yeah. This is stock scenario 1.. had to check that myself since this one started ages ago as you can expect.


Invasion of Guam begins on August 22nd 1944 (D-day +1 )



Allied ships embarked towards Marinas while the Japanese navy had their fun at Baloebab.

On early morning the allied fleets reached their target at Guam.

I was and still expecting heavy resistance here but the initial landings went better than expected.

Refreshing to have some good dice rolls on the road too.

This is combat summary detailing operations on D-day and D+1 day...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 22, 44
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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-24, hits 4, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
CL Achilles
DD Evans
DD Bryant
DMS Chandler
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
DMS Zane
APA Leon
APA Elmore
APA Du Page
APA Cambria
APA Callaway
APA Bolivar
APA La Salle
APA Wayne
APA Warren
APA Ormsby
APA Monrovia
APA President Monroe
APA Barnett
APA John Penn
APA Henry T. Allen
AKA Algorab
AKA Algol
AKA Alchiba
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Libra
AKA Bellatrix
LST-220
LST-203
LST-174
LST-172
LST-171
LST-78
LST-40
LST-32
LST-29
LST-28
LST-27
LST-21
LST-17
LST-16
DD William Porter
DD Picking
DD Murray



SSX Ha-24 is sighted by escort
DD William Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Picking fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Murray attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-20

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
CA Portland
DD McCord
DD Marshall
DD Luce
DD LaVallette
DD Knapp
DD Kimberly
DD Kidd
DD Johnston
DD Ingersoll
DD Brownson
DD David Taylor
DD Renshaw
DD Remey
DD Abner Read



SSX Ha-20 is sighted by escort
DD David Taylor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Remey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Abner Read fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-21, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
LST-19, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Marblehead
DD McGowan
DD Paul Hamilton
DD Bryant
DMS Chandler
DMS Howard
DMS Perry
DMS Zane
APA Leon
APA Knox
APA Du Page
APA Cambria
APA Callaway
APA John Land
APA La Salle
APA Warren
APA Sheridan
APA James O'Hara
APA Crescent City
APA President Monroe
APA President Jackson
APA John Penn
APA Harry Lee
APA Henry T. Allen
AKA Algorab
AKA Algol
AKA Alchiba
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Libra
AKA Bellatrix
AP Gen. A.E.Anderson
LST-215
LST-174
LST-172
LST-171
LST-44
LST-32
LST-30
LST-29
LST-28
LST-27
LST-25
LST-18
LST-17
DD William Porter
DD Picking


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


SSX Ha-21 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-19
DD William Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Picking attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-22, hits 14, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Brownson
BB New Jersey
CA Portland
DD McCord
DD Marshall
DD Luce
DD LaVallette
DD Knapp
DD Kimberly
DD Kidd
DD Johnston
DD Ingersoll
DD David Taylor
DD Renshaw



SSX Ha-22 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Brownson
DD David Taylor fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Renshaw attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

43 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
CA Portland, Shell hits 2
CL Perth

Japanese ground losses:
224 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled



BB New Jersey firing at 11th Division
BB Iowa firing at 6th Division
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Portland
CA Portland firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
CL Perth firing at 6th Division

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Amphibious Assault at Guam (106,95)

TF 323 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95


Allied ground losses:
1703 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 314 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 275 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 163 (3 destroyed, 160 disabled)
Vehicles lost 153 (1 destroyed, 152 disabled)


155mm M1 Howitzer dropped into water during unload of 24th Infantry Div /2
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of Thirteenth USAAF
10 troops of a US Cmbt Eng Sqd 44 lost in surf during unload of 6th Infantry Div /1
57mm M1A3 AT Gun lost from landing craft during unload of 43rd Infantry Div /3
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost overboard during unload of 43rd Infantry Div /5
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 6th Infantry Div /4
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost in surf during unload of 25th Infantry Div /2
57mm M1A3 AT Gun accidentally lost during unload of 24th Infantry Div /4
8 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 116th RN Base Force /2
10 troops of a US Cmbt Eng Sqd 44 accidentally lost during unload of 93rd Infantry Div /3
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 93rd Infantry Div /5
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost in surf during unload of 93rd Infantry Div /6


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

587 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 2
CA Australia, Shell hits 4
CL Marblehead
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Achilles, Shell hits 8, on fire
CL Leander, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Picking, Shell hits 1
DD McKee, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD McGowan
DD Paul Hamilton, Shell hits 1
DD Evans, Shell hits 2, on fire
LST-16, Shell hits 1, on fire
LST-20
DD William Porter
LST-18
LST-17
LST-19, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Canberra
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Australia
CA Australia firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
CL Marblehead firing at 6th Division
CL Adelaide firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Adelaide
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Achilles
CL Achilles firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Leander
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Picking
DD Picking firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
DD McKee firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD McKee
DD McGowan firing at 6th Division
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Paul Hamilton
DD Paul Hamilton firing at 3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Evans
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-16 at 16,000 yards
CL Adelaide firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-20 at 16,000 yards
DD Picking fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 67


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 3 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 20


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 41

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Morning Air attack on Woleai , at 101,103

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 33


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 42

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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

586 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-16, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Marblehead
LST-17
LST-171
LST-30
LST-24
LST-21
CA Canberra
LST-19, heavy damage
LST-18
LST-25
DD William Porter
LST-20


Allied ground losses:
224 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-16 at 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 22,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 22,000 yards
LST-171 fired at enemy troops
LST-30 fired at enemy troops
LST-24 fired at enemy troops
LST-21 fired at enemy troops
LST-17 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11490 troops, 165 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 1305

Defending force 63663 troops, 1232 guns, 1594 vehicles, Assault Value = 2411

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
6th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment
11th Division
46th Naval Guard Unit
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
Yokosuka 6th SNLF
Det. 3rd Special Base Force
56th Naval Guard Unit
67th Field AA Battalion
24th Air Flotilla
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
25th Special Base Force
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
15th Base Force
64th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
93rd Infantry Div /7
24th Infantry Div /6
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
6th Infantry Div /8
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
25th Infantry Div /7
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
775th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Div /8
353rd Construction Regiment
2nd Eng Amph Bde
I US Corps
871st Engineer Aviation Battalion
Thirteenth USAAF
97th Field Artillery Battalion
116th RN Base Force

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 23, 44

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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

368 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-16, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Marblehead
CL Adelaide
LST-18
LST-17
LST-203
LST-171
LST-30
LST-28
LST-20
LST-19, heavy damage
DD William Porter
LST-21


Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-16 at 17,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-18 at 17,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 17,000 yards
LST-203 fired at enemy troops
LST-171 fired at enemy troops
LST-30 fired at enemy troops
LST-28 fired at enemy troops
LST-20 fired at enemy troops
LST-17 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-20, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Thatcher
CL Trenton
DD Laffey
DD Whipple
DD John D. Edwards
DD Edsall
DD Lansdowne



SSX Ha-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Thatcher
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Edsall attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-20, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
CA Portland
DD McCord
DD Marshall
DD Luce
DD LaVallette
DD Knapp
DD Kimberly
DD Kidd
DD Johnston
DD Ingersoll
DD Brownson
DD David Taylor
DD Renshaw



SSX Ha-20 is sighted by escort
DD David Taylor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-25, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Young
DD Whipple
DD John D. Edwards
DD Edsall
DD Lansdowne



SSX Ha-25 is sighted by escort
DD Whipple fails to find sub and abandons search
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Edsall fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

605 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-17, Shell hits 1
CL Marblehead
CL Adelaide
LST-18
LST-19, heavy damage
DD McDermut
LST-220
LST-203
LST-78
LST-44
LST-32
CA Canberra
DD William Porter
LST-27
LST-21


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 17,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-18 at 17,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-19 at 17,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-19 at 17,000 yards
LST-220 fired at enemy troops
LST-203 fired at enemy troops
LST-78 fired at enemy troops
LST-44 fired at enemy troops
LST-32 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

338 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-19, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Marblehead
LST-29
LST-20
LST-18
LST-219
LST-45
LST-44
LST-40
LST-32
LST-30
LST-28
LST-25
LST-17
DD William Porter
LST-21


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-19 at 22,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-29 at 22,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-20 at 22,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-18 at 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 22,000 yards
LST-219 fired at enemy troops
LST-45 fired at enemy troops
LST-44 fired at enemy troops
LST-40 fired at enemy troops
LST-32 fired at enemy troops
LST-30 fired at enemy troops
LST-29 fired at enemy troops
LST-28 fired at enemy troops
LST-25 fired at enemy troops
LST-18 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-26

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
CA Portland
DD McCord
DD Marshall
DD Luce
DD Knapp
DD Kimberly
DD Kidd
DD Johnston
DD Ingersoll
DD Brownson
DD David Taylor
DD Renshaw
DD Remey
DD Abner Read



SSX Ha-26 is sighted by escort
DD David Taylor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Remey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Abner Read fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-27

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
CL Achilles
DD Evans
DD Bryant
DMS Chandler
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
APA Leon
APA Elmore
APA Du Page
APA Cambria
APA Callaway
APA Bolivar
APA La Salle
APA Wayne
APA Warren
APA Ormsby
APA Monrovia
APA President Monroe
APA Barnett
APA John Penn
APA Henry T. Allen
AKA Algorab
AKA Algol
AKA Alchiba
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Libra
AKA Bellatrix
LST-220
LST-203
LST-174
LST-172
LST-171
LST-78
LST-40
LST-32
LST-29
LST-28
LST-27
LST-21
LST-19, on fire, heavy damage
LST-17
DD William Porter
DD Picking
DD Murray
DD McKee



SSX Ha-27 is sighted by escort
DD William Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Picking fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murray fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McKee fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

365 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-26, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD McDermut
DD Albert Grant
LST-17, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Adelaide
LST-18, Shell hits 2, on fire
LST-220
LST-203
LST-172
LST-66
LST-43
LST-20
DD William Porter
LST-25
LST-24
LST-27


Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-26 at 16,000 yards
DD Albert Grant firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 16,000 yards
CL Adelaide firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-18 at 16,000 yards
CL Adelaide firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 16,000 yards
CL Adelaide firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 16,000 yards
DD McDermut firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-17 at 16,000 yards
LST-220 fired at enemy troops
LST-203 fired at enemy troops
LST-172 fired at enemy troops
LST-66 fired at enemy troops
LST-43 fired at enemy troops
LST-20 fired at enemy troops
LST-17 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 34312 troops, 389 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 1302

Defending force 64742 troops, 1231 guns, 1596 vehicles, Assault Value = 2446

Japanese ground losses:
321 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
11th Division
6th Division
Yokosuka 6th SNLF
46th Naval Guard Unit
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
Det. 3rd Special Base Force
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment
56th Naval Guard Unit
24th Air Flotilla
15th Base Force
25th Special Base Force
67th Field AA Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
64th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
24th Infantry Division
93rd Infantry Division
775th Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
711th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
6th Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
43rd Infantry Division
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
I US Corps
353rd Construction Regiment
97th Field Artillery Battalion
871st Engineer Aviation Battalion
Thirteenth USAAF
2nd Eng Amph Bde
116th RN Base Force



...and that is how the D-day + 1 ended. To be honest it went better than expected.

Allied LBA's continue to bomb Marianas and surrounding bases while navy is protecting the sealanes.

The distrubtion and fatigue levels are looking good and supplies got into shores as well...




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Post #: 191
RE: Battle of Guam / September 1944 - 8/7/2012 10:48:22 AM   
aztez

 

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Joined: 2/26/2005
From: Finland
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Battle of Guam update (September 27th 1944)


The battle of Guam has raged on for an month.

Allied side have landed additional infatry and armoured units to break the defenses here.

It really has been an grind but thankfully this should soon be over.

This is last turns bombardment assault and ground assault is scheduled next turn...

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 67804 troops, 1735 guns, 1845 vehicles, Assault Value = 3958

Defending force 39977 troops, 556 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 876



Assaulting units:
2nd Regiment
XI Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
25th Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
77th Infantry Div /7
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
CenPac Amphib Tank Brigade
43rd Infantry Division
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
716th Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Division
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
706th Tank Battalion
24th Marine Regiment
24th Infantry Division
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
44th Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
81st Infantry Division
775th Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
11th Airborne Division
96th Infantry Div /7
353rd Construction Regiment
I US Corps
15th Marine Defense Battalion
871st Engineer Aviation Battalion
11th USN Naval Construction Battalion
Thirteenth USAAF
116th RN Base Force
97th Field Artillery Battalion
Third US Fleet
58th Aviation Base Force
2nd Eng Amph Bde
41st Aviation Base Force
48th USN Naval Construction Battalion
42nd USN Naval Construction Battalion
VII US Amphib Force
III US Amphib Corps
229th USN Base Force
1393rd Construction Regiment
XIII US Bomber Cmnd

Defending units:
11th Division
51st Ind.Mixed Bde /1
91st Division
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Rgt /1
Sasebo 6th SNLF
6th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Regiment
12th Ind.Mixed Rgt /1
56th Naval Guard Unit
67th Naval Guard Unit
14th Div /13
Det. 3rd Special Base Force
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion
24th Air Flotilla
25th Special Base Force
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
67th Field AA Battalion
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
15th Base Force
64th JNAF AF Unit


Japanese have flown reinforcements via air and barges. Now it seems the tide is finally turned.

The forts began with level 6 and really was tough in terms distrubtion to get them down.

I have used B29's heavily in this campaign at Marianas but enemy units are well supplied.

I did spot enemy carriers few weeks back closing in towards Marianas but they turned around before entering the zone.

I'am and was ready to duel it out with them.

Where did they head out? Well those carriers and large surface combat TF's showed up near Chittadong past week.

We have had couple of large combats in coastal waters around India/Burma. I can confirm that BB Queen Elizabeth and BC Renown along with some cruisers were sunk.

The enemy losses are anyones guess but at least some destroyers are sunk while few cruisers and battleships damaged (maybe some sunk).

The carriers are now moving towards Singapore since the allied LBA bomber numbers are huge in this theatre and we launched large naval strikes.

Touche that only CV Katsuragi and couple CVE's were reportedly hit but better than nothing. Would love them to have stayed a bit longer but things got too heated.

As for Marianas... well once Guam is done there is 0% chance of him holding out at Marianas.

I would love him to try but my opponent is not inexperienced.

Either way the victory at Marianas will mark the end of Japan... I have plenty of supplies, reserves and ships in the area so if he wants to fight here than fine by me.

To summarize it is not walk in the park to gain foothold againts well supplied large enemy bases with some forts + terrain bonuses. If I was not fully prepared for this grind this would have been absolute disaster.

Now.. hopefully the 1st objective is done next turn and we can move on after that. Plenty of bases to capture around the map to make enemy bleed....

This whole saga will cost him a lot of good ground units.

As it stands there are 60-70 000 men at Truk which is pretty much isolated and closed down.

At Tinian another 60 000 men are sitting and unless he does try to evacuate them via air than they will be wiped out in due time.

In other areas the garrisons seem to be between 20-30 000 men (Saipan, Pagan and Rota)... these troops will have similar fate as his troops in Guam.

Whether I actually move againts these troops swiftly is yet to be decied.. I could just let them starve a bit and continue the diffrent variations of an offensive plans.

Decisions, decisions.. I love to have several options available!

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Post #: 192
Carrier clash / November 1944 - 8/12/2012 8:13:13 PM   
aztez

 

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Central Pacific (November 6th 1944)


The Guam is now firmly in our hands and we are invading Rota just north of the Island chain.

Japanese have around 30000 men there, 60 000 at Tinian, 60 000 at Saipan and 25 000 men at Pagan.

It is real grinding business that is ongoing at Marianas. Whether I actually seize the whole chain now remains to be seen since I have options.

Allied aircraft spotted enemy carriers on November 1st heading near Davao heading north east towards Japan. My opponent tells me that these ships where heading to Tokyo and Yokohama for upgrades and did not expect to see allied carriers that far up in the north.

Anyway.. we moved in with mixed results. Hard to say due to heavy FOW in the game what the actual losses are in this encounter but it was bloody as hell... that is for sure.

Two things.. I think we should have done better since we got out few coordinated strikes.

...and the allied FLAK is utter joke in stock scenarios. There really is no excuse how this got so screwed up. It is beyond joke.
Don't know whether to cry ...or laugh

Having said that not regreting engaging him at all. This needed to be done for sure...

Here are the events regarding carrier battle that took place....

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 95,80

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 74
D4Y3 Judy x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15
Hellcat I x 13
Seafire IIC x 7
FM-2 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 268
F6F-5 Hellcat x 55


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 13 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-83 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-85 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-86 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-87 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-88 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 92,80

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 136



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 100
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 26
TBM-1C Avenger x 80


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 6 destroyed, 7 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 3 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 23 destroyed, 28 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Shinano
CV Amagi
CV Unryu
CV Hiryu
CV Kaga
CV Kasagi
CV Hiyo, Torpedo hits 1
CV Taiho, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
13 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 95,80

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 109
B6N2 Jill x 45
B7A2 Grace x 80
D4Y3 Judy x 60



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 12
Hellcat I x 11
Seafire IIC x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 238
F6F-5 Hellcat x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 15 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 14 destroyed, 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed by flak
B7A2 Grace: 6 destroyed, 19 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed, 18 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Cabot
CVE St. Lo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Nehenta Bay, Bomb hits 1
CVE Sargent Bay, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Salt Lake City
CVE Kasaan Bay, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Takanis Bay, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Shipley Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CVE Shah, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kadashan Bay, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVL San Jacinto, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Shamrock Bay, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay
CVE White Plains, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CV Hancock, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Kasaan Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Shah
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Fanshaw Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Takanis Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Shamrock Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Shamrock Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Shah
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Sitkoh Bay


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 94,80

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 29
B6N2 Jill x 48
D4Y3 Judy x 27



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 53


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 15 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed, 16 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 8 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed, 7 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Bougainville
BB Idaho
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Bunker Hill
CVE Admiralty Island, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
BB Mississippi, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Ranee
CV Wasp II, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Matanikau



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VMF-214 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Nassau
Fuel storage explosion on CV Wasp II

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 92,80

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 116



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 41
TBM-1C Avenger x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 12 destroyed, 7 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 17 destroyed, 9 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Kasagi
CV Unryu
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Shinano, Bomb hits 1
CVL Ibuki
CV Taiho



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 91,80

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 77



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 7
Barracuda II x 9
Corsair II x 11
Hellcat I x 10
Seafire IIC x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 42
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16
TBM-1C Avenger x 76


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Barracuda II: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 destroyed, 10 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryuho
CVE Kaiyo
CVL Chitose
CVL Mizuho, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVL Nisshin
CVE Unyo, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Junyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Akagi-1/B with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 91,80

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 42



Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryuho



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Junyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Akagi-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9570 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 91,80

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 39



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Chitose
CVL Nisshin, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Junyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Akagi-1/B with A6M5c Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 92,80

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 116



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 44
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 13
TBM-1C Avenger x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 8 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Akagi-1/A with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Junyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A6M5c Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 94,80

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 75
B6N2 Jill x 24
B7A2 Grace x 59
D4Y3 Judy x 39



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 11
Hellcat I x 9
Seafire IIC x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 136
F6F-5 Hellcat x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 10 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed, 7 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed, 24 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed, 8 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Ranee, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Matanikau
CVE Bougainville, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Wasp II, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 6, on fire
CV Bunker Hill
DD Izard



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-214 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Wasp II
Fuel storage explosion on CV Wasp II
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Bougainville
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Ranee

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 90,81

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 40



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 4
Corsair II x 5
Hellcat I x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 73
F6F-5 Hellcat x 14
TBM-1C Avenger x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Mizuho, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Ibuki, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CVE Unyo, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
2 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
3 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Avenger II bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
7 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
1 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
3 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
5 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CVL Mizuho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CVL
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ibuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese TK


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 90,81

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 39
F6F-5 Hellcat x 66
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 143
TBM-1C Avenger x 109


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Kaiyo, Bomb hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Ibuki, Bomb hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Unyo, and is sunk
CVL Mizuho, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
CLAA Tatsuta, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
9 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
11 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
24 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
26 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
26 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
20 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11190 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ibuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Shokaku class CV
Fuel storage explosion on CV Hiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Kaiyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Ibuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Mizuho


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 90,81

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catanduanes at 90,81

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 3
Corsair II x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20
F6F-5 Hellcat x 9
TBM-1C Avenger x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
2 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
2 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
3 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes


...and that how the turn ended. I haven't had chance to take a look on the turn but some carriers are definately lost.

< Message edited by aztez -- 8/12/2012 8:15:07 PM >

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Post #: 193
February 1945 - 10/4/2012 6:47:45 PM   
aztez

 

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Pacific war (Early february 1945)


A short recap of latest developments.

We have now reached end of january 1945.

After the fierce naval battles around Marianas that were reported in greater detail earlier things have cooled down.

At the moment I have no confirmed sightings of his carriers but flying excessive search patterns in order to gain intel.

If/When I spot them I not backing down.. eager to commit my naval assets for that onslaught. As said though no intel at the moment.

Once we finally overrun Guam things became a bit easier. Despite heavy forces we have now outrun and seized Rota, Saipan and Tinian.

In overall we destroyed around 150 000 troops defending the island chain. Not bad at all.. also Truk is 60 000 men POW camp!

I have not seized the the final bases at Northern New Guinea since focus has been at Marianas. Now that is almost done.. well we will up the anti for sure.

China is quiet.. nothing to report. My supply levels are not good but not disastrous either. As odd as it might sound it seems I halted the major offensive here. Grinding and luck paid up.

At Burma the large scale stalemate and dugout war continues around Mandalay region. I'am happy to commit to this at this point but have plans for this region also. Lets just say all the good things for those that wait.

My opponent did couple large "nuke" naval bombardments off the coastal regions in Burma. He scorched a lot planes but I'am more than ok.

We actually have air supremacy here despite some efforts from the japanese to regain it.

Oh.. and the first waves of B29's have now visited Japan. Intrestingly my opponet stated that he has never been bombed before.. thus either his opponents have quit or he has halted the allied advance before in range.

...well that will change since I inted to put japan in stoneage.

I will keep you guys informed as the game progresses...

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Post #: 194
Carrier clash / Near Iwo Jima / June 1945 - 11/20/2012 6:34:00 PM   
aztez

 

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Near Iwo Jima (June 1st 1945)


We had an carrier clash where Japanese forces engaged our fleets near Iwo Jima.

I have to say that abysmal performance by the allied pilots and flak crews. Than again as many have said the air to air model leaves a lot to desired for... to put it kindly.

Here is the full combat.txt files from that encounter....

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 103,75

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 42
B6N1 Jill x 18
D4Y4 Judy x 18



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 11
Hellcat I x 8
Seafire IIC x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 83


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 4 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 9 destroyed
D4Y4 Judy: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-85 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-86 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-87 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-88 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-96 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-97 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-98 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 103,75

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 25
B6N2 Jill x 17
B7A2 Grace x 26
D4Y3 Judy x 27



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 10
Hellcat I x 7
Seafire IIC x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 75


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
B7A2 Grace: 9 destroyed, 3 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 11 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Hollandia
CV Indomitable
CVE Thetis Bay
BB Washington
CLAA Atlanta
CV Illustrious
CVE Makassar Strait
CVE Makin Island



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-91 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-87 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-88 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-96 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-97 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-98 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-85 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-86 with FM-2 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers

Banzai! - Nikaido T. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kotani R. in a D4Y3 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kawasaki R. in a D4Y3 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 102,78

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 106
B6N2a Jill x 21
B7A2 Grace x 101
D4Y3 Judy x 60
D4Y4 Judy x 72



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 135
F6F-5 Hellcat x 82


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 11 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
B7A2 Grace: 18 destroyed, 25 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 8 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 23 destroyed, 9 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 10 destroyed by flak
D4Y4 Judy: 16 destroyed, 17 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Princeton, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hancock, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Boston, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Marcus Island, Torpedo hits 1, Kamikaze hits 1
BB Alabama, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire
CV Intrepid, Torpedo hits 1, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB South Dakota, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CV Essex
CV Franklin, Torpedo hits 1, Kamikaze hits 1
CVL Cabot
CVE Manila Bay, Bomb hits 3, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CVE Petrof Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hornet II, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Ommaney Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Nehenta Bay
DD Bradford, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

Banzai! - Ibusuki N. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Ibusuki N. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CVE Marcus Island
Matsunaga A. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming BB Alabama
Banzai! - Kanno W. in a D4Y4 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Oyama S. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Kawamura T. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CV Intrepid
Banzai! - Minowa S. in a D4Y3 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hornet II
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Rudyerd Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Rudyerd Bay
Banzai! - Abe T. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Abe T. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CV Hancock
Banzai! - Obayashi U. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Princeton
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Princeton
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Manila Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Manila Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Manila Bay
Okura D. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CVE Manila Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Alabama
Banzai! - Kawakubo T. in a D4Y3 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hancock
Banzai! - Ikeda A. in a B7A2 Grace is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Morioka P. in a D4Y3 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Ammo storage explosion on CV Franklin
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB South Dakota


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 102,78

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 9



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 100
F6F-5 Hellcat x 63


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-94 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-93 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 105,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 90



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 26 destroyed, 5 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Chitose
CVL Ryuho, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Shimane Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVL Chiyoda
CVE Shinyo, Bomb hits 5, on fire
CVE Yamashiro Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Fuyuzuki



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Shokaku-1/A with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1/C with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/B with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/C with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Shimane Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 104,73

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 169



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 24
TBM-1C Avenger x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 8 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 10 destroyed, 3 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 24 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku
CV Taiho
CV Shinano
CV Kasagi
CV Katsuragi
CV Hiryu
CV Kaga



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 105,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 66



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 23


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 11 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CLAA Abukuma



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1/A with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1/C with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/B with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/C with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 105,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 47



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 33
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 21
TBM-1C Avenger x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 11 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Chitose
CV Shokaku
CVL Chiyoda
CVE Shinyo, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Shimane Maru, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1/A with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/B with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1/C with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1/C with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Shimane Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 104,73

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 125



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 31
TBM-1C Avenger x 15
TBM-3 Avenger x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 8 destroyed, 7 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 destroyed, 4 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed by flak
TBM-3 Avenger: 12 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku
CV Shinano
CV Aso
CV Amagi
CV Kaga
CV Unryu
CV Kasagi
CV Katsuragi



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 26100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 104,73

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 88



Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 3
Corsair II x 7
Hellcat I x 5
Seafire IIC x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
TBM-1C Avenger x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Barracuda II: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 destroyed, 7 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Unryu
CV Amagi
CV Aso
CV Katsuragi
CV Kasagi



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Kasagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Aso-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



...pretty much sums things up from that battle. Again had the allied pilots and crews performed this badly we still would be fighting the war in the pacific...




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RE: Carrier clash / Near Iwo Jima / June 1945 - 11/20/2012 9:55:15 PM   
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typically lopsided WITP AE results... no comment as all criticism is unwelcome on this forum....
I mean this was in '45... jeez

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RE: Carrier clash / Near Iwo Jima / June 1945 - 11/21/2012 7:48:59 PM   
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aztez,

Ouch. I feel for you! That sucks

MAurelius,
You certainly got a hang of this forum a lot faster then I did! Sadly you are correct!

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Few pics from this scenario 2 game from late february 1945.

I'am not going into detailed theatre by theatre or operational analysis on this since the game is still ongoing.

However few pics and it is a bit diffrent than the game I got ongoing vs Dave... some similar issues as well.

* Allied late naval AA is not worth much...
* Allied submarine fleet is pretty annihilated in this one too. The japanese ASW is nuclear... E boats and air ASW.

Those things really do stand up in the stock scenarios.

The air to air war is diffrent since yes.. we are lacking on points. Allthough this is scenario 2 with the "Star Wars" alltitudes in play... not that suprised by this.

There are still plenty to go in this one and more detailed stuff later on...




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Yes, bad strike packages going out on strikes for you. Unlucky day. But is it a bad policy to combine CVEs with CVs in one Task force or were they in different TFs?

I noticed that you had very few corsairs with your carriers. I think that is a must for 1945 because the hellcat is not competitive with the Sam.

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RE: Late february 1946 - 3/20/2013 6:53:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: crsutton

Yes, bad strike packages going out on strikes for you. Unlucky day. But is it a bad policy to combine CVEs with CVs in one Task force or were they in different TFs?

I noticed that you had very few corsairs with your carriers. I think that is a must for 1945 because the hellcat is not competitive with the Sam.



To be honest this seems exactly like the results i had with Rader. Stock games always end like this... Allied flak is crap and the japanese late war packages simply too much to handle for the CV CAP.

The only solution is DBB with latest beta patch (that slows the coordination issue).

In DBB allied flak is simply a KILLER, even in 1942/43 and japanese naval ASW (even late war one) is close to useless.

But i feel your pain mate...i've been through this myself

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Well, since coordination was tweaked even in stock both Ark and I have noticed that with LBA is much more difficult to coordinate when attacking carriers. So, it might be a little different now. I am just starting to get close to Japan so have not really experienced a massive air attack in my game. I am sure it is coming though.

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RE: Late february 1946 - 3/21/2013 8:26:01 AM   
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Hi guys! I have been a bit busy lately but both of my PBEM's are still ongoing. This one on late march 1946 and the game vs erstad on late january 1946.


crsutton: Yup. The luck factor always plays it's part. No, there were some CVE's in the same TF mostly providing CAP.

Also I use several TF's with follow routines.

As for the Corsairs I will need to double check the turn file. I think I have way more than were flying that day.

Just be careful when operating with your carriers. That might backfire if things go all wrong.

Personally I still do have plenty of firepower left in this one despite the losses.

Greyjoy: I have similar effects vs erstad. The flak is what it is in stock games. If anyone is counting on that to save ships they should reconsider their tactics.

Naval ASW useless? That I have disagree. At least in the official patches it same as nuking the submarines.

I use the subs in deep water hexes but they get annihilated. Either you are doing something "wrong" or my opponents are using the ASW routines on their favour.

I don't know but it is sad assignment to sail with the submarine fleets in both of my PBEM's. I think the game vs erstad is even worse than this one.


The game has now moved into late march 1946.... (short recap below)


Allied B29's have been heavily involved on bombing enemy industrial targets, airfields around the Japan. The japanese are putting up heavy CAP's but we keep on grinding.

I have fighters flying sweep missions from Iwo Jima, Hahaha-Jima and Chichi Jima.

Despite these efforts I doubt I'am hurting him that much since he has stockpiled a lot of engines and such.

As you can see we have now secured the islands around Iwo Jima which is good news for the allied side. We will continue the advance but where and when remains to be seen...

Who knows may even launch an amphibitious landings at Japan... a longshot but who knows.

In Burma we have finally secured Mandalay and routed some enemy forces west of the base. The main defensive line is now at Magwe...

Japanese navy conducted an bombardments off the coast near Akyab. These managed to destroy several bombers but luckily we put torpedoes in few of his remaining battleships.

The carriers providing cover for the enemy forces escaped unscratched.

In Russia we have two major offensives... one at Yenki and even bigger north of the base (Changchuang or something like that). We shall see who will win the battle of attrition here.

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Well, since coordination was tweaked even in stock both Ark and I have noticed that with LBA is much more difficult to coordinate when attacking carriers. So, it might be a little different now. I am just starting to get close to Japan so have not really experienced a massive air attack in my game. I am sure it is coming though.


This is my win reason for wanting to upgrade my game with Jocke to the newer patch with the coordination 'fix.' He is not ready yet as he is still feeling he is making up for the fact that i had these advantages when i was n the offensive earlier. I completely understand that. I actually am worried as the Japanese player of getting in the kind of strikes we see here and mores those in the GJ/rader game. I think they're out of context for what he game should look like, and if the US can't put up the 'big blue blanket' then they can't prosecute the late stages of the war.

Obviously I wan to use kamis and large strikes against naval targets, I just don't want the kind of strikes that can derail the game as they did in the GJ game.

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THE END 1946 - 4/30/2013 6:14:33 PM   
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THE END / SUMMER 1946

I have finally finished off one PBEM game I started a longtime ago.

First I would like to say that I highly recommend katsuragi as an opponent. He is definately skilled and stubborn player.

Personally feeling a bit exchausted at the moment but it feels good to have this one in the bag!

I will post some screenies from the game file...

What was the low points on the game? Again have to say the submarine warfare since the ASW is badly broken in stock scenarios.

Also, not a big fan of "statosphere" air vs air fighting but can live with it.

I'am a bit disappointed that was not able to finish the imperial navy completely off. A bit more luck and it might have been diffrent story and skill is also an factor.

The best play was that I was able to push off major japanese offensive in China. It was an close shave and had that gone bad... well things might have been ugly.

How the ended.. allied troops finally got through in Burma and we were just days off from Rangoon. The brave japanese army was in full retreat.

Allies were planning an invasion to either Okinawa or Home Islands itself. That did not go through since my opponent played aggressively with his naval assets.

KUDOS to him doing that.. those operations were postponed and never got green light again.

We managed to secure Iwo Jima and surrounding islands.

In Russia the ground war was very bloody and I'am pretty confident that Manchuko army just barely survived in this one! Again it did survive so well played...

I did bomb japanese industrial assets daily with heavy bombers! How much I actually hurt him.. not sure. This was an scenario 2 game so I think his assets were still in good shape.

Both sides lost a lot off ships! ...but never was able to hurt his tankers enough.

Really don't know but one thing for sure I have utmost respect towards katsuragi! He is an gentleman and very tough opponent!!!

Also when/if I start new PBEM games Dave and Chris are the only two persons I need duel againts! Lucky to have such an opponents...

For now though here are the screenies... (I still have the game ongoing vs Dave.. and need to update that AAR soon)





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