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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/25/2012 6:40:26 AM   
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Strategic Thoughts
We have some hard decisions to make now. These include:

Abandon central Burma.
Counter Land.
Move in more containment forces.
Commit all our CV's.
Commit only KB.

First we need to start with the end in mind...

We want Japan to still be fighting in mid 1945.

To do that we need to keep the war industry going. We have heaps of resources, oil and fuel are our weakness.

Therefore the key to us is keeping Palembang undamaged for at least 9 months. Therfore anything map north of 21 hex of Palembang is expendable. How to do that while creating the delay will keep us amused for a while.


At this point the rest of the map is almost irrelevant, in particular the SOPAC and SWPAC. As the bulk of his CV force is in the Indian Ocean; he only has a couple of CVE elsehwre (but more are coming) this will make it slow going for him to advance in the Pacific... if he even bothers.




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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/25/2012 10:43:34 AM   
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My opinion, for what it's worth, is that you must crush his forces as soon as possible, before he manages to build up those bases. I would use the two reserve divs to crush his Brit brigades piecemeal and keep 3/5 of my carriers to blockade him.

Right now, you have a shorter SLOC and air supremacy. Use your advantage, before it vanishes. If you let those bases grow, an invasion into Malaya or northern Sumatra is inevitable sooner or later.

Just my humble opinion.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/27/2012 1:48:53 AM   
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21 Jul 1943

Indicators and Warnings
Australian Div advancing on Port Hedland has turned around and is beginning the long march out.

Bit of movement in North East Australia coast.

Subs
The area around Sabang is thick we subs, we have moved in a lot of good ASW aircraft groups and have formed some ASW Tf to take advantage of the opportunity to kill Allied subs. But Our cbt TF are in the area... we are getting out, but not quick enough...

Sub attack near Nias at 41,79

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Torpedo hits 1 [She is Ok and will get to port fine, only recently came out of the yards!]
DD Maikaze
DD Hayashio
DD Ariake
DD Wakaba
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
SS Haddock, hits 4


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ASW attack near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Teishun Maru
xAK Zenoa Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Drum, hits 3




Burma
He sweeps against no opposition. We are building up the fighter force with Franks, and have concentrated at Toungoo, Rangoon and Pegu.

DEI
We start the reduction of the islands. We are building up a counter invasion force of 2 div, 2 Tk Regt and an Assult Eng Regt.

KB finishes off the ships we damaged last turn.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Great Nicobar at 39,67

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 11
B6N2 Jill x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Great Nicobar at 39,67

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5b Zero x 11
B6N2 Jill x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Benham, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Tenedos, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


And then supports the attacks on the islands.

Afternoon Air attack on 41st USN Naval Construction Battalion, at 43,66 (Great Nicobar)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 11
A6M5 Zero x 26
A6M5b Zero x 22
D4Y1 Judy x 132



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


OZ
Not much change.

Pacific
We are pulling back the troops still on Pago Pago to Suva, then will pull back to Rabaul.

China
No change.



We have decided to fight hard in Burma, and to counter land on the islands.

For the later we have 2 div unloading at Singapore, 2 Tk regts on the way to Singapore and a HQ (25th Army) and an Eng Regt about to head to Singapore. It will take us about 7-10 days to get them all assembled with plenty of good assault shipping. We can go earlier if the opportunity arises.


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/27/2012 1:52:18 AM   
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Olorin thanks for the thoughts!

After much consideration/discussion we agree. It will just get worse from here on in!

We are moving 2 div into map south Burma at Tavoy and Moulmein in case he tries to land on the mainland, leaving 7-8 Div in central Burma.


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ORIGINAL: Olorin

My opinion, for what it's worth, is that you must crush his forces as soon as possible, before he manages to build up those bases. I would use the two reserve divs to crush his Brit brigades piecemeal and keep 3/5 of my carriers to blockade him.

Right now, you have a shorter SLOC and air supremacy. Use your advantage, before it vanishes. If you let those bases grow, an invasion into Malaya or northern Sumatra is inevitable sooner or later.

Just my humble opinion.



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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/27/2012 12:22:59 PM   
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22 Jul 1943

Indicators and Warnings
The first island, the one below Port Blair, becomes a level 1 airfield.

Mines
Intersting mine toll this turn:
TF 281 encounters mine field at Little Andaman (44,59)

Japanese Ships
SS I-157, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

TF 322 encounters mine field at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Ships
CA Exeter, Mine hits 1



Subs
Bugger, it later sinks :(

Sub attack near Enggano at 43,95

Japanese Ships
AO Ken'yo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AO Shinkoku Maru
E W-4

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish


Burma
We sweep over his advancing forces to see what is there... next turn Frank will be used for the first time on a sweep mission.

Morning Air attack on XXXIII Indian Corps, at 60,44 , near Shwebo

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9
F4U-1 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed


The light flak tears up the Huricanes.

Morning Air attack on 1st Mobile Infantry Regiment, at 59,45 (Shwebo)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IId Trop x 31


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IId Trop: 8 damaged
Hurricane IId Trop: 2 destroyed by flak


DEI
Andrew has put out some YMS as a screen force, we go around killing them. This DD now has a good gunnery officer!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Sabang at 36,70, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
YMS BYMS-2061, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sinabang at 35,72, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
YMS BYMS-2168, Shell hits 4, and is sunk


We bomb the ground forces on Trinkat island and on Great Nicobar.


At the other end of the DEI Andrew hits Merauke causing light damage:

Night Naval bombardment of Merauke at 89,124

Allied Ships
CA Portland

Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 4

CA Portland firing at Merauke


OZ

Pacific

China



We will continue to hunt down the YMS ships, Next turn KB will join up with the fuelers and AKE's to rearm. Mini KB is well on the way as well, as is most of the fleet. Another few days and it will get really interesting...

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/27/2012 12:49:02 PM   
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23 Jul 1943 The Frank goes into combat!

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Ominato at 118,52

Japanese Ships
xAK Shirashika Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Sumiyoshi Maru
xAKL Nitiyu Maru
xAKL Nitian Maru
xAKL Shinnan Maru
SC CHa-57

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

Burma
We kill some Thunderbolts!

Morning Air attack on XXXIII Indian Corps, at 60,44 , near Shwebo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9
F4U-1 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed


Morning Air attack on XXXIII Indian Corps, at 60,44 , near Shwebo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 26



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

We then bomb the advancing Allied troops;

Morning Air attack on 150th RAC Regiment, at 60,44 , near Shwebo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 51
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Medium Regiment ...


DEI
We continue to hunt down YMS intel ships.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Sinabang at 33,72, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
YMS BYMS-2217, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Day Time Surface Combat, near Great Nicobar at 37,67, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
YMS BYMS-2181, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

We Bomb the southern two most islands for light effect. However the top island goes to level 2, the next two to 1, but the bottom one doesn't progress (see screenshot below).

OZ

Pacific

China


Here is the curent situation. Our 100+ ASW aircraft and ASW Tf have damaged a lot of subs, and the way is now getting clearer. Another couple of turns and the risk will have dropped a lot. You can see where our DD has been hunting YMS, it has done a great job.

The enemy islands are building fast, as you can see the top one has fighters already :( No enemy TF are detected.

The extra air HQ has arived at Chumphun with two more BF Units, one of which is moving to Victoria Point (level 4 airfield). So we now have decent levels of AS in the area, with more on the way.

KB has rearmed, refuled and upgraded more TB units to Jill N2.






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/27/2012 11:41:13 PM   
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24 Jul 1943 A fairly good turn

Indicators and Warnings
No sign of a second wave of ships into the Indian Ocean.

Subs
We are "winning" the sub battle near Sabang, his subs are pulling back and we have freedom of movement again.

On the second attack run we get a hit on an APD, should sink it.

Sub attack near Newcastle at 93,169

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 1

Allied Ships
APD Gilmer, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD Litchfield
APD Rathburne
APD Sands
APD Brooks


Burma
We sweep his forward troops and hit them lightly against no opposition, Japanese aircraft again rule the skies over central Burma...

11 units, including about 3 div have moved into Shwebo. We have about 340AV, mostly armour, with lots of AT guns dug in behind lvl 6 forts. Should get interesting.

Our airfields are all now operational, although still damaged. The enemies North Burma airfields are now operational

DEI
We attack Trinkat, it made level 1 and we were expecting fighters. Unfortunately our missions didn't happen as we would have liked, however he was at max altitude, and we managed to get in underneath while our fighters held the enemy back. In the end a goon result and the airfield at Trinkat is showing 50% damaged at the end of the turn.

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Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 83



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 44

Afternoon Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21
N1K1-J George x 21



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 29 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed on ground



Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 10

Afternoon Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 4



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1




He hits Port Blair, he has to, which is good for us as we have no intention of using it, and it uses some of his 4E sorties!

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 46
B-24D1 Liberator x 35


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 36

OZ

Pacific

China
A good bombardment in the trench lines in front of Chunking.

Ground combat at 76,46 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2275 troops, 254 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 3542

Defending force 138505 troops, 674 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4399


Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
41st Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
34th Division
13th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Division
39th Division
138th Infantry Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
31st Tankette Co
26th Engineer Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
31st Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
21st Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Division
51st Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
36th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
6th Construction Regiment
73rd Chinese Corps
12th Group Army
20th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
3rd New Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
7th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
2nd Chinese Base Force
4th War Area
10th Group Army
9th Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force
35th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment




A lesson that I have picked up from this is that establishing 4 bases at once is probably the minimum for the type of mission that Andrew is conducting to almost guarantee success. It is one more than we can handle at the moment


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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/28/2012 1:56:01 AM   
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A Bridge Too Far, so to speak?

Don't forget that suppression is only half the battle. There's interdiction of the SLoC and counter-invasion. IMHO you don't need to close all four bases. You need to close the bases that you neither take nor isolate. Kapische?

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/28/2012 10:23:11 PM   
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25 Jul 1943 Today went to Japan, see Burma.

Indicators and Warnings
A small swarm of subs detected off Samulaki, either going to mine or in preperation for a move in this area?

Subs
Most of the allied subs have pulled well back.

Burma
Today we went on the counteroffensive. We sweep, bomb and LRCAP Katha for very good result, in addition to the losses below we claim 13 transport aircraft!

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 54



Allied aircraft
P-40N1 Warhawk x 25
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N1 Warhawk: 6 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 78
Ki-84a Frank x 57



Allied aircraft
P-40N1 Warhawk x 10
P-40N5 Warhawk x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged

No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 63



Then there was this very nice ground bombardment by the allies. We have some heavy gun un units, lots of AT assets, behind level 6 forts and his troops may be low on supplies and in the open...

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41524 troops, 746 guns, 1048 vehicles, Assault Value = 2549

Defending force 9752 troops, 264 guns, 609 vehicles, Assault Value = 332


Allied ground losses:
1229 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 118 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 59 (13 destroyed, 46 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (7 destroyed, 12 disabled)



Assaulting units:
2nd British Division
27th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
268th Motorised Brigade
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
254th Armoured Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th Australian Division
9th Indian Division
2/13th Field Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
5th Tank Regiment
1st Recon Battalion
1st Tank Regiment
1st Mobile Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
1st Mobile AA Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mobile Field Artillery Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
8th RF Gun Battalion




DEI
The initial attack on Trinkat doesn't do much... but does chew up his planes for the bombers.

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Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 30
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 88



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 13 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed on ground
Spitfire Vc Trop: 4 destroyed on ground



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


Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 19

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 17
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 23



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21
N1K1-J George x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1



The northern most of the four islands makes Level 3 airfield.

OZ

Pacific

China




Tony is now taking command of all Naval assets and the counter landing forces in the DEI. I do the land based air and defensive ground troop. Requires a bit of coordination and discussion, which we both enjoy!


Here are the overall air losses.






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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/29/2012 7:05:33 PM   
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Wow, I don't think I've seen such a small force incur such large anti-bombardment losses. I'm guessing you have substantial reinforcements on the way? Do you intend to just hold out or try for a counterattack once reinforcements arrive? Though that is obviously also dependent on their further actions.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 4/30/2012 2:55:42 AM   
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Yes it has shaken up our opponant, he is taking a little time out at the moment :)

There are a number of factors at play...
He is advancing over (what the game considers) open ground against forces dug in to level 6...
Our forces have a lot of heavy Arty, including lots of 15cm and 10 cm 9these are really dedicated long range counter battery pieces) guns, and a lot of AT guns.
He has been in the jungle on low supplies, and probably had a lot of disabled squads to begin with.
We have lots of supply, and good commanders.

But this is just a delay position, to force him to prepare for this place, while our main defensive line is across the river and also well dug in. That should generate a months delay.

However the success of this makes it tempting to move 2-4 div back over the river! The problem is the enemy air will eventually smash us in the open... But while he is smashing the ground forces our airforce will be left untouched... if he focus's on out airforce then our ground forces will cause the delay. While he is dealing here we intend to attack his lodgements in the Andaman Chain of islands.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/1/2012 1:46:40 AM   
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26 Jul 1943 Overall a good turn.

We loose another AO in about the same spot as the first one :(

Indicators and Warnings

Subs

Sub attack near Enggano at 44,95

Japanese Ships
AO Kokuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Shinkoku Maru
E W-4

Allied Ships
SS Sargo


Burma
We sweeps Lashaio against almost no opposition (some CAP leakage only). Lots of other fighters fly but no bombers come. The shell game continues.

Morning Air attack on Lashio , at 62,46

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 38,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed



No Allied losses


We fly against the stack at Shwebo.

Morning Air attack on I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion, at 59,45 (Shwebo)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 53
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 52



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


Allied ground losses:
234 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)


DEI
We hammer the islands to good effect.

Night Naval bombardment of Trinkat at 44,64

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
DD Asashio



Runway hits 3
Port hits 2

Night Naval bombardment of Little Andaman at 44,59

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
CL Kuma


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 29
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 89



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 15

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 15
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 26



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 29
N1K1-J George x 5



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9




OZ

Pacific

China


Trinkat is now closed. The fleet units are now all concentrating at Singapore and we are almost ready to head out.

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27 Jul 1943 We oose the Shell game this turn.

With around 70 Franks lost in a turn, and unit morale low this was not a good turn! We didn't loose many pilots though.

We got some hits on enemy subs which have pulled further back

Indicators and Warnings
An enemy TF is detected heading in towards Little Andaman Is from Ceylon.

Subs

ASW attack near Great Nicobar at 43,67

Japanese Ships
DD Onami
E Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 1

Burma
This turn hurt :(

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 41,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 67



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 39,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 55



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 58


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 30
Liberator II x 15
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 33
B-17F Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 97
B-25C Mitchell x 107
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 25
P-40N5 Warhawk x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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



Airbase hits 55
Airbase supply hits 17
Runway hits 149


Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 50


No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 97


No Allied losses

DEI
Poor weather limits our airstikes on the islands.

Afternoon Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 29
N1K1-J George x 17



No Japanese losses



Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4


Next turn we will risk a Betty unit to try and get the TF heading in to the islands. We have lots of TB trained aircrew and planes in the pools.

OZ


Pacific

China

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quote:

Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 39,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 55



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 58


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed


Why do you think your Franks did so poorly against his Corsairs?? I'm about a week ahead of you and I've still done well in my limited air war (no offensive air missions by Allies in 12 days!! ).

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The height advantage "bounce" factor. The Corsair were incorrectly set as well.

Cheers
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ORIGINAL: jrcar

27 Jul 1943 We loose the Shell game this turn.

Burma
This turn hurt :(




Being a year away from this kind of Allied airpower I cringe just looking at the report. I have enough trouble now dealing with sweeps of just 50 Lightnings and 2E attacks with 60 bombers. But 1554E and 160 2E plus the unmatchable quality of those sweeps! Ouch!

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/3/2012 9:17:09 AM   
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G'Day Obvert, yes it is a bit untidy... more again today... just need to dig in, grin and die :)

28 Jul 1943



Indicators and Warnings
Several CV Tf detected at Trincomalee.

Subs

ASW attack near Horn Island at 91,129

Japanese Ships
SS RO-100, hits 12, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Laffey

Burma

Bad weather stopped the fighters from sweeping.. one of those days you wish you had LRCAPED a hex... most of our fighters are still recovering from last turn though. In addition to below there were another 30 odd bombers who straggled in afterwards.

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 15
Liberator II x 3
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 32
B-17F Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 90
B-25C Mitchell x 117
P-40K Warhawk x 18
P-40N5 Warhawk x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 36
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 131

Morning Air attack on Meiktila , at 58,47

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3
B-26 Marauder x 15


No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5


DEI
We try an attack on the TF at Little Andaman Is... the fighter sweep tired them out, and the bombers slipped in under the CAP without too big a loss... then missed :(

Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 12 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 36



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 14 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
DD Beale
CA Quincy



Our bombing of Trinkat continues.

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 72
N1K1-J George x 25



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 26

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Afternoon Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 89



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground




Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3


OZ
We have been bombing the pars on Groote Island, this turn we hit some LCT full of troops, not sure what was on there..

Morning Air attack on TF, near Groote Eylandt at 82,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 8



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
LCT-67, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-66, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
1153 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 83 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Pacific

China


Our bombardment TF have rearmed at Georgetown and will advance to the start point of their run in.

One more turn and we should be able to start loading the invasion force under cover of every CV/CVL/CVE.

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Indicators and Warnings
The enemy CV's are moving out from Ceylon. Should get interesting soon!

Subs

Burma
He is working around our flanks at Mandalay.

Morning Air attack on 44th Cavalry Regiment, at 58,45 , near Mandalay

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 67
Ki-84a Frank x 83



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 damaged


Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 26 (3 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Then he hits our defences at Shwebo.

Morning Air attack on 1st Mobile Infantry Regiment, at 59,45 (Shwebo)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 15
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 31
B-17F Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 88
B-25C Mitchell x 118
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 25
P-40N5 Warhawk x 22


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 30 (1 destroyed, 29 disabled)


Next turn we are LRCAPing Shwebo from Lashio...

DEI

We continue to hit Tinkat

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 27
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 88



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



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


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 35

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 72
N1K1-J George x 29



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14



And Great Nicobar

Morning Air attack on 23rd British Brigade, at 43,66 (Great Nicobar)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



He has been sweeping Merauke the last few days, tomorrow we will CAP Trap it.

OZ
We continue to hit the paras. We are sending in a CL in a few days to deal with the ships.

Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USMC Parachute Battalion, at 82,130 (Groote Eylandt)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 14



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Pacific


China


Next turn we will be hitting the two northernmost islands. First a CA/CL Tf will go in to try to clear the enemy CA TF at Great Nicobar, then a BB TF should follow up.

On the other island 6 CA and 2 CL will visit :) This will be followed up by 130 Helen II. Should close the level 2 airfield...




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Plans have a habit of not working... Our TF's decide to arrive at dawn... not bombard and fight during the daylight hours... with untidy results. The only redeaming point is that for some reason the enemy planes only used bombs!

His first attack at Shwebo does good :(


Indicators and Warnings
His CV's are now just behind the island chain.

Subs

Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ganges Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Kokuyo Maru
SC CHa-19

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion

Sub vs Sub: SS Saury attacking SS I-27 at 46,96 - near Oosthaven

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Saury


Burma
We try to LRCAP Shwebo to get at the bomber stream, unfortunately his sweeps come in first.

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 68



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 15


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


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 58



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 31



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 17



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on 1st Mobile Infantry Regiment, at 59,45 (Shwebo)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 15
Liberator II x 13
Wellington B.X x 14
B-17E Fortress x 31
B-17F Fortress x 14
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 104
B-25C Mitchell x 121
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 26
P-40K Warhawk x 18


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)



He also goes after Toungoo, Frank handle P-38.

Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 31
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 28
Ki-84a Frank x 35



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 29
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 30



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed


But not P-47!

Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 23



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 100


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed


No Allied losses



Then the ground attack goes in:

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 65271 troops, 1318 guns, 1796 vehicles, Assault Value = 2458

Defending force 23343 troops, 391 guns, 672 vehicles, Assault Value = 818

Allied adjusted assault: 2036

Japanese adjusted defense: 632

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

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

Japanese ground losses:
1048 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 101 (10 destroyed, 91 disabled)
Vehicles lost 189 (106 destroyed, 83 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
2152 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 136 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 55 disabled
Guns lost 34 (5 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 65 (9 destroyed, 56 disabled)


DEI
Not the results we were looking for :(

Day Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 44,59, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
CL Yubari
DD Asashio
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hokaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CA Quincy
DD Fletcher
DD Anthony, Shell hits 1
DD Aulick
DD Beale, Shell hits 2
DD Bennett, Shell hits 1, on fire

Day Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 44,59, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 4
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Murakumo, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Ayanami, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akebono, Shell hits 2
DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Quincy, Shell hits 2
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 1
DD Anthony, Shell hits 1
DD Aulick, Shell hits 2
DD Beale, Shell hits 2
DD Bennett, Shell hits 1, on fire

Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 146
SBD-3 Dauntless x 62
TBF-1 Avenger x 99


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
BB Hiei
DD Kamikaze, on fire
DD Yamakaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Numakaze
BB Kirishima
CL Yubari
DD Murakumo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Ayanami, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Yakaze, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

CA Ashigara
DD Asashio
DD Mochizuki, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 145
SBD-3 Dauntless x 60
TBF-1 Avenger x 101


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 5
DD Kamikaze, on fire
DD Yamakaze, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
BB Hiei, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CL Kuma
DD Wakaba, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Asashio


In support of the naval bombardment which didn't happen our bombers hit Car Nicobar

Morning Air attack on Car Nicobar , at 44,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 24
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 113



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 31



OZ
Our ambush at Merauke works well :)

Afternoon Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 37



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 20


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 7 destroyed


Pacific

China


Not only did our TF not bombard at night, but the Tanaka CA Tf decides not to run in either!

Our CV's are moving up the straits of Malacca and are undetected. so we will position for when they are ready.

We loose 6 DD today, but the capital ships are OK due to his orders to use bombs only... they should get away, but next turn we will LRCAP them just in case he sends his CV's forward... If he does our CV's should be able to get in a long range strike from the vicinity of Georgetown.

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Indicators and Warnings
Enemy CV's behind Little Andaman, two CA Tf at litle Andaman. Fighters and bombers at the size 4 airfield...

Subs
Sub attack near Cooktown at 93,137

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Nizam
DD Ellet

Sub attack near Ominato at 118,52

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nitiyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-57

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish



Burma
We sweeps Toundgoo and Lashaio against no opposition. Then bombs the troops at Meiktila.

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 9
Wellington B.X x 11
B-17E Fortress x 26
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-24D1 Liberator x 56
B-25C Mitchell x 48


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 24
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
B-26 Marauder x 20


No Allied losses

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


This turn he bombards and looses an arty regt! Our longer range guns find and destroy a regt of 25 pdr.

Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1109 troops, 85 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 2196

Defending force 21477 troops, 379 guns, 567 vehicles, Assault Value = 670

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


Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 77 (48 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
27th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
40th Infantry Division
254th Armoured Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th Australian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
9th Indian Division
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2/13th Field Regiment
6th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
53rd Division
1st Tank Division
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
31st Field AA Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
8th RF Gun Battalion


DEI
We continue to supress Trinkat

Night Naval bombardment of Trinkat at 44,64

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo
DD Arashio
DD Maikaze
DD Hayashio



Runway hits 1
Port hits 4

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 71



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 23

Morning Air attack on Trinkat , at 44,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 72



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10


And hit Great Nicobar

Morning Air attack on 23rd British Brigade, at 43,66 (Great Nicobar)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10
G4M1 Betty x 22
N1K1-J George x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


OZ
We continue to work over the troops at Groote Eylandt

Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USN Naval Construction Regiment, at 82,130 (Groote Eylandt)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


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

Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USMC Parachute Battalion, at 82,130 (Groote Eylandt)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 8
N1K1-J George x 8



No Japanese losses


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


Pacific

China



Next turn we are going to send the Tanaka CA Tf in to Litle Andaman, move the CV's up so they can strike at range 8 on the island in the morning phase and see if we can get the CA Tf's he has defending the place... We are sweeping with lots of ground based fighters and will send in about 100 Netties to try to hit what is there, or soak up CAP in the process... should be an interesting turn!

Our invasion force has left Singapore...


Plans....




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1 August 1943 Victory!

The Andamans should make a good dive location after the war!

Summery

It starts poorly when Tanakas TF is detected on raider and due to low visibility is ambushed at 2000 yards and badly beat up. Later in the day the TF absorbs some of the strikes despite a decent LRCAP. We loose 3 CA outright, will probably loose a CL. Two CA and a CL get away with only moderate damage… we have a shortage of CA now :(

The main battle occurs, Mini KB and the lighter CV/CVL/CVE of the enemy react towards each other. KB Main stays two hex behind, 7 hex from the enemy fleet CV’s behind little Andaman, but only 4 hex from the enemy lighter TF. Our CVE/CVL Tf and the enemy CV/CVL/CVE Tf end up two hex from one another… the carnage then begins.

Our fighter sweeps against Little Andaman go in first, they get chewed up but appear to draw a lot of CAP from the enemy fleet CV’s who are in the adjacent hex.

Our strikes go in first, probably because we knew exactly where the enemy fleet was from last turn, and we had excellent ISR over the area, whereas our CV’s were until this time undetected. The strike is coordinated and strikes home well.

We then get a lightly escorted strike on the fleet CV’s near little Andaman and strike home… I think the fact that a lot of the CAP had been drawn by our previous sweeps helps. Three torps into Wasp, 4 into Enterprise, 3 into BB Wahsington.

Then enemy strikes come in generally in “CV” loads and are met by a strong CAP, shooting many strikes from the sky, but still we suffer damage on our light CVE/CVL forces and loose a CVL.

Main KB comes through unscathed!

Only about half of our land based Nava strike aircraft fly, soaking up CAP but not doing much otherwise.

Full details in the next post.

Hits on Allied ships, totals over all raids.
CV Victorious, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3 SUNK
CV Essex, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CV Wasp, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CV Yorktown, Torpedo hits 1

CVL Hermes, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage on fire

BB Massachusetts, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire
BB Indiana, Bomb hits 4
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 3, on fire

CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Hits on Japanese ships, totals over all raids.

CVE Unyo, Bomb hits 1
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage [SUNK]
CVE Chuyo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

CA Tone, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



We claim 4 CV, 1 CVL, 2 BB and 1 CVE sunk. We loose just 1 CVL, but 2 CVE are out of commission.

There are still some (2-3) undamaged enemy CVE.

We loose over 370 aircraft, see below.


We have lots of Aces in our CV force now!




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How can yo be sure Yorktown and the other non-confirmed CVs are sunk? Is there more info? Will you pursue to make sure?

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I agree with Obvert, the need to pursue. American CVs are tough and you need to sink them now vs seeing them again in '44.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/4/2012 7:39:29 PM   
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Ack, I need to stop reading these AAR's with crushing KB strikes. KB for me either ends up one hex too far away or lays a big turd when encountering the Allies. This is getting depressing reading about all these success stories.



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BANZAI! Concur on the pursuit with all healthy assets. Many of his damaged CVs probably can't support air ops tomorrow.

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RE: The Great Race! (no AOFFEN or Mark) - 5/4/2012 10:42:34 PM   
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Thanks gents, concur that the other CV's probably haven't sunk, but they will be incapable of air ops. The danger is those airgroups have gone to the islands, which are probably over stacked, but with airHQ's on them become quite dangerous.

KB is in a parallel pursuit if that makes sense :) our subs have been vectored in as well. Being close to our airbases means we have been able to pull some of the decimated airgroups off and replace with 48 fresh Kate and about a similar number of Zero, plus some Judy.

We have a 1/3- ˝ load of torps.

A danger is all his SCTF ships, our CV TF are fairly light on in that department.

Max effort from our land based airgroups as well.

Andrew is a bit despondent at the moment, having lost two CV battles now, and he is probably unable of defending the islands now…. So they will eventually fall with the loss of 4 bdes of infantry (mostly Brits).


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IMHO Andrew's defeat resulted from sticking around the islands with his CVs too long. He had done ok until now, but as you state you knew where he was but he did not know where you were. I believe this sort of battle has occurred several times in this and other AARs (PzB, Castor Troy as Japan, even GreyJoy although under different circumstances). AFBs beware operating too far out of LBA range lest you feel forced to keep CVs on station like this. Once the CV ratio favors the USN this becomes less risky, but during a time of relative parity look out.

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I don't like posting full Combat text files, but I think this turn it is worth the read.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 01, 43
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ASW attack near Sabang at 45,69

Japanese Ships
E Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 6



SS O21 is sighted by escort
E Kasasagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Kasasagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Victoria Point at 48,66

Japanese Ships
DD Yugumo
CA Chikuma
CL Natori
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Makigumo
DD Uranami
DD Shirayuki
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
SS Raton, hits 1



SS Raton launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yugumo
Raton diving deep ....
DD Uranami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shirayuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 44,59, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 3
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Maya, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 40, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Nagara
CL Natori
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Makigumo, Shell hits 2
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Shirayuki
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Astoria
CA Shropshire
CA Sussex, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 3
DD Bagley, Shell hits 1
DD Mugford, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Henley, Shell hits 1
DD Patterson
DD Craven, Shell hits 2, on fire



Poor visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 2,000 yards
CA Cornwall fires at CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
CA Sussex launches Torpedoes at CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
CA Cornwall fires at CA Maya at 2,000 yards
CA Cornwall fires at CA Chikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Craven launches Torpedoes at CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Henley launches Torpedoes at CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Craven launches Torpedoes at DD Shirayuki at 2,000 yards
DD Bagley launches Torpedoes at DD Kawakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Bagley launches Torpedoes at DD Hatsukaze at 2,000 yards
DD Bagley launches Torpedoes at DD Makigumo at 2,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CL Nagara at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma sunk by CA Sussex at 2,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Sussex at 2,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Sussex at 2,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Craven at 2,000 yards
CL Nagara engages CA Sussex at 2,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Craven at 2,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Makigumo at 2,000 yards
DD Bagley engages DD Kawakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Hatsukaze at 2,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Mugford at 2,000 yards
DD Makigumo engages DD Craven at 2,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Yugumo at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Cornwall at 3,000 yards
CA Sussex engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Cornwall at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Cornwall at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Northampton at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Craven at 3,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Patterson at 3,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Shirayuki at 3,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Mugford at 3,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bagley at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CA Mogami at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Sussex at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Shropshire at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Uranami at 6,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Henley at 6,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bagley at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Little Andaman at 44,59, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Chikuma, on fire
CA Maya, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

CL Nagara
CL Natori, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Makigumo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Shirayuki
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
CA Northampton, Shell hits 2
CA Astoria, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Shropshire, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Sussex, on fire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Bagley
DD Mugford, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Henley, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Patterson, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Craven, Shell hits 15, and is sunk




Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Lee, Willis "Ching" crosses the 'T'
CA Mogami engages CA Astoria at 1,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Astoria at 1,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Shropshire at 1,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Astoria at 1,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Northampton at 1,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Craven at 1,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Patterson at 1,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Craven at 1,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Shirayuki at 1,000 yards
DD Mugford sunk by DD Hatsukaze at 1,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Yugumo at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Cornwall at 2,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Sussex at 2,000 yards
CA Shropshire engages CA Mogami at 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Astoria at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Northampton at 2,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Craven at 2,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Hatsukaze at 2,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Shirayuki at 2,000 yards
DD Craven sunk by DD Kawakaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Cornwall at 3,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Astoria at 3,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Natori at 3,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Patterson at 3,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Yugumo at 3,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Patterson at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Henley at 3,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Patterson at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Cornwall at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Sussex at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Shropshire at 5,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Tone at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Astoria at 5,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Kawakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Henley engages DD Uranami at 5,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Henley at 5,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Henley at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CA Cornwall at 7,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Sussex at 7,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Shropshire at 7,000 yards
CA Northampton engages CA Maya at 7,000 yards
CL Nagara engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Patterson at 7,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Henley at 7,000 yards
DD Patterson sunk by DD Yugumo at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Phuket at 48,67

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CS Chitose
DD Akigumo
DD Yukikaze
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Tamanami

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla, hits 3



SS Cabrilla launches 4 torpedoes at CV Hiryu
DD Yukikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Fujinami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Suzunami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tamanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tamanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tamanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Yokohama/Yokosuka at 114,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Monji Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee, hits 4, heavy damage



SS Tullibee launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Monji Maru
Tullibee bottoming out ....
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiun Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Oosthaven at 45,97

Japanese Ships
APD Tsuga
APD Aoi

Allied Ships
SS Seal



SS Seal is located by APD Tsuga
APD Aoi attacking submerged sub ....
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Aoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,47

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-1
xAKL Shino Maru
xAKL Yuki Maru

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion



SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-1
Scorpion diving deep ....
SC CHa-1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 25
F6F-3 Hellcat x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed




CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 5 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 102


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 87


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 34900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 68


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 34900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 32600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 40600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 38600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 32600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 37



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 45,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 21
A6M5b Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 22
B6N1 Jill x 28
B6N2 Jill x 27
D4Y1 Judy x 42



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N1 Jill: 4 destroyed, 12 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed, 8 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed, 20 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Indiana, Bomb hits 4
CVE Sangamon
CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CV Victorious, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
BB Massachusetts, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CV Yorktown, Torpedo hits 1
CLAA San Diego
CVL Hermes, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Chenango
DD Bailey




Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B6N1 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
19 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.882 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.896 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.898 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

Ammo storage explosion on CVL Hermes
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Victorious


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 45,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5b Zero x 49
B6N1 Jill x 39
B6N2 Jill x 10
D4Y1 Judy x 18



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 6 destroyed, 14 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau
CVL Hermes, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Yorktown
CV Victorious, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Prince William
BB Massachusetts, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Indiana




Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B6N1 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N1 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 71 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.896 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4810 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.898 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.882 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4810 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Victorious
Fuel storage explosion on CV Victorious


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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 23



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M5b Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 34600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 34600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 36600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 38600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 37600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 49th Chinese Division, at 70,45 , near Tsuyung

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 22
B6N2 Jill x 25
D4Y1 Judy x 24



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 9 destroyed, 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed, 12 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed, 6 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 3, on fire
CV Essex, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
DD Abbot




Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 10
B6N1 Jill x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 73 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 93 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 66



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged


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


Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 30

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 10
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
33 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Victoria Point at 47,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 30
A6M5b Zero x 107



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35
SBD-3 Dauntless x 36
TBF-1 Avenger x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 23 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 9 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku



CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(27 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/A with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1/C with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Victoria Point at 47,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
A6M5b Zero x 84



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22
SBD-3 Dauntless x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 20 destroyed, 10 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Zuikaku
CV Shokaku
CV Taiho



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1/C with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/A with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 46,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
A6M5b Zero x 40



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24
TBF-1 Avenger x 52


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 11 destroyed, 8 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryuho
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo, Bomb hits 1
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Zuiho
CVE Chuyo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers

Ammo storage explosion on CVE Chuyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chuyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 46,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
A6M5b Zero x 34



Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 32


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 10 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 10
Wellington B.X x 11
B-17E Fortress x 34
B-17F Fortress x 15
B-24D1 Liberator x 43
B-25C Mitchell x 41


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Wellington B.X bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x Liberator II bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 23
B-26 Marauder x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-26 Marauder x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 58,47 (Meiktila)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15
G4M1 Betty x 10



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Hawkins
CLAA Van Heemskerck
CA Frobisher




Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 33000 and 34600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 34600 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 44,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 9



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Conway
AKA Procyon



CAP engaged:
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IV (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 13



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 43,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 13



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 25300 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 25300 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19700 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 25



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 24700 and 25700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Little Andaman , at 44,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 33



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 31000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 31900 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
343rd FG/11th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 31000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USMC Parachute Battalion, at 82,130 (Groote Eylandt)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 8



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USMC Parachute Battalion, at 82,130 (Groote Eylandt)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 46,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 24
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 80



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 6 destroyed




CAP engaged:
802 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 47,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 42



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2
SBD-3 Dauntless x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Natori, heavy damage
CA Tone, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 47,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 36



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10
TBF-1 Avenger x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 10 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Shirayuki



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

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13210.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 10
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 9th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 82nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 9th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 82nd Chinese Corps ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 30



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 83,41 (Sian)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 46,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 24
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 34



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
TBF-1 Avenger x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
802 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 47,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5b Zero x 29



Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 16
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Tone, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL Natori, heavy damage




Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vengeance I releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1/C with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Taiho-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Car Nicobar at 45,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 10
B6N1 Jill x 18
B6N2 Jill x 6
D4Y1 Judy x 7



Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 3
Kittyhawk IV x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged
B6N1 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Nassau




Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x B6N1 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.896 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-223 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IV (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
No.898 Sqn FAA with Martlet IV (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers

Ammo storage explosion on CVE Sangamon


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Ground combat at 76,46 (near Chungking)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2275 troops, 254 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 2978

Defending force 138227 troops, 656 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4398


Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
3rd Division
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Division
31st Tankette Co
34th Division
13th Division
51st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
13th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
31st Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
36th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/A Corps
21st Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Division
15th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese/A Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
12th Group Army
7th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
7th Chinese Base Force
20th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th War Area
9th Group Army
35th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
6th Construction Regiment
18th Chinese Base Force
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
3rd New Chinese Corps
56th AT Gun Regiment


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Ground combat at Shwebo (59,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 63497 troops, 1281 guns, 1791 vehicles, Assault Value = 2224

Defending force 21463 troops, 379 guns, 566 vehicles, Assault Value = 671

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2577

Japanese adjusted defense: 516

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4


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

Japanese ground losses:
1431 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 107 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 76 (41 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 109 (14 destroyed, 95 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1941 casualties reported
Squads: 93 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 38 disabled
Guns lost 66 (11 destroyed, 55 disabled)
Vehicles lost 66 (5 destroyed, 61 disabled)


Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
40th Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
6th Australian Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
150th RAC Regiment
254th Armoured Brigade
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
2nd British Division
9th Indian Division
2/13th Field Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
6th Medium Regiment

Defending units:
1st Tank Division
53rd Division
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
8th RF Gun Battalion




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Here are the plans for the next turn.




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Thanks Cribtop,

The strategy Andrew has used here is really sound, it is incredibly dangerous for the Japanese player... you HAVE to do something about it. The key as the Japanese is being agile enough to react and doing it in MASS. If you go in in penny packets then the outcome won't be good. We had been expecting a move against Sumatra or the DEI, we had prepositioned the fleet accordingly. I think Andrew expected/planned to have a few more days to get ready... and we caught him not as well prepared as he would have liked.

As the Japanese operating under your own land based air at this stage of the war is critical, it is the only way you can generate better than a 50/50 outcome... the benefit is the Allies have to come to you. Having the land bases in support means you can replenish airgroups...

We have won a tactical victory at quite a heavy cost. It will only become an operational victory if we can sink the bulk of the enemy fleet. Considering the bad weather (we are in the Monsoon) that is far from certain.


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ORIGINAL: Cribtop

IMHO Andrew's defeat resulted from sticking around the islands with his CVs too long. He had done ok until now, but as you state you knew where he was but he did not know where you were. I believe this sort of battle has occurred several times in this and other AARs (PzB, Castor Troy as Japan, even GreyJoy although under different circumstances). AFBs beware operating too far out of LBA range lest you feel forced to keep CVs on station like this. Once the CV ratio favors the USN this becomes less risky, but during a time of relative parity look out.



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