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RE: 44-7-15 - 5/14/2013 12:28:34 AM   
bigred


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I wonder if you sensed a threat, or I just got unlucky and ended up shooting my biggest gun at sparrows...


to Станислав
I did not sense a threat but... when operating forward w/ CVEs you have taught me not to hang around too long..remember? lol

i was lucky my BBs did not get caught... you had a good trap. I liked the way my SAG of 4 CLs stopped your threat...read about that on the threads...seems to counter your surface ships ...41 hits on the Ikumba...hmmm...


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RE: 44-7-15 - 5/14/2013 12:42:53 AM   
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Normally I dont like to post the entire CR. In this case I need to save and extract data.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 15, 44
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ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,99

Japanese Ships
E Awaji
CL Kashii
E Chiburi
E Iki
E Oki
AK Kano Maru
AK Hawaii Maru
AK Arima Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Sakito Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru
E Yaeyama
E No.19
E No.7
E Uji

Allied Ships
SS Snook, hits 9, heavy damage

SS Snook launches 2 torpedoes at E Awaji
E Yaeyama fails to find sub and abandons search
E No.19 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Uji fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.7 fails to find sub and abandons search
E Uji attacking submerged sub ....
E No.19 fails to find sub and abandons search
E Uji attacking submerged sub ....
E Uji fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Uji fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Uji fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Uji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 112,108, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Japanese Ships
CB Ikoma, Shell hits 41, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Maya, Shell hits 4
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Makinami
DD Fujinami, Shell hits 1
DD Asashimo, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Kagero
DD Hamakaze, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Denver, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2
CL Santa Fe, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Miami, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 2
DD Clarence Bronson, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Claxton, Shell hits 2
DD Cogswell
DD Mertz
DD Mullany, Shell hits 2
DD Ross, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Rowe, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Yarnall
CL Vincennes II

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 25% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CB Ikoma engages CL Denver at 1,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Miami at 1,000 yards
CL Miami sunk by DD Hamakaze at 1,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages CL Denver at 1,000 yards
DD Hamakaze sunk by DD Rowe at 1,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages DD Ross at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Vincennes II at 2,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Ross at 2,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages DD Yarnall at 2,000 yards
DD Rowe sunk by DD Kagero at 2,000 yards
DD Ross sunk by DD Makinami at 2,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Kagero at 2,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Yugumo at 2,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages DD Yugumo at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Denver at 5,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Santa Fe at 5,000 yards
Magazine explodes on CL Denver
CL Denver sunk by CA Maya at 5,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Claxton at 5,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Claxton at 5,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Mertz at 5,000 yards
DD Mertz engages DD Yugumo at 5,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Yugumo at 5,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages DD Fujinami at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Vincennes II at 7,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages CA Maya at 7,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Yarnall at 7,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Asashimo at 7,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Mertz at 7,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Cogswell at 7,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Yugumo at 7,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Vincennes II at 7,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Santa Fe at 7,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Kagero at 7,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Fujinami at 7,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Mullany at 7,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Clarence Bronson at 7,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Claxton at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CB Ikoma engages CL Santa Fe at 8,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Santa Fe at 8,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Yarnall at 8,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Kagero at 8,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Mullany at 8,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Cogswell at 8,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Yugumo at 8,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Clarence Bronson at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 8
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 1 destroyed by flak
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 557

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 8

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.VI x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator GR.VI: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
21st Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 6

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 5

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 3
SOC-1 Seagull x 1

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 797

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Naval bombardment of Manus at 101,119 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Boston
CL Houston II
CL Mobile
DD Spence
DD Brown
DD Bradford
DD Beale
DD Aulick

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CA Boston
CA Boston firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at CA Boston
CL Houston II firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at CL Houston II
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CL Mobile
CL Mobile firing at 5th Division
DD Spence firing at 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Brown firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at DD Brown
DD Bradford firing at 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Beale firing at 5th Division
DD Aulick firing at 5th Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Truk at 112,108 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

217 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 5
BB Idaho, Shell hits 2
BB Maryland, Shell hits 3
CA Chicago II, Shell hits 1
CA Canberra II
CL Marblehead
DD Stockham
DD Stembel
DD Schroeder
DD Marshall
DD Callaghan
DD Bryant
PF Pueblo

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

Truk Naval Fortress firing at BB Massachusetts
BB Massachusetts firing at Truk Naval Fortress
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Idaho
Truk Naval Fortress firing at BB Idaho
BB Idaho firing at Truk Naval Fortress
BB Maryland firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at BB Maryland
Truk Naval Fortress firing at CA Chicago II
CA Chicago II firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at CA Canberra II
CA Canberra II firing at Truk Naval Fortress
CL Marblehead firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at CL Marblehead
DD Stockham firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at DD Stockham
DD Stembel firing at Truk Naval Fortress
DD Schroeder firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at DD Schroeder
DD Marshall firing at Truk
DD Callaghan firing at Truk Naval Fortress
DD Bryant firing at Truk Naval Fortress
Truk Naval Fortress firing at PF Pueblo


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Night Naval bombardment of Manus at 101,119 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Quincy
CA Portland
CL Boise
CL Detroit
CL Gambia
DD Terry
DD Picking
DD O'Bannon
DD Nicholas
DD Kidd

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

CA Quincy firing at 5th Division
CA Portland firing at 5th Division
CL Boise firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at CL Boise
CL Detroit firing at 5th Division
CL Gambia firing at 5th Division
DD Terry firing at 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Picking firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at DD Picking
DD O'Bannon firing at 5th Division
DD Nicholas firing at 5th Division
DD Kidd firing at 15th Base Force
15th Base Force firing at DD Kidd


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 109,101, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-34
E W-39
APD T-1
APD T-4

Allied Ships
PT-473, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 14,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 13,000 yards
PT-473 engages E W-34 at 13,000 yards
PT-473 engages APD T-4 at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
E W-34 engages PT-473 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
APD T-4 engages PT-473 at 7,000 yards
PT-473 sunk by APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 112,108, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
DD Yugumo
DD Makinami

Allied Ships
CVE Gambier Bay
CVE Kadashan Bay
CVE Hoggatt Bay
CVE Makassar Strait
CVE Thetis Bay
CVE Tulagi
DD Anderson
DD Roe
DD Blue
DE Hilbert
DE Levy
DD Talbot

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Air Combat TF evades combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Satawal at 107,102, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Ashigara
CA Kako
DD Suzunami
DD Hayashio
DD Hagikaze
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
PT-220, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Foote, L.V. gains tactical advantage
CA Ashigara engages PT-220 at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages PT-220 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Kako engages PT-220 at 7,000 yards
Foote, L.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Kako engages PT-220 at 9,000 yards
CA Myoko engages PT-220 at 9,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages PT-220 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages PT-220 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages PT-220 at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CA Myoko engages PT-220 at 14,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages PT-220 at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages PT-220 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Kako engages PT-220 at 7,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-220 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Myoko engages PT-220 at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages PT-220 at 13,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages PT-220 at 13,000 yards
Foote, L.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages PT-220 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Kako engages PT-220 at 17,000 yards
CA Myoko engages PT-220 at 17,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages PT-220 at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
Foote, L.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages PT-220 at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-220 at 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-220 at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
PT-220 sunk by CA Ashigara at 22,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-67
SC CHa-13
SC CHa-71
SC CHa-68

Allied Ships
SS Sealion II

SS Sealion II launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-67
SC CHa-71 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-71 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-71 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-71 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-71 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Truk at 110,102

Japanese Ships
APD T-1
E W-39
E W-34

Allied Ships
SS Skate

SS Skate launches 2 torpedoes at APD T-1
E W-39 fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-34 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-34 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-34 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-34 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-34 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 111,105, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-34
E W-39
APD T-1
APD T-4

Allied Ships
SC PC-578
SC PC-788, Shell hits 2, on fire
KV Dawson, Shell hits 3

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards
KV Dawson engages E W-39 at 15,000 yards
KV Dawson engages APD T-1 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
APD T-4 engages SC PC-788 at 14,000 yards
KV Dawson engages APD T-1 at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
SC PC-788 engages APD T-4 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
E W-39 engages KV Dawson at 9,000 yards
SC PC-788 engages E W-34 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
APD T-4 engages KV Dawson at 12,000 yards
APD T-1 engages SC PC-788 at 12,000 yards
KV Dawson engages APD T-1 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
E W-39 engages KV Dawson at 14,000 yards
KV Dawson engages E W-34 at 14,000 yards
SC PC-578 engages APD T-4 at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
TK San Diego Maru
TK Eiyo Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gabilan

SS Gabilan is sighted by escort
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Hong Kong at 77,61

Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 6

Allied Ships
SS Icefish

Captain of SS Icefish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
AMc Wa 6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Wa 6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Wa 6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Wa 6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
AMc Wa 6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 2,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 17

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x FM-2 Wildcat strafing at 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Hunt
DD Halligan
DD Hall

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Banzai! - Muranaka N. in a G4M2a Betty is willing to die for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sorong at 84,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Owen
DD William Porter

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

No Allied losses

Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Roi-Namur , at 132,114

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 8

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F4U-1A Corsair strafing at 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 15th Base Force, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 4
Spitfire VIII x 1
B-24D1 Liberator x 5
B-25C Mitchell x 8
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8
B-25G Mitchell x 7
B-25H Mitchell x 29
B-25J1 Mitchell x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 5

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 31st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 13th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 13th JAAF AF Bn ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dobo at 83,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Nitiran Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 5 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Nagasaki-3 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 13

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:
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Halligan
DD Hunt

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong at 84,104

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Owen

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 15
N1K5-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 20

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 39370 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (6 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 14
N1K5-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39370 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 7
N1K5-J George x 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 14

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 7 destroyed
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39370 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Base Force, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
A-20G Havoc x 21
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 17

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 13th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 13th JAAF AF Bn ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 1
A-20G Havoc x 15
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 4

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dobo at 83,116

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Kosin Maru, Bomb hits 1

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 5 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Nagasaki-3 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 5th Division, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
A-20G Havoc x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 9

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:
7 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 114,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 26

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed, 20 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Sproston
DD Laws
DD Halsey Powell
DD David Taylor

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-11 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong at 84,104

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 16 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Owen, Bomb hits 1
DD William Porter

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Sub attack near Truk at 111,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SC PC-788
SC PC-578

SS I-27 launches 2 torpedoes at SC PC-788
I-27 diving deep ....
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 attacking submerged sub ....
SC PC-578 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Moulmein (55,55)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

344 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
CL Ceylon
DD O'Brien
LCT-170, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-151, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-171, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-153, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-172, Shell hits 4, on fire
LCT-154

CA Suffolk firing at 15th Division
CL Ceylon firing at 48th Division
DD O'Brien firing at 16th Division
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LCT-170 at 12,000 yards
CL Ceylon firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LCT-151 at 12,000 yards
CA Suffolk firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCT-151
88mm Type 99 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-151
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-170
88mm Type 99 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-151
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-171
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-153
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCT-153
75mm Infantry Gun battery firing at LCT-151
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-172
10cm T91 Howitzer battery firing at LCT-151
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-151
10cm T92 Gun battery firing at LCT-154
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-153
8cm T88 DP Gun battery firing at LCT-170


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Amphibious Assault at Moulmein (55,55)

TF 588 troops unloading over beach at Moulmein, 55,55



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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27569 troops, 602 guns, 715 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 13047 troops, 100 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Allied adjusted assault: 474

Japanese adjusted defense: 87

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1194 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 15 (10 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
213 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st NZ Brigade
711th Tank Battalion
2nd Regiment
93rd Infantry Division
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn Regiment
7th Marine Defense Battalion
251st Coast AA Regiment
V US Bomber Cmnd
177th Construction Regiment
40th USN Naval Construction Battalion
7th USN Naval Construction Regiment
181st Field Artillery Regiment
5th RNZAF Base Force
255th USN Base Force
198th Coast AA Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
159th USA Base Force
1st Marine Defense Battalion
148th FA Bn /1
18th Marine AA Battalion
822/828 Engineer Aviation Battalion
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
9th RAN Base Force
164th USA Base Force /2

Defending units:
50th Ind.Mixed Brigade
43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Div /1
56th Naval Guard Unit
21st Air Flotilla
2nd JNAF AF Unit
13th JAAF AF Bn
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force
31st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2903 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Defending force 7204 troops, 0 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
2nd RTA Division
21st Division
53rd Division
1st Tank Division
23rd Army
25th Air Defense AA Rgt /1
Southern Army
56th Division
48th Div /2


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Ground combat at Sinabang (42,76)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 435 troops, 37 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 528

Defending force 26598 troops, 265 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 748

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Commando Brigade
44th Indian Bde /3
99th Indian Brigade
Provisionl Tank
23rd Chindit Bde /4
118th Light AA Regiment
220th USN Base Force
98th Field Artillery Battalion
115th RN Base Force
1st West African AA Regiment
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
382nd Construction Regiment
100th RN Base Force

Defending units:
1st Division
75th Infantry Brigade
85th Naval Guard Unit
43rd/A Division
15th Army
3rd Naval Construction Battalion
44th Road Const Co
8th Mountain Gun Regiment
12th JAAF AF Coy


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Ground combat at Aitape (95,118)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10384 troops, 164 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 445

Defending force 536 troops, 0 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 217

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 43 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Aitape !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
314 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 34 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Australian Division

Defending units:
36th Const Co
37th Const Co
63rd JNAF AF Unit /1


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 16, 44

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 112,108, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
DD Yugumo
DD Makinami

Allied Ships
SC-701, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
SC-1065, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 14% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Aitoku, Z. crosses the 'T'
CA Maya engages SC-1065 at 7,000 yards
SC-701 sunk by CA Maya at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
SC-1065 sunk by CA Maya at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Truk at 111,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
SC PC-578
SC PC-788

SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes at SC PC-578
SC PC-788 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-788 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-788 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-788 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-788 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,62

Japanese Ships
PB Yamabato Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Toyotu Maru
PB Kaiun Maru
TK Nichinan Maru
TK Medan Maru
PB Yamahagi Maru #3
PB Choko Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Billfish

SS Billfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Yamabato Maru
Billfish diving deep ....
PB Yamahagi Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 112,108, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-34
E W-39
APD T-1
APD T-4

Allied Ships
SC PC-787

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 14% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-151
MTB G-228
MTB G-229

Allied Ships
YMS-130, Shell hits 1

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 14% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Okano G. gains tactical advantage
MTB G-229 engages YMS-130 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 722 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Arnidale

1 mine cleared


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Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 4
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11
B-25H Mitchell x 7
B-25J1 Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 5

Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 5

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Banzai! - Gushi J. in a Ki-45 KAId Nick rams a B-25C Mitchell for the Emperor


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Night Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Pagan at 107,87

Japanese Ships
E No.24
E No.6
AK Sydney Maru
AK Sakura Maru
E W-38
E W-27

Allied Ships
SS Spadefish

SS Spadefish launches 2 torpedoes at E No.24
Spadefish diving deep ....
E W-38 fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Hollandia (93,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Lamson
APA Du Page

Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

DD Lamson firing at 16th Naval Guard Unit
DD Lamson fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Hollandia (93,116)

TF 398 troops unloading over beach at Hollandia, 93,116

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of XXIV US Corps
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of XXIV US Corps
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of XXIV US Corps
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of XXIV US Corps
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 2nd Australian Div /8
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Eng Amph Bde /1
0.5in M2HB AAMG x4 lost in surf during unload of 5201st Eng Con Bde /2


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Invasion Support action off Hollandia (93,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Lardner
APA Du Page
DD Lamson

DD Lardner firing at 144th JAAF AF Bn
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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ASW attack near Truk at 110,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
YMS-116
YMS-117
YMS-385
YMS-272
YMS-271
YMS-242
YMS-241
YMS-131
YMS-281

SS I-25 is sighted by escort
I-25 diving deep ....
YMS-242 attacking submerged sub ....
YMS-241 attacking submerged sub ....
YMS-131 fails to find sub and abandons search
YMS-281 fails to find sub and abandons search
YMS-242 attacking submerged sub ....
YMS-242 is out of ASW ammo
YMS-242 is out of ASW ammo
YMS-242 is out of ASW ammo
YMS-241 fails to find sub and abandons search
YMS-242 fails to find sub, continues to search...
YMS-242 fails to find sub, continues to search...
YMS-242 fails to find sub, continues to search...
YMS-242 fails to find sub, continues to search...
YMS-242 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 716 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Wallaroo

4 mines cleared


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TF 717 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Shepparton

5 mines cleared


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TF 724 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Stawell

8 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Donggala at 67,97

Japanese Ships
PB Hokuyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gabilan

SS Gabilan is sighted by escort
Gabilan diving deep ....
PB Hokuyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hokuyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hokuyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hokuyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hokuyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 723 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Carnatic

8 mines cleared


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TF 725 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Allied Ships
AM Jan van Amstel

9 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 111,105, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-34, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
E W-39, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
APD T-1, Shell hits 35, and is sunk
APD T-4, Shell hits 41, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Cony
DD Laws
DD Halsey Powell
DD Sproston
DD David Taylor

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
DD David Taylor engages E W-34 at 18,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages E W-34 at 18,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-4 at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-34 at 17,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 17,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-1 at 17,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-1 at 16,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-34 at 16,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-4 at 16,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 16,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-34 at 12,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 12,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 12,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-39 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages E W-34 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages E W-39 at 7,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages E W-39 at 7,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-34 at 7,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 7,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-39 at 8,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages E W-39 at 8,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 8,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages E W-34 at 8,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 8,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages E W-39 at 9,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-1 at 9,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-4 at 9,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-1 at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 9,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-39 at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages E W-34 at 9,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-4 at 9,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-1 at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-1 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages E W-39 at 10,000 yards
DD Sproston engages E W-34 at 10,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages E W-34 at 10,000 yards
APD T-1 sunk by DD Laws at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
E W-39 sunk by DD David Taylor at 7,000 yards
E W-34 sunk by DD David Taylor at 7,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD David Taylor engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Halsey Powell engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages APD T-4 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 6,000 yards
DD Cony engages APD T-4 at 6,000 yards
Sabol, R.K. orders Allied TF to disengage
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 5,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 15

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x FM-2 Wildcat strafing at 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 23
G4M2a Betty x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 10 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 14 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Leutze
PT-495
DD Hunt, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Halligan
PT-494
DD Hall

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
23 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Halligan, Bomb hits 1
DD Leutze
DD Hall

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 10
G4M3a Betty x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 46

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 3 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M3a Betty: 11 damaged
G4M3a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Halsey Powell
DD Laws
DD Sproston
DD David Taylor

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M3a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 12 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Cony
DD Laws

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

Banzai! - Araki U. in a G4M2a Betty is willing to die for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Halligan

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hollandia at 93,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 10

Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 6
P-51B Mustang x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
PF Barcoo

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-213 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
475th FG/432nd FS with P-51B Mustang (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hollandia at 93,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 18

Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 6
P-51B Mustang x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP William Windom
xAP Van Overstraten
xAP Malaita
xAP Clan Macbean

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-213 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
475th FG/432nd FS with P-51B Mustang (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 86,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD William Porter
DD Owen

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Munda , at 111,134

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 13
N1K5-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3
FM-2 Wildcat x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 17
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 2 damaged
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 8 damaged
A6M8-S Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 6 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 5 destroyed, 8 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39370 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 39370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 15th Base Force, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 4
Spitfire VIII x 1
A-20G Havoc x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
B-25G Mitchell x 5
B-25H Mitchell x 22
B-25J1 Mitchell x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 11

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 31st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 13th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 31st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 21st Air Flotilla ...


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Morning Air attack on 15th Base Force, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3
A-20G Havoc x 15
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 16

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Base Force ...
Also attacking 50th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 5 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Air Flotilla , at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 1
B-25C Mitchell x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 15th Base Force, at 101,119 (Manus)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 8

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 110,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 25
D4Y5 Judy x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y5 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
YMS-385
YMS-242, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
YMS-241, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
YMS-273, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
YMS-277
YMS-396, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
YMS-281

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D4Y5 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y5 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring YMS-396


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ponape at 116,111

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 27
D4Y5 Judy x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-788, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC PC-578, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y5 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y5 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y5 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 114,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 29
B6N2 Jill x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC-700, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Cony
DD Sproston

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 12
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 4 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Halligan
DD Hunt, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Satawal at 105,105

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 5 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Leutze
DD Hall

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 86,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 4 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD William Porter
DD Owen

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hollandia at 93,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 12

Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 2
P-51B Mustang x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Clan Macbrayne
DD Bell
LSI(L) Westralia
APA Arthur Middleton, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-213 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
475th FG/432nd FS with P-51B Mustang (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

Banzai! - Tsukamoto C. in a Ki-49-IIb Helen is willing to die for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 15

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
24th I.F.Chutai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Roi-Namur , at 132,114

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 5 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Hollandia (93,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Du Page
DD Lamson

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Moulmein (55,55)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

272 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCT-356
LCT-165, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-169, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-177, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-464
LCT-466

15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LCT-165 at 8,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LCT-165 at 8,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LCT-165 at 8,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LCT-165 at 8,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LCT-165 at 8,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LCT-169 at 8,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LCT-177 at 8,000 yards
LCT-356 fired at enemy troops
LCT-464 fired at enemy troops
LCT-466 fired at enemy troops
88mm Type 99 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-165
88mm Type 99 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-165
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LCT-165
10cm T91 Howitzer battery firing at LCT-177
10cm T91 Howitzer battery firing at LCT-169
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-169
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at LCT-169
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCT-169
20cm 41YT CD Gun battery firing at LCT-177
8cm T88 DP Gun battery firing at LCT-165


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Amphibious Assault at Moulmein (55,55)

TF 758 troops unloading over beach at Moulmein, 55,55



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Ground combat at Hollandia (93,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1468 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 105

Defending force 5617 troops, 40 guns, 347 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Assaulting units:
5th Indpt SNLF Coy
16th Naval Guard Unit
42nd Road Const Co
9th JNAF AF Unit
102nd Machine Canno AA Bn /1
5th Naval Const Bn /1
144th JAAF AF Bn
36th Field AA Battalion
2nd JNAF AF Unit /1

Defending units:
2/4th Armoured Rgt /1
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Bn /2
632nd TD Bn /3
XXIV US Corps /1
2nd Australian Div /1
233rd USN Base Force /4
5201st Eng Con Bde /5
3rd Eng Amph Bde /4


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27411 troops, 601 guns, 715 vehicles, Assault Value = 754

Defending force 11668 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Allied adjusted assault: 472

Japanese adjusted defense: 17

Allied assault odds: 27 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1942 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 27 (17 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
93rd Infantry Division
711th Tank Battalion
2nd Regiment
1st NZ Brigade
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn Regiment
40th USN Naval Construction Battalion
7th Marine Defense Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
251st Coast AA Regiment
148th FA Bn /1
18th Marine AA Battalion
159th USA Base Force
198th Coast AA Regiment
5th RNZAF Base Force
181st Field Artillery Regiment
1st Marine Defense Battalion
255th USN Base Force
9th RAN Base Force
7th USN Naval Construction Regiment
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
177th Construction Regiment
V US Bomber Cmnd
822/828 Engineer Aviation Battalion
164th USA Base Force /2

Defending units:
5th Div /1
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
13th JAAF AF Bn
56th Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force
21st Air Flotilla
50th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd JNAF AF Unit
43rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
31st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2903 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Defending force 7214 troops, 0 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
56th Division
1st Tank Division
Southern Army
53rd Division
2nd RTA Division
21st Division
23rd Army
25th Air Defense AA Rgt /1
48th Div /2


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Ground combat at Sinabang (42,76)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 435 troops, 36 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 528

Defending force 26626 troops, 265 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 751

Assaulting units:
3rd Commando Brigade
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
Provisionl Tank
99th Indian Brigade
44th Indian Bde /3
23rd Chindit Bde /4
115th RN Base Force
98th Field Artillery Battalion
220th USN Base Force
118th Light AA Regiment
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st West African AA Regiment
382nd Construction Regiment
100th RN Base Force

Defending units:
1st Division
75th Infantry Brigade
85th Naval Guard Unit
43rd/A Division
15th Army
3rd Naval Construction Battalion
8th Mountain Gun Regiment
44th Road Const Co
12th JAAF AF Coy


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56th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Manus by attrition!!!

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13th JAAF AF Bn Wiped Out at Manus by attrition!!!


Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Manus



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CV Hancock just arrived on map. So I am starting to get my second wave of carriers..

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This turn I tried to attrite the KB next to Truk and stop supply reinforcement of Truk. I was willing to except loss of my carriers in an expected even exchange. My miscalculations are caused by 4 issues.
1. I did not use one 25 ship CV TF. I used 2x 14 ship CV TFs consisting of 5 CVs each.
2. In this early RA mod FatR has all 80 exp fighter pilots that come w/ the new carriers. I did not factor the effect in air to air combat. Most of my CV ftr sqns are in the high sixties. I believe the newer versions of RA give the Japs 60exp CV fighters which I think is more realistic.
3. FatR has advances '45 carrier fighters on his flight decks. He did criticize me for not upgrading my CVE FM2s into F6Fs.
4. FatR also stated via email I could have put my F4U-1 onto the CVEs. Yes, but I would not have broken thru in SWPAC.




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And the beginning of daylight air attacks, preceded by alot of daylight surface skirmish action.




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Allied payback , but I missed the screenie...I was cussing as my planes hit the BBs...
also note allied escort outnumbers defensive CAP.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 111,108

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 30
A7M2 Sam x 118
A7M3 Sam x 28
N1K4-A George x 13
N1K5-J George x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 224
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 24
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 104
TBM-1C Avenger x 97

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 25 destroyed, 14 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 3 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 29 destroyed, 8 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro, Bomb hits 7
CV Akagi, Bomb hits 1
CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 4
CV Unryu
CA Hikari
CV Kasagi
CV Soryu
CV Ryukaku
CV Taikaku
CV Ikoma, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CV Katsuragi, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 1
BB Ise, Bomb hits 7, on fire
CV Amagi
DD Kishinami
CV Kaga, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
12 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 29060.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39370
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Akagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Kaga-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Soryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (2 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M8 Zero (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Amagi-1 with A7M2 Sam (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A7M3 Sam (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Kasagi-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Ikoma-1 with N1K4-A George (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Ryukaku-1 with A7M3 Sam (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Taikaku-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

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I have started to wonder about the down tweaking that has occurred to the F6F-3 for this early RA mod. Does the F6F-3 perform better in stock?

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ORIGINAL: bigred

I have started to wonder about the down tweaking that has occurred to the F6F-3 for this early RA mod. Does the F6F-3 perform better in stock?


at this point I am rather disappointed by the whole story.... it all becomes so lopsided....one can only hope that this is better in later versions of the RA-Mod...(never reached late 43 with it)

F6F-3 isn't a bad plane in stock - but then again- it doesn't usually go up against A7Ms etc...

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Hell of a place to be as an AFB. How much impact did you have on his strikes with your CAP (I didn't see a combat replay above)

Where to from here?

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ORIGINAL: Itdepends

Hell of a place to be as an AFB. How much impact did you have on his strikes with your CAP (I didn't see a combat replay above)

Where to from here?

I suspect I would have hit a brick wall at the Marianna's if not at Truk. Seems this senario forces the allied player to wait until 45 to push forward in the pacific because of the fighters available to the japs.


Also not sure of the effect of the PP cost of changing navy/marine fighters out of the upgrade path. When I started the senario the allies had unlimited switching. Now it cost 100pps per switch out of tree and you cant upgrade to anything else w/out paying another 100 pps. I suspect FatR and John do not understand the restrictions on the allies caused by these beta upgrades, combined w/ the IJ upgrades of the RA mod.

My basic issue is I should had more jap ships sunk at Truk. As I understand the issue my
f6f-3 which matched the enemy cap 1-1, was not good enough to fight the a7m2.

FatR replayed the turn and got a different more IJ damaging result. I did a sandbox and also got better results w/ placing all 10 of my CVs into one large TF.

One issue in this early RA release is all IJN naval air pilots on the new RA70 CVs start w/ 80 experience. It is hard to get USN naval air pilots up over 70 experience w/out combat. So to get these pilots experience I would dismount them and place them into the SOPAC operations area. The problem would then be these f6f-3 pilots would get shot down in combat because the frame can not stand upto the ki-84. So this is a no win situation...and a damning report on RA in one specific area of concern.

If the mod gives IJ 80 exp pilots then the mod needs to give the allies 80 exp pilots.

If the mod gives IJ 6 extra fleet CVs then the mod should give the allies an F6F-3 more historical to real life to help solve the problem.

Now I dont see the ability to cross to the PI till 45. I realize I would not have been able too in any event if the Truk battle had not occurred because the Truk battle would have happen around Mindanao. Probably w/ the same result.

With all the above said I admit I am an average player and I consider myself lucky to learn from FatR.






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And the war goes on. Looks like Fletcher raiders in the Celebes Sea area sank an engineer unit in transport mode.




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FEBA moved to Sansabar this turn. Japs Tried to dislodge my position with air assault.




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The noose is closing on the IJA army group pocket at Moulmein. FatR reacts w/ troop movements but is it to late?





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44-8-2: Moulmein has one retreat path to the SE. all other hexsides are allied. FatR has said he will need extra day or two to figure the situation(that is code speak for moving ships and planes). Rangoon dropped 25000 supply points this turn to make this attack.






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Complements from FatR on the RA70 mod thread:
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Thanks to Bigred, I've run a sanbox flak test, against my troop and airfield at Moulmein, where I'm trying to stop the Allied offensive (in vain, as I've just realized, sorry, Bigred, the turn isn't there yet because I didn't figure out immediately just what you did, so now I need to think how I can delay the disaster). As Magwe and Rangoon had pretty heavy flak forces and Moulmein is a very important hex, it is now loaded with medium-calibre AAA.


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14th army bombarded Moulmein for two days to get a reading on IJA. Look at the units in the hex. Also note a previous bombardment up post.
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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1215 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 3135

Defending force 129096 troops, 1887 guns, 1137 vehicles, Assault Value = 3528

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Tank Battalion
2nd British Division
23rd Indian Division
14th Army Engineer Battalion
17th Indian Division
1st Marine Division
7th Indian Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
5th Indian Division
9th Australian Division
IV Indian
214th Coast AA Regiment
I/14th Army RIASC Base Force
I Australian Corps
77th Coast AA Regiment
144th USA Base Force
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XV Corps RIASC Base Force
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
III US Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Corps RIASC Base Force
XV Indian
II/14th Army RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
33rd Division
16th Division
15th Division
86th Division
52nd Division
4th Division
38th Division
55th Division
48th Division
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
62nd JAAF AF Bn
28th Fld AA Gun Co
16th AA Regiment
8th Area Army
28th Army
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
25th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Air Division
37th JNAF AF Unit
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
52nd Field AA Battalion
25th Field AAA Auto-weapons Battalion
68th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
49th Field AA Battalion
26th Special Base Force
9th Air Division
36th Const Co
9th RF Gun Battalion
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
19th JAAF Base Force
2nd JAAF Base Force
47th Const Co
35th Army
8th RF Gun Battalion
60th JNAF AF Unit
118th AA Regiment
17th JAAF AF Bn
48th JNAF AF Unit
20th AA Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
11th RF Gun Battalion
132nd AA Regiment
26th AA Regiment
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
18th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
26th Air Flotilla
33rd JNAF AF Unit
131st AA Regiment
34th Const Co
69th Field AA Battalion
59th Field AA Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Burma Area Army
42nd Ind.AA Gun Co
48th Road Const Co
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th JAAF Base Force
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
36th JAAF AF Bn
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
88th JAAF AF Bn
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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1215 troops, 105 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 2674

Defending force 128956 troops, 1887 guns, 1137 vehicles, Assault Value = 3524

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th Indian Division
23rd Indian Division
5th Indian Division
7th Indian Division
2nd British Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
14th Army Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
9th Australian Division
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
214th Coast AA Regiment
77th Coast AA Regiment
I/14th Army RIASC Base Force
2/13th Field Regiment
XV Indian
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian
IV Corps RIASC Base Force
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
III US Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
I Australian Corps
144th USA Base Force
XV Corps RIASC Base Force
II/14th Army RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
55th Division
38th Division
4th Division
86th Division
48th Division
16th Division
15th Division
52nd Division
33rd Division
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Air Division
11th Shipping Engineer Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
15th JAAF Base Force
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th AA Regiment
26th Special Base Force
48th Road Const Co
33rd JNAF AF Unit
8th Area Army
28th Army
Burma Area Army
49th Field AA Battalion
132nd AA Regiment
34th Const Co
37th JNAF AF Unit
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
11th RF Gun Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
36th Const Co
48th JNAF AF Unit
26th AA Regiment
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
62nd JAAF AF Bn
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th RF Gun Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
68th Field AA Battalion
36th JAAF AF Bn
42nd Ind.AA Gun Co
59th Field AA Battalion
2nd JAAF Base Force
52nd Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
28th Fld AA Gun Co
118th AA Regiment
69th Field AA Battalion
9th Air Division
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
35th Army
60th JNAF AF Unit
25th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
8th RF Gun Battalion
17th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
131st AA Regiment
16th AA Regiment
26th Air Flotilla
25th Field AAA Auto-weapons Battalion
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
19th JAAF Base Force
18th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
47th Const Co
88th JAAF AF Bn


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This the attack next to moulmein. My odds go down but IJA now has a supply issue. IJA 42nd div has moved into the hex.
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Ground combat at 56,56 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 56985 troops, 988 guns, 729 vehicles, Assault Value = 2079

Defending force 41002 troops, 529 guns, 917 vehicles, Assault Value = 1503

Allied adjusted assault: 690

Japanese adjusted defense: 1577

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1775 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 35 (2 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 103 (8 destroyed, 95 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1339 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 183 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 33 (2 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (2 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Gardner's Horse Regiment
82nd (West African) Division
8th Australian Division
31st Infantry Division
36th Indian Division
1st Chinese Corps
108th Tank Attack AT Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank Division
81st Infantry Brigade
14th Tank Regiment
42nd Division
2nd Recon Regiment
54th Division
3rd Tank Division
2nd Tank Regiment
43rd/B Division


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still waiting on the turn..It has been a week...

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He's been getting very busy- it's been a week or more for him to turn around most of the turns from our game as well. Also the better the turn runs for the Allies the longer it takes him to do his part.

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