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II AUSTRALIAN CORPS RESUMES THE OFFENSIVE - 2/1/2013 12:23:08 AM   
AdmSpruance


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BBfanboy....the CVLs resized their torpedo squadrons on the 11/1-11/2/43 turn and then they resized their fighter squadrons on the 11/3-11/4/43 turn so all is good.



11/3-11/4/43



CBI


The Georges swept Pegu on their regular 3 turn interval last turn but this time the newly upgraded P-47D2 squadrons were waiting for them:


Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 42



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 18
Hurricane FR.IIb x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
Kittyhawk IV x 2
A-36 Mustang x 3
P-40N1 Warhawk x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 26
F4U-1 Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 7 destroyed
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
A-36 Mustang: 2 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMD-254 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36800
Raid is overhead
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000
Raid is overhead
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
311th FBG/528th FBS with A-36 Mustang (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 04, 43

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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 24



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 15
Hurricane FR.IIb x 1
Kittyhawk IV x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 20
F4U-1 Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 destroyed
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMD-254 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36800
Raid is overhead
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36800
Raid is overhead
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000
Raid is overhead
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.5 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.11 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 10 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



This time the Georges get jacked as Japan loses an astounding 33 Georges. The Allies lost another 15 Hurricane IIcs and 7 F4U-1s but at least the Georges were finally bloodied.

The Allied fighters over southern Burma covered another supply convoy arriving at Rangoon but Im almost considering evacuating Allied air groups from southern Burma for the time being and ceding the skies to Japan. Ive completely exhausted my RAF fighter pilot pools during the aerial combat over the CBI the last month and Ive lost over a score of RAF aces in their obsolete Hurricanes. The RAF is getting the Thunderbolt II in early 1944 and I want to make sure that some experienced RAF pilots are still alive by that time. The VMY pilots have also exhausted their fighter pools and Ive lost over a dozen Marine aces in Burma over the last month.....even though they are flying their cutting edge F4U-1s.

My thinking here is that Ive got enough supply to last in Burma and China for awhile and my future reinforcements to Burma and China can march overland from India. The monsoon season also has ended so maybe I can draw supplies into Burma again across the border and I dont need to sacrifice ther Allied air forces to CAP and LRCAP shipping in the Andaman Sea.

Also by April 1944 I will be receiving brand new P-47D25 in large numbers so the USAAF should be able to shoulder more of the air superiority responsibility in this theatre.

In China.....large Chinese armies continue their advances towards Loyang and Sinyang as the main Japanese army in northern China bogs down outside of Ichang. Tenth Air Force heavy bombers operating out of Chungking are interdicting the movement of the Japanese army outside of Ichang by carpet bombing the clear terrain hex to the east.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


The USN CVLs finally enlarge their fighter squadrons from 12 AC to 24 AC so now the USN fast carriers can put up over 500 Hellcats on CAP. The CVEs continue to repair and upgrade as do the 3 Yorktown class CVs. We are undergoing a complete reorganization of VF fighter squadrons for the CVs, CVLs, CVEs and even the 15 or so VP squadrons that are traing future fighter pilots in Kingfishers. There are 70 exp/70 fighter skill fighter groups on the non Essex CVs and some CVLs that are on "general training" to increase their defensive skills, 60 exp/70 fighter skill fighter groups on some Essex class CVs and some CVLs that are on "strafing" training to increase their exp and some 60 exp/60 fighter skill fighter groups on "sweep training" to increase both their exp and fighter skill. This reorganization includes some 50 exp/70 fighter skill fighter squadrons on VP Kingfisher squadrons that are on "strafe" training to increase their exp. All the fighter squadrons will be able to train for another month before they go back into action as the 3 Yorktown class Cvs complete their upgrades.

CENTPAC will complete loading of the 1st and 2nd Marine Regiments at Makin this turn and will be able to invade at Kwajalein in 2 turns. Ponape AF is now 100% damaged and all the tac and medium bombers in the Marshalls and the Gilberts are now ground bombing the hapless Japanese defenders on Kwajalein.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Allied troops capture the AF on Babar after a pair of shock attacks:


Ground combat at Babar (76,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3444 troops, 21 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 135

Defending force 1248 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Allied adjusted assault: 120

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Babar !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (5 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
344 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled


Assaulting units:
2/4 MG Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
2/2nd Ind Coy
Gull Battalion

Defending units:
80th Garrison Battalion
28th Div /1


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80th Garrison Battalion Wiped Out at Babar by attrition!!!



Ground combat at Babar (76,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3219 troops, 21 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 651 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Allied adjusted assault: 97

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 97 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
420 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
2/2nd Ind Coy
2/4 MG Battalion
Gull Battalion
9th RAAF M/W Sqn /2
NW Australia Base Force /7

Defending units:
28th Div /1




The Japanese were nice enough to build a level 4 AF for us here at Babar and this turn landing craft will start dropping off construction engineers and BFs. A squadron of brand new Aussie Spitfire VIIIs is staged in to cover the unloading operations.

Dave left the invasion alone last turn but went all out to close the Australian AF on Bathurst Is:

Morning Air attack on Bathurst Island , at 76,123

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 41
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 52



Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 8
Kittyhawk IA x 7
Kittyhawk IV x 8
Spitfire Vc Trop x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 13 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Boomerang C-12: 1 destroyed
PB4Y-1P Liberator: 1 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 63

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.83 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
No.84 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.86 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



Morning Air attack on Bathurst Island , at 76,123

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 54



Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 7
Kittyhawk IA x 7
Spitfire Vc Trop x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 7 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Boomerang C-12: 1 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.83 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.86 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



In the swirling air battles over the CBI and the DEI....Japan loses 111 AC this turn vs Allied losses of 58 AC. In A2A.....Japan loses 82 AC vs Allied losses of 38 AC. Besides the aforementioned 33 Georges.....Japan loses 22 A6M2s, 52 Oscar IIas, 8 Oscar IIbs, 7 Helens and 5 Tojos. The Allies lose 15 Hurricane IIcs, 7 F4u-1s, 3 A-36 Mustangs and 3 Boomerang C-12s.

Next turn we will hit the Japanese AFs at lautem and Dili.






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D-DAY MINUS TWO AT KWAJALEIN - 2/2/2013 6:29:09 PM   
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11/5-11/6/43



CBI


Dave withdraws his battered George squadrons to central China where he sweeps the 2nd string USAAF fighters over Changsha.... well at least the RAF pilots in Burma are allowed to rest and train up a bit as the USAAF faces the Georges... and the USAAF fighter pools are large enough to handle the attrition...at least for the moment.

I withdrew 2 RAF Hurricane IIc squadrons from Burma to Calcutta..... downgraded them to Buffaloes... and put them on sweep training. Its not so much that I needed the Hurricane IIc air frames.....although I went from a pool of over 130 Hurricane IIcs to less thatn 20 AC in less than a month....but I needed to cannibalize the experienced pilots from the 2 withdrawn squadrons to rebuild all the decimated front line fighter groups.

Allied medium and heavy bombers based in India hit the Japanese AF at Tavoy....Dave had staged some Vals there to interdict the supply convoys coming into Rangoon and several Vals were destroyed on the ground.


Quiet on the ground in China.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Allied bombers based at Bathurst Is. and Darwin hammer the Japanese AFs at Dili and Lautem and put them out of business....and several Oscars and Helens are destroyed on the ground in the process.




CENTPAC


The 1st and 2nd Marine Regiments will storm ashore on Kwajalein in 2 days ....after several more aerial and naval bombardments are landed. The invasion will be covered solely by land based aircraft stationed in the Marshalls.


The CVLs in port at Luganville complete their fighter squadron upgrades from 12 AC to 24 AC.




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RE: D-DAY MINUS TWO AT KWAJALEIN - 2/3/2013 3:38:02 AM   
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Do you have a timetable for taking Ponape or will you bypass it?
I like the island for its proximity to Truk. I can't recall if you have already shut down Truk or no?

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D DAY ON KWAJALEIN - 2/3/2013 4:54:34 PM   
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BBfanboy....my timetable had me taking Ponanpe in early summer 1943. However....after prepping 2 divisions for 3 months and then reconning Ponape I discovered that Japan had over 40,000 troops there. I would need to commit 5-6 divisions to take out a 40,000 troop garrison and I just dont have the ground forces available to be tied up for an objective like Ponape. Ponape will be bypassed(its AF and port are already 100% damaged) as will Truk and Marcus.



11/7-11/8/43



CBI


Dave sweeps and bombs out Pegu destroying 30 Vengeance DBs on the ground....but his attacking Oscars and Helens are shot up in return. If Im going to losse AC on the ground Im gald its the Vengeance DBs as I still have over 100 of them in the plane pools.

Dave had put up a roadblock to halt supply movement to my frontline SEAC troops outside of Chiang mai. This turn we finally remove the pesky IJA roadblock:


Ground combat at 60,54 (near Chiang Mai)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3272 troops, 46 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 138

Defending force 679 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Allied adjusted assault: 226

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
242 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Indian/A Division

Defending units:
79th Garrison Battalion





In China.....Dave finally takes Ichang:


Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41023 troops, 511 guns, 236 vehicles, Assault Value = 3087

Defending force 80 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1103

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1103 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ichang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
35th Division
36th Division
116th
63rd Division
27th Division
110th Division
39th
26th Engineer Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
28th Fld AA Gun Co
49th Field AA Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
57th Field AA Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Group Army


I posted this combat result because it shows that Dave has detached the 1800 AFVs from his Ichang army and has sent them to Hankow en route to relieve Sinyang. I have some 4000 AV of Chinese troops bearing down on Sinyang but now with the tank divisions spotted and heading my way the Chinese will retreat back towards Nanyang. Tenth Air Force heavy bombers based at Chungking will interdict the road movement of the IJA tank formations.


Another Chinese army with 2200 AV reaches Loyang this turn and a deliberate attack is ordered for next turn.

In the south.....the Allies retake Pakhoi:


Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 29800 troops, 449 guns, 417 vehicles, Assault Value = 1111

Defending force 153 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 973

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 973 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


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


Assaulting units:
5th Indian Division
28th Gurkha Brigade
22nd (East African) Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade
44th Indian Brigade
78th Chinese/A Corps
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
21st Group Army

Defending units:
III/81st Naval Guard Unit





SWPAC


I US Corps is now about 60 miles away from Hollandia. LSTs drop off supplies on the beach for I US Corps.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Allied 2E bombers hit the level 4 Japanese AF at Lolobato. Allied 4Es based on Dobo hit the George base on Galeia and destroy 11 Georges on the ground. Between the CBI and the DEI Japan loses 115 AC this turn vs Allied losses of 82 AC. In A2A....Japan loses 48 Ac vs Allied losses of 13 AC. On the ground....Japan loses 24 AC vs Allied losses of 37 AC.







CENTPAC: D DAY ON KWAJALEIN


Somehow D Day arrives 1 day early on Kwajalein. The LSTs were 8 hexes away but still moved and unloaded most of their equipment. The APAs were 11 hexes away from Kwajalein but still move and unload most of their troops. The defending Japanese garrison is so shell shocked from the incessant aerial and naval bombardments that its incapable of putting up significant resistance:



Ground combat at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7565 troops, 188 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 284

Defending force 1161 troops, 22 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Allied adjusted assault: 127

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 127 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kwajalein Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1163 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 222 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 30 (30 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 5


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


Assaulting units:
1st Marine Rgt /5
2nd Marine Rgt /4

Defending units:
23rd Fld AA Gun Co
Kwajalein Base Force
24th Air Flotilla
Nimur Naval Fortress
6th Fleet /2




This pretty well wraps up CENTPAC ops in this part of the Pacific. Japan still holds the atolls of Majuro and Jaluit but without AFs they do not represent a threat to CENTPAC SLOC. These 2 bases will intead become PoW camps and will be used for target practice to give experience to newly arriving bomber groups in the theatre.

The only other Japanese bases between the Marianas and the US west coast are Wake, Marcus, Ponape and Truk. Ponape with its 40,000 troops and Truk with its 55,000 troops will be bypassed. Ponape has already been neutalized and Truk will be bombed into oblivion in the near future. CENTPAC will probably take out Wake Is. in January 1944 and once we capture Wake some 4Es will be based there to shut down the level 1 AF and seaplane base at isolated Marcus.










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PACIFIC COMMANDS


Landing craft pull the 2 Marine assault regiments out of Kwajalein and replace them with seabees, BFs and a USMC defense battalion. APAs/AKAs are pulled out of the Marshalls and Gilberts and sent back to Luganville and Brisbane for repairs.

The 4 Essex class CVs complete their repairs at Luganville and are ready for action in conjunction with Lex, Sara, Wasp, 6 CVLs and 5 CVEs. The 3 Yorktown class CVs will complete their repairs at Sydney in 11 days. We have captured Babar and Kwajalein under the umbrella of land based air as we wait for the fast carriers to come back on line and I think that we will be able to land one more invasion before the carriers are back in action.

VF, VMF, VB and VT reorganization has been completed as the carriers have finished their repairs and upgrades.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Fifth Air Force heavy bombers hit the George base on Galeia and the Oscar base on Morotai while P-38Hs sweep overhead. Japan loses another 11 Georges at a cost of 11 P-38Hs....an exchange rate that we simply cant afford. Overall...between the CBI and the DEI the Allies lose 78 AC vs 60 Japanese AC.

But Dave keeps pulling back his fighter and bomber groups deeper and deeper into the DEI as Allied medium and heavy bombers extend their range farther and farther from their forward AFs.....Allied long range Liberator recon AC have photgraphed all the invasion beaches on Mindanao over the last week. If I can coerce Dave into continuing the pullback of his air groups in the DEI he could be vulnerable to another coup de main in the periphery of the DEI covered by Allied land based air but out of range of Japanese air groups.




CBI


Dave sends CA Kumano into action off Rangoon to interdict Allied supply convoys. First...CA Kumano runs into DD Benham on ASW patrol off the mouth of the Irrawaddy River:


Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
DD Kuroshio
DD Nowaki
DD Shigure

Allied Ships
DD Benham, Shell hits 2, heavy fires



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 89% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Benham at 2,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Benham at 2,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Benham at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Benham at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Benham at 4,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
Lange O. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...



Then CA Kumano annihilates an Allied supply convoy just before it reaches Rangoon:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,54, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
DD Kuroshio
DD Nowaki
DD Shigure

Allied Ships
xAK Delawarean, Shell hits 34, and is sunk
xAK Indianan, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK Oregonian, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
xAK Texan, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Montgomery City, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Paul Luckenbach, Shell hits 36, and is sunk
xAK Kainalu, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
YMS BYMS-2061, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
YMS BYMS-2181, Shell hits 30, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
xAK Montgomery City sunk by DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Kainalu at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure fires at xAK Delawarean at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Kainalu sunk by CA Kumano at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Indianan at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Delawarean at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 2,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages xAK Oregonian at 2,000 yards
xAK Delawarean sunk by CA Kumano at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on YMS BYMS-2181
YMS BYMS-2181 sunk by CA Kumano at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages xAK Texan at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages xAK Oregonian at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Indianan at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 3,000 yards
xAK Texan sunk by DD Nowaki at 3,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 3,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages xAK Indianan at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Oregonian sunk by CA Kumano at 2,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages xAK Indianan at 3,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Indianan at 3,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Indianan at 3,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Indianan at 3,000 yards
YMS BYMS-2061 sunk by CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
DD Shigure engages xAK Paul Luckenbach at 3,000 yards
xAK Paul Luckenbach sunk by DD Kuroshio at 3,000 yards
xAK Indianan sunk by DD Shigure at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...



Not only dont Allied FBs, TBs and level bombers attack the CA Kumano surface TF but none of our PBY squadrons even spots them.

To add insult to injury SS I-155 finishes off hapless DD Benham:


Submarine attack near Rangoon at 53,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
DD Benham, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



DD Benham is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes




In China....Chinese troops retake Loyang:



Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 51917 troops, 211 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2279

Defending force 1024 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Allied adjusted assault: 1269

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 634 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Loyang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1269 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
185 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
76th Chinese/A Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
93rd Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
45th Chinese/C Corps
27th Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/C Corps
93rd Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
45th Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
56th Chinese/A Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
93rd Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army

Defending units:
105th NCPC Route Brigade


Ive attached a screenshot of central and northern China. While Dave massed most of his mobile forces in northern China against Ichang the Allies capture Loyang and threaten Sinyang, Wuchang and Nanchang. Over 90% of the IJA AFVs massed against Ichang have redeployed to the railyards at Hankow where thay can reinforce Sinyang or Chengchow by rail so I need to exercise some caution here.




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Looks like you have not lost a CV to this date. Excellent results! No wonder you can push the Japanese back everywhere.

Love the Recon deception at Mindanao. I am learning a lot about maskarovka from your AAR.

In China, if that unit just south of Nanyang moves one hex east, it can cut the rail connection between Sinyang and Chengchow so you can proceed with your attack without worrying about the armour for a few days.

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BBfanboy......good point on cutting the rail line with a single LCU. Sometimes I just focus so much on interdicting the rail heads that I neglect to consider just cutting the rail line itself....sometimes you dont see the forest for the trees I guess. I am following your suggestion and moving a single unit to cut the rail line next turn.



11/11-11/12/43



SUBS


Allied subs hadnt done anything in over a week and I was beginning to wonder if Dave was leaving his convoys in port or if his ASW TFs and ASW AC were so advanced/experienced that Allied subs were being suppressed to the point where they were no longer able to establish contacts on shipping. Well this turn we had 3 sub imtercepts:


SS O21 sinks DD Asanagi off Muntok.

SS Tang sinks xAP Atsuta Maru near Torishima.

SS Tunney sinks E W-16 by Balikpappan.



CBI


Tenth Air Force hammers the Japanese level 4 AF at Tavoy and Ayuthia in Thailand.

Another large supply convoy for Rangoon forms up off Akyab. Next turn it will make a run for Rangoon but this time we will escort it with 1 RN CA and 2 RN CLs.

In China....Dave uses his lightning fast tank formations to surround yet another slow Chinese corps:


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7001 troops, 76 guns, 235 vehicles, Assault Value = 362

Defending force 5740 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Japanese adjusted assault: 303

Allied adjusted defense: 97

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
47th Naval Guard Unit
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6890 troops, 76 guns, 235 vehicles, Assault Value = 346

Defending force 5553 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 226

Japanese adjusted assault: 260

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
47th Naval Guard Unit
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps


Fortunately surrounded Chinese units seem to fight like surrounded IJA units. Ive got a relief force on the way but I not sure if it will arrive in time. Tenth Air Force heavy bombers based at Chungking will target the Japanese besiegers here at Pucheng.



SWPAC


Allied troops are now within one hex of Sarmi where they encounter the Japanese that were retreating from their defeat at Hollandia. A bombardment is ordered for recon:



Ground combat at 91,115 (near Sarmi)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3546 troops, 70 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 271

Defending force 3749 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

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



Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry/A Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
I US Corps

Defending units:
83rd Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 8th SNLF
2nd Guards Div /3
28th Div /3
1st Naval Construction Battalion
6th Naval Const Bn /1
32nd Special Base Force
1st JNAF Coy
4th Field AF Const Bn /2



I will wait for the 32nd Division to arrive in a couple turns and then we will rout these IJA troops before they can withdraw to Sarmi.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


II Australian Corps troops mop up the remaining Japanese defenders on Babar:


Ground combat at Babar (76,117)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6061 troops, 105 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

Defending force 558 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Allied adjusted assault: 58

Japanese adjusted defense: 35

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
2/2nd Ind Coy
2/4 MG Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
Gull Battalion
NW Australia Base Force
9 Group RAAF
10 Group RAAF
9th RAAF M/W Sqn

Defending units:
28th Div /1


Ground combat at 91,115 (near Sarmi)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3546 troops, 70 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 271

Defending force 3749 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

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



Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry/A Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
I US Corps

Defending units:
83rd Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 8th SNLF
2nd Guards Div /3
28th Div /3
1st Naval Construction Battalion
6th Naval Const Bn /1
32nd Special Base Force
1st JNAF Coy
4th Field AF Const Bn /2


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Japanese Unit(s) Wiped Out at Babar by attrition!!!



We now have 5 mutually supporting level 4 or larger airfields on the periphery of the DEI.

Allied assault transports and landing craft complete loading of the 3rd and 8th Australian Brigades at Darwin. Next turn they will cross the Arafura Sea and blend into the "background noise" of all the Allied shipping in the Kai-eilanden/Dobo/Taberfane/Saumlaki quadrangle. The following turn they will invade a Japanese base deep in the DEI....covered only by land base air. Most Japanese air in the DEI has withdrawn to Morotai/Borneo and beyond due to the ferocity of the Allied counterair bomber offensive.

An USN surface TF stands by in the Arafura Sea to cover the amphib assault....it is currently beyond the range of Japanese naval search.





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SUBS


SS I-157 is hit by 22 DCs from an USN ASW TF and sunk off Bathurst Is.

SS Tally Ho sinks PB Rokko Maru near Malacca.



CBI


Another convoy with 50,000 supplies makes it safely to Rangoon and begins to unload.


There is no interference from Japanese fighters or bombers..... Dave is has commited his air forces to another offensive in northern China.

The SEAC army outside of Chiang Mai should finally shock attack across the river into that base next turn. Vengeance DBs are staged into Pegu to help soften up the Japanese garrison.


My surrounded Chinese corps at Pucheng will be finished off before I can relieve it:


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7108 troops, 85 guns, 268 vehicles, Assault Value = 331

Defending force 5271 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Japanese adjusted assault: 233

Allied adjusted defense: 27

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
478 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
12th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
9th Tank Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6986 troops, 85 guns, 268 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Defending force 4919 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Japanese adjusted assault: 233

Allied adjusted defense: 17

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
324 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
47th Naval Guard Unit
12th Tank Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps



Dave catches me by surprise with a new offensive in northern China. Somehow his 2 tank divisions that were leading the offensive to take Ichang make it to Hankow....rail to Tsiaotso...and then shock attack across the river into Loyang this turn:


Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 55959 troops, 592 guns, 1372 vehicles, Assault Value = 2229

Defending force 45571 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1770

Japanese adjusted assault: 1438

Allied adjusted defense: 722

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
3976 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 362 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 74 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3614 casualties reported
Squads: 146 destroyed, 74 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 23 (14 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Assaulting units:
6th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
1st Tank Division
3rd Tank Division
58th Division
22nd Division
29th/A Division
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
93rd Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
45th Chinese/C Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/C Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
93rd Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army


About a third of the Chinese army here evacuates the hex but Dave will have at least 2 more turns to assault the Chinese before the remainder of the army can withdraw.

Over 100 heavy bombers from Tenth Air Force stage to Chungking, Changsha and Hengchow and they will carpet bomb the IJA armor next turn. Over 70 fighters are staged into Sian to cover the retreating Chinee army. I will start airlifting anti-tank regiments into Sian next turn.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


I had withdrawn all the heavy and medium bombers from this theatre a couple of turns ago to create the impression that the DEI was becoming more of a back water. This turn virtually all of the medium and heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force stage back to northern New Guinea and the DEI to carpet bomb the Japanese garrison on Boela.

Amphibious transports carrying the 3rd and 8th Australian Brigades will hit the beaches on Boela next turn. The amphibious assault will be LRCAPed by 140 land based fighters on Kai-eilanden. An USN surface TF loitering in the Arafura Sea will commence a fast run in to cover the invasion.





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SUBS


SS Greenling torpedoes xAP Palau Maru off Balikpappan.

SS Seawolf torpedoes fully loaded TK Kuroshio and she lights up like a torch off Pontianak.

SS I-168 is hit by 18 DCs from an USN ASW TF and sunk near Gorong.

SS KXIV is hit by ASW AC off Singkawang and sunk.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 3rd and 8th Australian Brigades storm ashore on Boela under the cover of land based fighters:


Pre-Invasion action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Lawrence
LST-449


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


APD Lawrence fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Boela (80,110)

TF 213 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110





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Pre-Invasion action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Dickerson
LST-480
LST-474



APD Dickerson fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Boela (80,110)

TF 239 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110


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




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Pre-Invasion action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CLAA Prince Robert
DD Morris
LCI-22
LCI-21
DD Lang

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


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


CLAA Prince Robert firing at 6th JNAF AF Unit
DD Morris firing at 6th JNAF AF Unit
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Boela (80,110)

TF 259 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110


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


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 8th Australian Bde



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 16, 43

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Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CLAA Prince Robert
LCI-21
DD Lang
LCI-75
LCI-22


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


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Lawrence
LST-449



APD Lawrence fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Dickerson
LST-480
LST-474



APD Dickerson fired at enemy troops


Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-217
LCI-21
DD Lang
LCI-63
LCI-22


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


LCI-217 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-647
AK Ganymede



SC-647 fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Boela (80,110)

TF 478 troops unloading over beach at Boela, 80,110





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Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-217
LCI-85
LCI-22
LCI-21



LCI-217 fired at enemy troops
LCI-85 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Boela (80,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-647
AK Ganymede



SC-647 fired at enemy troops



Medium and heavy bombers from Fifth Air Force pound the Japanese garrison on Boela.



By the end of the the turn the Allies have 270 AV of troops ashore:



Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2187 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 106

Defending force 6369 troops, 85 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 270


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


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
12th Div /2
6th JNAF AF Unit
21st Field AF Const Bn /1

Defending units:
8th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Brigade



II Australian Corps will launch a deliberate attack here next turn after another heavy aerial assault.


The 3 Yorktown Class CVs will complete their repairs and upgrades in 5 days and then the Allied offensive will resume in earnest.


Dave realizes that the Allies have air superiority in the DEI....even without the presence of the carriers....and is only attacking our shipping in the DEI at night:


Night Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
PV-1N Ventura x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CLAA Prince Robert



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

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-531 Det 1 with PV-1N Ventura (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


Im staging in some more night fighters from Rabaul to the DEI next turn.




CBI



Dave sweeps Rangoon with the Georges and without the presence of P-47D2s the results arent pretty:


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 35



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 26
Hurricane FR.IIb x 5
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
Kittyhawk IV x 4
A-36 Mustang x 11
F4U-1 Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 5 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 41000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 35600.
Raid is overhead
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Raid is overhead
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
311th FBG/528th FBS with A-36 Mustang (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



The P-47D2s were missing in action as I staged 2 squadrons to China for the upcoming battle over Loyang and the remaining 2 squadrons of P-47D2s were tasked with CAPing Pegu.

Well at least the 2 supply convoys got through and another 85,000 supplies are dropped off at Rangoon.



The SEAC army on the Thai/Burma frontier shock attacks across the river into Chiang Mai:


Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 16567 troops, 350 guns, 556 vehicles, Assault Value = 723

Defending force 5098 troops, 59 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Allied adjusted assault: 385

Japanese adjusted defense: 160

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 45 (11 destroyed, 34 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (5 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
SSVF Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd British Division
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st RTA/A Division
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th JAAF AF Coy




I will rest these troops next turn while DBs and medium bombers work over the Japanese garrison here.





In China...Dave continues to try to finish off the surrounded Chinese LCU at Pucheng:


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6922 troops, 85 guns, 268 vehicles, Assault Value = 348

Defending force 4324 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Japanese adjusted assault: 249

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 49 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
203 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
1st RGC Capital Division
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps



At Loyang.....Dave rests his tank heavy army after the shock attack of the previous turn. Meanwhile....a heavy aerial battle breaks out over Loyang as we LRCAP it to cut down on IJAAF bombing of Chinese troops while the heavy bombers of Tenth Air Force return the favor by bombing the Japanese tanks. In the heavy air battles over Rangoon and Loyang the Allies lose 50 AC in A2A combat this turn vs 31 Japanese AC.

Dave only bombards at Loyang as he rests his troops:


Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 179 troops, 18 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 1837

Defending force 38333 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1409


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


Assaulting units:
22nd Division
3rd Tank/C Division
3rd Tank Regiment
1st Tank/B Division
1st Tank/A Division
3rd Tank/B Division
3rd Tank/A Division
58th/B Division
6th Division
1st Tank/C Division
29th/A Division
58th/A Division
58th/C Division
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
76th Chinese/C Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
76th Chinese/A Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
45th Chinese/C Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army


The Chinese army at Loyang will evacuate the hex next turn but Dave will get one more shot at them with his tank heavy army. Dave moved another LCU in the rear of our Loyang army so that if it does retreat after combat the road to Sian will be open. I have reinforcements from Sian marching towards Loyang including 3 anti-tank regiments. Another AT regiment at Changsha will be airlifted to Sian this next turn.

I took a cue from BBfanboy and used a Chinese LCU to cut the Sinyang/Chengchow rail line. The 50 IJA LCUs resting in Wuchang and Hankow will not be able to reinforce the Japanese army at Loyang.


The P-47D2s staged into China last turn from Burma will be able to help LRCAP Loyang next turn.


Dave bombards at Wuchang to recon the Chinese army investing the city:


Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 46567 troops, 624 guns, 114 vehicles, Assault Value = 1628

Defending force 111394 troops, 492 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4078


Allied ground losses:
168 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
24th NCPC Route Brigade
64th Division
62nd Division
14th RGC Temp. Division
3rd Division
77th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
25th RGC Temp./A Division
15th AA Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
30th Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
RGC Army
61st Construction Battalion
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mobile AA Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
27th Fld AA Gun Co
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
94th Chinese/A Corps
48th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese/B Corps
18th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
9th War Area
19th Group Army






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SS Skate sinks xAK Hokusin Maru off Agrihan.


An USN ASW TF sinks 2 barges while hunting subs off Gorong.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


II Australian Corps launches a pair of assaults on Boela:



Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6451 troops, 85 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 278

Defending force 3187 troops, 29 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 107

Allied adjusted assault: 208

Japanese adjusted defense: 127

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
257 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Assaulting units:
8th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Brigade

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
12th Div /2
6th JNAF AF Unit
21st Field AF Const Bn /1


Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6226 troops, 85 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 246

Defending force 2893 troops, 29 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 73

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)


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


There was a pretty good air battle over Boela as both the Allies and Japan CAP'ed and bombed each others troops. Dave committed his Georges here as well as over Rangoon and central China so he is rapidly upgrading his fighter squadrons. Another deliberate attack is ordered for next turn after Fifth Air Force once again hammers the garrison troops.



SWPAC


US Army armor arrives just one hex away from Sarmi:



Ground combat at 91,115 (near Sarmi)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11124 troops, 264 guns, 233 vehicles, Assault Value = 966

Defending force 2104 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

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



Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/A Division
32nd Infantry Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/B Division
I US Corps
198th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
32nd Special Base Force
1st Naval Construction Battalion
6th Naval Const Bn /1
1st JNAF Coy
4th Field AF Const Bn /2






The 32nd and 43rd Divisions as well as the armor will assault the Japanese troops outside of Sarmi next turn. I need to rout these retreating Japanese forces one more time before they can reinforce the garrison at Sarmi.






CBI


Dave sweeps Rangoon again with the Georges:


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 45



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 23
Hurricane FR.IIb x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
Kittyhawk IV x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
F4U-1 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 41000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 35600.
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Raid is overhead
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 39000 and 42000.
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 24
Hurricane FR.IIb x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
Kittyhawk IV x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
F4U-1 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed
Hurricane FR.IIb: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Raid is overhead
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk IV (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Raid is overhead
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes


The RAF pilots in the obsolete Hurricanes are once again decimated.


SEAC troops bombard the Japanese at Chiang Mai:


Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 41 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 688

Defending force 4763 troops, 57 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 123



Assaulting units:
SSVF Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
2nd British Division
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st RTA/A Division
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th JAAF AF Coy



SEAC troops will again attack Chiang Mai next turn.


In China....yet another large air battle occurs over Loyang as both the Allies and Japan CAP, sweep and bomb each other. By the end of the turn the Allies lose another 68 AC in A2A combat vs 48 Japanese AC. The only good news from this is that Japan lost another 49 Georges this turn.

The aerial sacrifice is worth it though as the Chinese army in Loyang successfully withdraws to the west before the onrushing Japanese armor can crush them:


Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 52239 troops, 590 guns, 1362 vehicles, Assault Value = 1860

Defending force 38115 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1395

Japanese adjusted assault: 449

Allied adjusted defense: 325

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
4590 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 360 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Guns lost 46 (2 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 53 (17 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3419 casualties reported
Squads: 107 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 16 (3 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Assaulting units:
6th Division
3rd Tank Division
3rd Tank Regiment
58th Division
1st Tank Division
22nd Division
29th/A Division
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
76th Chinese/C Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
45th Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/A Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army



Japan delivers another pair of assaults on the surrounded Chinese corps at Pucheng:


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8358 troops, 97 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 344

Defending force 3989 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese adjusted assault: 220

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 44 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
322 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
12th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8330 troops, 97 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 343

Defending force 3718 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 249

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 83 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
563 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
47th Naval Guard Unit
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
12th Tank Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese/B Corps



Chinese reinforcements should relieve this surrounded corps next turn and break the siege.






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RE: II AUSTRALIAN CORPS RESUMES THE OFFENSIVE - 2/14/2013 5:39:36 PM   
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11/19-11/20/43



SUBS


SS Seal sinks DD Shinonome off Brunei.

SS Tunny torpedoes AK Seio Maru near Donggala.

SS Haddo sinks xAK Zyungo Maru by Wakkanai.

SS Tunny sinks AK Kikukawa Maru off Balikpappan.

SS Darter sinks PB Awa maru off Wakkanai.



CBI


SEAC troops capture Chiang mai in northern Thailand:


Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16453 troops, 352 guns, 558 vehicles, Assault Value = 697

Defending force 4773 troops, 57 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Allied adjusted assault: 528

Japanese adjusted defense: 109

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Chiang Mai !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1695 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 64 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (20 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 70 (70 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6


Allied ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (5 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
SSVF Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd British Division
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
1st RTA/A Division
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
7th JAAF AF Coy



We now have a level 4 AF in northern Thailand. The 1400 AV SEAC army here will now attack Uttadarit and threaten to break out into the central Thailand plain near Pisanuloke. This was originally planned to be the main Allied offensive into Thailand but Dave realized thge danger and has nearly 100,000 troops positioned to defend against it.

Instead...this offensive into the center of Thailand will be a diversion. orginally Dave had over 150,000 troops and 1000 AFVs in Moulmein to defned against a coastal offensive but now he has stripped his defenses on the coast and has only 72,000 troops remaining. On the opposite bank of the Salween River we have had 2200 AV of SEAC troops quietly resting and prepping for Moulmein. Ive shipped 8 armor/mechanized Aussie brigades from Australia to In dia and they are now taking up positions in southern Burma. In addition...Ive purchased 2 India Command divisions and also have an East African Division marching towards Rangoon so eventually we should have nearly 4000 AV of troops to force our way across the Salween. Of course this offensive will be backed by the full might and authority of the heavy bombers of Tenth Air Force. Everyone is still prepping so this offensive is not scheduled to start until Feb. 1944.

In China....Dave moved an IJA LCU behind our army retreating from Loyang to interdict its movement. This turn the Chinese overran the IJA roadblock:


Ground combat at 86,43 (near Loyang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31657 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1158

Defending force 980 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Allied adjusted assault: 111

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 111 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1255 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
76th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
76th Chinese/C Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army

Defending units:
12th RGC Temp. Division



Now the road is clear for the Chinese to withdraw into the forests SE of Sian. Tenth Air Force heavy bombers are striking tghe IJA troops in Loyang to keep them out of "move" mode.




SWPAC


I US Corps crushes the Japanese troops just outside of Sarmi:


Ground combat at 91,115 (near Sarmi)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22773 troops, 432 guns, 828 vehicles, Assault Value = 967

Defending force 2049 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Allied adjusted assault: 579

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 579 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1727 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 103 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 4


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/A Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
I US Corps
198th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
32nd Special Base Force
6th Naval Const Bn /1
1st JNAF Coy
1st Naval Construction Battalion
4th Field AF Const Bn /2



Now these retreating Japanese troops will not be able to add to the defenses at Sarmi.

LSTs continue to drop supplies on the beach for the advancing SWPAC troops.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 3rd and 8th Aussie Brigades take Boela:


Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6121 troops, 85 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Defending force 2478 troops, 28 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 92

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Boela !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
801 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
8th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Brigade

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
12th Div /2
6th JNAF AF Unit
21st Field AF Const Bn /1


Ground combat at Boela (80,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6050 troops, 85 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 219

Defending force 1662 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 62

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
250 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
8th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Brigade

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
6th JNAF AF Unit


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6th JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Boela by attrition!!!




II Australian Corps now has a level 4 AF deep in the DEI. Construction troops and BFs will be airlifted and amphibed into Boela next turn.





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RE: II AUSTRALIAN CORPS RESUMES THE OFFENSIVE - 2/14/2013 10:07:48 PM   
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I think you said earlier that most of your sealift is committed to the Carolines/Marshalls/Boela areas, but since you are looking at a delay of two months before launching your southern attack in Burma, I wonder if you have considered a landing at Tavoy and march one hex to the road to Ayuthia, the key to Bangkok. All his troops in northern Thailand would be in deep doo-doo if you cut their road/supply line to the south. An advance paradrop to cut the road would prevent him railing any of the northern troops south to meet your march over the jungle/rough hex between Tavoy and the Ayuthia road.

Just a wild idea I have had for some time but I understand you may not be prepared to try it. I have no idea whether he could stop the advance there with air strikes.

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RE: II AUSTRALIAN CORPS RESUMES THE OFFENSIVE - 2/16/2013 4:56:18 PM   
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BBfanboy....good point on using an amphib assault to outflank the Japanese in SE Asia at Tavoy. I generally only deploy USN carriers in semi-historical situations and locations so I wont be sending them to SE Asia anytime soon. Besides....the 3 Yorktown class CVs will complete repairs next turn and then offensive ops will ramp up across the pacific. My main strategic goal for the war is to isolate the SRA from the Home Islands ASAP by establishing airfields in the Philippines and I hope to be able to achieve this objective in the next 6 months. For me....SE Asia and China are mainly sideshows.






11/21-11/22/43



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS



Landing craft and amphib transports land BFs and construction engineers on Boela.


Allied land based LRCAP fights off repeated Japanese naval airstikes across tghe DEI but some Bettys make it through to torpedo CA Baltimore and sink an APD and a LST:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorong at 81,112

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
A6M3a Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 28



Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
F4U-1 Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Boomerang C-12: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DE Paul Jones
DD Dewey
DE Arrow



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.31 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/7th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 19
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1 Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 5 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans
CA Baltimore, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage



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

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorong at 81,112

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 9



Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 4
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Paul Jones



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

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.31 Sqn RAAF with Boomerang C-12 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 22, 43

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Night Air attack on TF, near Gorong at 81,112

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 5



Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 8
PV-1N Ventura x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Paul Jones
DD Dewey



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

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-531 Det 1 with PV-1N Ventura (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
15th FG/6th NFS with P-70 Havoc (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Gorong at 81,112

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 4
PV-1N Ventura x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Paul Jones
DE Arrow



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

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-531 Det 1 with PV-1N Ventura (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
15th FG/6th NFS with P-70 Havoc (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar



Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorong at 81,112

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 10
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DE Paul Jones
DD Dewey



CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16800
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-449, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Lawrence, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
179 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 45 destroyed, 14 disabled
Vehicles lost 50 (50 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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

CAP engaged:
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes






In massive aerial battles over the DEI and China the Japanese lose 184 AC vs Allied losses of 34 AC. In A2A.....Japan loses 137 AC vs Allied losses of 10 AC.

I had placed over 100 fighters on LRCAP over Boela and the USN CAs but not very many actually sortied....perhaps the LRCAP was fragmented due to the drifting of the LRCAP that occurred during the turn. CA Baltimore is heavily damaged but has already been disbanded in port at Kai-eilanden so she should survive.



CBI


With the capture of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand SEAC begins to advance on its next objective at Uttaradit.


Another convoy with 50,000 suppliesw will arrive at rangoon next turn.


Chinese reinforcements finally break the encirclement at Pucheng and the isolated Chinese are able to retreat back to friendly lines:


Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8443 troops, 97 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 359

Defending force 5693 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese adjusted assault: 212

Allied adjusted defense: 51

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2141 casualties reported
Squads: 62 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 110 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
47th Naval Guard Unit
9th Tank Regiment
1st RGC Capital Division
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
22nd RGC Temp./C Division
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
87th Chinese/C Corps
64th Chinese/B Corps



It may not seem like much but we were able to rescue over 100 disrupted Chinese squads here and they will be sent to the rear to rest and recover.


Dave is still pursuing the Chinese army that retreated from Loyang so the heavy bombers of Tenth Air Force are still pummeling the pursuers.

Dave has adapted a new tactic in China......since he hasnt been able to break through he has massed his artillery at both Lang Son and Wuchang and is ground pounding the Chinese:


Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 60800 troops, 839 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 2138

Defending force 111233 troops, 488 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4041

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


Allied ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Division
14th RGC Temp. Division
116th
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Tank Regiment
24th NCPC Route Brigade
62nd Division
64th Division
77th Infantry Regiment
25th RGC Temp./A Division
11th Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
27th Fld AA Gun Co
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
30th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mobile AA Battalion
11th Army
61st Construction Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th AA Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
RGC Army
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
79th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/A Corps
92nd Chinese/B Corps
58th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
9th War Area
19th Group Army


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Ground combat at 71,56 (near Lang Son)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41145 troops, 474 guns, 279 vehicles, Assault Value = 1398

Defending force 37012 troops, 225 guns, 280 vehicles, Assault Value = 1441

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


Allied ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
18th Division
11th Division
2nd Division
2nd RF Gun Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
50th Tank Brigade
82nd Chinese/A Corps
64th Chinese/C Corps
55th Prov Chinese Division
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Division
111th Chindit Brigade
54th Chinese/B Corps
27th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment




My biggest deficiency in China is in artillery. I purchased 4 arty regiments in Calcutta this turn....they are relatively expensive compared to infantry....and Im railing them to Ledo where Im hoping that my long range transport AC can airlift them to the Chinese rail head at Tuyun.





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The game has been on hold for a week as Ive been at sea with my family aboard xAP Disney Dream. As anyone who has been to sea is familiar with.....internet connections are spotty at best.

xAP Disney Dream is 40% larger than the first 2 Disney xAPs.....the Wonder and the Magic. xAP Disney Dream has a length of 1,115' and a displacement of 130,000 tons. xAP Disney Dream has a greater displacement than all 3 Yorktown class CVs _combined_....or another way to look at it....the Dream has a larger displacement than BB Yamato and BB Musashi _combined_. The Dream hold 4000 passengers and has a crew of 1458.....she is truly a floating hotel. We are currently cruising at a speed of 18 knots in an off map area....about 3-4 days sail from Cristobal.

Our port of debarkation was Port Canaveral. Port Canaveral must be rated a level 10 port with over 1000 naval support. Port Canaveral can easily handle 4 xAPs at a time with over 300,000 tons displacement. Port Canaveral is able to debark over 10,000 passengers with all their equipment in less than 3 hours...and is then able to embark another 10,000 passengers with all their equipment in less than 5 hours. xAP is also able to refuel and rearm in less than 9 hours(the Disney xAPs need to rearm their mortars in port as they are the only xAPs to have firework shows at sea).


Our WitP AE game resumes tomorrow.


Here is a screenshot of the main battery going off:






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Mortars!

Very glad you were not on that Carnival liner that had the engine fire. AE players are in enough *@#! with their significant others already without living in it.

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RE: II AUSTRALIAN CORPS RESUMES THE OFFENSIVE - 2/24/2013 6:06:39 PM   
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BBfanboy.....Id book a trip on a tramp steamer before I would book on a Carnival cruise line ship....LoL.

The thing that really impresses me about modern xAPs is the scale. I vacation in San Diego quite a bit and been on CVB Midway .....she has been turned into an aircraft carrier museum there. I thought that she was a pretty big ship....45,000 tons when she was launched in 1945 and now 74,000 tons today. Then one Sunday AM I saw CVN-76 off Point Loma and watched her sail into the harbor and I almost fell off my chair on the hotel room balcony.......CVN-76 USS Ronald Reagan displaces 101,000 tons and I thought that she was the biggest ship that I had ever seen. CVN-76 dwarfs CVB Midway. Now the modern xAPs are 30%, 40% even 50% more displacement.


Back to the war!




11/23-11/24/43



SUBS




SS Tunny sinks xAK Argun Maru off Tawi Tawi.

SS Tunny torpedoes xAK Shanghai Maru off Tawi Tawi.

SS Tunney sinks xAK Kozan Maru off Tawi Tawi to complete the hat trick.





PACIFIC COMMANDS


CA Baltimore makes port in Kai-eilanden and repairs 10 points of flotation damage she acquired when hit by 2 torpedoes on the previous turn. This turn Im sending her to Taberfane where she will again be disbanded and then she will be sent to Darwin to get her out of harm's way.


Fifth Fleet sails from ports across the Pacific for a rendezvous off Milne Bay.....the 3 Yorktown class CVs complete repairs and depart from Sydney, 6 CVEs sail from Brisbane and 7 CVs/6 CVLs sail from Luganville to meet up with BBs and CAs that left Pearl harbor and Auckland several days ago. One Fifth Fleet forms up off the tip of SE New Guinea....all the ships will refuel and then head out for the war zone and the next round of amphib assaults.



CBI


After Dave wiped out a supply convoy bound for Rangoon with some IJN surface ships....I sent 2 RN CAs and a RN CL to escort the next big supply convoy into Rangoon. This turn Dave goes all in in trying to sink Allied shipping at Rangoon.


First the Georges are sent to sweep Rangoon at high altitude:


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 44



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 62
Hurricane FR.IIb x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
Spitfire VIII x 15
A-36 Mustang x 10
P-40N1 Warhawk x 13
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 12 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
A-36 Mustang: 4 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 41000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.11 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.113 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
80th FG/89th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 35000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
311th FBG/528th FBS with A-36 Mustang (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



The RAF Hurricane IIcs take another mauling but the Allies still have plenty of CAP available when the Bettys show up:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 64
G4M1 Betty x 31



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 35
Hurricane FR.IIb x 1
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
Spitfire VIII x 22
A-36 Mustang x 4
P-40N1 Warhawk x 7
P-40N5 Warhawk x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 21 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 23 destroyed

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

Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
CL Achilles



CAP engaged:
No.11 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 36600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.113 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
80th FG/89th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
311th FBG/528th FBS with A-36 Mustang (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes




The next day Dave again sweeps with the Georges:



Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 38



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 54
Hurricane FR.IIb x 2
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7
Spitfire VIII x 17
A-36 Mustang x 7
P-40N1 Warhawk x 10
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 6 destroyed
A-36 Mustang: 3 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.6 Sqn IAF with Hurricane FR.IIb (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
No.11 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.60 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters to 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.113 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 41000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35600 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 37000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 41000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
80th FG/89th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
311th FBG/528th FBS with A-36 Mustang (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead


When the smoke clears......Japan has lost 102 AC in A2A combat vs Allied losses of 55 AC. The Allies lose another 31 Hurricane IIcs but Japan loses 42 Georges, 48 Bettys and 25 A6M2s.


Im pulling the RAF fighters out of the front line in Burma. They will not CAP Rangoon or Pegu but will still cover the supply convoys in between Rangoon and Akyab. There are 2 squadrons of P-47D2s in Burma and 2 squadrons in China. This turn I am upgrading 2 more USAAF fighter squadrons to P-47D2s at tenth Air Forcxe HQ at Chittagong.




In China.....Dave heavily bombs the Chinese army withdrawing from Loyang towards Sian while Allied heavy bombers pound the Japanese troops still at Loyang to pin them in place. Dave orders another shock attack with his armored vanguard on the retreating Chinese:


Ground combat at 86,43 (near Loyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6944 troops, 130 guns, 579 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

Defending force 34697 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1149

Japanese adjusted assault: 132

Allied adjusted defense: 461

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
878 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 37 (2 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 47 (3 destroyed, 44 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
58th/A Division
3rd Tank Division
1st Tank Division
70th/C Division

Defending units:
27th Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
91st Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/C Corps
76th Chinese/A Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army



Dave still has nearly 3 divisions at Loyang that wont make it to reinforce the attack here before the Chinese army exits the hex and withdraws into the relative safety of the forests east of Sian. An additonal 1700 AV of Allied troops with 3 AT regiments is marching to reinforce this retreating Chinese army.

The RAF and Tenth Air Force heavy bombers based throughout China will target the armor in the same hex as our retreating Chinese army next turn to increase their disruption.


At Wuchang and Lang Son....the Japanese continue to bombard away with massed artillery:

Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 60801 troops, 839 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 2139

Defending force 111285 troops, 503 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4032

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


Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
77th Infantry Regiment
3rd Division
62nd Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Tank Regiment
64th Division
116th
14th RGC Temp. Division
24th NCPC Route Brigade
25th RGC Temp./A Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
61st Construction Battalion
22nd AA Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
RGC Army
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
30th Field Artillery Regiment
27th Fld AA Gun Co
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th AA Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Army
2nd Mobile AA Battalion
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
94th Chinese/A Corps
74th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese/B Corps
79th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
9th War Area
19th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 71,56 (near Lang Son)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41170 troops, 474 guns, 279 vehicles, Assault Value = 1400

Defending force 36843 troops, 225 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 1420

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


Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
18th Division
11th Division
2nd Division
2nd RF Gun Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
55th Prov Chinese Division
82nd Chinese/A Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
111th Chindit Brigade
50th Tank Brigade
96th Chinese Division
64th Chinese/C Corps
54th Chinese/B Corps
27th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment






The Allies are able to air transport the guns of the 4 artillery LCUs that were railed to Ledo to Tuyun. It will take another 4-5 turns to completely fly in all the arty into Tuyun(sans support) where they will be railed towards Wuchang and Lang Son.



Allied troops retake Kwangchowan in southern China:


Ground combat at Kwangchowan (73,60)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23914 troops, 409 guns, 417 vehicles, Assault Value = 842

Defending force 867 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Allied adjusted assault: 742

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 742 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kwangchowan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1274 casualties reported
Squads: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
22nd (East African) Brigade
44th Indian Brigade
28th Gurkha Brigade
5th Indian Division
77th Heavy AA Regiment
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
21st Group Army

Defending units:
8th Div /1






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SS Batfish sinks AO Shiretoku Maru off Tawi Tawi.


Two additional USN subs attack AO and TK convoys near Tawi Tawi.....this appears to be a major Japanese convoy route to bring fuel back to Japan.......or Dave is massing AOs to support KB near Tawi Tawi.



SS Finback torpedoes xAK Sado Maru by Truk.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Fifth Fleet continues to concentrate in the waters south of Milne Bay. Fifth Fleet currently has 6 CVEs available to cover amphib ops. Im going to add CVL Hermes to these CVEs and they should then be able to put up over 170 fighters on CAP. CVE St. Lo sails out of port in Portland this turn to join Fifth Fleet. CVE Sangamon is repairing in the Sydney shipyards and has an estimated 21 days left to complete repairs. By 1/1/44 Fifth Fleet should have 8 CVEs plus CVL Hermes to be able to put up a CAP of over 210 fighters over Allied invasion beaches. I will wait until these 2 CVEs are online before we assault the heart of Japanese island based air defences in the Carolines/Paulaus.

BTW....how can I have a CVE St. Lo when St. Lo doesnt happen for another 8 months?


I US Corps continues its advance on Sarmi as tac bombers hit the IJA garrison there of over 20,000 troops. Fifth Air Force medium and heavy bombers continue to rest and build up for the upcoming offensives.



CBI


Quiet over Burma.


In northern China.....Dave launches a final shock attack on the Chinese army retreating from Loyang towards Sian in one last throw of the dice to annihilate it:


Ground combat at 86,43 (near Loyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 35409 troops, 432 guns, 1242 vehicles, Assault Value = 1910

Defending force 34175 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1105

Japanese adjusted assault: 347

Allied adjusted defense: 634

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2640 casualties reported
Squads: 96 destroyed, 190 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 57 (20 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 116 (4 destroyed, 112 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2196 casualties reported
Squads: 95 destroyed, 126 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled


Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Division
60th/C Division
58th/A Division
58th/C Division
70th/A Division
60th/B Division
1st Tank Division
70th/B Division
58th/B Division
22nd Division
60th/A Division
70th/C Division

Defending units:
91st Chinese/A Corps
27th Chinese/A Corps
80th Chinese/C Corps
80th Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/C Corps
27th Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/B Corps
76th Chinese/A Corps
76th Chinese/B Corps
91st Chinese/C Corps
2nd Group Army
4th Group Army



The Chinese army.....or what is left of the Chinese army.....is able to withdraw in good order to the 3x terrain to the east of Sian. Allied AT regiments and infantry are only a 1 or 2 turn march away from reinforcing so this Japanese offensive has been blunted. I only have about 700 Av left out of an original force of nearly 1800 AV but Japanese losses have been much heavier. My sweepers didnt fly until too late and massed RAF and Tenth Air Force heavy bombers flew in unescorted to carpet bomb the onrushing IJA tank divisions and I ended up losing 13 USAAF heavy and 9 RAF heavy bombers but the cost was worth it to preserve the Chinese land forces defending Sian.

The 1st and 3rd IJA Tank Divisions are now decimated and will be only marginally effective for quite some time.





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SS KIX sinks PB Bunzan Maru off Balikpappan.


SS Jack sinks xAK Kurohime Maru near Moppo but is hit by 3 DCs from the escorts and is heavily damaged.





CBI



Ive completed reorganization of the RAF in the CBI. The Hurricane IIcs have been pulled back to the rear areas in Burma and India and they will continue to train replacement pilots and cover supply convoys heading into Rangoon. The RAF still has 3 squadrons of the brand new high altitude Spitfire VIII squadrons in southern Burma and they seem to be a match for the Georges along with the P-47D2s:


Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 38



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-40N1 Warhawk x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 54


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 41000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
51st FG/25th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Raid is overhead
51st FG/26th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
80th FG/89th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 38000.
Raid is overhead
80th FG/90th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 40000 and 42000.
Raid is overhead



Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 10



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-40N1 Warhawk x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 52


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters to 40000.
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Raid is overhead
51st FG/16th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 41000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
51st FG/25th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 36000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 39000 and 42000.
Raid is overhead
80th FG/89th FS with P-40N1 Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
80th FG/90th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 38000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



Japan loses 33 Georges this turn vs Allied losses of 4 Spitfire VCs, 2 P-47D2s and 2 P-40N1s.


Quiet over China as Dave coninues to bombard us with massed artillery at Wuchang and Lang Son and Allied transport AC fly in artillery LCUs from Ledo into central China.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Brand new CVE Manila Bay leaves port at Portland and heads out to the south Pacific. It seems almost like Christmas now as Ive gotten 2 new CVEs in the last 3 turns and a new CVL should arrive at Balboa next turn.....it looks like the massive US industrial machine is finally kicking up into high gear now. I looked at the ship arrival chart and the Allies should receive 2 CVs, 2 CVLs and 9 CVEs in the next 60 days..... absolutely amazing!

Meanwhile.....the 10 CVs, 6 CVLs and 7 CVEs of Fifth Fleet rendezvous with the AOs off Milne Bay and top off their fuel storage bunkers. They will now head out into the war zone for the next round of Allied amphib advances.

APAs load assault troops at Darwin and are sent out to Dobo and Taberfane....their jump off points for the next II Australian Corps assault. Dave has a lot more naval search over this entire area as we have sneaked in 2 small invasions right under the nose of the Japanese while devoid of any carrier CAP. Dave will most certainly spot these loaded APAs next turn but Im hopeful that they again blend into the "background noise" of all the shipping in the area and do not stand out like a sore thumb.

Ive spotted a lot of IJN shipping around Morotai so I staged one VMSB squadron and about 30 F4U-1s into our most forward AF at Boela to see if we can inflict some more naval attrition.

An IJN air combat TF is spoted heading east from the Philippines towards Babeldaob. Its not a large air combat TF but its the first one that Ive spotted in quite some time:





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SS Greenling sinks xAK Hoeisan Maru off Puerto Princessa.

SS Tally Ho strikes a mine near Tanjoengpinang and probably will not make it back to port.

SS Billfish sinks xAK Iwakuni Maru by Saisho Tu.



SWPAC


Lead elements of I US Corps invest Sarmi. It will take about 2 more turns for the armor and combat engineers to reach Sarmi and then we will launch a deliberate assault.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


II Australian Corps will invade Babo next turn. Dave's naval search spotted APA Monrovia off Dobo last turn but he cant be sure of our objective.

This invasion will be LRCAPed by fighters based at Dobo and Kai-eilanden. Five squadrons of B-25D1s with F4U-1 escorts are staged into Kai-eilanden in case Dave has a surface TF lurking around.

Amphib transports begin loading the 1st Australian Division at Darwin. I just purchased 1st Australian Division with PPs this turn....it only cost around 350 PPs to change it over to II Australian Corps HQ as opposed to over 2000 PPs for a regular Allied division to change HQ.

Meanwhile....Fifth Fleet again tops off its fuel bunkers in the southern reaches of the Arafura Sea.


CVL Langley exits the Panama Canal at Balboa and heads out across the south Pacific to join Fifth Fleet.




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SS Finback torpedoes xAK Akasisan Maru near Truk.

SS I-41 sinks xAK Samuel Adams off Horn Island....well....there goes the beer.

SS I-41 sinks TK Santa Maria off Horn Island. Fifth Fleet was able to pass through the Torres Straits just before the IJN subs arrived. A couple of ASW TFs will be dispatched to clear up the sea lanes around the Torres straits.



CBI


Quiet across the theatre.

Another supply convoy for Rangoon with 80,000 supplies forms up at Calcutta. The convoy will stage to Akyab next turn and then Rangoon on the following turn. Hurricane IIcs will LRCAP the convoy.



SWPAC


I US Corps continues to mass at Sarmi while tac, medium and heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force pummel the Japanese garrison there.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 14th Australian Brigade wades ashore at Babo:


Pre-Invasion action off Babo (83,111)

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Champion
APA George Clymer


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


AM Champion fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Babo (83,111)

TF 461 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 83,111


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




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Pre-Invasion action off Babo (83,111)

43 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC PC-1083
APA Monrovia


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


SC PC-1083 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Babo (83,111)

TF 481 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 83,111





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Pre-Invasion action off Babo (83,111)

41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Overton
APD Humphreys


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


APD Overton fired at enemy troops
APD Humphreys fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Babo (83,111)

TF 482 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 83,111


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




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Pre-Invasion action off Babo (83,111)

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Colhoun
APD Manley



APD Colhoun fired at enemy troops
APD Manley fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Babo (83,111)

TF 539 troops unloading over beach at Babo, 83,111


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


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 04, 43

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Invasion Support action off Babo (83,111)

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Champion
APA George Clymer


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


AM Champion fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Babo (83,111)

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC PC-1083
APA Monrovia


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


SC PC-1083 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Babo (83,111)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Overton
APD Humphreys



APD Overton fired at enemy troops
APD Humphreys fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Babo (83,111)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Colhoun
APD Manley



APD Colhoun fired at enemy troops
APD Manley fired at enemy troops



By the end of the turn the Aussies have made it ashore with minimal casualties:


Ground combat at Babo (83,111)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 915 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Defending force 2704 troops, 28 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 127



Assaulting units:
84th Naval Guard Unit
28th Div /12
109th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
14th Australian Brigade



Tac, medium and heavy bombers pound the Japanese defenders at Babo. A deliberate assault is ordered for next turn.


Fifth Fleet continues to loiter in the Gulf of Carpinteria....just out of range of Japanese naval search AC. I dont want to show the USN carriers just yet....I want Dave to guess as to where the next big blow will land.




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CBI


A 2nd supply convoy arrives off Akyab. The 2 supply convoys at Akyab hold over 140,000 supplies. They will make a run for Rangoon next turn......covered by nearly 80 Hurricane IIcs and 2 RN CAs.

A huge Allied multinational force.....over 5000 AV....will shock attack into Ichang next turn. Dave saw this large army coming and has mostly evacuated Ichang.

Quiet across the rest of the theatre.




SWPAC



Fifth Air Force pounds the Japanese defenses at Sarmi as the rest of I US Corps arrives.

A deliberate attack is ordered for next turn.





II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Dave uses Franks in combat for the first time in the war:


Morning Air attack on 28th Division, at 83,111 (Babo)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 5
F4U-1 Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 64


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...


Morning Air attack on 28th Division, at 83,111 (Babo)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 9
Mitchell II x 13
PV-1 Ventura x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 25
B-25D1 Mitchell x 36
B-25G Mitchell x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 31
F4U-1 Corsair x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Mitchell II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 109th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 28th Div /12 ...
Also attacking 84th Naval Guard Unit ...



The Franks dont seem to be as all powerful as the Georges.


The 14th Australian Brigade launches 2 assaults on Babo:


Ground combat at Babo (83,111)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2719 troops, 28 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 128

Defending force 1487 troops, 34 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 100

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

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


Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
14th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
84th Naval Guard Unit
109th JAAF AF Bn
28th Div /12




Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2678 troops, 28 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Defending force 1201 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Allied adjusted assault: 49

Japanese adjusted defense: 22

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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




I got a bad die roll on the 2nd combat.....in my out of synch version of the game Babo was easily captured in a 9:1 assault. A shock attack will be ordered here next turn.


Extremely long ranged Japanese naval search spots Fifth Fleet deep in the Gulf of Carpinteria..... so Dave now knows where all the USN carriers are now. Next turn... the fast carriers will take up a position about 100 miles north of Saumlaki while the CVEs take up a position just off the west coast of Babar. I have a decoy amphibious force stacked with the fast carriers and another decoy amphib force at Dobo. The real amphib TF is at Babar. After invading at Boela and Babo....Ive got a full backfield now for Dave to spot with all the fast carriers that are threatening a power off tackle play due north into the heart of the DEI.

Expect me to call to call an audible at the line of scrimmage next turn.

CVE Wake Island leaves port at Portland to join Fifth Fleet....the reinforcments keep pouring in.










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Two large supply convoys carrying over 140,000 supplies reach Rangoon and begin unloading.

A massive Chinese/SEAC multinational force shock attacks it way back into Ichang:


Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2260 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5178

Defending force 210 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 52

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 52 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ichang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
53rd Chinese/C Corps
90th Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/A Corps
18th British Division
81st Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/A Corps
60th Chinese/A Corps
32nd Chinese/A Corps
11th (East African) Division
4th Chinese/C Corps
46th Chinese/C Corps
32nd Chinese/C Corps
21st Chinese/C Corps
25th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese/A Corps
21st Chinese/B Corps
32nd Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/C Corps
86th Chinese/B Corps
24th Chinese/A Corps
27th Infantry Division
33rd Chinese/A Corps
12th Chinese/A Corps
94th Chinese/C Corps
53rd Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
71st Chinese/B Corps
60th Chinese/B Corps
81st Chinese/A Corps
12th Chinese/B Corps
7th Australian Division
3rd New Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
26th Group Army

Defending units:
25th RGC Temp./C Division





SWPAC


I US Corps captures Sarmi after a pair of delibearte attacks:


Ground combat at Sarmi (91,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23001 troops, 447 guns, 828 vehicles, Assault Value = 995

Defending force 8371 troops, 108 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 278

Allied adjusted assault: 1536

Japanese adjusted defense: 551

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

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

Japanese ground losses:
871 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (2 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Assaulting units:
754th Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
767th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/A Division
32nd Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/B Division
198th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
83rd Naval Guard Unit
90th Infantry Rgt /2
Sasebo 8th SNLF
8th Div /2
13th Garrison Unit
28th Div /3
67th Nav Gd /1
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co
12th Air Defense AA Regiment
2nd Guards Div /3
4th Field AF Const Bn /1
1st Shipping Engineer Regiment
2nd JAAF AF Bn /1




Ground combat at Sarmi (91,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22725 troops, 448 guns, 828 vehicles, Assault Value = 965

Defending force 7059 troops, 105 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2029

Japanese adjusted defense: 35

Allied assault odds: 57 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sarmi !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3277 casualties reported
Squads: 85 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 70 (57 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 74 (74 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry/A Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/B Division
198th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
13th Garrison Unit
8th Div /2
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
12th Air Defense AA Regiment
28th Div /3
31st Fld AA Gun Co
1st Shipping Engineer Regiment
67th Nav Gd /1
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Field AF Const Bn /1
2nd JAAF AF Bn /1



This marks the end of the overland advance by SWPAC. From now until we hit the beaches in Mindanao all upcoming SWPAC advances will come via amphibious assault. SWPAC will be the most active command for the Allies for the next several months.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 14th Australian Brigade captures babo in a shock attack:


Ground combat at Babo (83,111)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2660 troops, 28 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Defending force 910 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Allied adjusted assault: 94

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 94 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Babo !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
369 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
84th Naval Guard Unit
109th JAAF AF Bn



Followup amphib TFs will now bring in construction engineers and BFs in what has become a familiar pattern across the Pacific.

After threatening an advance due north into the heart of the DEI.....Fifth Fleet calls an audible at the line of scrimmage and II Australian Corps will execute a sweep by invading at Koepang next turn. The CVEs will directly cover the landing by the 1st Australian Divsion while the fast carriers stand by to lend additional air support.




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The supply convoy successfully unloads 140,000 supplies at rangoon without incident and heads back to calcutta.

Dave tries a 1:4 attack on a Chinese LCU outside Nanyang:

Ground combat at 86,46 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 830 troops, 4 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 2088 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 41

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
43rd Recon Regiment

Defending units:
55th Chinese/C Corps



Over 4000 AV of Chinese troops enter the hex and we will annihilate the IJA recon unit next turn.



Quiet over the rest of the theatre.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Covered by the fast carriers of Task group 58.....Fifth Fleet successfully unloads the 1st Australian Division on the beach at Koepang:


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 43

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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)

51 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Brooks
DD Perkins
DD Eaton
APA Custer
DD Wadsworth



CL Detroit firing at 23rd Nav Gd Unit
DD Brooks firing at 23rd Nav Gd Unit
DD Perkins firing at 23rd Nav Gd Unit
DD Eaton firing at 62nd Naval Guard Unit
DD Perkins fired at enemy troops
DD Eaton fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 330 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116


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


Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 1st Australian Div /5


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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)

53 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Jenkins
APA Hunter Liggett
DD Stevens


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


DD Jenkins firing at 62nd Naval Guard Unit
DD Jenkins fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 460 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116





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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)

51 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Brooks
DD Trathen
APA Custer
DD Wadsworth


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


DD Trathen firing at 23rd Nav Gd Unit
DD Trathen fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Hunter Liggett
DD Jenkins
DD Stevens


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


APA Hunter Liggett firing at 23rd Nav Gd Unit
APA Hunter Liggett fired at enemy troops
DD Jenkins fired at enemy troops
DD Stevens fired at enemy troops
APA Hunter Liggett fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


Japanese naval bombers try to counterattack but this time the Allied CAP fights them off:

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 84 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 21



Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 91


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 67,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 10
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 21



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 14
Sea Hurricane Ib x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 89


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 60


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers



Meanwhile.....massed Allied medium and heavy bombers based at Darwin, Bathurst and across the southern DEI carpet bomb the Japanese garrison at Koepang. By the end of the day the 1st Australian Division and II Australian Corps HQ are ashore:


Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3062 troops, 33 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 11028 troops, 104 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

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



Assaulting units:
62nd Naval Guard Unit
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy
23rd Nav Gd Unit
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /3
24th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
II Australian



A shock attack is ordered for next turn against the shell shocked Japanese defenders at Koepang.


P-38Hs are sent on a long range sweep over Talaud-eilanden to break up the Japanese fighter reserve in the DEI;


Morning Air attack on Talaud-eilanden , at 79,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 40000 feet *

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



Morning Air attack on Talaud-eilanden , at 79,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 19 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



All of the aerial combat this turn occurs over the DEI. Japan loses 68 AC in A2A combat vs 7 Allied fighters. Individual plane losses include 38 Oscars, 25 Nells, 17 A6M2s, 9 Tojos, 9 P-38Hs and 6 Hellcats.

All of Fifth Fleet will retire to Darwin next turn to evade the inevitable Japanese naval air counterattack.


RAAF Spitfire VIIIs are staged into the newly acquired AF at Babo. I had 2 more squadrons auto upgrade to Spitfire VIIIs and they seem to do very well against 2nd generation Japanese fighters....perhaps my 2nd best air superiority fighter after the vaunted P-47D2.







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SS Templar sinks xAP Yoshino Maru off Singapore.



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The Chinese overrun an IJA recon unit outside of nanyang:


Ground combat at 86,46 (near Nanyang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 111216 troops, 664 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4019

Defending force 706 troops, 4 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Allied adjusted assault: 1966

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1966 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
762 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 48 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


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


Assaulting units:
72nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese/C Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/A Corps
34th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese/C Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese/B Corps
30th Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/A Corps
47th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/B Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
42nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
55th Chinese/C Corps
61st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/C Corps
8th Group Army
Lusu War Area
33rd Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
6th Group Army
5th War Area
Jingcha War Area
1st War Area
20th Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
43rd Recon Regiment




SWPAC


Allied commandos land at Rambutyo:


Amphibious Assault at Rambutyo (102,120)

TF 211 troops unloading over beach at Rambutyo, 102,120


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



Dave owns a number of dot hexes far in my rear that Ive bypassed during the advances of 1942 and 1943. Evidently he builds up supplies at the dot hexes with long range transport AC and then will fly in a small BF to support seaplane naval search far behind my lines. a couple of turns ago a small dot hex on the south coast of New Guinea was used to stage in long ranged IJN naval search and my carriers were spotted in the Bay of Carpinteria....over 1200 miles from the nearest functioning Japanese AF. The capture of Rambutyo is the first in a series of small invasions in the Admiralties, New Guinea and the north coast of Australia to take these dot hexes away from Japanese control.

I dont like having the Allied fast carriers detected.....especially when they are resting/hiding deep in friendly back waters.





II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Dave sends in some MTBs to disrupt the landings at Koepang but Allied DDs are ready for them:


Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-151, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-152, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB G-153, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-154, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-155, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-157, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Philip
DD Bancroft
DD Gillespie
DD Nepal



Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-157 at 11,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-155 at 11,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-154 at 11,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-154 at 11,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-152 at 11,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-151 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-157 at 5,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-155 at 5,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages MTB G-155 at 5,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-152 at 5,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages MTB G-151 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-151 at 3,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages MTB G-155 at 3,000 yards
MTB G-154 sunk by DD Nepal at 3,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-152 at 3,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages MTB G-151 at 3,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-155 at 3,000 yards
MTB G-155 sunk by DD Philip at 3,000 yards
Massive explosion on MTB G-152
MTB G-152 sunk by DD Nepal at 3,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-151 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-157 at 4,000 yards
DD Gillespie engages MTB G-151 at 4,000 yards
DD Gillespie engages MTB G-151 at 4,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-151 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Gillespie engages MTB G-153 at 6,000 yards
MTB G-153 sunk by DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-157 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
MTB G-157 sunk by DD Nepal at 8,000 yards
DD Gillespie engages MTB G-151 at 8,000 yards
DD Philip engages MTB G-151 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Nepal engages MTB G-151 at 10,000 yards
MTB G-151 sunk by DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...



The 1st Australian Division captures Koepang in a 5:1 shock attack:


Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10041 troops, 104 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 374

Defending force 4514 troops, 53 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 162

Allied adjusted assault: 780

Japanese adjusted defense: 137

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1774 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 7
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
711 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
II Australian

Defending units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy
65th Bde /4
62nd Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /3
23rd Nav Gd Unit
63rd Nav Gd /1
28th Div /1
24th JAAF AF Bn


The remaining Japanese at Koepang are wiped out in a banzai attack the next day:


Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 321 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 10328 troops, 103 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
449 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
63rd Nav Gd /2

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
II Australian





CENTPAC: INVASION WAKE ISLAND....D DAY MINUS 3



Now that I have Dave's attention in the southern DEI....its time for CENTPAC to launch another assault in the central Pacific at Wake Island. Some 140 heavy bombers based at Roi-Namur will soften up the defenses at Wake this turn while AdmHill's amphib TF makes a high speed run to the atoll. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division will storm ashore at Wake Is. in 3 days.









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SS Haddock sinks E Wakamiya off Sapporo.


CBI


Dave once again cuts off a large Chinese army with his fast moving armor. This time a 4000 AV Chinese army one hex south of Nanyang is cut off by 2 IJA armor and 4 infantry divisions:


Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17237 troops, 279 guns, 1403 vehicles, Assault Value = 2571

Defending force 1073 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 732

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 732 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nanyang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
1115 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 78 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
69th Division
36th Division
27th Division
110th Division
3rd Tank Division
1st Tank Division
23rd Tank Regiment
2nd Recon Battalion

Defending units:
45th Chinese/B Corps



Dave will cut the movement of our army towards Nanyang with his armor before we can exit the hex and it looks as if he has other LCUs trying to surround the Chinese army so we will withdraw towards Sinyang.

Another multinational Allied Army with over 5000 AV is closing in from Ichang so we will use it to relieve the 4000 Av Chinese army. A large air battle breaks out over the area as we try to pin the IJA tanks in place while Dave tries to pin the Chinese army in place. The Allies lose 61 Ac in A2A combat vs 43 Japanese AC. Individual plane losses include 34 Tojos, 13 jacks, 8 Georges, 7 A6M2s, 34 Vengeance DBs, 12 P-38Hs, 11 Hellcats and 7 F4U-1s.



SWPAC



Allied commandos capture Rambutyo:



Ground combat at Rambutyo (102,120)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1159 troops, 4 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Defending force 18 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 78

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 78 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Rambutyo !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
2/151st Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Fiji Commando Battalion

Defending units:
90th Infantry Rgt /3


These small Allied LCUs will be reloaded and redirected to mop up other dot hexes on southern New Guinea and northern Australia.



CENTPAC: INVASION WAKE ISLAND.....D-DAY MINUS ONE


Over 140 USAAF heavy bombers based in the Marshalls are ordered to carpet bomb Wake Island but they only fly on 1 day of the 2 day turn:


Morning Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 49
B-24J Liberator x 36


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Coastal Gun Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Coastal Gun Battalion ...



Im a bit disappointed that only 1 IJA squad was disrupted over the 2 day pre-invasion aerial bombardment but the invasion will still go off early tomorrow AM. Long range PBY Coronados based on Eniwetok do not detect any IJN shipping to the west and NW of Wake Island.





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SS Cisco sinks E Shirutaka off Donggala.

SS Finback sinks xAK Kokai Maru near Truk.

SS Silversides torpedoes TK Akazomo Maru by Hengchun.

SS Sawfish sinks TK Akazomo Maru by Hengchun.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


USN torpedo planes hit an IJN convoy deep in the DEI near Morotai:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
TBF-1 Avenger x 27


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAKL Joshu Go, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Shinki Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Mitsuri Maru
xAKL Mitsuki Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Joshu Go



Then VMSB pilots hit the same IJN TF off Morotai:


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
SBD-5 Dauntless x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Boomerang C-12: 4 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shiga Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Tatsuaoi Maru
xAKL Mitsuki Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tamahime Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Joshu Go, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tsuki Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
254 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Shiga Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Tamahime Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Joshu Go
Massive explosion on xAKL Tsuki Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Tsuki Maru




Finally the B-25D1 "commerce destroyers" come in to finish off the IJN TF:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Roko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tamahime Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tatsuaoi Maru, Shell hits 6, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Mitsuki Maru, and is sunk
xAKL Joshu Go, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Mitsuri Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

Joshu Go dead in the water ...



Additional Allied naval airstrikes go in the next day without escorts and the Allied naval bombers are hammered. The Japanese lose several xAKLs but the Allies lose 52 AC in A2A combat vs 2 Japanese AC. Individual plane losses include 21 F4U-1As, 12 Boomerangs, 17 TBF-1s and 6 SBD-5s.


This raid was very costly from an Allied AC standpoint _but_ it sends a message to Dave that any TFs south of Mindanao that are moving towards the DEI or New Guinea are liable to be interdicted by Allied naval bombers. Also...any attempt by Japan to interdict the Allied buildups at Boela or Babo with IJN surface Tfs is likely to be intercepted by Allied naval bombers.




CENTPAC: INVASION WAKE ISLAND....A TALE OF 2 ASSAULTS



So I watched the combat replay of the turn and the CENTPAC invasion of Wake Island looked like every other amphib assault we have delivered in the Marshalls over the last 6 months:


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 43
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Pre-Invasion action off Wake Island (136,98) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

105 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
CL Trenton
DD King
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Whipple
AKA Titania
AKA Arcturus
AKA Castor
APA Callaway
DE Whitman


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


Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Marblehead
CL Marblehead firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
CL Trenton firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Trenton
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD King
DD King firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
DD Kennison firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Kennison
DD Crosby firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Crosby
DD Whipple firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Whipple
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 16,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 16,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Arcturus at 16,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 16,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
DD Kennison fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Wake Island (136,98)

TF 303 troops unloading over beach at Wake Island, 136,98


Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)


13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 43 accidentally lost during unload of 8th Marine Rgt
10 troops of a US Cmbt Eng Sqd 43 lost overboard during unload of 2nd USMC Engr Rgt


Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CL Richmond
CL Java
DD Arunta
DD Monaghan
DD MacDonough
DD Hull
DD Sims



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 2

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CA Chester
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Chester
CA Chester firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
CL Richmond firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Richmond
CL Java firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
DD Arunta firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
DD Monaghan firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
DD MacDonough firing at Wake Island
DD Hull firing at Wake Island
DD Sims firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
BB Arizona
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Van Nes
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Schley
DD Frazier
DD Welles
DD Terry

Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 26 (13 destroyed, 13 disabled)



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 33
Port hits 16
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

BB New Mexico firing at Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion firing at BB New Mexico
BB Arizona firing at Wake Island
DD Kortenaer firing at Wake Island
DD Evertsen firing at Wake Island
DD Van Nes firing at Wake Island
DD Tjerk Hiddes firing at Wake Island
DD Schley firing at Wake Island
DD Frazier firing at Wake Island
DD Welles firing at Wake Island
DD Terry firing at Wake Island


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Vincennes
CA Quincy
CL De Ruyter
CL Sumatra
DD Mustin
DD Barton
DD Farenholt
DD Aaron Ward

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)



Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 4

CA Canberra firing at Wake Island
CA Vincennes firing at Wake Island
CA Quincy firing at Wake Island
CL De Ruyter firing at Wake Island
CL Sumatra firing at Wake Island
DD Mustin firing at Wake Island
DD Barton firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Farenholt firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Aaron Ward firing at Wake Island


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
CL Trenton
DD King
DD Kennison
DD Dent
APA Callaway
DE Whitman


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


CL Trenton firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Kennison firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Dent firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD King fired at enemy troops
DD Kennison fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Callaway
DE Whitman
DD King


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards



Morning Air attack on 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 17
B-24D1 Liberator x 47
B-24J Liberator x 35


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
276 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Bn /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...




Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2878 troops, 21 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Defending force 8222 troops, 106 guns, 267 vehicles, Assault Value = 307

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


Allied ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit
42nd Naval Guard Unit
301st Ind.Infantry Bn /1
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
37th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
503rd Parachute Regiment
8th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion


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Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8079 troops, 104 guns, 267 vehicles, Assault Value = 290

Defending force 3584 troops, 31 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Allied adjusted assault: 90

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
953 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1636 casualties reported
Squads: 60 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 21 (5 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (5 destroyed, 33 disabled)


Assaulting units:
8th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
503rd Parachute Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit
42nd Naval Guard Unit
301st Ind.Infantry Bn /1
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
37th JNAF AF Unit



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 43

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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AKA Titania
CL Marblehead
CL Trenton
DD King
AKA Jupiter
AKA Virgo
DD Kennison
APA Callaway



20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 15,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Jupiter at 15,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Jupiter at 15,000 yards
CL Trenton firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Virgo at 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Virgo at 15,000 yards
CL Marblehead firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Virgo at 15,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 15,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AKA Titania
CL Trenton
APA Callaway



15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Titania at 19,000 yards



Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 6930 troops, 101 guns, 258 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 2878 troops, 41 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Allied adjusted assault: 7

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1518 casualties reported
Squads: 85 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (7 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
649 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
503rd Parachute Regiment
8th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit
53rd Naval Guard Unit
37th JNAF AF Unit
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
301st Ind.Infantry Bn /1




Imagine my surprise when I read the combat rpt.txt that I got back from Dave. The heavy bombers didnt sortie and the initial wave was repulsed with heavy losses from the Japanese defenders:


Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8176 troops, 105 guns, 266 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Defending force 3889 troops, 31 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Allied adjusted assault: 32

Japanese adjusted defense: 110

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
340 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1187 casualties reported
Squads: 128 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 51 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 60 (15 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (5 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Assaulting units:
8th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
503rd Parachute Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit
53rd Naval Guard Unit
301st Ind.Infantry Bn /1
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion
37th JNAF AF Unit





What a difference with die rolls!


The 2nd Marine Division isnt in danger of annihilation but I was hoping for a smash and grab operation here while Fifth Fleet went on the offensive in SWPAC towards the eastern DEI and Mindanao. Now....Fifth Fleet will need to support a major resupply op to Wake Island and the SWPAC offensive will be pushed back at least 2 weeks. The 2nd Marine Division will rest until supplies arrive and hopefully the 140 heavy bombers based in the Marshalls will sortie a few times against Wake Is. over the next week. The USN fast carriers of TG 58 will cover the naval bombardment TFs and the resupply ops at Wake Island. Meanwhile...the 6500 IJA troops and the 9000 CENTPAC troops are heavily over stacking the 6000 troop limit atoll so with Allied control of the seas Japan should soon run out of supplies here.



CBI


Dave is trying really hard to surround the 4000 AV Chinese army outside of Nanyang. I knew that IJA armor would cut my movement so I decided to withdraw 2 hexes to the south of Nanyang to the forests outside of Sinyang for their defensive value. I had ordered maybe 200 heavy and medium bombers to caroet bomb the 4 IJA infantry and 2 tank divisions at Nanyang but just like at Wake Island they didnt fly. Meanwhile Dave went toatl counterair on me at Sian while I placed over 100 fighters on sweep over Nanyang. This next turn Im flying massive CAP trapos over Sian and Changsha and withdrawing most of the mdium bombers back to India....the heavy bombers dont need to worry about Japanese CAP so much.


I have another 5000 AV multinational army SE of Ichang that will march on the Chinese army outside of Nanyang to relieve them.





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SS Sawfish sinks xAK Kogyo Maru off Hengchun but takes 4 Dcs in return from the escorts.

SS Saury is sunk by Japanese ASW AC near Wakkanai.

SS Sawfish sinks AK Amagisan Maru by Iromote.

SS Finback sinks xAK Tsurushima Maru off Guam.

SS Pargo is sunk by Japanese ASW AC near the Philippines.

SS Sea Rover sinks AMc Bisaku Maru by Palembang.



CBI


Dave is still trying to surround the 4000 AV Chinese army in the forest just north of Sinyang.

A 5000 AV Allied multinational force advancing from Ichang is trying to relieve the surrounded Chinese army.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Fifth Fleet refuels at Milne Bay and then heads to Wake Island to support the bogged down CENTPAC invasion there.

LSTs and AKAs reload with supplies in the Marshalls and will then head back to Wake.

An additional 100 heavy bombers are staged into the Marshalls so we now have over 250 4Es there. They will try to rototill Wake Is. if the weather ever clears there. It appears that Wake Is. is one of those "vortex points in the space/time continuum" on the map where the weather is almost always terrible.

The pause in SWPAC/SOPAC offensive ops while the Fifth Fleet supports the Wake Is. assault isnt all bad. By the time the carriers get back to Milne Bay we should have another 2 of the 6 CVEs that were heavily damaged in the DEI offensive in July 1943 back online. Two more CVEs should also arrive from the US west coast. Many surface ships that had operational damage from the II Australian Corps offensive are now effecting repairs at Milne Bay.

Im finding now that after taking the 3 new bases in the DEI at babo, Boela and Koepang I have a serious shortage of BFs for the new bases that will be captured inm the upcoming SWPAC/SOPAC offensives. I had previously stripped the BFs from the Gilberts to redeploy to the Marshalls but now that the Marshalls campaign is complete and Japan is no longer a threat in the region I am completely stripping all the remaining BFs from the Gilberts, Tabiteuea and Abemama. Im also stripping the bases at bathurst Is. and Darwin for the buildup in the DEI.




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SS Ray sinks xAK Tasmania Maru off Toyohara.





CBI


SEAC and Chinese troops manouver to relieve the surrounded 4000 AV Chinese army outside of Sinyang.

Tenth Air Force heavy bombers stationed throughout central China hammer Japanese defensive positions at Nanyang.





II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The Allies continue the buildup of their new bases in the DEI from Koepang north and east to Boela and Babo.

IJN Jills catch some LSTs out in the open off Timor Is. trying to resupply Koepang:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dili at 70,117

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 21



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
LST-42, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC-634, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LST-25



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-42




Allied troops capture the dot hex of Groote Eyland...this is one less dot hex that Dave can use to base his naval search far into the Allied rear areas.



CENTPAC....INVASION WAKE ISLAND


The fast carriers of Task Group 58 will reach Wake Is. next turn. The carrier LRCAP will provide the air cover for first resupply convoys to reach Wake. Multiple bombardment TFs will resume nvala bombardments of the atoll after the carriers arrive on station.

There were initially 17,000 CENTPAC and Japanese troops on Wake which is an atoll with a stacking limit of 6000. The Marines are starting to get a bit low on supplies so I hope that the Japanese defenders are having the same issues here.

Out of 250 heavy bombers based in the Marshalls...only 120 sortie against Wake on the 1st day of the turn but this time they actually inflict a little bit of real damage:


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Morning Air attack on Wake Coastal Gun Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 13
B-24D1 Liberator x 42
B-24J Liberator x 27
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 40


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
307 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Cst Gun Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Wake Cst Gun Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Cst Gun Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Cst Gun Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Wake Cst Gun Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...


Unfortunately all the heavy bombers ordered to ground bomb Wake Is. somehow auto-retarget themselves to Ponape and Jaluit on the 2nd day of the turn so this isnt going to be easy. Next turn the TBFs from the fast carriers will help to reduce Wakes' defenses.

We will bomb and naval bombard Wake for a week or so while the Marines are resupplied and then we will try another assault to take the island.






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SS rasher torpedoes xAK Meisan Maru off Moppo.

SS I-37 sinks TK Norfold near Perth.



CENTPAC: THE BATTLE FOR WAKE ISLAND


The 10 CVs, 6 CVLs and 4 CVEs of Fifth Fleet arrive off Wake Island. We now have control of the seas around that atoll.

LSTs drop 3500 supplies on the beach at Wake but its not nearly enough. The 4 Allied LCUs on Wake initially had over 10,000 supplies on D-Day plus 2 but now they are very low on supplies....even with the 3500 supplies dropped this turn...due to the massive overstacking by both sides on the tiny atoll. Hopefully the Japanese defenders are having the same problems with supply that Im having. Five LSTs with over 8000 supplies will arrive at Wake tomorrow and then the APAs and AKAs will arrive the turn after that.

Carrier Avengers hammer the Japanese garrison on Wake:


Morning Air attack on 42nd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 93
TBF-1 Avenger x 108
TBM-1C Avenger x 18


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
317 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 37th JNAF AF Unit , at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22
TBF-1 Avenger x 27
TBM-1C Avenger x 57


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...



Morning Air attack on 42nd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 115
TBF-1 Avenger x 134
TBM-1C Avenger x 78


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...


The heavy bombers based in the Marshalls finally inflict significant damage on the Japanese (altough less than half of the 250 4Es sortied) for the 1st time in a week and a half:


Morning Air attack on 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 13
B-24D1 Liberator x 29
B-24J Liberator x 17
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 34


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
446 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...


Morning Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 17
B-24J Liberator x 10
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 32


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...




Fifth Fleet resumes naval bombardment of Wake Island:


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Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CL Richmond
CL Java
DD Arunta
DD Monaghan
DD MacDonough
DD Hull
DD Sims

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 53
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 9

CA Chester firing at Wake Island
CL Richmond firing at Wake Island
CL Java firing at Wake Island
DD Arunta firing at Wake Island
DD Monaghan firing at Wake Island
DD MacDonough firing at Wake Island
DD Hull firing at Wake Island
DD Sims firing at Wake Island


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Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Vincennes
CA Quincy
CL De Ruyter
CL Sumatra
DD Mustin
DD Barton
DD Farenholt
DD Aaron Ward

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 17
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 3

CA Canberra firing at Wake Island
CA Vincennes firing at Wake Island
CA Quincy firing at Wake Island
CL De Ruyter firing at Wake Island
CL Sumatra firing at Wake Island
DD Mustin firing at Wake Island
DD Barton firing at 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion
DD Farenholt firing at Wake Island
DD Aaron Ward firing at Wake Island



After all the shelling and bombing....recon shows there are more Japanese than ever on the tiny atoll....now over 8500 IJA troops. So Dave is evidently flying in reinforcements via extremely long ranged transport AC from Marcus Island....and they must be seaplanes at that as Ive inflicted 100% AF damage on the atoll. At this point Dave should be flying in supply....not troops....as the additional troops will only eat up any remaining supplies faster. No matter though....the CVEs will arrive at Wake next turn and put an end to the IJN transport AC.


Five Allied fast BBs will arrive at Wake in 3 turns and then we will probably order another assault from the 2nd Marines. They seem to be recovering very nicely from the disasterous D-Day landings.



CBI



Its nice to have the Japanese armies on the offensive caught out in clear terrain by medium and heavy bombers of Tenth Air Force and the RAF:

Morning Air attack on 3rd Tank Division, at 85,47 , near Sinyang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack x 3



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 15
Liberator GR.III x 6
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
B-24J Liberator x 27


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x Liberator GR.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
331 Ku S-1 with J2M2 Jack (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 39th ...
Also attacking 1st Tank Division ...
Also attacking 22nd Division ...
Also attacking 63rd Division ...
Also attacking 60th Division ...
Also attacking 69th Division ...
Also attacking 70th Division ...
Also attacking 12th Indpt Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th/B Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 39th ...
Also attacking 70th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 27th Division, at 85,45 (Nanyang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 20
Wellington B.X x 12
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 41
B-24J Liberator x 14
B-25G Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
595 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 29th/A Division ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Ching An Tui Brigade ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 29th/A Division ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Ching An Tui Brigade ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 27th Division ...
Also attacking 29th/A Division ...




The bombing must have greatly affected the IJA armies as Dave launches a very costly frontal assault on the surrounded Chinese army outside if Sinyang:


Ground combat at 85,47 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 90971 troops, 816 guns, 1392 vehicles, Assault Value = 3676

Defending force 119188 troops, 667 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4022

Japanese adjusted assault: 901

Allied adjusted defense: 6471

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
17475 casualties reported
Squads: 259 destroyed, 1102 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 74 disabled
Guns lost 126 (5 destroyed, 121 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (2 destroyed, 29 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3569 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 362 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 151 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Guns lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Assaulting units:
60th Division
70th Division
63rd Division
2nd Recon Battalion
1st Tank Division
3rd Tank Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd RGC Route Brigade
22nd Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
69th Division
39th
29th/B Division
56th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/A Corps
93rd Chinese/A Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese/C Corps
34th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese/B Corps
19th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
30th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/B Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
55th Chinese/C Corps
47th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese/C Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/C Corps
1st War Area
Lusu War Area
Jingcha War Area
6th Group Army
33rd Group Army
8th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
5th War Area
20th Artillery Regiment



Dave loses the equivalent of 3 IJA divisions in this assault.


Meanwhile both the Chinese and SEAC troops are trying to open up a hex side to the surrounded Chinese army so it can retreat from the Japanese threat. The 4000 AV SEAC/Chinese army advancing from Ichang overruns an IJA tank regiment:


Ground combat at 85,48 (near Sinyang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 96273 troops, 871 guns, 555 vehicles, Assault Value = 4034

Defending force 330 troops, 0 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Allied adjusted assault: 2331

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 2331 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 63 (63 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
60th Chinese/A Corps
18th British Division
4th Chinese/C Corps
71st Chinese/B Corps
11th (East African) Division
32nd Chinese/B Corps
27th Infantry Division
94th Chinese/C Corps
90th Chinese/B Corps
12th Chinese/A Corps
60th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/A Corps
25th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese/C Corps
7th Australian Division
53rd Chinese/C Corps
3rd War Area

Defending units:
15th Tank Regiment



Ive found with Dave that the best defense in China is a good offense. To that end...I have 2 Chinese armies advancing on Loyang and Tsiaotso. Now it looks as if Dave is calling off the offensive on the surrounded Chinese army so he can reinforce his defensive positions in the north.





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WAKE IS....A TALE OF 2 ASSAULTS - 3/24/2013 5:46:01 PM   
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12/25-12/26/43


THE BATTLE FOR WAKE ISLAND


Its a bitter Christmas for the USMC 2nd Division as they huddle in their foxholes on the beach on Wake Island. LSTs continue to drop supplies on the beach and next turn snother 20,000 supplies will arrive via APAs and AKAs.

Its an even more bitter Christmas for the Japanese on Wake Island as the US Navy and the USAAF bombard the defenders around the clock:



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 25, 43
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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
BB Arizona
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Van Nes
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Schley
DD Frazier
DD Welles
DD Terry

Japanese ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 50
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 3

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB New Mexico
BB New Mexico firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Arizona
BB Arizona firing at Wake Island
DD Kortenaer firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Evertsen firing at Wake Island
DD Van Nes firing at Wake Island
DD Tjerk Hiddes firing at Wake Island
DD Schley firing at Wake Island
DD Frazier firing at Wake Island
DD Welles firing at Wake Island
DD Terry firing at Wake Island


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CL Columbia
CL Honolulu
CL Helena
DD Selfridge
DD Duncan
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Bell

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



Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 18
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 4

CL Columbia firing at Wake Island
CL Honolulu firing at Sasebo 5th SNLF
CL Helena firing at Wake Island
DD Selfridge firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Duncan firing at Wake Island
DD Clarence Bronson firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Bell firing at Wake Island


Morning Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 217
TBF-1 Avenger x 142
TBM-1C Avenger x 79


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
313 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25
TBF-1 Avenger x 17


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 42nd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Morning Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 14
B-24J Liberator x 45
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 25


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
236 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...



Morning Air attack on 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 231
TBF-1 Avenger x 142
TBM-1C Avenger x 81


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 16
B-24J Liberator x 42
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 44


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
206 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF ...



We will bombard Wake for 1 more turn and then the Marines will attack again once the 5 fast BBs arrive to rototill whats left of the atoll.



SWPAC


SWPAC continues its buildup at Sarmi and Hollandia in preparation for the upcoming offensive.

The USN CVE force has almost been rebuilt since the disaster in the DEI back in July 1943. Six CVEs were sunk and another 6 were heavily damaged in that debacle. The US Navy can now mass 11 CVEs to cover amphibious assaults. The 3rd of the damaged CVEs just completed repairs and is heading back to Milne Bay to rejoin the fleet. In addition, damaged CVE Copahee will complete repairs at Sydney in 7 days and damaged CVE Altamaha will complete repairs at Pearl Harbor in 12 days.....then we will be back to 13 CVEs.

Three RN battlewagons....BB Valiant, BB Queen Elizabeth and BC Renown....have recently entered the theatre and are on their way to Milne Bay.






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