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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 8:01:56 PM   
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"...jocking with true men of true intelligence."  <~~He was referring to me at this point, though I'm not sure what "jocking" means.  I think that's Italian for "paying homage to."

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 8:12:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

"...jocking with true men of true intelligence."  <~~He was referring to me at this point, though I'm not sure what "jocking" means.  I think that's Italian for "paying homage to."


That's your story - stick to it!

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 8:30:34 PM   
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jockeying?

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 8:35:05 PM   
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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 8:58:06 PM   
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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/30/2012 9:20:17 PM   
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I would think that "jocking" had something to do with being Scottish...might even have something to do with haggis...or maybe kilts...


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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 12:13:07 AM   
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W:H:A:T:A:T:U:R:N:

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 12:35:51 AM   
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Is this another long multiple post turn report?

Good or bad?

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 12:37:30 AM   
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nearly 25 naval engagements in two days...6 susb attacks...8 air battles... over 600 planes shot down...naval bombardments...mines...night and day engagements...
Wow...

It seems that (FOW allowing) that 3 Japanese BBs and 2 CLs + 6(or 7) DDs have been sunk in exchange of 4 British CLs and 12 allied DDs, along with nearly 30 PTs...
In the air we got a solid 4-1 in our favour...and Sadogashima, despite being very badly hurt...is still OPEN!!!

See u tomorrow with a comprehensive aftermath and not less than 12 screenshots...


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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 12:38:13 AM   
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too long to post for tonight...

A draw i'd say...not everything went as we hoped...but a very positive draw imho...

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 12:39:06 AM   
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HOLD FAST!!!!

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 1:45:47 AM   
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You are such a tease 

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 4:49:11 AM   
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GJ: I assume you will wake up in a couple of hours and kill the suspense. Until then, I'll pretend to work.

I also understand your remarks on Rader. The enjoyment you guys get out of this is the utmost concern. Now stop jocking and get down to business!

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:26:03 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 22, 44

Ok, so the night of the 22 begun with a small but bloody series of fights between enemy torpedo boats and allied DDs...the japanaese MBTs did way better than the allied PTs in this occasion, scoring 3 hits against fast moving allied DDs...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     MTB G-843
     MTB G-846, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     MTB G-235, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
     DD Witte de With
     DD Decoy, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
     DD Nizam
     DD Relentless

 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     MTB G-877, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     MTB G-879
     MTB G-887
     MTB G-889
     MTB G-352
     MTB G-354

Allied Ships
     DD Luce
     DD Wickes
     DD Young
     DD Cassin Young, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage








When the day arrived the japanese IJAAF started to sweep Sadogashima with their best equipment...our guys were all on LRCAP but managed to hold their own pretty well against Franks and KI-83s which, this time, lacked of coordination

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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-84r Frank x 29



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 25
     P-38L Lightning x 52
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
     P-51B Mustang x 25
     F4U-1D Corsair x 67


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-84r Frank: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-84r Frank x 14



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 17
     P-38L Lightning x 43
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12
     P-51B Mustang x 19
     F4U-1D Corsair x 55


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-83 x 16



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 9
     P-38L Lightning x 39
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 10
     P-51B Mustang x 13
     F4U-1D Corsair x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-83: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
     F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
     F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed



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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-83 x 20



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 2
     P-38L Lightning x 34
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
     P-51B Mustang x 10
     F4U-1D Corsair x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-83: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
     P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed


 
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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-83 x 10



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 1
     P-38L Lightning x 28
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
     P-51B Mustang x 6
     F4U-1D Corsair x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-83: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-84r Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 1
     P-38L Lightning x 23
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
     P-51B Mustang x 6
     F4U-1D Corsair x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
     P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed
     P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed
     F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

 

The legend of the Angels of Sadogashima goes on....




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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:29:34 AM   
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After all those sweeps my CAP over Sadogashima was so wore down that we couldn't prevent the next bombing strike (very well escorted) to drop their load of death on our guys... nonetheless they paid an heavy price in terms of escort shot down...

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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-49-IIa Helen x 19
     Ki-49-IIb Helen x 141
     Ki-100-I Tony x 135



Allied aircraft
     F4U-1D Corsair x 1
     P-38L Lightning x 17
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
     P-51B Mustang x 3
     F4U-1D Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed
     Ki-100-I Tony: 22 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
     P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed
     F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
     Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed on ground
     SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 39
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 5


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Morning Air attack on Sadogashima , at 114,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     Ki-49-IIb Helen x 33



Allied aircraft
     P-38L Lightning x 7
     P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
     P-51B Mustang x 2
     F4U-1D Corsair x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
     Ki-49-IIb Helen: 9 destroyed, 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
     SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed on ground



Runway hits 1






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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:32:01 AM   
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In the afternoon of that very day another strike arrived...this time aimed to our shippings... but our CAP has been reorganized after midday and we protected well our ships...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sadogashima at 114,56

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 25
Ki-84a Frank x 17
Ki-100-I Tony x 16



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 25
P-38L Lightning x 42
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
P-51B Mustang x 23
F4U-1D Corsair x 59


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 12 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Stembel







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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:33:30 AM   
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...So...the 22nd ended being a pretty ordinary day...with the allies strongly holding their own against the japanese air waves...

...but...when the sun went down and the night came....

....with the darkness....the monsters arrived...

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:37:01 AM   
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The moon was at 42% but it was a dark night nonetheless...thunderstorms all over and visibility reduced to 2,000...the best possible night for the japs...

At first arrived the light enemy Task Force... which tangled immediately with our DD screen

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Katori, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Yubari
DD Suzunami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Kiyoshimo
DD Hayashimo
DD Akishimo
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Kawakaze
DD Mochizuki
DD Tadeshiwa, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Uruyuke, Shell hits 1
DD Tachekaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Abbot, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Ammen, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Anthony
DD Bennett
DD Bennion, Shell hits 18, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Boyd, Shell hits 1
DD Morris



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 42% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 42% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Allison W. crosses the 'T'


We crossed the T but the superior number of the japs finally made Allison to look for safety...




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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:39:19 AM   
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Then the same enemy TF (minus a damaged CL) found another DD division (leaded by Burke) halting its way towards the beaches of Sadogashima....


Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Kiyoshimo
DD Hayashimo
DD Akishimo
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Kawakaze
DD Mochizuki
DD Uruyuke, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Halsey Powell
DD Sigsbee
DD Stevens, Shell hits 4
DD Walker, Shell hits 1
DD Jarvis II, Shell hits 3
DD Monssen II



Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 42% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 42% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Burke, Arleigh A. crosses the 'T'



Yet again the japs were superior but we slowed them down...

We just didn't know that the role of this TF was.......



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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:46:45 AM   
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...to clear the path for the BIG boys!!!....

5 enemy BB, 2 CA and 3 CLs, heavily escorted approached!

Our mine fields started to get their life tribute...scoring a couple of hits...

but then the responsability was only up to the shoulders of our DDs... They had to slow them down waiting for Pallister to show up....as you remember Pallister was commanded to arrive on the second night at Sadogashima with a TF composed of the latest british Cruiser technology....










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TF 37 encounters mine field at Sadogashima (114,56)

Japanese Ships
DD Shiratsuyu, Mine hits 1, heavy damage





Commander Burhans knew everything was up to him...if he had left those battleship bomb Sadogashima there was no way the tiny island defences could hope to hold the impact...and the AF would hjave been closed forever...

So he charged...despite outnumbered and outgunned he charged...10,000, 5,000, 3,000, 1,000 Yards!...his sailors were so close to the advancing enemy column they could smell the garlic taste of the breath of their japanese counterparts....

at 1,000 he simply crossed the enemy column...forming a perfect T....and fired his torpedoes....


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Nagato, Shell hits 35, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
BB Fuso, Shell hits 3
BB Yamashiro
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Agano
CL Noshiro
CL Abukuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Shinonome, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Usugumo
DD Shikinami
DD Sagiri
DD Akebono
DD Suresushio
CL Teshio
DD Tagonami
DD Hikokaze
DD Takatakaze
DD Myojinkaze
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
DD Evans
DD Franks, Shell hits 5
DD Hailey, Shell hits 4
DD Hall, Shell hits 4
DD Stembel, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 42% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 42% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Burhans, A.D. crosses the 'T'
BB Hyuga engages DD Stembel at 1,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Hall at 1,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Hailey at 1,000 yards
BB Nagato sunk by DD Franks at 1,000 yards
DD Stembel sunk by DD Shinonome at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Hall at 2,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Hailey at 2,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Hall at 2,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Shinonome
DD Shinonome sunk by DD Evans at 2,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Franks at 2,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Hall at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...




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TF 264 encounters mine field at Sadogashima (114,56)

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma, Mine hits 1


Immediately after the departure of the allied DDs another mine hit a japanese cruiser....




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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 6:48:00 AM   
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...more to follow....

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 7:34:10 AM   
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Greyjoy, don't you know some of us can't wait around all morning, we have to get to work. Though I guess making all those medals for you DD boys is taking a lot of time.

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 7:35:09 AM   
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i have a trial in 15 minutes...sorry guys...gotta go :-(

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 7:37:08 AM   
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Real life occasionally scores a victory, but we'll wait patiently until AE gets the upper hand again.

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 7:37:33 AM   
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Not sure I'd want to have GreyJoy as a lawyer, he seems to be somewhat wrapped up in this game........

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 8:02:18 AM   
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Greyjoy in Court: "Your honor, my Corsair, I mean client, is innocent. He saw the purse on the side of the road as he was passing by on his Scoodra. He was just going to return it to this kind Betty, er, woman, here, when the KB, oops, uh, carabinieri, stopped him before he could CAP... [face palm] Say, could we have a one-hour launch recess?" [Muttering "Sadogashima" continuously to himself as he leaves the courtroom with his bewidered client, then opening up his laptop in the nearby coffee shop, further confusing his client as he sees a depiction of the Hawaiian Islands on a hexagonal grid.]

Cheers,
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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 9:33:20 AM   
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......i'm back

...while Burhans' DDs were fighting to delay the enemy BBs, Pallister's Task Force was steaming at flank speed towards Sadogashima....The British Admiral already knew from the radio what was waiting for him: the enemy outgunned and outnumbered his ships...but he also knew that the safety of Sadogashima and probably of the whole allied effort on the northern coast of Japan was depending on him...on his sailors...
He knew how many lifes were sacrified for that damned operation...Dust n' Bones the "suits" in Washington had named it...Dust n Bones...yeah...but the bones were from the 30,000 american and british sailors sunk with the crippled allied CV fleet and the dust came from the funeral pires that the 10th Army men were making on the beaches of Aikita with the thousands of bodies that every day the waves were bringing on the shore...

When Pallister arrived he found his way blocked by the japanese light TF that was guarding the left side of its bigger "brother"...
Pallister didn't lose too much time with them....arrived at max speed...fired some shots but went further... The japanese BBs were only 40 miles from the shores of Sadogashima...few more minutes and they could have been able to fire directly on the trenches and on the airport....

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Suzunami, on fire
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Kiyoshimo
DD Hayashimo
DD Akishimo, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Mochizuki
DD Uruyuke, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Gambia, Shell hits 3
CL Ceylon
CL Kenya, Shell hits 1
CL Newfoundland
DD Murray
DD Owen
DD William Porter
DD Smalley
DD Twiggs
DD Wedderburn
DD Grayson
DD Thompson
DD Endicott
DD McCook, Shell hits 1
DD Frankford



Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 42% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 42% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 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
CL Yubari engages CL Ceylon at 4,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Kenya at 4,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Ceylon at 4,000 yards
CL Gambia engages CL Yubari at 4,000 yards
CL Ceylon engages DD Akishimo at 4,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Endicott at 4,000 yards
DD Thompson engages DD Kiyoshimo at 4,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Kiyoshimo at 4,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Grayson at 4,000 yards
DD Kiyoshimo engages DD Twiggs at 4,000 yards
DD Smalley engages DD Akishimo at 4,000 yards
DD Akishimo engages DD William Porter at 4,000 yards
DD Owen engages DD Akishimo at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Ceylon at 2,000 yards
DD Uruyuke engages DD Thompson at 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Ceylon at 2,000 yards
CL Gambia engages DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
DD Frankford engages DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
DD McCook engages DD Akishimo at 2,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Frankford at 2,000 yards
DD Kiyoshimo engages DD Endicott at 2,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Kiyoshimo at 2,000 yards
DD Wedderburn engages DD Kiyoshimo at 2,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Twiggs at 2,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Endicott at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Newfoundland at 4,000 yards
CL Kenya engages CL Yubari at 4,000 yards
CL Ceylon engages CL Yubari at 4,000 yards
CL Gambia engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Smalley at 4,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD McCook at 4,000 yards
DD Smalley engages DD Kiyoshimo at 4,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
DD Akishimo engages DD Wedderburn at 4,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Thompson at 4,000 yards
DD Smalley engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Owen at 4,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Murray at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Newfoundland at 7,000 yards
DD Uruyuke engages DD Wedderburn at 7,000 yards
DD McCook engages DD Mochizuki at 7,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Gambia at 7,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Frankford at 7,000 yards
DD Akishimo engages DD McCook at 7,000 yards
DD Kiyoshimo engages DD Endicott at 7,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Thompson at 7,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages DD Wedderburn at 7,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Twiggs at 7,000 yards
DD Smalley engages DD Samidare at 7,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Owen at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...






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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 9:43:59 AM   
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.......The enemy BBs were already in firing position to plaster Sadogashima...
Palliser didn't think twice...he put all his ships into a double line and placed himself between the 360cm guns of the japanese BBs and the island...
It was like a dance...the two opposed TFs were moving in two double lines facing each other (the japs in the typical firing position)...
Despite the sudden manouvre, the japs were fast and immediately re-locate their aiming...
The first 360 cm bullet immediately exploded aboard the Kenia...a couple of hits and the brand new ship's magazines created a massive explosion that made trumble the whole allied formation...
Palliser's ships started to fire furiously to avenge their sister but their guns were simply too little to create any concern to the enemy's giants...
The battle raged for half an hour...but Palliser knew he didn't stand any chance...his formation had been immediately broken by the precise and deadly japanese heavy fire...
He almost cried when he saw Jonhston, the commander of DD Owen, moving out of the line formation and, despite the orders, charge the Hyuga that was slaughtering at close range the NewFoundland...

However...at 2:30 A.M. Palliser knew he had no choice but retire...2 of his ships have already sunk and 4 more would be sinking in the next few hours...
He gave the signal...and retired...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Fuso, Shell hits 2
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 6
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 21, on fire
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Agano
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Shikinami
DD Sagiri
DD Akebono
DD Suresushio, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Teshio, Shell hits 2
DD Tagonami
DD Hikokaze
DD Takatakaze
DD Myojinkaze
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
CL Gambia, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
CL Ceylon, Shell hits 7, on fire
CL Kenya, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
CL Newfoundland, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Murray, Shell hits 2
DD Owen, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD William Porter, Shell hits 10, on fire
DD Smalley, Shell hits 2
DD Twiggs, Shell hits 1
DD Wedderburn, Shell hits 5
DD Grayson
DD Thompson, Shell hits 3
DD Endicott
DD McCook, Shell hits 1
DD Frankford, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage



Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 53% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 53% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 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
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on CL Kenya
CL Kenya sunk by BB Yamashiro at 2,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CL Ceylon at 2,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Gambia at 2,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Frankford at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio engages CL Ceylon at 2,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Thompson at 2,000 yards
CL Gambia engages CL Noshiro at 2,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages DD Wedderburn at 2,000 yards
DD Wedderburn engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Smalley at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD William Porter at 2,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages DD Owen at 2,000 yards
DD Murray engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Owen sunk by DD Suresushio at 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Newfoundland at 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Ceylon at 2,000 yards
BB Fuso engages CL Newfoundland at 2,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Frankford at 2,000 yards
DD McCook engages DD Suresushio at 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Endicott at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio engages CL Newfoundland at 2,000 yards
CL Newfoundland engages CL Abukuma at 2,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Wedderburn at 2,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Twiggs at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD William Porter at 2,000 yards
DD William Porter engages DD Suresushio at 2,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Murray at 2,000 yards
DD Frankford engages DD Hikokaze at 2,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Smalley at 2,000 yards
DD Twiggs engages DD Inazuma at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Newfoundland at 3,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Newfoundland at 3,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Gambia at 3,000 yards
CL Gambia engages CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Endicott at 3,000 yards
DD Thompson engages DD Inazuma at 3,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Grayson at 3,000 yards
DD Wedderburn engages DD Suresushio at 3,000 yards
CL Agano engages DD Twiggs at 3,000 yards
DD Smalley engages DD Suresushio at 3,000 yards
DD Myojinkaze engages DD Frankford at 3,000 yards
DD Takatakaze engages DD Murray at 3,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Frankford at 3,000 yards
DD Frankford engages DD Akebono at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Newfoundland at 5,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CL Ceylon at 5,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages CL Gambia at 5,000 yards
CL Newfoundland engages CA Kumano at 5,000 yards
DD Myojinkaze engages DD Endicott at 5,000 yards
CL Teshio engages DD Thompson at 5,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Grayson at 5,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Wedderburn at 5,000 yards
DD Twiggs engages DD Suresushio at 5,000 yards
DD Suresushio engages DD Smalley at 5,000 yards
DD William Porter engages DD Suresushio at 5,000 yards
DD Myojinkaze engages DD Murray at 5,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD William Porter at 5,000 yards
DD Frankford engages DD Usugumo at 5,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Frankford at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...




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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 10:22:42 AM   
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At this point there was nothing left between the BBs and the beaches...
But still some brave commanders of some ASW TFs moved in and closed the range... everything to save the base... and a DE even managed to score a torpedo hit

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Agano
CL Noshiro, on fire
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 1
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma, Shell hits 3
DD Usugumo
DD Shikinami
DD Sagiri
DD Akebono
CL Teshio, on fire
DD Tagonami
DD Hikokaze
DD Takatakaze
DD Myojinkaze
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
DD Witte de With, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Nizam, Shell hits 2
DD Relentless, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

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ight Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Agano
CL Noshiro, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Shikinami
DD Sagiri
DD Akebono
CL Teshio, on fire
DD Tagonami
DD Hikokaze
DD Takatakaze
DD Myojinkaze
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
DE Fieberling
DE Whitehurst, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Willmarth, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
DE Dempsey, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

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RE: Angels over Sadogashima - 1/31/2012 10:23:57 AM   
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...the allied PTboats were the last bastion.... but the enemy BBs were really unstoppable tonight....

Night Time Surface Combat, near Sadogashima at 114,56, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     BB Hiei
     BB Fuso
     BB Yamashiro,  on fire
     CA Mikuma
     CA Kumano
     CL Agano
     CL Noshiro,  heavy fires
     CL Abukuma
     DD Ikazuchi
     DD Inazuma
     DD Usugumo
     DD Shikinami
     DD Sagiri
     DD Akebono
     CL Teshio,  on fire
     DD Tagonami
     DD Hikokaze
     DD Takatakaze
     DD Myojinkaze
     DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
     PT-166, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-327, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-375, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
     PT-474
     PT-475, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-476, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-477, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
     PT-479, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-480, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-481, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
     PT-482, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
     PT-483, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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