7/25/42: An Indian Division is forced back from Myitkyina, but Mandalay is still contested ... more air strikes by G4Ms hit shipping struggling to escape India to Australia, TK, DE, AP lost ... Japanese shipping spotted in Andaman Islands, this could be the start of the next phase of Imerial General Headquarters Indian Ocean operations ... Japanese Fleet appeared to attempt intercepting British shipping in the Indian Ocean, but failed to react or launch air strikes ...
8/1/42: U.S. Navy + Marines finally have prepared a counter-assault on Canton Island - and they find the Japanese are long gone. The undefended base falls without incident ...
8/8/42: Japanese fighter sweeps raid Queensland ... Hudsons from Cairns strike a Japanese transport TF off Port Moresby and sink 2 or 3 Africa Marus (depends on which VCR you believe) ... Combined Fleet moves in on Calcutta, but allied SIGINT had warned of this. Some fighter & tac bomber squadrons are left in Calcutta, but the majority are divided between Dacca and Visagapatnam to avoid the airstrikes and bombardment that Calcutta will surely absorb as a prelude to invasion. KB moves in first but gets hit from Visagapatnam (B-17s, P-40s and various Tac Bombers), 2 CVs are damaged. Then after Calcutta takes its lumps airstrikes from Dacca / Visagapatnam hit the transports multiple times, sinking about 7 APs / MCS, and forcing the invasion TF to abort ... The British and Americans hold their breath to see if the Japanese will have another go of it ...
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