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HUNTIN' KB - 8/5/2013 5:33:27 PM   
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5/1-5/2/44


There has been a pause in the game as Dave is on vacation. I didnt get the file back for almost a week and then when I did I spent a couple of days reorganizing my rear areas. As before.... one of the biggest limitations for the Allies as they advance forward is a lack of BFs for the newly captured airfields. Ive previously stripped Allied airfields of BFs in the Solomons, Admiralties, Gilberts and Marshalls and now Im stripping bases in the southern DEI and eastern New Guinea for BFs to open my newly acquired bases on Mindanao.

The amphibious transports off Hansa Bay complete their loading of assault troops this turn and now they will head out for the jumping off position for SOPAC's offensive into the Paulaus/Carolines. Fifth Fleet's amphibious covering force of 28 CVEs sailed to Morotai to refuel and rearm after covering the invasion of Sangi the turn before. Now that they are refueled and rearmed....the CVEs will sail south of babeldaob and their torpedo bombers will help to shut down the level 4 AF there. Then the CVEs will link up with the Allied invasion forces in the Paulaus/Carolines. The fast carriers of Fifth Fleet had been standing by off Hansa Bay to cover the loading of assault troops..... now they are released for offensive activities.

Dave has had several carriers sailing to the south of Truk for a few turns now. Last turn we tried to hit them with B-25D1s but the escorts didnt fly and no hits were scored. however....we detected the presence of CAP and LRCAP from at least 5 IJN CVs and 3 CVLs and now it seems like a perfect time for the 12 CVs and 8 CVLs of Fifth Fleet to lay an ambush on KB.

The fast carriers of Fifth Fleet will sail to a point just west of Satawal this turn. If KB stays around Truk or even withdraws slowly towards the Marianas we should get a crack at them. Id prefer a carrier exchange now out in the open without hundreds of Japanese land based bombers and fighters joining in on the melee. There are about 100 Japanese AC at Truk and another 250 AC in the Marianas. I had been holding all the heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force in reserve for over a week to rest them for the upcoming Paulaus/Carolines offensive but now that there is a chance to catch KB all the B-24s will be staged to Manus and Mussau to take out Truk while P-47D25s escort the bombers and P-38Js sweep at high altitude. Im hoping to shut down Truk on the 1st day of the turn with the expected carrier engagement... if it occurs.... on the 2nd day of the turn.

If I dont try to engage KB now....Dave will know exactly which hexes I will be in with Fifth Fleet when I invade Luzon and the Marianas and then he will be able to choose the time and place of the ambush.




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RE: HUNTIN' KB - 8/5/2013 8:49:01 PM   
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Sounds like a good plan! Looking forward to this one!

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RE: HUNTIN' KB - 8/15/2013 2:41:28 PM   
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5/3-5/4/44


Dave gets back from vacation and we resume the war in earnest.



SUBS


SS Tang sinks xAK Tuyuma maru off Hengchun.

SS Billfish sinks E Hirado near Toyohara.



HUNTIN' KB


The anticipated massive carrier battle never happens as KB reverses course and heads back SE to threaten Rabaul and Allied shipping lanes. The fast carriers of Task group 58 maybe sailed by KB at a range of 9 hexes.

Now we have a major decision to make on the eve of SOPAC's offensive into the Paulaus/Carolines. Do we pull a Halsey and abandon the invasion fleets to pursue KB or do we pull a Spruance and play it more conservatively by escorting the amphibious forces. If we pursue KB to the E or SE we can almost cut them off from escaping back to the north. The only 2 Japanese bases in the area are the 60% damaged AF at Truk and the 67% damaged level 4 AF at Ponape.

On the other hand......virtually all of Fifth Fleet is approaching the Paulaus from 180 degrees of the compass. Not only are there 3 amphibious TFs loaded with troops but also a huge fleet train with most of the AOs and AE/AKEs of the fleet in addition to multiple surface TFs and even a large TK fleet. In fact....Ive split up the 31 CVEs into 3 separate groups to cover the scattered Allied TFs.

I think that now that KB is out of position to interfere with our offensive activities... I will keep the fast carriers supporting the SOPAC offensive in close to help take our 3 objectives in the shortest time posibble... perhaps in 6-7 turns. Next turn SOPAC will invade at Yap with 5 regiments and the hope here is to turn it immediately into a naval resupply base by disbanding AE/AKE/TKs to replenish Fifth Fleet before we launch the 2nd invasion. Fifth Fleet is spread out from Morotai to Hansa Bay as it masses for the next offensive and I think that keeping the fast carriers in close will help to cover all the moving parts of this next offensive.

The PBY Liberators have been held back for a couple of weeks to rest and will now strike Yap next turn....with their 17 hex range Yap is in normal range of Noemfoor. The torpedo bombers of the CVEs and the fast carriers will also lend ground support at Yap. Babeldaob is now 45% damaged and B-24s and medium bombers will hit it again next turn.


Over in the DEI and Philippines... dave launches some counterattacks with his land based naval air but Allied CAP and LRCAP is up to the challenge:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,93

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 28



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 36
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 10 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 19 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/7th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (6 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,99

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 22



Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-119, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AM Grebe



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.84 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IV (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead




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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 22



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead




Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
B5N2 Kate x 5



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 36
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-422 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 41500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/7th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (6 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 11



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3
F4U-1 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 20000
Raid is overhead
No.85 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



The Allies also got into a pretty good air battle over Truk. Truk suffered 60% damage but we only destroyed 12 Ac on the ground. Overall....Japan loses 144 Ac this turn in A2A combat vs 44 Allied AC.


Fifth Air Force hammers the Japanese garrison at Gorontalo and II Australian Corps captures the level 4 AF there in a shock attack:



Ground combat at Gorontalo (72,99)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3728 troops, 60 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Defending force 675 troops, 17 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 137

Japanese adjusted defense: 16

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Gorontalo !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5


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


Assaulting units:
3rd Australian Brigade

Defending units:
38th Div /1
12th Field AF Construction Battalion
73rd JAAF AF Bn
131st Naval Construction Battalion
Kure 7th SNLF /1



The capture of the level 4 AF at Sangi a turn ago and then the level 4 AF at Gorontalo this turn help to secure Allied SLOC from New Guinea to Mindanao but Dave still has plenty of AFs in our rear to stage naval airstrikes from... this last turn he staged a naval airstrike from Taliaboe and we will deal with that base in a couple of turns. Dave also launched a naval airstrike from Jolo and we will deal with that AF next turn.




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SOPAC ON THE OFFENSIVE: INVASION YAP - 8/17/2013 7:14:04 PM   
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5/5-5/6/44



SUBS


SS Scorpion sinks xAKL Syokyu Maru off Wakkanai.

SS Trespasser sinks AO Sunosaki near Tanjoeengbalai.

SS Scorpion sinks xAK Tokosi Maru by Toyohara.

SS Jack sinks TK Nissho Maru off Toyohara.

SS KVII sinks xAK Zinzan Maru near Sibuyan.



CBI


Its quiet on the ground throughout ther theatre so we resume strategic bombing this turn. Tenth AF and RAF ,medium bombers stage to China where they city bomb Haiphong....Haiphong now has only 40 resources remaining out of over 200. Tenth AF and RAF heavy bombers stage to Rangoon and take out the hevy industry and light inductry in Saigon. Next turn the heavy bombers will city bomb Phnom Penh.



SIXTH ARMY: THE MINDANAO CAMPAIGN

III Amphibious Corps easily takes Malaybatay just after Dave evacuates towards Cayagan. I thought for sure that Dave was going to stage his "Alamo" here due to the 4x defensive bonus but now it looks as if try to hold Cayagan as long as possible. All of Sixth Army is now on the march to northern Mindanao.


SOPAC: INVASION YAP

I was glad that I sent the fast carriers of Task Group 58 to help cover the invasion of Yap as they absorbed the first and heaviest strike of Japanese naval bombers that were based in the Marianas:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 98,99

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 122
G3M3 Nell x 27



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 46
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 483


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 13 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 18 destroyed, 1 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVL Independence



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

CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 15 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



Subsequent Japanee naval airstrikes hit the CVEs covering Fifth Fleet at yap:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 44
G4M1 Betty x 23



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 28
Seafire IIC x 39
Sea Hurricane Ib x 16
FM-2 Wildcat x 37
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 213


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 15 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Battler
CVE Shah
CVE Marcus Island
CVE Ommaney Bay



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (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 15 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-94 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
G4M1 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 28
Seafire IIC x 39
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 33
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 210


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (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 14 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 11 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 8000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on TF, near Yap at 94,101

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
B6N2 Jill x 7



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 28
Seafire IIC x 39
Sea Hurricane Ib x 16
FM-2 Wildcat x 37
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 218


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (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 7 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-94 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes




Japan loses over 200 AC this turn including 98 A6M2s vs 100 Allied AC. SOPAC troops storm ashore at Yap:



Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

81 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
LB-502, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
LB-513, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Astoria
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 2
CA Chicago
CA Louisville, Shell hits 1
CL Boise
CL Detroit
DD Welles
DD Waller
DD Hutchins
DD Hopewell
DD Hickox
DD Halford
DD Eaton

Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Airbase hits 53
Airbase supply hits 17
Runway hits 119
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 10
Port supply hits 9

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Astoria
CA Astoria firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Astoria
CA New Orleans firing at Yap
CA Salt Lake City firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Chicago
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Louisville
CA Louisville firing at 3rd Special Base Force
CL Boise firing at Yap
SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CL Detroit
CL Detroit firing at Yap
DD Welles firing at 36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Waller firing at Yap
DD Hutchins firing at Yap
DD Hopewell firing at Yap
DD Hickox firing at Yap
DD Halford firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Halford
DD Eaton firing at Yap


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Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

197 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
DD Farragut
DD Clark
DD Thompson
DD Cassin Young
DD Trathen
DD Radford
DD Pringle
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
APA La Salle
DD Norman


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


CL Richmond firing at 36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Farragut firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Farragut
DD Clark firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Clark
DD Thompson firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Thompson
DD Cassin Young firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Cassin Young
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Trathen
DD Trathen firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Radford
DD Radford firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Pringle
DD Pringle firing at 3rd Special Base Force
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
DD Farragut fired at enemy troops
DD Clark fired at enemy troops
DD Cassin Young fired at enemy troops
DD Trathen fired at enemy troops
DD Pringle 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 Yap (96,97)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97


Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 14th NZ Bde
13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost overboard during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

80 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond, Shell hits 1
DD Thompson
DD Cassin Young
DD Pringle
AKA Alcyon
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
APA La Salle
DD Norman


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


CL Richmond firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CL Richmond
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Thompson
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Cassin Young
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Alcyon at 22,000 yards
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



By the end of the turn SOPAC has 650 AV of assault troops ashore at Yap:


Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2790 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 184

Defending force 17409 troops, 310 guns, 375 vehicles, Assault Value = 650

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



Assaulting units:
36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
148th Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Rgt /1
14th NZ Brigade
108th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Rgt /3


A shock attack is ordered for next turn after a massive naval and aerial bombardment.

Dave didnt try to run away with KB....if I would have stayed put off Satawal we would have had a carrier battle. Now that all of Fifth Fleet is massed at Yap....I will detach the fast carriers and head 1 hex to the east in case Dave continues to pursue with his carriers. One air combat TF with 8 CVEs is detached from Fifth Fleet to reinforce the fast carriers....I want another 200 fighters for CAP to help fight off the land based naval airstrikes that are sure to launch from the Marianas. the invasion at Yap will then be covered by the remaining 23 CVEs.




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Post #: 604
RE: SOPAC ON THE OFFENSIVE: INVASION YAP - 8/17/2013 8:17:52 PM   
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Good job on wiping out most of those TBs at Yap. Finally! A result that seems realistic for CAP stopping air strikes in 1944!

Looks like your subs are finally getting at his tankers too!

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I have not yet begun to fight! OTOH I have not yet begun to flee. Hmmmmm - choices, choices -always with the choices.

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PHILIPPINE SEA TURKEY SHOOT - 8/19/2013 5:20:31 AM   
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BBfanboy....we really eviscerated the IJN land based naval airstrikes this next turn!



5/7-5/8/44



SUBS


SS RO-40 is sunk by an USN ASW TF off Woleia.

SS Tang torpedoes xAK Ume Maru near Fukue-jima.

SS Tinosa sinks TK Kotai Maru by Soerabaja.

SS RO-117 is sunk by an USN ASW TF near Babeldaob.

SS Dorado sinks xAK Ume Maru off Fukue-jima.



CBI


Allied transport TFs drop off over 200,000 supplies in Rangoon over the last 2 turns.

Tenth Air Force and the RAF step up their strategic bombing offensive. Medium bombers leave Haiphong with 2(199) resources. Heavy bombers leave Saigon with 2(19) HI and 13(28) HI and Phnom Penh with 2(19) LI.



SOPAC ON THE OFFENSIVE: INVASION YAP


Hundreds of aerial bombers and several naval bombardments soften up the Japanese defenders of YAP:





AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 07, 44
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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)

79 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-344, Shell hits 5, on fire
AK Carina
DM Preble
AM Penguin
AM Finch
LST-217, heavy damage
AK Aludra


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 14 (8 destroyed, 6 disabled)


14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 7,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 7,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 7,000 yards
DM Preble fired at enemy troops
AM Penguin fired at enemy troops
AM Finch fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA La Salle
CL Richmond



75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at APA La Salle
20cm 41YT CD Gun battery firing at APA La Salle
8cm T88 DP Gun battery firing at APA La Salle


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Schley
AK Chatham



DD Schley firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Schley



Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

36 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
CA Canberra
CA Shropshire
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Helm
DD Blue
DD Bagley

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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 24
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 9

CA Dorsetshire firing at Yap
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Canberra
CA Canberra firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Canberra
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Shropshire
CA Shropshire firing at Yap
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Helm
DD Helm firing at 3rd Special Base Force
DD Blue firing at Yap
DD Bagley firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Bagley


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Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

65 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Canberra II
CA Australia
CA Houston
CL Caradoc
CL Birmingham
CL Newcastle
DD Morris
DD Mustin
DD Meade
DD Kalk
DD Heermann
DD Hall
DD Cowell
DD Charles Badger

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



Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 77
Port hits 28
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 6

CA Canberra II firing at Yap
3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Australia
CA Australia firing at 3rd Special Base Force
CA Houston firing at Yap
3rd Special Base Force firing at CL Caradoc
CL Caradoc firing at 3rd Special Base Force
CL Birmingham firing at Yap
CL Newcastle firing at Yap
DD Morris firing at Yap
DD Mustin firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Mustin
DD Meade firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Meade
DD Kalk firing at Yap
DD Heermann firing at Yap
DD Hall firing at Yap
DD Cowell firing at Yap
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Charles Badger
DD Charles Badger firing at 3rd Special Base Force


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Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Valiant, Shell hits 2
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 1
CA Vincennes
CA Chester
DD Lang
DD Duncan
DE Paul Jones

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 30
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 3

BB Valiant firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at BB Valiant
BB Mississippi firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at BB Mississippi
CA Vincennes firing at Yap
CA Chester firing at Yap
DD Lang firing at Yap
3rd Special Base Force firing at DD Duncan
DD Duncan firing at 3rd Special Base Force
DE Paul Jones firing at Yap


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Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CL Boise



3rd Special Base Force firing at CA Chicago
CA Chicago firing at 3rd Special Base Force
CA Louisville firing at Yap
CL Boise firing at 3rd Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force firing at CL Boise


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AKA Betelgeuse
CL Richmond
DD Clark
APA La Salle



20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging AKA Betelgeuse at 17,000 yards
DD Clark firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-217, heavy damage
LST-344, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DM Preble
AM Penguin
AM Finch
AK Aludra



20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 6,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 6,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-217 at 6,000 yards
DM Preble fired at enemy troops
AM Penguin fired at enemy troops
AM Finch fired at enemy troops



Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
TK H.T. Harper
AD Sierra
DE Elden
TK Tulsagas
TK Richmond



20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging TK H.T. Harper at 9,000 yards
DE Elden firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging TK Tulsagas at 9,000 yards
DE Elden firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging TK Richmond at 9,000 yards
DE Elden firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging TK Tulsagas at 9,000 yards
DE Elden firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging TK Tulsagas at 9,000 yards
DE Elden firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
DE Elden fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Yap (96,97)

TF 704 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97





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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-217, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
LST-344, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Carina
DM Preble
AM Penguin
AM Finch
AK Aludra



12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-217 at 6,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 6,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging AK Carina at 6,000 yards
14cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-344 at 6,000 yards
12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-217 at 6,000 yards
8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging LST-217 at 6,000 yards
20cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging LST-217 at 6,000 yards
DM Preble fired at enemy troops
AM Penguin fired at enemy troops
AM Finch fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Crux
DD Schley
AK Charlevoix
AK Chatham



12.7cm 3YT DP Gun Battery engaging AK Crux at 14,000 yards
DD Schley firing to suppress enemy battery at 14,000 yards
AK Crux fired at enemy troops
AK Charlevoix fired at enemy troops
AK Chatham fired at enemy troops



SOPAC takes control of the bases on Yap after a pair of shock attacks:


Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 17757 troops, 310 guns, 400 vehicles, Assault Value = 655

Defending force 7778 troops, 156 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

Allied adjusted assault: 788

Japanese adjusted defense: 259

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1397 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade

Defending units:
36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit





Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 17525 troops, 310 guns, 403 vehicles, Assault Value = 612

Defending force 6857 troops, 156 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Allied adjusted assault: 602

Japanese adjusted defense: 47

Allied assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yap !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2036 casualties reported
Squads: 94 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 74 (73 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade

Defending units:
36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Special Base Force
10th Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit




Dave launches massed land based naval airstrikes against Fifth Fleet as they invade at Yap:



Morning Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 115
G4M1 Betty x 43
P1Y1 Frances x 26



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 22
Seafire IIC x 22
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 394


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 21 destroyed, 3 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 6 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DMS Palmer
CL Caradoc
CA New Orleans
CA Dorsetshire
CVE Kadashan Bay
AKA Arcturus
CA Canberra II
CL Detroit
CA Canberra
AGC Mount Olympus, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Fanshaw Bay



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

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers

Banzai! - Kamihira D. in a G4M1 Betty is willing to die for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
P1Y1 Frances x 13



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 22
Seafire IIC x 22
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 391


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (16 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (11 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (11 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 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 29 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 14 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (15 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (11 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers




Morning Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 98,96

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
P1Y1 Frances x 30



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 80
Seafire IIC x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
FM-2 Wildcat x 55
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 474


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 15 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp II
CVL Bataan
BB New Jersey
CV Yorktown



CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 19 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 8 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 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 28 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

Banzai! - Nakasawa V. in a P1Y1 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 98,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 90
P1Y1 Frances x 16



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 78
Seafire IIC x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
FM-2 Wildcat x 53
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 469


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Shah
CVE Ommaney Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 8 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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 25 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 98,96

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
P1Y1 Frances x 6



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 77
Seafire IIC x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 50
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 458


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (20 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (17 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (17 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (20 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (17 airborne, 21 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (30 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
30 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 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (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 37600 , scrambling fighters to 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes




Morning Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 71
P1Y1 Frances x 24



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 22
Seafire IIC x 22
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 387


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 12 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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 10 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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 23 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 30 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 100
G4M1 Betty x 6
P1Y1 Frances x 10



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 22
Seafire IIC x 22
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 382


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 26 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 12 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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 10 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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-7F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 98,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
P1Y1 Frances x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 79
Seafire IIC x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 52
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 464


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 9 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 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers




When the smoke clears Japan has lost 251 AC in A2A combat vs Allied losses of 103 AC. Individual plane losses by type include 161 A6M2s, 64 Frances, 55 Bettys, 16 Tojos, 12 Franks, 7 Georges, 63 TBF-1 Avengers, 23 F4U-1As, 11 Boomerangs, 10 10 B-24Js and 10 Hellcats. The 63 Avengers were lost in a Japanese CAP trap over Ternate in the Moluccas where Allied escorts didnt fly so the Philippine Sea air battles were very lopsided and costly for the Japanese.

Dave has staged an enormous number of AC into the Marianas so Im not going to mess around here. Next turn we will invade Ulithi covered by 31 CVEs. It will be an atoll assault so there will be a massive "Spruance Haircut" prior to the landings. I didnt issue orders for a large replenishment TF to sail to Yap so the fast carriers will be detached to cover the arrival of the large replenishment TF with AEs/AKEs/ADs/TKs.


CV Franklin completes its transit through the Panama Canal and heads out across the south Pacific to the war zones.





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ULITHI IS CAPTURED BY SOPAC - 8/21/2013 3:59:38 AM   
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SS Jack sinks xAK Taigon Maru off Toyohara.

SS Flounder torpedoes AKE Meiu Maru near Iba.

SS Pampanito puts 2 more torpedoes in AKE Meiu Maru....sinking her near Iba.

SS Pilotfish sinks AKE Kashiro off Hengchun.



SOPAC: INVASION ULITHI


Fifth Fleet delivers another massive naval bombardment on the Japanese entrenched on Ulithi:


Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
CA Canberra
CA Shropshire
DD Helm
DD Blue
DD Bagley

Japanese ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled



Port hits 13

CA Dorsetshire firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Canberra
CA Canberra firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
CA Shropshire firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Helm firing at Ulithi
DD Blue firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Bagley firing at Ulithi


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Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
CA Canberra II
CA Australia
CA Houston
CL Caradoc
CL Birmingham
DD Morris
DD Mustin
DD Meade
DD Kalk
DD Heermann
DD Hall
DD Cowell
DD Charles Badger

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



Port hits 102
Port supply hits 22

CA Canberra II firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Australia
CA Australia firing at Ulithi
CA Houston firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
CL Caradoc firing at Ulithi
CL Birmingham firing at Ulithi
DD Morris firing at Ulithi
DD Mustin firing at Ulithi
DD Meade firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Kalk firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Heermann firing at Ulithi
DD Hall firing at Ulithi
DD Cowell firing at Ulithi
DD Charles Badger firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit



Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
DD Chew
DD Cassin
DD Tucker
DE Riddle

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)



Port hits 20
Port supply hits 5

BB Tennessee firing at Ulithi
BB West Virginia firing at Ulithi
BB Colorado firing at Ulithi
DD Chew firing at Ulithi
DD Cassin firing at Ulithi
DD Tucker firing at Ulithi
DE Riddle firing at Ulithi


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Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
CA Astoria
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City
CL Detroit
DD Welles
DD Waller
DD Hutchins
DD Hopewell
DD Hickox
DD Halford
DD Eaton

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Port hits 42
Port supply hits 7

CA Astoria firing at Ulithi
CA New Orleans firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
CA Salt Lake City firing at Ulithi
CL Detroit firing at Ulithi
DD Welles firing at Ulithi
DD Waller firing at Ulithi
DD Hutchins firing at Ulithi
DD Hopewell firing at Ulithi
DD Hickox firing at Ulithi
DD Halford firing at Ulithi
DD Eaton firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit


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Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
BB Valiant
BB Mississippi
CA Vincennes
CA Chester
DD Duncan
DE Paul Jones



Port hits 8

BB Valiant firing at Ulithi
BB Mississippi firing at Ulithi
CA Vincennes firing at Ulithi
CA Chester firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Duncan firing at Ulithi
DE Paul Jones firing at Ulithi


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Night Naval bombardment of Ulithi at 98,97

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
DD Endicott
DD Franks
DD Caperton
DD Brownson
DD Charles Ausburne



Port hits 24
Port supply hits 5

CA Chicago firing at Ulithi
CA Louisville firing at Ulithi
DD Endicott firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Franks firing at Ulithi
DD Caperton firing at Ulithi
DD Brownson firing at Ulithi
DD Charles Ausburne firing at Ulithi



The 138th (Sep) Regiment and the 25th Marine Regiment storm ashore at dawn:


Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Preston
AK Megrez



DD Preston firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
DD Preston fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Autauga
AK Chicot
AK Deimos



AK Autauga firing at 14th Garrison Unit
AK Autauga fired at enemy troops
AK Chicot fired at enemy troops
AK Deimos fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Ascella
AK Etamin
AK Aludra



AK Ascella firing at 14th Garrison Unit
AK Ascella fired at enemy troops
AK Etamin fired at enemy troops
AK Aludra fired at enemy troops
AK Ascella fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Crux
AK Charlevoix
AK Chatham



AK Crux fired at enemy troops
AK Charlevoix fired at enemy troops
AK Chatham fired at enemy troops
AK Crux fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead
CL Raleigh
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
APA Knox
DD Arunta

Japanese ground losses:
657 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 14 (6 destroyed, 8 disabled)



CL Marblehead firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
CL Raleigh firing at 58th JNAF AF Unit
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)

TF 692 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97


Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 25th Marine Rgt /4


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Invasion Support action off Ulithi (98,97)

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
APA Knox
DD Arunta



LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

TF 334 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Megrez





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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

TF 352 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Deimos





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Invasion Support action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Ascella
AK Etamin
AK Aludra



AK Ascella fired at enemy troops
AK Etamin fired at enemy troops
AK Aludra fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)

TF 394 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97





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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

TF 457 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Chatham


Pre-Invasion action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Edward C. Daly



DE Edward C. Daly fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Ulithi (98,97)

TF 367 troops unloading over beach at Ulithi, 98,97





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Invasion Support action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Ascella
AK Etamin
AK Aludra



AK Ascella fired at enemy troops
AK Etamin fired at enemy troops
AK Aludra fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Ulithi (98,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
APA Knox



LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops



Ulithi is an atoll so we are forced to shock attack on the initial turn of the landings. Fortunately....the Japanese garrison is so stunned by the naval bombardment that they are incapable of putting up effective resistance and the atoll is quickly overrun:


Ground combat at Ulithi (98,97)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7379 troops, 136 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Defending force 414 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 149

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 149 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ulithi !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
534 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2



Assaulting units:
138th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Marine Regiment

Defending units:
58th JNAF AF Unit
14th Garrison Unit /3



SOPAC has now captured 2 of its 3 objectives in the Paulaus/Carolines. After losing over 500 AC over the last 2 turns....over 350 AC in A2A combat over the Philippine Sea.... there is no interference from Japanese air forces based in the Marianas this turn.

Ulithi is an atoll consisting of 40 islets than encloses a lagoon of 212 sq. miles. The lagoon has room for more than 700 ships to anchor....larger than Pearl Harbor. From late 1944 until the fleet moved on anchor at Leyte Gulf in 1945....Ulithi was the largest and most active anchorage in the world with a record of 722 ships anchored there for the invasion of Okinawa.

We intend to land seabees and build up the port to level 6 and it will provide a vital anchorage for us when we assault the Marinana, Okinawa and islands off the coast of Japan. We will spend a couple of turns landing construction engineers and BFs both at Yap and Ulithi before SOPAC moves on to its 3rd and final objective.


US SIXTH ARMY: MINDANAO CAMPAIGN


US Sixth Army continues to pursue the retreating Japanese on Mindanao and now the remaining Japanese forces are dug in along the northern coast of the island.

The Allies have now secured a chain of level 4-7 AFs around the eastern half of the Celebes Sea. Fifth Air Force has closed Japanese AFs at Jolo, Oroquieta, Ternate and Babeldaob while naval bombardment TFs strike level 2 Japanese AFs at Siaoe and Taliaboe:



Night Naval bombardment of Siaoe at 77,98

Allied Ships
CA Boston
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Van Galen
DD Sigsbee
DD McKee

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



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 31
Port hits 23
Port supply hits 1

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Boston
CA Boston firing at Siaoe
CLAA Van Heemskerck firing at Siaoe
DD Van Galen firing at Siaoe
DD Sigsbee firing at Siaoe
DD McKee firing at Siaoe


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 10, 44

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Night Naval bombardment of Taliaboe at 73,104

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL Sumatra
DD Tingey
DD Sproston

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



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 4

CL Tromp firing at Taliaboe
C.XI-W acting as spotter for CL Sumatra
CL Sumatra firing at Taliaboe
DD Tingey firing at Taliaboe
DD Sproston firing at 55th JAAF AF Bn



Taliaboe....as well as Jolo....were 2 bases that Dave launched naval airstrikes against us a couple of turns ago.

We need to secure some AFs on the northern periphery of the Celebes Sea before we can invade Palawan and then eventually cut Japan'a SLOC through the South China Sea from the SRA to the Home Islands.





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SOPAC ON THE OFFENSIVE: INVASION YAP - 8/24/2013 4:28:48 PM   
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The B-29s of 20th Air Force had been resting and rebuilding in India for several weeks. This last turn they are staged into Burma for a maximum effort against Singapore deep in the Japanese rear:


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 26



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 102


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged



Light Industry hits 1
Heavy Industry hits 44

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai/B with Ki-61-Ia Tony (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, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 24 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
77th Sentai/C with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

Banzai! - Ogawa H. in a A6M2 Zero rams a B-29-1 Superfort for the Emperor


Morning Air attack on Oroquieta , at 78,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
Boomerang C-12 x 14
A-20G Havoc x 104
B-25D1 Mitchell x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 22


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 6 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 17



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 69


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 17 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 24 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
77th Sentai/B with Ki-61-Ia Tony (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai/C with Ki-61-Ia Tony (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

Training flight from S-302 Kokutai has been caught up in attack
Banzai! - Okamoto P. in a Ki-61-Ia Tony rams a B-29-1 Superfort for the Emperor



We wanted a deep mission at maximum range to stretch the Japanese fighter defenses..... many of thge Japanese fighters encountered over Singapore were on training missions. Singapore is left with 4(31)HI and 23(18)LI.

The B-29s will again be rested for a few turns before they hit another target deep in the Japanese rear areas.



II AUSTRALIAN CORPS....DEI


I had been bombing Ternate with hundreds of tac and medium bombers for over a week so I was a bit surprised by the combat results when II Australian Corps attacked for the first time in months at ternate:


Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5623 troops, 112 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Defending force 6033 troops, 101 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 196

Allied adjusted assault: 38

Japanese adjusted defense: 694

Allied assault odds: 1 to 18 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Assaulting units:
8th NZ Brigade
New Caledonia Det

Defending units:
66th Nav Gd /2
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Indpt SNLF Coy
34th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Div /5
61st JNAF AF Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit /1



The weather was bad over Ternate so most of the bombers didnt fly on the turn of the assault but I expected more disruption of the Japanese troops here from the extended aerial bombardment.

Allied amphib convoys continue the buildup at Sangi, Gorontalo, Manado and Mindanao.



SOPAC ON THE OFFENSIVE


Quiet turn here as most of Fifth Fleet refuels and rearms off the newly acquired base at Yap. Seabees and BFs unload and the 1st PBYs and fighters are staged in. PBYs based at Yap can now cover about 90% of the Philippine Sea.

SOPAC troops on Yap continue to mop up the remaining Japanese defenders on the island:


Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14138 troops, 234 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 653

Defending force 4641 troops, 90 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Allied adjusted assault: 259

Japanese adjusted defense: 23

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Assaulting units:
108th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
187th USAAF Base Force /1
805/1878th Engineer Aviation Battalion
232nd USN Base Force /1

Defending units:
10th Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit




Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14048 troops, 234 guns, 310 vehicles, Assault Value = 636

Defending force 4306 troops, 89 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 312

Japanese adjusted defense: 17

Allied assault odds: 18 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 24 (15 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
108th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
805/1878th Engineer Aviation Battalion
187th USAAF Base Force
864/1913rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
232nd USN Base Force

Defending units:
10th Special Base Force
3rd Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit



Fifth Fleet will spend one more turn refueling and rearming before launching its next amphibious assault.





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SS Cero sinks xAK Tokusima Maru off Kushiro.

SS Guitarro sinks PB Shinko Maru near Calayan.

SS Seal sinks AMC Bangkok Maru by Billiton.

SS Trusty sinks xAK Jinshu Mau off Singapore.

SS Greenling sinks TK Moji Maru near Sampit.

SS Greenling sinks TK Zuiho Maru near Sampit.

SS Polloack is sunk by an IJN ASW TF by Formosa.

SS RO-114 is sunk by an USN ASW TF off Yap.



SOPAC: INVASION WOLEAI...D-DAY MINUS 3



Fifth Fleet completes rearming and refueling off Yap and will mass on Woleai this turn. Admiral Hill's Amphib TF will sprint in to Woleai from the northern coast of New Guinea. This will be an atoll assault so Ive got to get everything right on the 1st day of the invasion..... so we will mass around theb target over 2 first 2 days and then invade on the 3rd day. Fifth Air Force heavy bombers and USN TBs will begin an aerial bombardment of Woleai this turn.

SOPAC troops finish off Japanese stragglers on Yap:


Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14064 troops, 234 guns, 311 vehicles, Assault Value = 639

Defending force 2225 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Allied adjusted assault: 362

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 72 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
536 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 32 (19 destroyed, 13 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
805/1878th Engineer Aviation Battalion
187th USAAF Base Force
864/1913rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
232nd USN Base Force

Defending units:
3rd Special Base Force
55th JNAF AF Unit



Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14080 troops, 234 guns, 311 vehicles, Assault Value = 639

Defending force 848 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Allied adjusted assault: 352

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 352 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
552 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
108th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
129th Infantry Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
805/1878th Engineer Aviation Battalion
864/1913rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
187th USAAF Base Force
232nd USN Base Force

Defending units:
55th JNAF AF Unit





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SS Templar sinks xAK Daihachika Maru off Muntok.

SS Snook sinks xAK Sumiyashi Maru near Kushiro.

SS Greenling sinks TK Yoko Maru by Tanbeline-eilanden. SS Greenling has now sunk 3 TKs over the last 2 turns.



With the closure of the Celebes Sea by Allied naval bombers....Ive flooded the Java Sea and the South China Sea with subs and we are seeing far more sub/ship contacts every turn.



SWPAC


Artillery reaches Cayagan ands we will start bombarding this turn.

Marine SBD-5 pilots hit an IJN TK convoy off balabac:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Balabac at 71,85

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TK Akitsushima Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mayasan Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC CHa-78



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

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Akitsushima Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Mayasan Maru



We have sunk 5 IJN TKs over the last 2 turns.



SOPAC: INVASION WOLEAI


Fifth Fleet masses off Woleai. Fifth Air Force heavy bombers pummel Woleai along with hundreds of USN Avengers.

SOPAC troops will storm ashore next turn following the heaviest naval bombardment of the war.





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SS Flounder sinks TK Tsushima Maru off Bataan.

SS Skate torpedoes xAK Toyohasi Maru near Fukue-jima.

SS Flounder torpedoes TK Mutsuyo maru by Clark field.

SS Mingo torpedoes TK Yamaoka Maru by Iba.

SS Skate sinks xAK Morioka Maru off Kuroshima.

SS Dorado sinks xAK Toyohasi Maru near Fukue-jima.

SS Trepang sinks xAK Nichuyu Maru by Fukue-jima.

SS KVIII is sunk by E boats off Tioman Island.

SSX Ha-43 sinks LST-203 off Obi but is sunk in return by the escorts.

SSX Ha-44 sinks LST-27 off Obi but is sunk in return by the escorts.



SOPAC: INVASION WOLEAI


SOPAC troops storm ashore under the heaviest Allied naval bombardment of the war to date:



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 17, 44
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Invasion Support action off Woleai (101,103)

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-23
CL Gambia
DD Norman
LST-78
CL Richmond
LST-26
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61

Japanese ground losses:
537 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-23 at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-78 at 16,000 yards
CL Gambia firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging LST-26 at 16,000 yards
CL Gambia firing to suppress enemy battery at 16,000 yards
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
CA Canberra
CA Shropshire
DD Helm
DD Blue
DD Bagley



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

CA Dorsetshire firing at Woleai
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Canberra
CA Canberra firing at 5th Base Force
CA Shropshire firing at 5th Base Force
DD Helm firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Helm
DD Blue firing at 14th Garrison Unit
DD Bagley firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Canberra II
CA Australia
CA Houston
CL Caradoc
CL Birmingham, Shell hits 1
CL Newcastle
DD Morris
DD Mustin
DD Meade
DD Kalk
DD Heermann
DD Hall
DD Cowell
DD Charles Badger

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



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 77
Port hits 23
Port supply hits 6

CA Canberra II firing at Woleai
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Australia
CA Australia firing at Woleai
CA Houston firing at Woleai
CL Caradoc firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CL Caradoc
CL Birmingham firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CL Birmingham
CL Newcastle firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CL Newcastle
DD Morris firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Morris
DD Mustin firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Mustin
DD Meade firing at Woleai
DD Kalk firing at 5th Base Force
DD Heermann firing at Woleai
DD Hall firing at 14th Garrison Unit
DD Cowell firing at Woleai
DD Charles Badger firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
DD Tucker
DD Ingraham, Shell hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled



Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 26
Port hits 15
Port supply hits 1

BB Tennessee firing at Woleai
BB West Virginia firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at BB West Virginia
BB Colorado firing at Woleai
DD Tucker firing at Woleai
5th Base Force firing at DD Ingraham
DD Ingraham firing at 5th Base Force


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB North Carolina

Japanese ground losses:
390 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9
Port hits 4

BB Indiana firing at 14th Garrison Unit
BB North Carolina firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
CA Northampton
CA Indianapolis
DD Bennett
DD Bache

Japanese ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 16
Port hits 13
Port supply hits 3

BB New Jersey firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at BB New Jersey
BB Iowa firing at Woleai
CA Northampton firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CA Northampton
CA Indianapolis firing at Woleai
DD Bennett firing at Woleai
DD Bache firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Obi at 77,106

Allied Ships
CA Boston
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Hatfield
DD Van Galen
DD Sigsbee
DD McKee

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)



Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 23
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 4

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Boston
CA Boston firing at Obi
CLAA Van Heemskerck firing at Obi
DD Hatfield firing at Obi
DD Van Galen firing at Obi
DD Sigsbee firing at Obi
DD McKee firing at Obi


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103

Allied Ships
BB California
BB Arizona
DD Dashiell
DD Daly

Japanese ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 30
Port hits 22
Port supply hits 2

BB California firing at Woleai
BB Arizona firing at Woleai
DD Dashiell firing at Woleai
DD Daly firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103

Allied Ships
BB Washington
CL Cleveland
DD Capps
DD Callaghan

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



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 27
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

BB Washington firing at Woleai
CL Cleveland firing at Woleai
DD Capps firing at Woleai
DD Callaghan firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 1
BB South Dakota
CL Biloxi
DD Braine
DD Anthony

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

BB Massachusetts firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at BB Massachusetts
BB South Dakota firing at Woleai
CL Biloxi firing at 5th Base Force
DD Braine firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Braine
DD Anthony firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Anthony


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
DD Conway
DD Abbot

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



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 33
Port hits 23
Port supply hits 3

BB Queen Elizabeth firing at Woleai
BB New Mexico firing at Woleai
BB Idaho firing at Woleai
DD Conway firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Conway
DD Abbot firing at Woleai


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Astoria
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 1
CL Detroit
DD Welles
DD Waller
DD Hutchins
DD Hopewell
DD Hickox
DD Halford
DD Eaton

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



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 18
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 1

CA Astoria firing at Woleai
CA New Orleans firing at 14th Garrison Unit
CA Salt Lake City firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CA Salt Lake City
CL Detroit firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at CL Detroit
DD Welles firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Welles
DD Waller firing at 14th Garrison Unit
DD Hutchins firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Hutchins
DD Hopewell firing at Woleai
DD Hickox firing at Woleai
DD Halford firing at 14th Garrison Unit
DD Eaton firing at 14th Garrison Unit


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Valiant
BB Mississippi
CA Vincennes
CA Chester
DD Lang
DD Duncan
DE Paul Jones

Japanese ground losses:
203 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Valiant
BB Valiant firing at 14th Garrison Unit
BB Mississippi firing at Woleai
CA Vincennes firing at 14th Garrison Unit
CA Chester firing at 5th Base Force
DD Lang firing at Woleai
5th Base Force firing at DD Duncan
DD Duncan firing at 5th Base Force
DE Paul Jones firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DE Paul Jones


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Night Naval bombardment of Woleai at 101,103 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CL Boise
DD Endicott, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Franks
DD Caperton
DD Brownson
DD Charles Ausburne

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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 35
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 1

CA Chicago firing at Woleai
CA Louisville firing at Woleai
CL Boise firing at Woleai
DD Endicott firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Endicott
DD Franks firing at Woleai
DD Caperton firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Caperton
DD Brownson firing at Woleai
DD Charles Ausburne firing at 5th Base Force
5th Base Force firing at DD Charles Ausburne


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Invasion Support action off Woleai (101,103)

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LST-23
DD Norman
LST-82

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



LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Woleai (101,103)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Eridanus
AM Townsville
AK De Grasse



AM Townsville fired at enemy troops
12cm 10YT DP Gun battery firing at AK De Grasse


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Amphibious Assault at Woleai (101,103)

TF 718 troops unloading over beach at Woleai, 101,103





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Invasion Support action off Woleai (101,103)

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-78
CL Richmond
CL Gambia
LST-73
DD Dale
DD Norman
LST-123
LST-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LST-23
DD Pillsbury
LST-26



CL Richmond firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
CL Gambia firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
DD Dale firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
DD Norman firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
LST-123 fired at enemy troops
LST-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Woleai (101,103)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Eridanus
AM Townsville
AK De Grasse



12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging AK Eridanus at 16,000 yards
AM Townsville fired at enemy troops



By the end of the massive naval bombardment there is hardly any atoll at all at Woleai. SOPAC troops quickly overrun the stunned survivors of the Japanese garrison on Woleai:



Ground combat at Woleai (101,103)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 14264 troops, 278 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 496

Defending force 3271 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Allied adjusted assault: 234

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 234 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Woleai !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4088 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 374 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 34 (34 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
558 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (15 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
23rd Marine Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
112th Cavalry Regiment
19th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
14th Garrison Unit
5th Base Force



The fast carriers of TG 58 are detached from Fifth Fleet to head back to port to take replacements, refuel and rearm. Fifth Fleet now has 36 CVEs to cover the unloading of construction engineers and BFs on Woleai. There is only a 6000 man stacking limit on Woleai and we have 15,000 assault troops ashore so we will have to withdraw the majority of the combat troops from the atoll before the 2nd echelon troops can land.

PBYs are immediately staged into Woleai and we can now extend naval search from Yap, Ulithi and Woleai over most of the Philippine Sea, the Marianas and then the waters south to Truk.

This wraps up operations for the current SOPAC offensive. Fifth Fleet will now need to prepare for the next offensive thrust of SWPAC.




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INVASION WOLEAI......SOPAC 0N THE OFFENSIVE - 8/29/2013 11:14:22 PM   
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SUBS


SS Tally Ho torpedoes TK Tachibama Maru off Singkep.

SS Tinosa sinks PB Kogane Maru near Sampit.

SS Seadragon sinks PB Tatsumiya Maru by Makassar.



SOPAC: WOLEAI SECURED


Quiet turn across the map. Amphib transports embark 6000 of the 15,000 combat troops on Woleai so we will begin debarking construction engineers and BFs on the atoll next turn.

Most of the surface TFs of Fifth Fleet head back to ports on the New Guinea coast to rearm and refuel. The fast carriers of Fifth Fleet deliver a parting shot with TBFs to bomb the AF at Babeldaob as they sail past on their way back to port.


LOGISTICS


Ive attached a map of the main Allied convoy routes as of May 1944. The supply route from the west coast USA runs from south of Hawaii to Rabaul and then NW along the New Guinea coast to Sansopar, Morotai and then Mindanao.

I had nearly denuded India of supplies by shipping supplies from Calcutta to Rangoon and also by setting Ledo to maximum supply draw for air transport to China. Now I have convoys from Aden, Abadan and Capetown transporting supplies via Calcutta, Akyab and finally Rangoon.





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RE: INVASION WOLEAI......SOPAC 0N THE OFFENSIVE - 8/31/2013 3:51:09 AM   
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SUBS


SS Barbero sinks xAK Hachijn Maru off Cam Ranh Bay.

SS Plaice sinks xAP Gohoku Maru near Amami Oshima.



CBI


Two large supply TFs from Aden and Abadan complete offloading of over 150,000 supplies at Rangoon while 2 more supply TFs from Capetown arrive at Rangoon with another 100,000 supplies.

The B-29s continue to rest at Tenth Air Forrce HQ...recently relocated to Pegu. When I can get another 100 plane raid available we will launch another city attack.



FIFTH FLEET


The fast carriers of Fifth Fleet reach port at Sansopar and take on fuel and replacements. Dave launches a small naval airstrike on Fifth Fleet off Woleai and somehow manages to slip a Betty through the CAP to land a 250 KG bomb on CVE Anzio. CVE Anzio now has 26 SYS 12 ENG damage but is still capable of flight operations and will remain on the line with Fifth Fleet for the time being. Seabees are landed on Woleai and they reopen the level 2 AF there. A squadron of P-47D25s is staged in to provide high altitude CAP for Fifth Fleet.

Ive attached an enlarged screenshot of the Allied SLOC from Rabaul-Sansopar-Morotai-Mindanao. SWPAC and II Australian Corps took bases in the DEI to cover the western flank of the Allied advance into the Philippines. Now....SOPAC has taken 3 bases in the Paulaus/Carolines to cover the eastern flank of the Allied advance and also seal off the Japanese held Marianas from the main Allied SLOC. The only Japanese bases capable of interfering with the main Allied SLOC from the north or east are shut down Babeldaob and Ponape and the still open but occasionally closed Truk.

Now SWPAC can launch its main assault on the Philippines. Amphib transports are currently loading assault troops from Rabaul, New Guinea and the Malaccas for what will be the largest Allied invasion of the war.




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RE: INVASION WOLEAI......SOPAC 0N THE OFFENSIVE - 9/7/2013 6:05:06 AM   
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Great AAR! Just following along in the background. Ready for the big invasion to kick-off.

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CALM BEFORE THE STORM - 9/8/2013 3:18:30 PM   
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Thanks Captain Conflict!. Ive been at sea aboard xAP Disney fantasy for the last 8 days and have been unable to post due to the very slow and expensive internet available on the ship. Now I can catch up on the AAR.



5/23-5/28/44



SUBS


SS Redfin sinks xAK Kurohima Maru off Fukue-jima.

SS Seadragon is forced to the surface by an E boat off Billiton but works over an entire convoy before sinking:

Sub attack near Billiton at 53,93

Japanese Ships
xAK Norway Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
E No.2
xAK Malta Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Liverpool Maru
xAK Holland Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon, hits 26, and is sunk



SS Seadragon launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Norway Maru
Seadragon bottoming out ....
E No.2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.2 attacking submerged sub ....
SS Seadragon forced to surface!
xAK Norway Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Malta Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.2 firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Malta Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.2 firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.2 firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.2 firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Liverpool Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Holland Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


SS Haddo sinks xAK Nagato Maru near Hengchun.

SS Tilefish sinks xAKL Nichiyo Maru by Amami Oshima.

SS Tarpon sinks xAKL Eishin Maru off Tawi Tawi.

SS Queenfish sinks xAKL Shikisan Maru bt Tawau.

SS Tallyho is sunk by E boats near Groot Natoena.

SS Dorado is sunk by carrier escorts north of Marcus Is. but reports the position of CV Zuikaku before sinking.

SS Guitarro sinks xAK Nittai Maru by Cam Ranh Bay.

SS Storm sinks TK Toen Maru off Tambelon-eilanden.

SS S-44 is sunk by an IJN ASW TF near Soerabaja.

SS Storm torpedoes xAK Yamakuni Maru off Billiton.

SS Picuda sinks PB Nichiyo Maru by Sampit.

SS Tilefish sinks xAKL Akitsui Maru off Amami Oshima.

SS Plaice sinks sinks AO Nippon Maru near Amami Oshima.


Ive lost 6 subs over the last 8 days with maybe another dozen subs damaged but they are now taking such a toll on Japanese shipping that I think that I need to press forward with them regardless of losses. Japan has now lost more points due to sunken ships than the Allies have fore the first time in the war and its mainly due to the Allied subs.



CBI

Supply convoys from Abadan, Capetown and Aden reach Rangoon over the last 6 days and have offloaded over 300,000 supplies there. We now have almost 200,000 supplies in Rangoon with another 100,000 supplies at Pegu and 50,000 supplies at Mandalay. Supply is now being sucked into China and Chungking has 50,000 supplies and Changsha has over 25,000 supplies.

The B-29s are still resting at Tenth Air Force HQ in Burma. Its taking a long time for them to recover from their 2 day mission over a week ago but this is typical for what Ive experienced with them so far in my 2 games of AE. Hopefully they will recover enough to fly another mission in 4 more days or so.

Its quiet all around China but Dave has been redeploying forces from his front lines to the rear so Im certain that he is prepping for a really big offensive in the not too distant future.... probably in the north.



FIFTH FLEET


The fast carriers of Fifth Fleet have been resting in port on the northern coast of New Guinea for several turns and have taken on replacement AC, rearmed and refueled. The CVEs reached port on New Guinea this last turn and will need a couple of turns to refuel and rearm before the big SWPAC offensive starts. We have completed loading of assault troops, BFs and construction engineers for the SWPAC offensive and amphib transports are now massing at their jump off points.

KB had not been spotted in over 3 weeks but SS Dorado spotted CV Zuikaku north of Marcus and reported it prior to sinking so at least we have an idea of where KB is now. Im not sure why KB is north of Marcus unless Dave is guessing that our next offensive is aimed at the Marianas and he wants to be able to ambush us from an unlikely position.


DEI


Fifth Air Force hammered the Japanese garrison at Ternate for over a week but we could only manage a 1:2 assault there so we will just have to continue to grind away there.

Dave seems to be getting a bit desperate to pull fuel out of Tarakan so he has sent some TKs/Aks to Tarakan covered by 80 fighter LRCAPs that have caused us some large losses in SBDs and TBFs. I swept Tarakan with 60 fighters last turn and returned the favor. Fortunately....the massed Allied sub wolfpacks around Borneo are taking a heavy toll on IJN shipping trying to get through the Allied aerial blockade.


SIXTH ARMY: MINDANAO CAMPAIGN

Ive attached a screenshot of the current situation on Mindanao. Dave has his largest army on Mindanao dug in at Cayagan...some 1130 AV. III Amphibious Corps has invested Cayagan with over 1900 AV and is bombarding the Japanese army there daily. Another Allied army with over 2600 AV is concentrating at Butuan. This cuts off Cayagan from the rest of Japanese held Mindanao. We just entered Butuan this last turn and now the full fury of tactical, medium and heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force is being turned on the 11,000 IJA troops there in clear terrain.

Supply convoys are bringing in thousands of supplies daily to Dadjangas and Davao. We have a level 7 AF at Dadjangas, a level 6 AF at Cotabato and a level 5 AF at Davao. These bases give the Allies air superiority over the southern Philippines.




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KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON FIFTH FLEET - 9/12/2013 5:54:54 PM   
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CBI


Allied transport TFs continue to drop off massive quantities of supplies into rangoon where it is sucked into Mandalay, Lashio and then into China.

The Japanese finally went on the offensive this turn after a long period of relative quiet. The blow falls in the north.... as expected.... as Dave marches a huge army north from Nanyang towards Sian. The Japanese tried to bomb Sian to take out Chinese supply but Allied CAP was waiting for them and the Japanese fighters and bombers took heavy losses.

Dave launches a ground bombardment on the Chinese to recon their forces:



Ground combat at 85,44 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 138586 troops, 1224 guns, 931 vehicles, Assault Value = 5267

Defending force 166106 troops, 917 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 5253

Japanese ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
59th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Ind.Infantry Brigade
110th Division
23rd Tank Regiment
35th Division
116th
63rd Division
26th Engineer Regiment
62nd Division
22nd Division
58th Division
12th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Division
1st Ind.Infantry Brigade
64th Division
27th Division
29th/B Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
71st Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field AA Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
4th Chinese/C Corps
47th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
59th Chinese/B Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/A Corps
57th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese/B Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese/C Corps
30th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese/C Corps
5th War Area
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
33rd Group Army
85th British AT Gun Regiment
Jingcha War Area
1st War Area
6th Group Army
Lusu War Area
Red Chinese Army
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
22nd Group Army
8th Group Army
109th Tank Attack Rgt /1



We are in 3x defensive terrain here so Im not too worried about a Japanese breakthrough.




US SIXTH ARMY: THE MINDANAO CAMPAIGN


Sixth Army takes Butuan this turn with overwhelming force:

Ground combat at Butuan (80,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57409 troops, 923 guns, 835 vehicles, Assault Value = 2251

Defending force 2808 troops, 105 guns, 117 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 1216

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 405 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Butuan !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
714 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 178 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 100 (97 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 141 (141 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10
Units destroyed 10


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


Assaulting units:
1st Australian Division
7th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry/A Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
38th Infantry Division
11th Australian Division
43rd Infantry/C Division

Defending units:
9th Armored Car Co
2nd Fleet
8th Area Army
102nd Machine Canno AA Battalion
2nd JNAF Coy
32nd Ind.Mixed Bde /2
62nd Field AA Battalion
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
1st Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
55th Field AA Battalion
24th Air Flotilla
108th JAAF AF Bn /2
66th Nav Gd /1
66th JNAF AF Unit /1
14th Army
302nd Ind.Infantry Bn /1
65th Field AA Battalion
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
21st Air Defense AA Battalion
35th Ind.Mixed Bde /4



The main Japanese army on Mindanao....some 1100 AV at Cayagan...is now surrounded. We will take the remaining Japanese base in NE Mindanao...the level 5 AF at Surigao.... and then we will mass on Cayagan. Aerial and ground bombardments are launched around the clock at Cayagan to get the Japanese out of supply there.



KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON FIFTH FLEET


Call me careless again but I rested my fighter groups on the CVEs and fast carriers of Fifth Fleet while they refueled and rearmed off Sansopar. The morale was getting low on the CVE VF groups in particular after round the clock CAP during the SOPAC offensive into the Palaus/Carolines over the last couple of weeks. I felt safe as Babeldaob was closed down but inexcusably I siphoned off way too many of the land based fighters that had been on CAP over Sansopar. Ive bypassed over a dozen Japanese AFs with level 2 or larger AFs as we have advanced from Sarmi in January 1944. This turn... Dave evidently staged Georges into Ambon or Namlea behind my front line and they swept our CAP at Sansopar:


Morning Air attack on Sansapor , at 83,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 16



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 26
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes




Then Dave staged some A6M2s and Kates on Kamikaze mode into Biak. I had closed Biak in January 1944 and had bombed and naval bombarded it regularly through May. I stopped the regular bombardments when it ran out of supply and was unable to repair its damage but Dave evidently...at great effort...has reopened Biak via sub transport and aerial transport and was able to launch a kamikaze attack to stun Fifth Fleet:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 83,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 40
B5N2 Kate x 34



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 13 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Ommaney Bay
CVE Ranee, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE St. Lo
BB Colorado, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire
BB Tennessee
CVE Cape Esperance, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Marcus Island, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Shamrock Bay, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Shah, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Battler, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Saginaw Bay, Kamikaze hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
34 x B5N2 Kate flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 40000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 37000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 37000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Shamrock Bay



Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 83,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
B5N2 Kate x 44
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Ommaney Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Tennessee
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Ranee, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Saginaw Bay
BB Colorado, on fire
BB West Virginia
CVE St. Lo
CVE Cape Esperance
CVE Battler



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 9000 feet
9 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 9000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead



Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 83,107

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 3



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 10 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 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

Training flight from VF-13 has been caught up in attack


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sansapor at 83,107

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N2 Kate x 21



Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed, 7 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Fanshaw Bay
CVE Anzio
CVE Sangamon
CVE Petrof Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 129 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes




As bad as it was it could have been worse. CVE Marcus Island was disbanded in port and will be out of the war for over 6 months. CVE Ranee and CVE Shamrock Bay will be sent back to the shipyard at Sydney and will probably be out of the war for 3 months. The other 5 damaged CVEs will disband in port for a couple of turns to shave off some SYS damage and then they will join Fifth Fleet on the next offensive. Three new and/or newly repaired CVEs are on the way from Rabaul to Sansopar and we will start the next offensive when they arrive. CV Franklin joins the fast carriers of TG 58 off Sansopar giving us 13 CVs and 9 CVLs in TG 58.


Between the air battles over Sian and Sansopar... Japan loses 140 AC in A2A combat vs 18 Allied AC. Overall... Japan loses 213 AC this turn vs Allied losses of 56 AC.




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SS Tantalus is sunk by IJN convoy escorts off Liagga.

SSX Ha-63 torpedoes xAK Annalock by Manokwari but is sunk in return by convoy escorts.

SSX Ha-62 sinks TK Sunadmiral near Sansopar but is sunk in return by convoy escorts.

SS Burrfish sinks AK Toa Maru off Tobali.

SS Tilefish sinks xAKL Nitcho Maru by Amami Oshima.

SS Sirtar sinks xAK Mogamigawa Maru off Soerabaja.



CBI


Chinese and IJA 5200 AV stacks continue to face off against each other in the forests south of Sian.

Allied supply convoys continue to unload at Rangoon and Chungking now has over 80,000 supplies.



FIFTH FLEET


Amphib transports continue to mass off the northern coast of New Guinea. Kamikaze damaged CVEs repair at Sansopar. Dave is now sending in MTBs built at bases in our rear to harass the Allied buildup but Allied ASW TFs and bombardment TFs are sufficient to take care of them.

Allied bombardment TFs hit Biak this turn and next turn will hit Namlea, Gebe and Kofiau.




US SIXTH ARMY: MINDANAO CAMPAIGN


Sixth Army continue to march on Surigao. Fifth Air Force pounds Japanese ground forces at Surigao and hammers the AF and port at Cayagan.





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SSX Ha-21 is sunk by an USN ASW TF off Noemfoor.

SS Tactician sinks TK Eikyo Maru near Lingga.

SSX Ha-23 is sunk by an USN ASW TF by Noemfoor.

SS O19 torpedoes AK Sela Maru off Batavia but is sunk in return by IJN escorts.

SS Spirit sinks TK Seiwa Maru near Malacca.

SS O21 sinks xAK Bisan maru by Lingga.

SS Sirdar sinks xAKL Hotsukawa Maru off Bandjermasin.



CBI


Allies complete massive supply offloading at Rangoon and Chungking now has 90,000 supplies.

5000 AV IJA and Chinese armies continue to face off against each other in the forests south of Sian.



FIFTH FLEET


The amphib transports are all full after 2 weeks of loading troops at Rabaul, New Guinea and the Moluccas and now 3 amphib TFs with over 270 transports and escorts sail towards their jump off positions for the next big SWPAC offensive. Over 3 dozen CVEs and the fast carriers of TG 58 cover the amphib TFs as they move forward to their assembly positions.

Allied bombardment TFs naval bombard Kofiau, Gebe, Biak and Namlea we try to prevent further kamikaze strikes from originating behind our front line bases.


US SIXTH ARMY: MINDANAO CAMPAIGN

Sixth army troops invest Surigao with its level 5 AF and a deliberate attack is ordered for next turn.




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SS Clyde sinks PB Choko Maru off Soerabaja.

SS Clyde sinks PB Tama Maru #5 off Soerabaja.

SS Tullibee sinks xAK Kisogawa Maru near Semarang.




US SIXTH ARMY: MINDANAO CAMPAIGN


Sixth Army troops overrun Surigao.... and capture a level 5 AF in the process:


Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 43677 troops, 665 guns, 585 vehicles, Assault Value = 1719

Defending force 602 troops, 6 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Allied adjusted assault: 864

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 864 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Surigao !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4



Assaulting units:
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Division
38th Infantry Division
11th Australian Division
7th Infantry Division

Defending units:
14th Army /3
1st Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
7th Naval Const Bn /1
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
2nd JAAF AF Bn
5th Air Division
55th Fld AA Bn /1



Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 43672 troops, 665 guns, 585 vehicles, Assault Value = 1719

Defending force 130 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 1049

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1049 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Division
11th Australian Division
38th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division

Defending units:
2nd JAAF AF Bn


Now over 4500 AV of Sixth Army will converge on the 1100 AV Japanese garrison that is surrounded at Cayagan. Fifth Air Force is hitting the AF and port at Cayagan while additional bombers and massed artillery are bombarding the IJA ground forces there.



FIFTH FLEET: INVASION LUZON.....D DAY MINUS ONE


Japanese naval bombers hit Fifth Fleet as it masses for the assault on Luzon:



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 79,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
B5N2 Kate x 19



Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 21
Spitfire VIII x 44
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 46
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 164


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 15 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-171
CA Chicago II



CAP engaged:
VMF-441 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, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36900
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.82 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(22 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
No.77 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
8th FG/35th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
475th FG/431st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 81,103

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 9



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead


Japan loses 50 AC in A2A combat vs Allied losses of zero AC.




Fifth Fleet masses off Talaud-eilanden and next turn will invade Luzon at Legaspi. Adm Draemel's amphibious TF will land the initial wave of SWPAC troops for the assault on Legaspi while Adm Hill's amphib TF will stand by offshore with the 2nd echelon of assault troops and thousands of construction engineers and BF personnel.

An Allied bombardment TF built around newly arrived BB Richelieu naval bombards the bypassed level 4 Japanese Af at Sorong this turn.


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SS Ray sinks xAK Sakido Maru off Tokara Retto.

SS Tactician sinks xAKL Fukuyo Maru near Singapore.

SS Amberjack is sunk by IJN E boats by Bandjermasin. This one really hurts as SS Amberjack was one of mt "top gun" subs. SS Amberjack scored a "hat trick" earlier by sinking 3 TKs in 1 turn and has sunk 5 or 6 TKs total.


SS Guitarro is sunk by IJN E boats off Hengchun. The uber E boats are beginning to change the entire dynamic of ASW/sub warfare in the Pacific.

SS RO-37 is sunk by an USN ASW TF off Legaspi....I have over a dozen ASW TFs covering Fifth Fleet off Legaspi.... and lots of carrier search and ASW AC on patrol.




CBI


It looks like Dave is trying to break through Chinese lines on the secondary road west of Nanyang that leads to Ankang and central China. First... an IJA tank division and 2 tank regiments brush aside a Chinese roadblock:



Ground combat at 83,44 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10910 troops, 128 guns, 983 vehicles, Assault Value = 574

Defending force 780 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 540

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 540 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
873 casualties reported
Squads: 59 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Division

Defending units:
17th Chinese/B Corps




Then... Dave dropped in some paratroops on undefended Ankang:


Ground combat at Ankang (82,42)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 62 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ankang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /3



Dave has tried to breakthrough here before and though ive stripped my defenses in this area its really tough to draw supplies on a secondary road. Dave will make a pretty good penetration here as he pushes his tanks north through Ankang but I have Allied armor and SEAC infantry on the way to plug the hole... and I intend to cut the Japanese supply line running up this road in several places.


B-29s based in Burma virtually level the extensive Japanese controlled oilfields at Medan leaving them in ruins 16(195). The next time the B-29s hit Medan we will take out the refineries.



SWPAC: INVASION LEGASPI


Fifth Fleet masses off Luzon as SWPAC troops storm ashore at Legaspi:

Pre-Invasion action off Legaspi (82,82)

136 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
CA Baltimore
CL Marblehead
DD Crosby
DD Dent
DD Alden
DD Owen
APA Highlands
DD Clark
DD Litchfield

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)


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


BB Mississippi firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
CA Baltimore firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CL Marblehead firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Crosby firing at 1st Art.Mortar Regiment
DD Dent firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
DD Alden firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
DD Owen firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Crosby fired at enemy troops
DD Dent fired at enemy troops
DD Alden fired at enemy troops
DD Owen fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 546 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)


0.5in M2HB AAMG x4 lost from landing craft during unload of 31st Infantry Div /2
5 troops of a US MMG Section lost overboard during unload of 93rd Infantry Div
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 6th Marine Rgt /3
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 8th Marine Rgt /2
M36 Jackson TD damaged beyond repair during unload of 671th TD Bn
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 93rd Infantry Div /6
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of V US Amphib Corps


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Pre-Invasion action off Legaspi (82,82)

137 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chicago II
CL Detroit
CL Richmond
DD John D. Edwards
DD Shaw
DD Lang
DD Carmick
LCI(G)-77
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI-335
LCI-333
LCI-332

Japanese ground losses:
446 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 21 (2 destroyed, 19 disabled)


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


CA Chicago II firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CL Detroit firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
CL Richmond firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD John D. Edwards firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Shaw firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Lang firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Carmick firing at 2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
DD John D. Edwards fired at enemy troops
DD Lang fired at enemy troops
DD Carmick fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 562 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82


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


13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost in surf during unload of Americal Infantry Div /3
0.5in M2HB AAMG x4 dropped into water during unload of Americal Infantry Div /5



By the end of the turn SWPAC has over 1800 AV of assault troops ashore at Legaspi:

Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 812 troops, 86 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 41569 troops, 860 guns, 1014 vehicles, Assault Value = 1850

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Art.Mortar Regiment
65th Field AA Battalion
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
1st Mortar Regiment
4th JAAF Base Force
Wotje Base Force
11th JAAF AF Bn /1

Defending units:
158th(Sep) Infantry Rgt /8
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
93rd Infantry Div /1
671th TD Bn /1
31st Infantry Div /1
6th Marine Rgt /1
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry Div /4
2nd USMC Tank Bn /3
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
8th Marine Rgt /7
V US Amphib Corps /1





Meanwhile.... VMSB pilots based at Cotabato sink an IJN patrol TF off Calapan:



Morning Air attack on TF, near Calapan at 78,79

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 9 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 22
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
SBD-5 Dauntless x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-60, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-54, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-37, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-63, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



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

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 31000
Raid is overhead
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(22 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
22 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead




Next turn V US Amphibious Corps will assault Legaspi. The 2nd echelon assault troops and the thousands of construction engineers and BF personnel will be offloaded on the following turn after Legaspi is secured.. The 13 CVs, 9 CVLs and 36 CVEs of Fifth Fleet will need to fight off a massive Japanese aerial onslaught for the next 2 turns. Hundreds of Allied land based and carrier based fighters are layered on CAP and LRCAP over Fifth Fleet from 42,000' to 3000'.

Last turn I got this strange combat report after a sub sighting/ASW combat:

ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Japanese Ships
DD Suzukaze
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Junyo
CV Hiyo
CV Taiho
CV Unryu
CV Amagi
CV Akagi
CVL Ryujo
CVL Shoho
CVL Zuiho
CVL Ryuho
CVE Hosho
CVE Unyo
CVE Chuyo
CVE Shinyo
CVE Kaiyo
CS Mizuho
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
BB Nagato
BB Yamato
BB Musashi
BB Yamashiro
BB Ise
CA Chokai
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
CM Itsukushima
AS Jingei
CL Oyodo
CL Noshiro
CL Sendai
CL Jintsu
CL Yura
CL Kinu
CL Kuma
CLAA Tenryu
CL Yubari
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Susuzuki
DD Wakazuki
DD Shimozuki
DD Makinami
DD Takanami
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Kiyonami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
E W-21
E W-33



?? is located by DD Suzukaze
bottoming out ....
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-33 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Im pretty confident that the Japanese Combined Fleet is not sitting off of Bandjermasin. I have had some sub sightings of IJN CVs between Marcus Island and the Home Islands over the last few turns so Im pretty confident that KB and its hundreds of Judy DBs wont hit Fifth Fleet this next turn. I _am_ expecting a massive kamikaze attack by land based AC next turn.... and maybe the turn after that Dave may bring KB into range if they move a full speed.

The next few turns should be pretty exciting.





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SSX Ha-64 is sunk by USN CVE escorts off Legaspi.

SS Sterlet sinks xAKL Daicho Maru near Nagasaki.




SWPAC: INVASION LUZON


SWPAC troops continue to land at Legaspi:






AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 12, 44
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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)

57 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
CA Baltimore
CL Marblehead
DD Crosby
DD Alden
DD Clark
DD Owen
APA Highlands
DMS Emmons
DD Litchfield


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


BB Mississippi firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CA Baltimore firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CL Marblehead firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Crosby firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
DD Crosby fired at enemy troops
DD Alden fired at enemy troops
DD Clark fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)

49 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chicago II
CL Detroit
CL Richmond
DD Lang
LCI(G)-77
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI-332
DD Shaw
DD John D. Edwards
LCI-333


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


CL Detroit firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CL Richmond firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
DD Lang fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi at 82,82, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-539
MTB G-549
MTB G-162, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-230

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
DD Hudson
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
DD Morris
AGC Rocky Mount




Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 60% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
MTB G-162 sunk by DD Morris at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
AGC Rocky Mount screened from combat
MTB G-539 engages DD Morris at 2,000 yards
DD Walke engages MTB G-539 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-539 engages DD Hudson at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Morris engages MTB G-539 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AGC Rocky Mount screened from combat
- escorted by DD Morris , DD Walke , DD O'Brien ,
DD Hudson
Range increases to 12,000 yards
AGC Rocky Mount screened from combat
- escorted by DD Morris , DD Walke , DD O'Brien ,
DD Hudson
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Legaspi at 82,82

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-64, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Dashiell
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
CA Canberra
DD Daly
DD Cushing
DD Conyngham
DD Wilson



SSX Ha-64 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Dashiell
DD Cushing fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Conyngham fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wilson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wilson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wilson attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)

70 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Highlands
DMS Emmons
DD Litchfield


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


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-435
LCI-402
LCI(G)-77
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI-333
LCI-332
LCI-335



LCI-435 fired at enemy troops
LCI-402 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Legaspi (82,82)

136 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CL Raleigh
DD Schley
DD Abner Read
LST-32
LST-66
AK Deimos



CA Australia firing at 2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
CL Raleigh firing at 2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
DD Schley firing at 37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Abner Read firing at 1st Mortar Regiment
DD Abner Read fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Legaspi (82,82)

TF 608 troops unloading over beach at Legaspi, 82,82





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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)

60 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Electra
DMS Emmons
DD Litchfield
APA Highlands


Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CL Raleigh
DD Schley
DD Abner Read
AK Deimos
LST-66
LST-32



DD Schley firing at 2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Legaspi (82,82)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-583
LCI-533
LCI-435
LCI-402
LCI-333
LCI-332
LCI(G)-77
LCI-64
LCI-335



LCI-583 fired at enemy troops
LCI-533 fired at enemy troops
LCI-435 fired at enemy troops
LCI-402 fired at enemy troops
LCI-333 fired at enemy troops
LCI-332 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops





At the end of the day....V Amphibious Corps overruns Legaspi:


Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4168 troops, 129 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Defending force 49273 troops, 877 guns, 1148 vehicles, Assault Value = 1848

Japanese ground losses:
302 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)



Assaulting units:
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Mortar Regiment
Wotje Base Force
65th Field AA Battalion
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
4th JAAF Base Force
1st Art.Mortar Regiment
11th JAAF AF Bn /1

Defending units:
31st Infantry Division
6th Marine Regiment
93rd Infantry Division
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
8th Marine Regiment
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
V US Amphib Corps





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Ground combat at Legaspi (82,82)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 47728 troops, 877 guns, 1148 vehicles, Assault Value = 1848

Defending force 5443 troops, 163 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 1130

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1130 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Legaspi !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
5878 casualties reported
Squads: 260 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 351 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 201 (201 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 66 (66 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Marine Regiment
93rd Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
8th Marine Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
V US Amphib Corps

Defending units:
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
65th Field AA Battalion
4th JAAF Base Force
1st Mortar Regiment
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
Wotje Base Force
1st Art.Mortar Regiment
11th JAAF AF Bn /1



2nd echelon assault troops, construction engineers and BFs will be offloaded next turn.


Dave is LRCAPING Naga with over 200 fighters. Allied tac and medium bombers take heavy losses over Naga but IJA troops at Naga also suffer heavy losses in the clear terrain. It looks as if Dave is trying to rail his forces at Naga back to Manila but Allied bombers have certainly knocked them out of strategic mode and the massed Allied armor landing at Legaspi next turn should be able to eventually overrun them.




FIFTH FLEET: PATROLLING OFFSHORE LUZON


Dave launches multiple naval airstrikes against Fifth Fleet at low altitudes:



Morning Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 32



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 123
Hellcat I x 25
Seafire IIC x 40
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 173
F4U-1A Corsair x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1158


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 23 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 45
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 123
Hellcat I x 25
Seafire IIC x 40
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 173
F4U-1A Corsair x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1158


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 12 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 17 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVL San Jacinto
CVL Cowpens
CV Franklin
DD Hazelwood
CVL Princeton



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIa Helen flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (17 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (17 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
B5N2 Kate x 4



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 99
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 33
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 141
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 946


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 25 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 28
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 99
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 33
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 140
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 946


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 8 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-87
LST 157



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-49-IIa Helen flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 21 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
B5N2 Kate x 4



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 99
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 33
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 141
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 946


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 25 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 28
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 99
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 33
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 140
F4U-1A Corsair x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 946


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 8 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-87
LST 157



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-49-IIa Helen flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 21 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers





Carrier bombers from Fifth Fleet hammer IJN shipping at Manila and the central Philippines:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Sen Baku x 19
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 29



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 40
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 56
SBD-5 Dauntless x 136
TBF-1 Avenger x 18
TBM-1C Avenger x 88


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Sen Baku: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed, 9 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 6 destroyed, 13 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Atago, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
CL Tatsuta
CMc Kuroshima
CMc Ma 4, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CMc Washizaki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Peking Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Santos Maru
DD Tanikaze, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
MTB G-15
LST T-104, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST T-102, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
SC Ch 11
xAK Tsukuba Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Kunitu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
MTB G-18
MTB G-14
SC Ch 2
MTB G-13
LST T-103
PB Toshi Maru #7, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-17
PB Magan Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
16 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
28 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-306 Hikotai with A6M2 Sen Baku (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 26 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
70th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(29 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers

Training flight from S-306 Hikotai has been caught up in attack
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Nagara
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tsukuba Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Tanikaze
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Peking Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Magan Maru
Magazine explodes on CA Atago
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Atago


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 79,81

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11



Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 31
TBM-1C Avenger x 18


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 3 destroyed, 10 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tatsuju Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Jozo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PB Muroran Maru
xAKL Nikkin Maru, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Fengyang Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Hanakawa Maru
PB Rikusen Maru
xAKL Fuchu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Taiten Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Takeshijima Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Taiten Maru


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Sen Baku x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 27



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 53
SBD-5 Dauntless x 98
TBF-1 Avenger x 18
TBM-1C Avenger x 81


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Sen Baku: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 5 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 11 destroyed, 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 12 destroyed, 11 damaged

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Namba Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
PB Yachiyo Maru
CL Tama
CL Tatsuta
CL Nagara, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST T-107, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Shirashika Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CM Tokiwa, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Shinonome, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
CMc Kuroshima, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Rokko Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AS Yasukuni Maru
DD Hayashimo
LST T-110, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ayo Maru
AR Sinsei Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Surakaruta Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Tenshin
PB Kasyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Yamahagi Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
PB Eifuku Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
PB Fuji Maru #4
AV Kunikawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Noshima, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashio
CMc Kurokami, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Satsuma Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ML G-215
AV Kiyokawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
16 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
15 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-306 Hikotai with A6M2 Sen Baku (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 28 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
70th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(27 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers

Massive explosion on LST T-107
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST T-107
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AMC Asaka Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST T-110
Massive explosion on LST T-110
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AR Sinsei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Gozan Cargo class xAK
Magazine explodes on DD Shinonome
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Rokko Maru #2
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Surakaruta Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Yamahagi Maru #3
Massive explosion on LST T-107
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CMc Kurokami
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AV Kunikawa Maru




VMF and VMSB squadrons based at Mindanao get in on the action:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 79,81

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
A6M5 Zero x 10
N1K1-J George x 17
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 24
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 34



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 24
SBD-5 Dauntless x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Takeshijima Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Jozo Maru, on fire
xAKL Nichirin Maru
PB Shinko Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



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

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
22 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
801 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
S-301 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
341 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (29 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
29 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
17th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
25th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Jozo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Takeshijima Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Shinko Maru #3

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sibuyan at 80,82

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 35



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 38
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 8 destroyed

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

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-64
xAKL Taiten Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Jozo Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Nichirin Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
PB Rikusen Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 16000 feet
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 16000 feet
10 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 16000 feet
5 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 16000 feet
7 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 16000 feet
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 35 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 26000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Taiten Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Jozo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Nichirin Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Rikusen Maru







Dave launches 10 night naval bombing attacks with over 120 bombers:


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 23



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7
F4U-2 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
CVE Ommaney Bay
CVE Anzio
CVL Hermes
CVE St. Lo



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 18



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7
F4U-2 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVL Hermes
CVE Ommaney Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 12000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 16



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 4
F4U-2 Corsair x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Shah
CVE Saginaw Bay
CVE Ommaney Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M2 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 20



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3
F4U-2 Corsair x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay
BB Colorado
CVE Ommaney Bay
CVE Cape Esperance
CVL Hermes
CVE Shah



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 20



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 4 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Altamaha
CVE Nassau
CVE Copahee
CVE Tulagi



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Ommaney Bay



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 1
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Cape Esperance



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 1
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Anzio



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-75 with F6F-3N Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Battler
CVE St. Lo



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 5



Allied aircraft
F4U-2 Corsair x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Steamer Bay



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-101 Det 10 with F4U-2 Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
VF(N)-101 Det 11 with F4U-2 Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar





CBI


Here is a screenshot of the Japanese breakthrough near Ankang. Tenth Air Force heavy bombers are hammering the IJA armnor south of Ankang.





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SS Sealion sinks SC Ch-61 off nago.

SS RO-13 is sunk by USN escorts near Catbalogan.



CBI


Dave captures the dot hex at Tienshui with paratroopers. I had moved my Tienshui garrison out a couple of turns ago to help fill the gap at Ankang..... realized my mistake last turn.... and then tried to move them back but they will arrive too late. Reinforcements are on the way from both central and northern China and we are moving LCUs to threaten to cut the Nanyang/Ankang road in 2 or 3 places.

Tenth Air Force has staged heavy bombers to China and they are working over IJA armor around Ankang.



SWPAC: INVASION LUZON


Lead elements of V Amphibious Corps enter Naga while Fifth Air Force medium and tac bombers attempt to pin some 28,000 IJA troops in place there. A deliberate attack is ordered for next turn.


Fifth Fleet completes unloading of 2nd echelon troops, construction engineers and BFs at Legaspi. Dave sent in an IJN surface TF to interfere with the landings but they were repulsed by a Fifth Fleet surface TF after a surprisingly short gunnery battle:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi at 82,82, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama, Shell hits 5
CL Tatsuta
DD Fujinami, Shell hits 1
DD Hayashimo, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Shropshire, Shell hits 4
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 1
CL Gambia
CL Newcastle
CL Birmingham, Shell hits 1
DD Bagley
DD Blue
DD Helm
DD Mugford
DD Nestor
DD Nizam, Shell hits 1



Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Lake O. crosses the 'T'
CL Tama engages CA Shropshire at 8,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages DD Fujinami at 8,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Nizam at 8,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Helm at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages CL Tatsuta at 4,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Dorsetshire at 4,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages CL Tama at 4,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Helm at 4,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Nizam at 4,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Bagley at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages CL Tama at 2,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Shropshire at 2,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages CL Tama at 2,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Nizam at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Dorsetshire at 8,000 yards
CA Shropshire engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
CL Newcastle engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
DD Blue engages DD Hayashimo at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Dorsetshire at 13,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Dorsetshire at 13,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Hayashimo at 13,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Helm at 13,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Gambia at 13,000 yards
DD Mugford engages DD Fujinami at 13,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Bagley at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...




Nearly 100 land based fighters were staged into Legaspi the previous turn but they did little to repel the Japanese land based naval bombers this turn:


Morning Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 43



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 74
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 40
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 21
FM-2 Wildcat x 146
F4U-1A Corsair x 37
F6F-3 Hellcat x 421


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 5 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters between 33000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 34300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



Morning Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
G3M3 Nell x 72
G4M1 Betty x 31
N1K1-J George x 34



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 73
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 39
Spitfire VIII x 10
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 15
FM-2 Wildcat x 134
F4U-1A Corsair x 37
F6F-3 Hellcat x 413


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 10 destroyed, 18 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Ommaney Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 1
CVE St. Lo, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVL Hermes, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
BB West Virginia
CVE Steamer Bay, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CVE Cape Esperance, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Saginaw Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Shah, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Colorado, Torpedo hits 3



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
30 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
30 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 18 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 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 between 10000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 26 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 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 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 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 between 12000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE St. Lo
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Battler
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Hermes
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Hermes


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 31



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 73
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 39
Spitfire VIII x 5
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 7
FM-2 Wildcat x 132
F4U-1A Corsair x 37
F6F-3 Hellcat x 409


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 16 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (18 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
18 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 between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (6 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (7 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 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 27 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 36
D4Y1 Judy x 34



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 73
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 39
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 132
F4U-1A Corsair x 37
F6F-3 Hellcat x 405


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 16 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 15 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
13 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 11000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (16 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 24700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 16 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 102 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 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 24 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Sen Baku x 34
B6N2 Jill x 13
G3M3 Nell x 40
G4M1 Betty x 28
G4M2 Betty x 8
N1K1-J George x 29



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 57
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 31
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 114
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 369


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Sen Baku: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
G3M3 Nell: 24 destroyed, 5 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 13 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M2 Betty: 4 destroyed
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Altamaha
CVE Barnes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Begum
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Tulagi
BB Idaho
CVE Copahee
CVE Nehenta Bay



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

CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 22 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers

Ammo storage explosion on CVE Barnes
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Nassau


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 9



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 56
Hellcat I x 21
Seafire IIC x 31
Spitfire VIII x 3
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 110
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 359


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-39 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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 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 14 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-10 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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 11 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 40
A6M2 Sen Baku x 25
G3M3 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 3
N1K1-J George x 29



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 56
Hellcat I x 26
Seafire IIC x 33
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 122
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 362


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M2 Sen Baku: 3 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 37 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 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 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 9 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 between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Legaspi at 82,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 27
D4Y1 Judy x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 54



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 55
Hellcat I x 26
Seafire IIC x 33
Spitfire VIII x 3
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 122
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F6F-3 Hellcat x 361


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37600 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair II (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 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 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VC(F)-75 with FM-2 Wildcat (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-4 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VRF-6F with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 24 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (12 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers




Sometimes CAP and LRCAP works magnificently over Air Combat TFs and sometimes it doesnt. Fifth Fleet had 10 CVEs/CVLs hit by Japanese naval bombers. CVL Hermes and CVE Anzio sink immediately. Of the other 10 damaged CVEs.... 5 of the least damaged CVEs are detached into escort TF 341 and sent back to New Guinea for repairs...covered by the rest of Fifth Fleet. The other 5 damaged CVEs have 95 FLT or worse.... basically floating(sinking) hulks and they are left behind at Legaspi under the cover of 200 land based fighters. Hopefully they siphon off some of the Japanese naval air strikes next turn from the rest of Fifth Fleet.

I detached the 13 CVs and 9 CVLs of TG 58 from the rest of Fifth Fleet last turn and sent them NE into the Philippine SEa to both get them out of harm's way from kamikaze attacks and also be ready to intercept KB if they showed up off Luzon. This was probably a fortunate move as none of them were involved in this last turn's naval airstrike debacle. TG 58 got a measure of revenge for the CVE losses as they found and obliterated an IJA troop convoy off the northern tip of Luzon:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 88,70

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 49
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29
TBM-1C Avenger x 1


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Tatuharu Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kenyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Keiyo Maru
E W-20
AK Kinugawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
12 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Tatuharu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kenyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kinugawa Maru


Morning Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 88,70

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 68
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 30


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Kinugawa Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
AK Tatuharu Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Kamogawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Keiyo Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-20, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
436 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Tatuharu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kamogawa Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kinugawa Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Keiyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E W-20


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 88,70

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Keiyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AK Tatuharu Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AK Kamogawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AK Kenyo Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
4578 casualties reported
Squads: 234 destroyed, 241 disabled
Non Combat: 143 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 51 (43 destroyed, 8 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Keiyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Tatuharu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kenyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Kamogawa Maru


Another 5000 "sons of heaven" are sent to the wrong address.

Hundreds of long ranged Allied fighters are staged into Mindanao to cover the withdrawal of Fifth Fleet from Legaspi. Two new CVEs reach Sansopar this turn and they will sail out to meet Fifth Fleet. Another 4 new/newly repaired CVEs depart Rabaul this turn and make their way up towards Sansopar to also join up with Fifth Fleet.

CV Victorious and CV Invincible arrive at Sydney this turn and head north to eventually join the fast carriers of TG 58. And finally.... CV Bunker Hill completes repairs this turn from its near death experience in 1/44 supporting
ampbib operations off NW New Guinea and leaves Pearl Harbor to sail to the war zones. In 2 weeks TG 58 will have 16 CVs and 9 CVLs.....nearly 2000 AC.

The Japanese lost 440 AC this turn vs 112 Allied AC in air battles over Fifth Fleet and Ankang in China. Japan lost 350 AC the turn before so thats nearly 800 AC in 2 turns. I would imagine that the Japanese fighter pilot and torpedo bomber pilot pools must affected by these losses.




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SS Trespasser torpedoes xAK Samareng Maru off Malacca.

SS Golet sinks xAK Kiso Maru near Bandjermasin.



SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON


V Amphibious Corps overruns the Japanese defenders at Naga after an intense aerial bombardment by Fifth Air Force:

Ground combat at Naga (81,81)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44894 troops, 834 guns, 1100 vehicles, Assault Value = 2257

Defending force 13718 troops, 243 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 406

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 1273

Japanese adjusted defense: 32

Allied assault odds: 39 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Naga !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
10209 casualties reported
Squads: 261 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 105 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 80 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 162 (153 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (33 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 12
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Marine Regiment
2/9th Armoured Regiment
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Engineer Regiment
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
31st Infantry Division
6th Marine Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
V US Amphib Corps

Defending units:
54th Division
3rd Amphibious Brigade
21st Air Defense AA Battalion
69th Construction Battalion
4th JAAF Base Force /1
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
1st Art.Mortar Rgt /4
45th Const Co
1st Mortar Regiment
6th Base Force
11th JAAF AF Bn /1
Wotje Base Force
2nd JAAF AF Bn
62nd Fld AA Bn /3


Its clear terrain from here to Manila so we will try to get the Allied tanks out in the open to decimate the Japanese that are attempting to retreat from Naga/Legaspi to Manila.

Legaspi enlarges to a level 3 AF and level 2 port. PBY's are staged into newly captured Naga for deep ranged naval search.

Dave launches smaller naval airstrikes towards Fifth Fleet as they try to cover the 5 crippled CVEs of TF 341 trying to make port back at New Guinea:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
B5N2 Kate x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 20
Hellcat I x 14
Seafire IIC x 4
Spitfire VIII x 4
F4U-1D Corsair x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 87
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 236


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 9 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 16 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 11 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 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 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VC(F)-83 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-92 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 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 7000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 15



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Hellcat I x 14
Seafire IIC x 4
Spitfire VIII x 3
F4U-1D Corsair x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 84
F4U-1 Corsair x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 227


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 11 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 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 22 minutes
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (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 12 minutes
VC(F)-83 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-92 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-7 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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 17
B5N2 Kate x 15



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 16
Hellcat I x 14
Seafire IIC x 2
Spitfire VIII x 3
F4U-1D Corsair x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 3
FM-2 Wildcat x 84
F4U-1 Corsair x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 215


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
No.888 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 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 16 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-83 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-92 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-5 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-10 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers





The Japanese also attack the fast carriers of TG 58 as they withdraw south to help cover Fifth Fleet:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 87,83

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 46
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 528


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 34 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 19 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



This time not a single Japanese naval bomber makes it through the Allied CAP and LRCAP. Japan loses another 155 AC in A2A combat vs 7 Allied AC. Japan has now lost over 1000 AC in 3 turns.... several hundred of these losses are torpedo bombers..... Nells, Bettys, Kates, Jills..... and most of the rest are fighters. Dave has certainly lost a lot of skilled fighter and TB pilots the last 3 turns while the VF and VMF groups have over a score of new aces.

The 5 crippled CVEs of TF 341 we are trying to withdraw back to New Guinea can only move 1 hex per phase... or 2 hexes per turn. One of these crippled CVEs... CVE Barnes.... had increased flooding from damage control failure and I considered an emergency docking at Surigao on Mindanao. However...most of Fifth Fleet is low on AA ammo and I dont want to risk the remaining 24 CVEs to save a crippled CVE so we will continue to withdraw them towards New Guinea. The fast carriers of TG 58 will also help cover TF 341. The former Japanese level 5 AF at Surigao was captured a few turns ago and BFs arrived this turn so we are staging in nearly 250 Corsairs to help cover Fifth Fleet.

Recon shows that there are over 200 Japanese AC at Manila and over 70 AC at Catbalogan.... Japanese naval airstriks have been launched from both AFs against Fifth Fleet the last 2 turns. The heavy bombers of Fifth Air Force are nearly exhausted from trying to keep Babeldaob closed and from supporting SWPAC offensives both at cayagan on Mindanao and Naga on Luzon. Most of the heavy bomber squadrons are at 30% effectiveness or less. I scraped about 90% of the operational heavy bombers I could find in the Pacific together and staged them to Cotobato on Mindanao. Next turn they will bomb the level 8 Japanese AF at Manila for the 1st tirm in the war. Nearly 70 P-38Hs and P-38Js will also sweep Manila. The torpedo bombers from the fast carriers of TG 58 will be tasked with shutting down the Japanese level 4 AF at Catbalogan.

Meanwhile... one of the decoy crippled CVEs left at Legaspi..... CVE Battler... sinks despite heroic damage control efforts. We now have lost 3 CVEs in the Luzon offensive and the 4 remaining crippled CVEs at Legaspi will be disbanded in port this turn to try to reduce enough FLT damage to allow them to safely sail to repair yards to the south. Dave sent in some bombers on night naval attacks to hit the damaged CVEs at Legaspi but the brand new P-61 Black Widows were able to fend them off without incident.



US SIXTH ARMY: THE BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


Over 4000 AV of Sixth army troops are closing in on the surrounded Japanese army at Cayagan. The AF and port at Cayagan have been completely shut down leaving me to believe that the Japanese are dangerously low on supplies here. Allied fighters are intercepting Japanese transport AC at Cayagan and they are strafing barges and other small craft trying to bring in supplies by sea. We should have most of Sixth Army massed at Cayagan in a couple of turns and then we will begin the final assault.





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Dave dropped paratroops at Kienko to slow down Allied reinforcements heading to Tienshui and Ankang but 2 SEAC armored brigades just happen to be passing through Kienko on their wayt to tienshui:

Ground combat at Kienko (78,41)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 82 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Defending force 6164 troops, 64 guns, 378 vehicles, Assault Value = 285

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /5

Defending units:
Provisionl Tank Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade




Of course on the 2nd day of the turn the SEAC armor leaves Kienko and then the Japanese paratroops capture Kienko after they leave:



Ground combat at Kienko (78,41)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 88 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kienko !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /5





Im not going to turn around the 2 SEAC armored brigades to retake Kienko.... they will head NE to stop the Japanese breakout at Tienshui and Ankang. More Tenth Air Force heavy bombers and fighters will be staged into China from Burma to both pound the Japanese paratroops at Kienko and LRCAP the hex to prevent reinforcement. There is additional armor and several Chindit, Indian and Chinese LCUs on the march NE from Chungking and they will retake the base on their way to reinforce against the Japanese breakthrough at Ankang.



SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON


V Amphibious Corps pursues the Japanese retreating from Legaspi/Naga up the peninsula towards Atimonan and Manila.

Legaspi is enlarged to a level 4 AF. Dave sends in repeated night port attacks to try to get the crippled CVEs at Legaspi but the P-61 Black Widows make them pay:

Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 12


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

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 20



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 9



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 5



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 5



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 7



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 8



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar



Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 109 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 37



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1

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

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 11



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 5



Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 9


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
421st NFS with P-61A Black Widow (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar




Even with scraping virtually all of the operational heavy bombers I could find it the Pacific I could only muster about 100 to hit Manila. Of course the heavy bombers went in ahead of the sweepers and devoid of their escorts:


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 72
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 36



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 47
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 11 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
J1N1-S Irving: 8 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 6 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 destroyed, 24 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 21 damaged

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



Airbase hits 32
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 76

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 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
2 x PB4Y-1 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
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J 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
3 x B-24J 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
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J 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
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
801 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 18 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 20 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 23 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 14



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged



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

CAP engaged:
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 28 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 25
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 14



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 49,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 10



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 8 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 44000 feet
7 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 44000 feet
2 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 44000 feet

CAP engaged:
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 37730.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes


Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 17
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 7



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter X x 2
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 38
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 7 damaged
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
J1N1-S Irving: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter X: 1 destroyed
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19

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

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 25
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 6



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 38


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
801 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 37730.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes




Meanwhile..... the fast carriers of Task Group 58 send there Avengers against the level 4 Japanese Af at Catbalogan:


Afternoon Air attack on Catbalogan , at 82,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 151
TBF-1 Avenger x 86
TBM-1C Avenger x 149


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 10 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 9 damaged

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



Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 22
Runway hits 112


Afternoon Air attack on Catbalogan , at 82,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 151
TBF-1 Avenger x 89
TBM-1C Avenger x 146


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 10 damaged

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



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 63




Manila ends up with 60% AF damage while Catbalogan is completely shut down. Japan loses 74 AC in A2A combat vs Allied losses of 29 AC. Another 87 Japanese AC are destroyed on the ground at Manila and Catbalogan including 37 Kates.


The Japanese air forces in the Philippines appear now to be too heavily attrited/ disrupted to pose a major threat for daytime naval airstrikes against Fifth Fleet so TF 341 with 5 of the damaged CVEs will continue south to friendly ports under the cover of land based fighters. Ive changed my mind now regarding the 4 crippled CVEs disbanded in port at Legaspi and I will now risk the 26 remaining CVEs and all the fast carriers of TG 58 in an operation to cover the withdrawal of these heavily damaged CVEs.


Medium bombers from Fifth Air Force pound the IJA forces between Atimonan and Naga in an effort to interdict their movement. Fast moving SWPAC armor catches up with them this turn and a deilberate attack is ordered for next turn before the retreating Japanee can evacuate the hex.



US SIXTH ARMY:BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


Massed Allied artillery bombards the Japanese surrounded at Cayagan while over 600 tac and medium bombers of Fifth Air Force pummel them from the air. What was once a 1400 AV Japanese army is now less than 1000 AV and if not already out of supplies is close to it. Allied fighters LRCAPing Cayagan turn back Japanese transport AC trying to resupply.

Massive reinforcements of Sixth Army reach Cayagan this turn and we now have over 4000 AV massed there:


Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2827 troops, 215 guns, 237 vehicles, Assault Value = 4254

Defending force 35217 troops, 516 guns, 209 vehicles, Assault Value = 1009

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



Assaulting units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
38th Infantry Division
763rd Tank Battalion
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Australian/B Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
3rd Australian/A Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
7th Infantry Division
754th Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
11th Australian Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
14th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian/C Division
Southwest Pacific
Sixth US Army
2nd Medium Regiment
2/16th Field Regiment
III US Amphib Corps
154th FA Bn
1st Medium Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
55th Naval Guard Unit
77th Infantry Brigade
38th Division
2nd Amphibious Brigade
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
75th Infantry Brigade
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st Amphibious Bde /2
70th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
5th Shipping Engineer Regiment
12th RF Gun Battalion
31st Special Base Force
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
21st AA Regiment
1st Air Fleet
69th Field AA Battalion
58th Field AA Battalion
58th Construction Battalion
2nd Air Div /1



Im waiting for one more Aussie division to arrive this turn and then we will attack on the following turn.





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SUBS


SS Seal sinks TK Bokuei Maru near Cam Ranh bay.

SS Tullibee sinks xAK Miho maru off Billiton.

SS Spadefish sinks TK Oita Maru by Culion.

SS Sea Rover sinks E Uji near Soerabaja.


CBI


SEAC armor is racing NE of Chungking near Tienshui to block the IJA armor moving north from Ankang.

After several days of R&R..... the B-29s based in Burma will stretch Japanese fighter defenses this turn by striking oil refineries deep in their rear at Medan.



US SIXTH ARMY: BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


The 1st Australian Division arrives at Cayagan:



Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2835 troops, 215 guns, 237 vehicles, Assault Value = 4636

Defending force 33433 troops, 507 guns, 199 vehicles, Assault Value = 967

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



Assaulting units:
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
38th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
1st Australian Division
7th Infantry Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
767th Tank Battalion
11th Australian Division
5th USMC Tank Battalion
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
41st Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Australian/B Division
14th Australian Brigade
30th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian/A Division
3rd Australian/C Division
III US Amphib Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
2/16th Field Regiment
Southwest Pacific
198th Field Artillery Battalion
154th FA Bn
2nd Medium Regiment
Sixth US Army
1st Medium Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
77th Infantry Brigade
75th Infantry Brigade
55th Naval Guard Unit
38th Division
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
2nd Amphibious Brigade
1st Amphibious Bde /2
58th Field AA Battalion
31st Special Base Force
69th Field AA Battalion
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
12th RF Gun Battalion
58th Const Bn /1
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
2nd Air Div /1
70th JAAF AF Bn
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
21st AA Regiment
5th Shipping Engineer Regiment
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
1st Air Fleet /1



Next turn SWPAC will assault the surrounded Japanese at Cayagan following a large naval bombardment and another 600 plane aerial bombardment.




V AMPHIBIOUS CORPS: THE BATTLE FOR LUZON



V Amphibious Corps armor routs the retreating Japanese forces SE of Atimonan:

Ground combat at 81,80 (near Atimonan)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5855 troops, 27 guns, 853 vehicles, Assault Value = 602

Defending force 5727 troops, 145 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Allied adjusted assault: 332

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 166 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3418 casualties reported
Squads: 161 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 136 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 39 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 56 (52 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 10



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2/9th Armoured Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn

Defending units:
3rd Amphibious Brigade
54th Div /4
2nd JAAF AF Bn
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
6th Base Force
45th Const Co
69th Construction Battalion
21st Air Defense AA Battalion
11th JAAF AF Bn /1
4th JAAF Base Force /1



The Allied aerial bombardment of the Japanese on Luzon is pinning them in place and restricting their mobility. SWPAC armor should get another shot or two at the retreating Japanee before they can reach safety at Manila.


Last turn I decided to risk all the undamaged CVEs and fast carriers to rescue the 4 grievously damaged CVes left behind in port at Legaspi. Well.... Dave mined Legaspi and both a DD and CVE Fanshaw struck mines there this last turn. CVE Fanshaw is still capable of conducting flight ops but Ive already damaged another CVE and I havent gotten the crippled CVEs at Legaspi out of port yet. There is still a minefield at Legaspi so I have to withdraw my CVEs from the Legaspi hex and leave the crippled CVEs in port for another turn while some 18 DMS's are rushed north to clear the minefields.

All the fast carriers and CVEs will be exposed for yet another turn in hostile waters but at least the main Japanese AF on Luzon at Manila is still heavily damaged and Dave is CAPing/LRCAPing Manila with over 100 fighters a turn.... so this is keeping his fighters busy so that he has fewer escorts available for naval airstrikes. We swept Manila with 45 P-38Js last turn and this next turn 50 P-47D25s will join the P-38Js in sweeping Manila in addition to another large(90 plane) raid by heavy bombers on the AF there.

Legaspi was enlarged to a level 5 AF last turn and tomorrow should reach level 6.




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SUBS


SS Icefish is sunk by IJN E boats off Hengchun.

SS Spirit sinks xAK Yamura maru but takes heavy damage from the escorts near malacca.

SS Piranha sinks SC CHa-1 by Amami Oshima.



CBI


Dave catches an Allied supply convoy with naval bombers off Rangoon as I under LRCAPed it:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 51,54

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 26
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5
Mosquito FB.VI x 7
P-40N5 Warhawk x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Mosquito FB.VI: 1 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Anatina, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Shahzada, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tricolor, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Stanmore, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ocean Pilgrim, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Maridal



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.110 Sqn RAF with Mosquito FB.VI (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.134 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
80th FG/90th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tricolor
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Anatina



I got a little complacent here as Dave hasnt tried to bomb any Allied shipping off Burma in several months.


In China.... we continue to move troops to block the Japanese breakthrough at Ankang but it appears that Dave is not seriously trying to exploit it.



SWPAC: THE BATTLE FOR LUZON


SWPAC armor reaches Atimonan this turn and will attack the IJA rear guard befort they can withdraw.

DMS's from Fifth Fleet clear the minefield off Legaspi but Ive decided to let the 4 heavily damaged CVEs stay in port there one more turn to continue repairs before they hit the open sea. Thirty CVEs stand by offshore of Legaspi while the 13 CVs and 9 CVLs of TG 58 ride shotgun out in the Philippine Sea.

Fifth Air Force sweeps Manila and Atimonan and gets into some furious dogfights with japanese fighters. Heavy bombers leave the AF at Manila with over 80% damage and next turn will switch target to Clark AF.

Legaspi AF is enlarged to level 6.



US SIXTH ARMY: THE BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


I knew that Dave would be CAPing and LRCAPing both Manila and Atimonan so I was a bit surprised that he had an additional 150 fighters LRCAP Cayagan. I had nearly 100 fighters sweeping and escorting bombers to Cayagan but with over 600 bombers there werent nearly enough fighters to take on the Japanese LRCAP. This was perhaps the most devastating turn in the air for the Allies so far in the war. The Allies lose 440 AC this turn vs Japanee losses of 201 AC. Individual plane losses include 32 A6M2 Sen Baku, 29 Georges, 31 Franks, 20 Tonys, 33 Tojos, 5 Oscar Ics, 7 Nicks, 9 mavis, 4 Jacks, 5 B-24D1s, 6 B-24Js, 10 PBY-1 Liberators, 6 P-38Js, 19 Boomerangs, 5 PV-1 Venturas, 14 P-47D25s, 6 F4U-1s, 16 F4U-1As, 96 TBF-1s, 18 TBM-1cs, 66 SB2C-1c Helldivers, 18 SB2C-3 Helldivers, 15 SBD-3s and 95 SBD-5s. If there is any consolation to this... the Allies lost mostly DBs and TBs where I have hundreds of replacements while the Japanese lost another 150 fighters. The Marines took the brunt of the pilot losses and I lost a lot of pilots with high naval bombing and torpedo bombing experience.... but the Marines are basically flying ground support missions exclusively now and its easy to train up new pilots for that.

The VMSB pilots didnt die in vain though as Sixth Army was able to capture Cayagan after another heavy aerial bombardment and a naval bombardment:

Night Naval bombardment of Cagayan at 79,89

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB West Virginia
CA Salt Lake City
DE Riddle
DE Samuel S. Miles

Japanese ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)



OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Tennessee
BB Tennessee firing at 38th Division
BB West Virginia firing at 38th Division
CA Salt Lake City firing at 38th Division
DE Riddle firing at 38th Division
DE Samuel S. Miles firing at 38th Division




Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 116662 troops, 2130 guns, 2652 vehicles, Assault Value = 4640

Defending force 32341 troops, 502 guns, 192 vehicles, Assault Value = 923

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 2470

Japanese adjusted defense: 635

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
4773 casualties reported
Squads: 298 destroyed, 255 disabled
Non Combat: 87 destroyed, 226 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 52 disabled
Guns lost 224 (106 destroyed, 118 disabled)
Vehicles lost 62 (55 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
1322 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 343 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 43 disabled
Guns lost 74 (2 destroyed, 72 disabled)
Vehicles lost 65 (4 destroyed, 61 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
38th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion
14th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian/B Division
1st Australian Division
43rd Infantry Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd Australian/A Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Marine Division
11th Australian Division
762nd Tank Battalion
7th Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Australian/C Division
Southwest Pacific
2/16th Field Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
III US Amphib Corps
154th FA Bn
Sixth US Army
2nd Medium Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
75th Infantry Brigade
38th Division
77th Infantry Brigade
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
2nd Amphibious Brigade
55th Naval Guard Unit
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st Amphibious Bde /2
69th Field AA Battalion
58th Const Bn /1
70th JAAF AF Bn
12th RF Gun Battalion
31st Special Base Force
2nd Air Div /1
58th Field AA Battalion
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
5th Shipping Engineer Regiment
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
21st AA Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
1st Air Fleet /1




Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 114417 troops, 2130 guns, 2651 vehicles, Assault Value = 4306

Defending force 24558 troops, 400 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 489

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 2388

Japanese adjusted defense: 227

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Cagayan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
7849 casualties reported
Squads: 123 destroyed, 157 disabled
Non Combat: 161 destroyed, 66 disabled
Engineers: 179 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 248 (226 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 101 (101 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
1275 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 52 disabled
Vehicles lost 51 (2 destroyed, 49 disabled)


Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
14th Australian Brigade
7th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Australian/B Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Australian Division
11th Australian Division
30th Australian Brigade
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
5th USMC Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
3rd Australian/A Division
32nd Infantry Division
763rd Tank Battalion
38th Infantry Division
3rd Australian/C Division
Southwest Pacific
154th FA Bn
198th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment
2/16th Field Regiment
Sixth US Army
III US Amphib Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
77th Infantry Brigade
38th Division
55th Naval Guard Unit
2nd Amphibious Brigade
1st Amphibious Bde /2
69th Field AA Battalion
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
30th Ind.Mixed Bde /2
70th JAAF AF Bn
58th Field AA Battalion
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
12th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
58th Const Bn /1
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
31st Special Base Force
21st AA Regiment
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
41st Air Defense AA Battalion
2nd Air Div /1




The Japanese now have over 45,000 starving troops surrounded at cayagan. I will rest Sixth Army for a turn and then resume the assault.




FIFTH FLEET


Five of the 12 CVEs hit by IJN torpedo bombers off Legaspi reach port this turn and are immediately disbanded to effect repairs. ARs and ARDs are on the way to help with the repairs. After the minor FLT and most of the SYS damage is repaired they will be sent to Sydney and Rabaul for major FLT repairs.

Two new RN CVs reach port at Sansopar this turn. CV Bunker Hill will reach Rabaul next turn. Soon we will have 3 new CVs reinforce TG 58.

Meanwhile.... amphib transports load assault troops at ports off New Guinea and the Moluccas for the next round of Allied invasions.





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SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON - 10/9/2013 7:30:00 PM   
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6/24-6/25/44



SUBS


SS Sand Lance is sunk by IJN E boats off Sapporo.

SS Shark II is sunk by IJN ASW AC near Sapporo.


SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON


SWPAC armor overruns the Japanese troops at Atimonan:

Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7545 troops, 27 guns, 1081 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

Defending force 1885 troops, 66 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Allied adjusted assault: 368

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 122 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1022 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 259 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 7
Units destroyed 1



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
2/9th Armoured Regiment
706th Tank Battalion
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn

Defending units:
2nd JAAF AF Bn
6th Base Force
3rd Amphibious Brigade
11th JAAF AF Bn /1
45th Const Co
61st Air Defense AA Regiment
21st Air Defense AA Battalion
4th JAAF Base Force /1




Now SWPAC armor will wheel to the SW and take Boac while the infantry marches NW towards Lucena.


Fifth Air Force fighters sweep Japanese CAP over Atimonan, Manila and Clark while heavy bombers hit the AF at Clark:


Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 52



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 26
B-24J Liberator x 94
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 59


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 33 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 16 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 9 damaged

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



Airbase hits 45
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 144

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PB4Y-1 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
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 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
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 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
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 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
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
265 Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai/A with Ki-84a Frank (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
17th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
21st Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (23 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(23 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
23 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (9 airborne, 10 on standby, 20 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
73rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36750
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 46



Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

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

CAP engaged:
265 Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai/A with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
21st Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (23 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 20 scrambling)
3 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 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 115 minutes
73rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36750
Raid is overhead
17th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 29
B-24J Liberator x 88
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 61


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed on ground
G4M2 Betty: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 5 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 8 damaged

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



Airbase hits 42
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 122

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PB4Y-1 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
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 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
13 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 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
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
22nd Sentai/A with Ki-84a Frank (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 11000
Raid is overhead
17th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
21st Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
73rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36750
Raid is overhead




Both Manila and Clark AFs now have over 80% damage. There must not be any radar at Clark as there was minimal warning before the bombers arrived. The heavy bombers will target the level 4 AF at San Fernando in northern Luzon next turn.

The Japanese lose 71 AC in A2A combat this turn vs Allied losses of 43 AC plus Japan has another 40 AC destroyed on the ground at Clark.

The 4 heavily damaged CVEs in port at Legaspi have all reduced their FLT damage from 95 plus to 80-85%. The 4 CVEs will be withdrawn to Allied ports to the south next turn covered by 30 CVEs, 13 CVs. 9 CVLs and over 250 land based fighters.



US SIXTH ARMY: THE BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


Sixth Army troops at Cayagan still have high fatigue/low morale so we will rest them for another turn before resuming the assault.


Marine VSB groups hit Japanese shipping in port at Siargao:

Morning Air attack on Siargao , at 82,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 10


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS I-44, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
ML G-207, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 2
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb







CBI


B-29s based in Burma level the Japanese refineries at Medan:


Morning Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 16



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 93


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 36 damaged



Refinery hits 90

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
221 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
77th Sentai/C with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

Banzai! - Katsuma H. in a A6M2 Zero rams a B-29-1 Superfort for the Emperor



Morning Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 62


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 12 damaged



Refinery hits 51

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
221 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
77th Sentai/C with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



Medan is left with 18(183) refineries so both oil and fuel production has pretty much been knocked out here.


Tenth Air Force bombed the Japanese troops at Tienshui before the Chinese booted the IJA paratroopers out of the town:


Ground combat at Tienshui (81,38)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 888 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 23 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 43

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 43 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tienshui !!!

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

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



Assaulting units:
51st Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /4



Now SEAC armor will assault the Japanese in the mountains between Tienshui and Ankang. Dave tried to drop additional paratroops at Chengtu but they were wiped out by the Chinese garrison there.






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SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON - 10/11/2013 7:16:11 PM   
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SS Scabbardfish sinks TK Ayagiri maru off Cam Ranh Bay.

SS Spadefish sinks E W-15 near Miri.

SS RO-43 is sunk by an USN ASW TF by Mindanao.



CBI


After a massive aerial bombardment by tac, medium and heavy bombers..... SEAC armor is able to defeat the IJA armor in the mountains between Tienshui and Ankang:


Ground combat at 81,40 (near Ankang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6336 troops, 75 guns, 378 vehicles, Assault Value = 288

Defending force 1342 troops, 0 guns, 238 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Allied adjusted assault: 247

Japanese adjusted defense: 217

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 75 (14 destroyed, 61 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 35 (7 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Provisionl Tank Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
1st Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
12th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment





Ground combat at 81,40 (near Ankang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6212 troops, 75 guns, 369 vehicles, Assault Value = 246

Defending force 1310 troops, 0 guns, 227 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Allied adjusted assault: 211

Japanese adjusted defense: 43

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 80 (59 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Provisionl Tank Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
1st Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
12th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment




We've stopped the Japanese penetration down the road from Ankang to Tienshui. Now we will move on Ankang itself.


SEAC troops will assault Kienko next turn after a massive bombardment.



US SIXTH ARMY: THE BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


The US Sixth Army barrages the Japanese defenders at Cayagan while Fifth Air Force pummels them from the sky:



Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2811 troops, 215 guns, 237 vehicles, Assault Value = 4281

Defending force 14964 troops, 189 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

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



Assaulting units:
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
14th Australian Brigade
7th Infantry/B Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/B Division
3rd Marine/C Division
763rd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
41st Infantry/C Division
11th Australian/A Division
43rd Infantry/C Division
3rd Marine/B Division
7th Infantry/A Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
38th Infantry/B Division
43rd Infantry/A Division
1st Australian Division
41st Infantry/B Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Australian/C Division
38th Infantry/C Division
3rd Marine/A Division
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
32nd Infantry/B Division
30th Australian Brigade
7th Infantry/C Division
5th USMC Tank Battalion
38th Infantry/A Division
32nd Infantry/A Division
767th Tank Battalion
3rd Australian/B Division
41st Infantry/A Division
32nd Infantry/C Division
3rd Australian/A Division
11th Australian/B Division
11th Australian/C Division
154th FA Bn
Sixth US Army
Southwest Pacific
2nd Medium Regiment
2/16th Field Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
III US Amphib Corps
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Amphibious Brigade
38th Division
1st Amphibious Bde /2
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
58th Field AA Battalion
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
55th Naval Guard Unit
31st Special Base Force
31st Ind.Mixed Bde /6
21st AA Regiment
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
69th Field AA Battalion
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
70th JAAF AF Bn
30th Ind.Mixed Bde /2
58th Const Bn /1



The bombardments have really cut down the Japanese troops remaining at Cayagan. An assault is ordered for next turn.



SWPAC: THE BATTLE FOR LUZON


SWPAC infantry invests Lucena while armor invests Boac. It will take another turn before all the troops arrive and we can launch attacks.

Fifth Fleet covers the withdrawal of the 4 heavily damaged CVEs from Legaspi to friendly ports to the south. temporary repairs are failing on CVE Shah and CVE Nassau. CVE Shah will be sent back to Legaspi to keep her from sinking while CVE Nassau will be sent to the port at Surigao.... two turns away. The other 2 CVEs will continue to withdraw from the south.


CVE Wake Island..... severely damaged in 1/44 during the amphib ops off NW New Guinea... was debanded in port at Noemfoor in 1/44. Dave later damaged her again in a port strike leaving her with 95 plus FLT and 95 plus SYS. She has repaired in port there for 5 months with ARs and an ARD but the ARs and ARD were pulled from Noemfoor last turn to help with the other 9 damaged CVEs withdrawing from Legaspi. CVE wake Island still had 70s SYS and 70s FLT with a pierside repair estimate of nearly a year so I sent her to Rabaul where she would have a chance to effect repairs and get back in the war sooner......CVE Wake Island made it one hex before repairs failed and she sank at sea.

Fifth Air Force heavy bombers took out the level 4 Japanese AF at san Fernando while P-47D25s and P-38Js swept manila and Clark. Japan loses 77 AC in A2A combat vs 16 Allied AC plus another 40 AC are destroyed on the ground at San Fernando. Next turn the heavy bombers will strike Manila again while additional P-47D25s sweep Balikpappan. We will attempt to ramp up the attrition war against Japanese fighters by sweeping as many of the large oilfields and refinery complexes as we can.




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SUBS


SS Telemachus sinks TK Kagawa off Lingga.

SS Templar sinks xAKL Hoki Maru near Lingga.

SS Thresher sinks xAKL Tokushima maru by Naha.

SS Sirdar sinks xAKL Shinsoku Maru off Sampit.

SS Ray is sunk by IJN E boats off Sumatra.



CBI


Dave sweeps Sian but we seem to win the air battle. Japan loses 100 AC in A2A combat this turn vs 29 Allied AC.

SEAC troops retake Kienko. SEAC and Chinese troops advance on Ankang from the north.

The B-29s are still standing down for R & R. RAF Liberators will bomb HI at Georgetown while Tenth Air Force heavy bombers will hit the Japanese AF at Port Blair. Dave has been launching DB attacks on Allied shipping heading to Rangoon from Port Blair.

The Allies have been stalemated at Moulmein for over 1 1/2 years now. 5000 AV of SEAC troops couldnt defeat 50,000 IJA troops at Moulmein... even with the support of every tac, medium and heavy bomber in the theatre. Now Dave has over 80,000 troops at Moulmein so Im writing off any further offensives towards Indochina unless Im able to move sufficient amphibious shipping to India later in the war. I dont have enough troops to advance in the Pacific at the pace I want so Im going to redeploy troops form the CBI to SWPAC and CENTPAC. Ive railed the I Australian Corps and the US 27th Division from central China to Tuyun and then they've spent the last couple of months marching back to Burma. The US 27th Division was loaded on transports at Rangoon last turn and it will be sent across the Indian Ocean to Australia and then eventually Rabaul for CENTPACs offensive into the Marianas. The Australian 6th and 7th Divisions will start arriving in Rangoon next turn and they will be shipped to Australia and then eventually Luzon to reinforce SWPAC. Over 2000 AV of armor, Chindits and Indian troops were sent from Moulmein to China to take the place of the 3 divisions that were withdrawn.



US SIXTH ARMY: THE BATTLE FOR MINDANAO


The US Sixth Army finally finishes off the surround IJA troops at Cayagan:



Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 114311 troops, 2150 guns, 2660 vehicles, Assault Value = 4298

Defending force 14330 troops, 185 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Allied adjusted assault: 2361

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 337 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
9753 casualties reported
Squads: 287 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 625 destroyed, 127 disabled
Engineers: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 190 (190 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (9 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 13


Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
1st Australian Division
763rd Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
7th Infantry Division
38th Infantry Division
3rd Australian/B Division
11th Australian Division
767th Tank Battalion
14th Australian Brigade
41st Infantry Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
3rd Australian/A Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
3rd Marine Division
5th USMC Tank Battalion
3rd Australian/C Division
1st Medium Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment
154th FA Bn
Sixth US Army
III US Amphib Corps
Southwest Pacific
2/16th Field Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
38th Division
2nd Amphibious Brigade
31st Special Base Force
70th JAAF AF Bn
30th Ind.Mixed Bde /2
58th Field AA Battalion
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion
1st Amphibious Bde /2
55th Naval Guard Unit
21st AA Regiment
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
31st Ind.Mixed Bde /6
69th Field AA Battalion
2nd Air Defense AA Regiment
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
58th Const Bn /1


SWPAC now has control of most of Mindanao save for 3 bases in the NW tip of the island. Sixth Army will mop up the remaining Japanese on Mindanao and then most of Sixth Army will be redeployed to Luzon.



SWPAC: BATTLE FOR LUZON


SWPAC infantry and artillery continues to arrive at Lucena while the armor invests Boac:


Ground combat at Boac (80,80)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1560 troops, 9 guns, 225 vehicles, Assault Value = 520

Defending force 1308 troops, 2 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Assaulting units:
706th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
2/9th Armoured Regiment
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn

Defending units:
27th Tank Regiment
47th Road Const Co
7th Naval Const Bn /14



An assault will be ordered at Boac next turn following an aerial, bombardment.


CVE Nassau barely made it back to legaspi last turn with 95% FLT and I will just have to leave her in port there to repair sufficient SYS and minor FLT to allow her to withdraw to the south. The other 3 CVEs are springing leaks and CVE Shaw will try to make it for an emergency disbanding at Surigao before her 92 FLT gets any worse. The other 2 CVEs will continue to withdraw towards New Guinea but they only moved 1 hex last turn during a total of 4 movement phases. SWPAC and CENTPAC offensives are being delayed as all the the fast carriers and CVEs are covering the withdrawal of the damaged CVEs and the CVEs are barely moving. Im going to detach the CVEs from escort duty this next turn so that they can go back to port to rearm and refuel to prepare for the next offensive. Amphibious transports stand by loaded with assault troops back at port waiting for the CVEs to arrive.

Dave didnt CAP Manila or Clark this turn so it almost looks as if we have won the air battle over Luzon. The main Japanese AFs on Luzon at Clark, Manila and San Fernando are all closed now. Allied fighter sweeps found Japanese fighter CAP over Balikpappan and roughed up a couple of squadrons of Japanese fighters. Next turn we will change focus with Fifth Air Force. Instead of flying mostly ground support.... Fifth Air Force medium bombers will hit oil facilities at Balikpappan while heavy bombers strike oil facilities at Miri.





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SUBS


SS Cavalla sinks TK Itukushima Maru off Cam Ranh Bay.



CBI


Tenth Air Force medium bombers shut down the level 2 AF at Port Blair. This should make for a safer voyage for troop transports leaving Rangoon for Australia and then on to SWPAC/CENTPAC. The 27th Division was transported out of Rangoon last turn and the 6th Aussie Division is currently loading at Rangoon.

RAF Liberators strategic bomb HI at Georgetown. We are running out of strategic bombing targets within 20 hex range of Rangoon/Pegu. Next turn Tenth Air Force heavy bombers will target LI and resources at Saigon.

SEAC and Chinese troops continue to advance on Ankang.



SWPAC


SWPAC armor overruns the Japanese armor at Boac after a heavy aerial bombardment:


Ground combat at Boac (80,80)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6564 troops, 21 guns, 934 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Defending force 1308 troops, 2 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Allied adjusted assault: 347

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 23 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Boac !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
276 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 36 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 121 (102 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 18 (11 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
2/9th Armoured Regiment
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn

Defending units:
27th Tank Regiment
47th Road Const Co
7th Naval Const Bn /14



V Amphibious Corps masses at Lucena and an assault is ordered for next turn.


In planning the landings on Luzon... I had figured on being on the receiving end of hundreds of kamikaze bombers and losing about 6 CVEs. Actually... there were only 2-3 squadron sized kamikaze strikes so I was wrong on that.... but I ended up having 12 CVEs torpedoed and another CVE hit a mine. Of the 13 damaged CVEs..... 3 sank immediately and 6 moderately damaged CVEs have made it back to port to start repairs. Four seriously damaged CVEs were disbanded in port at Legaspi before sinking and they repaired FLT damage from the mid 90s to the low 80s before I tried to evacuate them. I felt that it was important enough to have all the fast carriers and CVEs cover the withdrawal of the 4 heavily damaged CVEs, Well.... CVE Nassau sprung a leak and high tailed it back to Legaspi where she will stay for quite some time to get her damage down to a more seaworthy level. CVE Shah sprung a leak and has been helplessly floundering off the coast of Samar the last 2 turns... unable to make it even 3 hexes for an emergency disband in port at Surigao. With 97 FLT I expect CVE Shah to sink at her current location next turn. That leaves 2 of the heavily damaged CVEs continuing to withdraw to the south.

Dave sent 4 naval airstrikes against Fifth Fleet carriers and another naval airstrike against helpless CVE Shah:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 82,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7
B6N2 Jill x 7
D4Y1 Judy x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 16



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 46
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 467


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 3 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 12 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 6 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown II
BB Iowa
BB North Carolina
CV Franklin
CV Lexington II
CA New Orleans



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
28 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
26 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (3 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-322 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16900
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
21st FG/531st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 82,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 47
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 13



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 46
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 458


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 14 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
25 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
31 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
26 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
28 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
24 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
28 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
32 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 25 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-322 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16900
Raid is overhead
21st FG/531st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
475th FG/431st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 82,87

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 19



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 46
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 438


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-38 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
29 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (7 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-322 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16900
Raid is overhead
21st FG/531st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
348th FG/340th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



Morning Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 3
B6N2 Jill x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Isherwood
DD McKee



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..




Morning Air attack on TF, near Guiuan at 83,86

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 11
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 6



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 6 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1 Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19800
Raid is overhead
No.15 Sqn RNZAF with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19300
Raid is overhead




Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dinagat at 81,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 2
B6N2 Jill x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Isherwood, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD McKee
DD Ingersoll



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


By the end of the turn..... the Japanese lose 97 AC in A2A combat vs zero Allied AC.



The fast carriers of TG 58 have been on station in the Philippine Sea for a few weeks now and have been on the end of numerous Japanese naval airstrikes. Many of the carriers and escorts are low on AA ammo now and the relatively small sized Japanese naval airstrikes got through the CAP of our fatigued VF groups last turn. I think that its time for the fast carriers to go back to port to rest their VF squadrons and rearm. Land based fighters at Davao will LRCAP the 2 damaged withdrawing CVEs next turn.

I mentioned last turn that Dave was no longer CAPing his main AFs on Luzon at Clark, Manila and San Fernando. This turn we sent sweepers over Miri and Balikpappan and I was surprised to not find any CAP over these major Japanese oil installations. The strategic bombers didnt sorties ordered over Balikpappan last turn but they did over Miri... and without any CAP it was a "milk run". Miri ended up with oil 15(286) and next turn we will hit the refineries there.





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