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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 6/30/2011 8:34:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Commander Cody

I read some of your interesting AAR. As for comments, unfortunately it's pretty easy to sink the AI's fleet as you've demonstrated.

To make things more exciting, I started an Ironman scenario and let the two AIs duke it out with each other until Oct. 42. The USN and IJN CV fleets were still pretty well intact (one or two losses each), although clearly the RN had gotten the worst of battles near Ceylon. I also must have lost Guadalcanal since 1st Marine Div and a couple of tank bns were in the dead pile. I also found a number of restricted allied units on islands all over, so the AI cheats on that. Of course, I couldn't move the permanently restricted units and eventually they withdrew.

Anyway, it's been an interesting game and Ironman is fairly tough, although the AI can be beat. It's Oct. 44 now and I've taken all of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaya, as well as Canton and Hong Kong is next for SE Asia forces (as well as a Sumatra invasion soon). Also, Luzon is pretty well secure, and so are the oilfields of Borneo. I bypassed the Gilberts and the Marianas. Still, the AI has a lot of CVs left, but unfortunately hasn't hit me in a concentrated way when I've been vulnerable (in the last few months I've gotten perhaps overconfident and split my carriers to attack more places at once).

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Hey, sounds interesting. As soon I have more time Iīll try this one.
Or I try to play the Jap also vs. Allied AI (if I somehow can manage the industry).

Well first this one must be completed, clearly demonstrating that I would be a lousy PBM player judging from my "speed" (or lack thereof) of play

I wish this game had a few interface improvements and some timesaving meassures. A bit less micromanagement would be welcomed, but on the other hand most (including me) enjoy parts of this....

I suffered from a few bugs here in this game (which is an old version), so I lost a complete US divison which dissapeared, also 2 APDs in repair yard somehow went missing (although they still appear in the ship list and they are placed in the reeinforcement que but never arrive) So this is a bit of handicap. Also I discovered that when I dissolve restricted land units like on the west coast, Australia or some in India I got a VP hit. I just wanted to clear up the troops mass a bit and safe some supplies
Chinese units even when almost completly destroyed cannot dissolved at all (!?). I even donīt want to have the assets back, they just shall dissapear so that I do not need to bother with them anymore.

BTW: The AI can be pretty agressive which is good, however the LAND Ai clearly suffers in the retreat and defense department. It does not know when it better should pull back or how to form effective defensive lines. Well I guess most AIs in other games suffer from that, too.

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/5/2011 1:22:52 PM   
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Well it is already early march 43 now.....

I was quite confused after reviewing my game not played for almost ca. 2 months I think. What had I done there ? What was panned here ? Etc.... So I cannot advise to pause this game for longer than 2 weeks. Well it is a time problem and you cannot play at every location.

Another thing is with all the units now crowding the map it is more and more difficult to keep an oversight and a certain organisation to all this stuff. Well I guess most players of this game know this feeling (or if you DON`T know it, please advise on your methods to avoid!). We have 3 major build ups, New Guinea, Salomons and also Aleutians. The latter are of course mostly a theater which gets older units as Omaha class cruisers and S class subs. But as we get much more stuff now we will send them 2-3 older BBs as well a Northhampton CA, as well 2-3 CVEs. Maybe we can put pressure on the northern most Japanese islands ? He has Attu island still, but seems there is nothing or only a weak garrison there. Not very important as Adak island will be build up to the max anyway. Kiska is the secondary outermost base.

Well I plan to organise things now, after the main combat has been done it seems. Combat mostly involves chaos and disorganisation and improvisation.

Another thing is I guess I cheated a bit, cause I dissolved quite a huge number of units (mostly restricted ones in USA, but also some Australian and Indian ones), as well found a JAP sub that was able twice to attack a British fleet under DD and air protection. It hit a BB with 6 torpedoes altogether. I thought this might be a bug and wanted to replay but with noticing the massive VP hit I got with the dissolved units I must have used an older save (in this save the Brit fleet was underway and not hit by the sub and only a few units disbanded). I did not know that if I disband units that the Japese side getīs victory points for them as he had destroyed them.....This added to the confusion.

Well back in game now.

BURMA/MalayaThe British/Indian advance with a little a bit US and Australian help in Burma and Malaya continued. Usually some smaller oppositon by Jap landunits was swept away or left behind to rot. The British now have a fine army there even with some special forces and lots of armor and arty. Can not imagine they could be stopped short before reaching Singapore. It takes time of course, also I need to stop (probably near the Khota Bura line) to reorganise and form a temporary defense and to resupply etc. Also we need to pound Port Blair a bit - I have a feeling since the Jap has a strong presence there. His airforce still interferes with our matters in the area. Seems most of this airforce is based in Port Bliar and Saigon. But this operation needs to wait, 2 RN CVs are in update process. Only using the landbased air could be an option cause we have severall strong bombers in form of Wellingtons, B25s and even B24s (but the latter need to train, as their exp is lousy). Fighters however are mainly still Hurries and P40Ks which might have not have the range to fight it out over distant airspace.... Beaufighters have the range but should not fare good vs. Zeros or Tojos.

Our strongest army reached Bangkok (sp?) and the Japs there made a stand. However this was a large portion of support troops so after some sieging, bombing and starving the old historic city finally fell in our hands. A nice day this was. Here is a photo taken 1 week after the capture by Indian elite infantry:

Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue towards Democracy Monument:





In CHINA and Vietnam the Jap started a counter offensive and took an important city back (name?). However he also did not care much about his flanks so we marched every unit available in this direction and threatened to surround this city inlcuding the enemy. But this time it seems he was more aware of the threat and moved out - only leaving 2 units (type, strenght??) back in the city. The main army marched with to the east back to the still Japanese controlled large industrial and rural terrain. He pushed back one of our corps with shock attack shattering it. But another or our corps arrived in time taking over the defensive position in woodland terrain adding a bit to the defense... Untill that day this Chinese corps could hold the position. It should take 2-3 days after more friends arrive, so maybe they can contain the Japs. This would be a good opportunity to encircle again some of his units. On another note, the Chinese still pinned down the Japs at severall locations - but leaving enough of our guys to re-start the offensive... this worked quite well as NANKING was liberated as well Peiping in the east. The Peiping battle might be the largest in numbers fought to this date I supose (maybe except the Singapore capture by the imperial empire in 42)........

Well the US is not involved in this fight only some lone pilots helping out the dismal Chinese airforce (which is mostly destroyed btw. 8-10 I 16, 3 A29 and 3 DB3 are left in combat). The also have some Vanguards and old P40 Warhawks now in training squadrons but those should pose no problem to Japanese newest Oscar models he uses mostly in China...... he often bombs the cities we had just taken and donīt plan to build up anyway, so there is not much loss The bombings of our troops are sometimes effective but the Chinese have enough men, they even get some more supplies it seems. Now that we have taken some cities with industry facilities which can produce supplies.

Well here are some US officers and airforce men training to train the Chinese:





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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/5/2011 2:29:56 PM   
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New Guinea/Salomones/New Britain area

With most of the Japanese carriers sunk and also some large warships Australia is save now and we transported quite some troops over to NG. These ones have good exp and fighting spirit. There is not much the Japanese can bring in or dug in to stop them. Finschhafen was taken; Lae fell to us some weeks ago already. We are now marching near the coastline northwards. This is a slow process of cause, as well we need to see if the army can be supplied in this terrain. Seems it still works tracing supply from Lea/Finschhafen, we still need to make some kind of landing on the coast there I am sure... however the assets for this landing need reorganisation. Rabaul also fell, with all Jap presence on New Britain now eliminated. Shortlands in our hands and Kavieng fell yesterday. The Jap still sits in Guadalcanal (Lunga) but we regulary bomb the airfield and try to seal it off. Seems it works as almost no plane there interferes with our plans. The Jap troops there are now effectively stranded.The IJN made on of their few offensive moves suprinsingly showing up and destrying a convoi which was diverted from the Rabaul operation (seeing that Rabaul might fell without these reeinforcements). But this chamnge of plan also meant that no proper protection for the troop convoi was present, 9-10 ships together with some troops drowned The Japs escaped unpunished at night. 2 of these units could get on beach before the sinkings (forgot the name of this island it is located north of Gasmata/New Britain). The enemy regiment there shock attacked the lone tank and HQ units and were in the process destroying them. But I could muster some Amphibian forces which managed to extract those troops before they fell. More than the half of the tanks were saved also. The Jap airforce has some fighters around Hollandia / Arawe and in the same locations also some quite strong land units. He also maintained presence on Woodlark island, but this one is also sealed off the same way like Guadalcanal. There are also some smaller units on New Guinea rotting in the jungle, which were left by our forces to themselves.....This is what intelligence and recon tells me about the enemy left in this area.

REST OF THE WORLD

We cancelled an operation to take Wake isl. as the recon showed more Zeros there than expected. We now realized that the Wildcats can not contain every Japanese intruder (especially armed with torps) in our screens. This should be also a kind of maskirowska to divert the enemy from our main focus (NG/Salomones). But the risk to lose another BB or even CV to some Bettys for the goal to invade tiny Wake island made me rethink. The Tarawa operation showed that these small islands are not easy to get. The invasion fleet was send back to PH. Still we wanted to do some damage and send 2 old BBs + escorts to bombard the island. They did and destroyed even some planes. But again the Jap recon detected our retiring fleet , Bettys apeared and put 2 torps in an old BB. Well not sunk, but almost Otherwise there is not much going on just building up and reorganising.

We lost a brand new Gato sub to a Jap surface ASW DD, as well 3 (!) old Dutch subs were all heavily damaged by freighter guns at the surface. Another Gato was almost sunk near the home islands, it is limping back to Dutch harbou but the flooding gets worse. This shows clearly the boost the Japanese gets in 1943 in ASW combat. Before this date they werenīt able to do much to Gar/Gato class subs very seldom even detecting them. Of course we also sunk some ships mostly AKs with the now somewhat better torpedoes. The older subs seem to find targets very seldom now....

Sunk was an IJN fleet sub by Canadian corvettes ......otherwise the Jap does not do much in sub warfare. Maybe his losses now shows and our ASW has gotten also better (esp. more patrol planes that might distract enemy subs from attacking)....

More in a few days.

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/10/2011 11:57:40 PM   
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Malaya/Thai/Vietnam/China:

We took Bankgok as told above and it seems a nice base in this part of the country. The defenders retreated to a hex east which is woodland and they still hold there amazingly. Of course we diverted some of the original forces from the Bankog battle to Malaya so there are ca. 3 Brit/Ind divs left which need to deal with the survivers. Only a question of time, but once again proves how long the Japs can hold out in good terrain even if completly isolated. The Chinese clear Thailand + Vientam while building some force for the advance on SAIGON. Jap sends bombers regulary to attack the taken cities but does not much damage and if they do we donīt care cause we plan only to build up 2-3 major places. These will be defended by parts of Allied airforces cause the Chinese are unable to do this. Even if they tried to make a stand at Canton (which we captured long ago, but still 4-5 Jap Div are besieging the place).... well 2 fighter sq. werenīt enough (one P40, one Lancers taken from the training reserve), the first 1-2 weak attacks could be beaten and even some Oscars shot down but then the IJA sent some massive sweeps (all newest Oscar model) and the Chinese needed to retreat back to the hinterland (which means somewhere out of reach). The Lancer sqdr. was shot up pretty badly so out of action also. We still have 1 P40 and 1 I16 (6 planes) in reserve except 1 more I16 (9 planes) and 7 bombers in the far east trying to "support" the actions there

Btw. the citys name which was taken back by IJA was Ichang (reported above already but name forgotten). It turned out the Jap moved out leaving 2 units back, we beat these 2 meanwhile - city retaken. The other ones could also strike our 2nd unit out of the way and made there way back to the clear hexes - stupidly they stopped there a while (probably to lick their wounds) and we brought a the whole force + reserve in the area to bear - after 3-4 days of fighting on the good offensive terrain the Jap were finally utterly annihalted - means short of some lone survivors which got to Sinkiang. To this place we sent a 2nd weak force to contain the city but these ones were in turn beaten back by attacks out of the city from ca. 3 regiments. One of these regiments pursued our troops to the hex north of Sinkiang, but we finally made a stand there (woods).

Otherwise it is still containing and trying to grind down some more pockets all over China. At Peiping the survivers from the fallen city still hold out (but now are very weak). The Jap holds 3 major places: Hongkong, Shanghai and the complete industrial center + some cities around it in central China. These can produce their own supplies and also might get some over the large river. We think about marching further east if these problems are solved (or better pause a bit to concentrate on other more important operations). Also it might be that the JAP gets emergency reeinforcements if we cross this border (?). It is to confusing and difficult for me to plan and act in 2-3 major ops to the same time.... others might be just better in multitasking....

Wellingtons, B25s and Vengeances happily bomb the Jap survivors in Thailand and Burma meanwhile the donīt have much losses cause enemy AA is weak and CAP is not in range to these places (only at Port Blair the JAP has enough air presence still in the area).

In Malaya the Brits race southwards reaching Geaorgetown + Kota Bura (all weakly guarded). Only at Alor the Japs have some 3 regiments + support that still hold but are encircled also. Same saying goes by the Depeche Mode song, "only a question of time" here.....

NG/Salomones: A small town named Madang was takes as well a village north of this place (name?). There the road ends and wilderness begins, we still cross the river. Just letīs see how we can get supply there, if nothing goes through we need to pull back and land at Aitape or so instead. The Jap failed to put up serious resistance at the rivers and swamps there so it seems he has given up this territory already (?).

This were the main land actions - about navy and fleet air action I will write later (tired). But it was quite interesting and some more action.... Esp. sub warfare heats up.

I wonder is interest there in reading battle reports ?

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/12/2011 3:51:08 PM   
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Well, the JAP woke up again and sent severall surface raiders into the Aleutians and the Salomones.

He also tried to supply and/or extract troops from the isolated Woodlark islands...

The Aleutians operation of him was half succesful, as he managed to sink severall small ships (5-6 TBs, 2-3 AMc or so). However this was the first time I saw a defensive PT boat force even score a torpedo hit. This was some kind of CL, they also hit him with much .50 bullets. Well in the 2nd engament the PTs were all sunk without scoring :( We had warning of the approach of this fleet and quickly disbanded the unloading AK fleet. So minor damage, due to early warning. This werenīt search planes, cause I donīt have any there, the cats are still at Kodiak....there are some scrap B18s on asw patrol. On Adak some Avengers and fighters. I have a feeling that our outpost patrol ships (AMc,YP etc) at Attu (=still japanese) and some other small islands somehow got wind of the enemy. Good to know that the Allied recon+intel is now really better and the Jap cannot surprise us anymore as still in 42. However the Avengers quickly set to a high naval attack level did not get any shot or find a trace of the enemy. Guess they retired at night time.

2nd raids were near Kavieng/Shortlands (=ours).... here also some AK fleets are unloading which the Jap wanted to get I guess. This time search assets detected the enemy but gave no info on the type of ships. Well we assumed cruisers and set our still weak anti shipping forces to naval, as well 1 Dauntless sq on some CVE lingering at Shortlands harbour. The Dauntlesses, 2 Marauder sqs and 1 Hudson tried their luck, but not a single hit. I also tried low alt bombing with the Hudsons, but it did not work. 3 or 4 fell prey to AA instead, while the other level bombers at 5 or 6k were not shot down but also didnīt score. Our CVs are still in Suva and Wasp in Aukland (update). The CV air is mainly out of action due to veryyyyy slow repair of plane fatigue. I had to transfer some CV air to landbases to finally get them back to working order. Still no problem, the CVE Dauntlesses next day got 3 1000lb hits on a CA. We then sent out a cruiser force to counter them, ( Dorsetshire + 2 CL + 2 DD) - whow they find the enemy ! Well, San Diego suffered some 15cm hits, also a DD (this one was quite damaged). But we hit the CL with 3x8in and 1x6in. The DD with 1x8in 1x6in. The CA was gone probably rerouted back to Truk by the enemy due to bomb damage.  Battle ends, we are satisfied threat gone. But in the next phase our fleet had chased the enemy (even if ordered to patrol a certain area) right up to 4 hexes near TRUK  Well the cpt of Dorsetshire is quite agressive......they were detected by Jap search also. But I ordered them back on full speed and no enemy airstrike reached them....nice. San Diego got only 3 or 4 points damage to the 15cm hits....

Our other SF force this time the Dutch navy (short legged ships ordered to bombard Woodlark) encountered the enemy AKs trying to move in supplies or move out troops (?) and sunk 1 AK 1 PB. Enemy dissapeared then.
We now have loaded some ships with a weak invasion force to finish off Woodlark (seems only a base force is there). The enemy air there was rendered unoperable by constant navy/air bombardements from PM and Buna.

The SUB WAR heats up, as the enemy ASW forces - now stronger - make their presence felt. We lose 2 brandnew Gato subs to Es (one of these was pnly damged heavily by the DCs, but while limping back to Dutch harbour it was torpedoed on the surface by another JAP sub!), as well heavy damage to 1 old sub by mine hit (it was ordered from Dutch harbour to Jap northernmost ports to mine them, but hit defensive mines instead)....other 4 or 5 subs damaged by air and DCs badly enough to go back to port. 1 other Gato (damaged) encountered a heavily defended convoi on the surface in daylight still tried to give it a go, hit a tanker heavily with guns, but in turn was plastered by merchant guns and finally slipped beneath the waves. Other JAP sailors did the same to 2 old Dutch subs, but these ones lived to tell the tale of the heavy hitting power of Jap merchant gunners and weapons.

Well we found 1 or 2 sub near Finschhafen, these one(s) "should" be dead right now, but NO. They did not care about all the air flying ASW there (even if 1 Beaufort reported a "hit") and sunk 3 light asw and mine ships. Our asw did not get a fix on them Well maybe they retired now cause of the hit and to replenish.

In other places (Australian east cost) we were more succesful guess 1 or 2 subs sunk there by SF asw. Near Victoria also 1 sub damaged or sunk by canadians. Near Kodiak the enemy sub force sunk 1 patrol ship of ours, but could not get a hit on the AKs. Meanwhile we have quite much asw capable ships there even if small ones only.-

But our subs seem to think that they wanted to pay back a bit and instead taking the pounding: they sunk 1 PB and 1 E (cool). However this time they also did not get the merchants (seems even 2 AOs were there). At other places as usual we sunk some AKs but nothing special. Weakly or even unescorted convois are scarce now, so the fight will be harder for our submarine men. We try to avoid big bases, but with the result we also donīt encounter so much ships. However the British + Dutch did some hunting near Malaya and Borneo (also to prevent supply of Port Blair), also 1 or 2 Aks sunk. I sent out also some mining subs to bigger ports as long our stocks of mines last. Then switch again to patrol, maybe the mining operations will yield the loss of some Jap asw assets (? - no reports of mine hits so far).....

The Jap tried to bomb also some targets in Burma and Darwin but he mostly gets a bloody nose, as our air is much better now (especially experience - even the old P39s can get some potshots now on Bettys etc) But the Beaufighters are the ace bomber killers - hands down.

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/16/2011 3:13:38 PM   
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Well the advance has not been stopped as planned before, cause there is not much resistance. But we NEED to stop to reorganize atm. it is only a bunch of vehicles and soldiers running towards Singapore only stopping shortly to overhelm some weak JAP garrisons. Not nice, but effective. The last big Jap pocket at Alor Star also was taken, quite big battle even. The rest of the defenders sit in the jungle but already left behind by their comrades more south. Bankok is build up as well Kota Bura. The Jap now also hits regulary with air from Singapore which we cannot fight (no dedicated AA no air still in this area). So we need to bring in air support and planes and AA, will take a while.


The Chinese (with some small Indian help in for of 1 brigade and 2 AC regiments) managed to clear most of Thailand/Vietnam now. Onyl one major city left: Saigon. Vientiane and Luang Prabang taken, the latter battle was more difficult cause of the terrain there. Also the Jap (or Thai) commander there seems to be a good one, his losses are minimal compared to the 1000s in other places. Still he had to give up the city to the Chinese and Indians. In Burma a left over Thai division was also destroyed (north of Bankok).

In China we made a major step in taking the rail hex south of Canton going to Hongkong (meaning the 4 or so Jap divs at Canton should be cut off now). Otherwise the Jap started another small small scale offensive from Shanghai, he took 2 places back and threw out some weak Chinese garrisons. But this will bite his a... I guess since Shanghai should now be weakened. 3-4 corpse are marching to start the siege of this place. Sinkiang is also cut off by major forces (which threw out the Jap of Ichang before). In the east still the Peiping survivors live, but not long I guess. Otherwise we rest and plan a offensive posture of a massive boarder crossing later that year.

The AIR in China heats up, we again send our planes to the front, this time we also send the last 6 I16 from the reserve and 1 British Hurry squdr. means, Canton should be defended by a mixture from 4 plane types (Hurri, I16, P40e, Vanguard). Of course the Brithish one has by far the best exp, letīs see if they make the difference.

We also sent the other reserve to the front (1xVanguard, 1xP40) based at Changsha, there also 4 left bombers (2xSB2, 2xA20). Will be interesting to see, if all the training of the Chinese will have an impact even if the planes are out of date by April 43 of cause).


NG/Salomones:

Aussies still marching direction Aitape. The steps there should be meassured in weeks, so takes a while. Good news is that Arawe (I believe the name of this port at eastern NG?) will draw supplies form the Finschahfen/Lae area over Madang and Hansa Bay. Nice news - even if no road is there. Still we send some more with small amphib TFs. The Jap send over another small CL force to harrass our operations, but not a good move, we establisjed ourselfs to good meanwhile. They were detected and hunted down, only 1 of them sunk other one damaged and fled with destroyers. Hope the Jap tries to concentrate the rest of his battle fleet a bit more in the future (he still should have 2-3 BBs including Yamato!). Interestingly he has not given up Guadalcanal, he send supply convois there. This time it seems the freighters were succesfully in unlopading before we get chase them away/sunk them. On a rare occasion B26 landbombers with low naval skill scored 2 bomb hits (this time we used alt 100!).

The result of the supply the JAP got: He promply came to life again, send some Betties out and has a CAP in place again  So we need to repeat the pounding of airfields and port, also send in bombardemnt fleets. This time we will better guard the area with more planes at naval and more surface forces there (Tulagi is now a usable base!).
Places like Shortlands, Rabaul and even Kavieng look good and reach port 4-5. Our CV planes still to  a portion in maintenance (due to a bug in my version) so operations against better defended targets (Truk?) need to wait. Also at Ponape the Jap has a bad ass coastal fortress, a Brit BB got 34 hits while trying to bombardement and recon the place. She managed to hit 1 (!) enemy gun. But the damage she got was light, only 4-5 points (?). Seems BBs have fine use in soaking up the hits from lighter guns (these were mostly 8cm, some 12cm and even 14cm). Good to know that a small commando raid at Ponape would be torn apart.

SUBS

Our subs recovered from the losses and first shock of better JAP asw and still are sinking mostly AKs. Jap subs don not do much, they only seem to be sighted and donīt get much oportunity to shoot, as our air asw is tightened.



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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 7/19/2011 4:23:00 PM   
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No change since the Brits/Indians/Aussies have now outrun their supply line it seems, first baseforces were railed however. Wonder if we can do air ops there at all if the supply is not enough for the groundforces. Need to somehow ship some stuff, but still to dangerous perhaps cause of Port Blair. But the later was tested now in earnest, with the first serious night bombings of the war. 4 Wellington sq. were twice bombing the base from ca. 10000 at first (later we may lower the height), seems the results are ok. Not unrealistic like some others reported here. But the occasional hit on supply, as well severall runway hits. Even some planes seems to be damaged maybe destroyed. We send also as another experiment Beaufighters at 100ft at night, nice they strafe bomb a bit and return! At the 2nd night the Jap reacted (see the AI does fine here) and set some NICKs at night Cap. They could not do much to the Wellingtons, but distracted them at least. The Beaufighters even fought some low alt dogfights with them which were not conclusive however. But interesting results. I expected higher ops losses and FAT at night but seems not to be the case (at least not the bombers). Guess we could send in also some B24 + Wīs at day at higher alt to probe their CAP ? The Nicks could be dangerous for the heavies though letīs see.
Meanwhile we gather the RN together with freighters to do some mayjor supply operation and/or air attacks of PB. We have only 1 CV + Hermes, the others are in yard updating. Not much but perhaps if the airfields are damaged from the LBA it might work ? Otherwise we have most of the cruisers still intact and a number of good DDs which are still weak mostly in AA (compared to their US cousins at least). Therefore better in ASW. Our subs there also tried to do some damage to some supply convois guess for PB and in the area of Medan, which partly worked. The water isnīt very deep so 2 subs were damaged but none sunk !

CHINA:
Well no news other than gathering forces for the far east and maybe destryoing some encircled Japs which is not easy but reported before. The CAF got a bit of beating at Changsha cause only some planes flew at all there and these were P40e so the Jap shot some down even killing 2 higher officers. At Canton the Jap avoids direct attacks (this is the place with the Brit Hurry sqdr.) instead bombs all the nearby places with bad results (most airfields done) but we donīt care cause we donīt have anything in these cities or plan to use them in any way. Also 4 Chinese units are waiting at Saigon for some Brits/Ind reeinforcements (mostly ACs Humber1 etc). Near Shanghai the Japs that made a counterattack direction Nanking (they took 2 cities back) were beaten back, 1 city retaken survivors could NOT retreat to Shanghai which is good.

NG:
Aussies march now direction Aitape which takes some weeks, but supply arrived so land offensive can continue. Maybe even take Aitape per land way. Hollandia is another matter this is one is heavily garrisoned says recon.
A small raider unit took also Nauro isl. which was empty. Brought in per APDs. Worked ok, the amazing thing is the APDs returning to Efate got cought by Bettys in huge numbers but these ones did not score a single hit  Normally at leat 3-4 should be sunk considering how painful the Netties were before. Luck or the Jap pilots get weaker ? We then use 3 SSTs to send supply for the small unit and will bring in engs to build the base up a bit more. But this time with fighter cover (Wasp + 1 CVE should provide it) Wasp was outfitted at Aukland and her planes rested, so she should be battle ready now again. At the fleet US CVs we finally could update 2 Wildcat units to Hellcats will be interesting to see how they do (location of CVs Suva + PH).

Aleutians
Adak reched a nice level of port and now the airfields will be build up. Also made a small recon run to the Kuriles (northern most island Parishima or so). 1 CVE flew recon and a small air attack, not much damage but we see not a heavy garrison.- later 2 old Omaha cruisers bombarded the place, got hit by 8cm coastal guns, but nothing bigger. So seems doable.

Subs
Jap subs had a field day in sinking 2 good US DDs one of them the type ship "Fletcher"  the other a good and new Bristol class. Guess I go back to forming ASW fleets with AMs, KVs etc. even we have enough DDs but losing these new ships is not nice. Also a small freighter which we sned alone to try out an unescorted speedy run to Dutch Harbour with supplies was sunk, well poor guys, but shows escort still needed. Even if the AKs are on higher speed setting. It seems (if FOW is correct) our mines at Dili sunk a Jap TANKER, even a big one. Another TK sunk by subs..... + 2 or 3 AKs.....

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 8/9/2011 4:06:18 PM   
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Yup game still going but slowwwww

I am typing a report at work atm. so I have now just some battle reports from Jan 43 - March 43 (examples) and a sunk ship list from 26.04.43 till 13.05.43

Better then nothing, eh


Example ground combat in China: Encirlced Manchuko troops which the Jap send over from the east only to be destroyed by massive chinese concentration
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Ground combat at Anyang (89,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 103373 troops, 686 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2842

Defending force 20670 troops, 284 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

Allied adjusted assault: 952

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 105 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
15766 casualties reported
Squads: 258 destroyed, 339 disabled
Non Combat: 546 destroyed, 437 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 142 (89 destroyed, 53 disabled)
Units destroyed 4


Allied ground losses:
674 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:...
38th Chinese Corps...
80th Chinese Corps...
9th Chinese Corps...
48th Chinese Corps...
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps...
93rd Chinese Corps...
16th Chinese Corps...
30th Chinese Corps...
43rd Chinese Corps...
55th Chinese Corps...
7th Chinese Corps...
42nd Chinese Corps...
29th Chinese Corps...
96th Chinese Corps...
40th Chinese Corps...
77th Chinese Corps...
82nd Chinese Corps...
5th New Chinese Corps...
1st War Area ...
10th Chinese Base Force...
14th Group Army...
3rd Construction Regiment...
...
Defending units:...
2nd Manchukuo Distr Division...
3rd Manchukuo Distr Division...
8th Garrison Unit ...
1st Manchukuo Division...
5th Manchukuo Distr Division...
1st Manchukuo Distr Division...
1st Manchukuo Cavalry Division...

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Example of Rabaul air attack:


Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 43
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
Beaufighter Ic x 13
B-24D Liberator x 18
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed, 19 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
Beaufighter Ic: 2 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

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



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47

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Sunfish sunk SS I3 ? But was later sunk, too
Sub vs Sub: SS Sunfish attacking SS I-3 at 128,52 - near Etorofu

Japanese Ships
SS I-3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish



SS Sunfish launches 4 torpedoes at 3,000 yards...
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6 Torps miss Lex

Sub attack near Ocean Island at 128,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CA Vincennes
CLAA Atlanta
DD Conyngham
DD Dunlap



SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Lexington...
I-19 diving deep .......
DD Conyngham attacking submerged sub .......
DD Dunlap fails to find sub and abandons search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search......
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search......
Escort abandons search for sub...
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Jap strikes back with surface night raider at Manus:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Manus at 101,119, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Ashigara
DD Kasumi
DD Wakatake

Allied Ships
DD Lamson, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC-700, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAP President Fillmore, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP President Tyler, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AK Crater, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
AK Alchiba, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Carolinian, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Dorothy Philips, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Allara, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)
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Outcome of "Not so good" raid on Wake:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Wake Island at 141,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Torpedo hits 2
BB New Mexico



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Whow, this one is still going (I was away from gaming for some weeks)

I can tell the Jap is now suffering, the Brits have overrun whole of Malaya (incl. Singapore) - not sure if this was already mentioned.

Also the US-Aussie forces are closing in on Hollandia (huge garrison there). The US fleet landed own + NZ troops there while the whole Aussie army is moving from Aitape to Hollandia inland. Brits landed also at Sabang (Borneo). This is also a though nut, as the IJA has built lv. 6 forts at most important places. .

More to come

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 12/9/2011 4:59:47 PM   
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WE re in Feb 44 now. Yes guess this monster "game" is quite challenging and also time consuming. But somehow I managed it.

Well we now got a little SHOCK of own sunk ships as the Jap is cryzy now and every bomber of him seems now be to be a KAMIKAZE. They also donīt turn back anymore. Itīs like in the beginning with the deadly Betty torpedoes. Well you need a LOT OF CAP now that for sure.

The Brits/Indians took: Sumatra, Malaya completly

The Aussies took: Saumlaki, Hollandia, Lautem


The Chinese/Indians (I sent them some Indian armor) took: Well all of China meanwhile only some little spots are still in Jap hands, but the main points have Chinese flags and even British ones.


The USA took: Biak, the Kuriles, MIli, Babeldaop




Next some pics + reports without much words.



Example ground combat in China: Encirlced Manchuko troops which the Jap send over from the east only to be destroyed by massive chinese concentration
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Ground combat at Anyang (89,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 103373 troops, 686 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2842

Defending force 20670 troops, 284 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

Allied adjusted assault: 952

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 105 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
15766 casualties reported
Squads: 258 destroyed, 339 disabled
Non Combat: 546 destroyed, 437 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 142 (89 destroyed, 53 disabled)
Units destroyed 4


Allied ground losses:
674 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:...
38th Chinese Corps...
80th Chinese Corps...
9th Chinese Corps...
48th Chinese Corps...
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps...
93rd Chinese Corps...
16th Chinese Corps...
30th Chinese Corps...
43rd Chinese Corps...
55th Chinese Corps...
7th Chinese Corps...
42nd Chinese Corps...
29th Chinese Corps...
96th Chinese Corps...
40th Chinese Corps...
77th Chinese Corps...
82nd Chinese Corps...
5th New Chinese Corps...
1st War Area ...
10th Chinese Base Force...
14th Group Army...
3rd Construction Regiment...
...
Defending units:...
2nd Manchukuo Distr Division...
3rd Manchukuo Distr Division...
8th Garrison Unit ...
1st Manchukuo Division...
5th Manchukuo Distr Division...
1st Manchukuo Distr Division...
1st Manchukuo Cavalry Division...

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Example of Rabaul air attack:


Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 43
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
Beaufighter Ic x 13
B-24D Liberator x 18
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed, 19 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
Beaufighter Ic: 2 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

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



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47

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Sunfish sunk SS i3 ? But was later sunk, too

Sub vs Sub: SS Sunfish attacking SS I-3 at 128,52 - near Etorofu

Japanese Ships
SS I-3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish



SS Sunfish launches 4 torpedoes at 3,000 yards...
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6 Torps miss Lex

Sub attack near Ocean Island at 128,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CA Vincennes
CLAA Atlanta
DD Conyngham
DD Dunlap



SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Lexington...
I-19 diving deep .......
DD Conyngham attacking submerged sub .......
DD Dunlap fails to find sub and abandons search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search......
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search......
Escort abandons search for sub...
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Jap strikes back with surface night raider at Manus:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Manus at 101,119, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Ashigara
DD Kasumi
DD Wakatake

Allied Ships
DD Lamson, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC-700, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAP President Fillmore, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP President Tyler, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AK Crater, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
AK Alchiba, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Carolinian, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Dorothy Philips, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Allara, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)
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Outcome of "Not so good" raid on Wake:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Wake Island at 141,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Torpedo hits 2
BB New Mexico



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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KAMIKAZE victims next:






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KAMI

WASHINGTON fired some 16 inch MAIN guns at the KAMIKAZES !
(Is this possible in real life ?)

ANOTHER THOUGHT: This ammo was not fired, but destroyed by the KAMI explosion ? But than the damage would be even greater I guess.





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Brits KAMI victimes at Oosthaven (mostly caught during the jump to Java, also 1 DD was torpedoed):






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Here is what I assembled at OOsthaven finally to give air CAP. This planes plus the ones from 3 Brits carriers finally ended the Kamis successes there:






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Finally some sunk ships by Kamis:






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Yes, guess I wrote before that combat reports would be boring to read, but anyway as I have not so much time to report here are some of them

June 43 - DEZ 44



Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 14
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 9


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 6 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 6 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 7 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25
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WHOW............... 7 fish for 1 TK

Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 98,68

Japanese Ships
TK Kozui Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Hoe



TK Kozui Maru is sighted by SS Hoe...
SS Hoe attacking on the surface...
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1 US CVE sunk by Bettys ( + 1 APD later)


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nauru Island at 127,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 42



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 20 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Suwannee, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
APD Crosby
APD Stringham
APD Dent
DMS Chandler
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Ground combat at Hollandia (93,116)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31665 troops, 751 guns, 480 vehicles, Assault Value = 971

Defending force 17615 troops, 227 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 277

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 995

Japanese adjusted defense: 179

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Hollandia !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
6327 casualties reported
Squads: 175 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 270 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 154 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 116 (115 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 41 (41 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6


Allied ground losses:
881 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (0 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:...
Kanga Force Battalion...
14th NZ Brigade...
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment...
2/4 MG Battalion...
2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion...
30th Australian Brigade...
8th Australian Division...
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment...
Port Moresby Brigade...
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion...
193rd Tank Bn /1...
I US Amphib Corps...
4th RNZAF Base Force...
18th USN Naval Construction Battalion...
2/13th Field Regiment...
30th Field Artillery Regiment...
2/9th Field Regiment...
46th Construction Regiment...
4th Field Artillery Battalion...
2/11th Field Regiment...
21/22 Field Regiment...
A Det USN Port Svc ...
2/16th Field Regiment...
1 Group RNZAF ...
3rd Marine Defense Battalion...
119th USAAF Base Force /1...
...
Defending units:...
87th Infantry Regiment...
48th Division...
...
56th Construction Battalion...
60th JNAF AF Unit ...
13th Naval Construction Battalion...
18th JAAF AF Bn ...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wake Island at 136,98

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota, Kamikaze hits 1
BB Washington



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Ikeda T. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming South Dakota... (stupid)
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Morning Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 37
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 42



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 26
Mohawk IV x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 21
SBD-3 Dauntless x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

OOOPS...................

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 9 destroyed
Mohawk IV: 4 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Maloelap at 138,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
G4M1 Betty x 9
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 5



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25

(better...)

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Essex
CV Bunker Hill
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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 33
TBF-1 Avenger x 15


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 7 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
SS I-19, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Daishin Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS I-10, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS I-25, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
SS I-9, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Wa 17, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS RO-61, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x SB2C-1C Helldiver diving from 10000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 2000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 11
B-25C Mitchell x 14
P-38H Lightning x 25


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 6, on fire
xAKL Arisan Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 6, on fire
DD Asashio, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PB Shonan Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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orning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 6, on fire
TK Komaki Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Asashio, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kawakaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 53919 troops, 730 guns, 786 vehicles, Assault Value = 1720

Defending force 18020 troops, 117 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 8 (!!)

Allied adjusted assault: 2237

Japanese adjusted defense: 625

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 8)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 8

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

Japanese ground losses:
625 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 133 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (4 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
933 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (0 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
29th British Brigade...
45th Indian Brigade...
14th Chindit Brigade...
23rd Chindit Brigade...
26th Indian Brigade...
72nd British Brigade...
111th Chindit Brigade...
Gardner's Horse Regiment...
Provisionl Tank Brigade...
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion...
XV Corps Engineer Battalion...
5th Indian Division...
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment...
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment...
8th Medium Regiment...
XXXIII Indian Corps...
IV Indian Corps...
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment...
3rd (Special Force) Division...
...
Defending units:...
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment...
15th Garrison Unit ...
27th Fld AA Gun Co ...
1st Shipping Engineer Regiment...
7th Ind. Engineer Regiment...
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment...
56th Field AA Battalion...
25th Army...
36th JAAF AF Bn ...
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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54075 troops, 735 guns, 873 vehicles, Assault Value = 1715

Defending force 13227 troops, 117 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Allied adjusted assault: 2072

Japanese adjusted defense: 106

Allied assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Palembang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
5630 casualties reported
Squads: 56 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 372 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 214 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 43 (42 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 98 (98 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 9


Allied ground losses:
239 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
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orning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 93,103

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Resolution, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 6



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses

Allied Ships
BB Resolution, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BC Repulse
SUNK
----------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 93,103

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 3
B6N2 Jill x 2



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 3, on fire

HEAVY DAMAGE but made it to port
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Jan 44 - MARCH 44

Morning Air attack on TF, near Bihoro at 123,51

Weather in hex: Partial cloud


Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes


Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 16


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 damaged

(Seems the Allied torp bombers now get better!!)

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiren Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
SC CHa-57, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Soyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Kizan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Tateishi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Toyu Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
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fternoon Air attack on TF, near Maloelap at 138,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
G4M2 Betty x 21



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
G4M2 Betty: 12 destroyed


Allied Ships
BB Washington, Kamikaze hits 9, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2 Betty flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Melbourne!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-26, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AO Neches, Torpedo hits 1
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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/6/2012 5:50:54 PM   
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Happy new year!

1st a question: Were kamikazes worked on in newer versions ? Because they very rarely seem to miss. The historical hit rate was somthing about 15%. In game it seems more to be 60-80% depending on ship type.... Well my version is old, so guess this was toned down already.


Well the Allies advance on all fronts.....

...the Jap navy decided to make a stand around Kushiro were the Yanks landed. They send night raider after night raider, but mostly penny packets. Luckily both Yamato (was hit by 4-5 bombs and 2 torps from air around Hollandia some months ago) and Musashi (was hit by 2 sub torps near Jap homelands) still seem to be out of action or the Jap wants to reserve them for the real "last stand" of the IJN. I just copied some of the fleet action combat reports below. In the North pacific the USN had all left over old BBs and only 3 older cruisers, therefore masses of DDs, CVEs and CVLs . Only 1 fleet carrier was assigned cause we figured we had at Etorufu and Parashumiro already quite good "unsinkable CVs". Now we have almost taken Hokaido completly.

The biggest landbattle there was vs. 1 Jap Div + 1 tank reg + quite a lot of arty and support at Sapporo, but the also had to bow down finally to our troops. The rest of the cities was more or less weakly defended. Maybe the Jap is now missing al the troops he send in useless invasions (ex. Canton, Hankow and 1 more city in China). We have a really HUGE and also experienced Chinese army now, which has taken with US + RAF help in the air and Indian armor help on the ground, every important place in China and the Jap sends 4 or 5 times 1 regiment to recapture named cities with some small amphib fleets. They could land every time but were of course thrown out also every time (which means the landed troops were destroyed, or in 1-2 cases just re-embarked and dissapeared). Not more than annoyance for our command.

Also the Jap made 2 more "bold" moves to re occupy Tillitjap at Java (the British/Indians + 1 US tank brigade took Java meanwhile) and supposedly Saumlaki or Dili/Lautem....I was wondering were these ships were heading and so gave order to all bombers not to attack anymore just to see what they will do. Well in the first case they landed at Java. And even threw out the 1 baseforce at the place, but worse he destroyed all planes there also Well my own fult of course, these were 3 Dutch units reactivated after we captured Tillitjap. I was able to for these 3 untis from about 10 Dutch fragments which arrive at these place. Well they are gone now (2 x B25, 1 x Hurricane). So in this case the JAP achived something. But the one regiment he sent has of course no chance to hold the place for more than a week (untill the Brits have gathered for counter attack). The ships from which the Jap landed dissapeared somehow. Maybe we find them and then of course we try to sink em. But maybe they were dissbanded in port and "teleported" to some other place ?? Letīs see.

The 2nd JAP landing attempt in 44 seemed to be directed at Timor or Saumlaki, but in this case all ships were sunk or damaged... so the convoi retired without landing his human freight.

Major annoyance still Kamikazes which claimed some more ships mostly transports but also some DEs ! They are quite acurate if they get through the CAP, so we will exchange some SBD or TB with fighters on carriers and use all the escort carriers we have. The Jap even uses quite new "FRANK" model fighters as Kamis. Also transport planes ! Well the Franks should serve him better as CAP I think. Still Betties that get through are dangerous also vs. warships.

See pic from Java were the Jap landed and CRs below.


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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/6/2012 5:58:25 PM   
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See the Java/Borneo and Timor area here, our next target would be Makkasar I guess, we vould even chosse between the Aussies or British/Indians which can take the place as we have more than enough troops meanwhile from these nations - quite some regiments and divs are just resting in the rear (a bit unfair to the troops in combat, meh but the losses of both armies - we have to say - were not really heavy as their EXP is also quite good meanwhile add to this much support from the air and arty/HQs at the ground to make a big difference)...

We decide later if we take Balikpapan and Samrinda, both are only defended by weak garrisons says recon. The airfield was already targeted and our planes report only 30 planes left no fighters however,. We also tried some strat bombing out which was quite effective but the B29s were send from Malaya and to fly quite a long way. Together with the resistance of Jap fighters at Miri, the B29s are out of action due to damage and fatigue they received from these 2 flights. Well they have service rating 5 so no wonder they will fly not *that* much




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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/6/2012 6:05:28 PM   
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Ground combat at Shanghai (92,55)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 197838 troops, 1246 guns, 185 vehicles, Assault Value = 6425

Defending force 16824 troops, 170 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

Allied adjusted assault: 6254

Japanese adjusted defense: 585

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Shanghai !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4726 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 140 disabled
Engineers: 139 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 72 (72 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (33 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1504 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 136 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (0 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
28th Chinese Corps...
2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment...
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps...
1st New Chinese Corps...
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps...
74th Chinese Corps...
14th Chinese Corps...
4th Chinese Corps...
16th Construction Regiment...
11th Construction Regiment...
93rd Chinese Corps...
65th Chinese Corps...
87th Chinese Corps...
6th Construction Regiment...
60th Chinese Corps...
4th Construction Regiment...
1st Patiala Lancers Regiment...
63rd Chinese Corps...
21st Chinese Corps...
20th Chinese Corps...
70th Chinese Corps...
1st Chinese Corps...
17th Construction Regiment...
5th Construction Regiment...
25th Chinese Corps...
54th Chinese Corps...
14th Construction Regiment...
1st Artillery Regiment...
22nd Group Army...
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment...
36th Group Army...
20th Group Army...
9th War Area ...
17th Chinese Base Force...
7th War Area ...
1st Group Army...
35th Group Army...
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment...
38th Group Army...
18th Artillery Regiment...
Jingcha War Area ...
7th Artillery Regiment...
Central Reserve ...
22nd Artillery Regiment...
4th War Area ...
41st AA Regiment...
...
Defending units:...
6th Ind.Infantry Brigade...
31st Engineer Regiment...
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment...
China Area Fleet...
7th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion...
53rd Construction Battalion...
26th JAAF Base Force...
60th Construction Battalion...
31st Mountain Gun Regiment...
Shanghai Special Base Force...
8th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion...
41st Ind. Engineer Regiment...
95th JAAF AF Bn ...
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2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!

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7th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!

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31st Mountain Gun Regiment Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!

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53rd Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!

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60th Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!

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26th JAAF Base Force Wiped Out at Shanghai by attrition!!!
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SUB fires one more torp after firced to the surface and hits, but was sunk itself, JAP escorts are quite deadly starting in 44 be warned !Sub attack near Siargao at 83,91

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaimyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Sado
xAK Kashii Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 15, on fire, heavy damage

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



SS Finback launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Kaimyo Maru...
E Sado attacking submerged sub .......
E Sado cannot reach attack position SS Finback over...
E Sado fails to find sub, continues to search......
E Sado attacking submerged sub .......
E Sado loses contact with SS Finback...
SS Finback forced to surface!...
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
E Sado firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
E Sado firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
E Sado firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
E Sado firing on surfaced sub .......
xAK Kashii Maru firing on surfaced sub .......
Sub slips beneath the waves...
---------------------------------------------------------------

Even new FRANk fighters can not help...... guess his pilots are to bad by now.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 29



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35 (no losses!)


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed
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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9563 troops, 138 guns, 311 vehicles, Assault Value = 404

Defending force 8378 troops, 111 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 565

Japanese adjusted defense: 45

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
646 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 66 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 41 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 68 (68 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 74 (74 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
3rd Army Tank Brigade...
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion...
1st Motor Brigade...
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment...
9th RAAF Base Force...
1st RAA Jungle Regiment...
II Australian ...
78th RAAF Wing ...
11th RAAF M/W Sqn ...
...
Defending units:...
43rd Recon Regiment...
9th Garrison Unit ...
7th RF Gun Battalion...
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment...
46th Road Const Co ...
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment...
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment...
54th JNAF AF Unit ...
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FINALLY some nice coordinated air raids by planes from different airfields and 2 or 3 nations

Morning Air attack on Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 13
Mitchell II x 15
B-24D1 Liberator x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 14
P-38H Lightning x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28
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orning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 18
Liberator GR.III x 10
Wellington B.X x 28
Wellington GR.XIII x 15
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4
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Sub attack near Shikotan at 126,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-181, hits 2

Allied Ships
CVE Santee, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage SUNK
CA Salt Lake City
DD Franks
DE Austin
DD Twining
DD Owen
DD Johnston
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi, Shell hits 5
DD Hakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
DE LeHardy, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
DD Talbot, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-44, Shell hits 32, and is sunk
LST-447, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
LST-450, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-454, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
LST-456, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
LST-465, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-466, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
------------------------------------
ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi, on fire
DD Hakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Natoma Bay, Shell hits 3
DD Hobby
DD Thompson
DD Carmick
DD Sampson
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Kinugasa
DD Suzunami
DD Asanagi

Allied Ships
LST-41, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
YMS-216, Shell hits 1, and is s
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ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 2
CL Agano
DD Shimakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-68
PT-73
PT-129
PT-130, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-131
PT-132
PT-133, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
-------------------------------------------------------------
ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CL Agano
DD Shimakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
ACM Holly, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
ACM Heath, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
ACM Abatis, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
YMS-128, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
---------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CL Agano
DD Shimakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-68, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-73
PT-129
PT-131, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-132, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
---------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 122,53, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CL Agano
DD Shimakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-73, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-129, Shell hits 1, and is sun
------------------------------------------
ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 7
CL Agano
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Richmond, Shell hits 2
DD The Sullivans, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Swanson
DD Laffey, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Harding
DD McCook
DE Brackett, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
-------------------------------------------------------------------
ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 18, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Agano, Shell hits 11, on fire
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 5
CL Detroit
DD Boyd
DD Barton
DD Maury
---------------------------------------------------
ub attack near Ominato at 121,54

Japanese Ships
CL Agano, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Flounder
---------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hayashimo, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Oite, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Shell hits 8
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Detroit
DD Boyd, Shell hits 2
DD Barton, Shell hits 1
DD Maury
-------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
CL Kinu, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
CL Tatsuta, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kiyonami, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kagero, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 2
BB Colorado
BB West Virginia, Shell hits 2
BB California, Shell hits 11
DD Halford
DD LaVallette, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Tingey, Shell hits 2
DD Anderson
DD Preston
DD Reid
----------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Kushiro at 122,53

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Flasher
-------------------------------------------------


orning Air attack on TF, near Sendai at 118,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed, 15 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Torpedo hits 2
-----------------------------------------

Finally some succesful strafing attacks by our fighters at ships

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 93,54

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 17

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kanseishi Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tohuku Maru, Bomb hits 1
LST T-103
xAKL Uga Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Chuka Maru, Shell hits 14

Japanese ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
-------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 92,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Fukue, Shell hits 11, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
---------------------------------------------

ound combat at Sorong (82,107)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22461 troops, 392 guns, 420 vehicles, Assault Value = 726

Defending force 10626 troops, 59 guns, 183 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Allied adjusted assault: 720

Japanese adjusted defense: 43

Allied assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sorong !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4132 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 230 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (24 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 172 (172 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Allied ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:...
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment...
30th Australian Brigade...
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion...
8th Australian Division...
3rd USMC Tank Bn /2...
4th RAAF Base Force...
A Det USN Port Svc ...
18th USN Naval Construction Battalion...
3rd RAAF M/W Sqn ...
I Australian Corps...
2/13th Field Rgt /1...
1st Medium Regiment...
4th Field Artillery Battalion...
21/22 Field Rgt /2...
...
Defending units:...
Sasebo 6th SNLF...
1st Recon Regiment...
82nd Naval Guard Unit...
27th Electric Engineer Regiment...
4th South Seas Gsn ...
22nd JNAF AF Unit ...
24th Field AF Construction Battalion...
31st Road Const Co ...
17th Army...
23rd Field AF Construction Battalion...
80th JAAF AF Bn ...
-----------------------------------------------
Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35221 troops, 582 guns, 688 vehicles, Assault Value = 1199

Defending force 20846 troops, 293 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 402

Allied adjusted assault: 710

Japanese adjusted defense: 73

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 7)

Allied forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
4207 casualties reported
Squads: 128 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 381 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 98 (94 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 183 (181 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 11


Allied ground losses:
1099 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (0 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
23rd Chindit Brigade...
44th Indian Brigade...
Gardner's Horse Regiment...
100th Indian Brigade...
XV Corps Engineer Battalion...
8th KGV Light Cav Regiment...
11th (East African) Division...
77th Chindit Brigade...
Provisionl Tank Brigade...
Guides Cavalry Regiment...
45th Recce Regiment...
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment...
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment...
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment...
XXXIII Indian Corps...
8th Medium Regiment...
3rd (Special Force) Division...
...
Defending units:...
56th Division...
5th RF Gun Battalion...
1st Mortar Regiment...
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion...
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment...
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment...
6th Air Division...
3rd Shipping Engineer Regiment...
Southwest Area Fleet...
12th Mortar Battalion...
16th AA Regiment...
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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/13/2012 6:48:29 PM   
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We assemble forces on Hokaido right now of course.... so in this part is not much ground action, except that the IJN still does the one or other raid. As well they send Kamis to sink what appear to be smallies PT boats and mine craft from the USN. But I need to defend even the small craft cause when Yamato appears I hope to whittle her down with severall dozen of PT attacks before it reaches the real surface fleet or even the masses of landing craft and freighters unloading at Kushiro (we have now 600 naval support there, so it goes quite fast even if the harbour iat the maximum with only 5!).

Also landings at Manado (New Zealanders), Makassar (Aussies) and Den Passar (Brits) took place. The Amerikkans took some smallish islands also.

Well the CRs:

FEB 44 - APR 44

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 123,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain


Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 9
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 68



Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 11
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 6 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 19 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Kamikaze hits 8, on fire---------------------------------------------------
fternoon Air attack on TF, near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Seiryu Maru, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage xAK Uji Maru, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Jusan Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

US NAVY SBDs flying Kamikazi, means they give their live for the president or what ?
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 123,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-57-II Topsy x 7

JAP sends even poor transport planes as KAMIS


Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 8
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 4 destroyed
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Okinami, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hamanami, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
CL Richmond
CL Detroit
DD Swanson
DD Harding
DD Maury
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
DD Kagero, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
CL Richmond, Shell hits 1
CL Detroit, Shell hits 3
DD Swanson
DD Harding
DD Maury
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ight Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama
DD Makinami
DD Usugumo, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB Colorado
BB West Virginia
BB California, Shell hits 5
CL Richmond
CL Detroit
DD Boyd
DD Tingey
DD Swanson
DD Harding
DD Anderson
DD Maury
DD Preston
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bihoro at 123,51, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Noshiro
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami

Allied Ships
LCT-58, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-59, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-60, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-61, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-62, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCT-63, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-64, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
LCT-65, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-66, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-67, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-128, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-129, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-130, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCT-139, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-140, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
LCT-141, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-142, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-143, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC PC-787, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sapporo at 117,51

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 2
DD Fujinami

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama, Shell hits 2
DD Umikaze
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB West Virginia
DD Halford, Shell hits 2
DD Tingey, Shell hits 1
DD Anderson, Shell hits 1
DD Preston
DD Reid, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13
H6K5 Mavis x 1



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 8 destroyed
H6K5 Mavis: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Elmdale, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Hermion, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
DMS Trevor, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Sonnavind, Kamikaze hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nurani, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
AM Ararat, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK St Essylt, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires

DAMN KAMIS
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 28
Liberator GR.III x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia : 1 destroyed on ground


Japanese Ships
DD Minegumo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yamagumo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Tamanami, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AO Shioya, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Shiriya, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
DD Ushio, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Yayoi, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Mochizuki, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Takanami, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Sunosaki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 66
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Shioya, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Takasaki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Mochizuki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kisaragi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Ushio, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Kaijo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Port hits 2
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5
Liberator B.III x 28
Liberator GR.III x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Iro, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DD Nagatsuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mochizuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Komaki Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Oshio, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Seiyo Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9
Port hits 9
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H6K5 Mavis x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
H6K5 Mavis: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Nurani, Kamikaze hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Ararat, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Sonnavind, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Elmdale, heavy fires
xAK St Essylt, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 14
B-24J Liberator x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed, 16 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
B-24J Liberator: 17 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 39
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Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
B-24J Liberator x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-38G Lightning x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia : 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-36 Ida: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
D3A2 Val: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 70
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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 31
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
B-25H Mitchell x 12
P-38H Lightning x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 2 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 1

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



Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 104
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roti Island at 67,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 6 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAKL Elout, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Sipirok, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Argus, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Isis, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Whyalla, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Benkoelen, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Belawan, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Soerabaja, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Sagoland, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Meroendoeng, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires


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Morning Air attack on Ominato , at 119,54

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11
B-25C Mitchell x 30
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-25G Mitchell x 15

FIRST air attack on JAP mainland

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
ACM Misago Maru #11
AV Kimikawa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS I-4, hits 8, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Tamozono Maru #1
SC CHa-56, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Zuiko Maru



Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 34
Port hits 5
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 123,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13
G4M1-L Betty x 3
P1Y1 Frances x 2
Ki-57-II Topsy x 7



Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 42
FM-2 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 68

THIS time enough CAP

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed
Ki-57-II Topsy: 3 destroyed
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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/17/2012 2:08:34 PM   
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Well well, this "game" getīs a little boring now I have to admit. The AI has gone to sleep it seems, but this is still better than his suicide fleets he sends out from time to time.

I guess this might be still ok and explainable, as the JAP in reality used such "tactics". See Kamis, suicide boats as well the suicide sortie of the Yamato plus their companions. Just to name some examples....Even the Germans used in the final last months suicidal "tactics" of some sorts (like planes that ram heavy bombers or hit very important bridges). I am sure the Germans used this stuff only on a veryyy small scale. Their main hinderance were orders from Hitler, Göring, Himmler etc. anyway and they were doomed.

I can tell that the JAP sortied a "carrier fleet" with his (maybe last) new fleet carrier. How this raid went, Iīll post later together with the combat reports...also the JAP sortied YAMATO severall times.......

In CHINA: Well the advance was ordered to continue and we are now at CHINCHOW which should be in Manchuria I guess (?). There we encountered a kind of a hornets nest (severall divs, strong arty and even an armor division are among the garrison of this town!!). We suffer quite high bombardement losses there, the Chinese have the problem of not having much (if at all) heavy or even medium arty. Well they have some 105mm howitzers otherwise only mortars and 75mm guns. So they cannot respond to the fire from longer range and heavier guns on the other side. But still some Chinese troops have now reached an exp of 80 (!) which means they do not longer get a combat malus  The Chinese als recaptured some city lying on a big river were the JAP landed with ca. 3/4 division strength (3 units). But this was of course hopeless to hold.- The USAAF in China has no also some B29s but they can rarely fly. So still the B24s and B25s are the best bombers in the arsenal. We also send there masses of P40s for ground attacks. The P47s and P38 are mostly not in the air also, as the Jap does not restist with fighters at all.
Well maybe I can send some fighters to Hokaido from China.

THE BRITISH recaptured TILLITJAP at Java. We also found the ship that landed the troops there, these were in the port. Most or all of them sunk by port bombing of all kinds of aircraft mostly Wellingtons.

The US took another more unimportant island called Eniwetok, as there are not really any targets in the area which are worth to capture, they prepare for a landing on Ponape (even we do not need it), just to give the troops over there something to do. These are not needed at other places anyway and our INTEL figured that the Marianas (means GUAM, TINIAN etc...) are quite heavily garrisoned by the enemy also possess large plane numbers. As we do not need these places (we have Hokaido!) we probably wonīt go there like the Allies did in real live. Just mabye shortly before the end of the game to have some last big clashes and "fun"

Theoreticaly we could have already invaded the JAP mainland (means HONSHU), but why hurry ? There are also some dangers: Kamis + the YAMATO. She made severall night sorties with 1 CA + DDs, but this TF managed only to sink some PT`s (ca. 12-13 or so altogether - our USN PTs did not hit anyhing btw.). Well they do not interfere with the major unloading ops at KUSHIRO. The shortest way to HONSHU main island would be from Hakodate to Ominato I guess. Ominato has not that strong troop numbers, the airfield is already bombed to ashes btw. The same will be the fields at Akita in 2-3 days.

We just started the air offensive cause ca. half of the heavies (which are only B24 and B17s - no B29 these are sitting in other places because they use up so much supplies and their pilots are not the best when they arrive) still need some training! I might post the units taking part there later...... There are only US troops btw. I found it a bit strange to have Indians etc. there. The Brits / Indians are just patiently waiting untill they get something to do. There is not enough transport and time to get them over to the north pacific anyway (would be a bit strange also in reality I think, cause the goverments of these nations would not allow this).....

Bla bla bla so far, more reports and pics next time I hope..........


Best allied fighters: Corsair, Spitfire VIII, P47D25 .. so far... I often had bad luck with P38s..

< Message edited by Alpha77 -- 1/17/2012 2:22:31 PM >

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RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/17/2012 2:36:32 PM   
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BTW: I try to end this game in 1944. The amount of time I can play this one is normally not enough anyway.


So okay you get some more selected combatreports this time from April 44 to middle of June 44. Lets start with GROUNDCOMBAT:


Ground combat at Sapporo (120,51)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31983 troops, 390 guns, 516 vehicles, Assault Value = 959

Defending force 21370 troops, 209 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 328

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 420

Japanese adjusted defense: 82

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sapporo !!!
(on HOKAIDO!)


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

Japanese ground losses:
7723 casualties reported
Squads: 115 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 213 destroyed, 150 disabled
Engineers: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 61 (58 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (77 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 12


Allied ground losses:
412 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (0 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:...
104th Combat Engineer Regiment...
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment...
201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment...
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division...
1st Specl Svc Force ...
18th Combat Engineer Regiment...
4th USMC Tank Battalion...
XIV US Corps...
98th Field Artillery Battalion...
152nd USA Base Force...
863rd Engineer Aviation Battalion...
153rd USA Base Force...
V US Amphib Corps...
154th FA Bn ...
15th Marine AA Battalion...
11th Marine Defense Battalion...
209th Field Artillery Battalion...
81st Field Artillery Battalion...
82nd Mortar Battalion...
XI US Corps...
4th USA Defense Battalion...
...
Defending units:...
77th Division...
24th Air Defense AA Regiment...
1st Air Division...
21st JAAF Base Force...
77th JAAF AF Bn ...
55th JAAF AF Bn ...
1st Air Fleet...
73rd JAAF AF Bn ...
63rd JAAF AF Bn ...
49th JAAF AF Bn ...
27th JAAF Base Force...
175th JAAF AF Bn ...
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Ground combat at Muroran (120,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34406 troops, 438 guns, 745 vehicles, Assault Value = 1104

Defending force 13499 troops, 185 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Allied adjusted assault: 804

Japanese adjusted defense: 21

Allied assault odds: 38 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Muroran !!! (on HOKAIDO!)

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

Japanese ground losses:
9649 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 365 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 40 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 68 (66 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 13
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (0 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:...
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division...
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion...
18th Combat Engineer Regiment...
4th USMC Tank Battalion...
201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment...
6th Infantry Division...
5th USMC Tank Battalion...
82nd Mortar Battalion...
98th Field Artillery Battalion...
XI US Corps...
503rd Coast AA Regiment...
XIV US Corps...
81st Field Artillery Battalion...
...
Defending units:...
77th Division...
Muroran Fortress...
27th JAAF Base Force...
77th JAAF AF Bn ...
63rd JAAF AF Bn ...
49th JAAF AF Bn ...
21st JAAF Base Force...
1st Air Fleet...
55th JAAF AF Bn ...
31st Air Defense AA Regiment...
24th Air Defense AA Regiment...
1st Air Division...
73rd JAAF AF Bn ...
175th JAAF AF Bn ...
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Ground combat at Morotai (80,101)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 24676 troops, 430 guns, 446 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Defending force 6029 troops, 79 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 371

Japanese adjusted defense: 37

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Morotai !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
1426 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 79 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 97 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (26 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion...
34th Combat Engineer Regiment...
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion...
2/7 Cavalry Cdo Battalion...
22nd Marine Regiment...
30th Australian Brigade...
1st Medium Regiment...
21/22 Field Regiment...
F Det USN Port Svc ...
2/13th Field Regiment...
177th USAAF Base Force...
1st USN Naval Construction Battalion...
251st Coast AA Regiment...
A Det USN Port Svc ...
9 RAAF Base Force...
2/11th Field Regiment...
2/16th Field Regiment...
I Australian Corps...
176th USAAF Base Force...
77th RAAF Wing /1...
...
Defending units:...
Kure 3rd SNLF...
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company...
25th Special Base Force...
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment...
18th Field AF Construction Battalion...
72nd Field AA Battalion...
97th JAAF AF Bn ...
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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11793 troops, 169 guns, 193 vehicles, Assault Value = 356

Defending force 4489 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Allied adjusted assault: 302

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Manado !!!


Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
1083 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 92 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (17 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 4


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


Assaulting units:...
Fiji Brigade...
14th NZ Bde /4...
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn /2...
N Force Detachment ...
3rd NZ Division...
1 Group RNZAF ...
3rd RNZAF Base Force /1...
2/2nd Heavy AA Rgt /1...
33rd Medium Rgt /1...
2/9th Field Rgt /1...
...
Defending units:...
73rd Field AA Battalion...
Southeast Area Fleet...
2nd JNAF AF Unit ...
48th JNAF AF Unit ...
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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3151 troops, 30 guns, 315 vehicles, Assault Value = 207

Defending force 5223 troops, 50 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Allied adjusted assault: 160

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Makassar !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
651 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 128 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 56 (56 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5


Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
2/4th Armoured Regiment...
3rd Army Tank Brigade...
10th RAAF Base Force /3...
13th RAAF M/W Sqn ...
1st Fgtr RAAF Wing ...
8th RAAF Base Force /6...
...
Defending units:...
30th Ind.Mixed Brigade...
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment...
47th Road Const Co ...
12th JAAF Base Force...
47th JNAF AF Unit ...
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Ground combat at Port Arthur (99,44)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 109826 troops, 410 guns, 360 vehicles, Assault Value = 3923

Defending force 8923 troops, 114 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Allied adjusted assault: 4199

Japanese adjusted defense: 107

Allied assault odds: 39 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Port Arthur !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
2196 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 68 destroyed, 118 disabled
Engineers: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (28 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:...
1st Patiala Lancers Regiment...
6th Construction Regiment...
91st Chinese Corps...
80th Chinese Corps...
76th Chinese Corps...
255th Indian Tank Brigade...
92nd Chinese Cavalry Division...
82nd Chinese Corps...
74th Chinese Corps...
54th Chinese Corps...
27th Chinese Corps...
14th Construction Regiment...
4th Group Army...
9th War Area ...
Central Reserve ...
...
Defending units:...
Ryojun Fortress...
51st Const Co ...
29th Fld AA Gun Co ...
Ryojun Special Base Force...
28th Fld AA Gun Co ...
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company...
15th JNAF AF Unit ...
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Ground combat at Chinchow (101,41)

Note I had to bomb these quite a lot, see air CRs. This was a lvl 8 or even 9 fort together with strong armor and arty...

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 185071 troops, 1273 guns, 63 vehicles, Assault Value = 5685

Defending force 26100 troops, 512 guns, 536 vehicles, Assault Value = 804

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 1255

Japanese adjusted defense: 149

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Chinchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
12970 casualties reported
Squads: 187 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 505 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 125 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 231 (220 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 563 (558 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 20


Allied ground losses:
4663 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 286 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 188 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:...
63rd Chinese Corps...
65th Chinese Corps...
100th Chinese Corps...
25th Chinese Corps...
3rd Construction Regiment...
84th Chinese Corps...
9th Chinese Corps...
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps...
18th Chinese Corps...
13th Chinese Corps...
16th Chinese Corps...
56th Chinese Corps...
2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment...
94th Chinese Corps...
26th Chinese Corps...
7th Chinese Corps...
1st New Chinese Corps...
97th Chinese Corps...
73rd Chinese Corps...
14th Chinese Corps...
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps...
21st Chinese Corps...
7th Construction Regiment...
30th Chinese Corps...
13th Construction Regiment...
17th Construction Regiment...
4th War Area ...
18th Group Army...
8th War Area ...
5th War Area ...
Jingcha War Area ...
6th Group Army...
11th Construction Regiment...
1st Group Army...
5th Group Army...
2nd War Area ...
18th Artillery Regiment...
1st Artillery Regiment...
38th Group Army...
22nd Artillery Regiment...
49th AA Regiment...
...
Defending units:...
1st Tank Division...
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment...
23rd Tank Regiment...
4th Brigade...
2nd Recon Battalion...
8th Engineer Regiment...
2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment...
71st Division...
26th Recon Regiment...
13th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion...
45th Const Co ...
69th JAAF AF Bn ...
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion...
2nd Mobile AA Battalion...
51st JAAF AF Bn ...
11th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion...
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment...
99th JAAF AF Bn ...
46th Const Co ...
201st JAAF AF Bn ...


< Message edited by Alpha77 -- 1/23/2012 8:11:24 PM >

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Post #: 53
RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/23/2012 8:23:29 PM   
Alpha77

 

Posts: 492
Joined: 9/24/2010
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SEA COMBAT - some Combatreports........... mostly around Hokaido where the IJN tried to interfere ca. 30-40 times with ships......

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
DD Ayanami, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB California, Shell hits 1
CL Richmond
CL Detroit
DD Halford
DD Tingey
DD Anderson
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Shirakumo, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB California, Shell hits 1
CL Richmond
CL Detroit
DD Halford
DD Tingey
DD Anderson
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 2
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
DD Akebono, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB West Virginia
CL Richmond, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Detroit
DD Halford
DD Tingey
DD Anderson, Shell hits 1
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shimozuki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

--- MY PTīs actually sunk something and then even a DD

Allied Ships
PT-28
PT-29
PT-74
PT-113
PT-114
PT-134
PT-137
PT-146
PT-159
PT-165
PT-166
PT-167
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 6, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 8
CA New Orleans
DD Halford, Shell hits 1
DD Owen
DD Schroeder
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Namikaze, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
BB California
BB New Mexico
CA New Orleans
CA Minneapolis
DD Tingey
DD Kalk, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Harding
DD Doyle
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Muroran at 120,52, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yunagi
DD Yukaze, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

a 2nd time PT success.

Allied Ships
PT-312, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-313
PT-318
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kushiro at 123,53, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Akishimo
DD Yugiri

DD was not so lucky

Allied Ships
DD Doyle, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
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ight Time Surface Combat, near Muroran at 120,52, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 4
CL Oyodo
DD Susuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
PT-335, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
PT-347, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
PT-349, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-350
PT-351
PT-352
PT-353
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ight Time Surface Combat, near Muroran at 120,52, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
DD Susuzuki
DD Yuzuki

AGAIN !
Allied Ships
PT-317
PT-320
PT-324
PT-336
PT-341
PT-343, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
PT-345, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-346, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bihoro at 123,51, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CL Tama
DD Susuzuki
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
PT-118, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-243, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-244
PT-261
PT-262
PT-307
PT-308, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-309
PT-310, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-465, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-466
PT-468
PT-470, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
.------------


Cheapest sinking of fleet carrier ever ????

They moved within 2 hexes of Singapore I first wanted to send everything I have in the air, but then decided to just try with BRITS PT boats and subs......it worked !

!AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 09, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singapore at 51,84, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Taiho, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
MTB 279
MTB 280
MTB 285
MTB 286
MTB 291
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Submarine attack near Singapore at 51,84

Japanese Ships
CV Taiho, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Spiteful
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Submarine attack near Singapore at 51,84

Japanese Ships
CV Taiho, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Stratagem


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Post #: 54
RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/23/2012 8:57:28 PM   
Alpha77

 

Posts: 492
Joined: 9/24/2010
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Well also some air reports of course:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 79,99

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 28


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged

Japanese Ships
LST T-109, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kainan Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Namikaze
CA Atago
LST T-111, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

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orning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 79,99

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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


Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 34
TBM-1C Avenger x 15


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Atago, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires
DD Namikaze
SC CHa-46, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
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Ahem, this was a navigation mistake I guess forgot to set waypoints.....

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 8 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Cape Orange, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK James M. Goodhue, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Irving M. Scott, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
xAK John Lind, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
DE Coolbaugh, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Cape Fear, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire
xAK Alcoa Puritan, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire
DE Neuendorf, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Balch
xAK John Drew, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Alcoa Pennant, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2a Betty flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Beauforts with torps are pretty effective now, of course they trained good and have nice exp.
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 11


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Janbi Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CA Ashigara, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Nanyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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Some sweeps over Samah, where a quite big Nip airfield is located. They were wrecked before by heavies, but after some days were operational again, so I decided to test my new P47s

Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 46
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 9 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms


Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 28
Ki-84a Frank x 28



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 51
Ki-84a Frank x 9



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 33
P-40N5 Warhawk x 50
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 11 destroyed, 40 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 14 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 44
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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 16
B-24J Liberator x 35
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 16 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 83
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Weak LR cap not enough.......
Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2a Betty x 10



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 7 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAP Murada, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
PT-284, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LST-39, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-26, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LST-27
LST-32, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Lardner
PT-80
PT-281
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OOps


Morning Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 37



Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 25
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed, 4 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TB Kari, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AMC Kinryu Maru
DD Kuroshio
TB Hiyodori, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
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Beaufort as Kamikaze :)

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 11


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Taikai Maru, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Yamayuri Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Hanakawa Maru

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on Makassar , at 65,106

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 19



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
Liberator B.III x 16
Wellington GR.XIII x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 19 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed on ground
Ki-36 Ida: 2 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 117
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orning Air attack on TF, near Muroran at 120,52

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 16
G4M2a Betty x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed
G4M2a Betty: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
PT-330, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
PT-329, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
PT-332
PT-328, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
PT-325
PT-331
PT-326
PT-324
PT-333, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
PT-327



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B6N2 Jill flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x G4M2a Betty flying as kamikaze

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Molu at 79,114

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 9


Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
LST T-115, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
LST T-108
xAK Akasi Maru, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Molu at 79,114

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 9


Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 9 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Panama Maru, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
xAK Tonan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Momokawa Maru, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk (torpīs hit now by Cats!)
Japanese ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
-------------------------------------------------------------
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 3 (only 3 planes but quite massive hits!)

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Ayazono Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Ejiri Maru, Bomb hits 1
PB Heiei Maru #7, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
E Kasado, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Kanze Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC CHa-55, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AO Hayasui, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Medan Maru, Bomb hits 1
TK Eiho Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 11
Liberator B.VI x 4
Wellington GR.XIII x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Dairetsu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Medan Maru, Bomb hits 2
TK Teiyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Eiho Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kantori Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SC CHa-4, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Huzisan Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AO Notoro, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
TK Ejiri Maru, Bomb hits 1
E No.20, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PB Heiei Maru #7, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Ayazono Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Suyozai Maru, Bomb hits 1
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Morning Air attack on Akita , at 117,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 36,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 35



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed (=Elite unit!
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Morning Air attack on Makassar , at 65,106

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 26



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 5 destroyed

Sometimes the P38s fail totally here only 1 example
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Muroran at 120,52

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
A6M5b Zero x 17
J2M3 Jack x 21


Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F4U-2 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-2 Corsair: 1 destroyed
----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Chinchow , at 101,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator x 33
B-25C Mitchell x 18
B-25D1 Mitchell x 19
B-25H Mitchell x 12
B-29-1 Superfort x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

LOL not much hit here.........

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Morning Air attack on 71st Division, at 101,41 (Chinchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 70
P-40N26 Warhawk x 16


Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 12 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 5 damaged
------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muroran at 120,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 20
B6N2a Jill x 9
G4M2a Betty x 10
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 44
Ki-49-II KAI Helen x 1



Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 37
F4U-1A Corsair x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 14 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 5 destroyed
G4M2a Betty: 5 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 21 destroyed
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 1 destroyed
----------------------------------------------------------

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 123,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 8
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 2



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 54


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 3 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAK Oriental, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
DD Wadleigh, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire both sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia Peggy flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x A6M5c Zero flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 123,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-57-II Topsy x 7 STILL USING transports as KAMIKAZE !


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 54
F4U-1 Corsair x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 26
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 5 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 122,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 26


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 7, on fire
DD Susuzuki
CL Tama, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kushiro at 122,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Tama, on fire
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muroran at 120,52

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 27



Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 18 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Akita , at 117,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 49,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 12



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 23


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 32
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 15



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 6
Spitfire VIII x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 13 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 6 destroyed


Allied Ships
MTB 286
MTB 291
MTB 285
MTB 292, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIb Helen flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Had to use severall heavy air strikes to flaten Chinchow enough.......as you can see the troop losses are very low (FORTS!) but still they get disrupted heavily.

Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 101,41 (Chinchow)


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 18
P-40N5 Warhawk x 49
P-40N26 Warhawk x 15
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 36


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 5 damaged
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Chinchow , at 101,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 27
B-29-1 Superfort x 3


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

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



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 100
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Morning Air attack on Port Arthur , at 99,44

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 12
B-24J Liberator x 30
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 7 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 7
Runway hits 132
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 12, 44
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Muroran at 120,52

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 16
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 26
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 24



Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 35
F4U-1A Corsair x 31
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 9 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 14 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 18 destroyed

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

Allied Ships
PT-380
PT-317
PT-382
PT-311
PT-489
PT-383
PT-379
PT-488
PT-313



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-49-IIb Helen flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akita at 115,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14



Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Goshun Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kasyu Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Yaei Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Kogyoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Enki Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
968 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akita at 115,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 47


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Chinkai Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
APD T-2
APD T-3
xAK Hakumi Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Teiyu Maru
APD Nadakaze
CA Tone
xAK Nishi Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Goshun Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Unryu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kakogawa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Senyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Seito Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
581 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akita at 115,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 21


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Hakumi Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD T-2, Bomb hits 1
xAK Eikyo Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ikuta Maru
xAK Sainan Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Nissei Maru

Japanese ground losses:
785 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 69th JAAF AF Bn , at 101,41 (Chinchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 25
B-25H Mitchell x 3
B-29-1 Superfort x 26


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 69,94

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 57
TBF-1 Avenger x 16


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
TK Suddhadib Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Tatekawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
TK Kyokuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Nihon Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Yamagumo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
E Tsuta
TK Choran Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
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OOps
Morning Air attack on TF, near Samarinda at 67,96

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 17


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 11 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Koto Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Tamanami
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 36



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 13 destroyed



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Post #: 55
RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 1/26/2012 11:59:41 PM   
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Btw: If you wonder about the huge losses of the Jap bomber force.....these were not all shot down... they apear as destroyed in the combat report if flying as Kami and die (if hit something or not), but show up as OP losses in the air losses report. - just a reminder.

Meanwhile we got bored and also had build up enough force to make the jump to the JAP mainland we just used the shortest way means Ominato. Quite some big air battles occured also some mine and masses of coast arty hits (but mostly LCI/LSTs and the like). We also lost 5 CVEs in this operation and some smaller ships. Luckily BB North Carolina "absorbed" some KAMI hits it seems. These seem the only ships that really are survivable to Kamis. Or very small, fast and manouverable ships of course.ī1 Div, 1 HQ, 1 Arty was the first wave - quite weak - but the garrison at Ominato was much weaker and was bombed for some days before.... Iīll post the reports and pic when back at home

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Post #: 56
RE: Burma - Malaya front 30. Dec. b42 - 2/3/2012 3:36:47 PM   
Alpha77

 

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Most action around Ominato and Balikpapan, we lost severall ships to Kamikaze as you can see below. The Kamis at Balikpapan came throgh cause 1 CVE with Hellcats was out of action by shell+torp hits by 1 Jap DD in a night action. So the CAP was halved. And the LR CAP did not show up (some P38s flying from Makassar)..

Ominato had only 1 base unit + fortress. So the natural target, we used fast action with a lot of small LCI+LST. So the unloading went fast. Of course all airfields and some troops in the nearby cities were hit in preperation also. Not much JAP CAP left there now. Mostly the enemy KAMIS + escorts fly from the TOKIO area now. The JAP was quite fast however in the reaction to our capture of Ominato, he railed in ca. 20000 men / 210 guns. Guess not enough to throw us out, but also we are now confined to Ominato by now. Until we bring enough stuff in to strike these forces back. Some pics to come later.-



Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 36



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 13 destroyed
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orning Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 119,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 29
B5N2 Kate x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 6
P-38J Lightning x 16
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 35
F6F-3 Hellcat x 117
F4U-2 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 13 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 119,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 55
A6M5c Zero x 40
D4Y2-C Judy x 34
J2M3 Jack x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-46-III Dinah x 3



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 6
P-38J Lightning x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 31
F6F-3 Hellcat x 115
F4U-2 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 11 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
D4Y2-C Judy: 10 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Corregidor
CVE Ranee
CVE Anzio
CVE Hoggatt Bay
CVE Liscome Bay
CVE Kasaan Bay
CA Salt Lake City
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 6
Mitchell II x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia : 2 destroyed on ground
Q1W1 Lorna: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-36 Ida: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
Liberator B.VI x 28
Liberator GR.III x 6
B-29-1 Superfort x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia : 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-36 Ida: 2 destroyed on ground
Q1W1 Lorna: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 2 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 224
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Naval bombardment of Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Australia
CL Boise
CL Nashville
CL St. Louis
CL Birmingham
CL Enterprise
CL Adelaide

Japanese ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Airbase hits 13
Runway hits 166
Port supply hits 1
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 18, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,98, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau
CVE Copahee
CVE Prince William, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CLAA Oakland
DD Taylor
DD Bailey
DE Hotspur
DD La Triomphant
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TF 130 encounters mine field at Ominato (119,54)

Allied Ships
PT-551, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
PT-550, Mine hits 1, heavy damage





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TF 152 encounters mine field at Ominato (119,54) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

114 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Hamilton, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at DMS Emmons...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at DMS Hamilton...
9 mines cleared...
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Naval bombardment of Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL De Ruyter
CL Java
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With

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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 98
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fternoon Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 119,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
P-38J Lightning x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 55
F4U-2 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 16 destroyed
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TF 300 encounters mine field at Ominato (119,54)

Allied Ships
YMS-118
YMS-220
YMS-218
YMS-127



34 mines cleared...


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TF 303 encounters mine field at Ominato (119,54)

Allied Ships
AM Fidelity
AM Competent
YMS-293
YMS-292
YMS-136
YMS-101



93 mines cleared...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samarinda at 65,96, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Sanae, Shell hits 3
xAK Sinko Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Sensan Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Yamadori Maru

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein

Japanese ground losses:
483 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Pre-Invasion action off Ominato

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YP-133, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PF El Paso
SC-637, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-468
LCI(G)-467, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-466, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-465, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-464, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-463, Shell hits 4, heavy damage
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-365, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-79
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
LCI-68, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI-64, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI-83

Japanese ground losses:
445 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
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Invasion Support action off Ominato

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YP-133, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PF El Paso
LCI(G)-468
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
LCI(G)-80, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-79, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-77, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-67, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI-66, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
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TF 300 encounters mine field at Ominato (119,54) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YMS-118, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
YMS-220, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
YMS-218, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
YMS-127, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-118...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-220...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-218...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-127...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-118...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-220...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-218...
Mutsu Bay Fortress firing at YMS-127...
95 mines cleared...
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 119,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 41
A6M5c Zero x 17
D4Y3 Judy x 36
D4Y2-C Judy x 2
J2M3 Jack x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 39



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 11
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 3
P-51B Mustang x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 109


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 16 destroyed
D4Y2-C Judy: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 10 destroyed


Allied Ships
CVE Anzio
CVE Corregidor
CVE Kadashan Bay
CVE Liscome Bay, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
BB Washington
CVE Hoggatt Bay
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 119,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 43
A6M5c Zero x 13
B6N2 Jill x 3
D4Y3 Judy x 36
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 44



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 3
P-51B Mustang x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 102


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 10 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 23 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 30 destroyed


Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Corregidor, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Hoggatt Bay, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Anzio, Kamikaze hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Washington, Kamikaze hits 3
CVE Ranee, Kamikaze hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kadashan Bay, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
CVE Kasaan Bay, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire
CVE Liscome Bay, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis
CA Salt Lake City
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 24
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 21



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 15 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 12 destroyed


Allied Ships
DD Thracian, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Clan Macquarrie, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Hawkins, Kamikaze hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMC Hector, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire
APD Edsall, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Capetown, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LSI(L) Dunedin Star, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
DD Stack
APD Little
LSI(M) Prince Henry, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
APA President Adams, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Shepparton, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Tanfield, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Taiping, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires
AM Inverell, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
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Morning Air attack on Akita , at 117,55

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 18
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 56


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 159
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,98

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 26


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
TK Nikkoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Engyen Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
E Manju
TK Yamamura Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Merak at 48,97, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze
(NOT A SINGLE HIT!)

Allied Ships
BC Renown
CL Durban
CL Dauntless
DD Warramunga
DD Van Galen
DE Foxhound
DD Napier
DD Queensborough
CM Abdiel
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe
LSI(L) Empire Mace
LSI(L) Empire Star
LSI(L) Australia Star
LSI(L) Brisbane Star
LSI(L) Glenartney
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire
LSI(L) Kanimbla
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Morning Air attack on Kuching , at 58,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 40



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed, 21 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 7 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 13 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 11
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 43
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orning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 68,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 34


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Okinami, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Shinyu Maru, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
TK Amatsu Maru, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
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Ground combat at Ominato (119,54)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9467 troops, 211 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 391

Defending force 3488 troops, 82 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 435

Japanese adjusted defense: 41

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ominato !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
450 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 45 (45 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11665 troops, 238 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 339

Defending force 3251 troops, 18 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 334

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 167 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Balikpapan !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
512 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 49 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (43 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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


Assaulting units:...
45th Indian Brigade...
44th Indian Brigade...
100th Indian Brigade...
XV Corps Engr Bn /2...
8th Medium Regiment...
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment...
...
Defending units:...
454th Ind.Infantry Battalion...
7th JAAF Base Force...
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