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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/6/2012 7:12:35 PM   
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****************************** 09 APR 43 ************************************

SUBMARINES:

The Scamp and a convoy spar near tokoyo . no real harm done ...

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Goyo Maru
DD Isonami
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Scamp

SS Scamp launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Panama Maru
..............
ASW attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Goyo Maru
DD Isonami
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Scamp
SS Scamp is sighted by escort


BURMA:

The IJAAF come to bomb again .. we have some of our best RAF on LRCAP ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 15
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 31

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged

No Allied losses


The talk at the O'club ..

PO Nicholls, D.B.F. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2
PO Nicholls, D.B.F. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

PO Brown, A. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

WO Glynn, K.A. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

PO Smith, E.B. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7


OZ:

The 5th USAAF group has had enough of Zero's at Lae and come hunting ..in force ..

Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 75

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses


The talk at the O' club ..

LTC Boyington, G. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 12

1LT Atkins B. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 2

1LT Larson K. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 4

2LT Edwards M. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 3

1LT Murphy, J.B. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 2

1LT Gates A. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 6

1LT Williamson D. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 3

2LT Hunter C. of 35th FG/39th FS is credited with kill number 2

1LT Erwin, W. of 347th FG/339th FS is credited with kill number 2


We kill about 1/3 of the Zero's put up to defend Lae and we show we can project force in mass where we want to .. it is very difficult to defend everything and right now Burma has the IJ's attention ... Once the KB is neutralized it will be Katy bar the door .. otherwise we still move cautiously forward engaging the IJ at our advantage ...

Bombing in China

Soon .. we push the big bowl of jello in a new place ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/6/2012 11:38:21 PM   
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BURMA:

The IJN's most potent weapon ...

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara


Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (7 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Followed up by the IJAAF ...

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 21

No Japanese losses
[and no Allied losses either ]


Ok on the ground ..

Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16887 troops, 179 guns, 587 vehicles, Assault Value = 704

Defending force 3722 troops, 26 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Allied adjusted assault: 176

Japanese adjusted defense: 268

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
300 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (5 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Assaulting units:
7th Indian Division
13th Canadian Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
75th IAC Regiment
267th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment


In short we are going to have to commit a lot more forces here if we are to dislodge the IJA ..

CENPAC:

We take Wotje...........

First terror from the skies ..

Morning Air attack on Wotje Base Force, at 135,115 (Wotje)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 23
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 8 (6 destroyed, 2 disabled)

.......

Morning Air attack on Wotje Base Force, at 135,115 (Wotje)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
..................

Morning Air attack on Wotje Base Force, at 135,115 (Wotje)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
..............

Morning Air attack on Wotje Base Force, at 135,115 (Wotje)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8

No Allied losses

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

Afternoon Air attack on Wotje Base Force, at 135,115 (Wotje)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
....................


Amphibious Assault at Wotje (135,115)

TF 77 troops unloading over beach at Wotje, 135,115

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)

13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 43 lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Marine/B Div /2


NOTE: The BB's do not shoot at all???


Ground combat at Wotje (135,115)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8537 troops, 191 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 284

Defending force 50 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 362

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 362 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wotje !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine/B Div /1
3rd Marine/A Div /1

Defending units:
Wotje Base Force


Allied forces CAPTURE Wotje !!!

SUBMARINES:

The Scamp is chased off ...

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
CL Jintsu
DD Michishio
DD Tsuga
DD Shinonome

Allied Ships
SS Scamp

SS Scamp launches 4 torpedoes at CL Tenryu


and the Pompon takes more than she gives .. but one Tanker will be spending some time in the Pen ..

Sub attack near Zamboanga at 74,86

Japanese Ships
TK San Ramon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
E Kasasagi
E Kuretake
E Mikazuki
SC Ch 3
AV Kunikawa Maru
TK Nitiei Maru
TK Kaizyo Maru
TK Itukusima Maru
TK Huzisan Maru
TK Hoyo Maru
TK Gen'yo Maru
DD Hokaze
E Kamo
E Kiji

Allied Ships
SS Pompon, hits 4, heavy damage


Bombing in China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/7/2012 4:13:25 PM   
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A tough day for the crown in Southeast Asia and teh IJN have comitted a mini KB to this affair ...:

Bangkok:

We sweep Bangkok with 48 fighters from Moulmein.. commanders decide to split this into morning and afternoon raids

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 34
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 18

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed


Damaged Hurricane IIc Trop from No.60 Sqn RAF does not return
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.60 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.60 Sqn RAF is written off


We lose 7 good fighters to one Oscar ...

The afternoon raids see no resistance ..

Tavoy:


The IJ and Allies exchange plesentries over the skies of Tavoy ..

First our bombing attacks ..

Morning Air attack on 58th Infantry Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 25
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 10

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
............

Morning Air attack on 58th Infantry Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 9

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 60

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged; Damaged B-25C Mitchell from 341st BG/11th BS is missing

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


The IJ strike ....

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 22

No Japanese losses
.........

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 41
D3A1 Val x 14
D3A2 Val x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
.............
Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged


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

.............

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5

No Japanese losses


The Allies lose about 50 the IJA 100 but lots more planes were lost by the good guys ..

CENPAC:
Kwajalein Island and Ponape get a minor raid ..

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Afternoon Air attack on Ponape Naval Fortress, at 119,113 (Ponape)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16

No Allied losses

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


SUBMARINES:

The IJN have parked another submarine off the coast of Perth . actually just south in my little lane I use ..

Submarine attack near Busselton at 47,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-180

Allied Ships
xAK Mulbera, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage; Loss of xAK Mulbera on Apr 11, 1943 is admitted

xAK Mulbera is sighted by SS I-180
SS I-180 launches 2 torpedoes


Needless to say ASW patrols will have to pick back up again ..

The Sunfish misses ..

Sub attack near Bihoro at 124,49

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamura Maru
PB Nigitsu Maru
PB Teiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

SS Sunfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamura Maru


As does the Thresher ..

Sub attack near Kunashiri at 125,51

Japanese Ships
PB Ichiyu Maru
PB Saishu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

SS Thresher launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ichiyu Maru


The Trusty finds a huge convoy .. and sinks an escort ..

ASW attack near Makassar at 62,107

Japanese Ships
E W-22, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 31
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 13
AV Akitsushima
TK Seiwa Maru
TK Nishi Maru
TK Nanrei Maru
TK Hirota Maru
TK Okigawa Maru
TK Kyokuzan Maru
TK Kinmo Maru
PB Sozan Maru
PB Kenkon Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trusty


In an interesting duel ..

The Finback is sighted and chased off ..

ASW attack near Takao at 82,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Taian Maru
xAK Sinko Maru
xAK Natisan Maru
PB Santos Maru
PB Kunitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Finback

SS Finback is sighted by escort


Only to find the Natisan Maru and another convoy in the same hex ...

Sub attack near Takao at 82,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Nansin Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Finback

SS Finback launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nansin Maru


---------------------------------------------

Sub attack near Takao at 82,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Havre Maru

Allied Ships
SS Finback

xAK Havre Maru is sighted by SS Finback
SS Finback launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Havre Maru


Bombing in China ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/7/2012 7:11:44 PM   
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The Map of the Marshalls below shows the situation after taking Wolje. After incessent 4E and 2E raids there were 50 support personell left on the atoll .. we brought in two Marine Rgt's just in case. The APD's are now taking off the Marines from the Atoll as we get ready to clean out the next Atolls. The whole process from start to finish takes about a month including building the ports up enough to take off the heavy stuff.

The map also shows our projection over Ponape. Eventually this atoll will feel our wrath ...

I will be able to execute a faster opertional pace once the Essex CV's come into theater. Right now I am restricting operations wihtin interlocking patrol zones. Those patrol zones are now extending to 20 hexes from 15 with the new B-24's that patrol ...




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/7/2012 7:50:44 PM   
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*********************************** 12 APR 43 *************************************************

A quiet turn ..

Southeast Asia:
Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

No Japanese losses
...............
Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.................
Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 22
No Japanese losses


Airpower does not work very well in the jungle ..

CENPAC:

The main mission here is to destroy and disable guns for an impending landing ..

Morning Air attack on Ponape Naval Fortress, at 119,113 (Ponape)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


SUBMARINES:

The Haddo first duds twice on the Naples Maru and then reloads to smack the Tihuku Maru
Submarine attack near Pescadores at 86,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Naples Maru

Allied Ships
SS Haddo



xAK Naples Maru is sighted by SS Haddo
SS Haddo launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Naples Maru


---------------------------------------------

Submarine attack near Pescadores at 86,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Tihuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Haddo


Sinking sounds in the background

Then the Pogy puts two hot ones on target!

Sub attack near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Japanese Ships
xAK Tateisi Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PB Atsu Maru
xAK Morioka Maru
PB Yokae Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pogy

SS Pogy launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tateisi Maru

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/7/2012 8:56:35 PM   
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SOUTHEAST Asia:

The map below shows how Burma and Sotheast Asia are progressing. The IJ have made a committment to Bangkok and more importantly Ayuthia with 25,000 troops digging in on the river crossing. The IJAAF have 130 fighters at Bangkok to prevent 4E's from dislodging this position.

In the meantime, IV Corps positions to the west of Bangkok and seals off northern Malay while engaging the IJA rgt with the 7th Division at Tavoy. A mixed AUS and USA Corps is gathering at Chiang Mai, but in 15 days the Monsoons start -- meaning 1/2 suplies to everywhere in theater. Meaningful Kangaroo will have to wait unitl Dec 43 We consolidate and begin a war of attrition on the IJ here ...




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/8/2012 8:07:36 PM   
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******************************* 13 APR 43 *************************************

SUBMARINES:

The Growler is chased off and takes a DC for the team ..

ASW attack near Pagan at 115,90

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Goyo Maru
DD Isonami
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Growler, hits 1


Then the Sunfish plants one on a small xAK sinking her ..

Sub attack near Bihoro at 124,49

Japanese Ships
xAK Daifuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage; xAK Daifuku Maru is reported to have been sunk near Bihoro on Apr 13, 1943
xAK Kinsyu Maru
PB Keinan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish


CENPAC:

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
346 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
.

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
..............
Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
187 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18


No Allied losses

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

BURMA:

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 22

No Japanese losses
........
Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 22

No Japanese losses

SWEEPS over Ayuthia :

Afternoon Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 25
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 10

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
.................

Afternoon Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 18
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 6 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed


Talk at the O'club ..
PO Bunting, K. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

FO Kitley, A.J.H. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10

PO Bunting, K. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8

PO Wilding, F.E. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8

GCPT Cuthbert, M.C.H. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

SLDR Fuge, D.E. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

SLDR Wigglesworth, J.S. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5

WO Hewitt, E.B. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WO Sadler, E.L. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

WCDR Pinckney, D.J.C. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

WO Rutherford, K.A. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

WCDR Bargh, C.V. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WCDR Cooper, A.A. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5

WCDR Bargh, C.V. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5

SLDR Wigglesworth, J.S. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

WO Viens, E.H. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5


It was a good day for the Allies ...
Bombing in China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/8/2012 11:02:25 PM   
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If yesterday was a good day this turn had very mixed results ..

SUBMARINES:

A Chase off near Babeldaob ..

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 85,96

Japanese Ships
E Tsubame
SC Ch 4
TK Gyoshin Maru
TK Oita Maru
TK Hofuku Maru
TK Fukko Maru
E Aotaka
E Hatsutaka

Allied Ships
SS Perch


Maylay:

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 18
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged
...............


I am keeping a mini-KB busy off Tavoy ..

Afternoon Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 40
D3A1 Val x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged


Along with a BB SAG ...

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Then we sweep Ayuthia this is key to opening the door for ground bombing ..

Afternoon Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 23
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 6

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed
No Allied losses
................

Afternoon Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 20
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 3

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed


This would seem like a good exchange except for the fact 1 ACE is KIA and 2 double Aces are MIA

The talk at the O'Club ..

PO Parson, P. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

WO Sadler, E.L. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WCDR DeCruyenaere, A.J. of No.136 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10


CENPAC:

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
..........
Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 23
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
226 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Morning Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 10

No Allied losses

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


Bombing in China ... it is getting effective ...




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/8/2012 11:20:57 PM   
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Southeast Asia:

Every single Allied night raid failed thier die roll and did not find a city of a million -- Bangkok ..

The morning comes and so does the IJ bombers ..

Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 22

No Japanese losses
............
Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30

No Japanese losses

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

...............


Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-IIb Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

.............................
Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CENPAC:

Some recon bombing ..

Morning Air attack on 63rd Naval Guard Unit, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.................
Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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


Not much damage .. just probing .

SUBMARINES:

We start with the Lapon getting chased off by a E boat

Sub attack near Tanegashima at 102,63

Japanese Ships
xAK Kosin Maru
E Hoko

Allied Ships
SS Lapon


Then the Cisco finds her prey ...

Submarine attack near Tinian at 109,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Nissen Maru #3, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage; xAK Nissen Maru #3 is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Apr 15, 1943

Allied Ships
SS Cisco

xAK Nissen Maru #3 is sighted by SS Cisco
SS Cisco attacking on the surface


Scratch a 3.5 tonne cargo ship ... Note the 4" and 20mm hits in between the "whoosh .. Whoosh Whoosh ..."

The IJ are lighting up China !

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/9/2012 3:19:11 PM   
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Southeast Asia consoladates for the Monsoon while CENPAC prepares for the Summer Offensive ...

SUBMARINES:

The Scamp gets involved with some ACM's and misses ..

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
ACM Wa 1
ACM Seki Maru #3
ACM Wa 8

Allied Ships
SS Scamp

SS Scamp launches 2 torpedoes at ACM Wa 1
..............

Then She finds a TK convoy and blast a 2 tonne TK out of the water ..

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
TK Moji Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage; TK Moji Maru is reported to have been sunk near Hachijo-jima on Apr 16, 1943
SC Ch 17
TK Nichiei Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kozui Maru
TK Kanze Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
PB Shosei Maru
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS Scamp


The Finback is chased off ..

Sub attack near Hengchun at 85,68

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-11
SC CHa-5
xAK Shoho Maru
xAK Kureha Maru #3
xAK Cheribon Maru
PB Fukkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Finback


The Tambor finds a small empty xAK and puts a ventilation hole into the sea ..

Submarine attack near Taihoku at 89,63

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamayuri Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Tambor

xAK Yamayuri Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamayuri Maru


Probably one month on the dock here .. no fires or major damage to speak of ..

BANGKOK:

Bangkok has over 200 aircraft stacked on the airfield and is the center of the battle space .... Our boys fly this fine night to pay the airfield a visit .

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9
...................

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 18
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
.........

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2
...............
Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Runway hits 2
..............

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
...............

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2
...........

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged


The Intelligence report suggests 12 aircraft destroyed on the ground and the base is 10% damaged Some of our damaged bombers did not make it back ..

Damaged Liberator II from No.159 Sqn RAF crashes, pilot reported killed
Damaged Liberator II from No.160 Sqn RAF crashes on return leg, pilot reported killed
Damaged B-25C Mitchell from 41st BG/48th BS crashes, pilot reported killed


TAVOY:

As dawn breaks the IJ visit Tavoy ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 27

No Japanese losses
..............

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 10
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 16

No Japanese losses
..........
Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30

No Japanese losses

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


CENPAC:

IN a totally unpreprared landing we take the empty atoll Taongi:

Amphibious Assault at Taongi (136,107)

TF 294 troops unloading over beach at Taongi, 136,107

Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


20mm Mk4 Oerlikon lost from landing craft during unload of 10th Marine Def Bn


Possesion and the radar is what's important here .. soon PBY's will project deeper into the battlespace ..

Continued bombing in China ....

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/9/2012 3:58:16 PM   
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Light turn as we consolodate and preprare for the Summer ..

SUBMARINES:

One action ..the Wahoo finds a nice juicy full xAP and its only a flesh wound .. meanwhile a DD works her over good ..

Sub attack near Pagan at 109,87

Japanese Ships
xAP Teiritsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo, hits 2

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


CENPAC:

Morning Air attack on 63rd Naval Guard Unit, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Bombing in China ...

We begin our siege of Bangkok by maneuvering forces into surrounding bases .. Bangkok will be open to supply exclusvely by the sea that should keep the IJ busy ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/9/2012 11:10:53 PM   
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Today both sides demonstrated their strategic airpower ..

Tavoy:

Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
............
Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 17
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 damaged
...........
Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 25



No Japanese losses
..............

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 23

No Japanese losses
............

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 19
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15

No Japanese losses

CENPAC:

Eniwetok:

Morning Air attack on 33rd JNAF AF Unit , at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Kwajalein Island:

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........
Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 6


No Allied losses

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

Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.......
Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
LB-30 Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator x 51
B-24D1 Liberator x 45
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
946 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
................

Morning Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-26B Marauder x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
...............
Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..............
Morning Air attack on Maizuru 2nd SNLF, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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


The Allies take out about 1100 LYB's this turn to 10 Brits ... However the cost was much higher than reported ...

Pilot killed in landing accident of B-24D1 Liberator from 5th BG/23rd BS
B-24D Liberator from 90th BG/319th BS crashes on landing
B-24D Liberator from 90th BG/319th BS crashes on landing
B-24D Liberator from 90th BG/320th BS crashes on landing
PB4Y-1 Liberator from VB-101 crashes on landing


Time to rest the bombers and crew .
.
Bombing in China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/10/2012 3:36:23 PM   
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We set up a CAP Trap over Tavoy and punch the IJ in the nose ...we also get the most number of submarine contacts of the war but with little result ..

SUBMARINES:

The KXVI is screened by SC Ch 31 and misses ..

Sub attack near Yap at 96,94

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 31
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 13
TK Seiwa Maru
TK Nishi Maru
TK Nanrei Maru
TK Hirota Maru
TK Okigawa Maru
TK Kyokuzan Maru
TK Kinmo Maru
PB Sozan Maru
PB Kenkon Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVI
SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 31


The Mingo is screened by the Shinonome and misses ..

Sub attack near Woleai at 103,99

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
xAP Teiritsu Maru
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
SS Mingo

SS Mingo launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shinonome


In the same area we find that IJN is moving mining ships into postiion ..

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 90,92

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Makinami
CM Tsugaru
DD Yugure
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf, hits 1

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsuzuki


In the East China Sea the Haddo finds the mother load and puts some torps on target but Duds ..

Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,61

Japanese Ships
xAK Malta Maru
SC CHa-2
xAK Pacific Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Haddo

SS Haddo launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Malta Maru


Then is screened by a PB ..and misses ..

Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,61

Japanese Ships
PB Kamitsu Maru
SC CHa-2
xAK Pacific Maru

Allied Ships
SS Haddo

SS Haddo launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kamitsu Maru


Then the Haddo is chased off from a third convoy ..

ASW attack near Pescadores at 86,62

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 30
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru
xAK Nitti Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
xAK Kinai Maru
DD Samidare
SC Ch 33

Allied Ships
SS Haddo

SS Haddo is sighted by escort


Off Cam Ranh Bay the Pompano duels with a tanker convoys escorts

ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 67,77

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
SC Ch 32
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 14
TK Amato Maru
TK Takane Maru
TK Akane Maru
TK Ayazono Maru
PB Tomitu Maru
SC Ch 41
SC Ch 38
SC Ch 37

Allied Ships
SS Pompano

SS Pompano launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kashima
.................
Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 67,77

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 16
CL Kashima
SC Ch 32
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 14
TK Amato Maru
TK Takane Maru
TK Akane Maru
TK Ayazono Maru
PB Tomitu Maru
SC Ch 41
SC Ch 38
SC Ch 37

Allied Ships
SS Pompano

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 16


In the shallow waters around Balabac the Peto finds her prey but pays the ultimate price for damaging an xAK ..

Sub attack near Balabac at 70,83

Japanese Ships
xAK Kosin Maru, Torpedo hits 1
SC Ch 28
SC Ch 22
xAK Nagara Maru
xAK Hitati Maru
E W-24
E Chidori

Allied Ships
SS Peto, hits 5; Submarine TF 154 [Peto] diverted to Kwangchowan due to damage

SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kosin Maru


SOUTHEAST ASIA:

The IJ have now established a pattern over Tavoy .. so we set up a CAP Trap with the 221 RAF over Tavoy ...

The intial raids are escorted by Tojo's and we get the jump on the escorts and go straight for the bombers ..

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 21
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses


The next group fares no better as just 5 Hurricanes penatrate the escort screen of 10 Tojo's and go straight for the bombers

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

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


One thing of note .. the Tojo's broke off the screen and headed for home!

The next group of Lilly's escorted by Tojo's go after the 3rd Carabiniers Regiment with the Trop's evading the escorts and damaging the bombers ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 3 damaged

No Allied losses
.............

The next raid gets the same treatment the escorts can not keep the fighters off the bombers and this time we down bombers ..

Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 17
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 29

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

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


My LRCAP begins to thin ...

Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 21

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

.....................
Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
No Japanese losses


The LRCAP from both sides also mixed it up an in air battle over Tavoy:

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
..........

Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 3

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


One last raid in the Afternoon finishes the day ..

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

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


Intial reports has 25 IJ aircraft shot down for 2 RAF fighters ..

The O'club talk ..

AVM Sutton, F.B. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8
SLDR Trenchard V. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

FO Whitby, A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5
FO Whitby, A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6
FO Whitby, A. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

FO Earnshaw, F.E. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5

WO Coffey J. of No.113 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2
WO Coffey J. of No.113 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

WCDR Ellsworth W. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

PO Nash, A.D.M. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2
PO Nash, A.D.M. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

WO Pringle P. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

FLT Greenwell M. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10

ACOM Stone, C.A.C of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8
ACOM Stone, C.A.C of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

WCDR Carey, F.R.C. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9
WCDR Carey, F.R.C. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 10

PO Macpherson, J. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WCDR Bargh, C.V. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

WO Coffey S. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WCDR Kimbrough O. of No.113 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

PO Kilgore M. of No.113 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

WCDR Bargh, C.V. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

WCDR Carey, F.R.C. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 11

FO Earnshaw, F.E. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 6

FO Bailey, D.G. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

PO McEwen K. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

WO Hewitt, E.B. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 5

FO Ludlow I. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

WO Bufton R. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

PO Nash, A.D.M. of No.60 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

FO Storey, W.J. of No.135 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 7

FO Bingham-Wallis, P.M. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3
FO Bingham-Wallis, P.M. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WCDR Pinckney, D.J.C. of No.67 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

WO Ainsworth K. of No.113 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2


The problem is that at this stage in '43 the IJ will just refill the Sendai . we have a lot more attrition to do to affect operations in Southeast Asia but this turn was a start ..about 10% of the total aircraft in this theater were shot down and then there are the opertional losses ...

The bombing in China continues ...


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/10/2012 6:53:30 PM   
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WitPTracker is an absolute must to play this game. I have discovered a little software behavior that I find more than annoying. It seems that airgroups that upgrade change their range to maximum range. Whether anybody is actually flying or training is not as important it seems as range. Now I have a bomber group that was orginally set to range '0' that upgraded last week to be totally fatigued this turn!!!!! I little check and 40% training at maximum range. I suspect this is intended that one cannot just set and forget airgroup and that overtime unattended forces will attrite. But as a newbie I lost the entire Chineese airforce due to 40% training at maximum range before I had WitPTracker installed.

It is these little frustrations that make the game tedious at best. Given the circles of apollonius interception problem and the air model -- this game will probably be my last. There is an interesting conversation in the war room where I newbie asks some questions and is having some difficulty with context .. the designer berates the newbie .. myself as a former software architect would take the feedback as my UI is not very intutive .. in fact that a tool like WitPTracker is needed to play the game effectively tells me that the game UI needs work .. but that is me ..



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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/10/2012 9:22:26 PM   
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***************************** 20 APR 43 ***************************************************

The IJ continue their attacks on Tavoy ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 16
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 damaged
..............
Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

No Japanese losses
Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb


Afternoon Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 24

No Japanese losses

Afternoon Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 77
B5N2 Kate x 78

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged


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


Hmmm this is a little bit more comittment of CV's ...

More bombing in China ...

SUBMARINES:

The IJ try their hand at intercepting traffic from SF to PH ... I have a couple of ASW patrols working 400 - 600 miles from Pearl .. they find their prey ..

Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 186,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-28, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Maury
DD Gridley
DD Conyngham
DD Lamson

SS I-28 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Maury


I-28 would be a long ways from home ...

The IJN have parked three subs at least off Wotje .. we put some hits on these annoyances ..

ASW attack near Wotje at 135,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 2

Allied Ships
APD Whipple
APD Waters
APD Chew
APD Litchfield
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Lawrence
APD King

SS I-10 launches 4 torpedoes at APD Whipple
...........
Sub attack near Wotje at 135,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 3

Allied Ships
APD Waters
APD Chew
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Lawrence
APD King

SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Waters
...............

Sub attack near Wotje at 135,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-7, hits 1

Allied Ships
APD Hatfield
APD Waters
APD Chew
APD Litchfield
APD Kane
APD Lawrence
APD King


OK more later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 1:52:01 AM   
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************************************** 21 APR 43 *************************************

This was mostly a turn for displaying the IJ's raw power ..against jungle ...

Morning Air attack on 267th Armoured Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 destroyed by flak
..........
Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 44

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
........
Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
............
Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 15
D3A2 Val x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
............
Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 16
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 16

No Japanese losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged


All that bombing and 6 men and 3 vehicles ...

Then the BB's come in the middle of the day

Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara

Allied ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


This is a bit more effective ..

About 3/4 of our air force does not fly ..

Afternoon Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 9
B-24D Liberator x 18
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
318 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


SUBMARINES:

The Finback is chased off a big ol'TK convoy

ASW attack near Iwo-jima at 104,83

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 31
SC Ch 18
AV Akitsushima
TK Seiwa Maru
TK Nishi Maru
TK Nanrei Maru
TK Hirota Maru
TK Okigawa Maru
TK Kyokuzan Maru
TK Kinmo Maru
TK Fukoku Maru
PB Sozan Maru
PB Kenkon Maru

Allied Ships
SS Finback


The Scamp missed with two ..

Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 114,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru
PB Kakyu Maru
xAK Yamakisan Maru
xAK Josho Maru
xAK Nisso Maru
xAK Nagato Maru
PB Teshio Maru
PB Ryuto Maru

Allied Ships
SS Scamp

SS Scamp launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Zyunyo Maru


The Tautog puts two on target and sinks a float plane tender ..

Sub attack near Iba at 77,75

Japanese Ships
AV Sagara Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage;AV Sagara Maru is reported to have been sunk near Iba on Apr 21, 1943
SC Ch 7
SC Ch 6
SC Ch 1
xAK Kozui Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Keisyo Maru
xAK Nozima Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
SC Ch 39
SC Ch 36
SC Ch 19

Allied Ships
SS Tautog


More bombing in China ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 7:05:44 PM   
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The 22 APR 43 represents a landmark in this affair. We are even in points 20,238 IJ to 20,240 Allies. A huge chunk of this is Rangoon. We are going to need to capture some more bases heavly favored to the Allies if we are going to achieve victory by '45. Bangkok believe it or not is not it as it is only a mulitplier of (1)!

The Map below shows the situation. The IJ have brought the KB here to interdict Tavoy. I believe this is teh easiest place to project power as Singapore is just 2 days saling away. No need for oilers or support ships unlike in the central pacific where a tremendous support is needed for the IJN to operate.

I have decided to fly 112 Trop IIc's over Tavoy and see what happends. I suspect the KB fighters will show up along with a hundred or so Oscars. I see trading Trops for KB Zeros as a good exchange for the future. We shall see how this unfolds.

In the meantime the IV Corps consoldates as does the III and XXXIII Corps. Once in postion, we will begin to take railroads and bases around Bangkok and make the position untenable. This will take some time as the Monsoon season is upon us. But the two bases shown are way under defended and once taken will begin the process of narrowing supply LOC.

CENPAC continues to consoladate with patrol craft now looking into the Wake Island area as we prepare the last invasions to clean out the Marshall's.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 7:11:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Crackaces

WitPTracker is an absolute must to play this game. I have discovered a little software behavior that I find more than annoying. It seems that airgroups that upgrade change their range to maximum range. Whether anybody is actually flying or training is not as important it seems as range. Now I have a bomber group that was orginally set to range '0' that upgraded last week to be totally fatigued this turn!!!!! I little check and 40% training at maximum range. I suspect this is intended that one cannot just set and forget airgroup and that overtime unattended forces will attrite. But as a newbie I lost the entire Chineese airforce due to 40% training at maximum range before I had WitPTracker installed.

It is these little frustrations that make the game tedious at best. Given the circles of apollonius interception problem and the air model -- this game will probably be my last. There is an interesting conversation in the war room where I newbie asks some questions and is having some difficulty with context .. the designer berates the newbie .. myself as a former software architect would take the feedback as my UI is not very intutive .. in fact that a tool like WitPTracker is needed to play the game effectively tells me that the game UI needs work .. but that is me ..



When you upgrade to a new plane, the range of the group is reset to the plane's max. If you do this manually you can just adjust it right there. But if you are setting groups to allow upgrades and letting them do so automatically, well...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 7:20:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Crackaces

WitPTracker is an absolute must to play this game. I have discovered a little software behavior that I find more than annoying. It seems that airgroups that upgrade change their range to maximum range. Whether anybody is actually flying or training is not as important it seems as range. Now I have a bomber group that was orginally set to range '0' that upgraded last week to be totally fatigued this turn!!!!! I little check and 40% training at maximum range. I suspect this is intended that one cannot just set and forget airgroup and that overtime unattended forces will attrite. But as a newbie I lost the entire Chineese airforce due to 40% training at maximum range before I had WitPTracker installed.

It is these little frustrations that make the game tedious at best. Given the circles of apollonius interception problem and the air model -- this game will probably be my last. There is an interesting conversation in the war room where I newbie asks some questions and is having some difficulty with context .. the designer berates the newbie .. myself as a former software architect would take the feedback as my UI is not very intutive .. in fact that a tool like WitPTracker is needed to play the game effectively tells me that the game UI needs work .. but that is me ..



When you upgrade to a new plane, the range of the group is reset to the plane's max. If you do this manually you can just adjust it right there. But if you are setting groups to allow upgrades and letting them do so automatically, well...


Just from a User Interfacec standpoint why set the aircraft at maxium range? Esepcally even if training is at zero fatgue will take its toll? Then there s training at 100% range zero that after getting reset starts operational losses? Maybe an expert "I like to click option" to permit this for those with OCD but for me .. it makes the game suck and takes away from the real focus of my interest .. I will complete this campaign but probably not start a new one because the clicking is not very fun anymore ..in fact it crosses into the bounds of frustration ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 9:21:24 PM   
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CENPAC:

The map below shows our strategy in the Central Pacific. We have search arcs over occupied territory and methodicaly we advance. With each atoll taken we advance our projection of power into the IJ battlespace. This map also shows why Roi Namur is quite critical to our operations in that our ability to search deeper into the IJ battlespace.




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 9:32:04 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Crackaces

WitPTracker is an absolute must to play this game. I have discovered a little software behavior that I find more than annoying. It seems that airgroups that upgrade change their range to maximum range. Whether anybody is actually flying or training is not as important it seems as range. Now I have a bomber group that was orginally set to range '0' that upgraded last week to be totally fatigued this turn!!!!! I little check and 40% training at maximum range. I suspect this is intended that one cannot just set and forget airgroup and that overtime unattended forces will attrite. But as a newbie I lost the entire Chineese airforce due to 40% training at maximum range before I had WitPTracker installed.

It is these little frustrations that make the game tedious at best. Given the circles of apollonius interception problem and the air model -- this game will probably be my last. There is an interesting conversation in the war room where I newbie asks some questions and is having some difficulty with context .. the designer berates the newbie .. myself as a former software architect would take the feedback as my UI is not very intutive .. in fact that a tool like WitPTracker is needed to play the game effectively tells me that the game UI needs work .. but that is me ..



When you upgrade to a new plane, the range of the group is reset to the plane's max. If you do this manually you can just adjust it right there. But if you are setting groups to allow upgrades and letting them do so automatically, well...


Just from a User Interfacec standpoint why set the aircraft at maxium range? Esepcally even if training is at zero fatgue will take its toll? Then there s training at 100% range zero that after getting reset starts operational losses? Maybe an expert "I like to click option" to permit this for those with OCD but for me .. it makes the game suck and takes away from the real focus of my interest .. I will complete this campaign but probably not start a new one because the clicking is not very fun anymore ..in fact it crosses into the bounds of frustration ..

I doubt that it's so much an intentional thing as it is a fit for one situation and not another. When in the middle of training, as you say. When a squadron is "on duty" resetting the max range to accommodate the new a/c is a convenience for the player to catch them if they forgot to do it. IIRC it was something players wanted a long time ago. There are so many different situations that the interface can't be made to account for them all, and adding more and more code to check has a price too.

Anyhow it doesn't change anything, but I hope if you understand it as more the limitation that it is rather than just a dumb decision then maybe it will seem less frustrating and more like using a hammer instead of a nail gun because that's all you got.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/11/2012 11:59:00 PM   
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WitPTracker is an absolute must to play this game. I have discovered a little software behavior that I find more than annoying. It seems that airgroups that upgrade change their range to maximum range. Whether anybody is actually flying or training is not as important it seems as range. Now I have a bomber group that was orginally set to range '0' that upgraded last week to be totally fatigued this turn!!!!! I little check and 40% training at maximum range. I suspect this is intended that one cannot just set and forget airgroup and that overtime unattended forces will attrite. But as a newbie I lost the entire Chineese airforce due to 40% training at maximum range before I had WitPTracker installed.

It is these little frustrations that make the game tedious at best. Given the circles of apollonius interception problem and the air model -- this game will probably be my last. There is an interesting conversation in the war room where I newbie asks some questions and is having some difficulty with context .. the designer berates the newbie .. myself as a former software architect would take the feedback as my UI is not very intutive .. in fact that a tool like WitPTracker is needed to play the game effectively tells me that the game UI needs work .. but that is me ..



When you upgrade to a new plane, the range of the group is reset to the plane's max. If you do this manually you can just adjust it right there. But if you are setting groups to allow upgrades and letting them do so automatically, well...


Just from a User Interfacec standpoint why set the aircraft at maxium range? Esepcally even if training is at zero fatgue will take its toll? Then there s training at 100% range zero that after getting reset starts operational losses? Maybe an expert "I like to click option" to permit this for those with OCD but for me .. it makes the game suck and takes away from the real focus of my interest .. I will complete this campaign but probably not start a new one because the clicking is not very fun anymore ..in fact it crosses into the bounds of frustration ..

I doubt that it's so much an intentional thing as it is a fit for one situation and not another. When in the middle of training, as you say. When a squadron is "on duty" resetting the max range to accommodate the new a/c is a convenience for the player to catch them if they forgot to do it. IIRC it was something players wanted a long time ago. There are so many different situations that the interface can't be made to account for them all, and adding more and more code to check has a price too.

Anyhow it doesn't change anything, but I hope if you understand it as more the limitation that it is rather than just a dumb decision then maybe it will seem less frustrating and more like using a hammer instead of a nail gun because that's all you got.


Then the losses of aircraft should not require a 3rd party application to find ... the problem is that opertional losses can be very very silent and it was only thorugh WitPTracker as a newbie I discovered that upgrading causes ranges go out to maximum range menawhile I took inordinate numbers of operational losses that I just did not undersstand ..

A little story . I was a systems architect. Customer Service flagged calls for service as "User Error" if it was a problem RTFM or using the software as unintended. I defined this for my department where we did not make the User Interface as intitutive and used this customer feedback as part of the requirements.

I fired my fair share of developers who felt our customers were just idiots and just did not get it -- as it was clear to me that the developer just did not get it overtime the team developed intitutive software that did not take thousands of pages to figure out ..

But I am in the medcial field now .. soon an intensivist ... feel free to read some entires from my blog .. you will see the same passion in implementing health care ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/12/2012 12:24:42 AM   
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The war under the seas was very active this turn ..

The Sunfish is chased off ..

ASW attack near Wakkanai at 123,48

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-21
SC CHa-18

Allied Ships
SS Sunfish

SS Sunfish is located by SC CHa-21


The Gar finds its prey and takes some heat ..

Sub attack near Torishima at 113,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Toa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Huzi Maru
xAK Mitimei Maru
xAK Kirikawa Maru
DD Isonami
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Gar, hits 1

SS Gar launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Toa Maru


The Tautog takes some heat and then ...

ASW attack near Iba at 77,75

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare
SC Ch 25
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru
xAK Teikoku Maru
xAK Akiura Maru
xAK Manila Maru
SC Ch 33

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at DD Samidare


Sub attack near Iba at 77,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitiran Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage; xAK Nitiran Maru is reported to have been sunk near Iba on Apr 22, 1943
SC Ch 25
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Teikoku Maru
xAK Akiura Maru
xAK Manila Maru
DD Samidare
SC Ch 33

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nitiran Maru


The Skipjack mixes it up ..

Sub attack near Balabac at 69,79

Japanese Ships
E W-1
E Kari
E Hato
E Akikaze
E Minekaze
AV Kimikawa Maru
TK Tatekawa Maru
TK Rikko Maru
TK Omurosan Maru
E W-5
E W-4
E W-3

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 3
Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at E W-1


But the Skipjack puts a torp on a Tanker ..


Sub attack near Balabac at 69,79

Japanese Ships
TK Tatekawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
E Kari
E Hato
E Akikaze
E Minekaze
AV Kimikawa Maru
TK Rikko Maru
TK Omurosan Maru
E W-5
E W-4
E W-3
E W-1

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 2


Five hits on the Skipjack is going to cut the patrol short but a burning Tanker is always good .. I suspect a month or so in the pen as the taker is on fire but no major damage .

Then the Gurnard finds an empty tanker returning to the DEI ..

Sub attack near Talaud-eilanden at 83,96

Japanese Ships
TK Fukko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E Tsubame
SC Ch 4
TK Gyoshin Maru
TK Oita Maru
TK Hofuku Maru
E Aotaka
E Hatsutaka

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at TK Fukko Maru


BANGKOK:

Sudden T-Storms disrupt our attack and only one bomber group finds their target .. but in the meantime our B-24's shootdown Nicks ..

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses
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Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses
...............

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses
................

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses
..............

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
...........

Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9


TAVOY:

Long range Sally's ..

Morning Air attack on 13th Canadian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

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


The the Lilly's ... who do not do much but we do not either ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 48

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 28


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


Some escorted Lillys mixed it up with our boys ..

Morning Air attack on 75th IAC Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 15
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 13

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 28

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed


Of note here is that 12 Oscars failed morale checks and one Oscar shielded the Lily's from our fighters ..


Then the Tojo's come escorting bombers ..

Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 33
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 23

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed


Another good exchange for us ..

But in the Afternoon Kate's escorted by Zero's at long range .. and our boys decide to mix it up with the KB's finest !

Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 77
B5N2 Kate x 78

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed


We hold our own shooting down at least 3 and losing 2 ...

Our operational losses:

Hurricane IIc Trop from No.60 Sqn RAF is damaged on landing
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.67 Sqn RAF is damaged on landing
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.17 Sqn RAF crashes on landing
Damaged Hurricane IIc Trop from No.136 Sqn RAF crashes on return leg
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.67 Sqn RAF is damaged on landing



Hurricane IIc Trop from No.11 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.113 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.67 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.135 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.113 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.67 Sqn RAF is written off
Hurricane IIc Trop from No.67 Sqn RAF is written off
Damaged Hurricane IIc Trop from No.136 Sqn RAF is missing


PO LeCraw, L.H. of No.136 Sqn RAF attains ace status!!
WO Bufton R. of No.135 Sqn RAF attains ace status!!
FO Bingham-Wallis, P.M. of No.67 Sqn RAF attains ace status!!

OZ:


Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-17F Fortress x 24
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 30
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 30

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

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

Port hits 23
Port supply hits 3


I shall see what 23 port hits will do to shutdown the port ..

Bombing in China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/12/2012 3:05:56 PM   
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The Airwar in Southeast Asia:

The picture below tells a thousand stories, but I want to focus on yesterdays air battle over Tavoy/ night raid on Bangkok. The battle over that sleepy village has cost both the IJ and RAF dearly with the last three airbattles depleting the Trop IIc pools completly. The introduction of the KB has changed the dyanamics in this theater for sure and the RAF alone cannot keep this rate of attrition in Southeast Asia. Thus we will rotate out the RAF 221 to Rangoon and rotate in the 10th USAAF fighter wings, 100 aircraft total to bear the brunt of this battle. The experince and quality is much lower for these boys .. but I have 192 aircraft in the pool along with 546 trained pilots .. Verdun over the skies of Tavoy .. I will bleed them dry of pilots and planes ...




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/12/2012 3:54:55 PM   
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It would be nice to be able to mess around with your AC industry like the Japanese. 

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/12/2012 4:21:20 PM   
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It would be nice to be able to mess around with your AC industry like the Japanese. 


Well there are player defined upgrades but .. one cannot shift production .. but the game would be lopsided even more at this point

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/12/2012 4:56:08 PM   
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The Scamp continues to patrol near Tokoyo and bags a crippled stray .

Submarine attack near Aogashima at 114,66

Japanese Ships
xAK Toa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Scamp


An escort finds the Snapper and they exchange pleasentries with no damage on either side

ASW attack near Laoag at 80,69

Japanese Ships
DD Harukaze
xAK Tusima Maru
xAK Momokawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Snapper

SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at DD Harukaze


The Kingfish bags a PB off of Oki' ... more subamrines are in the area to help attrite this convoy ..

Sub attack near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Japanese Ships
PB Sensan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Rakuto Maru
PB Yamahagi Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

SS Kingfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Sensan Maru


The Tautog misses an xAK ....

Sub attack near San Fernando at 79,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Tusima Maru
xAK Gotake Maru
xAK Momokawa Maru
PB Kembu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Tusima Maru


TAVOY:

The IJ continue to bomb ..

Then we attack ..


Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19670 troops, 189 guns, 714 vehicles, Assault Value = 811

Defending force 3547 troops, 26 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 356

Japanese adjusted defense: 181

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 30 (2 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
861 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 103 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Assaulting units:
7th Indian Division
46th Indian Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
267th Armoured Brigade
75th IAC Regiment
13th Canadian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
42nd Cavalry Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment


There are three ways to look at this data. Strategically this is not a good result. 5.5:1 causulties will never win a war unless you are Chineese .. Also the numbers of squads disabled will hurt AV on the oeprational level meaning the ability to keep 1:1 odds is not likely. On an operational scale we both lost 4% of our forces meaning we cannot sustain this level of attrition and force the IJA out of Tavoy.

Reinforcements will be needed .. and soon to break this deadlock.

More bombing in China ...

One other piece of news ... TK Kyokuyo Maru is reported to have been sunk near Kanoya on Mar 06, 1943 That would be one of those huge TK's that move 15K units of fuel ...

In two weeks the rains begin ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/14/2012 3:20:20 AM   
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Very Quiet Turn.

The IJ continue to bomb China and Tavoy with zero resistance .. we engage ..

Sub attack near Itbayat Island at 83,69

Japanese Ships
xAK Nojima Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O16
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Sub attack near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Japanese Ships
PB Sensan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish


We engage a little bit more next turn ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/15/2012 1:06:06 AM   
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SOUTHEAST ASIA:

Very simply wee plan to move east and at Udon Thani are militia in open terrain ..


Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/B Division, at 61,59 (Udon Thani)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 60
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


OZ:

We attack PM and Lae mostly to let the IJ know 4E's lurk ...

Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

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

Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 24
B-17F Fortress x 24

No Allied losses

Port hits 8


A few port hits but nothing special ..

CENPAC:

Afternoon Air attack on Kwajalein Base Force, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 26

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
............
Morning Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.............

Afternoon Air attack on 86th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,115 (Kwajalein Island)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 12

No Allied losses
Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Kwajalein Island needs much more reduction as 4000 well entrenched troops here can hold off twice their number .. simply over the enxt 2 weeks we will keep a focus here to depopulate the atoll ...

Bombing in China ...

The Harder misses an escort ..

Sub attack near Satawal at 108,106

Japanese Ships
PB Keiko Maru
SC Ch 17
TK Nichiei Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kozui Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
PB Shosei Maru
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS Harder

SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at PB Keiko Maru


The Sturgeon finds the Rakuto Maru and cripples her .. then chases her down to finish her off ..

Sub attack near Hengchun at 85,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Rakuto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

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Sub attack near Ishigaki at 88,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Rakuto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Yamahagi Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Rakuto Maru


More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/15/2012 2:05:11 AM   
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Amost interesting exchange at Tavoy ..


Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara


Allied ground losses:
218 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 27
Port hits 7

BB Hyuga firing at 7th Indian Division
BB Ise firing at Tavoy
BB Yamashiro firing at 13th Canadian Brigade
BB Fuso firing at 7th Indian Division
CA Nachi firing at 7th Indian Division
CA Takao firing at Tavoy
CL Kuma firing at 7th Indian Division
CL Yura firing at Tavoy
CL Nagara firing at Tavoy


IJN APD's decide to land supplies at my occupoed base !!

Pre-Invasion action off Tavoy (54,60)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

50 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Yomogi
APD Tsuta
APD Fuji
APD Aoi


APD Yomogi fired at enemy troops
APD Tsuta fired at enemy troops
APD Fuji fired at enemy troops
APD Aoi fired at enemy troops
25 Pounder Gun battery firing at APD Yomogi
.......
Invasion Support action off Tavoy (54,60)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
APD Yomogi
APD Tsuta
APD Fuji
APD Aoi

APD Yomogi fired at enemy troops
APD Tsuta fired at enemy troops
APD Fuji fired at enemy troops
APD Aoi fired at enemy troops


Then air power ...

Morning Air attack on 3rd Carabiniers Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 23

No Japanese losses
Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 14
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 26



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-48-IIb Lily bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 41
D3A1 Val x 14
D3A2 Val x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
....................
Afternoon Air attack on 159th(Sep) Infantry Regiment, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged


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


Bombing in China ...

Some chase offs ..
ASW attack near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Japanese Ships
PB Toyotu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

SS Kingfish is sighted by escort
.......................
Sub attack near Woleai at 98,106

Japanese Ships
TK Amatsu Maru
PB Keiko Maru
SC Ch 17
TK Nichiei Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kozui Maru
TK Kanze Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
PB Shosei Maru
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS Balao

SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at TK Amatsu Maru


More later ..

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