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Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 10:16:18 AM   
5thGuardsTankArmy


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My Opponent tried to make a push, it is summer of 1944.
He has had huge logistical problems due to my bases at Diego Garcia, Pago Pago and New Zealand.

After a very long and powerfull Strategic Air Campaign against my forward bases in the Southern Resource area my opponent landed at Kopeng ...
But he lost his fleet in the process and the IJN/IJA will hold Kopeng.

His approach was first engaged by the IJN Submarine force, to be followed by a strike of 3000 Aircrafts launched from 15 bases.
All areas are heavelly buildt up, and this was the weekest spot in my line.


Exp: Allied Player - Have played arround 10 games WITP/AE
Exp: Japan Player - Have played arround 12 games WITP/AE


Who say that a military victory as Japan in 1944 is impossible?






AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 16, 44
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ASW attack near Sawoe-eilanden at 65,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-158, hits 31, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Bangust
CL Phoenix
CL Richmond
CL Leander
DE Austin
DE Waterman
DE Levy
APA Doyen
APA Calvert
APA Arthur Middleton
APA Henderson
APA Barnett
APD Stringham
AKA Castor
AKA Procyon
AKA Arcturus
LSD Carter Hall
LSD Belle Grove
LSD Ashland
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape Meares
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP St. Mihel
xAP Chaumont
xAK Sea Flasher
xAK Bald Eagle
xAK Cape Kildare
xAK Cape Greig
xAK Nancy Lykes
xAK Am. Leader
xAK Agwimonte
xAK Red Jacket
xAK Am. Press
xAK Am. Packer
xAK Am. Builder
xAK Wallingford
DE Wileman
DE Tisdale
DE Stadtfeld
DE Sederstrom



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Submarine attack near Sawoe-eilanden at 65,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 27, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
DD Ammen
DD Boyd
DD Bennett
DD Bell
DD Charles Badger




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Sub attack near Sawoe-eilanden at 65,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-41, hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Mahan
DD Wilson
DD Fanning
DD Dunlap



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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 7

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix
CL Richmond
CL Leander
DE William C. Miller
DE Austin
DE Waterman
DE Baron
DE Bangust
APA Doyen
APA Monrovia
APA Arthur Middleton
APA Henderson
APA Barnett
APD Stringham
AKA Castor
AKA Procyon
AKA Arcturus
LSD Carter Hall
LSD Belle Grove
LSD Ashland
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape Meares
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Chaumont
xAK Sea Flasher
xAK Great Republic
xAK Cape Domingo
xAK Cape Elizabeth
xAK Mormactern
xAK Am. Leader
xAK Agwimonte
xAK Red Jacket
xAK Nightingale
xAK Am. Press
xAK Am. Packer
xAK Am. Builder
xAK Wallingford
DE Wileman
DE Tisdale
DE Stadtfeld
DE Sederstrom




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Submarine attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, hits 21, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey, on fire, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
DD Ammen
DD Boyd
DD Bennett
DD Bell
DD Charles Badger



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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63, hits 12, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey, heavy damage
BB Iowa
CA Minneapolis
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD Bache
DD Boyd
DD Bennett
DD Bell
DD Charles Badger




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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 8, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
BB Indiana, Torpedo hits 1
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Evans
DD Guest

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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-55, hits 9

Allied Ships
DD Sampson
DD McCook




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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
DD Norman
DD Thracian




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Sub attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-33, hits 11, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Norman
DD Thracian



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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 10, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Hammann
DD Anderson



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Hughes, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hammann




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Sub attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-37, hits 3

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi, Torpedo hits 1
BB Tennessee
CA Chicago
CA Indianapolis
CA Portland
DD Halligan
DD Conner
DD Beale
DD Hazelwood
DD Harrison
DD Haraden
DD Lewis Hancock



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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 22, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PF Rockford
PF Bisbee



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Submarine attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65, hits 57, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PF Rockford
PF Bisbee
PF Muskogee




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ASW attack near Roti at 66,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Carmick
CL Caradoc
CL Denver
CL Trenton
DD Craven
DD Jarvis
DD Patterson
DD Helm
DD Sterett
DD Stack
DD Lang
DD Ellet



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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-55, hits 22, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix
CL Richmond
CL Hobart
CL Leander
DE Wileman
DE Seid
DE Waterman
DE Bangust
APA Doyen
APA Arthur Middleton
APA Crescent City
APA Henderson
APA Barnett
APD Stringham
AKA Castor
AKA Procyon
AKA Arcturus
LSD Carter Hall
LSD Belle Grove
LSD Ashland
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape Meares
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Chaumont
xAK Sea Flasher
xAK Trade Wind
xAK Cape Kumukazi
xAK Cape Stephens
xAK Jean Lykes
xAK Alcoa Pilgrim
xAK Am. Leader
xAK Agwimonte
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Red Jacket
xAK Am. Press
xAK Am. Packer
xAK Am. Manufacturer
xAK Am. Builder
xAK Wallingford
DE Tisdale
DE Stadtfeld
DE William C. Miller




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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 10

Allied Ships
DD Abbot
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB North Carolina
CA Cumberland
CA Wichita
CLAA Oakland
DD Bryant
DD Daly
DD Conway
DD Converse
DD Chevalier



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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 16

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Gwin
DD Wilkes



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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-181, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Bailey
DD Welles
DD Caldwell
DD Bancroft



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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61, hits 12

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
CA Chicago
CA Northampton
CA Indianapolis
CA Portland
DD Hale
DD Braine
DD Hazelwood
DD Harrison
DD Haraden
DD Lewis Hancock


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Sub attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-6, hits 21, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Portland
BB Mississippi
BB Tennessee
CA Indianapolis
DD Halligan
DD Conner
DD Beale
DD Hazelwood
DD Harrison
DD Haraden
DD Lewis Hancock


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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61, hits 18, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Healy
DD Hoel
DD Hickox


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, hits 16, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Hoel
DD Hickox


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-21, hits 11

Allied Ships
DD Melvin
DD McKee



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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, hits 23, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Richelieu
BB Massachusetts
CA Exeter
CA Cornwall
CA London
CA Dorsetshire
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
DD Pringle
DD Saufley
DD Renshaw
DD Remey
DD Abner Read


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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 116,80

Japanese Ships
xAKL Minowa Maru
xAKL Tatsuha Maru
xAKL Yosyu Maru
E W-41

Allied Ships
SS Haddock

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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll

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TF 368 encounters mine field at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay
DE Tisdale
DE Stadtfeld
DE William C. Miller
DE Austin
DE Levy
DE Bangust
DE Acree
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Mine hits 1
CVE Shipley Bay
DE Seid
DE Sederstrom
DE Waterman
DE Baron
APD Stringham



22 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-7
MTB G-4, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
MTB G-5, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CV Hornet
CV Bunker Hill
CV Yorktown II
CVL Cowpens
CVL Monterey
CVL Cabot
CVL Langley
BB North Carolina
BB Washington, on fire, heavy damage
CA Wichita
CA Suffolk
CA Cumberland
CLAA Oakland, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fletcher
DD Abbot
DD Bradford
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Bryant
DD Burns
DD Chevalier
DD Converse
DD Conway
DD Daly


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ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-122, hits 14, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Washington, on fire, heavy damage
BB North Carolina
CA Cumberland
CA Suffolk
CA Wichita
DD Bryant
DD Fletcher
DD Daly


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-220
LB-225
LB-230
LB-231
LB-234
LB-235
LB-563
LB-564
LB-565
LB-1217
LB-1222
LB-1224
LB-1225
LB-1226
LB-1227
LB-1228
LB-1230
LB-1231
LB-1232
LB-1233
LB-1234
LB-1235
LB-5054
LB-5055
LB-5056

Allied Ships
CV Hornet
CV Bunker Hill
CV Yorktown II
CVL Cowpens
CVL Monterey
CVL Cabot
CVL Langley
BB North Carolina
BB Washington, on fire, heavy damage
CA Wichita
CA Suffolk
CA Cumberland
CLAA Oakland
DD Fletcher
DD Abbot
DD Bradford
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Bryant
DD Burns
DD Chevalier
DD Converse
DD Conway
DD Daly


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-220, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-225, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-230, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-231, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-234, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-235, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-563, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-564, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-565, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1217, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1222, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1224, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1225, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1226, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1227, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1228, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1230, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-1231, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1232, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1233, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1234, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1235, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5054, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5055, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-5056, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Swanson
DD Wilkes
DD Gwin




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ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Gwin
DD Wilkes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, hits 16, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Walke
DD O'Brien


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Queensborough
DD Penn
DD Quilliam
DD Petard


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-174, hits 33, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DD Petard


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 12

Allied Ships
DD Sterett
CL Caradoc
CL Denver
CL Trenton
DD Craven
DD Jarvis
DD Patterson
DD Helm
DD Stack
DD Lang
DD Ellet


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-159, hits 19, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Mahan
DD Fanning


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 18, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Kidd
DD Jenkins



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-3, Shell hits 23, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
CL Trenton
CL St. Louis
CL Helena
CL Nashville
CL Honolulu
CL Denver
CL Birmingham
CL Caradoc
DD Carmick
DD Doyle
DD Helm
DD Mugford
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Henley
DD Patterson
DD Jarvis
DD Craven
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Lang
DD Stack
DD Sterett



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 46, and is sunk
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
CA Kako, Shell hits 47, and is sunk
DD Kagero, Shell hits 9
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Hayashio
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Shiranui

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts, Torpedo hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
BC Renown, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Richelieu
CA Boston, Shell hits 1
CA Shropshire, Shell hits 1
CA Dorsetshire
CA London, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 2
CA Exeter, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Java
CL Emerald
CL Ceylon
CL Kenya
CL Cleveland
CL Montpelier
DD Picking
DD William Porter
DD Stephen Potter, Shell hits 1
DD Halsey Powell, Shell hits 2
DD Pringle, Shell hits 1
DD Radford
DD Abner Read
DD Remey
DD Renshaw
DD Saufley, Shell hits 2, on fire



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Submarine attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, hits 40, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
DD Bryant
DD Daly
DD Conway
DD Converse
DD Chevalier


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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 39,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 27
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 33
Hellcat I x 17
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 24
P-51B Mustang x 15
FM-2 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1 Corsair x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 102
F6F-3 Hellcat x 490
F6F-5 Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 10 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 348
P1Y1 Frances x 274
Ki-84a Frank x 89



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 75
Hellcat I x 24
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 28
F4U-1A Corsair x 70
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1013
F6F-5 Hellcat x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 78 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 27 destroyed, 89 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 12 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 168 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Shipley Bay, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Hoggatt Bay, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn
CVL Bataan
BB Iowa
CVL Belleau Wood
CV Saratoga
CV Enterprise
CVE Ranee
CVE Kadashan Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Altamaha, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Prince William, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Breton
CVE Shah, Torpedo hits 1
CV Wasp II
CVL San Jacinto
CV Franklin
CV Lexington
CVL Princeton
CV Essex
CVE Wake Island, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Barnes, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Saginaw Bay, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Marcus Island
CV Illustrious
DD Ammen
CVL Independence, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB South Dakota
CVE Long Island
CVE Copahee, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB New Jersey, on fire, heavy damage
BB Indiana
CVE Begum, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CV Wasp
CVE Battler


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 190
P1Y1 Frances x 27
Ki-84a Frank x 84



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 70
Hellcat I x 22
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 8
FM-2 Wildcat x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 61
F6F-3 Hellcat x 890
F6F-5 Hellcat x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 46 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 16 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 21 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 143 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Ranee, Torpedo hits 1, on fire


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 171
N1K1-J George x 327
Ki-84a Frank x 54
P1Y1 Frances x 45



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 60
Hellcat I x 15
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 51
F6F-3 Hellcat x 740
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 64 destroyed, 12 damaged
N1K1-J George: 35 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 41 destroyed
Hellcat I: 10 destroyed
Wildcat V: 3 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 11 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 24 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Petrof Bay, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Wasp
CVE Anzio, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Nehenta Bay, Bomb hits 8, on fire
CVE Gambier Bay, Bomb hits 7, on fire
CVL Bataan, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Reno, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Illustrious, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn
CVE Corregidor
CVE Tulagi
CVE Santee, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hornet II, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB South Dakota
CV Wasp II
CVL San Jacinto, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CVE Liscome Bay, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Natoma Bay, Bomb hits 2, on fire
BB Alabama
CV Franklin
CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE White Plains, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kasaan Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Ommaney Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 94
N1K1-J George x 90
Ki-84a Frank x 56



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 51
Hellcat I x 12
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 41
F6F-3 Hellcat x 627
F6F-5 Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 51 destroyed, 6 damaged
N1K1-J George: 15 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 33 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 82 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Ommaney Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
BB Valiant
CVE Tulagi
xAK West Portal, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Salt Lake City
CA Astoria
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CVE Nehenta Bay, on fire
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 8
BB West Virginia
BB Oklahoma
BB Maryland
CVE Savo Island, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Gambier Bay, Bomb hits 2, on fire


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

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 47
P1Y1 Frances x 36
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 45
Hellcat I x 10
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 37
F6F-3 Hellcat x 535
F6F-5 Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 23 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL San Jacinto, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB South Dakota, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn
CVL Bataan
BB Indiana, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 32
N1K1-J George x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 39
Hellcat I x 9
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 31
F6F-3 Hellcat x 463
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 18 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 10 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 13 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 38 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Franklin
CVL San Jacinto, heavy fires
BB South Dakota


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 16
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 31
Hellcat I x 7
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 30
F6F-3 Hellcat x 402
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 21 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Unicorn






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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 171
N1K1-J George x 64
Ki-84a Frank x 49



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 28
Hellcat I x 5
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 28
F6F-3 Hellcat x 366
F6F-5 Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 24 destroyed, 39 damaged
N1K1-J George: 43 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 18 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 91 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 10 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Kistna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CV Wasp II
CVL Unicorn, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hornet II, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Raleigh
AP Gen. T.H.Bliss, Bomb hits 1
DD Sigourney
APA Du Page
BB Alabama, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Illustrious, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yarnal
CL Newfoundland
DD Twining, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AP Gen. O.H.Ernst
BB Indiana, Bomb hits 1
LSI(L) Dunedin Star, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Copper State
xAP Largs Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
APA Feland
AVD Coos Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Franklin
CVL San Jacinto, heavy fires
DD Dashiell, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVL Bataan
xAP Lancashire, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CL Newcastle, Bomb hits 1
DD DeHaven
xAP Weltevreden, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Santa Elena, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Stevens, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 18 (5 destroyed, 13 disabled)




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 314
N1K1-J George x 45



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 25
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 333
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 39 destroyed, 105 damaged
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 10 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 21 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Belleau Wood
BB Arizona, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage, heavy fires
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Mugford
CV Enterprise
BB New Jersey, on fire, heavy damage
CV Lexington
BB Iowa
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 2
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage, heavy fires
BB New Mexico, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
BB Idaho
CL Detroit
CL Denver
CL Nashville
CL Trenton
CA Minneapolis
CV Essex
CV Saratoga
BB West Virginia
BB Valiant
BB Oklahoma, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
BB California
CA Portland
CL Birmingham
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 1
DD Ellet
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Mississippi
DD Doyle
CL Honolulu
CVL Princeton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Nevada, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Indianapolis
DD Henley
CL St. Louis



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27
P1Y1 Frances x 27



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 24
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 304
F6F-5 Hellcat x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed, 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 34 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Princeton, on fire
CV Lexington
BB Iowa, Torpedo hits 4, heavy damage, heavy fires
CV Essex, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage, heavy fires
CV Saratoga




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 67



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 21
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 272
F6F-5 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed


Allied Ships
CV Saratoga




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N1 Jill x 81
B6N2 Jill x 66



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 19
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 260
F6F-5 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 39 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 31 destroyed





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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 143



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 19
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 240
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 43 destroyed







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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 81



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 224
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 17 destroyed





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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 72
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 20



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 220
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 18 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied Ships
xAK Caleb Strong


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 133
N1K1-J George x 45



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 202
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 23 destroyed, 26 damaged
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 10 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 36 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Chester
BB Oklahoma, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Valiant, Bomb hits 3
BB Maryland, on fire
CA Salt Lake City, Torpedo hits 1
BB Nevada, on fire
BB Queen Elizabeth, Bomb hits 1
CA Vincennes
BB West Virginia, Torpedo hits 1
BB Arizona, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Astoria
DD Callaghan
DD LaVallette, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 94
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 15
Ki-84a Frank x 49



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 173
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 21 destroyed, 17 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 destroyed

Allied Ships
APA Pierce
DD Monssen
DD Aaron Ward
DD Barton
DD Bancroft
xAP President Buchanan
DD Gillespie
DD Grayson
DD Laffey
DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Welles
DD Farenholt
DD Caldwell
DD Gansevoort
xAP President Tyler
xAP President Fillmore
DD McCalla
xAP Republic



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 40
A6M5c Zero x 126
N1K1-J George x 121
P1Y1 Frances x 190
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 20
Hellcat I x 11
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 34
F6F-3 Hellcat x 586
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 48 destroyed, 45 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 20 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 13 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 66 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Barnes, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DE Sederstrom
CVE Copahee, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Corregidor
CVE Manila Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Kalinin Bay, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Shah, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Nassau, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE St. Lo, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Kadashan Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AP Joseph T. Dickman
CVE White Plains, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Ommaney Bay, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Tulagi, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Marcus Island, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Ranee, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Fanshaw Bay, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Cape Kumukazi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Gambier Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Richmond
CL Biloxi
xAK Cape Alava


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





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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
A6M5c Zero x 118
N1K1-J George x 63
P1Y1 Frances x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Hellcat I x 9
Seafire IIC x 5
Wildcat V x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 32
F6F-3 Hellcat x 538
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 6 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 10 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 19 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay, and is sunk




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 34
A6M5c Zero x 107
D4Y1 Judy x 77
N1K1-J George x 112
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Hellcat I x 7
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 29
F6F-3 Hellcat x 457
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 30 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nehenta Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Shah, and is sunk




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 31
A6M5c Zero x 103
D4Y1 Judy x 10
N1K1-J George x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 392
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 11 destroyed




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 26
A6M5c Zero x 96
N1K1-J George x 12
P1Y1 Frances x 34
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 16
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 4
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 335
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 4 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed, 25 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 19 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Unicorn, on fire, heavy damage
CV Franklin, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CV Wasp, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Alabama, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVL San Jacinto, on fire
CVL Bataan
CV Hornet II, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5c Zero x 86
G4M1 Betty x 8
N1K1-J George x 21
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 13
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 288
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 5 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 20 destroyed




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
A6M5c Zero x 74
D4Y1 Judy x 40
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 10
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 249
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 17 destroyed, 11 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 22 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Franklin, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Wasp II, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Bataan, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Wasp, heavy fires, heavy damage



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
A6M5c Zero x 62
B6N2 Jill x 178
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 9
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 3
Wildcat V x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 217
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 10 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 50 destroyed, 78 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Wildcat V: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 36 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVL Langley
CVL San Jacinto, on fire
CV Wasp II, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVL Bataan
CVE Corregidor, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Nehenta Bay, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Biloxi
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 1
CV Hornet II, on fire, heavy damage
CL Mobile
CV Hornet, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Alabama, on fire, heavy damage
APA Neville
LCI-333, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Sands
BB North Carolina
CVE White Plains, on fire, heavy damage
LCI-331
APA Wharton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Suffolk
APA W.A. Holbrook
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
60 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)





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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5c Zero x 187
B6N2 Jill x 6
D4Y1 Judy x 11
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 9
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 161
F6F-5 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 15 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 8 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 8 destroyed
Hellcat I: 2 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 6 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 51 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca, and is sunk
CVE White Plains, on fire, heavy damage




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5c Zero x 24
B6N1 Jill x 18
N1K1-J George x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 7
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 101
F6F-5 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 48 destroyed


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5c Zero x 10
B6N2 Jill x 44
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 6
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 78
F6F-5 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 4 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 destroyed, 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Langley
CVL Cowpens
CVE White Plains, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Ommaney Bay, on fire, heavy damage
CV Bunker Hill



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 1
D4Y1 Judy x 18



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 6
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 53
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 41
N1K1-J George x 16



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 6
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 50
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 29 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 37



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 4
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied Ships
CVL Langley
CV Bunker Hill
CVL Cowpens



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 54
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 12



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 3
Hellcat I x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 4 destroyed


Allied Ships
CVE Chenango, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Hermes


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< Message edited by 5thGuardsTankArmy -- 1/29/2011 10:48:55 AM >
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RE: Slaughter of the Allied Fleet / Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 10:24:56 AM   
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Wow, I wonder if that sets a record for most number of carriers sunk in one battle.

Is your opponent going to continue the game ?

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied Fleet / Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 10:27:06 AM   
5thGuardsTankArmy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: stuman

Wow, I wonder if that sets a record for most number of carriers sunk in one battle.

Is your opponent going to continue the game ?



Of Course, but we have also started a new game.

< Message edited by 5thGuardsTankArmy -- 1/29/2011 10:38:26 AM >

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 10:41:22 AM   
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Your opponent brought those losses on himself by making his task forces that big.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 10:50:47 AM   
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Your opponent brought those losses on himself by making his task forces that big.




Of course, I had nothing to do with it.
He had many Carriers and a problem to him in supporting very many smaller ones due to other losses earlyer in the war.
Normally he would go with 200 Planes pr CVTF in 44, but a bit hard in this situation due to the overall situation.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:25:54 AM   
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Is this a Scenario 2 game?

Looking on those attacks on the Allied TFs the Jap fighters were outnumbered by the CAP at least 3 to 1 - yet they shot down about 4 times their losses
Either Jap pilot quality was v.good or the USN pilots were crap.

Allied TF composition does seem strange - (but i've noticed the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack).

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:27:07 AM   
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Well, difficult or not you are setting yourself up for a slaughter if you don't do it. You obviously had a good defensive arrangement but, really, his CV TF composition was a huge liability.

I also wonder about USN pilot quality on those ships vs IJAAF and IJNAF quality. It seems to me there must have been a bit of a mismatch going on here.


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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:30:01 AM   
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ORIGINAL: FOW

Is this a Scenario 2 game?

Looking on those attacks on the Allied TFs the Jap fighters were outnumbered by the CAP at least 3 to 1 - yet they shot down about 4 times their losses
Either Jap pilot quality was v.good or the USN pilots were crap.

Allied TF composition does seem strange - (but i've noticed the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack).




Yes the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack, it did also in this one.

Allied Pilots was standard (55+), Japanese pilots was more experienced (78+), the Frank is also IMHO superior to the Hellcat if used properly.
Due to weather 40% of the Japanese strike bases did not launch, and the Japanese Carrier force only launched Fighters (A6M5 and A6M5c). I feel that I could done a far better job if the weather would been better.



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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:37:06 AM   
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Two questions.

Why where so many Hellcats slaughtered?

Why launch a campaign into the heart of Japanese LBA? Why not a campaign against more isolated islands like the Marshals and the Marianas that would preclude such a huge concentration of Japanese LBA?

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:38:52 AM   
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Two questions.

Why where so many Hellcats slaughtered?

Why launch a campaign into the heart of Japanese LBA? Why not a campaign against more isolated islands like the Marshals and the Marianas that would preclude such a huge concentration of Japanese LBA?




I don't know.
I had 3 Divisions pr island there, mabye he knew about it from Intel?

I don't know, I can't anwser your question.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 11:57:30 AM   
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I think we need to look at pilot experience as a major culprit.

The difference between a 55 Air Skill pilot and a 78 ( almost 80 ) Air Skill pilot is HUGE!!!! Those Japanese pilots can expect a 3 to 1 exchange rate with that sort of differential all other things being equal. The gap in ability between 55 and 75 to 80 is massive. No wonder the USN fighters did so poorly. With 55 Air Skill pilots this was always going to be an inverse Turkey Shoot.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 12:08:24 PM   
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Well live and learn ! I bet your opponent will not make the same mistake twice.

It's a good object lesson for any of us.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 2:01:29 PM   
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Frank, I believe, is just superior to Hellcat, except in service rating (doesn't matter for the first day of battle among developed airbases). More speed, way more MVR, armament might be considered worse, depending on how damage calculations work, but I'm not sure. The only thing that Hellcat has going to it is better ceiling and slightly better climb. But this advantage is not nearly as important in huge battles like this, IMO, as it is usually likely to be lost after the first clash. Add to this pilot disparity... the Allied player really shouldn't have neglected pilot training so much, and really shouldn't have moved into the LBA nest with his airforce in such condition.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 2:25:43 PM   
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Edited to change lengthy, boring, duplicative analysis to a more concise: *shudder*.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 3:16:46 PM   
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Shudder indeed.

It looks like most of the damage was done by the Frances and its torpedo, along with the Jill. I wonder what ratings those pilots had?

Overall though, this just shows what an immense advantage PDU On is to Japan. Most of those Franks would be Oscars without it, the Frances would be Betties and even Nells and then where would you be ...


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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 3:28:11 PM   
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I have to question the skills of the carrier based fighter pilots, because they took far more losses against the enemy escorts than they were able to dish out, this while outnumbering the enemy. This pretty much looks like one side is highly investing time in pilot training, while the other (losing) side seems to use 50 skilled replacement pilots.

edit: nevermind, my assumption was answered a few posts below the combat report. So what to say? No wonder the Allied lost hard and the main reason is written in the two lines above. And when the Allied had years time to do training due to the overal situation anyway, then I don´t really pity them for suffering such a defeat. You can´t play with one side doing training and the other one ignoring it. Well you can, vs the AI because the AI isn´t doing it anyway.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 3:30:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: 5thGuardsTankArmy

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ORIGINAL: FOW

Is this a Scenario 2 game?

Looking on those attacks on the Allied TFs the Jap fighters were outnumbered by the CAP at least 3 to 1 - yet they shot down about 4 times their losses
Either Jap pilot quality was v.good or the USN pilots were crap.

Allied TF composition does seem strange - (but i've noticed the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack).




Yes the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack, it did also in this one.

Allied Pilots was standard (55+), Japanese pilots was more experienced (78+), the Frank is also IMHO superior to the Hellcat if used properly.
Due to weather 40% of the Japanese strike bases did not launch, and the Japanese Carrier force only launched Fighters (A6M5 and A6M5c). I feel that I could done a far better job if the weather would been better.



Heya, "5th Guards Tank Army". For being such a prolific player of AE, it's very surprising that you're such a new poster on this forum. Might we recognize you by other names, perhaps?

Some questions: How would you know what the precise experience of the Allied pilots was in this encounter? Does your Allied opponent routinely divulge such OPSEC issues in your games?

Also, sounds like some of the bases you have are unusual for a 1944 game. Has your Allied opponent not seen fit to evict you from New Zealand yet? Very curious approach for such an 'experienced' Allied player.



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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 3:51:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 5thGuardsTankArmy

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ORIGINAL: FOW

Is this a Scenario 2 game?

Looking on those attacks on the Allied TFs the Jap fighters were outnumbered by the CAP at least 3 to 1 - yet they shot down about 4 times their losses
Either Jap pilot quality was v.good or the USN pilots were crap.

Allied TF composition does seem strange - (but i've noticed the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack).




Yes the combat report will group all the ships from different TFs in a hex in one report for each air attack, it did also in this one.

Allied Pilots was standard (55+), Japanese pilots was more experienced (78+), the Frank is also IMHO superior to the Hellcat if used properly.
Due to weather 40% of the Japanese strike bases did not launch, and the Japanese Carrier force only launched Fighters (A6M5 and A6M5c). I feel that I could done a far better job if the weather would been better.



Heya, "5th Guards Tank Army". For being such a prolific player of AE, it's very surprising that you're such a new poster on this forum. Might we recognize you by other names, perhaps?

Some questions: How would you know what the precise experience of the Allied pilots was in this encounter? Does your Allied opponent routinely divulge such OPSEC issues in your games?

Also, sounds like some of the bases you have are unusual for a 1944 game. Has your Allied opponent not seen fit to evict you from New Zealand yet? Very curious approach for such an 'experienced' Allied player.






I don't use forums, well I read but I don't write.
We did discuss the details after the battle yes.

I don't think you should "mock" my opponent, there are many things who have happand.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 6:19:24 PM   
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Seems odd that you would have so many subs, ships and planes ready in the one spot that he invaded, with his entire navy. Sounds a little set up to me.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 6:20:44 PM   
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Seems odd that you would have so many subs, ships and planes ready in the one spot that he invaded, with his entire navy. Sounds a little set up to me.



It was the only area he could invade, and he buildt up for it for a loong time.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 6:47:42 PM   
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Seems odd that you would have so many subs, ships and planes ready in the one spot that he invaded, with his entire navy. Sounds a little set up to me.



It was the only area he could invade, and he buildt up for it for a loong time.


In 44, the USN could invade almost any base on the map. How did you know he was coming? Did he loiter off the base for 3 days so you could rush planes, ships and subs to the area? 3,000 planes is a lot, and for you to have that many there, being the weakest spot in your empire, seems odd. You don't have dozens of CV's. For them to be in that spot lets me know you knew he was coming. What tipped you off?

Generally, the USN had 2-3 days of invasion/base suppression before the IJN could show up. They didn't know exactly when and where they would strike. Yes, they had ideas of where and when they would strike next, but not the exact day and base. How did you have masses and masses of trained air groups and your entire navy (assumption here) ready for him the day he was invading?

Am I reading the reports wrong, and he already unloaded his troops and suppressed the nearby airfields before you smacked him with your airforce and navy?

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 7:53:55 PM   
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I believe Chickenboy and Bradley are right. Something just isn't right about this entire report. This looks very much like results scored against the AI, not a player with plenty of WitP/AE experience. And Timor is the only place the Allied player can invade in 1944, when the Japanese player still holds Diego Garcia, Pago Pago, and bases in New Zealand? Riiiiiiiiiiight. And the OP has played 12 games of WitP/AE and suddenly registers on the forums in in January 2011 and begins posting? Riiiiiiiiiight.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 8:31:25 PM   
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Seems odd that you would have so many subs, ships and planes ready in the one spot that he invaded, with his entire navy. Sounds a little set up to me.



It was the only area he could invade, and he buildt up for it for a loong time.


In 44, the USN could invade almost any base on the map. How did you know he was coming? Did he loiter off the base for 3 days so you could rush planes, ships and subs to the area? 3,000 planes is a lot, and for you to have that many there, being the weakest spot in your empire, seems odd. You don't have dozens of CV's. For them to be in that spot lets me know you knew he was coming. What tipped you off?

Generally, the USN had 2-3 days of invasion/base suppression before the IJN could show up. They didn't know exactly when and where they would strike. Yes, they had ideas of where and when they would strike next, but not the exact day and base. How did you have masses and masses of trained air groups and your entire navy (assumption here) ready for him the day he was invading?

Am I reading the reports wrong, and he already unloaded his troops and suppressed the nearby airfields before you smacked him with your airforce and navy?




I will return to read only mode, I like it best that way anyway.

To say how I knew, I knew becáuse I knew he had 900 ships in Pearh weeks before the Attack, so I figured it would be Java or Timor region.
I then also tracked his fleet for 13 days from the loading of the troops in Pearth to the arrival of the troops to the beaches. Using Submarines and eventually Norm's from AV's. I had 14-20 bases in all theaters, I moved the planes to the theater when he approached.

Mabye this does not fit in your AFB mind, in that case I appology I wasted your time.


Have a good day!

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 8:46:35 PM   
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Of course! A 900-ship Allied invasion armada at Pearl signals an invasion of Timor or Java, but doesn't in any way suggest that a Japanese-held New Zealand or Pago Pago or Hokkaido or Sikhalin Island might be the target.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 8:51:19 PM   
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Of course! A 900-ship Allied invasion armada at Pearth signals an invasion of Timor or Java, but doesn't in any way suggest that a Japanese-held New Zealand or Pago Pago or Hokkaido or Sikhalin Island might be the target.

Methinks I know who thou really art, 5th Guards.



I did not see New Zeland or Pago as an option due to it being Summer of 1944, and he was so far behind schadule that taking New Zeland at that point would not make him able to get the VP needed by 1/45 to not lose the game at that point due to VP score.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 8:59:50 PM   
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I think everyone would like it best if you return to read only mode.  

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 9:05:00 PM   
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My Opponent tried to make a push, it is summer of 1944.
He has had huge logistical problems due to my bases at Diego Garcia, Pago Pago and New Zealand.

After a very long and powerfull Strategic Air Campaign against my forward bases in the Southern Resource area my opponent landed at Kopeng ...
But he lost his fleet in the process and the IJN/IJA will hold Kopeng.

His approach was first engaged by the IJN Submarine force, to be followed by a strike of 3000 Aircrafts launched from 15 bases.
All areas are heavelly buildt up, and this was the weekest spot in my line.


Exp: Allied Player - Have played arround 10 games WITP/AE
Exp: Japan Player - Have played arround 12 games WITP/AE


Who say that a military victory as Japan in 1944 is impossible?



You state here that you have played around 12 games of WitP/AE, but here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2700542&mpage=1&key=� you state you have played 6 games of WitP/AE. It seems you are having trouble deciding what you want your facts to be.

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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 9:11:19 PM   
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How many opponents are you playing against at the same time?  You state above that it is "Summer 1944".

But here, you state it is December 1944:  http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2697696&mpage=1&key=&#2702791

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ORIGINAL:  5thGuardsTankArmy

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ORIGINAL:  Terminus

Nobody is going to be flying the Fortress past 1943.



Not true,  I shot down so many B24's that my opponent had to start using B17's agian.
Now we are in December 1944 and he is flying B29's.. but it goes a week between the raids.

I fly Frank and George.... soon however I have KI94 II... 50000ft... 440mph ^^ 2x 30mm + 2x 20mm's   iiiooommmi   I like  ''  bye bye bombers!


My Opponent has just landed on Southern Phillepine island, we are both static now will see how it goes.



Note you don't say "one of my opponents", but "my opponent."  Not what someone with more than one game going at the same time would say.  It's also a long way from Koepang to the Southern Philippines. 


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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 9:13:22 PM   
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quote:

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My Opponent tried to make a push, it is summer of 1944.
He has had huge logistical problems due to my bases at Diego Garcia, Pago Pago and New Zealand.

After a very long and powerfull Strategic Air Campaign against my forward bases in the Southern Resource area my opponent landed at Kopeng ...
But he lost his fleet in the process and the IJN/IJA will hold Kopeng.

His approach was first engaged by the IJN Submarine force, to be followed by a strike of 3000 Aircrafts launched from 15 bases.
All areas are heavelly buildt up, and this was the weekest spot in my line.


Exp: Allied Player - Have played arround 10 games WITP/AE
Exp: Japan Player - Have played arround 12 games WITP/AE


Who say that a military victory as Japan in 1944 is impossible?



You state here that you have played around 12 games of WitP/AE, but here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2700542&mpage=1&key=? you state you have played 6 games of WitP/AE. It seems you are having trouble deciding what you want your facts to be.



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RE: Slaughter of the Allied CV/BB Fleet - Combat 1944 - 1/29/2011 9:14:25 PM   
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I think everyone would like it best if you return to read only mode.  



I just wanted to cher this with you,
I'm sorry I wasted your time.


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