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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/21/2017 8:05:21 PM   
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Summary of Operations 02/14/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged). Aviation support LCU (37 Aviation Base Force) airlifted into Ontong Java from Rennell Island this game turn. Plans are to begin naval search air operations from Ontong Java shortly.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 19K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 220K supply and 5600 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 140K supply and 4800 fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Kirakira – 105K supply and 15K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.29 million supply and 110K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Luganville – 3.32 million supply and 363K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.27 million supply and 3.57 million fuel on hand.

Convoy detachment WP-321B (4 ships) arrives at Suva with 25K supply and 2000 fuel cargo. Main body of WP-321 and a second convoy detachment still enroute to Noumea and Luganville.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in South Pacific theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (ops)


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raids below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi – 6 Jap LCU, airfield damage 91. Allied minefield remains visible on map in Tulagi base hex.


Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raids below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 84. USAAF 4E bombers launch strikes against Lunga airfield. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/14 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Meiten Maru reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 5, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 11, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 9 Japanese ships at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed 7, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Darwin
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: AK Yokohama Maru reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 10, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/21/2017 8:08:26 PM   
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Summary of Operations 02/14/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 94K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, runway damage 3. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 14

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 100, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superfort bombing raids against Tabiteuea airfield continues. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea, at 137,134

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 109 aircraft (91 fighters, 18 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), one Jap TF (6 ships including 2 TK, 1 AO), 18 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 214 aircraft (200 fighters, 7 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (ops)


Allied air operations resume against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 55,45, near Akyab (four actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 25000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 35th/B Division, at 55,45, near Akyab

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 48

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 4th Mortar Battalion, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet *

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Afternoon Air attack on 14th/A Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet *

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Afternoon Air attack on 14th/A Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 14th/C Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Two Japanese LCU transferred northward from Burma (Magwe) were identified in 2/14 Sigint report entries. Both identified LCU are flak units (115 AA Regiment & 44 Independent AA Co). Current locations of the two LCU are on road hexes in southern China near Paoshan – both units visible on-map.

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/24/2017 2:26:38 PM   
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Summary of Operations 02/15/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 108K supply on hand. Japanese LBA night raids against Shortlands continue. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Night Air attack on Shortlands, at 109,131

Weather in hex: Partial cloud (21% moonlight)

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000, scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Shortlands, at 109,131

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 70K supply on hand (unchanged).


Current status of Buna base – 276K supply and 20K fuel on hand. Japanese LBA night bombing strikes against US PT-boats operating in Buna base hex. AAR’s follow.

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Night Air attack on TF, at Buna 99,129

Weather in hex: Partial cloud (21% moonlight)

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 4

Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
PT-247

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000, scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on TF, at Buna 99,129

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 6

Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 5

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Allied Ships
PT-233
PT-252

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000, scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Current status of Milne Bay base – 774K supply and 120K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.31 million supply and 112K fuel on hand.

Current status of Terapo base – 233K supply and 17K fuel on hand.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 2 Ki-84 Frank (both on the ground)
• 5 Ki-45 Nick (4 air-to-air, 1 ops)
• 8 Ki-43 Oscar (all air-to-air)
• 3 N1K2-J George (2 on the ground, 1 ops)
• 2 J1N1-S Irving (1 air-to-air, 1 ops)
• 1 P1Y2 Frances (flak)
• 1 B7A2 Grace (air-to-air)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 2 B-29 Superfort (both air-to-air)


Night airfield raids by Allied bombers against Lae and Finschhaven. Combat Events report entry and AAR’s follow.

7 x No.23 Sqn RAAF B-24J Liberator stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (21% moonlight)

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters between 2000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (21% moonlight)

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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B-29 Superfort night airfield bombing strikes against Rabaul continue. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

5 x 9th BG/1st BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
5 x 505th BG/483rd BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
3 x 468th BG/792nd BS B-29-1 Superfort stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky (21% moonlight)

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 13

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 6 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen (after raid above) – 101 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raid above) – no reported numbers of Japanese planes based at Lae, no reported airfield damage, 13 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Japanese planes on airfield, 8 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – unidentified Japanese planes on airfield, 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul (after raids above) – 495 aircraft (231 fighters, 146 bombers, 118 other planes including transports), no reported airfield damage, 6 Jap TF (17 ships total, all small ship types), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.


British AMC Cornwallis hit and damaged by Japanese LBA naval air strike while on reconnaissance operation in the sea passage between the northern coast of Australia and southern New Guinea. Objective of the mission was to determine feasibility of this sea passage as an (undetected) approach route for Allied surface naval and/or carrier forces moving into the eastern DEI and a possible entry route into Japanese-controlled rear areas of the Western Pacific. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Merauke at 85,123 (W of Marauke)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMC Cornwallis, Bomb hits 1, on fire (system damage 33, float 25, engine 1, returning to base at 11 kts)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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RE: Sleepless on Samoa, the Sequel (wneumann vs Jolly P... - 8/24/2017 2:30:31 PM   
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Summary of Operations 02/15/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 94K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, no runway damage. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 74, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. No airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea launched this game turn.


Sigint entries for 2/15 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Truk and Mili. Detected base status of Truk shows unidentified Japanese aircraft and ship(s) in port. No visible Japanese forces or activity shown in detected base status at Mili.



Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 122 aircraft (107 fighters, 15 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), one Jap TF (now 8 ships including 1 TK, 4 AO), 18 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 213 aircraft (201 fighters, 6 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 Spitfire VIII (ops)
• 1 B-25H Mitchell (ops)
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 4th Mortar Battalion, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 55,45, near Akyab (four actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 55,45, near Akyab

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 32

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 32
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 64,42 (Myitkyina)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 32

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st Mortar Battalion ...

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Morning Air attack on 69th Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 28
B-24J Liberator x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 55th Mountain Gun Regiment ...

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Morning Air attack on 55th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/15/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 19K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 221K supply and 5600 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 140K supply and 4800 fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Kirakira – 105K supply and 15K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.30 million supply and 107K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Luganville – 3.33 million supply and 365K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.27 million supply and 3.57 million fuel on hand (unchanged).


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific theatre operations area.


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raids below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 76.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi – 6 Jap LCU, no reported airfield damage. Allied minefield remains visible on map in Tulagi base hex.


Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raids below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 74. USAAF 4E bombers launch strikes against Lunga airfield. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/15 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Salamaua
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Manus is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 14, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 13, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,119 near Manus, Speed 9, Moving East
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tassafaronga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 19, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 12, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,124 near Rabaul, Speed 16, Moving Southeast

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Summary of Operations 02/16/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 108K supply on hand (unchanged). No reported Japanese air activity ove Shortlands base hex this game turn. A landing craft TF (5 LST total) arrives at Shortlands with a coast defense LCU (1 USMC Seacoast Artillery) and 3100 supply aboard. One LST from the task force torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese patrol sub while enroute, the other 4 LST reaching Shortlands. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Shortlands at 110,132 (adjacent hex SE of Shortlands)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106

Allied Ships
LST-225, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (later sunk)

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

LST-225 is sighted by SS RO-106
SS RO-106 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-225

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 70K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Buna base – 286K supply and 20K fuel on hand. No reported Japanese air activity this game turn in Buna base hex.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 769K supply and 119K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.31 million supply and 112K fuel on hand. Loading operations for the last transport ships carrying combat LCU from Buna to Australia for refitting is now underway. Units from Buna still remaining in Port Moresby include 6 field artillery LCU (two loading for departure this game turn), the last division (US Americal) now loaded and departing Port Moresby for Australia. Transport ships to load other artillery units are already in Port Moresby.

Current status of Terapo base – 233K supply and 17K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 5 Ki-45 Nick (2 air-to-air, 3 ops)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 B-29 Superfort (air-to-air)


Night airfield raids by Allied 2E bombers against Lae and Madang. Combat Events report entry and AAR’s follow.

5 x 22nd BG/2nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
5 x 22nd BG/19th BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
7 x 22nd BG/2nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
7 x 22nd BG/19th BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud (32% moonlight)

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Weather in hex: Clear sky (32% moonlight)

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 5

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 5

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night airfield bombing raids against Rabaul by USAAF B-29 Superforts continue. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

6 x 9th BG/1st BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
3 x 505th BG/483rd BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
5 x 468th BG/792nd BS B-29-1 Superfort stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy rain (32% moonlight)

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 12

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 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 1000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

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Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 96 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raid above) – 143 aircraft (all fighters) , no reported airfield damage, 3 Jap TF (12 ships total, small ship types), 13 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Japanese planes on airfield, 8 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul (after raids above) – 566 aircraft (254 fighters, 183 bombers, 119 other planes including transports), no reported airfield damage, 6 Jap TF (15 ships total, all small ship types), 54 Jap LCU (-1 from last report), defensive minefield visible on map.



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Summary of Operations 02/16/45

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged), airfield expanded to size 5(2). Airfield and port facilities at Ontong Java are now at maximum sizes.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 20K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 222K supply and 5600 fuel on hand. Port expanded to size 4(1). Airfield and port facilities at Thousand Ships Bay are now at maximum sizes.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 140K supply and 3700 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 107K supply and 15K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.31 million supply and 107K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Luganville – 3.34 million supply and 365K fuel on hand. Convoy detachment WP-321C (6 ships) arrives from mainland US with 37K supply and 3K fuel cargo aboard.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.27 million supply and 3.56 million fuel on hand.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in South Pacific theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 PB4Y-1 Liberator (flak)
• 1 SBD-3 Dauntless (ops)


Ground attack bombing strikes against Japanese LCU garrisons at Munda and Treasury Islands, these raids intended mainly to identify individual Jap units located in these two bases. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 11th Air Defense AA Battalion, at 111,134 (Munda)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 27th JAAF Base Force, at 109,132 (Treasury Islands)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 48

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 27th JAAF Base Force, at 109,132 (Treasury Islands)

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raids below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 75. Airfield facilities at Tassafronga attacked by US level and dive bombers. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 20

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi (after raids below) – 6 Jap LCU, airfield damage 80. Allied minefield remains visible on map in Tulagi base hex. Airfield facilities at Tulagi attacked by US level and dive bombers. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 74. USAAF 4E bombers continue strikes against Lunga airfield. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/16 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 8, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,124 near Long Island, Speed 15, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,125 near Lae, Speed 16, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,126 near Finschhafen, Speed 11, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 12, Moving West
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tassafaronga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Shofuku Maru reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 14, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 11, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 17, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 105,120 near Mussau Island, Speed 11, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 100,119 near Manus, Speed 5, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,123 near Kavieng, Speed 15, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed 18, Moving Southeast

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Summary of Operations 02/16/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 91K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, runway damage 18. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 62, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. USAAF B-29 Superforts resume airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea, at 137,134

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Australia: Transport convoy EX-99 (24 ships) arrives from Eastern US via Capetown with 132K supply and 45K fuel cargo aboard.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 101 aircraft (92 fighters, 9 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), one Jap TF (now 6 ships including 3 TK, 1 AO), 18 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 226 aircraft (210 fighters, 7 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 Spitfire VIII (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 55,45, near Akyab (three actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 61st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 61,41, near Kohima

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 61st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 61,41, near Kohima

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 16
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 32
B-24D1 Liberator x 16
B-24J Liberator x 24

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 33rd Army ...

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Summary of Operations 02/17/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 111K supply on hand. 1 USMC Seacoast Artillery now disembarked at Shortlands, approximately 10% of LCU elements from this unit lost in sinking of LST-225 last game turn. AAR of Japanese night naval air strike in Shortlands base hex follows.

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Night Air attack on TF, at Shortlands 109,131

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms (42% moonlight)

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 8

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-270
LST-576

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 69K supply on hand.

Current status of Buna base – 285K supply and 20K fuel on hand.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 769K supply and 119K fuel on hand.


Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 111K fuel on hand. Small Dutch xAP returning to Australia without cargo torpedoed off Port Moresby. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 98,132 (S of Port Moresby)

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAP Speelman, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (sunk)

xAP Speelman is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 attacking xAP Speelman on the surface

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Current status of Terapo base – 233K supply and 17K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 5 Ki-84 Frank (all on the ground)
• 5 Ki-45 Nick (4 air-to-air, 1 ops)
• 4 N1K2-J George (1 air-to-air, 1 on the ground, 2 ops)
• 5 N1K1-J George (all on the ground)
• 1 J1N1-S Irving (air-to-air)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 4 B-29 Superfort (1 air-to-air, 2 flak, 1 ops)
• 6 B-24 Liberator (2 air-to-air, 4 ops)
• 1 A-20G Havoc (ops)


Night airfield raids by Allied 2E bombers against Lae and Madang. Combat Events report entry and AAR’s follow.

6 x VPB-119 PB4Y-1 Liberator stray due to night
5 x 22nd BG/19th BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
6 x 43rd BG/65th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
6 x 28th BG/404th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 22nd BG/408th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/528th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
7 x 22nd BG/19th BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (42% moonlight)

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (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 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 1
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

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

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms (42% moonlight)

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 24

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night airfield bombing raids against Rabaul by USAAF B-29 Superforts continue. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

5 x 9th BG/5th BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
5 x 505th BG/484th BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
5 x 462nd BG/768th BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast (42% moonlight)

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes

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Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 122 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raids above) – 107 aircraft (all fighters) , airfield damage 15, 2 Jap TF (13 ships total, small ship types), 14 Jap LCU (+1 from last report).

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Japanese planes on airfield, 7 Jap LCU (-1 from last report).

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul (after raids above) – 548 aircraft (243 fighters, 163 bombers, 142 other planes including transports), 5 Jap TF (13 ships total), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.


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Summary of Operations 02/17/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged), airfield expanded to size 5(2). Airfield and port facilities at Ontong Java are now at maximum sizes.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 20K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 226K supply and 5600 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 140K supply and 4500 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 107K supply and 15K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.33 million supply and 107K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Luganville – 3.35 million supply and 362K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.28 million supply and 3.56 million fuel on hand. Main body of transport convoy WP-321 (8 transports, 59 various landing craft) arrives from mainland US with one LCU (241 USN Base Force), 26K supply and 15K fuel aboard.


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific theatre operations area.


Ground attack bombing strikes against Japanese LCU garrisons at Treasury Islands continue. Detected status of Treasury Islands shows unidentified Jap plane(s) on airfield, 4 Jap LCU (two identified as shown in AAR below). AAR of air strike follows.

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Morning Air attack on 27th JAAF Base Force, at 109,132 (Treasury Islands)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 60

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
210 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
103rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000, scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

Also attacking 6th South Seas Det. ...

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Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raid below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 65. Airfield facilities at Tassafronga attacked by US dive bombers. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 34

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi (after raids below) – 6 Jap LCU, airfield damage 90. Allied minefield remains visible on map in Tulagi base hex. Airfield facilities at Tulagi attacked by US 2E bombers. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 11

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 100. Airfield strikes by USAAF 4E bombers continue. Latest AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/17 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: 51 ships reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed 13, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 107,123 near Tabar Island, Speed 15, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 2, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 105,120 near Mussau Island, Speed 9, Moving East
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Feni Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 1, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul , Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 11, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 100,124 near Long Island, Speed 17, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 19, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 11, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus Speed 17, Moving Northwest

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Summary of Operations 02/17/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 89K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, runway damage 22. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 27

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 82, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. No airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea launched this game turn.


Sigint entry for 2/17 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Maleolap. Detected base status shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 110 aircraft (95 fighters, 15 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 18 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 208 aircraft (197 fighters, 9 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 P-47D Thunderbolt (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 61st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 61,41, near Kohima

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 61st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 61,41, near Kohima

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 69th Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 33rd Army ...

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16
B-24D Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/19/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 110K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 71K supply on hand.

Current status of Buna base – 304K supply and 20K fuel on hand.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 760K supply and 114K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.34 million supply and 111K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Terapo base – 202K supply and 19K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 4 L2D2 Tabby (2 on the ground, 2 ops)
• 1 J1N1-S Irving (air-to-air)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 F4U-1 Corsair (ops)
• 2 B-24 Liberator (1 air-to-air, 1 ops)


Night airfield raids by Allied bombers against Lae, Madang and Wewak. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

6 x No.18 Sqn RAAF Mitchell III stray due to night
6 x 380th BG/528th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Overcast (64% moonlight)

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Weather in hex: Overcast (64% moonlight)

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Madang, at 97,123

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Wewak, at 96,119

Weather in hex: Partial cloud (64% moonlight)

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
L2D2 Tabby: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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USAAF B-29 Superforts night bombing raids ordered against Rabaul airfield failed to launch or reach target. Combat Events report entry follows.

5 x 40th BG/44th BS B-29-1 Superfort stray due to night


Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 114 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raids above) – 123 aircraft (all fighters) , no reported airfield damage, 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Japanese planes visible on airfield, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 600 aircraft (298 fighters, 158 bombers, 144 other planes including transports), 6 Jap TF (13 ships total, small ship types), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.

Detected status of Jap base at Wewak – airfield size 5(2), unidentified Japanese planes visible on airfield, port size 3(1), 11 Jap LCU. Ten Japanese LCU identified at Wewak from current intelligence data, identified units include three infantry divisions (26th, 109th, parts of 46th), 70 Independent Mixed Brigade, 1 Independent SNLF Coy, 12 Independent Artillery Bn, one AA battalion, one construction engineer battalion, two JAAF AF Bns.

Detected status of Jap base at Madang – airfield size 4(4), port size 3(2), 1 Jap LCU. Seven Japanese LCU identified at Madang from current intelligence data, identified units include 70th Infantry Division, two artillery units (Tonei Heavy Gun Rgt & 1 Independent Field Artillery Bn), two construction engineer units, 4 JAAF Base Force and one JAAF AF Bn.

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Summary of Operations 02/19/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 22K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 232K supply and 5600 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 141K supply and 3200 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 107K supply and 15K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.33 million supply and 109K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Luganville – 3.39 million supply and 359K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.32 million supply and 3.57 million fuel on hand.

Main body of transport convoy WP-325 (8 ships) arrives in Auckland from mainland US arrives with 50K supply and 4K fuel aboard. Detachments of WP-325 are still enroute to Noumea and Luganville.


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific theatre operations area.


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100.


Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi (after raid below) – 4 Jap LCU, no reported airfield damage. Allied minefield remains visible on map in Tulagi base hex. US 2E bombers continue strikes against airfield facilities at Tulagi. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Lunga – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 100.


Coastwatcher entries from 2/19 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Finschhafen
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 53 ships reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 11, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 18, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Manus is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 15, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 105,120 near Mussau Island, Speed 14, Moving East


US landing craft TF intercepted by Japanese patrol sub in eastern Coral Sea area. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Rennell Island at 113,147 (WNW of Luganville)

Japanese Ships
SS I-13

Allied Ships
LST-912, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage (sunk with supply cargo aboard)

SS I-13 attacking LST-912 on the surface

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Summary of Operations 02/19/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 89K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, runway damage 25. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 18

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 100, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superforts were ordered on airfield bombing raid against Tabiteuea, planes failed to launch or reach target probably due to weather conditions..


Sigint entries for 2/19 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Marcus Island, Ocean Island and Kwajalein. Detected base statuses of Marcus and Ocean Islands show no visible Japanese forces or activity. Base status at Kwajalein shows unidentified Japanese ship(s) disbanded in port plus unidentified Jap planes based on airfield.


Australia: Transport convoy WX-55 (BB West Virginia, 4 DE, 1 AV, 12 APA/AKA, 9 transports) arrives from mainland US. Cargo includes three LCU (242 USN Base Force, 198 USAAF Base Force, 53 Aviation Base Force), 86K supply and 31K fuel. BB West Virginia is the last damaged BB from the 12/07/41 attack on Pearl Harbor to complete repair from that action along with ship upgrades, this ship now entering active service for the first time in this campaign.


Malacca Straits: British patrol sub damaged in action with Japanese surface ASW. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Sabang at 46,70 (adjacent hex NE of Langsa)

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
SS Trespasser, hits 4 (system damage 22, engine 1, returning to base at 14 kts)

SS Trespasser is located by SC Ch 10
Trespasser diving deep ....
SC Ch 10 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 10 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 108 aircraft (94 fighters, 14 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 18 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 206 aircraft (191 fighters, 5 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 2 C-47 Skytrain (both ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 33rd Army, at 56,43, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16
B-24D Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment ...

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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British patrol sub intercepts a second small Japanese minesweeper off Rangoon. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Moulmein at 54,55 (daylight action, adjacent hex W of Moulmein)

Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 6, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage (sunk)

Allied Ships
SS Stratagem

AMc Wa 6 is sighted by SS Stratagem
SS Stratagem launches 2 torpedoes

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Summary of Operations 02/20/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 110K supply on hand (unchanged). Fast transport TF arrives with personnel elements (engineer & un-motorized support squads) of 25 USN Seabee Bn. Heavy equipment elements (engineer vehicles & motorized support) of 25 Seabees remained behind at Rennell Island to be transferred later. Japanese LBA torpedo bombers launch night naval strikes against US fast transport TF in Shortlands base hex, 10 Jap planes reported destroyed with no US plane losses. AAR follows.

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Night Air attack on TF, at Shortlands 109,131

Weather in hex: Clear sky (71% moonlight)

Raid spotted at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Colhoun

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (5 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on TF, at Shortlands 109,131

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Knudson
APD Kinzer
APD Scribner

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on TF, at Shortlands 109,131

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 13

Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Colhoun
APD Manley
APD Overton
APD Raymond W. Herndon

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-534 with F6F-3N Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 71K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Buna base – 304K supply and 20K fuel on hand (unchanged). No detected Japanese LCU remain in adjacent land hex NW of Buna (hex location 99, 128).

Current status of Milne Bay base – 787K supply and 116K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 111K fuel on hand.

Current status of Terapo base – 202K supply and 19K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 6 Ki-45 Nick (4 air-to-air, 2 ops)
• 2 B7A2 Grace (both air-to-air)
• 8 B5N2 Kate (5 air-to-air, 2 flak, 1 ops)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 B-29 Superfort (ops)


Night airfield raids by Allied bombers against Lae. Combat Events report entries and AAR follows.

4 x No.18 Sqn RAAF Mitchell III stray due to night
5 x No.18 Sqn RAAF Mitchell III stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (71% moonlight)

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell III: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Mitchell III bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead

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USAAF B-29 Superforts night bombing raids against Rabaul airfield resume. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

3 x 6th BG/24th BS B-29-25 Superfort stray due to night
5 x 40th BG/44th BS B-29-1 Superfort stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Weather in hex: Severe storms (71% moonlight)

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 12

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 105 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raid above) – 135 aircraft (all fighters) , no reported airfield damage, 2 Jap TF (12 ships total, small ship types), 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Japanese planes visible on airfield, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 556 aircraft (249 fighters, 170 bombers, 137 other planes including transports), 4 Jap TF (12 ships total, small ship types), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.


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Summary of Operations 02/20/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 19K supply on hand.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 24K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 234K supply and 5400 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 141K supply and 3200 fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Kirakira – 107K supply and 15K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.35 million supply and 108K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Luganville – 3.41 million supply and 360K fuel on hand.


Current base status of Noumea – 5.32 million supply and 3.57 million fuel on hand (unchanged). Japanese patrol sub off Noumea intercepts local (in-theatre) transport convoy transferring supply northward from Auckland. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Isle of Pines at 116,162 (SE of Noumea)

Japanese Ships
SS I-11

Allied Ships
xAK Montgomery City, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

xAK Montgomery City is sighted by SS I-11
SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Montgomery City

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Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in South Pacific theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 PB4Y-1 Liberator (flak)
• 1 SBD-3 Dauntless (ops)


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raids below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100. US LBA dive bombers launch strike against airfield facilities. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi – 4 Jap LCU. Allied minefield no longer visible on map in Tulagi base hex.


Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 85. US 4E bombers launch strike against Lunga airfield. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/20 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 7 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 18, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 29 ships reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 19, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 5, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 11, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,125 near Namatanai, Speed 14, Moving Southeast

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Summary of Operations 02/20/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 86K supply on hand, airfield service damage 100, runway damage 24. Japanese LBA airfield bombing strikes at Abemama continue. AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 79, port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superforts resumed airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea, at 137,134

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Sigint entries for 2/20 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions at multiple locations – Majuro, Kwajalein, Ponape, Truk. Detected base statuses at Majuro and Ponape show no visible Japanese forces or activity. Base statuses at Kwajalein and Truk both show unidentified Japanese ship(s) disbanded in port plus unidentified Jap planes based on airfield.


Australia: Transport convoy WX-54 (18 ships) arrives from mainland US with 103K supply and 37K fuel aboard.


Western Pacific: US patrol sub operating near eastern sea exits from DEI sunk in action with Japanese surface ASW. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Waigeo at 83,104 (N of Sorong)

Japanese Ships
E No.19
E No.5
E No.31

Allied Ships
SS Manta, hits 50, heavy damage (sunk)

SS Manta is located by E No.19
E No.31 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.19 attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Malacca Straits/Andaman Sea area: Two Japanese surface ASW TF’s detected at sea and visible on map in sea areas off the coast of northern Malaya and Thailand. No reported contact between the Jap TF’s and British patrol subs.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 200 aircraft (189 fighters, 6 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

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

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong (three actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16
B-24D Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 5th Mortar Battalion, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 14th Division ...

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Morning Air attack on 5th Mortar Battalion, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 69th/C Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 32

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/21/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 110K supply on hand (unchanged). Fast transport TF departs Shortlands, attacked in night naval air strikes by Japanese LBA torpedo bombers. One US APD heavily damaged. AAR’s follow.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Choiseul Bay at 112,132 (due E of Shortlands)

Weather in hex: Clear sky (82% moonlight)

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
APD Weber
APD Raymond W. Herndon
APD Gregory
APD Scribner

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on TF, near Choiseul Bay at 112,132

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 21

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

Allied Ships
APD Knudson
APD Weber
APD Scribner, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (system damage 22, float 62, returning to base at 9 kts)
APD Overton
APD Raymond W. Herndon

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

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 70K supply on hand.

Current status of Buna base – 303K supply and 25K fuel on hand.


Current status of Milne Bay base – 783K supply and 116K fuel on hand. Reported contact between Japanese patrol sub and US landing craft TF returning to Milne Bay from Buna. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,132 (night action, adjacent hex NW of Milne Bay)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-114

Allied Ships
LST-343
LST-24
SC-743

SS RO-114 is sighted by escort
RO-114 bottoming out ....
SC-743 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 111K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Terapo base – 202K supply and 19K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 2 B6N2 Jill (1 flak, 1 ops)
• 7 B5N2 Kate (all flak)

No reported Allied plane losses this game turn in SW Pacific operations area.


No Allied night airfield raids against targets in New Guinea this game turn. Many bomber squadrons stood down to recover damage aircraft, air units ordered on strikes failed to launch or did not reach assigned targets. Weather conditions at air bases in NE Australia probable cause. Combat Events report entries follow.

5 x 22nd BG/19th BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
4 x 3rd BG/89th BS B-25J1 Mitchell stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/498th BS B-25C Mitchell stray due to night
5 x 38th BG/822nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
5 x 3rd BG/89th BS B-25J1 Mitchell stray due to night
7 x 345th BG/498th BS B-25C Mitchell stray due to night


No night bombing raids against Rabaul airfield this game turn. Most USAAF B-29 Superforts are stood down to recover damaged planes. One B-29 squadron assigned to attack Rabaul failed to launch. Weather conditions at air bases in NE Australia probable cause,



Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 120 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae – 156 aircraft (all fighters), 3 Jap TF (13 ships total, small ship types), 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – 25 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 10 Jap LCU (-1 from last report)..

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 550 aircraft (239 fighters, 178 bombers, 133 other planes including transports), 3 Jap TF (19 ships total), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.


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Summary of Operations 02/21/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 25K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 236K supply and 5200 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Rennell Island – 142K supply and 2900 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 107K supply and 15K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.35 million supply and 108K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Luganville – 3.41 million supply and 354K fuel on hand. Convoy detachment WP-325C (6 ships) arrives from mainland US with 31K supply and 16K fuel cargo aboard.


Current base status of Noumea – 5.34 million supply and 3.57 million fuel on hand. Convoy detachment WP-325A (11 transports, 6 LCI) from mainland US arrives with one LCU (197 USAAF Base Force), 28K supply and 59K fuel aboard. US surface ASW patrol intercepts Japanese patrol sub off Noumea – one US DE torpedoed with severe damage, Jap submarine probably sunk. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Noumea at 114,162 (daylight action SW of Noumea)

Japanese Ships
SS I-11, hits 15, heavy damage (probable sunk)

Allied Ships
DE Eisele, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (system damage 20, float 90, engine 15, movement speed zero)
DE Brackett
DE Harold C. Thomas

SS I-11 launches 4 torpedoes at DE Eisele
I-11 diving deep ....
DE Harold C. Thomas attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Convoy detachment WP-327B (5 ships) from mainland US arrives at Suva with 25K supply and 500 fuel cargo. Other detachments of WP-327 still enroute to Noumea and Luganville.


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific theatre operations area.


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100.

Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi – airfield damage 87, 4 Jap LCU.


Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 85. US 4E bombers launch strike against Lunga airfield. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/21 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Kotobuki Maru #5 reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,123 near Kavieng, Speed 14, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,126 near Finschhafen, Speed 14, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lunga
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Dagua
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Madang
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher sighting: 7 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,125 near Namatanai, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 11, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 3 Japanese ships at 107,126 near Rabaul, Speed 11, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 16, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 105,120 near Mussau Island, Speed 13, Moving Northwest

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Summary of Operations 02/21/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 85K supply on hand, airfield service damage 49, no runway damage. No reported Japanese bombing raids at Abemama this game turn.


Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 100 port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superforts continue airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea. Latest AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea , at 137,134

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Ponape – 12 aircraft (8 bombers), airfield size 3(3), port size 1(1), 10 Jap LCU. Current intelligence data identifies nine Japanese LCU located at Ponape including 100th Infantry Division, 38 Independent Mixed Brigade, Ichiki Detachment, 15 Garrison Unit, 11 Mortar Bn, two JAAF AF units, and Ponape Naval Fortress (static unit).


Eastern US: Transport convoy EX-104 (18 ships) departing for Australia via Capetown with 111K supply and 2K fuel on board. I’m anticipating EX-104 will be among the last convoys leaving the Eastern US as it’s likely ships belong to this convoy (and other convoys in the EX/XE route system) will be diverted to United Kingdom to transport LCU reinforcements from Europe due later in 1945 as they begin their return trips from Australia. A number of xAP ships surplus to requirements elsewhere are now being collected in Eastern US and earmarked for transporting LCU reinforcements from Europe.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 133 aircraft (120 fighters, 13 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 13 Jap LCU (-5 from last report).

Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 205 aircraft (187 fighters, 9 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 12 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 3 P-40N5 Warhawk (all ops)
• 1 B-25H Mitchell (ops)
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (cause unknown, probably ops)
• 1 Dakota III (cause unknown, probably ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

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

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 48

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Army, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 5th Mortar Battalion, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 69th/C Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 69th/C Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/22/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 109K supply on hand.

Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 70K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Buna base – 302K supply and 25K fuel on hand.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 783K supply and 116K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.34 million supply and 111K fuel on hand.

Current status of Terapo base – 195K supply and 19K fuel on hand.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 4 Ki-84 Frank (2 on the ground, 2 ops)
• 2 Ki-61 Tony (both on the ground)
• 3 Ki-45 Nick (2 air-to-air, 1 ops)
• 2 N1K1-J George (both on the ground)
• 2 J2M2 Jack (both on the ground)
• 2 M6A1 Susan (both on the ground)
• 1 B7A2 Grace (on the ground)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 B-29 Superfort (flak)
• 2 PB4Y Liberator (both air-to-air)
• 4 A-20G Havoc (3 air-to-air, 1 ops)
• 1 F-5E Lightning (cause unknown)


Allied night bombing raids on Jap airfields in New Guinea resume. Bombing strikes targeted airfields at Lae, Finschhafen and Gasmata. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

6 x VPB-109 PB4Y-1 Liberator stray due to night
5 x 22nd BG/2nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
6 x 90th BG/319th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/498th BS B-25C Mitchell stray due to night
6 x 380th BG/529th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/530th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
7 x 38th BG/822nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
7 x 22nd BG/2nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
7 x 345th BG/498th BS B-25C Mitchell stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Heavy rain (89% moonlight)

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (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 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Weather in hex: Overcast (89% moonlight)

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9
B-25J1 Mitchell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
J2M2 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 2

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 2

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Gasmata, at 103,127

Weather in hex: Light cloud (89% moonlight)

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/C with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000, scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

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Night bombing raids against Rabaul airfield by USAAF B-29 Superforts resume. AAR follows.

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Night Air attack on Rabaul, at 106,125

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms (89% moonlight)

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 5 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 2000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

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Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – 120 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae – 156 aircraft (all fighters), 3 Jap TF (13 ships total, small ship types), 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – 25 aircraft (all fighters), 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 10 Jap LCU (-1 from last report)..

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 550 aircraft (239 fighters, 178 bombers, 133 other planes including transports), 3 Jap TF (19 ships total), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.


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Summary of Operations 02/22/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand.

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 28K supply on hand.


Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 241K supply and 6800 fuel on hand. Japanese LBA bombers launch night naval air strike against US fast transport TF returning from Shortlands. AAR follows.

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Night Air attack on TF, at Thousand Ships Bay 114,136

Weather in hex: Heavy rain (89% moonlight)

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-5N Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Stringham

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

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-543 with F6F-5N Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on TF, at Thousand Ships Bay 114,136

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
F6F-5N Hellcat x 8

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

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Kinzer

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

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-543 with F6F-5N Hellcat (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Current base status of Rennell Island – 143K supply and 3500 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 108K supply and 15K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.35 million supply and 108K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Luganville – 3.41 million supply and 360K fuel on hand. Convoy detachment WP-327C (6 ships) arrives from mainland US with 31K supply and 16K fuel cargo aboard.


Current base status of Noumea – 5.36 million supply and 3.60 million fuel on hand. Convoy detachment WP-327A (10 ships) arrives from mainland US with 18K supply and 101K fuel cargo aboard. US surface ASW patrol sinks another Japanese patrol sub in a night action off Noumea. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Noumea at 116,160 (adjacent hex E of Noumea)

Japanese Ships
SS I-13, hits 30, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bell
DD Boyd
DD Bache

SS I-13 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Bell
DD Boyd attacking submerged sub ....
DD Bell attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-13 forced to surface!
DD Bache firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Boyd firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in South Pacific theatre area.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 1 G4M2 Betty (flak)

No reported Allied plane losses this game turn in South Pacific operations area.


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raid below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100. AAR of US airfield bombing raid against Tassafronga follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi – airfield damage 77, 4 Jap LCU.


Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 70. Strikes against Lunga airfield by US 4E bombers continue. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/22 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 15, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 13, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tassafaronga
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: xAK Sinkoku Maru reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 3, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 13, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 100,119 near Manus, Speed 4, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 5, Moving Northeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 2, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 100,126 near Finschhafen, Speed 13, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,125 near Lae, Speed 16, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,124 near Saidor, Speed 16, Moving Northwest

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Summary of Operations 02/22/45 (continued)

Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 85K supply on hand, airfield service damage 66, runway damage 21. Japanese LBA bombing raids against Abemama airfield continue. AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 44

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 18

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb .

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 80 port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superforts continue airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea, at 137,134

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Ponape – 11 aircraft (5 bombers), 10 Jap LCU.

Sigint entries for 2/22 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Wotje and Kwajalein. Detected base status of Kwajalein shows unidentified Jap plane(s) on airfield plus unidentified ship(s) disbanded in port. No visible Japanese forces or activity shown in the detected base status at Wotje.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 128 aircraft (105 fighters, 23 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 11 Jap LCU (-2 from last report). Two unidentified Japanese LCU are detected and visible on-map in the adjacent road/rail hex N of Rangoon (hex location 55, 52), these units probably the two Jap LCU leaving Rangoon.

British patrol sub off Rangoon in contact with Japanese surface ASW. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Moulmein at 54,55 (adjacent hex W of Moulmein)

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-27

Allied Ships
SS Stratagem

SS Stratagem is sighted by escort
Stratagem bottoming out ....
SC CHa-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Detected status of Jap base in Magwe – 209 aircraft (196 fighters, 9 bombers), oil production 202(99), refinery 96(5), 11 Jap LCU.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 C-47 Skytrain (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,42, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 25000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 33rd Army, at 56,43, near Chittagong (two actions with identical AAR, first one only shown)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 32
B-24D1 Liberator x 28
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 33rd Army ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...

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Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 16
B-24J Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment, at 56,43, near Chittagong

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 69th/C Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 32

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/23/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 109K supply on hand (unchanged). Japanese surface combat (probable bombardment) TF detected and visible on map in adjacent sea hex W of Shortlands (hex location 108, 131). Jap TF is moving on SE heading. Jap surface TF was engaged by a group of four US patrol subs moving northward through Feni Islands base hex toward assigned patrol areas.

Several measures taken in advance of probable Japanese naval bombardment next game turn in Shortlands. US fighter air units based at Shortlands (6 squadrons, 132 planes total) have transferred out of Shortlands for the duration of this action. One US coast artillery LCU (1 USMC Seacoast Artillery) is located in Shortlands base, nearby Allied patrol subs have been routed into Shortlands base hex and adjacent sea hexes. US LBA dive and torpedo bomber air units have staged forward into airfields within striking range of Shortlands base hex and adjacent sea areas.

AAR’s of submarine actions against Japanese surface TF follow.

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Submarine attack at Feni Islands 108,126 (night action)

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Atago
CL Tama
CL Noshiro
CL Agano
DD Namikaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Barb, hits 21, and is sunk

SS Barb is sighted by escort
Barb bottoming out ....
DD Yukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yayoi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Namikaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS Barb forced to surface!
DD Yukaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Yayoi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Namikaze firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Sub attack at Feni Islands 108,126

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Nachi
CL Tama
CL Noshiro
CL Agano
DD Namikaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Bonefish, hits 8 (system damage 15, float 5, engine 3, returning to base at 18 kts)

SS Bonefish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Atago
DD Namikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Namikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Namikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 72K supply on hand, airfield now expanded to size 6(4). Some US LBA dive and torpedo bomber air units transferred into Kiriwina airfield to support counter-measures against Japanese surface combat TF near Shortlands (above).

Current status of Buna base – 302K supply and 25K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Milne Bay base – 770K supply and 115K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 110K fuel on hand.

Current status of Terapo base – 195K supply and 19K fuel on hand (unchanged).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 2 Ki-84 Frank (both on the ground)
• 1 Ki-61 Tony (on the ground)
• 1 Ki-45 Nick (on the ground)
• 3 Ki-44 Tojo (all on the ground)
• 5 N1K2-J George (1 air-to-air, 4 on the ground)
• 1 J1N1-S Irving (air-to-air)
• 1 E14Y1 Glen (on the ground)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 B-24 Liberator (flak)
• 2 P-39 Airacobra (1 flak, 1 ops)


Allied night bombing raids target Jap airfields at Lae and Salamaua. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

4 x VPB-109 PB4Y-1 Liberator stray due to night
7 x 71st RG/110th TRS P-39D Airacobra stray due to night
4 x 43rd BG/65th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 90th BG/320th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 28th BG/404th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/498th BS B-25C Mitchell stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/499th BS B-25H Mitchell stray due to night
6 x 380th BG/529th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/530th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 90th BG/320th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (96% moonlight)

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3
N1K2-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 2
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 miles

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Weather in hex: Clear sky (96% moonlight)

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
4 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7
B-25H Mitchell x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 2 damaged
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 5

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

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No night airfield bombing raids against Rabaul ordered this game turn. USAAF B-29 Superfort air units stood down to recover damaged planes.


Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – unidentified Jap planes based on airfield, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raids above) – 168 aircraft (all fighters) , no reported airfield damage, 3 Jap TF (17 ships total, small ship types), 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Jap planes based on airfileld, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua (after raids above) – no detected Jap planes based on airfield, no reported airfield damage, 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 515 aircraft (234 fighters, 166bombers, 115 other planes including transports), 3 Jap TF (7 ships total), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.

Detected status of Jap base at Madang – 11 detected planes on airfield, 8 Jap LCU.


Transport convoy WX-56 (4 APA, 2 AV, 10 transports) arrives in Australia with one LCU (243 USN Base Force), 57K supply and 800 fuel cargo aboard. Convoy WX-56 intercepted by Japanese patrol sub off Brisbane shortly before its arrival, one AK with supply cargo aboard torpedoed. Japanese patrol sub also intercepted a small transport TF moving northward from Sydney to Brisbane with amphibious ships (1 APA, 5 LST) returning to front-line service after completing shipyard repair. AAR’s below indicate two Japanese patrol subs were involved in these actions. AAR’s follow.

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Submarine attack near Brisbane at 97,162 (SE of Brisbane)

Japanese Ships
SS I-42

Allied Ships (repaired ships arriving from Sydney)
LST-671, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (system damage 23, float 74, engine 33, moving at 2 kts)

LST-671 is sighted by SS I-42
SS I-42 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-671

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Sub attack near Brisbane at 96,161 (adjacent hex SE of Brisbane)

Japanese Ships
SS I-41

Allied Ships (Transport convoy WX-56)
AK Boulder Victory, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (system damage 6, float 63, engine 7, reached Brisbane moving at 9 kts)

AK Boulder Victory is sighted by SS I-41
SS I-41 launches 2 torpedoes at AK Boulder Victory

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Sub attack near Brisbane at 96,161 (daylight action)

Japanese Ships
SS I-41

Allied Ships (repaired ships arriving from Sydney)
LST-396, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

SS I-41 attacking LST-396 on the surface

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Summary of Operations 02/23/45 (continued)

Hawaii: US surface ASW in action against Japanese patrol sub off Molokai. A second Jap patrol sub also detected and visible on map in this sea area – US surface ASW now dispatched to engage this sub. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,109 (SW of Pearl Harbor)

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 23, on fire, heavy damage (reported sunk)

Allied Ships
DE Lloyd E. Acree
DE Key
DE Hutchins

SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Lloyd E. Acree
I-10 diving deep ....
DE Key fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Key attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-10 forced to surface!
DE Key firing on surfaced sub ....
DE Hutchins firing on surfaced sub ....
DE Lloyd E. Acree firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 83K supply on hand, airfield service damage 68, runway damage 18. Japanese LBA bombing raids against Abemama airfield continue. Latest AAR’s follow.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 19

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 86 port damage 1, 3 Jap LCU. B-29 Superforts continue airfield bombing raids against Tabiteuea. AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea, at 137,134

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Ponape – 18 aircraft (11 bombers), 10 Jap LCU.

Sigint entries for 2/23 report intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Jaluit and Roi-Namur. Detected base statuses of Jaluit and Roi-Namur show no visible Japanese forces or activity at either location.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 102 aircraft (88 fighters, 14 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 11 Jap LCU. Two unidentified Japanese LCU detected leaving Rangoon still visible on-map in the adjacent road/rail hex N of Rangoon (hex location 55, 52).


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in the Burma-India theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 Dakota III (ops)


Allied air operations against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area continue. Most participating Allied air units were stood down to rest pilots and/or recover damaged planes. AAR’s follow.

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Morning Air attack on 25th Ind.Mixed Regiment, at 58,42, near Kalemyo

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 25th Ind.Mixed Regiment, at 58,42, near Kalemyo

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 32

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 25th Ind.Mixed Regiment, at 58,42, near Kalemyo

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 14th Division, at 56,44, near Cox's Bazar

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Summary of Operations 02/23/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 30K supply on hand.

Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 244K supply and 6800 fuel on hand.


US APD previously damaged in Japanese LBA torpedo bombing attack on 2/21 while returning from fast transport mission to Shortlands base intercepted and sunk this game turn by Jap patrol sub. APD Scribner had been detached from the rest of the fast transport TF and was moving alone. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Auki at 116,136 (E of Thousand Ships Bay)

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
APD Scribner, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

SS I-19 launches 4 torpedoes

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Current base status of Rennell Island – 144K supply and 3600 fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current base status of Kirakira – 109K supply and 15K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Ndeni – 1.35 million supply and 106K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Luganville – 3.43 million supply and 369K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.36 million supply and 3.62 million fuel on hand.

Convoy detachment WP-330B (5 ships) arrives at Suva from mainland US with 29K supply aboard. Other detachments of convoy WP-330 are still enroute to Noumea and Luganville.


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific theatre operations area.


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga (after raid below) – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 75. AAR of US airfield bombing raid against Tassafronga follows.

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Morning Air attack on Tassafaronga, at 113,137

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi (after raids below) – airfield damage 100, 3 Jap LCU. AAR’s of US bombing raids against Tulagi follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 11

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Lunga (after raid below) – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 75. Strikes against Lunga airfield by US 4E bombers continue. Latest AAR follows.

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Morning Air attack on Lunga, at 114,138

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Coastwatcher entries from 2/23 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Hansa Bay
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Lae
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Feni Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,119 near Manus, Speed 6, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,125 near Namatanai, Speed 12, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 107,124 near Rabaul, Speed 10, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Gasmata
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: harbor at Manus is reported empty
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Woodlark Island
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 13, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 5, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 97,121 near Hansa Bay, Speed 3, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 13, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 4, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 106,123 near Kavieng, Speed 16, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 15, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 109,128 near Buka, Speed 14, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 12, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed 4, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 107,124 near Rabaul, Speed 15, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 105,120 near Mussau Island, Speed 16, Moving Northwest

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Summary of Operations 02/24/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 109K supply on hand (unchanged). Japanese surface combat TF detected last game turn near Shortlands reversed course, a 2/24 coastwatcher entry (below) indicating this Jap TF moving quickly northward through Namatanai base hex. The Jap surface TF is no longer detected or visible on the game map.

Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 107,125 near Namatanai, Speed 32, Moving Northwest


Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 72K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Buna base – 310K supply and 25K fuel on hand.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 768K supply and 115K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 110K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Terapo base – 194K supply and 19K fuel on hand


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 5 Ki-84 Frank (all on the ground)
• 2 Ki-61 Tony (both on the ground)
• 4 N1K2-J George (2 air-to-air, 2 on the ground)
• 3 N1K1-J George (all on the ground)
• 1 A6M5d Zero (air-to-air)
• 1 J1N1-S Irving (air-to-air)
• 1 E14Y1 Glen (on the ground)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 2 B-25 Mitchell (both air-to-air)
• 3 P-39 Airacobra (2 flak, 1 ops)


Allied night bombing raids target Jap airfields at Lae Wau, Salamaua and Gasmata. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

5 x 3rd BG/90th BS B-25H Mitchell stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/529th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/530th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
8 x 311th FG/530th FS P-39D Airacobra stray due to night
5 x P-39D Airacobra from 311th FG/530th FS flight failed to link up proceeding alone

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Overcast (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3
N1K2-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 1
N1K2-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (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 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 1
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes

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Night Air attack on Wau, at 98,126

Weather in hex: Heavy rain (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 plane(s) with no ordnance
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-812 Hikotai with A6M5d-S Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters between 5000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes

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Night Air attack on Wau, at 98,126

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5d-S Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 plane(s) with no ordnance
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-812 Hikotai with A6M5d-S Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Weather in hex: Moderate rain (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 7

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes

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Night Air attack on Salamaua, at 98,127

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
53rd Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes

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Night Air attack on Gasmata, at 103,127

Weather in hex: Clear sky (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/C with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000, scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

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No night airfield bombing raids against Rabaul ordered this game turn. USAAF B-29 Superfort air units remain stood down to recover damaged planes.


Detected status of Jap base at Finschhafen – no visible Jap planes on airfield, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raids above) – 147 aircraft (all fighters) , airfield damage 2, no Jap TF, 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau (after raids above) – no visible Jap planes based on airfileld, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua (after raids above) – no detected Jap planes based on airfield, no reported airfield damage, 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 614 aircraft (289 fighters, 181 bombers, 144 other planes including transports), 5 Jap TF (17 ships total, AK and small ship types), 55 Jap LCU, defensive minefield visible on map.

Detected status of Jap base at Madang – 7 detected planes on airfield, 8 Jap LCU.


US surface ASW sortied from Brisbane intercept and sink Japanese patrol sub off Brisbane. Identity of the Jap sub in the AAR below does not match either of the Jap subs identified in AAR’s of attacks on Allied ships off Brisbane last game turn. AAR of ASW action follows.

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ASW attack near Brisbane at 97,162 (SE of Brisbane)

Japanese Ships
SS I-33, hits 18, heavy damage (sunk)

Allied Ships
DE George A. Johnson
DE Leslie L. B. Knox

SS I-33 is located by DE George A. Johnson
I-33 diving deep ....
DE Leslie L. B. Knox attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Summary of Operations 02/24/45 (continued)

South Pacific: Current status of base at Ontong Java – 18K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Rekata Bay – 31K supply on hand.


Current base status at Thousand Ships Bay – 248K supply and 6800 fuel on hand. US surface ASW locates and attacks Japanese patrol sub. AAR follows.

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Sub attack near Auki at 116,136 (night action E of Thousand Ships Bay, same hex location as US APD sinking last game turn)

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 9

Allied Ships
SC PC-1085
SC PC-1083
SC PC-1087
SC PC-1086

Captain of SS I-162 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC PC-1086 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-1087 attacking submerged sub ....
SC PC-1087 is out of ASW ammo
SC PC-1086 attacking submerged sub ....
SC PC-1086 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Current base status of Rennell Island – 147K supply and 3600 fuel on hand.

Current base status of Kirakira – 110K supply and 15K fuel on hand.


Current base status of Ndeni – 1.35 million supply and 106K fuel on hand (unchanged). Japanese patrol sub intercepts empty xAKL returning to Auckland from Ndeni, this ship operating with in-theatre transport shipping moving supply and fuel stocks northward from Auckland. AAR follows.

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Submarine attack near Vanikoro at 122,146 (SE of Ndeni)

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAKL Bidelia, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sunk)

xAKL Bidelia is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Bidelia

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Current base status of Luganville – 3.44 million supply and 371K fuel on hand.

Current base status of Noumea – 5.37 million supply and 3.65 million fuel on hand.


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in South Pacific theatre area.

No reported Japanese plane losses this game turn in South Pacific operations area.

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 PBJ-1D Mitchell (ops)


Detected status of Jap base at Tassafronga – one Jap LCU, airfield damage 100.


Detected status of Jap base at Tulagi (after raids below) – airfield damage 99, 2 Jap LCU. AAR’s of latest US bombing raids against Tulagi follow.

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tulagi, at 114,137

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

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Lunga – 10 Jap LCU, airfield damage 87.


Coastwatcher entries from 2/24 Operations report follow.

Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Tulagi
Coastwatcher Report: 6 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Feni Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Efate
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Hoorn Islands
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 10, Moving West
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Tassafaronga
Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Rabaul
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Feni Islands
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Kavieng
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Lihir
Coastwatcher Report: 57 ships reported in port at Manus
Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Namatanai
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 13, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 108,124 near Lihir, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 6 Japanese ships at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 13, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 4 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 106,125 near Rabaul, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 101,119 near Manus, Speed unknown
Coastwatcher sighting: 5 Japanese ships at 99,126 near Lae, Speed 11, Moving East
Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 107,125 near Namatanai, Speed 32, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,119 near Manus, Speed 6, Moving West
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 100,124 near Long Island, Speed 14, Moving Southwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 2 Japanese ships at 100,125 near Umboi Island, Speed 13, Moving Southeast
Coastwatcher sighting: 7 Japanese ships at 106,122 near Kavieng, Speed 33, Moving Northwest
Coastwatcher sighting: 8 Japanese ships at 102,120 near Rambutyo, Speed 31, Moving West

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Summary of Operations 02/24/45 (continued)

Hawaii: US surface ASW again in action against Japanese patrol sub off Molokai. This Jap sub was detected and visible on map last game turn but had not been engaged by US ASW forces. Jap submarine TF remains visible on map in the hex location below. AAR follows.

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ASW attack near Molokai at 180,109 (night action, adjacent hex SW of Molokai)

Japanese Ships
SS I-15, hits 8

Allied Ships
DE Paul G. Baker
DE Lloyd E. Acree
DE Neuendorf

SS I-15 is located by DE Paul G. Baker
DE Lloyd E. Acree fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Neuendorf attacking submerged sub ....
DE Neuendorf is out of ASW ammo
DE Neuendorf attacking submerged sub ....
DE Neuendorf is out of ASW ammo
DE Neuendorf fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Central Pacific: Current base status at Abemama – 82K supply on hand, airfield service damage 70, runway damage 14. Japanese LBA bombing raids against Abemama airfield continue. AAR follows.

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Afternoon Air attack on Abemama, at 136,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Detected status of Jap base at Tabiteuea – airfield damage 98 port damage 1, 2 Jap LCU. No US bombing raids launched this game turn against Tabiteuea airfield.

Detected status of Jap base at Ponape – 19 aircraft (12 bombers), 10 Jap LCU.


Sigint entry for 2/24 reports intercepted Jap radio transmissions from Majuro. Detected base status Majuro shows no visible Japanese forces or activity.


Burma: Detected status of Jap base in Rangoon – 113 aircraft (100 fighters, 13 bombers), manpower 4(0), resources 21(0), refinery 72(129), light industry 9(32), no visible Jap TF, 11 Jap LCU.


No reported Allied or Japanese plane losses this game turn in Burma-India theatre operations area.

No Allied air operations this game turn against Japanese LCU along Burma-India border area, ordered missions failed to launch or reach assigned targets.

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Summary of Operations 02/25/45

Southwest Pacific: Current base status at Shortlands – 109K supply on hand (unchanged).

Current base status at Kiriwina Island – 71K supply on hand.

Current status of Buna base – 326K supply and 25K fuel on hand.

Current status of Milne Bay base – 764K supply and 115K fuel on hand.

Current status of Port Moresby base – 1.33 million supply and 110K fuel on hand (unchanged).

Current status of Terapo base – 194K supply and 19K fuel on hand


Summary of this game turn’s reported aircraft losses over all locations in SW Pacific theatre operations area including Rabaul and Shortlands.

Japanese planes reported destroyed
• 2 N1K2-J George (1 air-to-air, 1 on the ground)

Allied planes reported destroyed
• 1 A-20G Havoc (flak)
• 1 Mitchell III (ops)


Allied night bombing raids against Jap airfields at Lae and Finschhafen. Combat Events report entries and AAR’s follow.

4 x 28th BG/404th BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/499th BS B-25H Mitchell stray due to night
7 x 345th BG/500th BS B-25D1 Mitchell stray due to night
4 x 345th BG/501st BS B-25H Mitchell stray due to night
4 x 380th BG/531st BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
5 x 417th BG/672nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night
12 x A-20G Havoc unable to proceed to target due to weather
9 x A-20G Havoc unable to proceed to target due to weather
4 x 345th BG/500th BS B-25D1 Mitchell stray due to night
5 x 345th BG/501st BS B-25H Mitchell stray due to night
5 x 380th BG/531st BS B-24J Liberator stray due to night
7 x 417th BG/672nd BS A-20G Havoc stray due to night

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Weather in hex: Light rain (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Mitchell III bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

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Night Air attack on Lae, at 99,126

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/B with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 2000, scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Weather in hex: Severe storms (100% moonlight)

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Finschhafen, at 100,126

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-902 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100, scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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No night airfield bombing raids against Rabaul ordered this game turn. USAAF B-29 Superfort air units remain stood down to recover damaged planes.


Detected status of Jap base at Lae (after raids above) – 119 aircraft (all fighters) , no reported airfield damage, 14 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Wau – unidentified Jap planes visible on airfileld, 7 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Salamaua – 11 Jap LCU.

Detected status of Jap base at Rabaul – 577 aircraft (266 fighters, 182 bombers, 129 other planes including transports), 5 Jap TF (17 ships total, AK and small ship types), 56 Jap LCU (+1 from last report), defensive minefield visible on map.

Detected status of Jap base at Madang – 2 detected planes on airfield, 8 Jap LCU.

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