AdmSpruance
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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). 1/221/23/44....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 Ki44IIa Tojo x 38 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 13 Sea Hurricane Ib x 17 Kittyhawk IV x 9 Spitfire VIII x 9 P39N1 Airacobra x 12 P40K Warhawk x 11 P40N5 Warhawk x 9 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 16 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 21 F4U1A Corsair x 29 F6F3 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 Ki44IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F6F3 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: VF33 with F6F3 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 VF38 with F6F3 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 VMF115 with F4U1A 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 VMF222 with F4U1A 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 VMF441 with F4U1A 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 P39N1 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 P40N5 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 P47D2 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 P40K 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 VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF9 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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  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 Ki43IIb Oscar x 42 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 11 Sea Hurricane Ib x 16 Kittyhawk IV x 6 Spitfire VIII x 9 P39N1 Airacobra x 12 P40K Warhawk x 8 P40N5 Warhawk x 6 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 8 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 21 F4U1A Corsair x 22 F6F3 Hellcat x 791 Japanese aircraft losses A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed P1Y1 Frances: 8 destroyed Ki43IIb Oscar: 5 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed CAP engaged: VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF33 with F6F3 Hellcat (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 22 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 18000 Raid is overhead VF38 with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF9 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 VF24 with F6F3 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 VF25 with F6F3 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 VF30 with F6F3 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 VF32 with F6F3 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 SqnFF1 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  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 P39N1 Airacobra x 9 P40K Warhawk x 8 P40N5 Warhawk x 3 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 4 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 20 F4U1A Corsair x 16 F6F3 Hellcat x 734 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed G3M3 Nell: 7 destroyed G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F6F3 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: VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF33 with F6F3 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 VF38 with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF9 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 VF24 with F6F3 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 VF25 with F6F3 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 VF32 with F6F3 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 SqnFF1 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 VF37 with F6F3 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 Ki44IIa Tojo x 32 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 12 Sea Hurricane Ib x 17 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 20 F4U1A Corsair x 6 F6F3 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: VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 VF24 with F6F3 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 VF25 with F6F3 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 VF30 with F6F3 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 VF32 with F6F3 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 SqnFF1 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 SqnFF2 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 VF37 with F6F3 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 F6F3 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 Ki43IIb Oscar x 34 Ki44IIa Tojo x 32 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 12 Sea Hurricane Ib x 18 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 20 F4U1A Corsair x 6 F6F3 Hellcat x 690 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed Ki43IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed Ki44IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed CAP engaged: No.834 SqnFF1 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 SqnFF2 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 F6F3 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 F6F3 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 F6F3 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 VRF2F with F6F3 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 VRF3F with F6F3 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 VRF7F with F6F3 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 VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 Ki43IIb Oscar x 29 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 12 Sea Hurricane Ib x 17 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 18 F4U1A Corsair x 6 F6F3 Hellcat x 692 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed P1Y1 Frances: 4 destroyed Ki43IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed No Allied losses CAP engaged: VF33 with F6F3 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 VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 VF24 with F6F3 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 VF25 with F6F3 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 VF30 with F6F3 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 VF32 with F6F3 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 SqnFF1 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 SqnFF2 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 VF37 with F6F3 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  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 F4F3 Wildcat x 9 FM1 Wildcat x 14 F4U1A Corsair x 6 F6F3 Hellcat x 648 Japanese aircraft losses A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged CAP engaged: VRF5F with F6F3 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 VF33 with F6F3 Hellcat (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 15 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 18000 Raid is overhead VF1 with F6F3 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 VF2 with F6F3 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 VF3 with F6F3 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 VF42 with F6F3 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 VF8 with F6F3 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 VF16 with F6F3 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 VF18 with F6F3 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 VF71 with F6F3 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 VF22 with F6F3 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 VF23 with F6F3 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 VF24 with F6F3 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 VF25 with F6F3 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 VF30 with F6F3 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 VF32 with F6F3 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 SqnFF1 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 SqnFF2 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 VF37 with F6F3 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 P39Ds, 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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