All righty, first turn behind!
Pearl Harbor attack: could have went considerably better!
Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes
A6M2 Zero x 64
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 126
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 21 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 17 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 14 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
CM Oglala, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 1
AS Pelias, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB California, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
xAP St. Mihel
AV Tangier, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 8, on fire
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1
DM Ramsay, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AG Antares, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DMS Trevor, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Selfridge, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Helm, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Tucker, Bomb hits 1
Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Repair Shipyard hits 1
Manpower hits 11
Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 61
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1
Oh yeah! A midget put a torp on West Virginia before this attack, with "listing, counter flooding" reported. It looks like 2 BBs might be going down. The downside was destroying barely 20 Allied aircraft for 26(!!!!!) Zeros + all the lost strike aircraft. Kido Butai lost 44 planes in all with 37 pilots KIA or MIA, and I dont think the PH air field is even cratered enough to stop the P-40s from flying tomorrow.
I'm going to bombard for another day, but tomorrow the Zeros wont be strafing a thing, sweeps and escort ordered..
Standard stuff, except I managed to destroy just one (1) Blenheim on the ground, out of all the Allied air force in the Philippines and Malaya. My Ki-27s managed to damage a Buffalo, though.
For some reason, the ordered port strike to Rangoon failed to fly. There was no report of bad weather.
Also not one single "forlorn hope" ship trying to escape the Philippines, but 2 sighted cruisers that are sailing South I will try to intercept using the Ryujo.
Not a good start.
< Message edited by Erkki -- 7/19/2011 5:51:30 PM >