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WAKE IS....A TALE OF 2 ASSAULTS - 3/26/2013 2:59:24 PM   
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SS Tang sinks xAK Hokuzu Maru off Agrhan.

SS RO-133 is sunk by an USN ASW Tf near Taongi.



WAKE ISLAND.....THE BOMBARDMENTS CONTINUE


Allied naval bombardment TFs and tac and heavy bombers work over Wake Island around the clock:


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CL Denver
CL Phoenix
CLAA Juneau
DD Spence
DD Pringle
DD Dortch
DD Conner
DD Bullard
DD Bradford
DD Charles Ausburne

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



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35
Port hits 16
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Indianapolis
CA Indianapolis firing at Wake Island
CL Denver firing at Wake Island
CL Phoenix firing at Wake Island
CLAA Juneau firing at Wake Island
DD Spence firing at Wake Island
DD Pringle firing at Wake Island
DD Dortch firing at Wake Island
DD Conner firing at 42nd Naval Guard Unit
DD Bullard firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Bradford firing at Wake Island
DD Charles Ausburne firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CL Santa Fe
CL Montpelier
CLAA Reno
CLAA Atlanta
DD Taylor
DD Radford
DD Foote
DD Bache

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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 31
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

CL Santa Fe firing at Wake Island
CL Montpelier firing at Wake Island
CLAA Reno firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
CLAA Atlanta firing at Wake Island
DD Taylor firing at Wake Island
DD Radford firing at Wake Island
DD Foote firing at Wake Island
DD Bache firing at Wake Island



Morning Air attack on 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 203
TBF-1 Avenger x 142
TBM-1C Avenger x 82


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 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
16 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 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
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 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 Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
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 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 Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
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: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 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 53rd Naval Guard 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 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 2
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 40


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
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
8 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
8 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
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 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-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
2 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 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
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 53rd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 202
TBF-1 Avenger x 142
TBM-1C Avenger x 84


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
264 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 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
16 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
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
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 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
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 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
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 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 32
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 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 53rd 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: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator x 36
FM-1 Wildcat x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 33


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
4 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
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
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
8 x B-24J 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
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 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-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
1 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
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 53rd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
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 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...



Over 12,000 supplies are unloaded on the beach at Wake Island by multiple amphib TFs. The 2nd Marines will launch a shock attack tomorrow after a final naval bombardment tonight by 5 fast BBs.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The Allied buildup continues in the DEI at Ambon, Boela and Babo.

Dave throws everything but the kitchen sink at Boela in an effort to slow down the buildup.

First the Georges come in and punk Allied CAP:


Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 26



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 14
P-39D Airacobra x 25
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 48
F4U-1 Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 4 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed
P-39N1 Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 36800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 36000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 9 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 34000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 9 scrambling)
11 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 36000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



Then the Allied CAP punks the Franks:


Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 35



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 19
P-39N1 Airacobra x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 45
F4U-1 Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 36000 and 40010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 67 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 37000 and 41010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 44000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 40010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 33100 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 44000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



There is still plenty of Allied CAP left over Boela as the naval airstrikes come in:


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Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 40
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-39N1 Airacobra x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 39
F4U-1 Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
AV Tangier, Bomb hits 2, on fire



Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 34250.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 97 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 12
P-39N1 Airacobra x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 33
F4U-1 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 29150.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
B5N1 Kate x 22
D3A1 Val x 18



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 26
F4U-1 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 16 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 4 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
AK Azimech
AK Situla, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Houston



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-224 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 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc 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 15000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
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



Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 34
F4U-1 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

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



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 16000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc 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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 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 16000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 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 23000 and 24000.
Raid is overhead



Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-39N1 Airacobra x 2
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 29
F4U-1 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 14



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
P-39D Airacobra x 8
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 40
F4U-1 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 36800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 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 19 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 7 scrambling)
9 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 40000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes





Afternoon Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 36
F4U-1 Corsair x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 4 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AV Tangier, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
ACM Bastion, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


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


Port hits 6
Port supply hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 40800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 42800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes

Massive explosion on AV Tangier



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 15



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 3
P-39N1 Airacobra x 3
P-40N5 Warhawk x 1
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 30
F4U-1 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 12 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 11 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VMF-224 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 22080.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 70 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 33560.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes




By the end of the turn.....Japan has lost 211 AC vs Allied losses of 61 AC. In A2A.....Japan loses 161 AC to 40 Allied AC. Individual plane losses include 50 A6M2s, 35 Kates, 35 Helens, 21 Tojos, 18 Vals, 14 Oscars, 30 Franks, 28 Georges, 10 F4U-1s, 10 Spitfire Vcs, 14 P-39Ds and 9 P-47D2s.

Allied ship losses are "acceptable" here for the attrition of Japanese AC.

Allied troops invade Timoeka and Wessel Is. as we try to secure all the dot hexes deep in our rear.



CBI


Another massive supply convoy leaves Calcutta for Akyab. They will sail from Akyab into rangoon in 2 turns.

Chinese relief forces will reach the surrounded Chinese army outside Sinyang next turn and open up a hex side so they can withdraw. Dave continues to shift his forces north towards Loyang and Chengchow to deal with the perceived Chinese threat.











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SS Trout sinks TK Kanto Maru off Tawau.

SS Batfish torpedoes empty AO Nippon Maru near Donggala.



WAKE ISLAND FALLS


The US Navy and the USAAF give Wake one more pasting before the Marine assault:


Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CL Santa Fe
CL Montpelier
CLAA Reno
CLAA Atlanta
DD Taylor
DD Radford
DD Foote
DD Bache



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CL Santa Fe
CL Santa Fe firing at Wake Island
CL Montpelier firing at Wake Island
CLAA Reno firing at Wake Island
CLAA Atlanta firing at Wake Island
DD Taylor firing at Sasebo 5th SNLF
DD Foote firing at Wake Island
DD Bache firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CLAA Oakland
CLAA San Juan
DD Satterlee
DD Monssen
DD Chevalier
DD Caperton



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CA Chester
CA Chester firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
CLAA Oakland firing at Wake Island
CLAA San Juan firing at Wake Island
DD Satterlee firing at Wake Island
DD Monssen firing at Wake Island
DD Chevalier firing at 42nd Naval Guard Unit
DD Caperton firing at Wake Island


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Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Indiana
BB North Carolina
CA Dorsetshire
CA Australia
CA Shropshire
CL Boise
DD Gridley
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Hughes
DD McCook
DD Boyd

Japanese ground losses:
402 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 14
Runway hits 122
Port hits 32
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 8

BB Prince of Wales firing at Wake Island
BB Alabama firing at Wake Island
BB Massachusetts firing at Wake Island
BB Indiana firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
BB North Carolina firing at Wake Island
CA Dorsetshire firing at Wake Island
CA Australia firing at Wake Island
CA Shropshire firing at Wake Island
CL Boise firing at Wake Island
DD Gridley firing at Wake Island
DD Mugford firing at 53rd Naval Guard Unit
DD Helm firing at Wake Island
DD Hughes firing at Wake Island
DD McCook firing at Wake Island
DD Boyd firing at Wake Island


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Elden
LST-74
LST-166



DE Elden fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AKA Jupiter
AKA Arcturus
AKA Castor



AKA Jupiter fired at enemy troops
AKA Arcturus fired at enemy troops
AKA Castor fired at enemy troops


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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
DE Elden
LST-74
LST-166



DE Elden fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Wake Island (136,98)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AKA Jupiter
AKA Arcturus
AKA Castor



AKA Jupiter fired at enemy troops
AKA Arcturus fired at enemy troops
AKA Castor fired at enemy troops



Morning Air attack on 42nd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 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 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 42nd Naval Guard Unit, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator x 30
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 29


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
189 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 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
3 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
7 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
1 x B-24J 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
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D 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-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

Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking 42nd 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 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...


Afternoon Air attack on Sasebo 5th SNLF, at 136,98 (Wake Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 145
TBF-1 Avenger x 106
TBM-1C Avenger x 85


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 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
16 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
17 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
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

Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
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 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
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 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 42nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 37th JNAF AF Unit ...
Also attacking Sasebo 5th SNLF /1 ...
Also attacking 301st Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
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 37th JNAF AF Unit ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
SBD-5 Dauntless x 24
TBF-1 Avenger x 18


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP 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
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Also attacking Wake Island ...
Also attacking Wake Island ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
SBD-5 Dauntless x 4
TBF-1 Avenger x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21
SBD-5 Dauntless x 17


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
SBD-5 Dauntless x 36
TBF-1 Avenger x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Also attacking Wake Island ...
Also attacking Wake Island ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28
SBD-5 Dauntless x 36


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
19 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30
SBD-5 Dauntless x 26


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
SBD-5 Dauntless x 36


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manokwari , at 85,109

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


No Allied losses



Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



By the time the 2nd Marine launch their shock attack the Japanese are too shell shocked to put up effective resistance:


Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7138 troops, 104 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Defending force 2587 troops, 41 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 181

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 181 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3363 casualties reported
Squads: 267 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 240 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 43 (43 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 5


Allied ground losses:
385 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
8th Marine Regiment
503rd Parachute Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
301st Ind.Infantry Battalion
42nd Naval Guard Unit
53rd Naval Guard Unit
37th JNAF AF Unit
Sasebo 5th SNLF /1



With the unfavorable die rolls on D-Day this operation didnt unfold exactly as I had planned. But the final result is the same...its just pushed back our next offensive by 2-3 weeks. The Allied carrier and surface TFs will now head back to port for a few days to rearm, refuel and take on replacements.


Japan now has only 3 bases between the US west coast and the Marianas....Marcus Island...a seaplane base that will shortly be closed by heavy bombers, Ponape.....which has been suppressed by medium bombers based in the Marshalls with 75% AF and 70% port damage.... and of course the great base at Truk with over 55,000 troops and 100 fighters.

We will hit Truk hard with Fifth Air Force to protect our flank just before SWPAC launches its next offensive.




CBI


Two convoys with over 80,000 supplies rendezvous and Akyab and will make a high speed run into Rangoon next turn. The resupply operation will be covered by 3 RN cruisers and over 100 fighters.

In north central China.... a Chinese relief force reaches the surrounded 4000 AV Chinese army outside Sinyang just as the Japanese evacuate the hex. This 4000 AV Chinese army will now move north to Nanyang to provide the southern defense for Sian....the position it previously held for over a year.... and re-establish equilibrium in the north. The 5000 AV SEAC army outside of Ichang will head back to the south.

Barring another offensive operation by Dave...I expect China to quiet down now until the Russians are activated in 1945.

As the threat in China has been reduced....virtually all of Tenth Air Force and the RAF have been withdrawn to India to rest and rebuild.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Allied commando detachments capture dot hexes at Wessel Island and Timoeka:


Morning Air attack on 28th Division, at 86,116 (Timoeka)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Division, at 86,116 (Timoeka)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 67


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 40th JAAF AF Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 28th Div /11 ...
Also attacking 40th JAAF AF Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 28th Div /11 ...
Also attacking 40th JAAF AF Bn /2 ...
Also attacking 28th Div /11 ...
Also attacking 40th JAAF AF Bn /2 ...


Ground combat at Timoeka (86,116)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 775 troops, 4 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 202 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Timoeka !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2/151st Combat Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
40th JAAF AF Bn /2



Its become apparent that Dave staged his long ranged naval search seaplanes into Timoeka to spot the US carriers hiding deep in the Bay of Carpinteria just prior to the start of the last II Australian Corps offensive. Hopefully we can prevent this from happening again.






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SS Guardfish torpedoes xAK Kashii Maru off Saipan.

SS Dorado spots a Japanese carrier near Agrihan in the Marianas.



CBI


The Allied supply convoys reach Rangoon without incident and unload 80,000 supplies.

Quiet across the rest of the theatre as the RAF and Tenth Air Force reorganize in Indian.

On the 1.1.44 turn....virtually all of the RAF, RAAF and RNZAF squadrons increased in size by 33-50%. It will take awhile to fill out the squadrons but the RAF in SEAC just got huge.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Fifth Fleet continues to make its way back to port after the successful capture of Wake Island. After SS Dorado spots a Japanese carrier in the Marianas this turn we will evacuate most of the amphib shipping currently loitering off Wake Is.

CVE Manila Bay collides with DD Shaw just south of Wake Is. Normally these collisions at sea are just a nuisance but here is a collision that really affects my CVE TFs just when Im ready to start a major offensive. I will see how bad the damage is to CVE Manila Bay when I get the file back from Dave.

CV Intrepid left Balboa last turn to join Fifth Fleet. CVE Kasan Bay and CVE Kitkun Bay left Portland the last 2 turns for Oahu. Once they reach Pearl harbor they will join CVE Altamaha(the last of the 6 CVEs damaged in the DEI offensive in July 1943) and together the 3 CVEs will sail west to join Fifth Fleet off New Guinea.



ALLIED STRATEGIC PLANNING: 1/44-6/44


The Allies 1st strategic goal of the war was to cut off the Home Islands from the SRA ASAP by capturing Mindanao and then Palawan so that we could completely interdict the the Japanese SLOC through the South China Sea. I had hoped to already be ashore in Mindanao by now but having 12 out of 13 CVEs sunk or damaged in the July 1943 offensive in the DEI pushed our plans back 6 months.

Now its finally time to launch the offensive with SWPAC, SOPAC and II Australian Corps.










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The 2nd Allied strategic objective of the war is to eliminate Japans' industrial capacity to wage war. To do this...we want to launch a strategic bombing campaign against the Home Islands by the end of 1944.

SWPAC will be tasked with overrunning all of Luzon while CENTPAC will capture the islands around Okinawa and off Kyushu.

Conspicuous by its absence is the mention of the Marianas. I will eventually have CENTPAC take out the Marianas but for now it is just a secondary front. Ive played AE out once before and I found that the B-29s(at lest the first 2 models of the B-29) are not a very effective weapons platform when based in the Marianas. The game does model the long distance flight characteristics of the B-29 properly and consequently they are not capable of flying at a robust enough operational tempo to effectively strategic bomb Japan.

Ive found that northern Luzon. Okinawa, Amami Oshima and the other small islands off Kyushu allow hordes of B-24s to sortie at a very robust operational tempo. In addition....these islands provide AFs for the shorter legged fighters so that I will have plenty of sweepers and escorts to win the Air Battle of Japan.




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SUBS

SS Tunny sinks xAK Goyo Maru off Donggala.

SS I-8 is sunk by an USN Surface TF near Ontong Java.

SSX Ha-33 is sunk by a RN Surface TF at Rangoon.



AIR RAID TRUK


I had previously posted on this thread that I was planning to bomb the airfield at Truk in July 1943 but I never seemed to have enough P-38s available or the heavy bombers were too busy supporting the ground assaults. Now that Fifth Fleet is heading back to port to reload and effect minor repairs and SWPAC hasnt yet commenced its next offensive I have an opportunity to shut down Truk.

dave had over 80 fighters available for CAP over Rabaul. I sent in every P-38 available in the Pacific..F,G and H models..... to sweep Rabaul before the heavy bombers arrived:


Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 42



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 4 destroyed



CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 27 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 25 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 26



Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 7
P-38G Lightning x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 39000 feet *

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 38200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 41200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes


Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter X x 16
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 14
B-24J Liberator x 55
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 12 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter X: 5 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

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



Airbase hits 38
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 47

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5



Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 5 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 destroyed by flak



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 104 minutes



Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes


Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4



Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 3
P-38G Lightning x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 39000 feet *
7 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 39000 feet

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 36740 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 43
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 41


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 7 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 5 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 9 damaged



Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



I only destroyed 22 AC on the ground at a cost of 18 P-38Hs and 5 P-38Gs so from an attrition standpoint Im not sure the raid was worth it. Truk AF now has 65% damage but Dave has thousands of supplies there and it will quickly repair the damage. More importantly...it sends a message to dave that Truk is no longer a safe base that KB can refuel at and that Truk is just another front line Japanese base that the Allies can overwhelm and shut down any time they desire. Im now not so worried about Dave staging KB to Truk for a quick raid on the major Allied base at Rabaul.

Dave returns the favor by sweeping Allied AFs at Rangoon and Koepang. By the end of the turn the Japanese have lost 135 AC vs Allied losses of 122 AC. In A2A....the Allies lose 86 AC vs Japanese losses of 82 AC. Individual plane losses include 39 jacks, 38 Tojos,46 Nicks, 15 Franks, 11 Georges, 26 F4U-1As, 18 P-38Hs, 5 P-38Gs, 10 P-40Ks and 16 SBD-5s.

The F4U-1As and the SBD-5s were mostly lost on an airstrike on an IJN TF off Ternate deep in the DEI:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Hasuna Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Keizan Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Gozan Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
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:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hasuna Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Keizan Maru
Massive explosion on xAKL Keizan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Gozan Maru



Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 9 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAKL Zuiho Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Ujigawa Maru



CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Raid is overhead
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Zuiho Maru





OPERATIONAL PLANNING: 1ST QTR 1944.....SWPAC


SWPAC will be doing the heavy lifting now as we make the big push to the Philippines. Ive attached a screenshot of the NW tip of New Guinea and the eastern DEI. SWPAC will capture 3-4 of the 5 remaining Japanese bases in NW New Guinea. The SWPAC will meet up with II Australian Corps in the Moluccas, capture Tai-eilanden...and then finally invade Mindanao with the help of II Australian Corps.

Sarmi has just been enlarged to a level 6 AF. This base....along with Babo....will be the main AFs to support the SWPAC advance.
Babo will be a level 5 AF in less than a week and then it will be able to fly 250 fighters on LRCAP over the SWPAC invasion beaches....the equivalent of 10 deckloads of CVE fighters. This will allow us to reduce the exposure of the CVEs a bit to Japanese land based naval bombers. The Japanese AFs at Manokwari, Biak and Noemfoor have all been shut down by Fifth Air Force. USN amphib transport begin loading assault troops at Rabaul for the invasion of Noemfoor.



OPERATIONAL PLANNING:1ST QTR 1944..... II AUSTRALIAN CORPS

II Australian Corps' advance was originally planned to be a diversion to the main advance by SWPAC. But the only thing that was diverted was the USN CVE strength as 12 of 13 CVEs were sunk or damaged in the July 1943 DEI offensive.

Now....II Australian Corps will no longer be running a diversion. They will advance to cover the left flank of SWPAC during the advance on the Philippines. II Australian Corps will secure the remainder of Timor Island, capture Ambon and then meet up with SWPAC in the Moluccas. II Australian Corps will then participate in the landings on Mindanao.

Babo as mentioned previously is turning out to be a pivotal base for the Allies for the upcoming offensive. I was initially going to by pass Babo but it was very lightly defended and I had a brigade prepped for it and took it almost at leisure. Now Babo has been enlarged to a level 4 AF and is critically positioned for the next offensive.

But Dave is showing no interest in Babo....he seems to be concentrating on the new Allied bases at Koepang and Boela. Koepang's base is of very minor importance to us at this time....it merely covers our flank. Boela is mainly a front line SBD and TBF base to prevent Dave from naval bombarding Babo. Boela wont be critically important until the advance on Ambon and the Moluccas.






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SS Tarpon is sunk by Japanese ASW AC off Wakkanai.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Fifth Air Force heavy bombers hit Truk for the 2nd turn in a row. Truk AF now has 82% damage and another 14 Japanese fighters were destroyed on the tarmac there.

The heavy bombers will now rest and prepare for the start of the SWPAC offensive. APAs and AKAs continue to load SWPAC assault troops at Rabaul.

The USN CVs just resized their air groups. The VF squadrons increased in size from 36 to 40 AC while the VB squadrons decreased in size from 36 to 34 AC. Virtually all of Fifth Fleet is now in port effecting minor repairs, refueling and taking on replacements.

Dave again sweeps and bombs Koepang as he remains focused on a continued Allied advance into the DEI while SWPAC prepares to move forward on New Guinea. Japan loses 60 AC this turn vs 33 Allied AC. In A2A....Japan loses 30 AC vs Allies losses of 12 AC.

There is a lot of pilot micromanagement now with the resized VF and VB groups in addition to all the newly enlarged RAF, RAAF and RNZAF squadrons.



OPERATION PLANNING: 1ST QUARTER 1944......SOPAC


SOPAC will be tasked with covering the right flank of the main SWPAC advance into the Philippines. SOPAC will capture Woleia, Yap, Ulithi and Babeldaob in support of SWPAC. Babeldaob will be a tough nut to crack as recon shows the presence of 48,000 IJA troops there.

SWPAC will resume the offensive in late January or early February after the Allies get their escort carrier strength up to about 14 or 15 CVEs.




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SS Cisco torpedoes TK Munakata Maru off Jolo.

SS Truculant is sunk by an IJN ASW TF near Singapore.

SS Aspro sinks xAKL Yoshinogawa Maru by Woleai.

SS Cisco sinks AO Sata near Balikpappan.



PACIFIC COMMANDS


Dave goes after the Allied base at Koepang again with sweeps and horizontal bombing:


Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 28



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 8
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VMF-224 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 5 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36900 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes


Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 7 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 damaged



Runway hits 4

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

CAP engaged:
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-224 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36900 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 28110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23015.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers


Allied CAP is more than up to the challenge at Koepang. I will keep tryimg to defend Koepang to make it appear relevant to Dave but its not important for any near term Allied offensive planning.


CVE Altamaha completes repairs at Pearl Harbor and forms a CVE TF with 2 newly arrived CVEs from the US west coast. These 3 CVEs will join up with Fifth Fleet off New Guinea. CVE Altamaha was the last of the 6 CVEs damaged in the DEI during July 1943 to complete repairs.




OPERATIONAL PLANNING: 1ST QUARTER 1944.....CENTPAC


CENTPAC will just be a diversion for the Allies in early 1944 as SWPAC and II Australian Corps drive towards the Philippines. With the recent capture of Eniwetok and Wake Island CENTPAC posses a threat to the Japanese in the Marianas that Dave cannot completely discount. The Marianas will be assaulted in a secondary action by CENTPAC during the summer of 1944. Hopefully by that time the Allies are already ashore in force at Luzon.

Truk and Ponape....the only remaining Japanese bases remaining in the central Pacific.....will be bypassed along with their 100,000 combined garrisons and will be neutralized from the air.

Recon shows Rota to be the linchpin of Japanese defenses in the Marianas. Im a bit surprised that it is more heavily defended than Guam(20,000 troops) or Saipan(20,000 troops).

The Marianas has special significance for me as Dave and I first opposed each other in the Marianas scenario during the AE tournament a couple of years ago.










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Having 41,000 troops and over 300 guns pre-imprisoned on Rota is great news! Rota cannot be built into a huge base [in stock GC anyway] so it can be neutralized and bypassed. What great target practice for your bombers once you get on Guam and Tinian!

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BBfanboy...I definitely agree that Rota should be bypassed.



1/8-1/9/44



CBI


Dave launches a recon in force to see how large the Allied army is across the Salween from Moulmein:



Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1605 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Defending force 74074 troops, 874 guns, 943 vehicles, Assault Value = 2948

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
1765 casualties reported
Squads: 117 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 97 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
2nd RTA/C Division

Defending units:
39th Indian Division
15th Indian Brigade
46th Indian Division
16th Chindit Brigade
72nd British Brigade
23rd Chindit Brigade
Provisionl Tank Brigade
14th Indian Division
26th Indian Brigade
14th Chindit Brigade
45th Indian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
6th Indian Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
29th British Brigade
17th Indian Division
XV Indian Corps
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2nd Indian AA Bde



I was trying to make a stealth buildup here but Dave evidently suspects something and ordered the recon in force. I may be forced to launch my offensive in Thailand pre-maturely.


Dave bombards us again at Wuchang to recon our troops there:


Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 89197 troops, 1099 guns, 258 vehicles, Assault Value = 3199

Defending force 113132 troops, 774 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3994

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


Allied ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
30th Engineer Regiment
24th NCPC Route Brigade
3rd Division
35th Division
6th Division
74th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
77th Infantry Regiment
101st NCPC Route Brigade
62nd Division
64th Division
116th
25th RGC Temp./A Division
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
30th Field Artillery Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th AA Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
RGC Army
22nd AA Regiment
27th Fld AA Gun Co
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/A Corps
18th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese/B Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
19th Group Army
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
9th War Area
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Rgt /1


Ive flown in a lot of artillery from India so the Japanese cant hurt us so much with their massed artillery here.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Dave sweeps our airfield at Koepang again with Georges but the losses are almost equal. This is just a sideshow for me at the moment.

There is still no Japanese recon over Babo as we stage in 250 fighters to cover SWPAC's amphib assault at Noemfoor.




SWPAC


Adm Draemels amphib TF departs Hollandia for the invasion of Noemfoor next turn. Japanese naval search has not spotted our amphib TF and I have a lot of shipping moving up and down the northern coast of New Guinea so there is a lot of "background noise". The surface TF covering the invasion was staged to Boela this last turn so that I wouldnt tip my hand at Noemfoor.

Mighty Fifth Fleet is still in port at Rabaul as I wanted complete surprise at Noemfoor. Fifth Fleet will sortie next turn to cover the SWPAC advance.

Over 300 tac and medium bombers will pound the Japanese defenders at Noemfoor. Maybe 150 heavy bombers will also hit Noemfoor but the bulk of the 4Es are being held back in a strategic reserve to deal with the Japanese air forces when they show up. Ive hopefully reconned every level 4 or larger Japanese airfield within range of Noemfoor so that I can deal with the certain Japanese aerial buildup.





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SS O20 is sunk by an IJN ASW TF off Muntok.

SS Guavina is sunk by Japanese ASW AC near Davao.

SS Rock sinks E Etoforu by Brunei.


Allied sub losses appear to be ramping in the last few weeks. Ive lost a half dozen subs since New Years. Its critically important now for the Allies to secure airfields in the Philippines ASAP to cut Japan off from the SRA.



SWPAC


Hundreds of tac, medium and heavy bombers from Fifth Air Force pummel Noemfoor as SWPAC troops storm ashore:


Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
A-24B Banshee x 2
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 29
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 29
F6F-3 Hellcat x 39
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 46
SBD-5 Dauntless x 83
TBF-1 Avenger x 51
TBM-1C Avenger x 3


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
17 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...


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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 23


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16
SBD-5 Dauntless x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 13


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
TBM-1C Avenger x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 29
PV-1 Ventura x 13
Spitfire VIII x 17
PV-1 Ventura x 42
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
PV-1 Ventura x 36


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 25th JAAF AF Bn , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 30
Hudson III (LR) x 11
PV-1 Ventura x 3
Mitchell II x 7
Spitfire VIII x 9
A-20G Havoc x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 34
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-25G Mitchell x 12
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 12
PV-1 Ventura x 27


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Mitchell II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 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
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 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
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 30
B-24J Liberator x 29
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 37


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
PV-1 Ventura x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 25th JAAF AF Bn , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 15
Spitfire VIII x 9
A-20G Havoc x 20
B-25D1 Mitchell x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 9
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Mitchell II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 9
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-17E Fortress x 16
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
B-24J Liberator x 10
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
A-24B Banshee x 11
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-17E Fortress x 8
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Pre-Invasion action off Noemfoor (86,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
DD Brooks
APA John Penn
DD Eaton


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


CL Richmond firing at 5th Division
DD Brooks firing at 5th Division
DD Brooks 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Noemfoor (86,110)

TF 330 troops unloading over beach at Noemfoor, 86,110


Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 25th Infantry Div /5



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 44

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Invasion Support action off Noemfoor (86,110)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
APA John Penn
DD Eaton
DD Brooks



CL Richmond firing at 5th Division
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
A-24B Banshee x 2
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 29
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 40
SBD-3 Dauntless x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 84
TBF-1 Avenger x 63
TBM-1C Avenger x 16


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 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
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
20 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
20 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 25
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
SBD-3 Dauntless x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 13


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 25
Hudson III (LR) x 11
Kittyhawk IV x 6
Mitchell II x 16
Spitfire VIII x 9
A-20G Havoc x 18
A-24B Banshee x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 24
B-25D1 Mitchell x 44
B-25G Mitchell x 12
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Mitchell II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25G 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
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25C 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
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-24B Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 3
PV-1 Ventura x 20
Spitfire VIII x 9
PV-1 Ventura x 20
B-25C Mitchell x 3
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
PV-1 Ventura x 42


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PV-1 Ventura 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

Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...


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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 27
B-24J Liberator x 29
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 37


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...


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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
PV-1 Ventura x 21
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
PV-1 Ventura x 30


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 5th Div /1 ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...


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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 10
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 6
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 37
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 18th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 3
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 12
Spitfire VIII x 18
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb





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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
B-24J Liberator x 6
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 18
B-17E Fortress x 23
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 47th Road Const Co ...
Also attacking 25th JAAF AF Bn ...



Morning Air attack on 47th Road Const Co , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb





A-20Gs are used in combat for the first time in the war. By the end of the turn......SWPAC has a division and 2 regiments ashore:


Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3182 troops, 45 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 157

Defending force 15599 troops, 295 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 612

Japanese ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Assaulting units:
18th Garrison Unit
5th Div /1
47th Road Const Co
25th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division




A shock attack will be ordered nexzt turn after another heavy aerial bombardment.


Fifth Fleet masses fast carriers, CVEs, surface TFs and replenishment TFs off Hollandia to prepare for the SWPAC push to the NW tip of New Guinea.









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That's the way it's done! I'm always amazed at how well you manage to coordinate all your various forces to blast away the enemy defences.

Having said that, the casualty count from that massive bombing campaign appears light. I know disruption counts for a lot but I would suspect heavy forts there because of the small amount of disabled and destroyed devices. Are you sure a shock attack is the best initial test of the defences?

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BBfanboy....i was pretty certain that the Japanese garrison at Noemfoor was pretty disrupted by the air attacks....and as you will see in the following combat reports Noemfoor was easily taken in a pair of shock attacks.



1/12-1/13/44



SUBS


SS Aspro lands 2 torpedoes on CV Akagi 2 hexes SW of Guam:


Sub attack near Guam at 105,96

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CA Kako
CA Myoko
CL Kuma
CL Jintsu
CS Chitose
CS Nisshin
CS Mizuho
DD Yamagumo
DD Yugumo
DD Niizuki
DD Kasumi
DD Arare

Allied Ships
SS Aspro



Ammo storage explosion on CV Akagi
Ammo storage explosion on CV Akagi
SS Aspro launches 4 torpedoes at CV Akagi
Aspro diving deep ....
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



CV Akagi has not one but _two_ ammo storage explosions....that cant be good.


SS Gabilan sinks SC Ch-16 off Miri.

SS Gabilan is sunk by an IJN ASW TF off Miri.

SS Burrfish sinks TK Amatsu Maru near Tawi Tawi.

SS Pickerel is sunk by Japanese ASW AC off Brunei.

SS Rock is sunk by Japanese ASW AC near Balabac.

Four Allied subs are hit by ASW AC this turn. The sub losses are certainly escalating but I guess that I would probably trade a dozen subs for 1 IJN flattop.



SWPAC


SWPAC troops capture Noemfoor after a pair of shock attacks:


Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 15705 troops, 295 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 618

Defending force 6258 troops, 83 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Allied adjusted assault: 620

Japanese adjusted defense: 225

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1085 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
718 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 32 (1 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division

Defending units:
14th Garrison Unit /4
62nd Infantry Group /2
2nd Guards Div /3
18th Garrison Unit
5th Div /1
47th Road Const Co
25th JAAF AF Bn




Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 14711 troops, 295 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 483

Defending force 7557 troops, 118 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

Allied adjusted assault: 353

Japanese adjusted defense: 75

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Noemfoor !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2057 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 90 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 57 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 77 (35 destroyed, 42 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
821 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 72 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (1 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Assaulting units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
24th USN SeaBees /2
36th USN SeaBees /2
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
USN AirSoPac /1

Defending units:
2nd Guards Div /3
18th Garrison Unit
14th Garrison Unit /4
62nd Infantry Group /2
5th Div /1
47th Road Const Co
25th JAAF AF Bn



Two squadrons of RAAF fighters are staged in to the AF at Noemfoor to cover unloading ops.


Fifth Fleet will rendezvous and refuel off Sarmi next turn. I was a surprised by the SS Aspro torpedoing of CV Akagi 2 hexes SW of Guam this turn....Dave was keeping his carriers just out of reach of the PBY-s based on the northern coast of New Guinea. Maybe Dave was expecting me to invade in the Marianas or the Carolines this turn instead of NW New Guinea.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Dave once again sweeps and bombs Koepang:


Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 44



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 13
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 41000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 9 scrambling)
12 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 23 minutes



Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 35
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 38



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 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 VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 41000 and 45000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 39000 and 43000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 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 24 minutes



Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 36
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 35



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 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 VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41500 , scrambling fighters between 40000 and 44010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 43010.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes




Dave goes all in trying to sink Allied shipping in the DEI:



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 69,117

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5M1 Mabel x 3



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-28



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5M1 Mabel launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 89 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 57
A6M3a Zero x 16
P1Y1 Frances x 6



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 24
P-39D Airacobra x 13
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 6 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-30
LST-22, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
1 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babar at 75,117

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5M1 Mabel x 2



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
LST-480, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5M1 Mabel launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Massive explosion on LST-480


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 106
A6M3a Zero x 5
B6N2 Jill x 11



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 24
P-39D Airacobra x 10
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 9 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
LST-39
LST-30



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
26 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
5 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 4 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LST-28, Bomb hits 1


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 1000 feet
22 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 6000 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (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 41500
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
18th FG/70th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 6 minutes



I think that the 100 A6M2 escorted strike was meant for Allied carriers but the carriers held back to the south and east and the attack was repulsed over LSTs at Boela.


By the end of the turn....Japan has lost another 161 AC vs Allied losses of 41 AC. In A2A...Japan loses 120 AC vs Allied losses of 16 AC. Individual plane losses include 69 A6M2s, 16 Helens, 11 Jills, 33 Georges, 11 P-47D2s and 5 P-39Ds.

Recon shows Dave has substantial concentrations of AC at Talaud-eilanden and Morotai. Fifth Air Force heavy bombers are staged to both Boela and Babo this turn and will hit these 2 Japanese AFs after sweeps by P-38s and F4U-1s. This will be the 1st use in combat of the new P-38Js.











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SEAC has been relatively quiet over the last 18 months. Dave originally had about 130,000 troops with over 1200 tanks in Moulmein so I was content to let the 2200 AV of SEAC troops dig in on the other side of the Salween River. Then I made an awful lot of noise with the 1500 AV of IV Indian Corps as they cut their way through thje jungle from Burma into Thailand. Dave gradually shifted more and more of his troops from the coast at Moulmein into the jungle of the interior of Thailand. Now the Japanese have a mere 53,000 troops left in Moulmein.

In the most top secret Allied buildup of the war....we quietly built up XV Indian Corps....the troops were dispersed all over Burma so that Japanese recon wouldnt pick them up. The buildup included 7 armor/motorized brigades from Australia that were shipped from Perth to Karachi....then railed to Chittagong....and then marched through the jungle into Burma.

Dave knew something was up and ordered a recon in force that revealed an Allied army of about 2800 AV across the river from Moulmein. I had another 5 regiments on the march from Prome but decided to launch the attack now before Dave could shift his forces. Now we have massed over 4000 AV in XV Indian Corps in the last 2 turns and we will start crossing the Salween next turn.

I put IV Indian on the move towards Uttardarit as a diversion and backed it up with massed airstrikes to attempt a deception of where our main attack would land:


Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 41,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 36800 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane FR.IIb x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Hurricane FR.IIb sweeping at 36000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 47,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 42,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 38,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet




Morning Air attack on 41st Air Defense AA Regiment, at 59,56 (Uttaradit)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 4
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25


Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 14000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 46,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet
10 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet
1 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet
1 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet
1 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 41500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane FR.IIb x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hurricane FR.IIb sweeping at 36000 feet



Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 37,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 38


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
2 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
2 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
2 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
2 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 25


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on Uttaradit , at 59,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 40,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet



Afternoon Air attack on 41st Air Defense AA Regiment, at 59,56 (Uttaradit)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 4
Liberator B.III x 12
Wellington GR.XIII x 21
B-24D1 Liberator x 23
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
B-25G Mitchell x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 2 damaged
Liberator B.III: 3 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 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-25G Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 55th Division ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
Also attacking 1st INA Subhas Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th Army ...
Also attacking 111th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 41st Air Defense AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Division ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
Also attacking 1st INA Subhas Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th Army ...
Also attacking 41st Air Defense AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Division ...
Also attacking 1st INA Subhas Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th Army ...
Also attacking 111th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 41st Air Defense AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Division ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
Also attacking 1st INA Subhas Regiment ...
Also attacking 15th Army ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 55th Division, at 59,56 (Uttaradit)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 56th Division, at 59,56 (Uttaradit)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 9
B-24J Liberator x 18


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 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

Also attacking 20th Fld AA Machinecannon Company ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Fld AA Machinecannon Company ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Fld AA Machinecannon Company ...



Dave evidently took the bait as he responded in kind:


Morning Air attack on 16th Light Cavalry Regiment, at 59,55 , near Uttaradit

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 38
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 24
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 22



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 16th Light Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 16th Light Cavalry Regiment ...




Now....every bomber available in both Tenth Air Force and the RAF will hit the Japanese at Moulmein next turn as XV Indian Corps begins to cross the Salween river.





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SS RO-107 sinks LCI-334 off sarmi.

SS Flier sinks PB Lushan Maru near Pescadores.

SS Burrfish is heavily damaged by IJN ASW TF by Balikpappan.

SS O20 sinks off Palembang following damage from ASW AC.



CBI


XV Indian Corps with its 4000 AV will cross the Salween River next turn and assault the Japanese army in Moulmein. It looks as if Dave is trying to move his army out of Moulmein before Allied troops arrive.

Tenth Air Force and the RAF work over Moulmein:

Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 28,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 10


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Beaufighter VIf sweeping at 26500 feet



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Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


No Allied losses



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



Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 4
Beaufighter VIc x 2
Liberator B.III x 15
Liberator GR.III x 10
Wellington GR.XIII x 31
B-24D1 Liberator x 48
B-24J Liberator x 39
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18
B-25G Mitchell x 5
B-25H Mitchell x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 12
F4U-1 Corsair x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 1 damaged
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 6 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Liberator GR.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 18th JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 45th Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 5th Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 18th JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 45th Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 45th Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 18th JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 45th Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...


Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 36


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 32,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Beaufighter VIf sweeping at 26500 feet



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Morning Air attack on 2nd RTA/B Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd RTA/C Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 21
B-25G Mitchell x 2
B-25H Mitchell x 7


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...


Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 18
Beaufort I x 9
Wellington B.X x 21
B-24J Liberator x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18
B-25G Mitchell x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 6
P-51A Mustang x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged
Beaufighter VIc: 1 destroyed by flak
Beaufort I: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 9 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Beaufort I bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/A Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
F4U-1 Corsair x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 36800 feet



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Morning Air attack on 20th Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 3
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
Vengeance I x 34
Wellington B.X x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Vengeance I: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Vengeance I releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Vengeance I releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort I bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vengeance I releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 18th JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 20th Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator GR.III x 9
Vengeance I x 14
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Vengeance I releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Liberator GR.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/C Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 39,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet



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Morning Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 26,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Beaufighter VIf sweeping at 26500 feet



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Morning Air attack on 2nd RTA/B Division, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 3
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24J Liberator x 33


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd RTA/B Division ...
Also attacking 16th Division ...





SWPAC


Adm Hill's amphib TF will invade Manokwari next turn.

They will be LRCAP'ed by 150 fighters based at newly captured Noemfoor and another 150 fighters based at Babo.



Fifth Air Force hammers Japanese AFs deep in the DEI at Morotai and Talaud-eilanden:


Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 39,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
N1K1-J George x 15
Ki-84a Frank x 25



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(21 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 20 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes


Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 40,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
N1K1-J George x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 17



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 38490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 16
B-24J Liberator x 29
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
H6K5 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground
H6K2-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

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



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 38490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 35170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 34170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21250.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15410.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes




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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter X x 13
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 18
B-24J Liberator x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
H6K4-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter X: 1 destroyed
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 48

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 19 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 27 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 40



Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 6 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (14 airborne, 3 on standby, 10 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (24 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
24 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 44000 feet

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 10


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 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 15 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 15 scrambling)
4 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 42 minutes



Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 40,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 19



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 22 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Morotai , at 80,101

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 15
B-24J Liberator x 31
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
H6K2-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged



Airbase hits 15
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
204 Ku S-1/B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 34490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter X x 10
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 17
B-24J Liberator x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter X: 2 destroyed
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 44000 feet




In the swirling air battle Japan loses another 103 AC in A2A combat vs 38 Allied AC. Another 19 Japanese AC are destroyed on the ground. The Japanese air reserves in the DEI have been hammered and they should present much less of a threat to the USN carriers...positioned right now just off of Sarmi.


SWPAC troops at Noemfoor were rested this turn to recover from the twin shock attacks the turn before. Dave sends in some air mobile troops via transport AC and they end up launching a banzai attack:


Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 613 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 153

Defending force 16755 troops, 294 guns, 311 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Assault collapses, survivors seek cover

Japanese ground losses:
619 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
14th Garrison Unit /1
2nd Guards Div /3
18th Garrison Unit
62nd Infantry Group /2
5th Div /1
47th Road Const Co
25th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
24th USN SeaBees /2
31st Aviation Base Force /1
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
36th USN Naval Construction Battalion
USN AirSoPac /1











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1/16-1/17/44



SUBS


SS Seal sinks PB Konsan Maru off Balikpappan

SS Triton torpedoes xAK Kumayawa maru near Hengchun.



SWPAC


SWPAC troops invade at Manokwari:


Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

188 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Pillsbury
DD John D. Ford
APA Calvert


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


CL Detroit firing at 18th Army
DD Pillsbury firing at 28th Division
DD John D. Ford firing at 26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Pillsbury fired at enemy troops
DD John D. Ford 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 462 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-1065
AK Pavo



SC-1065 fired at enemy troops
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at AK Pavo


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 486 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


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Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

188 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Pillsbury
DD John D. Ford
APA Calvert


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


CL Detroit firing at 18th Army
DD Pillsbury firing at 28th Division
DD John D. Ford firing at 26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Pillsbury fired at enemy troops
DD John D. Ford 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 462 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-1065
AK Pavo



SC-1065 fired at enemy troops
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at AK Pavo


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 486 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

188 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Pillsbury
DD John D. Ford
APA Calvert


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


CL Detroit firing at 18th Army
DD Pillsbury firing at 28th Division
DD John D. Ford firing at 26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Pillsbury fired at enemy troops
DD John D. Ford 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 462 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-1065
AK Pavo



SC-1065 fired at enemy troops
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at AK Pavo


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 486 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

188 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD Pillsbury
DD John D. Ford
APA Calvert


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


CL Detroit firing at 18th Army
DD Pillsbury firing at 28th Division
DD John D. Ford firing at 26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Pillsbury fired at enemy troops
DD John D. Ford 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 462 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Manokwari (85,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
SC-1065
AK Pavo



SC-1065 fired at enemy troops
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at AK Pavo


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Amphibious Assault at Manokwari (85,109)

TF 486 troops unloading over beach at Manokwari, 85,109


The troops will rest for one turn before they assault the garrison here.

Fifth Air Force bombers hit Talaud-eilanden and Morotai.

IJN bombers try to hit Allied amphib TFs at Manokwari:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manokwari at 85,109

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
G4M1 Betty x 25



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 5
Spitfire Vc Trop x 20
Spitfire VIII x 27
P-39N1 Airacobra x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 5
P-40N5 Warhawk x 8
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 40


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 13 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Valiant



CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.77 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-115 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Raid is overhead
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.86 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/341st FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes





CBI



Allied troops throw back a Japanese asault near Wuchang:


Ground combat at 84,52 (near Wuchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 540 troops, 0 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Defending force 3495 troops, 13 guns, 104 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 436

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 72

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 23 (7 destroyed, 16 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
150th RAC Regiment
44th Chinese/B Corps



Every tac, medium and heavy bomber available to Tenth Air Force and the RAF hits the Japanese troops at Moulmein. The Japanese defenders are virtually impervious to Allied air attacks behind level 8 forts in jungle terrain.


The Allied assault at Moulmein causes the worst casualties for the Allies for the entire war ex-China:



Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 92578 troops, 1009 guns, 1685 vehicles, Assault Value = 4102

Defending force 39383 troops, 499 guns, 349 vehicles, Assault Value = 1151

Allied adjusted assault: 2418

Japanese adjusted defense: 4707

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 8)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1617 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 152 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 56 (6 destroyed, 50 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
19016 casualties reported
Squads: 975 destroyed, 1186 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 276 disabled
Engineers: 81 destroyed, 256 disabled
Guns lost 282 (143 destroyed, 139 disabled)
Vehicles lost 296 (9 destroyed, 287 disabled)


Assaulting units:
81st (West African) Division
22nd Indian Brigade
3rd Motor Brigade
16th Chindit Brigade
23rd Chindit Brigade
6th Indian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
Provisionl Tank Brigade
2/7th Armoured Regiment
45th Indian Brigade
14th Chindit Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
39th Indian Division
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
29th British Brigade
2/5th Armoured Regiment
2/4th Armoured Regiment
46th Indian Division
2/6th Armoured Regiment
2/11th Armoured Car Battalion
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
72nd British Brigade
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
14th Indian Division
26th Indian Brigade
2/8th Armoured Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
17th Indian Division
XXXIII Indian Corps
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
2nd Indian AA Bde

Defending units:
16th Division
20th Division
2nd RTA Division
2nd Ind.AA Gun Co
45th Field AA Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
48th Field AA Battalion
25th Army
Burma Area Army
34th Field AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
18th JAAF Base Force


About 1/2 of the 4000 AV Allied army takes casualties.




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1/18-1/19/44



SUBS


SS Escolar sinks SC CHa-21 off Wakkanai.

SS Tunny sink TK Otoriyama Maru off Tawi Tawi.


I got a message on the 1st day of the turn that CV Akagi was mistakenly identified as having been sunk but was still alive and engaged off Guam(I guess by a sub as there are no Allied surface TFs in the area). Now CV Akagi again shows up as sunk but the point total seems to reflect it. However...no planes are lost from the sinking so I still am not sure of her fate.

Ive massed a lot of subs between the Marianas and Tokyo and Osaka so if CV Akagi is still aloat and Dave is trying to get her back to a shipyard she will be at great peril.




CBI


Allied convoys drop another 150,000 supplies at Rangoon.

XV Indian Corps continue to rest and get back disabled squads at Moulmein as Tenth Air Force and the RAF throw every bomber avaialable at the Japanese there.

Dave masses a large army to assault us at Wuchang but loses the equivalent of 3 1/2 divisions:



Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 168898 troops, 1823 guns, 1039 vehicles, Assault Value = 6131

Defending force 117790 troops, 804 guns, 564 vehicles, Assault Value = 4329

Japanese adjusted assault: 2652

Allied adjusted defense: 9283

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
17090 casualties reported
Squads: 303 destroyed, 1078 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 137 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 113 disabled
Guns lost 214 (6 destroyed, 208 disabled)
Vehicles lost 184 (25 destroyed, 159 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
4503 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 567 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 140 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 172 (14 destroyed, 158 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
22nd Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
74th Infantry Regiment
35th Division
77th Infantry Regiment
30th Engineer Regiment
64th Division
110th Division
36th Division
65th Division
62nd Division
116th
40th Division
3rd Division
27th Division
6th Division
25th RGC Temp./A Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
11th Army
RGC Army
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
15th AA Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
27th Fld AA Gun Co
30th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/A Corps
48th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
255th Armoured Brigade
92nd Chinese/B Corps
254th Armoured Brigade
74th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
9th War Area
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
19th Group Army
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Rgt /1



Dave's casualties here are almost as severe as what we suffered at Moulmein.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 7th Australian Brigade is loaded on amphib transports at taberfane and will invade Misool with its level 5 AF next turn.




SWPAC


SWPAC troops continue to unload at Manokwari:



Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5479 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 226

Defending force 13539 troops, 246 guns, 280 vehicles, Assault Value = 553



Assaulting units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Div /7
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
61st Fld AA Bn /1
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
67th Nav Gd /2
18th Army
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
51st Const Co
14th Garrison Unit /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
7th Air Div /1

Defending units:
Americal Infantry Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment



Fifth Air Force continues to carpet bomb the IJA defenders at Manokwari. A deliberate assault is ordered for next turn.


SWPAC troops rest and recover disabled squads at Noemfoor.


Fifth Fleet stands by off Manokwari to cover amphib ops in the area.

Dave moved some isolated troops on New Guinea into our base hex at Sarmi and a pair of Allied deliberate attacks eliminates the majority of them:


Ground combat at Sarmi (91,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25517 troops, 462 guns, 915 vehicles, Assault Value = 1013

Defending force 5469 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Allied adjusted assault: 867

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 32 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2153 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 117 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Assaulting units:
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
43rd Infantry/A Division
767th Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/B Division
25th USN Naval Construction Battalion
73rd RAAF Wing
198th Field Artillery Battalion
V US Bomber Cmnd
I US Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
43rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
13th USN Naval Construction Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval Construction Battalion
XI US Fighter Cmnd
18th USN Naval Construction Battalion
72nd RAAF Wing
223rd USN Base Force
811th Engineer Aviation Battalion
A Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
48th Division
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
48th Naval Guard Unit



Ground combat at Sarmi (91,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25244 troops, 462 guns, 915 vehicles, Assault Value = 980

Defending force 4065 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 664

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 132 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4390 casualties reported
Squads: 179 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 338 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry/A Division
767th Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
18th USN Naval Construction Battalion
13th USN Naval Construction Battalion
I US Corps
46th Construction Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
XI US Fighter Cmnd
V US Bomber Cmnd
25th USN Naval Construction Battalion
73rd RAAF Wing
16th USN Naval Construction Battalion
72nd RAAF Wing
811th Engineer Aviation Battalion
223rd USN Base Force
43rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
A Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
48th Division








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1/20-1/21/44



SUBS


SS Cabrilla sinks PC Take near Singapore.

SS Bashaw sinks AO Ashizuri off Taytay.

SS I-39 is sunk by an Allied ASW TF by Sansopar.



CBI


SEAC continues to reinforce its bridgehead at Moulmein.


Japan launches a 1:28 assault outside of Nanchang:



Ground combat at 85,56 (near Nanchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6795 troops, 36 guns, 595 vehicles, Assault Value = 442

Defending force 36416 troops, 175 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1405

Japanese adjusted assault: 129

Allied adjusted defense: 3622

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 28

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

Japanese ground losses:
827 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 105 (8 destroyed, 97 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
363 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
2nd Recon Battalion
47th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese/A Corps
2nd Chinese/B Corps
2nd Chinese/C Corps
2nd Chinese/A Corps
3rd Chinese/C Corps


Dave orders a bombardment at Wuchang:


Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 118473 troops, 1369 guns, 369 vehicles, Assault Value = 5123

Defending force 114748 troops, 793 guns, 655 vehicles, Assault Value = 3962

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


Allied ground losses:
208 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
22nd/B Division
62nd Division
64th Division
110th Division
25th RGC Temp./A Division
1st Tank/C Division
3rd Division
69th Division
74th Infantry Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
77th Infantry Regiment
27th Division
65th Division
30th Engineer Regiment
1st Tank/B Division
116th
6th Division
40th Division
36th Division
1st Tank/A Division
22nd/A Division
35th Division
22nd/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
30th Field Artillery Regiment
RGC Army
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
27th Fld AA Gun Co
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
15th AA Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
54th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
20th Chinese Corps
255th Armoured Brigade
73rd Chinese/B Corps
84th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
254th Armoured Brigade
79th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese/B Corps
94th Chinese/A Corps
73rd Chinese/A Corps
37th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
74th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese/B Corps
73rd Chinese/C Corps
9th War Area
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
19th Group Army
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Rgt /1




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


The 7th Australian Brigade invades Misool. A shock attack is ordered for next turn.



SWPAC


SWPAC launches a 1:2 attack at Manokwari:



Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13586 troops, 246 guns, 280 vehicles, Assault Value = 556

Defending force 9701 troops, 110 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 226

Allied adjusted assault: 296

Japanese adjusted defense: 319

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
833 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 26 (4 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Div /7
61st Fld AA Bn /1
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
59th JNAF AF Unit
18th Army
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
14th Garrison Unit /2
67th Nav Gd /2
51st Const Co
3rd Shipping Engineer Regiment
7th Air Div /1


Another attack is ordered for next turn.

A deliberate assault is ordered for next turn at Noemfoor.





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A TALE OF TWO NAVAL AIRSTRIKES - 4/17/2013 4:12:01 AM   
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II AUSTRALIAN CORPS



Dave must have had an idea that I ws going to invade at Misool. Recon over several week showed only about 2000 Japanese defenders there. Now I launch my shock attack and there are nearly 3000 defenders:


Ground combat at Misool (80,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 2784 troops, 28 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 128

Defending force 2950 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Allied adjusted assault: 16

Japanese adjusted defense: 143

Allied assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
7th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
2nd Guards Div /4
12th Div /1
1st South Seas Det. /1
40th JAAF AF Bn
89th JAAF AF Coy
54th Construction Battalion
5th JNAF Coy /2


Im LRCAPING Misool but Dave is still trying to continue to reinforce via transport AC. As at Moulmein, Manokwari and Noemfoor....the combination of good defensive terrain and high fortification levels neutralizes the power of the Allied air forces.

Im a long way away from a 1:1 attack here and I may end up evacuating Misool.




SWPAC



We already own the base at Noemfoor but we still have trouble getting good odds on the remaining IJA defenders:


Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13021 troops, 253 guns, 255 vehicles, Assault Value = 451

Defending force 5388 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 168

Allied adjusted assault: 139

Japanese adjusted defense: 75

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
689 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
374 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
31st Aviation Base Force
26th USN Naval Construction Battalion
24th USN Naval Construction Battalion
36th USN Naval Construction Battalion
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
USN AirSoPac

Defending units:
18th Garrison Unit
62nd Infantry Group /2
2nd Guards Div /3
5th Div /1
25th JAAF AF Bn
47th Road Const Co
14th Garrison Unit /1



Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12643 troops, 253 guns, 255 vehicles, Assault Value = 393

Defending force 4846 troops, 63 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Allied adjusted assault: 127

Japanese adjusted defense: 65

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
489 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
31st Aviation Base Force
26th USN Naval Construction Battalion
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
36th USN Naval Construction Battalion
24th USN Naval Construction Battalion
USN AirSoPac

Defending units:
18th Garrison Unit
2nd Guards Div /3
62nd Infantry Group /2
5th Div /1
47th Road Const Co
25th JAAF AF Bn
14th Garrison Unit /1


The Japanese at Noemfoor are underprepped, undersupplied, underexperienced and over fatigued but they still put up a stout defense.



The vast bulk of the tactical, medium and heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force pound the Japanese at Manokwari but we wont be taking the base there any time soon:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13557 troops, 247 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 550

Defending force 8883 troops, 105 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Allied adjusted assault: 358

Japanese adjusted defense: 775

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
734 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
187 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Div /7
14th Garrison Unit /2
61st Fld AA Bn /1
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
18th Army
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
51st Const Co
67th Nav Gd /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
7th Air Div /1




A TALE OF TWO NAVAL AIRSTRIKES


Ive attached a csrre3nshot of my combat replay for last turn. You can see that all the Allied carriers were hidden by a squall just off Sansopar. The Japanese naval bombers were unable to spot the Allied carriers so they launched multiple attacks on the invasion force off Manokwari....a mere 2 hexes away from the carriers of Fifth Fleet:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Manokwari at 85,109

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 86
A6M3a Zero x 27
A6M5 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 11
B6N2 Jill x 76
P1Y1 Frances x 36
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 42
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 38



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 10
Spitfire VIII x 15
P-39N1 Airacobra x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 7
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
FM-1 Wildcat x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 363


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 49 destroyed, 7 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y1 Frances: 6 destroyed, 7 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Cornwall, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AK Megrez
BB Valiant, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Alkes
AM Townsville
CL Newcastle
CA Frobisher
DD Racehorse
CL Caradoc
CA Sussex
DD Norman



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 14000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 14000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VRF-5F 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, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(28 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 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 11 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(24 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 9 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VOC(F)-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-7 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Townsville dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manokwari at 85,109

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M3 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 5
Spitfire Vc Trop x 8
Spitfire VIII x 13
P-39N1 Airacobra x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 5
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 293


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Frobisher



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G3M3 Nell flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 170 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VOC(F)-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with FM-1 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manokwari at 85,109

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B6N2 Jill x 4



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 6
Spitfire VIII x 7
P-39N1 Airacobra x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 6
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Sussex



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Raid is overhead
VF-8 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, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-115 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1A 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 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.86 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
348th FG/341st FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers





On the 2nd day of the turn the Japanese spotted the carriers of Fifth Fleet off Sansopar and delivered a series of uncoodinated attacks:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 60
A6M3a Zero x 21
A6M5 Zero x 18
P1Y1 Frances x 17
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 41



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 788


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 12 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(21 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 21 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(22 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 22 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 21 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
G3M3 Nell x 9



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 16
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 742


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 21 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 17 on standby, 14 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 17 on standby, 14 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers




Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 59
A6M5 Zero x 16
B6N2 Jill x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 11
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 715


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

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



CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 21 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 16 on standby, 15 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 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 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers



So far....the paint isnt even scratched on a single Allied carrier.




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RE: A TALE OF TWO NAVAL AIRSTRIKES - 4/17/2013 4:40:09 AM   
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Wow!
What does the Intel screen say the Japanese losses were?
What is the status of Warspite and Cornwall?

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A TALE OF TWO NAVAL AIRSTRIKES - 4/19/2013 11:51:00 PM   
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BBfanboy....unfortunately the previous combat result was from my out of synch replay. Read on to see the true result from the host computer(Dave's results).



1/22-1/23/44....THE HOST COMPUTER VERSION OF THE TURN


In Dave's version of the turn...the version that actually counts....Fifth Fleet was no longer enshrouded by a rain squal/cloud cover and she was hit by a very coodinated Japanese airstrike. We had nearly 1000 fighters on CAP and LRCAP but it wasnt nearly enough:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 86
A6M5 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 11
B6N2 Jill x 76
P1Y1 Frances x 23
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 38



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 13
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
Kittyhawk IV x 9
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 11
P-40N5 Warhawk x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 29
F6F-3 Hellcat x 834


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 38 destroyed, 12 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y1 Frances: 3 destroyed, 9 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

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

Allied Ships
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Kalinin Bay, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
BB North Carolina
CVL Independence
CVL Princeton, Kamikaze hits 1
CA Quincy
CVE Wake Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CV Essex, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Nassau
CV Yorktown, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Copahee, Torpedo hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
19 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(22 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 22 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(23 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 23 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMF-115 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 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 19900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.86 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
531st FBS with P-39N1 Airacobra (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
348th FG/341st FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 22 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 19 on standby, 12 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

Banzai! - Fujimatsu P. in a B6N2 Jill is willing to die for the Emperor
Fujimatsu P. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CVL Princeton


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 27
P1Y1 Frances x 13
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 42



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 11
Sea Hurricane Ib x 16
Kittyhawk IV x 6
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 8
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 791


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 19 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 13 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 5 on standby, 13 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M3 Nell x 12



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 11
Sea Hurricane Ib x 15
Kittyhawk IV x 3
Spitfire VIII x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 8
P-40N5 Warhawk x 3
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 734


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 7 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G3M3 Nell flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 15 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 15 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 9 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 69
A6M3a Zero x 22
A6M5 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 5
B6N2 Jill x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 672


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 20 scrambling)
2 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 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
33 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 58
A6M3a Zero x 8
A6M5 Zero x 18
B6N2 Jill x 14
P1Y1 Frances x 3
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 34
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 18
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 690


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 1 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 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 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 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 8 scrambling)
(2 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 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 8 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 20 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 76
A6M3a Zero x 8
A6M5 Zero x 12
P1Y1 Frances x 9
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 29



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 692


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(21 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 21 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 20 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
26 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 14 on standby, 19 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 84,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 9
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 648


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed

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



CAP engaged:
VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 16 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 9 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 15 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (16 airborne, 7 on standby, 8 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes




Fifth Fleet has 1 CVE sunk, 2 CVs damaged, 1 CVL damaged and 3 CVEs damaged. I sent my version of the turn to Dave and he commented that he maybe liked my version a little better because his air losses were so heavy in this version they almost outweighed the cost of 1 or 2 CVEs.

Japan loses 355 AC in A2A this turn vs 55 Allied AC. Overall....Japan lost 430 AC vs Allied losses of 104 AC. Individual plane losses include 57 A6M2s, 20 A6M3s, 16 Kates, 86 Jills, 25 Nells, 10 Sallys, 57 Oscar IIs, 34 Tojos, 31 Nicks, 21 Lilys, 28 Helens, 44 Frances, 4 Franks, 14 Hellcats, 8 Hurricane IIcs, 9 P-39Ds, 27 Spitfire VCs, 12 Spitfire VIIIs and then 9 TBFs.

CVE Kalinin Bay was lost with her VT group but the VF group staged to an airfield on New Guinea.

Ive attached a screenshot of the current situation. CVE Wake Island is almost certainly going to be lost with her 38 SYS 80 FLT 24 ENG damage but Im going to try to make port at Noemfoor with her and then disband her. CV Essex is severely damaged with 27 SYS 69 FLT 2 ENG and Im going all out to save her by reaching a friendly port. The other damaged carriers are all capable of continuing flight ops... CV Yorktown has 21 SYS 24 FLT 2 ENG, CVE Copahee has 17 SYS 12 FLT 1 ENG, CVE Casablanca has 1 SYS 15 FLT 3 ENG and kamikaze damaged CVL Princeton has 31 SYS 9 FLT.

Virtually all of the surface and air combat TFs of Fifth Fleet will now cover damaged CV Essex's voyage to safety. Meanwhile... Adm Hill's and Adm Draemel's amphib TFs will invade both Sansopar and Waigeo....both invasions will be covered by over 200 land based fighters.

At Misool...Dave has flown in another 4000 troops(even with Allied LRCAP) and now has nearly 7000 troops there. We will withdraw the 7th Australian Brigade from Misool and just bypass that base now.

Even if I lose a few amphib transports this turn...I want Japanese naval airpower to make fragmented attacks against the amphib TFs and the carriers and get further decimated before Fifth Fleet goes back on the offensive.

I thinks its kind of interesting that even the weather is out of synch between the two versions of the game. Unlike Dave...I obviously enjoyed my version of the turn without the carrier losses. Dave and I have made a lot of jokes to each other about the leaky CAP. This is probably the largest CAP Ive ever staged in 1 hex....nearly 1000 fighters....and it wasnt nearly enough.





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SS I-42 sinks AO Cache but is sunk in return by the escorts off Wewak.

SS RO-39 is sunk by a USN ASW TF near Wewak.

SS Muskallunge sinks TK Fukku Maru by Balabac.

SS Flounder sinks xAKL Nagasagawa Maru off Donggala.

SS Cabrella is sunk by Japanese ASW AC near Brunei.



CBI


SEAC launches another assault at Moulmein and again suffers heavy casualties:


Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 71396 troops, 840 guns, 1682 vehicles, Assault Value = 3041

Defending force 36776 troops, 491 guns, 273 vehicles, Assault Value = 1054

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 7

Allied adjusted assault: 3693

Japanese adjusted defense: 9115

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 7)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2086 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 49 (2 destroyed, 47 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5317 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 777 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 198 disabled
Engineers: 81 destroyed, 182 disabled
Guns lost 83 (4 destroyed, 79 disabled)
Vehicles lost 218 (19 destroyed, 199 disabled)


Assaulting units:
2/5th Armoured Regiment
72nd British Brigade
46th Indian/A Division
3rd Motor Brigade
3rd Commando Brigade
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
39th Indian Division
46th Indian/C Division
23rd Chindit Brigade
26th Indian Brigade
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
17th Indian Division
46th Indian/B Division
268th Motorised Brigade
23rd Indian/A Division
14th Chindit Brigade
29th British Brigade
2/4th Armoured Regiment
50th Indian Para Brigade
2/11th Armoured Car Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
2/8th Armoured Regiment
15th Indian Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
16th Chindit Brigade
2/7th Armoured Regiment
23rd Indian/B Division
6th Indian Brigade
Provisionl Tank Brigade
14th Indian Division
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
23rd Indian/C Division
XXXIII Indian Corps
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
XV Indian Corps
2nd Indian AA Bde

Defending units:
16th Division
20th Division
2nd RTA Division
47th Field AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
48th Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.AA Gun Co
1st RF Gun Battalion
Burma Area Army
5th Mortar Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
25th Army
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion



Im hitting the Japanese at Moulmein with every tac, medium and heavy bomber available to Tenth Air Force and the RAF but with the level 7 forts in jungle terrain there is almost no effect on the defenders. Im beginning to wonder if a breakthrough here by the Allies is even possible.



SWPAC


SWPAC troops invade both Sansopar and Waigeo:


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Ground combat at Sansapor (83,107)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1657 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 66

Defending force 9815 troops, 194 guns, 220 vehicles, Assault Value = 339



Assaulting units:
1st South Seas Gsn
2nd Guards Div /5
35th JNAF AF Unit
33rd Ind. Engr Rgt /1

Defending units:
145th Infantry Regiment
24th Marine Regiment
104th Combat Engineer Regiment
33rd Medium Rgt /1


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Ground combat at Waigeo (82,106)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1002 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 8319 troops, 138 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 319



Assaulting units:
2nd South Seas Gsn
Maizuru 3rd SNLF /2
4th JAAF Base Force
19th Field AF Construction Battalion
16th Field AF Construction Battalion
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
22nd Field AF Const Bn /1

Defending units:
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
6th Marine Regiment



Im glad that I didnt postpone the invasions here due to the damaged carriers as Dave was again heavily reinforcing by transport AC. This time the Allied LRCAP turns away most of the Japanese transport AC. Shock attacks are ordered at both bases for next turn.

The SWPAC troops at Manokwari launch another pair of deliberate attacks:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13397 troops, 247 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 523

Defending force 8343 troops, 101 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Allied adjusted assault: 311

Japanese adjusted defense: 190

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
578 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
335 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Div /7
61st Fld AA Bn /1
14th Garrison Unit /2
51st Const Co
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
67th Nav Gd /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
18th Army
7th Air Div /1




Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13272 troops, 248 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 498

Defending force 7741 troops, 108 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 302

Japanese adjusted defense: 181

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
194 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
51st Const Co
7th Air Div /1
61st Fld AA Bn /1
18th Army
14th Garrison Unit /2
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
67th Nav Gd /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
28th Div /7



We are gradually wearing down the Japanese defenders here.


SWPAC troops at Noemfoor are still resting before they try to finish off the remaining Japanese troops in the hex.


Meanwhile....Fifth Fleet covers the withdrawal of heavily damaged CV Essex. CV Essex reduces her FLT damage from 69 to 67 this turn and she will make port at Sarmi next turn. Fifth Fleet will head back NW to cover the withdrawal of the amphib TF at Sansopar. The ampib TF at Waigeo will make a run to Kai-eilanden to get out of harm's way. There are no Japanese naval airstrikes on Fifth Fleet this turn....the heavily attritioned Japanese air groups must be rebuilding this turn.

I got a report that repairs were failing on CVE Wake Island and that a damage control party was trapped in a flooded compartment on her. CVE Wake Island now has 94 FLT and is one hex outside of Noemfoor. Seabees at Noemfoor are alerted to the dire situation of CVE Wake Island and they work around the clock to enlarge the port there to level 2 this turn. CVE Wake Island will disband in port at Noemfoor next turn....if she doesnt sink first.


CV Essex will probably be out of the war for most of 1944 now. CVE Kalinin Bay was sunk and CVE Wake Island....even if she doesnt sink....will be out of the war for a very long time. However....CV Essex will be replaced by newly arriving CV Intrepid and CV Illustrious in a couple of turns while CVE Kalinin Bay and CVE Wake Island will be replaced by newly arriving CVE Tulagi and CVE Fanshaw Bay. Another 3 CVEs are just leaving Hawaii now and should arrive at Rabaul within a week.

Ive sunk 5 IJN subs off the northern coast of New Guinea over the lat 2 turns but at least 8 more subs are closing in on Fifth Fleet. There are hundreds of AC on naval search and ASW here and there are at least 15 ASW TFs with some 60 DE's PFs and DDs hunting the undersea menace.

A USN sub is shadowed by Japanese carrier AC near Woleai. That combined with the torpedoeing of CV Akagi leads me to believe that Dave continues to hover with KB near the Marianas....just out of PBY naval search range....waiting for an opportunity to ambush Fifth Fleet.









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SUBS


SS Seal sinks xAKL Gyoku Maru off Donggala.

SS Stingray obliterates SC CHa-38 by Wakkanai.

SS I-4 sunk by USN ASW TF off Wewak.

SS Tunny sinks xAK Tamojava Maru near Tawi Tawi.

SS Pampanito sinks PB Kaika Maru by Tawi Tawi.

SS Escolar sinks xAK Kuritake maru off Wakkanai.



SWPAC


SWPAC troops capture Sansopar in a shock attack:

Ground combat at Sansapor (83,107)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9869 troops, 194 guns, 220 vehicles, Assault Value = 340

Defending force 2506 troops, 22 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Allied adjusted assault: 443

Japanese adjusted defense: 34

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sansapor !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1205 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 48 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (14 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
24th Marine Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
104th Combat Engineer Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
1st South Seas Gsn
2nd Guards Div /5
35th JNAF AF Unit
33rd Ind. Engr Rgt /1



Two shock attacks are launched at Waigeo but Japan still holds the base there:


Ground combat at Waigeo (82,106)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8178 troops, 139 guns, 118 vehicles, Assault Value = 306

Defending force 5503 troops, 20 guns, 118 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

Allied adjusted assault: 217

Japanese adjusted defense: 37

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
936 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 22 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled


Assaulting units:
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
6th Marine Regiment

Defending units:
Maizuru 3rd SNLF /2
1st South Seas Det. /2
46th Nav Gd /1
2nd South Seas Gsn
32nd Ind.Mixed Bde /3
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
19th Field AF Construction Battalion
16th Field AF Construction Battalion
4th JAAF Base Force
22nd Field AF Const Bn /1


Ground combat at Waigeo (82,106)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8015 troops, 139 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 279

Defending force 5574 troops, 23 guns, 112 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Allied adjusted assault: 43

Japanese adjusted defense: 25

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
569 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
275 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled


Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
6th Marine Regiment

Defending units:
1st South Seas Det. /2
46th Nav Gd /1
2nd South Seas Gsn
Maizuru 3rd SNLF /2
32nd Ind.Mixed Bde /3
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th JAAF Base Force
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
16th Field AF Construction Battalion
19th Field AF Construction Battalion
22nd Field AF Const Bn /1



Allied LRCAP turns back dozens of Japanese transport AC this turn over both Sansopar and Waigeo. Some transport AC get through to Sansopar and the reinforcing Japanese launch a banzai attack:


Ground combat at Sansapor (83,107)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 234 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Defending force 9787 troops, 194 guns, 220 vehicles, Assault Value = 325

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
343 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
2nd Guards Div /6

Defending units:
24th Marine Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
104th Combat Engineer Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment


The Allied troops at waigeo are exhausted after 2 turns of shock attacks so they need to be rested next turn. I have over 100 fighters LRCAPing Waigeo but I know that some Japanese transport AC will get through to reinforcde the basae.


SWPAC troops continue to chip away at Manokwari:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13214 troops, 247 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 492

Defending force 7552 troops, 103 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 100

Allied adjusted assault: 71

Japanese adjusted defense: 244

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 20 (10 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
335 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
51st Const Co
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
7th Air Div /1
14th Garrison Unit /2
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
59th JNAF AF Unit
61st Fld AA Bn /1
67th Nav Gd /2
18th Army
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
28th Div /7



At least the forts are down to level 3 now.


CV Essex makes it to a port on the north coast of New Guinea and is disbanded....I want to repair a bit of her damaged while I eradicate the IJN subs in the area.

Fifth Fleet will head back to Rabaul to drop off the damaged carriers and refuel and re-arm.
CVE Wake Island makes it to Noemfoor with 94 FLT and is immediately disbanded. Dave has recon over Noemfoor so he knows that I disbanded CVE Wake Island in port so I expecting a big port attack here next turn...but I had little choice with the sinking carrier.





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Does recon sometimes give detail on disbanded ship types? All I have ever seen reported is the number of ships "in port". I thought only TFs get ID of ship types if the DL is high enough?

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BBfanboy...good recon will generally give you an idea of the type of shipping in a port but it isnt always 100% accurate.




1/28-1/29/44



SUBS


SS RO-103 is sunk by a uSN ASW TF off Peleliu.

SS Paddle sinks xAK Naples Maru near Guam.



SWPAC


Dave goes right after CVE Wake Island with a night port attack on Noemffor but PV-1N Ventura nightfighters are waiting for them:


Night Air attack on Noemfoor , at 86,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 15



Allied aircraft
PV-1N Ventura x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF(N)-531 Det 2 with PV-1N Ventura (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar




SWPAC troops continueto plunk away at Manokwari:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13150 troops, 250 guns, 283 vehicles, Assault Value = 480

Defending force 6818 troops, 102 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Allied adjusted assault: 56

Japanese adjusted defense: 136

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
464 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
171 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Div /7
51st Const Co
18th Army
61st Fld AA Bn /1
67th Nav Gd /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
14th Garrison Unit /2
7th Air Div /1



Allied troops are too disrupted and fatigued to continue to attack here so they will be rested for a couple of turns.

Allied LRCAP again turns away transport AC at Waigeo as Dave continues to try to reinforce that base. Fifth Air Force tac, medium and heavy bombers have great effect at Waigeo....unlike at Manokwari, Noemfoor and Moulmein....as they inflict over 2000 casualties on the Japanese garrison there. A deliberate attack will be ordered there next turn.


With over 15 USN ASW TFs patrolling the northern coast of New Guinea things got too hot for the IJN subs so Dave withdrew them to the NW tip of New Guinea and also Babeldaob. Allied ASW TFs chased the IJN subs all the way to Babeldaob where they were in range of Japanese naval bombers:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Woleai at 99,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Laffey
DD McCalla
DD Lardner



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

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes


Allied transport TFs will attempt to land seabees and BFs at Sansopar this turn.




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SUBS


SS Tambor sinks AO Ondo Maru off Donggala.

SS RO-41 puts 2 torpedoes in xAP Empress Australia near rangoon.



CBI

Relatively quiet across China.

SEAC troops rest at Moulmein as they try to gather strength for anothewr assault. The around the clock aerial bombardment of the Japanese defenders here continues but the effects are minimal with the forts and the difficult defensive terrain.

I had loaded up a newly arriving East African Brigade at Mombasa aboard xAP Empress Australia and a large xAK and sent them directly to Rangoon so that the brigade could reinforce at Moulmnein. Then I forgot about them. I remembered them after SS RO-41 put 2 torpedoes in xAP Empress Australia this turn. The xAK is already unloading at Rangoon and xAP Empress Australia is only 2 hexes out so she should make it.



SWPAC


Waigeo is finally captured in a 187:1 deliberate attack:


Ground combat at Waigeo (82,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7955 troops, 139 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 267

Defending force 3222 troops, 33 guns, 107 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 187

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 187 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Waigeo !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2489 casualties reported
Squads: 112 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 299 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 216 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (27 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 125 (125 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 9



Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
6th Marine Regiment

Defending units:
46th Nav Gd /1
2nd Amphibious Bde /1
16th Field AF Construction Battalion
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
19th Field AF Construction Battalion
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd South Seas Gsn
4th JAAF Base Force
1st South Seas Det. /2



Dave has been launching more and more night naval attacks every turn and this turn he finally strikes a blow with his night bombers:


Night Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 83,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
APA Fuller, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AKA Aquarius


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



APA Fuller is heavily damaged but has already unloaded her BF at Sansopar and we will try to move her back to relative safety at Noemfoor next turn.

SWPAC will attack at Manokwari again next turn.

Fighters and DBs are staged into Sansopar after APA Fuller drops off her BF there. Dave immediately sweeps Sansopar with Georges:

Afternoon Air attack on Sansapor , at 83,107

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
F4U-1 Corsair x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VMF-422 with F4U-1A 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 19000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000
Raid is overhead
VMF-115 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 13 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 19800
Raid is overhead
49th FG/9th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes


I think that Dave was hoping to get some drifting CAP here from both Waigeo and Manokwari. We took heavy relative losses but now I will have P-47D2s flying point defense there next turn.


This wraps up the first phase of SWPACs 1st qtr 1944 offensive. We have advanced over 600 miles from Sarmi to Waigeo and captured 3 bases at Noemfoor, Sansopar and Waigeo in less than 1 month. A fourth base.....Manokwari.....will fall shortly.

The next Phase of the SWPAC will strike the Moluccas after we have consolidated the gains of the past month and built up all the new bases.




II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


I was just starting to load Aussie troops at Darwin for the first phase of their 1944 offensive and I spotted another brigade... the 5th Australian Brigade....that was prepped for Misool. I have pages and pages of spreadsheets for which LCUs and HQs are prepped for which Japanese held bases and this one just must have slipped through. I was just getting ready to evacuate the 7th Aussie Brigade already at Misool but now I will reinforce and try to take the base.

So Ive ordered another massive bombardment for Misool next turn and then the 5th Brigade will land.

And then we will start on the next round of amphib assaults by II Australian Corps.




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The 5th Australian Brigade lands on Misool:


Ground combat at Misool (80,108)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1662 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

Defending force 5549 troops, 56 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 256



Assaulting units:
12th Div /1
1st South Seas Det.
2nd Guards Div /4
54th Construction Battalion
40th JAAF AF Bn
89th JAAF AF Coy
5th JNAF Coy /2

Defending units:
5th Australian Brigade
7th Australian Brigade




Every Allied tac, medium and heavy bomber in the region is now targeting the Japanese garrison at Misool. The 5th and 7th Brigades here will launch a shock attack next turn.



SWPAC


SWPAC troops launch another pair of assaults at Manokwari:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13344 troops, 252 guns, 284 vehicles, Assault Value = 509

Defending force 6573 troops, 109 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Allied adjusted assault: 396

Japanese adjusted defense: 112

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
507 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 26 (13 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
59th JNAF AF Unit
67th Nav Gd /2
18th Army
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
7th Air Div /1
61st Fld AA Bn /1
14th Garrison Unit /2
3rd Shipping Engr Rgt /1
51st Const Co
28th Div /7



Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13309 troops, 252 guns, 284 vehicles, Assault Value = 503

Defending force 5990 troops, 98 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 284

Japanese adjusted defense: 205

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
454 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 26 (18 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
59th JNAF AF Unit
7th Air Div /1
67th Nav Gd /2
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
14th Garrison Unit /2
51st Const Co
18th Army
61st Fld AA Bn /1
28th Div /7



We've finally reduced the forts here to level 1 but the troops are exhausted and will need to be rested again.

The newly captured level 4 AF at Sansopar had had several BFs ampib'ed and airlifted in and now has nearly 200 fighters and DBs. A squadron of DBs is ordered to hit IJN shipping in port at Talaud eilanden.....deep behind enemy lines and dangerously close to Mindanao.

The level 6 AF at Waigeo has been repaired and we will begin airlifting BFs there this next turn.



CBI


IJN MTBs launch an audacious naval attack on Allied shipping in port at Rangoon:


Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-1
MTB G-5

Allied Ships
xAK Doryssa, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 32 (6 destroyed, 26 disabled)



Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 60% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
MGB G-1 engages xAK Doryssa at 2,000 yards
MGB G-1 engages xAK Doryssa at 2,000 yards
MTB G-5 engages xAK Doryssa at 2,000 yards
MGB G-1 engages xAK Doryssa at 2,000 yards
MGB G-1 engages xAK Doryssa at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rangoon at 54,53, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-1
MTB G-5

Allied Ships
xAP Empress ' Australia, Shell hits 2, heavy damage




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 60% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
MTB G-5 engages xAP Empress ' Australia at 2,000 yards
MGB G-1 engages xAP Empress ' Australia at 2,000 yards
Sakai F. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...



Both the xAP and the xAK are sunk at the dock but as least the East African brigade was saely unloaded with its 133 AV. The East African brigade will force march from Rangoon to Moulmein and then another assault will be ordered.

A massive Allied resupply convoy is forming up at calcutta and will move to Akyab next turn.....it will then sail to rangoon on the following turn.

I had been faking a diversionary river crossing shock attack at Uttaradit for the last 2 weeks but somehow everyboby shock attacked across the river for real this turn and the Allied army was decimated:


Ground combat at Uttaradit (59,56)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 33723 troops, 572 guns, 878 vehicles, Assault Value = 1443

Defending force 53758 troops, 746 guns, 596 vehicles, Assault Value = 1404

Allied adjusted assault: 1218

Japanese adjusted defense: 8133

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1352 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 81 (5 destroyed, 76 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
6252 casualties reported
Squads: 236 destroyed, 236 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 253 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 113 (64 destroyed, 49 disabled)
Vehicles lost 240 (43 destroyed, 197 disabled)


Assaulting units:
14th Canadian Brigade
Guides Cavalry Regiment
2nd British Division
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
SSVF Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
12th Indian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
14th Army
IV Indian Corps

Defending units:
RTA Cavalry Division
55th Division
56th Division
1st INA Subhas Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st RTA Division
Sasebo 6th SNLF /2
12th Air Defense AA Battalion
Southern Army
22nd Air Defense AA Regiment
14th Naval Construction Battalion
45th Ind.AA Gun Co
23rd AA Regiment
20th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
12th JAAF Base Force
12th Ind.AA Gun Co
13th Naval Construction Battalion
54th Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd Air Flotilla
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
32nd Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
11th Air Defense AA Battalion
9th RF Gun Battalion
41st Ind.AA Gun Co
15th Army
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
22nd Fld AA Gun Co
111th Naval Construction Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
34th Ind.AA Gun Co
23rd Air Defense AA Regiment
41st Air Defense AA Regiment
62nd JAAF AF Bn
36th Field AA Battalion
24th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
31st Field AA Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th JAAF AF Coy



The Allies lose over 500 AV here in this disasterous attack that was never supposed to happen. Hopefully Dave doesnt order a retaliatory shock attack here next turn or the Allies could be in even bigger trouble.

In China....Dave has massed a large army at Canton....was probably shipped in by sea....and is moving on Wuchow. We are going to retreat....if possible from Wuchow as it appears that we are heavily outnumbered. Most of the medium and heavy RAF and Tenth Air Force bombers are staged from India and Burma into China. They will be able to hit the Japanese army thats advancing on Wuchow in clear terrain for at least the next 2 turns.....massed troops in clear terrain is a bombardiers dream target.




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CBI

A disasterous turn for the Allies this turn across the theatre. I pulled most of the medium and heavy bombers from India to China to hit the large Japanese army advancing on Wuchow. But bad weather prevented them from flying and the Japanese were able to keep in move mode and invest our defensive position in Wuchow.

Dave committed the bulk of his air force in the theatre to sweep, LRCAP and bomb the SEAC army at Uttaradit. I should have probably kept most of air force in Burma as Dave was able to get a 2:1 assault on the Allied troops at Uttaradit:


Ground combat at Uttaradit (59,56)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 33752 troops, 452 guns, 183 vehicles, Assault Value = 1803

Defending force 32641 troops, 522 guns, 904 vehicles, Assault Value = 970

Japanese adjusted assault: 2134

Allied adjusted defense: 831

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3145 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 410 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (7 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
4679 casualties reported
Squads: 181 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 481 destroyed, 110 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 62 (30 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 234 (145 destroyed, 89 disabled)
Units retreated 11


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Recon Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
RTA/A Cavalry Division
21st Division
1st RTA Division
56th Division
1st INA Subhas Regiment
RTA/B Cavalry Division
55th Division
RTA/C Cavalry Division
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
22nd Air Flotilla
3rd Mortar Battalion
13th Naval Construction Battalion
24th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
45th Ind.AA Gun Co
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
62nd JAAF AF Bn
111th Naval Construction Battalion
22nd Air Defense AA Regiment
9th RF Gun Battalion
31st Field AA Battalion
32nd Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
41st Ind.AA Gun Co
12th JAAF Base Force
23rd AA Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
34th Ind.AA Gun Co
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Naval Construction Battalion
12th Air Defense AA Battalion
20th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
36th Field AA Battalion
Southern Army
41st Air Defense AA Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
23rd Air Defense AA Regiment
12th Ind.AA Gun Co
22nd Fld AA Gun Co
15th Army
11th Air Defense AA Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
Guides Cavalry Regiment
12th Indian Brigade
2nd British Division
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
SSVF Brigade
14th Canadian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
14th Army
IV Indian Corps



The Allied army was retreated back across the river towards Burma but more importantly....the Allied army here has lost 600 squads in 2 turns. Fortunately a lot of the losses were suffered by the Canadians....and they have a lot of replacements for rebuilding. But the 2nd UK Division was also mauled and Im going to have trouble rebuilding it. Dave looks as if he will now pursue the retreated Allied army across the river. I have over 700 AV of Chinese troops nearby and they will have to reinforce before the Japanese shock attack across the river.

And then the Allied bombers in China didnt fly this turn so dave was able to invest Wuchow with a massive force....probably nearly 10 divisions plus tanks and artillery. I will probably lose another army next turn in China at Wuchow.

Unlike the war in the Pacific....the war in the CBI feels like we are still in early 1942.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS


Things are going much better for the Allies in the Pacific. II Australian Corps captures Misool after a pair of shock attacks:


Ground combat at Misool (80,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5566 troops, 56 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 257

Defending force 3275 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Allied adjusted assault: 262

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Misool !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
924 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 43 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (8 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
5th Australian Brigade
7th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
1st South Seas Det.
12th Div /1
2nd Guards Div /4
54th Construction Battalion
40th JAAF AF Bn
89th JAAF AF Coy
5th JNAF Coy /2



Ground combat at Misool (80,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5466 troops, 55 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 2509 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Allied adjusted assault: 134

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
351 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (8 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
5th Australian Brigade
7th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
12th Div /1
2nd Guards Div /4
1st South Seas Det. /1
54th Construction Battalion
40th JAAF AF Bn
89th JAAF AF Coy
5th JNAF Coy /2


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54th Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Misool by attrition!!!

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89th JAAF AF Coy Wiped Out at Misool by attrition!!!


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



LSTs and LCIs will begin dropping off seabees at Misool next turn.





SWPAC


Meanwhile in SWPAC BFs have been flown into the newly repaired AF at Waigeo and 3 squadrons of fighters were staged in this turn.

SBDs based at Sansopar sink an IJN PB in port at taluad-eilanden:


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 25


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Keinan Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000' *
Port Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000' *
Port Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' *
Port Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Now Dave knows that we can project DBs nearly all the way to Mindanao.



All of Fifth Air Force will concentrate on the Japanese defenders at Manokwari next turn and a shock attack will be ordered.





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SUBS


SS Devilfish sinks TK Akatuki Maru off balabac.

SSX Ha-38 is sunk by SC-983 near Waigeo.

SS S-28 is "snooped by Japanese carrier" near Guam.

Its nice to know that the IJN carriers are steaming around the Marianas waiting for something to happen. Ive ordered another half dozen Allied subs to the Marianas to see if we can get more intercepts like the one on CV Akagi. Also...with IJN carriers spotted so far to the north and east.....II Australian Corps ops in the DEI are less likely to be challenged. BTW....CV Akagi is still listed on the info screen as sunk.



SWPAC


After nearly 3 weeks of combat.....SWPAC troops finally capture Manokwari after a horrific carpet bombing by Fifth Air Force:


Ground combat at Manokwari (85,109)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 13444 troops, 255 guns, 285 vehicles, Assault Value = 505

Defending force 5326 troops, 84 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Allied adjusted assault: 554

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

Allied assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Manokwari !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1196 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 206 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 50 (49 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 71 (71 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Air Defense AA Regiment
18th Army
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company
7th Air Div /1
14th Garrison Unit /2
59th JNAF AF Unit
51st Const Co
67th Nav Gd /2
28th Div /7



Seabees will be landed at Manokwari next turn.

CVE Wake Island......conducting emergency repairs at Noemfoor....has now reduced her FLT damage from 94 to 84. Once I repair all her minor FLT damage and she is left with 64 major FLT damage I will send her back to Rabaul and safety to complete repairs. CV Essex....also disbanded in port on the north coast of New Guinea....is also making good progress on her repairs. Two of the CVEs damaged while covering the landings at Manokwari will reach the shipyard at Sydney next turn just as two new CVEs arrive at Rabaul from the US west coast. The CVL damaged by the kamikaze off Manokwari will complete repairs in drydock at Rabaul in less than 3 weeks.




CBI


It looks as if Dave is moving his 47 LCU telephone pole across the river to pursue the decimated IV Indian Corps. What was a 1500 AV army 3 turns ago can now muster barely 750 AV. I have another 700 AV of SEAC troops next door on the road to Chiang Mai and hopefully they reach IV Indian Corps beforew the Japanese do.

At Moulmein....XV Indian Corps has rested and recovered squads and now musters 3000 AV. Another 250 AV of reinforcements are marching in from Rangoon and Pegu and another assault will be ordered when the reinforcements reach Moulmein.


Two large convoys arrive this turn at Rangoon without incident. Next turn they will unload over 50,000 supplies and also Merrill's Marauders.


The medium and heavy bombers of Tenth Air Force and the RAF that were staged to China finally fly this turn and hit the advancing Japanese army at Wuchow. Over 1000 casualties are inflicted on the Japanese at Wuchow and they are disrupted by the bombvings but its not enough to save the Chinese army defending Wuchow:


Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 98648 troops, 912 guns, 546 vehicles, Assault Value = 3718

Defending force 34464 troops, 201 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 1186

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1555

Allied adjusted defense: 956

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5394 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 392 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 28 (4 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (6 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5885 casualties reported
Squads: 99 destroyed, 429 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 110 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 88 (6 destroyed, 82 disabled)


Assaulting units:
13th Division
6th Guards Inf. Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
34th Division
38th Division
37th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd Division
51st Division
19th Tank Regiment
41st Division
20th RGC/B Division
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
11th Construction Regiment
200th Chinese Division
49th Chinese/B Corps
31st Infantry Regiment
65th Chinese Corps
38th Chinese/C Corps
52nd Chinese/B Corps
4th War Area
14th Group Army



Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 94215 troops, 906 guns, 541 vehicles, Assault Value = 3260

Defending force 29872 troops, 196 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 798

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 636

Allied adjusted defense: 244

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wuchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2153 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
10167 casualties reported
Squads: 445 destroyed, 208 disabled
Non Combat: 433 destroyed, 72 disabled
Engineers: 69 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 91 (67 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (34 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 10


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
38th Division
34th Division
51st Division
41st Division
8th Tank Regiment
37th Division
13th Division
6th Guards Inf. Regiment
32nd Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th Tank Regiment
20th RGC/B Division
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
200th Chinese Division
38th Chinese/C Corps
159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
65th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
49th Chinese/B Corps
31st Infantry Regiment
52nd Chinese/B Corps
4th War Area
14th Group Army



Another turn.......another decimated Allied army in the CBI.




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2/44......THE AIR WAR


There is a break in the game for a couple days as Dave is busy with work so I thought that Id post on the current situation of the war in the air.

Currently.....Japan has lost 17,622 AC vs Allied losses of 14,787 AC or Japan's losses are about 20% higher.

In A2A.....Japan has lost 8891 AC vs Allied losses of 6,264 AC or Japan's losses are an astounding 42% greater.

Ive attached a screenshot of Japanese plane losses by type. No surprises here.....A6M2s in the lead followed by Oscar Ics, Bettys and then Oscar IIas. The all powerful Georges are in 6th place on the list.




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2/44......THE AIR WAR



Here is a screenshot of Allied plane losses by type. As I have predicted for the last couple of years....the C-47s are finally at the top of the list....and virtually all their losses are due to ops......flying supplies over the hump from Ledo into China.

The C-47s are then followed by 5 first generation Allied fighters so no surprise there.

The Allies most powerful 2nd generation fighters are all on the list now.....including the F6F-3 Hellcat, P-47D2s and the F4U-1 Corsairs.




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